The classic 80’s sci-fi series, quantum leap, is one of those shows that got canceled before it could find a proper ending, much to the detriment of its loyal fans. Although the original version starring Scott Bakula as quantum physicist Dr. Sam Beckett and the late Dean Stockwell as his best friend Al Calavicci was never able to wrap things up (either in film or sequel form), the show itself now has a reboot series.
If you have watched or plan to do so quantum leap Following his NBC debut on Monday, September 19, you may be wondering where you’ve seen the actors making up the new cast before. Worry not, because we’re about to break down why the cast of one of fall 2022’s most promising fall TV shows looks so familiar…
Raymond Lee (Dr Ben Song)
Raymond Lee leads the quantum leap Cast as Dr. Ben Song, a brilliant quantum physicist who, like Dr. Scott Bakula’s Sam Beckett jumps through time from person to person as he attempts to correct their mistakes and change their lives for the better, as well as all of the story.
Those who have seen Top Gun: Maverick, which absolutely smashed at the box office upon its May 2022 release, Lee would recognize from his portrayal of fighter pilot LT Logan “Yale” Lee. The actor also appeared alongside Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum earlier this year The Lost City.
On the movie side, Lee is probably best remembered for his role as Sam on the AMC+ streaming series. Kevin can fuck himself. He was also a member of made for love Cast after appearing on shows like prodigal son, Here and nowand Mozart in the Jungleto name just a few.
Caitlin BassettAddison Augustine
Newcomer Caitlin Bassett appears on the quantum leap Cast as Addison Augustine, Dr. Ben Song’s guide that travels from person to person over time. And as the show’s first trailer suggests, before she was Ben’s hologram companion, the two had some sort of romantic bond.
In contrast to the other quantum leap cast, who have appeared in a variety of film and television projects over the years, the NBC reboot marks Bassett’s first professional acting gig. According to NBC, Bassett was selected from over 40,000 applicants to participate in the 2020 ABC Discovers Talent Showcase after seven years in the military, which was split between US Army Intelligence and the National Security Agency. After completing three combat tours during her service, Bassett began taking theater classes.
Nanrisa LeeJenn Chou
Next up is Nanrisa Lee, who shows up on the quantum leap Cast as Jenn Chou, a digital security expert trying to figure out why Ben Song jumped into the past and how to bring him back home.
Before he landed a role on NBC’s quantum leap Reboot, Lee made his mark on the Amazon original series, Bosch, a few years before the show was canceled by the streaming service. In the years that followed, Lee performed everywhere The morning show to American housewife and Star Trek: Picard to Promised Landas well as a few dozen other TV roles on shows like Grey’s anatomy, How to get away with murder, CSI: Vegas, good girlsand Impeachment: American Crime Storyto name a few.
During the same period, Lee has acted in several feature films including High trees, Lucky ones, The aliens, clock T, 4/20, Much nothingand First love.
Mason Alexander ParkIan Wright
Then there’s Mason Alexander Park, who takes on the role of Ian Wright, the intelligent computer programmer who helps the team with the artificial intelligence program “Ziggy” that Dr. Ben Song used to jump from person to person and through time.
Park lands one of the more prominent roles in NBC’s new reboot of quantum leap is the latest in a string of hits for the actor over the past several years. In August 2022, Park joined The Sandman Cast as Desire, her second major role in a Netflix original series in as many years. In 2021, Park was cast as Gren in the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, which was unfortunately canceled after just one season. Following the cancellation of that series, the show’s cast responded to the decision not to continue while Park continued Twitter to say they were gutted by the news.
Over the years, Park has also appeared on shows like The Legend of Vox Machina, action for a cause, Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventuresand iCarly (the original, not the Paramount+ reboot) as well as several stage productions, including Mary Poppins, South Pacific, The Rocky Horror Picture Showand several others.
Ernie Hudson (Herbert “Magic” Williams)
And to round off the main part quantum leap Starring Ernie Hudson, he takes on the role of Herbert “Magic” Williams, the man blamed by the US military for the Quantum Leap program.
While he needs no introduction, it won’t hurt anyone if we just spend some time going through Hudson’s impressive list of accomplishments on the small screen and the big screen. First up is Hudson’s portrayal of Winston Zeddemore in the ghostbusters Franchise, a character who went from someone looking for a “steady paycheck” to a successful businessman who seemed to be leading the next generation in the industry Ghostbusters: Life After Death End. Hudson’s other prominent film appearances include The crow, The Basketball Diariesand The hand that rocks the cradle.
Hudson has also had a fair amount of success on television throughout his career, with some of his standout roles being on shows like the HBO prison drama ounce, St Elsewhere, law and order, The Secret Life of American Teens, Desperate Housewivesand modern family.
You can see these actors and more in action when quantum leap airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Episodes can also be streamed by those with a Peacock subscription.