List of American Horror Story cast members

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American Horror Story is an American horror television series created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. An anthology series,[1][2] each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a disparate set of characters, settings, and a storyline with its own beginning, middle, and end. However, Murphy has stated that all of the seasons are and will be connected by the end of the series.[citation needed]

The first season, subtitled Murder House, takes place during 2011 in Los Angeles, California and centers on a family that moves into a house haunted by its deceased former occupants. The second season, subtitled Asylum, takes place during 1964 in Massachusetts and follows the stories of the inmates and staff of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, subtitled Coven, takes place during 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana and follows a coven of witches who face off against those who wish to destroy them. The fourth season, subtitled Freak Show, takes place during 1952 in Jupiter, Florida and focuses on one of the last remaining freak shows in America and its struggle to survive. The fifth season, subtitled Hotel, takes place during 2015 in Los Angeles, California and centers on the unusual occurrences and people of a mysterious and outdated hotel. The sixth, subtitled Roanoke, takes place in 2014 in North Carolina, and follows a documentary of experiences endured by a couple and one of their relatives while living on Roanoke Island followed by reenactments, and, in 2016, follows the real experiences on the Island of the couple and the reenactors of the documentary. The seventh season, subtitled Cult, takes place between 2016 and 2018 in the fictional city of Brookfield Heights, Michigan, and centers around a clown cult terrorizing a neighborhood suburb in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election. The eighth season, subtitled Apocalypse, takes place in the near future and centers on a group of survivors in a radiation shelter, after ICBMs destroy the world's major cities.

Although each season is set in a different time period, there have been characters who have appeared in multiple seasons. Pepper (Naomi Grossman), Sister Mary Eunice McKee (Lily Rabe), Hans Gruper (John Cromwell), Marcy (Christine Estabrook), Dr. Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), Billie Dean Howard (Sarah Paulson), Lana Winters (Paulson), Twisty the Clown (John Carroll Lynch), Michael Langdon (Asher Gian Starita, Cody Fern), Cordelia Goode (Paulson), Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts), Myrtle Snow (Frances Conroy), James Patrick March (Evan Peters), Zoe Benson (Taissa Farmiga), Misty Day (Rabe), Mr. Kingery (Wayne Pére), Stevie Nicks (herself), Tate Langdon (Peters), Dr. Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott), Vivien Harmon (Connie Britton), Moira O'Hara (Conroy), Constance Langdon (Jessica Lange), Violet Harmon (Farmiga), Elizabeth Short (Mena Suvari), Beauregard Langdon (Sam Kinsey), Gladys (Celia Finkelstein), Papa Legba (Lance Reddick), Nan (Jamie Brewer), Delphine LaLaurie (Kathy Bates) and Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett) are the 32 characters who have appeared in more than one season of the series: Pepper, Sister Mary Eunice, and Hans, appear and reappear in Asylum and Freak Show; Marcy and Charles, make appearances in Murder House and Hotel; Queenie appears in Coven, Hotel and Apocalypse; Billie appears in Murder House, Hotel, and Apocalypse; Lana appears in Asylum and Roanoke (and is mentioned in Cult); Twisty appears in Freak Show and Cult. Michael, Tate, Ben, Vivien, Moira, Constance, Violet, Elizabeth, Beau, and Gladys appear in both Murder House and Apocalypse. Cordelia, Madison, Myrtle, Zoe, Misty, Kingery, Stevie, Papa, Nan, Delphine and Marie appear in Coven and Apocalypse. March appears in Hotel and Apocalypse. Murphy has stated that as the series progresses, more and more characters will be making a return to the show.[citation needed]

Cast members[edit]

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  •   A green cell indicates the actor as a main cast member.
  •   A light blue cell indicates the actor as a special guest cast member.
  •   A red cell indicates the actor as a recurring or a guest cast member.
  •   A light gray cell indicates the actor as a co-starring cast member.
  •   A dark gray cell indicates the actor has not participated in the respective season.
Portrayer Capacity and character per season
Murder House Asylum Coven Freak Show Hotel Roanoke Cult Apocalypse


