Though it only ran for a mere three seasons, Deadwood is widely revered as one of the greatest shows in American television history. The recipient of eight Emmys and a celebrated highpoint in the careers of Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, and Brad Dourif, David Milch's acclaimed western drama series is considered one of the best shows to end too soon, though the series finally received a fitting farewell with 2019's well-acclaimed film-length follow-up. Now that it's been a few years since the movie's premiere, what is the Deadwood cast doing now? Let's take a look and find out.
Ian McShane (Al Swearengen)
As Al Swearengen, the deadly proprietor of Gem Saloon, Ian McShane played a foul-mouthed son of a gun in Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Away from this Emmy-nominated performance, McShane played the title character in Lovejoy, where he also directed. Additionally, the actor played Mr. Wednesday in American Gods. His other TV credits include Ray Donovan, American Horror Story: Asylum, Trust, The Pillars of the Earth, Miami Vice, and Dallas. More recently, McShane appeared in Law & Order: SVU.
Away from television, Ian McShane played Winston in the John Wick series, Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Teddy Bass in Sexy Beast. He can also be seen in We Are Marshall, Agent Cody Banks, Hot Rod, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, Snow White and the Huntsman, and Hellboy (2019). His other film credits include Death Race, Scoop, Nine Lives, Jack the Giant Slayer, Hercules, and Pottersville. Additionally, McShane was heard in Kung Fu Panda, Shrek the Third, Coraline, and The Golden Compass. Most recently, the TV actor lent his familiar voice to The Simpsons.
Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock)
In the role of Seth Bullock, a marshal in Montana, Timothy Olyphant was the protagonist in Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Away from this series, Olyphant was Emmy-nominated for his lead role in Justified. He also starred in Santa Clarita Diet. His other notable TV credits include Damages, The Office, The Mindy Project, and The Grinder. Away from television, Olyphant starred in Hitman, Catch and Release, The Crazies (2010), A Perfect Getaway, and High Life. He also appeared in Live Free or Die Hard, The Girl Next Door, Gone in 60 Seconds, Scream 2, and Go. His other film credits include The First Wives Club, Snowden, Dreamcatcher, and Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.
Most recently, Timothy Olyphant played a recurring role in Fargo Season 4. Additionally, the actor guest-starred in The Mandalorian, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Good Place. Next, Olyphant will be seen in The Starling and David O. Russell's untitled new movie. He'll also appear in National Champions and a new Elmore Leonard adaptation.
Molly Parker (Alma Garret)
Playing the part of Alma Garret, a high society woman who moves to the title city and buys claim in the gold-rich territory, Molly Parker plays one of the main characters in HBO's Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Most notably, Parker is Emmy-nominated for her supporting turn as Jacqueline Sharp in Netflix's House of Cards. Currently, the actress stars in Lost in Space, which also streams on the service. Her other television credits include Goliath, Wormwood, The Firm, Dexter, and HBO's Hemingway & Gellhorn.
Outside of TV, Molly Parker starred in Marion Bridge, Pure, Kissed, Trigger, Darwin, and Suspicious River, as well as Rare Birds, Who Loves the Sun, and The Good Shepherd (2004). Her other notable film credits include Madeline's Madeline, Hollywoodland, 1922, The Wicker Man (2006), The Road, Waking the Dead, and American Pastoral. Last year, Parker appeared in Words on Bathroom Walls and Pieces of a Woman. Recently, the actress was seen in Confinement. Next, Parker will star in Jockey, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Disney+'s Peter Pan & Wendy.
Jim Beaver (Whitney Ellsworth)
As Whitney Ellsworth, an experienced prospector, Jim Beaver played a gold seeker in Deadwood. Outside of this HBO drama, Beaver is best known for his role as Bobby Singer in Supernatural. He's also acclaimed for his performance as Sheriff Shelby Parlow in Justified. His other television credits include The Ranch, The Boys, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mike & Molly, Watchmen, and Big Love. Additionally, Beaver appears in CSI, John From Cincinnati, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Days of Our Lives, and Dallas.
On the big screen, Jim Beaver is seen in Adaptation, Joy Ride, Magnolia, Sister Act, Turner & Hooch, Blue Chips, and Crimson Peak. He also appeared in Where the Heart Is, Next, The Life of David Gale, Hollywood Shuffle, and Silkwood. Last year, Beaver lent his talents to Blindfire, Gunfight at Silver Creek, and Young Sheldon. Most recently, the actor voiced Theodore Roosevelt in the short film, Teddy. Next, he'll appear in Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley. Outside of acting, Beaver is a published author.
Brad Dourif (Dr. Amos “Doc” Cochran)
In his Emmy-nominated role of Dr. Amos Cochran, i.e. "Doc," the town's sole doctor, Brad Dourif plays an upstanding moral and dedicated professional in HBO's Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Most notably, Dourif was Oscar-nominated for his supporting turn as Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. However, many horror fans know him best for his long-standing voice performance as Chucky in the Child's Play franchise. Additionally, Dourif is well-recognized as Grima Wormtongue in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His other notable film credits include Blue Velvet, The Exorcist III, Dune, Alien Resurrection, and Jungle Fever. Furthermore, Dourif is seen in Wise Blood, Senseless, Color of Night, Heaven's Gate, Halloween (2007), and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call — New Orleans.
Away from film, Brad Dourif's other TV credits include Ponderosa, Star Trek: Voyager, and Once Upon a Time. Most recently, the actor appeared in Obsession. Next, Dourif will be seen in The Shuroo Process. He will also reprise the title role in Syfy's Chucky.
