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Ozark: Cast and Character Guide

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A character and show guide for Netflix’s Ozark featuring cast members, character descriptions, and other noteworthy information.


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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.

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Martin “Marty” Byrde (Jason Bateman)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

When we are introduced to Marty, he is just a financial advisor who is well known for being anal about money and is cheap. But also, he is one of the top launderers in the business.

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Additional Information About Marty

  • 1.1: Is having an affair
    • Married approximately 22 years to Wendy.
  • 1.4: Grew up in the South Bend near Chicago.
  • 1.8: Marty finding someone was skimming Del’s accounts is what led to him getting involved with the Navarro cartel.
  • 2.4: Dad died of Pancreatitis.

Bruce (Josh Randall)

Marty (Jason Bateman) & Bruce (Josh Randall) in Ozark
Marty (Jason Bateman) & Bruce (Josh Randall) in Ozark

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Marty’s partner who, thanks to his greed, and getting snitched on, is the catalyst for all of Marty and Wendy’s problems, and the reason they are forced to move to the Ozarks. Which, originally was Bruce’s idea, but Marty took it to save his, and his family’s, life.

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Additional Information About Bruce

  • 1.8: Bruce’s business with Marty began since they were best friends since college and while Marty is good with numbers, he isn’t with people. Hence Bruce.

Del (Esai Morales)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Runs the second-largest Mexican drug cartel, the Camino Del Rio and Marty works for him in season 1.

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Additional Information About Del

  • 1.8: Is married to a woman named Elena

Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney)

Wendy looking out her window.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Marty’s wife of 22 years who he has two children with and a failing marriage.

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Additional Information About Wendy

  • 1.2: Wendy has a Master’s degree
  • 1.8: Back in 2007, she worked on state senate races
    • Was in a car accident which, combined with her pregnancies, really threw off her career. Add in staying at home didn’t work much for her, and it led to her getting depressed.
  • 2.3: First mention of her brother and him being manic-depressive.
  • 2.7: Goes into her childhood filled with sex, booze and drugs, before 15, having relations with the pastor, multiple abortions, and so much more.

Jonah Byrde (Skylar Gaertner)

Jonah eulogizing Buddy.
Jonah: In a way, he’s the only real friend I ever had.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Marty and Wendy’s youngest who is a bit eccentric, doesn’t make friends easily, but usually latches onto someone who is strange but accepts him.

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Additional Information About Jonah

  • 1.4: One of the first signs of seeing Jonah is different, as he takes note of what is on the inside of dead animals.
  • 3.2: Jonah is 14
  • 3.6: Is, roughly, 3 years younger than Charlotte.

Charlotte Byrde (Sofia Hublitz)

Charlotte: All day, Ive seen versions of how I could end up and I hate them all.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Wendy and Marty’s oldest child who is a real problem early on in the series. However, as she comes to terms with what is expected of the family, she eventually becomes her mother’s assistant.

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Additional Information About Charlotte

  • 1.1: Is 15 years old
  • 1.8: Was born in 2002

Gary Silverberg (Bruce Altman)

Wendy and Gary (Bruce Altman) out on a balcony.
Wendy and Gary (Bruce Altman)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 1 “Sugarwood”

Wendy’s one-time lover, who was big in the non-profit world, as a lawyer. who she nicknamed “Sugarwood.”

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Additional Information About Gary

  • 1.1: His nickname, from Wendy, was Sugarwood.
  • 1.5: His son Josh (Ben Rappaport) confronts Wendy about what happened to his dad.

Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner)

Ruth doing her job

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

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Additional Information About Ruth

  • 1.4: Born 03/21/1998
  • 1.3: Planned to learn money laundering from Marty.
    • Is 19
    • Her family is known for being a small-time crime family which has done everything from break-ins to chop shops.
  • 2.4: Based on season 2, episode 4, she may have stopped going to school in the 10th grade.

Wyatt Langmore (Charlie Tahan)

Wyatt noting he has never seen Ruth in love before.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

Ruth’s cousin, and best friend, who is the one she believes could really change the reputation of the Langmore family name.

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Additional Information About Wyatt

  • 1.2: Wants to be a journalist, but his dad has talked about him becoming a lawyer
  • 1.5: Is around 17+
  • 1.10: Is two years younger than Ruth
  • 2.9: Was accepted into Mizzou (University of Missouri) but deferred for a year.

Buddy (Harris Yulin)

Buddy being shaved by Marty.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

The man who owns the house Marty and Wendy move into, and lives in the basement for as long

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Additional Information About Buddy

  • 1.2: Is 82
  • 1.4: Starts to really develop a close relationship to Jonah.
  • 1.9: Was married at one time.
  • 2.2: Formerly lived in Detroit and it is revealed he has a connection to Frank Sr.
    • His name, back in the day, was Jimmy Small.

