Emmy® Award-winning actor, writer and director, Charles S. Dutton, plays Detective Fales, the savvy cop with the sunny disposition, in this episode. While he was raised in Baltimore, Dutton has some rural experience as well. He actually owns a farm on which he keeps an unusual menagerie. In an interview with People, Dutton said, "I have a farm in Maryland with 18 horses - 12 Clydesdales and the rest palominos. I also have eight big cats - two lions, two tigers, two leopards, a bobcat and a three-legged mountain lion."
Q'Orianka Kilcher plays a challenging role of Ayasha Roundstone in this episode. Q'Orianka, whose name means "Golden Eagle" in Quechua, is most recognized for her role as Pocahontas in Terrence Malick's 2005 film The New World, opposite Christian Bale and Colin Farrell. She is also a human rights and environmental activist and has been a featured keynote speaker for Amnesty International, Amazon Watch, and many other groups. Oh, and don't mess with her. She also holds a Blackbelt in Wushu, Kung Fu, and is a trained stunt performer.
Aaron Christian Howles, who gives an intense performance as the deeply unhappy Richard Stark, is a busy guy. Besides his acting day job, he also writes a directs a webseries he co-created called Wild Cards, and plays in, not one, but three different bands: a thrash metal band called Smoking Sons (drums), an indie rock outfit called Protect the Mona Lisa (guitar and vocals), and a punk rock band called Screwed Royals (drums).
Michael McGrady plays a father who would do anything for his son - even take a murder rap - in this episode, but Longmire isn't the only A&E show he has appeared on. Eagle-eyed viewers may remember the 6'2", tough-to-miss actor as Brad Kelley from the "Ain't Love (50) Grand?" episode of Breakout Kings, and Sheriff Bridges from the "The Popular Kids" episode of Criminal Minds.