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Missing Cast and Characters From the TV Show

Updated on July 30, 2012

Missing Cast and Characters

Missing is a new TV show that aired on ABC, on Thursday the 15th of March 2012. Missing is about a mother searching for her kidnapped son and the lengths she is willing to go to get him back. However, this is no ordinary mother. This boy's mum is ex-CIA.

There is a lot of intrigue and mystery in Missing. The characters in Missing are not two dimensional spy types. There is a lot of breadth and depth to the characters which will be explored further as the weeks progress.

Please read the guide below to find out more about the Missing cast and characters.

Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone
Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone

Rebecca Winstone

Ashley Judd plays Rebecca Winstone.

Rebecca is a loving mother of an 18 year old son. She works in a flower shop and has been mother earth for the past 10 years, since the death of her husband. However, it soon becomes apparent that there is more to Rebecca than just being a mother.

When Rebecca's son goes missing in Italy she flies out to find him. Rebecca is willing to do anything to get her son back, even if it means having to use everything the CIA taught her. Yes Rebecca retired from the CIA ten years ago, after the death of her husband, so she could concentrate on raising Michael. She didn't have the best childhood and wanted to be everything her mother could never be. However, she was one of the CIA's best field operatives and her actions have raised alarm bells with the CIA. They believe she must be working for someone in secret.

Rebecca will have to open doors she thought closed long ago and call in old favors, in the pursuit of her son. No-one is safe until Rebecca finds her child and brings him home safely. Meanwhile, she must also evade capture by the CIA, if she has any chance of finding Michael.

Ashley Judd hasn't been in TV for quite a while and instead chose to focus on her movie career. Her most memorable role being in Kiss The Girls with Morgan Freeman.

Nick Eversman as Michael Winstone
Nick Eversman as Michael Winstone

Michael Winstone

Nick Eversman plays Michael Winstone.

Michael is very close to his mum and goes running with her. When he finally wins a race against her he tells her he is going to Italy for a summer architecture program.

While in Rome, Michael is kidnapped. He is abducted and transported to France in a black van. He leaves a message on the wall where he is being kept, letting his mum know that he is alive and that he loves her. However, Michael has no clue his mum is ex-CIA.

Nick Eversman is fairly new to TV in comparison to the majority of the Missing cast. He has had small appearances in shows such as House and NCIS. He has also been in a few movies such as Hellraiser: Revelations and Vampires Suck.

Sean Bean as Paul Winstone
Sean Bean as Paul Winstone

Paul Winstone

Sean Bean plays Paul Winstone.

Paul Winstone is the father of Michael Winstone and was the husband of Rebecca Winstone. He took Michael on a trip to France, when he was eight years old. While in Paris, the car Paul was in exploded and a cover story was concocted to cover his death, as Paul was also with the CIA.

Sean Bean is an amazing British actor and has been able to successfully break into the American market. However, he rarely makes it to the end of a TV show or film, without his character being killed off. That being said, his death in Missing has to have been the shortest living role he's ever undertaken.

Sean Bean's character, Paul Winstone, died within the first three minutes of Missing. However, I find it hard to believe that is the last we have seen of Paul Winstone and Sean Bean. I anticipate that we will at least see Paul in flashbacks. I am also willing to bet that Paul is some how related to the disappearance of Michael Winstone. We never actually saw Paul in the car when it exploded. They have left the show open to bringing him back. Perhaps Paul or his family were in danger and he had to disappear. Maybe he was a double agent. I just can't shake the feeling that Paul Winstone is still alive.

Other TV shows and movies Sean Bean has managed to survive in for longer include Game of Thrones as Ned Stark (he was beheaded before the end of the first season), as Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (managed to survive until the end, but he was playing the head of the Gods), The Lord of The Rings movies (was the only member of The Fellowship of the Ring to die) and Equilibrium (where he died to prove that emotions are important). His first breakout role was as the soldier Sharpe, where Sean Bean managed to survive a long time but he did die in the end.

Adriano Giannini as Giancarlo Rossi
Adriano Giannini as Giancarlo Rossi

Giancarlo Rossi

Adriano Giannini plays Giancarlo Rossi.

Giancarlo is Italian and seems to have connections with the Italian Intelligence service and has history with Rebecca Winstone. Rebecca trusts Giancarlo with her life and also with helping her find her son.

Giancarlo was married twice but both marriges failed. He loved Rebecca but she chose her love for Paul and Michael.

Adriano Giannini is an Italian actor and has been in a number of Italian movies. However, viewers may recognize him from his role in Ocean's Twelve and also in the movie Swept Away.

Cliff Curtis as Dax Miller
Cliff Curtis as Dax Miller

Dax Miller

Cliff Curtis plays Dax Miller.

Dax Miller is the Deputy Chief of the Western European Station of the CIA. He reports to Washington and is on Rebecca Winstone's trail. He knows about the kidnapping of her son but has been tasked with bringing Rebecca back into the CIA.

The CIA are wondering where she has been the past 10 years and if she has been working for someone else. It's unacceptable for CIA agents to be running all over Europe without the required channels being appraised of the situation. If Dax is unable to relocate Rebecca he could lose his job.

Cliff Curtis has played almost every dark ethnicity you can imagine. His biggest roles have been in The Last Airbender, 10,000 BC, Whale Rider, Collateral Damage and Blow.

Keith Carradine as Martin Newman
Keith Carradine as Martin Newman

Martin Newman

Martin Newman is played by Keith Carradine.

Martin trained Rebecca while she was in the CIA and she thinks of him as a father figure. Martin was also the one to bring Michael back from France, after the loss of his father.

Keith Carradine comes from a famous acting family. You might recognize his brother, David Carradine, who played Bill in Kill Bill. Keith Carradine has had a number of reoccurring roles in TV shows such as Dexter and Doll House. He is regularly cast as a police detective.

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The cast and characters from Missing are interesting and hold their cards close to their chests.

As the first season of Missing continues expect to see more of the characters history.

The trailer kept discussing how something is missing. So perhaps it's not just talking about Michael being missing. It's almost as if Rebecca Winstone is trying to find her son but is missing a vital piece of information. Could that information be regarding Paul Winstone?

It will be interesting to see what happens with the Missing cast and characters moving forward.

Interview With Some of the Missing Cast

Missing Trailer

Find out why your favorite Missing characters won't be returning next season by reading about the cancelled TV series for 2012.


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    • Lauryallan profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Nikola Navratil played Maxim Asimov

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      6 years ago

      Who played max?

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      I am not Maxim Asimov :P 

      6 years ago

      Who played the character of the young Maxim Asimov? He was ruthless!

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      Minigun madn3ss 

      6 years ago

      This show is awesome but the only thing is that they stop every épisode when the action is about to start but i gesse its good right cause i gets people watching

    • Lauryallan profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Yeah Ashley Judd is great. Sean Bean always seems to die in his roles but he is a great actor. He's got a weird accent in this though. I don't know if you've noticed...

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      We are recording a few of these episodes and I can't wait to start watching them. Ashley Judd is one of my favourite actresses - anything she does is worth watching. Also looking forward to seeing Sean Bean after his very short time on Game of Thrones. Great hub! :)

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      6 years ago

      i hated when the new girl with the brown hair came in and ruined the show in episode thrre

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      6 years ago

      Ashley Judd rules


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