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Know the Cast: ‘Home Sweet Home Alone’

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Disney Movie

The Home Sweet Home Alone cast features Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney and Archie Yates. This info article contains minor spoilers for Dan Mazer’s 2021 Disney+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Home Sweet Home Alone follows two parents who attempt to find a rare and expensive doll during the holiday season. Jeff and Pam McKenzie believe that a local boy named Max Mercer stole the item in question during an open house event. The adult protagonists plan to infiltrate the Mercer residence to recover the doll, unaware that Max has been accidentally been left at home alone by his family. The Disney+ movie is the sixth installment of the Home Alone franchise and includes a cameo from one of the original cast members. Here’s every main player in Home Sweet Home Alone.

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Ellie Kemper as Pam McKenzie

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Ellie Kemper as Pam McKenzie

Character Profile: A teacher at Winnetka Elementary. She hopes to become “old and weird” in the family residence. Pam plots with her husband to locate an expensive missing doll that could provide them with the money they so desperately need.

Kemper’s Resume: Erin Hannon in The Office (2009-13), Becca in Bridesmaids (2011), Ms. Griggs in 21 Jump Street (2012), Kimmy Schmidt in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-19), Phyllis in The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Jenna Jones in The Stand In (2020)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Rob Delaney as Jeff McKenzie

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Rob Delaney as Jeff McKenzie

Character Profile: Pam’s husband. He’s an out-of-work computer system expert. Jeff mistakenly believes that a neighborhood kid stole an expensive doll.

Delaney’s Resume: A Popular Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Rob Norris in Catastrophe (2015-19), Peter in Deadpool 2 (2018), Gil Norman in Bombshell (2019), Boss Blake Halls in Wrath of Man (2021)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Archie Yates as Max Mercer

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Archie Yates as Max Mercer

Character Profile: A mischievous kid who gets left home alone by his family. Max believes that he is the “ugly boy” that the McKenzies plan to locate and sell. The boy organizes a series of traps in the Mercer home.

Yates’ Resume: Yorki in Jojo Rabbit (2019), Sprout in Wolfboy and the Everything Factory (2021)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Aisling Bea as Carol Mercer

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Aisling Bea as Carol Mercer

Character Profile: Max’s mother. She plans a family trip to Tokyo during the holiday season. Carol enjoys the show Treasure Trunk and stresses out about forgetting Max in America.

Bea’s Resume: An Irish Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Nurse Sheridan in The Fall (2016), Mari Butler in Hard Sun (2018), Aine in This Way Up (2019-), Rebecca in Love Wedding Repeat (2020)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Kenan Thompson as Gavin Washington

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Kenan Thompson as Gavin Washington

Character Profile: A real estate agent. He shows the McKenzie family home at the beginning of the film. Gavin’s odd behavior unnerves several community members.

Thompson’s Resume: Kenan Rockmore in Kenan & Kel (1996-2000), Dexter Reed in Good Burger (1997), Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2003-), Troy in Snakes on a Plane (2006), Kenan Williams in Kenan (2021-)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Tim Simons as Hunter McKenzie

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Timothy Simons as Hunter McKenzie

Character Profile: Jeff’s brother. He’s an easy-going character who visits the McKenzie family home with his wife. Hunter helps out Jeff and Pam but also annoys them.

Simon’s Resume: Jonah Ryan in Veep (2012-19), Agent Borderline in Inherent Vice (2014), Marx in Draft Day (2014), Officer Stevens in Goosebumps (2015), Drew in Rugrats (2021)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Ally Maki as Mei McKenzie

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Ally Maki as Mei McKenzie

Character Profile: Hunter’s wife. She’s a stylish character who performs a unique song at the McKenzie family home. Mei gets in the middle of a climactic chase for the expensive doll.

Maki’s Resume: Daw in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999-2010), Jess in Wrecked (2016-18), Ikumi in Dear White People (2017-19), Mina Hess in Cloak & Dagger (2018-19), Giggle McDimples in Toy Story 4 (2019)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Pete Holmes as Blake Mercer

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Pete Holmes as Blake Mercer

Character Profile: Max’s uncle. He talks to a Siri-like system and threatens to shave someone’s head while preparing to leave for the airport. Blake is the archetypal Fun Uncle.

Holmes’ Resume: An American Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Eric in Ugly Americans (2010-12), Dr. Drexel Bonaventure in Fantasy Hospital (2016), Pete Holmes in Crashing (2017-19), Matthew and Bode Wright in The Simpsons (2018-20)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Chris Parnell as Stu Mercer

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Chris Parnell as Uncle Stu Mercer

Character Profile: Max’s uncle. He gives Jeff a sleep apnea machine to look after. Stu doesn’t seem worried about Max’s whereabouts.

Parnell’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (1998-2006), Garth Holliday in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Dr. Leo Spaceman in 30 Rock (2006-13), Mr. Gordon in 21 Jump Street (2012), Jerry Smith in Rick and Morty (2013-), Brown in Finding ‘Ohana (2021)

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast: Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister

Home Sweet Home Alone Cast - Devin Ratray as Buzz McCallister

Character Profile: A local police officer and an original Home Alone cast member. He suspects that his brother Kevin is responsible for a prank involving Max.

Ratray’s Resume: Buzz in Home Alone (1990), Cole in Nebraska (2013), Runny in Masterminds (2016), Tinfoil Kent in The Tick (2016-19), Stephen in Hustlers (2019)

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The Home Sweet Home Alone cast also includes Katie Beth Hall (Better Call Saul, Head of the Class), Max Ivutin (MacGyver, Robbie), Andy Daly (Semi-Pro, Inside Job), Maddie Hollliday (Hank Zipzer, The Queen’s Gambit) and Mikey Day (Saturday Night Live, Hubie Halloween).

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

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