Full Cast of 'Transformers: Rise of the Beasts': Every Actor & Character

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Posted:
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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts features a stacked cast of humans, Autobots, Maximals, Terrorcons, and a dangerous new villain.

The seventh installment of the Transformers franchise acts as a sequel to 2018's Bumblebee starring Hailee Steinfeld and John Cena. Despite a past rumor noted that the movie is a "mess," the anticipation is still high for the movie. 

Rise of the Beasts mainly revolves around the war between factions of shape-shifting machines anchored by strong performances of its human characters. 

Who Is the Cast of Transformers: Rise of the Beasts?

1.) Anthony Ramos - Noah Diaz

Anthony Ramos, Noah Diaz, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Anthony Ramos

Anthony Ramos plays Noah Diaz, an ex-military electronics expert in 1994 Brooklyn who accidentally becomes involved in the ancient conflict between the Autobots and the Terrorcons. In the movie, the character is an ally of both the Autobots and the Maximals, robots that turn into robotic animals. 

Ramos previously appeared as the lead star of In The Heights and is set to star in Marvel Studios' Ironheart Disney+ series.

2.) Dominique Fishback - Elena Wallace

Dominique Fishback, Elena Wallace, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Dominique Fishback

Dominique Fishback portrays Elena Wallace, an artifact researcher that gets entangled in the machine-infused war. Elena is the other lead protagonist alongside Noah who helps the Autobots and the Maximals stop Unicron from destroying Earth.

Fishback's past credits include Swarm, Project Power, and The Deuce

3.) Lauren Vélez - Mrs. Diaz

Lauren Vélez
Lauren Vélez

Lauren Vélez plays Mrs. Diaz, Noah's mother in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

Vélez is best known for playing Captain Maria Laguerta on Dexter while also voicing Rio Morales in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

4.) Tobe Nwigwe - Reek

Tobe Nwigwe
Tobe Nwigwe

Tobe Nwigwe is Reek, one of Noah's close friends in Rise of the Beasts. 

Nwigwe is a Grammy-nominated rapper whose past credits include the Netflix dramedy Mo. Nwigwe also collaborated with famous artists such as Pharrell Williams and Chamillionaire. 

5.) Dean Scott Vazquez - Kris Diaz

Dean Scott Vazquez portrays Kris Diaz, Noah's younger brother. 

The character served as the main motivator of Noah in his heroic journey, telling his brother to never give up and become a hero at a pivotal point during the final battle. 

6.) Peter Cullen - Optimus Prime

Peter Cullen, Optimus Prime, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Peter Cullen / Optimus Prime

Peter Cullen returns as the iconic voice of Optimus Prime, the perennial leader of the Autobots and the lead star of the Transformers franchise. 

Given that Cullen voiced the character in the original animated series, video games, and every live-action Transformers movie, it's quite fitting to see (or hear) his comeback in Rise of the Beasts

Aside from voicing Optimus Prime, Cullen is also known for lending his voice to Eeyore from Winne the Pooh and Monterey Jack in Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

7.) Bumblebee

Bumblebee, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

While Bumblebee is not really a talkative Autobot, 2018's Bumblebee offered a glimpse of the machine's real voice when Dylan O’Brien voiced the character. 

It remains to be seen if O'Brien will return in Rise of the Beasts, but there's a strong chance that his built-in radio will serve as his means of communication this time around.

8.) Pete Davidson - Mirage

Pete Davidson, Mirage, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Pete Davidson / Mirage

Pete Davidson is the voice of Mirage, an Autobot who helps Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in the fight against Unicron. Mirage is the main Autobot ally of Noah in the movie.

Aside from being a Saturday Night Live alum, Davidson's previous credits include The King of Staten Island, The Suicide Squad, and Meet Cute

9.) Liza Koshy - Arcee

Liza Koshy, Arcee, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Liza Koshy / Arcee

Liza Koshy is the voice of Arcee, an Autobot commando who is one of the best sharpshooters in the group. While the other robots transform into four-wheeled vehicles, Arcee prefers using two-wheeled motorcycles as a disguise instead. 

