Taking the reins from Chuck Norris’ Texas Ranger Cordell Walker, Jared Padalecki directs the reboot series of Walker in the titular role. Mainstream viewers will of course remember Padalecki from Supernatural in which he plays the lead Sam Winchester.
In addition to the Supernatural star, Walker’s cast also includes newcomers and more seasoned characters. The entire ensemble has had a multi-genre filmography, including popular series like Pretty Little Liars and The X-Files, as well as more niche films like Election and Cloverfield.
Jared Padalecki – Supernatural (2005-2020)
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Jared Padalecki, who plays the lead role of Walker, rose to fame with Supernatural, the 15-season show that dealt with two brothers who encounter all sorts of demons, ghosts, ghouls, and other types of supernatural beings. But as their paranormal adventures continue, the Winchester brothers must also deal with the burden of their family as ghost hunters.
Alongside Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester respectively, Padalecki also appeared in Gilmore Girls and 2000s horror films such as House of Wax and Friday the 13th, but Supernatural remains his screen credit, most popular with Walker .
Lindsey Morgan – The 100 (2014-2020)
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Cordwell’s new partner in the Texas Rangers is Micki Ramirez, played by Lindsey Morgan. The Georgia-born actress was previously known for her role as mechanic Raven Reyes in the Netflix sci-fi series The 100.
Set one hundred years after the destruction of Earth, The 100 finds the titular group of juvenile delinquents loose in the dystopian remnants of the planet. Their goal is to understand the habitability of the world, but greater conspiracies are uncovered as they come into contact with the descendants of the survivors left behind. Ramirez’s mechanic works on the Ark, the orbiting spacecraft that housed those who managed to leave the planet. But his fearless and rather reckless attitude leads her to return to Earth and explore deeper truths.
Molly Hagan – Election (1999)
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Back home in Texas, Cordwell Walker not only has to take care of his children, but also his mother, played by Molly Hagan, an actress who has appeared in several leading roles in film and television.
She also starred opposite Matthew Broderick in Alexander Payne’s cult satire Election. As the title suggests, the 1999 comedy deals with a high school student body election gone awry as Broderick’s social studies teacher deliberately sabotages the campaign of a student he despises. While backing a rival candidate, chaos ensues with dark and hilarious results. Hagan plays Diane McCallister, the wife of Broderick’s character whose marriage suffers from the disastrous aftermath of the election.
Keegan Allen – Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017)
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Keegan Alley appears as Liam Walker, the protagonist’s brother who also serves the law, albeit in a different role as the city’s assistant district attorney. Pretty Little Liars fans will remember Allen for his starring role as Toby Cavanaugh, the love interest of series lead Spencer Hastings.
The dramatic thriller is about Spencer’s clique who encounter a mysterious character who threatens to expose their deepest and darkest secrets after one of their members goes missing. The popularity of the series has spawned its own franchise with two spin-offs and a spiritual sequel.
Violet Brinson – Sharp Objects (2018)
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One of Cordell’s two children is 16-year-old daughter Stella Walker, played by former Sharp Objects student Violet Brinson.
Based on Gillian Flynn’s psychological thriller novel of the same name, the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects is about crime-traumatized journalist Camille (Amy Adams) who returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls while dealing with her own inner demons. Camille has her fair share of family drama with her stepsister Amma (Eliza Scanlen). In this context, Brinson introduces herself as one of Amma’s best friends, Kelsey. She not only appears as Kelsey in eight episodes, but she also contributes to the series soundtrack in two episodes.
Kale Culley – Henry Danger (2014-2020)
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The youngest member of the Walker family is Cordell’s 14-year-old son Auggie Walker, a role played by newcomer Kale Culley. Culley has had small parts in shows like Fresh Off The Boat and Black-ish, he has also appeared as the younger version of the superhuman Ray Manchester AKA Captain Man in the satirical superhero series Henry Danger.
The Nickelodeon Original Series chronicles the day-to-day adventures and misadventures of Henry Danger, a 13-year-old teenager who becomes Captain Man’s sidekick. In the two episodes in which Culley appears, he becomes part of Captain Man’s origin story as a child who rides a skateboard inside a machine that gives him the power of indestructibility.
Coby Bell – The Talented (2017-2019)
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Cordell’s former partner Larry James eventually becomes his senior, sharing an unpredictable relationship with him. Coby Bell, who plays Larry, has been a cast member on shows like Lucifer, Archer, and The Gifted.
The latter is a show set in the X-Men film universe, revolving around a group of young mutants who survive in a dystopian future where their species is outlawed by the government. Bell’s antagonist, Jace Turner, a sentinel agent bound by a duty to arrest and revoke the rights of all mutants, regardless of age, is thrown into the fray.
Jeff Stone – Shameless (2011-2021)
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When it comes to the love life of Cordell’s assistant Micki Ramirez, Jeff Piere appears as her boyfriend, an Army medic named Trey. Pierre has already been seen in a few episodes of Shameless, the American remake of the British dark comedy of the same name.
Starring William H. Macy as the drug-drinking patriarch of an unstable family, Shameless chronicles the ups and downs of a ragtag group of dysfunctional adults. Also in Shameless, Pierre appears as the boyfriend of an important character, as she shares a romantic relationship with Ian, the third eldest son of the family.
Mitch Pileggi – The X Files (1993-2018)
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Liam and Cordell’s father Bonham Walker has a limited but full-length role on the show with The X-Files actor Mitch Pileggi in the role.
Pileggi’s Walter Skinner is the real titular office supervisor of The X-Files that delves into supernatural phenomena across America. Though he initially rejects the team’s beliefs about extraterrestrial cases, he continues to green light the investigation into such unexplained cases. A recurring character in the first eight seasons, Skinner becomes a main character in the next three seasons.
Odette Annable – Cloverfield (2008)
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Whenever Cordell and his peers have moments of introspection, they meet at the town bar run by Cordell’s friend Geri, played by Odette Annable.
Though she’s a regular face on shows like Supergirl, Banshee, and House, Annable’s film career includes the 2008 found horror Cloverfield. The film that brought director Matt Reeves mainstream fame is about a monstrous attack that takes place after a farewell party in New York City. Annable plays one of the partygoers who transforms into a survivor of the unexpected alien invasion.