The Reboot cast features Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville and Rachel Bloom. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Steven Levitan’s Hulu series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Reboot centers on a group of former sitcom stars who reunite for a 20th anniversary production. Reed Sterling tries to reinvent his career, whereas the showrunner hopes to establish herself within the entertainment industry. The narrative follows several protagonists as they try to control their collective egos. Here’s every main actor and character in Reboot.
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Santo’
Reboot Cast: Keegan-Michael Key as Reed Sterling
Character Profile: A “Step Right Up” cast member. He left the show to pursue a film career. Reed worries about reuniting with his former girlfriend/colleague.
Key’s Resume: Various Characters in Key and Peele (2012-15), Pupa in Let’s Be Cops (2014), Hugo in Tomorrowland (2015), Clarence Goobril/Smoke Dresden in Keanu (2016) Coyle in The Predator (2018)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Blonde’
Reboot Cast: Johnny Knoxville as Clay Barber
Character Profile: A “Step Right Up” cast member. He is a stand-up comedian with a lengthy criminal record. Clay hooks up with a fellow cast member’s mother.
Knoxville’s Resume: Himself in the Jackass Franchise (2000-), Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), Steve Barker in The Ringer (2005), Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014), Ted Wick in Mainstream (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Do Revenge’
Reboot Cast: Rachel Bloom as Hannah Korman
Character Profile: The “Step Right Up” showrunner. She is a former indie filmmaker who doesn’t initially reveal her true motivations. Hannah admits that her father created “Step Right Up.”
Bloom’s Resume: Laura/Sitcom Writer in BoJack Horseman (2014-16), Rebecca Bunch in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015-19), Annette in The Simpsons (2017-21), Silver in The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), Op in Extinct (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘The Imperfects’
Reboot Cast: Calum Worthy as Zack Jackson
Character Profile: The youngest “Step Right Up” cast member. He displays immature behavior and tries to impress colleagues. Zack has a bizarre relationship with his mother.
Worthy’s Resume: Dez Wade in Austin & Ally (2011-16), Adam in Bodied (2017), Alex Trimboli in American Vandal (2017), Nick Godejohn in The Act (2019), Young Jasper Queller in Pieces of Her (2022)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘American Gigolo’
Reboot Cast: Krista Marie Yu as Elaine Kim
Character Profile: Hulu’s Vice President of Comedy. She is a former data analyst who joined the creative team after a merger. Elaine had a privileged upbringing and frequently watched the original “Step Right Up.”
Yu’s Resume: Ashley in The Thundermans (2013-15), Molly Park in Dr. Ken (2015-17), Julia in Just Another Nice Guy (2017), Jen in Last Man Standing (2018-21), Chloe in The Breakup Diet (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘No Limit’
Reboot Cast: Judy Greer as Bree Marie Jensen
Character Profile: A “Step Right Up” cast member. She became a Duchess after the original series ended. Bree plays mind games with female colleagues and her ex-boyfriend, Reed.
Greer’s Resume: Kitty Walker in The Village (2004), Casey in 27 Dresses (2008), Maggie Lang in Ant-Man (2015), Karen in Jurassic World (2015), Karen Nelson in Halloween Kills (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘End of the Road’
Reboot Cast: Paul Reiser as Gordon Gelman
Character Profile: Hannah’s father. He created “Step Right Up” and based the characters on his second family. Gordon clashes with his colleagues about creative and comedic concepts.
Reiser’s Resume: Jeffrey in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Burke in Aliens (1986), Paul Buchman in Mad About You (1992-2019), Jim Neimann in Whiplash (2014), Dr. Sam Owens in Stranger Things (2017-)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Tell Me Lies’
The Reboot cast also includes Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings, Future Man), Alyah Chanelle Scott (The Sex Lives of College Girls), Ryan Dietz (The Mick, The Orville), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Barry) and Rose Abdoo (Bless This Mess, Hacks)
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