Carnivale is a television series set in the United States during the Great Depression. The story follows the lives of two traveling carnival workers, Ben Hawkins and Sofie McManus, who are drawn into a conflict between good and evil. Ben is a young man with a mysterious past who possesses a gift for healing. Sofie is a strong-willed woman who is determined to find her place in the world. As they travel from town to town, they encounter a variety of characters who are all struggling to find their way in the midst of the Great Depression. The series explores the themes of faith, hope, and redemption.

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Carnivale (2003)

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Carnivale is a television series set in the United States during the Great Depression. The story follows the lives of two traveling carnival workers, Ben Hawkins and Sofie McManus, who are drawn into a conflict between good and evil. Ben is a young man with a mysterious past who possesses a gift for healing. Sofie is a strong-willed woman who is determined to find her place in the world. As they travel from town to town, they encounter a variety of characters who are all struggling to find their way in the midst of the Great Depression. The series explores the themes of faith, hope, and redemption.

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Michael J. Anderson

Samson (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Adrienne Barbeau

Ruthie (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Clancy Brown

Brother Justin Crowe (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Debra Christofferson

Lila (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Tim DeKay

Clayton 'Jonesy' Jones (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Clea DuVall

Sofie (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Cynthia Ettinger

Rita Sue Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Carla Gallo

Libby Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Toby Huss

Felix 'Stumpy' Dreifuss (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Amy Madigan

Iris Crowe (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Nick Stahl

Ben Hawkins (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Brian Turk

Gabriel (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Diane Salinger

Apollonia (17 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Patrick Bauchau

Professor Ernst Lodz (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Ralph Waite

Reverend Norman Balthus (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
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John Savage

Henry 'Hack' Scudder (15 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Scott MacDonald

Burley (14 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Robert Knepper

Tommy Dolan (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
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John Fleck

Gecko (12 episodes, 2003)
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Karyne Steben

Alexandria (12 episodes, 2003)
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John Carroll Lynch

Varlyn Stroud (12 episodes, 2005)
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Sarah Steben

Caladonia (12 episodes, 2003)
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Blake Shields

Osgood (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
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K Callan

Eleanor McGill (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Bill Moseley

Possum (8 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Amanda Aday

Dora Mae Dreifuss (6 episodes, 2003)
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Daniel Browning Smith

Rubber Boy (6 episodes, 2005)
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Don Swayze

Tattooed Man (6 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Michael Massee

Russian Soldier / ... (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Glenn Shadix

Councilman Val Templeton (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Time Winters

Wilfred Talbot Smith (4 episodes, 2005)
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Matt McCoy

Councilman Ned Munson (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Frank Collison

Jasper / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Ted Rooney

Flasher / ... (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Paul Hipp

Bert Hagenbeck (3 episodes, 2005)
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Bree Walker

Sabina Engstrom (3 episodes, 2005)
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Valeria Hernandez

Catalina de la Rosa (3 episodes, 2003)
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Gene Wolande

Clyde (3 episodes, 2005)
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Mark Ankeny

Announcer / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Kelly Lynn Warren

Volunteer #1 / ... (3 episodes, 2005)
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Eliza Pryor Nagel

Celeste Watkins (3 episodes, 2005)
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Kim Robillard

Frank Mooney (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Matthew McGrory

The Giant / ... (3 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Stephen White

Lester McGill (3 episodes, 2003)
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John Aylward

Bishop McNaughton (2 episodes, 2005)
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Steph DuVall

Earl (2 episodes, 2005)
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Kurt Fuller

Bud Everhard (2 episodes, 2005)
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Jon Gries

Texas Ranger (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Mark Boone Junior

Alvin (2 episodes, 2005)
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John Doe

Phineas Boffo (2 episodes, 2003)
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Richard Fancy

Psychiatrist (2 episodes, 2003)
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Leo Fitzpatrick

Ern (2 episodes, 2005)
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John Hannah

Stangler (2 episodes, 2003)
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Jimmi Simpson

Lee (2 episodes, 2005)
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John Allsopp

Fletch (2 episodes, 2005)
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Lilli Babb

