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Ted Lasso cast and characters - every actor from the hit TV series

Meet the Ted Lasso cast and characters from Jason Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein to Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple we've got a list of who's who in Richmond.

The full Ted Lasso cast pose in season 3 promotional art

Who is in the Ted Lasso cast? The Premiership had better watch out because AFC Richmond is heading straight to the top. That’s what we like to think while watching Ted Lasso, the most optimistic show currently streaming.

Ted Lasso has become one of the highlights of Apple TV, starring Jason Sudeikis as the titular NFL coach who trades quarterbacks from strikers. His methods are unusual, but as the TV series continues, he wins over his players and us. Sudeikis co-developed the comedy series with Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, and Joe Kelly based on one of his sketches.

So, who’s in the Ted Lasso cast? With season 3 underway, we’ve put together a complete list of everyone you should know and what other great TV series and movies you might have seen them in.

Who are the major players in the Ted Lasso cast?

  • Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso
  • Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton
  • Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent
  • Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley
  • Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins
  • Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard
  • Juno Temple as Keeley Jones
  • Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt
  • Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya
  • Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas
  • Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo
  • Billy Harris as Colin Hughes
  • James Lance as Trent Crimm
  • Charlie Hiscock as Will Kitman
  • Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone
  • Maximilian Osinski as Zava
  • Annette Badland as Mae

The main Ted Lasso cast and characters
Ted Lasso cast: Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso

The main man himself, Ted Lasso, is the eternal optimist. Jason Sudeikis plays Ted as a proper folk hero, all about whatever moment he’s in and who he’s in it with.

A longtime comedian, Sudeikis rose to fame after a stint on SNL through comedy movies such as Horrible Bosses, We’re The Millers, and Booksmart. The monster movie Colossal shows some range as well. That said, he’ll always be the head coach of AFC Richmond to us.

Ted Lasso cast: Hannah Waddingham

Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton

Shame, shame! You might already know Waddingham from her Game of Thrones character, Septa Unellam, who marched Cersei through the streets. Rebecca’s not all that nicer, at least to start, since she hired Ted Lasso to sabotage AFC Richmond.

Waddingham has appeared in Netflix series Sex Education, as well as Hocus Pocus 2 and the musical Les Miserables. An eclectic mix to reflect an eclectic personality. Her recent role in Disney‘s Hocus Pocus 2 saw her play a rather unforgettable witch.

Ted Lasso cast: Brett Goldstein

Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent

Ted’s eventual right-hand man. Goldstein comes from the British comedy scene, where he’s appeared in numerous shows such as Drifters, Catherine Tate’s Nan, and the sci-fi series Doctor Who, as well as extensive stand-up work.

Ted Lasso was his most high-profile production to date, where he complimented Sudeikis as a dedicated AFC Richmond player who eventually comes around to their new coach’s way of thinking. He’s since been revealed as Hercules at the end of Thor 4 and is now an MCU character, so expect to see a lot more Goldstein in the future.

Ted Lasso cast: Nick Mohammed

Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley

In another series, Mohammed’s performance as the emphatic and ever-helpful Nathan would be the stand-out. Surrounded as he is by TV stalwarts, he’s just another great actor cast to perfection.

British viewers will recognize him from a number of roles, including Reggie Perrin and Hank Zipzer. He’s got a growing filmography, too, having featured in Christopher Robin and Disney movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Can season 3 redeem Nate the Great. We hope so.

Ted Lasso cast: Jeremy Swift

Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins

Leslie is AFC Richmond’s resident family man, and Jeremy Swift brings a wealth of experience from British TV. Downton Abbey and Doctors fans should know his face quite well, while others might place him from his long list of mini-series.

Ted Lasso cast: Brendan Hunt

Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard

Ted and Coach Beard’s bond is pure friendship goals. Such chemistry is not easily created, and Hunt and Sudeikis go way back as co-stars and writing collaborators on several productions, including Horrible Bosses 2 and the aforementioned We’re the Millers.

Ted Lasso saw Hunt go into TV and film full-time after several years working in comedy theatre, sharpening his talents. Skills that are well used at AFC Richmond.

Ted Lasso cast: Juno Temple

Juno Temple as Keeley Jones

One of the more prolific members of the Ted Lasso cast, Juno Temple has had roles in Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises and the fantasy movie Horns, among many others. However, like most others on this list, AFC Richmond is where she’s made her mark, scoring Emmy nominations as resident publicity expert Keeley Jones.

