Each season there is a whole new cast with new characters, but often times there are actors who are used more than one season.

AHS Repertory Company

Though each season brings us a new story with (mostly) new characters, they are usually played by an ensemble of returning players.

List indicator(s)

 A green cell indicates a main character.
 A red/pink cell indicates a recurring or guest character.
 A light blue cell indicates a special guest cast member.
 A dark grey cell indicates the cast member has not appeared in that season.

Portrayer Capacity and character per season
Murder House
Freak Show
Season 8


Evan Peters  Tate Langdon  Kit Walker  Kyle Spencer  Jimmy Darling  James Patrick March  Rory Monahan[1]  Kai Anderson[2]  TBA
Sarah Paulson  Billie Dean Howard  Lana Winters  Cordelia Foxx  Bette and Dot Tattler  Hypodermic Sally[3]  Audrey Tindall[4]  Ally Mayfair-Richards  TBA
Lily Rabe  Nora Montgomery  Sister Mary Eunice  Misty Day  Sister Mary Eunice  Aileen Wuornos  Shelby Miller  
Frances Conroy  Moira O'Hara (older)  Shachath  Myrtle Snow  Gloria Mott    Mama Polk (re-enactment)  Bebe Babbitt  
Denis O'Hare  Larry Harvey    Spalding  Stanley  Liz Taylor  William van Henderson[5]  
Jessica Lange  Constance Langdon  Sister Jude  Fiona Goode  Elsa Mars  
Dylan McDermott  Ben Harmon  Johnny Morgan
Taissa Farmiga  Violet Harmon  Zoe Benson  Sophie Green  
Zachary Quinto  Chad Warwick  Oliver Thredson
Adina Porter  Sally Freeman  Lee Miller  Beverly Hope  TBA
Jamie Brewer  Adelaide Langdon  Nan  Marjorie  Hedda  
Christine Estabrook  Marcy  Marcy
Alexandra Breckenridge  Moira O'Hara (younger)  Kaylee
Benjamin Woolf  Infantata  Meep
Matt Ross  Charles Montgomery  Charles Montgomery
Anthony Ruivivar  Miguel Ramos  Richard Ramirez
Chloë Sevigny  Shelley  Alex Lowe
Naomi Grossman  Pepper  Pepper
John Cromwell  Young Arthur Arden  Young Arthur Arden
Robin Weigert  Cynthia Potter  Mama Polk
Robin Bartlett  Miranda Crump  Cecily Pembroke
Kathy Bates    Delphine LaLaurie  Ethel Darling  Iris  Agnes Mary Winstead[6]  
Emma Roberts  Madison Montgomery  Maggie Esmerelda  Serena Belinda  
Angela Bassett  Marie Laveau  Desiree Dupree  Ramona Royale  Monet Tumusiime[7]
Gabourey Sidibe  Queenie  Regina Ross  Queenie
Mare Winningham  Alicia Spencer  Rita Gayheart  Miss Evers  Sally Keffler  
Leslie Jordan  Quentin Fleming  Ashley Gilbert[8]  
Grace Gummer  Millie  Penny
Danny Huston   The Axeman  Massimo Dolcefino
Ashlynn Ross  Jeanne LaLaurie  Myrna Austin
Wes Bentley  Edward Mordrake  John Lowe  Dylan[9]  
Finn Wittrock  Dandy Mott  Tristan Duffy[10]  Jether Polk  
John Carroll Lynch  Twisty  John Wayne Gacy  Twisty  
Matt Bomer  Andy  Donovan
Cheyenne Jackson  Will Drake  Sidney Aaron James  Rudy Vincent  
Lady Gaga  Elizabeth  Scáthach (reenactment)

Chaz Bono

 Brian Wells[11]  Gary Longstreet  
James Morosini  Bob Kinnaman  R.J.  

Prominent Guests

Some seasons feature well-known actors in prominent roles for only a single story, and are not considered part of the "repertory company" until they return in more than one seasons.

Murder House
Freak Show


  1. He also portrayed Edward Philippe Mott in the reenactment
  2. He also portrayed: Andy Warhol
    Marshall Applewhite
    David Koresh
    Jim Jones
    Jesus Christ
    Charles Manson
  3. She also portrayed Billie Dean Howard in the season finale.
  4. She also portrayed Shelby Miller in the reenactment and Lana Winters in the season finale.
  5. He also portrayed Elias Cunningham in the reenactment
  6. He also portrayed The Butcher in the reenactment
  7. She also portrayed Lee Harris in the reenactment
  8. He also portrayed Cricket Marlowe in the reenactment
  9. He also portrayed Ambrose White in the reenactment
  10. He also portrayed Rudolph Valentino in Flicker, She Wants Revenge and She Gets Revenge.
  11. He also portrayed Lot Polk in the reenactment