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Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian: Cast and Characters

A show/ character guide for Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and general information.


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Grogu (Formerly Known as The Child and Baby Yoda)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

When we’re introduced to “The Child,” commonly referred to as Baby Yoda, they have a bounty on their head and, for reasons not revealed, are far away from their home planet. However, despite the money paid to Mando for their retrieval, he decides to keep the child rather than let them possibly be dissected.

Additional Information About Baby Yoda

  • Is estimated to be about 50 years old.
  • Loves to eat seafood and amphibians.
  • Name (2.5): It is revealed their name is Grogu
  • Background (2.5): Was raised on Coruscant at a Jedi Temple and was hidden after the Clone Wars. Also, to protect themselves, they not only suppressed their powers but memories.

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

Orphaned thanks to the empire, but luckily rescued by the Mandalorians, for most of the Mandalorian’s life, he has held people at arm’s length and hasn’t really gotten involved. However, thanks to the child, also known as Baby Yoda, he finds himself exposed to the normalcy stolen from him at a young age.

Additional Information About The Mandalorian

  • Drives a Razor Crest, Pre-Empire, ship, and isn’t fond of droids.
  • 1.8: His real name is Din Djarin
  • 1.8: Lost his family in what was called the “Night of a Thousand Tears.”

Greef Karga (Carl Weathers)

Greef Karga (Carl Weathers) talking to Mando.
Greef Karga (Carl Weathers)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

The head of a guild and The Mandalorian’s contact when it comes to new bounties.

Additional Information About Greef


The Client (Werner Herzog)

The Client (Werner Herzog) making a deal with Mando.
The Client (Werner Herzog)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

A possible member of the empire, The Client’s interest in the child isn’t revealed to us. However, it seems they are willing to pay a massive amount for their retrieval – alive or dead.

Additional Information About The Client


Dr. Pershing (Omid Abtahi)

Dr. Perhsing (Omid Abtahi) hoping to convince Mando to not kill the bounty.
Dr. Perhsing (Omid Abtahi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

A researcher working with The Client who would rather the child be alive. Now, when it comes to studying them, would they hurt them to the point of wishing they were dead? Hard to say. All that is known is that their interest in the child seems less sinister and it appears they went to the client to get the financing they require.

Additional Information About Dr. Pershing

  • Specific Occupation (2.8): Is a clone engineer

 


Kuiil (Nick Nolte)

Kuiil (Nick Nolte) after helping Mando from dying.
Kuiil (Nick Nolte)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

Someone The Mandalorian meets on the planet the child is held who assists anyone who would rid his home of the mercenaries hired to protect, or rather keep others from, the child.

Additional Information About Kuiil

  • He lived most of his life in servitude, so he seeks out peace whenever possible.
    • He worked in gene farms
  • Is Ugnaught
  • Usually ends notable statements with:

 


IG-11 (Taika Waititi)

IG-11 (Taika Waititi) trying to get the bounty before Mando.
IG-11 (Taika Waititi)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “Chapter 1” [Series Premiere]

A droid sent to kill the child.

Additional Information About IG-11

  • It’s a Flotsam robot.

 


Armorer (Emily Swallow)

The Armorer (Emily Swallow) talking to the Mandalorian
The Armorer (Emily Swallow)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3: The Sin”

The person who, for the Mandalorians that the lead is part of, creates their armor and seems to play some form of a leadership role.

Additional Information About The Armorer

 


Heavy Infantry (?)

An image of the Heavy Infantry in battle.

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 3 “Chapter 3: The Sin”

Someone who disagrees with The Mandalorian working with those who are part of the empire, considering they are the reason their people were forced underground.

Additional Information About The Heavy Infantry

 


Cara (Gina Carano)

The Mandalorian and Cara (Gina Carano) hunched down.
The Mandalorian and Cara (Gina Carano)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

A drop soldier of the rebellion, who formerly was an arms for hire, who sought early retirement on Sorgan.

Additional Information About Cara

  • Where Are They From (2.4): Alderaan

 


Omera (Julia Jones)

Omera (Julia Jones) talking to The Mandalorian.
Omera (Julia Jones)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 4 “Chapter 4: Sanctuary”

A Sorgan woman who is a widow and raising a daughter. She is also someone with weapons experience and presents an alternate life for The Mandalorian.

