Here's what the cast of Netflix's 'Carmen Sandiego' series looks like in real life

Netflix‘Carmen is publicly perceived as a criminal by most law enforcement agencies — correction, make that a master criminal due to the sheer scale and theatricality of her heists,’ reads Netflix’s official description.
  • A new show based around the famed thief Carmen Sandiego is now available on Netflix.
  • The series is based on the old PBS ’90s game show, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?”
  • Gina Rodriguez is the voice behind the lead mystery woman. Other cast members include Kari Wahlgren and “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard.
  • Here’s what the actors look like in real life, compared to their animated characters.

A Netflix original series about the famed thief Carmen Sandiego is now available to stream, for old and new fans alike.

The animated series is based on the PBS ’90s game show, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?,” where each episode revolved around locating one of Sandiego’s accomplices somewhere in the world.

The new show will follow Sandiego as “a modern day Robin Hood,” though she’s perceived as “a master criminal,” according to the official description. It features “Jane the Virgin” heavy hitter Gina Rodriguez as the voice behind the lead mystery woman, as well as experienced voice actress Kari Wahlgren and “Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard.

Here’s what the actors look like in real life, compared to their animated characters.


Gina Rodriguez is the voice behind the lead mystery woman, Carmen Sandiego.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images / NetflixRodriguez is most famous for her starring role in ‘Jane the Virgin.’

On Netflix, Sandiego is a “master thief who uses her skills for good.” Though she attended the V.I.L.E. (Villains’ International League of Evil) training academy for thieves, she quickly realised that her new talents could hurt people and decided to turn the tables, giving back to its victims.


Finn Wolfhard voices Sandiego’s right-hand man, Player.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images / NetflixWolfhard shot to stardom as Mike Wheeler in Netflix’s smash hit ‘Stranger Things.’

Player is the codename for Sandiego’s best friend and most important ally: A young hacker who follows her missons using GPS tracking, constantly updating her with valuable information.


Abby Trott stars as Sandiego’s trusty sidekick Ivy.

@abbytrott/Instagram / NetflixTrott has lent her voice to various animated series and video games.

Ivy assists Sandiego on her capers using various disguises, well-laid plans, and a thick Boston accent.


Michael Hawley voices Zack, Ivy’s brother.

@hawleratyourboy/Instagram / NetflixHawley’s voice appears in a number of popular video games, including ‘Mad Max’ and ‘Batman: Arkham Knight.’

Zack acts as everything from a getaway driver to comic relief on Sandiego’s missions.


Rafael Petardi portrays Inspector Chase Devineaux, who think he’s hot on Sandiego’s tail.

Paul Archuleta/Getty Images / NetflixPetardi appeared in ‘Siberia’ alongside Keanu Reeves.

Devineaux is a determined yet slightly incompetent an agent of Interpol, who’s intent on catching Sandiego.


Charlet Chung voices Julia Argent, another agent of Interpol.

David Livingston/Getty Images / NetflixCoincidentally, Chung studied acting at the University of California in San Diego.

Argent reports to Devineaux, but she has faith that Sandiego is more than just a criminal.


Michael Goldsmith is the voice of Grey, Sandiego’s former best friend.

Noam Galai/Getty Images / NetflixGoldsmith is known for his roles in the TV series ‘Gotham’ and ‘Doctor Who.’

Grey, who adopts the codename Crackle after graduating from V.I.L.E., quickly transitions from hero to villain.


Kari Wahlgren voices Sheena, Sandiego’s nemesis.

Todd Williamson/Getty Images / NetflixWahlgren has voiced over one hundred cartoons, anime, and video game characters.

Sheena, who takes on the codename Tigress, is Sandiego’s primary antagonist at V.I.L.E.


Bernardo De Paula is the voice of Jean Paul.

Michael Tullberg/Getty Images / NetflixDe Paula has multiple voice roles in ‘Rio’ and ‘Rio 2.’

Jean Paul chooses the French codename Le Chevre, because, “like the nimble mountain goat, I take the high road.”


Andrew Pifko portrays Antonio, another of Sandiego’s classmates at V.I.L.E.

Amanda Edwards/Getty Images / NetflixPifko has appeared in TV series like ‘Criminal Minds’ and ‘NCIS.’

Antonio adopts the codename El Topo, which is Spanish for “mole.”


Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is the voice of Coach Brunt.

Brian To/WireImage / NetflixMcGlynn has provided voices for a number of anime series like ‘Naruto’ and ‘Sailor Moon Crystal.’

Brunt is an important and domineering figure at V.I.L.E., in charge of teaching the students self-defence, with a soft spot for Sandiego.


Paul Nakauchi portrays Shadowsan, a V.I.L.E. professor who dislikes Sandiego.

Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic / NetflixNakauchi is best known for his role in ‘Death Note.’

Shadowsan helps teach V.I.L.E. students how to pickpocket, but he distrusts Sandiego and doesn’t want to see her succeed.


Toks Olagundoye voices Countess Cleo, another V.I.L.E. professor.

JB Lacroix/WireImage / NetflixOlagundoye has appeared in TV shows like ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Dirty John.’

Cleo has an eye for priceless artifacts and a talent for creating replicas.


Liam O’Brien appears as Professor Maelstrom, a devious criminal.

Charley Gallay/WireImage / NetflixO’Brien voices Doctor Strange in the Lego Marvel TV short ‘Black Panther: Trouble in Wakanda.’

Maelstrom is a master of the bait-and-switch.


Sharon Muthu is the voice of Dr. Bellum, an easily distracted inventor.

@sharonmuthu/Instagram / NetflixMuthu also voices Agent Zari in ‘Carmen Sandiego.’

Dr. Bellum is responsible for most of the weapons and tools used by V.I.L.E. students and faculty.


Rita Moreno, who voiced the original Carmen Sandiego in the animated series, appears as Cookie Booker.

Earl Gibson III/FilmMagic / NetflixMoreno is one of the rare artists with an EGOT: an Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy, and a Tony.

Cookie Booker is V.I.L.E.’s bookkeeper – and the queen of colour-coordinated outfits.

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