Jonathan Tucker plays thug-turned-artist Tommy Donnelly on the new show and he admits the apple didnt fall too far from the tree when art was concerned.
Says Tucker: My dad is a professor at UMass Boston the only public college in the city. He has students mainly older with kids drive for a hour on the bus just to listen to his lecture about French Impressionism.
Tucker says its this passion for art thats really helped him develop his character along with stories from his dad but he admits he had to look elsewhere when it came to finding his inner thug.
As he puts it, Boston has some pretty rough neighborhoods.
The Black Donnellys airs Monday nights.
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