A character guide for CBS’ “The Equalizer.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series.


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A character guide for CBS’ “The Equalizer.” Included is information about characters and noteworthy information about the series.

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

Title Card - The Equalizer
Network(s) CBS
Created By Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim
Based On The Equalizer (1985 – 1989) by Michael Sloan and Richard Lindheim
First Aired 2/7/2021
Executive Produced By

Liz Friedlander, Richard Lindheim, Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Debra Martin Chase, John Davis, John Fox, Terri Edda Miller, Andrew W. Marlowe, Randy Zisk, Joseph C. Wilson

Showrunner(s)

Season 1 and 2: Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller

Season 3: Joseph C. Wilson and Adam Glass

Plot

After a mission that went horribly wrong, former CIA operative Robyn McCall decided to call it quits and spend more time at home with her family. However, after stumbling onto a few innocent people being taken advantage of, Robyn decides to become a vigilante and defender of those who feel they have nowhere else to turn, at least in the New York City area. Thus, with her extensive skills, she becomes The Equalizer.

Groups & Organizations

  • 37 Blackbird (1.1): A group of ex-special forces soldiers for hire – some with war crimes on their record.
  • NOMAD (3.13): A project that, off the books, would destabilize global hotspots.
  • Peer Ear (4.4): The student counseling organization that Delila is part of

Notable Locations & Items

  • 37th Precinct (3.1): Where Dante works

Other Noteworthy Information

  • Time Passed (2.1): Two weeks passed between seasons 1 and 2
  • What Year Is It (3.17): John died in 1996, which is noted to be 30 years ago, so it is 2026 in “The Equalizer.”

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Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah) and Young Robyn (Taliyah Whitaker)

Robyn was a troubled kid growing up who was given an ultimatum: Either you will go to jail or join the army. Robyn chose the army and eventually worked her way into the CIA. There she’d handled various sensitive missions, which made her quite the asset. However, in the process of saving the world, under the guise she was working for a charitable non-profit, she sacrificed her relationship with her daughter.

This is why, decades after joining the military and after a botched mission, she decides to quit to do more local work, helping those with nowhere to turn, and rebuild her relationship with her kid.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “The Equalizer”
  • Nickname (1.2): In Kandahar she was called Almaedil, which translates to “The Equalizer.”
  • Age (3.17): Based on her dad dying 30 years ago when she was 17, Robyn is around 47 – which is 6 years younger than Queen Latifah.
  • Name Origin (3.17): Robyn may have been named after Silver Convention’s “Fly Robin Fly.” A song that came out 48 years ago.

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He’s too busy being good to be great.
— Robyn (1.7)

“God wants you to walk, and the devil sends a limo.”
— Robyn (2.4)

We are what we can’t let go of and what can’t let go of us.
— Robyn (2.16)

[…] if every woman going through tough times lost the right to parent, we’d all be orphans.
— Robyn (3.3)

“No one wants to be the villain in their own story.”
— Robyn (3.14)

Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes)

Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes) after getting grounded
Delilah (Laya DeLeon Hayes)

Delilah is Robyn’s teenage daughter who doesn’t necessarily have the best relationship with her mom. Thus, she is starting to act out and follow the path her mother was traveling back when Robyn was 17.

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William Bishop (Chris Noth)

William Bishop (Chris Noth) looking off towards Robyn
William Bishop (Chris Noth)

William Bishop is a former co-worker, possible boss, of Robyn, who at one time tried to convince her to either go into private security or rejoin the CIA. However, what ends up happening is he becomes an unofficial member of her team by helping her get intel.

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Melody Bayani (Liza Lapira)

Melody (Liza Lapira) and Harry (Adam Goldberg) listening ot Robyn
Melody (Liza Lapira) and Harry (Adam Goldberg)

A bar owner by day, formerly a sharpshooter, Melody owes so much to Robyn like many. This includes pairing her with Harry.

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Harry Keshegian (Adam Goldberg)

Harry (Adam Goldberg) hunched over his desk
Harry (Adam Goldberg)

Before faking his own death, Harry was a notorious hacker. However, now he lives a low-key life with his wife Melody and keeps his skills sharp with the occasional job.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “The Equalizer”
  • Life Beyond The Grave (2.1): Has been “Dead” for five years
  • Darkweb Name (2.2): Deadtrain
  • Background (3.11): Season 3/ Episode 11, “Never Again,” covers Harry being Jewish, his parents divorce, and being from Midwood.

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What’s the point of gaining the world if it means losing your place in it?
— Henry (2.9)

Detective Marcus Dante (Tory Kittles) & 8 Year Old Dante (Jelani Dacres)

Fresh from suspension, Detective Dante can be considered a good cop. It’s just his patience for the BS of the legal system, once he hands off his part in it, made him mad enough to punch the ADA. Mainly due to the ADA screwing over a girl, who flipped on her drug-dealing boyfriend, and when the ADA didn’t think they had a case, they left the girl vulnerable. Which, for Detective Dante, led him to feel justified in punching the ADA.

