Summary

  • Jeff Nichols’ crime drama
    The Bikeriders
    features a stacked cast of recognizable stars.
  • The three leads of the movie are Jodie Comer, Austin Butler, and Tom Hardy.
  • The
    Bikeriders
    ensemble cast also includes Michael Shannon and Mike Faist.



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The cast of The Bikeriders is full of recognizable stars. The 2024 movie comes from writer-director Jeff Nichols, whose previous work includes the Matthew McConaughey-led Mud and the Oscar-nominated Loving, starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. The movie, which follows the fictional Chicago-based Vandals motorcycle club in the 1960s, is loosely based on the 1967 photobook by Danny Lyon. The real-life motorcycle club depicted in the book was called Outlaws MC and was founded in McCook, Illinois.


The $40 million crime movie comes with a cast packed with A-list talent, including a trio of leads that have two Oscar nominations and an Emmy win between them. However, the ensemble cast is nearly as recognizable as the stars playing the main characters at the center of the story. The stars filling out the rest of the cast include prominent character actors, up-and-coming stars, and performers who have previously collaborated with Nichols.

Actor

Character

Jodie Comer

Kathy

Austin Butler

Benny

Tom Hardy

Johnny

Michael Shannon

Zipco

Norman Reedus

Funny Sonny

Mike Faist

Danny Lyon

Emory Cohen

Cockroach

Boyd Holbrook

Cal

Beau Knapp

Wahoo

Damon Herriman

Brucie

Happy Anderson

Big Jack

Karl Glusman

Corky

Paul Sparks

Gary Rogue Leader

Toby Wallace

The Kid


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Jodie Comer as Kathy

Date Of Birth: March 11, 1993

Actor: Jodie Comer was born in Liverpool, England and before joining the biker movie, she had her breakout role playing Villanelle opposite Sandra Oh in the buzzy British spy thriller Killing Eve, which ran for four seasons. Comer was nominated for three Emmys and two Golden Globes for the role, winning one Emmy in 2019. She is also set to star opposite Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Ralph Fiennes in the upcoming horror sequel 28 Years Later.

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Character: In The Bikeriders, Jodie Comer plays Kathy. Kathy is the wife of up-and-coming Vandals MC member Benny. As he becomes more involved in the group, Kathy finds herself in a tug-of-war for Benny’s soul as he falls under the sway of Vandals’ charismatic leader Johnny and pushes things even farther than his new mentor.

Austin Butler as Benny

Date Of Birth: August 17, 1991


Actor: Austin Butler was born in Anaheim, California, and got his start taking teen roles in projects made by Nickelodeon and Disney. His transition into more adult roles took off when he was cast as Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s lavish biopic Elvis, a role that earned him his first Oscar nomination and his first Golden Globe win. Since then, Butler has taken on a variety of roles that have marked him as a major up-and-coming actor, playing characters in projects as varied as the World War II drama Masters of the Air and the sci-fi epic Dune: Part Two.

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Character: In The Bikeriders, Austin Butler plays Benny. At the beginning of the movie, Benny is a new member of Vandals MC who is taken under Johnny’s wing. However, his unpredictable nature puts him at the center of the group’s tipping point toward more and more violent activities.

Tom Hardy as Johnny

Date Of Birth: September 15, 1977

Actor: Tom Hardy was born in London, England, and made his television debut in the miniseries Band of Brothers, which was a precursor to Austin Butler’s Masters of the Air. He achieved even bigger fame after appearing in Christopher Nolan’s Inception, kicking off a long series of collaborations with the director that also includes The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk. Since then, Hardy has split his time between blockbuster tentpoles such as Venom and Mad Max: Fury Road and more arthouse-oriented fare like The Revenant, for which he was nominated for an Oscar.


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Character

Band of Brothers (2001)

John A. Janovec

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Twombly

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Shinzon

Layer Cake (2004)

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

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James Keziah Delaney

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Eddie Brock/Venom


Character: In The Bikeriders, Tom Hardy plays Johnny. Johnny is the founder of Vandals MC who becomes a mentor figure to Benny. However, he struggles to enforce his original rules as time passes and the group slowly slips closer and closer to becoming a dangerous crime syndicate.

The Bikeriders Supporting Cast & Characters

The Ensemble Of The Bikeriders Is Full Of Famous Faces

Michael Shannon as Zipco – Michael Shannon, who plays Zipco, was previously the lead of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and Take Shelter, though the intense actor has also delivered memorable performances in movies including The Shape of Water, Bullet Train, and Man of Steel, the latter of which saw him portray iconic DC villain General Zod.


Norman Reedus as Funny Sonny – Norman Reedus, who plays Funny Sonny, is best known for playing Daryl Dixon in the post-apocalyptic series The Walking Dead and its spinoff The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, which was recently renewed for season 2, though he has also holds a major role as Murphy MacManus in the Boondock Saints franchise.

Mike Faist as Danny Lyon – Mike Faist, who plays Danny Lyon, the photographer behind the real-life book which the movie is based on, is a stage actor known for originating the roles of Morris Delancey in Newsies and Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen, though he has achieved recent onscreen success opposite Zendaya and Josh O’Connor in the buzzy tennis love triangle drama Challengers.

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Emory Cohen as Cockroach – Emory Cohen, who plays Cockroach, got his start playing teen roles in Smash and The Place Beyond the Pines before moving on to more mature characters in projects including The OA and Brooklyn.


Boyd Holbrook as Cal – Boyd Holbrook, who plays Cal, recently played The Corinthian in The Sandman and Clement Mansell in Justified: City Primeval, and is also known for villainous big screen performances in Logan and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Beau Knapp as Wahoo – Beau Knapp, who plays Wahoo, has starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal multiple times in projects including Southpaw and Road House, in addition to appearing in movies such as The Signal and Destroyer.

Damon Herriman as Brucie – Damon Herriman, who plays Brucie, is an Australian actor who is likely best known for playing Dewey Crow in Justified in addition to having portrayed Charles Manson onscreen twice, in Netflix’s Mindhunter and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

Happy Anderson as Big Jack – Happy Anderson, who plays Big Jack, is a character actor known for small but memorable roles in titles including Bird Box, Mindhunter, and Bad Boys for Life.


Karl Glusman as Corky – Karl Glusman, who plays Corky, is likely best known for appearing in the Alex Garland projects Devs and Civil War.

Paul Sparks as Gary Rogue Leader – Paul Sparks, who plays Gary Rogue Leader, is best known for roles on prestige television shows including House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire, and The Night Of, though he also played a critic in the movie musical The Greatest Showman.

Paul Sparks also played the supporting role of Agent Miller opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols’
Midnight Special
.

Toby Wallace as The Kid – Toby Wallace, who plays The Kid in The Bikeriders, is a young actor from London who has appeared in the Australian soap opera Neighbours in addition to other projects, including a role in Finestkind opposite Jenna Ortega.


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