Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Mike’

The Mike cast features Trevante Rhodes, Russell Hornsby and Harvey Keitel. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Steven Rogers’ 2022 Hulu miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Mike chronicles the life and times of a legendary American boxer. As Mike Tyson performs during a one-man show, he talks about his childhood and career. The Hulu miniseries follows the ups and downs of the focal subject. Here’s every main performer and character in Mike.

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Mike Cast on Hulu: Trevante Rhodes as Mike Tyson

Character Profile: An iconic U.S. heavyweight champion. He talks about his rough childhood in Brownsville, Brooklyn during a one-man show. Mike discusses the formative life events that inspired his boxing career.

Rhodes’ Resume: Black in Moonlight (2016), Ben Milo in 12 Strong (2018), Nebraska Williams in The Predator (2018), Tom in Birdbox (2018), Jimmy Fletcher in The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

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Mike Cast on Hulu: Russell Hornsby as Don King

Character Profile: An American boxing promoter. He appears briefly in the first episode.

Hornsby’s Resume: Late Night Courier in Meet the Parents (2000), Jean-Paul in After the Sunset (2004), Lyons in Fences (2016), Maverick “Mav” Carter in The Hate U Give (2018), Grant Kelly in Lost in Space (2021)

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Mike Cast on Hulu: B.J. Minor as Teen Mike Tyson

Character Profile: Mike as a teenager in Brooklyn. He feels like he is “living in two worlds.” Teen Mike learns to box at a juvenile delinquency center and trains with Cus D’Amato.

Minor’s Resume: Jeffrey in Pink Mirror (2018), Bryson in Queer-ious (2019), Blow Pop in I Got the Hook Up 2 (2019), Gabby in Casting the Net (2020), Ben in Acrylic (2020)

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Mike Cast on Hulu: Olunike Adeliyi as Lorna Mae

Character Profile: Mike’s mother. She is a former nurse who seemingly enjoys chaotic relationships. Lorna Mae shows little faith in Mike after he is labeled as “retarded.”

Adeliyi’s Resume: Giselle Bois in Workin’ Moms (2017-21), Lacey in She Never Died (2019), Victoria Brooks in Revenge Delivered (2021), Queenie in The Porter (2022), Dr. Toni Shakur in Revenge of the Black Best Friend (2022)

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Mike Cast on Hulu: Harvey Keitel as Cus D’Amato

Character Profile: Mike’s famous trainer. He lives in the Catskills and believes that he found the next great heavyweight champ. Cus teaches Mike to “throw punches with bad intentions.”

Keitel’s Resume: Sport in Taxi Driver (1976), Judas in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Mr. White/Larry in Reservoir Dogs (1992), LT in Bad Lieutenant (1992), Ludwig in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

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The Mike cast also includes Ethan Dubin (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Inventing Anna), TJ Atoms (Orange Is the New Black, Wu-Tang: An American Saga), Kale Browne (Another World, One Life to Live), Grace Zabriskie (Wild at Heart, Armageddon), Michael Drayer (Sneaky PeteMr. Robot) and Ash Santos (American Horror Story, True Story).

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