The Spiral cast features Chris Rock, Max Minghella and Samuel L. Jackson. This info article contains minor spoilers for Darren Lynn Bousman’s 2021 franchise movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Spiral follows a South Metro detective named Zeke Banks. When someone begins murdering cops and taunting the department, he teams up with a young detective-in-training named William Schenk. Meanwhile, several of Zeke’s peers offer little support because of a past incident involving a colleague. Ultimately, all members of the South Metro Police Station are forced to reckon with the past. See below for a full breakdown of the main players in Spiral, the ninth installment of the Saw film series.
Spiral Cast: Chris Rock as Detective Ezekiel Banks
Character Profile: A South Metro Police Station detective. He is despised by many colleagues for snitching on a fellow cop. Zeke investigates a copycat killer while checking in on his retired father, the former chief of police.
Rock’s Resume: A Famous Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Saturday Night Live (1990-93), Pookie in New Jack City (1991), Kurt McKenzie in Grown Ups (2010), Loy Cannon in Fargo (2020)
Spiral Cast: Max Minghella as William Schenk
Character Profile: A detective-in-training. He teams up with Zeke and observes his behavior. William became a cop because of a traumatic childhood experience.
Minghellla’s Resume: Boy with Signora Buffi in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Divya Narendra in The Social Network (2010), Ben Harpen in The Ides of March (2011), Richie Castellano in The Mindy Project (2013-17), Nick Blaine in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-)
Spiral Cast: Samuel L. Jackson as Marcus Banks
Character Profile: Zeke’s retired father. He is known for corrupting the South Metro Police Station as its chief of police. Marcus’ past decisions directly correlate with the copycat killer’s motivations.
Jackson’s Resume: Nick Fury in the MCU (2008-), Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994), Augustus Gibbons in xXx (2002), Major Marquis Warren in The Hateful Eight (2015), Darius Kincaid in The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
Spiral Cast: Marisol Nichols as Angie Garza
Character Profile: Zeke’s boss. She leads the investigation of the copycat killer. Garza hopes to rally her unit, even though several officers have turned on Zeke in the past.
Nichols’ Resume: Audrey Griswold in Vegas Vacation (1997), Dawnie in Scream 2 (1997), Victoria Santiago in Resurrection Blvd. (2000-02), Nadia Yassir in 24 (2007), Hermione Lodge/Apollonia Gomez in Riverdale (2017-)
Spiral Cast: Dan Petronijevic as Marv Boswick
Character Profile: Zeke’s colleague. He repeatedly lied on the witness stand during criminal trials. Boswick is targeted by a killer in the film’s opening sequence.
Petronijevic’s Resume: Ronald Stiviletto in Happy Town (2010), Brody in Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (2010-12), J.M. Brouillard in 19-2 (2014-17), Anvil in Suicide Squad (2016), McMurray in Letterkenny (2016-20)
Spiral Cast: Richard Zeppieri as Detective Fitch
Character Profile: A South Metro cop. In the past, he killed a man who insulted him. Detective Fitch is punished for his actions.
Zeppieri’s Resume: Frank Tate in Earth: Final Conflict (1999-2002), Alido in 24 Hour Rental (2014), FBI Agent Finnegan in American Gothic (2016), Johnny G in Little Italy (2018), Carlo Velardi in Blood & Treasure (2019)
Spiral Cast: Patrick McManus as Peter Dunleavy
Character Profile: An ex-cop who lives in a church basement. He served nine years in jail after being turned in by Zeke for killing an innocent witness. Peter is targeted by the copycat killer.
McManus’ Resume: Professor Turner in Good Witch (2016), Detective Harvey Walker in Murdoch Mysteries (2016), Elliot Powers in Private Eyes (2016), Father Beck in Anne with an E (2019), Sheriff Tucker Rowan in Clarice (2021)
The Spiral cast also includes Ali Johnson (In the Dark, Blink Twice), Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl, Jann), Dylan Roberts, K.C. Collins (Lost Girl, Clarice), Edie Inksetter (It, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn, Star Trek Into Darkness).
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