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Westworld cast and characters– where are they now?

The Westworld cast list has plenty of familiar faces, so we've broken down where you might have seen the actors before, and where you'll be seeing them next.

Westworld cast

Where is the Westworld cast now? “These violent delights have violent ends.” These six little words kickstarted the events of Westworld, a series that sees artificial beings known as Hosts rebel against the humans that built them.

Bloody, brutal, and wildly entertaining, Westworld was based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 movie of the same name (one of the best science fiction movies of all time) and explores the nature of the self and artificial intelligence. Unsurprisingly, considering it was one of the best TV series ever made, it starred a number of familiar faces from across the small and silver screen.

So we thought, even though Westworld season 5 isn’t happening, we’d do a full breakdown of the Westworld cast listing all the major players and the supporting actors as well.

The Westworld cast and characters

The main Westworld cast list:

  • Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather
  • Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs
  • Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale
  • Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols
  • James Marsden as Teddy Flood
  • Ed Harris as The Man in Black
  • Thandiwe Newton as Maeve Millay
  • Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe
  • Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores
  • Anthony Hopkins as Dr Robert Ford

Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather in Westworld

Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather

Clementine was a host and a sex worker at the beginning of the series and had moments where she was non-verbal. She was an example of the disgusting lack of empathy humans had for hosts and was treated poorly. Refreshingly, Clementine did eventually reach a point where she was able to fight back in her own way.

Angela Sarafyan has been on other TV series such as Judging Amy and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and now appears in feature films post Westworld, working steadily for the past few years in supporting roles.

Westworld cast: Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs in Westworld

Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs

Luke Hemsworth — the brother of the Thor cast member Chris — plays Ashley Stubbs, Westworld’s Head of Security. He was supposed to be in charge of keeping guests safe from the robotic Hosts, but that didn’t go too well.

Aside from Westworld, Hemsworth is probably best known for playing the villainous Nathan Tyson on Neighbours, although he’s also starred in films like Crypto and The Death of Me. Luke has also appeared in the MCU playing Thor. (Sort of. In Taika Waititi’s Thor movie Ragnarok, he played an Asgardian actor playing Thor.)

Westworld cast: Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale in Westworld

Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale

Another Thor alumni, Tessa Thompson, plays Charlotte Hale on Westworld. Hale was on the Delos board and was sent to Westworld to deal with the Host uprising.

Unfortunately for Hale, things didn’t go to plan, and Dolores killed her, but that wasn’t the end of Thompson’s tenure on the show. A duplicate of her body was created and used by Dolores to masquerade as Hale in the real world.

Thompson got her start starring in TV shows like Cold Case and Veronica Mars, but she got her big break with the dark comedy movie Dear White People. Since then, Thompson’s gone on to become one of the biggest movie stars in the world, starring in the likes of Creed, Thor: Ragnarok, Men in Black, and the critically acclaimed drama movie Selma.

She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role BAFTA for her work in the Netflix movie Passing, and one of her recent big roles was in Thor: Love and Thunder. We expect to continue seeing her in the MCU.

Westworld cast: Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols in Westworld

Aaron Paul as Caleb Nichols

Aaron Paul plays Caleb Nichols, a construction worker and petty criminal who gets embroiled in the Hosts uprising after a chance encounter with Dolores.

Paul’s no stranger to playing an out-of-his-depth petty criminal, though. For six years, he played Jesse Pinkman, the lovable but hapless partner of Walter White on Breaking Bad, a role he revisited for the film El Camino and for Better Call Saul‘s final season. He’s also got sci-fi pedigree, having starred in the movie Dual and recently leading an episode of the anthology series Black Mirror in season 6.

Before then, Paul worked as a bit player on numerous TV series like Beverly Hills, 90210, The X-Files, and ER. He also starred in films including Help I’m a Fish, Mission Impossible III, and The Last House on the Left remake.

