(Cast) Best From True Detective

by langleycjk | created - 16 Feb 2016 | updated - 10 months ago | Public

1. Woody Harrelson

Actor | True Detective

Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor Woodrow Tracy Harrelson was born on July 23, 1961 in Midland, Texas, to Diane Lou (Oswald) and Charles Harrelson. He grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, where his mother was from. After receiving degrees in theater arts and English from Hanover College, he...

Detective Marty Hart

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2. Vince Vaughn

Producer | The Break-Up

Vincent Anthony Vaughn was born on March 28, 1970, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and was raised in Lake Forest, Illinois. His parents are Vernon Vaughn, a salesman and character actor, and Sharon Vaughn (née Sharon Eileen DePalmo), a real-estate agent and stockbroker. They divorced in 1991. He ...

Frank Semyon

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3. Matthew McConaughey

Actor | Dallas Buyers Club

American actor and producer Matthew David McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. His mother, Mary Kathleen (McCabe), is a substitute school teacher originally from New Jersey. His father, James Donald McConaughey, was a Mississippi-born gas station owner who ran an oil pipe supply business. He is ...

Detective Rust Cohle

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4. Michelle Monaghan

Actress | Gone Baby Gone

Michelle Lynn Monaghan was born on March 23, 1976, in Winthrop, Iowa. She is the youngest of three children and the only daughter of Sharon (Hamel), who ran a day care center, and Robert L. Monaghan, a factory worker and farmer. She is of mostly Irish and German descent. After graduating from high ...

Maggie Hart

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5. Kelly Reilly

Actress | Flight

Jessica Kelly Siobhán Reilly (born 18 July 1977) is an English actress. Her performance in After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse made her a star of the London stage and earned her a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress of 2003. Reilly was born and brought up in Chessington, ...

Jordan Semyon

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6. Colin Farrell

Actor | The Lobster

Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's biggest stars in Hollywood and abroad. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history.

Farrell was born on ...

Detective Ray Velcoro

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7. Rachel McAdams

Actress | The Notebook

Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17, 1978 in London, Ontario, Canada, to Sandra Kay (Gale), a nurse, and Lance Frederick McAdams, a truck driver and furniture mover. She is of English, Welsh, Irish, and Scottish descent. Rachel became involved with acting as a teenager and by the age of 13 ...

Detective Ani Bezzerides

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8. Taylor Kitsch

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Best known for his portrayal of troubled high school football star "Tim Riggins" on NBC's acclaimed television series, Friday Night Lights (2006), actor Taylor Kitsch has scored big with audiences and critics on both the big and small screens.

Taylor Kitsch was born on April 8, 1981 in Kelowna, ...

Officer Paul Woodrugh

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9. 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, ...

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10. Chris Kerson

Actor | True Detective

Chris Kerson is an American Actor, best known for portraying Nails in the hit series True Detective, and Willie Boy in Gotti. Chris started honing his thespian talents in drama clubs throughout his upbringing in Manhattan and Westchester, New York. Despite aiming for a career in finance, he ...


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11. Michael Potts

Actor | Show Me a Hero

Michael Potts was born on September 21, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. He is an actor and assistant director, known for Show Me a Hero (2015), True Detective (2014) and Damages (2007).

Detective Maynard Gilbough

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12. Tory Kittles

Actor | Colony

Tory Kittles is an American actor, writer, and director who starred opposite Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies in the action-drama series, "Colony." Kittles was also seen in Dee Rees' HBO Emmy-winning film, "Bessie", starring Queen Latifah. His other television credits include the first season ...

Detective Thomas Papania

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13. Ritchie Coster

Actor | The Dark Knight

Ritchie Coster was born on July 1, 1967 in London, England. He is an actor, known for The Dark Knight (2008), Let Me In (2010) and Blackhat (2015).

Mayor Austin Chessani

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14. Christopher James Baker

Actor | True Detective

Christopher James Baker is an actor and writer, known for True Detective (2014), Ozark (2017) and Shades of Blue (2016).

Blake Churchman

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15. Afemo Omilami

Actor | Forrest Gump

Afemo Omilami was born on December 13, 1950 in Petersburg, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Forrest Gump (1994), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and The Firm (1993). He has been married to Elizabeth Omilami since September 11, 1985. They have two children.

Police Chief Holloway

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16. James Frain

Actor | Where the Heart Is

James Frain is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected actors who has a reputation for bold, intelligent performances in a diverse body of work in which he's collaborated with some of the finest actors and directors working today.