Little Girl (2 episodes, 2005)
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Jamie Kaler

Young Brother Justin (2 episodes, 2005)
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Spencer Garrett

Young Balthus (2 episodes, 2003)
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Price Carson

Guard / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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Cameron Clapp

Management (2 episodes, 2005)
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Elizabeth Kate

Young Apollonia (2 episodes, 2005)
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Sydney Dever

Octavia (2 episodes, 2005)
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Jordan Del Spina

Alexsei (2 episodes, 2003)
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Dennis W. Hall

Garrett (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Gigi De Leon

Prostitute (2 episodes, 2003)
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Tony Perez

Bartender (2 episodes, 2003)
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Erin Sanders

Irina (2 episodes, 2003)
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Devon Reeves

Ginny (2 episodes, 2005)
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Saemi Nakamura

Hiroshi (2 episodes, 2005)
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Deborah Strang

Becca Donovan / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Brent Hinkley

Wheel Man / ... (2 episodes, 2003)
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Michael Waltman

Toady (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Michael D. Nye

Pa (2 episodes, 2003)
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Wil Myer

Kid (2 episodes, 2005)
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Derrick O'Connor

Father Devin Kerrigan (1 episode, 2005)
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Jeff Austin

Rowlett (1 episode, 2005)
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Wolf Muser

Klaus (1 episode, 2005)
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Ellen Geer

The Crone (1 episode, 2005)
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Dakin Matthews

Evander Geddes (1 episode, 2005)
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William Bassett

Dr. Delichter (1 episode, 2005)
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Lisa Brounstein

Dottie (1 episode, 2005)
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John T. Grantham

Older Thug (1 episode, 2005)
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Christopher Murray

(1 episode, 2005)
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Lorna Scott

Coreen Templeton (1 episode, 2003)
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George Barker Barrett III

Volunteer (1 episode, 2005)
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John Blevins

Cootch Patron #1 (1 episode, 2005)
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Amy Bollenbacher

First Prostitute (1 episode, 2005)
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Jillian Henry

Young Sofie (1 episode, 2005)
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Hawthorne James

Charlie Lewis (1 episode, 2005)
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Michael Cavanaugh

Talkative Hobo (1 episode, 2003)
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Judith Hoag

Miss Jolene (1 episode, 2003)
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Susan Walters

Young Becca Donovan (1 episode, 2003)
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Matt Beck

Leroy (1 episode, 2005)
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Nathan Burgess

Attendant (1 episode, 2005)
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Rene Kirby

Hoppy (1 episode, 2005)
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Cathy Berry

Lobster Girl - Tucker (1 episode, 2003)
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David Darmstaeder

C.L. Dill (1 episode, 2003)
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Gary Imhoff

Male Performer (1 episode, 2003)
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Gabriel Mann

Harlan Staub (1 episode, 2003)
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Ron Perkins

Carroll Templeton (1 episode, 2003)
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Jeff Doucette

Bill McKechnie (1 episode, 2005)
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Dave Hanson

Willie (1 episode, 2005)
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Jonathan Nail

Doting Dad (1 episode, 2005)
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Judy Jean Berns

Woman (10-in-1) (1 episode, 2003)
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Jenna Boyd

Maddy Crane (1 episode, 2003)
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Michael Robert Brandon

Bunny (1 episode, 2003)
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Luis Contreras

Proprietor (1 episode, 2003)
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Carson Elrod

Grover (1 episode, 2003)
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Lou Glenn

Guy #1 (1 episode, 2003)
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James Carraway

Stooped Man (1 episode, 2005)
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Kimberly Demarse

Third Prostitute (1 episode, 2005)
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Kyle Dietz

Deaf Boy (1 episode, 2005)
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Daniel Riordan

Younger Thug (1 episode, 2005)
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Jim Cody Williams

B-Dub (1 episode, 2005)
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E.J. Callahan

Lean Man (1 episode, 2003)
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Octavio Gómez Berríos

Vendor (1 episode, 2003)
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Peter Jason

Lou Edwards (1 episode, 2003)
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Thomas Kopache

Ike Gukor (1 episode, 2003)
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Evgeniy Lazarev

