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Where You've Seen The Cast Of Me Time Before

"Me Time," which hit Netflix in August 2022, stars Kevin Hart as Sonny Fisher, a highly invested stay-at-home dad. He loves his kids, his wife, and his home, but he's starting to feel an internal conflict emerge between his familial duties and his need for a break. This is understandable: Holding down the home while his wife Maya (Regina Hall) brings home the proverbial bacon as an accomplished architect is a lot of work. In recognition of this, Sonny's family urges him to take some well-deserved — you guessed it — me time. But things quickly get out of hand, thanks to the encouragement of his old friend Huck Dembo (Mark Wahlberg).

"Me Time" is  absolutely packed with talent of all stripes. The film unites Kevin Hart and Mark Wahlberg in their first feature together, for one thing. Both actors are well-known for the comedic chops they've shown off alongside many other skilled performers — the fact that they've eluded each other this long is honestly pretty surprising. The film is further stacked with familiar faces from mega-hits like "Girls Trip" and "Crazy Rich Asians," as well as trailblazing sitcoms like "Good Times." Some of these actors are easily recognizable, while others are harder to narrow down — and we're here to help clarify things. This is where you've seen the cast of "Me Time" before.

Kevin Hart

Headlining "Me Time" is the unforgettably charming Kevin Hart, who plays Sonny Fisher. The longtime comedian is particularly proud of this film. Reaching out to fans on Instagram following the premiere of "Me Time," Hart spoke about the movie's valuable messages, especially its depiction of a stay-at-home father and working mother whose family is all the more strong and loving for its unorthodox arrangement.

Hart is in a uniquely solid position to explore this kind of progressive family arrangement, thanks to his well-established career. Best known for his comedic roles, Hart has starred in laugh-inducing features such as "Ride Along," "Get Hard," and "Central Intelligence." He's especially hilarious in the "Jumanji" films of the 2010s, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and "Jumanji: The Next Level," where he plays an anxious zoologist.

Hart's talents aren't confined solely to comedy, either. This versatile actor has impressed audiences with dramatic turns in productions like "Paper Soldiers" and "True Story." Most recently, Hart can be seen in complex movies like "Fatherhood" and "The Man from Toronto" which require him to muster his impressive range. He can also be found in the animated "DC League of Super-Pets," where he stars as Ace the Bat-Hound alongside good friend Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who plays Krypto the Superdog. Next up, Hart will be appearing in the film adaptation of the "Borderlands" video game franchise, and "Ride Along 3."

Mark Wahlberg

Initially famous as the front man of '90s hip-hop group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Mark Wahlberg has been in the public eye for decades. In fact, the rapper-turned-actor was already wildly famous before landing the breakout role of Dirk Diggler in "Boogie Nights." Despite his long history of performing before an eager crowd, Wahlberg told The Hollywood Reporter that filming "Me Time" pushed his limits — specifically, the scene in which his character skinny dips.

Thankfully, Wahlberg is no stranger to doing all kinds of crazy things for the sake of a role. The actor has seemingly done it all, from performing in intense action films like "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Planet of the Apes" to co-starring with a teddy bear in "Ted." It's not all hijinks, though — Wahlberg has the acting chops to back up his long filmography. Perhaps most impressively, the Boston native was nominated for the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his stirring performance in "The Departed." More recently, Wahlberg has been keeping busy with the high-octane action fare that has come to define him. He stars opposite Tom Holland in "Uncharted," which adapts the video game series of the same name, and appears in the gripping spy thriller "Mile 22." Soon, Wahlberg will be bringing a beloved pop culture property to the big screen as the star of "The Six Billion Dollar Man," based on the beloved '70s TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man."

Regina Hall

As valuable as Kevin Hart's role reversal in "Me Time" is, it doesn't overshadow the one Regina Hall pulls off as architect Maya Fisher, Sonny's career-driven wife. Maya shatters the notion that women should be at home with the kids by being a loving mom and the career-driven breadwinner of the Fisher family. In an interview with Variety, Hall remarked, "It's certainly [about] understanding how it is to try to have balance between work and, honestly, me time, being able to have quality time with yourself and anyone you love."

Hall is no stranger to portraying successful women. Her breakout role arrived in the "Scary Movie" franchise, in which she played Brenda Meeks through four installments. She went on to cement her reputation as a strong comedic actress in movies like "Think Like a Man" and "First Sunday." The 2010s have proved especially fruitful for Hall: "Girls Trip," which hit theaters in 2017, raked in enormous profits and earned sterling reviews, many of which name her performance as Ryan Pierce as a particular high point.

Hall has also enjoyed a successful television career on shows like "Law & Order: Los Angeles," "Ally McBeal," "Black Monday," and "Insecure." Most recently, she starred as Carmel Schneider on Amazon Prime's "Nine Perfect Strangers." Hall also starred in the 2022 horror film "Master" from breakout director Mariama Diallo.