Recent film work includes Disney's TRON: Legacy opposite Jeff...

Lieutenant Kevin Burris

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17. J.D. Evermore

Actor | Rectify

J.D. was born in the delta town of Greenville, Mississippi (also the birthplace of Muppets creator Jim Henson) on the same day Richard Nixon was elected president. He is of Irish-French-German-Cherokee-Choctaw decent, the oldest of 7 siblings, and attended 17 different schools (public and private) ...

Detective Lutz

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18. Andy Mackenzie

Actor | Sushi Girl

Andy Mackenzie is known for his work on Sushi Girl (2012), Truth Be Told (2019) and MacGruber (2010). He was previously married to Angela Little.


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19. Dana Gourrier

Actress | The Hateful Eight

Dana Gourrier, a native of New Orleans, started in theater at a young age. She holds a BFA in Performance Art from UL Lafayette and an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. The triple threat can be seen in recurring roles in some of the best programming being produced today; True ...


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20. Michael Irby

Actor | Mayans M.C.

Michael Irby is an American actor and producer. He was born November 16, 1972 in Palm Springs, California USA. He is most known for his portrayal of Charles Grey on The Unit (2006-2009). Other credits include HBO's Barry (2108), Seal Team (2017) True Detective (2015), Almost Human (2014), Law ...

Detective Elvis Ilinca

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21. Abigail Spencer

Actress | Mad Men

Actress, writer and producer on both the big and small screen, Abigail Spencer is quickly making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Spencer was seen in Sam Raimi's, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel take on The Wizard of Oz (1939) tale. Spencer joins James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and...

Gena Brune

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22. Timothy V. Murphy

Actor | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Timothy V Murphy was born in County Kerry, Ireland. Murphy began his career in Dublin where he trained in the Focus Theater.

Living in Los Angeles, California; Murphy is known for his roles as Galaan in the FX hit, Sons of Anarchy and Ian Doyle in Criminal Minds.

Murphy is known for the films; ...

Osip Agronov

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23. Yara Martinez

Actress | The Tick

Yara Martinez was born in Puerto Rico. She is an actress, known for The Tick (2016), The Hitcher (2007) and True Detective (2014). She has been married to Joe Lewis since 2018.


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24. Adria Arjona

Actress | Pacific Rim: Uprising

Accustomed to airplanes and distant countries since she could recall, Adria Arjona was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Mexico City. Falling asleep in Guatemala and waking up in Argentina was not out of norm for her. She is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother, Leslie, and a Guatemalan father, ...


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25. Madison Wolfe

Actress | The Conjuring 2

Madison Wolfe made her debut with the Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy The Campaign and in the last two years has racked up a considerable amount of credits. While managing the workload of school, she simultaneously landed the role in The Campaign, and On the Road, directed by Walter Salles ...

Audrey Hart

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26. Alain Uy

Actor | Helstrom

Alain Uy is an actor and producer, known for Helstrom (2020), The Morning Show (2019) and The Paper Tigers (2020).

Ernst Bodine

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27. Jon Lindstrom

Actor | Bosch

Emmy nominee, award-winning actor, director and screenwriter, Jon Lindstrom, was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. He was introduced early to acting and filmmaking when his father, Robert, a TV advertising executive, cast the young boy in several local TV commercials. His mother, Sue, was a...

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28. Kevin Dunn

Actor | Warrior

Kevin Dunn was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1956. He is an American actor who has made over 100 appearances in both TV and film.

One of his earliest roles was in the Alan Parker film Mississippi Burning (1988) with Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. He followed this up with Kathryn Bigelow's Blue Steel...

Major Ken Quesada

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29. W. Earl Brown

Actor | Deadwood

As a rule, W. Earl Brown does not usually speak of himself in the third-person. However, the Internet Movie Database will not accept biographical information written in the first person, therefore:

W Earl Brown was born and raised in western Kentucky. Realizing early in life that he had aversion to ...

Detective Teague Dixon

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30. Joe Chrest

Actor | Stranger Things

After serving in the United States Air Force where he was recognized for Cold War service and for expert marksmanship, Chrest earned a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University (West Virginia) and a MFA Degree from Louisiana State University.

A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 ...

Detective Demma

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31. Michael Hyatt

Actress | Nightcrawler

Born in England of Jamaican parents (her mother Vera an art historian and museologist and her father Charles Hyatt an actor/broadcaster/comedian), Michael received her earliest education and what she considers her most formative years abroad. At the age of ten she migrated to the United States with...

