Elemental voice cast: All actors & characters

Lucy-Jo Finnighan
Wade and Ember stand side by side in the movie Elemental

Here’s your guide to the cast and characters found in Pixar’s newest film Elemental.

Despite the occasionally middling film, Pixar seems to be the strongest animation studio going. Its dominance began with its first try with 1996’s Toy Story, closely followed by Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Up, and many more.

Pixar is known for giving random objects conscious thoughts, such as: What if cars had feelings? What if monsters had feelings? What if feelings had feelings? And now it’s time for the elements themselves to get their own internal conflict, as Pixar’s Elemental hits theaters worldwide.

In our review for the film, we said: “Elemental is a strong film that will definitely have you weeping at certain points. While parts of the movie were a bit cheesy at certain points and the overall message of the film a bit too on the nose, it’s a solid watch for the plot and visually stunning.”

But, before you break out the tissues, check out this guide to the cast and characters for Elemental.


Elemental main cast and characters

Below we have listed all the major characters and voice actors for the upcoming Pixar animated film Elemental. Get ready to read a lot of elemental based puns.

The plot of the movie is as thus: “In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy discover something elemental: how much they actually have in common.”

Ember Lumen – Leah Lewis

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Ember is a “tough, quick-witter fire element,” who works at her family’s convenience store. Throughout the film, she learns to control her temper and find what truly makes her happy outside of familial expectations.

This film is somewhat of a breakout film role for voice actor Leah Lewis, though she has appeared on TV several times, including on Batwheels on Cartoon Network.

Wade Ripple – Mamoudou Athie

elemental wade

Wade, the other lead of this animated rom-com, is quite the opposite of Ember, as he is a fun-loving and sensitive water-based being, who uses his ability to connect with people to help Ember grow as a person.

Wade is voiced by Mamoudou Athie, who has also appeared in Sorry For Your Loss, Black Box, and Jurassic World: Dominion.

Bernie Lumen – Ronnie Del Carmen

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Bernie Lumen, is Ember’s father and owner of the family convenience store. While he has a bigoted view of the other elements — especially water people — he learns to accept other’s differences, especially those that come from his daughter.

Ronnie del Carmen, who voices Bernie, has a long history working with Disney and Pixar, serving as the co-director for Inside Out, and having an influence on nearly a dozen other Pixar movies. This will be his first leading voice role.

Cinder Lumen – Shila Ommi

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Cinder is Ember’s mother and she doesn’t really share the same bigoted views as her husband as she is one of the first people to accept Ember and Wade’s love.

Cinder is voiced by Shila Ommi, who is best known for the Tehran series

GaleWendi McLendon-Covey

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Gale is Wade’s boss who comes off as abrasive at first, but reveals herself to have a soft and fluffy heart.

This comedy will be performed by Wendi McLendon-Covey. She is a well-know comedic actress, after having starring roles in The Goldbergs and Bridesmaids.

Brook Ripple – Catherine O’Hara

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Brook Ripple is Wade’s mother who accepts Ember wholeheartedly and goes so far as to encourage her interesting beyond her parents’ shop.

Catherin O’Hara is another prolific comedic actress, having performed in Homes Alone, Beetlejuice, and Schitt’s Creek.

Alan Ripple – Matthew Yang King

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Alan Ripple is Wade’s older brother who’s super laidback and has two adorable but rowdy kids.

Matt Yang King, who voices Alan, is a prolific voice actor, most well-known for his work on Uncharted and Marvel’s What If…? series. He has also appeared in live action on Riverdale.

Clod – Mason Wertheimer

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Clod is Ember’s and an earth elemental. He’s a streetwise kid who has a huge crush on Ember and tries to get her to agree to go on a date with him throughout the film.

Clod is played by Mason Wertheimer, and this will be the actor’s debut role.

Fern Grouchwood – Joe Pera

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Fern Grouchwood is a overgrown Earth element bureaucrat who is pretty disillusioned with his job and just wants to head home when Ember and Wade bust through his door.

Joe Pera, who voices Fern, is a stand-up comedian, and has previously hosted his own Adult Swim show, Joe Pera Talks with You.

Elemental is now playing in theaters throughout the US and will premiere globally on July 7. You can find out more about the movie here.

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Lucy-Jo is a Movies and TV Writer at Dexerto, and has previously written for Screen Rant and Girls on Tops. After earning a Master's Degree in Film and Literature, Lucy-Jo now loves covering films, TV shows, and anime, especially if it's something by Mike Flanagan, or anything drenched in camp. You can contact her at lucyjo.finnighan@dexerto.com