List of Desperate Housewives cast members

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This is a list of recurring actors on the US television show Desperate Housewives. Every actor credited in two episodes or more is included in the article.

Main cast[edit]

Characters are listed in the order they were first credited in the series.


Actor Character Season
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
Teri Hatcher Susan Delfino Starring
Felicity Huffman Lynette Scavo Starring
Marcia Cross Bree Van de Kamp Starring
Eva Longoria Gabrielle Solis Starring
Nicollette Sheridan Edie Britt Starring
James Denton Mike Delfino Starring
Steven Culp Rex Van de Kamp Starring Recurring Guest Guest Guest Recurring
Ricardo Antonio Chavira Carlos Solis Starring
Mark Moses Paul Young Starring Recurring Guest Starring Guest
Brenda Strong Mary Alice Young Starring
Andrea Bowen 1 Julie Mayer Starring Guest Also starring Guest Recurring
Jesse Metcalfe John Rowland Starring Recurring Guest Recurring
Cody Kasch Zach Young Starring Recurring Recurring
Alfre Woodard Betty Applewhite Guest Starring
Doug Savant Tom Scavo Recurring Starring
Richard Burgi Karl Mayer Recurring Starring Guest Recurring Guest
Kyle MacLachlan Orson Hodge Recurring Starring Recurring
Dana Delany Katherine Mayfair Starring Guest
Neal McDonough Dave Williams Starring
Shawn Pyfrom Andrew Van de Kamp Recurring Also starring Starring Recurring
Drea de Matteo Angie Bolen Starring
Maiara Walsh Ana Solis Guest Starring
Kathryn Joosten 1 2 3 Karen McCluskey Guest Recurring Also starring Starring Also starring
Vanessa Williams Renee Perry Starring
Kevin Rahm 3 Lee McDermott Recurring Starring Also starring
Tuc Watkins 3 Bob Hunter Recurring Starring Also starring
Jonathan Cake Chuck Vance Recurring Starring
Charles Mesure Ben Faulkner Starring
Madison De La Garza 3 Juanita Solis Recurring Also starring Starring


Actor Character Season
S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 S7 S8
Joy Lauren 4 Danielle Van de Kamp Recurring Also starring Recurring Guest
Mehcad Brooks Matthew Applewhite Recurring Also starring
Brent Kinsman Preston Scavo Recurring Also starring
Shane Kinsman Porter Scavo Recurring Also starring
Zane Huett Parker Scavo Recurring Also starring
Roger Bart 5 George Williams Recurring Also starring
Page Kennedy 6 Caleb Applewhite Also starring
NaShawn Kearse 7 Caleb Applewhite Also starring
Josh Henderson 8 Austin McCann Also starring
Lyndsy Fonseca Dylan Mayfair Also starring Guest
Rachel Fox 4 Kayla Scavo Recurring Also starring
Charlie Carver 3 Porter Scavo Also starring
Max Carver Preston Scavo Also starring Recurring
Joshua Logan Moore 3 Parker Scavo Also starring
Kendall Applegate Penny Scavo Also starring
Jeffrey Nordling 9 Nick Bolen Also starring
Beau Mirchoff 1 Danny Bolen Also starring
Mason Vale Cotton 3 M.J. Delfino Recurring Also starring
Darcy Rose Byrnes 3 Penny Scavo Also starring
  • ^1 In season six Andrea Bowen, Kathryn Joosten and Beau Mirchoff were only credited in the episodes they appear in.
  • ^2 Kathryn Joosten was credited as Also Starring in season six, except for episode 6x23 in which she was credited as Starring.
  • ^3 In season seven Kathryn Joosten, Kevin Rahm, Tuc Watkins, Charlie Carver, Joshua Logan Moore, Darcy Rose Byrnes, Madison De La Garza and Mason Vale Cotton were only credited in the episodes they appear in, although Madison De La Garza was credited in episode 7x05 in which she didn't appear.
  • ^4 Joy Lauren and Rachel Fox weren't credited in episode 4x01.
  • ^5 Roger Bart was credited as Also Starring from episode 2x02 to 2x09 and as a Special Guest Star in episode 2x24.
  • ^6 Page Kennedey was credited as Also Starring in episodes 2x03, 2x05, 2x06 and 2x07, before being replaced by NaShawn Kearse.
  • ^7 NaShawn Kearse was credited as Also Starring from episode 2x08 to 2x24, replacing Page Kennedey. However he was credited as Nashawn Kearse in episodes 2x08, 2x09 and 2x10.
  • ^8 Josh Henderson was credited as Also Starring from episode 3x01 to 3x16.
  • ^9 Jeffrey Nordling wasn't credited in episode 6x06.

Guest cast[edit]





  • Gregg Daniel - Dr. Sicher (2 episodes, season 1)
  • Mark Deklin - Bill Pearce (2 episodes, season 3)
  • Michael Dempsey - Detective Murphy (8 episodes, seasons 6-8)
  • Reed Diamond - Gregg Limon (2 episodes, season 8)
  • Paul Dooley - Addison Prudy (3 episodes, season 2)
  • Jeff Doucette - Father Crowley (10 episodes, seasons 1-6)
  • Nike Doukas - Natalie Klein (3 episodes, seasons 1 and 8)
  • Shawn Doyle - Mr. Hartley (2 episodes, season 1)
  • Jennifer Dundas - Rebecca Shepherd (2 episodes, season 3)
  • Michael Durrell - Myron Katzburg (3 episodes, season 3)









  • John Lacy - Detective Beckerman (2 episodes, season 1)
  • Sal Landi - Donny the Loan Shark (5 episodes, season 8)
  • Sharon Lawrence - Maisy Gibbons (3 episodes, season 1)
  • Scotty Leavenworth - Kirby Schilling (2 episodes, season 5)
  • Gloria LeRoy - Rose Kemper (2 episodes, season 5)
  • Mary Margaret Lewis - Renee (2 episodes, season 3)
  • Ruby Lewis - Chloe Carlson (2 episodes, sseason 8)
  • Beth Littleford - Dana (2 episodes, seasons 7-8)
  • Sam Lloyd - Dr. Albert Goldfine (8 episodes, seasons 1-2)
  • Wayne Lopez - Clyde (3 episodes, seasons 3) and Air Marshal (1 episode, season 2)
  • Aaron Lustig - Craig Lynwood (3 episodes, season 7)
  • Jennifer Lyons - Cecile (2 episodes, season 2)









  • Mark L. Taylor - Mr. Steinberg (2 episodes, season 1)
  • Lee Tergesen - Peter McMillan (5 episodes, season 2)
  • Lily Tomlin - Roberta Simmons (6 episodes, season 5)
  • Nancy Travis - Mary Wagner (2 episodes, season 7)
  • Stacey Travis - Jordana Geist (3 episodes, seasons 1 and 3)