Cast of The Bear Season 2: Every actor and character

With Jeremy Allen White returning his role as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, the second season of The Bear features the full culinary crew. Who else, though, is cast in The Bear Season 2 with him?

The Bear’s debut season ranked among the most profoundly emotional and thought-provoking television of 2022. Richie’s obstinate ways, Carmy’s stress and loss, and Sydney’s big aspirations made The Bear swiftly rise to the top of the TV ratings.

Following an enthusiastic reaction and great viewership, the second season of the show was also a huge success. At the big opening that had us grinning and perspiring like never before, fans witnessed The Original Beef of Chicagoland change into a “next-level spot.”

What better time to review the previous seasons of The Bear than as Season 3 approaches? The primary cast members of The Bear Season 2 are listed here, along with the roles they portray.

The Bear Season 2 cast and characters

The Bear Season 2 cast is led by Jeremy Allen White, with support from Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Ayo Edebiri.

But, like any good kitchen staff, there are a whole host of friendly faces making everything run like clockwork — or not, as the case may be with The Bear.

Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto: Jeremy Allen White

In the film, Jeremy Allen White portrays Carmy, a celebrated chef who continues to struggle with personal issues while taking on new tasks. In order to fully realize the goal he and his brother Michael had together, he transforms the restaurant into The Bear. He sort of finds love as well. However, Carmy had just driven his lover, Claire, away and was stuck inside a refrigerator when we last saw him.

Speaking to Esquire, he said: “We’re trying to build out the restaurant that Carmy has imagined for a long time; he’s turning The Beef into something a bit more elegant. And I think the really interesting thing about Carmy’s arc in Season 2 is that he has the opportunity to get everything that he wanted when we met him, and the question becomes, Is that enough? Is that going to make him happy? Is that going to bring him joy?”

Prior to The Bear, White was well-known for her roles in The Rental, Homecoming, and Shameless as Lip Gallagher. He most recently acted with Zac Efron in one of the year’s greatest films, The Iron Claw.

Richard “Richie” Jerimovich: Ebon Moss-Bachrach

Ebon Moss-Bachrach plays Richie, Carmy’s ‘cousin’ who was friends with his late brother. He wasn’t keen on Carmy’s changes, nor did he appreciate Sydney telling him what to do, but he’s since “admitted Carmy and the restaurant are all he has.”

In Season 2, we see Richie finally realize how much he cares about his craft, and his rendition of Taylor Swift’s ‘Love Story’ is easily the best part of The Bear soundtrack.

“Richie is very much the soul of the restaurant. He’s the front-facing part. He knows everybody’s name. He’s like community relations,” he told Deadline.

Moss-Bachrach appeared in Andor last year, and he’s also starred in Girls, Netflix’s The Punisher, The Dropout, and No Hard Feelings. Look out for him when the Fantastic Four release date comes around, too, though you may not recognize him as The Thing.

Sydney Adamu: Ayo Edebiri

Ayo Edebiri plays Sydney, a young chef who joined The Beef’s crew and quickly became Carmy’s sous chef — and she refused to accept any abuse or condescension in the kitchen.

Season 2 sees Sydney really step up and go toe to toe with Carmy. She helps him become a better person, is not afraid to challenge him, and shows just how deeply she cares about cooking.

Edebiri has also starred in Dickinson and Abbott Elementary, and she’s done voice work for the new Clone High series, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem.

Marcus: Lionel Boyce

Lionel Boyce portrays Marcus, a pastry chef who, in contrast to his peers, found Carmy’s desire to bring changes to The Beef exciting. Now, the development of The Bear feeds the flame that first burned in sweet Marcus when Carmy came back to Chicago. Marcus proves to be an excellent pastry chef in Season 2, even working with Will Poulter to pick up new techniques.

Boyce has acted in films like The Jellies, Superstar, and Loiter Squad. His voice may also be heard in Grand Theft Auto V as L-Boy. We say, bring him back for GTA 6!

Tina: Liza Colón-Zayas

Liza Colón-Zayas portrays Tina, a line cook who first resisted Carmy and Sydney but eventually showed that she loved customs, and the restaurant—run by Richie and Mikey—was her familiar territory. Tina reached new heights in Season 2, going to culinary school and becoming more vulnerable on an emotional level.

Colón-Zayas makes further appearances in The Purge: Election Year, Car Person, Titans, and Collateral Beauty.

Ebraheim: Edwin Lee Gibson

Edwin Lee Gibson as Ebraheim in The Bear Season 2

The longstanding line cook at The Bear, Ebraheim, is portrayed by Edwin Lee Gibson. He and Tina attend culinary school in the second season, albeit he doesn’t have the best experience there. Fortunately, Tina assists him in overcoming his fear.

In addition, Gibson starred in the films Mom and Dad, Rounding, Unprisoned, and Fargo.

