The Bingo Hell cast includes Adriana Barraza, L. Scott Caldwell and Richard Brake. This info article contains minor spoilers for Gigi Saul Guerrero’s 2021 Amazon movie. Visit the Vague Visages Know the Cast section for more cast guides.
Bingo Hell follows a group of elderly women who protect their neighborhood from gentrification. When a greedy entrepreneur takes over the Oak Springs Community Center, the protagonists discover that “Mr. Big” could be involved in the disappearance of their friend. Incidentally, a barrio leader named Lupita leads a revolt against the focal baddie. Here’s every main player in Bingo Hell.
Bingo Hell Cast: Adriana Barraza as Lupita
Character Profile: A resident of the Oak Springs barrio. She is a community leader who protects the local culture. Lupita fights against a mysterious man who lures locals into a revamped Oak Springs Community Center.
Barraza’s Resume: Amelia in Babel (2006), Shaun San Dena in Drag Me to Hell (2009), Isabela Alvarez in Thor (2011), Maria Beltran in Rambo: Last Blood (2019), Maria Vega in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2010)
Bingo Hell Cast: L. Scott Caldwell as Dolores
Character Profile: Lupita’s best friend. She keeps an eye on the former partner of her late son. Dolores wants to help Lupita but also wants to leave the neighborhood with her grandson.
Resume: Poole in The Fugitive (1993), Public Defender in The Net (1995), Head Nurse in Dragonfly (2002), Rose Nadler in Lost (2004-10), Nana Ruth in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018-20)
Bingo Hell Cast: Joshua Caleb Johnson as Caleb
Character Profile: Dolores’ undisciplined grandson. He stays with her after being abandoned by his mother. Caleb receives life advice from a friend of his late father.
Johnson’s Resume: Jack Emery in Animal Kingdom (2016), Andre in Ray Meets Helen (2017), Jalen in Black-ish (2019), Henry “Onion” Shackleford in The Good Lord Bird (2020), Dwayne Baxter in Snowfall (2021)
Bingo Hell Cast: Richard Brake as Mr. Big
Character Profile: An Oak Springs entrepreneur. He gains control of a bingo hall and manipulates vulnerable locals. Mr. Big represents gentrification and big business.
Brake’s Resume: Portman in Doom (2005), Enrikas Dortlich in Hannibal Rising (2007), The Interrogator in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Doom-Head in 31 (2016), Pope in Brave New World (2020)
Bingo Hell Cast: Jonathan Medina as Eric
Character Profile: A former drug addict. He is thankful that Lupita helped clean up the neighborhood. Eric schools Caleb about the realities of the community.
Medina’s Resume: Dr. Thatcher Anderson in Cheetah in August (2015), Tommy Ortiz in The Purge (2019), Joey in Kingpin Katie (2019), Tommy Ortiz in Ronstadt (2021), Mr. Clayton, Esq. in Offseason (2021)
Bingo Hell Cast: Kelly Murtagh as Raquel
Character Profile: Caleb’s mother. She wins $10,000 after Mr. Big shows up. Raquel abandons her son in a quest to attain wealth.
Murtagh’s Resume: Kim in My Roommate Is a Supermodel (2010), Paige in The Purge (2018), Alaska’s Mother in Looking for Alaska (2019), Evonne in The Lovebirds (2020), Ivy in Shapeless (2021)
The Bingo Hell cast also includes Clayton Landey (Knots Landing, Sully), Bertila Damas (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lucky), Grover Coulson (Friday Night Lights, A Ghost Story) and David Jensen (Midnight Special, Queen Sugar).
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