The Fellow Travelers cast features Matt Bomer, Jonathan Bailey and Jelani Alladin. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Ron Nyswaner’s 2023 Showtime series on Paramount+. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Fellow Travelers chronicles a love affair between two men over several decades. When a republican politician falls in love with an aide, he tries to protect his career and personal privacy. The narrative follows the ups and downs of the main protagonists from the 1950s to the 1980s. Here’s every actor and character in Fellow Travelers, an adaptation of Thomas Mallon’s 2007 novel.
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Fellow Travelers Cast: Matt Bomer as Hawkins “Hawk” Fuller
Character Profile: A married U.S. deputy counsel. He is a war hero and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. Hawk prioritizes his career over personal happiness.
Bomer’s Resume: Ken in Magic Mike (2012), Felix Turner in The Normal Heart (2014), John Boy in The Nice Guys (2016), Larry Trainor/Negative Man in Doom Patrol (2019-21), Jamie in The Sinner (2020)
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Fellow Travelers Cast: Jonathan Bailey as Tim Laughlin
Character Profile: An aide for U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy. He is a closeted gay man with political science and history degrees. Tim struggles with his religious faith while developing a romance with Hawk.
Bailey’s Resume: Leonardo in Leonardo (2011-12), Olly Stevens in Broadchurch (2013-15), Jack Patterson in W1A (2014-17), Lance Miller in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (2018), Lord Anthony Bridgerton in Bridgerton (2020-)
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Fellow Travelers Cast: Jelani Alladin as Marcus Hooks
Character Profile: Hawk’s friend. He is a gay author from San Francisco. Marcus protects Hawk’s best interests.
Alladin’s Resume: Will Campbell in The Walking Dead: World Beyond (2020-21), Alex Bryant in FBI (2020), Sean Thomas in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2020), David in tick, tick… BOOM! (2021), Jason in Respect (2021)
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Fellow Travelers Cast: Linus Roache as Senator Smith
Character Profile: Hawk’s boss. He is a U.S. senator who opposes McCarthyism. Senator Smith prepares for a presidential run.
Roache’s Resume: Purifier in The Chronicles of Riddick (2004), Thomas Wayne in Batman Begins (2005), David Wellington in Homeland (2017-20), Jeremiah Sand in Mandy (2018), Tom in My Policeman (2022)
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Fellow Travelers Cast: Allison Williams as Lucy Smith
Character Profile: Hawk’s wife. She is his longtime friend from childhood. Lucy worries about the authenticity of her marriage.
Williams’ Resume: Marnie Michaels in Girls (2012-17), Rose Armitage in Get Out (2017), Kit Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018-19), Charlotte in The Perfection (2018), Gemma in M3GAN (2022)
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The Fellow Travelers cast also includes:
- Noah J. Ricketts as Frankie Hines
- Will Brill as Roy Cohn
- Andy Milne as Andre
- Erin Neufer as Mary Johnson
- Keara Graves as Miss Addison
- Jane Moffat as Helen
- Mike Taylor as Leonard Smith
- David Tomlinson as Eddie Kofler
- Ben Sanders as Bobby Kennedy
- Lauren Arthur as Jenny
- Michael Therriault as Fred Treband
- Etienne Kellici as Jackson
- Teagan Sellers as Young Kimberly
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