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Fantasy Island (2021) Cast & Character Guide

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Learn about FOX’s “Fantasy Island,” including the latest information about its characters, organizations, locations, and more.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s)FOX
Created or Developed ByGene Levitt
First Aired8/10/2021

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Lead Cast

Elena Roarke (Roselyn Sanchez)

Elena (Roselyn Sanchez) welcoming her guest to Fantasy Island

Elena (Roselyn Sanchez)

The great-niece of the Fantasy Island host of the original series, Elena clarifies, in private, that the Island chose her, and she may have reluctantly chosen it back. Thus, she left a fiancé, and entire life, behind.

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  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Time as Fantasy Island Host (1.2): She has been the host for less than 10 years, based on how Brent is talked about.
  • Her Fiancé (1.2): His name was James, and he had a great laugh, blue eyes, and loved carnival games.

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Sometimes going into the past is the best way to free yourself in the future.
— Elena (1.4)

Ruby Akuda (Kiara Barnes and Stephanie Berry)

Initially, Ruby was a 75-year-old guest who just wanted to experience a bit of freedom and joy before cancer would take her life. However, with her husband Mel, she got to be young again and get a new lease on life. One that became permanent as Elena realized the Island wanted her to become her right hand, and Ruby agreed.

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  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1
  • De-Aged (1.2): Ruby notes the form of her we see is circa 1971.
  • The Family Left Behind (1.3): Alongside a husband, Ruby left behind 3 kids and 6 grandkids
  • From (1.3): Cincinnati

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You can’t hide from the hard parts of life. All you can do is find the people who will support you through them.
— Ruby (1.5)

Javier (John Gabriel Rodriquez)

Javier (John Gabriel Rodriquez) talking about Elena

Javier (John Gabriel Rodriquez)

Javier’s actions would lead you to believe something could be there between him and Elena, but she either lacks interest in him or the drama a relationship could cause. Because of that, his main purpose is chartering, by plane, guests to and from the Island.

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Dr. Gina (Gabriela Z. Hernandez)

Dr. Gina (Gabriela Z. Hernandez) checking on Ruby

Dr. Gina (Gabriela Z. Hernandez)

Dr. Gina is the local doctor who treats people at Fantasy Island, and the other islands in the area.

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Segundo (Daniel Lugo)

Segundo (Daniel Lugo) talking to Ruby

Segundo (Daniel Lugo)

The caretaker of the grounds for Fantasy Island.

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Fantasy Island Guests

Mel Akuda (David Moses)

Mel (David Moses) saying goodbye to his wife

Mel (David Moses)

Ruby’s husband, with who she spent 50 wonderful years together with.

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Christine (Bellamy Young)

Christine (Bellamy Young) trying to get a handle on what Fantasy Island will throw at her

Christine (Bellamy Young)

Due to her job as a newscaster, and the torturing caused by her stepfather, Christine, birth name Crystal Joe Stevens, grew up with quite a bit of insecurity. If it wasn’t her teeth, it was her weight, and having a public-facing job didn’t help things. So for her fantasy, she wanted to eat and not gain weight, but, thanks to Elena, she actually lost weight thanks to dropping the trauma her stepfather, Landon, embedded in her.

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Isla (Maria Gabriela Gonzalez)

Isla (Maria Gabriela Gonzalez) meeting Ruby

Isla (Maria Gabriela Gonzalez)

Less of a guest and more of a temptation, Isla’s presence hints at a secret long held by Ruby regarding her sexuality.

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Daphne (Odette Annable)

Daphne (Odette Annable) after swapping bodies with Zev

Daphne (Odette Annable)

After getting married at Kilimanjaro, things have slowly but surely fizzled in Daphne’s marriage. What doesn’t help is her job working in sales is frustrating, and Zev, her husband, doesn’t seem to get it. So the Island and Elena have Daphne and Zev swap bodies.

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Zev (Dave Annable)

Zev (Dave Annable) after swapping bodies with Daphne

Zev (Dave Annable)

Currently on his second marriage, and perhaps not healed too much from his first, Zev is worried that Daphne will leave him like his ex-wife Kate. So when they swap bodies, it helps him understand a lot of what she is going through, including a secret she was keeping.

