The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGN

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), 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, and Season 2 continued that trend with the likes of Timothy Olyphant, Michael Biehn, and Sasha Banks.

Now that The Mandalorian Season 2 has finished airing, we can look back at the impressive array of celebrity cameos and returning characters who have joined the series so far – from live-action versions of fan-favorite Star Wars animated characters Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan Kryze to the original Jango Fett, Temuera Morrison and Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.

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 who debuted in Season 2. Check out the slideshow below or scroll down for more.

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Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian (aka Din Djarin)

Mandalorian The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNPedro 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 Grogu, a mysterious creature fans initially called 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

Mythrol The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNComedian 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. He reappears in episode 4 of Season 2, and he’s just as chatty.

Carl Weathers as Greef Karga

Greef-Karga The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNCarl 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, serving as ally, antagonist, and ally again over the course of the first season. He’s now Magistrate of Nevarro, helping keep order alongside Marshal Cara Dune, but he’s always willing to join Mando on a mission.

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Werner Herzog as “The Client”

The-Client The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNWerner 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.

Grogu, aka The Child

Baby-Yoda The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNA team of puppeteers are tasked with bringing this adorable character to life. While initially known as The Child, Baby Yoda’s real name was revealed as Grogu in Season 2, episode 5. Despite his infantile appearance and personality, The Child is actually 50 years old. He’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

brian-posehn-the-mandalorian The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNComedian Brian Posehn appears in the first episode of The Mandalorian as a speeder pilot who transports Mando back to the Razor Crest on a clunky speeder because of Mando’s aversion to droid drivers.

Omid Abtahi as Doctor Pershing

Pershing The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNOmid Abtahi (American Gods) plays Doctor Pershing, who works with Werner Herzog’s unnamed warlord and later Moff Gideon. Pershing’s uniform suggests he may be connected to the cloners of Kamino, which hints at his intentions for “The Child.” He reappears in Season 2, still overseeing mysterious experiments on behalf of Moff Gideon, before ultimately helping Mando and his team break in to rescue Grogu from Gideon’s Imperial cruiser.

Emily Swallow as the Armorer

Armorer The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNEmily Swallow (Supernatural) plays the Armorer, who forges new pieces of Beskar armor for Mando and seems to exert control over the other members of their underground Mandalorian community.

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Nick Nolte as Kuiil

Kuiil The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNNick Nolte (Tropic Thunder) provides the voice of Kuiil, an Ugnaught character who roams the solitary dunes of his remote world and seemingly has great reverence for the Mandalorian warriors of old. He died protecting Grogu in Season 1, but he’ll live on through his memorable catchphrase, “I have spoken.”

Taika Waititi as IG-11

IG-11 The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNTaika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) voiced the assassin droid named IG-11. IG-11 was the Mandalorian’s short-term partner in the first episode and later returned after Kuiiil reprogrammed him as a nurse droid to protect Baby Yoda, ultimately sacrificing himself for Mando’s crew. Initially, fans assumed Waititi was playing IG-88, one of the bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader in The Empire Strikes Back, since IG-11 looked nearly identical.

Jon Favreau as Paz Vizla

Paz-Vizla The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNThe 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

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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, becoming a trusted ally for our hero over the course of Season 1. When we catch up with her in Season 2, she’s become a peacekeeping Marshal for the New Republic on Nevarro, working alongside Greef Karga to rehabilitate the formerly lawless outpost, and joins Mando in his quest to rescue Grogu.

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Julia Jones as Omera

Omera The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNJulia Jones (Westworld) plays Omera, a woman who develops a close bond with the Mandalorian during his time on Sorgan.

Amy Sedaris as Peli Motto

Peli-Motto The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNAmy 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 Season 2, as crafty and mercenary as ever.

Jake Cannavale as Toro Calican

Toro-Calican The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNJake 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

Fennec-Shand The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNMing-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. Although Calican double-crosses the mercenary and leaves her for dead, it’s revealed in Season 2 that she was saved by Boba Fett and is now in his debt and sporting some cybernetic implants in her stomach, which clearly haven’t slowed her down at all. She’ll star alongside Fett in his new spinoff series The Book of Boba Fett.

