Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Samaritan’

Samaritan Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Amazon Movie

The Samaritan cast features Sylvester Stallone, Javon Walton and Pilou Asbaek. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Julius Avery’s 2022 Amazon movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Samaritan takes place in a fictional metropolis called Granite City. As a young boy grows up in a rough neighborhood, he finds inspiration in the story of a local superhero. The narrative follows the young protagonist as he learns the truth about his garbageman neighbor. Here’s every main performer and character in Samaritan, an adaptation of the Mythos Comics graphic novel.

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Samaritan Cast: Sylvester Stallone as Joe

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Sylvester Stallone as Joe

Character Profile: A garbage man and Sam’s neighbor. He is a self-described troglodyte who doesn’t enjoy normal human interactions. Joe admits that he is a superhero but says little about his background.

Stallone’s Resume: Machine Gun Joe Viterbo in Death Race 2000 (1975), Rocky in the Rocky Movie Franchise (1976-), Rambo in the First Blood Movie Franchise (1982-), Tango in Tango & Cash (1989), Barney Ross in The Expendables Movie Franchise (2010-)

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Samaritan Cast: Javon Walton as Sam Cleary

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Javon Walton as Sam Cleary

Character Profile: A 13-year-old resident of Granite City. He believes that Joe is a local superhero named Samaritan. Sam bonds with his mysterious neighbor as they strategize against a revolutionary from the streets.

Walton’s Resume: Ashtray in Euphoria (2019-22), Grant in Utopia (2020), Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family 2 (2021), Stan in The Umbrella Academy (2022)

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Samaritan Cast: Pilou Asbaek as Cyrus

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Pilou Asbaek as Cyrus

Character Profile: A Granite City revolutionary. He runs a junk yard and leads a political movement. Cyrus intends to create chaos in Granite City by shutting down its power stations.

Asbaek’s Resume: Mikkel Hartmann in A Hijacking (2012), Euron Greyjoy in Game of Thrones (2016-19), Batou in Ghost in the Shell (2017), Wafner in Overlord (2018), Victor Koval in Outside the Wire (2021)

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Samaritan Cast: Dascha Polanco as Tiffany Cleary

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Dascha Polanco as Tiffany Cleary

Character Profile: Sam’s mother. She is a single woman who wants to escape Granite City with her son. Tiffany believes that life decisions “add up.”

Polanco’s Resume: Dayanara Diaz in Orange Is the New Black (2013-19), Macy in The Cobbler (2014), Jackie in Joy (2015), Cuca in In the Heights (2021), Adult Cucu in Gordita Chronicles (2022)

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Samaritan Cast: Sophia Tatum as Sil

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Sophia Tatum as Sil

Character Profile: Cyrus’ partner. She is a street kid who stays loyal to her crew. Sil appreciates Sam’s street-savvy behavior.

Tatum’s Resume: Chloe in Salt (2006), Jenny Tuffield in I Am Not Okay with This (2020), Justine Strang in The Brides (2020), Racer Chick in F9: The Fast Saga (2021), Agent Drake in Agent Drake (2022)

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Samaritan Cast: Moisés Arias as Reza

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Moisés Arias as Reza

Character Profile: Cyrus’ colleague. He offer work to Sam at the beginning of the movie. Reza and his crew try to murder Joe.

Arias’ Resume: Juan Pablo in Nacho Libre (2006), Bonzo Madrid in Ender’s Game (2013), Biaggio in The Kings of Summer (2013), Poe in Five Feet Apart (2019), Igor in The King of Staten Island (2020)

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Samaritan Cast: Martin Starr as Albert Casier

Samaritan Cast on Amazon - Martin Starr as Albert Casier

Character Profile: A Granite City library owner. He is an author and intellectual who offers advice to Sam. Albert investigates the disappearance of Samaritan.

Starr’s Resume: Bill Haverchuck in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), Martin in Knocked Up (2007), Roman DeBeers in Party Down (2009-10), Bertram Gilfoyle in Silicon Valley (2014-19), Mr. Harrington in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)

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The Samaritan cast also includes Jared Odrick (Ballers, Jade), Michael Aaron Milligan (Outer Banks, Black Bird), Henry G. Sanders (Selma, Queen Sugar), Abraham Clinkscales (Atlanta) and Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse).

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