The Eyes of Tammy Faye cast features Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield and Cherry Jones. This info article contains minor spoilers for Michael Showalter’s 2021 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Inspired by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s 2000 documentary, The Eyes of Tammy Faye explores the life and times of American evangelist Tammy Faye Baker. The film chronicles how the Minnesota native earned fame while hosting The PTL Club during the 70s, and how she and her husband, Jim Bakker, were exposed for fraudulent business schemes. Here’s every main performer and character in The Eyes of Tammy Faye.
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker
Character Profile: A religious woman from International Falls, Minnesota. She marries a preacher named Jim Bakker and becomes a TV star in the world of evangelism. Tammy struggles with self-confidence and her husband’s contradictory behavior.
Chastain’s Resume: Maya in Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Murph in Interstellar (2014), Molly Bloom in Molly’s Game (2017), Beverly Marsh in It Chapter Two (2019), Mira in Scenes from a Marriage (2021)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Andrew Garfield as Jim Bakker
Character Profile: Tammy’s husband. He teaches at North Central Bible College and initially dreams of being a radio DJ. Jim develops the theme park Heritage USA and defrauds investors.
Garfield’s Resume: Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network (2010), Spider-Man/Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), Desmond Doss in Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Sam in Under the Silver Lake (2018), Jonathan Larson in Tick, Tick… Boom! (2021)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Cherry Jones as Rachel LaValley
Character Profile: Tammy’s mother from International Falls, Minnesota. She visits her daughter in South Carolina and disapproves of Jim’s entrepreneurial methods. Rachel’s “Minnesota Nice” demeanor affects Tammy’s worldview.
Jones’ Resume: Edie Bailey in The Perfect Storm (2000), Officer Paski in Signs (2002), Mrs. Clack in The Village (2004), President Allison Taylor in 24 (2009-10), Joanna Klein in Defending Jacob (2020)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Vincent D’Onofrio as Jerry Falwell
Character Profile: A reverend at Thomas Road Baptist Megachurch and the host of The Old Time Gospel Hour. He believes that television correlates with immorality amongst children. Jerry fights against “feminist agendas” and ultimately manipulates the Bakkers.
D’Onofrio’s Resume: Private Pyle in Full Metal Jacket (1987), Edgar in Men in Black (1997), Robert Goren in Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-2011), Vincent Gigante in Godfather of Harlem (2019-), John Ingram in The Unforgivable (2021)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Mark Wystrach as Gary Paxton
Character Profile: A music producer. He develops a romantic relationship with Tammy while recording a new song. Gary urges Chastain’s character to leave Jim.
Wystrach’s Resume: Phillips Minion in Just My Luck (2006), Fox Crane in Passions (2006-07), Kamen Rider Wrath/Vic Frasier in Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight (2009-10), Mike in Exteriors (2011), Johnny Christ in Johnny Christ (2017)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Sam Jaeger as Roe Messner
Character Profile: A church contractor. He colludes with Jerry Falwell and helps expose the Bakkers. Roe later marries Tammy after her divorce from Jim.
Jaeger’s Resume: Joel Graham in Parenthood (2010-15), Tyler Crawford in Inherent Vice (2014), Navy Seal Lt. Martin in American Sniper (2014), Mark Tuello in The Handmaid’s Tale (2018-), Tino McCutcheon in The Politician (2019-20)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Louis Cancelmi as Richard Fletcher
Character Profile: A North Carolina pastor. He develops an intimate relationship with Jim and arranges for a three-way sexual encounter with a woman. Richard plays a role in the Bakkers’ downfall.
Cancelmi’s Resume: Mike D’Angelo in Boardwalk Empire (2014), Victor Mateo in Billions (2016-), Vince Stuart in The Looming Tower (2018), Bush in 21 Bridges (2019), Sally Bugs in The Irishman (2019)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye Cast: Gabriel Olds as Pat Robertson
Character Profile: A Southern Baptist minister. He founds CBN University during the 70s and develops a professional relationship with the Bakkers. Pat later creates the Christian Broadcasting Network.
Olds’ Resume: Don Kardong in Without Limits (1998), Mason Scott in D.C. (2000), Peter in Apartment 407 (2016), Jack in The Hacks (2019), William in Amazing Stories (2020)
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye cast also includes Fredric Lehne (Zero Dark Thirty, The Greatest Showman), Chandler Head (The Glass Castle, The Right Stuff), Jay Huguley (12 Years a Slave, The Walking Dead), Dan Johnson (Sun Records, The Walking Dead) and Michael MacCauley (The Right Stuff, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier).
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