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Jury Duty Cast & Character Guide


Summary

  • The longform comedy prank show
    Jury Duty
    features a robust cast of improv comedy performers.
  • The lead, Ronald Gladden, was the only civilian involved, unaware that he was being pranked.
  • X-Men
    star James Marsden also appeared in the show, playing a heightened version of himself.



The cast of Jury Duty is one of the most unique collections of performers on a modern television project. The Amazon Freevee comedy show, which premiered on April 7, 2023, was co-created by The Office executive producers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, who had also previously collaborated on the show SMILF. The concept of the series was to transform a prank show into a full-on longform comedy, with a loosely scripted parody trial playing out in front of a participant who was unaware that the jury duty in which he was participating was fake.

In order to maintain the ruse at the center of the Jury Duty show, the majority of the stars playing the other jurors and the participants in the trial were played by actors who wouldn’t necessarily be recognizable to an average Joe. However, they are largely experienced comedy and improv performers who have other credits under their belts in various comic properties both on the big and small screens. The show also found a way to have a central name participate by having a major Hollywood star portray himself as one of the jurors.


Actor

Character

Ronald Gladden

Himself

James Marsden

James Marsden

Kirk Fox

Pat McCurdy

David Brown

Todd Gregory

Pramode Kumar

Ravi Chattapodhyay

Edy Modica

Jeannie Abruzzo

Susan Berger

Barbara Goldstein

Brandon Loeser

Tim Smith

Cassandra Blair

Vanessa Jenkins

Ron Song

Ken Hyun

Maria Russell

Inez De Leon

Mekki Leeper

Noah Price

Ross Kimball

Ross Kubiak

Ishmel Sahid

Lonnie Coleman

Alan Barinholtz

Judge Alan Rosen

Rashida Olayiwola

Officer Nikki Wilder

Whitney Rice

Jacquiline Hilgrove

Ben Seaward

Trevor Morris

Evan Williams

Shaun Sanders

Trisha LaFache

Debra LaSeur

Kerry O’Neill

Officer Christine Sugalski


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Ronald Gladden as Himself (Juror #6)

Date Of Birth: October 1992

Ronald Gladden Standing in the Courtroom in Jury Duty

Actor: Ronald Gladden, who is from Wallowa, Oregon before moving to San Diego, technically had his big break with the Amazon Freevee series, because he was not an actor before appearing on the show. At the time, he was working in construction and he believed that he was participating in a real documentary about jury duty. While it is unknown if Jury Duty season 2 will ever happen, Gladden will likely follow his success with onscreen roles in other capacities, as he has signed a two-year deal with Amazon MGM Studios.


Notable Movie & TV Roles:

Title

Character

Jury Duty (2023)

Himself

“Mint Serves Jury Duty” (Commercial)

Himself

Character: In Jury Duty, Ronald Gladden appeared as himself. He was the subject of the show’s elaborate prank, believing that he was serving as a real juror on a particularly wacky court case that was being filmed by a documentary crew. The fact that he didn’t know the trial was following a script meant that the performers had to improvise new scenes based on his reactions to certain moments.

James Marsden as James Marsden (Juror #14)

Date Of Birth: September 18, 1973


Actor: James Marsden was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma and, after playing some early teen roles, had his major breakthrough when he starred in the X-Men movies as Scott Summers, also known as Cyclops. He has had multiple other long-running franchise roles over the years, including starring in the Enchanted movies as Prince Edward and the Sonic the Hedgehog movies as Tom Wachowski. Altogether, movies starring James Marsden have collectively earned more than $4.5 billion at the worldwide box office. The star was also nominated for an Emmy for his role in Jury Duty.

Notable Movie & TV Roles:


Title

Character

Second Noah (1996-1997)

Ricky Beckett

Disturbing Behavior (1998)

Steve Clark

X-Men (2000)

Scott Summers/Cyclops

Zoolander (2001)

John Wilkes Booth

X2: X-Men United (2003)

Scott Summers/Cyclops

The Notebook (2004)

Lon Hammond

X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Scott Summers/Cyclops

Superman Returns (2006)

Richard White

Hairspray (2007)

Corny Collins

Enchanted (2007)

Prince Edward

27 Dresses (2008)

Kevin

Hop (2011)

Fred O’Hare

30 Rock (2012-2013)

Criss

The Butler (2013)

John F. Kennedy

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Jack Lime

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Scott Summers/Cyclops

Westworld (2016-2022)

Teddy Flood

Dead to Me (2019-2022)

Ben Wood/Steve Wood

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

Tom Wachowski

The Stand (2020-2021)

Stu Redman

The Boss Baby 2: Family Business (2021)

Tim

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Tom Wachowski

Disenchanted (2022)

Prince Edward

Party Down (2023)

Jack Botty

Unfrosted (2024)

Jack Lalanne


Character: In Jury Duty, James Marsden played James Marsden. Unlike Ronald Gladden, who appeared as himself, Marsden was in on the prank and was portraying a fictionalized version of himself, improvising along with the rest of the performers in the cast. The fact that he is a Hollywood actor with major titles under his belt was used as a character detail that found its way into certain key comic moments.

