With only three seasons and nearly 40 episodes, Netflix's Daredevil didn't have a long stay, but it kept a devoted fanbase. The gritty, grounded take on the popular Marvel character ushered in a short-lived sideverse for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which also included Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and The Defenders. Played by Charlie Cox, this brooding comic book series proved to be a more fitting take on the crime-fighter than the lackluster 2003 film adaptation, and it established the darker, more adult avenues that Marvel could explore.
Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil)
In the role of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who doubles as a vigilante, Charlie Cox played the lead in Netflix's Daredevil. He also adopted this role in The Defenders. Outside of this titular part, the actor can notably be seen in The Theory of Everything, Boardwalk Empire, Stardust, King of Thieves, The Merchant of Venice, Casanova, There Be Dragons, and Stone of Destiny.
Most recently, Charlie Cox appeared on Broadway in a 2019 production of Betrayal. Next, he'll be seen in the mini-series Kin. Additionally, there are rumors that the actor might reprise his role as Daredevil in the MCU, possibly with the currently-filming Spider-Man 3.
Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page)
As Karen Page, a justice-seeking woman who connects with Matt Murdock, Deborah Ann Woll played the female lead in Netflix's Daredevil. Outside of this series, Woll is best known for HBO's True Blood. She also played Karen in The Defenders and The Punisher. Her other notable credits include Catch .44, Ruby Sparks, Mother's Day (2010), Escape Room, My Name is Earl, ER, CSI, and The Mentalist.
Most recently, Deborah Anne Woll starred in the mini-series, Flight 008. Next, Woll will be seen in Ida Red. Outside of acting, the actress regularly appears as herself on BoardGameGeek's GameNight!
Elden Henson (Franklin “Foggy” Nelson)
Playing the part of Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Matt Murdock's law partner and best friend, Elden Henson played a lighter, more reflective character than our titular vigilante. The actor also played this Marvel personality in The Defenders, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.
Additionally, outside of this part, Elden Henson is best known for The Mighty Ducks trilogy. His other notable credits include The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 and 2, The Butterfly Effect, Jobs, Lords of Dogtown, Under the Tuscan Sun, Dumb & Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, Deja Vu, Cast Away, She's All That, Idle Hands, Turner & Hooch, and Jaws: The Revenge. At the moment, Elden Henson's next project hasn't been announced.
Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk/Kingpin)
In the role of Wilson Fisk, a powerful crime lord and businessman better known as "Kingpin," Vincent D'Onofrio was heavily praised for his menacing, villainous performance in Netflix's Daredevil. An Emmy-nominated actor, D'Onofrio is best known for Full Metal Jacket, Men in Black, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, JFK, The Player, Ed Wood, Strange Days, The Whole Wide World, The Cell, Jurassic World, and Homicide: Life on the Street. His other notable credits include Mystic Pizza, Adventures in Babysitting, Stuart Saves His Family, Feeling Minnesota, The Newton Boys, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Thumbsucker, Cadillac Records, Escape Plan, Brooklyn's Finest, Sinister, The Magnificent Seven (2016), Death Wish (2018), and The Kid, which he also directed.
Most recently, Vincent D'Onofrio played a recurring role in Netflix's Ratched. The actor also appeared in Interrogation and Godfather of Harlem. Next, D'Onofrio will be seen in The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Nora Fingscheidt's untitled new movie. He's also attached to star in A Fall From Grace.
Toby Leonard Moore (James Wesley)
As James Wesley, Wilson Fisk's right-hand man, Toby Leonard Moore played a dependable supporting character in Netflix's Daredevil. Outside of this series, the actor is best known for John Wick, The Pacific, Blue Bloods, and Banshee.
Currently, Toby Leonard Moore can be seen in Billions. Most recently, the actor appeared in Mank. He also plays a part in Condor. Next, Moore will be seen in The Volunteers and Payback. He'll also appear in the upcoming mini-series, The Unusual Suspects.
Vondie Curtis-Hall (Ben Urich)
Playing the part of Ben Urich, an investigative journalist at the New York Bulletin, Vondie Curtis-Hall brought us an interrogating character in Netflix's Daredevil. Outside of this role, Curtis-Hall is best recognized for CBS's Chicago Hope. He's also known for writing, directing, and starring in Gridlock'd. Additionally, Curtis-Hall directed Glitter. His other notable acting credits include Crooklyn, Clear and Present Danger, Falling Down, Broken Arrow, Eve's Bayou, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, Come Sunday, Harriet, Turn It Up, Romeo + Juliet, Passion Fish, Die Hard 2, and Coming to America.
