You Can See The Space Force Cast’s Star Power From Outer Space

Space Force reunites two legends from The Office. Steve Carell (who played Michael Scott) co-created the series with Office showrunner Greg Daniels. It's a parody of the very real new branch of the military, Space Force, that's dedicated to getting "boots on the moon" by 2024. The workplace comedy is not The Office 2.0, but what it lacks in some areas it makes up for with sheer star power. The Space Force cast is filled with A-list talent.

Some of the series stars are huge names but appear in small roles, because there are just so many characters helping run Space Force and the military arm that it's under. But even though it's packed with longtime actors, the show also features some up-and-coming stars in major roles. Mark Naird's (Carell) daughter is played by an actor who's only been in the professional acting game since 2018.


The end result is an ensemble comedy helmed by Carell, who manages to overshadow even power players like Friends' Lisa Kudrow and Parks and Rec star Ben Schwartz. When there's that much talent in the room, someone's always going to cast a shadow.

Here are all the famous faces fans will see in the 10-episode first season.

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General Mark Naird (Played By Steve Carell)

Who Is Mark Naird?
The newly appointed head of Space Force, the military's branch for outer space issues. He's a little bit Michael Scott, a whole lot of stubborn, and pretty funny to watch.

Where You've Seen Carell
In The Office, obviously. But Carell's had an illustrious career with projects like The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman, Despicable Me, and The Morning Show under his belt. He also co-created Space Force.
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Dr. Adrian Mallory (Played By John Malkovich)

Who Is Dr. Adrian Mallory?
Naird's right hand man and lead scientist, Mallory is often the voice of reason. He has pure ambitions for wanting to explore space, but he's been tied up in military bureaucracy for far too long.

Where You've Seen Malkovich
The Oscar-nominated actor is known for the trippy drama Being John Malkovich and has recently appeared in shows like Billions and The New Pope and movies like Bird Box and Deepwater Horizon.
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F. Tony Scarapiducci (Played By Ben Schwartz)

Who Is Tony?
The millennial Space Force social media manager just wants to make this new military branch go viral. He's basically a slightly more put together Jean-Ralphio from Parks and Rec.

Where You've Seen Schwartz
Probably as Jean-Ralphio in Parks and Recreation, but he's also voiced a lot of characters in hit shows like Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DuckTales, Bob's Burgers, and BoJack Horseman. He also voiced the titular Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog.
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Erin Naird (Played By Diana Silvers)

Who Is Erin?
Mark Naird's teenage daughter was uprooted from her life in D.C. to move to Colorado for her dad's new job. With her mom is in prison and her dad busy all the time, Erin feels totally out of place.

Where You've Seen Silvers
She's relatively new to the acting world, but her credits are already impressive. She's been in Hulu's Into the Dark, played Hope in Booksmart, and portrayed Maggie in the Octavia Spencer film Ma.
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Mark's Wife Maggie Naird (Played By Lisa Kudrow)

Who Is Maggie Naird?
Mark's wife was faithfully by his side when he first got appointed to the Space Force. But sometime between that and moving to Colorado, she got charged with a major crime that landed her in prison for 40-60 years.

Where You've Seen Kudrow
Her most famous role is as Phoebe on Friends, but Kudrow has also been in Booksmart, Grace and Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Scandal, and more since leaving Friends behind.
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Captain Angela Ali (Played By Tawny Newsome)

Who Is Captain Angela Ali?
At the outset of the show, Angela is a helicopter pilot for the Space Force. But she has loftier dreams of manning the mission to the moon.

Where You've Seen Newsome
In addition to her acting work in projects like Brockmire and Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, the comedian is also co-host of the podcast Yo, Is This Racist? and a singer in the band Four Lost Souls.
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Dr. Chan Kaifang (Played By Jimmy O. Yang)

Who Is Dr. Chan?
He serves as number two to head scientist Dr. Mallory. He also develops what seems to be a little crush on Angela Ali as the series develops.

Where You've Seen Yang
One of the comedian and actor's best known roles is Jian Yang from Silicon Valley, but he's also appeared in Crazy Rich Asians, Fantasy Island, Fresh Off the Boat, and Like a Boss.
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General Brad Gregory (Played By Don Lake)

Who Is Brad Gregory?
The one-star General is Naird's assistant. He means well, but he's a little bumbling, further adding to the chaos of the budding Space Force department.

Where You've Seen Lake
Lake has been acting since the '80s and has a ton of credits to his name. He co-created the show Life with Bonnie starring Bonnie Hunt, voiced characters in Zootopia and Pepper Ann, and has had small roles on major shows like How I Met Your Mother, Psych, The Resident, and more. He also had a recurring part on Pup Academy.
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Yuri "Bobby" Telatovich (Played By Alex Sparrow)

Who Is Yuri aka Bobby?
Yuri, who prefers to go by Bobby, works at Space Force, but it's strongly believed by many that he's a Russian spy planted at the department. He also has a thing for Naird's daughter.

