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Having spawned eight seasons, a devoted cult following, and two — soon to be three — feature film continuations, it makes sense why Psych has won over so many audiences over the years. Through its sharp writing and winsome characters, notably with James Roday Rodriguez and Dulé Hill as our lead crime-solving buddies, Psych balances wacky comedy and procedural drama to likable success, which will continue (one would hope) with 2021's Peacock sequel. But what is the television ensemble doing in the interim? Let's take a look at what the Psych cast is doing now!
James Roday Rodriguez (Shawn Spencer)
As Shawn Spencer, a pseudo-psychic consultant (at least, part-time) for the Santa Barbara Police Department, James Roday Rodriguez plays the protagonist in USA Network's Psych. He was also a producer, writer, and director for the fan-favorite series. Later, Rodriguez reprised the lead role in Psych: The Movie and Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, both of which he produced and co-wrote. Away from this series, the actor was a series regular on First Years, Ryan Caulfield: Year One, and Miss Match. His other TV credits include Fortune Rookie, Get Real, and Providence. Additionally, outside of acting, Rodriguez directed episodes of Rosewood, Blood Drive, The Resident, Into the Dark, Rush Hour, and Battle Creek.
Away from television, James Roday Rodriguez's film credits include Beerfest, Showtime, The Dukes of Hazzard, Rolling Kansas, Gamer, and Baby, Baby, Baby. The actor's other movie credits include Berserk, Buddy Games, Pushing Dead, and Repli-Kate. He also co-wrote, directed, and starred in Gravy. Currently, Rodriguez plays Gary Mendez in A Million Little Things. Next, the actor reprises his role as Shawn Spencer in Psych 3: This Is Gus.
Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster)
In the role of Burton "Gus" Guster, Shawn's best friend and crime-solving partner, Dulé Hill plays the deuteragonist in Psych. He later reprised this role in Psych: The Movie and Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. The actor doubled as a producer on the show and movies. Most notably, away from this series, Hill was Emmy-nominated for his portrayal of Charlie Young in The West Wing. He also had a recurring role in Ballers and main roles in Suits and Doubt. His other television credits include CityKids, The Jamie Foxx Show, All My Children, and 10.5. Additionally, Hill was recently seen in Black Monday and heard in Muppet Babies.
Additionally, on the big screen, Dulé Hill was seen in Holes, She's All That, Men of Honor, Sugar Hill, The Guardian, Sleight, and Sexual Life. His other film credits include Edmond, Whisper, and Miss Dial. Most recently, Hill appeared in HBO Max's Locked Down. Next, he'll appear in Hypnotic and a reboot of The Wonder Years. Also, the actor will reprise his title role in Psych 3: This Is Gus.
Timothy Omundson (Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter)
Playing the part of Carlton Lassiter, i.e. "Lassie," the Chief of Police, Timothy Omundson is a main character in USA Network's Psych. He also appeared in both Psych movies. Away from this popular series, Omundson was seen as Cain in Supernatural, Eli in Xena: Warrior Princess, Sean Potter in Judging Amy, and King Richard in Galavant. His other television credits include Deadwood, Jericho, American Housewife, and The Booth at the End. Also, Omundson lent his voice to several episodes of Castlevania. The actor's other television credits include Seinfeld, Married ... with Children, Frasier, NYPD Blue, CSI: Miami, Nip/Tuck, 24, Key & Peele, Lucifer, and Boston Legal.
Outside of television, Timothy Omundson can be seen in Woody Woodpecker, Mission: Impossible III, Swordfish, Starship Troopers, The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson, and The Luck of the Irish. He also appeared in Down with Love, Wild Honey, 25 Hill, Hard Pill, Dead of Night, and Crazy. Currently, Omundson plays Gregory on NBC's This Is Us. Fittingly, Omundson will also appear in Psych 3: This Is Gus.
Anne Dudek (Lucinda Barry)
As Lucinda Barry, the Junior Detective for the SBPD, Anne Dudek plays a main character — albeit, only in the pilot — in Psych. Most notably, Dudek is known for playing Danielle Brookson in Covert Affairs, Dr. Amber Volakis in House, Lura Grant in Big Love, and Francine Hanson in Mad Men. She also starred in The Book Group. Her other TV credits include Bones, Those Who Kill, The Magicians, The Flash, You're the Worst, Bosch, How I Met Your Mother, and The InBetween. Additionally, Dudek can be seen in Six Feet Under, ER, Desperate Housewives, Charmed, Criminal Minds, Grimm, NCIS: New Orleans, Rizzoli & Isles, The Mindy Project, Longmire, and Grey's Anatomy.
Furthermore, on the big screen, Anne Dudek appeared in The Good Neighbor, Middle Man, House by the Lake (which she also produced), Park, 10 Items or Less, The Human Stain, White Chicks, Her Last Will, A Coat of Snow, and Shadow People. Additionally, the actress starred in and co-directed And Then It Breaks. Most recently, Dudek played Kate Glass in Comedy Central's Corporate.
Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer)
In the role of Henry Spencer, Shawn's demanding police officer father, Corbin Bernsen plays a paternal figure in USA Network's Psych. Away from this hit series, Bernsen is best known for playing Roger Dorn in the Major League movies. His other film credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Radioland Murders, Hello Again, The Great White Hype, and Tales from the Hood. He also starred in The Dentist movies. Additionally, Bernsen wrote, directed, and starred in Donna on Demand, Rust, 25 Hill, 3 Day Test, Beyond the Heavens, Christian Mingle, Life with Dog, and Mary 4 Mayor. He also pulled double duty — acting and directing simultaneously — with Carpool Guy and Dead Air.
