Marvel's Netflix - Luke Cage cast Credit Gallery view

by FilmTVDiversity | created - 30 Aug 2016 | updated - 30 Aug 2016 | Public

A curated list of the credited cast to watch for in Marvel's Netflix, Luke Cage series premiering Sept 30th, 2016

1. Mike Colter

Actor | Luke Cage

Mike was born to Mr. & Mrs. Eddie Lee Colter Sr. At just 8 years of age he knew that acting would be his life long ambition when he saw the film "A Soldiers Story" in 1984. He began by starting a drama club in high school and becoming the president of the club. After putting on several plays and ...

2. Mahershala Ali

Actor | House of Cards

MAHERSHALA ALI is fast becoming one of the freshest and most in-demand faces in Hollywood with his extraordinarily diverse skill set and wide-ranging background in film, television, and theater.

This past fall, Ali wrapped A24's Brad Pitt and Adele Romanski produced independent feature film, ...

3. Frankie Faison

Actor | Coming to America

Frankie Faison was born on June 10, 1949 in Newport News, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Coming to America (1988), White Chicks (2004) and Do the Right Thing (1989). He has been married to Jane Mandel since December 26, 1988. They have three children.

4. Erik LaRay Harvey

Actor | Luke Cage

Erik LaRay Harvey is an actor, known for Luke Cage (2016), Boardwalk Empire (2010) and Twister (1996). He hails from the Anacostia neighborhood in south-east Washington D.C. As a young man, his family resided in Togo, Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya. He went on to study acting at NYU Tisch School of ...

5. Darius Kaleb

Actor | Luke Cage

Darius Kaleb is an actor, known for Luke Cage (2016), Steps (2017) and One Dollar (2018).

6. Simone Missick

Actress | Luke Cage

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Simone always knew she was meant to perform. Growing up, Simone spent years playing the violin, singing, and playing sports before she decided to focus on acting. While in her first year as an English major at Howard University, she decided to take a theatre for ...

7. Theo Rossi

Actor | Luke Cage

Theo Rossi was born on June 4, 1975 in Staten Island, New York City, New York, USA as John Theodore Rossi. He is an actor and producer, known for Luke Cage (2016), Sons of Anarchy (2008) and Lowriders (2016). He has been married to Meghan McDermott since November 17, 2014. They have two children.

8. Kellen C Wingate

Sneaky Pete

Kellen C Wingate was born in Wilmington Delaware on April 8th,1982. He moved to Spring Valley,NY at a young age where he still lives til this day. His Mother (Roxanne Watson) a retired retail manager, Father (Bruce Wingate) construction consultant are his driving force. He was a 3 sport athlete in ...

9. Alfre Woodard

Actress | Star Trek: First Contact

Alfre Woodard was born on November 8, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the youngest of three children of Constance, a homemaker, and Marion H. Woodard, an interior designer. She was named by her godmother, who claimed she saw a vision of Alfre's name written out in gold letters. A former high school ...

10. Jaiden Kaine

Actor | Luke Cage

Jaiden Kaine is an American actor best known for his gravel voice & intense screen presence. He usually plays powerful yet conflicted characters. Son to a psychiatric nurse and late playwright father; Mr. Kaine studied at the famed William Esper Studios. From there he went overseas to pursue a ...

11. Justin Michael Woods

The Dark Knight Rises

Justin Michael Woods was born on April 16, 1988 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

12. Jade Wu

Actress | Luke Cage

Jade is known for Marvel's 2016 hit Luke Cage as Genghis Connie Lin. Her first breakout role was as Ahma Chin in the 2005 Sundance pedigree, Humanitas Award-winning film The Motel. Other notable recurring television roles include 2015 The Blacklist's Chinese Delegate Cabal Member, 2002 One Life to ...

13. Jeremiah Craft

Actor | Luke Cage

Jeremiah Craft was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Craft is quite the versatile performing artist: an actor, artist and music producer. Ever since his mother introduced him to the Anthony Bean Community Theater before adolescence, presumably the only black-owned theater in the city, ...

14. Manny Perez

Actor | Homeland

Manny Perez is becoming one of the most recognized Latino Actors in Hollywood. He has embarked into the most pivotal steps in his career. In the past few years he has been cast from leads to co-starring roles in over a dozen films; in major and independent releases.

He also won an Alma Award in 2008...

15. Tijuana Ricks

Actress | Luke Cage

Tijuana Ricks grew up in LaPlace, Louisiana.

Graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a double major in Performing Arts and Psychology and was a member of the sketch comedy troupe, Kaktabulz.

Tijuana received her MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama and lives in New York City.

16. David Chen

Stunts | The First Purge

A North Jersey Native, David Chen is no stranger to wild action scenes. David started learning martial arts at the age of five. He studied many forms of martial arts for over 15 years including Karate, NINJITSU, TAE-KWON-DO, and Shaolin Kung Fu. David is of mixed heritage sharing, Samoan, African ...

17. Curtiss Cook

Actor | Shutter Island

Curtiss Cook was born in Dayton, Ohio, USA. He is an actor and director, known for Shutter Island (2010), The Interpreter (2005) and Arbitrage (2012).

18. Cassandra Freeman

Actress | Inside Man

Cassandra Freeman was born on October 1, 1978 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Inside Man (2006), Luke Cage (2016) and Atlanta (2016).

19. Clark Jackson

Director | Ghosttown Ballers

Clark Jackson is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor based in New York City. A graduate of Stanford University and the Yale School of Drama, where he received his MFA in Acting, Clark is a usual suspect on network television and on Broadway.

Recently, he's appeared on Bull (CBS) as ...

20. Jared Kemp

Actor | The Purge: Election Year

Jared Michael Kemp was born April 1, 1994 in New York City to the late Bahamian singer Johnny Kemp and Deirdre Fisher-Kemp. Jared began to develop an interest in acting while attending Wagner Junior High School when he was introduced to Shakespeare by his English teacher Gail Badillo and performed ...

21. P.J. Marshall

Actor | Mindhunter

PJ Marshall is an American actor known for his versatility, forceful onscreen presence, and athleticism.. He began his career with guest roles on television, appearing on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Oz, and Law & Order: L.A. Marshall soon added movies to his resume, appearing in a variety of...

22. Jeremy Sample

Stunts | Selma

Jeremy Sample is known for his work on Selma (2014), Black Panther (2018) and Central Park Five (2019).

23. Clifton Cutrary

Actor | Luke Cage

Clifton Cutrary is an actor, known for Luke Cage (2016).

24. Jacob Vargas

Actor | Luke Cage

Jacob Vargas began his acting career when he was discovered breakdancing in a schoolyard at age 12. His introduction to acting came with a bit part as a breakdancer on the hit TV show Diff'rent Strokes (1978). In 1995 he won the very first ALMA Award (for Emerging Artist of the Year) for his work ...

25. Sean Ringgold

Stunts | American Gangster

Sean Ringgold was born on November 3, 1977 and raised in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York. Before becoming an actor, he spent many years working as a Body Guard for BET's 106 and Park. He is best known for playing Shaun Evans on the popular ABC Soap Opera, One Life to Live. His current projects ...

26. Gerard Cordero

Actor | Ray Donovan

Gerard Cordero is an actor and writer, known for Ray Donovan (2013), Equal Standard (2019) and Bare Knuckle Brawler.

27. R. Marcos Taylor

Actor | Straight Outta Compton

At five years old, all Marcos wanted to become was Superman. When he realized that couldn't happen, he decided taking Karate lessons was the next best thing. Marcos went on to earn a black belt in Karate, but along the way he began developing a love for various martial art forms. In addition to ...

28. Rob Morgan

Actor | Mudbound

Rob Morgan is an actor, known for Mudbound (2017), Stranger Things (2016) and Daredevil (2015).

29. Sean Archer

Stunts | The First Purge

Sean Archer is known for his work on The First Purge (2018), Ray Donovan (2013) and Luke Cage (2016).

30. Johnny Alexander

Stunts | Avatar 2

Johnny Alexander is known for his work on Avatar 2 (2020), Alita: Battle Angel (2019) and Ray Donovan (2013).

31. Reginald L. Barnes

Actor | Blue Bloods

Reginald L. Barnes was born on September 28, 1980 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Reginald Leon Barnes. He is known for his work on Blue Bloods (2010), The Russian Room (2017) and Make America Black Again (2018).

32. Kelvin McGrue

Actor | Person of Interest

Kelvin McGrue is an actor, known for Person of Interest (2011), Luke Cage (2016) and The Blacklist (2013).

33. Brian Marc

Actor | Nerve

Brian Marc is an actor, known for Nerve (2016), Luke Cage (2016) and White Girl (2016).

