Know the Cast & Characters: ‘White Noise’

White Noise Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2022 Netflix Movie

The White Noise cast features Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig and Raffey Cassidy. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Noah Baumbach’s 2022 Netflix movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

White Noise chronicles the ups and downs of the Gladney family. After a chemical accident, the patriarch suffers from an existential crisis. Meanwhile, his wife and children struggle with personal insecurities. The narrative follows Jack and Babette Gladney as they face their fears. Here’s every main actor and character in White Noise, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel.

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White Noise Cast: Adam Driver as Jack

White Noise Cast on Netflix - Adam Driver as Jack

Character Profile: A professor at College-on-the-Hill. He teaches Advanced Nazism but doesn’t speak German. Jack gets exposed to a toxic cloud.

Driver’s Resume: Adam Sackler in Girls (2012-17), Al Cody in Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Paterson in Paterson (2016), Charlie Barber in Marriage Story (2019), Kylo Ren in the Star Wars Movie Franchise (2015-)

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White Noise Cast: Greta Gerwig as Babette

White Noise Cast on Netflix - Greta Gerwig as Babette

Character Profile: Jack’s (fourth) wife. She teaches a posture class and has “important hair.” Babette struggles with her fear of death during a “watermark period.”

Gerwig’s Resume: The Director of Lady Bird (2017) and Little Women (2019) — Also, Florence Marr in Greenberg (2010), Frances in Frances Ha (2012), Brooke in Mistress America (2015)

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White Noise Cast: Raffey Cassidy as Denise

White Noise Cast on Netflix - Raffey Cassidy as Denise

Character Profile: Babette’s daughter from her second husband. She worries about her mother’s Dylar consumption. Denise colludes with Jack.

Cassidy’s Resume: Young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Athena in Tomorrowland (2015), Molly Moon in Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism (2015), Kim Murphy in The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Young Celeste/Albertine in Vox Lux (2018)

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White Noise Cast: André Benjamin as Lasher

White Noise Cast on Netflix - André Benjamin as Lasher

Character Profile: Jack’s colleague. He imagines how people will talk about him at his funeral. Lasher admits to urinating in sinks.

Benjamin’s Resume: A Founding Member of Outkast — Also, Avi in Revolver (2005), Jeremiah Mercer in Four Brothers (2005), Percival Jenkins in Idlewild (2006), Jimi Hendrix in Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)

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White Noise Cast: Don Cheadle as Murray

White Noise Cast on Netflix - Don Cheadle as Murray

Character Profile: Jack’s colleague. He is an Elvis scholar who specializes in “living icons.” Murray muses about violence as a form of rebirth and says that the supermarket is a spiritual recharger.

Cheadle’s Resume: Buck Swope in Boogie Nights (1997), Basher Tarr in the Ocean’s 11 Movie Franchise (2001-), Graham in Crash (2004), Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda (2004), Mo Monroe in Black Monday (2019-)

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The White Noise cast also includes:

  • Jodie Turner-Smith as Winnie
  • Lars Eidinger as Arlo Shell
  • Sam Nivola as Heinrich
  • May Nivola as Steffie
  • Chloe Fineman as Simuvac Technician
  • Bill Camp as Man with TV

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