Fans of “Virgin River” (“A place to dream” in Latin America) are looking forward to the third season of the Netflix series, based on the novels of the same name by Robyn Carr. Thanks to the success of the first two installments, the show became one of the audience favorites following the complicated love story between Mel and Jack, played by Alexandra Breckenridge and Martin Henderson, respectively.
“Virgin River” premiered on Netflix in December 2019 and viewers fell in love with the residents of the fictional city located in Northern California. The series follows nurse Mel Monroe as she moves to Virgin River following the death of her husband. In this city, she meets grumpy doctor Doc Mullins (Tim Matheson), nosy Mayor Hope (Annette O’Toole) and a local bar owner named Jack (Martin Henderson), a man who will make her believe in love again.
The second season of “Virgin River” ended with several important facts: After making his engagement public, Doc told Hope that he received bad news from his doctor, Preacher’s plans to become a chef in San Francisco were derailed by the surprise. Christopher, Paige’s son, returned and Jack was shot in his bar by a stranger.
As you wonder what will happen between Mel and Jack, what Doc will tell Hope, or if we will ever learn the truth about Paige’s mysterious past, here’s all about the actors that make up the cast of the hit Netflix series.
“VIRGIN RIVER”: WHO IS WHO AND WHERE HAVE YOU SEEN THE CAST BEFORE
Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe
Alexandra Breckenridge plays Nurse Mel, who moves to the Virgin River in search of a new beginning after the death of her husband. The actress is known for playing Sophie on the television series “This Is Us.” He has participated in a large number of films and series such as Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Dawson’s Creek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, CSI, JAG, Psych, Life Unexpected, True Blood, Franklin & Bash, Medium and Law & Order: SVU.
He also did voice work for American Dad and starred in the television movie Romy and Michele: In the Beginning. Additionally, Breckenridge’s film credits include Orange County, DEBS, Zipper, Broken Vows, and Love in Store.
Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan
New Zealander Henderson stars as Jack Sheridan, a Marine turned bar owner, who battles PTSD while trying to win Mel’s heart. The actor is known for 2002’s Grey’s Anatomy and The Ring. He also appeared on the ABC drama series Off the Map and is remembered for the soap opera Shortland Street. Additionally, Henderson was on Sweat, The Red Road, Secrets & Lies, Big Sky, Home & Away, House and Rake, The Gloaming.
Outside of television, Martin Henderson starred in Little Fish, Smokin ‘Aces, Devil’s Knot, Everest, Miracles from Heaven, The Strangers: Prey at Night, Bride and Prejudice and The Moment, Torque, Windtalkers, Kick, Perfect Opposites, Juveniles and Skagerrak. . He also appeared in the music video for Britney Spears’ “Toxic.”
Annette O’Toole as Hope McCrae
Annette O’Toole plays nosy Mayor Hope. The actress starred in big and small screen hits such as Superman III, Smallville, Cross My Heart, Nash Bridges, 48 Hrs., Temptation and the 1990 miniseries IT, where she played Adult Beverly. Other notable films and television credits include Cat People, Here on Earth, Women Who Kill, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Andre, Foolin ‘Around, One on One, The Huntress, Halt and Catch Fire, and Netflix’s The Punisher.
Outside of her various acting roles, O’Toole is also a singer-songwriter. In particular, he co-wrote songs for A Mighty Wind, including “A Kiss at the End of the Rainbow,” which was nominated for an Oscar.
Tim Matheson as Doc Mullins
He plays Doc Mullins on Virgin River, but Matheson is best known for his role in National Lampoon’s Animal House and was nominated for an Emmy as Vice President John Hoynes on The West Wing.
He also participated in films and shows such as Van Wilder, Hart of Dixie, Burn Notice, She’s All That, The Legend of Calamity Jane, Black Sheep, and Fletch. His other notable acting credits include Child’s Play (2019), This is Us, Madam Secretary, The Good Fight, The Affair, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, CSI, No Strings Attached, Wolf Lake, and Charlie Hoover.
Colin Lawrence as John “Preacher” Middleton
Lawrence plays Preacher, Jack’s friend and chef at the town’s bar. The actor participated in various series and films such as Battlestar Galactica, Riverdale, The Killing, iZombie, Impastor, The L Word, The Good Doctor, Stargate SG-1, Endgame and Riverdale. Additionally, Colin Lawrence’s film credits include X2: X-Men United, Fantastic Four (2005), The 6th Day, Head Over Heels, Dreamcatcher, Slam Dunk Ernest, House of the Dead, Y2K, and Blank Point, among many others.
Lauren Hammersley as Charmaine Roberts
Hammersley plays Charmaine Roberts, Jack’s friend with whom he has an open relationship and ends up pregnant. The actress has previously appeared in CDC sitcom Orphan Black, Mr. D. In addition to John Doe, Single White Spenny and Saving Hope. His film credits include Bloody Mary and Stag, as well as the Harland Williams comedy special Child Wild.
Benjamin Hollingsworth as Dan Brady
Brady creates a lot of trouble at Virgin River, despite Jack’s best efforts to keep him on track. The actor previously worked on the CBS drama Code Black and the Hallmark Channel films Love Under the Olive Tree and A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love.
Lexa Doig as Paige Lassiter
The actress played the mysterious baker Paige on Virgin River, but previously Doig starred in The Arrangement, Arrow and the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries series Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.
Jenny Cooper as Joey Barnes
Joey is Mel’s older sister, who tries to keep Mel’s best interests at heart as she navigates her own marital struggles. The actress can be seen on television shows like Open Heart and 24.
Daniel Gillies as Mark
Gillies appears in flashbacks as Mel’s husband, Mark. He recently appeared in the productions The Originals, Saving Hope and The Vampire Diaries.