The Justified cast features Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy and Walton Goggins. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Graham Yost’s FX series on Hulu. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Justified follows a U.S. marshal who returns to his native Harlan County in Kentucky. As Raylan Givens reunites with former lovers and longtime friends, he investigates the local underworld. The narrative examines the main protagonist’s attempts to settle matters before leaving. Here’s every actor and character in Justified, an adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 2010 novella “Fire in the Hole.”
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Justified Cast: Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens
Character Profile: A U.S. deputy marshal. He is a compromising lawman who experienced a difficult childhood. Raylan squares off against local baddies while contemplating his future.
Olyphant’s Resume: Mickey in Scream 2 (1997), Seth Bullock in Deadwood (2004-06), Joel Hammond in Santa Clarita Diet (2017-2019), Cobb Vanth in The Mandalorian (2020), Rod Reyes in Daisy Jones and the Six (2023)
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Justified Cast: Nick Searcy as Art Mullen
Character Profile: Raylan’s no-nonsense boss. He is a chief deputy U.S. marshal. Art struggles with Raylan’s decision-making process.
Searcy’s Resume: Frank Bennett in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Stan in Cast Away (2000), General Hoyt in The Shape of Water (2017), Father Montgomery in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Sheriff Thompson in Manhunt (2020)
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Justified Cast: Jacob Pitts as Tim Gutterson
Character Profile: Raylan’s colleague. He is a deputy marshal who served as a sniper during the Iraq War. Tim struggles with PTSD.
Pitts’ Resume: Cooper Harris in EuroTrip (2004), Rap Magazine Employee in Across the Universe (2007), Fisher in 21 (2008), PFC Bill “Hoosier” Smith in The Pacific (2010), Lance Lord in Sneaky Pete (2017-19)
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Justified Cast: Erica Tazel as Rachel Brooks
Character Profile: Raylan’s colleague. She is a deputy U.S. marshal. Rachel clashes with Raylan but maintains a good working relationship with him.
Tazel’s Resume: Doralee in Firefly (2002), Matilda in Roots (2016), Barbara Kolstad in The Good Fight (2017-18), Dora in Lovecraft Country (2020), Charise Spivey in Truth Be Told (2021-23)
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Justified Cast: Joelle Carter as Ava Crowder
Character Profile: A Harlan County native. She kills her abusive lover at the beginning of the series. Ava struggles with morals while dating her ex’s outlaw brother.
Carter’s Resume: Office Worker #1 in The Horse Whisperer (1998), Penny Hardwick in High Fidelity (2000), Natalie in American Pie 2 (2001), Laura Nagel in Chicago Justice (2017), Principal Kim Collins in Home Before Dark (2020-21)
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Justified Cast: Natalie Zea as Winona Hawkins
Character Profile: Raylan’s ex-wife. She works at a courthouse and marries a corrupt real estate agent. Winona maintains a friendly relationship with Raylan.
Zea’s Resume: Gwen Hotchkiss in Passions (2000-02), Lauren Riley in The Shield (2004), Christinith in The Other Guys (2010), Robin Parker/BJ in The Detour (2016-19), Eve Harris in La Brea (2021-)
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Justified Cast: Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder
Character Profile: A violent Harlan County native. He is a military veteran who dug coal with Raylan. Boyd presents himself as an articulate outlaw.
Goggins’ Resume: Shane Vendrell in The Shield (2002–2008), Stans in Predators (2010), Billy Crash in Django Unchained (2012), Sheriff Chris Mannix in The Hateful Eight (2015), Baby Billy Freeman in The Righteous Gemstones (2019-)
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Justified Cast: Jere Burns as Wynn Duffy
Character Profile: A member of the Dixie Mafia. He strategizes against Raylan throughout the series. Wynn hides the truth about his informant past.
Burns’ Resume: Kirk Morris in Dear John (1988-92), Glen in Greedy (1994), Arnan Rothman in Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles (2001), Agent Ralph Hotchkiss in Otis (2008), Chet Atkins/Eric Atkins/Paddy Atkins in Angie Tribeca (2016-18)
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The Justified cast also includes:
- David Meunier as Johnny Crowder
- Jonathan Kowalsky as Mike
- Russell Bertolino as Tow Truck Driver
- Rick Gomez as ADA David Vasquez
- Raymond J. Barry as Arlo Givens
- Jesse Luken as Jimmy Tolan
- Damon Herriman as Dewey Crowe
- Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett
- Justin Welborn as Carl
- Mykelti Williamson as Ellstin Limehouse
- Kaitlyn Dever as Loretta McCready
- Abby Miller as Ellen May
- Jim Beaver as Sheriff Shelby Parlow
- William Gregory Lee as Nick Mooney
- Mel Fair as Nelson Dunlop
- Michael Rapaport as Daryl Crowe Jr.
- Mary Steenburgen as Katherine Hale
- Demetrius Grosse as Errol
- William Ragsdale as Gary Hawkins
- Ron Eldard as Colton “Colt” Rhodes
- Sam Elliott as Avery Markham
- Neal McDonough as Robert Quarles
- Peter Murnik as Trooper Tom Bergen
- Joseph Lyle Taylor as Doyle Bennett
- Margo Martindale as Mags Bennett
- Linda Gehringer as Helen Givens
- Ryan Dorsey as Earl
- Jacob Lofland as Kendal Crowe
- Alicia Witt as Wendy Crowe
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