The Super Pumped cast features Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kyle Chandler and Kerry Bishé. This info article contains minor spoilers for Brian Koppelman and David Levien’s Showtime series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Super Pumped season 1 follows Travis Kalanick, an American entrepreneur who co-founded Uber in 2009. The pilot episode explores the subject’s attempts to secure funding while dealing with a “burn rate” problem that could destroy his immediate goals. The first batch of episodes focus specifically on Uber; however, future seasons will explore other Silicon Valley businesses. Here’s every main player in Super Pumped, an adaption of Mike Isaac’s 2019 book.
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Super Pumped Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Travis Kalanick
Character Profile: The co-founder of Uber. He presents himself as the singular visionary of the company and secures funding from venture capitalist Bill Gurley. Travis tries to inspire his employees while learning more about his flaws as a business leader.
Gordon-Levitt’s Resume: Tommy Solomon in 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996-2001), Brendan in Brick (2005), Arthur in Inception (2010), Detective Hardrock in Knives Out (2019), Josh Corman in Mr. Corman (2021)
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Super Pumped Cast: Kyle Chandler as Bill Gurley
Character Profile: A partner at a venture capital firm called Benchmark. He meets with Travis and weighs the pros and cons of a potential business collaboration. Bill hopes that an aggressive marketing campaign will secure lifelong Uber riders.
Chandler’s Resume: Gary Hobson in Early Edition (1996-2000), Eric Taylor in Friday Night Lights(2006-11), Hamilton Jordan in Argo (2012), John Rayburn in Bloodline (2015-17), Mitch McLusky in Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
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Super Pumped Cast: Kerry Bishé as Austin Geidt
Character Profile: An Uber recruiter. She asks Travis to request additional funding from Gurley. Austin leads a word-of-mouth campaign in San Francisco.
Bishé’s Resume: Cheyenne in Red State (2011), Kathy Stafford in Argo (2012), Donna Clark in Halt and Catch Fire (2014-17), Christina Jurado in Narcos (2017), Sister Molly Finnister in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Pachinko’
Super Pumped Cast: Babak Tafti as Emil Michael
Character Profile: Travis’ business partner, “the best dealmaker in the valley.” He is recruited via Gurley and works as a “new raise wingman.” Emil helps Travis solve a legal issue with the city of San Francisco.
Tafti’s Resume: Malik in Terminator Salvation (2009), Sphinx in Legacies (2019-21), Aaron in Swallow (2019), Eduard Asgarov in Succession (2019), Amir in Ramy (2020)
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Super Pumped Cast: Elisabeth Shue as Bonnie Kalanick
Character Profile: Travis’ mother. She is an easygoing woman who raised sons with differing personalities. Bonnie urges Travis to gain the trust of his employees and investors.
Shue’s Resume: Ali in The Karate Kid (1984), Jennifer in the Back to the Future Movie Franchise (1989-90), Sera in Leaving Las Vegas (1995), Madelyn Stillwell in The Boys (2019-20), Anne in On the Verge (2021)
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Super Pumped Cast: Uma Thurman as Arianna Huffington
Character Profile: A Greek-American author. She serves on the board of directors for Uber. Huffington founded The Huffington Post in 2005.
Thurman’s Resume: Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994), Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin (1997), The Bride in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), Katherine Newman in Suspicion (2022)
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The Super Pumped cast also includes Jon Bass (Baywatch, Molly’s Game), Hank Azaria (The Simpsons, The Birdcage), Bridgett Gao-Hollitt (Home and Away), Kais Boukthir (TV feature debut) and Connor Mendenhall (North of the 10).
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