The Murderville cast features Will Arnett, Haneefah Wood and Lilan Bowden. This info article contains minor spoilers for Krister Johnson’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Murderville follows a bumbling detective who solves crimes with guest celebrities. As Terry Seattle recovers from a failed marriage, he reflects about the murder of his partner 15 years prior. The protagonist walks the walk and talks and talk, and he also lives in a foul-smelling office. In each episode, special trainees improvise with Terry while identifying the most logical crime suspects. Here’s every main player in Murderville, an adaptation of Andy Brereton and Avril Spary’s British sitcom Murder in Successville.
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Murderville Cast: Will Arnett as Terry Seattle
Character Profile: A senior homicide detective. He drives an ’82 Dodge Rampage and once earned the all-time high score for Ms. Pac-Man. Terry practices the art of communicating empathy while investigating murders. He is also known for fainting and farting at the same time.
Arnett’s Resume: Gob Bluth in Arrested Development (2003-19), BoJack Horseman in BoJack Horseman (2014-20), Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Lego Movie Franchise (2014-), Vernon Fenwick in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), Steve/Rayburn Jr. in Rumble (2021)
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Murderville Cast: Haneefah Wood as Rhonda Jenkins-Seattle
Character Profile: Terry’s ex-wife. She’s the chief of police in Murderville who begins each episode by announcing a new crime. Rhonda questions Terry’s new partners about their investigative methods.
Wood’s Resume: Vicky in Freedomland (2006), Candace De La Brix in Nurse Jackie (2011), Blanche in Grease Live! (2016), Cydie Scoville in Truth Be Told (2019-21), Jill in One Day at a Time (2020)
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Murderville Cast: Lilan Bowden as Amber Kang
Character Profile: The Murderville coroner. She likes to longboard and TikTok, according to Terry. Amber takes a professional yet playful approach with her work, which involves examining dead bodies.
Bowden’s Resume: Sam Nut in Parks and Recreation (2014), Chun-Li in The Pete Holmes Show (2014), Karen in I Am Watching You (2016), Sunni in Mr. Roosevelt (2017), Bex Mack in Andi Mack (2017-19)
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Murderville Cast: Phillip Smithey as Darren “Daz” Phillips
Character Profile: A Murderville detective. He begins dating Rhonda and thus earns the wrath of Terry. Daz provides observational humor in each episode.
Smithey’s Resume: Barack Obama in Friday: The Web Series (2014), Keeshawn in Switched at Birth (2017), Mike in Dumped (2018), Arnold in The Rookie (2020), Keith Johnson in Johnson (2021)
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Murderville Cast: Conan O’Brien as Conan O’Brien
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He investigates the murder of a magician’s assistant. Conan bonds with Terry and attempts to be a “bad cop.”
O’Brien’s Resume: The Former Host of Late Night with Conan O’Brien (1993-2009), The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (2009-10) and Conan (2010-21)
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Murderville Cast: Marshawn Lynch as Marshawn Lynch
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He wants to be known as “Detective Bagabitch.” Marshawn investigates the murder of a legendary doll designer named Cora Worthington.
Lynch’s Resume: A Former NFL Running Back (2007-19)
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Murderville Cast: Kumail Nanjiani as Kumail Nanjiani
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He takes a “psychopath test” and goes undercover as “Cornelius Winterbottom.” Kumail investigates the murder of a tech billionaire named Seth Gourley.
Nanjiani’s Resume: Dinesh Chugtai in Silicon Valley (2014-19), Kumail in The Big Sick (2017), Stu in Stuber (2019), Jesus Christ in Bless the Harts (2019-), Kingo in Eternals (2021)
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Murderville Cast: Annie Murphy as Annie Murphy
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. She goes undercover as “Johnny Maplecock” aka the “Pancake King of the Tri-State Area.” Annie targets the Food Truck Mafia while investigating the murder of a health inspector named Alistair Hale.
Murphy’s Resume: Jill in Blue Mountain State (2010), Alexis Rose in Schitt’s Creek (2015-20), Morgan in The Plateaus (2015), Angela in Crank Yankers (2021), Allison McRoberts in Kevin Can F**k Himself (2021)
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Murderville Cast: Sharon Stone as Sharon Stone
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. She receives unwanted sexual advances from Terry. Sharon pretends to be a German doctor while investigating the murder of a beloved surgeon.
Stone’s Resume: Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct (1992), Ginger McKenna in Casino (1995), Ellen in The Quick and the Dead (1995), Hannah in The Laundromat (2019), Lenore Osgood in Ratched (2020)
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Murderville Cast: Ken Jeong as Ken Jeong
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He’s a former doctor who loves puzzles. Ken goes undercover as Victor “Boom Boom” Santiago while investigating the murder of Terry’s former partner, Lori.
Jeong’s Resume: Mr. Chow in The Hangover Trilogy (2009-13), Ben Chang in Community (2009-15), Mr. Arthur in The DUFF (2015), Ken Park in Dr. Ken (2015-17), Wye Mun Goh in Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
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The Murderville cast also includes Alison Becker (Mayne Street, Parks and Recreation), Rob Huebel (Childrens Hospital, The Sex Lives of College Girls), Ian Gomez (The Drew Carey Show, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Erinn Hayes (They Came Together, Bill & Ted Face the Music), Nina Pedrad (30 Rock, No Activity), Irene White (Superstore, The 15:17 to Paris) and Peter Giles (The Life & Times of Tim, Portlandia).
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