Cast and Characters: Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy

The characters of The Umbrella Academy as children.



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The Following is a list of cast and characters from the Netflix program The Umbrella Academy and their status at the end of the season(s).


Characters description and pictures used are changed as notable information is presented and better screenshots are taken. Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of every cast member. Only those noted in episode recaps are featured below.

The Umbrella Academy Season 1, Episode 1 We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals [Series Premiere] - Title Card
Meet The Characters
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Season/ EpisodeSynopsisDirector, Writer, and Introduced ActorsTopics & Focused Characters
Season 1, Episode 10 "The White Violin" [Season Finale]Somehow, The Umbrella Academy turns things around for what made for quite the finale - until we were left with a cliffhanger.
Director(s)Peter Hoar
Writer(s)Steve Blackman
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
Reginald Wife: AbigailLiisa Repo-Martell
  • The Love Of A Violin: Reginald, Abigail, Vanya
  • One Last Meeting: The Handler, Cha-Cha, Hazel, Luther, Five, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya, Pogo
  • This All Never Happened: Five, Vanya, Agnes, Hazel, Allison, Diego, Klaus, Ben, Cha-Cha, Luther
Season 1, Episode 9 “Changes”We get Grace’s origin story and get the family’s reaction to the events of episode 8 “I Heard a Rumor.”
Director(s)Jeremy Webb
Writer(s)Bob DeLaurentis, Eric W. Phillips
Air Date2/15/2019
  • The Origins of Grace: Grace, Vanya, Reginald
  • Welcome To The Long Middle: Klaus, Ben, Hazel, Diego, Five, Allison, Luther, Leonard
  • The Beginning Of The End: Vanya, Luther, Hazel, Cha-Cha, The Handler, Agnes, Klaus, Ben, Diego
Season 1, Episode 8 "I Heard a Rumor"The truth behind Vanya’s powers, and her forgetting them, are revealed. Also, more info on Reginald’s death is provided.
Director(s)Jeremy Webb
Writer(s)Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Sneha Koorse
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
ClaireCoco Assad
  • On The Run: Cha-Cha, Hazel, Agnes
  • The Death of Reginald: Reginald, Pogo, Grace, Luther, Klaus, Diego
  • There Was An Accident: Reginald, Leonard, Vanya, Allison, Luther
Season 1, Episode 7 "The Day That Was"On top of Reginald making an appearance, so does what might be God. Also, we learn what Leonard has been hiding.
Director(s)Stephen Surjik
Writer(s)Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
BeamanRainbow Francks
God (?)Birva Pandya
  • Is That You God? It’s Me, Klaus: Luther, Klaus, Reginald, God
  • The Past Biting You In The Ass: Leonard, Allison, Diego, Five, Reginald, Grace
  • Who Knows What The Future May Hold?: Cha-Cha, Hazel, Agnes, Vanya, Leonard, Det. Beaman, Diego, Allison
Season 1, Episode 6 "The Day That Wasn't"Five adjusts to middle management, secrets are revealed, we meet Dave, and Cha-Cha tries to kill Hazel!
Director(s)Stephen Surjik
Writer(s)Sneha Koorse
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
DaveCody Ray Thompson
  • For Love: Dave, Klaus, Vanya, Leonard
  • I Thought It Was Real: Cha-Cha, Hazel, Vanya, Leonard, Handler, Five, Agnes
  • I Can’t Live A Lie: Allison, Luther, Five, Diego, Grace, Handler, Cha-Cha, Hazel
Season 1, Episode 5 "Number Five"Alongside questioning what is going on with Vanya, there is a need to question who is “The Handler,” what is “The Commission” and are Five’s efforts futile?
Director(s)Ellen Kuras
Writer(s)Bob DeLaurentis
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
The HandlerKate Walsh
AgnesSheila McCarthy
  • The Veteran: Five, Klaus, Diego, Luther
  • The Greatest Love: Allison, Leonard, Vanya
  • Would You Like A Position In Middle Management?: The Handler, Cha-Cha, Hazel, Agnes, Luther, Five, Diego, Klaus
Season 1, Episode 4 "Man On The Moon"What’s in Hazel’s briefcase is revealed alongside how Luther got so bulky and how Klaus’ childhood was like.
Director(s)Ellen Kuras
Writer(s)Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Air Date2/15/2019
  • How Things Were Before: Luther, Reginald
  • A Good Time to Reconcile: Allison, Vanya, Leonard, Diego, Luther, Five
  • Never Act On Your Own: Diego, Detective Patch, Klaus, Cha-Cha, Hazel, Ben
Season 1, Episode 3 "Extra Ordinary"As mom gets investigated, Cha-Cha and Hazel pay a visit to the Umbrella Academy.
Director(s)Andrew Bernstein
Writer(s)Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Air Date2/15/2019
  • Over The Course of 13 Years: Grace, Vanya, Allison, Luther
  • Mommie Dearest: Grace, Diego, Luther, Allison
  • Home Invasion: Cha-Cha, Hazel, Luther, Klaus, Diego, Allison, Grace, Number Five, Vanya
Season 1, Episode 2 “Run Boy Run”As Number 5 gets hunted, he tries to find one sibling who can help him stop what might be the apocalypse.
Director(s)Andrew Bernstein
Writer(s)Steve Blackman
Air Date2/15/2019
Introduced This Episode
Eudora PatchAshley Madekwe
LeonardJohn Magaro
Cha-ChaMary J. Blige
HazelCameron Britton
  • We Could Have Been Good, You And I: Eudora, Diego, Luther
  • This Lonely Life: Vanya, Allison, Leonard
  • On The Run & Running Out Of Time: Klaus, Number Five, Vanya, Cha-Cha, Hazel
Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”The Umbrella Academy will surely become the next show you’ll see people flooding Netflix’s social media with “When is season 2?”
CreatorGerard Way, Gabriel Ba, Steve Blackman
Director(s)Peter Hoar
Writer(s)Jeremy Slater
Air Date2/15/2019
Genre(s)Sci-Fi, Action, Drama
Good If You LikeComplicated Family Dynamics

