The Recruit cast features Noah Centineo, Laura Haddock and Aarti Mann. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Alexi Hawley’s Netflix series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Recruit follows a 24-year-old CIA employee named Owen Hendricks. When the agency receives a “graymail” letter, the protagonist investigates a mysterious female prisoner. The narrative examines Owen’s attempts to mature quickly while pursuing leads. Here’s every main actor and character in The Recruit.
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The Recruit Cast: Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks
Character Profile: A 24-year-old CIA employee. He investigates (and bonds with) an inmate who threatens to expose government officials. Owen reads people well but doesn’t fully understand the big picture.
Centineo’s Resume: Peter in To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), Jamey in Sierra Burgess Is a Loser (2018), Brooks Rattigan in The Perfect Date (2019), Langston in Charlie’s Angels (2019), Atom Smasher/Al Rothstein in Black Adam (2022)
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The Recruit Cast: Laura Haddock as Max Meladze
Character Profile: A female prisoner in Belarus. She threatens to expose high-ranking American officials. Max teams up with Owen while repairing relationships with Russian mobsters.
Haddock’s Resume: Alison in The Inbetweeners (2011), Meredith Quill in the MCU (2014-), Vivian Wembly in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), Zoe Walker in White Lines (2020), Myrna Dalgleish in Downton Abbey: A New Era (2022)
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The Recruit Cast: Aarti Mann as Violet
Character Profile: Owen’s colleague. She is a CIA veteran who colludes with her partner. Violet keeps a close eye on Owen as he builds a relationship with Max.
Mann’s Resume: Priya Koothrappali in The Big Bang Theory (2010-11), Holly Harner in Grey’s Anatomy (2017), Jaya Kuyavar in Never Have I Ever (2020), Saundra Singh in All Rise (2021), Naveen Mukherjee in The Good Doctor (2022)
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The Recruit Cast: Colton Dunn as Lester
Character Profile: Owen’s colleague. He tries to stay one step ahead by colluding with Violet. Lester tracks Owen’s movements to protect the CIA.
Dunn’s Resume: Brett in Parks and Recreation (2010-15), Vernon in Hatchet II (2010), Various in Key and Peele (2012-15), Garrett in Superstore (2015-21), Rudy in Blockers (2018)
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The Recruit Cast: Fivel Stewart as Hannah
Character Profile: Owen’s roommate and ex-girlfriend. She works in corporate law. Hannah believes that Owen is scared to confront his inner demons.
Stewart’s Resume: Ella in Hansel & Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013), Stephanie in Hope Bridge (2015), Izzie in Atypical (2018-21), Jai Mathis in T@gged (2018), Chris in Umma (2022)
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The Recruit Cast: Daniel Quincy Annoh as Terence
Character Profile: Owen’s gay roommate. He works in the treasury department. Terence offers advice to Owen while searching for a partner.
Annoh’s Resume: Baby Daddy in The Real Story of… (2019)
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The Recruit Cast: Vondie Curtis-Hall as Walter Nyland
Character Profile: Owen’s direct superior. He has five children and looks after the best interests of U.S. politicians. Walter allows Owen to meet with Max, albeit with a few restrictions.
Curtis-Hall’s Resume: Not Economically Viable Man in Falling Down (1993), Dennis Hancock in Chicago Hope (1995-99), Captain Prince in Romeo + Juliet (1996), Judge Nicholas Byrne in For The People (2018-19), Mel in The Night House (2020)
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The Recruit cast also includes:
- Kristian Bruun as Janus Ferber
- Katharine King So as Sarah Okongo
- Alexandra Petrachuk as Kelly Kwitny
- Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles as Talco
- Amanda Ip as Bricks
- Jamaal Grant as Liam
- Linus Roache as Senator Smoot
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