Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon


Cullen Bohannon is a former soldier still fighting his own personal war.

Common as Elam Ferguson


Elam Ferguson is an emancipated slave coming to terms with his newly-acquired freedom.

Colm Meaney as Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant


Thomas “Doc” Durant is a greedy entrepreneur taking full advantage of the changing times.

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede


The Swede is a mysterious Norwegian immigrant whose fixation with Cullen drove him to murder.

Jennifer Ferrin as Louise Ellison


Louise Ellison is a strong-willed reporter for The New York Tribune, dispatched to Hell on Wheels.

Robin McLeavy as Eva


Eva is a former Indian captive turned whore whose past constantly haunts her.

Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes


Irish immigrant Sean seeks his fortune in the American west with his brother, Mickey.

Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes


Irish immigrant Mickey seeks his fortune in the American west with his brother, Sean.

Kasha Kropinski as Ruth


Ruth is a compassionate minister who creates an oasis in the debauched railroad town.

Dohn Norwood as Psalms


Psalms is the walking boss in Hell on Wheels, in addition to being de facto uncle to Elam's baby. 

Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon

Hell on Wheels Joseph Black Moon

Joseph struggles between his Indian heritage and the changing world around him.

Tom Noonan as Reverend Nathaniel Cole

Hell on Wheels Reverend Nathaniel Cole

Reverend Cole wrestles with his own personal demons while preaching a path of peace.

Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell

Hell on Wheels Lily Bell

Lily Bell is a young widow making her own way in a world that has no place for her.