List of Guest Stars and Full Cast in Santa Clarita Diet Season 1

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Santa Clarita Diet season 1 launched on February 3rd, 2017 and with it came ten episodes of great comedy. Part of the charm of the show never knew who you might bump into next as the show brought in a ton of special guests throughout. Below, we’ve put together an episode by episode guide of the special guest stars in Santa Clarita Diet.

Full Cast

Two Main Stars

Drew Barrymore comes to Santa Clarita Diet off the back of a few years away from the industry. She was subject to a lot of press over the past few years similar to that of Winona Ryder who is also now a Netflix Original show. She plays the role of the zombie who discovers she’s dead after throwing up. Like a lot.

Timothy Olyphant plays the role of the realtor husband who has no idea what the heck is going on with her wife’s new condition. He’s most known for his role on Justified and his roles in various movies plus a brief role in The Office US.

Other Fulltime Cast Members

  • Liv Hewson plays the daughter of our two main characters, Abby.
  • Skyler Gisondo plays the role of the nerdy next-door neighbor, Eric.
  • Ricardo Antonio Chavira plays the next door neighbor Dan Palmer (Skyler’s step-dad)
  • Mary Elizabeth Ellis plays Lisa Palmer
  • Richard T. Jones as Rick
  • Joy Osmanski as Alondra
  • Patricia Belcher as Roberta

List of Guest Stars Per Episode

Episode 1 Guest Star

  • Nathan Fillion star of Castle and Firefly plays Gary who continuously steps on Joel’s toes throughout the episode. He eventually (spoiler alert) comes to his demise by the end of the first episode.
  • Andy Richter briefly stars at the beginning of the episode as the manager at the Realtors.

Episode 2 Guest Star

  • Dr. Charles is played by Patton Oswalt who’s no stranger to Netflix with him presenting a string of his stand-up specials for the service.
  • John Gemberling as Bundchen (comic book guy)

Also, technically Nathan Fillion is in this episode.

Episode 3 Guest Star

  • The drug dealer who dumped Abby’s friend is played by Matt O’Leary and is actually on Instagram as Kid week

Episode 4

  • Grace Zabriskie plays the principals grandmother. She’s most known for her role in the Twin Peaks series.
  • Deobia Oparei stars as Loki Hayes (the guy Dan sent Joel to kill) who’s recently known for his role in the Game of Thrones series.

Episode 6

  • Ryan Hansen appears as the supposed sex traffickers but in fact turns out to be having an affair with Dan’s wife. He’s most known for his role in Veronica Mars as well as a stint in 2 Broke Girls.

Episode 7

  • Greg Fitzsimmons made a brief appearance as a sheriff’s deputy
  • Natalie Morales played the role of Anne Garcia

Episode 9

  • Derek Waters as Anton
  • Ravi Patel as Ryan
  • Alex Skuby as Lonnie
  • Portia de Rossi stars as Dr. Cora Wolf

Bonus: The zombie town subreddit, unlike Kid weed on Instagram, was banned three years ago.

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 Poster Rating: TV-MA
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo
Season Additions:
  • - Season 3 was added to Netflix on March 29th, 2019
  • - Season 2 was added to Netflix on March 23rd, 2018