Raymond "Red" Reddington
Played by James Spader
Former government agent Raymond Reddington spent years on the FBI's Most Wanted list. Known as the "Concierge of Crime," he sold secrets to and brokered deals between some of the world's most dangerous criminals. Off the grid for over 20 years, Red spontaneously turned himself in to the FBI, offering to help them hunt down criminals so elusive, the U.S. Government isn't aware they exist. His only condition: he will speak only with Elizabeth Keen, a new agent with whom Red seemingly shares no connection.