The God’s Favorite Idiot cast features Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Usman Ally. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ben Falcone’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
God’s Favorite Idiot follows various IT workers at a tech company. When Clark Thompson gets struck by lightning, he becomes God’s messenger and tries to prevent an apocalyptic event. Meanwhile, Amily Luck offer help when Satan arrives on Earth. The fantastical comedy series explores the blossoming relationship between the two main protagonists. Here’s every performer and character in God’s Favorite Idiot.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Surviving Summer’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck
Character Profile: A Rush fan who LARPs as Glenwynn of Galganthian. She entertains colleagues with stories about alcohol and cocaine. Amily pursues a relationship with Clark.
McCarthy’s Resume: Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly (2010-16), Megan in Bridesmaids (2011), Mullins in The Heat (2013), Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018), Lilly Maynard in The Starling (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘First Kill’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson
Character Profile: Amily’s co-worker. He gets struck by lightning and discovers that he is God’s messenger. Clark values sauna chats with his father and falls in love with Amily.
Falcone’s Resume: Director of Tammy (2014) and The Boss (2016) — Also, Will in Enough Said (2013), Mike in New Girl (2014-15), Paul Drabble in Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Intimacy’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Usman Ally as Mohsin Raza
Character Profile: Amily’s Muslim co-worker. He’s a Pakistani-American who experience bursts of sudden frustration. Mohsin calms down while building a relationship with a female co-worker.
Ally’s Resume: Mohammed Al Jaffar in Veep (2016-17), Hook-Handed Man in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017-19), Andrew Malik in Suits (2017-19), Stan Van Grundegaard in On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019), Captain Hazara in 68 Whiskey (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Hustle’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Ana Scotney as Wendy
Character Profile: Mohsin’s co-worker and love interest from New Zealand. She tries out a new hairdo that shocks her colleagues. Wendy is the emotional rock of her IT department.
Scotney’s Resume: Angel Schmidt in Shortland Street (2018-19), Sepa in The Breaker Upperers (2018), Maria in Educators (2019-20), Adult Mata in Cousins (2021), Millie in Millie Lies Low (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Interceptor’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Chris Sandiford as Tom
Character Profile: Amily’s dyslexic co-worker. He’s a LARPer who creates the “Council of Clark.” Tom compares himself to John the Baptist and entertains colleagues with one-liners.
Sandiford’s Resume: Dr. Green in Cavendish (2019), Derek in What We Do in the Shadows (2020-21), Barista in The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020), John “Pluto” Plato in Murdoch Mysteries (2021), Mosley in Moonfall (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Godspeed’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Kevin Dunn as Gene
Character Profile: Clark’s father. He likes chatting with his son in a sauna. Gene is the central figure in Tom’s “John the Baptist” theory.
Dunn’s Resume: Alan Reed in Dave (1993), Ron Witwicky in Transformers (2007), Principal Zito in Warrior (2011), Ben Cafferty in Veep (2013–19), Nathan Rey in City on a Hill (2019)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘F*ck Love Too’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Steve Mallory as Frisbee
Character Profile: Amily’s supervisor, an angel. He is a “middle manager” in both Heaven and Earth. Frisbee prioritizes rules and logistics over casual conversations with colleagues.
Mallory’s Resume: Ernie “The Heir” in The Joe Schmo Show (2004), Carl in The Boss (2016), Kerry in The Happytime Murders (2018), Bill in Life of the Party (2018), Mr. Emerson in Thunder Force (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast: ‘Senior Year’
God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Leslie Bibb as Satan
Character Profile: A demon from Hell. She arrives on Earth to spread evil that will spark the apocalypse. Satan squares off against an angel named Chamuel.
Bibb’s Resume: Brooke McQueen in Popular (1999-2001), Carley Bobby in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Christine Everhart in Iron Man (2008), Sarah Lowell in Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Grace Kennedy-Sampson/Lady Liberty in Jupiter’s Legacy (2021)
The God’s Favorite Idiot cast also includes Yanic Truesdale (Gilmore Girls, The Wedding Planners), Rahel Romahn (The Principal, Mr Inbetween), Denise Roberts (G.P., Kangaroo Jack), Lynn Gilmartin (Neighbours, Christmas on the Farm) and Renee Petersen (TV debut).
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