Who were the stars in the famous American TV Series?
A lot of people have the habit of spending so much time on Television series these days, particularly when they are so good and contain a lot of suspense. People would always want to see the end of it to satisfy their curiosities. From 2013 to 2016, one series that excited fanatics of movie series was Banshee. So which individuals were part of the Banshee cast that made the whole series so interesting?
You will get to know the Banshee cast in this article as we look at the individuals that played various roles in exciting us the way they did in the series known as Banshee.
For some of us who haven’t had the experience of seeing the Banshee series for one or two reasons, it is important that we get brief information about what the whole series was all about.
What is Banshee?
Banshee is an American action television series created by Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler originally appearing on the Cinemax network beginning on January 11, 2013.
Where was the setting of Banshee?
Banshee was set in the small town of Banshee in Pennsylvania Amish country.
The series was developed as part of Cinemax’s drive to develop original content.
A 10-episode second season debuted in January 2014.
Banshee was renewed for a third season that same month, which debuted in January 2015.
In February 2015, the series was renewed for an eight-episode fourth and final season.
The final episode aired on May 20, 2016.
So who were the individuals who were part of the Banshee cast?
For a television series that ran for three years, one would wonder how many individuals were part of the Banshee cast.
The Banshee cast actually contained a lot of actors from various nationalities not just from America, and in this article, we are going to look at the Banshee cast to see the individuals that were involved in it.
The Banshee series’ main character is an enigmatic ex-con (Antony Starr), who assumes the identity of Lucas Hood, the town’s murdered sheriff, to hide from powerful crime lord Rabbit (Ben Cross).
Imposing his own brand of justice, Hood attempts to reconcile with his former lover, Rabbit’s daughter Anastasia (Ivana Miličević), who has herself adopted an assumed identity, married, and raised a family during Hood’s incarceration.
Hood struggles to maintain his new identity while still embracing crime alongside his partners Job (Hoon Lee) and Sugar (Frankie Faison) and coming into conflict with local kingpin Kai Proctor (Ulrich Thomsen).
The main Banshee cast
Here, we give you a rundown of the main Banshee cast that excited lovers of the Banshee American television series.
1. Antony Star
Apart from appearing in the Banshee series, Starr is also best known for his starring role in Amazon Prime Video’s original series The Boys, which is based on the comic book series of the same name, playing the superhero Homelander. Star was born in New Zealand on October 25, 1975.
Role in Banshee: Antony Starr played the role of an ex-con and master thief released from prison after 15 years who adopts the identity of the real Lucas Hood, Banshee’s incoming sheriff, who dies in the premiere episode.
2. Ivana Miličević
She is best known for her starring roles in the Cinemax action-drama series Banshee and The CW science fiction drama series The 100. She was born on April 26, 1974.
Role in Banshee: Ivana Miličević starred as Anastasiya “Ana” Rabitova / Carrie Hopewell: Hood’s former criminal accomplice and lover. She lives in Banshee under an alias as a real estate agent with her husband Gordon and children Deva and Max, who are unaware of her past. She is also in hiding from “Mr. Rabbit”, her father.
3. Lili Simmons
Lili Simmons is also part of the Banshee cast. She is an American actress and model known for her role as Rebecca Bowman in the Cinemax series Banshee. Lili was born on July 23, 1993.
Role in Banshee: Lili Simmons starred as Rebecca Bowman. She played the role of a young ex-Amish girl who lived a devout life with her father Elijah by day but was rebellious and sexually promiscuous by night until her family discovers her double life and kicks her out. She is Proctor’s niece and the only member of the Amish community he has contact with. Her uncle takes her under his wing and starts mentoring her in the life of crime.
4. Ulrich Thomsen
Ulrich Thomsen is a Danish actor born on December 6, 1963, and was selected as part of the Banshee cast.
Role in Banshee: He played the role of Kai Proctor: A crime kingpin and businessman in Banshee. Proctor was originally a member of Banshee’s Amish community but abandoned the faith for crime.
5. Frankie Faison
Frankie Russel Faison, often credited as Frankie R. Faison, is an American actor known for his role as Deputy Commissioner Ervin Burrell in the HBO series The Wire, as Barney Matthews in the Hannibal Lecter franchise, and as Sugar Bates in the Cinemax series Banshee. He was born on June 10, 1949.
Role in Banshee: Frankie Faison starred as Sugar Bates: A retired former boxer and ex-con, turned bar owner. He befriends Hood and is aware that he is a criminal.
6. Hoon Lee
Tong Hoon Lee is an American stage, film, and television actor, known for playing Job in the Cinemax original series Banshee and the King in the Broadway revival of The King and I. Lee was born in 1973.
