Most of the cast of John Wick 1 reprise their role in the other films in the franchise. Besides, John Wick 1 is also known as John Wick: Chapter 1, an American neo-noir action thriller film.
It is the first installment in the John Wick franchise, which Chad Stahelski directed and Derek Kolstad wrote.
Lionsgate distributed this film which was released on September 19, 2014. Additionally, this film grossed $86 million on the Box Office and has a running time of 101 minutes (1hr 41minutes).
Moreover, the film centers around John Wick, a retired hitman looking for the men who broke into his house, stole his vintage Ford car, and killed Daisy, the dog his late wife left for him.
Some of the casts of John Wick 1 are;
1. Keanu Reeves
Keanu is on the cast of John Wick 1. He played the role of John Wick. Besides, John Wick is the protagonist in the movie.
He is also known as the Boogeyman. John is a former hitman who was in the employ of the Tarasov syndicate.
He was reactivated when Iosef, Viggo’s son, broke into his house, stole his car, and killed the dog his wife left for him.
Additionally, John is grieving his dead wife. His wife gave him the dog to help him cope with the grief and move forward.
Hence, Iosef killing the dog brought out his violent side. Moreover, John retired because he wanted to marry Helen, his wife. John ended up killing both Iosef and Viggo.
Furthermore, he sustained some injuries. At the end of the film, John broke into an animal clinic to treat his wounds and took a pit bull puppy scheduled for euthanization.
2. Michael Nyquist
Michael played Viggo Tarasov on the cast of John Wick 1. Viggo is the head of the Tarasov family, an enterprising businessman with questionable roots, and was formerly John Wick’s employer.
However, Iosef broke into John’s house, stole his car, and killed his dog. When Viggo learned of what his son did, he beat him and tried reasoning with John, but John was not interested in talking,
So, Viggo placed a $2 million bounty on John’s head, even offering the contract to John’s mentor, Marcus.
However, Marcus kept in contact with John, which led to Viggo killing Marcus. When Viggo learned that killing John was not as easy as he thought, he tried running away.
However, John found him in New York Harbor and killed him.
3. Alfie Allen
Alfie played the role of Iosef Tarasov on the cast of John Wick 1. Iosef is the arrogant, entitled, and foolish son of Viggo Tarasov.
Besides, Iosef thinks he is a tough guy, but he is just a punk without his father’s muscle.
He started the war between his father and John Wick. Although, he did not know John was a retired hitman who used to work for his father.
Moreover, the movie started when Iosef saw John’s vintage car and requested to buy it from him, but John refused to sell his car.
Thus, Iosef and his gang break into John’s house, steal the car, and kill his dog. When Viggo learned of Iosef’s action, he hid him in a safe-house.
However, John got to his safe house and killed him and his bodyguards.
4. Adrianne Palicki
Adrianne played the role of Ms. Perkins on the cast of John Wick 1. Ms. Perkins is a distinguished female contract killer who is also a former acquaintance of John.
However, Viggo contracted her to kill John, which led to her sneaking into John’s room to kill him. But Marcus alerts John, allowing him to subdue Perkins, knocks her unconscious after finding out Viggo’s location, and left her with Harry.
Furthermore, Perkins wakes up, frees herself, and kills Harry. Before Perkins got the chance to ambush John, Winston summoned her to a meeting. Perkins was executed in the meeting for killing Harry on Continental grounds, which is against the underworld’s rules.
5. Bridget Moynahan
Bridget played the role of Helen Wick on the cast of John Wick 1. Helen is John’s deceased wife who gave him the dog Iosef killed.
Helen did not know the hitman part of John’s life. Although she knew John had skeletons in his closet, she did not think it was necessary.
Besides, John became a different person when he met her due to the love, joy, and light she brought into his life.
Besides, Bridget is a 50 years old American actress and model. Furthermore, she is best known for her role in Blue Blood, The Journey Home, Prey, Noise, I: Robot, and Grey Matters.
6. Dean Winters
Dean played the role of Avi on the cast of John Wick 1. Avi is Viggo’s, right-hand man. He is his second in command and has been Viggo’s lawyer for many years.
Besides, Dean is a 57 years old American actor who is best known for his role in Oz, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, Sex and the City, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Battle Creek, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Lost Girls, among others.
