The Big George Foreman cast features Khris Davis, Jasmine Mathews and Sullivan Jones. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for George Tillman Jr.’s 2023 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Big George Foreman chronicles the life and times of a famous American boxer. After a devastating loss, George Foreman retires in the prime of his career. The narrative examines the main protagonist’s comeback journey as he chases after the heavyweight title. Here’s every actor and character in Big George Foreman.
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Big George Foreman Cast: Khris Davis as George Foreman
Character Profile: A profession boxer. He retires for a decade after a humiliating second loss. George works as a preacher and then makes a historic return to boxing.
Davis’ Resume: Blind Pig Patron in Detroit (2017), Tracy in Atlanta (2018-22), Agent Randolph in The Blacklist (2019), Steel in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021), Malik in Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021)
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Big George Foreman Cast: Jasmine Mathews as Mary Joan
Character Profile: George’s second wife. She supports him during his retirement. Mary Joan watches her husband transform from a preacher into a heavyweight champion.
Mathews’ Resume: Heather in Sweetbitter (2018-19), Heather McNamara in Heathers (2018), Rachel Hall in The Rookie (2019-20), Lt. Hart in The Tomorrow War (2021), Lori in The Man from Toronto (2022)
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Big George Foreman Cast: Sullivan Jones as Muhammad Ali
Character Profile: An iconic professional boxer. He beats the title character in a 1974 boxing match. Muhammad develops a strong bond with George.
Jones’ Resume: Jameson Royce in Harlem (2021), Ed Austin in Halston (2021), T. Thomas Fortune in The Gilded Age (2022-), Everette Tillman in Atlanta (2022), Lucas Peterson in The Equalizer (2022)
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Big George Foreman Cast: Lawrence Gilliard Jr. as Archie Moore
Character Profile: George’s coach. He is a former light heavyweight champion. Archie gets fired when George loses to Muhammad Ali.
Gilliard Jr.’s Resume: Derek Wallace in The Waterboy (1998), D’Angelo Barksdale in The Wire (2002-03), Jimmy Spoils in Gangs of New York (2002), Scrilla in Walk of Shame (2014), Drew “Bundini” Brown in One Night in Miami… (2020)
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Big George Foreman Cast: John Magaro as Desmond
Character Profile: George’s long-time friend. He is a self-described “numbers whiz.” Desmond loses George’s earnings due to bad investments.
Magaro’s Resume: Charlie Geller in The Big Short (2015), Dannie McElroy in Carol (2015), Tibbet in Overlord (2018), Cookie in First Cow (2019), Silvio Dante in The Many Saints of Newark (2021)
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The Big George Foreman cast also includes:
- Sam Trammell as Rev. Virdell Stokes
- Sonja Sohn as Nancy Foreman
- Forest Whitaker as Doc Broadus
- Shein Mompremier as Paula Foreman
- Robert Cicchini as Angelo Dundee
- Matthew Glave as Howard Cosell
- Erica Tazel as Mary Foreman
- Dwayne Barnes as Dick Sadler
- Deion Smith as Roy Foreman
- K Steele as Gloria Foreman
- Austin David Jones as Teenage George Jr.
- Jordan Yarborough as Teenage Mary Foreman
- Carlos Takam as Joe Frazier
- Cedric Boswell as Sonny Liston
- Tom Virtue as Johnny Carson
- Phillip Craddock-Haney as Jonas Cepulis
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