X-Men '97 Cast: 23 Main Actors & Characters Confirmed for Disney+ Sequel Series

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X-Men '97, Cyclops, Ray Chase

Marvel Studios' X-Men '97 premiere was anchored by the franchise's iconic mutant characters, largely played by their original voice actors returning from the beloved original series, X-Men: The Animated Series.

The X-Men sequel series animated series laid the groundwork for a multitude of exciting storylines that are expected to be full of mutant twists and turns, such as Magneto's unexpected leadership and the birth of Jean and Scott's son, Nathan Summers.

Every Main Actor & Character in X-Men '97 Cast

Here is the main cast of X-Men '97, with more details below on each actor and their respective character:

  • Ray Chase - Cyclops
  • Jennifer Hale - Jean Grey
  • Alison Sealy-Smith - Storm
  • Cal Dodd - Wolverine
  • JP Karliak - Morph
  • Lenore Zann - Rogue
  • George Buza - Beast
  • AJ LoCasio - Gambit
  • Holly Chou - Jubilee
  • Isaac Robinson-Smith - Bishop
  • Matthew Waterson - Magneto
  • Adrian Hough - Nightcrawler
  • Chris Britton - Mister Sinister/Nathaniel Essex
  • Ross Marquand - Professor Charles Xavier
  • Giu Augustini - Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa
  • Gil Birmingham - Forge/Daniel Lone Eagle
  • Eric Bauza - The Sentinels
  • Catherine Disher - Dr. Valerie Cooper
  • Chris Potter - Cable/Nathan Summers
  • Lawrence Bayne - Carl Denti/X-Cutioner
  • Ron Rubin - President Robert Edward Kelly
  • Alyson Court - Abscissa
  • Theo James - Mysterious Character

Ray Chase - Cyclops

Ray Chase, Cyclops
Ray Chase

Ray Chase takes on the role of Cyclops (also known as Scott Summers), replacing Norm Spencer, who voiced the character in X-Men: The Animated Series and sadly passed away in 2020.

Since Charles Xavier departed Earth in the finale of X-Men: The Animated Series and X-Men '97 will be set just a few months after those events, the trailer made it seem as though Cyclops will now be the outright leader of the X-Men.

However, a twist at the end of the released footage teased that Scott will have his work cut out for him since Charles seemingly left everything to Magneto in his final will and testament.

Chase is best known for his work in the Final Fantasy XV video game, Licorice Pizza, Malignant, and Jujutsu Kaisen.

Jennifer Hale - Jean Grey

Jennifer Hale, Jean Grey
Jennifer Hale

Jennifer Hale also joins the cast of X-Men '97 as Jean Grey. The character was previously voiced by Catherine Disher in X-Men: The Animated Series.

Jean began as one of the original members of Charles Xavier's X-Men. However, after the Dark Phoenix took over, she became a danger to herself and everyone around her.

The character was eventually killed, but the Phoenix lived on, telling the X-Men that Jean could be brought back through the life force of another being.

Cyclops and Wolverine argued over who would give their life for her, but in the end, a lot of different people contributed small amounts of themselves, ultimately bringing Jean back.

The recently released trailer indicated that Jean and Scott are expecting a child in the series.

Hale is best known for her work in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Ralph Breaks the Internet.

Alison Sealy-Smith - Storm

Alison Sealy-Smith, Storm
Alison Sealy-Smith

Alison Sealy-Smith reprises her role as Storm in X-Men '97. The actor played the character in 51 episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series from 1993-1997.

The trailer indicated that Storm will be one of the most central characters in the series, showcasing her powers, he iconic all-white hair, and her matching white suit.

Sealy-Smith is also credited for roles in Dark Water, Loser, and X-Men: Mutant Academy 2.

Cal Dodd - Wolverine

Cal Dodd, Wolverine
Cal Dodd

Cal Dodd is yet another actor who starred in X-Men: The Animated Series and will reprise his Marvel role as Wolverine.

Many fans will be glad to hear his iconic Wolverine voice when the show finally drops on March 20. For the time being, however, the trailer did at least feature Wolverine in a few shots, with one even including him saying his trademark "Bub" phrase.

Dodd also voiced Wolverine in Spider-man: The Animated Series, Marvel Super Heroes, and X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

JP Karliak - Morph

JP Karliak, Morph
JP Karliak

JP Karliak voices Morph in the show, taking over for Ron Rubin.

Morph did not appear in quite as many episodes of The Animated Series as other members of the X-Men did, but he is set to have a major role as the shapeshifter everyone knows and loves in X-Men '97.

Karliak is best known for his roles in Boss Baby: Back in Business, Batman: The Killing Joke, and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz.

Lenore Zann - Rogue

Lenore Zann, Rogue
Lenore Zann

Lenore Zann returns to the world of Marvel, reprising her role as Rogue in X-Men '97.

