'Ghost' cast and character guide
Meet characters (alive and otherwise) from the hit CBS show!
CBS' Ghosts is an American remake of a popular British sitcom. Like The Office and Shameless before it, it has become a critically-acclaimed smash hit with audiences and critics alike. Joining from the original series Across the Pond, Joe Port and Joe Wiseman are adapting the series for CBS, and have served as co-hosts of the US series for two seasons so far. Producer. Ghost follows married couple Samantha (Rose McIver) and Jay (Utkarsh Ambudkar) as they inherit Woodstone Estate, a beautiful mansion from Sam's distant relatives. Together they dream of converting the old house into a bed and breakfast, but upon arrival, Samantha discovers that the halls are haunted by many ghosts, and she is the only one with whom they can interact.
If you're curious and want to learn more about the actors behind your favorite ghosts, see below to find out who's in this ghostly ensemble.
Rose McIver as Samantha “Sam” Arondekar
Sam Arondekar inherits a mansion from a distant relative, and despite her dreams of turning it into something grand, the bubble is burst when she realizes that she can see and talk to ghosts in the mansion. she found She has this ability because she once had a near-death experience. With this newfound ability and the support of her husband Jay, Sam tries to help the ghost out of trouble.
Sam is played by Rose McIver, who you may have previously seen as Olivia "Liv" Moore in the iZombie, the CW's comic book adaptation of the same name, eating brains and solving crimes. She also starred in Netflix's A Christmas Prince and subsequent sequels The Royal Wedding and The Royal Baby. Here's what McIver told Collider about Ghosts season 2 during San Diego Comic-Con 2022: Unfortunately, he can't see ghosts in their new mansion. Initially terrified by the paranormal presence in their house, he doesn't trust Sam until he has a freak accident and falls into a coma. But slowly, he begins to accept the ghosts, and even continues to play D&D with them.
“There’s a deepening that has happened between the connections of everybody — between the ghosts within themselves and also the ghosts and the livings, and even Jay to the ghosts. I often say this; even though he doesn’t communicate with them directly, he understands them a lot better than Sam does some of the time. He’s more inclined to believe things. He’s more open-minded in a lot of ways. So I feel like the depth, and we’ve all professed love to each other now, that’s a pretty major way to go — [to Jones] you’ve professed a lot of love, actually. You and [Nigel]. So there’s a lot this season we kind of get to unpack further and further.”
Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay Arondekar
Ambudkar is known for his film roles in Pitch Perfect, Blindspotting and Free Guy alongside Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer and Joe Keery. He also acted in the TV series Shows including The Mindy Project, White Famous, Never Have I Ever and The Dropout. He also showed off his improv skills on Ghosts and went on to be one of the show's funniest actors. Ambudkar's next step is to play King Bumi in the live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender, which will be released on Netflix in 2023. Former American Revolutionary Army officer who died of dysentery two weeks after the siege of Fort Ticonderoga. Unfortunately, his American Revolutionary legacy has been forgotten. But even in this relative anonymity of his afterlife, Higgintoot struggled with his hidden sexuality. He didn't come from a time when he could come out openly, but he did so with the help of his ghostly companion, Heidi.
With a flair for comedy, Brandon Scott Jones brings the phantom of the prim gentleman to life. Brandon Scott Jones previously starred in the Rebel Wilson rom-com Isn’t Romantic?. He also co-wrote and starred in another Netflix Rebel Wilson film, Seniors. Ghost was his breakthrough role, for which he won a Critics' Choice Award nominate. Jones will also play an undisclosed role in the vampire horror comedy Renfield.
Brandon Scott Jones as Captain Isaac Higgintoot
Former Prohibition-era jazz singer Alberta Hynes discovers her own cause of death with Sam's help. Sam does some investigating and discovers that Alberta's death was caused by poisonous moonlight. During her lifetime, Alberta's maneuvers to get to the top often left her opponents under the car, causing her to make quite a few enemies. While humming a sweet melody, Alberta can be heard not only by living people, but also by Alexa devices. She is played by Danielle Pinnock, who made her TV debut in an episode of "This Is Us". She went on to star in multiple episodes of CBS's Young Sheldon arc, but Ghosts is by far her most popular role. Here's what Pinnock had to say about Alberta's murder and where it went in an episode of Collider Ladies Night Pre-Party: In 1985, one of his soldiers accidentally shot an arrow that hit him in the neck, He died in 1985. he has a crush on Diva Alberta. Moriarty has appeared on several television shows, including Orange Is the New Black, Search Party, House of Cards and What We're Doing in the Dark. His role on Ghosts marked his first lead role in a reality TV show.
Trevor, the youngest of a group of ghosts haunting the mansion, was a hedonistic, wealthy ex-Wall Street tycoon who died of an accidental drug overdose. Remarkably, his body was found without pants. Due to his recent death, Trevor can interact with the living to a limited extent if he is focused enough.
Danielle Pinnock as Alberta Haynes
Like many of his castmates, Ghosts was Asher Grodman's first regular TV role. Prior to the show, Grodman guest starred on HBO's "Inheritance" and Netflix's "House of Cards." He wrote, directed and produced the short film Train (2015), starring Academy Award winner Eli Wallach, which was featured at several film festivals, including the Vancouver International Film Festival.
“For the 100 years that she's been there, she's been telling the ghosts that she thinks she's murdered, and they've been gaslighting her the whole time. I mean, Hetty’s like, ‘Sis, you died of a heart attack. Leave it alone.’ And a lot of these ghosts probably were there when it happened, so I’m curious to see, as we get farther along in the episodes, which ghost knows more information than what they're telling.”
Richie Moriarity as Pete Martino
Sheila Carrasco as Flower, a charming, carefree hippie who unfortunately ends up trying to befriend a bear while under the influence of LSD. sadly the bear hurt her die. Through her, let life instantly taller. Previously, Carrasco starred in multiple episode arcs on Jane the Virgin and Snap Original #VanLife.
Asher Grodman as Trevor Lefkowitz
Thorfinn, also known as Thor, was a Viking and the oldest ghost on the estate. Thousands of years ago, he embarked on an expedition to North America. His journey was cut short after he was struck by lightning and abandoned by his crew. He can make the lights of the world flicker. Two of his favorite things to talk about are fighting and seafood.
Devan Chandler Long brings infectious energy to our favorite Vikings. Before his acting career, he pretty much played in the NFL. An injury shattered his dreams of playing professional football. From there, he turned to acting and found great success, notably his series regular role in Ghost.
Sheila Carrasco as Susan "Flower" Montero
Played by Rebecca Wisocky, Hetty Woodstone is the self-proclaimed strict lady of the family. She was also the original owner of Woodstone Estate, Sam's great great great great great grandmother. Heidi was arrogant and disliked the working class while she was alive, partly because her husband betrayed her and their maid.
Devan Chandler Long as Thorfinn
Before Ghosts, Wisocky had a regular series Played a role on Lifetime's Devious Maids and had a recurring appearance on The Mentalist. Most recently, she appeared alongside Christian Bale and Margot Robbie in Netflix's controversial Marilyn Monroe film Blonde and David O. Russell's Amsterdam.
Sass is a member of the Lenape tribe with a penchant for cynicism. The Native American often serves as the voice of reason among ghosts, but he secretly likes to stir the pot and start the drama. Sam helps him form a long-distance relationship with his former crush Shiki (Crystle Lightning), a ghost who haunts the town's magazine offices. Román Zaragoza had previously starred on ABC's Stumptown and Disney Channel's Austin & Ally, but Ghosts finally made Zaragoza shine.