34. Lee R. Sellars

Actor | Groundhog Day

Lee R. Sellars is an actor, known for Groundhog Day (1993), The Savages (2007) and Curse of the Crimson Mask (2012).

35. Norma Aurel

Actress | Luke Cage

Norma Aurel is known for her work on Luke Cage (2016), Red Butterfly (2014) and Think Like a Man Too (2014).

36. Akua Santewa

Actress | Luke Cage

Akua Santewa is an actress, known for Luke Cage (2016) and Don't Let the Night End.

37. Elijah Boothe

Actor | Luke Cage

Elijah Boothe is one of the most sought after and unique young actors in Hollywood. His breakout role came in 2016 with Netflix's Luke Cage, an adaptation of the Marvel comic book series. Elijah plays "Young Cottonmouth", alongside Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali. Elijah also had the pleasure ...

38. Nancy Cejari

Actress | Ravenna Lives

Nancy Cejari is an actress and producer, known for Ravenna Lives (2018), Scriptless MD (2015) and Love Beats Rhymes (2017).

39. Ninja N. Devoe

Actress | Green Book

Theatrically trained actress Ninja N. Devoe has played challenging roles in some of the biggest film and television projects of the past few years. Highlights include fan favorite Aisha Axton, a street-smart Harlem girl in Marvel's LUKE CAGE, opposite Mike Colter and Emmy Award-winning Ron Cephas ...

40. Hugues Faustin

Actor | Blindspot

Hugues Faustin was born to Haitian parents Huguette and Samuel Faustin. He was born in Brussels Belgium then later moved to the United States. The oldest of three, Hugues has always displayed high amounts of energy and character whether it be on the field playing sports or entertaining crowds and ...

41. A.J. Franklin

Actor | The Wright Path

A.J. Franklin was born in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York. He was raised in Baltimore County, MD where he studied instrumental music and theater. Growing up, A.J. was often told he possessed a special gift that needed to be shared with the world. He now resides in New York where ...

42. Teniece Divya Johnson

Stunts | Gotham

Teniece Divya Johnson is known for her work on Gotham (2014), Blue Bloods (2010) and Heroin(e) (2017).

43. Nicholas Marocola

Actor | The Following

Nicholas Marocola is an actor and director, known for The Following (2013), Brooklyn Betrayal and By Any Means (2017).

44. Tristan Laurence Perez

Actor | Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Tristan Laurence Perez is an actor and producer, known for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Luke Cage (2016) and The Blacklist (2013).

45. Sônia Braga

Actress | Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos

Sônia Braga was born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, to a seamstress mother and a realtor father. She starred in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976), in the central role of Dona Flor. She earned American recognition and a Golden Globe ...

46. Jennifer Brito

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

New York native Jennifer Brito is an Emmy award winning actress. Jennifer was born and raised in the Bronx. At the age of 13 she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. She majored in Theatre/Fine Arts where she learned the fundamentals of Acting. She has also trained at award winning ...

47. Emmanuel Brown

Actor | Made in Chinatown

Emmanuel Brown was born on February 14, 1982 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He developed a love for acting and the martial arts at an early age. Fostering a love for the movies led him to want to be an actor. He performed in school plays in elementary school and middle school, which was around the ...

48. Andrew Casanova

Actor | Blue Bloods

Andrew Casanova is an actor, known for Blue Bloods (2010), Luke Cage (2016) and Heroes Don't Come Home (2016).

49. Deshane Granger

Actor | Annie

Deshane Granger is known for his work on Annie (2014), Luke Cage (2016) and The Last O.G. (2018).

50. Rosario Dawson

Actress | Rent

This stunning and resourceful actress has been primarily a film player thus far. Only recently has she been opening herself up more to doing television (the series Gemini Division (2008), which she executive-produced), and animated voice-overs. Dawson's powerhouse talent stands out the most in edgy...

51. Isaac Esau Gay

Actor | Luke Cage

Isaac Esau Gay is from Brooklyn, New York.

Maggie Flanigan Studio Alumni 2017.

Movie Credits Reunion 108. Theatre credits include: JD Lawrence's Jury Duty at B.B Kings, Code of Silence at St. Clements's Theatre, Bedlam, Don't Kill Me, I Love You, Fantasy Restaurant, Don't Be Goin Deep, Forth With ...

52. Andre Jackson

Actor | Stop

Andre Jackson was born the first of two children in the small Arkansas Delta town of Forrest City. His father is of African American and Native American (Sioux) descent and his mother is of African American and White English descent. He and his sister Nikky spent much of their childhood in Forrest ...