Role in Banshee: Hoon Lee starred as Job: A computer hacker and Hood’s criminal accomplice. Job is a cross-dresser. He is also in hiding from “Mr. Rabbit”, and is forced to move to Banshee after his identity is uncovered.
7. Rus Blackwell
Rus Blackwell is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Gordon Hopewell on Banshee cast. He is also known for the role of Cmdr. Lee Atkins on Six. His other work includes roles in the Oscar and Emmy award-winning projects Monster, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, HBO’s Recount, and From the Earth to the Moon.
Role in Banshee: Rus Blackwell starred as Gordon Hopewell: Banshee’s district attorney and Carrie’s husband. He is a Gulf War hero and retired Marine. He appeared from seasons 1–3.
8. Matt Servitto
Matthew Joseph Servitto is an American actor, best known for his role as Special Agent Dwight Harris on The Sopranos and Trask Bodine All My Children, Deputy Brock Lotus on the Cinemax series Banshee and Representative Donatelle on Brotherhood, and his film roles as Chipmunk in Two Family House, and as Eddie in Hitch. Matt was born on April 7, 1965.
Role in Banshee: Matt Servitto starred as Brock Lotus: A Banshee deputy, and the longest-serving member of the force. Brock was intended to become the new Sheriff before the real Hood’s appointment and is resentful of being passed over.
9. Demetrius Grosse
Demetrius Grosse is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Rock in the feature film Straight Outta Compton, Emmett Yawners in the Cinemax television series Banshee, Errol in the FX television series Justified, and Baron Samedi in NBC’s Heroes. He was born on February 26, 1981.
Role in Banshee: He starred as Emmett Yawners: A male Banshee deputy. (seasons 1–2)
10. Trieste Kelly Dunn
Trieste Kelly Dunn is an American actress. She is known for her role as Deputy Siobhan Kelly in the Cinemax series Banshee cast. She was born on January 14, 1981.
Role in Banshee: Trieste Kelly Dunn starred as Siobhan Kelly: A female Banshee deputy. (seasons 1–3)
11. Ryann Shane
Ryann Shane is an American actress born on July 5, 1993. She was selected as part of the Banshee cast.
Role in Banshee: Ryann Shane starred as Deva Hopewell: A rebellious teenager, daughter of Carrie and Hood.
12. Daniel Ross Owens
Daniel Ross Owens was born on December 13, 1983, in Franklin, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for Amanda & Jack Go Glamping (2017), True Detective (2014), and part of the Banshee cast(2013).
Role in Banshee: Daniel Ross Owens starred as Daniel “Dan” Kendall: Banshee’s mayor, an idealist, and a young politician opposed to Proctor’s criminal activities. (season 1)
13. Ben Cross
Harry Bernard Cross was an English stage and film actor, writer, director, singer, and lyricist. He was best known for playing Billy Flynn in the original West End production of the musical Chicago, and his portrayal of the British Olympic athlete Harold Abrahams in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire. Cross was also part of the famous Banshee cast in 2013.
Cross was born on December 16, 1947, and died on August 18, 2020.
Role in Banshee: Ben Cross starred as Igor “Mr. Rabbit” Rabitov: A ruthless Ukrainian gangster seeking revenge on Hood for stealing from him, and turning his daughter Anastasia against him. (seasons 1–2)
14. Anthony Ruivivar
Anthony Michael Ruivivar is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of paramedic Carlos Nieto in Third Watch, as the voice of Bruce Wayne / Batman in Beware the Batman, and as Chief Alex Longshadow in the Cinemax original series Banshee. He often plays characters working in law enforcement. He was born on November 4, 1970.
Role in Banshee: Anthony Ruivivar starred as Alexander “Alex” Longshadow: Indian tribal chief and Proctor’s rival. (season 2; recurring season 1; guest season 3)
15. Chris Coy
Christopher James Coy is an American actor. He is known for portraying Calvin Bunker on Cinemax’s Banshee, L.P. Everett on HBO’s Treme, Martin on AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Paul Hendrickson on HBO’s The Deuce. He was born on May 1, 1986.
Role in Banshee: Chris Coy starred as Calvin Bunker: The leader of the Aryan Brotherhood in Banshee and the younger brother of Kurt Bunker. (season 4; guest season 3)
16. Geno Segers
Lonnie G. “Geno” Segers Jr. is an American actor known for his roles as Chayton Littlestone in the Cinemax original series Banshee. He was born on November 28, 1976.
Role in Banshee: Geno Segers starred as Chayton Littlestone: The imposing leader of the local Kinaho tribal gang the Redbones. (season 3; guest seasons 2 and 4)
17. Afton Williamson
Afton Williamson is an American actress, best known for the lead role of Police Officer Talia Bishop in the ABC series The Rookie and as Assistant District Attorney Alison Medding in the Cinemax original series Banshee. She was born in 1985.
