The latest revival of The Twilight Zone brings together a thrilling cast of Hollywood’s favorite stars, ready to captivate audiences with their mesmerizing performances. Prepare to be transported to a world filled with drama, horror, fantasy, and mind-bending science fiction, as these talented actors put a fresh modern twist on this iconic series.
Get ready to witness the comedic genius of some of the funniest people in history as they showcase their dramatic talents in the new Twilight Zone. Joining them are a mix of renowned celebrities, rising stars, and hidden gems who deserve to shine on the A-list stage. Together, they create an extraordinary ensemble that will leave you in awe.
Now, let’s dive into the mesmerizing performances that have truly stood out in the latest episodes of The Twilight Zone. Who has left you spellbound with their acting prowess? Share your thoughts and let us know who deserves the spotlight in this extraordinary series!
1. Steven Yeun
Episode: “A Traveler”
Movies: The Walking Dead, The Legend of Korra, I Origins
Steven Yeun (born December 21, 1983) is a Korean-American actor and voice actor. He is known for his role as Glenn Rhee on AMC’s horror drama television series The Walking Dead. Yeun has also appeared in many short and feature films, and has done video game and cartoon voiceovers.
2. Ethan Embry
Episode: “The Who of You”
Can’t Hardly Wait, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Empire Records
Ethan Philan Randall (born June 13, 1978), known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor. He is known for his role as Pete Murphy in Sneaky Pete, Russell “Rusty” Griswold in Vegas Vacation, Mark in Empire Records, Agent Toby Grant in Eagle Eye, Preston Meyers in Can’t Hardly Wait, Greg Mendell in Once Upon a Time and as Declan Giggs on the Showtime television series Brotherhood. More recently, he has played Coyote in Grace and Frankie on Netflix and guest starred as Carter in an episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead.
3. Greg Kinnear
Episode: “A Traveler”
Actors: Little Miss Sunshine, As Good as It Gets, You’ve Got Mail
Gregory Buck Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an American actor and television personality. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in As Good as It Gets (1997).
Kinnear has appeared in many popular films, including Sabrina (1995), You’ve Got Mail (1998), Nurse Betty (2000), Someone like You (2001), We Were Soldiers (2002), Auto Focus (2002), Stuck on You (2003), Robots (2005), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Invincible (2006), Green Zone (2010), The Last Song (2010), Heaven Is for Real (2014), and television roles, such as Friends, Talk Soup, The Kennedys, Modern Family and Rake.
4. Adam Scott
Episode: “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet”
Parks and Recreation, Knocked Up, Step Brothers
Actors: Adam Paul Scott (born April 3, 1973) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and podcaster. He is known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation for which he was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2013. He has also appeared as Derek in the film Step Brothers, Johnny Meyer in The Aviator, Henry Pollard in the Starz sitcom Party Down, Ed Mackenzie in the HBO series Big Little Lies, Adam Yates, Jr. in Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Trevor in the NBC series The Good Place.
5. Chris O’Dowd
Episode: “The Blue Scorpion”
Calvary, St. Vincent, Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel
Christopher O’Dowd (born 9 October 1979) is an Irish actor and comedian, best known for his television roles such as Miles Daly in the Epix comedy series Get Shorty and Roy Trenneman in the Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd. O’Dowd created and starred in the Sky 1 television series Moone Boy, which aired between 2012 and 2015, earning O’Dowd Irish Film and Television Award nominations in acting, writing and directing. He had a recurring role on the comedy-drama series Girls. Thanks to his role in the British comedy TV series State of the Union, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
O’Dowd is also known for his film roles, including Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012), The Sapphires (2012), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Calvary (2014), and St. Vincent (2014). He made his Broadway debut in the play adaptation of Of Mice and Men in 2014, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.