Katherine Davis

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32. Leven Rambin

Actress | The Hunger Games

Leven Alice Rambin is an American actress. She is known for playing look-alike half-sisters Lily Montgomery and Ava Benton on All My Children and her recurring roles in Grey's Anatomy and Gone, as well Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, One Tree Hill, Wizards of Waverly Place, and CSI: Miami....

Athena Bezzerides

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33. Lera Lynn

Actress | True Detective

Lera Lynn is an actress, known for True Detective (2014), Coda and Lera Lynn: Lying in the Sun (2014).


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34. Dane Rhodes

Actor | Deja Vu

Dane is an actor and director in New Orleans La. He has appeared on stages and in films around the world. Some of his favorite experiences have included working on a world premier play called MAcbeth at the Gates with Roy Marsden and his friend David Lumsden and getting to work with John Travolta, ...

Detective Favre

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35. Isaiah C. Morgan

Actor | True Detective

Isaiah C. Morgan is an actor, known for True Detective (2014), Bits and Roads, Trees and Honey Bees (2019).

Young Henry Hays

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36. Michael Greyeyes

Actor | I Know This Much Is True

Michael Greyeyes is an actor, director, scholar and founding artistic director of Signal Theatre. He is Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. His film work includes the role of Traylor in "Blood Quantum," (Elevation Pictures/ Shudder Original), written and ...

Brett Woodard

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37. Jon Tenney

Actor | Tombstone

Jon Tenney was born on December 16, 1961 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA as Jonathan F. W. Tenney. He is an actor and director, known for Tombstone (1993), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) and Legion (2010). He has been married to Leslie Urdang since June 16, 2012. He was previously married to Teri ...

Alan Jones

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38. Rhys Wakefield

Actor | True Detective

Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $550 million worldwide. He started out on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes and has since starred in season 3 of HBO's True Detective, the Purge franchise, James Cameron's Sanctum,...


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39. Emily Nelson

Actress | Made of Honor

Emily Nelson is an actress and producer, known for Made of Honor (2008), The Christmas Chronicles (2018) and Code Black (2015).


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40. Kennedi Butler

Actress | True Detective

Kennedi Butler is an actress, known for True Detective (2014), Somewhere Between Arnold & Festus (2015) and Kids Say the Darndest Things (2019).

Young Becca Hays

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41. Carmen Ejogo

Actress | Selma

Carmen Elizabeth Ejogo was born in Kensington, London, England, to a Nigerian father and a Scottish mother. Her television career began in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s, where she presented the children's series Saturday Disney (1990). Subsequently, she has had an acting career in the ...

Amelia Reardon

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42. Stephen Dorff

Actor | Blade

Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Nancy and Steve Dorff, a composer. Chosen from over 2000 young men from around the world, he auditioned and won the coveted role of "PK" in John G. Avildsen's The Power of One (1992) in 1992, starring opposite Morgan Freeman, John Gielgud and Fay ...

Roland West / Detective Roland West

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43. Scoot McNairy

Actor | Argo

During the early 2000s, actor Scoot McNairy quickly came to specialize in portrayals of colorful and individualistic young men with a slightly rebellious edge. McNairy began during the early to mid-2000s, with bit parts in films including Wonderland (2003), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art ...

Tom Purcell

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44. Ray Fisher

Actor | Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Ray Fisher is an American stage actor, best known for his role in the comedy The Good, the Bad and the Confused. On April 24, 2014, it was announced that Fisher will portray the superhero Victor Stone/Cyborg in the upcoming film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. and is expected to reprise his ...

Henry Hays

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45. Sarah Gadon

Actress | Enemy

Sarah Gadon was born in a quiet residential area in Toronto, Ontario, to a teacher mother and a psychologist father. She grew up with the support and encouragement of her parents and older brother, James, and with this was inspired to go headlong into acting and dance alike. Sarah spent much of her...

Elisa Montgomery

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46. Brett Cullen

Actor | Ghost Rider

Brett Cullen was born on August 26, 1956 in Houston, Texas, USA as Peter Brett Cullen. He is known for his work on Ghost Rider (2007), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) and The Replacements (2000). He is married to Michele Little. They have one child.

Gerald Kindt

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47. Mamie Gummer

Actress | Ricki and the Flash

Mamie Gummer was born on August 3, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA as Mary Willa Gummer. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Side Effects (2013) and The Ward (2010). She was previously married to Benjamin Walker.

Lucy Purcell

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