The Devil in Ohio cast features Emily Deschanel, Sam Jaeger and Madeleine Arthur. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Daria Polatin’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Devil in Ohio centers on a mysterious young woman who escapes from a cult community. When Mae Dodd shows up in a hospital with a pentagram on her back, a female doctor and a local detective investigate her background. The storyline focuses on the passive-aggressive friction between Mae and a well-meaning family. Here’s every main performer and character in Devil in Ohio, an adaptation of Daria Polatin’s 2017 novel.
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Emily Deschanel as Suzanne Mathis
Character Profile: An Ohio doctor. She is a trauma survivor who says little about her abusive upbringing. Suzanne looks after Mae and tries to understand her life experiences.
Deschanel’s Resume: Mrs. Morgan in Cold Mountain (2003), Receptionist in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Temperance Brennan in Bones (2005-17), Kate Houghton in Boogeyman (2005), Angela in Animal Kingdom (2019)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Sam Jaeger as Peter Mathis
Character Profile: Suzanne’s husband. He runs Mathis Development and strategizes when a buyer backs out of a big deal. Peter worries about Mae’s influence on his three daughters.
Jaeger’s Resume: Joel Graham in Parenthood (2010-15), Tyler Crawford in Inherent Vice (2014), Mark Tuello in The Handmaid’s Tale (2018-), Tino McCutcheon in The Politician (2019-20), Roe Messner in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez
Character Profile: A cop for the Remmingham Police Department. He is a transfer from Chicago who grew up in El Salvador. Detective Lopez investigates Mae’s family history.
Celasco’s Resume: Carlos Peña in Moneyball (2011), Tomas Koroa in Person of Interest (2014), Suarez in The Player (2015), Dr. Nick Vega in Good Sam (2022), Miles in Swimming with Sharks (2022)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Madeleine Arthur as Mae Dodd
Character Profile: An Amon County resident who escapes from a cult community. She moves in with the Mathis family and becomes a popular student. Mae manipulates people while preparing for a sacrificial ritual.
Arthur’s Resume: Older Jane in Big Eyes (2014), Young Willa Warren in The Family (2016), Christine in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), Lavinia Gardner in Color Out of Space (2019), Amber in Guilty Party (2021-)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Xaria Dotson as Jules Mathis
Character Profile: Suzanne and Peter’s middle daughter. She is a high school student who enjoys photography and exploring the context of images. Jules builds a friendship with Mae but then worries about her motivations.
Dotson’s Resume: Tori Carucci in American Vandal (2018), Evie Grayson in The Birch (2019-21), Girl with Bike in American Brothers (2019), Lisa in Chad (2021)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Alisha Newton as Helen Mathis
Character Profile: Suzanne and Peter’s eldest daughter. She is a high school student who plans to attend Ohio State University. Helen has a boyfriend named Teddy but shows interest in a female classmate.
Newton’s Resume: Georgie Fleming-Morris in Heartland (2012-21), Young Annabeth in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Emma in Til Ex Do Us Part (2018), Beatrice in Scorched Earth (2018), Paris Parker in We’re All in This Together (2021)
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Devil in Ohio Cast: Naomi Tan as Dani Mathis
Character Profile: Suzanne and Peter’s youngest daughter. In the past, she was adopted after her parents died in a tornado. Dani is a talented vocalist and needs an EpiPen for allergic reactions.
Tan’s Resume: Charlotte Johanssen in The Baby-Sitters Club (2020), Zoey in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (2021), Astra in Gabby Duran & The Unsittables (2021), Stanton/Tweedlebums in Sweet Tweets (2021), Glenda in Chip and Potato (2021)
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The Devil in Ohio cast also includes Stacey Farber (Superman & Lois, Virgin River), Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Dollhouse), Samantha Ferris (Shattered, The Tall Man), Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel, Day of the Dead) and Marci T. House (Julie and the Phantoms, Day of the Dead).
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
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