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Isn’t For You If YouDon’t Like Melodrama
Introduced This Episode
ReginaldColm Feore
MomJordan Claire Robbins
Mr. PogoAdam Godley
LutherTom Hopper
DiegoDavid Castañeda
AllisonEmmy Raver-Lampman
KlausRobert Sheehan
Number 5Aidan Gallagher
Ben              Ethan Hwang
VanyaEllen Page

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Colm Feore Plays Reginald

Reginald (Colm Feore) as the children arrive to his home.
Reginald (Colm Feore)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Reginald is the adoptive father of the children who comprise The Umbrella Academy. He is an eccentric billionaire who, despite adopting the kids, didn’t really take up the father role much, if at all. Instead, who created a cyborg to act as a mother and genetically modified a chimp to serve as another lovable figure.

At the start of season 1, Reginald has died, and this is what brings the children, those alive anyway, together.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Jordan Claire Robbins Plays Grace (Mom)

Mom (Jordan Claire Robbins) starring off into the distance.
Mom (Jordan Claire Robbins)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Mom is a cyborg made to mind the children and may have been their only sense of comfort growing up.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • Grace was made in 1993 and her creation was triggered by Vanya.

 


Adam Godley Plays Mr. Pogo

Mr. Pogo (Adam Godley) in the Umbrella Academy.
Mr. Pogo (Adam Godley)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Mr. Pogo was a companion of sorts to Reginald, especially in his later years after the children left.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Tom Hopper Plays Luther

Luther (Tom Hopper) after his fight with Diego.
Luther (Tom Hopper)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

The supposed leader of The Umbrella Academy is Luther. He has the powers of super strength, and his body shows this. However, while he may have been considered the de facto leader, no one in the family treats him this way. Though, when it comes to family, as much as he may care about most of his siblings, Allison seems to have a special place in his heart, and they might have had a thing. However, something happened.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • S1E2: He spent 4 years in space before the events of episode 1.
  • S1E4: It is revealed that, 7 years prior to the start of the series, Luther went on a mission by himself and nearly died. So, Reginald used the serum, likely used to make Mr. Pogo who he is, to save him. Thus leading to the physical appearance Luther has.

 


David Castañeda Plays Diego

Diego entering a room.
Diego (David Cataneda)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Diego is the only member of the family who still fights crime, and is probably the biggest ass**** of everyone. I’m talking equal opportunity no matter who is in his presence. But, while a terrible brother, he does save a lot of lives with his knife throwing technique.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • Growing up, Diego had a stutter.

Emmy Raver-Lampman Plays Allison

Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman) talking to Vanya.
Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

A famous, world-renowned, actress, and recent divorcee, Allison is the sole Black member of The Umbrella Academy. Her power is that of persuasion, and usually begins with “I Heard A Rumor.”

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

 


Robert Sheehan Plays Klaus

Klaus (Robert Sheehan) talking to Mr. Pogo.
Klaus (Robert Sheehan)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

With powers to communicate and see the dead, Klaus self-medicates heavily so that the dead don’t haunt him. Thus leaving him a junkie who, occasionally, tries to get clean, but his sobriety doesn’t last too long.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • Episode 5: It is revealed that, thanks to Hazel’s briefcase, Klaus went back in time and likely ended up in the Vietnam War.
  • When Klaus was 12, he broke his jaw running in Grace’s heels.
  • As part of his training, he was locked in a mausoleum, when 13, so that he could get over his fear of the dead.

