Barry cast and characters – meet the stars of the HBO series

Our guide to the Barry cast list goes through all the key characters from one of the best comedy series, including Bill Hader, Henry Winkler, and more.

Bill Hader in Barry

Who is in the Barry cast? HBO Max has been giving us winner after winner when it comes to TV shows. But in the case of critically acclaimed dark comedies, few can beat Barry.

Since 2018, fans have followed the adventures of the hitman/aspiring actor Barry Berkman (or should we say Barry Block?). We have seen revenge, some bad play readings, and plenty of murder throughout one of the best TV series we’ve seen in years. Find out what we thought of the new season in our Barry season 4 review.

Still, despite multiple seasons, many fans may be wondering who the actors behind their favorite Barry characters are. Well, The Digital Fix has got you covered. With the Barry season 4 release date bringing all of our favorites back for a final run, we have gathered all the intel you need to know on the Barry cast and characters. From their part in HBO’s best comedy series to their past credits, we have left no TV stone unturned.

Who is in the Barry cast?

  • Bill Hader as Barry Berkman
  • Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed
  • Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches
  • Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau
  • Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank
  • Michael Irby as Cristobal Sifuentes
  • D’Arcy Carden as Natalie Greer
  •  Sarah Burns as Detective Mae Dunn
  • Robert Wisdom as Jim Moss

Bill Hader as Barry Berkman

Bill Hader as Barry Berkman

Bill Hader plays our titular hitman turned actor Barry Berkman. Throughout Barry seasons 1 , 2 and 3, Hader has played the character expertly – weaving comedy with Barry’s feelings of trauma and depression. We have laughed, cried, and in Barry season 4, we saw Hader play the role with a new direction from behind bars.

Besides Barry, Hader has had a stellar career in Hollywood, working in several of the best comedy movies, TV series and some voice-over work. Past credits include the Pixar movie Inside Out, one of his best drama movies Skeleton Twins, and It: Chapter Two – one of the best horror movies born from a Stephen King book.

Barry cast and characters: Sarah Goldberg

Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed

Joining Barry in the quest for hitting the big time is the aspiring actor Sally Reed, played by Sarah Goldberg. Since the beginning of the series, Sally has worked as Barry’s guide towards a more fulfilling life, and over the episodes, has helped him to grow. We have also seen Sally and Barry become a couple, and break up in season 3.

Goldberg may have earned an Emmy nomination for Barry, but the star has been in plenty of other work too. She starred in the 2020 thriller The Night House, had a small role in the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises, and was on the drama series Sisters.

Barry cast and characters: Stephen Root

Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches

Stephen Root is one of the most familiar faces in Barry. Before he took on the role of Monroe (aka Barry’s hitman enabler and general untrustworthy person), Root starred in some of the best movies in recent years and an iconic TV series.

You may recognise him from one of the best Westerns of the modern era, No Country for Old Men, or the Jordan Peele movie Get Out. He has also appeared in shows such as Succession, Perry Mason, and Boardwalk Empire. Pretty impressive, right?

Barry cast and characters: Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau

To Barry, acting is his new life purpose after years of killing and depression. So, as you can imagine, his new acting teacher Gene Cousineau plays an important part in his development and the TV series as a whole. Henry Winkler portrays Gene and has learnt throughout the series the importance of family and what he has personally lost over the years.

Before Barry, Winkler was already a TV star, having played Fonzie on the hit show Happy Days. Over the years, he has starred in multiple projects such as Arrested Development, The French Dispatch, and he even had a role in a Scream movie.

Barry cast and characters: Anthony Carrigan

Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank

Probably the most entertaining gangster to watch, Anthony Carrigan plays the role of NoHo Hank in Barry. Despite being the leader for the Chechens in Los Angeles in season 2, Hank isn’t really a born criminal. Instead, he is upbeat, a bit goofy, and has a tendency to panic.

Carrigan does also have quite a big DC past. He previously starred in Gotham and had a brief gig in the Arrowverse when he had a role in The Flash.

Barry cast and characters: Michael Irby

Michael Irby as Cristobal Sifuentes

Michael Irby plays the role of Cristobal Sifuentes, the leader of the Bolivian mob. He and Barry have a pretty complicated relationship.

Besides Barry, Irby is known for his work on the Sons of Anarchy spin-off series Mayans MC. He has also had a pretty extensive career in crime dramas, having worked on Law and Order, CSI, Line of Fire, and The Mentalist.

Barry cast and characters: D'Arcy Carden

D’Arcy Carden as Natalie Greer

Every star needs a rival, and in the case of Sally, hers is Natalie Greer. She’s another actor who also happened to ruin her reputation after sending a recorded confrontation to a tabloid. Carden plays Natalie in the series and is the perfect counterpart to Sally, and the two’s relationship continued to be spicy in Barry season 4.

Besides Barry, Carden is an acclaimed TV actor, having worked on shows such as The Good Place, Broad City, and the horror series Creepshow. Fans may also recognise her from her role in the 2022 rom-com Shotgun Wedding or as the voice on several of the best animated series on screens such as American Dad, Archer, and Poorly Drawn Lines.

Barry cast and characters: Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns as Detective Mae Dunn

Detectives don’t have an easy ride in Barry. In fact, many get killed off. But Detective Mae Dunn joined the Barry case and was determined to pick up where her predecessors left off. Sarah Burns took on the role of the new detective in Barry season 4.

While Burns may not have starred in as recognisable projects as her co-stars on this list, she holds over 69 acting credits to her name, having worked on titles such as Werewolves Within and Enlightened.

Robert Wisdom in the Barry cast as Jim Moss

Robert Wisdom as Jim Moss

Jim Moss is a crucial part of Barry’s downfall in season 3, after discovering that Barry was involved in the death of his detective daughter Janice. He’s a military man with experience in the world of psychology, which makes him a formidable force on the show.

Robert Wisdom is the actor behind the character, best known for playing Bunny Colvin in The Wire. He also had roles in the likes of Supernatural and Prison Break, as well as Face/Off and Motherless Brooklyn on the big screen.

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Those are the key members of the Barry cast. For more on the show, check out our guide to The Mask Collector and find out how Guillermo del Toro pranked Bill Hader on Barry season 4 set.

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