Role in Banshee: Afton Williamson starred as Alison Medding: Assistant District Attorney Alison Medding. (season 3; recurring season 2)
18. Langley Kirkwood
Langley Kirkwood is a South African actor and triathlete. Besides appearing in films such as Invictus, Dredd and Mia, and the White Lion, Langley has participated several times in the South African Ironman competition. His father is West Indian and his mother is South African. He was born on April 14, 1973, in Bromley, United Kingdom.
Role in Banshee: Langley Kirkwood starred as Colonel Douglas Stowe: A U.S. Marine running an illegal business out of Banshee’s Camp Genoa. (season 3)
19. Matthew Rauch
Matthew Rauch is an American actor. He plays the character Clay Burton on Banshee and joined the first season and was recurring through the second, third seasons.
Role in Banshee: Matthew Rauch as Clayton “Clay” Burton: Proctor’s ruthless right-hand man. (season 4; recurring seasons 1–3)
20. Tom Pelphrey
Tom Pelphrey is an American actor. He was part of the Banshee cast. He is best known for playing the roles of Jonathan Randall and Mick Dante in the CBS television series’ Guiding Light and As the World Turns respectively. Tom was born on July 28, 1982.
Role in Banshee: Tom Pelphrey starred as Kurt Bunker: A former member of the Aryan Brotherhood who becomes a Banshee deputy. (season 4; recurring season 3)
These are the key individuals that were part of the Banshee cast.
Apart from this Banshee cast, there were also other individuals playing supporting roles for the main characters.
They also include:
- Odette Annable as Nola Longshadow: Alex’s sister. (seasons 1–3)
- Christos Vasilopoulos as Olek: Right-hand-man to “Mr. Rabbit”. (seasons 1–2)
- Joseph Gatt as Albino: A prisoner who served time with Hood. (recurring seasons 1–2, guest season 4)
- Derek Cecil as Dean Xavier: An FBI agent. (seasons 1–2)
- Gabriel Suttle as Max: Carrie and Gordon’s son. (recurring seasons 1–2, stand-in season 3)
- Deja Dee as Alma: Employee at Banshee’s Sheriff Department. (seasons 1–3)
- Chelsea Cardwell as Beaty: Deva’s best friend. (seasons 1–3)
- Robert Treveiler as Jackson Sperling: Kai Proctor’s lawyer. (seasons 1–3)
- Harrison Thomas as Jason Hood: The real Lucas Hood’s son. (guest season 1, recurring season 2)
- Željko Ivanek as Jim Racine: An FBI agent. (season 2)
- Reg E. Cathey as Det. Julius Bonner: An NYPD Detective who had arrested the protagonist after the diamond robbery. (guest season 2)
- Maya Gilbert as Juliet: A stripper. (season 2)
- Eddie Cooper as Fat Au: A New York-based crime lord who is an old friend of Hood and Job. (seasons 2–4)
- Jennifer Griffin as Leah Proctor: Kai’s mother. (seasons 2–3)
- Tyson Sullivan as Hondo: Key enforcer for the Aryan Brotherhood in Banshee, who works for Kai. (recurring season 2, guest season 3)
Other members of the Banshee cast included:
- Julian Sands as Yulish Rabitov: “Mr. Rabbit”‘s brother and a priest. (season 2)
- Chaske Spencer as Billy Raven: A former officer of the Kinaho Reservation Police
- Department before becoming a Banshee deputy, who is now considered an outcast by his own people. (recurring season 3, guest season 4)
- Meaghan Rath as Aimee King: The sole honest officer in the corrupt Kinaho Reservation Police Department. (season 3)
- Tanya Clarke as Emily Lotus: Brock’s ex-wife. (season 3)
- Happy Anderson as Bones Tuesday: A cajun fight club owner whose star fighter is Chayton Littlestone. (season 3)
- Dennis Flanagan as Leo Fitzpatrick: A computer hacker. (seasons 3–4)
- David Harbour as Robert Dalton: A black ops agent. (guest seasons 3–4)
- Casey LaBow as Maggie Bunker: The wife of Calvin Bunker, who wants a better life for her and her son. (season 4)
- Eliza Dushku as Special Agent Veronica Dawson: An FBI agent who is incredibly reckless and also has personal demons of her own. She is hunting down a serial killer who has just arrived in Banshee. (season 4)
- Chance Kelly as Randall Watts: Maggie’s father. (season 4)
- Frederick Weller as Declan Bode: A satanist and a serial killer. (season 4)
- Nestor Serrano as Emilio Loera: A powerful member of the cartel. (season 4)
- Ana Ayora as Nina Cruz: A smart, tough and streetwise Banshee deputy who is also working as a mole for Proctor. (season 4)