‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ cast: Clarisse, Luke, Nancy added

Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast welcomes Clarisse La Rue, Luke Castellan, and Nancy Bobofit to the roster.

We’re over a month into the filming process for Percy Jackson and the Olympians, set to premiere on Disney+ in 2023, and the cast announcements just keep coming!

When Disney+ first greenlit the show, I decided to get my hopes up. How could I not? This adaptation had been a long time coming, and unlike the ill-fated film adaptations, author Rick Riordan would be heavily involved in the process as an executive producer.

There are a lot of details Disney will want to make sure they get right, but one of the biggest will be the Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast. Unlike the films, the show will cast age-appropriate actors—in other words, Percy, Annabeth, and Grover will all be around 12 years old.

There was an open casting call for the trio, with the team watching tens of thousands of video auditions until they found the right actors to fill those fan-favorite shoes. As the titular character, Percy was always going to be the linchpin to this group, but all three would need excellent chemistry to bring the story alive.

With filming slated to begin in Vancouver on June 1, we knew we’d be getting casting information sooner rather than later. However, no one was quite prepared to have the Percy Jackson casting drop on April 11, 2022. Almost a month later, on May 5, 2022, we found out who would be playing Annabeth and Grover.

On June 2, the day filming began on the show, we also found out who would be playing the roles of Sally Jackson, Gabe Ugliano, Mr. D/Dionysus, Mr. Brunner/Chiron, and Mrs. Dodds/Alecto. Finally, on June 21, we got our Clarisse, Luke, and Nancy.

Now, we’re waiting on the Percy Jackson and the Olympians cast announcements for some minor characters as well as the many gods involved in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which the show will cover in its entirety throughout season 1 across eight episodes.

As these announcements hit the internet, we wanted to create a page to keep track of all the actors in the show, including what other projects they’ve worked on and their official social media accounts. As soon as a new cast member is revealed, we’ll update the appropriate section, so bookmark this page to make sure you’ve got the most up-to-date information!

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‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ cast

Demigods/Campers

Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson


Walker Scobell as Young Adam in The Adam Project

Announced: April 11, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram

Filmography: The Adam Project (Review), Secret Headquarters (August 5, 2022)

Fun facts:

  • Walker was born on January 6, 2009.
  • Rick told Walker he got the part on January 28, 2022, and Walker just so happened to be wearing his orange Camp Half-Blood shirt!
  • Walker is a huge fan of the books and made his dad buy him a New York Yankees cap (just like Annabeth’s!) to wear to his California chemistry read.
  • Walker is also an avid skateboarder and skier, and is excited to start doing stunts for the show.

Character bio (via open casting call): [PERCY JACKSON] Playing 12, male. A smart, compassionate kid, with a sharp sense of humor. He’s always seen himself as an outsider, in no small part because of how the world sees his ADHD and dyslexia. He’s no wallflower though. He’s impulsive and rambunctious, and is quick to anger when things seem unfair to him. Sarcasm is just another service he offers, but beneath his cynicism is an affectionate son and loyal friend who just wants to do right by those he cares about. If only he could find a place where he fits in.

Listen to Prophecy Radio: A Percy Jackson Podcast episode #28 to hear the hosts react to the Walker Scobell casting.

Leah Sava Jeffries as Annabeth Chase


Left to right: Leah Sava Jeffries, Walker Scobell, Aryan Simhadri

Announced: May 5, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram

Filmography: Empire, Rel, Beast (August 19, 2022), Something From Tiffany’s (Currently Filming)

Fun facts:

  • Leah was born on September 25, 2009.
  • She was born in Detroit, Michigan.
  • She filmed Beast in South Africa, where she played Idris Elba’s daughter.
  • Rick Riordan says, “Leah is exactly the way he imagined Annabeth in the books: smart, strong and courageous, a true daughter of Athena who has zero patience for the foolishness of a certain Seaweed Brain.”

Character bio (via open casting call): [ANNABETH CHASE] Playing 12, female. A true daughter of Athena, she’s a brilliant strategist with an active and curious mind. She’s often frustrated by being so many steps ahead of everyone else, and after having spent the last five years at Camp Half-Blood she longs to test her mettle in the human world, of which she remembers very little. She trains Percy to survive the mythological world and in turn he helps her connect with her humanity.

Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood


Aryan Simhadri as Rohan in Spin

Announced: May 5, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram

Filmography: Cheaper By the Dozen, Spin, Will & Grace

Fun facts:

  • Aryan was born on May 6, 2006.
  • He started acting when he was just four years old, meaning he’s already had a 12-year career!
  • Aryan started off doing commercials for KMart and Toyota!
  • He was the lead in Disney Channel’s original movie Spin, which was the first to feature a South East Asian-Indian cast as the leads.
  • He also had his first foray into Broadway in New York City as Walter in Trevor the Musical.
  • Aryan is also an amateur magician!