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Brent Lee (Francois Chau)

Brent Lee (Francois Chau) having a meal with Elena

Brent Lee (Francois Chau)

After the death of his fiancée, all Brent wanted to do was sleep until he felt ready to face that he played a part in her death. Thus far, he has slept at least 10 years, perhaps more, and the deal is, he can sleep through 5 years and then must stay awake for 48 hours before he can lay down and go to rest again.

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There’s no way through this pain. It’s not a swamp, it’s a wall.
— Mr. Lee (1.2)

Eileen Mitchell (Debbi Morgan)

Eileen Mitchell (Debbi Morgan) dealing with her invisibility

Eileen Mitchell (Debbi Morgan)

A model and world traveler, Eileen has long loved being the center of attention, and because of that, she finds aging to be increasingly difficult. However, her challenge is that her daughter, Theodora, has stopped talking to her after leaving her grandson, Freddy, alone while she went out to do some karaoke. So her fantasy is simply getting her daughter back in her life.

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Theodora (Mieko Hillman and Kamori Clark-McGeoy)

In Eileen’s mind, she gave Theodora the world. However, in Theodora’s mind, Eileen dropped her off in random places around the globe. Because of this, while she knows three languages, she also knows what it feels like to be abandoned, and because of Eileen doing that to her son, she is ready to cut her off.

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Professor Charles Wakefield (Cliff Chamberlain)

Professor Charles Wakefield (Cliff Chamberlain) noting he is a skeptic

Professor Charles Wakefield (Cliff Chamberlain)

Since he was in 2nd grade and saw the skin cells of an onion, Charles has loved science. However, in his work as a particle physicist, he has constantly found himself disproving what was thought to be unexplainable. So at Fantasy Island, he is hoping to experience something that cannot be explained through science.

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Alma (Gigi Zumbado)

Alma (Gigi Zumbado) in the past

Alma (Gigi Zumbado)

A drummer like her grandfather, to the ire of her mother, Alma’s fantasy is to be free of her family. However, rather than grant this wish, Alma is shown how her family cannot be free of her and the legacy she continues.

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Raul (Adam Irigoyen)

Raul (Adam Irigoyen) talking to Alma

Raul (Adam Irigoyen)

Raul is Alma’s great uncle who, with his real estate business in Miami, created an empire for the family.

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Martino (Ektor Rivera)

Martino (Ektor Rivera) in prison

Martino (Ektor Rivera)

Alma’s maternal grandfather who was a famous musician in 1967 Cuba, but the story goes, he cheated on her grandmother, murdered a man, and since then, the family has never treated music the same.

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Lily (Liz Dieppa)

Lily (Liz Dieppa) watching her family

Lily (Liz Dieppa)

Alma’s maternal grandmother who, with Raul, escaped Cuba to Miami.

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Oscar (Modesto Lacen)

Oscar (Modesto Lacen) smiling at Elena

Oscar (Modesto Lacen)

It isn’t 100% clear who Oscar is to Elena, but what is clear is that whenever she travels back to Cuba, and to the past, she makes sure to see Oscar and for them to go on what looks like a date.

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Nisha (Anuja Joshi)

Nisha (Anuja Joshi) seeing Josh and looking shocked

Nisha (Anuja Joshi)

26-year-old Nisha Shah is stuck between two men. One is Josh, who she has been with for almost 4 years, and even had a pregnancy scare with, and then Savin, who is the Head of Cardiology at a hospital, and not even 30. Nisha, who is accomplished in her own right, is hoping Fantasy Island will help her decide between the two men, as she has an entire life plan and this decision is slowing her down.

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  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 5 “Twice in a Lifetime”
  • Dream (1.5): Nisha’s actual dream is to own and operate a bakery, but it seems she is going to wait until she turns 60.
  • Gujarati (1.5): The language she and her parents speak

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Josh (Andy Favreau)

Josh (Andy Favreau) proposing to Nisha

Josh (Andy Favreau)

Josh is a man with potential. He is developing an app and he seems to want all Nisha does. But whether or not he’ll live up to his potential is a whole other story.

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Savin (Dhruv Uday Singh)

Savin (Dhruv Uday Singh) on his and Nisha's wedding night

Savin (Dhruv Uday Singh)

Well accomplished, and single, Nisha’s parents set her up with Savin for an arranged marriage and she isn’t against it, mainly due to wanting to share the same culture with her partner.

