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The Big C Cast List

Updated October 13, 2018 6.9k views14 items
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The Big C cast list, including photos of the actors when available. This list includes all of the The Big C main actors and actresses, so if they are an integral part of the show you'll find them below. You can various bits of trivia about these The Big C stars, such as where the actor was born and what their year of birth is. This cast list of actors from The Big C focuses primarily on the main characters, but there may be a few actors who played smaller roles on The Big C that are on here as well.

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    Alan Alda

    M*A*S*H, The West Wing
    Alan Alda (born January 28, 1936) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian and author. A six-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he played Hawkeye Pierce in the war...  more
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    Brian Cox

    The Big C, A Touch of Cloth
    Brian Denis Cox (born 1 June 1946) is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he gained recognition for his portrayal of King Lear. Cox is also known for appearing in...  more
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    Cynthia Nixon

    Sex and the City, The Big C
    Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actor and activist. For her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998–2004), Nixon won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award...  more
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    Hugh Dancy

    Hannibal, The Big C
    Hugh Michael Horace Dancy (born 19 June 1975) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as criminal profiler Will Graham in the NBC television series Hannibal (2013–2015), as Thomas...  more
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    Idris Elba

    The Wire, Luther
    Idrissa Akuna Elba (; born 6 September 1972) is an English actor, writer, producer, musician, DJ, rapper, and singer. He is known for roles including Stringer Bell in the HBO series The Wire, DCI...  more
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    John Benjamin Hickey

    The Big C, Manhattan
    John Benjamin Hickey (born June 25, 1963) is an American actor with a career in stage, film and television. He won the 2011 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play for his...  more
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    Laura Linney

    John Adams, The Big C
    Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards, and has been...  more
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    Liam Neeson

    Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Big C
    Liam John Neeson (born 7 June 1952) is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a...  more
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    Oliver Platt

    Bored to Death, The Big C
    Oliver James Platt (born January 12, 1960) is a Canadian–American actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as well as Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. ...  more
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    Phyllis Jeanne Somerville (born December 12, 1943) is an American stage, film and television actress known for her work in The Big C, Little Children, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. ...  more
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    Reid Scott

    Veep, The Big C
    Reid Scott (born Reid Scott Weiner; November 19, 1977) is an American actor. He is best known for his starring role as Brendan "Brando" Dorff in the TBS comedy series My Boys (2006–2010) and Deputy...  more
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    Gabourey Sidibe

    Empire, The Big C
    Gabourey Sidibe ( GAB-ə-ray SID-i-bay; born May 6, 1983) is an American actress. Sidibe made her acting debut in the 2009 film Precious, a role that earned her the Independent Spirit Award for Best...  more
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    Simon Kassianides is an English actor, film director, producer and screenwriter....  more
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    Gabriel Basso

    The Big C
    Louis Gabriel Basso III (born December 11, 1994) is an American actor, known for his roles in the Showtime series The Big C, the 2011 science fiction film Super 8, and the 2013 comedy-drama The Kings...  more