The cast of "The Bear" is led by Edebiri as Sydney, Jeremy Allen White as Carmy, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Richie (often referred to as Cousin). Abby Elliott plays Carmy's sister Natalie (aka Sugar), who starts helping them run the restaurant in season two. Lionel Boyce stars as Marcus, The Bear's pastry chef, and in season two Liza Colón-Zayas's Tina becomes the restaurant's sous chef. Real-life chef Matty Matheson plays handyman Neil Fak and Edwin Lee Gibson plays Ebra. The cast also includes veteran character actor Oliver Platt as Uncle Jimmy Cicero and Chris Witaske as Natalie's husband, Pete. Jon Bernthal also appears in flashbacks as Carmy and Natalie's late brother Michael.
Additionally, season two introduces Molly Gordon as Carmy's childhood friend-turned-love interest, though it's not clear if she'll return for season three should it get the green light. Oscar winner Jamie Lee Curtis also guest-stars in season two as Carmy's mom, Donna, and she could return in future episodes. Plus, season two features quite a few cameos of folks from the real Chicago restaurant world, so it's possible that season three could feature even more.