Luis Gerardo Méndez

Luis Gerardo Méndez makes a major mark on "Me Time" as Sonny Fisher's romantic rival, Armando Zavala — though he's actually completely ignorant of the competition being stoked. Although the actor may seem like a newcomer to American audiences, in his native Mexico, Méndez is already a big, bright star who's been performing regularly since 2003. He shot to prominence in 2013 with the release of "Nosotros los Nobles," a black comedy centered around a moneyed family's spoiled adult children. Méndez followed that up by producing and starring in "Club de Cuervos," Netflix's first Spanish-language original series.

Méndez's delightful performance in "Me Time" will doubtlessly earn him international fans. But this 2022 comedy is not actually his American debut. Méndez enjoyed a significant role in the 2019 Netflix movie "Murder Mystery," which stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston. That same year, Méndez also appeared in the "Charlie's Angels" remake starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. Netflix fans can also find Méndez portraying police officer Victor Tapia in the final season of "Narcos: Mexico."

Andrew Santino

Sonny Fisher spends much of "Me Time" confronting his lack of identity. The fact is, he just doesn't have much of a life outside of his family. His semi-friendship with another father at his child's school, Alan Geller, accentuates this insecurity. Brilliantly played by Andrew Santino, Geller provides major comedic relief, as well as a mirror for Sonny's own struggles as a family man. This role sees Santino put a strong foot forward; Geller is one of his most significant parts in a movie thus far. Don't let this fool you into thinking he hasn't already put together an impressive career, however — the stand-up comedian has been appearing in films and television all around Hollywood for several years. Santino has also earned fans as the host of podcasts "Whiskey Ginger" and "Bad Friends."

After getting started in the entertainment industry with minor roles on shows like "Crafty" and "Punk'd," Santino appeared on a number of major sitcoms, including "The Office," "Arrested Development," and "The League." The actor continued this upward trajectory by landing regular roles on shows like "I'm Dying Up Here" and "Dave," which launched his career forward in a major way. Though his roots are in the small screen, he's no slouch when it comes to film, either. Santino has made memorable appearances in "The Disaster Artist" and "Game Over, Man!," among others. His comedic performance in "Me Time" comes amid a flurry of new work: Santino is set to star in the upcoming Netflix series "Beef" and a remake of the 1990 classic "House Party."

Jimmy O. Yang

Jimmy O. Yang plays Stan Berman, the wealthy villain of "Me Time" who requires Huck Dembo to pay his loan back. Though he doesn't typically play the bad guy, Yang delivers a confident performance as a real heel, even going so far as to initiate the breaking of appendages and burning of effigies. Fans who've followed his career can't help but be a bit thrown, however, by the distance between this role and the rest of the actor's diverse filmography.

Yang started out as a stand-up comedian, a period he hilariously chronicles in his 2018 book "How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents." He's used his comic chops to establish an impressive following on TikTok under the memorable username @funnyasiandude. Yang kicked off his acting career with minor sitcom roles on shows like "2 Broke Girls" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." His breakout role on the big screen came in "Patriots Day," which he soon followed up with his colorful performance as Bernard Tai in the smash hit "Crazy Rich Asians." More recently, Yang has made an impression with his ongoing role as Dr. Chan Kaifang on the Netflix series "Space Force" and his performance as Marvin in the silver screen comedy "Easter Sunday." Yang is set to appear in "80 for Brady," which boasts an impressive cast including Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno, and the eponymous Tom Brady.

Ilia Isorelýs Paulino

One of the absolute best performances in "Me Time" comes from Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, who plays Uber driver Thelma. Thelma is responsible for some of the film's most humorous moments, most prominently the scene in which she helps the main characters save an injured tortoise ... which she just so happened to run over. Though "Me Time" viewers will doubtlessly find themselves hoping this role becomes the sort of breakout performance that launches Paulino to greater heights, this is not, in fact, her first outing.

Paulino's first major role arrived in the 2021 movie "Queenpins," which stars Kristen Bell and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Having this experience under her belt helped her settle into filming "Me Time," as she revealed to Tudum. Paulino quickly followed that up with a regular role as coffee shop employee Lila on the HBO Max series "The Sex Lives of College Girls." When it comes to the future, Paulino already has big things lined up: The hysterical actor is slated to appear in a live-action adaptation of the popular anime series "One Piece."

Che Tafari

Any story about a striving stay-at-home parent would not be complete without some charismatic kids. Che Tafari fills this role with humor and poise as budding comedian Dash Fisher, Sonny and Maya's young son. Forced to play the keyboard throughout most of the film, Dash nearly steals the entire show when he's finally able to deliver his stand-up comedy routine. This young actor boasts the confidence of a seasoned veteran. This might seem surprising, given his age, but Tafari already has a notable collection of acting credits to his name.