Though it should be noted, we aren’t explicitly told what happened to the girl. However, you could make assumptions.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “The Equalizer”
  • Following Father’s Footsteps (1.3): Marcus’ father was a famed cop but, after being busted for drugs, his dad fell from grace. Hence Marcus always wanting to do things by the book.
  • Sons (1.7): His two sons are named Stefon and Kyler
  • Original Aspirations (2.13): He went to law school assuming to be a lawyer
  • Baseball Fan (4.5): The Mets

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Not every question is an accusation.
— Detective Dante (1.3)

Aunt Vi (Lorraine Toussaint)

Aunt Vi (Lorraine Toussaint)
“Aunt Vi (Lorraine Toussaint),” The Equalizer, “No Good Deed,” directed by Christine Moore, 2023, (CBS)

Not much is said about Aunt Vi when the show begins. However, from appearances, Aunt Vi has been the one who has watched over Delilah and even has a room in Robyn’s home to possibly do so formally.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1 Episode 1 “The Equalizer”
  • Whose Sister? (1.4): Aunt Vi is Robyn’s paternal aunt
  • Berkeley (1.7): Attended Berkeley in the 70s and reveals she was bi-sexual
  • Domestic Violence (3.15): It is revealed Aunt Vi’s ex, Charles, who she met in Europe, was abusive to her while she was an art student

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You take shortcuts, you eventually are going to get cut short.
— Aunt Vi (3.12)

Avery Grafton (Jennifer Ferrin)

DA Avery Grafton (Jennifer Ferrin) talking to the judge
DA Avery Grafton (Jennifer Ferrin)

The district attorney for the area Detective Dante works in.

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Every problem holds the key to its own solution.
—DA Grafton (1.7)

Suri Nash (Laila Robins)

Suri Nash (Laila Robins) who isn't fond of Robyn, one of the CIA's asset, pretending she has autonomy
Suri Nash (Laila Robins) who isn’t fond of Robyn, one of the CIA’s asset, pretending she has autonomy

The director of the CIA who is not fond of Robyn going rogue and trying to freelance – at all.

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Mason Quinn (Chris Vance)

Mason Quinn (Chris Vance) facing down Robyn
Mason Quinn (Chris Vance)

A military strategist and terrorist who tried to kill Robyn in the past.

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Nicki (Kaci Walfall)

Nicki (Kaci Walfall) appreciating Delilah sticking up for her
Nicki (Kaci Walfall) appreciating Delilah sticking up for her

Delilah’s friend who she meets while working at a juvenile detention center.

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Detective Kenenth Buford Mallory (Dominic Fumusa)

Detective Mallory (Dominic Fumusa) being greeted by Dante
Detective Mallory (Dominic Fumusa

A seasoned detective known for hunting big fish, who is expected to shut down Robyn.

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Kisha (Imani Lewis)

Kisha (Imani Lewis) taking to Robyn
Kisha (Imani Lewis)

A young girl Robyn meets when locked up, who reminds her of herself.

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Jessie (Jada Pinkett-Smith)

Jessie (Jada Pinkett-Smith) looking towards Robin
Jessie (Jada Pinkett-Smith)

Jessie Cook, also known as “The Worm” is a notable art thief who previously worked with Robin and Bishop in the past, but her methods, which often require on-the-fly thinking, doesn’t mesh well with their thought-out plans.

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Different doesn’t make deficient.
— Jessie (2.10)

Kyler (Destin Khari)

Kyler (Destin Khari) knowing something isn't right
Kyler (Destin Khari)

Kyler is Dante and Vanessa’s oldest son.

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Stefon (Tyler Williams)

Stefon (Tyler Williams) scared
Stefon (Tyler Williams)

Stefon is Dante and Vanessa’s youngest son.

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Vanessa (Tawny Cypress)

Vanessa (Tawny Cypress) asking Robyn to find Marcus
Vanessa (Tawny Cypress)

Vanessa is Dante’s ex-wife who works on Wall Street

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Carol (Valarie Pettiford)

Carol (Valerie Pettiford) consoling Dante
Carol (Valerie Pettiford) and Dante

Carol is Dante’s mother and Big Ben’s wife who often tries to look for the best in people.

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Miles (Stephen Bishop)

Miles (Stephen Bishop) being stern with Robyn
Miles (Stephen Bishop)

Miles is Robyn’s ex-husband who she met while he was working at doctor’s without borders. But now he is just a surgeon Robyn calls upon when a client is in trouble.

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Colton Fisk (Donal Logue)

Colton Fisk (Donal Logue) while pretending to be Ezra
“Colton Fisk (Donal Logue) while pretending to be Ezra,” The Equalizer, “Blowback,” directed by Cheryl Dunye, 2022, (CBS)

Colton Fisk is a top-level agent of the CIA who was a major spy hunter in the 90s who took out FSB and MSS members.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 5
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Dan in “Dummy,” Harvey Bullock in “Gotham” and Sean Finnerty in “Grounded For Life”

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Dorian (Christian Coulson)

Dorian (Christian Coulson), a pompous egomaniac who discovers a God algorithm that can decrypt any government or organization's system
Dorian (Christian Coulson), a pompous egomaniac who discovers a God algorithm that can decrypt any government or organization’s system

A doctoral candidate studying financial modeling for certainties, what draws attention to Dorian is coming up with the God Algorithm. Now, what is that? Well, he has come up with an algorithm that allows him to hack into anything. He can hack into bitcoin, government systems, anything that is computer-based, he can access, and because he recklessly tries to con governments and organizations, he puts himself in harm’s way.

