The American Gigolo cast features Jon Bernthal, Gretchen Mol and Lizzie Brocheré. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David Hollander’s Showtime series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
American Gigolo focuses on a male escort in Los Angeles. After spending 15 years in prison, Julian Kaye returns to his former lifestyle and pursues a romance with a married woman. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he and a female detective investigate a murder. Here’s every main performer and character in American Gigolo, an adaptation of Paul Schrader’s 1980 film.
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American Gigolo Cast: Jon Bernthal as Julian Kaye
Character Profile: A Los Angeles escort who was sold into the business by his mother. He spends 15 years in prison after a sexual encounter gone wrong. Julian tries to clear his name while reuniting with various friends and acquaintances.
Bernthal’s Resume: Shane Walsh in The Walking Dead (2010-18), Brad in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Matt Rayburn in Wind River (2017), Frank Castle/Punisher in The Punisher (2017-19), Rick Macci in King Richard (2021)
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American Gigolo Cast: Gretchen Mol as Michelle
Character Profile: The wife of a Los Angeles businessman. She stresses out when her young son has an affair with a teacher. Michelle pursues a relationship with Julian.
Mol’s Resume: Jo in Rounders (1998), Bettie Page in The Notorious Bettie Page (2005), Alice Evans in 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Gillian Darmody in Boardwalk Empire (2010-14), Elise Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016)
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American Gigolo Cast: Lizzie Brocheré as Isabelle
Character Profile: A Los Angeles madam. She is the daughter of “The Queen” who brought Julian to Los Angeles. Isabelle tries to manipulative people during her quest for power.
Brocheré’s Resume: Sabine in A Heavenly Vintage (2009), Grace Bertrand in American Horror Story (2012-13), Oriane in Braquo (2014), Cindy in Full Contact (2015), Kelly in Rings (2017)
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American Gigolo Cast: Gabriel LaBelle as Johnny
Character Profile: Julian as a young man. He moves to Los Angeles after being sold to Olga by his mother. Julian clashes with Isabelle while learning about the male escort industry.
LaBelle’s Resume: Alfred in Max 2: White House Hero (2017), Colin in Dead Shack (2017), EJ in The Predator (2018), Tim Nathans in Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021), Sammy Fabelman in The Fabelmans (2022)
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American Gigolo Cast: Leland Orser as Richard Stratton
Character Profile: Michelle’s husband. He is a tech business mogul who shows little compassion to his wife. Richard tries to cover up a scandal involving his son.
Orser’s Resume: Crazed Man in Massage Parlor in Se7en (1995), Purvis in Alien: Resurrection (1997), Richard Thompson in The Bone Collector (1999), Sam in Taken (2008), Robert Kirsch in Berlin Station (2016-19)
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American Gigolo Cast: Rosie O’Donnell as Detective Sunday
Character Profile: A Los Angeles detective. In the past, she questioned Julian before he went to prison. Detective Sunday receives a tip that could prove the innocence of the title character.
O’Donnell’s Resume: Host of The Rosie O’Donnell Show — Also, Doris Murphy in A League of Their Own (1992), Becky in Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Betty Rubble in The Flintstones (1994), Terk in Tarzan (1999)
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American Gigolo Cast: Wayne Brady as Lorenzo
Character Profile: A Los Angeles escort. In the past, he sent books and money to Julian in prison. Lorenzo looks after Bernthal’s character in Los Angeles.
Brady’s Resume: Himself in Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998-2007), James in How I Met Your Mother (2006-14), Clover in Sofia the First (2012-18), Dr. Reese Buckingham in The Bold and the Beautiful (2018-19), Del Cooper in The Good Fight (2021)
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American Gigolo Cast: Sandrine Holt as Olga aka The Queen
Character Profile: A Los Angeles madam. She purchased Julian from his mother in the past. Olga’s demeanor drastically changes during the present timeline.
Holt’s Resume: Gillian Cole in House of Cards (2013-14), Susan Jacobs in Mr. Robot (2016), Simone Martin in Homeland (2018), Oksana in The Expanse (2020-21), Cheryl Hamlin in Better Call Saul (2022)
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The American Gigolo cast also includes Laura Liguori (Iron Man, Love, Lust, & A Room Key), Alex Fernandez (True Detective, American Crime Story), Mark Mahoney (Twin Peaks, Pam & Tommy), Yolonda Ross (The Get Down, The Chi) and François Chau (Lost, Rescue Dawn).
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