7. Ian McShane
Ian played the role of Winston on the cast of John Wick 1. Winston is the mysterious and enigmatic owner of the Continental Hotel. Besides, Winston informed John that Viggo was keeping Iosef under guard at his nightclub, the Red Circle.
Also, he was the one who summoned Ms. Perkins for a meeting where she was killed for violating the rules of the underground, killing Harry on Continental grounds. Moreover, when Viggo wanted to escape using a helicopter, Winston called John and informed him.
Furthermore, Ian is a 78 years old English actor who has been nominated for some awards, including winning a Golden Globe Award. Besides, he is best known for his role in Lovejoy, Deadwood, American Gods, Kung Fu Panda, Hot Rod, Sexy Beast, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
8. John Leguizamo
John played the role of Aurelio in the cast of John Wick 1. Aurelio is a proud business owner of a high-end chop shop, Aurelio’s Garage. When Iosef brought John’s car to his shop, he immediately knew whose car it was and knew it would cause trouble.
So, he punched Iosef and threw him out. When John came visiting, he informed John that Iosef was Viggo’s son. Also, Aurelio informed Viggo of Iosef’s activities. He did these because he wanted an issue with neither John nor Viggo.
Besides, John Leguizamo is a 57 years old American actor, screenwriter, producer, playwright, and stand-up comedian. Furthermore, he is best known for his role in Super Mario Bros., Carlito’s Way, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, To Wong Foo, Land of the Dead, Ice Age, and The Happening.
9. Willam Dafoe
Willem played the role of Marcus in the cast of John Wick 1. Marcus is a member of the old guard of assassins. He is battle-hardened, reliable, and among the elite. Moreover, he has a history with John.
He was John’s mentor and something of a father figure to him. Viggo offered the contract of killing John to Marcus, and he accepted it. However, he accepted it to keep a watch out for John. He informed John when Ms. Perkins broke into his room and freed John was Viggo captured him and almost killed him.
However, Viggo learned from Ms. Perkins that Marcus is in contact with John, which led to Viggo beating, torturing then killing Marcus. Furthermore, William is a 66 years old American actor who has received several award nominations, including four Academy and three Golden Globe Awards.
Besides, he is best known for his role in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man (2004), Spider-Man (2007), XXX: State of the Union (2205), Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007), The Fault in Our Stars, The Great Wall, Murder on the Orient Express and The Florida Project, among others.
10. David Patrick Kelly
David played the role of Charlie in the cast of John Wick 1. Charlie is “the cleaner” in the movie.
It means Charlie cleans a crime scene and disposes of the dead bodies. John requested his service after killing the men Viggo sent to kill him in his house.
Moreover, David is a 70 years old American actor, lyricist, and musician who is best known for his role in The Warriors, Malcolm X, Chi-Raq, Crooklyn, Twin Peaks, Flags of Our Fathers, The Longest Yard, Last Man Standing, and The Blacklist, among others.
11. Randall Duk Kim
Randall played the role of a doctor who has a select clientele in the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Randall is a 77 years old American actor who is best known for his role in Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, Kung Fu Panda 3, New Amsterdam, Fringe, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, and Thief, among others.
12. Lance Reddick
Lance played the role of Charon on the cast of John Wick 1. Charon is a concierge at the Continental hotel and always seems to known everything the clients need.
Also, he collects coins from his guest, just like the Greek character with the name Charon.
Furthermore, Lance is a 58 years old American actor and musician. He is best known for his role in The Wire, Fringe, Oz, Lost, Monster Party, Godzilla vs. Kong, and Godzilla.
13. Munro M. Bonnell
Munro played the role of a Russian Orthodox priest on the cast of John Wick 1. He protects the vault where Viggo keeps his valuables.
Besides, Munro is an American actor who is best known for his role in Side Effects, The Stepford Wives, Confessions of a Call Girl, and Flannel Pajamas.
14. Omer Barnea
Omer played the role of Gregori on the cast of John Wick 1. Gregori is one of Iosef’s friends and bodyguards.
Besides, Omer is a 41 years old Israeli actor who is best known for his role in Peace After Marriage, A Dangerous Dance, 2 Night, Forgiveness, and Holy Rollers.
15. Toby Leonard Moore
Toby played the role of Victor on the cast of John Wick 1. Victor is another one of Iosef’s friends and bodyguards.
