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Where You've Seen The Loki Cast Before

"Loki" had a lot to live up to when it followed the hugely successful "WandaVision" and "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" to debut on Disney+. However, its strong casting and intriguing storyline soon put those fears to rest and established its own important place in the MCU. Over the course of six episodes, the first season saw the God of Mischief become notably more heroic while introducing a host of new characters.

The series focused on the efforts of the TVA and the Time-Keepers to preserve the Sacred Timeline and stop variants of Loki from wreaking havoc across different realities. With so many different timelines explored during the series, it's little wonder that most of the cast of "Loki" had never appeared in the MCU before. Of course, that doesn't mean that the actors who played them were entirely unknown.

In fact, the show actually had some high-profile cast members, such as Owen Wilson and Richard E. Grant, working alongside actors that fans might not recognize quite as easily. If you've seen the show and wondered how you might know the actors, just read on to see where you might have seen the "Loki" cast before.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston has portrayed Loki since the first "Thor" film in 2011 and has become steadily more important to the MCU since that time. While the God of Mischief undoubtedly started as a villain in the franchise but has grown into a better person over the years, developing into something of an anti-hero. Playing an integral part in movies such as "The Avengers" and "Thor: Ragnarok," the television series was one of Marvel Studio's first for Disney+. The show sees Loki working with the TVA after they capture him for meddling with the timeline, although this is a different version of the character that was first introduced in  "Avengers: Endgame."

Although Loki is probably Hiddleston's most recognizable role, he is no stranger to Hollywood and television screens. Before his part in "Thor," the actor appeared in Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" and was nominated for the BAFTA rising star award in 2012 alongside Chris Hemsworth and Eddie Redmayne. He later had parts in "The Deep Blue Sea," "Midnight in Paris," and "Crimson Peak," where he worked with director Guillermo del Toro. Hiddleston is also well known for his appearances in BBC television productions, such as "Henry IV" and "The Night Manager."

Owen Wilson

In "Loki," Owen Wilson plays Mobius M. Mobius, a respected and seasoned TVA agent. He partners with Loki to track down another of his variants, who has been systematically wiping out TVA Minutemen as they attempt to track it. Less standoffish than his colleagues, he strikes up a warm relationship with Loki and gets closer to the character as the series progresses. The pair eventually uncover that something sinister is going on at the TVA and work together to uncover the truth.

Wilson is best known for his comedy work alongside his old friend Ben Stiller and other members of the so-called Frat Pack, which includes his brother, Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrel, and Paul Rudd. Wilson made his name in movies such as "Zoolander," "Starsky & Hutch," and "Wedding Crashers." He later had a role in Woody Allen's rom-com "Midnight in Paris" and was nominated for a best actor Golden Globe for his performance. Additionally, Wilson has provided his voice for several animated projects, most notably the "Cars" franchise, where he plays Lightning McQueen, as well as "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Free Birds."

Sophia Di Martino

Although the character isn't fully revealed until partway through the series, Sophia Di Martino plays a crucial character, the Loki variant Sylvie. A female version of Loki, she developed a hatred of the TVA after they attempted to prune her as a child. Hiding throughout the timeline at nexus events, she swears revenge against the Time-Keepers and is close to succeeding before she encounters Loki and Mobius. The two Loki variants team up and discover that the Time-Keepers are fake, as He Who Remains is manipulating events from behind the scenes. She then kills He Who Remains, allowing variants of Kang the Conqueror to escape across every timeline.

Without a doubt, Di Martino is best known for her work in "Loki." Before the series, she had primarily only appeared on British television. Her first role was in the medical drama "Holby City," and the actor would go on to have a regular role in its sister show "Casualty" from 2009 to 2011. Di Martino also starred in "Flowers" on Channel 4 and "Mount Pleasant." Working alongside Stephen Merchant, she had a role in "Click & Collect" in 2018 and played Eva in "The Darkest Universe."

