2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Ordinary Joe’

Ordinary Joe Cast - Every Main Performer and Character in the NBC Series

The Ordinary Joe cast includes James Wolk, Natalie Martinez and Elizabeth Lail. This info article contains minor spoilers for Matt Reeves’ NBC series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Ordinary Joe follows a Syracuse University graduate in three different timelines. One story explores his failed marriage to a college sweetheart, while another examines his life as a rock star who desperately wants to be a father. In the third tale, James Wolk’s protagonist looks for love as an NYPD bachelor. Overall, the predominate theme in the NBC series is “What If?” Here’s every main performer and character in Ordinary Joe.

Ordinary Joe Cast: James Wolk as Joe Kimbreau

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - James Wolk as Joe Kimbreau

Character Profile: A music major who graduates from Syracuse University. The present timeline follows three different versions of the character. Rock star Joe wants to be a father, Dr. Joe wants to reunite with his collegiate girlfriend, and NYPD Cop Joe hopes to develop a romance with a woman he briefly met on graduation day 10 years prior.

Wolk’s Resume: Will in You Again (2010), Bob Benson in Mad Men (2013-14), Mike Penny in The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015), Joe Keene in Watchmen (2019), Superman in Harley Quinn (2019)

Ordinary Joe Cast: Natalie Martinez as Amy

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - Natalie Martinez as Amy 

Character Profile: Joe’s love interest in the NYPD timeline, a politician’s aide. She’s also Eric’s wife in the doctor narrative. In the rock star timeline, Amy is Joe’s wife and worries that she won’t be able to have children.

Martinez’s Resume: Case in Death Race (2008), Gabby in End of Watch (2012), Natalie Barrow in Broken City (2013), Alicia Mendez in Kingdom (2015-16), Avery Castillo in Reminiscence (2021)

Ordinary Joe Cast: Elizabeth Lail as Jenny

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - Elizabeth Lail as Jenny Banks

Character Profile: Joe’s best friend/girlfriend in college. As the main protagonist’s wife in the doctor timeline, she believes that her marriage is “irretrievably broken.” In the rock star story, Jenny reveals that she had Joe’s child and gave the boy up for adoption before becoming a lawyer. Jenny also reunites with Wolk’s character in the NYPD tale.

Lail’s Resume: Princess Anna/Joan in Once Upon a Time (2014), Lea in Unintended (2018), Guinevere Beck in You (2018-19), Quinn Harris in Countdown (2019), Lola Morgan in Gossip Girl (2021)

Ordinary Joe Cast: Charlie Barnett as Eric Payne

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - Charlie Barnett as Eric Payne

Character Profile: Joe’s best friend since kindergarten. He’s an artisanal pizza shop owner in the NYPD timeline and married to Amy in the doctor narrative. Eric works for Joe in the rock star story.

Barnett’s Resume: Ken Lee/Prince Escalus in Private Romeo (2011), Peter Mills in Chicago P.D. (2014-15), Alan Zaveri in Russian Doll (2019), Gabe in You (2019), Ben Marshall in Tales of the City (2019)

Ordinary Joe Cast: David Warshofsky as Frank Kimbreau

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - David Warshofsky as Frank Kimbreau

Character Profile: Joe’s uncle, the major male figure in his life. Frank primarily appears in the NYPD narrative. His brother died on 9/11.

Warshofsky’s Resume: Lieutenant in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Lester the Pimp in Running Scared (2006), H.M. Tilford in There Will Be Blood (2013), Cowan in Now You See Me (2013), Theodore Peu in Scandal (2017)

Ordinary Joe Cast: Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Diaz

Ordinary Joe Cast on NBC - Adam Rodriguez as Bobby Diaz

Character Profile: A politician in the NYPD timeline. He is rescued by Joe during an assassination attempt. Bobby Diaz employs Amy in the NYPD narrative.

Rodriguez’s Resume: Jesse Ramirez in Roswell (2001-02), Eric Delko in CSI: Miami (2002-12), Tito in the Magic Mike Movie Franchise (2012-), Luke Alvez in Criminal Minds (2016-20), Raul Vega in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)

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The Ordinary Joe cast also includes Gabrielle Byndloss (Ozark, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Curtis Edward Jackson (Teacher, Chicago Fire), Brandon Sutton (9-1-1, Bruh), Anne Ramsay (A League of Their Own, Mad About You) and John Gluck (TV Debut in Ordinary Joe).

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

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