The Bear cast features Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Ayo Edibiri. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Christopher Storer’s FX on Hulu series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Bear follows the day to day drama at The Real Beef of Chicagoland. When a famous chef named Carmy Berzatto inherits his late brother’s business, he implements a new system while clashing with an old friend and a new hire. The narrative explores the protagonists’ collective attempts to find peace in their personal and professional lives. Here’s every main performer and character in The Bear.
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The Bear Cast: Jeremy Allen White as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto
Character Profile: A famous American chef who returns home to Chicago after his brother’s suicide. He inherits The Original Beef of Chicagoland and implements a French brigade organizational system. Carmy struggles with night terrors and memories of his brother’s alcoholism.
White’s Resume: Kevin in Movie 43 (2013), Lip Gallagher in Shameless (2011-21), Bobby in Bad Turn Worse (2013), Joseph Shrier in Homecoming (2018), Josh in The Rental (2020)
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The Bear Cast: Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richard “Richie” Jerimovich
Character Profile: Carmy’s temperamental “cousin.” He views himself as The Original Beef of Chicagoland’s true leader. Richie was the best friend of the late Michael Berzatto and has a five-year-old daughter.
Moss-Bachrach’s Resume: John Quincy Adams in John Adams (2008), Desi Harperin in Girls (2014-17), Sebastian in David Lieberman/Micro in The Punisher (2017), Chris McQueen in NOS4A2 (2019-20), John Carreyrou in The Dropout (2022)
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The Bear Cast: Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu
Character Profile: A former caterer who lands a job at The Original Beef of Chicagoland. She is familiar with Carmy’s background and admires his work. Sydney is the sous (second-in-command) and saucier (sauce chef) in The Original Beef of Chicagoland’s brigade system.
Edebiri’s Resume: Missy Foreman-Greenwald in Big Mouth (2020-), Nikki in Cicada (2020), Hattie in Dickinson (2021), Stand Up in How It Ends (2021), Khadijah in As of Yet (2021)
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The Bear Cast: Lionel Boyce as Marcus
Character Profile: A chef at The Original Beef of Chicagoland. He is a curious man who values his colleagues’ feedback. Marcus works as the patissier (pastry chef) in the French brigade system.
Boyce’s Resume: Various in Loiter Squad (2012-14), Mercury in Superstar (2016), Various in The Jellies! (2017-19), James in Hey You, It’s Me (2017), Leon in Hap and Leonard (2018)
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The Bear Cast: Lila Colon-Zeyes as Tina
Character Profile: A chef at The Original Beef of Chicagoland. She is named the garde manger (cold foods cook) in the French brigade system. Tina initially clashes with Sydney due to personal insecurities.
Colon-Zeyes’ Resume: Dolores Rodriguez/Cyndi in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005-15), Dawn in The Purge: Election Year (2016), Detective Jessica Perez in Titans (2018), Principal Fallow in David Makes Man (2019), Rita Ortiz in In Treatment (2021)
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The Bear Cast: Abby Elliott as Natalie ‘Sugar” Berzatto
Character Profile: Carmy’s sister. She worries about his night terrors and mental health in general. Sugar wonders why Carmy didn’t call after their brother’s death.
Elliott’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2008-12), Joy in No Strings Attached (2011), Lara in Fun Size (2012), Taylor in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Tricia in Cheaper by the Dozen (2022)
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The Bear Cast: Oliver Platt as Jimmy
Character Profile: Carmy’s uncle. He reveals that Michael owed him $300,000. Jimmy means well but makes passive-aggressive statements.
Platt’s Resume: Porthos in The Three Musketeers (1993), Rupert Burns in Bicentennial Man (1999), Hector Cyr in Lake Placid (1999), Carl Anheuser in 2012 (2009), Daniel Charles in Chicago Med (2015-)
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The Bear Cast: Chris Witaske as Pete
Character Profile: Sugar’s husband. He tries to bond with Carmy and Richie. Pete is a soft-spoken man with good intentions.
Witaske’s Resume: Chris Czajkowski in Love (2016-18), Alexander Hamilton in Drunk History (2017), Business Jock in Lady Bird (2017), Rich in The Wrong Missy (2020), Kurt in Chicago Party Aunt (2021)
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The Bear cast also includes Matty Matheson (Workin’ Moms), Edwin Lee Gibson (Fargo, Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty), Richard Esteras (Death Wish, When Jeff Tried to Save the World), Corey Hendrix and Christopher J. Zuccero.
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