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Meet the Impossibly Hot Cast of USA’s Graceland

By on May 17, 2013
Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) Image © USA

Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) Image © USA

New summer drama Graceland kicks off on USA on June 6th at 10/9c. The show promises to deliver sexy undercover agents and a world where nothing is what it seems and everyone has a secret. Thrown together to live and operate under one roof (a former drug lord’s mansion known as Graceland) a team of experts from the FBI, DEA and US Customs must learn to live with and trust each other in order to protect their sanctuary from forces that threaten not just their safety, but that of the country also.

Check out USA’s full press release for the show along with character bios and first look images (both cast stills and pilot episode images) below.

GRACELAND is a place where nothing is what it seems and everyone has a secret. From the outside, this idyllic beachfront property is inhabited by a group of young, diverse roommates. Inside, a vastly different world is exposed: one that sustains itself through a complex web of lies. USA’s new original series Graceland delves into the lives of an elusive group of undercover agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and US Customs, who live and operate under one roof (the house got its name because the drug lord from whom the authorities seized the property was known to be an obsessed Elvis Presley fan). When forced to give up any shred of normalcy and the question of trust is a matter of life or death, the house becomes their sanctuary, their “Graceland.”

Graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) anticipates a traditional DC desk job when he’s unexpectedly shipped to “Graceland.” Immediately thrown into his first undercover assignment, he relies heavily on the guidance of legendary FBI agent and mentor Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). Briggs is an unusually Zen senior agent who notoriously hates the rule book and will go to any length to protect “Graceland” from the outside world.

With an ensemble cast, the series also features Vanessa Ferlito as strong-willed FBI agent Catherine “Charlie” DeMarco, Brandon Jay McLaren as quick-tempered US Customs agent Dale Jakes, Serinda Swan as intuitive and merciless DEA Agent Paige Arkin and Manny Montana as the fun-loving prankster FBI agent Joe “Johnny” Tuturro. From Fox Television Studios, Jeff Eastin serves as creator and executive producer.

 

Mike Warren
Mike (Aaron Tveit) is a freshly minted FBI agent just out of the Academy. He is sent to live at Graceland and work with Briggs, whom he idolizes. What he doesn’t have in life experience he makes up for in smarts. He’ll need them to fulfill his secret mission at Graceland, one that will put him at odds with his roommates.

Paul Briggs
Senior FBI agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) has a legendary track record in the bureau. But after a mysterious event that sent him on an unexplained leave of absence a few years ago, he traded in his suit and tie for a more Zen existence. He is assigned to train the rookie who has just arrived at the house, Mike Warren – a task he reluctantly takes on.

Catherine ‘Charlie’ DeMarco
Charlie (Vanessa Ferlito) is a strong-willed undercover FBI agent. She’s a chameleon on the job, easily turning herself into anything from a believable junkie to a classy businesswoman. Whatever her guise, she’s brimming with attitude and determined to take the bad guys down.

Joe ‘Johnny’ Tuturro
The fun-loving prankster of the house, Johnny is Briggs’ right hand man and the heart of Graceland. Growing up, Johnny almost followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined a gang. Instead, he became a Navy Seal trainee, where he learned everything from undersea recoveries to diffusing bombs, and then finally joined the FBI.

Dale ‘DJ’ Jakes
Dale “DJ” Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren): A quick-tempered U.S. Customs agent, Jakes is the most territorial of the roommates. What’s his is his, and he’ll make sure everyone know it. He’s a tough nut to crack, but underneath his shell is a truly dedicated agent with a lot of wisdom. Jakes is a bit of a lone wolf, but he is always there to help the team when they’re in need.

Paige Arkin
Paige Arkin (Serinda Swan) is a smart and sexy DEA undercover agent with a smile that lights up the room and a killer left-hook. She drinks hard, plays hard and isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’ll do whatever it takes to arrest the enemy and after she has them in cuffs, she uses her talents for ballbusting to make even the hardest criminal cooperate.