The Spirited cast features Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Sean Anders’s 2022 Apple TV+ movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Spirited explores the unique friendship between an “unredeemable” human and The Ghost of Christmas Present. In the afterlife, Ebenezer Scrooge and his pal Jacob Marley lead a team that redeems souls. The narrative follows the central ghost as he retires to pursue a romantic relationship while helping a new “bro.” Here’s every main actor and character in Spirited, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol.
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Spirited Cast: Will Ferrell as Present
Character Profile: The Ghost of Christmas Present, formerly known as Ebenezer Scrooge. He searches for the ideal soul redemption candidate. Present tries to create a ripple effect with his good deeds but secretly wants to settle down with a woman named Kimberly.
Ferrell’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (1995-2022), Frank in Old School (2003), Ron Burgundy in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Brennan Huff in Step Brothers (2008), Lars Erickssong in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)
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Spirited Cast: Ryan Reynolds as Clint Briggs
Character Profile: A famous media consultant from Minnesota. He fabricates conflict and thus gets labeled as an “unredeemable” human. Clint turns his life around while offering advice to Present.
Reynolds’ Resume: Michael “Berg” Bergen in Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998-2001), Van Wilder in Van Wilder (2002), Wade Wilson/Deadpool in the X-Men/Deadpool Movie Franchise (2009-), Michael Bryce in The Hitman’s Bodyguard Movie Franchise (2017-), Guy in Free Guy (2021)
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Spirited Cast: Octavia Spencer as Kimberly
Character Profile: Clint’s colleague. She is an oppositional researcher who worries about being a bad person. Kimberly forms a bond with Present.
Spencer’s Resume: Minny Jackson in The Help (2011), Wanda in Fruitvale Station (2013), Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures (2016), Sue Ann in Ma (2019), Poppy Scoville-Parnell in Truth Be Told (2019-)
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Spirited Cast: Patrick Page as Marley
Character Profile: Present’s longtime business partner. He runs a soul redemption program in the afterlife. Marley urges Present to stay “on script.”
Page’s Resume: Horton Baker in The Good Wife (2012), Sergei Zelenkov in Flesh and Bone (2015), Father Luke in Evil (2020-), Patrick Page in In the Heights (2021), Richard Clay in The Gilded Age (2022-)
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Spirited Cast: Sunita Mani as Past
Character Profile: The Ghost of Christmas Past. She works with Present and has been dead for 40 years. Past compromises a job by having a sexual encounter with Clint.
Mani’s Resume: Trenton in Mr. Robot (2015-19), Pia in Search Party (2016), Chad in The Good Place (2016), Arthie Premkumar in GLOW (2017-19), Daniella in Scenes from a Marriage (2021)
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The Spirited cast also includes Loren Woods (movie debut), Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), Joe Tippett (The Morning Show, Mare of Easttown), Marlow Barkley (Single Parents, Slumberland) and Aimee Carrero (Elena of Avalor, The Menu).
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