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Jewel (Lorna Courtney)

Jewel (Lorna Courtney) being interviewed
Jewel (Lorna Courtney)

Jewel is the person who triggers Robyn deciding to become The Equalizer. Originally, Jewel was just prepping for college, with a big scholarship interview in the coming days. But with witnessing a murder, she found herself pinned for the killing and relying on Robyn’s team to exonerate her.

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Carla (Alexandra Socha)

Carla (Alexandra Socha) noting she owes Robyn a favor and is there on command
Carla (Alexandra Socha) noting she owes Robyn a favor and is there on command

Carla is David’s 25-year-old daughter who, for most of her life, didn’t know her dad worked as a secret agent for the government.

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David Henson (Jordan Lage)

Davis is, or was, Robyn’s mentor who saved her life.

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Detective Paley (Erica Camarano)

Detective Paley (Erica Camarano) and her parents
Detective Paley (Erica Camarano)

One of Dante’s friends who lead him to call Robyn to help with a bank robbery he can’t solve.

Atticus Lee (Abdul L. Howard)

Atticus (Abdul L. Howard) being tortured
Atticus (Abdul L. Howard)

Atticus is a veteran who has documents which reveal Sanford Ganis, among others, killed a journalist, a political leader, and all for the sake of US capitalism.

Sanford Ganis (Marc Kudish)

Sanford Ganis (Marc Kudish) getting arrested
Sanford Ganis (Marc Kudish)

A congressman from New York who is on the intelligence committee.

Remy Hollenbach (David St. Louis)

Remy Hollenbach (Davis St. Louis) fighting Robyn
Remy Hollenbach (Davis St. Louis)

One of Sanford’s top bodyguards and advisors.

Ali (Arash Demaxi)

Reza (Babak Tafti) and Ali (Arash Demaxi) after Ali was tortured
Reza (Babak Tafti) and Ali (Arash Demaxi)

The son of a Saudi Diplomat who is being hunted under the assumption he is a dissident.

Reza (Babak Tafti)

A close associate of Ali who owns a hookah bar.

Zaki (Sevan)

Zaki (Sevan) meeting with Harry at a restaurant
Zaki (Sevan)

Someone who had to leave Saudi Arabia, due to fear, who Harry hits up for information to save Ali, but may ultimately have become a friend.

Mira (Melis Aker)

Mira (Melis Aker) looking over her shoulder
Mira (Melis Aker)

Ali’s sister who calls on Robyn to help

Nora (Jacqueline Antaramian)

Nora (Jacqueline Antaramian) and Hasan (Nasser Faris) saying goodbye to their son
Nora (Jacqueline Antaramian) and Hasan (Nasser Faris)

Ali and Mira’s mother.

Hasan (Nasser Faris)

Ali and Mira’s father, Nora’s husband, who is a high-ranking diplomat for Saudi Arabia.

ADA Ellis (Armando Riesco)

ADA Ellis (Armando Riesco) calling his client
ADA Ellis (Armando Riesco)

DA Grafton’s second in command whose focus on court wins led to a confrontation with Dante.

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Rachel (Nadia Gan)

Rachel (Nadia Gan) asking if she made a monster
Rachel (Nadia Gan)

Rachel is part of a true crimes group that brings to Robyn’s attention a woman is being stalked.

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Vicki (Taylor Steward)

Vicki is the person who would have become a victim if it wasn’t for Robyn.

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Abe (Erik Jensen)

Abe (Erik Jensen) meeting Robyn
Abe (Erik Jensen)

One of the members of Rachel’s true crimes group, who hoped to bust the case before Robyn

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Brandon (Kevin Isola)

Brandon (Kevin Isola) being accused of being the stalker
Brandon (Kevin Isola)

One of the people accused of stalking Vicki and planning to do her harm.

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Lori (Diana Henry)

Lori (Diana Henry) causing drama
Lori (Diana Henry)

An entitled white woman who causes issues for Aunt Vi.

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Amber (Kaley Ronayne)

Amber (Kaley Ronayne) filming Rachel
Amber (Kaley Ronayne)

A childhood friend of Vicki’s who has long been jealous of her.

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Erickson (Terry Serpico)

Erickson (Terry Serpico) at his training school
Erickson (Terry Serpico)

Erickson was who trained Mel to be a sniper and because she is a woman, and because she refused to follow an order she thought was unjust, he uses her as a cautionary tale.

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Silas (Shea Buckner)

Silas' (Shea Buckner) mugshot
Silas (Shea Buckner)

Silas is an Air Force veteran, specifically a sniper, who did 2 tours in Iraq, 3 in Afghanistan, and while he received an honorable discharge, it is noted that it wasn’t a clean exit. His exit from the military aside, what has him become the focus of Robyn is Silas’difficult time readjusting to civilian life, especially after the dissolution of his marriage, which leads to him going on a shooting spree.

