If you are a Yellowstone fan, then you likely already know about 1923. But if you don’t, keep reading!
In 2022, it was decided to expand the Yellowstone universe with the release of 1923, a prequel series. The show explores life on the ranch in the 1920s for the early Duttons, especially in a changing climate in Montana. We see the family dealing with issues such as drought, prohibition, cattle theft, and general lawlessness. This is also the time of Montana’s Great Depression, which had already begun here about a decade before the Great Depression hit the rest of the country.
Read on to learn about the full cast of characters that you will see on-screen in the show 1923!
Also check out the 1923 filming locations.
- 1923 Cast
- Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton
- Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton
- James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr
- Marley Shelton as Emma Dutton
- Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
- Julia Schlaepfer as Alexandra
- Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
- Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Dutton
- Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
- Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield
- Brian Geraghty as Zane
- Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell
- Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
- Jennifer Ehle as Sister Mary
- Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud
Harrison Ford as Jacob Dutton
Harrison Ford is a well known American actor, famous for the Indiana Jones series and his role as Han Solo in Star Wars— among many other roles! In 1923, he plays the role of Jacob Dutton. He is married to Cara Dutton, and together, the couple raise John and Spencer, their nephews, after the deaths of their parents. Their parents were Jacob’s brother James and his sister in law Margaret. After their deaths, Jacob also takes over as the patriarch of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He works very hard to protect the ranch during the many changes in Montana that begin over the 20th century.
Helen Mirren as Cara Dutton
Helen Mirren is an English actress, and she plays Harrison Ford’s on screen wife, Cara Dutton. Cara Dutton is married to Jacob Dutton, making her the matriarch of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. With her husband, she helps to raise her nephews after their parent’s death, as well as run the ranch. She also works to maintain the family home and keep her family safe and protected. Some of Helen Mirren’s famous roles include parts in The Queen, Hitchcock, and The Madness of King George.
James Badge Dale as John Dutton Sr
James Badge Dale is an American actor. He hails from Manhattan originally, and has had notable roles in Lord of the Flies, The Departed, and Iron Man 3. In 1923, he plays the character of John Dutton Sr. John Dutton Sr. is James and Margaret Dutton’s son— one of the nephews that are raised by Jacob and Cara Dutton after the deaths of his parents. He is married to Emma Dutton, and the couple has a son named Jack. John Dutton Sr. helps with running the ranch until his death, when he is killed by a rival sheep herder named Banner Creighton.
Marley Shelton as Emma Dutton
Marley Shelton is an American actress. Besides her role in 1923, she has been seen in Never Been Kissed, Rampage, and Valentine. She was also Judy Hicks in the Scream franchise! In 1923, she plays Emma Dutton, the wife of Jacob and Cara’s nephew John Dutton Sr. Emma Dutton is also the mother of Jack Dutton. On the ranch, she typically helped out by tending to the house and feeding the animals. After her husband’s murder, she is left very depressed and hopeless, and ends up committing suicide.
Brandon Sklenar as Spencer Dutton
Brandon Skelnar is an American actor who originally hails from Dover, New Jersey. He can also be seen in roles such as Temple and Westworld, besides his role on 1923. HE plays Spencer Dutton on 1923. Spencer Dutton is the youngest son of James and Margaret Dutton, making him John Dutton Sr.’s younger brother. Along with his brother, he was raised by his uncle and aunt, Jacob and Cara Dutton, after his parents’ death. He worked in Africa as a big game hunter, but then returned to the ranch after Cara begged him to come home. He’s married to a British woman that he met in Africa, whose name is Alexandra.
Julia Schlaepfer as Alexandra
Julia Schlaeper is an AMerican actress who plays Alexandra in 1923. She is fairly new to acting, but has had some roles before this, including in American Horror Story. Her character is a British woman who met Spencer Dutton while he was working in Africa. She was there traveling. She and Spencer had an immediate attraction, so she left her fiance for him. Spencer and Alexandra are now married.
