Cast & Characters

Rivera Family Portrait

Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel

Miguel, a 12 year old aspiring magician is the protagonist of the film. The viewer follows his story.

Gael García Bernal as Héctor

A charming trickster in the Land of the Dead who enlists Miguel to help him visit the Land of the Living. He is later revealed to be Miguel's true great-great grandfather.

Benjamin Bratt as Ernesto de la Cruz

The most famous musician in the history of Mexico and Miguel's idol. Revered by fans worldwide until his untimely death, the charming and charismatic musician is even more beloved in the Land of the Dead.

Alanna Ubach as Mamá Imelda

Miguel's late great-great-grandmother, Héctor's wife, Coco's mother, and the matriarch of the family.

Renée Victor as Abuelita

Coco's daughter and Miguel's grandmother who strictly enforces the Rivera family's music ban.

Ana Ofelia Murguía as Mamá Coco

Miguel's great-grandmother and the daughter of Héctor and Imelda.

Edward James Olmos as Chicharrón

A friend of Héctor's who becomes forgotten in the Land of the Dead.

Alfonso Arau as Papá Julio

Coco's husband and Miguel's late great-grandfather.

Selene Luna as Tía Rosita

Miguel's late aunt.

Dyana Ortellí as Tía Victoria

Miguel's late aunt.

Herbert Sigüenza as Tíos Oscar and Felipe

Miguel's late identical twin uncles.

Jaime Camil as Papá

Miguel's father and Abuelita's son

Sofía Espinosa as Mamá

Miguel's mother.

Unknown as Dante

Miguel's pet Xoloitzcuintli dog. Throughout the movie, he serves as Miguel’s “spirit guide”, helping him travel throughout the Land of the Dead.