Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan: Meet the cast and characters

Who plays who in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of the classic Tom Clancy thriller?

Globe-trotting thriller Jack Ryan returns for an explosive second season this autumn on Amazon Prime Video.

Eight new episodes are released on November 1 - find out how to watch on BT TV >

The classic Tom Clancy character has been reinvented with John Krasinski playing the CIA analyst and unexpected hero. Thrust into the deadly world of field operations, the new Jack Ryan is an up-to-the-minute reimagining of the iconic American leading man.

Jack Ryan's first season on Amazon Prime Video proved to be such a hit that the show has already been given the go-ahead for a third season.

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan – Meet the cast and characters

In the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, after tracking a potentially suspicious shipment of illegal arms in the Venezuelan jungle, CIA Officer Jack Ryan heads down to South America to investigate.

As Jack’s investigation threatens to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy, the President of Venezuela launches a counter-attack that hits home for Jack, leading him and his fellow operatives on a global mission spanning the United States, UK, Russia, and Venezuela to unravel the President's nefarious plot and bring stability to a country on the brink of chaos.

Jack Ryan – Played by John Krasinski

John Krasinski in Jack Ryan

Armed with a PhD in economics and guided by a strict moral compass, this rookie CIA analyst uncovered a major terrorist plot in season.

Smart, wry, and resourceful, Ryan soon found himself in the field, where his combat background as a Marine proved invaluable.

At the end of season one, Jack was promoted to head of T-FAD for his success in thwarting a terrorist attack.

Where have you seen him before?

Krasinski has established himself as one of today’s most exciting talents as an actor, writer, and director, engaging audiences on both the big and small screens. After an incredible start to 2018, Krasinski was chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. This follows the successful opening of A Quiet Place, which Krasinski co-wrote, directed, and starred in, opposite Emily Blunt.

Krasinski directed and starred in The Hollars, alongside Anna Kendrick and he also starred as a Navy SEAL in Michael Bay’s Benghazi thriller 13 Hours, alongside James Badge Dale.

Krasinski is probably best know for his nine seasons as charming boy-next-door Jim Halpert on NBC’s Emmy-winning smash hit The Office.

James Greer – Played by Wendell Pierce

Wendell Pierce in Jack Ryan

Savvy, dedicated and hard-nosed, Jack’s boss is a hothead whose personal demons have wrecked his family life and derailed his work as a legendary CIA operative.

Demoted to a desk job in season 1, Greer's success with Ryan in thwarting the Syrian terrorism threat earned him a job as deputy station chief in Moscow, setting up a change of scenery for season 2.

Where have you seen him before?

Pierce is a seven-time NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Actor in a Television Drama, earning this honor for his work in the feature Selma and the HBO series The Wire and Treme. He won the 2008 Image Award for Best Actor in a Television Movie for HBO’s Life Support, opposite Queen Latifah. Pierce narrated Golden Days, Purple Knights: 50 Years of the Los Angeles Lakers, which won five Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards.

More recently, Pierce starred opposite Kerry Washington as Clarence Thomas in the HBO feature Confirmation and played Coach Calhoun in Fox’s musical special Grease Live! for Hamilton director Thomas Kail. His other television work includes Chicago PD, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., The Odd Couple, Ray Donovan, Suits, Law & Order, Third Watch, I’ll Fly Away, Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story, Strapped, and the BBC miniseries With Two Lumps of Ice.

Pierce’s film credits include Clemency, Bad Moms, The Gift, Horrible Bosses, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two, Malcolm X and The Money Pit.

Pierce's memoir, The Wind in the Reeds, was published to rave reviews in 2015.

Dr Cathy Mueller – Played by Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish in Jack Ryan

A workaholic research physician specializing in infectious diseases, Muller first meets Ryan at her father's lavish birthday party.

Despite not having the time or desire for a serious relationship, chemistry quickly blossoms between Cathy and Jack.

Cathy's work at Washington Memorial Hospital and expertise in infectious diseases crosses over with Jack's investigations in season 1 into an Ebola terrorism attack on the United States.

Where have you seen her before?

Cornish is a native Australian and an acclaimed young actress best known for her starring roles in the independent films Candy (2006), opposite Heath Ledger, and Somersault (2004), with Sam Worthington.

She appeared in the Academy Award-nominated Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Discovery Channel’s three-part miniseries Klondike, opposite Richard Madden, Sam Shepard, and Tim Roth.

In 2012 Cornish appeared in Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, opposite Colin Farrell,Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, and Christopher Walken. That same year, she also starred in the independent drama The Girl. The previous year Cornish starred in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, with Emily Browning; and Limitless, co-starring Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper.

Matice aka Garth - Played by John Hoogenakker

John Hoogenakker

Harry Baumann - Played by Noomi Rapace

Noomi Rapace

Mike November - Played by Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Marcus - Played by Jovan Adepo

Jovan Adepo

Gloria Bonalde - Played by Cristina Umana

Cristina Umana

Nicolas Reyes - Played by Jordi Molla

Jordi Molla

Ubarri - Played by Francisco Denis

Francisco Denis

Season 1 cast

Mousa Bin Suleiman – Played by Ali Suliman

Ali Suliman in Jack Ryan

Orphaned during the Lebanese War, this ambitious, Sorbonne-educated financial genius attacks the West while expanding his power base in Syria. Suleiman seeks to establish a unified Islamic caliphate even as his own family falls apart.

Where have you seen him before?

Suliman has recently been seen in major roles in Peter Kosminsky’s miniseries The State, for Channel 4 and Dan Futterman and Alex Gibney’s The Looming Tower. Suliman received many accolades for his performance in 2005’s Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning feature Paradise Now, playing one of two boyhood friends recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv. The groundbreaking and controversial feature from director Hany Abu-Assad went on to win several international awards and had a successful theatrical release. 

Previously, Suliman co-starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg, and garnered critical acclaim for his performance in the lead role in Ziad Doueiri’s feature The Attack, which won top prizes at the 2012 San Sebastian and Seattle film festivals.

Suliman made his American film debut in The Kingdom, opposite Jamie Foxx and Chris Cooper, his first collaboration with Peter Berg.

He also appeared in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe, and Rattle the Cage, for award-winning director Majid Al Ansari. Suliman’s small-screen credits include Showtime’s Homeland.

Hanin Suleiman – Played by Dina Shihabi

Dina Shihabi in Jack Ryan

Married off to Suleiman when she was young, Hanin is the devoted mother of their son and two daughters. After she flees Syria
to protect her children from Suleiman’s increasingly brutal actions, Hanin proves herself an invaluable ally to Jack and his team.

Where have you seen her before?

Shihabi is a Saudi Arabian-born actress currently based in New York City. Living most of her life in Dubai,

Shihabi moved to New York and became the first woman born in the Middle East to be accepted to both the Juilliard and NYU graduate acting programs. She received her M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Shihabi is probably best known for Sean Mullin’s independent feature Amira & Sam, in which she starred opposite Martin Starr. She also appeared in a recurring role on the CBS drama Madam Secretary.

Shihabi is a trained hip-hop and jazz dancer who danced in Saturday Night Live digital shorts featuring Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake. She has also appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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