Westworld cast: James Marsden as Teddy Flood in Westworld

James Marsden as Teddy Flood

Poor hopeless Teddy. In the first episode of Westworld, it seemed like Marsden was playing the hero, but it was quickly revealed this gunfighter was doomed to die. Even when the Hosts revolted, Teddy didn’t last long, choosing to take his own life after realizing that Dolores deliberately altered his personality to make him more compliant.

Marsden’s career began in the early ’90s on the TV series Joe’s Life and The Nanny. He got his big break in 2000, though, when he starred in the first X-Men movie as Cyclops. Marsden went on to play the mutant throughout the original trilogy and reprised the role in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Personally, we think Marsden will show up in Deadpool 3 and Avengers: Secret Wars, but until then, please watch Netflix’s great thriller-comedy Dead To Me.

Marsden also appeared in the DC movie Superman Returns and the Disney movie Enchanted (and its sequel, Disenchanted). He’s probably best known these days for playing Tom Wachowski in the Sonic the Hedgehog movies and appearing as himself on Jury Duty.

Westworld cast: Ed Harris as The Man in Black in Westworld

Ed Harris as The Man in Black

All good stories need a great villain, and Ed Harris makes for a great bad guy. The Man in Black, aka William, is a complicated character who wants to use Hosts to achieve immortality. While he was kind of successful, let’s just say that digital immortality wasn’t quite what he expected.

Harris is a veteran of the small and silver screen and earned countless awards and nominations during his six-decade-long career. Harris has starred in far too many films and TV shows to list, but his filmography includes movies like The Abyss, The Truman Show, Snowpiercer, and Mother!

He also played Gene Kranz in the ‘90s movie Apollo 13, a role that earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Oscars.

Westworld cast: Thandiwe Newton as Maeve Millay in Westworld

Thandiwe Newton as Maeve Millay

Thandiwe Newton played Maeve on Westworld (arguably the show’s best character). Maeve started off as the madam of Sweetwater, but she gains sentience through Dolores and starts hunting for her daughter, becoming a key figure in the Host uprising in the process.

Newton is a living legend with a filmography as long as your arm. She got her start in the 1991 film Flirting, but arguably, her big break came when she starred in the Oprah Winfrey movie Beloved.

Since then, she’s starred in films like Mission: Impossible II, The Pursuit of Happyness, Run Fatboy Run, and the Star Wars movie Solo. She also won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the movie Crash.

Aside from Westworld, Newton has appeared in numerous TV series, including ER, Line of Duty, and Big Mouth. You can see her next in the sequel to Aardman’s family movie Chicken Run, where she’ll be playing Ginger.

Westworld cast: Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe in Westworld

Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe

Jeffrey Wright plays Bernard Lowe. Bernard served as Westworld’s Head of Programming until it was revealed to him he was actually a Host. Specifically, he’s a duplicate of Arnold Weber, who helped create the Hosts.

An accomplished theater actor, Wright got his start working off-Broadway but quickly transitioned to films with Presumed Innocent. From there, he won acclaim for his star turn in Basquiat, where he played the titular artist.

Following his success, Wright appeared in a number of films, including Ride with the Devil, The Manchurian Candidate, and Lady in the Water, but it was arguably the role of Felix Leiter in the James Bond movies that made his name. Since then, Wright’s become a star, with his most popular role to date being Commissioner Gordon in The Batman. Yet another superhero movie star. What’s going on?

Wright also appeared on numerous TV series, including What-If…?, House, Rick and Morty, and Boardwalk Empire, where he played the nefarious Valentin Narcisse. Not to mention his time in The Hunger Games cast.

Westworld cast: Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores in Westworld

Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores

Evan Rachel Wood’s Dolores has been on the biggest journey of all the Westworld characters. She’s gone from the rancher’s daughter to the ruthless and violent leader of the Host uprising, swapping bodies along the way.

