Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon

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Cullen Bohannon is a former Confederate soldier who served as head of the Union Pacific Railroad.

Common as Elam Ferguson

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

Colm Meaney as Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant

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

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede

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

Jennifer Ferrin as Louise Ellison

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

Robin McLeavy as Eva

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

Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes

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Mickey is the owner of a casino and whorehouse and the honorary Mayor of Cheyenne.

Kasha Kropinski as Ruth

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

Dohn Norwood as Psalms

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

Jake Weber as John Campbell

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Cambell arrives in Cheyenne determined to civilize the West and seize control of the city.

Chelah Horsdal as Maggie Palmer

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The owner of the Palmer Ranch and the Palmer Hotel, Maggie is the richest woman in Cheyenne.

Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson

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Ezra is an orphan and one of the only children in Cheyenne.

MacKenzie Porter as Naomi Bohannon

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Naomi is a devout, strong-willed and beautiful Mormon girl, married to Cullen Bohannon.

Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes

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Sean was an Irish immigrant who sought his fortune in the American west with his brother, Mickey.

Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell

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Lily Bell was a young widow who tried making her own way in a world that had no place for her.

Eddie Spears as Joseph Black Moon

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

Tom Noonan as Reverend Nathaniel Cole

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