Exclusive First Look: Meet the Cast of Helix -- Plus Our Advice for the Syfy Thriller's Characters
From l. to r.: Mark Ghanime as Sergio Balleseros, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hiroshi Hataki, Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov, Kyra Zagorsky as Julia Walker, Billy Campbell as Alan Farragut, Neil Napier as Peter Farragut, Jordan Hayes as Sarah Jordan and Catherine Lemieux as Doreen Boyle
DR. ALAN FARRAGUT played by Billy Campbell (The Killing)
A top pathologist at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), Farragut is deployed to Arctic Biosystems, a remote, high-tech facility, to investigate a possible outbreak. His involvement is specifically requested since his brother Peter is among the infected.
OUR ADVICE TO HIM: Stay alert when crawling through air ducts!
DR. JULIA WALKER played by Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural)
This brilliant cellular biologist used to be married to Alan (awkward!) until she had an ill-advised affair with his brother Peter (so awkward). Hopefully they can put their issues behind them while cracking this viral mystery.
OUR ADVICE TO HER: Lock the door before taking that leisurely shower at night, ‘K?
DR. SARAH JORDAN played by Jordan Hayes
A young virologist, she holds Alan in the highest esteem — and maybe feels something more for him?
OUR ADVICE TO HER: Do not make runs to the supply closet alone!
Dr. DOREEN BOYLE played by Catherine Lemieux
An accomplished veterinary pathologist, she fast discovers that Arctic Biosystems boss Dr. Hatake might be “monkeying around” with certain disclosures.
OUR ADVICE TO HER: FTLOG, if you’re going to work alone in the lab, don’t keep your earbuds in!
DR. HIROSHI HATAKE played by Hiroyuki Sanada (Lost)
Brimming with confidence, menace, hypnotic charm and brilliance, Dr. Hatake is the true mastermind behind Arctic Biosystems.
OUR ADVICE TO HIM: Stop standing around with your arms folded, saying almost nothing. Makes you seem suspicious!
DANIEL AEROV played by Meegwun Fairbrother
Hatake's right-hand man — and adopted son! — he’s very much the definition of a loyal retainer.
OUR ADVICE TO HIM: Don’t listen to what Dr. Alan “Let’s talk things out with the infected” Farragut says — we’re gonna need those stun batons!
MAJOR SERGIO BALLESEROS played by Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens M.D.)
A military engineer with a dark secret, he’s on hand to represent the U.S. Army’s interests… whatever they might be.
OUR ADVICE TO HIM: Mind your surroundings when taking a “stroll” out into the tundra late at night.
DR. PETER FARRAGUT played by Neil Napier
Dr. Alan Farragut's brother, he is described as “charming and charismatic” — and infected by the mystery virus that brings the CDC et al to the Arctic Biosystems facility. But why has he survived while other infectees turned into [spoiler]?
OUR ADVICE TO HIM: Try to stay calm when the nice lady is taking a sample of your… black?!… blood.