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Every Side Character & Sly Cameo In The Mandalorian Season 2… So Far

Warning: This story contains massive spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2. 

There were so many things to love about the first season of The Mandalorian — and I’m not just talking about the Child. One of the perpetual joys of the inaugural season of Disney+’s flagship series was finding out which random celebrity made a Mandalorian cameo week in and week out. From Amy Sedaris as a mechanic turned fierce Baby Yoda babysitter to Jason Sudeikis becoming an enemy of the internet for hitting Baby Yoda, to the creator of the show, Jon Favreau, showing up as a Mandalorian warrior, familiar faces (and voices) were everywhere. There’s no confirmation of just how often we can expect such delights in The Mandalorian season 2, but the trailer offered a few clear confirmations and there have been strong (though unconfirmed) rumblings of others on the way. 


Fans are largely considering the rumors that Rosario Dawson may play The Clone Wars’ and Star Wars Rebels’ Ahsoka Tano in her live action debut; and they’re just as convinced that a certain prequel trilogy star is playing a guy who once wore his Mandalorian armor directly into a Sarlacc pit. The “Boba Fett lives” discourse is strong with this fandom. Undoubtedly though, some of these theories will turn out to be wrong, and there will be more than a few surprises throughout the second showing — this is the way. 

So each week, we will update you on the latest cameos and voices — including the ones that might have flown under your radar — here’s everyone who’s confirmed and rumored to be in The Mandalorian season 2... so far.

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Timothy Olyphant Plays Cobb Vanth

Who he’s rumored to play: Cobb Vanth is from Chuck Wendig’s Star Wars books. If you don’t already know much about the character, his appearance is quite a surprise, because he’s donning Boba Fett’s armor. The outlaw protector of a one-road town deep in the desert definitely upped the Space Western vibes of The Mandalorian and gave the guy who starred as a gunslinger on Deadwood for three seasons (and a movie!) and Justified for six seasons a way to get back in the saddle.

What he does when he’s not in a galaxy far, far away: Olyphant is best known for his work on both Western-themed series, but most recently had a recurring role on the gone-too-soon Netflix series The Santa Clarita Diet, and popped up as himself in the final season of The Good Place. 

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John Leguizamo Plays Gor Kesh

Who he plays: The first new character we meet in season 2 is Leguizamo’s Gor Kesh. You’d be forgiven for not immediately clocking the actor’s appearance though. He shows up when Mando visits a fighting ring in which two Gamorreans (also known as those green pig monsters from Jabba’s Palace) are going at it, and oh yes, Gor Kesh is a green cyclops and looks nothing like Leguizamo. And The Mandalorian tradition of sneaky cameos (looking at you, Nick Nolte) continues. 

What he does when he’s not in a galaxy far, far away: The beloved actor is known for too many roles to count, but you’ve definitely seen him in Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet. Most recently, he had a role in the critically acclaimed miniseries When They See Us.

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Temuera Morrison Plays Either Boba Fett Or A Clone

Who he appears to play: Here’s the thing. Temuera Morrison appearing at the end of The Mandalorian season 2 premiere can only mean two things: He is Boba Fett, somehow miraculously alive after falling into the Sarlacc Pit at the start of Return Of The Jedi. Or he is one of the many clones made from Boba’s DNA back in the prequels (this theory has some kinks because of clones’ rapid aging and many of them would be well over 70 now, but our vision of Morrison was quite obscured). Some have speculated that perhaps Morrison is playing Captain Rex, a pal of Ahsoka’s in Clone Wars and Rebels. That would be quite a misdirect, and it would upset legions of Boba Fett stans, but it also kind of tracks: Ahsoka is rumored to be in this season and both series that featured Captain Rex were created and run by The Mandalorian writer and executive producer Dave Filoni. 

What he does when he’s not in a galaxy far, far away: The New Zealander is best known for playing Boba Fett and his father Jango Fett (Boba is a clone of his pops), but recently he also played Jason Momoa’s father in Aquaman

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Amy Sedaris Plays Peli Motto

Who she plays: Peli is the odd mechanic who helps Mando out by babysitting The Child in season 1 of The Mandalorian. And surprise! She returns in season 2 to help him out again, but this time she gets less facetime with the kiddo.