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Gugu Mbatha-Raw portrays Ravonna Renslayer in the Disney+ series. Ravonna is a variant who works in the TVA as a hunter tasked with catching Sylvie. After years of service, she is promoted to the position of judge to hand out sentences to those accused of crimes against the Sacred Timeline. Renslayer presides over Loki's trial when he was brought to the TVA and only spares him at the behest of Mobius, her longtime friend. By the end of the first season, she leaves the TVA after battling Mobius in an attempt to discover her place in the universe and regain free will.

After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Mbatha-Raw made her first television appearance in "Holby City" in 2004. She went on to play Tish Jones in four episodes of "Doctor Who" and had a brief role in the 2011 film "Larry Crowne," a film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The film that first brought her to prominence was "Belle," a period drama where she starred as the protagonist. Mbatha-Raw then went on to take on the lead role, Kelly Booth, in the "Black Mirror" episode "San Junipero" on Netflix. Since then, the actor has appeared in "Beauty and the Beast" and had a central, tragic role on Apple TV's "The Morning Show" as Hannah.

Wunmi Mosaku

Wunmi Mosaku plays Hunter B-15 in "Loki," a senior agent for the TVA who spends much of the first season hunting down Loki. She is a dedicated operative who takes a hardline approach to protecting the Sacred Timeline and is only stopped from pruning Loki by Mobius. After she encounters Sylvie, she begins to remember parts of her life before she was abducted and forced to work for the TVA. This pushes her to switch allegiances and fight against the Time-Keepers with Loki, Sylvie, and Mobius, although her memory of the events is seemingly reset at the end of Season 1.

In 2006 Mosaku made her first film appearance in "The Women of Troy" and had her television debut the following year in "Sold." She went on to have a regular role in the British crime drama "Vera" as Holly Lawson and had several appearances in Season 5 of "Luther," where she worked alongside Idris Elba. After winning a BAFTA award for best supporting actress in 2017 for her part in "Damilola, Our Loved Boy," Mosaku then had roles in both "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Viewers might recognize Mosaku in "The End of the F***ing World" and "Black Mirror."

Eugene Cordero

Eugene Cordero plays Casey in "Loki," a receptionist working at the TVA. He is one of the lighter comedic characters in the series and provides several funny moments. Seemingly oblivious to the world outside of the TVA, Casey has almost no knowledge of things outside the world of the TVA. In fact, he shows confusion at mundane things like fish and is not threatened by items like the Infinity Stones. The character even has several Infinity Stones in his desk drawer and confirms that he uses the colorful objects as paperweights as they have no power at the TVA.

Before his role in "Loki," Cordero was a series regular in a variety of comedies. These include "Other Space" in 2015, "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$," and the truTV series "Tacoma FD." The actor also appears on the animated show "Star Trek: Lower Decks," where he voices Sam Rutherford. Cordero has also appeared in "The Good Place," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," and in a single episode appearance in "The Mandalorian." In 2017 he appeared in "Kong: Skull Island" and the following year had a part in the Clint Eastwood crime film "The Mule."

Jonathan Majors

Jonathan Majors may have only appeared briefly in "Loki," but he had an important role as He Who Remains, also known as Nathaniel Richards. He Who Remains was the first man to discover alternate universes. After encountering different versions of himself, including Kang the Conqueror, a multiversal war breaks out when some variants set out to take over other realities. He was able to end the conflict with the help of the trans-temporal entity Alioth and created the TVA to keep the Sacred Timeline intact so his variants couldn't threaten all existence. 

One of Major's first prominent roles came when he appeared in the ABC series "When We Rise" while studying drama at Yale University, as he explained to W Magazine. Majors then made several appearances in films such as "Hostiles" and television series including "Lovecraft Country" on HBO, where he portrayed Atticus Freeman in an adaptation of the dark fantasy novel. He initially came to the public attention after starring in an independent film called "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" alongside Jimmie Fails and Mike Epps.

Tara Strong

One of the first things that Loki encounters when he arrives at the TVA is an artificial intelligence called Miss Minutes. Essentially an animated mascot, she is voiced by Tara Strong, who provides information about the TVA to those who find themselves at the organization. She also works directly for He Who Remains, giving him a way to communicate with those working at the TVA, such as Judge Ravonna Renslayer. Miss Minutes is the person who reveals the multiversal war and spreads propaganda about the role of the Time-Keepers in preserving the Sacred Timeline.

