ABC's Stumptown cast consists of notable TV actors who've come together to bring the new crime-focused story onto the small screen. Stumptown is based on the comic book series of the same name written by Greg Rucka, a legendary comic book writer who's penned Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and more - but Stumptown is notably different from the rest of his stories. ABC's new series follows a private investigator named Dex who also suffers from a gambling problem.
Stumptown is set in Portland, Oregon, and the title is a common nickname given to the city's history after residents cleared out the land quickly, leaving behind massive amounts of tree stumps. Actress Cobie Smulders will be in the lead as Dex Parios, a woman struggling with her past as she tries to take care of her brother. After taking on a new gig, Dex soon finds that she might be a fit as a private investigator, although she must also deal with the troubles plaguing her everyday life.
Readers of the Stumptown comics will surely be interested in the TV adaptation. That said, it's not necessary for viewers to be knowledgeable of the comic stories in order to enjoy the ABC series. The sharp-witted drama incorporates a number of genres. There are many laughs due to the predicaments Dex gets herself into, but Stumptown also has a lot of heart. And a lot of that has to do with the Stumptown cast.
Cobie Smulders as Dex Parios - After serving multiple tours in Afghanistan, Dex still hasn't overcome the horror she experienced. The Marine veteran suffers PTSD and stress-induced flashbacks. The hardened vet has turned cynical in life but she must stay afloat considering she is the primary caregiver of her brother, Ansel. After taking a job to find a missing person, Dex decides to become a private investigator. Smulders is best known for playing Robin on How I Met Your Mother and Maria Hill in the MCU.
Jake Johnson as Grey McConnell - As one of Dex's only friends, Grey stands as the voice of reason. He is the owner of a bar that Dex often frequents and encourages her to get treated for her PTSD before it takes over every aspect of her life. Johnson's most notable role was playing Nick Miller on New Girl.
Tantoo Cardinal as Sue Lynn Blackbird - Sue Lynn runs Whispering Winds Casino, a local Tribal casino in the Portland area. The woman is not Dex's biggest fan due to her history with Sue Lynn's son. Despite that, Sue Lynn turns to Dex when her granddaughter, Nina (Blu Hunt), needs help. Cardinal recently starred in Netflix's Hold the Dark.
Michael Ealy as Detective Miles Hoffman - As a member of the Portland police, Miles is at first reluctant to get help from outsiders for ongoing cases. He then realizes Dex's potential as a P.I. and knows she can be of assistance in the future. Ealy has worked on a number of films and TV series, most recently The Following and Being Mary Jane.
Camryn Manheim as Lieutenant Cosgrove - As the Lieutenant of the Portland Police, Cosgrove tries to assist with the missing person case but the local tribe doesn't like to work alongside the police. Manheim is best known from her time on The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, and Person of Interest.
Cole Sibus as Ansel Parios - Ansel is Dex's brother whom she cares for. He has Down Syndrome and is a huge soccer fanatic. When he's not with Dex, Ansel hangs out with Grey, who he has a strong bond with. Sibus' only other credited role is playing Arrow in Spare Room.
Adrian Martinez as Tookie - As the owner of a taco stand in the city, Tookie has insight into everything going on in the area. Dex visits him when she needs useful information. Martinez has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies, including Kick-Ass, The Blacklist: Redemption, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, and more. Next up, he will portray Elliot in the live-action adaptation of Disney's Lady and the Tramp.