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On 24, main cast is a casting designation for actors who are contracted to appear in any episode of the season at the request of the producers. Main cast actors, despite being first-billed, rarely appear in all the episodes of a given season. Some appear in relatively few episodes (for example, Regina King appeared in only nine episodes).

Season 4 is the only season of 24 in which all of the main characters share scenes together.

The second actor credited in the opening of all episodes is always a woman. It is Leslie Hope in Season 1; Sarah Wynter in Season 2; Elisha Cuthbert in season 3; Kim Raver in Season 4; Kim Raver in 23 episodes of Season 5 and Mary Lynn Rajskub in the one episode of this season where Kim Raver did not appear; Mary Lynn Rajskub in Season 6; Cherry Jones in Redemption; either Mary Lynn Rajskub or Cherry Jones in Season 7; Mary Lynn Rajskub in Season 8; and Yvonne Strahovski in Live Another Day.

Overview Edit

     = Main cast seasons
     = "Special Guest" seasons
     = Recurring seasons
     = Supplementary feature only
✝ = Character deceased

Appearances
Actor/actress Character S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6 R S7 S8 S9 L Total
Kiefer Sutherland Jack Bauer 24 24 24 24[1] 24[2] 24[3] 1 24 24 12 205
Leslie Hope Teri Bauer 24 24
Sarah Clarke Nina Myers 24 6 6 36
Elisha Cuthbert Kim Bauer 24 22 24 2 5 2 79
Dennis Haysbert David Palmer 24 24 24 6 2 80
Penny Johnson Jerald Sherry Palmer 22 13 10 45
Carlos Bernard Tony Almeida 23 24 24 18 6 20 [4] - 115
Xander Berkeley George Mason 12 15 [4][5] 27
Eric Balfour Milo Pressman 8 20 28
Sarah Wynter Kate Warner 24 1 25
Reiko Aylesworth Michelle Dessler 24 24 13 1 62
James Badge Dale Chase Edmunds 24 24
DB Woodside Wayne Palmer 24 8 17 49
Mary Lynn Rajskub Chloe O'Brian 24 16 24[2] 24 13 24[6] 12 137
Kim Raver Audrey Boudreau 24[1] 23 5 12 64
Alberta Watson Erin Driscoll 12[1] 12
Lana Parrilla Sarah Gavin 12[7] 12
Roger Cross Curtis Manning 22[7] 19 4 45
William Devane James Heller 15 3 2 12 32
Louis Lombardi Edgar Stiles 24 13 37
James Morrison Bill Buchanan 10 23 21 10 64
Gregory Itzin Charles Logan 9 23 4 8 45
Jean Smart Martha Logan 23 1 24
Jayne Atkinson Karen Hayes 12 18 30
Carlo Rota Morris O'Brian 2 24 3 [6] 29
Peter MacNicol Tom Lennox 24 1 25
Marisol Nichols Nadia Yassir 24 24
Regina King Sandra Palmer 9 9
Bob Gunton Ethan Kanin 3 1 18 10 32
Cherry Jones Allison Taylor 1 23 20 44
Colm Feore Henry Taylor 1 12 13
Annie Wersching Renee Walker 24 13 37
Jeffrey Nordling Larry Moss 19 19
Rhys Coiro Sean Hillinger 10 10
Janeane Garofalo Janis Gold 21 21
Anil Kapoor Omar Hassan 15 15
Mykelti Williamson Brian Hastings 17 17
Katee Sackhoff Dana Walsh 20 20
Chris Diamantopoulos Rob Weiss 12 12
John Boyd Arlo Glass 24 24
Freddie Prinze Jr. Cole Ortiz 24 24
Yvonne Strahovski Kate Morgan 12 12
Tate Donovan Mark Boudreau 12 12
Gbenga Akinnagbe Erik Ritter 11 11
Giles Matthey Jordan Reed 9 9
Michael Wincott Adrian Cross 10 10
Benjamin Bratt Steve Navarro 10 10
Corey Hawkins Eric Carter - -
Miranda Otto Rebecca Ingram - -
Jimmy Smits John Donovan - -
Teddy Sears Keith Mullins - -
Dan Bucatinsky Andy Shalowitz - -
Anna Diop Nicole Carter - -
Ashley Thomas Isaac Carter - -
Charlie Hofheimer Ben Grimes - -
Coral Peña Mariana Stiles - -
Sheila Vand Nilaa Mizrani - -
Veronica Cartwright Margaret Donovan - -
Raphael Acloque Jadalla Bin-Khalid - -