Tafari got his start with a small role in a 2016 episode of "Difficult People." In 2018, he broke into the Marvel Cinematic Universe via Netflix series "Daredevil." That same year, Tafari landed his first regular role on the Fox primetime series "Rel." More recently, the young actor made the jump to film with his performance in the Neil Patrick Harris-led comedy "8-Bit Christmas." Prepare to see a lot more of this up-and-coming actor: He's got two significant roles lined up in the TV movies "New to This Planet" and "The Amazing Vitas."

Tahj Mowry

If there's one character from "Me Time" who has more viewers wondering where they've seen their face before than any other, it's got to be Tahj Mowry. Here, Mowry plays Kabir, one of the many attendees of Huck's big birthday bash. Mowry has been working in show business from a very young age: He made his screen debut in a 1990 episode of "Who's the Boss?" which was quickly followed up by a small role on "Baby Talk." 

Though he's a long ways away from those early roles, Mowry remains recognizable to anybody who watched the Disney Channel throughout the 1990s. As an adolescent, Mowry made a name for himself with regular appearances on "Full House" and a number of voice acting roles on Disney cartoons like "Aladdin" and "Timon & Pumbaa." The young thespian landed his own ongoing sitcom in "Smart Guy," on which he starred as child prodigy T.J. Henderson for over 50 episodes. If his name sounds familiar, there's a reason: Mowry's older twin sisters are Tia and Tamera Mowry, best known for their starring roles on the ABC sitcom "Sister, Sister." He guest-starred on that series a few times, including one instance where he played his "Smart Guy" character.

Mowry has remained in the industry in the ensuing years, with significant roles in productions like "Seventeen Again" and "Baby Daddy." The seasoned actor is far from done: He's set to take a leading role in the upcoming Disney+ series "The Muppets Mayhem."


Hands down, the most significant surprise in "Me Time" is the arrival of four-time Grammy Award-winning musician Seal. In an interview with Movieweb, director John Hamburg described putting the cameo together as a real joy. "We reached out to him, and he loves comedy and is a real sport," Hamburg recounted. "We had this phone call ... and I just explained the story and explained that it was quite reverential towards him ... He was cracking up and he worked it out with his schedule, and the next thing you know, we're on set with one of the great musical icons of the last 30 years." Though it may shock many fans to learn, this is not the first time the British singer has popped up in a major motion picture.

Truthfully, Seal is no rookie when it comes to the film industry. As a musician, his songs have been included in many blockbusters, such as "Batman Forever," "Space Jam," and "Mona Lisa Smile." The legendary artist has also appeared on many musically-themed reality shows, including "The Masked Singer" and "America's Got Talent." When it comes to movies, Seal's no slouch: He's made notable cameos in the mockumentary feature "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping" and as an animated seal in the 2021 children's movie "Seal Team." That character is named, appropriately enough, Seal Seal.

John Amos

There was a time when John Amos would have handily been the most famous person on the "Me Time" cast list. Easily the most seasoned actor in the film, Amos plays Gil, Sonny's father-in-law. His disgruntled performance helps accentuate the struggles Sonny faces as a father who goes against the cultural grain as a stay-at-home dad. This role is notably poignant, considering Amos is perhaps most famous for playing hard-working father James Evans Sr. on the classic 1970s sitcom "Good Times."

But Amos has done far more than play the patriarch on that celebrated CBS show. He's also enjoyed recurring roles on beloved productions like "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The West Wing," and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." Amos has enjoyed a solid film career as well, having appeared in a wide range of movies over the course of six decades. He can be found in features like "Coming to America," "Die Hard 2," and "Uncut Gems." Though he's in his 80s, he shows no sign of slowing down, either: Amos is set to perform in the upcoming dramas "The Last Rifleman" and "Devotion."

Anna Maria Horsford

The legendary Anna Maria Horsford plays Connie, Sonny's mother-in-law. Connie turns out to be one of the film's funniest characters, as she reveals a desire to write sizzling novels to her baffled family. This comes as no surprise to those already familiar with the veteran actress: Horsford has a long history of portraying memorable characters. 

With over 100 acting credits to her name, Horsford has appeared in a huge variety of films and television shows. She's starred on long-running soap operas like "Guiding Light" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," the latter of which earned her two Daytime Emmy Award nominations. Elsewhere on the small screen, she's had regular roles on "Amen," "The Shield," "The Wayans Bros.," and "B Positive." Horsford makes memorable movie appearances in films including "Along Came a Spider," "Friday," and "Set It Off." Recent decades have seen this versatile actress' career gain even more range, as she's racked up credits in productions as varied as "New Girl," "Mom," "The Conners," and "Pose."