2020s

Know the Cast: ‘God’s Favorite Idiot’

God's Favorite Idiot Cast - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The God’s Favorite Idiot cast features Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone and Usman Ally. This info article contains minor spoilers 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.

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Usman Ally as Mohsin Raza

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Ana Scotney as Wendy

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Chris Sandiford as Tom

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Kevin Dunn as Gene

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Steve Mallory as Frisbee

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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God’s Favorite Idiot Cast: Leslie Bibb as Satan

God's Favorite Idiot Cast on Netflix - 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)

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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).

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