Koshy first made her acting debut in Boo! A Madea Halloween and she recently starred as Jasmine Hale in Netflix's Work It

10.) Cristo Fernández - Wheeljack

Cristo Fernández, Wheeljack, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Cristo Fernández / Wheeljack

Cristo Fernández voices Wheeljack, an Autobot inventor, scientist, and genius. 

Fernández is best known for his role as Dani Rojas in Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso. Fernández is also a former professional football player for the Liga Premier de Mexico. 

11.) John DiMaggio - Stratosphere / Transit

Transit, John DiMaggio, Stratosphere, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
John DiMaggio / Transit / Stratosphere

Veteran voice actor John DiMaggio will portray Stratosphere in Rise of the Beasts. DiMaggio's Autobot character is unique in the film since he takes the form of a massive cargo plane instead of the usual four-wheeled disguise. 

DiMaggio also serves as the voice of Transit, one of the Terrorcons.

DiMaggio's past credits include Futurama, Madagascar, and The Penguins of Madagascar.  

12.) Ron Perlman - Optimus Primal

Ron Perlman, Optimus Primal, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Ron Perlman / Optimus Primal

Ron Perlman makes his Transformers debut as the voice of Optimus Primal, the leader of the Maximals. The trailers prominently featured the Maximals as a powerful ally to the Autobots, which is a good thing since the alliance between the two groups is necessary in order to defeat the Terrorcons and Unicron. 

Perlman is best known for portraying Hellboy in Guillermo Del Toro's movies of the same name and for playing Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy

13.) Michelle Yeoh - Airazor

Michelle Yeoh, Airazor, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Michelle Yeoh / Airazor

Michelle Yeoh is the voice of Airazor, a Maximal warrior who takes the form of a hawk. The character acts as the Maximal's "eye in the sky" as she surveys the battlefield first before striking an attack.

The award-winning actress is best known for playing Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once, Eleanor Young in Crazy Rich Asians, and Ying-Nan in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

14.) David Sobolov - Rhinox / Battletrap

Rhinox, David Sobolov, Battletrap, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
David Sobolov / Rhinox / Battletrap

Similar to DiMaggio, David Sobolov voices two characters in Rise of the Beasts.  The actor will lend his voice-acting prowess to Rhinox, a Maximal commando, and Beastrap, a Terrorcon. 

Sobolov voiced Drax the Destroyer in several Marvel animated projects and he previously played Blitzwing in 2018's Bumblebee.

15.) Tongayi Chirisa - Cheetor

Tongayi Chrisa, Cheetor, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Tongayi Chrisa / Cheetor

Tongayi Chirisa voices Cheetor, a Maximal scout in Rise of the Beasts

Chirisa's past credits include portraying Father Nicholas on The Jim Gaffigan Show and Man Friday on Crusoe

16.) Peter Dinklage - Scourge

Peter Dinklage, Scourge, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Peter Dinklage / Scourge

Peter Dinklage is the voice of Scourge, the Terrorcons leader who is also described as a "trophy hunter." Scourge serves as the main lieutenant of Unicron.

Dinklage is best known for playing Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones, Dr. Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Eitri in Avengers: Infinity War

17.) Michaela Jaé Rodriguez - Nightbird

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Nightbird, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez / Nightbird

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez voices Nightbird, a Terrorcon commando in the movie. 

Rodriguez is best known for her role as Blanca Evangelista on Pose

18.) Colman Domingo - Unicron

Colman Domingo, Unicron, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Colman Domingo / Unicron

Colman Domingo is the voice of Rise of the Beasts' big bad, Unicron. Despite having limited screen time in the movie, Unicron's towering presence is more than enough to intimidate the Autobots and the Maximals. 

Still, Unicron's plans of invading (eating) Earth were ultimately halted due to the combined efforts of the Autobots, Maximals, Noah, and Elena.

Domingo's past credits include Fear the Walking Dead, Candyman, and Euphoria

19.) Michael Kelly - Agent Burke (G.I. Joe)

At the tail-end of Rise of the Beasts, Michael Kelly's unnamed character told Noah that his top-secret organization knows how he helped the Transformers to stop Unicron from invading Earth. 

It was later revealed that he works for the G.I. Joe, setting up a crossover in the future. 

Michael Kelly's past credits include Man of Steel, The Sopranos, and House of Cards.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is now playing in theaters worldwide.

Release Date
June 09, 2023
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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.