Actors Confirmed to Return to Gilmore Girls


Oy with the Poodles, already! Netflix is not the only one celebrating the upcoming return of Gilmore Girls! Now that Netflix has made its official announcement, we can confirm many details of the upcoming revival.

Here is a full list of actors confirmed to be a part of the 4-part Gilmore Girls revival on Netflix, both returning actors as well as guest stars. For all the latest on the revival, most likely called Gilmore Girls: Seasons, stay tuned here to GilmoreNews!


This list was last updated on April 7th, 2016.

Returning Gilmore Girls Actors

New Gilmore Girls Roles & Actors

These are new parts in Gilmore Girls, to support new storylines or replace characters who are no longer a part of Stars Hollow. In addition, we have new actors found to be a part of Gilmore Girls, but we don’t yet know all of their roles. This list will be kept updated as news comes out.

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  • Olivia Jellen, a little girl, as ??. Possibly a child of a new character, Phil (see below)
  • Sutton Foster as ?? has a small part two episodes. Will perform in Stars Hollow: The Musical (see details, more)
  • Mae Whitman as ?? (see announcement here)
  • Kerry Butler as ??. Will perform a song in Stars Hollow: The Musical (see announcement here) (part 3)
  • Christian Borle as ?? Will perform a song in Stars Hollow: The Musical (see announcement here) (part 3)
  • Jackie Hoffman as ?? works in office and wears Victorian-era clothes
  • Mark Provencher as Phil (found on Instagram)
  • Lisa Marie as the mother of Olivia Jellen’s character (found on Instagram, see discussion)
  • Armand Vasquez as Eric, a Dragonfly employee (found on Instagram) (part 2)
  • Jason Dugre as ?? (found on Twitter)
  • Stacey Oristano as Allie (part 4) (see post here)
  • Claudia De Vasco as Clementina, a Portuguese nanny (possibly to Paris & Doyle’s children below) (see our post) (see her Tweet, casting info) (part 2)
  • Berta and Alejandro, a Peruvian couple. Alejandro is both a handyman and a solid family man. Berta is an early 30s Peruvian, tiny and cheery and speaks Quechua (source) (part 1 and 4)
  • Eric Henry as Nat Compton, an incredibly miserable looking man who never smiles. We’re led to believe he has a strong character on the show. (source) (part 3)
  • 13-year-old Dewey, proper and eager to be a helper (part 3 only)
  • 7-year-old Tim and his 5-year-old sister Gabriela (possibly Paris & Doyle’s children) (part 2 only)
  • Hunter Wenzel, possibly Davey (Sookie & Jackson’s son) or Dewey (see above) – (see post)
  • 9-year-old Korean-American twins Stevie & Kwan (Lane & Zack’s twins!). Possible actor for one, Mitchell Gregorio (see post), who is confirmed for a ‘multi-episode arc’ (source)
  • A whole bunch of hippies at a commune (part 4)
  • A pleasant 30-something Paul. Described as an older Michael Cera-type described as “a good boyfriend” (strong role, part 1 only)
  • An older high-end men’s magazine editor Jim. Mid 40s/50s, has energy, fast-paced, ambitious with integrity, somewhat quirky, boyish.  (part 2)
  • A blue-collar Dwayne (part 3)
  • Brandon Ruiter as a good-looking, stylish, eager 20-something Damon (part 4)
  • Sam Duncan, a ‘hapless’ old diner owner in his 60s or 70s (source) (part 2)
  • Phan, a 40-something Vietnamese male running a food booth (source) (part 2)
  • Gastón Leguizamón as a student at Chilton (see his photo here)
  • Dominic Burgess as Chuck (source)
  • Antwon Keith as ?? (source)
  • Anthony Narinskiy as Tristan (not to be confused with Tristan Dugray) (source)
  • Joe Hernandez-Kolski as ?? (see his photo here)
  • Mara Casey as “Ellen” (source) (she’s the previous casting director for Gilmore Girls) (Part 3)
  • Bailey De Young as Heidi (source)
  • Sam Pancake as Donald, a ‘fun character’ (source) (part 3) (Sam is a friend of Lauren Graham)
  • Sasha Pasternak as Molly (source) (part 4)
  • Rich DiDonato as ?? – he’s previously been on Gilmore Girls as Man #1, Cliff, Dad, Eddie the Mailman (source)

Part 1 is Winter
Part 2 is Spring
Part 3 is Summer
Part 4 is Fall (the finale)

The revival will be written and directed by original creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Daniel Palladino.


14 thoughts on “Actors Confirmed to Return to Gilmore Girls

  • January 30, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Yanic ( Michel) tweeted he is excited to be back, and Rose (Gypsy) facebooked her participation as well.

    • January 30, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      PERFECT Laurie, I’ll edit the post with links to those. There are so many actors that I checked a handful I thought most likely, but of course not everyone was posting.

    • May 8, 2017 at 5:16 pm

      replicante cattivo,bellissimo il post invero. La risposta di Mazzucco è al limite de.ilinverosiml’el.. intellettualmente parlando, non era mai sceso così in basso prima d’ora.

  • February 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Crossing my fingers for Sookie appearance. Melissa please don’t let me down, even for just one cameo or something.’

    Anyway, can I just say I’m happy this site still exists and survived to see the day of the revival :) lots of fan site came and go but this one still standing strong

  • February 1, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I miss this show so much! The past 8 years that they were gone, I somehow became loyal to some of the cast lol. I watched Hart of Dixie because Bluebell reminded me of Stars Hollow (and well they are in the same WB lot afte rall), I watched Lauren Graham on Parenthood (and also bought her excellent funny novel), watched Alexis guesting on ER series finale, Mad Men (WOAH!!!!) and some of her movies (including Post Grad where she played a girl who just graduated from college, reminded me of Rory), was bummed when Alexis’s FOX show Us & Them never made it on air, watched and loved ASP’s Bunheads and was bummed it got canceled (lots of Gilmore alums there too), was also proud of Melissa when she got her own show (Mike & Molly), earned that Oscar nomination and became a box office star (Our Sookie making it!). And also got so sad when the news broke that Edward “Richard Gilmore” Hermann passed away and cried when I read that Kelly Bishop, Lauren & Alexis were able to say goodbye to him before he died :(
    I never thought a revival/movie will happen and for what is worth, I liked the de facto series finale (the Stars Hollow people cheering for Rory was so touching and the final scene in Luke’s diner was perfect) and now I’m so excited a true finale with ASP’s vision will finally happen!

    • February 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      It’s amazing what fan dedication can do!

  • February 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I am so super pumped about this revival!!! Gilmore Girls has been one of my favorite shows for years. I started watching it with my grandmother when I was about 13. I am now 23 and she is 77 and we both get just as much enjoyment out of them as when we first started! I am still holding out for Jess to return and confess his undying love for Rory. This reboot can’t come soon enough!!

  • February 9, 2016 at 8:10 am

    I keep running across the words “finale” and “the ending that we deserve” – lets not assume this is the finale – if it goes well, I could see more coming in the future.

  • February 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Wow – that’s most of the cast back now! Will they be able to fit them all into just four episodes (although double-length)?!

  • February 12, 2016 at 11:24 am

    What about Jackson??? No one has said a word about him…

    • February 12, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      No confirmation yet :(

  • February 12, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Still to go?? Jason, Max, TJ and Liz, Gil, a fuller LDB group, a mystery man for Rory??

  • February 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Please make sure there is no Digger Stiles!


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