Know the Cast: ‘Freaky’

Freaky Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the 2020 Movie

The Freaky cast features American performers Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton. This info article contains spoilers for the 2020 movie. Visit the Know the Cast section for more Vague Visages streaming guides.

Now streaming on HBO Max, Christopher Landon’s Freaky follows a teenage girl named Millie Kessler who accidentally switches bodies with a serial killer known as the Blissfield Butcher. As the female protagonist awkwardly walks around as a man, the villain slaughters bullies at the local high school. Millie must reverse a curse within 24 hours, otherwise she’ll forever be trapped in the body of a notorious male murderer. Here’s every main performer and character in the 2020 horror comedy Freaky.

Freaky Cast: Vince Vaughn as The Blissfield Butcher

Freaky Cast - Vince Vaughn as The Blissfield Butcher

Character Profile: A serial killer who steals a weapon known as La Dola. He inadvertently changes bodies with a teenage girl after trying to kill her. The Butcher terrorizes students at Blissfield Valley High School, with the twist being that he looks like a psychotic young woman.

Vaughn’s Resume: Trent in Swingers (1996), Beanie in Old School (2003), Jeremy Gray in Wedding Crashers (2005), Frank Semyon in True Detective (2015), Bradley Thomas in Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)

Freaky Cast: Kathryn Newton as Millie Kessler

Freaky Cast - Kathryn Newton as Millie Kessler

Character Profile: A Blissfield Valley High School student who gets bullied by peers. She grieves the death of her father, and receives emotional support from best friends Nyla and Josh. After the inciting incident, Millie tries to convince others that she’s not actually a middle-aged man who also happens to be a notorious serial killer.

Newton’s Resume: Louise Brooks in Gary Unmarried (2008-10), Darlene Bell in Lady Bird (2017), Joanie Clark in Halt and Catch Fire (2016-17), Abigail Carlson in Big Little Lies (2017-19), Lucy Stevens in Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)

Freaky Cast: Celeste O’Connor as Nyla Chones

Freaky Cast - Celeste O'Connor as Nyla Chones

Character Profile: Millie’s best friend who urges her not to worry about the past. She teams up with Josh while trying to help Newton’s character return to her normal self. Nyla’s plan is disrupted by Millie’s police officer sister, Char.

O’Connor’s Resume: Amy in Wetlands (2017), Teen Abbie in Irreplaceable You (2018), Lucky in Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021)

Freaky Cast: Misha Osherovich as Josh Detmer

Freaky Cast - Misha Osherovich as Josh Detmer

Character Profile: Millie’s gay friend. He watches the fake Millie (The Butcher) at home and gets questioned by his concerned mother. Josh and Nyla help Newton’s character clear her name.

Osherovich’s Resume: Collin in History (2016-17), Simon in NOS4A2 (2019), Shirley T in The Goldfinch (2019)

Freaky Cast: Emily Holder as Sandra

Freaky Cast - Emily Holder as Sandra

Character Profile: Millie’s physical education classmate. She appears in the opening scene with three other students. The Blissfield Butcher smashes Sandra’s head with a toilet lid.

Holder’s Resume: Lilly in Cheerleader Karate School (2017), Shelby Boyles in Scandal Made Me Famous (2018), Jasmine Block in Dead Silent (2020)

Freaky Cast: Nicholas Stargel as Isaac

Freaky Cast - Nicholas Stargel as Isaac

Character Profile: Sandra’s boyfriend. He explores a cellar in a friend’s mansion. Isaac gets a bottle of Montrachet shoved down his throat by the Blissfield Butcher.

Stargel’s Resume: Hunter in My Parents, My Sister & Me (2009-10), Young Jack in Revenge (2011-13), Kevin in Halt and Catch Fire (2017), Fantasy Teen in Love, Simon (2018)

Freaky Cast: Kelly Lamor Wilson as Ginny

Freaky Cast - Kelly Lamor Wilson as Ginny

Character Profile: The host during the opening mansion scene. She discusses various legends about the Blissfield Butcher. Ginny gets impaled by the focal serial killer.

Wilson’s Resume: Teen Georgia in Buried Cain (2014), Holly in Creature Feature (2015), Emily in Summer ’03 (2018), Paula Tapman in Conrad & Michelle: If Words Could Kill (2018), Becca in Mrs. Fletcher (2019)

Freaky Cast: Mitchell Hoog as Evan

Freaky Cast - Mitchell Hoog as Evan

Character Profile: Ginny’s boyfriend. After a sexual encounter, he asks his girlfriend for a “handy.” The Blissfield Butcher puts a tennis racket through Evan’s head.

Hoog’s Resume: Tucker in The Spookies (2017), JC Snyder in Walk. Ride. Rodeo. (2019), Teen Intern in Richard Jewell (2019), Mac Morris in Saved by the Bell (2020), Young Ed in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)

Freaky Cast: Melissa Collazo as Ryler

Freaky Cast - Melissa Collazo as Ryler

Character Profile: A Blissfield High student who bullies Millie. She started a rumor about Ginny in the past, and pretends to grieve her death on social media. The Blissfield Butcher traps Ryler in a cryo chamber.

Collazo’s Resume: Arcade Gamer in Stranger Things (2017), Circus Oddity in The Little Mermaid (2018), Teen Abby in Swamp Thing (2019), Lena in Lena and Snowball (2021)

Freaky Cast: Dana Drori as Char Kessler

Freaky Cast - Dana Drori as Char Kessler

Character Profile: Millie’s sister. She’s a police officer who stays busy to avoid thinking about her father’s death. Char provides assistance to Blissfield High students in the final act.

Drori’s Resume: Stacey Pierce in Rebel in the Rye (2017), Josie McGowan in The Price (2017), Christianna in The Affair (2019), Lily in High Fidelity (2020), Tara in Into the Dark (2021)

Freaky Cast: Uriah Shelton as Booker Strode

Freaky Cast - Uriah Shelton as Booker Strode

Character Profile: Millie’s love interest. He learns about her true feelings while she’s trapped in the Blissfield Butcher’s body. Booker appreciates Millie’s gestures and kisses her, despite the young woman having a male body.

Shelton’s Resume: Jeff Cargill in The Glades (2010-13), Josh in Blue (2012-14), Joshua Matthews in Girl Meets World (2014-17), Pratters in 13 Reasons Why (2017), Longwell Chase in Looking for Alaska (2019)

Freaky Cast: Alan Ruck as Mr. Bernardi

Freaky Cast - Alan Ruck as Mr. Bernardi

Character Profile: Millie’s shop teacher. He’s talks down to her and makes aggressive statements. Mr. Bernardi takes a screwdriver to the neck and gets sawn in half by the Blissfield Butcher.

Ruck’s Resume: Carl Brennan in Bad Boys (1983), Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), Stephens in Speed (1994), Stuart Bondek in Spin City (1996-2002), Connor Roy in Succession (2018-19)


The Freaky cast also includes Katie Finneran (Bloodline, Brockmire), Alonzo Ward (Jaws 3-D, The Banker), Dustin Lewis (Cobra Kai, One Night in Miami), Jennifer Pierce Mathus (Good Girls, True Detective) and Zack Shires (Richard Jewell, The Devil All the Time).

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

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