Dahmer cast sees Evan Peters taking the role of Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most infamous American serial killers. Between 1978 and 1991, Dahmer sexually abused and murdered 17 boys and men. In most of his later murders, he had intercourse with the dead bodies, ate their meat, and preserved their body parts, including organs and parts of their skeletons. In 1992, Dahmer was sentenced to 15 terms of life imprisonment. However, 2 years later, he was killed by one of his fellow inmates, Christopher Scarver.
Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is not the only production based on the life and murders of the serial killer, but it is the latest one, released on Netflix on September 21. In the show’s official trailer, we already saw Peters disappearing into the role but let’s get into the other Dahmer cast members and see if they are playing real or fictional characters. You will also find information about the actors’ careers and a few details about their personal lives.
As already mentioned, Peters plays the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. It is definitely not the 1st time Evans starred in a Ryan Murphy production. The actor appeared in 8 seasons of American Horror Story (2012-2021) in different roles. He was also in One Tree Hill (2008-2009), Pose (2018), WandaVision (2021), and Mare of Easttown (2021). He played Quicksilver in 3 X-Men movies.
Peters is 35 years old. From 2012 to 2019, Peters dated Emma Roberts. Since then, the actor was once rumored to be together with singer Halsey, but right now, he is most possibly single.
In Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Richard Jenkins plays Dahmer’s father, Lionel, who expressed that he didn’t know about his son’s murderous intentions and disturbed mental state. Jenkins is a 75-year-old actor who appeared in countless roles over the years. A few of his most-known projects include Six Feet Under (2001-2005), Let Me In (2010), Jack Reacher (2012), The Shape of Water (2017), and Olive Kitteridge (2014).
Since 1969, Jenkins has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick, and they have 2 children.
As part of the Dahmer cast, Molly Ringwald plays Shari Dahmer, Jeffrey’s stepmother. Ringwald is mainly known for her iconic roles in The Breakfast Club (1085) and Pretty in Pink (1986). She was also in The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008-2013) and Riverdale (2017- ).
The 54-year-old actress was in a marriage with Valery Lameignère from 1999 to 2002. She later married Panio Gianopoulos in 2007. They have 3 children.
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Michael Learned plays Catherine Dahmer, Jeffrey’s grandmother, at whose house he committed a few murders. At times, she was thought to be an accomplice to his grandson’s crimes, but no one really knows. Learned is an 83-year-old actress known for the long-running TV series The Waltons (1972-1981). She was also in Nurse (1981-1982), Living Dolls (1989), General Hospital (2010), and The Young and the Restless (2011).
Learned has 3 marriages that ended in divorce: Peter Donat (1956-1972), Glenn Chadwick (1974-1977), and William Parker IV (1979-1988). In 1988, she married John Doherty, and their marriage continues. She has 3 children from her 1st marriage.
Niecy Nash also plays a real-life character called Glenda Cleveland, Jeffrey’s neighbor. According to reports, Glenda called the police a few months before Jeffrey’s arrest and said her children saw a bleeding young boy running away from Jeffrey in an alleyway. The police did not look much into it, and that boy turned out to be one’s Jeffrey’s victims, Konerak Sinthasomphone, a 14-year-old boy.
Niecy Nash is known for Reno 911! (2003-2009, 2020), The Soul Man (2012-2016), Getting On (2013-2015), Scream Queens (2015-2016), Claws (2017-2022), and When They See Us (2019). Nash has been in 2 past marriages: Don Nash (1994-2007) and Jay Tucker (2011-2020). Since 2020, she has been married to Jessica Betts. She has 3 children from her 1st marriage.
Penelope Ann Miller
Penelope Ann Miller plays Joyce Dahmer, Jeffrey’s birth mother. Ann Miller is known for Adventures in Babysitting (1987), The Freshman (1990), Carlito’s Way (1993), The Artist (2011), Vanished (2006), and Mistresses (2013-2014). The 58-year-old actress was married to Will Arnett for only a year (1993-1994). She has been married to James Huggins since 2020. She has 2 daughters.
The last Dahmer cast member on our list is Michael Beach, who plays Detective Dennis Murphy, who conducted interviews with Dahmer after his arrest. Beach (58) appeared in The Street (1988), Under Suspicion (1994-1995), Third Watch (1999-2005), Sons of Anarchy (2010-2014), and Kingdom Business (2022). Beach was married to Tracey Beach from 1998 to 2006. He has been married to Elisha Wilson since 2007. He has 4 children from his 1st marriage and another 4 from his 2nd.