Recalling Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s action-packed legacy is easy, but envisioning him in a side-splitting comedy? Now that’s a treat!
Thanks to Nick Santora, the mastermind behind The Sopranos and Prison Break, FUBAR unravels the tale of a father-daughter duo stumbling upon a mind-blowing revelation – they’re undercover CIA agents.
Premiered on May 25, 2023, this roller-coaster production merges action and comedy in unexpected harmony, instantly gripping audiences with its irresistible charm.
FUBAR is an action-comedy series that premiered on Netflix on May 25, 2023 (Credit: Netflix)
And the thrill ride isn’t slowing down – a second season was greenlit in June 2023, promising an even greater dose of excitement and laughter.
As we eagerly anticipate more of Schwarzenegger’s larger-than-life presence and his crack CIA team, let’s explore the heights and achievements of the 11 seasoned actors and emerging talents making FUBAR an absolute blast.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger as Luke Brunner – 6ft 1 ½ in. (186.7 cm)
Arnold Schwarzenegger leads the charge and takes on the role of Luke Brunner, a seasoned CIA operative on the brink of retirement. With a lifetime of covert operations, Luke embarks on a final daring mission – one that holds the fate of another agent, his daughter.
While FUBAR marks a significant milestone as his debut major role in a TV series, the 76-year-old action hero, standing tall at 6 feet and 1 ½ inches (186.7 cm), boasts an impressive cinematic career.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s starring in his first leading role in a scripted live-action television series in FUBAR, stands tall at 6 feet and 1 ½ inches (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
The former California governor’s filmography boasts legendary titles, including Kindergarten Cop, True Lies, and Batman & Robin.
He started his journey to stardom with his breakout role as Conan in the 1982 action film Conan the Barbarian. But Schwarzenegger’s iconic portrayal of the relentless cyborg in The Terminator franchise solidified his A-list status.
Beyond action-packed roles, he showcased his versatile talent in comedy, playing memorable characters like Jack Slater in Last Action Hero and Julius Benedict in Twins.
2. Monica Barbaro as Emma Brunner – 5ft 7 in. (170.2 cm)
Monica Barbaro portrays Emma Brunner, an ambitious CIA agent determined to forge her path. However, she teams up with her father when danger strikes, navigating through complex family dynamics while tackling espionage challenges.
Towering at 5 feet and 7 inches (170.2 cm), the 33-year-old actress is no stranger to the small screen. She has portrayed Yael in Lifetime’s UnREAL, Cora Vasquez in Netflix’s The Good Cop, and Lisa Apple in ABC’s Splitting Up Together.
Monica Barbaro, who plays Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter in FUBAR, is taller than the average American woman at 5 feet and 7 inches (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Barbaro’s recognition extends to her roles as the Tropicana Dancer in the 2012 film Hemingway & Gellhorn and as Anna Valdez in the 2017 legal drama Chicago Justice.
3. Jay Baruchel as Carter Perlmutter – 5ft 11 ¾ in. (182 cm)
Canadian actor Jay Baruchel takes the stage as Carter Perlmutter, the devoted boyfriend of Emma, ready to go to great lengths to support the love of his life. However, when Emma becomes entangled in her CIA mission, their relationship faces a test like never before.
The 41-year-old star, standing at 5 feet and 11 ¾ inches (182 cm) tall, has charmed fans with his comedic talent since the 2000s. He starred in the sitcom Undeclared from 2001 to 2003, becoming a fan favorite. He’s been part of blockbuster comedies like Knocked Up in 2007 and She’s Out of My League in 2010.
Jay Baruchel is a kindergarten teacher in FUBAR, standing at 5 feet and 11 ¾ inches (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
His journey led him to pivotal roles in movies such as Goon in 2011, where he portrayed Pat, and the 2013 short film This Is the End, stepping into a fictionalized version of himself.
Baruchel also established himself as a remarkable voice actor in the 2010s, gaining recognition for lending his voice to Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon and its sequels and spinoffs.
4. Aparna Brielle as Tina Mukerji – 5ft 5 in. (165.1 cm)
Aparna Brielle, with a petite frame, standing 5 feet and 5 inches (165.1 cm), embodies Tina Mukerji. She is a skilled data analyst from outside the CIA who’s enlisted for an undercover mission, even in the face of initial reluctance from fellow agents.
Though FUBAR offers one of the 29-year-old actress’ most prominent roles, you might recognize her from her significant run as Sarika Sarkar in the comedy series A.P. Bio from 2018 to 2021.
Aparna Brielle has a height of 5 feet and 5 inches and plays NSA data analyst Tina Mukerji in FUBAR (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
She also took on the role of Lorna Patel in The Dead Girls Detective Agency from 2018 to 2019, Farah in God Incorporated, and Jihad in Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
However, Brielle’s standout performance as Riley in the uproariously funny Netflix miniseries Boo, Bitch has gained her significant recognition.
5. Andy Buckley as Donatello “Donnie” Luna – 5ft 8 in. (172.7 cm)
58-year-old comic veteran Andy Buckley graces the cast as Donatello “Donnie” Luna. He is the boyfriend of Luke’s ex-wife, Tally, and he firmly believes Luke is still pursuing her affections.
Standing 5 feet and 8 inches (172.7 cm) tall, Buckley’s talent is well-recognized. His acting credits include notable films like Jurassic World, where he portrayed Scott. He also appeared in the action-comedy The Other Guys and the romantic film Life as We Know It.
Andy Buckley is an inch shorter than the average American man, standing 5 feet and 8 inches (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
However, Buckley’s most notable acclaim stems from his comedic contributions to hit TV shows. His portrayal of Dunder Mifflin CFO David Wallace in The Office remains an iconic comedic performance that audiences fondly remember.
