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Know the Cast: ‘Only Murders in the Building’

Only Murders in the Building Cast - Every Performer and Characters in the Hulu Series

The Only Murders in the Building cast features Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short. This info article includes minor spoilers for Steve Martin and John Hoffman’s Hulu series. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Only Murders in the Building follows three true crime fans who live at The Arconia in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The protagonists initially bond while discussing the “All Is Not OK in Oklahoma” podcast, and then create their own production when a resident of their building mysteriously passes away. However, the youngest member of the group, Mabel Mora, doesn’t reveal her personal connection to the case while investigating with Charles Haden-Savage and Oliver Putnam. Here’s every main performer and character in Only Murders in the Building, a Hulu original series.

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Selena Gomez as Mabel Mora

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Character Profile: A Bayport, Long Island native who lives at The Arconia. She resides in her aunt’s apartment that’s being renovated and lies about not knowing a man named Tim Kono who presumably committed suicide in the building. Mabel is a murder suspect in season 2.

Gomez’s Resume: An Iconic 20th Century American Pop Star — Also, Alex Russo in Wizards of Waverly Place (2007-12), Faith in Spring Breakers (2012), Mavis Dracula in the Hotel Transylvania Movie Franchise (2012-), Zoe in The Dead Don’t Die (2020)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Steve Martin as Charles-Haden Savage

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Character Profile: A famous TV actor who has lived as The Arconia for 28 years. He starred as the title character in a popular detective show called “Brazzos” and develops a romance with a murderer in season 1. Charles lives a comfortable life but rubs people the wrong way with his elitist demeanor. He investigates his father’s connection to a murder victim in season 2.

Martin’s Resume: Lucky Day in Three Amigos! (1986), Neal Page in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), George Banks in Father of the Bride (1991), Bowfinger in Bowfinger in (1999), Captain Smek in Home (2015)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Martin Short as Oliver Putnam

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Character Profile: An Arconia resident who directed 212 theatre shows in the past. He is well-known amongst colleagues for his failed production of “Splash! The Musical.” Oliver lacks self-awareness and gets manipulated throughout the series.

Short’s Resume: Ned Nederlander in Three Amigos! (1986), Clifford Daniels in Clifford (1994), Desmond Forrest Oates in Get Over It (2001), Rudy Blatnoyd in Inherent Vice (2014), Dick Lundy in The Morning Show (2019)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Aaron Dominguez as Oscar Torres

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Character Profile: Mabel’s childhood friend from Long Island. He gets released from prison during season 1. Oscar’s father lives at The Arconia.

Dominguez’s Resume: Javier Roberto in Breathe (2014), Eddie Dominguez in Shaft (2019), Todd in Words on Bathroom Walls (2020), AJ in Pink Opaque (2020), Emmanuel in Two Sides (2021)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Julian Cihi as Tim Kono

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Character Profile: A resident of The Arconia who dies in the building at the beginning of season 1. His suspicious death inspires Charles and Oliver to create a true crime podcast. Mabel doesn’t initially reveal that she grew up with Tim.

Cihi’s Resume: Marcel in Mr. Robot (2016), Male Barista Max in Gypsy (2017), Globo in High Maintenance (2018), Edgelord in The Tick (2019), Guru in Homebody (2021)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Amy Ryan as Jan

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Character Profile: A first chair bassoon in the city symphony. She develops a romantic relationship with Charles during season 1. Jan hides a secret about her relationship with an Arconia resident.

Ryan’s Resume: Beatrice “Beadie” Russell in The Wire (2003-08), Helene McCready in Gone Baby Gone (2007), Holly Flax in The Office (2008-11), Sylvia in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014), Mari Gilbert in Lost Girls (2020)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Tina Fey as Cinda Canning

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Character Profile: The host of the “All Is Not OK in Oklahoma” podcast. She tells the main protagonists to “embrace the mess.” Cinda hosts the “Only Murderers in the Building” podcast during season 2.

Fey’s Resume: A Former Saturday Night Live Cast Member and the Creator of 30 Rock — Also, Liz Lemon in 30 Rock (2006-13), Kim Baker in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), 22 in Soul (2020)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Nathan Lane as Teddy

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Character Profile: Oliver’s former theatre producer. He’s still upset about investing money in “Splash! The Musical.” Teddy lives with his deaf son and reluctantly agrees to sponsor Oliver’s podcast during season 1.

Lane’s Resume: Timon in The Lion King (1994), Albert in The Birdcage (1996), Max Bialystock in The Producers (2005), F. Lee Bailey in American Crime Story (2016), Lewis Michener in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Michael Cyril Creighton as Howard Morris

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Character Profile: A resident of the Arconia. He is questioned by the focal podcasters about his cat’s death on the night of Tim’s alleged suicide. Howard is ruled out as a suspect when he reveals that he has vasovagal syncope, which means that he faints at the sight of blood.

Creighton’s Resume: Joe Crowley in Spotlight (2015), Patrick in High Maintenance (2016-19), Jake in The Post (2017), Bill in Game Night (2018), Harry in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Sting as Himself

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Character Profile: A resident of The Arconia. He chastises Oliver for his dog’s behavior in an elevator. Sting is positioned as Tim Kono’s potential killer in season 1.

Sting’s Resume: The Former Lead Singer of The Police and a 17-Time Grammy Award Winner — Also, Ace Face in Quadrophenia (1979), Feyd Rautha in Dune (1984), JD in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Horsa in Kaamelott: First Installment (2021)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Michael Rapaport as Detective Kreps

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Character Profile: A Manhattan detective. He’s a Howard Stern fan who investigates Mabel, Charles-Haden and Oliver. Detective Kreps gets confused easily.

Rapaport’s Resume: Dick Ritchie in True Romance (1993), Tom Scoggins in Deep Blue Sea (1999), Danny Hanson in Boston Public (2001-04), Don Self in Prison Break (2008-09), Doug Gardner in Atypical (2017-21)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Cara Delevingne as Alice Banks

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Character Profile: A New York City artist. She runs a creative collective at Third Arm Gallery. Alice befriends Mabel and develops a romantic relationship with her.

Delevingne’s Resume: A Popular Fashion Model — Also, Margo in Paper Towns (2015), June Moone/Enchantress in Suicide Squad (2016), Sergeant Laureline in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Crassy Cassie in Her Smell (2018)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Amy Schumer as Herself

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Character Profile: An alleged tenant at the Arconia. She seemingly moved into Sting’s former apartment. Amy hopes to develop the “Only Murders in the Building” podcast into a TV series.

Schumer’s Resume: A Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Amy in Inside Amy Schumer (2013-16), Amy in Trainwreck (2015), Aimee in The Humans (2021), Beth in Life & Beth (2022)

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Only Murders in the Building Cast: Shirley MacLaine as Leonora Folger

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Character Profile: Bunny’s mother. She shows up in season 2 after her daughter’s death. In the past, Leonora had a romantic fling with Charles-Haden’s father.

MacLaine’s Resume: Jennifer Rogers in The Trouble with Harry (1955), Fran Kubelik in The Apartment (1960), Aurora Greenway in Terms of Endearment (1983), Ouiser Boudreaux in Steel Magnolias (1989), Martha Levinson in Downton Abbey (2012-13)

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The Only Murders in the Building cast also includes Vanessa Aspillaga (Flesh and Bone, Hustlers), Ryan Broussard (The Big Short, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back), James Caverly (Chicago Med, A Bennett Song Holiday), Russell G. Jones (The Americans, Tommy), Jayne Houdyshell (The Bounty Hunter, Little Women) and Jeena Yi (Manifest, Modern Love).

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

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