Jordan Mendoza as RJ, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer in episode “Yellow”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Jordan Mendoza as RJ, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer in episode “Yellow” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

A cast and character guide for Netflix’s “Kaleidoscope,” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, 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) Netflix
Created By Eric Garcia
Based On A Heist That Took Place In Downtown Manhattan During Hurricane Sandy in 2012
First Aired January 1, 2023
Executive Produced By Russell Fine; Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Justin Levy with Automatik Entertainment; Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan and Clayton Krueger with Scott Free Productions; and Garrett Lerner
Showrunner(s) Eric Garcia

Official Synopsis

Spanning 25 years, Kaleidoscope is an all-new anthology series following a crew of masterful thieves and their attempt to crack a seemingly unbreakable vault for the biggest payday in history. Guarded by the world’s most powerful corporate security team, and with law enforcement on the case, every episode reveals a piece of an elaborate puzzle of corruption, greed, vengeance, scheming, loyalties and betrayals. How did the crew of thieves plan it? Who gets away with it? Who can be trusted?

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Leo Pap (Giancaro Esposito)

Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. David Scott Holloway/Netflix © 2022

The Leader. Leo is whip-smart, intense and driven, with an engineer’s mind and a meticulous eye for detail. He became a thief at a young age — and though he had a chance to get out, he couldn’t stay away from the criminal life and his relapse cost him his family and his freedom.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: An unknown role in the upcoming “The Gentleman,” an unknown role in Francis Ford Coppola’s “Megalopolis,” Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian” and Gus Fring in the “Breaking Bad” franchise
  • Alias (Press Release): The Mastermind

Quotes

Ava Mercer (Paz Vega)

Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Giancarlo Esposito as Leo Pap in episode “White” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. David Scott Holloway/Netflix © 2022

An attorney by day, she is equally at home on a gun range or gallery show as she is in the courtroom. Although she plays things fast and loose, deep down she’s a passionate soul who will do anything to protect the few people close to her.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Sofia in the upcoming “Double Soul,” Carmen Delgado in “Rambo: Last Blood,” and Renata in “The OA”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Weapons Specialist

Quotes

Judy Goodwin (Rosaline Elbay)

Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin in episode “Yellow” of Kaleidoscope.
Kaleidoscope. Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin in episode “Yellow” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2022

The crew’s demolitions specialist, Judy is headstrong and independent — an eccentric spitfire with a sarcastic edge who is clever and talented enough to stay a step ahead of her mistakes.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Amani in “Ramy”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Explosives Expert

Quotes

Bob Goodwin (Jai Courtney)

Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis in episode “Yellow”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis in episode “Yellow” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

A chest-puffing alpha male with a knack for safecracking and pushing people’s buttons, Bob is attractive enough to be a threat and smart enough to be dangerous to anyone who gets in his way when he’s on the hunt.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Clyde in the upcoming “Catching Dust,” Wizz in “Buffaloed” and Captain Boomerang in the “Suicide Squad” franchise
  • Alias (Press Release): The Safe Cracker

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Stan Looms (Peter Mark Kendall)

Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin in episode “Blue”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Peter Mark Kendall as Stan Loomis, Paz Vega as Ava Mercer, Jai Courtney as Bob Goodwin, Rosaline Elbay as Judy Goodwin in episode “Blue” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

A small-time smuggler with a big-time passion for life’s epicurean pleasures, Stan’s got a mouth that never stops running and the heart of a hopeless romantic. Loyal to a fault, he’s willing to risk it all for the object of his desire — even if it means giving up the comfortable life he’s built for himself.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Richard Onsted in “Strange Angel,” and Joey Thomas in “Chicago Med.”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Smuggler

Quotes

RJ Acosta, Jr. (Jordan Mendoza)

Jordan Mendoza as RJ in episode “Blue”
Kaleidoscope. Jordan Mendoza as RJ in episode “Blue” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2022

