'Animal Kingdom' Season 5 Full Cast List: Meet Shawn Hatosy, Leila George and other stars

'Animal Kingdom' Season 5 will see the return of Finn Cole, Ben Robson and a couple of other stars as well

                            'Animal Kingdom' Season 5 Full Cast List: Meet Shawn Hatosy, Leila George and other stars
Shawn Hatosy as Pope in 'Animal Kingdom' (TNT)

Animal Kingdom’ has been undoubtedly one of the best shows on television in recent times. The series always tends to amaze fans with engaging storylines, epic dialogues, and some really amazing action sequences. The show is set to come out with its Season 5 and viewers can’t wait to see their favorite stars back on screen.

Television networks and streamers are filled with shows like ‘Godfather of Harlem’, ‘The Sinner’ and ‘Luther’, which have been really successful in the aforementioned genre. ‘Animal Kingdom’ has made it into the list of the elite TV programs that will be remembered in the future for their consistency.


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The upcoming season will see Pope, Craig, Deran, and J dealing with the death of Smurf (Ellen Barkin). But, who’s going to lead the group now? It will be a test of patience and relationships as they try to revive their business after the fallout from the events that happened in the Season 4 finale.

The series consists of some of the most talented actors in the industry right now. So, let’s take a look at the cast of the show.

Official poster of 'Animal Kingdom' Season 5 (TNT)



Shawn Hatosy as Pope

Hatosy began his acting career in 1995 with projects like ‘Home for the Holidays’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’. The actor went on to make cameo appearances in various TV shows and movies till 1996 and received his first major role in 1997 in the film ‘In & Out’.  The film also starred Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, and Debbie Reynolds in pivotal roles. On the other hand, he continued making cameos in TV shows like ‘Law & Order’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and ‘ER’.

Actor Shawn Hatosy at the Animal Kingdom Tacos and Tequila event on May 15, 2017, in Burbank, California (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Turner Image)


His biggest role in movies came when he was cast as Agent John Madala in the 2009 movie ‘Public Enemies’. He shared the screen with Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Marion Cotillard. Since that movie, Hatosy has primarily worked in television.

He also portrayed Detective Sammy Bryant in the television series ‘Southland’. The actor was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in 2011.

Ben Robson as Craig Cody

Born on February 4, 1984, Robson started his career as a model and later took acting as a profession. Although, both professions were really different from what he studied in college. He went to the University of the West of England in Bristol and studied Business. Robson made his acting debut in 2013 with a cameo appearance in ‘Dracula: The Dark Prince’.



On the other hand, he made his television debut with the universally acclaimed series ‘Vikings’. The actor appeared in 13 episodes and portrayed the character of Kalf. He was recently seen in the movie ‘A Violent Separation’. 

Jake Weary as Deran Cody

Weary always wanted to be a musician and started producing and recording his own music at the age of 12. However, he found acting really intriguing and made his debut in 2004 with cameos in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ and ‘Listen Up!’ In 2005, he went to star in the TV series ‘As the World Turns’ and played the role of Luke Snyder for 58 episodes. The actor received praise for his acting, but he decided to leave the show after 2 years.



After making his film debut as a hall monitor in Assassination of a High School President in 2008, Weary was cast as Kevin, a central antagonist in the films ‘Fred: The Movie’ (2010), ‘Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred’ (2011), ‘Fred 3: Camp Fred’ (2012), and the Nickelodeon television adaptation, ‘Fred: The Show’.

‘It Follows’, ‘Smartass’, ‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Finding Steve McQueen’, ‘It Chapter Two’ and ‘Pretty Little Liars’ are some of the projects he has featured in.

Finn Cole as Joshua “J” Cody

Born on November 9, 1995, Cole went in the same direction as his elder brother Joe and took up acting as a career. Joe helped him in getting auditions and also helped him in preparing for them. Finn got the chance of making his feature film debut in 2012 with the movie ‘Offender’. He worked as an extra in the film. However, his moment of glory came in 2014 when he was cast as Michael Gray in the critically acclaimed series ‘Peaky Blinders’. He is one of the main cast members of the show.



Meanwhile, in 2019, he starred opposite Oscar-nominated star Margot Robbie in ‘Dreamland’. The movie received mixed reviews while Robbie and Cole were praised for their amazing acting.

The actor can currently be seen playing the role of Young Jakob Toretto in ‘F9’. The older version of the character is played by John Cena. 

Leila George as Young Smurf

The young actress from Australia is the daughter of prominent celebrity couple Vincent D’Onofrio and Greta Scacchi. In 2008, she took acting classes at Brighton College and went to Australia to study at Sydney Film School in 2011. In 2013, George worked on the documentary ‘The Last Impresario’ as an additional camera operator. In 2014, she starred with her mother in Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ for Black Swan Theatre Company in Perth.



George made her feature film debut in 2018 with ‘Mortal Engines’ and also starred opposite Ethan Hawke and Dane DeHaan in ‘The Kid’. She is married to Academy Award-winning actor Sean Penn. 

Excited about 'Animal Kingdom' Season 5? Catch the upcoming edition on TNT on Sunday, July 11, at 9 pm ET.

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