9 Future Stars Who Appeared on ‘Deadwood’ (PHOTOS)

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Sarah Paulson

This Emmy and Golden Globe winner — now known for her TV roles on American Horror Story and American Crime Story — played deceitful tutor Alice Isringhausen across nine episodes of the HBO show.

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Kristen Bell

Bell, star of Veronica Mars and The Good Place, played a teenage con artist in two episodes… before her character met a bloody fate, that is.

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Kim Dickens

Later known for her weighty roles on House of Cards and Fear the Walking Dead, Dickens starred on Deadwood as brothel madam Joanie Stubbs.

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Anna Gunn

Before earning back-to-back Emmys for her work on Breaking Bad, Gunn joined Deadwood in Season 2 as Martha Bullock, wife of Olyphant’s Seth Bullock.

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Garret Dillahunt

This Mindy Project and Raising Hope actor actually played two characters on the HBO show: murderous drunkard Jack McCall in Season 1 and murderous geologist Francis Wolcott in Season 2.

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Titus Welliver

This future Bosch star, who’s also known for his roles on Lost and The Good Wife, played “bagman from Yankton” Silas Adams, an ally of McShane’s Al Swearengen.

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Austin Nichols

Prior to his starring roles in One Tree Hill and The Walking Dead, Nichols played Morgan Earp, the real-life younger brother of famed lawman Wyatt Earp (played on Deadwood by Gale Howard).

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Jim Beaver

Supernatural fans are well acquainted with Beaver, who starred on Deadwood as talented prospector Whitney Ellsworth.

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John Hawkes

Hawkes, who played real-life merchant Sol Star on Deadwood, later earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in Winter’s Bone and a Golden Globe nod for his turn in The Sessions.

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As we hit the 15th anniversary of Deadwood‘s premiere on March 21 — and as we look forward to the upcoming movie continuation — there’s no better time to look back on the Emmy-winning HBO show’s legacy.

You likely know the historical western starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane as two real-life residents of the South Dakota town, but the ensemble cast also boasted several other actors who have since become well-known TV stars.

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