2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Mayor of Kingstown’

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Paramount+ Series

The Mayor of Kingstown cast features Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest and Aidan Gillen. This info article contains minor spoilers for Taylor Sheridan and Hugh Dillon’s Paramount+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Mayor of Kingstown takes place in Kingstown, Michigan. A local man named Mitch McLusky serves as power broker in the community, which has seven prisons within a 10-mile radius. “The Mayor” maintains the peace by collaborating with law enforcement while advising local criminals. Mitch enlists his convicted felon brother, Mike, as a mediator; he also keeps his police officer brother, Taylor, in the loop about underworld activities. Meanwhile, a local crime boss named Milo Sunter strategizes from prison. Here’s every main player in Mayor of Kingstown.

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Jeremy Renner as Mike McLusky

Character Profile: A convicted felon. He becomes the new “Mayor” after a familial tragedy. Mike dreams of moving to Wyoming and working as an outdoors chef.

Renner’s Resume: William James in The Hurt Locker (2008), James Coughlin in The Town (2010), Clint Barton/Hawkeye in the MCU (2011-), William Brandt in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), Corey Lambert in Wind River (2017)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Dianne Wiest as Miriam McLusky

Character Profile: Mike’s mother, a prison educator. She doesn’t want anything to do with the local underworld. Miriam tells Mike that he will likely be murdered if he doesn’t leave Kingstown.

Wiest’s Resume: Holly in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Peg in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Louise Keeley in The Birdcage (1996), Interim D.A. Nora Lewin in Law & Order (2000-02), Joan in Life in Pieces (2015-19)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Hugh Dillon as Ian Ferguson

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Hugh Dillon as Ian

Character Profile: A Kingstown police officer. He collaborates with Mike after his brother’s death. Ian is positioned as the face of old school masculinity in Kingstown.

Dillon’s Resume: Mike Sweeney in Durham County (2007-10), Ed Lane in Flashpoint (2008-12), Francis Becker in The Killing (2013), Duncan Sinclair in X Company (2015-17), Sheriff Donnie Haskell in Yellowstone (2018-)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Tobi Bamtefa as Deverin “Bunny” Washington

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Tobi Bamtefa as Deverin "Bunny" Washington 

Character Profile: A Kingstown drug dealer. He runs the Crips and works from his front yard. Bunny colludes and clashes with Mike.

Bamtefa’s Resume: Godswill in Tin Star (2017), Vince in Lucky Man (2017), Sir Danek in The Witcher (2019), Nick in Feel Good (2020-21), Brett in The Girlfriend Experience (2021)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Taylor Handley as Kyle McLusky

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Taylor Handley as Kyle McLusky

Character Profile: Mike’s brother. He’s a police officer who hopes to move way. Kyle tries to maintain a healthy marriage while keeping order in Kingstown.

Handley’s Resume: Dean in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Sonny in Chasing Mavericks (2012), Deputy Dixon Lamb in Vegas (2012-13), Jason in Bird Box (2018), Liam in Animal Kingdom (2021)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Emma Laird as Iris

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Emma Laird as Iris

Character Profile: A sex worker. She lives in New York City and gets called to Kingstown by an imprisoned crime lord. Iris keeps Mike informed about her boss’ wants and needs.

Laird’s Resume: TV Debut in Mayor of Kingstown

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Derek Webster as Stevie

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Derek Webster as Stevie

Character Profile: A Kingstown police officer. He collaborated with Mike’s late brother in the past. Stevie is part of Ian’s inner circle.

Webster’s Resume: Joe Robbins’ Pal in Short Cuts (1993), Brown in Stargate (1994), Raymond Isler in NCIS: New Orleans (2016-19), Hank in In the Dark (2019-20), Charles Vega in 9-1-1: Lone Star (2021)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Kyle Chandler as Mitch McLusky

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Kyle Chandler as Mitch McLusky

Character Profile: Mike’s brother. He colludes with a crime boss named Milo in the pilot episode. Mitch acquires a large amount of money and has a fateful encounter with a local criminal.

Chandler’s Resume: Gary Hobson in Early Edition (1996-2000), Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights (2006-11), Hamilton Jordan in Argo (2012), John Rayburn in Bloodline (2015-17), Joe Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Aidan Gillen as Milo Sunter

Character Profile: A Kingstown crime boss. In the past, he was arrested by Mitch after an armored car heist. Milo makes a financial arrangement with “The Mayor.”

Gillen’s Resume: Thomas Carcetti in The Wire (2004-08), Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish in Game of Thrones (2011-17), Aberama Gold in Peaky Blinders (2017-19), J. Allen Hynek in Project Blue Book (2019-20), Frank Kinsella in Kin (2021-)

Mayor of Kingstown Cast: Elizaveta Neretin as Vera Sunter

Mayor of Kingstown Cast - Elizaveta Neretin as Vera Sunter

Character Profile: Milo’s wife. She informs Mitch about the location of buried money. Vera works as an exotic dancer and has a deadly encounter with a local criminal in the pilot episode.

Neretin’s Resume: Sophie in Mourning Cloak (2015), Riya in Evergreen (2018), Traci in Sweet Release (2019), Russian Bride #2 in The Detour (2019), Maria Volkova in The Flash (2020)

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The Mayor of Kingstown cast also includes Hamish Allan-Headley (City on a Hill, Leverage: Redemption), Pha’rez Lass (The Society, Within), James Jordan (Wind River, Yellowstone), George Tchortov (Goon, The Expanse) and Rob Kirkland (Criminal Minds, Yellowstone).

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

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