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Mieczysław "Mickey" Doyle (born Kuzik) (played by Paul Sparks) is a Philadelphia gangster. He has moved to Atlantic City to get into illegal production and bootlegging of alcohol and is the main rival of Chalky White. Doyle's sense of humor, ambition and lack of loyalty often cause problems for him but he is a shrewd manipulator.



He was born Mieczysław Kuzik in 1888. He changes his name to Doyle shortly before the series begins.

Season 1[]

Main article: Mickey Doyle Season 1

Season 2[]

Main article: Mickey Doyle Season 2

Season 3[]

Main article: Mickey Doyle Season 3


Memorable Quotes[]


Season one appearances
Boardwalk Empire The Ivory Tower Broadway Limited Anastasia
Nights in Ballygran Family Limitation Home Hold Me in Paradise
Belle Femme The Emerald City Paris Green A Return to Normalcy
Season two appearances
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost
Season three appearances
"Resolution" "Spaghetti and Coffee" "Bone for Tuna" "Blue Bell Boy"
"You'd Be Surprised" "Ging Gang Goolie" "Sunday Best" "The Pony"
"The Milkmaid's Lot" "A Man, A Plan..." "Two Imposters" "Margate Sands"
Season four appearances
"New York Sour" "Resignation" "Acres of Diamonds" "All In"
"Erlkonig" "The North Star" "William Wilson" "The Old Ship of Zion"
"Marriage and Hunting" "White Horse Pike" "Havre De Grace" "Farewell Daddy Blues"
Season five appearances
Golden Days for Boys and Girls The Good Listener What Jesus Said Cuanto
King of Norway Devil You Know Friendless Child Eldorado


Mickey Doyle bears similarities to Mickey Duffy, a Polish bootlegger in Philadelphia in the 1920s.[1] He was killed in 1931.[2]

Paul Sparks’ mannerisms are clearly influenced by Roscoe Karns’ portrayal of Mr. Shapeley in It Happened One Night. 


  1. Boardwalk Empire Characters. Efficient
  2. Philly Gangster. Philly