Jake Brennan: This role was actually really difficult for me to cast given that I don’t know a lot of young actors. Dallas is an obnoxious little shit, and I think Jake has the acting experience needed to pull off the role.
Raven-Symoné: They are basically the same people when I think about it.
Betty White: Because who doesn’t love Betty White? Plus, Ms. Whipple comes across as that sweet landlady, but she can also be really intimidating at times. It would be awesome to see Betty White try to play that “darker side”.
Celina Jade or Grace Huang: Eva is a tough nut to crack. She athletic, aggressive, and an overachiever. She would need a strong actress to portray her energy.
Samuel Young, Sr.
Nick Offerman, John Goodman or Jon Hamm: Samuel Sr. is my favorite character, and I also think he would be one of the hardest characters to pull off acting-wise. He goes from stern businessman one moment to a crybaby the next. And I think this list of actors has the skills to pull that off.
Jane Seymour, Robin Wright, Christie Brinkley or Charlize Theron: We’ve only briefly seen Sam’s mom as of now, but her mother has made a name for herself as being the face of a popular erectile dysfunction drug and its commercials. She would have to be a beautiful woman who has aged gracefully. Not to mention, she would have to be a lady to who can handle her husband when necessary.
David Harbour: Jay is a big, overprotective brother and doctor. David has played the role of “protector” before, and I think he would do Jay justice.
Mindy Kaling: Ruth is Jay’s fiancé. She’s sweet, bubbly, and firm when necessary. Mindy has these qualities in spades.