The Boston Strangler cast features Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon and Chris Cooper. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Matt Ruskin’s 2023 Hulu movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Boston Strangler chronicles the search for an American serial killer during the early 60s. As Loretta looks for challenging journalism work, she reads about a series of unsolved murders. The narrative follows the main protagonist as she investigates three primary suspects. Here’s every actor and character in Boston Strangler.
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Boston Strangler Cast: Keira Knightley as Loretta McLaughlin
Character Profile: A lifestyle reporter for the Record American. She is a mother of three children who graduated from Boston University. Loretta discovers that multiple men could be working together as “The Boston Strangler.”
Knightley’s Resume: Juliet in Love Actually (2003), Elizabeth Swann in the Pirates of the Caribbean Movie Franchise (2003-), Elizabeth Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Cecilia Tallis in Atonement (2007), Joan Clarke in The Imitation Game (2014)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Kindred’
Boston Strangler Cast: Carrie Coon as Jean Cole
Character Profile: A Record American journalist. She works undercover while researching a potential nursing home scandal. Jean assists Loretta with her investigation.
Coon’s Resume: Margo Dunne in Gone Girl (2014), Nora Durst in The Leftovers (2014-17), Meg Greenfield in The Post (2017), Proxima Midnight in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Allison O’Hara in The Nest (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Welcome to Chippendales’
Boston Strangler Cast: Chris Cooper as Jack MacLaine
Character Profile: The Record American editor. He allows Loretta to investigate unsolved murders. Jack is stern man who makes rude comments to female employees.
Cooper’s Resume: Colonel Fitts in American Beauty (1999), John Laroche in Adaptation. (2002), Robert Hanssen in Breach (2007), Charlie Aiken in August: Osage County (2013), Leonard Geist in Homecoming (2020)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Matriarch’
Boston Strangler Cast: Alessandro Nivola as Detective Conley
Character Profile: A homicide detective for the Boston Police Department. He earns side money through a TV consulting gig. Detective Conley helps Loretta and then abruptly moves onto other work.
Nivola’s Resume: Pollux Troy in Face/Off (1997), Anthony Amado in American Hustle (2013), Roberto Sarno in The Neon Demon (2016), Sensei in The Art of Self-Defense (2019), Dickie Moltisanti in The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Rosaline’
Boston Strangler Cast: Rory Cochrane as Detective DeLine
Character Profile: A detective for the Michigan State Police. He calls Loretta about a lead in Ann Arbor. Detective DeLine allows her to briefly look through case files.
Cochrane’s Resume: Slater in Dazed and Confused (1993), Tim Speedle in CSI: Miami (2002-07), Lee Schatz in Argo (2012), Stephen Flemmi in Black Mass (2015), Daniel Lecroy in Antlers (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Tell Me Lies’
Boston Strangler Cast: David Dastmalchian as Albert DeSalvo
Character Profile: A Boston criminal. He is notorious in Cambridge for “Green Man” and “Measuring Man” cons. Albert confesses to a series of murders after allegedly being coached by cellmates.
Dastmalchian’s Resume: Joker’s Thug in The Dark Knight (2008), Jude in Animals (2014), Murdoc in MacGyver (2016-21), Piter de Vries in Dune (2021), Polka-Dot Man in The Suicide Squad (2021)
Read More at VV — Know the Cast & Characters: ‘Mike’
The Boston Strangler cast also includes:
- Peter Gerety as Eddie Corsetti
- Robert John Burke as Eddie Holland
- Ryan Winkles as Daniel Marsh
- Morgan Spector as James McLaughlin
- Michael Malvesti as Detective Donovan
- Aurora McLaughlin as Maggie
- Liam Anderson as Tommy
- Antonio X Volpicelli as Patrick
- Nancy E. Carroll as Mary McDermott
- Therese Plaehn as Kelly
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