The “My Name is Earl” cast features a number of fun characters played by some great character actors. Jason Lee headlines the cast as Earl, a man who realizes that karma needs to be considered and sets out to make up with everyone he has ever hurt, a list that is extremely long. The rest of the cast is filled out by his brother, ex-wife, her husband and a sexy maid who often comes along for the ride.
The star of the “My Name is Earl” cast is Jason Lee, a man who got his break in Hollywood thanks to cult director Kevin Smith. Lee was a skateboarding legend, one of the first athletes in the sport to actually get his own product line. Smith cast him in his sophomore effort “Mallrats” and suddenly Jason Lee became a cult sensation. On the show, he plays a man who decides to set out and help all the people he hurt in the past. Between his skateboard fans and new acting fans, he moved on to great heights, including the CGI “Alvin and the Chipmunks” series.
Ethan Suplee is another actor that can thank Kevin Smith for his rise to fame. His first movie role, much like Jason Lee, was in “Mallrats,” although it was a small cameo role. He went on to have small appearances in most of Smith’s movies before signing on to the “My Name is Earl” cast. Suplee plays Randy, Earl’s brother who is mentally slow but is always there to lend his brother a hand while serving as comic relief. Outside of the show, his best role might be from neo-Nazi drama “American History X.”
Jaime Pressly has been turning heads for years, breaking out with her sex-sizzling performance in “Poison Ivy: The New Seduction.” Pressly went on to have a fairly successful career in B-movies, normally focusing on sexual plotlines, until joining the “My Name is Earl” cast as Joy, Earl’s ex-wife. Her character normally is there to cause stumbles and get in the way of Earl trying to make amends.
Nadine Velazquez was a relativ unknown before joining the “My Name is Earl” cast as Catalina, the housekeeper at the motel Earl and Randy live at. While Jaime Pressly is known for her sexy roles from the past, it is Velazquez who provides the sex appeal in this show. She has not appeared in much outside of this series, but was part of the cult favorite B-movie “Biker Boyz.”
Eddie Steeples provides most of the comic relief in the “My Name is Earl” cast as Darnell “Crab Man” Turner. Darnell is the new husband of Joy but is also a friend of Earl and Randy. His character normally seems oblivious to anything going on around him although that is just an act as he is a former assassin. Other than an appearance in the very fun “Torque” he hasn’t done anything of interest outside of the series.