Premise

Life---and death---at a family-owned funeral home in Los Angeles plays out in this provocative, at times macabre series created by Oscar-winning screenwriter Alan Ball (`American Beauty'). A recipient of several Emmys, it's a compelling, superbly acted drama laced with considerable wit and poignancy. Each episode begins with a fresh corpse (including the clan's patriarch in the premiere), which usually has something to do with the ongoing dysfunction in and around the Fisher household.

Cast

Former Cast

Jeremy Sisto
Billy Chenowith
20 Episodes (2001-2005)
Lili Taylor
Lisa Kimmel Fisher
19 Episodes (2002-2005)
Joanna Cassidy
Margaret Chenowith
12 Episodes (2001-2005)
Rainn Wilson
Arthur Martin
8 Episodes (2003-2005)
Patricia Clarkson
Sarah O'Conner
5 Episodes (2002-2005)
Robert Foxworth
Bernard Chenowith
2 Episodes (2001-2001)

Guest Stars

James Cromwell
George Sibley
22 Episodes (2003-2005)
Ed O'Ross
Nikolai
14 Episodes (2001-2002)
Ben Foster
Russell
13 Episodes (2003-2004)
Tina Holmes
Maggie
11 Episodes (2005-2005)
Eric Balfour
Gabriel Dimas
10 Episodes (2001-2005)
Sprague Grayden
7 Episodes (2004-2004)
Justin Theroux
6 Episodes (2004-2004)
Kathy Bates
Bettina
6 Episodes (2001-2005)
Mena Suvari
6 Episodes (2004-2004)
Peter Facinelli
5 Episodes (2004-2004)
Dina Waters
Tracy Montrose Blair
5 Episodes (2001-2001)
Ed Begley Jr.
5 Episodes (2001-2001)
Chris Messina
5 Episodes (2005-2005)
Idalis De Leon
Sophia, Sophia
5 Episodes (2004-2004)
Catherine O'Hara
4 Episodes (2003-2005)
David Norona
Gary Deitman
4 Episodes (2001-2002)
Michelle Trachtenberg
4 Episodes (2004-2004)
Anne Ramsay
Jackie Feldman
4 Episodes (2005-2005)
Timm Sharp
Andy
4 Episodes (2001-2002)
Tim Maculan
Father Jack
4 Episodes (2001-2004)
Grant Show
Scott Axelrod
3 Episodes (2002-2002)
Wendy Schaal
Vickie Dimas
3 Episodes (2001-2001)
Geoffrey Nauffts
AVM Specialist, Dr. DiPaolo
3 Episodes (2002-2003)
Alice Krige
2 Episodes (2002-2002)
Arye Gross
Frank Muehler
2 Episodes (2003-2003)
Beverly Todd
Lucille Charles
2 Episodes (2002-2002)
Bobby Cannavale
2 Episodes (2004-2004)
Matt Malloy
Roger Pasquese
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Sean O'Bryan
Tom Wheeler
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Steven Pasquale
2 Episodes (2001-2001)
Jenna Fischer
Sharon Kinney
2 Episodes (2005-2005)
Julie White
Mitzi Dalton Huntley
2 Episodes (2002-2002)
Brian Poth
Marc Foster
2 Episodes (2001-2001)
Hayden Tank
Young Nate
2 Episodes (2001-2001)
Lisa K. Wyatt
Kroehner mortician
2 Episodes (2001-2001)
Adam Scott
Ben Cooper
1 Episode (2002)
Ann Cusack
Linda Hoviak
1 Episode (2005)
Arthur Taxier
Marcus Foster Sr.
1 Episode (2001)
Billy Rieck
Basher No. 2
1 Episode (2001)
Eddie Jemison
Casket salesman
1 Episode (2002)
Ellen DeGeneres
Herself
1 Episode (2004)
Eric Keith
Newlywed Man
1 Episode (2001)
Frank Birney
Walter Kriegenthaler
1 Episode (2001)
Jordan Ladd
Ginnie
1 Episode (2001)
Julie Brown
Sissy Pasquese
1 Episode (2005)
Ken Abraham
Bowling buddy
1 Episode (2001)
Larry Drake
Inspector Gerson
1 Episode (2002)
Mare Winningham
Eileen Piper
1 Episode (2002)
Mary Gross
Floral instructor
1 Episode (2001)
Matt Ross
Daniel Showalter
1 Episode (2003)
Sandra Oh
Porn Starlet
1 Episode (2001)
Shawn Hatosy
Brodie
1 Episode (2002)
Veronica Cartwright
Peg Kimmel
1 Episode (2004)
Veronica Hart
Viveca St. John
1 Episode (2001)
Cleo King
Life
1 Episode (2002)
Harriet Sansom Harris
Catherine Collins
1 Episode (2002)
John Billingsley
Boring Man
1 Episode (2001)
Scott Alan Smith
Job Applicant No. 2
1 Episode (2001)
Stark Sands
1 Episode (2002)
Jamie McShane
Paramedic
1 Episode (2001)
Anna Gunn
Madeline
1 Episode (2004)
Harry S. Murphy
Kroehner funeral director
1 Episode (2001)
Tuc Watkins
Trevor
1 Episode (2002)
Jed Allan
Dr. Feinberg
1 Episode (2001)
Carol Ann Susi
Pauline Romano
1 Episode (2001)
Elaine Kagan
Eileen Goldberg
1 Episode (2005)
Dean Norris
Det. Shea
1 Episode (2001)
Tony Perez
Paco's father
1 Episode (2001)
Amy Wheaton
Female Student
1 Episode (2002)
Bahni Turpin
Wolf's girlfriend
1 Episode (2005)
Barbara Gruen
Plan Woman No. 1
1 Episode (2002)
Beans
Freckles
1 Episode (2001)
Chris Pine
Young Sam
1 Episode (2005)
Dale Raoul
Rosemary
1 Episode (2001)
David Ursin
Processing officer
1 Episode (2001)
Dee Freeman
Susan Longmead
1 Episode (2002)
Eric Payne
Police captain
1 Episode (2001)
Frank Crim
Convenience store clerk
1 Episode (2001)
Gunther Jensen
Fundamentalist No. 1
1 Episode (2001)
Jake Gridley
Anthony Finelli
1 Episode (2001)
Jim Ortlieb
Andrew Wayne Milne
1 Episode (2003)
Jim Ryan
A/C repairman
1 Episode (2001)
Joe Basile
Morgue Attendant
1 Episode (2001)
Lenora May
Freckles' Mom
1 Episode (2001)
Linda Klein
Delivery room doctor
1 Episode (2001)
Lindsey Parks
Jeannie Fritzen
1 Episode (2001)
Mimi Michaels
Brenda's female client
1 Episode (2005)
Netta Most
Sylvia Feldman
1 Episode (2005)
Page Kennedy
Josh Langmead
1 Episode (2002)
Rhys Coiro
Wolf
1 Episode (2005)
Robert Baker
Priest
1 Episode (2004)
Roger Velasco
Young man with tatoos
1 Episode (2001)
Scott Torrence
School Boy No. 2
1 Episode (2001)
Stewart Skelton
Fundamentalist No. 2
1 Episode (2001)
Tate Taylor
Job Applicant No. 1
1 Episode (2001)
Ted Garcia
TV reporter
1 Episode (2001)
Tracy Middendorf
Adele Swanson
1 Episode (2001)
Zach Shaffer
Marc's boyfriend
1 Episode (2001)