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Hassan Talib (Anthony Azizi)

Hassan (Anthony Azizi) before he gets shaved
Hassan (Anthony Azizi)

Educated in Madrid, Spain, and radicalized in Syria after a bombing killed his family, the man known as “The Architect” is an internationally wanted terrorist.

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Zade (Wesam Keesh)

Zade (Wesam Keesh) after being rescued by Bishop
Zade (Wesam Keesh)

Zade is a first-generation Syrian-American who is getting a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and is Bishop’s secret son.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 2/ Episode 7 “When World’s Collide”
  • The Full Story (2.7): Bishop met Zade’s mother, Adhara, when she was married to Hassan. Their relationship, which started when they were in college in Madrid turned sour after Hassan became radicalized. Adhara was given the opportunity to escape her husband, and Bishop paved that path but, due to them having to hold for a clear, the two talked and eventually, when Adhara was on American soil, had Zade. However, due to Bishop’s job, he has kept tabs on his son, but Zade wasn’t made aware of who his real father is.

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Alma Castillo (Andrea Cortés)

Alma (Andrea Cortes) hoping Robyn can help her
Alma (Andrea Cortes)

In 2020 Alma tried to seek asylum in the United States, after leaving her home country, post her husband’s murder. However, what she experienced instead was the kind of bureaucracy that separated her from her 6-year-old son.

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Pedro (Logan J. Alarcon-Poucel)

Pedro (Logan J. Alarcon-Poucel) found by Robyn
Pedro (Logan J. Alarcon-Poucel)

Perdo is Alma’s son who, because of ICE, was separated from his mother, and ended up bouncing around from place to place, and even into the foster system.

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Daoud (Maxwell Whittington-Cooper)

Daoud (Maxwell Whittington-Cooper) ready to shoot Brawlah
Daoud (Maxwell Whittington-Cooper)

Daoud is Dilemma’s oldest son who has been rapping since he was 8 years old and is looking to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Dilemma (Rick Ross)

Dilemma (Rick Ross) crying
Dilemma (Rick Ross)

Dilemma is a rapper who had a PR beef with another rapper, known as Dre Bids. Their beef, which led to their groups, B-Set, and Shotta Boys, going to war, caused major issues in their areas. Dilemma tried to squash this beef but, before he could, Dre Bids was shot.

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Brawlah (Ade Chike Torbert)

Brawlah (Ade Chike Torbert) being interviewed by Robyn
Brawlah (Ade Chike Torbert)

Brawlah is a protege of Dre Bids who, with his death, is inheriting his place in the rap game.

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Cameron (Nathaniel McIntyre)

Cameron (Nathaniel McIntyre) talking to Aunt Vi
Cameron (Nathaniel McIntyre)

Cameron is a Junior who is a straight-A student but doesn’t have any desire to go to college. The reason? He doesn’t want to pay to go somewhere he isn’t wanted, or go to school somewhere he isn’t wanted.

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Nasir (Jordan Aaron Hall)

Nasir (Jordan Aaron Hall) talking to Robyn
Nasir (Jordan Aaron Hall)

Nasir is Dilemma’s youngest son, who is more introverted than his brother and father, and focuses on drawing than rapping.

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Vera (Christina Angelica)

Vera (Christina Angelica) talking to Delilah
Vera (Christina Angelica)

Vera is Delilah’s friend who is applying to be an intern at the UN.

End of Season 2

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Roger Nardoni (Ward Hortin)

Roger Nardoni (Ward Horton) looking surprised
Roger Nardoni (Ward Horton)

Roger Nardoni is the CEO of the international logistic company which built its wealth from stealing from a Black family during the Tulsa Riots.

End of Season 2

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Ms. Li (Jo Yang)

Ms. Li (Jo Yang) saying Ray is losing weight
Ms. Li (Jo Yang)

The owner of Eight Treasure Bakery who immigrated to the United States in the 70s, and is a known maternal figure throughout Chinatown.

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Frank (Alex Breaux)

Frank (Alex Breaux) in a interrogation room
Frank (Alex Breaux)

Frank was one of the last people to see Ms. Li before she was murdered, and knows more than he lets on.

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Ray (Perry Yung)

Ray (Perry Yung) feeling like Ms. Li's murder investigation has reached a dead end
Ray (Perry Yung)

Ray is a former cop whose beat was Chinatown, and one of his main focuses over his 30-year career was trying to deal with all the hate crimes in his district. However, with not landing as many as he’d like, he had become frustrated and it made retirement blissful, despite feeling he didn’t get to do enough for his community.

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Chloe (Celia Au)

Chloe (Celia Au) being reminded that her making noise is what is giving Ms. Li justice
Chloe (Celia Au)

Chloe was one of the kids who Ms. Li found herself often watching throughout her day, and she is the one who came to Robyn asking for her.

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Shira (Christina Brucato)

Shira (Christina Brucato) talking to Harry
Shira (Christina Brucato)

Shira is Mel’s best friend.

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Jackie Flower (J.J. Wynder-Wilkins)

Jackie (J.J. Wynder-Wilkins) talking to Robyn after helping her save Bert
Jackie (J.J. Wynder-Wilkins)

Jackie is an underaged car thief who worked for Floyd until Floyd screwed him over.