53. Jermel Howard

Actor | Luke Cage

Jermel Howard is a passionate major network Actor. He started in the heart of Long Island New York, where there wasn't much opportunity in the community. He then ventured out in pursuit of mastering his craft. In his search, he found that all he truly needed was "Focus on his dream" and the will to...

54. Miles Mussenden

Actor | Cloak & Dagger

Miles Mussenden is a British-born, American film and television actor known for bringing strength, warmth and charm to a myriad of characters. Miles started acting in the theater when he was a young child in New York City, at which time he attended the New York Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has ...

55. J. Alphonse Nicholson

Actor | Tales

J.Alphonse Nicholson is an American born actor/ percussionist. He emerged in North Carolina after his debut as the lead in Howard L. Craft's "Caleb Calypso and the Midnight Marauders". Nicholson since then ,with a few films and several plays under his belt, has received national recognition for his...

56. Dawn-Lyen Gardner

Actress | Queen Sugar

A native of Los Angeles, CA

She began acting in commercials and television at an early age, at the urging of a family friend who was a commercials casting director. She went on to study acting at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City, where she was awarded the Liz Smith Prize.

Originated ...

57. Masen Faison

Actress | You Above All

Masen Faison is known for her work on You Above All, The Game Don't Differ (2004) and Dead of Night (2013).

58. Ester Jiron

Actress | Luke Cage

Ester Jiron is known for her work on Luke Cage (2016), Love, Gloria (2012) and Release.

59. Stephen Grove Malloy

Actor | Wedding Band

Stephen Grove Malloy was born in Frankfurt, Germany and grew up a citizen of the world. Educated at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Bachelor of Science, Business. A character actor, he most recently was honored as 2014 NAACP Best Supporting Actor-Local. He portrayed SCLC Executive ...

60. Caliph Jones

Actor | The Week Of

Caliph Jones is also known as CJ is an American actor. Caliph Jones was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Caliph Jones studied Drama while attending a performing arts high school in Brooklyn. He also studied film and TV editing and the New York Film academy. He started his film career in 2013...

62. Thiree Pinnock

Actor | Step Up: High Water

Thiree Pinnock is an actor and assistant director, known for Step Up: High Water (2018), Strife (2016) and The House Invictus (2018).

63. Ignacyo Matynia

Actor | Life Coach

Ignacyo is a Polish-American Actor and former Medical Student known for his work on ABC's Forever as the Young Teddy Graves. He has been featured in television for his lead role as Mike Turpin in Discovery ID's Scorned Love Kills, his leading role in Mysteries at the Museum portraying the historic ...

64. Scott Martin

Begin Again

Scott Martin is known for his work on Begin Again (2013), Wolves (2016) and A Little Game (2014).

65. Khalil Maasi

Actor | Bullets Over Brownsville

The son of the legendary martial artist Shaha Mfundishi Maasi, Khalil Maasi began his acting career as a student & member of the Harlem Theater Company in Harlem, New York City. He has also studied British Acting Technique with Ruth Kulerman and Meisner Technique with Paul Lemose. Khalil is a ...

66. Mariel King

Actress | Sunday Nights

Mariel King is an actress, known for Sunday Nights and Scorned: Love Kills (2012).

67. Qurrat Ann Kadwani

Actress | The First Purge

Qurrat Ann Kadwani was born in Mumbai, India and grew up in The Bronx. She attended public school her entire life. She was Captain of the Speech Team at The Bronx High School of Science. She graduated with a BA in Theatre from SUNY Geneseo. She lives in Manhattan, NY. She has won Best Actress, Best...

68. Peyton 'Alex' Smith

Actor | Detroit

Peyton 'Alex' Smith is an actor, known for Detroit (2017), Mad Money (2008) and The Longshots (2008).

69. Andrew Rein

Actor | Power

Andrew Rein was born in NYC, and grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has a B.A. in Drama from Duke University and an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

In New York, Andrew has been seen Off-Broadway in "Jericho" by Jack Canfora, "Acts of Love," and "A ...

70. Mj Rodriguez

Actress | Pose

Mj Rodriguez is an actress, best know for her works in Nurse Jackie (2011), Carrie Diaries (2013), Dear Pauline(2014) New Inernet Series [Blank] My Life (2016) and up coming Netflix show Luke Cage (2016). She is also know for her Musical Theater credit as Angel Dumont Schunard in the Original ...