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Margot (Daphne Zuniga), Nettie (Laura Leighton), and Camille (Sarah Chaney and Josie Bissett)

A group of friends who all are turning 50, but going through specific issues. Margot, at 47, had triplets and while she does have a friend and husband for support, she doesn’t delegate or ask for help. Nettie is recently divorced from her high school sweetheart, and with her identity so wrapped up in being a wife and mother, she doesn’t know how to start this new chapter of her life. Lastly, there is Camille, the friend who didn’t need a man or want children, who is always at odds with Nettie and forcing Margot to play mediator.

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Isabel Marshall (Caitlin Stasey)

Isabel (Caitlin Stasey) in the past

Isabel (Caitlin Stasey)

A copy editor who loves the Agnes novels, and her fantasy was the courage to say “Yes.” Which led her to be transported into the past and meet Rachel Coldwater, who wrote the Agnes novels, and becomes Isabel’s love interest.

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Rachel Coldwater (Gillian Saker)

Rachel (Gillian Saker) smiling at Isabel

Rachel (Gillian Saker)

Rachel is the writer of the Agnes novels and is in a marriage of convenience. Not just because she is queer but also due to her being unable to publish her novels in her own hand. So, she has her husband do so in order to get her work out there.

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Reginald (Andrew Richardson)

Reginald (Andrew Richardson) and Isabel in Reginald's home

Reginald (Andrew Richardson) and Isabel

Reginald is Rachel’s husband.

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Brian Cole (Eric Winter & Benjamin Stockham)

Brian’s fantasy deals with wanting a physical and mental challenge, and he gets just that. He gets stuck with his younger self, the kid who was a child of divorce, a complainer, and a victim, and has to heal old wounds that came from never forgiving himself. Specifically, for allowing himself to be vulnerable enough to be bullied and nearly die.

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Jasper (Leslie Jordan)

Ramon (Mat Pasvua) and Jasper (Leslie Jordan) talking about their relationship

Ramon (Mat Pasvua) and Jasper (Leslie Jordan)

Hailing from Chattanooga, Tennessee, before relocating to Miami, Jaspser is one of the first guests we meet that are dead. Which may lead you to wonder what can the Island and Elena do for him? Well, give him the opportunity to possibly go to heaven if he reconciles with his mentee, Ramon.

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You are a man by birth but a gentleman by choice.
— Jasper Dawson (1.8)

Ramon (Mat Pascua)

Ramon was a child of a mom who held down 3 jobs, wasn’t raised with a dad, but thanks to Jasper, his talent as an artist was fostered – and exploited. Which makes him at odds with his mentee, even in death.

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Dani (Mapuana Makia)

Javier and Dani (Mapuana Makia) talking about her family

Javier and Dani (Mapuana Makia)

Thanks to Dani taking Javier’s shift in the military, she died 6 years ago. Which for Javier weighs heavy since Dani had a husband and a daughter, while Javier only has himself.

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James (Eddie Cahill)

James (Eddie Cahill) introducing himself

James (Eddie Cahill)

Elena’s former fiance that she left in favor of becoming the Island’s host.

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Nathan (Mackenzie Astin)

Nathan Mackenzie Astin Fantasy Island

Nathan (Mackenzie Astin)

For most of the season, Nathan was actually Mr. Jones, the dog often by Elena’s side. However, who he really is, is an inventor of a medical device that killed a few people, and he used Fantasy Island as a means to hide away and see where he went wrong.

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Tony (Andrew Lukich)

Tony (Andrew Lukich) threatening murder

Tony (Andrew Lukich)

Tony was Nathan’s business partner for the medical device Nathan invented.

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Maya (Geri-Nikole Love)

Maya (Geri-Nikole Love) realizing the power of Fantasy Island

Maya (Geri-Nikole Love)

Nathan’s wife, who is also a doctor.

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Allison (Lindsey Kraft)

Allison (Lindsey Kraft) talking to James

Allison (Lindsey Kraft)

The CEO of her family’s hotel company, who is seeking to have the type of Christmas her family would do for photo opportunities, but never with the same glee and genuine spirit as her favorite cheesy movies.

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Richard (Alain Uy)

Richard Alain Uy Fantasy Island Season 1 Episodes 9 10 Welcome to the Snow Globe Part One Welcome to the Snow Globe Part Two

Richard (Alain Uy)

One of Allison’s employees, who went to an Ivy League school, and who she is seeing, but not exclusive or committed to.

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