Anson Mount as Cullen Bohannon


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

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 Bohannon 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.

Phil Burke as Mickey McGinnes


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

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. 

Jake Weber as John Campbell


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

Chelah Horsdal as Maggie Palmer


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

Tayden Marks as Ezra Dutson


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

MacKenzie Porter as Naomi Bohannon


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

Ben Esler as Sean McGinnes


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

Dominique McElligott as Lily Bell

Hell on Wheels Lily Bell

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

Hell on Wheels Joseph Black Moon

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

Tom Noonan as Reverend Nathaniel Cole

Hell on Wheels Reverend Nathaniel Cole

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