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FX 2014

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

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

Salvatore Esposito

#1 - Salvatore Esposito (Gennaro Savastano)

Salvatore Esposito plays as Gennaro Savastano in Fargo.
Salvatore Esposito is the top #1 member of the cast and appears in 48 episodes.

Martin Freeman

#2 - Martin Freeman (Paul)

Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor and comedian, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of sitcom mockumentary The Office (2001–2003), Dr John Watson in the British crime drama Sherlock (2010–2017), and Lester Nygaard in the dark comedy-crime drama TV series Fargo (2014). His other notable film roles include the romantic comedy Love Actually (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Nativity! (2009), Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (2004–2013), The World's End (2013), and his portrayal of Everett K. Ross in the Marvel films Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Black Panther (2018). Among other accolades, he has won an Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, an Empire Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, with nominations including two other Emmy Awards, two other BAFTA Awards, a Saturn Award, and a Golden Globe Award. Description above is from the Wikipedia article Martin Freeman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Martin Freeman plays as Paul in Fargo.
Martin Freeman is the top #2 member of the cast and appears in 30 episodes.

Jeffrey Donovan

#3 - Jeffrey Donovan (Frank Cosgrove)

A television, movie, and stage actor. He is the lead Michael Westen on the hit show Burn Notice, now entering its fifth season. Donovan is also known for co-starring in following films: Changeling, Hitch, Believe in Me, Come Early Morning and Touching Evil. This spring he played the role of Robert Kennedy in Clint Eastwood's upcoming J. Edgar. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jeffrey Donovan, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Jeffrey Donovan plays as Frank Cosgrove in Fargo.
Jeffrey Donovan is the top #3 member of the cast and appears in 23 episodes.

Ted Danson

#4 - Ted Danson (Mayor Neil Bremer)

Edward Bridge “Ted” Danson III (born December 29, 1947) is an American actor best known for his role as central character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series Becker. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and is now a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death. In his thirty-year career, Danson has been nominated for fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination; one American Comedy Award and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide's list of the top 25 television stars. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, "Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans And What We Can Do To Save Them," written with journalist Michael D'Orso. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ted Danson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Ted Danson plays as Mayor Neil Bremer in Fargo.
Ted Danson is the top #4 member of the cast and appears in 19 episodes.

Francesco Acquaroli

#5 - Francesco Acquaroli (Sebastiano Carucci)

Francesco Acquaroli plays as Sebastiano Carucci in Fargo.
Francesco Acquaroli is the top #5 member of the cast and appears in 16 episodes.

Michael Stuhlbarg

#6 - Michael Stuhlbarg (Jimmy Baxter)

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg (born July 5, 1968) is an American actor. He rose to prominence as troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Stuhlbarg has appeared in numerous films and television series portraying real life figures, such as George Yeaman in Lincoln (2012), Lew Wasserman in Hitchcock (2012), Andy Hertzfeld in Steve Jobs (2015), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), Abe Rosenthal in The Post (2017), Stanley Edgar Hyman in Shirley (2020), Arnold Rothstein in HBO's Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013), Richard A. Clarke in The Looming Tower (2018), and as Richard Sackler in Dopesick (2021). His performance in The Looming Tower earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Stuhlbarg's other notable supporting roles include Hugo (2011), Men in Black 3 (2012), Blue Jasmine (2013), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Arrival (2016), and Doctor Strange (2016), the third season of the anthology television series Fargo (2017), as well as on the Showtime series Your Honor (2020-present). In 2017, Stuhlbarg appeared in the films Call Me by Your Name, The Shape of Water, and The Post, all three of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. For Call Me By Your Name, Stuhlbarg received multiple film critics' award nominations in the supporting actor category. On stage, Stuhlbarg has acted in numerous productions including the 2005 debut of The Pillowman on Broadway, for which he won a Drama Desk Award and received a Tony Award nomination.

Michael Stuhlbarg plays as Jimmy Baxter in Fargo.
Michael Stuhlbarg is the top #6 member of the cast and appears in 13 episodes.

Jessie Buckley

#7 - Jessie Buckley (Oraetta Mayflower)

Jessie Buckley is an Irish singer and film and stage actress. Encouraged and trained to sing by her mother, she appeared in numerous productions at her all-girls school, performing male roles such as Tony in West Side Story. She is a talented musician, who is grade eight in the piano, clarinet and harp after training with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Jessia Buckley came in second place in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything 2008. Musical theatre legends Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who appeared on the judging panel, both said Jessie was their preferred choice as the winner.

Jessie Buckley plays as Oraetta Mayflower in Fargo.
Jessie Buckley is the top #7 member of the cast and appears in 11 episodes.

Jason Schwartzman

#8 - Jason Schwartzman (Josto Fadda)

​Jason Francesco Schwartzman (born June 26, 1980) is an American actor and musician. He is perhaps best known for his roles in the Hollywood films Rushmore, Spun, I Heart Huckabees, Shopgirl, Marie Antoinette, The Darjeeling Limited, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. He is currently in the band Coconut Records; formerly, he was the drummer of the rock band Phantom Planet. Schwartzman is also the star of the HBO series Bored to Death, where he plays a writer who moonlights as an unlicensed detective advertising himself on Craigslist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Schwartzman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Jason Schwartzman plays as Josto Fadda in Fargo.
Jason Schwartzman is the top #8 member of the cast and appears in 11 episodes.

Emyri Crutchfield

#9 - Emyri Crutchfield (Ethelrida Pearl Smutny)

Emyri Crutchfield plays as Ethelrida Pearl Smutny in Fargo.
Emyri Crutchfield is the top #9 member of the cast and appears in 11 episodes.

Andrew Bird

#10 - Andrew Bird (Thurman Smutny)

American musician.

Andrew Bird plays as Thurman Smutny in Fargo.
Andrew Bird is the top #10 member of the cast and appears in 11 episodes.

Last updated: mar 12, 2024

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