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Appears in the Season 4 Prequel
  2. 2.0 2.1 Appears in the Season 5 Prequel
  3. Appears in the Season 6 Prequel and 24: Day 6 Debrief
  4. 4.0 4.1 Appears in 24: Solitary
  5. As the voice of Vanessa Diaz's handler
  6. 6.0 6.1 Appears in "Chloe's Arrest"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Upgraded from guest star mid-season

Season 1 Edit

Main article: Season 1
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Leslie Hope as Teri Bauer
  3. Sarah Clarke as Nina Myers
  4. Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer
  5. and Dennis Haysbert as Senator David Palmer

Season 2 Edit

Main article: Season 2
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Sarah Wynter as Kate Warner
  3. Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer (22 episodes)
  4. Xander Berkeley as George Mason (15 episodes)
  5. Penny Johnson Jerald as Sherry Palmer (13 episodes)
  6. Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
  7. and Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer

Season 3 Edit

Main article: Season 3
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer
  3. Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
  4. Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler
  5. James Badge Dale as Chase Edmunds
  6. and Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer

Season 4 Edit

Main article: Season 4
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Kim Raver as Audrey Raines
  3. Alberta Watson as Erin Driscoll (12 episodes)
  4. Lana Parrilla as Sarah Gavin (6 episodes)*
  5. Roger Cross as Curtis Manning (9 episodes)**
  6. and William Devane as Secretary of Defense James Heller (15 episodes)

* — 12 episodes total; added to main cast in "1:00pm-2:00pm"
** — 22 episodes total; added to main cast in "8:00pm-9:00pm"

Season 5 Edit

Main article: Season 5
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Kim Raver as Audrey Raines (23 episodes)
  3. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
  4. Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida (6 episodes)
  5. Gregory Itzin as President Charles Logan (23 episodes)
  6. James Morrison as Bill Buchanan (23 episodes)
  7. Roger Cross as Curtis Manning (19 episodes)
  8. Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles (13 episodes)
  9. and Jean Smart as First Lady Martha Logan (23 episodes)

Season 6 Edit

Main article: Season 6
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
  3. DB Woodside as President Wayne Palmer (17 episodes)
  4. James Morrison as Bill Buchanan (21 episodes)
  5. Peter MacNicol as Tom Lennox
  6. Jayne Atkinson as Karen Hayes (18 episodes)
  7. Carlo Rota as Morris O'Brian
  8. Eric Balfour as Milo Pressman (19 episodes)
  9. Marisol Nichols as Nadia Yassir
  10. and Regina King as Sandra Palmer (9 episodes)

Redemption Edit

Main article: 24: Redemption
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Cherry Jones as President-Elect Allison Taylor
  3. Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin
  4. Colm Feore as Henry Taylor

Season 7 Edit

Main article: Season 7
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian (13 episodes)
  3. Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor (23 episodes)
  4. James Morrison as Bill Buchanan (10 episodes)
  5. Annie Wersching as Renee Walker
  6. Colm Feore as First Gentleman Henry Taylor (12 episodes)
  7. Bob Gunton as Ethan Kanin (18 episodes)
  8. Jeffrey Nordling as Larry Moss (19 episodes)
  9. Rhys Coiro as Sean Hillinger (10 episodes)
  10. with Janeane Garofalo as Janis Gold (21 episodes)
  11. and Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida (20 episodes)