John Hawkes (Sol Star)
Playing the part of Sol Star, Seth Bullock's hardware business partner, John Hawkes was a reliable, sensible character in Deadwood. Most notably, Hawkes was Oscar-nominated for his performance as Teardrop Dolly in Winter's Bone. He also received praise for his lead roles in The Sessions, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Too Late, and Me and You and Everyone We Know. Additionally, the actor provided supporting turns in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lincoln, Contagion, American Gangster, Miami Vice, The Perfect Storm, Identity, and From Dusk till Dawn. His other movie credits include Rush Hour, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Higher Ground, Everest, Home Fries, Hardball, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and The Peanut Butter Falcon.
Outside of film, John Hawkes played Dustin Powers in HBO's Eastbound & Down. He also appeared in Too Old to Die Young. His other TV credits include 24, The Practice, and Lost. Additionally, Hawkes reprised his role as Sol Star in Deadwood: The Movie. Most recently, Hawkes starred in End of Sentence and the 2020 short film, Tomahawk.
Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock)
As Martha Bullock, Seth Bullock's wife, Anna Gunn found her first brushes of fame with this supporting role in HBO's Deadwood. Most notably, Gunn is a two-time Emmy-winning actress for her commanding turn as Skyler White in Breaking Bad. She also played Jean Ward in The Practice. Her other television credits include Gracepoint, Shades of Blue, Murder One, NYPD Blue, and Down the Shore. Additionally, Gunn is seen in Law & Order, Portlandia, Criminal Minds, The Drew Carey Show, Seinfeld, and ER.
Away from television, Anna Gunn starred in Equity, Sassy Pants, Little Red Wagon, and Without Evidence. She also provided supporting roles in Sully, Being Frank, Red State, Nobody's Baby, Enemy of the State, and Junior. Most recently, Gunn reprised her role as Martha Bullock in Deadwood: The Movie. Next, the actress appears in Land of Dreams.
W. Earl Brown (Dan Dority)
In the role of Dan Dority, the Gem Saloon's barman, W. Earl Brown plays Al Swearengen's closest companion in Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Additionally, Brown wrote an episode. Outside of this revered show, Brown played Kenny in Scream and Warren in There's Something About Mary. Additionally, Brown worked on the popular video game series, The Last of Us. The actor's other film credits include Being John Malkovich, The Sessions, The Master, Backdraft, Vanilla Sky, Draft Day, and Wild. He can also be seen in Black Mass, The Highwaymen, Sugar & Spice, Deep Impact, and Wes Craven's New Nightmare. Furthermore, Brown appears in Bloodworth, which he wrote and produced.
Additionally, W. Earl Brown's other TV credits include True Detective, Preacher, American Crime, Chicago Fire, American Horror Story, and Seinfeld. Most recently, Brown was seen in The Mandalorian and heard in Hoops and the podcast series, The Left Right Game. Next, the actor will appear in Nora Fingscheidt's untitled new film.
Robin Weigert (Calamity Jane)
Playing the part of Calamity Jane, the famous American frontierswoman, Robin Weigert was Emmy-nominated for a standout supporting character in HBO's Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Additionally, the actress was acclaimed for her performance as Dr. Amanda Reisman in HBO's Big Little Lies. Her other television credits include Berlin Station, Castle Rock, Sons of Anarchy, Jessica Jones, and Chicago P.D. Weigert can also be seen in American Horror Story: Roanoke, Private Practice, Lost, and Cold Case. Additionally, as a guest star, the actress appeared in episodes of Chicago Fire, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, ER, CSI, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, and Law & Order: SVU.
Away from TV, Robin Weigert appears in Concussion, The Sessions, Mississippi Grind, Synecdoche, New York, and The Good German. Her other film credits include The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Pawn Sacrifice, Please Stand By, Things We Lost in the Fire, and Bombshell. Outside of acting, Weigert made her producing and directorial debut with 2019's short film, The Interpreter. Most recently, she was seen in The Politician.
Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter)
As Charlie Utter, a good friend of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane, Dayton Callie was presented as an honest (if uncomfortable) man with a good heart in Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie. Away from this HBO series, Callie played Wayne Unser in Sons of Anarchy. The actor also played Jeremiah Otto in Fear the Walking Dead. His other notable TV credits include CSI, John From Cincinnati, Law & Order: SVU, The Unit, Seinfeld, and The Booth at the End. Away from TV, Callie appeared in Halloween II (2009), Volcano, Undisputed, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. He's also heard in Left 4 Dead 2. Recently, Callie starred in City of Lies and Table 13.
Titus Welliver (Silas Adams)
In the role of Silas Adams, a debt collector turned trusted associate for Al Swearengen, Titus Welliver became one of Al's most cunning employees in HBO's Deadwood. Most notably, Welliver played the title role in Bosch. He's also known for his performances as The Man in Black in Lost, Glenn Childs in The Good Wife, and Jimmy O'Phelan in Sons of Anarchy. Additionally, Welliver appears in Star Trek: Voyager, The Mentalist, The Last Ship, White Collar, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Law & Order: SVU, Prison Break, and Suits.
Away from TV, Titus Welliver has supporting roles in The Town, Argo, Gone Baby Gone, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Shaft (2019), Live by Night, and Red 2. Additionally, Welliver was seen in Man on a Ledge, Promised Land, Escape Plan 2: Hades, Twisted, and Assault on Precinct 13 (2005). Most recently, the actor appeared in Disney+'s The Mandalorian. Next, Welliver will be seen in Nova Vita and an upcoming Bosch spin-off series. He will also lend his voice to Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One and Two.
Deadwood and Deadwood: The Movie are streaming on HBO Max.
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