ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Die Hard Cast

Updated on October 16, 2012

Die Hard Cast

Die Hard Movies
Die Hard Movies

Die Hard Cast

The Die Hard cast is often thought of being Bruce Willis, a dirty white singlet, and reducing levels of hair. No doubt, the series relies heavily on Willis’ charisma as the wise-cracking anti-hero, John McClane. However, much of Die Hard’s success can be attributed to chemistry between Willis and members of the Die Hard cast. For example, his interactions with villains Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber and Jeremy Irons’ Simon Gruber. There was of course his banter with Sgt. Al Powell, played by Reginald VelJohnson. Of course, probably the most successful Die Hard casting was Samuel L. Jackson, playing Zeus Carver who formed an unforgettable duo with Willis in Die Hard with a Vengeance.

Memorably chemistry aside, Bruce Willis is the only actor to appear as a Die Hard cast member in every Die Hard movie; no other actor even comes close. Bonnie Bedelia appeared as Holly McClane in the first two movies, while Reginald VelJohnson played Sgt. Al Powell in the first two films as well. Hans Gruber, played by Alan Rickman, featured in the first movie, but only appeared again in flashback form.

Perhaps part of the reason there is no consistency with the Die Hard cast is the long period between movies. Multiple actors returned in the two year gap between Die Hard and Die Hard 2. However, there was another five year wait for Die Hard with a Vengeance, and an eternal 12 years before Die Hard 4.0. Another sequel is scheduled for 2013. However, that will be six years between films so we are unlikely to see many of the Die Hard 4.0 Cast cast return.

This hub features the cast of the four Die Hard movies. Click on the links below to view each movie’s cast. You can also view the movie posters and trailers from each Die Hard film next to the cast list.

Die Hard Cast Table of Contents:

Die Hard Movie Poster

Die Hard Cast
Die Hard Cast

Die Hard Trailer

Die Hard Cast

Cast from the 1988 movie Die Hard

  • Officer John McClane … played by Bruce Willis
  • Holly Gennaro McClane … played by Bonnie Bedelia
  • Sgt. Al Powell … played by Reginald VelJohnson
  • Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson … played by Paul Gleason
  • Richard Thornburg … played by William Atherton
  • Harry Ellis … played by Hart Bochner
  • Joseph Yoshinobu Takagi … played by James Shigeta
  • Hans Gruber … played by Alan Rickman
  • Karl … played by Alexander Godunov
  • Franco … played by Bruno Doyon
  • Argyle … played by De'voreaux White
  • Tony … played by Andreas Wisniewski
  • Theo … played by Clarence Gilyard Jr.
  • Alexander … played by Joey Plewa
  • Marco … played by Lorenzo Caccialanza
  • Kristoff … played by Gérard Bonn
  • Eddie … played by Dennis Hayden
  • Uli … played by Al Leong
  • Heinrich … played by Gary Roberts
  • Fritz … played by Hans Buhringer
  • James … played by Wilhelm von Homburg
  • FBI Special Agent Big Johnson … played by Robert Davi
  • FBI Agent Little Johnson … played by Grand L. Bush

Die Hard 2 Movie Poster

Die Hard 2: Die Harder Movie Poster
Die Hard 2: Die Harder Movie Poster

Die Hard 2 Cast

Cast from the 1990 movie Die Hard 2

  • Lt. John McClane … played by Bruce Willis
  • Holly McClane … played by Bonnie Bedelia
  • Richard Thornburg … played by William Atherton
  • Sgt. Al Powell … played by Reginald VelJohnson
  • Gen. Ramon Esperanza … played by Franco Nero
  • Col. Stuart … played by William Sadler
  • Maj. Grant … played by John Amos
  • Capt. Carmine Lorenzo … played by Dennis Franz
  • Leslie Barnes … played by Art Evans
  • Trudeau … played by Fred Dalton Thompson
  • Marvin … played by Tom Bower
  • Samantha 'Sam' Coleman … played by Sheila McCarthy
  • Garber … played by Don Harvey
  • Baker … played by Tony Ganios
  • Thompson … played by Peter Nelson
  • O'Reilly … played by Robert Patrick
  • Sheldon … played by Mick Cunningham
  • Burke … played by John Leguizamo
  • Kahn … played by Tom Verica
  • Sgt. Oswald Cochrane … played by John Costelloe

Die Hard with a Vengeance Poster

Die Hard with a Vengeance Movie Poster
Die Hard with a Vengeance Movie Poster

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Die Hard 3 Trailer

Die Hard with a Vengeance Cast

Cast from the 1995 movie, Die Hard with a Vengeance

  • John McClane … played by Bruce Willis
  • Simon Gruber … played by Jeremy Irons
  • Zeus Carver … played by Samuel L. Jackson
  • Joe Lambert … played by Graham Greene
  • Connie Kowalski … played by Colleen Camp
  • Insp. Walter Cobb … played by Larry Bryggman
  • Ricky Walsh … played by Anthony Peck
  • Mathias Targo … played by Nicholas Wyman
  • Katya … played by Sam Phillips
  • Charles Weiss … played by Kevin Chamberlin
  • Officer Jane … played by Sharon Washington
  • Dr. Fred Schiller … played by Stephen Pearlman
  • Dexter … played by Michael Alexander Jackson
  • Raymond … played by Aldis Hodge
  • Mischa … played by Mischa Hausserman
  • Dexter's Friend … played by Edwin Hodge
  • Rolf … played by Robert Sedgwick
  • Roman … played by Tony Halme
  • Ivan … played by Bill Christ

Die Hard 4.0 Poster

Die Hard 4.0 - Live Free or Die Hard Poster
Die Hard 4.0 - Live Free or Die Hard Poster

Die Hard 4.0 Trailer

Die Hard 4.0 - Live Free or Die Hard

Cast from the 2007 Die Hard 4.0

  • John McClane … played by Bruce Willis
  • Thomas Gabriel … played by Timothy Olyphant
  • Matthew 'Matt' Farrell … played by Justin Long
  • Mai Linh … played by Maggie Q
  • FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman … played by Cliff Curtis
  • Trey … played by Jonathan Sadowski
  • Casper … played by Andrew Friedman
  • Frederick 'Warlock' Kaludis … played by Kevin Smith
  • Russo … played by Yorgo Constantine
  • Rand … played by Cyril Raffaelli
  • Del … played by Chris Palermo
  • Lucy Gennaro McClane … played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead
  • Raj … played by Sung Kang
  • Agent Molina … played by Zeljko Ivanek
  • Taylor … played by Christina Chang
  • Jim … played by Jake McDorman
  • Mrs. Kaludis … played by Rosemary Knower
  • Hoover Agent … played by Gerald Downey
  • Goatee … played by Allen Maldonado

Die Hard Movie Poll

What's your favorite Die Hard movie

See results

Leave a comment about the Die Hard Cast, or better yet - write a hub of your own!

Hub writing is easy, fun, free and you can even make money doing it!

Click here to write your own hub!

Die Hard Cast Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)