Mark Boone Junior as Ranzar “Ran” Malk

mark-boone-junior-1567615392601 The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNMark 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

Mayfield The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNComedian Bill Burr plays Mayfeld, introduced in Season 1 as one of the members of Ran’s team. Mayfeld is a former Imperial sharpshooter, though he makes it clear he wasn’t a Stormtrooper (and thus has better aim). He appears again in Season 2 and somewhat redeems himself for previously betraying Mando by helping him break into an Imperial facility to help save Grogu.

Richard Ayoade as Q9-0

Q9-0 The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNRichard Ayoade (The IT Crowd) is the voice of Q9-0, aka “Zero,” an eccentric droid who serves as part of Ran’s crew. His voice returns in episode 2 of Season 2.

Clancy Brown as Burg

Burg The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNClancy Brown (Highlander) plays Burg, a Devaronian who serves on Ran’s crew. His impressive strength and mean temper make him both a valuable asset and a dangerous companion.

Natalia Tena as Xi’an

Xian The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNNatalia Tena (Game of Thrones) plays a Twi’lek bounty hunter named Xi’an. She seems to have a romantic history with Mando and is deadly proficient with knives.

Ismael Cruz Cordova as Qin

Qin The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNIsmael Cruz Cordova plays Qin, a Twi’lek bounty hunter, brother to Xi’an and the person Ran’s team is sent to free from New Republic custody. He also has a history with Mando.

Matt Lanter as Davan

New-Republic-Soldier The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNMatt 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

Trapper-Wolf The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNDave 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

Jib-Dodger The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNRick Famuyiwa (director of episode 6) is one of three The Mandalorian helmers who have cameos in the episode as New Republic X-wing pilots.

Deborah Chow as Sash Ketter

Sash-Ketter The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNDeborah Chow is one of three The Mandalorian directors who have cameos in Episode 6 as New Republic X-wing pilots.

Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon

Moff-Gideon The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNGiancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad) plays Moff Gideon. This Imperial warlord seems to be clinging to power even after the collapse of the Empire. He’s been searching for Grogu to study his blood – most likely in an attempt to resurrect Emperor Palpatine, and created his own army of droid dark troopers. He was defeated in the Season 2 finale and lost the Darkasaber to Mando.

Adam Pally and Jason Sudeikis as Bike Scout Trooper #1 and #2

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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.

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Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth

SWMandalorianCobb- The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNFresh off starring in Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Justified’s Timothy Olyphant arrived 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 wore a suit of Mandalorian armor that used to belong to Boba Fett, giving it to Mando after the bounty hunter helped him save the town from a krayt dragon.

Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett

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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, is officially back in the role of Boba. First seen looking a little worse for wear at the end of Season 2’s first episode, Boba Fett reappeared in Season 2, episode 6 on the hunt for his armor, along with Fennec Shand, who is now working with the bounty hunter after he saved her life. The episode also seemingly made canon the idea that Jango Fett was a Mandalorian foundling, making him as entitled to wear the armor (and pass it down to his son Boba) as Mando is. Morrison will star in his own spinoff series, The Book of Boba Fett, premiering in December 2021.

John Leguizamo as Gor Koresh

SWMandalorianGorKoresh The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNJohn 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

SamWitwerCameo The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNJosh 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

Paul-Sun-Hyung-Lee-as-Captain-Carson-Teva The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNWhen 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. Captain Teva returns in Season 2, episode 4, trying to enlist Cara Dune to help the New Republic.

Dee Bradley Baker and Misty Rosas as Frog Lady

frog-lady-dee-bradley-baker The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNStar 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.

Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze

MandalorianCameosKateeSackhoff The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNBSG alum Katee Sackhoff, who voices Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, plays the live-action version of her character in Season 2, starting in episode 3. She, along with Koska and Axe, save Mando from a particularly wet situation on Trask, before helping him take down Moff Gideon in the Season 2 finale. Now that Mando has possession of the darksaber, time will tell if she and Din will be allies or enemies.

Mercedes Varnado (aka Sasha Banks) as Koska Reeves

MandalorianCameosSashaBanks The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNWWE women’s champ Mercedes Varnado – better known by her ring name Sasha Banks – plays Koska Reeves, a member of the Nite Owls; an elite Mandalorian unit led by Bo-Katan.

