The Father Stu cast features Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson and Jacki Weaver. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Rosalind Ross’s 2022 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Father Stu chronicles the life of the late Stuart Long. After a near-fatal accident, the protagonist turns his life around and hopes to become a priest. The storyline follows Stu as he gets diagnosed with a rare muscle disorder. Here’s every main actor and character in Father Stu.
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Father Stu Cast: Mark Wahlberg as Stuart Long
Character Profile: A boxer from Helena, Montana. He moves to California to pursue an acting career and almost dies after a drunk driving accident. Stu dreams of becoming an ordained priest.
Wahlberg’s Resume: Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997), Dignam in The Departed (2006), Micky Ward in The Fighter (2010), Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor (2013), Huck Dembo in Me Time (2022)
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Father Stu Cast: Mel Gibson as Bill Long
Character Profile: Stu’s father. He is a truck driver with a brash demeanor. Bill helps Stu cope with bad news about his health.
Gibson’s Resume: Max in Mad Max (1979), Martin Riggs in Lethal Weapon (1987), William Wallace in Braveheart (1995), Craven in Edge of Darkness (2010), Tommy in Bandit (2022)
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Father Stu Cast: Jacki Weaver as Kathleen Long
Character Profile: Stu’s mother. She urges him to quit boxing. Kathleen lost a son in the past and worries about Stu’s health.
Weaver’s Resume: Janine “Smurf” Cody in Animal Kingdom (2010), Dolores Solitano in Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Gwendolyn Stoker in Stoker (2013), Carolyn/Claudette in The Disaster Artist (2017), Caroline Warner in Yellowstone (2021)
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Father Stu Cast: Teresa Ruiz as Carmen
Character Profile: Stu’s wife. She is a devout Catholic who helps her husband convert. Carmen worries about Stu’s mental health when he gets diagnosed with a muscle disorder.
Ruiz’s Resume: Isabella Bautista in Narcos: Mexico (2018-20), Nadia Basurto in Here on Earth (2018-20), Azucena in Luis Miguel: The Series (2021), Rosa in The Marksman (2021), Maria in Mo (2022)
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Father Stu Cast: Malcolm McDowell as Monsignor Kelly
Character Profile: A high-ranking clergy member of the Roman Catholic Church. He meets with Stu about becoming a priest. Monsignor Kelly tries to defend the sanctity of his church.
McDowell’s Resume: Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971), H.G. Wells in Time After Time (1979), Soran in Star Trek: Generations (1994), Dr. Samuel Loomis in Halloween (2007), Thomas Pembridge in Mozart in the Jungle (2014-18)
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The Father Stu cast also includes Aaron Moten (Mozart in the Jungle, Disjointed), Cody Fern (House of Cards, American Horror Story), Carlos Leal (The Boarding School, The L Word: Generation Q), Jack Kehler (Lost Highway, The Man in the High Castle) and Alain Uy (The Paper Tigers, Station 19).
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