The Mandalorian continues to add new characters to the Star Wars universe. The regular cast for Season 1 included our Mandalorian hero (revealed to be named Din Djarin in the Season 1 finale), Gina Carano’s Cara Dune, and Internet darling Baby Yoda, but Season 1 was also full of celebrity cameos like Bill Burr, Matt Lanter, Richard Ayoade, and Jason Sudeikis.
With Season 2 now here, having premiered October 30 on Disney+, we’ve got a list of new stars confirmed and rumored to be joining the fray — from live-action versions of fan-favorite Star Wars animated characters played by Rosario Dawson and Katee Sackhoff to original Jango Fett himself, Temuera Morrison! We’ve even got a cameo from Clone Wars and Rebels star Dee Bradley Baker.
Previously, we put together a breakdown of all the major cast members and notable cameos in The Mandalorian Season 1. We’ve now updated it with all the new characters either rumored or already arrived for Season 2 (so if you’re not up to date, be aware of cast and character spoilers further below). Check out the slideshow below or scroll down for more.
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Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian (aka Din Djarin)
Pedro Pascal stars in The Mandalorian. The actor previously spilled that the mysterious Mandalorian’s real name is Din Djarin, which was confirmed in episode 8. He’s a lone gunfighter making his way in a lawless corner of the galaxy five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, and the protector of The Child, a mysterious creature fans have come to call Baby Yoda. This Mandalorian hero has a look inspired by Boba Fett’s original appearance in the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Horatio Sanz as Mythrol
Comedian Horatio Sanz (SNL) plays an alien character named Mythrol. Mythrol is the Mandalorian’s very first bounty target in the series, and his nosy personality gets him a one-way trip into a carbon freezer.
Carl Weathers as Greef Karga
Carl Weathers (Predator) plays Greef Karga, the grizzled leader of a bounty-hunting guild who has a long-standing relationship with the Mandalorian. It’s Karga who arranges the mission that forms the backbone of Season 1’s plot, but he eventually finds himself at odds with his favorite contractor once Mando is forced to choose between his job and his moral code.
Werner Herzog as “The Client”
Werner Herzog plays “The Client.” Herzog is easily the most intriguing cast member, as he’s generally more known for his directing work than acting. Here he plays an intimidating Imperial warlord with a regiment of Stormtrooper bodyguards who hires the Mandalorian and sets the events of Season 1 in motion.
A team of puppeteers are tasked with bringing this adorable character to life. While officially known as The Child, the Internet has quickly adopted the nickname “Baby Yoda.” Despite its infantile appearance and personality, The Child is actually 50 years old. It’s a member of the same species as Jedi Masters Yoda and Yaddle and seems to share their affinity for the Force. The Mandalorian is hired to track down and retrieve The Child in the first episode, but he finds himself torn between a desire for a big reward and his firm Mandalorian code of ethics.
Brian Posehn as the Speeder Pilot
Omid Abtahi as Doctor Pershing
Omid Abtahi (Damien) plays Doctor Pershing, who works with Werner Herzog’s unnamed warlord. He is very anxious to get his hands on the Mandalorian’s latest prize. Pershing’s uniform suggests he may be connected to the cloners of Kamino, which hints at his intentions for “The Child.”
Emily Swallow as the Armorer
Nick Nolte as Kuiil
Taika Waititi as IG-11
Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) voices the assassin droid named IG-11. IG-11 was the Mandalorian’s short-term partner in the first episode. Initially, fans assumed Waititi was playing IG-88, one of the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back. IG-11 looks nearly identical.
Jon Favreau as Paz Vizla
The Mandalorian showrunner Jon Favreau also has a guest role in the series as the voice of Mandalorian warrior Paz Vizla. Paz is initially hostile toward Pascal’s character, but comes to respect him as a true Mandalorian. Favreau also voiced a character named Pre Vizla in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and we wouldn’t be surprised if Paz is his descendant.
Gina Carano as Cara Dune
Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6) plays Cara Dune. Dune is a former Rebel shock trooper struggling to return to civilian life after the end of the Galactic Civil War. She butts heads with Mando on the remote world or Sorgan but later joins him in defending a peaceful village from raiding bandits.
Julia Jones as Omera
Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto
Amy Sedaris (Trainwreck) plays Peli Motto, a cranky ship mechanic on Tatooine. Peli is faced with the unenviable task of repairing Mando’s ship after a deadly dogfight, only to discover the tight-lipped bounty hunter is hiding a precious cargo. She appears again in the first two episodes of Season 2, as crafty and mercenary as ever.
Jake Cannavale as Toro Calican
Jake Cannavale (Nurse Jackie) plays an ambitious but untested young bounty hunter named Toro Calican. Toro enlists Mando’s help in carrying out his first major job, but he’s not above betraying his new partner to get ahead.
Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand
Ming-Na Wen (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) plays an assassin named Fennec Shand. The Mandalorian encounters Shand midway through Season 1 when he and Toro Calican are hired to capture her. That proves easier said than done.
Mark Boone Junior as Ranzar “Ran” Malk
Mark Boone Junior (seen here in Sons of Anarchy) plays Ranzar Malk, a bounty hunting middleman who has a history with Mando and hires him to join a team tasked with freeing a prisoner from a New Republic ship.
