The Pig cast features Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Michael Sarnoski’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Pig follows a Portland chef, Rob, who retreats into the woods after his wife’s death. There, he receives practical help from a local hog and sells truffles to a young entrepreneur. When tweakers attack Rob and take the swine, he ventures off into the city and looks for answers. Here’s every main performer and character in Pig, a 92-minute tale from the minds of Michael Sarnoski and Vanessa Block.
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Pig Cast: Nicolas Cage as Rob Feld
Character Profile: A well-known Oregon chef. He grieves the death of his wife and finds peace of mind while looking for truffles with a pig. Rob travels to Portland and tries to find out who was responsible for attacking his home and stealing his hog.
Cage’s Resume: H.I. McDunnough in Raising Arizona (1987), Stanley Goodspeed in The Rock (1996), Castor Troy in Face/Off (1997), Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman in Adaptation. (2002), Red Miller in Mandy (2018)
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Pig Cast: Alex Wolff as Amir
Character Profile: A Portland entrepreneur who supplies food to local chefs. He teams up with Rob and reveals that his father is involved in the missing pig mystery. Amir struggles with familial issues from the past and hopes to make up for mistakes by helping Cage’s character.
Wolff’s Resume: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Patriots Day (2016), John “Derf” Backderf in My Friend Dahmer (2017), Young Spencer in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), Peter in Hereditary (2018), Trent in Old (2021)
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Pig Cast: Darius Pierce as Edgar
Character Profile: A Portland native. He runs an underground fight club for restaurant workers. Edgar receives a visit from Rob and offers a tip about the missing pig.
Pierce’s Resume: Dorian in Wage Slaves (2010), Krampus Human in Grimm (2013), Marvin Goode in Thomas & the Trainmaster (2013), Professor Gavel in Mock Trials (2014), Max in The Benefits of Gusbandry (2017)
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Pig Cast: Gretchen Corbett as Mac
Character Profile: A truffle seller. She offers a tip about a couple in a turquoise pickup. Mac gets angry when she discovers that Rob’s truffle pig was taken.
Corbett’s Resume: Beth Davenport in The Rockford Files (1974-78), Erica Belgard in Wonder Woman (1976), June Sterling in Otherworld (1985), Gretchen Eunice Oliver in Portlandia (2013-17), Kurt’s Aunt Kitty in Lorelei (2020)
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Pig Cast: Adam Arkin as Darius
Character Profile: Amir’s wealthy father. He is connected to the missing pig. Darius threatens Rob and doesn’t believe that Amir is cut out for the family business.
Arkin’s Resume: Dr. Aaron Shutt in Chicago Hope (1994-2000), Principal Ed Gibb in 8 Simple Rules (2004-05), Ethan Zobelle in Sons of Anarchy (2009-13), Theo Tonin in Justified (2010-15), Mark Duncan in Rebel (2021)
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The Pig cast also includes Cassandra Violet (Feature Debut), Julia Bray (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die), Elijah Ungvary (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, John and the Hole), Beth Harper (Flesh of the Living) and Brian Sutherland (Grimm, Z Nation).
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