Character bio (via open casting call): [GROVER UNDERWOOD] Playing 12 (but an old soul), male. Grover is a satyr (half boy, half goat) and an empath. He cares deeply about others and will always choose what is best for them, sometimes at his own expense. Though cautious by nature, he’ll always throw himself into a fight to protect his friends. Grover’s earnestness and intensity of enthusiasm lead to both touching and comedic moments.

Charlie Bushnell as Luke Castellan

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Charlie Bushnell as Bobby Cañero-Reed on Diary of a Future President

Announced: June 21, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Instagram

Filmography: Diary of a Future President

Fun facts:

  • Charlie was born on July 16, 2004.
  • He was watching Stranger Things when he announced to his family that he thought he could be an actor.
  • His first role was as a series regular on Diary of a Future President.
  • Charlie’s father is a musician, and his uncle is an actor.
  • He also loves soccer, tennis, and video games.

Dior Goodjohn as Clarisse La Rue

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Dior Goodjohn as Robyn Rook on Head of the Class

Announced: June 21, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram | TikTok

Filmography: Glee, Raven’s Home, Head of the Class, Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Fun facts:

  • Dior was born August 13, 2005.
  • She is a multitalented actor, singer, songwriter and dancer.
  • At three years old, she was in commercials for JC Penny, and at six, she was playing Little Santana on Glee.
  • Dior’s middle name is Negeen.

Mortals

Virginia Kull as Sally Jackson


Virginia Kull as Linda on Nos4a2

Announced: June 2, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: N/A

Filmography: Big Little Lies, Nos4a2, The Following

Fun facts:

  • Virginia Kull was born on October 5, 1981.
  • She originally wanted to be a doctor before pursuing an acting career.
  • Virginia has also been in a number of Broadway productions, such as The Heiress and Man and Boy.
  • During the episode 1 table read, she made everyone cry.

Timm Sharp as Gabe Ugliano


Timm Sharp as William from On the Verge

Announced: June 2, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram

Filmography: Fun with Dick and Jane, One Day at a Time, On the Verge

Fun facts:

  • Timm Sharp was born in 1978 (though the internet apparently cannot decide on which day).
  • He’s well-known in the improv community in Los Angeles.
  • Timm replaced Mos Def as Dougie in Laura Dern’s HBO series Englightened.
  • Everyone loved Timm’s portrayal of Gabe at the table read, and he had everyone laughing out loud!

Olivea Morton as Nancy Bobofit

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Olivea Morton headshot

Announced: June 21, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Instagram | TikTok

Filmography: Better Now, And Yet They Speak

Fun facts:

  • Olivea was born on May 20, 2009.
  • Her hobbies include archery, biking, skating and swimming.

Immortals/Gods

Jason Mantzoukas as Mr. D/Dionysus


Jason Mantzoukas as Derek on The Good Place

Announced: June 2, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: N/A

Filmography: Big Mouth, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Good Place

Fun facts:

  • Jason was born on December 18, 1972.
  • He started his career as an improve comedian.
  • He also co-hosts a podcast called How Did This Get Made?
  • Jason has described himself as “100% Greek” and is an accomplished jazz drummer.

Megan Mullally as Mrs. Dodds/Aleco


Megan Mullally as Karen on Will & Grace

Announced: June 2, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter | Instagram

Filmography: Will & Grace, Bob’s Burgers, Parks and Recreation

Fun facts:

  • Megan was born on November 12, 1958.
  • She received eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Will & Grace (and won twice).
  • In 2006-2007, she had her own talk show, The Megan Mullally Show.
  • As a child, Megan studied ballet.

Glynn Turman as Mr. Brunner/Chiron


Glynn Turman as Toledo in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Announced: June 2, 2022 via Rick Riordan’s blog post.

Social media: Twitter

Filmography: Super-8, Fargo, The Wire

Fun facts:

  • Glynn was born January 31, 1947.
  • He had his first major acting role at the age of 12 in the original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, opposite Sidney Poitier.
  • He also auditioned for the role of Han Solo in Star Wars (he was, apparently, George Lucas’ first choice).
  • He’s also champion rodeo cowboy and has run Camp Gid D Up in Southern California since 1992 to introduce inner city and at-risk youth to horsemanship at a working ranch.

Want more ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ cast and show discussions in your life?

Prophecy Radio is Subjectify Media’s very own Percy Jackson podcast, dedicated to all of Rick Riordan’s projects, new and old. That includes all of his books, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians TV show, the Kane Chronicles films headed to Netflix, and even the Rick Riordan Presents imprint.

Every week, hosts Karen and Kristen discuss the latest news, a major topic of choice, and the latest chapters in their Riordanverse reread. Now that we know the Disney+ Percy Jackson TV show has been greenlit, you can also look forward to their analysis of the series once it airs.

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for episodes, feel free to message them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or Tumblr.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on April 19, 2022. It was last updated on July 8, 2022.