Jury Duty Supporting Cast & Characters

A Coterie Of Comedy Actors Fill Out The Fake Courtroom

Kirk Fox as Pat McCurdy (Juror #1) – Kirk Fox, who plays juror Pat, has played a number of small roles opposite Kevin Costner in movies including Wyatt Earp and The Postman, though more recently his most prominent role has been portraying Kenny Boy in eight episodes of Reservation Dogs.


David Brown as Todd Gregory (Juror #2) – David Brown, who plays inventor Todd, has appeared in other comedy series including The Everything Now Show and The Megan Stalter Show.

Pramode Kumar as Ravi Chattapodhyay (Juror #3) – Pramode Kumar, who plays juror Ravi, is an Indian actor who began taking roles in English-language projects in the early 2000s including Starsky & Hutch, ER, and – more recently – To Leslie, The Morning Show, and Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

Edy Modica as Jeannie Abruzzo (Juror #4) – Edy Modica, who plays Noah’s love interest Jeannie, had her biggest previous role appearing opposite Cristin Milioti in two episodes of Made for Love.

Susan Berger as Barbara Goldstein (Juror #5) – Susan Berger, who plays the sleepy juror Barbara, has extensive television experience, particularly in sitcoms including Bob Hearts Abishola, The Conners, The Middle, and A.P. Bio.


Brandon Loeser as Tim Smith (Juror #7) – Brandon Loeser, who plays the injured juror Tim, is primarily a stunt performer who has appeared in projects including Griselda, For All Mankind, The Rookie: Feds, and Westworld.

Cassandra Blair as Vanessa Jenkins (Juror #8) – Cassandra Blair, who plays juror Vanessa, has primarily appeared in supporting roles in television shows including Hacks, 9-1-1, NCIS: Hawai’i, and Westworld (though not in an episode featuring her future Jury Duty co-star James Marsden).

Ron Song as Ken Hyun (Juror #9) – Ron Song, who plays businessman Ken, typically appears in single-episode roles on television programs including Dave, Gaslit, and FBI: Most Wanted.

Maria Russell as Inez De Leon (Juror #10) – Maria Russell, who plays juror Inez, frequently portrays members of law enforcement or emergency services in projects including Tacoma FD, Teen Wolf, General Hospital, and Lights Out.


Mekki Leeper as Noah Price (Juror #11) – Mekki Leeper, who plays rideshare driver Noah, previously played Eric – the co-editor of The Catullan – on 15 episodes of Sex Lives of College Girls.

Ross Kimball as Ross Kubiak (Juror #12) – Ross Kimball, who plays teacher Ross, is another television veteran, having appeared in recent episodes of Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Superstore.

Ishmel Sahid as Lonnie Coleman (Juror #13) – Ishmel Sahid, who plays alternate juror Lonnie, is best known for voicing Jimmy Olsen on the recent animated show My Adventures with Superman.

Alan Barinholtz as Judge Alan Rosen – Alan Barinholtz, who plays the judge, is a real-life attorney and the father of actor Ike Barinholtz in addition to having held onscreen roles in projects including Physical, The Oath, and History of the World: Part II.

Ike Barinholtz is best known for roles in comedies including
The Mindy Project
,
The Afterparty
,
MADtv
, and
Neighbors
.


Rashida Olayiwola as Officer Nikki Wilder – Rashida Olayiwola, who plays the bailiff, is a writer on Netflix’s animated sitcom reboot Good Times who also voices Lil Queen Bee on the show.

Whitney Rice as Jacquiline Hilgrove – Whitney Rice, who plays the plaintiff, is likely best known for television roles, having had multi-episode arcs on Suits and The Last Tycoon.

Ben Seaward as Trevor Morris – Ben Seaward, who plays the defendant, has played small onscreen roles in projects including Wine Club, Modern Family, and Castle.

Evan Williams as Shaun Sanders – Evan Williams, who plays the defense attorney, is a writer-actor who is part of the writers room of Jury Duty as well as other shows including Sherman’s Showcase and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


Trisha LaFache as Debra LaSeur – Trisha LaFache, who plays Whitney’s attorney, is likely best known for playing the recurring character Amy Ryan in the first two God’s Not Dead movies, though she has also appeared in Garden State, Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Westworld, and more.

Kerry O’Neill as Officer Christine Sugalski – Kerry O’Neill, who plays Christine in Jury Duty, is a writer on the Amazon Freevee show who has also written for Netflix’s Murderville, in which she played a stage manager on one episode.

Jury Duty 2023 Amazon TV Poster

Jury Duty

Jury Duty is a comedy/documentary series created for Amazon Freevee that explores the inner workings of the American Judicial system – with a twist. The show follows a unique format where a fake court case is created, with the entire experience controlled from inside and outside of the courtroom, and everyone is in on it except for a single juror. The show explores the fictional case through the perspective of the singular outlying juror. 

Cast
Ronald Gladden , James Marsden , Ishmel Sahid , Edy Modica , Mekki Leeper

Release Date
April 7, 2023

Seasons
1

Streaming Service(s)
Amazon Freevee

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