Apple TV+’s For All Mankind cast includes a strong ensemble of notable actors and actress, though there are some people viewers may not recognize. Inspired by historical events, the drama explores an alternate history and what might’ve happened if the real-life “space race” had gone differently.

For All Mankind mostly takes place during 1969 and 1970. The Apollo 11 mission goes as planned, but the Russians manage to send a female astronaut to the moon, which creates a whole new set of problems for America, and certainly for NASA. As a team of U.S. female trainees prep for a big mission, a tragedy forces everyone to reconsider what’s most important.

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For All Mankind features a DCEU star, along with numerous female TV veterans. In addition, various historical figures are part of the storyline, thus creating a unique blend of facts and fiction. Here’s a complete breakdown of Apple TV+’s For All Mankind cast.

For All Mankind’s Main Cast


Joel Kinnaman as Edward Baldwin: An astronaut who seeks redemption after making drunken and disparaging comments about NASA. Joel Kinnaman is known as Rick Flag in Suicide Squad. He’s also starred in The Killing, Altered Carbon, and Hanna.

Michael Dorman as Gordo Stevens: An astronaut who is married to an experienced pilot and NASA recruit. Michael Dorman is best known for portraying John Tavner in Patriot.

Sarah Jones as Tracy Stevens: Gordo’s wife, a pilot who’s recruited for NASA’s space race. Sarah Jones starred as Detective Rebecca Madsen in Alcatraz and Alison Kemp in The Path.

Wrenn Schmidt as Margo Madison: A NASA employee and long-time associate of controversial engineer Wernher von Braun. Wrenn Schmidt portrayed Kate in The Americans season 2 and Julia Sagorsky in Boardwalk Empire.

Shantel VanSanten as Karen Baldwin: Edward’s wife. Shantel VanSanten portrays Becca Butcher in The Boys, and previously starred on The Flash.

Nate Corddry as Larry Wilson: A NASA employee. Nate Corddry portrayed Detective Art Spencer in Mindhunter season 2.

Brian Stepanek as Shorty Powers: A NASA employee. Brian Stepanek portrayed Graham Kindell in Green Book and Mr. Givens in Young Sheldon.

For All Mankind’s Supporting Cast


Jodi Balfour as Ellen Waverly: A NASA trainee who comes from a wealthy airline family. Jodi Balfour portrayed Jackie Kennedy in The Crown season 2 and Lori in True Detective season 3.

Sonya Walger as Molly Cobb: A NASA trainee: Sonya Walger is known for Penny in Lost.

Krys Marshall as Danielle Poole: A NASA trainee. Krys Marshall portrayed Purity in Supergirl.

Cass Buggé as Patty Doyle: A NASA trainee and Molly’s competition. Cass Buggé has appeared in Disjointed, Disengaged, and The Brink.

Dave Power as Frank Sedgewick: An astronaut. Dave Power has appeared in The Good German and U-571.

Tracy Mulholland as Gloria Sedgewick: Frank’s wife. Tracy Mulholland is known for Megan in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Mason Thames as Danny Stevens: Gordo and Tracy’s son. For All Mankind is Mason Thames’ first big acting credit.

Tait Blum as Shane Baldwin: Ed and Karen’s son. Tait Blum played young Hank Hall in Titans.

Noah Harpster as Bill Strausser: NASA mission control member. Noah Harpster portrayed Francis in Transparent.

Olivia Trujillo as Aleida Rosales: Olivia Trujillo portrayed Arsinoe in Drunk History season 6.

Arturo Del Puerto as Octavio Rosales: Aleida’s father. She has appeared in The Flash and Fear the Walking Dead.

Historical Figures In For All Mankind


Deke Slayton Wernher von Braun

Chris Bauer as Deke Slayton: The Head of NASA’s astronaut office and ASCAN. Chris Bauer portrayed Frank Sobotka in The Wire.

Colm Feore as Wernher von Braun: A controversial engineer and former Nazi. Colm Feore portrayed King Laufey in Thor.

Eric Ladin as Gene Kranz: A NASA flight director. Eric Ladin portrayed Jamie Wright in The Killing.

Chris Agos as Buzz Aldrin: An Apollo 11 astronaut. Chris Agos starred in Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

Matt Battaglia as John Glenn: The first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Matt Battaglia starred in Thor.

Jeff Branson as Neil Armstrong: First man on the moon. Jeff Branson has appeared in Supergirl and Supernatural.

Dan Donohue as Thomas O. Paine: A NASA engineer. Dan Donohue starred in Longmire.

Ryan Kennedy as Michael Collins: An Apollo 11 astronaut. Ryan Kennedy appeared in Smallville.

Rebecca Wisocky as Marge Slayton: Deke’s wife. Rebecca Wisocky has appeared in The Mentalist and American Horror Story.

Steven Pritchard as Pete Conrad: An Apollo 12 astronaut. Steven Pritchard is known for Sympathy, 9-1-1, and Mercury Plains.

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