Know the Cast: ‘Jakob’s Wife’

Jakob's Wife Cast - 2021 Horror Movie

The Jakob’s Wife cast includes Barbara Crampton, Larry Fessenden and Bonnie Aarons. This info article contains spoilers for the 2021 movie, which is currently available at Shudder. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Directed by Travis Stevens, Jakob’s Wife follows a married woman named Anne who feels disrespected by her pastor husband. As the couple works through their marital conflict, a creature known as The Master descends upon the community and begins terrorizing unsuspecting residents. The movie explores Anne and Jakob’s attempts to better understand each other, which could lead to absolutely chaos or perhaps marital harmony. Here’s a Know the Cast guide for Jakob’s Wife, a 2021 horror film.

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Barbara Crampton as Anne Fedder

Jakob's Wife Cast - Barbara Crampton as Anne Fedder

Character Profile: A married woman who wants to live a bigger life. She doesn’t feel appreciated by her pastor husband, and changes into a different person after a late-night encounter with a mouse vampire known as The Master. Rater than leaving her husband to pursue a new life, Anne chooses to compromise via healthy communication.

Crampton’s Resume: Carol in Body Double (1984), Megan Halsey in Re-Animator (1985), Maggie Forrester in The Bold and the Beautiful (1995-98), Anne Sacchetti in We Are Still Here (2015), Vanessa Moss in Channel Zero (2018)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Larry Fessenden as Jakob Fedder

Jakob's Wife Cast - Larry Fessenden as Jakob Fedder

Character Profile: A pastor with puritanical views about women. He speaks over his wife and doesn’t seem to respect her opinions. Jakob figuratively opens his eyes in order to better understand Anne, which allows him to provide timely help.

Fessenden’s Resume: Bill the Water Truck Driver in Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (2009), Sam in Silver Bullets (2011), Erik Harson in You’re Next (2011), Jacob Lewis in We Are Still Here (2015), Danny Perkins in The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Bonnie Aarons as The Master

Jakob's Wife Cast - Bonnie Aarons as The Master

Character Profile: A beast who describes Jakob as an “anchor” and urges Anne to either “die or thrive.” The mouse-vampire character attacks several people throughout the film and grins while drinking blood. By the climax, The Master has a fateful confrontation with the focal couple.

Aarons’ Resume: Bum in Mulholland Dr. (2001), Fat Teena in I Know Who Killed Me (2008), Crackhead Bonnie in The Fighter (2010), Ricky D’Angelo’s Mother in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The Nun in The Nun (2017)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Nyisha Bell as Amelia Humphries

Jakob's Wife Cast - Nyisha Bell as Amelia Humphries

Character Profile: One of Pastor Jakob’s parishioners. She has an alcoholic mother and gets attacked by The Master early on. Amelia later returns as a vampire and taunts Pastor Jakob.

Bell’s Resume: Elizabeth in Poeta (2019), Rachel in Fatal Attraction (2020)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Sarah Lind as Carol Fedder

Jakob's Wife Cast - Sarah Lind as Carol Fedder

Character Profile: Jakob’s sister-in-law. She discovers Anne in their home with a body. Carol gets attacked by The Master and speaks through a massive throat wound.

Lind’s Resume: Jen MacMahon in Edgemont (2001-05), Rita in Severed (2005), Erika in A Simple Curve (2005), Molly Hartley in The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015), Zee Madieras in Martha’s Vineyard Mysteries (2020-)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Mark Kelly as Bob Fedder

Jakob's Wife Cast - Mark Kelly as Bob Fedder

Character Profile: Carol’s husband. He wants his brother Jakob to confront Anne’s former boyfriend, Tom. Bob ultimately gets attacked by The Master.

Kelly’s Resume: Dale in Mad Men (2007-12), Amos Pacelli in The Pacellis (2011), Jeremy in The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012), Connor in Fear the Walking Dead (2016), Bruce Domanski in The Hot Zone (2019)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Robert Rusler as Tom Low

Jakob's Wife Cast - Robert Rusler as Tom Low

Character Profile: Anne’s former boyfriend who now works as a designer. He’s surprised that she married Jakob, and also reminds her of past dreams. Tom gets attacked by The Master’s mice while visiting with Anne.

Rusler’s Resume: Ron Grady in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), Max in Weird Science (1985), Tommy Hook in Thrashin’ (1986), Warren Keffer in Babylon 5 (1994-95), Gus O’Dea in Ray Donovan (2015-18)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Jay DeVon Johnson as Mike Hess

Jakob's Wife Cast - Jay DeVon Johnson as Mike Hess

Character Profile: A Sherrif who investigates reports of a vampire attack. He later detains Jakob after a traffic stop. Sheriff Hess witnesses The Master in action during the final act.

Johnson’s Resume: Tony in Good Girls (2018), Sheriff Marchbanks in Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019), Moderator in Brockmire (2019), Mr. Vaughn in Dear Santa, I Need a Date (2019), Yusef in Greenleaf (2020)

Jakob’s Wife Cast: Phil Brooks aka CM Punk as Deputy Colton

Jakob's Wife Cast - Phil Brooks aka CM Punk as Deputy Colton

Character Profile: Sheriff Hess’ colleague. He’s present when Jakob is pulled over and detained. Deputy Colton watches The Master’s demise and decides to write up the incident as a non-violent marital dispute.

Brooks’ Resume: A Former WWE Champion and UFC Fighter — Also,  Don Koch in Girl on the Third Floor (2019) and Billy in Rabid (2019)


The Jakob’s Wife cast also includes Omar Salazar (Restraint), Angelie Simone (Two Sides, Deadly Excursion: Kidnapped from the Beach), Ned Yousef (Logan, Bill & Ted Face the Music) and Giovannie Cruz (Queen of the South, The Suicide Squad).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.