The John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum cast is filled with top-tier talent, but are you wondering where you recognize them from? As the latest installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum follows Keanu Reeves’ titular character as he deals with an open $14 million contract on his life. One doesn’t simply insult The High Table and expect to survive.
Because of the violent premise - a hit man vs. the mafia - John Wick 3 received an R rating. Unsurprisingly, the John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum cast includes a variety of film veterans, some who are known for portraying grizzled characters and others who are known for prior roles within the action genre.
Here's a rundown of the John Wick 3 cast - including the big-name and lesser-known stars - as well as where you might have seen them before.
Keanu Reeves As John Wick
Keanu Reeves' John Wick seeks vengeance after his car is stolen and his dog is killed by gangsters. The John Wick films are based on a code of honor, and Reeves’ character occasionally breaks the rules; an eye for an eye. With a feature film career that spans nearly 35 years, Reeves is best known for starring as Neo aka The One in The Matrix trilogy as well as in movies such as Bill & Ted, Speed, Point Break, and more.
Halle Berry As Sofia
In John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Halle Berry stars as Reeves’ longtime assassin friend, Sofia. Before the script was written, she demanded to be in the film. Berry previously earned a Best Actress Oscar for Monster’s Ball, and starred as Ororo Munroe/Storm in the original X-Men movies. She's also appeared in movies like The Flinstones, Perfect Stranger, and Die Another Day.
Where You Might Have Seen John Wick 3’s Supporting Cast
Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King: Back in 1979, Fishburne delivered a breakthrough performance in the war classic Apocalypse Now, and has since maintained a steady film career, becoming most well-known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix. Recently, he’s appeared as Bill Foster in the MCU’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, and he also starred as Perry White in the DCEU. In John Wick 3, Fishburne reprises his role as the Bowery King from John Wick: Chapter 2.
Mark Dacascos as Zero: In John Wick 3, Mark Dacascos makes his John Wick franchise debut as an assassin. Given his martial arts background, he’s a popular character actor and once starred in the 1995 franchise film Redemption: Kickboxer 5.
Asia Kate Dillon as the Adjudicator: In John Wick 3, Dillon plays a member of the High Table. She got her acting break by starring in Netflix's Orange is the New Black, and since 2017, she’s portrayed the business wunderkind Taylor Mason on Showtime’s Billions.
Lance Reddick as Charon: Reddick plays Charon, who manages the concierge at The Continental, a safe zone for assassins. He's best known for portraying Cedric Daniels in HBO’s The Wire and Phillip Broyles on Fox’s Fringe. Currently, Reddick plays Deputy Chief Irvin Irving on Amazon’s Bosch. He's also an established voice actor, having voiced characters in several top-tier video games, such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Destiny 2.
Who Else Is In John Wick 3?
Ian McShane as Winston: As the owner of the Continental Hotel, McShane plays the man responsible for blacklisting John Wick from the safe zone. McShane recently played Trevor Bruttenholm in Hellboy and has been on television since 1964. On the HBO series Deadwood, he starred as Al Swearengen, and will reprise his role in the upcoming Deadwood movie.
Anjelica Huston as the Director: Huston makes her franchise debut as the director of an assassin training academy. She's the daughter of iconic Hollywood director John Huston and is well known for portraying Morticia Adams in The Addams Family; she's also starred in numerous roles in Wes Anderson films.
Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man: Mantzoukas makes his franchise debut as an assassin in John Wick: Chapter 3. He previously portrayed Rafi on the fantasy football-themed series The League, and he voices numerous character on the Netflix series Big Mouth.
Robin Lord Taylor as the Administrator: Robin Lord Taylor portrays a High Table announcer in John Wick: Chapter 3, thus marking his franchise debut. He played Sam in a few episodes of The Walking Dead, but is most well known for portraying Oswald Cobblepot, aka The Penguin, on FOX's Gotham.
Saïd Taghmaoui as The Elder: Taghmaoui portrays the Elder, the person above the High Table in John Wick: Chapter 3. Taghmaoui has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over the years, such as Hidalgo, LOST, and Touch, but his career was boosted by starring in Wonder Woman as Sameer.
Jerome Flynn as Berrada: Flynn plays Berrada, an acquaintance of Sophia's who knows the Elder's location. Flynn has appeared in several TV shows since the 1980s, but he's known worldwide for portraying Bronn on Game of Thrones, throughout all eight seasons.
Randall Duk Kim as the Doctor: Kim briefly appears as the Doctor who treats John Wick's knife wound. Kim's inclusion in John Wick: Chapter 3 continues The Matrix connections the franchise has, since he starred as The Keymaker in The Matrix Reloaded.
Boban Marjanovic as Ernest: Marjanovic stars as Ernest, the first assassin to attack John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 3. Although he has some on-screen credits, Marjanovic is an NBA player, a center for the Philadelphia 76ers.
- John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) release date: May 17, 2019