Know the Cast: ‘The Afterparty’

The Afterparty Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Apple TV+ Series

The Afterparty cast features Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Christopher Miller’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Set in San Francisco, The Afterparty examines the murder of a famous pop star. A female detective named Danner investigates the Bay Area homicide and questions various people who attended a high school reunion party. Each episode highlights the perspective of a main suspect. Here’s every main player in The Afterparty.

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The Afterparty Cast: Tiffany Haddish as Danner

The Afterparty Cast - Tiffany Haddish as Danner

Character Profile: A Bay Area detective. She questions various people at the home of a deceased pop star. Danner, a Steve Urkel enthusiast, works with a partner but hopes to solve the case by herself.

Haddish’s Resume: Dina in Girls Trip (2017), Carrie in Night School (2018), Tuca in Tuca & Bertie (2019), Mia Carter in Like a Boss (2020), La Linda in The Card Counter (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Sam Richardson as Aniq

The Afterparty Cast - Sam Richardson as Aniq

Character Profile: The primary murder suspect, an escape room designer. He claims that he passed out and then woke up shortly before the homicide. Aniq offers his account in episode 1.

Richardson’s Resume: Colin in The Office (2012-13), Richard Splett in Veep (2014-19), Sam Duvet in Detroiters (2017-18), Finn Wheeler in Charlie in The Tomorrow War (2021), Finn Wheeler in Werewolves Within (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Zoë Chao as Zoë

The Afterparty Cast - Zoë Chao as Zoë

Character Profile: A Hillmount vice principal. She seemingly bonds with Aniq while hoping to stay clear of her ex-husband, Brett. Zoë has two children and stays neutral while others argue.

Chao’s Resume: Isobel in Strangers (2017-18), Soo-Lin in Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019), Mo in The OA (2019), Rosie in Downhill (2020), Sara Yang in Love Life (2020-21)

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The Afterparty Cast: Ike Barinholtz as Brett

The Afterparty Cast - Ike Barinholtz as Brett

Character Profile: Zoë’s aggressive ex-husband. According to Aniq, he threatened to kill his former classmate, Xavier. Brett tells his story in episode 2 and claims that he only went to the afterparty to locate a stuffed animal that was taken from his daughter.

Barinholtz’s Resume: Ivan Dochenko in Eastbound & Down (2012), Morgan Tookers in The Mindy Project (2012-17), Jimmy in Neighbors (2014), Griggs in Suicide Squad (2016), Mark in Chicago Party Aunt (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Ben Schwartz as Yasper

The Afterparty Cast - Ben Schwartz as Yasper

Character Profile: The self-conscious owner of an audiovisual installation company. In high school, he performed in a ska band with the now-deceased pop star, Xavier. Yasper offers his account in episode 3.

Schwartz’s Resume: Jean-Ralphio Saperstein in Parks and Recreation (2010-15), Rutabaga Rabitowitz in BoJack Horseman (2015-19), Marvin in Night School (2018), Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog (2020), Jimothy Brett-Chadley III in Rumble (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Ilana Glazer as Chelsea

The Afterparty Cast - Ilana Glazer as Chelsea

Character Profile: A former class president. She is framed as an unpredictable alcoholic. Chelsea appears to be angry with Xavier because of conflict that stems from a St. Patrick’s Day party.

Glazer’s Resume: Ilana Wexler in Broad City (2014-19), Rebecca Grinch in The Night Before (2015), Frankie in Rough Night (2017), E.B. in Green Eggs and Ham (2019), Lucy in False Positive (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Jamie Demetriou as Walt

The Afterparty Cast - Jamie Demetriou as Walt

Character Profile: A social outcast who attends his high school reunion party. He says little during the first three episodes but seems intent on making an impression. Walt shows up at the afterparty and figures out Xavier’s WiFi password.

Demetriou’s Resume: The Professor in Paddington 2 (2017), Stath in Stath Lets Flats (2018-21), Kevin Swain in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020), Gerald in Cruella (2021), Woodville Jr. in The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (2021)

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The Afterparty Cast: Dave Franco as Xavier

The Afterparty Cast - Dave Franco as Xavier

Character Profile: The central murder victim, a famous pop star. He’s the son of a coffee mogul who hosts a fateful afterparty on the night of a high school reunion. Xavier appears to have a large ego based on the various accounts of what happened before his murder.

Franco’s Resume: Director of The Rental (2020) — Also, Eric Molson in 21 Jump Street (2012), Jack Wilder in Now You See Me (2013), Ian in Nerve (2016), Six in 6 Underground (2019)

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The Afterparty cast also includes Genevieve Angelson (Top Five, The Upside), Tiya Sircar (The Good Place, Guilty Party), Kelvin Yu (Cloverfield, Wonder Woman 1984), John Early (Search Party, The Disaster Artist) and Everly Carganilla (Yes Day, The Chair).

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