The Shrinking cast features Jason Segel, Harrison Ford and Jessica Williams. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Brett Goldstein, Bill Lawrence and Jason Segel’s Apple TV+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Shrinking follows a Los Angeles widower and therapist. After the sudden death of his wife, Jimmy Laird worries family members and friends with his erratic behavior. The narrative examines the main protagonist’s attempts to find clarity and peace of mind. Here’s every actor and character in Shrinking.
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Shrinking Cast: Jason Segel as Jimmy Laird
Character Profile: A Los Angeles therapist. He is a widower who struggles to control his emotions. Jimmy crosses professional boundaries in order to reconnect with human beings.
Segel’s Resume: Nick Andopolis in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), Marshall Eriksen in How I Met Your Mother (2005-14), Peter Bretter in Forgetting Sara Marshall (2008), David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour (2015), Paul Westhead in Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty (2022)
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Shrinking Cast: Harrison Ford as Paul Rhodes
Character Profile: Jimmy’s boss. He is a private man who struggles with Parkinson’s disease. Paul worries about Jimmy’s unpredictable behavior.
Ford’s Resume: Han Solo in the Star Wars Movie Franchise (1977-), Indy in the Indiana Jones Movie Franchise (1981-), Deckard in Blade Runner (1982), John Book in Witness (1985), Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993)
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Shrinking Cast: Jessica Williams as Gaby
Character Profile: Jimmy’s colleague. She values skin care routines and often covers for co-workers. Gaby is known for her intrusive behavior.
Williams’ Resume: A Correspondent for The Daily Show (2012-18) — Also, Miss Fine in Booksmart (2019), Jess in Corporate Animals (2019), Mia Hines in Love Life (2021), Eulalie “Lally” Hicks in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
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Shrinking Cast: Christa Miller as Liz
Character Profile: Jimmy’s neighbor. She is a Taco Tuesday and home gardening enthusiast. Liz looks after Jimmy’s daughter.
Miller’s Resume: Kate O’Brien in The Drew Carey Show (1995-2002), Jordan Sullivan in Scrubs (2001-10), Dr. Angela Noyce in The Andromeda Strain (2008), Ellie Torres in Cougar Town (2009-15), Principal Maris in Head of the Class (2021)
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Shrinking Cast: Luke Tennie as Sean
Character Profile: Jimmy’s patient. He is a military veteran who struggles with anger management issues. Sean learns life lessons from Jimmy.
Tennie’s Resume: Willie Lewis in Deadly Class (2018-19), Vic in Snowfall (2018), Derrick Jackson in Thriller (2018), Bryan Roby in CSI: Vegas (2021-22), Rudy Elmore Jr. in Players (2022)
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Shrinking Cast: Michael Urie as Brian
Character Profile: Jimmy’s best friend. He is gay estate attorney and pickleball enthusiast. Brian wonders why Jimmy ghosted him for a year.
Urie’s Resume: Marc St. James in Ugly Betty (2006-10), Stephen Dinovera in The Good Wife (2014-16), Gavin Sinclair in Modern Family (2014-15), Redmond in Younger (2016-21), Peter in Single All the Way (2021)
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Shrinking Cast: Lukita Maxwell as Alice
Character Profile: Jimmy’s daughter. She is a student and soccer player at Crown Valley High School. Alice struggles with emotions after the death of her mother.
Maxwell’s Resume: Jillian in Speechless (2016), Delilah in Generation (2021)
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The Shrinking cast also includes:
- Ted McGinley as Derek
- Devin Kawaoka as Charlie
- Heidi Gardner as Grace
- Lilan Bowden as Tia
- Kimberly Condict as Wally
- Rachel Stubington as Summer
- Matt Knudsen as Steven
- Mike C. Nelson as Dan
- Tilky Jones as Donny
- Jack Stuart as Malik
Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.
Categories: 2020s, Apple TV+ Originals, Comedy, Know the Cast, Streaming Originals
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