Darren Mann as Jack Dutton
Darren Mann is a Canadian actor. He’s had roles in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Animal Kingdom. He has also written and produced a film called Windfall himself! On the show, he plays the role of Jack Dutton. Jack Dutton is the son of John Dutton Sr. and Emma Dutton. He helps out on the ranch as well as most of his family, and is dedicated to his job. He is also married to Elizabeth Strafford, the daughter of another rancher.
Michelle Randolph as Elizabeth Dutton
Michelle Randolph is an American actress. She has had roles in The Resort and The Undertaker’s Wife, among some others, but is relatively new to acting. She plays Elizabeth Dutton, who used to be Elizabeth Strafford, in 1923. She is the daughter of ranchers Bob and Beverly Strafford. She spent a lot of her younger years on the ranch as she was growing up, but then was sent east for schooling. She is now married to Jack Dutton.
Jerome Flynn as Banner Creighton
Jerome Flynn is an English actor who has had many roles, including on Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, and John Wick 3. He plays the character Banner Creighton in 1923. Banner Creighton is the enemy of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He is a Scottish sheepherder who often trespasses with his sheep onto the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch land to feed his animals there, which causes strife between the two parties. Along with Donals Whitfield, Banner Creighton tries to take down the Duttons and their ranch. He is also the one who kills John Dutton Sr.
Timothy Dalton as Donald Whitfield
Timothy Dalton is a British actor who has had roles that include parts in Flash Gordon and Jane Eyre. He plays Donald Whitfield in 1923. Donald Whitlfield is a crooked businessman who buys the Strafford Ranch. He also works with Banner Creighton to try to bring an end to the Duttons and the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
Brian Geraghty as Zane
Brian Geraghty is an American actor woh you may have seen in roles such as The Hurt Locker or Boardwalk Empire. He plays Zane in 1923, who is the ranch foreman at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. He is extremely loyal to the Dutton family, even if he is not a blood relative like many of the others working on the ranch.
Robert Patrick as Sheriff William McDowell
Robert Patrick is an American actor who has had many parts over the years. For instance, he has acted in Die Hard 2, Terminator 2, and True Blood— among many other projects! Typically, he plays either an authority figure or a villain. In 1923, he plays an authority figure— the sheriff, Sheriff William McDowell. He is the local sheriff where the show takes place, and is a good friend of Jacob Dutton, the patriarch of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.
Aminah Nieves as Teonna Rainwater
Aminah Nieves is an American actress. She is new to the acting world, but still has some credits under her belt. She has starred in projects such as Blueberry, Dogwood, and V/H/S/99. In the 1923 tv show, Aminah Nieves plays the character of Teonna Rainwater. Teonna Rainwater is a Native American girl who attends the government boarding school for Native Americans, which is run by Catholic priests and nuns. They abuse many of the students in attendance, Teonnah included. She is emotionally, physically, and sexually abused at the school. Luckily, she is able to escape after killing two of her abusers and disguises herself as a boy as she tries to return to her reservation.
Jennifer Ehle as Sister Mary
Jennifer Ehle is an American actress who has has roles such as parts in The King’s Speech and Pride and Prejudice, among others. She plays Sister Mary O’Connor in 1923. Sister Mary teaches at the school that Teonna attended, and is one of her abusers. She fears Father Renaud, the headmaster of the school, and is also very strict with her students, often beating them. When Teonna escapes, she fights back and kills Sister Mary by beating her with a bag of books and strangling her.
Sebastian Roché as Father Renaud
Sebastian Roché is a French and Scottish actor who has become well known for roles that include The Man In the High Castle, Odyssey 5, and Supernatural. He is a stage actor as well. Of course, he is also one of the actors on the television series 1923. Here, he plays Father Renaud. Father Renaud is a Catholic priest who is the headmaster of the government boarding school for Native Americans attended by Teonna Rainwater. He is very cruel and often beats the students, or punishes them in other harsh and inhumane ways.