For many, Strong may not be that familiar of a face. Her roles in live-action projects have been somewhat limited, often with just single appearances in television shows such as "Sabrina the Teenage Witch," "Arrow," and "Super Fun Night." However, her voice is much more recognizable as the Canadian actor has contributed to many animated projects. She has provided the voices for characters in everything from "Teen Titans" and "The New Batman Adventures" to "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" and "Rugrats." Strong is also known for lending her talents in video games, including "Blue Dragon," "Final Fantasy X," and "Jak and Daxter."

Sasha Lane

Sasha Lane played the TVA soldier Hunter C-20 throughout the first season of "Loki." Along with a group of other Minutemen, Hunter C-20 investigates a nexus event where they encounter Sylvie. The Loki variant enthralls her using mind control powers and reveals the truth about her former life on Earth before she was taken by the TVA. Once she is rescued from Sylvie by Mobius, she tries to expose the secret behind the Time-Keepers but is stopped by Ravonna Renslayer, who then kills her and covers up the murder.

Lane's first film role came in the 2016 road drama "American Honey," where she played the leading role of Star. Lane proceeded to appear in a series of other movies, including "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," "Hearts Beat Loud," and "After Everything." The actor also had a role in another comic book franchise, playing Alice Monaghan in the 2019 movie "Hellboy." Before "Loki," Lane had a regular role in the first and only season of the Amazon Prime Video series "Utopia," where she was part of the main cast as Jessica Hyde.

Richard E. Grant

A major surprise in "Loki" comes when three further variants of the God of Mischief appear in the Void. Richard E. Grant portrays Classic Loki, who resembles an older and more traditional version of the character from the comics. A master of magic, he was able to avoid death at the hands of Thanos by creating an illusion of himself that was killed in his place. He further demonstrates his powerful abilities when he helps distract Alioth by recreating a perfect copy of Asgard, giving Loki, Sylvie, and Mobius a chance to escape.

Out of all of the actors in "Loki," Grant is arguably the most established. He has been active as an actor since 1980 and has appeared in dozens of movies and television series. His debut film role came in "Withnail & I," but he had smaller television appearances before that. Since that time, he has had main roles in "Downton Abbey," "Bram Stoker's Dracula," and "Spice World." Grant has also had parts in a range of modern movies, including "Logan," "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," and "Can You Ever Forgive Me?," for which Grant was nominated for a best supporting actor Academy Award.

DeObia Oparei

Joining Classic Loki in the Void was Boastful Loki, played by DeObia Oparei. This variant was apparently able to gather the Infinity Stones before he was sent to the Void by the TVA. He is perhaps the most unique among the Loki variants, as he wields a golden hammer similar to Thor's Mjolnir. Despite this, the character betrays his fellow companions in an attempted coup and is left fighting dozens of different Lokis while the others escape.

Oparei is perhaps best known for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" where he played the zombie pirate Gunner, an ally of Blackbeard onboard the Queen Anne's Revenge. Before this, the actor had appeared in numerous television series in the UK and was a regular on "Game of Thrones" as Areo Hotah, an ally of Doran Martell. Following his transition to Hollywood films, Oparei has appeared in "Independence Day: Resurgence," "Dumbo," and "Jumanji: The Next Level."

Jack Veal

Kid Loki, played by Jack Veal, is the king of the Void and leader of the Loki variants that meet with the original Loki. He leads Classic Loki, Boastful Loki, and Alligator Loki as they attempt to evade Alioth and stay alive. Kid Loki is trapped at a young age because he killed his brother, Thor, causing a nexus event that led the TVA to prune him. The fact that he was able to best the God of Thunder made him a powerful figure among the Loki variants. The character made his comic debut in 2010 and is already a popular member of the Young Avengers.

Despite his young age, Veal has appeared in several high-profile projects already. He had a small role in the BBC drama "Call the Midwife" and in the Amazon Prime Video crime series "Tin Star," where he played a young version of Simon. He also had a regular role in "The End of the F***ing World" on Netflix, where he once again played a younger version of one of the main characters. The youngster later appeared in movies that include "Come Away" and "The Corrupted."