Want to know a little bit about the characters we will meet in DC’s Stargirl? Here’s a handy character guide, with bios courtesy of the studio…
COURTNEY WHITMORE/STARGIRL (Brec Bassinger)
Smart, athletic and empathetic, this high school teenager’s seemingly perfect life hits a major speedbump when her mother gets married and her new family moves from Los Angeles, California to Blue Valley, Nebraska. Struggling to adapt to a new school, make new friends and deal with a new step-family, Courtney soon discovers that her stepfather has a secret; he used to be the sidekick to the superhero Starman! “Borrowing” the long- lost hero’s cosmic staff, Courtney becomes the unlikely inspiration for an entirely new generation of superheroes.
PAT DUGAN/STRIPE (Luke Wilson)
Courtney’s well-intentioned stepfather and, eventually, her reluctant sidekick. Pat’s history with superheroes goes back to his days of working with Starman and the original Justice Society of America as Stripesy. After Courtney accidentally uncovers their legacy, he becomes a chaperone and guide to her and her friends, as they take on the JSA mantle for themselves operating the robot known as S.T.R.I.P.E.
BARBARA WHITMORE (Amy Smart)
Barbara grew up in Blue Valley, and after she married Pat, they decided to move their new family back to her small, sleepy (or so they think!) hometown. Having raised Courtney as a single mom, Barbara’s relationship with her daughter is the most important thing in her world, and she prioritizes family above all else.
YOLANDA MONTEZ (Yvette Monreal)
Vigilant, active and determined. Or at least she used to be. Last year, Yolanda considered herself a champion of her generation, but after suffering a humiliating social setback, she’s transformed into a quiet, withdrawn and unsure shadow of her former self. Struggling to find her voice again, Yolanda vacillates between a confident leader and a self-conscious outsider.
BETH CHAPEL (Anjelika Washington)
Socially and physically awkward, Beth is the caretaker in her home. With her father buried in work and her mother working as the town’s most in-demand doctor, Beth often finds herself taking care of her parents rather than hanging out with her friends… if she had any. But despite her small social circle, Beth is content with her life. She’s a bubbly chatterbox who loves her family and is grateful for everything she has.
RICK TYLER (Cameron Gellman)
After his parents died in a car accident, Rick was sent to live with his uncle on a farm on the edge of Blue Valley. Without his parents, and with an uncle labeled the town troublemaker, Rick grew up, constantly getting into trouble himself – drinking, fighting, etc. Now a loner and outsider, Rick is the first to be accused when something goes missing and the last to be believed in when he does something that needs to get done.
MIKE DUGAN (Trae Romano)
A junk food, video game, and film fiend, Mike is a pre-occupied, energetic, sarcastic eighth grader. As charismatic as he is lucky, Mike often finds himself in sticky situations that he somehow always talks his way out of. There’s no adult he can’t manipulate and no flavor of Pop Tart he hasn’t eaten.