Cookies help us deliver our Services. By using our Services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Where You've Seen The Cast Of Hit & Run Before

Netflix cranks out original productions with mind-blowing efficiency. Likewise, it continues to raise the bar in terms of adding international titles to its lineup. These days, many of the streaming platform's exclusives arrive from countries where English is far from the first language. Netflix's latest international hit, "Hit & Run" is a high-octane mystery series that's more of an international affair than most, boasting origins in Israel and featuring several stars from that country while unfolding largely on American shores with English-speaking actors in tow.

"Hit & Run" finds Segev (Lior Raz) undertaking a dangerous search for the truth when his wife (Kaelen Ohm) is killed in a hit-and-run accident that may not have been an accident at all. The man's search eventually takes him from the streets of Tel Aviv all the way to New York, where answers prove even more difficult to come by. En route to the truth, "Hit & Run" viewers will undoubtedly recognize a few of the faces entering and exiting the narrative. Here's where you've seen the cast of "Hit & Run" before.

Sanaa Lathan is a big screen regular

Once Segev makes his way to U.S., he enlists the help of an old flame in Naomi Hicks. The actress who portrays Segev's American ally, Sanaa Lathan, will no doubt look familiar to viewers from all over the world. Lathan has been a regular player on screens big and small over the past couple of decades. Though Lathan earned a handful of impressive TV credits in the 1990s via "Moesha," "Family Matters," and "NYPD Blue", most viewers were likely introduced to her when she landed a key role playing mom to Wesley Snipes' vampire killer in the 1998 Marvel blockbuster "Blade." 

From there, Lathan appeared in late '90s and early 2000s classics like "The Wood," "The Best Man," "Love & Basketball," and the Denzel Washington vehicle "Out of Time." She's also battled extraterrestrials in "Alien vs. Predator," dodged a deadly virus in Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," played a tough-as-nails FBI Agent in "Now You See Me 2," and scored small screen hits in Ryan Murphy's "Nip/Tuck" and overlooked Showtime drama "The Affair." 

Gregg Henry is a seasoned character actor and James Gunn favorite

If you wonder exactly what takes Segev to New York, it's because his wife was an American citizen with family living in the city. Segev's father-in-law, a dodgy big wig by the name of Martin Wexler, invites him to town for a private ceremony. Papa Wexler is played by a world-class character actor who's been stealing scenes since the late '70s.

Gregg Henry brings Wexler to life. If you recognize him, it's likely because you're a fan of the work of James Gunn. Though he's conspicuously absent from "The Suicide Squad," Henry is one of Gunn's regular players, having appeared in multiple Gunn films, including "Slither," "Super," and both "Guardians of the Galaxy" flicks. Henry's other screen credits are simply too numerous to list here, with the actor booking gigs at a fevered rate over the years. In "Hit & Run," Henry reunited with producers from one of his small screen highlights, the AMC procedural hit "The Killing."

Lior Raz has made a name for himself in the action realm

Though he may be a bit less recognizable to U.S. viewers than his co-stars, you've still likely seen "Hit & Run" protagonist and co-creator Lior Raz before. His star has been on the rise of late, beginning with another series Raz co-created for Netflix, "Fauda." The daring action thriller explores life on both sides of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "Fauda" made it's Netflix debut in 2015, airing 36 episodes over three seasons before ending its run in 2020.

The success of "Fauda" raised Lior Raz's profile significantly, with the actor scoring gigs opposite Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix in 2018's "Mary Magdalene" and alongside Oscar Isaac and Sir Ben Kingsley in the historical drama "Operation Finale." He also landed a supporting role in Michael Bay's Netflix blockbuster "6 Underground," trading lines with Ryan Reynolds along the way. Given the how things are going for Lior Raz at the moment, there's little question you'll be seeing a lot more of him in the future.

Michael Aronov has appeared in multiple high-profile projects

Segev encounters Isaac, another familiar face, during his New York sojourn. The elusive character is played by Michael Aronov, a talented actor who's amassed an impressive list of credits over the last ten years or so.

Fans of the FX Cold War spy drama "The Americans," considered one of the last decade's best TV shows, will surely recognize Aronov for his deft work during the second, third, and fourth seasons of the series. Over that period, Aronov portrayed Anton Baklanov, a Russian scientist of Jewish descent forced to work on a top secret stealth fighter project in Moscow. Fans of the series no doubt recall Anton's narrative tragically intersected with that of Nina Krilova (Annet Mahendru), and that the double-double agent eventually lost her life trying to help him get a message to his son.

Aronov has since used "The Americans" as a springboard to land recurring roles on Showtime's "Billions" and NBC's "The Blacklist." He also starred opposite Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini in the 2014 crime thriller "The Drop," and even appeared alongside "Hit & Run" co-star Lior Raz in "Operation Finale."