Wednesday Cast & Character Guide

Tim Burton’s Wednesday cast sees new actors tackle the iconic Addams Family characters, with plenty of familiar faces and newcomers playing the “outcasts” and “normies” at Nevermore Academy. The Netflix series follows Wednesday Addams as she enrolls in Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts located in the town of Jericho. The supernatural outcasts at Nevermore often find themselves in conflict with the local “normies” (humans without supernatural powers), which becomes exacerbated when a string of brutal murders terrorize Jericho. As Wednesday adjusts to her new school and learns to control her psychic powers, she investigates a murder mystery that involved her parents 30 years ago.

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As the title suggests, Netflix’s series focuses on Wednesday, so her family members Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, and Fester Addams aren’t prominent main characters. Alongside various award-winning and newcomer actors in Wednesday’s cast, the supernatural Addams Family adaptation also brings back the 1990s film series’ iconic Wednesday Addams actress Christina Ricci, who stars in a new role. Here’s a breakdown of the cast and characters of the Tim Burton-directed series Wednesday, including Jenna Ortega as the beloved teenage Wednesday Addams.

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Jenna Ortega As Wednesday Addams

The Wednesday poster from Netflix.

Best known for her horror roles, Jenna Ortega takes on the homicidally-inclined character Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s Wednesday cast. The title character is the gothic deadpan daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams, who is sent to the outcast school of Nevermore Academy after attempting murder on students at her previous high school. As she navigates her new school, Wednesday learns to control her psychic powers and solves a 25-year-old murder mystery. Ortega also plays Goody Addams, Wednesday’s ancestor from the 17th century.

Scream queen Jenna Ortega is notable for roles in Scream (2022), X, The Fallout, You, Stuck in the Middle, and Jane the Virgin. Ortega has also signed on for another reboot of a Tim Burton property in Beetlejuice 2, where she plays Lydia’s (Winona Ryder) daughter. Ortega will be back for Wednesday season 2 and will be a producer this time around, promising more input on the series going forward.

Emma Myers As Enid Sinclair

Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair in Netflix's Wednesday

Enid is Wednesday’s bubbly and colorful roommate at Nevermore Academy. She’s a werewolf who is ostracized in her family for not being able to “wolf out.” While the two begin their cohabitation at odds, Enid and Wednesday form an unexpected friendship throughout the semester. After Ortega, Myers is easily the second most important Wednesday character in the series and undergoes the biggest transformation in the series.

Before joining the Wednesday cast, Myers appeared in The Baker and the Beauty and Girl in the Basement. Myers has also signed on for the main role in the young adult mystery movie, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, based on the trilogy book series by Holly Jackson. It is likely that Myers will also return to the Wednesday cast for season 2, although for those who wanted to see a Wednesday and Enid love pairing, Jenna Ortega mentioned that romances likely won’t happen.

Percy Hynes White As Xavier Thorpe

Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe in Wednesday

A mysterious student with the power to bring his drawings to life at Nevermore Academy, who also takes a liking to Wednesday. Xavier is an artist tortured by the legacy of his father Vincent Thorpe, a renowned psychic who has little time for his son. Xavier was Rowan’s roommate who previously dated Bianca, the most popular girl at Nevermore, and was one of the suspects in the murder case.

White has also been seen in Edge of Winter, A Christmas Horror Story, Between, and The Gifted. His return for season 2 of Wednesday is unknown, but since Jenna Ortega said there should be no romance in the new season, if he returns to the Wednesday cast, it will likely be for non-romantic aspects.

Hunter Doohan As Tyler Galpin

Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin in Netflix's Wednesday

Tyler is the normie son of Jericho’s Sheriff Galpin in the Wednesday cast. The teen character works at the local coffee shop, Weathervane Cafe, where he forms a close connection to Wednesday Addams. He was also the secondary antagonist and the serial killer that Wednesday was looking for, which ruined their romance. Of course, Jenna Ortega later said she didn’t like the love triangle for the Wednesday characters, so that is probably not something that will happen in later seasons.

Doohan’s notable roles include Teenage Warren in Truth Be Told and Adam Desiato in Your Honor. SInce Tyler didn’t die and was only arrested, taken to a Psychiatric Hospital for treatment, there is always a chance he returns as a primary villain in Wednesday season 2, seeking revenge.