Russian Priest (1 episode, 2003)
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Joe Mellis

Ajax (1 episode, 2003)
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Ritchie Montgomery

Patrolman (1 episode, 2003)
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Maria J. Rockwell

Etta Mae (1 episode, 2003)
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Van Epperson

Hotel Astoria Clerk (1 episode, 2005)
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Karl Hamann

Husband (1 episode, 2005)
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Derik Van Derbeken

Keenan Bowler (1 episode, 2005)
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Lisa Dalton

Mrs. Crabb (1 episode, 2003)
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Leonard Kelly-Young

Pepper (1 episode, 2003)
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Gina Morelli

Old Woman (1 episode, 2003)
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Kathleen Mary Carthy

Townie Woman (1 episode, 2005)
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Darin Cooper

Engineer (1 episode, 2005)
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Eamon Hunt

Prosecutor (1 episode, 2005)
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Taylor-Morgan Lewis

Heavy Set Girl (1 episode, 2005)
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Raymond Ma

Tailor (1 episode, 2005)
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Billy Beck

Asa (1 episode, 2003)
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George Cheung

Mr. Chin (1 episode, 2003)
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James Lashly

Reverend Tom Goyer (1 episode, 2003)
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Santos Morales

Drunk (1 episode, 2003)
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Laura Owens

Female Performer (1 episode, 2003)
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Paul Yeuell

Guy #2 (1 episode, 2003)
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Cletus Young

Daddy - Tucker (1 episode, 2003)
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David Higlen

Man (1 episode, 2005)
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Hap Lawrence

Cootch Patron #2 (1 episode, 2005)
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Steven J. Oliver

Figure (1 episode, 2005)
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Jesse Burch

Mackey (1 episode, 2003)
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Amir Faraj

Mexican Child (1 episode, 2003)
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Adrian Lee

Passerby (1 episode, 2003)
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Fay Masterson

Waitress (1 episode, 2005)
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Andrea Morris

Opal (1 episode, 2005)
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Kirsten Roeters

Second Prostitute 'Aunt Claudine' (1 episode, 2005)
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Ryan Hanson Bradford

Young Ben (1 episode, 2003)
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Kathleen Gati

Emma Templeton (1 episode, 2003)
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Ron Michaelson

Newt (1 episode, 2003)
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Susan Savage

Lady with Watch (1 episode, 2003)
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Sam Menning

Old Man (1 episode, 2005)
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Al Schuermann

Fattest Minister (1 episode, 2005)
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C.G. Walker

Punk's Girlfriend (1 episode, 2005)
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John Churchill

Frank (1 episode, 2003)
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Joshua Harto

Junior (1 episode, 2003)
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Aria Wallace

Polly Ann (1 episode, 2003)
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Tristan Jarred

Boy (1 episode, 2005)
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Rae Ritke

Young Mother (1 episode, 2005)
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Mark Colson

Farmer (1 episode, 2003)
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Andy Forrest

Man in Glasses (1 episode, 2003)
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Lucinda Jenney

Flora Hawkins (1 episode, 2003)
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Joe Keyes

Foreman (1 episode, 2003)
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Sonja Mobley

Mother (1 episode, 2005)
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Andy Rolfes

One Man (1 episode, 2005)
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Tye Alexander

Joe (1 episode, 2003)
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Stu Eriksen

Crusty Farmer (1 episode, 2003)
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Jack McGee

Bulldozer Driver (1 episode, 2003)
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Linda Eve Miller

Waitress (1 episode, 2003)
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Richard Wharton

Townie (1 episode, 2003)
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Joseph Sikora

Punk (1 episode, 2005)
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Rachel Singer

Frail Woman (1 episode, 2005)
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Edie Magoun

Woman (1 episode, 2003)
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Marco Morales

Paco (1 episode, 2003)
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Scott Vance

Station Attendant (1 episode, 2005)
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Clay Chappell

Hick (1 episode, 2003)
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Nicolas Mize

Big Man (1 episode, 2003)
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Patrick Thomas O'Brien

Clark (1 episode, 2003)
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Robert Thomas Preston