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Floyd (Alphonso Walker Jr.)

Floyd (Alphonso Walker Jr.) looking at Bert's ledger
Floyd (Alphonso Walker Jr.)

Floyd is the leader of a local car stripping organization.

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Bert (Josh Cooke)

Bert (Josh Cooke) driving and avoiding the mafia's phone calls
Bert (Josh Cooke)

Bert is a former mob accountant who contacts Robyn hoping to get her to protect him as he tries to get back the ledger he needs to secure witness protection.

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Rae (Louisa Krause)

Rae (Louisa Krause) smiling
Rae (Louisa Krause)

Rae is Floyd’s girlfriend who shows an interest in Bert since he is far nicer.

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Jim Barnes (Lee Tergesen)

Jim Barnes (Lee Tergesen) interrogating Dante
Jim Barnes (Lee Tergesen)

At one time, Jim was a rookie cop who saw his partner allow things to get out of hand, and lose his career over it. 27 years later, Jim finds himself in the same position with Dante but plans to not go out as his senior partner did.

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Deputy Morales (Brandpm Esponoza)

Deputy Morales (Brandon Esponoza) freaking out a bit because he realizes Dante is a cop
Deputy Morales (Brandon Esponoza)

Deputy Morales is Jim Barnes partner in the force who Dante appeals to through them both having children.

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Carter (Brett Dalton)

Carter (Brett Dalton) going back and forth with Robyn
Carter (Brett Dalton)

Carter is a member of the CIA who is tasked with being Marcela’s handler.

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Paulie (Max Darwin)

Paulie (Max Darwin) happy that Harry is alive
Paulie (Max Darwin)

Paulie is one of Harry’s friends, from his past life, who he has been with for not coming to his funeral. Though, on top of that, he also notes their issues are because of Paulie and him having a one-sided friendship in Paulie’s favor.

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Marcela (Maria River)

Marcela (Maria River) during a investigation
Marcela (Maria River)

Marcela is one of Robyn’s old protege’s who gets involved in a case that leads her to hit up her former mentor, despite Robyn’s exit from the CIA.

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Captain McGuire (Ed Moran)

Captain McGuire (Ed Moran) noting more time would be needed to defuse Mason Quinn's bomb
“Captain McGuire (Ed Moran) noting more time would be needed to defuse Mason Quinn’s bomb,” The Equalizer, “Boom,” directed by Eric Laneuville, 2022, (CBS)

Captain McGuire is the head of the NYPD’s bomb squad.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 1
  • Other Productions You May Know Ed Moran In: Inspector Deputy McDonagh (The Deuce), and Henry Ford (The Plot Against America)

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Trish (Gloria Reuben)

Trish (Gloria Reuben) smiling at Aunt Vi
“Trish (Gloria Reuben) smiling at Aunt Vi,” The Equalizer, ” Gaslight,” directed by Chris Fisher, 2022, (CBS)

Trish is Aunt Vi’s girlfriend.

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  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 3 
  • The Actor’s Past and Future Roles Include: Krista Gordon in “Mr. Robot,” Valerie Jarrett in “The First Lady,” Eloise Hastings in “City on a Hill,” Jeanie Boulet in “ER,” Rosalind Whitman in “Raising the Bar”

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Jeff (Dom Kegel) and Sam (Riley Cooper)

Jeff (Dom Kegel) and Sam (Riley Cooper) during better times
“Jeff (Dom Kegel) and Sam (Riley Cooper) during better times,” The Equalizer, “Where’s There Smoke,” directed by Randy Zisk, 2022, (CBS)

Derrick (Brett Diggs) and Juan (Michael Vidal)

Kaylee (Carly or Cassidy Goron)

Richard (Jeff Barry)

Storm and T-Bone (Charles Brice)

Misty (Kelly Rowland)

Misty (Kelly Rowland) announcing her retirement
“Misty (Kelly Rowland) announcing her retirement,” The Equalizer, “Paradise Lost,” directed by Randy Zisk, 2022, (CBS)

Misty is a musician being threatened and has Robyn’s team hired to be private security.

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Ruby (Camilla Mana)

Camilla Mana as Ruby, listening to how Mel plans to handle the situation with Robyn
“Camilla Mana as Ruby, listening to how Mel plans to handle the situation with Robyn,” The Equalizer, “He Ain’t Heavy,” directed by John Terlesky, 2023, (CBS)

Ruby is Mel’s sister who touts herself to be the perfect one who has it all together, but it is made clear by the end of her introductory episode that this isn’t the case.

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Journey (J Alexis James)

J Alexis James as Journey confirming with Vi that she likes her art piece
“J Alexis James as Journey confirming with Vi that she likes her art piece,” The Equalizer, “He Ain’t Heavy,” directed by John Terlesky, 2023, (CBS)

Journey is an artist who Vi bonds with at a art exhibit competition, as they both are anxious about the results.

