Easter Sunday cast and character guide. Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar from a screenplay by Ken Cheng and Kate Angelo, Easter Sunday is about a comedian and actor who is down on his luck when it comes to his job prospects, but goes home to visit his chaotic family for Easter.

Easter Sunday — which was initially scheduled for a release ahead of Easter Sunday — was first announced in early 2021, and filming began shortly after. The film has a decent-sized cast, with stand-up comedian Jo Koy starring in the leading role. Easter Sunday follows Jo Valencia, an actor who is up for a leading role in a TV series. He’s divorced and his work and schedule often means that he isn’t always able to be there for his son, who is struggling a bit in school. Jo’s life takes a backseat, however, when he’s urged by his mother to drive from L.A. to San Francisco for the titular holiday.


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The comedy film has a well-rounded cast, led by Koy. Here is the full guide to every main and supporting actor in the cast, which characters they portray, and in what other projects they’ve been in.

Jo Koy as Joe Valencia

jo koy as jo valencia in easter sunday

Joe Valencia is a stand-up comedian who doesn’t have the best luck in the world with regards to his work. He’s a single father who must contend with his family when he goes to visit them for Easter. Joe is portrayed by Jo Koy, who is a real-life comedian best known for Wake and Anastasia.

Brandon Wardell as Junior Valencia

easter sunday cast and character guide

Junior Valencia is Joe's son who doesn’t think his dad pays enough attention to him and who joins Jo at their family’s home. Brandon Wardell is best known for Like and Subscribe, The Real Bros of Simi Valley, and Hot Takes.

Lydia Gaston as Susan

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Susan is Jo Valencia’s mother, who is in a fight with her sister Teresa and is always worried about Jo and making sure he is doing what she tells him. Susan is portrayed by Lydia Gaston, who is best known for her roles in the HBO series The Sopranos and Slow Jam King.

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Eugene Cordero as Eugene

eugene cordero as eugene in easter sunday

Eugene Cordero plays a character whose name is also Eugene. He’s Jo Koy’s cousin who gets into some trouble because he owes money. Cordero is known for his roles in Tacoma FD, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series Loki, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Good Place, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Easter Sunday Supporting Cast & Character Guide

tiffany haddish as vanessa in easter sunday

Tiffany Haddish as Vanessa - Vanessa is a police officer who knows Jo and the pair share a brief romantic interest in each other. Tiffany Haddish is best known for her roles in Girls Trip, Keanu, Like a Boss, The After Party, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, The Last O.G., and Night School.

Tia Carrere as Tita Teresa - Tita Teresa is Jo’s aunt and Susan’s sister. Tia Carrere is best known for her roles in Lilo & Stitch (voicing the character of Nani), True Lies, the TV series AJ and the Queen, and Relic Hunter.

Asif Ali as Dev Deluxe - Dev is Eugene’s debt collector. Asif Ali is known for WandaVision, Wrecked, and the upcoming Don’t Worry Darling.

Rodney To as Tito Arthur - Tito Arthur is Jo’s uncle. Rodney To is best known for his roles in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, the now cancelled series Good Girls, and Barry.

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Eva Noblezada as Ruth - Ruth is Junior's love interest who he meets while visiting his family in Daly City. Eva Noblezada is known for her roles in Yellow Rose and the Apple TV+ animated film Luck.

Elena Juatco as Regina - Regina is Joe's sister. Elena Juatco is best known for the TV series Jann, Open Heart, and the film Escape the Field.

Jay Chandrasekhar as Nick - Nick is Jo's agent. Chandrasekhar has a minor role in the film and also serves as director. The filmmaker has also appeared in Hulu's Plan B, Super Troopers 2, and a few episodes of the sitcom Speechless.

Lou Diamond Phillips as himself - Lou Diamond Phillips plays a fictional version of himself in Easter Sunday. The actor is known for his roles in La Bamba, Stand and Deliver, The Big Hit, the series Prodigal Son, Longmire, and Elena of Avalor.