The film American Underdog is based on the true-life of Kurt Warner, a former NFL quarterback, and has a cast of well-known actors. Here’s a list of the cast members.

Here’s who plays who and what the real-life people look like in American Underdog, which is based on the true story of NFL quarterback Kurt Warner. American Underdog, a Christian sports film made by Andrew and Jon Erwin and based on the life of Kurt Warner, is the latest addition to that category.

Kurt Warner is a retired American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the St. Louis Rams and Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League. Warner was named NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. He is regarded as the greatest undrafted player in NFL history.

The film then recounts Warner’s journey from stocking shelves at a supermarket to becoming the two-time NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, and Hall of Fame quarterback that we all know and love today. On December 25, 2021, American Underdog was released with mostly positive reviews.

Not only does American Underdog recount the narrative of a well-known athlete, but it also features a cast of well-known actors portraying real-life personalities. Here’s a peek at the American Underdog ensemble and how each character looks in real life.

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Kurt Warner is played by Zachary Levi.

Kurt Warner is played by Zachary Levi. Kurt had a good chance at the NFL draught after playing for the University of Northern Iowa football team, but he went undrafted and took a job at a grocery store after a failed tryout with Green Bay. When Jim Foster approaches him, his life changes forever, and his professional football career begins.

Zachary Levi is most known for his roles in the TV series Chuck, Heroes Reborn, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, where he played Chuck Bartowski, Luke Collins, and Dr. Benjamin Ettenberg. On the big screen, he voiced Eugene in Tangled and played Fandral in Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok. He also played Billy Batson/Shazam in DC’s Shazam! and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Brenda Warner is played by Anna Paquin.

Brenda Warner, Kurt’s wife, and a former US Marine Corps corporal, is played by Anna Paquin. She has been at his side through the highs and lows of his personal and professional life.

Flora McGrath in The Piano, Rogue in X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, and X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood are among Anna Paquin’s most noteworthy roles.

Dick Vermeil is played by Dennis Quaid.

Dennis Quaid plays Dick Vermeil, a former football coach who is now the head coach of the St Louis Rams in American Underdog, and hires Kurt Warner on a permanent basis because he believes in him.

Dennis Quaid is best known for his roles in The Right Stuff, Wyatt Earp, The Parent Trap, The Day After Tomorrow, Yours, Mine, and Ours, as well as the television, shows Vegas, The Art of More, and Goliath.

Jim Foster is played by Bruce McGill.

In American Underdog, Bruce McGill plays Jim Foster, the founder of the American Football League and a former NFL and USFL executive who gives Kurt Warner the quarterback job for the Iowa Barnstormers.

D-Day in National Lampoon’s Animal House, Ron Motley in The Insider, Bradley in Ali, Jack Dalton in the TV series MacGyver, Stanley Gordon in Suits, Jordan Ramsey in Shades of Blue, and Bobby Spencer in The Crew are among Bruce McGill’s most prominent roles.

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Supporting Cast & Characters in American Underdog

  • Sue Warner, Kurt’s mother, is played by Cindy Hogan. Mrs. Lee in Veronica Mars, Dr. Lewis in Army Wives, and Amy Rollins in Exposure are among Cindy Hogan’s most famous roles.
  • Terry Allen, Kurt’s coach at the University of Northern Iowa, is played by Adam Baldwin. Sergeant “Animal Mother” in Full Metal Jacket, Major Mitchell in Independence Day, and Jayne Cobb in Serenity and the TV series Firefly are among Adam Baldwin’s most well-known roles.
  • Ser’Darius Blain in the role of Mike Hudnutt: Ser’Darius Blain portrayed Woody in the 2011 film Footloose, young Fridge in the film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Galvin Burdette in the television series Charmed.
  • Chance Kelly portrayed Ed Cutler on the television show Aquarius, Lt. Col. “Godfather” Ferrando in Generation Kill, Mitchell Loeb in Fringe, and Randall Watts in Banshee.
  • Marshall Faulk is played by OJ Keith Simpson in American Underdog, which is his first film role.
  • Nic Harris’ first film role was as Ray Lewis in American Underdog.

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