Gwendoline Christie As Principal Larissa Weems

Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems in Wednesday

Gwendoline Christie plays Principal Larissa Weems at Nevermore Academy in the Wednesday cast. She is a woman who dislikes the Addams family after an event in their past. This Wednesday character was the roommate of Morticia Addams when the two were students at Nevermore, and she still holds a grudge against Morticia 30 years later.

Gwendoline Christie is most notable for her Emmy-nominated performance as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She has also been seen in Netflix’s The Sandman as Lucifer and the Star Wars sequel movies as Captain Phasma. There is little chance of Christie returning, as she sacrificed herself in the first season of Wednesday but Ortega has said she love to have her back.

Christina Ricci As Marilyn Thornhill

Wednesday Marilyn Thornhill Christina Ricci

Marilyn Thornhill is the dorm mother at Ophelia Hall, the residence of Wednesday and Enid. Miss Thornhill is the first and only normie member of Nevermore Academy’s staff, where she also teaches botany. This was a huge casting moment for the Wednesday cast, as Christina Ricci is perhaps best known for her iconic portrayal of Wednesday Addams in the 1991 and 1993 Addams Family movies, with the actor now passing on the gothic role to Jenna Ortega. It was also fun when the original Wednesday character ended up as a villain in the Netflix series.

Ricci has also starred in projects like Now and Then, Casper, Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow, and The Matrix Resurrections. Ricci currently has one of the main roles in the Showtime series Yellowjackets, playing Misty Quigley. It is unclear what her fate was in season 1 of Wednesday, so there is always a chance Ricci returns to the Wednesday cast in the future.

Jamie McShane As Sheriff Donovan Galpin

Wednesday Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin and Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Jamie McShane plays Donovan Galpin, the normie sheriff in Jericho, who is also Tyler’s father in the Wednesday cast. Sheriff Galpin is quickly at odds with Wednesday Addams, who has found herself in the middle of a supernatural murder investigation while spending an increasing amount of time with his son. McShane is notable for his roles in Bloodline, Gone Girl, Argo, Sons of Anarchy, and The Lincoln Lawyer. As the sheriff, there is a good chance he returns as a Wednesday character if the second season returns to Nevermore Academy.

Catherine Zeta-Jones As Morticia Addams

Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams in Netflix's Wednesday

Morticia Addams is the gothic wife of Gomez Addams and mother of Wednesday and Pugsley in the Wednesday cast. Also a psychic, Morticia attended Nevermore Academy 30 years ago, with Wednesday now stuck in her mother’s shadow. Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones is best recognized for her roles in Chicago, The Mask of Zorro, Traffic, Ocean’s Twelve, The Terminal, and Entrapment. It is almost certain that Zeta-Jones will return as a Wednesday character, even if in just a small role.

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Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams

Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams in Wednesday

Luis Guzmán plays Gomez Addams, Wednesday’s father who was accused of murdering a Jericho normie 30 years ago. This means of all the Wednesday characters, he is the one whose past actions have made things the hardest on his daughter at her new school. Guzmán is best known for his roles in Boogie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love, Traffic, Narcos, and Oz. He also took on a small role in Rian Johnson’s Poker Face and appears in the Gareth Evans 2023 action-thriller Havoc. Guzmán should be back in a small role in the Wednesday season 2 cast.

Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams

Gomez and Puggsly in Wednesday

Pugsley Addams is Wednesday’s bullied younger brother. While he appeared in the first season as a Wednesday character, Isaac Ordonez was in a very small role, and had little to do with the story. Ordonez has also been in A Wrinkle in Time and 7th & Union. There is no telling if he will have any part in the second season of the series.

Victor Dorobantu as Thing

Victor Dorobantu as Thing in Wednesday.

Thing is a living hand in the Addams family’s service who stays with Wednesday at Nevermore. Wednesday is Victor Dorobantu’s first acting role, as it was his hand that was used, with the actor disappearing thanks to CGI blue screen technology. He is mostly known for being a magician and illusionist. Thing will almost surely be back as a Wednesday character in season 2, as he is one of her most trusted companions.

Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester Addams

Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester Addams in Wednesday

Fred Armisen plays Uncle Fester in the Wednesday cast. He is Wednesday’s criminal uncle who stops by Nevermore Academy while on the run. Armisen stole most of the scenes in which he appeared, and there have been rumors that he will get his own spinoff series, which could prove quite entertaining based on the small sample of him as a Wednesday character. Armisen is best known for being a cast member on Saturday Night Live, as well as his roles on Big Mouth, Portlandia, Los Espookys, and Moonbase 8. In 2023, he voiced Cranky Kong in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

George Burcea as Lurch

Lurch and Pugsley on Wednesday

George Burcea is Lurch, the Addams family’s tall and loyal butler. His only role in the Wednesday cast was driving her to the Nevermore Academy and then driving her back home at the end of the season. The Romanian actor has appeared in projects like Dampyr and Comrade Detective. He should return as a Wednesday character in future seasons, if only to bookend the series again.

Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott

Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott on Wednesday

Riki Lindhome is Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jericho’s local psychiatrist who takes on Wednesday Addams as a patient in the Wednesday cast. In addition to being in the comedy folk duo Garfunkel and Oates, Lindhome has appeared in Knives Out, Much Ado About Nothing, and Another Period. She also takes on several voice roles, with voices in three animated series in 2023 – Monster High, Animaniacs, and The Muppets Mayhem. Since Valerie died in season 1, she isn’t likely to return as a Wednesday character in the future.

Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay

Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in Wednesday

Joy Sunday plays Bianca Barclay in the Wednesday cast. She is the “queen bee” of Nevermore Academy; a popular siren who was recently broken up with by Xavier. While antagonistic with Wednesday throughout the first season, the two worked together at the end and seemed to finally put their distaste for each other in the past. Sunday is known for appearing in Bad Hair, Dear White People, and the 2022 Channing Tatum movie, Dog. Bianca lived, so there is a chance Sunday could return as the Wednesday character in the future.

Moosa Mostafa as Eugene

Moosa Mostafa as Eugene in Wednesday

Moosa Mostafa is Eugene, Wednesday’s friend who leads the school’s beekeeping club. As one of the youngest students, he did a lot of growing up in the first season, but was able to stand and help fight at the end. In the end, it was Eugene that saved Wednesday from Marilyn Thornhill by controlling a swarm of bees. Mostafa’s other acting credits include Nativity Rocks! and The Last Bus. There is no word on whether Mostafa will return to the cast of Wednesday season 2.

Georgie Farmer as Ajax

Georgie Farmer as Ajax in Wednesday cast

Georgie Farmer plays Ajax, a gorgon member of the Nightshades in the Tim Burton-directed Addams Family show who Enid has a crush on. While always a shy and awkward student, it is Ajax who was there to help comfort Enid after she turned into a werewolf for the first time. Farmer also appeared in Evermoor as Jake and Treadstone as Gabriel Becker. He is expected to return to the cast of Wednesday along with Emma Myers as Enid in season 2.

Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker

Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker in Wednesday cast

Tommie Earl Jenkins is Mayor Noble Walker in the Wednesday cast. He was also the sheriff when Morticia and Gomez were Nevermore students, at the time when Gomez was believed to have killed someone. He was always an ally to the “outcasts” and would lie to protect them and the town from outsiders. Jenkins’ other projects include Go Jetters, Pandora, and Paradise Highway. He has a role in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two in 2024. Marilyn killed him in the first season, so he won’t return as a Wednesday character in future seasons.

Iman Marson as Lucas Walker

Iman Marson as Lucas Walker in Wednesday

Iman Marson is Lucas Walker, the mayor’s son who finds himself at odds with Wednesday. He lives near Nevermore, and he works at Pilgrim’s World. However, he is able to get on the same page with Wednesday and finds her the evidence she needs to find out who the killer is. Before Netflix’s Wednesday, Marson appeared in the short film Split Sole. With his father dead, and him a normie, there is likely little chance he returns to the Wednesday cast in the future.

Calum Ross as Rowan

Calum Ross as Rowan in Wednesday.

Calum Ross is Rowan, a telekinetic student at Nevermore who is even more of an outcast than Wednesday. He has the power of telekinesis and used to be in the Nightshade Society. He felt that he had to kill Wednesday because it was his destiny, but after two failed attempts, The Hyde shows up and kills him. Ross’s first feature acting role is on Netflix’s Wednesday series. Thanks to his death, his time in the Wednesday cast has finished.

William Houston as Joseph Crackstone

William Houston as Joseph Crackstone on mWednesday cast

William Houston plays Joseph Crackstone, the big bad in the Wednesday cast. He was the founder of Jericho who sought to eradicate outcasts, and was who Marilyn was trying to summon to return and finish the job. Crackstone’s time in the series ended with Wednesday stabbing him through his black heart, causing him to implode and die for good. Other than the Wednesday cast, Houston is known for his roles in Sherlock Holmes, The Last Duel, The Salisbury Poisonings, and Dracula Untold.

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