Beyond The Office, he has made a lasting impression on other beloved series, taking on the role of Randy in Shameless and Ted Cullen in the political satire Veep.
6. Milan Carter as Barry Putt – 6ft 1 in. (185.4 cm)
In the series, Milan Carter is Bartholomew Tiberius “Barry” Putt, a computer whiz for the CIA responsible for offering his fellow secret agents crucial technical support as they embark on the mission to rescue Emma.
The 35-year-old actor displayed his dedication as he shared that he auditioned for his role in FUBAR by submitting no less than 50 self-tapes before choosing the one where he felt he acted the most like the character.
Milan Carter, famous for his role in Nickelodeon’s Warped!, towers at an impressive 6 feet and 1 inch (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Although a relatively new face in the entertainment industry, Carter, who towers at an impressive 6 feet and 1 inch (185.4 cm), has already made his mark in notable projects.
He portrayed Larry Munn in the Netflix biopic Dolemite Is My Name in 2019. He also played Wyatt in an episode of The Neighborhood, but his multi-episode portrayal of Wilson in the Nickelodeon series Warped! has garnered critical acclaim.
7. Fortune Feimster as Ruth “Roo” Russell – 5ft 8 in. (172 cm)
Fortune Feimster adds a hearty dose of laughter to the cast as Ruth “Roo” Russell, a spirited CIA agent with a mission to recover Emma. She wishes for a father figure like Luke while highlighting Emma’s fortunate situation of having a parent willing to go to great lengths for her.
The 43-year-old, who is 5 feet and 8 inches (172 cm) tall, is widely recognized for her stand-up comedy and writing contributions, with her resume boasting two Netflix comedy specials, Sweet & Salty, and Good Fortune.
Stand-up comedian Fortune Feimster is taller than the average American woman at 5 feet and 8 inches (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
Feimster has also left her mark in the acting realm. She took on the role of Lonny in the movie Office Christmas Party and further cemented her acclaim by brilliantly depicting Colette Kimball-Kenny on The Mindy Project.
Her talents aren’t limited to the screen; she’s also lent her voice to Olive in Velma and the characters of Ava, Dolly, and Vern in the Max original series Summer Camp Island.
8. Gabriel Luna as Boro Polonia – 5ft 11 ¼ in. (181 cm)
With an impressive height of 5 feet and 11 ¼ inches (181 cm), Gabriel Luna commands attention as Boro Polonia in the series, a formidable arms dealer who finds himself on the radar of Luke and the CIA.
The 40-year-old’’s journey in FUBAR marks a reunion with none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Their paths crossed previously in Terminator: Dark Fate, where Luna portrayed REV-9.
Gabriel Luna is of Mexican descent and stands 5 feet and 11 ¼ inches (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
His versatility extends beyond adrenaline-fueled roles; he’s showcased his comedic flair in indie gems like the darkly hilarious Bernie, in which he played the role of Kevin.
Yet, his portrayal of Ghost Rider/Robbie Reyes on the MCU TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has firmly established his prominence. More recently, Luna has delved into HBO’s The Last of Us, starring as Pedro Pascal‘s onscreen brother, Tommy Miller.
9. Barbara Eve Harris as Dot – 5ft 7 in. (170 cm)
Playing the role of Dot, Barbara Eve Harris dominates the screen as the agent in charge of the mission to rescue Emma. As a CIA regional director, she chases down an arms dealer while dealing with the team’s internal drama, sometimes getting a bit frustrated.
Tobagonian-Canadian actress Barbara Eve Harris has a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
The 64-year-old, who measures 5 feet and 7 inches (170 cm), has made a lasting impression in various renowned series. You might recognize her from the Netflix original series Messiah, where she portrayed Katherine Bailey, or from the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects, where she played Eileen Curry.
Additionally, her presence was felt in Chicago P.D. as Emma Crowley, and she is celebrated for portraying FBI Agent Felicia Lang in Prison Break from 2006 to 2009.
10. Fabiana Udenio as Tally Brunner – 5ft 6 in. (167.6 cm)
Tally Brunner, portrayed by 58-year-old Italian-Argentine actress Fabiana Udenio, is Luke’s ex-wife who has moved on with her new partner Donnie. She skillfully deflects any attempts from her former spouse to rekindle their relationship.
Italian-Argentine actress Fabiana Udenio stands 5 feet and 6 inches, which is taller than the average Italian woman (Credit: Abaca Press / INSTARimages)
While she has a diverse portfolio, Udenio, who is 5 feet and 6 inches (167.6 cm) tall, gained extensive praise for her remarkable portrayal of Alotta Fagina in the 1997 comedy Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.
Her footprint in the entertainment world extends further, appearing in notable series like Jane the Virgin as Elena Di Nola from 2015 to 2016.
11. Travis Van Winkle as Aldon C. Reese – 5ft 11 ¾ in. (182 cm)
Travis Van Winkle towers 5 feet and 11 ¾ inches (182 cm) and plays Aldon C. Reese, a dashing CIA agent who’s not afraid to show off his abs even while undercover. He harbors a secret crush on Emma despite her committed relationship.
The 40-year-old recently showcased his versatility when he appeared in You Season 3, taking on the role of Cary Conrad, but he first captured attention through roles in teen comedies.
Travis Van Winkle, recognized for his role as Trent in Transformers, towers at 5 feet and 11 ¾ inches (Credit: Faye’s Vision / Cover Images)
He portrayed Hoyt in the 2006 film Accepted and Trent in 2009’s Friday the 13th. Yet, his most recognizable role was as Trent in Transformers.
Winkle’s other notable roles in his acting career include Sonio in the parody film Meet the Spartans in 2008 and Lt. Danny Green in the action-drama series The Last Ship from 2014 to 2018.