Ted Lasso cast: Phil Dunster

Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt

Jamie is truly someone you love to hate, which is a sign Phil Dunster’s doing his job well. The young actor has had main roles in Humans and the horror series Dracula, to name a few in his career thus far. A recent role for Dunster was in the 2022 movie The Devil’s Hour.

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AFC Richmond might only be one chapter of what’s a long, satisfying career. But it’ll be a period everyone looks back on fondly, especially if he keeps going the way he’s going.

Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya in Ted Lasso

Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya

Across three seasons, Sam’s gone from a homesick and insecure right back to one of the Greyhound’s most valuable assets, and his journey’s been one of Ted Lasso’s best storylines. We loved his and Rebecca’s romance, and his season 3 story — which explored racism in football — was incredibly powerful.

Sam’s played by the incredible Toheeb Jimoh, who’s previously appeared in the BBC film Anthony, The French Dispatch and the Amazon series The Power.

Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas in Ted Lasso

Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas

Football is life! Dani Rojas is probably the happiest of the Richmond faithful, and his effervescence makes him one of the most likable characters on the show. Just don’t mention Earl, the Greyhound around him.

Cristo Fernández brings the most cheerful man in the Premier League to life, and he has a lot in common with Dani. Before he was an actor, Fernández used to be a professional footballer, but a knee injury ended his career. After that, he started acting and eventually ended up on Ted Lasso. You can see him next in Transformers 7.

Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo in Ted Lasso

Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo

Like Sam, Isaac’s grown a lot over the last three years. He’s gone from an immature bully to the level-headed (if occasionally scary) team captain. We’ve loved seeing how Isaac’s evolved, and his recent story with Colin was wonderfully realized. Kola Bokinni plays Isaac, and you may recognize him from Black Mirror and Top Boy.

Billy Harris as Colin Hughes in Ted Lasso

Billy Harris as Colin Hughes

Colin is a strong and capable man, but he hasn’t always been. When we first met him, he was part of Jamie’s posse and liked to bully Nate. Still, as we’ve learned more about Colin, the reasons for his insecurities have become clear, and this culminated in the reveal that he was a closeted gay man.

Colin’s coming out was one of the best moments of season 3, and that comes down to Billy Harris’s cracking performance. Harris is an accomplished theatre actor, and we look forward to seeing what he does after Ted Lasso wraps.

James Lance as Trent Crimm in Ted Lasso

James Lance as Trent Crimm

Trent Crimm. Independent. Trent started as one of Ted’s fiercest critics, but like so many of Richmond’s citizens, he was won over by the mustachioed coach and his relentlessly upbeat attitude. We’ve enjoyed Trent’s season 3 storyline and the bond he shares with Colin. We’re just desperate to know what he calls the book he’s writing about Ted.

James Lance, who plays Trent, has had a long and storied career appearing in classic comedy shows like I am Alan Partridge, Spaced, and  Absolutely Fabulous, as well as more dramatic series like Teachers, Midsommar Murders, and Black Mirror.

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Charlie Hiscock as Will Kitman

Will Kitman is Richmond’s new equipment manager, and with a name like that, it’s a role he was born for. When he was first introduced, Will essentially served as the focus of Nate’s impotent rage, but in season 3, he really came into his own.

We particularly liked his adventure in Amsterdam with Higgins and his recent impression of Coach Beard.  Charlie Hiscock plays Will, and you’ll probably recognize him from Red Rose, Poor Things, and most notably, the Secret Life of Boys.

Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone in Ted Lasso

Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone

Dr. Sharon Fieldstone came to Richmond in season 2 to help Dani get over the trauma of accidentally killing Earl and immediately started making waves with her no-nonsense attitude. Most importantly, Doctor Sharon was the woman who helped Ted open up about his past traumas and finally begin to heal.

Sarah Nile plays the good doctor, and you may know her from the Netflix series The Sandman, Prime Video’s Riches, or if you’re anything like our own Tom Beasley, you may remember her from Waterloo Road.

Maximilian Osinski as Zava in Ted Lasso season 3

Maximilian Osinski as Zava

We don’t need to introduce Zava. Zava simply is. Ok then, we’ll tell you a bit more. Basically, Zava joined Richmond in Ted Lasso season 3 as their new ace player, but his selfish style of play on the pitch and odd behavior ultimately led to him leaving the club to go and farm avocados.

The brilliant Maximilian Osinski played Zava, and he made the eccentric striker a real standout in an already standout cast. You may also know Osinski from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. where he played Agent Davis, but he’s also appeared in Extraction and Shameless. Osinski is currently working on the new Walking Dead spin-off Dead City so let’s hope he’s as good at murdering zombies as he is at kicking a ball.

