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Transformers cast and characters – all the stars in the action movies

Our guide to the Transformers cast list tells you everything worth knowing about the main actors in the action movie franchise, from Megan Fox to Mark Wahlberg.

Transformers cast

Who is in the Transformers cast? In the mid-2000s, Michael Bay made every ’80s kid’s dream come true by directing a live-action Transformers film. His take was so successful we ended up getting four sequels from him.

Across the five Transformers movies, Michael Bay directed, a range of characters and actors are introduced. Throw in the prequel adventure movie Bumblebee, and you’ve got quite a few protagonists and antagonists to keep track of.

In order to help you keep track of your Autobots and Decepticons, we’ve gone through all the main players in the Transformers cast list. Our list draws from all the modern films to date, so not the classic animated movie, to make sure you’re prepared for the Transformers 7 release date. Autobots, roll out!

The Transformers cast and characters

The main Transformers cast list:

  • Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes
  • Josh Duhamel as William Lennox
  • Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps
  • John Turturro as Seymour Simmons
  • Rosey-Huntington Whitely as Carly Spencer
  • Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager
  • Kelsey Grammer as Harold Attinger
  • Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager
  • Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce
  • Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edward Bruton
  • Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson

Transformers cast: Megan Fox

Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes

Though introduced as a love interest, Megan Fox’s character Mikaela Banes was truly a highlight of Transformers, and the sequel, 2009’s Revenge of the Fallen. After stealing the show there, she starred in iconic horror movie Jennifer’s Body, before moving on to play April O’Neal in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Transformers cast: Josh Duhamel

Josh Duhamel as William Lennox

As army man William Lennox, Duhamel fought alongside the Autobots in four out of Michael Bay’s five installments, only sitting out 2014’s Age of Extinction. He consistently proved humans had something to offer against the Decepticons. Away from transforming robots, he’s starred in several TV series, like Las Vegas, Battle Creek, and Jupiter’s Legacy.

Transformers cast: Tyrese Gibson

Tyrese Gibson as Robert Epps

You’d probably forgotten Tyrese Gibson was an ally of the robots in disguise while also drag-racing through the Fast and Furious movies. His character, Robert Epps, stands beside William as part of the military. Nowadays, of course, you know him as the Fast and Furious character Roman Pierce, and he’s still going strong.

Transformers cast: John Turturro

John Turturro as Seymour Simmons

An acclaimed character actor, John Turturro clearly had a lot of fun chewing scenery as special agent Seymour Simmons in Michael Bay’s hyper-stylized blockbusters. With roles in Do the Right Thing, Clockers, The Big Lebowski, and O Brother, Where Art Thou, among others, Turturro has plenty o experience among creative filmmakers. He’s a major reason we’re looking forward to the Severance season 2 release date, as well.

Transformers cast: Rosey-Huntington Whiteley

Rosey-Huntington Whiteley as Carly Spencer

There’s unfortunately not a lot to be said for Carly Spencer, Mikaela’s replacement for Transformers: Dark of the Moon after Megan Fox left the franchise. She’s kind of just there, an indictment of Bay’s female characterization. Rosey-Huntington Whiteley went on to have a part in Mad Max: Fury Road before leaving acting behind to focus on modeling instead.

Transformers cast: Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg as Cade Yeager

Mark Wahlberg stepped up to become one of the new protagonists after Bay’s first trilogy was completed. In Transformers: Age of Extinction, he plays Cade Yeager, an inventor who’s drawn into the Autobots vs. the Decepticons by his daughter. Awful product placement for Bud Light aside, Wahlberg brings what we’ve come to expect from the star of Boogie Nights, The Departed, The Fighter, and many more.

Transformers cast: Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer as Harold Attinger

It’s almost hard to believe this is the same actor who charmed us across multiple seasons of the comedy series Cheers and Frasier. But it is, as Grammer joined Transformers after proving himself as the X-Men character Beast. He was one and done on Bay’s films, then moved on to other work, and now he’s coming back for the Frasier reboot.

Transformers cast: Nicola Peltz

Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager

Nicola Peltz came to Transformers: Age of Extinction in the middle of what was her previous biggest role in Bates Motel. Since working on the robots in disguise, she’s made a growing list of smaller horror and drama movies like Our House and Holidate.

Transformers cast: Stanley Tucci

Stanley Tucci as Joshua Joyce

Stanley Tucci’s character, Joshua Joyce, may have been the baddie, but his dream of creating his own Transformer is one we can all understand. Tucci featured in Age of Extinction and The Last Knight, and they’re just two of many big-budget films he has under his belt, including The Hunger Games, Beauty and the Beast, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

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Anthony Hopkins as Sir Edward Bruton

You mightn’t call Transformers: The Last Knight a good movie, but the fact it has Anthony Hopkins and a robotic dragon definitely makes it fun. Generally more well-known for drama movies, thrillers, and such, Hopkins worked on Transformers amid the Thor movies marking a period of bigger productions in his career. He’ll be in Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon, as well.