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Edison Bayani (Travis Salter)

Travis Salter as Edison Bayani talking about how siblings shouldn't hide stuff from one another
“Travis Salter as Edison Bayani,” The Equalizer, “He Ain’t Heavy,” directed by John Terlesky, 2023, (CBS)

Edison is Mel’s brother, a Hedge Fund Manager at Vertex Investments.

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Tim (Patrick Cage)

Patrick Cage as Tim trying to get Robyn to help him
“Patrick Cage as Tim trying to get Robyn to help him,” The Equalizer, “Second Chance,” directed by Paul Holahan, 2023, (CBS)

A safe cracker who went legit after a prison sentence. He gets dragged back into crime after Randall takes his brother Shawn hostage.

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Shawn (Jevon Donaldson)

Jevon Donaldson as Shawn seeing Tim for the first time in years
“Jevon Donaldson as Shawn seeing Tim for the first time in years,” The Equalizer, “Second Chance,” directed by Paul Holahan, 2023, (CBS)

Jevon is Shawn’s little brother whose kidnapping leads him to turn to Robyn for help.

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  • Introduced In: The Equalizer: Season 3/ Episode 9 “Second Chance”

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Randall Grayle (Berton Colon)

Berto Colon as Randall Grayle threatening Tim
“Berto Colon as Randall Grayle threatening Tim,” The Equalizer, “Second Chance,” directed by Paul Holahan, 2023, (CBS)

Randall Grayle is Detective Dante’s Mason Quinn, who he has been hunting for years because he is a cop killer.

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Bruce Gregory (Derrick Williams)

Derrick Williams as Bruce Gregory
“Derrick Williams as Bruce Gregory,” The Equalizer, “Do No Harm,” directed by Ron Fortunato, 2023, (CBS)

Commander Gregory is a by-the-books officer with a spotless record who makes things complicated for Robyn when she is involved in a hostage situation on behalf of the hostage taker.

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Lauren (Paula Jon DeRose)

Paula Jon DeRose as Lauren
“Paula Jon DeRose as Lauren,” The Equalizer, “Do No Harm,” directed by Ron Fortunato, 2023, (CBS)

Lauren is a desperate mother willing to do whatever it takes to get her daughter the surgery she needs – think “John Q.”

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Emily (Juliana Davies)

Juliana Davies as Emily
“Juliana Davies as Emily,” The Equalizer, “Do No Harm,” directed by Ron Fortunato, 2023, (CBS)

Emily is Lauren’s daughter who suffers from Polymicrogyria.

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Rabbi Altman (Richard Masur)

Richard Masur as Rabbi
“Richard Masur as Rabbi Altman,” The Equalizer, “Never Again,” directed by Chris Fisher, 2023, (CBS)

Rabbi Altman works out of a temple in Midwood and knew Harry and his mom before Harry’s mom and dad divorced.

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Roy/ Eric (Corey Cott)

Corey Cott as Eric aka Roy asking Robyn for help
“Corey Cott as Eric aka Roy asking Robyn for help,” The Equalizer, “Lost and Found,” directed by Tamika Miller, 2023, (CBS)

Roy, real name Eric, is dealing with memory loss and is hoping he didn’t do something he’ll regret or get him in trouble when he first meets Robyn and asks her to help.

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Rodolfo (A.J. Hierro)

A.J. Hierro as Rodolfo trying to kill Eric
“A.J. Hierro as Rodolfo trying to kill Eric,” The Equalizer, “Lost and Found,” directed by Tamika Miller, 2023, (CBS)

Rodolfo is a thug who killed a member of Eric’s family in retaliation of Eric testifying against him.

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Jackson (Maliq Johnson)

Maliq Johnson as Jackson, checking out Delilah
“Maliq Johnson as Jackson, checking out Delilah,” The Equalizer, “Lost and Found,” directed by Tamika Miller, 2023, (CBS)

Jackson is a kid who trains at Manny’s gym and likes Delilah.

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Shawn (Chakeefe Gordon)

Shawn (Chakeefe Gordon) making it clear he only checked to see if Manny was alive
“Shawn (Chakeefe Gordon) making it clear he only checked to see if Manny was alive,” The Equalizer, “Patriot Game,” directed by Geoffrey Wing Shotz, 2023, (CBS)

Shawn is Manny’s son, who has a strained relationship with his dad due to Manny’s dedication to the gym over his son and Shawn’s mother.

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  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 13 “Patriot Game”

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Manny (Malik Yoba)

Malik Yoba as Manny handling Jackson's issue
“Malik Yoba as Manny handling Jackson’s issue,” The Equalizer, “Lost and Found,” directed by Tamika Miller, 2023, (CBS)

Manny owns a boxing gym that has been a staple of his community for a long time, at least 40 years, and has taken on being a mentor to many, including Detective Dante. 

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  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 5
  • Background (3.12): Is a golden gloves champ and had a shot at the title once—specifically the welterweight title, which he did win.
  • It’s Passed Down (3.13): Manny blames his sordid relationship with his son Shawn is partly due to his relationship with his own father and the generational trauma they’ve dealt with.

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Angie (Leslie Fray)

Angie (Leslie Fray)
“Angie (Leslie Fray),” The Equalizer, “No Way Out,” directed by Richard Lyons, 2023, (CBS)

Angie is Aunt Vi’s masseuse dealing with a domestic violence situation made complicated because she shares an 8 year old with her abuser.