Annette Badland as Mae in Ted Lasso

Annette Badland as Mae

The landlady of Ted’s local pub, The Crown & Anchor, Mae is a die-hard Richmond fan who rules her bar with an iron fist. As hard-faced as Mae can be when it comes to football, though, she’s also incredibly wise, and on more than one occasion, her wise words have steered the Greyhounds through a crisis.

Mae’s brought to life by the wonderful Annette Badland. Badland’s got a list of acting credits as long as your arm. Most notably, she played Charlotte on Bergerac and Babe Smith on Eastenders. However, we’ll never forget her as the villainous Margaret Blaine, aka Blon Fel-Fotch Pasameer-Day Slitheen, from Doctor Who.

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The full Ted Lasso cast list:

  • Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso
  • Brett Goldstein as Roy Kent
  • Brendan Hunt as Coach Beard
  • Nick Mohammed as Nathan Shelley
  • Toheeb Jimoh as Sam Obisanya
  • Kola Bokinni as Isaac McAdoo
  • Billy Harris as Colin Hughes
  • Hannah Waddingham as Rebecca Welton
  • Jeremy Swift as Leslie Higgins
  • Phil Dunster as Jamie Tartt
  • Juno Temple as Keeley Jones
  • Stephen Manas as Richard Montlaur
  • Cristo Fernández as Dani Rojas
  • Moe Jeudy-Lamour as Thierry Zoreaux
  • Annette Badland as Mae
  • Moe Hashim as Moe Bumbercatch
  • David Elsendoorn as Jan Maas
  • James Lance as Trent Crimm
  • Adam Colborne as Baz
  • Bronson Webb as Jeremy
  • Kevin Garry as Paul
  • Charlie Hiscock as Will Kitman
  • Arlo White as Arlo White
  • Anthony Head as Rupert Mannion
  • Chris Powell as Chris Powell
  • Lloyd Griffith as Lloyd
  • Sarah Niles as Dr. Sharon Fieldstone
  • Gus Turner as Henry Lasso
  • Marcus Onilude as Marcus
  • Elodie Blomfield as Phoebe
  • Bill Fellows as George Cartrick
  • Anna Martine Freeman as Sarah
  • Andrea Anders as Michelle Lasso
  • Katy Wix as Barbara
  • Edyta Budnik as Jade
  • Jeff Stelling as Jeff Stelling
  • Guy Porritt as Gary
  • Ellie Taylor as Flo ‘Sassy’ Collins
  • Keeley Hazell as Bex
  • Darren Strange as Dan
  • Phoebe Walsh as Jane Payne
  • Tom Cotcher as Mr. Mann
  • Mitra Djalili as Chloe
  • Omar Ibrahim as Jonny
  • Ruth Bradley as Ms. Bowen
  • Rosie Lou as Ms. Kakes
  • Jadran Malkovich as Disco
  • Kieran O’Brien as James Tartt
  • Maximilian Osinski as Zava
  • Ambreen Razia as Shandy Fine
  • Jodi Balfour as Jack Danvers
  • Mary Roscoe as Julie
  • Chris Kamara as Chris Kamara
  • Peter Landi as Lloyd
  • Neelam Bakshi as Maria
  • Fleur East as Jaylah Vivienne
  • Spencer Jones as Derek
  • Sam Richardson as Edwin Akufo
  • Harriet Walter as Deborah Welton
  • Shannon Hayes as Soccer Girl
  • Bill Skinner as Tommy
  • Nonso Anozie as Ola Obisanya
  • Shaun Prendergast as Paparazzi
  • Adam Shaw as Bug
  • Edwin De La Renta as Francis
  • Trevor Laird as Denbo
  • Precious Mustapha as Simi
  • Mark Kempner as Kenneth the Bus Driver
  • Sam Fletcher as Roger
  • Georgia Gagen as Ellie
  • Clinton Morrison as Clinton Morrison
  • Miguel Harichi as Danthony
  • Pamela Jikiemi as Susan
  • Martin Bishop as Richard
  • Cameron Cole as Cameron Cole
  • Patrick Baladi as John
  • Jimmy Akingbola as Ollie

To find out more about actors, you might enjoy our guides on the Top Gun cast and You cast. Our lists of the best sports moviesbest thriller series, and best ’90s TV shows will give you more good watching too. Until then, read our Ted Lasso season 3 review.