 


Aidan Gallagher Plays Number 5

Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) in the future, after the world is destroyed.
Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Number Five is able to teleport to and from the future, and within a reasonable distance in the present. Also, he is one of the few who Mom seemingly didn’t give a name to. But, Number Five seems to not have a problem with this.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • As an assassin, he killed Stalin, started the chain of events which caused World War I, and was posed to kill John F. Kennedy.

Justin H. Min Plays Ben

Ben (Ethan Hwang) in the Umbrella Academy.
Ben (Ethan Hwang)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

Ben is the only member of The Umbrella Academy to die, and it is assumed it is because his powers became beyond his control. You see, Ben was able to become or conjure a monster. One that, so it seems, killed him.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Ellen Page Plays Vanya

Vanya (Ellen Page) in the Umbrella Academy
Vanya (Ellen Page)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “We Only See Each Other At Weddings and Funerals”

For most of Vanya’s life, she lived as the one who wasn’t special. Because of this, she didn’t get to join her siblings on missions and often found herself assisting Reginald with his experiments. However, despite spending more time with him than the others, they weren’t necessarily close. Hence her tell-all autobiography which, especially for Diego, has made her a bit of a pariah in the family.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • It has been five years since Vanya’s book came out, and it seems it didn’t remain popular for long.
  • As of episode 3 of season 1, she is the third chair of the symphony she works at.
  • For all of her life, Vanya has been medicated, and it seemingly has been to suppress her powers.
  • Vanya’s powers rely on the manipulation of sound to create a telekinetic-like ability.

Ashley Madekwe Plays Eudora Patch

Eudora Patch (Ashley Madekwe) at the precinct.
Eudora Patch (Ashley Madekwe)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Run Boy Run”

Detective Patch was a friend of Diego while they were in the police academy together. Also, there seems to be some kind of connection to them beyond the time they spent in the academy but with Diego being so pro vigilante justice, it causes a wedge between the two.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


John Magaro Plays Leonard

Leonard (John Magaro) talking to Vayna.
Leonard (John Magaro)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Run Boy Run”

Leonard begins things as just a student of Vayna’s trying to learn violin. However, what began as him wanting to reconnect with his dead father may bloom into something more.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • He grew up without a mother.


Mary J. Blige Plays Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige) waiting for Five to arrive to save Klaus.
Cha-Cha (Mary J. Blige)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Run Boy Run”

A time-traveling assassin, Cha-Cha has a penchant for torture and is a bit more by the book than her partner Hazel.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Cameron Britton Plays Hazel

Hazel (Cameron Britton) looking over his shoulder.
Hazel (Cameron Britton)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 2 “Run Boy Run”

Cha-Cha’s partner who clearly is over his job and how cheap their employer is getting. Yet, with a partner like Cha-Cha, he sticks it out for he enjoys her company.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • It is revealed to us that as Hazel has gotten deeper into his career, he has also allowed more witnesses to escape.


Kate Walsh Plays The Handler

The Handler (Kate Walsh) making a deal with Number Five.
The Handler (Kate Walsh)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Number Five”

The Handler is but a recruiter for The Commission. An organization which tries to maintain the timeline and stop, read: kill, those who would alter it. Whether for the better or worse.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Sheila McCarthy Plays Agnes

Agnes (Sheila McCartney) talking with Hazel.
Agnes (Sheila McCartney)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Number Five”

Agnes is but a simple woman saving up to move out to the country, own a garden, maybe open a donut shop, and try her hand in making vegan donuts. A dream Hazel may wish he could join.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

  • Agnes is also an avid bird watcher.


Cody Ray Thompson Plays Dave

Dave (Cody Ray Thompson) laying down, shirt off.
Dave (Cody Ray Thompson)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Day That Wasn’t”

When Klaus heads to the past, by accident, he ends up in Vietnam and Dave is a soldier he connects with. Not just in terms of becoming comrades on the battlefield but with Dave being into Klaus, they become an item. In fact, Klaus calls him the love of his life.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Rainbow Francks Plays Detective Beaman

Det Beaman (Rainbow Francks) giving Diego information about Leonard.
Det Beaman (Rainbow Francks)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Day That Was”

Detective Beaman, like Diego, was close to Detective Patch. Arguably, like Diego, he may have also had feelings for her. However, while Diego was entertained, Beaman was not and him being her co-worker, often in close proximity, didn’t push him ahead. So, while he is cordial with Diego, he doesn’t treat him like a friend – at all.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Birva Pandya Plays God (?)

