Death and Other Details (2023) Cast & Character Guide: Who stars in this thrilling murder mystery?

Death and Other Details Cast & Character Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive cast and character guide, serving as your essential companion as we delve into the captivating world of Death and Other Details.

Here, we’ll introduce you to the ensemble of main characters that drive the story’s heart and soul, along with the director, writer and any supporting characters worth mentioning too.

To help you along, we’ll also break down what else they’ve been in. So without further ado, here is the cast starring in Death and Other Details:

CREATOR – Mike Weiss

Mike Weiss is a writer and producer known for working on TV shows like Chicago P.D. (2014-2017) and The Mentalist (2012-2014). Both series were an influence in his making of Death and Other Details, for which he is the writer, producer and showrunner.

CREATOR – Heidi Cole McAdams  

Heidi Cole McAdams is a writer and producer who has worked on shows like The 100 (2014) and Stumptown (2019-2020). As a writer, her credits also include State of Affairs (2015) and Intelligence (2014). She is also a writer, producer and showrunner for Death and Other Details.


Mandy Patinkin as Rufus Cotesworth

Mandel Bruce Patinkin is a renowned actor who is known for his prolific works in theatre, film and television. After making his debut in 1975, his career has spanned a number of diverse roles and earned him several awards. His most famous works include The Princess Bride (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Criminal Minds (2005–2007), and Homeland (2011–2020).

In Death and Other Details, Patinkin plays the leading role of Rufus Cotesworth who is often dubbed the greatest detective in the world. He’s on a cruise ship when a locked room murder takes place. Of course, the quirky detective steps up to solve the mystery alongside a woman named Imogene Scott.

Violett Beane as Imogene Scott

Violett Beane is a rising American actress who has showcased her versatility in both film and television since her debut. She is best known for her role as Jesse Wells in The Flash (2015-2018) and as Lily Kendall in The Resident (2018).  She also starred in the horror movie Truth or Dare (2018).

Beane bagged the leading role of Imogene Scott in Death and Other Details. Imogene is aboard the cruise ship when the murder takes place and, unluckily, becomes one of the key suspects. In order to prove her innocence, she’s forced to join hands with Rufus Cotesworth. However, she harbours a dislike for him that seems to stem from an incident in her own past.

Lauren Patten as Anna Collier

Lauren Patten is an American actress, singer and writer who has made her name on stage as well as on screen. She is known for her work in the Broadway musical Jagged Little Pill, the crime series Blue Bloods (2018-2020), and The Good Fight (2019). In Death and Other Details, she plays Anna Collier, the daughter of Lawrence and Katherine Collier. She grew up alongside Imogene and the two are very close. She’s married to a woman named Leila, a former journalist.

Linda Emond as Agent Hilde Eriksen

Linda Emond is an American stage, film and television actress who has received several Tony Award nominations for her stage work. On screen, she has appeared in films like Julie & Julia (2009) and Indignation (2016) and has taken on recurring roles in TV shows like The Good Wife (2010-2012), Law & Order (2004-2005), Lodge 49 (2018-2019), and Only Murders in the Building (2023). She plays the no-nonsense Interpol officer named Hilde Erikson in Death and Other Details.

Rahul Kohli as Sunil Ranja

Rahul Kohli is an English actor who is best known for playing leading roles in several TV shows like iZombie (2015–19), The Haunting of Bly Manor (2020), Sheriff Hassan in Midnight Mass (2021), and Napoleon Usher in The Fall of the House of Usher (2023). He takes on the role of Sunil in Death and Other Details — the owner of the luxurious cruise ship, the SS Varuna, where most of the show takes place.

Michael Gladis as Keith Trubitsky

Michael Gladis is an American actor who is best known for his role as Paul Kinsey in Mad Men (2007-2009). He has played supporting roles in over 25 TV shows, with recurring roles in series like Feed the Beast (2016), Eagleheart (2011-2012), and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020). He plays the role of the obnoxious Keith Trubitsky in Death and Other Details — the rich man who seems to get on everyone’s nerves and then ends up getting murdered.

Angela Zhou as Teddy Goh

Angela Zhou is an actress from New Zealand, of Chinese descent, who has starred in several films and TV shows. Her credits include Hell on Wheels (2015), Supergirl (2018), and the movie Promising Young Woman (2020). She plays Teddy Goh, the crew manager on the cruise who uses her position to hire several family members.

Hugo Diego Garcia as Jules

Hugo Diego Garcia is a French and Spanish actor, writer and director who started his career by developing two short films named Tony and Cagnolino, in which he also starred. He has also appeared in one episode of the TV show Sentinelles (2022) and the feature film Touchées (2022). He plays the role of Jules, the head of security on board the SS Varuna, in Death and Other Details.

David Marshall Grant as Lawrence Collier

David Marshall Grant is an American actor, singer and writer who made his acting debut in 1979 and has since then starred in a variety of productions. He’s made appearances in TV shows like CSI: Miami, Law & Order, Criminal Minds, and movies like The Stepford Wives (2004) and The Devil Wears Prada (2006). He plays the role of Lawrence Collier in Death and Other Details, who raised Imogene along with his wife after her mother’s death.

Jayne Atkinson as Katherine Collier

Jayne Atkinson is a British actress who is known for her works on screen and on the stage. She has played prominent roles in series like Criminal Minds (2007-2014), House of Cards (2013-2018), and Madam Secretary (2018). She plays the role of Katherine Collier in Death and Other Details, who raised Imogene along with her husband after her mother’s death.

Other Cast                                                                                         

Pardis Saremi as Leila
Jere Burns as Llewellyn Mathers
Christian Svensson as Andreas Windeler
Annie Q. Riegel as Winnie Goh
Sofia Rosinsky as Yeva

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