Additional Information About Omera

  • Her village is comprised of Krill farmers.

 

Peli (Amy Serdaris)

Peli (Amy Serdaris) after baby Yoda startles her.
Peli (Amy Serdaris)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

A mechanic on Tatooine who runs the Mos Eisley Tower bay.

Additional Information About Peli

 

Toro (Jake Cannavale)

Toro (Jake Cannavale waiting for Mando to return.
Toro (Jake Cannavale)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

A first-time bounty hunter that Mando encounters who is willing to give up the money for capturing Fennec if he can get the credit.

Additional Information About Toro

 

Fennec (Ming-Na Wen)

Fennec (Ming-Na Wen) being held hostage.
Fennec (Ming-Na Wen)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 5 “Chapter 5: The Gunslinger”

A galaxy renowned assassin who has worked for many Anti-New Republic crime syndicates like the Hutts.

Additional Information About Fennec

  • Uses an MK Modified Rifle.

 

Ran (Mark Boone Junior)

Ran (Mark Boone Junior) looking outward.
Ran (Mark Boone Junior)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

An old friend of Mando, who used to join him on bounty hunts, alongside a decent-sized group, back in the day. Now the semi-retired Ran mostly handles the deal-making and has others handle the bounties. who he seeks out for work

Additional Information About Ran

 

Mayfeld (Bill Burr)

Mayfeld (Bill Burr) being introduced by Ran.
Mayfeld (Bill Burr)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

Ran’s second in command, who leads the bounty missions for him.

Additional Information About Mayfeld

 

Burg (Clancy Brown)

Burg (Clancy Brown) introducing himself.
Burg (Clancy Brown)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

A demon looking member of Mayfeld’s group who handles the heavy lifting and is a bit simpler than the rest.

Additional Information About Burg

 

Zero (Richard Ayoade)

Zero (Richard Ayoade) being introduced.
Zero (Richard Ayoade)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

One of Ran’s droids who Mando is forced to allow to drive his ship for the rescue mission of Qin.

Additional Information About Zero

 

Xi’an (Natalia Tena)

Xi'an (Natalia Tena) slightly amused by Mando's appearance.
Xi’an (Natalia Tena)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

A Twi who is part of Mayfeld’s group who specializes in close-quarters combat. Also, she is noted to once have had a thing for Mando that didn’t really go anywhere.

Additional Information About Xi’an

 

Qin (Ismael Cruz Cordova)

Qin (Ismael Cruz Cordova) sitting in his cell.
Qin (Ismael Cruz Cordova)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 6 “Chapter 6: The Prison”

Xi’an’s brother who is the focus of 1.6 as he is the person Mayfeld’s group is trying to rescue.

Additional Information About Qin

 

Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito)

Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) arriving on the scene.
Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 7 “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”

A high ranked Imperial officer who was the one who originally requested the acquirement of The Child.

Additional Information About Moff Gideon


Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant)

Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant) out of armor
Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant)

The defender of a small mining settlement on Tatooine, Mos Pelgo, who used bought Mandalorian armor to scare off possible invaders. Well, with the exception of the Tsuken who still would raid the settlement anyway.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison)

Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison) walking towards the camera with a sunset behind him
Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison)

A bounty hunter, one of the clones of Jango Fett, who travels with Fennec and wears his father’s Mandalorian armor but doesn’t claim being Mandalorian.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Koska Reeves (Mercedes “Sasha Banks” Varnado)

Koska Reeves (Mercedes 'Sasha Banks' Varnado) standing alongside her peers
Koska Reeves (Mercedes ‘Sasha Banks’ Varnado)

A member of Bo-Katan’s Clan Kryze group who is assisting them with taking back their homeworld.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Axe Woves (Simon Kassianides)

Axe (Simon Kassianides) at night
Axe (Simon Kassianides)

A member of Bo-Katan’s Clan Kryze group who is assisting them with taking back their homeworld.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Bo-Katan (Katee Sackhoff)

Bo-Katan (Katee Sachoff) talking to Din as they take a ship
Bo-Katan (Katee Sachoff)

Stemming from a multi-generational Mandalorian family, Bo-Katan not only claims Clan Kryze but also the eventual throne of Mandalore once she reclaims it with other clans.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Frog Lady (Misty Rosas)

