A Friend of the Family is a Peacock original real crime drama starring Jake Lacy, Anna Paquin, and Colin Hanks in the A Friend of the Family cast which has a star-studded ensemble and tells the story of a genuine criminal case. The series is based on the true story of Jan Broberg Felt, who was kidnapped twice by their family friend Robert Berchtold, and A Friend of the Family cast comprises both established and upcoming performers.
Nick Acosta, best known for horror programs such as Channel Zero and Brand New Cherry Flavor, developed A Friend of the Family and has also dabbled in actual crime with the limited series The Act. The series is one of the numerous real crime dramatizations that will be available on streaming services, and the situation examined in A Friend of the Family was originally covered in the Netflix documentary Abducted in Plain Sight, and the narrative is set in several time periods in 1970s Iowa.
As a result, various actors play the younger kids at different stages, so here’s who plays who in A Friend of the Family cast so you can get to know them better if you have enjoyed the series.
Jake Lacy as Robert “B” Berchtold
Robert Berchtold appears to be an everyday neighbor, yet he is a child abductor in the A Friend of the Family cast. Jake Lacy is most known for his humorous television appearances, such as Pete in The Office’s last season and Shane Patton in The White Lotus, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and has also starred in films such as Carol and Obvious Child.
Lacy was raised in Vermont and grew up in Pittsford and graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 2004. Lacy graduated from Winston-University Salem’s of North Carolina School of the Arts and did odd jobs in the state of New York after graduating: he worked as a gym receptionist, a club bartender, and a waiter during the day while auditioning for the roles.
A Friend of the Family cast member Lacy is 37 years old, was born on February 14, 1985, and is married to Lauren Deleo.
Hendrix Yancey as Jan Broberg
Hendrix Kate Yancey is an actress from the United States who is well-known for her parts in the Netflix series Stranger Things, the film Unbelievable, and the Amazon Prime feature film Charming the Hearts of Men. Yancey was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to Timie Yanceyand Jake Yancey, Hudson was her younger brother.
At the age of 5, Yancey hired Susie Mains of Trilogy Talent as her manager and began working, and scored her first series regular part in the American TV series Versus, created by AwesomenessTV Production. A Friend of the Family cast member Yancey is 11 years old and was born in 2011.
Colin Hanks as Bob Broberg
Jan Broberg’s father, Bob Broberg, is concerned about Berchtold’s connection with his daughter in the A Friend of the Family cast. Colin Hanks is the son of famed actor Tom Hanks and has amassed an impressive on-screen history of his own, as Hanks’ past work includes the Jumanji film series, Season 1 of Fargo, and Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Hanks was born in the California city of Sacramento and he has a sister, Elizabeth, and two younger half-brothers, Chester “Chet” and Truman, via his father’s marriage to his stepmother. Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School, Chapman University, and Loyola Marymount University before transferring but departed without receiving a diploma.
A Friend of the Family cast member Hanks is 44 years old, was born on November 24, 1977, and is married to Samantha Bryant.
Mckenna Grace as Jan Broberg
Jan is one of the primary characters of A Friend of the Family and the victim of Berchtold’s kidnapping, but later in life, the actual Jan Broberg became an actress and singer, playing in a number of minor TV and film parts, and she also personally introduces the series. McKenna Grace, a young actress, and singer whose recent appearances include Phoebe Spengler in Ghostbusters: Afterlife and Mary Adler in Gifted, plays the older Jan.
A Friend of the Family cast member Grace is 16 years old and was born on June 25, 2006.
Anna Paquin as Mary Ann Broberg
Mary Ann Broberg, the matriarch of the Broberg family, is played by Anna Paquin who has been a high-profile actress since she was a youngster, perhaps best recognized for her roles as Rogue in the X-Men films or Sookie Stackhouse on True Blood. She has also earned excellent feedback for her roles in films which, in the end, made her win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the age of 11.
A Friend of the Family cast member Paquin is 40 years old and married to Stephen Moyer.