Guest Stars from ‘The Founding’

Episode 4 of The Mandalorian Season 3 introduces fans to a host of new characters, but who exactly are the newcomers to the cast?

Following last week’s foray into Coruscant, which featured an almost entirely new cast, the latest installment of The Mandalorian returns its focus squarely to Mando, Grogu, and their Mandalorian tribe, which now includes Bo-Katan.

In Episode 4 of Season 3, The Mandalorian introduces a host of new cast members while fleshing out the tribe, as well as a key moment from Grogu’s past.

The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4 release date and plot preview

Episode 4 of The Mandalorian Season 3 landed on Disney+ on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Titled The Foundling, the new chapter sees both Grogu and Bo-Katan learning to blend into their new surroundings while adjusting to Mando’s tribe.

When tragedy strikes, Bo-Katan leads a desperate mission to help ingratiate himself with the tribe while Grogu recalls a pivotal moment from his past at the Jedi Temple.

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The Mandalorian season 3 episode 4 cast

Since The Mandalorian first aired, the series has often featured guest stars in its episodes, and Season 3 Episode 4 does just that, as it introduces several key characters.

Main and recurring cast

  • Pedro Pascal as Din Djarin / The Mandalorian
  • Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze
  • Emily Swallow as Armorer
  • Tait Fletcher as Paz Vizsla (voiced by Jon Favreau)
  • Brendan Wayne and Lateef Crowder as The Mandalorian stunt doubles

guest stars

  • Ahmed Best as Kelleran Beq
  • Wesley Kimmel as Ragnar
  • Jason Chu as the Mandalorian Judge
  • Temuera Morrison as Clone Troopers
  • Juan Javier Cardenas as Captain of the Senate Guard
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Guest star in the spotlight

Ahmed Best as Kelleran Beq

We begin our cast rundown for Episode 4 with the actor playing Kelleran Beq, the Jedi who saved Grogu from Order 66.

Star Wars fans will already know this cast member as the actor is Ahmed Best.

Yes, that’s right, Beq is played by the same actor who plays Jar Jar Binks, the clumsy Gungan who appeared in the Star Wars prequel films as well as the Clone Wars animated series.

Aside from his various roles in Star Wars, Ahmed Best, 49, has also starred in nearly 70 roles throughout his career, with notable appearances in films such as Open Window, Robot Chicken, Cougar Town, Law & Order: LA, Suspense as well as the Video games Fallout 76 and The Last Of Us Part II.

Wesley Kimmel as Ragnar

Los Angeles-born actor Wesley Kimmel is the nephew of talk show host Jimmy Kimmel and, despite being only 14 years old, has already had more than 10 roles under his belt.

After making his debut in sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wesley has since appeared in roles such as Good Girls, Sneakerheads, WandaVision, Netflix’s Your Place Or Mine and The Book Of Boba Fett, where he played a Tusken Raider kid.

After his first appearance as Ragnar in Episode 1, the character finds himself at the center of the story in Episode 4 and is also revealed to be the son of Paz Viszla.

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Jason Chu as the Mandalorian Judge

The Mandalorian referee in Episode 4 is Jason Chu, who mainly works as a stuntman.

In his career he has appeared in over 40 productions including The Boys, Free Guy, Love Death + Robots, Blade Runner 2049, recent Planet of the Apes films, Logan, Captain America: Civil War and of course The Mandalorian. He previously starred as a stunt double for Giancarlo Esposito’s Moff Gideon.

Temuera Morrison as Clone Troopers

New Zealand-born actor Temuera Morrison has a long history in the Star Wars franchise, first appearing in 2002’s Attack Of The Clones as bounty hunter Jango Fett, as well as in thousands of his clones.

Morrison recently played the title character in The Book Of Boba Fett and also had a Clone Trooper cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Away from Star Wars, Temuera has appeared in Aquaman, Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, Moana, Frontier, Tatau, Green Lantern, Speed ​​2 and the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street.

Juan Javier Cardenas as Captain of the Senate Guard

And finally we end with Juan Javier Cardenas playing a minor role as the guard who helps Kelleran Beq and Grogu escape.

The Florida-born actor has appeared in more than 30 roles throughout his career, including notable appearances on The Walking Dead, Gordita Chronicles, The Rookie, 9-1-1: Lone Star, SWAT, Snowfall, Lusa, The Good Wife and the 2010 video game Red Dead Redemption.

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Season 3 of The Mandalorian is available to stream now on Disney+ following its release on Wednesday March 1st, 2023.

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