Know the Cast & Characters: ‘2 Guns’

2 Guns Cast - Every Actor and Character in the 2013 Movie on Netflix

The 2 Guns cast features Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg and Paula Patton. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Baltasar Kormákur’s 2013 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

2 Guns explores the relationship between two undercover officers. Bobby leads a DEA mission, whereas Stig works as a U.S. Navy Seal. The narrative follows the main protagonists as they get mixed up in a CIA plot involving a Mexican drug lord. Here’s every actor and character in 2 Guns, an adaptation of Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco’s 2008 novel.

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2 Guns Cast: Denzel Washington as Bobby

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Character Profile: A DEA agent. He steals $43 million during a mission. Bobby is forced to recover the loot by the CIA.

Washington’s Resume: Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992), Alonzo in Training Day (2001), Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007), Tobin Frost in Safe House (2012), Joe “Deke” Deacon in The Little Things (2021)

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2 Guns Cast: Mark Wahlberg as Stig

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Character Profile: An undercover U.S. Navy Seal. He gets tangled up in a government plot with Bobby. Stig values his personal code of honor.

Wahlberg’s Resume: Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997), Dignam in The Departed (2006), Micky Ward in The Fighter (2010), Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor (2013), Huck Dembo in Me Time (2022)

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2 Guns Cast: Paula Patton as Deb

2 Guns Cast on Netflix - Paula Patton as Deb

Character Profile: A DEA special agent. She maintains a close relationship with Bobby. Deb secretly dates a U.S. Navy Seal.

Patton’s Resume: Claire Kuchever in Deja Vu (2006), Ms. Rain in Precious (2009), Jane in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011), Garona in Warcraft (2016), Daniella Hernandez in Sacrifice (2021)

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2 Guns Cast: Edward James Olmos as Papi Greco

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Character Profile: A Mexican drug lord. He is a cocaine distributor who informs Bobby about a CIA connection. Papi holds Deb as a hostage.

Olmos’ Resume: Gaff in Blade Runner (1982), Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver (1988), Abraham Quintanilla in Selena (1997), Admiral William Adama in Battlestar Galactica (2004-09), Felipe Reyes in Mayans M.C. (2018-22)

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2 Guns Cast: Bill Paxton as Earl

2 Guns Cast on Netflix - Bill Paxton as Earl

Character Profile: A CIA agent. He confronts Bobby about a $43 million heist. Earl leads a secret mission to protect his best interests.

Paxton’s Resume: Private Hudson in Aliens (1986), Fred Haise in Apollo 13 (1995), Bill Harding in Twister (1996), Dad Meiks in Frailty (2001), Det. Frank Rourke in Training Day (2017)

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The 2 Guns cast also includes;

  • Robert John Burke as Jessup
  • James Marsden as Quince
  • Greg Sproles as Chief Lucas
  • Fred Ward as Admiral Tuwey
  • Patrick Fischler as Dr. Ken
  • Derek Solorsano as Ferret Nose Julio
  • Edgar Arreola as Rudy (Papi’s Men)
  • Kyle Clements as Teemo
  • Matthew Cook as Thick
  • Tim Bell as Lean
  • Tait Fletcher as Mini
  • Azure Parsons as Waitress Maggie
  • John McConnell as Officer Dave
  • Ambyr Childers as Ms. Young

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