The first thing you’ll notice about the Wet Hot American Summer revamp is all the familiar faces, and if you’re a tad bit obsessive like me you’ll want to know just how many original actors from the 2001 movie got called up to appear in the new Netflix series. Well, by the title of this post, it’s obviously 25, and there are some hidden gems.
First, the list of actors reprising their roles from the cult-classic film:
David-Hyde Pierce–Henry Newman
Michael Ian Black–McKinley
Molly Shannon–Gail von Kleinenstein
Ken Marino–Victor Kulak
Joe Lo Truglio–Neil
Peter Salett–Guitar Dude
Judah Friedlander–Ron von Kleinenstein
H. Jon Benjamin–Can of Vegetables
That’s all for role reprisal, but here are some actors that got called back that you may have missed:
Remember Henry Newman’s lovable band of misfits from the movie who help save the rec hall from the falling piece of Skylab? Well, some of those misfits came back as punks that hearkened back to their original roles:
Christoper Cusumano–Played the medieval nerd in the movie, plays a medieval punk in the series
Kevin Thomas Conroy–Played the mork nerd in the movie, plays mork nerd in series
Gabriel Millman–Played the caped nerd in the movie, plays the head punk in the series
All three punks get blown up by Jon Hamm’s character, Falcon, in aconvenience store.
Also, David Wain (co-writer/creator with Showalter) appeared in the movie as Paco, while Kerri Kenney played his wife. In the series, Wain is back as Yaron–a main character opposite Coop, both of whom are after the same girl. Kerri Kenney has a brief appearance as the real estate agent who helps find Dr. Newman his cabin for the summer in the Netflix prequel.