Wood got her start in the ’90s as a child actor appearing in TV movies like Search for Grace, A Father for Charlie, and Death in Small Doses. Her big break came when she dazzled critics with her performance in the drama movie Thirteen.

She went on to appear in The Missing, The Wrestler, and The Conspirator. Wood also appeared in the animated movie Frozen 2, where she played Queen Iduna. Arguably though, Wood is better known for her TV work, and she’s appeared in series like The West Wing, True Blood, as well as What We Do in the Shadows. Wood has recently devoted much of her resources to being an advocate for domestic violence survivors, which is amazing.

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Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford

The acclaimed actor played the orchestrator of the park, who created all the artificial intelligence that’s caused so much anguish.  Hopkins did what he does best in Robert as a curious, dedicated scientist who eventually plays god.

Before Westworld, Hopkins was perhaps most well-known for Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. But he’s got a long list of strong roles, including Odin in the MCU and Van Helsing in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

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Everyone in the Westworld season 1 cast:

Below you’ll find the entire cast list for Westworld season 1, from main actors to supporting stars.

  • Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Robert Ford (10 episodes)
  • Jeffrey Wright as Bernard Lowe / Arnold Weber (10 episodes)
  • Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay (10 episodes)
  • Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores Abernathy (9 episodes)
  • James Marsden as Teddy Flood (9 episodes)
  • Ed Harris as the Man in Black (9 episodes)
  • Shannon Woodward as Elsie Hughes (8 episodes)
  • Angela Sarafyan as Clementine Pennyfeather (8 episodes)
  • Jimmi Simpson as William (8 episodes)
  • Luke Hemsworth as Ashley Stubbs (8 episodes)
  • Sidse Babett Knudsen as Theresa Cullen (8 episodes)
  • Ben Barnes as Logan (7 episodes)
  • Ptolemy Slocum as Sylvester (7 episodes)
  • Leonardo Nam as Felix Lutz (7 episodes)
  • Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice (6 episodes)
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Hector Escaton (6 episodes)
  • Bradley Fisher as Mariposa Bartender (6 episodes)
  • Talulah Riley as Angela (6 episodes)
  • Clifton Collins Jr. as Lawrence (5 episodes)
  • Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale (5 episodes)
  • Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore (5 episodes)
  • Louis Herthum as Peter Abernathy (5 episodes)
  • Steven Ogg as Rebus (4 episodes)
  • Demetrius Grosse as Deputy Foss (4 episodes)
  • Izabella Alvarez as Lawrence’s Daughter (4 episodes)
  • Jasmyn Rae as Maeve’s Daughter (4 episodes)
  • Jeff Daniel Phillips as Tenderloin (4 episodes)
  • Sorin Brouwers as Wyatt (3 episodes)
  • Paul-Mikel Williams as Charlie (3 episodes)
  • Oliver Bell as the Little Boy (3 episodes)
  • Timothy Lee DePriest as Walter (2 episodes)
  • Christopher Gerse as Destin (2 episodes)
  • David Douglas as Gitlitz (2 episodes)
  • Josh Clark as Sheriff Reed (2 episodes)
  • Brian Howe as Sheriff Pickett (3 episodes)
  • James Landry Hebert as Slim Miller (3 episodes)
  • Bradford Tatum as New Peter Abernathy (2 episodes)
  • Michael Wincott as Old Bill (2 episodes)
  • Gina Torres as Lauren (2 episodes)
  • Chris Browning as Holden (2 episodes)
  • Bojana Novakovic as Marti (1 episode)
  • Lili Simmons as New Clementine  (1 episode)
  • Eddie Rouse as Kissy (1 episode)

That’s enough of the Westworld cast for now! If you’re a fan of dystopian worlds, why not check out our list of the best science fiction movies of all time?

Unfortunately, there is no Westworld season 5 release date as the show got canceled, but you can get your small screen fix by checking out our guides on the House of the Dragon season 2 release date and the Severance season 2 release date.