The Haves And the Have Nots is a 2013 American television drama series that premiered on May 29, 2013 on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The creator and executive producer of the series is Tyler Perry. The series was also based on the play, Tyler Perry's The Haves And The Have Nots (play).


The series centers around the wealthy Cryer family in Savannah, Georgia, as well as their African-American maid, Hanna.

Cast and CharactersEdit

John Schneider as Jim Cryer, a Savannah Criminal courts judge who is also a philanderer.

Renee Lawless as Katheryn Cryer, Jim's wife, who knows about his infidelities and hates him for it.

Jaclyn Betham as Amanda Cryer, Jim and Katheryn's mentally ill daughter and friends with Candace

Aaron O'Connell as Wyatt Cryer, Jim and Katheryn's son, who is a drug and alcohol addict

Peter Parros as David Harrington, Jim's friend, another judge.

Angela Robinson as Veronica Harrington, David's wife, an attorney

Gavin Houston as Jeffrey Harrington, David and Veronica's gay son

Crystal Fox as Hanna Young, the Cryer's recently hired maid and Katheryn's friend.

Tika Sumpter as Candace Young, Hanna's estranged evil daughter and Jim's mistress (known as 9 by Katheryn)

Tyler Lepley as Benny Young, Hanna's son, who owns a towing business.

Eva Tamargo as Celine Gonzales, another housekeeper in the Cryer home and Hanna's rival (also known as 4 because she too had been one of Jim's mistresses).

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