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Doug (Ben Thompson)

Doug (Ben Thompson)
“Doug (Ben Thompson),” The Equalizer, “No Way Out,” directed by Richard Lyons, 2023, (CBS)

Doug is Angie’s husband and abuser.

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Captain Grace Watkins (Indira G. Wilson)

Captain Grace Watkins (Indira G. Wilson)
“Captain Grace Watkins (Indira G. Wilson),” The Equalizer, “No Way Out,” directed by Richard Lyons, 2023, (CBS)

Captain Watkins is Detective Dante’s new boss who is very by the book and is trying to clean up the department and its reputation.

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Lo-Lo (Jhulenty Delossantos)

Lo-Lo (Jhulenty Delossantos)
“Lo-Lo (Jhulenty Delossantos),” The Equalizer, “No Way Out,” directed by Richard Lyons, 2023, (CBS)

Lo-Lo is a local drug dealer who had an altercation with Manny over Jackson working for him.

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Rick Dawson (Andrew Stewart-Jones)

Rick Dawson (Andrew Stewart-Jones)
“Rick Dawson (Andrew Stewart-Jones),” The Equalizer, “Love Hurts,” directed by Christine Moore, 2023, (CBS)

A former MI-6 agent and love interest of Robyn, who had to go cold after killing Diego Alcazar.

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Diego (David Fumero)

Diego (David Fumero)
“Diego (David Fumero),” The Equalizer, “Love Hurts,” directed by Christine Moore, 2023, (CBS)

A major figure in the criminal underworld wanted by multiple spy agencies.

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John McCall (Morocco Omari)

John McCall (Morocco Omari)
“John McCall (Morocco Omari),” The Equalizer, “Justified,” directed by Darren Grant, 2023, (CBS)

John is Robyn’s father, Aunt Vi’s brother.

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Yancy Turner (Manny Perez)

Adult Yancy (Manny Perez)
“Adult Yancy (Manny Perez),” The Equalizer, “Justified,” directed by Darren Grant, 2023, (CBS)

Yancy is the man who killed John McCall and later in life became the head of the biggest crime syndicate in Brooklyn.

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Demetrius (Elvis Nolasco)

Adult Demetrius (Elvis Nolasco)
“Adult Demetrius (Elvis Nolasco),” The Equalizer, “Justified,” directed by Darren Grant, 2023, (CBS)

Demetrius used to run with Yancy before Yancy became big, and bore witness to Yancy murdering John McCall.

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Mary (Natalie Kaye Clater)

Mary is a neighbor of John and Robyn who, unfortunately, in protecting her from Yancy and Demetrius, set up the events that led to John’s death.

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Drake (P.J. Sosko)

Drake (P.J. Sosko)
“Drake (P.J. Sosko),” The Equalizer, “Eye For An Eye,” directed by Eric Laneuville, 2023, (CBS)

Drake is a man down on his luck robbing a store Aunt Vi and Delilah were shopping in.

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Enrique Vargas (Joseph Melendez)

Enrique (Joseph Melendez)
“Enrique (Joseph Melendez),” The Equalizer, “Eye For An Eye,” directed by Eric Laneuville, 2023, (CBS)

Enrique is the head of a group of Venezuelan freedom fighters that were abandoned by the CIA.

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Jakob (Steve Rosen)

Jakob (Steve Rosen)
“Jakob (Steve Rosen),” The Equalizer, “Eye For An Eye,” directed by Eric Laneuville, 2023, (CBS)

A chemist who works for hire, no matter who is paying him to make any type of cocktail.

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Michelle Chambers (Ilfenesh Hadera)

Michelle (Ilfenesh Hadera)
“Michelle (Ilfenesh Hadera),” The Equalizer, “Eye For An Eye,” directed by Eric Laneuville, 2023, (CBS)

Robyn’s CIA protege, who she thought died in Venezuela.

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Diane Greene (Margaret Reed)

CIA Director Diane Greene (Margaret Reed) talking to Robyn
CIA Director Diane Greene (Margaret Reed) talking to Robyn, The Equalizer, Season 4 Episode 1 Truth for a Truth, directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim, 2024, (CBS)

Diane Greene is the new CIA Director, replacing Director Suri Nash, who isn’t as hardline as Director Nash but is still a loyal soldier.

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Briggs (Eden Marryshow)

Briggs (Eden Marryshow) showing up and saving Robyn and her team
Briggs (Eden Marryshow) showing up and saving Robyn and her team, The Equalizer, Season 4 Episode 1 Truth for a Truth, directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim, 2024, (CBS)

Briggs is the leader, or one of the leaders, of Bishop’s Security Team now and from his conversation with Delilah, we learn he was in his high school’s ROTC, went to West Point, spent 15 years in army ineglligence, and speaks 3 different languages.

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Donald Leland (Philip Casnoff)

Donald Leland (Philip Casnoff) with his security detail
Donald Leland – Center (Philip Casnoff) with his security detail, The Equalizer, Season 4 Episode 1 Truth for a Truth, directed by Solvan “Slick” Naim, 2024, (CBS)

Donald Leland is the current, former as of the end of the episode, Secretary of State, who issued the order to withdraw from Venezuela, due to him holding properpties there.

