The Lawmen: Bass Reeves cast features David Oyelowo, Lauren E. Banks and Demi Singleton. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for Chad Feehan’s Paramount+ series. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Lawmen: Bass Reeves explores the life and times of a legendary American lawman. When Bass Reeves escapes from slavery, he earns a unique work opportunity in Arkansas. The narrative follows the Black protagonist as he tracks down criminals in Indian territory. Here’s every main actor and character in Lawmen: Bass Reeves.
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Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast: David Oyelowo as Bass Reeves
Character Profile: A former slave. He is a farmer who relocates to Arkansas with his family. Bass works as a peace officer in Fort Smith.
Oyelowo’s Resume: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma (2014), Peter Snowden in Nightingale (2014), Seretse Khama in A United Kingdom (2016), Amos Boone in The Water Man (2020), Holston in Silo (2023-)
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Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast: Lauren E. Banks as Jennie Reeves
Character Profile: Bass’ wife. She is a talented piano player. Jennie looks after her husband and daughter in Arkansas.
Banks’ Resume: Winged Nymph/Prosecutor in Maniac (2018), Elena in Dietland (2018), Siobhan Quays in City on a Hill (2019-22), Janelle Lewis in Gaslit (2022), Lu in Roar (2022)
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Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast: Demi Singleton as Sally Reeves
Character Profile: Bass and Jennie’s daughter. She is an imaginative child who dreams of faraway places.
Singleton’s Resume: Margaret Johnson in Godfather of Harlem (2019-), Demi in Goldie (2019), Serena Williams in King Richard (2021)
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Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast: Barry Pepper as Esau Pierce
Character Profile: A former U.S. military major. He shoots Bass’ son.
Pepper’s Resume: Private Jackson in Saving Private Ryan (1998), Dean Stanton in The Green Mile (1999), Roger Maris in 61* (2001), Lucky Ned Pepper in True Grit (2010), Dave in Crawl (2019)
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Lawmen: Bass Reeves Cast: Dennis Quaid as Sherrill Lynn
Character Profile: A deputy U.S. marshal. He needs Choctaw assistance and posse men. Sherrill hires Bass as a peace officer.
Quaid’s Resume: Gordon Cooper in The Right Stuff (1983), Lt. Tuck Pendleton in Innerspace (1987), Frank Sullivan in Frequency (2000), Frank Whitaker in Far from Heaven (2002), Jack Hall in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
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The Lawmen: Bass Reeves cast also includes:
- Forrest Goodluck as Billy Crow
- Grantham Coleman as Edwin Jones
- Donald Sutherland as Isaac Parker
- Joaquina Kalukango as Esme
- Bill Dawes as Joshua
- Justin Hurtt-Dunkley as Ike
- Heather Kafka as Florence Hammersley
- Lonnie Chavis as Arthur Mayberry
- Shea Whigham as George Reeves
- Sekou Goodson as Newland Reeves
- Garrett Hedlund as Garrett Montgomery
- Margot Bingham as Sara Jumper
- Saveah Goodson as Alice Reeves
- Sanaya Goodson as Harriet Reeves
- Riley Looc as Curtis Jumper
- Kenneisha Thompson as Dora
- Lilly Sunshine as Clementine
- Van Quattro as Hagan
- Dean Hermansen as Brent
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