Recently, Vondie Curtis-Hall was part of the main cast for ABC's short-lived For the People. He was also in an episode of Evil. Next, the actor will appear in The Night House. He'll also soon be seen 18 1/2 and Residue.
Bob Gunton (Leland Owsley)
In the role of Leland Owsley, a key figure in Wilson Fisk's plans in Hell's Kitchen, Bob Gunton played an accountable character in Netflix's Daredevil. Outside of this part, Gunton can also be seen in The Shawshank Redemption, Argo, Demolition Man, Patch Adams, Desperate Housewives, The Perfect Storm, I Heart Huckabees, Boat Trip, Born on the Fourth of July, Unbroken: Path of Redemption, Buffalo Soldiers, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, JFK, and Patriot Games. He is also twice Tony-nominated for his work in Evita and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, respectively.
Most recently, Bob Gunton appeared in episodes of Elementary, Project Blue Book, and The Cool Kids. Next, the actor will be heard in the documentary, The Gettysburg Address.
Ayelet Zurer (Vanessa Marianna-Fisk)
As Vanessa Marianna-Fisk, an art gallery employee who eventually marries Wilson Fisk, Ayelet Zurer played a notable supporting character in Netflix's Daredevil. An award-winning actress for her performances in Nina's Tragedies and Israeli television drama Betipul, Zurer is also known for her appearances in Munich, Milada, Man of Steel, Angels & Demons, Adam Resurrected, Ben-Hur (2016), Hide Away, Darling Companion, Vantage Point, and Last Days in the Desert.
Starting this year, Ayelet Zurer will play a recurring role in Netflix's You. She was also recently seen in several episodes of Losing Alice.
Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple)
Playing the part of Claire Temple, a nurse who often helps Murdock, Rosario Dawson plays a mindful supporting character in Netflix's Daredevil. She also played this character in Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders. Her other notable credits include Kids, Clerks II, He Got Game, Sin City, Jane the Virgin, Men in Black II, Josie and the Pussycats, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 25th Hour, Alexander, Death Proof, Zookeeper, Top Five, Seven Pounds, The Rundown, Shattered Glass, Rent, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The LEGO Batman Movie, and Zombieland: Double Tap.
Most recently, Rosario Dawson took on the role of Ahsoka Tano in Disney+'s The Mandolorian. Next, she'll be seen in The Water Man and a pair of mini-series, DMZ and Dopesick. She's also attached to star in Ahsoka, based on the Star Wars character of the same name. Outside of acting, Dawson is slated to be a judge on TBS's Go-Big Show.
Jon Bernthal (Frank Castle/The Punisher)
In the role of Frank Castle, i.e. The Punisher, a vigilante who vows to clean up Hell's Kitchen, Jon Bernthal played a take no prisoners character in Netflix's Daredevil. Following his appearance in this show, Bernthal would go on to play the character in his own spin-off series, The Punisher, which ran for two seasons. Outside of these streaming shows, the actor is known for The Walking Dead, The Wolf of Wall Street, Fury, Baby Driver, Widows, The Accountant, Sicario, The Ghost Writer, Wind River, World Trade Center, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Show Me A Hero, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Most recently, Jon Bernthal was seen in Viena and the Fantomes and Ford v Ferrari. He was also heard in the video game, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Next, the actor will be seen in Those Who Wish Me Dead, The Many Saints of Newark, Small Engine Repair (which he also produced), King Richard, and Nora Fingschedit's untitled new movie. He's also attached to Showtime's American Gigolo reboot.
Elodie Yung (Elektra Natchios)
As Elektra Natchios, a mysterious, deadly woman from Murdock's past, Elodie Yung was a notable new character in the second season of Daredevil. She also played Elektra in Netflix's The Defenders. Her other notable credits include Gods of Egypt, The Hitman's Bodyguard, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), District 13: Ultimatum, La vie devant nous, and Les Bleus.
Most recently, Elodie Yung appeared in Disney+'s Secret Society of Second-Born Royals. Next, the actress is expected to star in The Blue Mauritius and Hunters in the Dark.
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