72. Taylor Treadwell

Actress | Big Little Lies

Taylor Treadwell was born on May 25, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Big Little Lies (2017), Knight and Day (2010) and The Vampire Diaries (2009).

73. Michael Armand DeMatteo

Stunts | Luke Cage

Michael Armand DeMatteo is known for his work on Luke Cage (2016) and And She Was (2002).

74. Craig Walker

Actor | All Square

Craig Walker grew up in Hamden, Connecticut and attended Hamden High School. He went on to study acting at Syracuse University's School of Visual & Performing Arts with Arthur Storch. Craig came to New York City in 1991. A few years later he started aTheaterco. on 26th Street in the Chelsea ...

75. Ian Unterman

Actor | Brittany Runs A Marathon

Ian Unterman is an actor and assistant director, known for Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Dietland (2018) and The Good Wife (2009).

76. Megan Miller

Actress | Luke Cage

Megan was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, where she lived until she moved to Roanoke, VA to attend Hollins University. There she majored in communications and minored in Theatre. While at Hollins she performed in various theatre productions including the touring children's play "The Yellow ...

77. Tommy McInnis

Actor | The Irishman

Tommy McInnis was born in Staten Island, NY to working class parents. His mother worked in banking, and his dad worked as a real estate agent. Tommy got his first taste of the arts in the 6th grade. His teachers noticed that he could actually carry a tune, so he was called upon to sing solos in ...

78. Camrus Johnson

Actor | The Sun Is Also a Star

Camrus Johnson is an actor and producer, known for The Sun Is Also a Star (2019), There's... Johnny! (2017) and Luke Cage (2016).

79. Jade Johnson

Actress | Luke Cage

Jade Johnson is an actress, known for Luke Cage (2016), One Bedroom (2018) and After Everything (2018).

80. Ben Horner

Actor | Luke Cage

Ben Horner is an actor, known for Luke Cage (2016), Deliver Us from Evil (2014) and Rainbow Six: Siege (2015).

81. Joseph Harrell


Joseph Harrell was born in December of (1973) in Norfolk, Virginia, to parents Helen and Clayton Harrell. Three years later, Helen divorced Clayton, and she moved Joseph along with his older sister Julie to New Mexico. Harrell got his first taste of acting at age seven, when he performed in a ...

82. Amy Halldin

Actress | Hello Again

Amy Halldin is known for her work on Hello Again (2017), Daredevil (2015) and Luke Cage (2016).

83. John Garrett Greer

Actor | Gotham

John Garrett Greer is an actor, known for Gotham (2014), Luke Cage (2016) and The Irishman (2019).

84. Justin Clarke

Stunts | The First Purge

Justin V Clarke is a stuntman and actor from Philadelphia, Pa. He's also a skateboarder and martial artist with a black belt in Taekwondo and a active caporista in the art form of capoeira. He got his start into the entertainment business modeling for companies such as Converse, Beats and New Era ...

85. Michael Chmiel

Actor | Clean Break

Michael Chmiel is an actor and writer, known for Clean Break (2014).

86. Thomas D. Weaver

Actor | The Irishman

Thomas D. Weaver is an actor, known for The Irishman (2019), Gotham (2014) and Escape at Dannemora (2018).

87. Jared Blake DiCroce

Stunts | Luke Cage

Jared Blake DiCroce is known for his work on Luke Cage (2016), The Blacklist (2013) and Gotham (2014).

88. Michael Kostroff

Actor | Eagle Eye

Michael Kostroff was born on May 22, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Eagle Eye (2008), Liar Liar (1997) and Luke Cage (2016). He has been married to Jennifer Sheneman since May 6, 2012.

89. Lee R. Sellars

Actor | Groundhog Day

Lee R. Sellars is an actor, known for Groundhog Day (1993), The Savages (2007) and Curse of the Crimson Mask (2012).

90. Ludovic Coutaud

Actor | Awkward Date

Ludovic Coutaud aka Lunatic Clown; is an active thespian from Marseille, in the French Riviera, where he started Theatre. His first appearance on stage was when he was 6 years old, portraying a young Molière. Actor, playwright, director, creative producer and acting teacher, he devotes his entire ...

91. Edelen McWilliams

Actress | Certain Women

Edelen McWilliams was born in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. She is known for her work on Certain Women (2016), Madam Secretary (2014) and Homeland (2011).

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