Shaggy and technical-minded, RJ is a self-taught engineer, a brilliant mechanic and car customizer, and a driver extraordinaire. What he excels in tech know-how, he lacks in common sense and people skills, but his loyalty to Leo knows no bounds. When he’s invited to join the crew, he jumps at the chance to prove his worth.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Crispin in the upcoming “No Hard Feelings”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Smuggler

Quotes

Roger Salas (Rufus Sewell)

Rufus Sewell as Roger Salas in episode “Blue”
Kaleidoscope. Rufus Sewell as Roger Salas in episode “Blue” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

A former thief who has reinvented himself as a top tier security expert, Roger is a salesman with an uncanny ability to manipulate people to his ends. Loyal, to a point, but his own ambitions and needs will win out every time.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Sid Luft in “Judy,” a unknown role in the upcoming “All That I Am,” and John Smith in “The Man in the High Castle”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Corporate Security Titan

Quotes

Hannah Kim (Tati Gabrielle)

Tati Gabrielle as Hannah Kim in episode “White”
Kaleidoscope. Tati Gabrielle as Hannah Kim in episode “White” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2022

Intelligent, ambitious, and adaptable, Hannah is a woman who wears many hats — and is driven by far more than money. As a chameleon who flows between the world of high-stakes finance and low-lying crime, she will have to use everything in her bag of tricks to find a way up and out.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Prudence Night in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” Marienne Bellamy in “You,” and a unknown role in the Tina Mabry directed, Gina Prince-Bythewood written “The Supremes at Earl’s All-You-Can-Eat.”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Protege

Quotes

Liz Kim (Soojeong Son)

Liz Kim (Soojeong Son)
“Liz Kim (Soojeong Son),” Kaleidioscope, “Yellow,” directed by Everado Gout, 2022, (Netflix)

Liz is Hannah’s younger sister, a free spirit and aspiring DJ/immersive dance captain. She’s a source of joy to Hannah, but her laissez-faire attitude conflicts with Hannah’s deep work ethic. Together, they’ll have to find a way to support each other and work hand-in-hand if they want to come out on top.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Christine in “A Good Person”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Sister

Quotes

Carlos Sujo (Hemky Madera)

 

Carlos is Roger Salas’s right-hand man and head of security — not just for the company, but for Roger himself. Loyal and intense, Carlos is the one who Roger turns to when he needs something handled off-book. Very few people really understand what Carlos does for Roger, but they all know it’s best to leave him a wide berth and not get in his way.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode “Yellow”
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Pote Galvez in “Queen of the South,” Tito in “The Happytime Murders,” and an unknown role in the upcoming “Bad Hombres”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Henchman

Quotes

Nazan Abbasi (Niousha Noor)

Niousha Noor as Nazan Abassi, Bubba Weiler as Toby in episode “Pink”
Kaleidoscope. (L to R) Niousha Noor as Nazan Abassi, Bubba Weiler as Toby in episode “Pink” of Kaleidoscope. Cr. Clifton Prescod/Netflix © 2022

Driven, damaged and tenacious to a fault, FBI Agent Nazan Abassi is the raging fire that threatens to burn the crew of thieves down— as long as those flames don’t consume her first.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In:
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Shirin in the upcoming “The Persian Version,” and Donya in “Here and Now.”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Driven Agent

Quotes

Agent Samuel Toby (Bubba Weiler)

Special Agent Samuel Toby is a boy scout in the FBI, the kind of guy who’d take a strawberry milkshake over a vodka on the rocks. He’s got a sharp mind, and an immense admiration for fellow Agent Nazan Abbasi that seeps over from professional to personal. He’s attracted to her intelligence and skill in the field and devotedly aids her as she attempts to track down the crew. But when he realizes Nazan is way too deep into her obsession, he’ll have to choose whether his priorities lie in being on the right side of his career, or the right side of justice.

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  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Chad in “Run The World”
  • Alias (Press Release): The Partner

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