Agent Roy Petty (Jason Butler Harner)

Roy taunting Marty and his family.
Roy Petty: Good morning

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

One of the two agents who follow Marty from Chicago in hopes of getting him to do what Bruce died before helping them with – taking down Omar Navarro.

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Additional Information About Roy

  • 1.4: Comes up with the name Robert and begins to befriend Russ.
  • 1.8: Didn’t come out till 2007, and his mom was supportive.
    • Mom, Barb, was an addict and he took care of her.
    • Petty expected the FBI to be more like TV with action and suspense, not being a government accountant.
  • 2.4: Worked on the case for at least 2 years

Agent Trevor Evans (McKinley Belcher III)

Agent Trevor Evans (McKinley Belcher III) with Agent Petty in a FBI gym.
Agent Trevor Evans (McKinley Belcher III)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

Agent Petty’s partner in the investigation and his former lover.

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Additional Information About Agent Evans


Rachel Garrison (Jordana Spiro)

Rachel Garrison (Jordana Spiro) in the lodge lounge area.
Rachel Garrison (Jordana Spiro)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 2

The manager of the Blue Cat Lodge who Marty uses so that he has the means to begin laundering money.

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Additional Information About Rachel


Boyd (Christopher James Baker)

Boyd (Christopher James Baker) talking to Ruth.
Boyd (Christopher James Baker)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 3

Ruth and Wyatt’s uncle who, with Russ, often do the most foolish things.

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Additional Information About Boyd

  • 1.5: Is over 40

Russ (Marc Menchaca)

Russ (Marc Menchaca) leaning against a doorframe.
Russ (Marc Menchaca)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 3

Wyatt’s father who has desires to open up a bait shop.

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Additional Information About Russ

  • 1.7: Decides with Roy their shop will be named, “Fly Life.”
  • 1.4: Date of birth: 9/18/1972

Three (Carson Holmes)

Three (Carson Holmes) talking to Ruth about going to see his girlfriend.
Three (Carson Holmes)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 4

Wyatt’s younger brother.

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Additional Information About Three


Jacob Snell (Peter Mullan)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 4

One of the big honchos in the Ozark who is introduced to Marty entering his area thanks to the stupidity of Bobby Dean.

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Additional Information About Jacob

  • 1.6: He and Darlene sell heroin poppies, and the family has lived on the land they own for over two centuries. But, thanks to eminent domain, they lost some to a power company in the past.
  • 2.6: 5 generations of Snells lived on his family’s land.

Darlene Snell (Lisa Emery)

Darlene trying to make a deal with Frank Sr.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 4

Jacob’s no-nonsense wife who is very old school and HIGHLY values respect. To the point that people not giving that to her, her husband, their business, or their land, has gotten many people killed or shot.

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Additional Information About Darlene

  • 2.2: Started to work on trying to adopt a child
    • We learn she is over 40.
  • 2.3: Knows how to read palms
  • 2.9: We get to see her and Jacob meet.
    • Was with Jacob over 45 years.
  • 3.1: It’s noted she lost her husband 6 months ago
    • Is raising Mason’s child Zeke

Mason (Michael Mosley)

Mason (Michael Mosley)
Mason (Michael Mosley)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 5

A likable and naive preacher who is looking to build a church that Marty wants to use to launder money through and Jacob use to distribute drugs.

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Additional Information About Mason


Sam (Kevin L. Johnson)

Left: Sam (Kevin L. Johnson)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 7

One half of a mother and son operation that provides real estate opportunities in the Ozarks.

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Additional Information About Sam


Eugenia (Sharon Blackwood)

Right: Eugenia (Sharon Blackwood)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 7

Sam’s mother.

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Additional Information About Eugenia


Cade (Trevor Long)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1, Episode 7

Ruth’s father

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Additional Information About Cade


Sheriff Nix (Robert C. Treveiler)

Sheriff Nix (Robert C. Treveiler) – Ozark

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1

The sheriff of Lake Ozark who infrequently uses his role to enforce the law and more so supports local criminal organizations by looking the other direction.

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Additional Information About Sheriff Nix


Helen (Janet McTeer)

Helen making a deal with Agent Evans.
My conflicts aren’t FBI Business.

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 2, Episode 1

Omar Navarro’s lawyer, who is part of the transition between Marty working for Del and then working for Omar.

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Additional Information About Helen

  • 3.3: Father repaired refrigerators and died at 61 from a heart attack and her mom was a teacher.

Charles Wilkes (Darren Goldstein)

Charles asking to be convinced about Marty's casino idea.
Charles (Darren Goldstein): Tell me. How does a casino equate to a more simple family life?

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 2, Episode 1

A Missouri Republican who is a necessary component of Wendy and Marty getting a casino license.

