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Bros Cast & Character Guide

Brothers, the first gay romantic comedy from a major Hollywood studio, also has the distinction of having an all-queer cast playing its main and supporting characters. Many of these actors should be familiar to audiences from their previous roles in movies and TV shows, though exactly where viewers recognize them from may not be immediately known.

The plot of Brothers follows the complicated love story between two jaded gay men in their forties, who both try to convince each other that they are fulfilled in their lives without romantic partners. While it’s familiar ground for the genre, as the first gay rom-com from a major studio with an LGBTQ+ cast, Brothers highlights the unique challenges of same-sex relationships.


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Notice for Brothers were overwhelmingly positive, celebrating its combination of universal romantic themes and specific LGBTQ+ experiences. Additionally, the film’s cast spoke about its central position in terms of mainstream LGBTQ+ representation. In particular, secondary characters help illustrate how many queer communities support each other, which is refreshing to see. Here is a guide to all the main characters in Brothers and who plays each role.

Billy Eichner as Bobby Leiber (he/him)

Brothers focuses on Bobby Leiber, a journalist and podcaster working on launching the first LGBTQ+ history museum. In addition to playing one of its main characters, Billy Eichner co-wrote Brothers with its director, Nicholas Stoller (who helmed the romantic comedy Forget Sarah Marshall). Eichner previously wrote and starred in the TV series Billy in the street and appeared on the shows American crime history, college friends, and Bob’s Burgers.

Luke Macfarlane As Aaron Shepard (He/Him)

Luke Macfarlane plays the second main character, Aaron Shepard, a muscular and miserable real estate lawyer and Bobby’s love interest for Brothers. While some viewers may recognize Macfarlane from spoilerhe is most recognizable among the cast of many Hallmark films, including their first gay romantic comedy, Single until the end – Quite interesting, Brothers pokes fun at these made-for-TV productions with several tongue-in-cheek references to “Hallheart“movies.

Dot-Marie Jones As Cherry (She/She)

fans of Joy will recognize Dot-Marie Jones for her role as Coach Sheldon Beiste in the long-running musical TV series. She is also known for her portrayal of Jan Remy and May in american horror storywhile more recently she starred as Mama Bear in the unconventional biopic Bizarre: the story of Al Yankovic. In Brothersshe plays Cherry, a board member of the LGBTQ+ history museum representing lesbian visibility.

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Miss Lawrence As Wanda (He/Him; She/She)

Best known as a singer and activist and for playing Miss Bruce on the TV series Star and Miss Freddy in the movie USA vs. Billie HolidayMiss Lawrence co-stars in Brothers as the character Wanda, another board member of the LGBTQ+ History Museum. Wanda brings a calming presence to the team, making sure to leave room for others to express their feelings and acknowledging the emotional strain and anger that comes with being queer in an unwelcoming community.

TS Madison as Angela (She/She)

Angela, played by TS Madison, brings her experience as a black trans woman, as well as her outspoken personality, to the board of the LGBTQ+ History Museum at Brothers. TS Madison product The Ts Madison Experience and also appeared as a character on BET’s The Mrs. Pat Show. She is also known as an LGBTQ+ activist.

Eve Lindley as Tamara (She/She)

Known for her role as Simone in Shipments from elsewhereLatinx and trans actress Eve Lindley plays the Brothers character Tamara, a trans activist who keeps the museum’s board in touch with the public via social media. She often sits and watches the rest of the board bicker before bringing them back to reality with the revelation she is live-streaming.

Jim Rash as Robert (he/him)

Robert, the other cis white man on the board of the LGBTQ+ History Museum in Brothers, defends the history of the bisexual community. He is played by actor and producer Jim Rash, best known for the character of Dean Pelton in Community. Rash also provides the voice of the Riddler in harley quinncontributing to LGBTQ+ representation on HBO Max through the Batman villain’s same-sex relationship in the animated series.

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Supporting Bros Cast

Bowen Yang (he/him) as Lawrence Grape Wealthy benefactor of the museum and friend of Bobby in Brothers, Lawrence Grape proposes and funds radical new ideas for the LGBTQ+ History Museum. Comedian and member of Saturday Night LiveThe starring cast and writing team of, Bowen Yang is also known for his portrayal of Howie in Hulu’s acclaimed LGBTQ+ film fire island.

Monica Raymund (she/her) as Tina A close friend of Bobby and mother of two children, Tina is also married to Brothers character of Edgar. Monica Raymund plays the character of Gabriela “Gabby” Dawson in NBC Chicago TV universe (chicago fire, Chicago PD, and Chicago Mediterranean), as well as Dana Lodge of The good wife and Ria Torres of Lie to me.

Guillermo Díaz (he/him) as Edgar Husband of Monica Raymund’s Tina and adored father, Edgar is another friend of Bobby. Guillermo Díaz is known for playing the characters of Huck on Scandal and Bill Brewster in Law and order: organized crime.

Guy Branum (he/him) as Henry Bobby’s comrade on the dating scene, Henry delivers amusing and depressing accounts of his encounters as a single, middle-aged gay man in Brothers. Screenwriter, producer and actor, Guy Branum also co-produced Brotherscheck it out on Amazon Prime A league apartand appeared on Netflix’s LGBTQ+ comedy special stand out.

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Ryan Faucett (he/him) as Josh Evans Josh Evans is an old pal and crush of Aaron from his high school hockey team. Audiences may recognize Ryan Faucett from his role in New Amsterdamlike Trevor Vaughn’s character.

Amanda Bearse (she/her) as Mrs. Shepard Aaron’s schoolteacher mother. Amanda Bearse is known for her characters in scary night, Muffledand Married with children.

Several very important and promising actors of the LGBTQ+ community appear in Brothers in small roles, including Harvey Fierstein (Big mouth), Peter Kim (The 40 year version), and Matthew Wilkas (Gayby). Brothers also boasts a number of cameos from household names like Debra Messing (will and grace), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), and Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live).

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