The teaser featured Rogue in several shots, and since she has her own VHS tape on the official poster, fans can expect to see her front and center.

Zann is best known for her work in Stage Mother, Trigger, and Personally Yours.

George Buza - Beast

George Buza, Beast
George Buza

George Buza, who was also cast in X-Men: The Animated Series, returns to the reboot to voice Beast.

X-Men '97 notably will not be the first time that Beast will have been featured in a Marvel Studios project, as the character had a cameo in the MCU's most recent film, The Marvels.

Interestingly, Buza himself also had a cameo role in the 2000 live-action X-Men film as a trucker.

Buza is also known for his roles in Maniac Mansion and The Adventures of Sinbad.

A.J. LoCasio - Gambit

A.J. LoCasio, Gambit
A.J. LoCasio

A.J. LoCasio portrays Gambit in X-Men '97, a character who got quite a bit of screen time in the teaser trailer.

The most notable snippet of Gambit in the footage was when he jumped on Wolverine's back and infused his powers into the latter's Adamantium claws.

LoCasio is best known for his roles in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai.

Holly Chou - Jubilee

Holly Chou, Jubilee
Holly Chou

Holly Chou's Jubilee will be a major character in X-Men '97.

The character's backstory was fully fleshed out in X-Men: The Animated Series and her character can be seen in a couple of different shots in the trailer, most notably blowing a chewing gum bubble in a close-up shot.

Chou's acting credits include The Big Sick, Blue Eye Samurai, and BrainDead.

Isaac Robinson-Smith - Bishop

Isaac Robinson-Smith, Bishop
Isaac Robinson-Smith

The character of Bishop also returns in X-Men '97, this time voiced by actor Isaac Robinson-Smith.

Bishop only appeared in a handful of episodes from the 1990s animated show, but fans will remember him as a time traveler from the future (specifically 2055).

Robinson-Smith also voiced multiple characters in the MCU's What If...? series, and is also known for his work in other projects such as Voltron: Legendary Defender, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and This Is Us.

Matthew Waterson - Magneto

Matthew Waterson, Magneto
Matthew Waterson

There can't be an X-Men project without including Magneto. David Hemblen voiced the character in the original animated show, but the actor sadly passed away in 2020.

For X-Men '97, Matthew Waterson picks up the reins and voices one of Marvel's most iconic characters.

Magneto wasn't featured much in the trailer, but he made his presence felt when he revealed that Charles Xavier left everything to him. Now, many fans are rightfully curious as to which side of the fence Magneto will lean toward.

Matthew Waterson is best known for his voice-acting roles in Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia, Fallout 4, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.

Adrian Hough - Nightcrawler

Adrian Hough, Nightcrawler
Adrian Hough

Actor Adrian Hough brings the character of Nightcrawler to life. Hough also voiced the wallcrawling character in X-Men: The Animated Series, but he will likely have a much bigger role in the show than he did in the original.

However, like George Buza, Hough also had a cameo role in one of the live-action X-Men films.

In X-Men: The Last Stand, Hough can be seen as Jean Grey's father. The actor is also known for his roles in Home Before Dark and Assassin's Creed III.

Chris Britton - Mister Sinister/Nathaniel Essex

Chris Britton, Mr. Sinister
Chris Britton

Chris Britton returns to the realm of mutants for X-Men '97, reprising his role as Mister Sinister from the original animated show.

Mister Sinister will supposedly be the main antagonist of the series since Magneto could be working alongside the X-Men.

Britton is also known for his roles in DC's Legends of Tomorrow, the animated Iron Man series, and Locke & Key.

Ross Marquand - Professor Charles Xavier

Ross Marquand, Charles Xavier
Ross Marquand

Ross Marquand brings his talents to the MCU once again voicing Professor Charles Xavier (also known as Professor X) in X-Men '97.

Many fans are curious as to how Charles will fit into the show seeing as how he died in the original series.

Marquand previously played in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as Red Skull, and also had roles in projects such as the MCU's What If...?, Amazon Prime Video's Invincible, and AMC's The Walking Dead.

Giu Augustini - Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa

Giu Augustini, Sunspot
Giu Augustini

Sunspot will be one of the only characters to appear in X-Men '97 who was not featured in X-Men: The Animated Series.

Played by actor Giu Augustini, Sunspot can absorb solar energy and channel it into massive blasts.

Augustini is also known for his roles in Spidey and His Amazing Friends as well as Grand Theft Auto V.

Gil Birmingham - Forge/Daniel Lone Eagle

Gil Birmingham, Forge
Gil Birmingham

Forge is a Native American mutant who lost his leg and had it replaced with a mechanical one.

Played by Gil Birmingham, the character appeared in a handful of episodes of X-Men: The Animated Series where he was the leader of X-Factor.

Birmingham is best known for his roles in Wind River, the Twilight saga, and Yellowstone.

