‘The Orville’ Season 2 Episode 6 Cast: Who Are the Special Guests?


Season 2 Episode 6 of The Orville, called “A Happy Refrain,” was a heartwarming and endearing episode. Last week we met Talla, who appears to be replacing Alara on The Orville. This week Ensign Turco returned, along with a number of special guests. Here’s a look at expected special guest stars and cast on the S2E6 episode. We will update this story if any of these guests do not appear, or if new guests are revealed as the show airs. This post does have spoilers for a couple surprises in the episode. 

The synopsis for the episode reads, “The Orville crew is surprised when Claire’s personal life takes an unexpected turn; Gordon makes an unusual grooming suggestion to Bortus.” 

If you missed last week’s episode, then you might not realize that Jessica Szohr is now a regular cast member, playing Talla, The Orville’s new security chief. You can read more about her role here.

Tonight we also saw the return of Ensign Turco.


Kyra Santoro plays the role of Ensign Turco. She was credited in last week’s episode too, where she was briefly seen at Bortus’ birthday party.

Promotional stills for tonight’s episode indicated early on that we would see her again.

We got to see the Union Symphony also. The orchestra was composed of the same people who do the soundtracks for The Orville, which was a nice touch. And that conductor was the famous Mark Graham, according to IMDB. He is the head of music preparation for The Orville, and he’s also the composer for many other productions too, including Star Wars: Episode IX, Toy Story 4, Avengers: Endgame, The Lego Movie 2, Family  Guy, The Simpsons, Daredevil, American Dad!, and much, much more. Yes, he’s pretty famous.

FOXThe Union Symphony

Of course, let’s not forget the brilliance of Bruce Broughton, who also composes music for The Orville and who, from some angles, resembles Graham. If you mistook him, it’s understandable.

Norm MacDonald also was a special guest. In case you haven’t finished the episode, we won’t spoil who he is. But you’ll recognize him when you see him.

IMDB has indicated that Kevin Daniels played the role of Locar. However, IMDB isn’t always super reliable, so it remains to be seen if this prediction is correct. Kevin Daniels has many previous credits, including Coop and Cami Ask the World, Atypical (Coach Briggs), Modern Family (Longinus), Trial & Error, Sirens (Hank), Daria, and many guest star roles on TV episodes.

Chase Brosamie was also credited on IMDB for playing the role of a boy named Newsie tonight. His other credits include Are You Sleeping, These Things Take Time, I’m Dying Up Here, Modern Family, and Criminal Minds. 

Humberto Montalvo is credited as playing “Moclan Jury” (it’s unclear if this will actually take place tonight, however, since IMDB is not always accurate.) He was also credited in the episode Primal Urges for playing a Moclan.

Vivienne Rutherford was credited on IMDB for playing the role of a young girl in tonight’s episode. She was recently in Puppy Star Christmas, Teachers, Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets, Days of Our Lives, and Rachel & the TreeSchoolers.

And just in case you were wondering, Mark Jackson plays the role of Isaac, a fan favorite who was a big focus of tonight’s episode. Yes, Mark Jackson is also the human form of Isaac in tonight’s episode.

Also, it looks like we won’t be seeing Michele Boyd again tonight, but we will be seeing her on The Orville again this season, according to her cryptic but intriguing tweets.

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