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Christine (Leilany Celeste)

Christine (Leilany Celeste) at a chop shop
Christine (Leilany Celeste) at a chop shop

Christine works at a chop shop to make ends meet, after her parents gave her an ultimatum of their way or being homeless.

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Ari (Havon Baraka)

Ari (Havon Baraka) after being kidnapped
Ari (Havon Baraka) after being kidnapped

Ari is the son of a member of a consulate, who loves cars and also is on the spectrum.

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Sara

Played by: Auden Thornton

Sara (Auden Thornton) meeting with Robyn
“Sara (Auden Thornton) meeting with Robyn,” The Equalizer (S04E03) directed by Geoff Wing Shotz, 2024, (CBS)

Sara is Michael’s wife, who recently gave birth to their child and goes to Robyn hoping for help.

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Michael

Played by: Ross Alden

Michael (Ross Alden) on a subway platform, before his death
“Michael (Ross Alden) on a subway platform, before his death,” The Equalizer (S04E03) directed by Geoff Wing Shotz, 2024, (CBS)

Michael Conway is one-half of the owners of Beltany Realty, one of the biggest realty firms in New York City, who, in pursuit of creating a homeless shelter, stumbled upon corruption that, with his desire to expose it, was killed.

  • Introduced In: S04E03
  • The actor is also known for their role in “,” their role in “,” and their role in “.”

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Clay

Played by: Marvin Jones III

Clay (Marvin Jones III) fighting Mel
“Clay (Marvin Jones III) fighting Mel,” The Equalizer (S04E03) directed by Geoff Wing Shotz, 2024, (CBS)

Clay Johnson is a veteran who is blind, thanks to a munitions accident, who lives in the bowels of the subway, pickpocketing to make ends meet.

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Mo

Played by: Scott William Winters

Mo (Scott William Winters) meeting Robyn
“Mo (Scott William Winters) meeting Robyn,” The Equalizer (S04E03) directed by Geoff Wing Shotz, 2024, (CBS)

Mo Brown is the head of the Westies, a New York-based Irish Mob who murdered Michael.

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Mr. Otis

Played by: Franklin Ojeda Smith

Mr. Otis (Franklin Ojeda Smith) greeting Aunt Vi
“Mr. Otis (Franklin Ojeda Smith) greeting Aunt Vi,” The Equalizer (S04E03) directed by Geoff Wing Shotz, 2024, (CBS)

Mr. Otis and his wife, Ms. Bella, were neighbors of Robyn and Aunt Vi when Bella was alive. However, now Mr. Otis lives at a retirement home, having a really good time.

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JJ (Mike Epps)

JJ (Mike Epps)
JJ (Mike Epps)

JJ is a conman and a gambling addict, who has spent almost a decade in prison due to a burglary gone wrong. However, with losing a friend in that burglary and time passing, he seems to desire to turn his life around, though he can be easily tempted.

  • Introduced In: S04E04
  • The actor is also known for their role in “I’m a Virgo.”

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Detective Rose Garcia (Gisela Chípe)

Detective Rose Garcia (Gisela Chipe)
Detective Rose Garcia (Gisela Chipe)

Rose Garcia is a vice cop who got Marcus Dante through the academy and was one of his first (platonic) partners on the force.

  • Introduced In: S04E04

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Charles Benson (Elliot Villar)

Charles (Elliot Villar)
Charles (Elliot Villar)

Charles Benson used to run and do crimes with JJ and a woman named Sylvia, until a botched robbery got Sylvia killed and JJ put in prison. Since then, he has risen through the Blanco Syndicate’s ranks, and now he runs not only a casino but also traffics guns and other illegal items.

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Matthew (Alain Uy)

Alain Uy as Matthew revealing he is alive
“Alain Uy as Matthew revealing he is alive,” The Equalizer: Season 4 Episode 5, directed by MJ Bassett, 2024, (CBS)

Matthew is one of the three boys of the Biyani family, and to Mel’s surprise, like her, he got into the military. However, while she thought he was stationed at a NATO base in Turkey, doing resource analysis, in truth he was part of a strike force named “Red Cell” that handled situations the Government didn’t want connected to their name.

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Raya (Avery Sands)

Avery Sands as Raya
Avery Sands as Raya

Raya is one of Delilah’s friends, not a close friend but a friend nonetheless, who has recently come out as trans. Her mother supports her and even encourages her to join a House, specifically the House of DuBois.

  • Introduced In: Season 4 Episode 7 

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Tyrese (Khouri St. Surin)

Khouri St. Surin as Tyrese introducing himself to Delilah
Khouri St. Surin as Tyrese introducing himself to Delilah

Tyrese is a friend of Cam whose life isn’t going so well. His mom has mental health struggles, which leads her to be violent, and alongside that, he is responsible for keeping his little sisters from going hungry. Add in him being a proud man, too big for sympathy or help, and it seems he is bound for a challenging road.

  • Introduced In: Season 4 Episode 8 

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