Where to Find Your Favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens Actors

So, you’ve attended your midnight showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and your Jedi robes are in the wash. What to do while you bide your time before seeing it again? Here’s your plan while you wait for your laundry to finish and your friends to get off work: Watch your Star Wars faves in their past TV roles. They’re readily available to view on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Go, and other streaming services of your choice. Here’s where you’ve seen the cast on your small screen:

Adam Driver

You either fell in love with the man also known as the villainous Kylo Ren or hated everything about him as Hannah’s often-shirtless boyfriend, Adam Sackler, on HBO’s Girls. (Seriously, you see his chest. A lot.) Like any other New York actor, he’s also done a couple Law & Orders. He also voiced his Girls character on an episode of The Simpsons.

Daisy Ridley

Unless you’re British, you probably haven’t seen much of the erstwhile Rey, who completely owns the movie, on your TV screen. She’s appeared on shows such as Silent Witness and Toast of London in her motherland. She also appeared in an episode of Mr Selfridge alongside Jeremy Piven.

John Boyega

While Finn’s star turn came in the 2009 movie Attack the Block (where he was first spotted by J.J. Abrams), he’s also done stints on the original U.K. version of Becoming Human and the recent 24 miniseries, Live Another Day.

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Oscar Isaac

Didn’t catch Isaac (a.k.a. your new favorite hero Poe Dameron) in his 2006 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent? Then you might’ve seen him in the moving HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, a true-life story about the desegregation of public housing in the U.S., which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie.

Lupita Nyong’o

Real talk: You’ve probably only seen Maz Katana on TV in one of her many outstanding red carpet ensembles as she accepted practically every award for her amazing Oscar-winning performance in 12 Years a Slave. She also starred in Shuga, a soap opera on a European offshoot of MTV.

Domhnall Gleeson

The Irish actor who plays General Hux also has a minimal television resume (you may know him from another tiny, little-known franchise called Harry Potter), but starred in what is arguably the saddest episode of the U.K.’s haunting Black Mirror, “Be Right Back,” alongside Hayley Atwell.

Gwendoline Christie

From now on, you’ll either know Christie as the badass Captain Phasma, or the badass Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones. Not a bad role to be typecast as, in the grand scheme of things.

Max von Sydow

More than 65 years of acting has yielded an incredibly impressive resume, but you’ll have seen Lor San Tekka in recent years as a cardinal on The Tudors, the voice of Klaus Ziegler on The Simpsons, and next year as the Three-Eyed Raven on Game of Thrones.

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Andy Serkis

Did you know that Supreme Leader Snoke actually acts, in addition to playing every amazing motion-capture character you’ve ever loved? He was in the PBS miniseries Little Dorrit in 2008, and another Charles Dickens miniseries, Oliver Twist, in 1999.

Carrie Fisher

Mistress Leia has several decades’ worth of credits behind her, but if you’re missing Fisher’s hilarious sarcasm, check out her best appearance of all: her 2007 30 Rock episode “Rosemary’s Baby.” There’s also a 2000 episode of Sex and the City in which she played herself, an episode of Smallville here, a Jack & Bobby there. Most recently, she can be seen playing the pushy mother of Rob Delaney on the utterly charming Amazon romantic comedy series Catastrophe.

Billie Lourd

Fisher’s real-life daughter, Lourd, had a bit part in The Force Awakens but costarred on Fox’s fall horror-comedy slasher series, Scream Queens

Harrison Ford

Alright, so Han Solo has mostly stuck to film throughout his career. But you can catch him in a 1993 episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as older Indy, and, of course, the Star Wars Holiday Special. If you did really deep you can spot him in a couple of episodes of Gunsmoke.

Mark Hamill

Luke Skywalker himself has been causing plenty of trouble recently as the Trickster on the CW’s The Flash (reprising his role from the ’90s series and multiple DC animated shows), and does regular voice work on everything from Jake and the Never Land Pirates to Robot Chicken.

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Greg Grunberg

Oh hello there, veteran of practically everything J.J. Abrams has ever done. You can see Star Wars‘ Snap Wexley in Felicity and Alias, two of Abrams’ best projects, and, more recently, Heroes: Reborn and Masters of Sex.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

This First Order Officer costarred with Christie in GoT as Jojen Reed, and also voices some of your favorite current animated characters in Phineas and Pherb and Thunderbirds Are Go.

Maisie Richardson-Sellers

Okay, so it wasn’t a huge role in the film, but the British actress who played Korr Sella just had a memorable turn as the body-swapped Rebekah on the CW’s The Originals, and will star on ABC’s biblical drama Of Kings and Prophets in 2016.

Ken Leung

Lost reunion! Admiral Satura is also an Abrams vet, having played Miles Straume on Lost. He’s currently a regular on NBC’s summer medical drama The Night Shift.

Judah Friedlander

Blink and you’ll miss him, but the comedian is listed in the Force Awakens credits as a bar patron. He voices a character on Fox’s newest animated series, Bordertown, and reprised his role in Netflix’s prequel series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp earlier in 2015.

Bill Hader and Ben Schwartz

It’s true! Two of the funniest men on television were consultants for the voice of your new favorite droid, BB-8. If you somehow missed out on all of Hader’s wonderful work on Saturday Night Live, go find that, and also catch him on The Mindy Project, Documentary Now!, and occasional episodes of Bob’s Burgers. Schwartz wrapped his role as Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation earlier in 2015, and costars on Showtime’s House of Lies.

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