Simon Kassianides as Axe Woves

MandalorianCameosSimonKassianides The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNAgents of SHIELD veteran Simon Kassianides plays Axe Woves, a Mandalorian of very few words accompanying Bo-Katan and Koska on Trask. Together, the trio are the first Mandalorians that Din Djarin finds in his Season 2 quest to find more of his own kind.

Titus Welliver as Imperial Captain

MandalorianCameosTitus-Welliver The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNTitus Welliver, known for his lead role in Amazon’s Bosch as well as recurring roles on Sons of Anarchy, The Good Wife, Deadwood, and Agents of SHIELD, plays an Imperial Captain in command of a Gozanti-class freighter.

Alexander Wraith and Philip Alexander as Freighter Pilot and Security Officer

MandalorianCameosAlexanderWraithPhillipAlexander The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGNThe co-pilots of the Imperial Captain’s freighter are played by Alexander Wraith and Philip Alexander, both of whom have also had roles on Agents of SHIELD, bringing the MCU cameo tally of Season 2’s third episode to four actors.

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano

ahsoka-tano-the-mandalorian-rosario-dawson1 The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGN

The Daredevil-verse’s Rosario Dawson is playing the live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s fan-favorite apprentice from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  She made her debut in episode 5 of Season 2, titled “The Jedi.” Ashoka’s inclusion in Season 2 served as a backdoor pilot for an Ahsoka spinoff series which was announced by Disney in December 2020, which will no doubt see her continuing her hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger. Make sure to check out our timeline recap of Ahsoka Tano’s story leading up to The Mandalorian Season 2.

Michael Biehn as Lang

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Terminator and Aliens star Michael Biehn appeared in Season 2, episode 5 as an ex-military gunfighter in service of Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth on Corvus.

Diana Lee Inosanto as Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth

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Inosanto is an actress and stuntwoman who is also the goddaughter of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. She plays a cruel and calculating Magistrate on the planet Corvus who has information Ahsoka Tano wants about Grand Admiral Thrawn, the man Elsbeth serves, which is a major hint that The Mandalorian will connect to the ending of Star Wars Rebels.

Wing Tao Chao as Governor Wing

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Chao – a former Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering who was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2019 alongside Jon Favreau – plays Governor Wing, who is put in charge of Corvus after Magistrate Elsbeth’s defeat.

Richard Brake as Valin Hess

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Richard Brake has played plenty of villains over the years, including Joe Chill in Batman Begins and The Night King in the earlier seasons of Game of Thrones, and he continued that streak in The Mandalorian Season 2, episode 7 as Valin Hess, an Imperial Officer who helped oversee Project Cinder – Emperor Palpatine’s Empire-destroying contingency plan – on the planet Burnin Konn, where he callously sacrificed his own men as well as civilians to carry out the Emperor’s orders. Thankfully, he was later dispatched by Miggs Mayfeld.

Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker

the-mandalorian-luke-skywalker-mark-hamill The Mandalorian: Every Celebrity Cameo and Character So Far | IGN

In the most shocking moment of The Mandalorian Season 2 finale, Luke Skywalker himself returned to answer Grogu’s call and train him in the ways of the Jedi, dispatching a platoon of Moff Gideon’s dark troopers and saving Mando’s team. According to the credits, Mark Hamill reprised his role as Luke for the cameo, while Hamill’s younger body double was played by Max Lloyd Jones.

R2-D2 as Himself

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And wherever Luke Skywalker goes, his trusty droid R2-D2 is never far behind; he rolled in to meet Grogu during The Mandalorian Season 2 finale too.

Matthew Wood as Bib Fortuna

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Matthew Wood took over the role of Bib Fortuna for the character’s surprise post-credits cameo in The Mandalorian Season 2 finale. Jabba the Hutt’s obsequious majordomo seemed to have taken on his former master’s role and his indulgences before Boba Fett and Fennec Shand came to kill him, even keeping his own fellow Twi’lek slave. It remains to be seen what the bounty hunter will do now he’s taken command of Jabba’s palace, but we’ll find out in The Book of Boba Fett spinoff TV show premiering in December 2021. The role of Bib Fortuna was originally played by Michael Carter in Return of the Jedi.

Did you spot any cameos in The Mandalorian we missed? Share them in the comments below!

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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!)
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