2010s

Know the Cast: ‘Blackhat’

Blackhat Cast - Every Performer and Character in the 2015 Movie

The Blackhat cast features Chris Hemsworth, Leehom Wang and Tang Wei. This info article contains minor spoilers for Michael Mann’s 2015 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Blackhat follows a bank hacker who gets recruited to track down an international terrorist. Nicholas Hathaway teams up with his former MIT roommate, Dawai, and falls in love with the Chinese officer’s sister, Lien. Meanwhile, two FBI agents look after the focal antihero as he learns about an NSA program called Black Widow. Here’s every main player in Blackhat.

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Blackhat Cast: Chris Hemsworth as Nicholas Hathaway

Blackhat Cast - Chris Hemsworth as Nicholas Hathaway

Character Profile: An MIT graduate and expert hacker. He gets recruited by an MIT classmate to assist with an international terrorism investigation. Hathaway makes a moral decision that makes him a prime target for the U.S. government.

Hemsworth’s Resume: Kim Hyde in Home and Away (2004-07), George Kirk in Star Trek (2009), Curt in The Cabin in the Woods (2011), Thor in the MCU (2012-), The Huntsman in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

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Blackhat Cast: Leehom Wang as Chen Dawai

Blackhat Cast - Leehom Wang as Chen Dawai

Character Profile: A Chinese police officer. He’s the grandson of a military commander and a rising star in his unit’s cyber defense section. Dawai and his sister collaborate with Hathaway.

Wang’s Resume: Alex Cheung in China Strike Force (2000), Kuang Yu Min in Lust, Caution (2007), Shen Guangyao in Forever Young (2018), Yue Wuyi in Legend of the Ancient Sword (2018), Musical Partner in The Treasured Voice (2020)

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Blackhat Cast: Tang Wei as Chen Lien

Blackhat Cast - Tang Wei as Chen Lien

Character Profile: Dawai’s sister. She is a networking engineer who a forms a romantic relationship with Hathaway. Lien participates in a climatic Jakarta mission.

Wei’s Resume: Wong Chia Chi/Mrs. Mak in Lust, Caution (2007), JiaJia in Finding Mr. Right (2013), Xiao Hong in The Golden Era (2014), Wan Qiwen/Kaizhen in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018), Sun Ruowei in Ming Dynasty (2019-20)

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Blackhat Cast: Viola Davis as Carol Barrett

Blackhat Cast - Viola Davis as Carol Barrett

Character Profile: An FBI agent who lost her husband on 9/11. She oversees an operation involving Hathaway and informs him about an NSA program called Black Widow. Carol makes a fateful trip to Jakarta.

Davis’ Resume: Mrs. Miller in Doubt (2008), Aibileen Clark in The Help (2011), Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder (2014-20), Amanda Waller in the DCEU (2016-), Liz Ingram in The Unforgivable (2021)

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Blackhat Cast: Holt McCallany as Marshal Jessup

Blackhat Cast - Holt McCallany as Marshal Jessup

Character Profile: Carol’s partner. He looks after Hathaway during a Los Angeles mission. Jessup later realizes that he made a crucial tracking error.

McCallany’s Resume: The Mechanic in Fight Club (1999), Wade in The Losers (2010), Patrick Leary in Lights Out (2011), Robert McCoy in Blue Bloods (2014-15), Bill Tench in Mindhunter (2017-19)

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Blackhat Cast: Andy On as Alex Trang

Blackhat Cast - Andy On as Alex Trang

Character Profile: A Hong Kong police inspector. He participates in a mission that targets a terrorist named Elias Kassar. Trang gets shot during a mid-movie shootout.

On’s Resume: Black Mask in Black Mask 2: City of Masks (2002), Tank Wong in Star Runner (2003), Tin-Tin Law in New Police Story (2004), Andy in Zombie Fight Club (2014), London in The Guardian (Patron Saint: Desperate Rescue) (2020)

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Blackhat Cast: Ritchie Coster as Elias Kassar

Blackhat Cast - Ritchie Coster as Elias Kassar

Character Profile: The primary villain. He’s a paramilitary operative who fought in a Civil War and later traveled to Colombia. Kassar and Hathaway meet face-to-face in Jakarta.

Coster’s Resume: News Stand Vendor in 15 Minutes (2001), Chechen in The Dark Knight (2008), Mr. Zoric in Let Me In (2010), Mayor Austin Chessani in True Detective (2015),  Pope in The Walking Dead (2021)

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The Blackhat cast Christian Borle (The Bounty Hunter, Smash), John Ortiz (Silver Linings Playbook, The Fallout), Yorick van Wageningen (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Letter for the King), Tyson Chak (77 Heartbreaks, Enter the Fat Dragon) and Brandon Molale (Mr. Deeds, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story).

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