'Invincible' Full Cast List: Meet Steven Yeun, JK Simmons, Sandra Oh and rest of the stars of Amazon's superhero animation series
Amazon Prime Video is coming out with its second major animation series titled 'Invincible'. In 2019, the streaming platform’s first animated series ‘Undone’ achieved a lot of success and it would be hoping for the same reception for the upcoming show as well.
The upcoming show is based on the comic-book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman and chronicles the journey of Mark Grayson, voiced by Steven Yeun, a 17-year-old boy who is living his life as a normal teenager. His father Nolan, voiced by JK Simmons, is the most powerful superhero on the planet. As Mark grows older, he starts developing powers of his own and wants to take his father’s legacy forward.
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However, things take a U-turn when he finds out that his father’s legacy is not as heroic as it seems.
The show is stacked with Hollywood A-listers like Yeun, JK Simmons, and more. Let's take a look at the full series cast.
Steven Yeun as Mark Grayson/Invincible
Born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea, as Yeun Sang-yeop, is a Korean-American actor who started his career as a stage actor. During his college days, he used to be a part of his college’s improv group and pursued an improv career in Chicago. Yeun started lending his voice to a wide range of video games, including ‘Crysis’ and ‘Warhead’.
His first acting role came in 2009 with the movie ‘Jerry’ and he received praise for his performance. However, he gained prominence for his portrayal of Glenn Rhee in the blockbuster hit TV series ‘The Walking Dead’. His popularity went to a whole new level after the series and he became a prominent part of the television industry. He worked on the show for six seasons. Yeun has also worked as a voice actor for a good period of time. He has been a part of various animated sitcoms like ‘The Legend of Korra’, ‘American Dad!’, ‘Voltron: Legendary Defenders’, and more. Meanwhile, he waited a long time for a major role in a movie. In 2017, he was cast in the movie ‘Okja’ by Oscar-winning filmmaker Bong Joon-ho. He received universal acclaim for his acting in 2018’s ‘Burning’.
His recent movie ‘Minari’ is a frontrunner in the best picture category at this year’s Academy Awards.
JK Simmons as Nolan Grayson/Omni-Man
Simmons needs no introduction. He has already proved himself with decades of work and continues to impress the audiences with his impeccable acting. The actor graduated in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and went on to pursue an acting career after moving to Seattle.
In the late 1980s, he started his Broadway career and acted in many theatre productions during the '90s. After doing a lot of theatre, he started doing cameos in TV shows like ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete’, ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ and ‘Oz’. However, he became a household name with his portrayal of J. Jonah Henson in the original ‘Spider-Man’ film series.
He also played a major role in the 2009 movie ‘Up in the Air’ alongside George Clooney. In 2014, he stunned everyone with his acting in the movie ‘Whiplash’ and earned him his first-ever Oscar win in the best supporting actor category. The actor won more 45 acting awards for the movie, including a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and a Screen Actors Guild award.
Since then, he has appeared in projects like ‘La La Land’, ‘The Accountant’, ‘Justice League’, ‘Palm Springs’, and more. Simmons will be next seen in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’ on March 18, 2021.
Sandra Oh as Debbie Grayson
Born on July 20, 1971, in Ontario, Canada, as Sandra Miju Oh, is best known for her role as Cristina Yang on the medical drama series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. The actress gained prominence with various roles in Asian-Canadian movies like ‘Double Happiness’ and ‘The Diary of Evelyn Lau’. She starred in various projects, but gained prominence with her role as Rita Wu on the HBO series ‘Arliss’.
After featuring in several movies and TV shows, Sandra was cast as Cristina Yang in 'Grey’s Anatomy’ in 2005 and was a part of the show for 11 seasons. In 2005, she won her first-ever Golden Globe for her performance in the medical drama and was nominated for Primetime Emmys in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. She had to wait for 14 long years to get her hands on her second Golden Globe. Sandra won the best actress (drama series) for the spy thriller series ‘Killing Eve’. She also was the co-host of the show and became the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globe Awards. She was also the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the first Asian woman to win two Golden Globes.
Mark Hamill as Art Rosebaum
Born on September 25, 1951, as Mark Richard Hamill, is an American actor who made everyone’s childhood special by playing Luke Skywalker in the original ‘Star Wars’ film series. The actor has been a part of the industry for more than five decades and has appeared in an uncountable number of movies and TV shows.
Hamill first appeared as Luke in the 1977 movie ‘Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ and received universal acclaim. Three years later, he featured in ‘Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back’ as the Jedi and cemented himself as one of the most iconic actors of his generation. He would go on to star as Luke in the 1994 movie ‘Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi’ as well.
The star is also one of the most prolific voice actors in Hollywood and has voiced many animated television series, films, and video games. Hamill is also known for voicing DC Comics' the Joker, commencing with 'Batman: The Animated Series’ since 1992. ‘Scooby-Doo’, ‘The Powerpuff Girls’, ‘Birds of Prey’, ‘Justice League’ (TV Series), ‘Johnny Bravo’, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’, and ‘Avengers Assemble’ are some of the animated shows that he has been a part of.
Seth Rogen as Allen the Alien
Rogen started his career in 1999 with the TV series ‘Freaks and Geeks’ and garnered a lot of praise. He landed the job as a staff writer on the final season of ‘Da Ali G Show’ and received a nomination at the Primetime Emmys in 2005. He continued to do work on several TV shows and films between 2005 and 2011.
In 2011, he produced the movie ‘50/50’ and earned his first-ever Golden Globe nomination. Three years later, in 2014, his movie ‘The Interview’ stirred a controversy when a certain section of society threatened the makers to not release the movie in theaters or there will be consequences. The movie got leaked on the internet and the supporters saw it in large numbers. For almost 10 days, ‘The Interview’ became the highest-rated movie on IMDb.
‘Steve Jobs’, ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’ and ‘The Disaster Artist’ are some of the movies he has worked on.
Zazie Beetz as Amber Bennett
Zazie Beetz is best known for her role as Vanessa “Van” Keefer in the TV show ‘Atlanta,’ for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Her first major role in the movie came in the 2018 movie ‘Deadpool 2’. She played the role of Domino in the film which turned out to be a blockbuster hit.
In 2019, she appeared in the Oscar-nominated movie ‘Joker’ as Sophie Dumond.
Excited about the star-studded show? The first three episodes ‘Invincible’ will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on March 26, 2021, with new episodes airing week-to-week on Fridays thereafter.