Bill Burr as Mayfeld
Richard Ayoade as Q9-0
Clancy Brown as Burg
Natalia Tena as Xi’an
Ismael Cruz Cordova as Qin
Matt Lanter as Davan
Matt Lanter, who voices Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, has a cameo in Episode 6 as Davan, a New Republic soldier tasked with guarding the prison ship Mando and his team are trying to break into.
Dave Filoni as Trapper Wolf
Dave Filoni is one of three Mandalorian directors who have cameos in Episode 6 as New Republic X-wing pilots. He also returns in episode 2 of Season 2 alongside Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva.
Rick Famuyiwa as Jib Dodger
Deborah Chow as Sash Ketter
Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) plays Moff Gideon. This Imperial warlord seems to be clinging to power even after the collapse of the Empire, and is accompanied by his own team of Deathtrooper bodyguards. We haven’t met him yet, but with only two episodes left in The Mandalorian Season 1, it’s only a matter of time.
“Moff Gideon is very, very intelligent and very knowledgeable,” Esposito told us at D23. “He’s very particular about his operation and what he does. He’s certainly rising — he was an Imperial soldier before the Empire fell. He uses all of what he’s learned and has … risen from the ranks because he has some sense of order. But yet, he can be cruel, and he will not withstand fools. And he’s a traveler. He gets around and knows everything, and no one knows why.”
Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis as Bike Scout Trooper #1 and #2
Happy Endings star Adam Pally and Saturday Night Live’s Jason Sudeikis cameoed in episode 8 of The Mandalorian as a couple of stormtroopers on speeder bikes (one of whom was way too rough with Baby Yoda and totally deserved to get shot by IG-11). The two shared a brief but memorable scene in the episode’s opening minutes, squabbling over Baby Yoda and seemingly offering an explanation for why stormtroopers are such terrible shots – because their blasters are cheap and shoddily made.
Warning: cast and character spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2 follow.
Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth
Fresh off starring in Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Justified’s Timothy Olyphant arrives in Season 2 as Cobb Vanth. A character first seen in the 2015 novel Star Wars: Aftermath, Vanth is the Marshal of Mos Pelgo, a tiny settlement on Tatooine. Vanth wears a suit of Mandalorian armor that used to belong to Boba Fett, although he isn’t a Mandalorian himself.
Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett
Yes, the actor who played Jango Fett in Attack of the Clones, and would then replace the original actor who voiced Boba Fett for the 2004 DVD re-releases of the original trilogy, appears to be back in the role of Boba (or perhaps another clone, but Boba Fett’s return would make more narrative sense)! Seen looking a little worse for wear at the end of Season 2’s first episode, it seems like the galaxy’s most popular Bounty Hunter is alive and okay-ish on Tatooine. Check out a couple of the theories we broke down about how Boba Fett could be alive in The Mandalorian.
John Leguizamo as Gor Koresh
John Leguizamo – or, if that’s not him under that cyclops-like eye, his voice – makes an appearance in Season 2’s first episode as Gor Koresh, an underworld crime boss looking to get his hands on a hefty chunk of Beskar steel.
Josh Moreno as Mos Pelgo Resident
Josh Moreno – who appeared in Star Trek: Picard’s first season as a Coppelius android – can be seen in the first episode of Season 2 pushing a trolley loaded with a couple of canisters around Mos Pelgo as The Mandalorian rides into town. He’s definitely not Sam Witwer, though, no matter what the internet tells you.
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Captain Carson Teva
When Dave Filoni’s X-Wing pilot Trapper Wolf reappears in Season 2, episode 2, he’s accompanied by a new pilot – Captain Carson Teva, played by Korean Canadian actor Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, who is perhaps best known for his roles as Randy Ko in Train 48, Jung Park in the videogame Rainbow Six: Vegas and its sequel, and as the curmudgeonly Appa in comedy series Kim’s Convenience.
Dee Bradley Baker and Misty Rosas as Frog Lady
Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels alum Dee Bradley Baker (who voiced Rex and the other clones) lends his voice to the Frog Lady in Season 2, episode 2, while Misty Rosas, who did the performance capture for Kuiil in Season 1, also does the performance capture for her here.
Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano
The Daredevil-verse’s Rosario Dawson will reportedly play the first-ever live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s fan-favorite apprentice from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There are rumors too that Ashoka’s appearance in Season 2 could work as a backdoor pilot for an Ahsoka standalone series. Make sure to check out our recap of Ahsoka Tano’s story leading up to The Mandalorian Season 2.
Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze
BSG-alum Katee Sackhoff, who voices Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be playing the live-action version of her character in Season 2.
Michael Biehn as a Bounty Hunter
Terminator and Aliens star Michael Biehn will play a bounty hunter in Season 2. All other details regarding the role are unknown.
Sasha Banks as ?????
This one is still just a rumor at the moment, but back in February, several sources within the wrestling industry said that multi-time WWE women’s champ Sasha Banks had a role in Season 2. Then, last month, Banks and Mandalorian star Gina Carano teased each other bit on Twitter, reigniting the rumor.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly noted that Sam Witwer made a cameo, we regret the error. (Although come on, he’s overdue!)