Natalie “Sugar” Berzatto: Abby Elliott

In the cast of The Bear, Abby Elliott portrays Sugar, Carmy’s sister. In the first season, Sugar is skeptical of Carmy’s attempts, but in the second, she throws herself into it wholeheartedly and manages the bookkeeping and scheduling for The Bear restaurant.

Elliott first gained notoriety on Saturday Night Live. She then starred in the films Indebted, Odd Mom Out, and Sex Ed.

Neil Fak: Matty Matheson

Before Michael passed away, Neil Fak, the chef at the restaurant, was a friend of Michael’s, played by Matty Matheson. He has known Carmy since they were little. In Season 2, he becomes more integrated into the group, gains the admiration of people around him, and uses his handyman abilities to assist The Bear become a reality.

With over 175 million views on his YouTube videos, Matheson is among the most well-known chefs in Canada. He is a two-time best-selling book in the New York Times and operates six restaurants around the nation.

Uncle Jimmy: Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy

Michael needed a $300,000 loan from Jimmy, Carmy’s uncle, to assist manage the business. Oliver Platt plays Jimmy. He wants to support his nephew, though, so he’s not a knee-breaker. After discovering all the money in the Season 1 finale, we see him truly put his money where his mouth is by investing in the restaurant.

Among many other films and television series, Platt has starred in a long number of productions, including The West Wing, Frost Nixon, X-Men: First Class, Fargo, and Chicago Med.

Claire: Molly Gordon

Claire in The Bear Seson 2 played by Molly Garden

Carmy’s childhood friend Claire, played by Molly Gordon, is someone he reconnects with in the first few episodes of Season 2. She joins the cast of The Bear as a new character and becomes Carmy’s romantic interest. It remains to be seen, though, if they stick together throughout the upcoming season.

Gordon had further appearances in Shiva Baby, Booksmart, Good Boys, and Animal Kingdom. She just directed Theater Camp, a popular musical comedy, for the first time.

Luca: Will Poulter

In Season 2 of The Bear, Will Poulter plays Luca, a chef from Copenhagen who assists Marcus in his patisserie endeavors as he attempts to develop new treats for the eatery.

Poulter debuted in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Adam Warlock in the third Guardians of the Galaxy film. He has also acted in films like We’re the Millers, Midsommar, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, and Dopesick.

Uncle Lee: Bob Odenkirk

Uncle Lee, played by Bob Odenkirk, appears in The Bear Season 2 Episode 6. He doesn’t get along well with any of the Berzatto family members, notably Mikey, unlike Uncle Jimmy.

on addition to his roles on Saturday Night Live, Little Women, and Breaking Bad, Odenkirk is most renowned for his portrayal of Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. We are eager for him to make a comeback in Nobody 2.

Michelle: Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson as Michelle

In The Bear Season 2 Episode 6, Sarah Paulson plays Michelle, a New York City-based cousin of the Berzatto family.

In addition to appearing in Ratched, Run, Mrs. America, and Glass, Paulson is most renowned for her turns on American Horror Story.

Stevie: John Mulaney

John Mulaney’s character Stevie, Michelle’s partner, looks forward to the chaos of a Berzatto Christmas every year. He is treated the same as the other family members despite being an outsider.

The voice of characters in Big Mouth, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and several more popular specials has been provided by renowned comedian Mulaney.

Tiffany: Gillian Jacobs

Tiffany, Richie’s ex-wife, is portrayed by Gillian Jacobs. She is still with him when we meet her in the Christmas flashback episode, and we see the start of their relationship’s breakdown.

Jacobs gained notoriety as the lead actor in Netflix series Transatlantic, Girls, Love, and Community. She is also Atom Eve’s voice in the cast of Invincible.

Donna: Jamie Lee Curtis

Donna, the formidable matriarch of the Berzatto family, is portrayed by Jamie Lee Curtis. We witness how her emotional abuse and drunkenness have affected her children differently in the flashback episode.

Curtis’s performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once earned her an Oscar in 2023. Her most well-known performances are from the Halloween horror film trilogy, as well as True Lies, Trading Places, and Freaky Friday.

Michael “Mikey” Berzatto: Jon Bernthal

In Episode 6 of The Bear Season 2, Jon Bernthal reprises his role as Mikey, sharing anecdotes that are “everyone’s heard a million times” before confronting Uncle Lee over dinner.

Bernthal is well-known for his roles as The Punisher, Frank Castle, and Shane on The Walking Dead. In addition, he starred in Baby Driver, Fury, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Bernthal will play the same character for Marvel in Daredevil: Born Again.

Chef Terry: Olivia Colman

Richie gains knowledge of manners and the principles of great dining at a three-star restaurant where Chef Terry, played by Olivia Colman, works as the head chef.

Oscar-winning actress Colman has acted in films such as The Favourite, Peep Show, Hot Fuzz, Heartstopper, and even had an appearance in the cast of Secret Invasion.

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