Outside of film, Corbin Bernsen received two Emmy nominations for his performance in L.A. Law. His other television credits include The Resident, General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, JAG, The West Wing, Billions, Magnum P.I., The Punisher, and Tommy. Most recently, Bernsen appeared in Past Shadows, Weekend Warriors, and Roe v. Wade. His upcoming credits include The Hating Game, Repeater, Game Changer, and Barely Afloat.
Maggie Lawson (Juliet “Jules” O’Hara)
Playing the part of Juliet "Jules" O'Hara, the head detective of the San Francisco Police Department, Maggie Lawson is an authoritative character in Psych. She reprised this role for the movie continuations. Away from this show, Lawson played a recurring role as Nathalie Flynn in Lethal Weapon. She was also a lead in the short-lived series, Angel from Hell. Her other notable TV credits include Two and a Half Men, The Ranch, Santa Clarita Diet, Justified, The Great Indoors, ER, and Into the Dark.
Away from television, Maggie Lawson played Lisa Anne in Pleasantville. Her other film credits include Spivak, Gamer, Cleaner, Winter Break, Cheats, and Nice Guys Sleep Alone. Additionally, the actress starred in TV movies like Christmas Encore and Christmas in Evergreen: Tidings of Joy. Most recently, Lawson played a lead character in Fox's short-lived Outmatched. Next, the actress will reprise her role as Jules O'Hara in Psych 3: This Is Gus.
Kirsten Nelson (Karen Vick)
As Karen Vick, the chief of the Santa Barbara Police Department, Kirsten Nelson plays one of the main characters on Psych. She also directed an episode in 2014. Away from this USA Network series, Nelson's other notable television credits include This Is Us, Everwood, Frasier, Parenthood, NCIS, and Bones. Additionally, the actress can be seen in K.C. Undercover, Malcolm in the Middle, The West Wing, Just Shoot Me!, Boy Meets World, and Ned and Stacey. Furthermore, Nelson had a main role in the short-lived series, The O'Keefes.
Furthermore, away from television, Kirsten Nelson appeared in The Fugitive, where she also worked as a casting assistant. Her other film credits include War of the Worlds, Baby's Day Out, Larceny, and Limelight. She also appeared in Psych: The Movie and Psych 2: Lassie Come Home. Next, Nelson will reprise her role as Karen Vick once more in Peacock's Psych 3: This Is Gus.
Liam James (Young Shawn)
In the role of Young Shawn, a child version of our lead character shown in flashbacks, Liam James appeared in the first five seasons of Psych. Outside of this series, James played Jack Linden in The Killing. The actor also had main roles in ABC's short-lived The Family and Syfy's Deadly Class. His other TV credits include Fringe, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour, Fear Itself, and a voice role in American Dad.
Outside of television, Liam James starred in The Way, Way Back and appeared in 2012, Speech & Debate, Good Luck Chuck, Fred Claus, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, Horseman, and Things We Lost in the Fire. The former child actor can also be seen in the TV movie, Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. Next, James will be seen in HBO's The White House Plumbers.
Skyler Gisondo (Young Shawn)
Playing the part of Young Shawn in the latter seasons, Skyler Gisondo took on this character in the last two seasons of Psych. Away from this dramedy series, Gisondo starred in Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet as Eric Bemis. Currently, he's a series regular on HBO's The Righteous Gemstones in the role of Gideon Gemstone. He also provided recurring characters in The Bill Engvall Show and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later. His other television credits include Monk, Everybody Loves Raymond, House, Criminal Minds, My Name Is Earl, Drake & Josh, and CSI.
Away from television, Skyler Gisondo is best known for Vacation. His other film credits include The Amazing Spider-Man movies, Booksmart, Feast of The Seven Fishes, Walk Hard, Halloween, and a recurring voice role in the Air Buddies movies. Most recently, Gisondo starred in Hulu's The Binge and Netflix's The Social Dilemma. Also, the actor appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and was heard in Close Enough. Next, Gisondo appears in The Starling, Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled new film, and the newest season of The Righteous Gemstones.
Carlos McCullers (Young Gus)
As Young Gus, a child version of our second lead character, Carlos McCullers was seen throughout Psych's run through a series of flashbacks. His other television credits include Southland, Lie to Me, The King of Queens, Punk'd, Invasion, and voice roles in Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. Additionally, away from television, McCullers can be seen in Smother and Aussie and Ted's Great Adventure. He can also be heard in A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures, A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise, and the video game, Kinect Disneyland Adventures. McCullers was last seen in Cartoon Network's Level Up. The former child actor left the business thereafter.
Sage Brocklebank (Buzz McNab)
In the role of Buzz McNab, a naive but endearing junior detective, Sage Brocklebank provided a recurring presence in Psych. He later reprised this role in Psych: The Movie and Psych 2: Lassie Comes Home. Away from this series, Brocklebank can be seen in A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fringe, Arrow, Supernatural, The 4400, Stargate SG-1, Riese, Sanctuary, and Level Up. He also appeared in Michelle's, Almost Human, Supergirl, Darrow & Darrow, and Inconceivable.
Outside of television, Sage Brocklebank can be seen in The Predator, Everything, Everything, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Edison, Alien Trespass, and Severed. Additionally, the actor produced and starred in Dead of Night. He also produced Promiseland and American Badger, as well as short films like Blind Date, Ariel Unraveling, and Sidekick. Away from acting, he was the casting director behind The Cannon. Next, Brocklebank will be seen in the short film, Tipping Point.
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