The Machine cast features Bert Kreischer, Mark Hamill and Jimmy Tatro. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Peter Atencio’s 2023 movie on Netflix. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
The Machine fictionalizes the real-life adventures of an American comedian. When Bert Kreischer meets a Russian gangster, he recalls a unique story from his college years. The narrative follows the main protagonist as he defends himself against Russian baddies. Here’s every actor and character in The Machine.
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The Machine Cast: Bert Kreischer as Bert
Character Profile: A stand-up comedian from southwest Florida. He attends therapy sessions with his wife. Bert ends up in Russia due to a theft incident from two decades prior.
Kreischer’s Resume: A Popular Stand-Up Comedian — Also, Documentary Host in Best in Town (2006), Alfred in The Shield (2004), Rip Hardcore in The Loud House (2017)
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The Machine Cast: Mark Hamill as Albert
Character Profile: Bert’s father. He is a carpet seller from Florida. Albert urges his son to show no fear.
Hamill’s Resume: Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Franchise (1977-), Chucky in Child’s Play (2019), The Scientist in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019), Bardle/Gardle in The Last Kids on Earth (2020), Art Rosenbaum in Invincible (2021)
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The Machine Cast: Jimmy Tatro as Young Bert
Character Profile: A college student. He travels to Russia in 1999. Young Bert becomes a Russian folk hero because of his drinking habits and pop culture knowledge.
Tatro’s Resume: Rooster in 22 Jump Street (2014), Dylan Maxwell in American Vandal (2017-18), PJ Palfrey in The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020), Lights Out McGinty in Rumble (2021), Troy Rubinsky in Theater Camp (2023)
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The Machine Cast: Iva Babić as Irina
Character Profile: A Russian mobster. She tries to acquire a stolen watch. Irina is a Family Matters fan who seeks balance in her life.
Babić’s Resume: Klara in The Last Serb in Croatia (2019), Nada Zegar in Dnevnik velikog Perice (2021), Viktorija in Podrucje bez signala (2022), Zdenka Zima in Majstori (2022), Renata in Escort (2023)
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The Machine Cast: Robert Maaser as Alexei
Character Profile: Irina’s brother. He tracks down Bert. Alexei shoots his sister in a quest for absolute power.
Maaser’s Resume: Officer Assassin in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation (2015), Dominic Craven in The Dare (2019), Odvulf in Barbarians (2022), Guard at Auction in Uncharted (2022), Heinrich in Blood & Gold (2023)
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The Machine cast also includes:
- Stephanie Kurtzuba as LeeAnn
- Martyn Ford as Sponge
- Jess Gabor as Sasha
- Rita Bernard-Shaw as Ashley
- Nikola Djuricko as Igor
- Oleg Taktarov as Train Igor
- Amelie Child Villiers as Tatiana
- Aleksandar Sreckovic as Fedor
- Jovan Savic as Irina’s Father
- Marko Nedeljkovic as Young Igor
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