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The Top 10 Actors and Characters of Claws (Ranked Cast in 2024)

Dean Norris

#1 - Dean Norris (Art)

Dean Joseph Norris (born April 8, 1963 height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) is an American actor, best known for portraying DEA agent Hank Schrader on the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013) and town selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie on the CBS series Under the Dome (2013–present). He has also appeared in films such as Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Total Recall (1990), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Starship Troopers (1997), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), and Evan Almighty (2007). Norris was born in South Bend, Indiana, to Jack, a furniture store owner, and Rosie Norris. He has four sisters. Norris graduated from Clay High School in 1981, where he says he got straight A's. He is a 1985 graduate of Harvard College, where he majored in social studies. He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Norris starred in Tremors: The Series and the film Without Limits. He has had guest spots in other television series including NYPD Blue, The X-Files, The West Wing, and Lost, and has appeared in films including Gattaca and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Norris is best known for his role as DEA agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad, which he played from the show's premiere in 2008 to its final season in 2013. He is currently starring in the CBS series Under the Dome, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name. He plays selectman James "Big Jim" Rennie, the only town council member in the area which is cut off from the rest of the USA; Rennie initially seems to do the right thing in getting the town accustomed to the separation, but he soon starts to abuse his power.

Dean Norris plays as Art in Claws.
Dean Norris is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 35 episodes.

Karrueche Tran

#2 - Karrueche Tran (Virginia)

Karrueche Tientrese Tran (born May 17, 1988) is an American actress and model. Tran currently co-stars as Vivian Johnson in the web series "The Bay The Series". She also appeared in the TV One movie - The Fright Night Files (2014), 3-Headed Shark Attack (2015) and A Weekend with the Family (2016)

Karrueche Tran plays as Virginia in Claws.
Karrueche Tran is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Judy Reyes

#3 - Judy Reyes (Quiet Ann)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Judy Reyes (born November 5, 1967 in the Bronx, New York) is an American actress of Dominican heritage. She is best known for her portrayal of nurse Carla Espinosa on the TV comedy Scrubs.

Judy Reyes plays as Quiet Ann in Claws.
Judy Reyes is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Jack Kesy

#4 - Jack Kesy (Roller)

Jack Kesy is an American actor. On television, he has portrayed Gabriel Bolivar on the FX horror drama The Strain (2014–2016) and Roller Husser on the TNT dark comedy Claws (2017–present). He also played Black Tom Cassidy in the Marvel Comics film Deadpool 2 (2018).

Jack Kesy plays as Roller in Claws.
Jack Kesy is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Evan Daigle

#5 - Evan Daigle (Toby)

Evan Daigle plays as Toby in Claws.
Evan Daigle is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Harold Perrineau

#6 - Harold Perrineau (Boyd Stevens)

Harold Perrineau (born August 7, 1963) is an American actor known for the roles of Michael Dawson in  the U.S. television series Lost, Link in The Matrix films and games, Augustus Hill in the American  television series Oz, and Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet. He recently starred in ABC's  comedy-drama television series The Unusuals, playing NYPD homicide detective Leo Banks.

Harold Perrineau plays as Boyd Stevens in Claws.
Harold Perrineau is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 16 episodes.

Niecy Nash

#7 - Niecy Nash (Simone Clark)

Carol Denise Betts (née Ensley; born February 23, 1970), known professionally as Niecy Nash-Betts is an American actress, comedian and television host, best known for her performances on television.

Niecy Nash plays as Simone Clark in Claws.
Niecy Nash is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 14 episodes.

Kevin Rankin

#8 - Kevin Rankin (Bryce Husser)

Kevin Rankin is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Tyler Briggs on the NBC show Trauma.

Kevin Rankin plays as Bryce Husser in Claws.
Kevin Rankin is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 10 episodes.

Jenn Lyon

#9 - Jenn Lyon (Esther Finch)

Born and raised in North Carolina, Jenn Lyon is an award-winning stage actress who recently made the leap to film and television work. She moved to New York after graduating the North Carolina School of the Arts and has worked extensively in theatre ever since. Theatre highlights include appearing on Broadway in the American premiere of Tom Stoppard's trilogy, "The Coast of Utopia" (11 TONY awards) and Larry David's hit comedy "Fish in the Dark." Her Off-Broadway credits include A.R. Gurney's "The Wayside Motor Inn" (Drama Desk Ensemble Award) and the premiere of Kenneth Lonergan's "Hold on to Me Darling" at the Atlantic Theatre (New York Times Best Plays of 2016). In addition, she has originated roles in world premiere works such as John Guare's "Are You There MacPhee?". Lyon has shared both stage and screen time with Tim Olyphant in both "Hold On To Me Darling" and as his love interest in FX's "Justified" Seasons 3 and 4, and starred opposite George Lopez and Danny Trejo in the sitcom "Saint George." Other television appearances include "Army Wives", "Louie", and "Crashing" (soon to air on HBO). Film credits include "Phil Spector" with Al Pacino and Helen Mirren, and indies "Flower Shop" and "Lemon". She recently completed production on a film titled "Blaze", directed by Ethan Hawke.

Jenn Lyon plays as Esther Finch in Claws.
Jenn Lyon is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 8 episodes.

Carrie Preston

#10 - Carrie Preston (Elsbeth Tascioni)

Carrie Preston (born April 21, 1967) is an American stage and screen actress, producer and director. She is known for her work on the television series True Blood, Person of Interest, Crowded, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, and Claws.

Carrie Preston plays as Elsbeth Tascioni in Claws.
Carrie Preston is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 5 episodes.

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