Tommy Crane (1 episode, 2003)
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Heidi Sulzman

Woman (1 episode, 2005)
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Hunter Johnson

Emily (1 episode, 2003)
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Stephanie Nash

Woman (1 episode, 2003)
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Brett Rickaby

Barker (1 episode, 2003)
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Nick Pernice

Man (10-in-1) (1 episode, 2003)
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Will Shivers

Young Man (1 episode, 2003)
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Lisa K. Wyatt

Minnie (1 episode, 2003)
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Beth Tapper

Sister Agatha (1 episode, 2005)
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Janet Rotblatt

Old Lady (1 episode, 2003)
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Joe Unger

Red (1 episode, 2003)
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Heather Shoopman

Woman #1 (1 episode, 2003)
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Don Oscar Smith

Dairy Farmer (1 episode, 2003)
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Haley Nicole Smith

Maddy Crane (1 episode, 2003)
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Joe Cappelletti

News Reporter (1 episode, 2003)
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Guy Chapman

Baptismal Congregation Member (2004) (unknown episodes)
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Craig DeSilva

Promo Announcer (uncredited) (24 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Michael Stellman

Fire Eater (uncredited) (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Larry Vigus

Carny (uncredited) (12 episodes, 2003)
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Nicholas Garren

Roustie (uncredited) (11 episodes, 2005)
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Linda Hunt

Management (uncredited) (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Rachelle Roderick

Carnivale Woman #2 (uncredited) (6 episodes, 2003)
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Vesper Burnett

Carney Wife (uncredited) (5 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Michael Fallon

Carney (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2003)
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Christopher Nathaniel

Altar Boy / ... (uncredited) (2 episodes, 2005)
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Jane Adams

Mother of Dead Baby (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Kristen Alexander

Townie (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Storm Ascher

Peasant Girl (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Cass Asher

Calvin (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Jon Braver

Possessed Mental Patient (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Vincent De Paul

Insane Mental Patient (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Kara Greenberg

Migrant Farmer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Zakiel Issac

Young man (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Vladislav Kozlov

Russian Soldier (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Sophia Lansky

Additional Voices (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Michael O'Neill

Sheriff Lyle Donovan (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Charles Robinson

Walter (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Morgan Sheflin

Carnivale boy #1 (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Helen Slayton-Hughes

Scripture-Reading Lady (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Gregory Sporleder

Father of Dead Baby (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Bruce Winant

Mr. Crabb (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
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Mindee de Lacey

Ferris Wheel Accident Victim (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Olga Kay

Carni Wife (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Dennis Kinard

Churchgoer (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Eric Levai

Logan (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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David Michie

Sword Swallower (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Steven A. Miller

Baptized Boy (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Tom Roberts

Migrant Worker (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Joseph Benjamin Stewart

Ferris Wheel Accident Victim (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Tony Swift

Carny (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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J.T. Thibodeau

J.T. (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
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Laura Ann Tull

Carni Wife (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Crew
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Rodrigo García

Director
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Jeremy Podeswa

Director
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Jack Bender

Director
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Tim Hunter

Director
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John Patterson

Director
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Scott Winant

Director
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Alison Maclean

Director
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Peter Medak

Director
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Todd Field

Director
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Tucker Gates

Director
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Dan Lerner

Director
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Steve Shill

Director
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Alan Taylor

Director
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Daniel Knauf

Writer
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Dawn Prestwich

Writer
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William Schmidt

Writer
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Nicole Yorkin

Writer
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Ronald D. Moore

Writer
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John J. McLaughlin

Writer
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Tracy Tormé

Writer
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Toni Graphia

Writer
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Henry Bromell

Writer
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale: The Complete First Season

(DVD, Box)

12/7/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivàle: The Complete First Season

(DVD)

7/31/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale: The Complete Second Season

(DVD, Box)

7/18/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale: The Complete 2nd Season

(DVD)

11/16/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivàle: The Complete First Season

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale: The Complete 1st & 2nd Seasons: The Complete Series

(DVD)

7/18/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale - Season 2

(DVD)

7/18/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Carnivale: The Complete Second Season

(DVD)

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