Meet The Cast Of ‘Once Upon A Time’

Posted Sunday, November 6th, 2011 04:00 pm GMT -4 by

We’ve now seen a couple episodes of ‘Once Upon A Time’. So let’s meet the cast of the new ABC hit series! Do you see some familiar faces?

Emma Swan: played by Jennifer Morrison (‘House’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Warrior’), is a bail bondsman who was found by a boy named Henry, whom she had given up for adoption 10 years prior. Emma was abandoned by the side of the road as a newborn, and Henry is convinced she is the Emma to save Storybrooke from the curse of no more happy endings.

Once Upon a Time Jennifer Morrison as Emma Swan

Mary Margaret Blanchard – Snow White: played by Ginnifer Goodwin (‘Big Love’, ‘Robot Chicken’, ‘Mona Lisa Smile’), is the classic tale of Snow White, and a teacher in our world. She has taken Henry under her wing, recognizing that he is special, and feels pity for him for being lonely. In Story Time, she is married to Prince Charming, and has a daughter named Emma who has escaped the curse.

Once Upon a Time Ginnfer Goodwin as Snow White

The Evil Queen – Regina: played by Lana Parrilla (‘Lost’, ’24′), is the Mayor of Storybrooke and the adopted mother of Henry. In Story Time, she is also the Evil Queen, who has brought a curse upon the kingdom so they no longer have happy endings, which is her happy ending. Regina is strict, and wants the best for Henry, but is very rough around the edges.

Once Upon a Time Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen

John Doe – Prince Charming: played by Josh Dallas (‘Thor’, ‘The Decent Part 2′, ‘Doctor Who’), is a coma patient in Storybrooke. In Story Time, Prince Charming was wounded, possibly fatally, when the curse was brought upon the kingdom, rushing Emma to safety. He is wed to Snow White, and has promised that he will always find her.

Once Upon a Time Josh Dallas as Prince Charming

Henry Mills: played by Jared Gilmore (‘Wilfred’, ‘Mad Men’), is the adopted son of Regina. Emma Swan is his birth mother, and after stealing Mary Margaret Blanchard’s credit cards has gone to find her. He has brought Emma back to Storybrooke, so that she can have the final battle against the Evil Queen and bring Storybrooke back to it’s correct time with its happy endings.

Once Upon a Time Jacob Gilmore as Henry Mills

Rumplestiltskin – Mr. Gold: played by Robert Carlyle (‘Stargate Universe’, ’28 Weeks Later’, ‘The Tournament’), can predict the future. In our time, he owns the town. In Story Time, he is in the dungeons, and had given warning to Snow White that Emma would be the one to save them from the curse on her 28th birthday.

Once Upon a Time Robert Carlyle as Rumplestiltskin

In a recent article from TVLine, Emmy winning actor Richard Schiff will be joining the cast as Snow White’s father as well! You might remember Richard Schiff from ‘Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior’, ‘The West Wing’ and ‘The Cape’.

So what do you think of the cast? Are you impressed with this show or are you still a little skeptical?

The show airs tonight on ABC at 8/7c. If you missed the first couple episodes you can read our recaps here:

‘Once Upon A Time: Pilot’ recap
‘Once Upon A Time: The Thing You Love Most’ recap

  • http://twitter.com/RoundTableNerds Chris Ferrell

    Robert Carlyle has been fantastic so far. He plays the swarmy morally ambiguous if not fully evil character well.  Its good to see Dr. Rush land on his feet. :p

    • http://twitter.com/1nerdycupcake Jessica Naki

      I fully agree! I really like the Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold character. I really hope he gets more air time!

  • http://pbjlounge.tumblr.com Shane Michael Coffey

    For me the kid makes the show.  

    • http://twitter.com/1nerdycupcake Jessica Naki

      What makes him stand out to you? What do you think of Emma?

  • http://www.sciencefiction.com Patrick Ruddell

    I love Jennifer Morrison :-)

    • http://twitter.com/1nerdycupcake Jessica Naki

      I do too, since House! Er, when I still watched it, anyway :D

  • Kris

    What is the woman name who is playing prince charmings “wife”. She is familar,but i just can’t place her. 

    • http://www.sciencefiction.com Patrick Ruddell

      Anastasia Griffith: Trama and Royal Pains - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1473013/

      • http://twitter.com/1nerdycupcake Jessica Naki

        Patrick wins! Got to it before I could ;-) She was great in Damages as well!

    • http://ScienceFiction.com Ze

      I don’t know either….we were saying the same thing…that she looks so familiar and then I remembered she was in this show that got cancelled pretty quickly where she was an ambulance driver…the whole show was based on all these characters who were ambulance drivers, but I can’t remember the name of it…

    • Cheri22372

      Anastasia Griffith, from Trauma :)