Fire Country Cast: Actors You’ve Seen Before; Everything You Need To Know
With the debut of the brand-new CBS firefighter drama series Fire Country, the fall 2022 television schedule just got a little bit hotter. The new show has already launched and introduced viewers to a variety of different characters played by performers some may or may not recognize. It stars SEAL Team actor Max Thieriot as a California inmate who enters a firefighting program in order to earn an early release.
There is a strong chance you are wondering where you have seen the actors in the Fire Country cast previously if you saw the show when it debuted on CBS’ fall schedule or if you intend to watch it at some time on Paramount+. Now that we’re about to break down the show’s primary characters so you can get to know them a bit better before continuing with the series, you don’t have to worry.
Max Thieriot (Bode)
Fire Country is the focus of the action and drama in Max Thieriot’s Bode, a prisoner who accidentally returns to his birthplace after enrolling in a program that teaches criminals to fight fires in the California wilderness. According to Deadline, Thieriot also contributed to writing the project.
Fire Country’s debut was preceded by Thieriot’s notoriety for playing Clay Spenser on the CBS action series SEAL Team. Though it initially appeared like Thieriot wouldn’t return for the sixth season of Paramount+, an agreement was reached that allows him to serve in two roles.
Thieriot has also been in many other TV shows and movies, such as Texas Rising, Bates Motel, the 2015 version of Point Break, House at the End of the Street, Jumper, and The Pacifier, just to name a few.
Billy Burke (Vince)
Billy Burke, who is no stranger to acting on television, is playing the experienced fire chief Vince in the cast of the freshman drama.
Burke made his television debut in a 1994 episode of Party of Five, and since then, he has appeared in a number of series and made-for-TV movies, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 24, The Jury, Monk, Revolution, Zoo, Chicago P.D., and 9-1-1: Lone Star.
In addition to Along Came a Spider, Three Days to Vegas, several Twilight films (he played Charlie Swan), Drive Angry, Red Riding Hood, and numerous other films are among his more than 30 years of work on the silver screen. In the animated film Batman: The Long Halloween of 2021, he also provided the voice of Jim Gordon.
Kevin Alejandro (Manny)
In On Fire Country, Kevin Alejandro plays Manny, a member of the Cal Fire team entrusted with instructing prisoners on how to put out fires in the area’s hilly terrain.
Alejandro is most likely familiar to viewers of the Fox/Netflix fantasy drama series Lucifer from his depiction of Detective Daniel Espinoza, the LAPD cop who had a tense working relationship with the title character. Before that, Alejandro was cast in a number of television series, including The Young and the Restless, True Blood, Arrow, Shark, Ugly Betty, and several dozen others.
Diane Farr (Sharon)
Sharon, a Cal Fire board executive with years of expertise in the industry, is played by Diane Farr in the Fire Country ensemble. Sharon uses her skills to help manage the more than 400 fire stations that are under her control.
Farr has previously played a fireman on television; she was a cast member of Rescue Me for the first two seasons of the FX series. She has now landed significant parts in programs including Numb3rs, Splitting Up Together, Californication, The Secret Life of an American Teenager, and more. The addition of this to a long list of one-off performances on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, CSI: Miami, Modern Family, The Good Doctor, White Collar, and Arliss is impressive.
In addition, Farr has made cameo appearances throughout her career in films like American Romance, 12 Feet Deep, Road Hard, and About Cherry.
Stephanie Arcila (Gabriela)
In the cast of Fire Country, Stephanie Arcila plays Gabriela, a well-liked local who works alongside her father and boyfriend at Cal Fire stations to put out devastating fires in Northern California.
Arcila achieved fame by guest-starring on shows including the 2020 Showtime original series Penny Dreadful: City of Angels and the HBO drama, Here and Now, before she joined the cast of the new firefighter program that is challenging NBC’s Chicago Fire. She has also made sporadic cameos on a number of other shows throughout the years, including The Rookie, Black-ish, Supergirl, NCIS, and Passions of the Heart.
Films directed by Arcila include Don’t Breathe 2, The Aliens, and 9 Bullets.
Jordan Calloway (Jake)
The Fire Country cast includes Jordan Calloway as Jake, Gabriela’s boyfriend and a young employee of the neighborhood Cal Fire station.
Calloway has played pivotal roles in series like Unfabulous, ER, Beyond, Freakish, Riverdale, and most recently, Black Lightning for more than 20 years. Calloway made appearances on a variety of shows during that time period, including The Parkers, George Lopez, Reckless, Pure Genius, and The Mick. He has also been in a number of made-for-TV films, including Drumline: A New Beat, Studio City, and Ghost, as well as in feature films like Countdown, Always a Bridesmaid, Life of a King, and Grandma’s House.
Jules Latimer (Eve)
Jules Latimer completes the ensemble of the upcoming CBS drama series Fire Country as Eve, a young fireman who gets along well with Jake.
Just a year later, Latimer made her professional acting debut in the Paramount+ original series Guilty Party, playing the Fire Country alongside Kate Beckinsale and Geoff Stults. She will star in the upcoming Netflix historical drama film Rustin, which depicts the life of civil rights activist Bayard Rustin, along with Geoffrey Wright, Chris Rock, and many others, according to Deadline.
On Fridays, CBS broadcasts brand-new episodes of Fire Country at 9 p.m. ET. If you have a Paramount+ subscription, you can also stream new episodes.