2020s

Know the Cast: ‘Severance’

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

The Severance cast features Adam Scott, Zach Cherry and Britt Lower. This info article contains minor spoilers for Dan Erickson’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Severance focuses on a New York City business called Lemon Industries. Employees receive the opportunity to participate in a “severance” program, which allows them to separate their home life from work. The narrative follows Mark Scott, a Lumon executive who refuses to deal with emotional trauma. Here’s every main performer and character in Severance.

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Severance Cast: Adam Scott as Mark Scout

Severance Cast - Adam Scott as Mark Scout

Character Profile: A Lumon employee and former history professor. He takes over as the Macrodata Refinement Apartment Chief. Mark recently lost his wife and hopes to live a meaningful life despite participating in Lumon’s severance program.

Scott’s Resume: Derek in Step Brothers (2008), Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation (2010-15), Jason Fryman in Friends with Kids (2011), Ted Hendricks in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Ed Mackenzie in Big Little Lies (2017-19)

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Severance Cast: Zach Cherry as Dylan

Severance Cast - Zach Cherry as Dylan

Character Profile: Mark’s colleague. He’s a committed Lumon employee who theorizes about the true meaning of his data work. Dylan explains the Lumon incentives to new arrivals and works on a file called “Tumwater.”

Cherry’s Resume: Ben Wyatt in Crashing (2017-19), Ethan in You (2018), Norman in I Feel Bad (2018), Brian in Succession (2019), Klev in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)

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Severance Cast: Britt Lower as Helly

Severance Cast - Britt Lower as Helly

Character Profile: A new Lumon employee. She recently joined the severance program and has second thoughts about her new life. Helly rebels against Lumon rules while trying to understand her past decisions.

Lower’s Resume: Liz Greenberg in Man Seeking Woman (2015-17), Sarah Finn in Casual (2016), Celeste Jones in Mr. Roosevelt (2017), Lee in High Maintenance (2019), Audra in Holly Slept Over (2020)

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Severance Cast: Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick

Severance Cast - Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick

Character Profile: A Lumon employee. He supervisors the severance floor and preps Helly for data work. Seth wears a big smile yet displays passive-aggressive behavior.

Tillman’s Resume: Steven in Dietland (2018), Detective Ocasio in Elementary (2019), Bobby Robinson in Godfather of Harlem (2019), Detective Sommers in Hunters (2020)

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Severance Cast: Jen Tullock as Devon

Severance Cast - Jen Tullock as Devon

Character Profile: Mark’s pregnant sister. She reminds him about a dinner and worries about his mental health. Jen wants Mark to heal rather than forget about his past.

Tullock’s Resume: Sidney in Disengaged (2015-16), Bianca in 6 Balloons (2018), Monique in Bless This Mess (2019), Iwona in The Coop (2019), Anita St. Pierre in Perry Mason (2022)

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Severance Cast: Dichen Lachman as Ms. Casey

Severance Cast - Dichen Lachman as Ms. Casey

Character Profile: A Lumon wellness leader. She shares facts with Irving about his “outie.” Ms. Casey records her session and docks “points” for interruptions.

Lachman’s Resume: Priya Tsetsang in Dollhouse (2009-10), Jiaying in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014-20), Reileen Kawahara in Altered Carbon (2018-20), Frankie in Animal Kingdom (2018-21), General Atitaya/Spine Warrior in Raya and the Last Dragon (2021)

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Severance Cast: Michael Chernus as Rickon

Severance Cast - Michael Chernus as Rickon

Character Profile: Mark’s pretentious brother-in-law. He hosts a unique dinner party with nosy guests. Rickon makes disparaging remarks about Mark’s severance procedure.

Chernus’ Resume: Cal Chapman in Orange Is the New Black (2013-19), Louis “Fritz” Fedowitz in Manhattan (2014-15), Pete Anderton in Patriot (2015-18), Cal Chapman in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Pete Anderton in Werewolves Within (2021)

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Severance Cast: John Turturro as Irving

Severance Cast - Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick in Severance on Apple TV+

Character Profile: A three-year Lumon employee. He works in macro data refinement and knows all nine of the core company principals. Irving participates in a bizarre wellness session and learns facts about his “outie.”

Turturro’s Resume: Barton Fink in Barton Fink (1991), Herbie Stempel in Quiz Show (1994), Pete Hogwallop in O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Fioravante in Fading Gigolo (2013), John Stone in The Night Of (2016)

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Severance Cast: Christopher Walken as Burt

Severance Cast - Christopher Walken as Burt

Character Profile: A Lumon employee. He works in the Optics and Design department. Burt has a casual conversation with Irving in episode 2.

Walken’s Resume: Nick in The Deer Hunter (1978), Gabriel in The Prophecy (1995), Frank Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can (2002), Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray (2007), Frank Sheldon in The Outlaws (2021-)

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Severance Cast: Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel/Mrs. Selvig

Severance Cast - Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel/Mrs. Selvig

Character Profile: A high-ranking Lumon executive. She is also Mark’s neighbor in his “outie” life. Mrs. Selvig asks about the trash schedule and offers a “mugwort bath bomb” to help with sleeping issues.

Arquette’s Resume: Alabama Whitman in True Romance (1993), Frankie Paige in Stigmata (1999), Allison Dubois in Medium (2005-11), Olivia in Boyhood (2014), Dee Dee Blanchard in The Act (2019)

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The Severance cast also includes Yul Vazquez (Russian Doll, The Outsider), Michael Cumpsty (The Ice Storm, Eat Pray Love), Marc Geller (Russian Doll, Katy Keene), Mark Kenneth Smaltz (Weekend at Bernie’s, Manifest) and Sydney Cole Alexander (Limitless, She’s Gotta Have It).

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