The Who Killed Santa? cast features Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Pete Davidson. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Laura Murphy’s 2022 Netflix movie special. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Who Killed Santa? follows a misfit detective named Terry Seattle. When a Kris Kringle impersonator dies at city hall, the protagonist enlists three celebrity trainees for assistance. The narrative chronicles a comedy of errors as Terry and company reach an epiphany. Here’s every main actor and character in Who Killed Santa?
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Who Killed Santa Cast: Will Arnett as Terry Seattle
Character Profile: A senior homicide detective. He is divorced man with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Terry tries to solve a murder within 14 hours.
Arnett’s Resume: Gob Bluth in Arrested Development (2003-19), BoJack Horseman in BoJack Horseman (2014-20), Batman/Bruce Wayne in The Lego Movie Franchise (2014-), Steve/Rayburn Jr. in Rumble (2021), Terry Seattle in Murderville (2022-)
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Who Killed Santa Cast: Jason Bateman as Himself
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He initially fails a threat assessment test. Jason pretends to be a cat while following Terry’s orders.
Bateman’s Resume: David Hogan in Valerie (1991), Michael Bluth in Arrested Development (2003-19), Guy Trilby in Bad Words (2013), Martin “Marty” Byrde in Ozark (2017-22), Max in Game Night (2018)
Who Killed Santa Cast: Pete Davidson as Himself
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. He believes that Terry is guilty of killing Santa. Pete saves Christmas with bravery and elite bomb detonation skills.
Davidson’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2014-2022), Duncan in Set It Up (2018), Tom Zutaut in The Dirt (2019), Scott Carlin in The King of Staten Island (2020), Blackguard in The Suicide Squad (2021)
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Who Killed Santa Cast: Maya Rudolph as Herself
Character Profile: A homicide trainee. She teams up with Jason while playing a bad cop during an interrogation. Maya also poses as an elite athlete from Bulgaria.
Rudolph’s Resume: Saturday Night Live Cast Member (2000-07), Verona in Away We Go (2009), Lillian in Bridesmaids (2011), Petunia Leeway in Inherent Vice (2014), Connie the Hormone Monstress in Big Mouth (2017-)
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Who Killed Santa Cast: Sean Hayes as John “Johnny” Blaze
Character Profile: A legendary NFL quarterback. He is murdered via candy cane at city hall. Johnny owes nine million dollars to a golfing partner.
Hayes’ Resume: Jack McFarland in Will & Grace (1998-2020), Mr. Tinkles in Cats & Dogs (2001), Mr. Humberfloob/Voice of the Fish in The Cat in the Hat (2003), Larry in The Three Stooges (2012), Steve Maryweather (Agent Mary) in Q-Force (2021)
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The Who Killed Santa cast also includes:
- Haneefah Wood as Rhonda Jenkins-Seattle
- Lilan Bowden as Amber Kang
- Kurt Braunohler as Jim Trentley
- Dennice Cisneros as Angie
- Eliza Coupe as Donna Foccacia
- Jessica Elaina Eason as Caretaker Gabriela
- Alex Jayne Go as Orphan Charlotte
- Marshawn Lynch as Himself
- Liam Martinez as Orphan Terry
- Tawny Newsome as Mayor Palmer
- Courtney Parchman as Mia Briggs
- Steven Zirnkilton as Main Title Narrator
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