Connie Britton Vivien Harmon   Vivien Harmon
Dylan McDermott Dr. Ben Harmon Johnny Morgan   Dr. Ben Harmon
Evan Peters Tate Langdon Kit Walker Kyle Spencer Jimmy Darling James Patrick March Edward Philippe Mott
Rory Monahan
Kai Anderson[a] Mr. Gallant
James Patrick March
Tate Langdon
Jeff Pfister
Taissa Farmiga Violet Harmon   Zoe Benson   Sophie Green   Zoe Benson
Violet Harmon
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey   Spalding Stanley Liz Taylor Dr. Elias Cunningham
William van Henderson
Jessica Lange Constance Langdon Sister Jude Martin Fiona Goode Elsa Mars   Constance Langdon
Zachary Quinto Chad Warwick Dr. Oliver Thredson  
Joseph Fiennes   Msgr. Timothy Howard  
Sarah Paulson Billie Dean Howard Lana Winters Cordelia Foxx Bette Tattler
Dot Tattler
Sally McKenna
Billie Dean Howard
Shelby Miller
Audrey Tindall
Lana Winters
Ally Mayfair-Richards
Susan Atkins
Wilhemina Venable
Cordelia Goode
Billie Dean Howard
Lily Rabe Nora Montgomery Sister Mary Eunice McKee Misty Day Sister Mary Eunice McKee Aileen Wuornos Shelby Miller   Misty Day
Lizzie Brocheré   Grace Bertrand  
James Cromwell   Dr. Arthur Arden  
Frances Conroy Moira O'Hara Shachath Myrtle Snow Gloria Mott   Mama Polk Bebe Babbitt Myrtle Snow
Moira O'Hara
Emma Roberts   Madison Montgomery Maggie Esmerelda   Serena Belinda Madison Montgomery
Kathy Bates   Delphine LaLaurie Ethel Darling Iris The Butcher
Agnes Mary Winstead
  Miriam Mead
Delphine LaLaurie
Michael Chiklis   Dell Toledo  
Finn Wittrock   Dandy Mott Tristan Duffy
Rudolph Valentino
Jether Polk  
Angela Bassett   Marie Laveau Desiree Dupree Ramona Royale Lee Harris
Monet Tumusiime
  Marie Laveau
Wes Bentley   Edward Mordrake Det. John Lowe Ambrose White
Matt Bomer   Andy Donovan  
Chloë Sevigny   Shelley   Dr. Alex Lowe  
Cheyenne Jackson   Will Drake Sidney Aaron James Dr. Rudy Vincent John Henry Moore
Lady Gaga   The Countess Scathach  
Cuba Gooding Jr.   Matt Miller
Dominic Banks
André Holland   Matt Miller  
Billie Lourd   Winter Anderson
Linda Kasabian
Alison Pill   Ivy Mayfair-Richards  
Adina Porter Sally Freeman   Lee Harris Beverly Hope Dinah Stevens
Leslie Grossman   Meadow Wilton
Patricia Krenwinkel
Coco St. Pierre Vanderbilt
Cody Fern   Michael Langdon

Special guest stars[edit]

Kate Mara Hayden McClaine  
Eric Stonestreet Derek  
Charles S. Dutton Detective Granger  
Ian McShane   Leigh Emerson  
Gabourey Sidibe   Queenie Regina Ross Queenie   Queenie
Patti LuPone   Joan Ramsey  
Danny Huston   The Axeman Massimo Dolcefino  
Stevie Nicks   Stevie Nicks (herself)   Stevie Nicks (herself)
Celia Weston   Lillian Hemmings  
Neil Patrick Harris   Chester Creb  
Mare Winningham   Alicia Spencer Rita Gayheart Hazel Evers   Sally Keffler  
Naomi Campbell   Claudia Bankson
Billy Eichner   Harrison Wilton
Tex Watson
Mutt Nutter
Lena Dunham   Valerie Solanas  

Recurring and guest starring[edit]

