The Fabelmans cast features Michelle Williams, Paul Dano and Seth Rogen. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Steven Spielberg’s 2022 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Fabelmans revolves around an aspiring filmmaker named Sammy Fabelman. When the protagonist moves from New Jersey to Arizona with his parents and siblings, he learns how to better understand his life experiences through cinema. The narrative follows Sammy as he deals with racism, family drama and filmmaking challenges. Here’s every main actor and character in The Fabelmans.
The Fabelmans Cast: Michelle Williams as Mitzi Schildkraut-Fabelman
Character Profile: Sammy’s mother. She is piano player who dreams about the past. Mitzi addresses an unfortunate truth about herself after watching one of Sammy’s video projects.
Williams’ Resume: Cindy in Blue Valentine (2010), Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011), Margot in Take This Waltz (2011), Randi Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016), Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon (2019)
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The Fabelmans Cast: Paul Dano as Burt Fabelman
Character Profile: Sammy’s father. He moves his family to Phoenix after accepting a new job. Burt worries about his son’s financial investment in a filmmaking “hobby.”
Dano’s Resume: Dwayne in Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood (2007), Tibeats in 12 Years a Slave (2013), Brian — Past in Love & Mercy (2014), The Riddler in The Batman (2022)
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The Fabelmans Cast: Seth Rogen as Bennie Loewy
Character Profile: Burt’s best friend and employee. He secretly pursues an affair with Mitzi. Bennie sells a video camera to Sammy.
Rogen’s Resume: Ken Miller in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), Cal in The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Ben Stone in Knocked Up (2007), Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs (2015), Rand Gauthier in Pam & Tommy (2022)
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The Fabelmans Cast: Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy Fabelman
Character Profile: Mitzi and Burt’s son. He develops a love for cinema after watching his first movie as a child. Sammy learns how to understand the world around him through movie-making.
LaBelle’s Resume: Charlie in iZombie (2015), Colin in Dead Shack (2017), EJ in The Predator (2018), Tim Nathans in Brand New Cherry Flavor (2021), Colin Stratton/Johnny in American Gigolo (2022)
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The Fabelmans Cast: Julia Butters as Reggie Fabelman
Character Profile: Sammy’s sister. She acts in her brother’s movies and protect her mother’s well-being. Reggie believes that Sammy is “scared.”
Butters’ Resume: Gabby Hoffer in Criminal Minds (2014), Ella in Transparent (2015-16), Anna-Kat Otto in American Housewife (2016-2020), Trudi Fraser in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019), Claire in The Gray Man (2022)
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The Fabelmans Cast: Chloe East as Monica Sherwood
Character Profile: Sammy’s love interest. She is a religious woman who plans to attend Texas A&M University. Monica inquires about Sammy’s ethnicity.
East’s Resume: 11 Year Old Faerie Girl #3 in True Blood (2013), Val Wishart in Liv and Maddie (2016-17), Reese Cabrera in Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (2017-18), Chad Thomas in The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), Naomi in Generation (2021)
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The Fabelmans cast also includes:
- Mateo Zoryan as Younger Sammy Fabelman
- Keeley Karsten as Natalie Fabelman
- Alina Brace as Younger Natalie Fabelman
- Birdie Borria as Younger Reggie Fabelman
- Judd Hirsch as Uncle Boris
- Sophia Kopera as Lisa Fabelman
- Jeannie Berlin as Hadassah Fabelman
- Robin Bartlett as Tina Schildkraut
- Sam Rechner as Logan Hall
- Oakes Fegley as Chad Thomas
- Isabelle Kusman as Claudia Denning
- Chandler Lovelle as Renee
- Gustavo Escobar as Sal
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