The Seized cast features Scott Adkins, Mario Van Peebles and Steven Elder. This info article contains minor spoilers for Isaac Florentine’s 2020 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Seized follows a former British intelligence agent named Nero. In Mexico, he squares off against various cartel leaders and tries to locate his missing son. Written by Rico Lowry, the 85-minute thriller cracked Netflix’s Top 10 U.S. streaming list in November 2021. Here’s every main player in Seized.
Seized Cast: Scott Adkins as Nero
Character Profile: A security consultant in Baja California. He tracks down his missing son while receiving orders from a cartel leader. Nero kills numerous people in the name of justice.
Adkins’ Resume: Hector in The Expendables 2 (2012), Victor in American Assassin (2017), Barton Geddes in Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019), Max Cloud in The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud (2020), Martin Baxter in Legacy of Lies (2020)
Seized Cast: Mario Van Peebles as Mzamo
Character Profile: A Mexican cartel leader. He kidnaps Nero’s son and forces the protagonist to kill. Mzamo hopes to “make cartels great again.”
Van Peebles’ Resume: Corporal Stitch Jones in Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Jake in Jaws: The Revenge (1987), Stokely Carmichael in Panther (1995), Melvin Van Peebles in Baadasssss! (2003), Cooper in Z Nation (2018)
Seized Cast: Steven Elder as Donovan
Character Profile: Mzamo’s business partner. He worked with Nero in the past. Donovan forms a plan to eliminate various cartel leaders in Mexico.
Elder’s Resume: Inspector Fox in Coronation Street (1998), Eichmann in Good (2008), Jonas Whitfield in Lost (2010), George Selway in Apple Tree Yard (2017), Dorset in The King (2019)
Seized Cast: Karlee Perez as Alanza
Character Profile: Mzamo’s partner. She hopes to use cartel money to improve schools and universities. Alanza squares off against Nero in the climax.
Perez’s Resume: Maxine in the WWE and Catrina in Lucha Underground — Also, Dana Garcia in The Cell (2014), Lisa Lyon in Mapplethorpe (2018), Jazz in Nation’s Fire (2019)
Seized Cast: Luis Gatica as Omar
Character Profile: Nero’s third target. He’s a cartel leader who is linked to a human trafficking ring. Omar defends his compound but initially doesn’t understand who is responsible for the attack.
Gatica’s Resume: Cayetano Martínez in Rubí (2004), Lázaro López in Timeless Love (2010-11), Oscar in Your Move (2017), Nicolás in Fuego ardiente (2021), Marcos in Hustle Down (2021)
Seized Cast: Rolando Gonzalez as Machado
Character Profile: Nero’s second target. He’s a “bad hombre” who is connected to prostitution, racketeering and kidnapping. Nero confronts Machado during a night club sequence.
Gonzalez’s Resume: Irv Gotti in Ruff Ryders Chronicles (2020), Jorge Santino Jr. in The Council (2020), Gallito in Recruiters: Mission First (2021)
The Seized cast also includes Matthew Garbacz (Ballon, Stan the Man), Mauricio Mendoza (The Unknown Hitman: The Story of El Cholo Adrían, La Quinceañera), David Fernandez Jr. (End of Watch, Selena: The Series), Justin Nesbitt (USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, Zoom.Mov) and James P. Bennett (Jersey Boys, Attrition).
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