Eric Bauza - The Sentinels

Eric Bauza, The Sentinels
Eric Bauza

Eric Bauza voices the Sentinels in X-Men '97

The Sentinels are robots created by Bolivar Trask and Henry Peter Gyrich, and their main objective is simple - hunt down and capture mutants.

Bauza's acting credits include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

Catherine Disher - Dr. Valerie Cooper

Catherine Disher, Dr. Cooper
Catherine Disher

Valerie Cooper is yet another character who did not appear in the original X-Men show from the 1990s.

However, played by Catherine Disher, fans can expect to see her as a special national security advisor who is against mutants. She may even work directly alongside Forge and X-Factor at some point in the series.

While Valerie Cooper was not a part of X-Men: The Animated Series, the character's voice actor was. Disher portrayed Jean Grey in that series, so many fans will be glad to have her back.

Disher's other credits include Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and Forever Knight.

Chris Potter - Cable/Nathan Summers

Chris Potter, Cable
Chris Potter

Chris Potter portrays Cable in X-Men '97.

Cable is a time-traveling mutant who notably fights Apocalypse in the future, specifically in the year 3999.

The character appeared in a handful of X-Men: The Animated Series episodes, where he was voiced by Lawrence Bayne.

Potter can also be seen in The Pacifier, Will & Grace, and Heartland.

Lawrence Bayne - Carl Denti/X-Cutioner

Lawrence Bayne, Carl Denti
Lawrence Bayne

Speaking of Lawrence Bayne, fans will see his return in X-Men '97, this time as Carl Denti, also known as X-Cutioner.

X-Cutioner is one of the antagonists of the new X-Men series. In the comics, the character became entangled with the X-Men and mutants due to his connection to Fred Duncan.

Bayne voiced Cable, Captain America, and Erik the Redd in X-Men: The Animated Series, and is also known for his roles in La Femme Nikita and Black Robe.

Ron Rubin - President Robert Edward Kelly

Ron Rubin, Robert Kelly
Ron Rubin

As previously mentioned, Ron Rubin voiced Morph in X-Men: The Animated Series, but this time he returns as a new character, President Robert Edward Kelly.

Robert was a United States Senator who was later elected president in X-Men: The Animated Series. He notably worked directly alongside the X-Men.

Rubin is best known for his work in Sailor Moon, the Beetlejuice TV series, and The Care Bears Big Wish Movie.

Alyson Court - Abscissa

Alyson Court as Abscissa
Alyson Court

Abscissa did not appear in X-Men: The Animated Series, but her presence will be felt in the new X-Men show.

Played by Alyson Court, the character (who is an alternate version of Jubilee in the comics) was captured by Mojo and made a slave.

Court portrayed Jubilee in X-Men: The Animated Series, but since she will be playing Abscissa in X-Men '97, fans can expect to see a Jubilee-turned-slave arc at some point in Season 1.

Court can also be seen in Resident Evil: Degeneration and Resident Evil: Code: Veronica.

David Errigo Jr. - Leech

David Errigo Jr., Leech
David Errigo Jr.

David Errigo Jr. replaces original voice actor John Stocker as the voice of Leech. 

In X-Men: The Animated Series, Leech has the power of telekinesis and is depicted as a member of the Morlocks. The mutant appeared in the opening moments of Episode 2 after Magneto saved him from human oppressors. 

Errigo Jr. has credits in Ridley Jones, Phineas and Ferb, and My Adventures with Superman.

Courtenay Taylor - Callisto

Courtenay Taylor as Callisto
Courtenay Taylor 

Courtenay Taylor brings Callisto to life in X-Men '97 Episode 2.

Callisto is the leader of the Morlocks whom Magneto also saved from the anti-mutant humans at the start of the show's second installment. 

Taylor is known for her voice roles in Mass Effect 2, American Dad!, and Fallout 4.

Gavin Hammon - Bolivar Trask

Gavin Hammon, Trask
Gavin Hammon

Gavin Hammon joins the X-Men '97 cast as the voice of Bolivar Trask, the inventor of the Sentinel program against the mutants.

Trask returns to torment the mutants again in Episode 1, teaming up with Master Mold to try and destroy the X-Men. 

Hammon's notable credits include The Wolf Among Us, Bio-Dome, and Death Battle.

Theo James - Unknown

Theo James
Theo James

According to showrunner Beau DeMayo in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Theo James will also have an undisclosed role in X-Men '97.

DeMayo was extremely tight-lipped on who James will be portraying, but he did reveal that it will be "a fan-favorite character" who will "surprise people:"

"It is a fan-favorite character, I think, and it will surprise people."

James is best known for his roles in the Divergent trilogy and How It Ends.

Fans can view the full trailer for X-Men '97 below:

X-Men '97 is now streaming on Disney+. 

Read more about X-Men '97 below:

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X-Men 97: Magneto's Backstory In Animated Series Explained

X-Men '97: Here's How Professor X Died In the Animated Series

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