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Additional Information About Charles

  • 2.2: Was an orphan

Frank Cosgrove (John Bedford Lloyd)

Frank Cosgrove (John Bedford Lloyd)
Frank Cosgrove (John Bedford Lloyd)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 2, Episode 2

Head of the Kansas City Mob who is a troublesome force when Wendy and Marty are trying to get approval to open a casino.

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Additional Information About Frank


Jim (Damian Young)

Jim (Damian Young)
Jim (Damian Young)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 2, Episode 2

Charles lawyer who does his best to protect him against Wendy.

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Additional Information About Jim


Frank Jr. (Joseph Sikora)

Frank Jr. (Joseph Ikora) mad he is losing at cards.
Frank Jr. (Joseph Ikora)

Played By Joseph Sikora

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 1

Brief Description

Frank Sr.’s son who is by no means as respected as his father and spends most of his time at the Missouri Belle causing headache for Ruth and preying on those with bad gambling habits.

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Additional Information About Frank Jr.

Quotes


Omar Navarro

Omar Navarro (Felix Solis) taking a meeting with Wendy and Helen.
Omar Navarro (Felix Solis)

Played By Delix Solis

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 1

Brief Description

The head of the Navarro Cartel who is the big boss of Marty, Wendy, and Helen.

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Additional Information About Omar

Quotes


Gene

Gene (Douglas Dickerman) talking to his soon ex-wife.
Gene (Douglas Dickerman)

Played By Douglas Dickerman

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 2

Brief Description

Helen’s soon to be ex-husband, and the father of her two kids, who is an utter pain in her ass.

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Additional Information About Gene

Quotes


Erin

Erin (Madison Thompson) talking to her sister.
Erin (Madison Thompson)

Played By Madison Thompson

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 2

Brief Description

Helen’s daughter who she has a contentious relationship with due to hardly being around.

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Additional Information About Erin

  • 3.2: Is close to her brother Seth.
  • 3.5: Was sent to a boarding school when she was 8.

Quotes


Ben

Ben going off on Helen.

Played By Tom Pelphrey

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 2

Brief Description

Wendy’s brother who is bipolar and has long struggled with holding a steady job and quiet life.

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Additional Information About Ben

  • 3.8: Was committed once in the past and it was utterly devastating to him.
    • Thinks Marty changed his sister for the worse.

Quotes


Agent Maya Miller

Agent Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes) getting herself comfortable in Marty's office.
Agent Maya Miller (Jessica Frances Dukes)

Played By Jessica Frances Dukes

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 3

Brief Description

A FBI agent who proves herself far more capable of taking down Marty than Agent Evans as her monetary forensic knowledge is off the charts. However, Marty is always a step ahead which is the only reason she struggles with taking him down.

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Additional Information About Agent Miller

  • 3.5: The driving force of her FBI ambitions is her father. Men like him, who prey on the weak, poor, and ignorant, she goes after them.

Quotes


Sue

Sue (Marlouise Burke) in her home.
Sue (Marlouise Burke)

Played By Marylouise Burke

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 5

Brief Description

Wendy and Marty’s marriage counselor.

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Additional Information About Sue

Quotes


Tommy

Tommy (Tyler Chase) asking if he could use the bathroom.
Tommy (Tyler Chase)

Played By Tyler Chase

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 5

Brief Description

One of Frank Jr.’s boys who helps with moving the money from the casino and, in season 3, tries to get close to Erin to get dirt on Helen and Marty’s operation.

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Additional Information About Tommy

Quotes


State Senator Andrew Wade

State Senator Andrew Wade (Brian Lafontaine) talking to Wendy.
State Senator Andrew Wade (Brian Lafontaine)

Played By Brian Lafontaine

First Noted In – Season 3, Episode 8

Brief Description

A politician Wendy tries to pair up with to further the legitimacy of her and Marty’s company.

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Additional Information About State Senator Andrew Wade

Quotes


General Information

A family picture featuring Jonah, Marty, Wendy, and Charlotte.

NetworkNetflix
Creator(s)Bill Dubuque, Mark Williams
First Aired7/21/2017
Official URLhttps://www.netflix.com/title/80117552

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Groups & Organizations

The Navarro Cartel

A Mexican based cartel ran by Omar Navarro.

The Lagunez Cartel

The Navarro Cartel’s rival ran by Castel Lagunez.


Notable Locations

Chicago

Where our story begins.

Ozarks

Where the majority of the show takes place.

Blue Cat Lodge

Rachel’s establishment that becomes Marty’s first in the pursuit to launder the Navarro cartel’s money.

Lickety Splits

A strip club owned by a man named Bobby Dean who was laundering money for Jacob. But with Marty looking for the strip club to be an additional means of laundering money, this leads him onto a collision course with Jacob.

The Missouri Belle

The name of Wendy and Marty’s casino.


Terms To Know


Other Noteworthy Information

  • 2.3: Per Charlotte’s conversation with Wyatt, at least 5 months have passed since start of the series.

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