This ‘Goodfellas’ star is set to play Moe’s dad on a new episode of ‘The Simpsons’

The bartender's father will make his first appearance on the show in the 29th season of the long-running animated sitcom

Ray Liotta has been cast as Moe Szyslak’s dad in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons.

Liotta, who has notably starred in such films as Goodfellas and Field of Dreams, will take on the role of the father of the Moe’s Tavern bartender in the 29th and current season of the long-running animated show.

As EW reports, the actor will lend his voice to a Moe-centric episode this season – which will return on March 11 following a two-month break. Executive producer Matt Selman has previously hinted that the Liotta-starring episode will be “a Shakespearean family drama, set against the backdrop of a fading mattress store empire.”

The episode in question is due to air in April, with Debi Mazar also set to star as Moe’s sister Minnie.

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Late last month, a fan-made mash-up of Piers Morgan’s interview with US President Donald Trump and The Simpsons‘ infamous ‘steamed hams’ scene went viral after it sent up the Good Morning Britain host and the Commander-in-Chief.