God (Birva Pandya) talking to Klaus.
God (Birva Pandya)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “The Day That Was”

While not outright called “God,” when Klaus meets this child, she notes she made everything, including Klaus, and Klaus questions why she doesn’t like him when it is assumed she likes everyone. So, taking those cues, one could only assume this is God in the world of The Umbrella Academy.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

 


Coco Assad Plays Claire

Allison and Claire (Coco Assad) during bed time.
Allison and Claire (Coco Assad)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 8 “I Heard a Rumor”

Claire is Allison’s daughter who, due to her using her power on her, she lost custody of. But, despite the rough year or so Claire has had, with her mom and dad divorcing, she seems to have a good life. One which has her aware of who her uncles and aunts are, she knows many of their stories, but it seems she hasn’t met a single one.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series


Liisa Repo-Martell Plays Abigail

Abigail (Liisa Repo-Martell) as she lays dying.
Abigail (Liisa Repo-Martell)

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 10 “The White Violin” [Season Finale]

From what it appears, Abigail is Reginald’s wife that he left behind before coming to our world. She was sickly, loved to play the violin, and wasn’t able to make the trip.

Noteworthy Facts & Moments In The Series

How Does Season 1 End For The Cast & Characters?


Colm Feore Plays Reginald

Regina'd home which features rockets shooting up into space, him releasing some form of energy into the universe, and pods which perhaps are used for farming.

After killing himself, in order to push the children to come together and reconcile, we’re left with quite a few questions. One of the big ones are Reginald’s origins because, the technology seen in the picture above, it doesn’t shout the early industrial era, as things look when Reginald steps off a ship, assumingly, in the Americas. Also, it isn’t explained why he knew of the apocalypse nor how he was able to find even 7 of the 40 some odd kids born with powers.


Jordan Claire Robbins Plays Grace (Mom)

Brought back from the dead, but killed in the apocalypse, being that Five seemingly is taking everyone to the past, redoing their childhoods over, she’ll likely return.


Adam Godley Plays Mr. Pogo

While Mr. Pogo is killed by Vanya for knowing about her powers being suppressed, with the time reversal, we should see him again.


Tom Hopper Plays Luther

Allison noting that she has compared every man to Luther, all her life.

Due to the time change Five does, Luther and Allison never have their romantic moment be canon. However, they do still get closer and with him speaking to her daughter, while not in the relationship Reginald put a pause on, they’re closer than ever.


David Castañeda Plays Diego

Thanks to the words of Five, while he was drunk, Diego is less of a vigilante looking for justice and/or revenge.


Emmy Raver-Lampman Plays Allison

Because of Vanya, Allison lost her ability to do more than a whisper, but even after that she loved her and tried to protect her.


Robert Sheehan Plays Klaus

Klaus (Robert Sheehan) after being revived from overdosing.
Klaus (Robert Sheehan)

After spending most of the season doing drugs, trying to drown out Ben, and being comic relief, Klaus has a handful of moments which change everything. First, he sees Reginald, who notes he has yet to meet his potential, and then during one of the final scenes, Klaus calls upon Ben and is able to unleash Ben’s powers to save the family.


Aidan Gallagher Plays Number 5

Using immense power, and for the first time bringing other people with him, Five takes everyone to the past and, in the process, seemingly turns them into their younger selves. Pushing the idea we may see the younger version of characters far more than previously.


Justin H. Min Plays Ben

For most of the season, Ben could only talk and interact with Klaus. However, with showing his power through Klaus, it is established he has always been there.


Ellen Page Plays Vanya

Vanya before she loses her mind.

After draining Luther, Diego, Klaus, and Five’s life force, she ends up causing the Apocalypse. However, with Allison shooting a gun by her ear, that seemingly knocks her out and leads to Five making a decision. He figures the only way to stop the apocalypse is to undo how Vanya was treated. So, it seems they will redo her childhood differently next time.


Ashley Madekwe Plays Eudora Patch

She dies after Cha-Cha shoots her but her murder case goes unresolved – mostly because the guns Hazel gives up aren’t handed to the cops.


John Magaro Plays Leonard

Leonard dies after Vanya learns the truth.


Mary J. Blige Plays Cha-Cha

Cha-Cha noting the task they are doing is to make sure the end of the world happens.

She dies alone after Diego decides to not kill her in honor of Eudora’s memory.


Cameron Britton Plays Hazel & Sheila McCarthy Plays Agnes

They escape using the Handler’s breifcase.


Kate Walsh Plays The Handler

She is shot in the head by Hazel.


Cody Ray Thompson Plays Dave

He died on the front lines in Vietnam.


Rainbow Francks Plays Detective Beaman

He dies in the apocalypse.


Birva Pandya Plays God (?)

She’s God. She is just watching things happen.


Coco Assad Plays Claire

 

Allison and Claire (Coco Assad) during bed time.
Allison and Claire (Coco Assad)

After finally hearing the voice of her uncle, within the next day she dies due to the apocalypse.


Liisa Repo-Martell Plays Abigail

She died before most of the events in the series.


 

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