The Great Indoors Cast

Joel McHale

Joel McHale

as Jack

Joel McHale is a comedian and actor who most recently appeared in the revival of the cult sci-fi television series, The X-Files, playing a conservative news anchor.

Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Seattle, McHale majored in history at the University of Washington, where he was a member of the school’s championship football team. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program.

McHale is well known to television audiences for his starring role in the comedy series Community, which aired for six seasons. Also, McHale was the popular host of the series, The Soup, which satirized pop culture and current events for 12 seasons.

McHale has amassed a number of feature film credits, including A Merry Friggin’ Christmas, opposite Robin Williams, the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil, the romantic comedy Blended, alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Ted, What’s Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D and The Informant.

A successful stand-up comedian, McHale continues to perform his act around the country to sold-out audiences as well as lend his comedic voice to a number of events. 

In October, Joel McHale will publish his part memoir, part how-to guide, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.”

 

Susannah Fielding

Susannah Fielding

as Brooke

Susannah Fielding is an English television, film and theater actress. She is often recognized for her role in the BAFTA Award-winning series Wallander.

Fielding is a native of Havant, England. She is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. She has appeared in guest roles in the British series Doctor Who, Pete Versus Life and Scrotal Recall. She has also starred in the television movies The Great Fire and The C-Word.

Fielding has amassed a number of theatre credits, most recently appearing on stage playing Portia in the 2014 RSC production of “The Merchant of Venice” at the Almeida Theatre in London. The play, directed by Rupert Goold and set in modern-day Las Vegas, marked a role reprisal for Fielding, who played Portia opposite Patrick Stewart in 2011. For her performance, Fielding won a 2014 Ian Charleson Award, a distinction which celebrates the best young classical stage performances in the UK.

Also, Fielding has appeared in “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Philistines” and “The Rose and the Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other,” at the National Theater in London. Her additional theatre credits include Henry Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” for which she was nominated for a 2010 Ian Charleson Award; “All New People, written by and starring, Zach Braff; “American Psycho;” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

 

Chris Williams

Chris Williams

as Eddie

Chris Williams is a versatile performer, appearing in television, film and theatre, like his well-known sister, Vanessa L. Williams.

Chris was born and raised in Westchester County, New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University.

On television, Williams starred in the David E. Kelley series, The Wedding Bells, and has recurred on shows including Californication, Satisfaction, Family Time and One Big Happy

Additionally, Williams made multiple appearances as a disgruntled audience member on The Late Show with David Letterman. One of his most memorable roles to date was guest starring as his sister Vanessa’s doppelganger on the series Ugly Betty, and he is often recognized as Krazee Eyez Killa from the series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Williams is a successful stand-up comedian and has performed at several top comedy clubs around the world, including Caesar's Palace, The Improv, The Comedy Store and The Venetian. Also, critics and audiences lauded his one-man show, “Old Blue Eyes Is Black.” Most recently, Williams performed his character, Inkognegro the Majishan, around Los Angeles to packed audiences.

Williams is a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, performs magic as a member of the Academy of Magical Arts, enjoys running marathons and travels the world to raise money for Diabetes awareness and prevention.

The son of two music teachers, Williams was involved in the performing arts from an early age, learning to play both the saxophone and oboe. He performed in plays from nursery through high school.

Christine Ko

Christine Ko

as Emma

Christine Ko is an actress who, in addition to her role in The Great Indoors, will guest star as a Miami socialite in the second season of the comedy series, Ballers.

Her additional television credits include starring in the web series Relationship Status and BFFs, and recurring in the Nickelodeon series, Hollywood Heights.

Ko’s film credits include the independent feature The Jade Pendant, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by author L.P. Leung.

When not acting, Ko enjoys golf, surfing, cooking and old-school 90’s R&B music.

Ko was born in Chicago and raised in both Atlanta and Taiwan. Currently, she lives in Los Angeles.

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

as Clark

Christopher Mintz-Plasse is a film and television actor who rose to fame with his breakout role as Fogell, better known as McLovin, in the Judd Apatow comedy, Superbad.

Most recently, Mintz-Plasse voiced the character of Prince Gristle in the animated feature, Trolls. His additional voice-over credits for film and television include, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, Paranorman, Marmaduke and Dragons: Riders of Berk.

Mintz-Plasse has amassed a number of notable feature film credits, including Neighbors and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, opposite Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron; Kick-Ass and Kick-Ass 2, with Chloe Grace Moretz; Pitch Perfect, alongside Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson; Role Models, with Paul Rudd; and Fright Night opposite Toni Collette and the late Anton Yelchin. 

On television, Mintz-Plasse can be seen in a recurring role on the series Flaked, opposite Will Arnett. His additional television credits include starring in the comedy series Friend Me, and guest starring in the comedy series Party Down.

In addition to acting, Mintz-Plasse is a passionate music lover. He has formed two bands to date, The Young Rapscallions and Bear on Fire.

Shaun Brown

Shaun Brown

as Mason

Shaun Brown is a rising actor in film and television. Most recently, he appeared in the digital series, Party Girl. His additional television credits include guest starring on the drama series The Newsroom and True Blood.

Brown’s feature film credits include Heart, Baby, an independent feature directed by Angela Shelton and Wilson, alongside Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern and Judy Greer.

When not acting, Brown is a dedicated supporter of The Chanel Jasmine Brown Memorial Scholarship, which was established in his sister’s name by his mother in 1996. Since 1997, the commemorative scholarship sends one student to college annually.

A one-time professional hip-hop dancer, Brown loves video games and is a travel enthusiast whose favorite destination is Japan. He aspires to write and direct his own projects, with underrepresented minorities at the helm.

A member of a military family that moved often, Brown grew up in a variety of U.S. cities as well as Panama. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles.

Brown is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. 

Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry

as Roland

Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, journalist, comedian, television presenter and film director.

Fry is a graduate of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. As an undergraduate, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, the university’s theatrical and comedic club. As a Footlights member, Fry met his long-time collaborator and friend, Hugh Laurie.

Together, they formed the comedic duo Fry and Laurie. As one half of the act, Fry would co-write and co-star in A Bit of Fry & Laurie. Also, he played the role of Jeeves, with Laurie playing Wooster, in Jeeves and Wooster.

Fry was born in London and lived in the English county of Buckinghamshire until he was 7. He spent the rest of his formative years in the village of Booton in the English county of Norfolk, where his parents still reside. 

 

Fry has amassed numerous credits on American and British television. In the US, he recurred as Prime Minister Alistair Davies in 24: Live Another Day and as Dr. Gordon Wyatt in the drama series, Bones. On British television, Fry starred as Melchett in the series Blackadder, opposite Rowan Atkinson, played the titular character in the series Kingdom, and is the long-time host of the television quiz show QI.

Additionally, Fry has presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award-winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive. As a proudly out gay man, the award-winning documentary Out There, which chronicles the lives of lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender people around the world, is part of his 30-year advocacy for the rights of the LGBTQ2SIA community.

Fry’s feature film credits include playing author Oscar Wilde in Wilde, which earned him a 1999 Golden Globe nomination; starring as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta; inhabiting the iconic character Mycroft Holmes in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows; and starring as The Master of Laketown in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

In addition to his work in television and film, Fry has contributed columns and articles to a variety of newspapers and magazines. Also, he frequently appears on radio, reads for voice-overs and narrated all seven of JK Rowling’s best-selling “Harry Potter” novels for British audio books. He has written four novels and three autobiographies, “Moab is My Washpot,” “The Fry Chronicles” and “More Fool Me.”

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