Alexandra Breckenridge Young Moira O'Hara   Kaylee  
Christine Estabrook Marcy   Marcy  
Jamie Brewer Adelaide Langdon   Nan Marjorie   Hedda Nan
Shelby Young Leah  
Andy Umberger Dr. Day  
Bianca Lawson Abby  
Christian Serratos Becca  
Mageina Tovah Bianca Forest  
Azura Skye Fiona  
Kyle Davis Dallas  
Michael Graziadei Travis Wanderley  
Rosa Salazar Maria  
Matt Ross Dr. Charles Montgomery   Dr. Charles Montgomery  
Geoffrey Rivas Det. Jack Colquitt  
David Anthony Higgins Stan  
Eve Gordon Dr. Hall  
Eric Close Hugo Langdon  
Teddy Sears Patrick  
Brando Eaton Kyle Greenwell  
Ashley Rickards Chloe Stapleton  
Alessandra Torresani Stephanie Boggs  
Jordan David Kevin Gedman  
Morris Chestnut Luke  
Amir Arison Joe Escandarian  
Rebecca Wisocky Lorraine Harvey  
Mena Suvari Elizabeth Short   Elizabeth Short
Malaya Rivera Drew Detective Barrios  
Anthony Ruivivar Miguel Ramos   Richard Ramirez  
Lisa Vidal Stacy Ramos  
Brennan Mejia Gabriel Ramos  
Adam Levine   Leo Morrison  
Jenna Dewan-Tatum   Teresa Morrison  
Clea DuVall   Wendy Peyser  
Mark Consuelos   Spivey  
Britne Oldford   Alma Walker  
Fredric Lehne   Frank McCann  
Devon Graye   Jed Potter  
Robin Weigert   Cynthia Potter   Mama Polk  
John Aylward   Father Malachi  
Andrew Rothenberg   Mr. Potter  
Barbara Tarbuck   Mother Superior Claudia  
Franka Potente   Charlotte Brown  
Mark Margolis   Sam Goodman  
Amy Farrington   Mrs. Reynolds  
Nikki Hahn   Jenny Reynolds  
Chris McGarry   Mr. Lancaster  
Lara Harris   Rhonda Lancaster  
Tehya Scarth   Susie Lancaster  
Brooke Smith   Dr. Gardner  
Naomi Grossman   Pepper   Pepper   Samantha Crowe
Robin Bartlett   Dr. Miranda Crump Cecily Pembroke  
Grey Damon   Archie Brener  
Ian Anthony Dale   Dr. David Zhong  
Josh Hamilton   Hank Foxx  
Lance E. Nichols   Detective Sanchez  
Christine Ebersole   Anna-Leigh Leighton  
Alexander Dreymon   Luke Ramsey  
Riley Voelkel   Young Fiona Goode  
Leslie Jordan   Quentin Fleming   Cricket Marlowe
Ashley Gilbert
Grace Gummer   Millie Penny  
Gavin Stenhouse   Billy  
Michael Cristofer   Harrison Renard  
Mike Colter   David  
Lance Reddick   Papa Legba   Papa Legba
John Carroll Lynch   Twisty the Clown John Wayne Gacy   Twisty the Clown  
Skyler Samuels   Bonnie Lipton  
Patti LaBelle   Dora Brown  
Lee Tergesen   Vince  
Chrissy Metz   Barbara
Malcolm-Jamal Warner   Angus T. Jefferson  
Matthew Glave   Larry Gayheart  
Angela Sarafyan   Alice  
David Burtka   Michael Beck  
Max Greenfield   Gabriel  
Richard T. Jones   Det. Andrew Hahn  
Shree Crooks   Scarlett Lowe  
Helena Mattson   Agnetha  
Kamilla Alnes   Vendela  
Lennon Henry   Holden Lowe  
Lyric Lennon   Lachlan Drake  
Mädchen Amick   Mrs. Ellison  
Roxana Brusso   Dr. Kohan  
David Naughton   Mr. Samuels  
Seth Gabel   Jeffrey Dahmer  
Nico Evers-Swindell   Craig  
Darren Criss   Justin  
Jessica Lu   Bronwyn  
Charles Melton   Mr. Wu  
Alexandra Daddario   Natacha Rambova  
David Barrera   Dr. Kaplan  
Marla Gibbs   Cassie Royale  
Henry G. Sanders   Willie   Mr. Royale  
Josh Braaten   Douglas Pryor  
Marco Rodríguez   El Rey  
Josh Pence   Nick Harley  
Lindsay Pulsipher   Tina Black  
Alanna Ubach   Jo  
Amir Talai   Mitch  
Charles Malik Whitfield   Mason Harris  
Grady Lee Richmond   Ishmael Polk  
John Pyper-Ferguson   Mr. Cage  
Henderson Wade   Guinness  
Doris Kearns Goodwin   Doris Kearns Goodwin (herself)  
Shannon Lucio   Diana Cross  
William R. Moses   Frank  
Jon Bass   Milo  
Jacob Artist   Todd Allan Connors  
Brian Howe   Mark Phillips  
Danielle Macdonald   Bristol Windows  
Julie Claire   Stephanie Holder  
Emma Bell   Tracy Logan  
Simone Baker   Flora Harris  
James Morosini   Bob Kinnaman R.J.  
Joe Spellman   Dave Elder  
Colton Haynes   Det. Jack Samuels  
Tim Kang   Tom Chang  
Cooper Dodson   Oz Mayfair-Richards  
Jorge-Luis Pallo   Pedro Morales  
Zack Ward   Roger  
Dermot Mulroney   Bob Thompson  
Laura Allen   Rosie  
Ron Melendez   Mark  
Chaz Bono   Lot Polk
Brian Wells
Gary Longstreet  
Grant Albrecht   Scott Anderson  
Dot-Marie Jones   Butchy May  
Rick Springfield   Pastor Charles  
Cameron Cowperthwaite   Speedwagon  
Dennis Cockrum   Senator Herbert Jackson  
Rachel Roberts   Sharon Tate  
Annie Ilonzeh   Erika  
Kyle Allen   Timothy Campbell
Ash Santos   Emily
Erika Ervin   Amazon Eve   The Fist
Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman   Andre Stevens
Dina Meyer   Nora Campbell
Travis Schuldt   Mr. Campbell
John Getz   Coco's Father
Chad James Buchanan   Stu
Joan Collins   Evie Gallant
Bubbles McGee
Jon Jon Briones   Ariel Augustus
Billy Porter   Behold Chablis
BD Wong   Baldwin Pennypacker
Wayne Pére   Mr. Kingery   Mr. Kingery
Carlo Rota   Anton LaVey
Sandra Bernhard   Hannah
Harriet Sansom Harris   Madelyn
Mark Ivanir   Nicholas II of Russia
Emilia Ares   Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia
Yevgeniy Kartashov   Yakov Yurovsky


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Radulovic, Petrana (11 September 2018). "Every way American Horror Story seasons have connected and crossed over". Polygon. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ Bundel, Ani (12 September 2018). "'American Horror Story: Apocalypse' is Ryan Murphy's most ambitious anthology yet. Will the crossover event work?". NBC News. Retrieved 30 November 2018.