Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Barbarian’

Barbarian Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Movie

The Barbarian cast features Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Zach Cregger’s 2022 movie on HBO Max. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

Barbarian centers on an aspiring filmmaker who visits a rough Detroit neighborhood. When Tess Marshall realizes that her rental has been double-booked, she agrees to share the home with a male stranger. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they explore an underground tunnel. Here’s every actor and character in Barbarian.

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Barbarian Cast: Georgina Campbell as Tess Marshall

Barbarian Cast - Georgina Campbell as Tess Marshall

Character Profile: A Detroit native who seeks a research position for a documentarian. She finds trouble after discovering an underground chamber. Tess fights for her life upon learning the truth about her rental.

Campbell’s Resume: Lucy in Freak (2009), D.C. Katie Harford in Broadchurch (2017), Amy in Black Mirror (2017), Fig in All My Friends Hate Me (2021), Natalie Thompson in Suspicion (2022)

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Barbarian Cast: Bill Skarsgård as Keith Toshko

Barbarian Cast - Bill Skarsgård as Keith Toshko

Character Profile: A man who stays at a Detroit rental home. He befriends Tess and states that he is the founder of The Lion Tamers. Keith explores an underground tunnel.

Skarsgård’s Resume: Roman Godfrey in Hemlock Grove (2013-15), Matthew in Allegiant (2016), Pennywise in It (2017), Zeitgeist in Deadpool 2 (2018), Clark Olofsson in Clark (2022)

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Barbarian Cast: Justin Long as AJ Gilbride

Barbarian Cast - Justin Long as AJ Gilbride

Character Profile: An actor who gets fired after a sexual assault accusation. He rents a home in Detroit. AJ finds Tess in the underground tunnel area.

Long’s Resume: Brandon in Galaxy Quest (1999), Darry in Jeepers Creepers (2001), Bartleby Gaines in Accepted (2006), Matt Farrell in Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Kevin Murphy/Phineas/Chuck Sawitzki in F Is for Family (2015-21)

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Barbarian Cast: Richard Brake as Frank

Barbarian Cast - Richard Brake as Frank

Character Profile: The original owner of Tess’ rental. His story is revealed through a flashback sequence. Frank is a rapist who gets locked up in a dungeon.

Brake’s Resume: Portman in Doom (2005), Enrikas Dortlich in Hannibal Rising (2007), Pope in Brave New World (2020), Mr. Big in Bingo Hell (2021), Dr. Wolfgang in The Munsters (2022)

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The Barbarian cast also includes Matthew Patrick Davis (Henry Danger, Dwight in Shining Armor), Kurt Braunohler (The Big Sick, Long Shot), Jaymes Butler (Resident Evil, Snowden), Sophie Sörensen (The Tales of Toverud, Rifkin’s Festival) and Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, 21).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.