Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist: Cast and Characters

Title Card - Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” [Series Premiere]
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A show/ character guide for NBC’s Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist featuring who plays who, character descriptions, storylines, and general information.


Information is updated as new episodes are released and watched, and images are changed as better ones are captured. Also, this content contains pertinent spoilers.

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Collected Quotes & .Gifs: March 2020

In this post, you'll find quotes collected and .gifs made throughout March 2020.

General Information

Network
NBC
Creator(s) Austin Winsberg
Air Date 1/7/2020 – Present
Genre(s) Comedy, Musical, Drama

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Notable Locations

Sprq Point

Zoey, Joan, Max, Simon, and many others, workplace.

Hand-Picked

A restaurant Max is a big-time advocate for, that ends up the place of his first date with Autumn.

Golden Gate Grind

The local coffee shop Autumn works at.

Noteworthy Events

1.2

  • At this point, Zoey and Mo have known each other for three weeks.

Zoey (Jane Levy)

Zoey (Jane Levy) smiling.
Zoey (Jane Levy)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Zoey is a coder living in San Francisco who works for Sprq Point. From what we’re told, she is single, and hasn’t really had the best luck in dating, is one of the top coders at her job, and is very close to her family – specifically her dad.

Additional Information

  • 1.1: Zoey is claustrophobic
  • 1.4: Is a Capricorn
    • IS apartment 3

Mo (Alex Newell)

Mo (Alex Newell) shocked Zoey just walked right into their apartment.
Mo (Alex Newell)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Zoey’s neighbor who acts as a human alarm clock. But, when not singing to the point of their voice permeating the walls, Mo DJs, among other gigs to pay the rent.

Additional Information

  • 1.2: Dolly Parton is his spirit animal
    • Likes Cory Booker
    • Was a drum major in high school.
  • 1.4: Is building management
    • Is a Leo
    • Has perfect pitch and learned this through being in their church choir

Mitch (Peter Gallagher)

Mitch (Peter Gallagher) after his dance and song number with Zoey.
Mitch (Peter Gallagher)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Zoey’s father who, approximately 6 months ago, due to a rare neurological disorder, lost his ability to speak, has balance issues and isn’t the most responsive. Thus leaving his wife of 40 years committed to taking care of him.

Additional Information

Max (Skylar Astin)

Max (Skylar Astin) talking to Zoey.
Max (Skylar Astin)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Zoey’s co-worker and best friend, who is by no means her competition when it comes to promotions, but is more than willing to compete for her heart.

Additional Information

  • 1.4: Is Jewish
  • 1.8: Grew up on Billy Joel music
    • Also, he is from the east coast.

Simon (John Clarence Stewart)

Simon (John Clarence Stewart) opening up to Zoey.
Simon (John Clarence Stewart)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

One of the newest members of Sprq Point, who catches Zoey’s eye and, when she develops the ability to hear people’s thoughts through song, Simon is the first person she gets to know. Thus leading to her learning his dad died 5 months ago and that he is engaged. A devastating piece of news for Zoey but with having a connection to Simon comes some pleasant feelings.

Additional Information

Tobin (Kapil Talwalkar)

Tobin (Kapil Talwalkar) hating that he didn't solve the app issue.
Tobin (Kapil Talwalkar)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

A sexist and antagonistic co-worker of Zoey who claims part of the reason he is the way he is stems from his mom abandoning him when he was young and consistent rejection from women.

Additional Information

  • 1.2: It’s noted he is a legend in the hacking community and had the ability to go to MIT and Harvard at one time. However, instead, he hacked into the CIA and got put into prison for 3 years.

Leif (Michael Thomas Grant)

Leif (Michael Thomas Grant) being fake, as usual.
Leif (Michael Thomas Grant)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Someone who appears to be a nice guy but, in reality, he is Zoey’s fiercest rival and masquerades as someone nice to throw her off.

Additional Information

Joan (Lauren Graham)

Joan (Lauren Graham) noting she notices everything.

Character Introduction

Zoey’s boss who is invested in her, but only in terms of her career goals – not personally.

First Noted In: Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Additional Information

  • 1.4: Was married to Charlie for 30 years

Autumn

Autumn (Stephanie Styles) at her job as her barista.
Autumn (Stephanie Styles)
Played By Stephanie Styles
First Noted In Season 1 Episode 2 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Best Friend”

Character Introduction

One of the baristas at the “Golden Gate Grind” that Zoey hooks up with Max to avoid his feelings for her.

Additional Information About The Character

  • 1.2: Has the talent of guessing people’s desired drinks

Maggie

Maggie (Mary Steenburgen) talking to Zoey.
Maggie (Mary Steenburgen)
Played By Mary Steenburgen
First Noted In Season 1 Episode 2 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Best Friend”

Character Introduction

Zoey’s mother who spends most of her day taking care of her husband Mitch.

Additional Information About The Character

  •  1.4: Is a landscape architect
    • Father was Catholic and mother spiritual

Charlie (Justin Kirk)

Charlie (Justin Kirk) after his musical number.
Charlie (Justin Kirk)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 3 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Boss”

Joan’s husband who is CEO of Rockout Games.

Additional Information About Charlie

  • 1.2: Famous for the creation of the Bigger World game

Bonnie (Naoko Mori)

Bonnie (Naoko Mori) at Mo's door.
Bonnie (Naoko Mori)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 4 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor”

Zoey and Max’s downstairs neighbor who has agoraphobia, but Zoey helps her leave her apartment and at least come with her upstairs.

Additional Information About Bonnie


David (Andrew Leeds)

David (Andrew Leeds) at the reveal of his child's gender.
David (Andrew Leeds)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 4 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor”

Zoey’s older brother who is a public defender.

Additional Information About David


Emily (Alice Lee)

David and Emily (Alice Lee) talking in their room.
David and Emily (Alice Lee)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 4 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Neighbor”

Zoey’s sister in law, David’s wife, who is pregnant with their son and a lawyer, as he is.

Additional Information About Emily


Jessica (India de Beaufort)

Jessica (India de Beaufort) coming to Zoey's job.
Jessica (India de Beaufort)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 6 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out”

Simon’s fiancee.

Additional Information About Jessica


Eddie (Patrick Ortiz)

Eddie (Patrick Ortiz) introducing himself
Eddie (Patrick Ortiz)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 6 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out”

One of Jessica’s friends who Max helps Mo get with.

Additional Information About Eddie


Paul (John Ralston)

Paul (John Ralston) spending time with Mitch.
Paul (John Ralston)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 6 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Night Out”

One of Mitch’s best friends who was a womanizer in his hey day.

Additional Information About Paul


Howie (Zak Orth)

Mitch's New Nurse (Zak Orth) smiling.
Mitch’s New Nurse (Zak Orth)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 7 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Confession”

Mitch’s nurse after Maggie realizes the last thing Mitch needs is someone who would turn their home into a hospice and treat Mitch as someone who is going to die soon.

Additional Information About Howie


Danny Michael Davis (Noah Weisberg)

Danny Michael Davis (Noah Weisberg) waiting for Zoey's part of the Chirp pitch.
Danny Michael Davis (Noah Weisberg)

Character Introduction

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 8 “Zoey’s Extraordinary Glitch”

The CEO of SprqPoint, and it is revealed that the company was also one of his first. Alongside that, he came up with the cereal bar and is known to be quite eccentric and intense.

Additional Information About Danny

  • 1.8: Assisted Simon in securing his current position.

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