The Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story cast features Evan Peters, Richard Jenkins and Molly Ringwald. This info article contains minor spoilers for Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s 2022 Netflix miniseries. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story chronicles the life and times of an American serial killer. As the subject struggles to form meaningful relationships, he targets gay men and murders them in his Milwaukee home. The narrative jumps back and forth in time as the title character discusses his crimes. Here’s every main actor and character in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast: Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer
Character Profile: An American serial killer. He grows up in Wisconsin and enjoys dissecting animals. Jeffrey struggles with his sexuality and tries to dominate gay men.
Peters’ Resume: Jesse Varon in Invasion (2005-06), Max Cooperman in Never Back Down (2008), Various in American Horror Story (2011-2021), Peter/Quicksilver in the X-Men Movie Franchise (2014-), Colin Zabel in Mare of Easttown (2021)
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast: Richard Jenkins as Lionel Dahmer
Character Profile: Jeffrey’s father. He theorizes about brain damage that might’ve affected his son. Lionel tries to help Jeffrey during flashback scenes.
Jenkins’ Resume: Walter in The Visitor (2007), Robert Doback in Step Brothers (2008), Steven Frost in Berlin Station (2016-19), Giles in The Shape of Water (2017), Erik Blake in The Humans (2021)
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast: Molly Ringwald as Shari Dahmer
Character Profile: Jeffrey’s stepmother. She is a passive-aggressive Midwesterner. Shari offers to help Jeffrey due to her relationship with Lionel.
Ringwald’s Resume: Samantha in Sixteen Candles (1984), Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club (1985), Andie in Pretty in Pink (1986), Anne Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-13), Mary Andrews in Riverdale (2017-)
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast: Michael Learned as Catherine Dahmer
Character Profile: Jeffrey’s grandmother. She allows her troubled grandson to live with her. Catherine finds a mannequin in Jeffrey’s bed and later notices a foul smell coming from her basement.
Learned’s Resume: Olivia Walton in The Waltons (1972-79), Mary Benjamin in Nurse (1981-82), Vivian Emery in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Mrs. Wilk in Scrubs (2006-09), Shirley Smith in General Hospital (2010)
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Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story Cast: Niecy Nash as Glenda Cleveland
Character Profile: Jeffrey’s neighbor. She spots a disoriented boy in their apartment building. Glenda contacts the police about her concerns.
Nash’s Resume: Deputy Raineesha Williams in Reno 911! (2003-), Naomi in Guess Who (2005), Lolli Ballentine in The Soul Man (2012-16), Desna Simms in Claws (2017-), Deloris Wise in When They See Us (2019)
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The Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story cast also includes Michael Beach (Third Watch, Aquaman), Shaun J. Brown (The Dropout, American Gigolo), Colby French (Grosse Pointe Blank, Little Fires Everywhere), Mac Brandt (Little Fires Everywhere, The Thing About Pam) and Khetphet Phagnasay (Hollywood Road Trip, The Bench).
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