Season 8 Edit

Main article: Season 8
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
  3. Anil Kapoor as President Omar Hassan (15 episodes)
  4. Annie Wersching as Renee Walker (13 episodes)
  5. Mykelti Williamson as Brian Hastings (17 episodes)
  6. Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh (20 episodes)
  7. Chris Diamantopoulos as Rob Weiss (12 episodes)
  8. John Boyd as Arlo Glass
  9. with Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz
  10. and Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor (20 episodes)

Live Another Day Edit

Main article: 24: Live Another Day
  1. Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
  2. Yvonne Strahovski as Kate Morgan
  3. Tate Donovan as Mark Boudreau
  4. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
  5. William Devane as President James Heller
  6. Gbenga Akinnagbe as Erik Ritter (11 episodes)
  7. Giles Matthey as Jordan Reed (9 episodes)
  8. Michael Wincott as Adrian Cross (10 episodes)
  9. with Benjamin Bratt as Steve Navarro (10 episodes)
  10. and Kim Raver as Audrey Boudreau

Legacy Edit

Main article: 24: Legacy
  1. Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter
  2. Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram
  3. Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan
  4. Teddy Sears as Keith Mullins
  5. Dan Bucatinsky as Andy Shalowitz
  6. Anna Diop as Nicole Carter
  7. Ashley Thomas as Isaac Carter
  8. Charlie Hofheimer as Ben Grimes
  9. Coral Peña as Mariana Stiles
  10. Sheila Vand as Nilaa Mizrani
  11. Veronica Cartwright as Margaret Donovan
  12. Raphael Acloque as Jadalla Bin-Khalid

Background information and notes Edit

  • Season 1 has the smallest main cast, with five people, while Season 7 has the largest main cast, with eleven people.
  • Seasons 1 and 3 are the only seasons in each main cast member appears in all 24 episodes.
  • Seasons 3 and 4 are the only seasons where no main cast members are killed.
  • Season 4 is the only season in which guest stars are upgraded to main cast status partway through. After making six guest appearances, Lana Parrilla was upgraded in episode seven but exited the show in episode 13. After making 13 guest appearances, Roger Cross was upgraded in episode 14 (to "replace" Lana) and remained in the main cast through Season 5.
  • Season 4 is the only season to not have an official cast photo of the main cast and omit main cast members from individual promotional photos, as only Kiefer Sutherland and Kim Raver receive them. Ironically, special guest stars Carlos Bernard and Reiko Aylesworth are featured.
  • 24: The Official Companion: Seasons 1 & 2 lists Penny Johnson Jerald and Carlos Bernard under the heading "Regular Cast" alongside the main cast for Season 1.
  • 24: The Official Companion: Seasons 3 & 4 lists Mary Lynn Rajskub under the heading "Regular Cast" alongside the main cast for Season 4.
  • Jeffrey Nordling, Rhys Coiro (for Season 7) and John Boyd (for Season 8) were conspicuously digitally removed from the full cast photos featured on the backs of the DVD and Blu-ray cases. The three are the last billed regulars in credits order in their respective seasons (with the exception of the special "with" and "and" credited actors).
  • Beginning with Season 5, the backs of the DVD and Blu-ray cases list the members of the main cast, but only Season 5 has the correct information regarding the regulars. Season 6 lists Roger Cross as a member of the main cast but does not list Carlo Rota, Eric Balfour, or Marisol Nichols; Season 7 lists Jon Voight as a main cast member but does not list James Morrison, Colm Feore, Bob Gunton, Jeffrey Nordling, or Rhys Coiro; and Season 8 does not list Chris Diamantopoulos or John Boyd. Like the above note, the uncredited cast members are the last ones billed excluding the "with" and "and" credits. The sole exception to this is James Morrison, who was billed in between Cherry Jones and Annie Wersching for Season 7 but still was oddly left uncredited.

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