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Know the Cast: ‘Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin’

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2021 Movie

The Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin cast features Emily Bader, Roland Buck III and Dan Lippert. This info article includes minor spoilers for William Eubank’s 2021 Paramount+ movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin follows an adopted woman named Margot. After meeting a blood relative for the first time, she travels to an Amish community near Buffalo, New York and hopes to learn more about her mother’s upbringing. Margot documents her experiences and uncovers a conspiracy involving a demonic spirit. Here’s every main player in Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin, the seventh installment of the found footage movie franchise.

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast: Emily Bader as Margot

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Emily Bader as Margot

Character Profile: An adopted woman who connects with her first biological relative via the DNA testing site 23andMe. She organizes a documentary crew and travels to Beiler Farm near Buffalo, New York. Margot discovers that her relatives may be hiding a crucial fact about their alleged Amish community.

Bader’s Resume: Teressa in The Stalker Club (2017), Lana Brady in House of the Witch (2017), Kendra in Stalked by a Reality Star (2018), Casey in Broken Visions (2018), Chloe in Charmed (2019)

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast: Roland Buck III as Chris

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Roland Buck III as Chris

Character Profile: Margot’s friend and cameraman. He’s an easy-going character who goes with the flow. When the shit hits the fan, Chris supports Margot rather than running away.

Buck III’s Resume: Noah Sexton in Chicago Med (2016-), Rafael Martin in The Long Road Home (2017), Tyler in The Week Of (2018), Bobby in Better Call Saul (2020), Justin in Taking the Fall (2021)

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast: Dan Lippert as Dale

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Dan Lippert as Dale

Character Profile: Margot’s audio engineer. He provides comic relief throughout most of the film while investigating the residents of Bailer Farm. Dale embraces the local culture until he comes face-to-face with a basement creature.

Lippert’s Resume: Pancake in The Grand Slams (2014-18), Zorn IRL in Son of Zorn (2016-17), Big Show/Roman Reigns in Camp WWE (2016-), Timothy in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2018), Cyril in American Princess (2019)

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast: Henry Ayres-Brown as Samuel

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Henry Ayres-Brown as Samuel

Character Profile: Margot’s relative who contacts her through 23andMe. He doesn’t seem to know much about documentaries or the internet in general. Much like Vilhelm Blomgren’s Pelle in Midsommar, Samuel plays nice while inviting people to visit his rural community.

Ayres-Brown’s Resume: Danny/Ned Hicks in The Deuce (2018-19), Tim McGinty in DC Noir (2019), Shawn in Last Ferry (2019), Des Foy in The Blacklist (2019), Pete in Monsterland (2020)

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast: Tom Nowicki as Jacob

Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Cast - Tom Nowicki as Jacob

Character Profile: Margot’s relative who describes a “sickness” that consumed her mother, Sarah. The farmer accommodates his guests yet establishes a firm set of rules. Jacob slaughters a newborn goat and transfers it to the community church; an act that raises a few eyebrows amongst the documentarians.

Nowicki’s Resume: Community College Coach in The Waterboy (1998), Coach Ed Henry in Remember the Titans (2000), Lincoln in The Punisher (2004), Mr. Lloyd in Never Back Down (2008), Charlie in The Dark and the Wicked (2020)

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The Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin cast also includes Jill Andre (The Runaways, The Master), Alexa Shae Niziak (The Americans, Evil), Colin Keane (For Life), Gerald Webb (Barry, The Shadow Diaries) and Gunner Wright (The Losers, Underwater).

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

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