'Big Shot' Full Cast List: Meet John Stamos, Jessalyn Gilsig, Yvette Nicole Brown and rest of the stars of Disney+ sports dramedy
'Big Shot', which premieres on Disney Plus on April 16, centers around Coach Marvyn Korn (John Stamos) who is ousted from the NCAA but finds a second shot at success in an elite girls school, which turns out to be as educational for him as the girls he is coaching.
When one of his students tells him the "my way or the highway" approach doesn't work with them, Coach Korn is forced to change his tactics to include far more empathy and compassion. He is helped to make his second chance a success with his assistant coach Holly (Jessalyn Gilsig) and the school principal Sherilyn (Yvette Nicole Brown) as well as of course the students he teaches, who eventually warm to the hot-headed coach. Let's meet the team of 'Big Shot'.
John Stamos as Coach Marvyn Korn
John Stamos brings his more dramatic side, front and center, in 'Big Shot', from what we can see in the trailer. Stamos, in his own words, plays the hot-headed coach who is looking for a chance at redemption in 'Big Shot'. While there are some lighthearted moments in the trailer that show off Stamos' unique sense of comic timing, the focus seems to be more on bringing his skills as a dramatic actor to the fore.
Stamos has, of course, spent the majority of his career playing comic roles whether it was on 'Full House' as Uncle Jesse or even in his guest-starring roles on shows like 'Glee' and 'Friends'. But let's not forget that Stamos first gained recognition for his role as Blackie Parrish on the ABC television series 'General Hospital', for which he was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Stamos is not just multi-faceted when it comes to acting, he is also a talented musician who has even performed in concert with 'The Beach Boys'. In 1988, he appeared in their video for 'Kokomo' in which he played both the conga drums and the steel drums. In 1990, he played drums for them on the title track of the comedy 'Problem Child' and also appeared in the song's music video.
Jessalyn Gilsig as Holly
We may be used to seeing Jessalyn Gilsig as a far from lovable character, in another series set in a school 'Glee', but it seems that Gilsig's role in 'Big Shot' is the polar opposite. Gilsig plays the role of assistant coach Holly, who helps Coach Korn adjust his style of coaching to inspire the girls at Westbrook School for Girls. Like she tells Coach Korn some of these girls are going to lead the world someday.
Canadian actress Gilsig is an extremely accomplished theatre actor and received her theatrical training at the American Repertory Theatre's Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University. Gilsig has worked with 'Big Shot' creator David E Kelley earlier on 'Boston Public'. She began her career in show business by doing voiceover work at the age of 12.
Yvette Nicole Brown as Sherilyn
Yvette Nicole Brown plays Sherilyn the tough but kind principal of Westbrook school. She gives Coach Korn a second chance at his career, even if it goes against her better judgment.
Yvette may be most recognisable from her role as Shirley Bennett on 'Community' and Nora, Christy's sponsor on the show 'Mom'. Brown has also guest-starred on numerous shows including 'That '70s Show', 'The Office' and 'Boston Legal'. Her film work has included supporting roles in films such as '(500) Days of Summer', 'Tropic Thunder', 'Repo Men' and 'Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters'.
Tisha Custodio as Carolyn "Mouse" Smith
Tisha who is originally from the Philippines, immigrated to the United States at the age of three. With her acting talent discovered at a young age, she enrolled in the Orange County School of the Performing Arts followed by multiple summers at Shakespeare Orange County School where she studied alongside seasoned actors. In 'Big Shot', she plays Carolyn "Mouse" Smith who is the most enthusiastic member of the basketball team that team Korn coaches.
Who are the other stars?
'Big Shot' will also star Richard Robichaux, Nell Verlaque, Tiana Le and Monique Green.
'Big Shot' is based on an original idea that was pitched by Brad Garrett who fans will know from 'Single Parents' and 'Everybody Loves Raymond' to David E Kelley. Garrett also serves as an executive producer on the show that has been developed by David E Kelley and Dean Lorey. The show is directed by Bill D’Elia and Viet Nguyen.
You can catch the first episode of the 10-episode series on Disney+ on April 16. Watch the trailer of 'Big Shot' below.