Avatar: The Last Airbender cast – All actors & characters
It’s almost time to settle an age-old score… here’s everything you need to know about the live-action cast in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender.
For many, the original animated Avatar: The Last Airbender remains a top-tier cartoon, even though it premiered almost 20 years ago. Now, Netflix is aiming to recreate the magic with its live-action adaptation of the story.
The series follows a young boy known as the Avatar, who must master the four elemental powers to save a world at war and fight a ruthless enemy bent on stopping him.
With eight action-packed episodes available to binge from February 22, here’s a full who’s who in the live-action cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- Aang: Gordon Cormier
- Katara: Kiawentiio
- Sokka: Ian Ousley
- Zuko: Dallas Liu
- Fire Lord Ozai: Daniel Dae Kim
- Uncle Iroh: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
- Azula: Elizabeth Yu
- Gran Gran: Casey Camp-Horinek
- Gyatso: Lim Kay Siu
- Suki: Maria Zhang
- Yukari: Tamlyn Tomita
- June: Arden Cho
- Jet: Sebastian Amoruso
- The Mechanist: Danny Pudi
- King Bumi: Utkarsh Ambudkar
- Commander Zhao: Ken Leung
Avatar: The Last Airbender cast & characters
Below you’ll find a full cast list for Netflix’s live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Amber Midthunder, A Martinez, Irene Bedard, Joel Oulette, Nathaniel Arcand, Meegwun Fairbrother, Yvonne Chapman, Lucian-River Chauhan, James Sie, Ruy Iskandar, Momona Tamada, Thalia Tran, Ryan Mah, Hiro Kanagawa, C.S. Lee, François Chau, George Takei, and Randall Duk Kim all have minor roles at various points in the series.
Speaking to Netflix, showrunner Albert Kim says the live-action adaptation is “a chance to showcase Asian and Indigenous characters as living, breathing people. Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”
Catch a trailer for the series below:
Aang: Gordon Cormier
Aang is a 12-year-old who has just discovered he’s the Avatar, meaning he’s the master of all four elements and the keeper of balance. An airbender by trade, Aang doesn’t really want the responsibility he’s about to get.
As well as appearing in the Avatar: The Last Airbender cast, Gordon Cormier has also been seen in Christmas Under The Stars and Ready Jet Go! Space Camp.
A fledgling waterbender, Katara shows great hope and spirit in everything she does. Although nobody says it outright, she’s routinely underestimated.
Anne With An E and Beans are credits cast member Kiawentiio already has to her name.
Sokka: Ian Ousley
Taught to be a warrior from a young age, Sokka has a natural gift for engineering. He masks his insecurities with wit and a deadpan sense of humor.
Known for being sexist in the original cartoon, star Kiawentiio told EW before the show’s release: “I feel like we also took out the element of how sexist [Sokka] was. I feel like there were a lot of moments in the original show that were iffy.”
Ian Ousley can also be seen in 13 Reasons Why, Big Shot, and Physical.
Zuko: Dallas Liu
Aiming to get back in favor with the Fire Nation after being ousted by his father, Prince Zuko enters Avatar: The Last Airbender with a lot to prove. Described as both intense and guarded, he’s on an obsessive quest to capture the Avatar.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and PEN15 are where you might have seen Dallas Liu before joining the Avatar cast.
Fire Lord Ozai: Daniel Dae Kim
A fearsome leader from afar, Lord Fire Ozai is the big antagonist behind the Fire Nation’s reign of terror. He also believes that it’s his destiny to finish a war started by his ancestors.
Daniel Dae Kim can also be recognized from Lost, Stowaway, and Hawaii Five-0.
Uncle Iroh: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Uncle Iroh acts as a chaperone for Prince Zuko, keeping the tone light when things get serious. He’s a retired Fire Nation general and a wise one, too.
Kim’s Convenience and The Mandalorian are just some of the shows you might have seen Paul Sun-Hyung Lee in before.
Azula: Elizabeth Yu
Azula is Princess of the Fire Nation and will stop at nothing to secure her position as heir. She’s known for being a firebending prodigy as well as a perfectionist.
Before joining the cast of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Elizabeth Yu had roles in May December, Somewhere in Queens, and Murder by the Book.
Gran Gran: Casey Camp-Horinek
Gran Gran is Katara and Sokka’s grandmother but is also the compassionate and wise matriarch of the Southern Water Tribe.
Viewers may have seen Casey Camp-Horinek before in Reservation Dogs and Rutherford Falls.
Gyatso: Lim Kay Siu
Gyatso is a wise airbender but also acts as the main friend and mentor to Aang at the start of his journey.
This isn’t the first Avatar cast Lim Kay Siu has been a part of, starring in the 2004 film of the same name. Alongside this, he’s appeared in Night Watch and The Blue Mansion.
Suki: Maria Zhang
Suki is the fiercesome leader of the Kyoshi Warriors, an all-woman fighting force dedicated to protecting their home, Kyoshi Island.
Maria Zhang’s role in the Avatar: The Last Airbender cast marks her first feature role.
Yukari: Tamlyn Tomita
Yukari is the mayor of Kyoshi Island as well as Suki’s mother.
You can also watch Tamlyn Tomita in Cobra Kai and The Good Doctor.
June: Arden Cho
June is a standalone bounty hunter who crosses paths with both Aang and Zuko on her travels.
Partner Track, Teen Wolf, and The Honor List are just some of Arden Cho’s previous acting credits.
Jet: Sebastian Amoruso
Jet lives in the Earth kingdom, meeting Aang, Sokka, and Katara on their arrival to Omashu.
Sebastian Amoruso has also previously starred in the 2021 version of I Know What You Did Last Summer.
The Mechanist: Danny Pudi
The Mechanist is an eccentric inventor and engineer who’s doing his best to raise his son in war-torn Omashu.
DuckTales and Community are where you might have seen Avatar cast member Danny Pudi before.
King Bumi: Utkarsh Ambudkar
King Bumi rules the roost in Omashu, who decides to take on Aang just for the fun of it.
Utkarsh Ambudkar is no stranger to a Netflix hit, have previously starred in teen drama Never Have I Ever.
Commander Zhao: Ken Leung
Tasked with accompanying Zuko on his quest for the Avatar, Commander Zhao’s loyalty lies solely with Fire Lord Ozai – which causes some friction during his travels.
Industry and Lost are some of Ken Leung’s previous acting credits.