6. Jenna Elfman
Episode: “A Human Face”
Actors: Dharma & Greg, Friends with Benefits, Edtv
Actors: Jennifer Mary “Jenna” Elfman (née Butala; born September 30, 1971) is an American actress, best known for her performances in television comedies. Her first leading role was in the short-lived ABC sitcom Townies in 1996, before making her film debut in the 1997 comedy Grosse Pointe Blank.
Elfman is best known for her leading role as Dharma on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997-2002), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999, and was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Later, she went to star in the films Krippendorf’s Tribe (1998), Dr. Dolittle (1998), EDtv (1999), Keeping the Faith (2000), Town & Country (2001), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Clifford’s Really Big Movie (2004) and Big Stone Gap (2014).
Elfman made her return to series television with a leading role in the CBS sitcom Courting Alex in 2006, it was cancelled after one season. She went on to star in the sitcoms Accidentally on Purpose (2009–10), 1600 Penn (2012–13), Growing Up Fisher (2014), and Imaginary Mary (2017); all were cancelled after single seasons. She had a recurring role in the FX legal drama Damages in 2012, and in 2018 is a series regular on the AMC horror drama Fear the Walking Dead.
7. Christopher Meloni
Episode: “A Human Face”
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Man of Steel, 42
Christopher Peter Meloni (born April 2, 1961) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as NYPD Detective Elliot Stabler on the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for its first twelve seasons and as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama Oz. In June 2012, he returned to HBO, as the vampire Roman on the main cast of True Blood for the series’ fifth season. Meloni starred in and was an executive producer of the Syfy series Happy! (2017–2019), based on the comic book series created by writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson. The series was canceled on June 4, 2019.
His films include Man of Steel, Wet Hot American Summer, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, 12 Monkeys, Runaway Bride, 42, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
8. David Krumholtz
Episode: “A Small Town”
Superbad, 10 Things I Hate About You, This Is the End
David Krumholtz (born May 15, 1978) is an American actor. He played Charlie Eppes in the CBS drama series Numbers from 2005 to 2010. He also played Seth Goldstein in the Harold & Kumar film trilogy and Bernard the Elf in the Santa Clause film franchise.
9. Gillian Jacobs
Episode: “Meet in the Middle”
Community, The Box, Walk of Shame
Actors: Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Britta Perry on the NBC/Yahoo! Screen comedy series Community and Mickey Dobbs on the Netflix series Love. Jacobs had a recurring role as Mimi-Rose Howard on the fourth season of the HBO series Girls and has appeared in films such as Gardens of the Night (2008), The Lookalike (2014), Life Partners (2014), Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015), Don’t Think Twice (2016), Brother Nature (2016), Life of the Party (2018) and Ibiza (2018).
10. Ginnifer Goodwin
Episode: “Point of Origin”
Once Upon a Time, Walk the Line, Zootopia
Actors: Jennifer Michelle “Ginnifer” Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Margene Heffman in the HBO drama series Big Love (2006–2011) and Snow White / Mary Margaret Blanchard in the ABC fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018).
Goodwin has appeared in various films, including the drama Mona Lisa Smile (2003), the musical biopic Walk the Line (2005), the romantic comedy He’s Just Not That into You (2009), the family comedy Ramona and Beezus (2010), the romantic comedy Something Borrowed (2011), and the biopic Killing Kennedy (2013). She also voiced the lead role of Fawn in the Disney animated fantasy film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (2014) and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated fantasy comedy film Zootopia (2016).
11. Sanaa Lathan
Actors: Love & Basketball, Nappily Ever After, The Perfect Guy
Sanaa McCoy Lathan (born September 19, 1971) is an American actress. As a voice actress, from 2009 to 2013, she voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show and in all concurrent and subsequent Family Guy appearances. She has starred in many films, including The Best Man (1999) and its 2013 sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Her other film credits include Love & Basketball (2000), Brown Sugar (2002), Alien vs. Predator (2004), Something New (2006), The Family That Preys (2008), Contagion (2011), and Now You See Me 2 (2016).
On stage, Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun and starred in 2010 in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London.