Where You've Seen Sparrow
The Russian actor has only recently switched from doing mostly Russian projects to appearing in American films and show. He's been in UnREAL, The Vatican Tapes, and The Body Tree. He's also a singer who performed for Russia in the 2011 Eurovision singing competition.
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Kelly King (Played by Jessica St. Clair)

Who Is Kelly?
A contractor at Space Force, she and Naird develop feelings for one another that are complicated by Naird's wife being in prison.

Where You've Seen St. Clair
She played the bridal shop attendant Whitney whose store gets decimated in Bridesmaids. She's also been in series like Veep, American Housewife, and the two shows she created: Playing House and Best Friends Forever.
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Duncan Tabner (Played By Spencer House)

Who Is Duncan Tabner?
A young Space Force recruit, he takes the rules seriously and he also develops a crush on General Naird's daughter.

Where You've Seen House
Space Force isn't House's first Netflix series. He previously played Clark on The Society and will play Luke Creswell in the upcoming Netflix show Teenage Bounty Hunters.
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Fred Naird (Played By Fred Willard)

Who Is Fred Naird
Mark's father isn't all there these days, adding extra stress to Mark's life.

Where You've Seen Willard
Tragically, Willard passed away this year, with Space Force as his final televised role. Before his death, he had been in so many projects from guesting on The Bachelor to playing Frank Dunphy on Modern Family to portraying Captain Thomas Woods in a 1978 movie also called Space Force.
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General Kick Grabaston (Played By Noah Emmerich)

Who Is Kick Grabaston?
The Air Force general believes that Space Force should be part of his department. As such, he constantly clashes with Naird.

Where You've Seen Emmerich
Most notably he played Stan Beeman on The Americans but he's also been in Netflix's The Spy, White Collar, and The Truman Show, among others.
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Joint Chief of the Navy (Played By Jane Lynch)

Who Is The Joint Chief of the Navy?
This character is never given a name, but she's at the top of her field in the Navy and refuses to take any guff.

Where You've Seen Lynch
One of the actor's most notable roles was as Sue Sylvester on Glee, but Lynch has also been in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Criminal Minds, and The L Word and voiced characters in UglyDolls, Phineas and Ferb, and Wreck-It Ralph.
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Army Chief of Staff (Played By Diedrich Bader)

Who Is The Army Chief of Staff
This character sits at roundtables with the other military chiefs and makes his opinions about Space Force known.

Where You've Seen Bader
This longtime actor played dojo owner Rex in Napoleon Dynamite and Bill Erickson in Veep, but he's mostly known for his voice acting. You can hear him in BoJack Horseman, Ultimate Spider-Man, Phineas and Ferb, and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.
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John Blandsmith (Played By Dan Bakkedahl)

Who Is John Blandsmith
The secretary of defence oversees all the military branches and barks orders to the generals. He makes a questionable call at one point in Space Force that could have massive ramifications for a possible second season.

Where You've Seen Bakkedahl
Like Bader, Dan Bakkedahl was also in Veep. He played Roger Furlong. The actor has also appeared in The Goldbergs, Life in Pieces, The Mindy Project, and more.
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General Dabney Stramm, (Played By Patrick Warburton)

Who Is General Dabney Stramm?
Another roundtable leader, he commands the Marine Corps.

Where You've Seen Warburton
Possibly in the safety video on the Soarin' ride in Disney's California Adventure. He also played Lemony Snicket in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Jeff in Rules of Engagement, and voiced Kronk in The Emporer's New Groove and Joe Swanson in Family Guy.
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Eddie (Played By Chris Gethard)

Who Is Eddie?
A nervous contractor at Space Force, he suddenly gets drafted to be on the manned mission to the moon.

Where You've Seen Gethard
As the host of The Chris Gethard Show or as Todd in Broad City or as Dwight's friend Trevor in The Office.
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Pella Bhat (Played By Aparna Nancherla)

Who Is Pella Bhat?
Another rocketship draftee, she is woefully underprepared to be an astronaut and even accidentally brings her pet bird into space.

Where You've Seen Nancherla
She's a standup comedian, but she also acts, having appeared in Crashing, Master of None, and Corporate. She also voiced Hollyhock in BoJack Horseman.
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Edison Jaymes (Played By Kaitlin Olson)

Who Is Edison Jaymes?
Designed to be a sort of Elon Musk character, Edison Jaymes comes to Space Force claiming to have designed the world's best rocket fuel. Only she's a big phony and her fuel is dangerous to use.

Where You've Seen Olson
She's probably best known for playing Dee Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but she's also appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Mick, and she voiced Dory's whale shark friend Destiny in Finding Dory.
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Congresswoman Anabela Ysidro-Campos (Played By Ginger Gonzaga)

Who Is Congresswoman Anabela Ysidro-Campos?
This character is very clearly based on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In Space Force, Ysidro-Campos takes Naird to task for his high spending when so many of her constituents are struggling.

Where You've Seen Gonzaga
She's had recurring roles on a ton of TV shows like TBS' Wrecked, and Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here and Kidding. She also played Christy on HBO's Togetherness.
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