The Shrink Next Door cast features Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Kathryn Hahn. This info article contains minor spoilers for Georgia Pritchett’s 2021 Apple TV+ miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Set in 1980s New York City, The Shrink Next Door examines the unique friendship between an insecure businessman named Marty Markowitz and his opportunistic therapist, Ike Herschkopf. As the patient gains confidence, the doctor visits his workplace to motivate employees. Meanwhile, Marty’s sister, Phyllis, confronts Ike about his unprofessional methods. Here’s every main performer and character in The Shrink Next Door, an adaptation of Joe Nocera’s Wondery podcast.
The Shrink Next Door Cast: Will Ferrell as Martin Markowitz
Character Profile: A fabric company owner who inherits the business from his parents. He suffers a panic attack before his 40th birthday and reaches out to a therapist. Martin recalls a traumatic childhood incident and realizes that he’s been emotionally stuck in the past.
Ferrell’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (1995-2022), Frank in Old School (2003), Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Brennan Huff in Step Brothers (2008), Lars Erickssong in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
The Shrink Next Door Cast: Paul Rudd as Isaac Herschkopf
Character Profile: Marty’s therapist. He attended NYU Medical school and helps his patient cope with losing a “paradigm of manhood.” Ike consistently takes advantage of Marty.
Rudd’s Resume: Josh in Clueless (1995), Brian Fantana in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), David in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Pete in Knocked Up (2007), Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the MCU (2015-)
The Shrink Next Door Cast: Kathryn Hahn as Phyllis Markowitz
Character Profile: Marty’s sister. She looks after her brother and doesn’t trust Ike. Phyllis relies on Marty while dealing with legal and financial issues after a divorce.
Hahn’s Resume: Lily Lebowski in Crossing Jordan (2001-08), Alice in Step Brothers (2008), Raquel Fein in Transparent (2014-19), Eve Fletcher in Mrs. Fletcher (2019), Agatha Harkness in WandaVision (2021)
The Shrink Next Door Cast: Casey Wilson as Bonnie Herschkopf
Character Profile: Ike’s wife. She wants to pursue her academic goals and feels unappreciated. Bonnie had a privileged childhood.
Wilson’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2008-09), Stacy in Bride Wars (2009), Penny Hartz in Happy Endings (2011-20), Noelle Hawthorne in Gone Girl (2014), Tiff Georgina in Black Monday (2019-)
The Shrink Next Door cast also includes Cornell Womack (Rescue Me, Flaked), Allan Wasserman (Big, Funny People), Sarayu Blue (The Unicorn, To All the Boys: Always and Forever), Kesia Brooke (Blood Relatives) and Bob Glouberman (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, The Artist).
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