Besides, Toby is a 40 years old Australian actor who is best known for his role in Daredevil, Billions, Mank, Banshee, White Collar, Blue Bloods, and Condor.
16. Matt McColm
Matt played the role of a club goon in one of the scenes on the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Matt is a 56 years old American actor, stuntman, and former model. Also, he has featured in movies such as R.I.P.D., The Hit List, The Double, Iron Man 2, Argo, and The Mechanic.
17. Daniel Bernhardt
Daniel is also on the cast of John Wick 1. He played the role of Kirill. Kirill is Viggo’s lieutenant who incapacitates John in the Red Circle.
However, John killed him in the church in Little Russia after Marcus freed him. Daniel is a 55 years old Swiss actor, martial artist, and model who has also featured in The Matrix 4, Skylines, Birds of Prey, Nobody, Desire, Barry, Logan, and Brothers.
18. Bridget Regan
Bridget played the role of Addy on the cast of John Wick 1. Moreover, Bridget is a 39 years old American actress best known for her role in Legend of the Seeker, White Collar, Jane the Virgin, Agent Carter, The Last Ship, Paradise Lost, MacGyver, Beauty & the Beast, and Sons of Anarchy.
19. Keith Jardine
Keith played the role of Kuzma on the cast of John Wick 1. Moreover, Keith is a 45 years old American actor and retired mixed martial artist who has competed in the U.F.C. and Strikeforce.
Also, he was featured in Crank: High Voltage, Breaking Bad, Preacher, The Punisher, Bird Box, Once Upon a Time in Venice, and The Kid.
20. Tait Fletcher
Tait played the role of Nicholai on the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Tait is a 50 years old American actor who has also featured in 14 Cameras, The Equalizer, The Accountant, The Untold Story, Project Power, and Lockdown.
21. Thomas Sadoski
Thomas played the role of Jimmy in the cast of John Wick 1. Jimmy is a police officer and John Wick’s friend.
Moreover, Thomas is a 45 years old actor who has also featured in Life in Pieces, The Newsroom, The Mimic, The Last Word, The Slap, Tommy, As the World Turns, and Law & Order.
22. Clarke Peters
Clarke plays the role of Harry in the cast of John Wick 1. Harry is an assassin who John told to watch over unconscious Ms. Perkins.
However, when Perkins came to, she killed him. Moreover, Clarke is a 69 years old American actor, director, and writer who is best known for his role in The Wire, Treme, Harriet, The Mandela Effect, Da 5 Bloods, The Divide, Bulletproof, Chance, and Oz.
23. Kevin Nash
Kevin played the role of Francis on the cast of John Wick 1. Francis is the bouncer at the Red Circle nightclub.
Besides, Kevin is a 62 years old American actor and retired professional wrestler who has featured in The Punisher, Nikki, Brothers, Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, Detroiters, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
24. Gameela Wright
Gameela played the role of delivery woman on the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Gameela is an American actress featured in Tully, 3 Generations, Jack of the Red Hearts, Breakable You, Admission, and Experimenter.
25. Vladislav Koulikov
Vladislav played the role of Pavel on the cast of John Wick 1. Moreover, Vladislav is an actor who has also featured in Salt and Choke Artist.
26. Patricia Squire
Patricia played the role of an older woman on the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Pat is an American actress who has also featured in Orange Is the New Black, The Drop, Bridge of Spies, Stella’s Last Weekend, Adult World, and Mildred & the Dying Parlor.
27. Vladimir Troitsky
Vladimir played the role of a Team Leader on the cast of John Wick 1. Besides, Vladimir is an actor who has also featured in Salt, Allegiance, Brawl in Cell Block 99, and Brighton Beach.
28. Scott Tixier
Scott played the role of a violinist in one of the scenes on John Wick 1. Besides, Scott is a 35 years old French jazz violinist and professor of jazz violin at the University of North Texas.
Furthermore, he has worked with notable artists, including Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Elton John, Natalie Cole, Common, Christina Aguilera, and The Isley Brothers.
Also, he has received several awards, including five Grammy awards for participation in John Legend’s Albums, the Lion King soundtrack, and the PJ Morton album.
Conclusively, John Wick: Chapter 1 has a sequel titled John Wick: Chapter 2, released on January 30, 2017, and centers around John Wick going on the run.