Frog Lady (Misty Rosas) running to her husband
Frog Lady (Misty Rosas)

An acquaintance of Peli, who is put into contact with Din in order to find additional Mandalorians. But, in exchange for the information her husband has, Din is tasked with getting Frog Lady to a different planet, without using light speed, for she has the last line of her frog eggs with her.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Mythrol (Horatio Sanz)

Myhtrol (Horatio Sanz) noting he is working off a debt
Myhtrol (Horatio Sanz)

A former bounty of Din that has found a job, to pay off his debt, to Greeg Kraga.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson)

Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) looking over her shoulder at the last soldier she has to take out.
Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson)

A Jedi met on Corvus which provides immense information on Grogu and directs Din to his next location.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


The Magistrate aka Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto)

The Magistrate aka Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto) talking to Din
The Magistrate aka Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto)

The survivor of a massacre that took place during the Clone Wars, their anger fueled them creating an imperial Starfleet that plundered and destroyed worlds for years.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs


Valin Hess (Richard Brake)

Valin Hess (Richard Brake) talking to Mayfeld and Din
Valin Hess (Richard Brake)

A commander over the unit Mayfeld was in when an Imperial soldier who wiped out an entire city, specifically Burnin Konn, of over 10,000, in Operation Cinder.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Everybody thinks they want freedom, but what they really want is order.
— Valin Hess


Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) revealing himself
Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill)

One of the few remaining Jedi in the universe.

Additional Information

Quotes & Gifs

Talent without training is nothing.
— Luke


General Information

Network
Disney Plus
Creator(s)Jon Favreau
Air Date11/12/2019 – Present
Genre(s)Sci-Fi, Adventure

Groups & Organizations

  • The Mandalorians: An elite group of mercenaries who, as a group, have a long and storied history. However, thanks to the Empire, their numbers have dwindled.
    • The Mandalorians are not a race of people but rather humans that follow a creed.
    • Their young, especially those not born of their group, are called foundlings. They are treated as their own children but also pushed to be some of the best soldiers in the universe.
  • The Klatoonians: A mercenary group that harasses a krill farming village in 1.4.
  • Tusken: Tatooine natives who are treated as raiders by the colonizers
    • 2.1: They are often nicknamed “The Sand People” which they take as a derogatory term.
    • 2.1: While verbal, they often speak in what appears to be their own sign language as well.
  • Jawas: Little scavengers that we meet in 1.2
  • Child of the Watch (2.3): What is described to be a cult of religious zealots who take the way of the Mandalorian to the extreme.

Notable Locations

  • Sorgan: The planet where Cara and Omera are met.
  • Tatooine: A mostly desert planet
    • Mos Pelgo: A mining settlement, formally under the occupation of The Empire, which, after the fall of the second Death Star, was taken over by a mining collective until Cobb Vanth liberated them with Mandalorian armor.
  • Trask (2.3): A Black market port
  • Nevarro: Greeg Kraga’s home planet and when Din is given the assignment to retrieve The Child.
  • Corvus (2.5): Where we meet Ahsoka Tano
  • Tython (2.5): A planet which holds a still active Jedi Temple where the force is strong

Terms To Know

  • Mythosaur: A two-legged animal that, in the past, Mandalorians were known for riding
  • The Great Purge: When a massive amount of Mandalorians were killed, thus forcing them underground.
  • Beskar: A metal that makes most of the Mandalorians armor and is a rare, precious metal.
  • AT-STL Imperial walkers
  • Chain Codes: An identification code which is how people are generally ID’d.
  • Krayt Dragon: This Tatooine native that is a dragon without wings that primarily moves about through tunneling under the sand and is known to sleep in Sarlacc pits. Due to its tough skin, it is considered challenging to kill, even with the possibility of a soft underbelly.
  • Bantha: A mammoth-like animal that is used to travel by people like the Tuskens. However, many on the planet Tatooine use them.
  • Dark Troopers (2.6): Droid versions of the stormtrooper who are impactful, but the heat they produce don’t make them ready for long periods of battle.
  • Rhydonium (2.7): A volatile and explosive material
  • Darksaber (2.8): A Mandalorian blade that cuts through everything but Beskar.

Other Information

  • Per Disney, The Mandalorian takes place between “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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