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Why Dylan From Severance Looks So Familiar

With so much content available to stream, some shows seem to coast by unnoticed. But that is not the case of AppleTV's series "Severance," which just concluded its first season. With an admirable 8.7/10 stars on IMDb, it's clear that the freshman season of the show has made an impression on audiences.

Starring Adam Scott as Mark S., "Severance" depicts fictional company Lumon and the lengths they will go to in order to ensure corporate success. Mark is one of four co-workers who have undergone a procedure known as Severance. Aptly named, this procedure severs the consciousness of the corporate drone into two parts. When at work, Mark and his coworkers only retain memories of their workplace. They don't know if they have friends or family. All that exists for them is their job. As soon as they leave, they forget everything about their job and are only conscious of their home life.

This depressing look at corporate life was based on creator Dan Erickson's experiences with his day job (The Seattle Times). With such specific dark humor, the cast was paramount with Scott and John Turturro in leading roles. But their co-worker Dylan (Zach Cherry) is also an asset to the cast. Though he hasn't had such a long career as Turturro, there are quite a few credits fans may recognize him from.

He just wants that Spider-Guy do a flip

It may have been easy to miss Cherry's appearance in Tom Holland's first solo "Spider-Man" film. Only in one scene, Cherry is shot from a distance in a montage from "Spider-Man: Homecoming." As Peter (Holland) goes about his day being the Neighborhood Friendly Spider-Man, a character credited as Street Vendor (Cherry) calls Spider-Man by the wrong title and asks him to prove his powers. Peter being ever accommodating obliges, and back flips to everyone's enjoyment.

This is the first step Peter takes into going from a Spider-Boy to a Spider-Man. He fumbles at first, unsure of how to fulfill his new role as a superhero. But as time goes on through the rest of the films, Peter eventually takes on his great responsibility. Cherry portrays a character who is just a brief interlude in Peter's journey but his comedic timing is an attribute he goes on the bring to other roles.

Ethan is unaware of Joe's true nature on season 1 of You

Unlike many characters that fall to Joe's (Penn Badgley) depravity, Ethan (Cherry) makes it through Season 1 of "You" without incident. Even so, he does have the unfortunate luck of having to spend working day in and day out with Joe at a bookstore in New York. He is privy to many aspects of Joe's life, as the burgeoning serial killer falls in love with a Guinevere Beck (Elizabeth Lail) who is trying to finish her manuscript. Match made in heaven, right?

Not so much. The first season of "You" is a classic because it introduced the world to Joe, a psychopath obsessed with women he puts on pedestals. Inevitably, all the women he fixates on eventually die by his hand because they can't live up to the picture he has formed of them in his mind (via Vanity Fair). Joe doesn't really like anyone, including his coworker Ethan. But that isn't Ethan's fault. Ethan is good natured and just looking for love the right way and doesn't have a predilection for murder. His last episode is the Season 1 finale where he has no idea that Joe was responsible for Beck's death and lives in blissful ignorance.

Frankie's luck was an asset on The Magicians

SyFy's adaptation of Lev Grossman's fantasy series "The Magicians" is not about your typical magic users (via The Atlantic). More "Game of Thrones" than "Harry Potter," Quentin Coldwater (Jason Ralph) is admitted to the magical university Brakebills and ultimately embarks on many world-saving endeavors with his classmates. Though this seems high stakes, humor is a large draw for the show. There are definitely devastating deaths and subsequent trauma, but the show's tongue-in-cheek humor makes the series whole. This humor keeps the characters going when it seems that there is no hope in sight. And some elements, however ridiculous, are perfect for the story's tone.

Cherry contributes to one such storyline as Frankie, a former acquaintance of Penny (Arjun Gupta). Frankie's work as a master counterfeiter is just what the Magicians need for one particular plan. Frankie is up to the task, because he is immersed in luck. But in magic, balance needs to be maintained. To counteract his luck, he has a bad luck bear that one unlucky Magician must hold while the spell takes effect. Though his appearance is brief, he fits in perfectly with the rest of the cast. This unique take on magic is par for the course for "The Magicians" and makes for a memorable character.

He plays an enigma on Succession

HBO's recent series "Succession" has captured the attention of viewers everywhere with its focus on power hungry characters along with its sometimes confusing humor. Even series creator Jesse Armstrong is resistant to defining the tone of the show, making "Succession" at varying intervals depressing or humorous (via Collider). This is the attraction of the series, inviting publications such as Vox to analyze episodes and finding their own winners and losers.

In Season 2, Episode 4 "Safe Room," Cherry appears as Brian, one of the accepted winners of the episode. He has sadly not returned after his single episode, but still remains unforgettable. His main connection in the episode is to Roman (Kieran Culkin) who has joined a management program in order to make an impression. Naturally, he hates everything about it, but succeeds in creating a pitch with Brian. Brian is a no-nonsense confidante who easily discovers that Roman is part of the entitled family. He remains unimpressed by Roman's standing which in a sense makes Cherry's performance stand out even more. They win the pitch because of their combined efforts, despite Roman's nay-saying and hopefully leaves the door open for Brian to return.

He returned to the MCU in Shang-Chi

Cherry never fails to deliver a laugh in any Marvel universe. His appearance as Street Vendor in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" may have been distributed by Sony, but is technically a Marvel property making his appearance in "Shang-Chi: The Legend of the Ten Rings" a return to the universe (via Collider). Cherry's injection of humor into Shang-Chi's (Simu Liu) first fight scene is welcome addition, though he does not appear to be playing the same character. 

While on their way to work, Shang-Chi and Katy (Awkwafina) get more than they bargained for when they are attacked by threatening forces on a San Francisco bus. Shang-Chi reveals his fighting prowess all while an online blogger Klev (Cherry) films the whole thing. Klev attempts to morally support Shang-Chi in the fight and goes on to realize that maybe this is more intense than he realized. Klev's contribution to the fight itself is lacking but offers comedic relief to an action packed sequence.