What she does when she's not in a galaxy far, far away: The actor and writer is best known for her cult series Strangers with Candy, but more recently, she's starred in a cooking show parody series called At Home With Amy Sedaris.
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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee plays a New Republic X-Wing Pilot

Who he plays: If you've seen the second episode of season 2, you know he's the reason that Mando and the Child made it out alive after the giant spider attack. He's the x-wing pilot who helped them and was willing to look the other way on Mando's suspicious activity.

What he does when he's not in a galaxy far far away:
Lee is best known for his starring role on Kim's Convenience, but he's also a massive Star Wars fan. He's even been known to 3D print his own blasters from time to time.
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Dave Filoni plays A New Republic X-Wing Pilot

Who he plays: The Mandalorian writer, director, and executive producer returns to the small screen to play an x-wing pilot once more (he could be spotted doing the same in season 1's sixth episode). Because he's not really the acting type, Filoni let his partner, Lee, do most of the talking.

What he does when he's not in a galaxy far, far away: Uh, Filoni is always in a galaxy far, far away. Among fans, he's known as George Lucas' protege, having created and run two beloved Star Wars series: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. This guy is Star Wars.
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Misty Rosas plays the Frog Lady

Who she plays: The passenger that Dyn is tasked with transporting across the galaxy in season 2 episode 2 — and the woman who thankfully didn't notice how many of her eggs were eaten by The Child.

What she does when she's not in a galaxy far, far away: Before we leave the Star Wars universe, it should be noted that Rosas was the onscreen stunt performer behind Kuiil, Mando's pal who was voiced by Nick Nolte. She is best known for her stunts, including her work in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Richard Ayoade voices the Destroyed Droid on the Razor Crest

Who he plays: Technically, Ayoade was the voice of the frog woman that Dyn is shepherding through the galaxy, because she uses an old droid carcass and its universal translator to communicate. However, this droid did appear last season, as an actual autonomous droid in the heist episode... before Mando shot him and stuffed his bits in an overhead bin.

What he does when he's not in a galaxy far, far away: Ayoade is probably best known for his role in The IT Crowd, alongside Chris O'Dowd and Great British Baking Show host Noel Fielding. However, beyond that sitcom and voicework, Ayoade is also a writer/director, known for his film Submarine. He also directed a few Vampire Weekend music videos.

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Katee Sackhoff plays Mandalorian warrior Bo-Katan Kryze

Who she plays: Bo-Katan, besides being the person to inform Din that Mandalorians don't actually have to keep their faces hidden, is a major figure from the animated Star Wars series The Clone Wars and Rebels. Most importantly, she was the last Mandalorian to wield the darksaber, which Moff Gideon has since stolen.
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Sasha Banks a Mandalorian resistance fighter, Koska Reeves

Who she plays: Originally, she appeared in the Mandalorian trailer wearing a black cloak, so some theorized that she may be a force sensitive character or Sabine Wren from the series Star Wars Rebels. Turns out, she was a Mandalorian fighting alongside Bo-Katan.

What she does when she’s not in a galaxy far, far away: Banks is a WWE star, and while she’s done voiceover work for wrestling video games, this is her first major acting role.
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Horatio Sanz Plays Mythrol

Who he plays: A blue-faced creature who Mando (Pedro Pascal) captured in the opening scene of the series premiere. His time on the series appeared to end quickly after a failed escape got him frozen in carbonite. He was finally seen in The Mandalorian season 2 episode 4, where he seemed to potentially be part of the reason Mando is being tracked by Moff Gideon.

What he does when he’s not in a galaxy far, far away: The former SNL star can be seen on Showtime’s Black Monday, and he recently had roles on GLOW and Love. 

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Rosario Dawson: Unconfirmed

Who she’s rumored to play: Ahsoka Tano from the animated series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels is a jedi and Anakin Skywalker’s (aka Darth Vader) former apprentice or padawan. If she does show up on The Mandalorian, it would be huge for die-hard fans.

What she does when she’s not in a galaxy far, far away: Dawson is a major name, but most recently she appeared on Jane The Virgin, Zombieland: Double Tap, and Jay & Silent Bob: The Reboot. 

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