Transformers cast: Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie Watson

The MCU’s new Hawkeye broke through on Bumblebee, the charming soft reboot to the Transformers. The film took the franchise back to basics, focusing on one girl and her sentient car. Steinfeld went straight from that to Disney Plus show Hawkeye, and we’re just waiting to see what she gets up to next.

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Everyone in the Transformers cast

Below is a list of every credited actor from Michael Bay’s Transformers movie, and when we say everyone, we mean everyone.

  • Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky
  • Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes
  • Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime
  • Mark Ryan as Bumblebee
  • Darius McCrary as Jazz
  • Robert Foxworth as Ratchet
  • Jess Harnell as Ironhide / Barricade
  • Hugo Weaving as Megatron
  • Jimmie Wood as Bonecrusher
  • Reno Wilson as Frenzy
  • Charlie Adler as Starscream
  • Josh Duhamel as Captain Lennox
  • Tyrese Gibson as USAF Tech Sergeant Epps
  • Rachael Taylor as Maggie Madsen
  • Anthony Anderson as Glen Whitmann
  • Jon Voight as Defense Secretary John Keller
  • John Turturro as Agent Simmons
  • Michael O’Neill as Tom Banacheck
  • Kevin Dunn as Ron Witwicky
  • Julie White as Judy Witwicky
  • Amaury Nolasco as ACWO Jorge “Fig” Figueroa
  • Zack Ward as First Sergeant Donnelly
  • Luis Echagarruga as Ranger Team
  • Patrick Mulderrig as Ranger Team
  • Brian Shehan as Ranger Team
  • Michael Trisler as Ranger Team
  • Ashkan Kashanchi as Mahfouz
  • Rizwan Manji as Akram
  • William Morgan Sheppard as Captain Witwicky
  • C.J. Thomason as Sailor
  • Bernie Mac as Bobby Bolivia
  • Carlos Moreno Jr. as Manny
  • Johnny Sanchez as Clown
  • John Robinson as Miles
  • Travis Van Winkle as Trent
  • Peter Jacobson as Mr. Hosney
  • Glenn Morshower as SOCCENT Sergeant
  • Frederic Doss as SOCCENT Op-Centre Tech
  • Charlie Bodin as SOCCENT Op-Centre Tech
  • Joshua Feinman as USAF Staff Sergeant (as Josh Feinman)
  • Chris Ellis as Admiral Brigham
  • Steven Ford as Four-Star General
  • Michael Shamus Wiles as Two-Star General
  • Craig Barnett as Air Force Major General
  • Brian Prescott as Keller’s Aide
  • Scott Peat as Pentagon Watch Commander
  • Colleen Porch as Enlisted Aide
  • Brian Stepanek as Sector Seven Agent
  • Jamie McBride as FBI Agent
  • Wiley M. Pickett as FBI Agent
  • Andy Milder as R&D Team Leader
  • Brian Reece as Moustache Man
  • Samantha Smith as Sarah Lennox
  • Ravi Patel as Telephone Operator
  • Rick Gomez as Sheriff
  • Andy Domingues as Deputy
  • Mike Fisher as Football Coach
  • Colin Fickes as Analyst
  • Tom Lenk as Analyst
  • Jamison Yang as Analyst
  • Esther Scott as Glen’s Grandmother
  • Madison Mason as CNN Reporter
  • Jeremy Jojola as News Reporter
  • Jessica Kartalija as News Reporter
  • Andrew Altonji as Café Kid
  • Andrew Lewis Caldwell as Café Kid
  • J.P. Manoux as Witness
  • Pete Gardner as Dad
  • Sophie Bobal as Little Girl
  • Laurel Garner as Mom in Car
  • Chip Hormess as Boy in Car
  • Ray Toth as Pilot
  • Michael Adams as AWACS Controller
  • Ron Henry as AWACS Controller
  • Benjamin Hoffman as AWACS Controller
  • Michael McNabb as AWACS Controller
  • Jason White as AWACS Controller
  • Adam Ratajczak as Control Tower Tech
  • Maja Kljun as Socialite
  • Michelle Pierce as Socialite
  • Odette Annable as Socialite
  • Bob Stephenson as Xbox Guy

That’s the Transformers cast. Check out our guides to the Jurassic Park cast, The Hunger Games cast, and the Top Gun cast for more of Hollywood’s finest, and don’t forget our best movies and new movies lists either.