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The Food That Built America (2019– )

TV-PG
TV Series | Documentary, History

Food will tell the unknown stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more.
Seasons
2   |   1   |   Unknown   See all
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Edit Released
Updated Aug 11, 2019

Release date (First episode)
Aug 11, 2019 (United States)

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215 cast members
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Adam Richman
Self - Author-TV Host / Self - Author-TV Personality Self - Author-TV Host / Self - Author-TV Personality   See fewer
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Yohuru Williams
Self - Professor of History: University of St. Thomas Self - Professor of History: University of St. Thomas   See fewer
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6
Campbell Scott
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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6
Libby O'Connell
Self - Historian: Museum of American History / Self - Historian: The Smithsonian / Self Self - Historian: Museum of American History / Self - Historian: The Smithsonian / Self   See fewer
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6
Dan Eberle
Ray Kroc Ray Kroc   See fewer
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5
Glen Raphael
Businessman / Accountant / Swanson Board Member Businessman / Accountant / Swanson Board Member   See fewer
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5
Steven Bono Jr.
William Murrie William Murrie   See fewer
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4
Anthony Misiano
Milton Hershey Milton Hershey   See fewer
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4
Heather Paterno
Self - Author: H is for Hershey / Self Self - Author: H is for Hershey / Self   See fewer
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4
Steven Thomas Gamble
Heinz's Contractor / Norman Kraft Heinz's Contractor / Norman Kraft   See fewer
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Joanne Wilson
Esther Glickstein Esther Glickstein   See fewer
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Joel Glenn Brenner
Self - Author: The Emperors of Chocolate / Self - Author: Empire of Chocolate Self - Author: The Emperors of Chocolate / Self - Author: Empire of Chocolate   See fewer
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H.W. Brands
Self - Professor of History: University of Texas Self - Professor of History: University of Texas   See fewer
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John Hein
Self - Author: Fast Food Maniac Self - Author: Fast Food Maniac   See fewer
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Jeffrey Engel
Self - Professor of History: Southern Methodist University Self - Professor of History: Southern Methodist University   See fewer
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Padma Lakshmi
Self - Host: Top Chef Self - Host: Top Chef   See fewer
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3
Bryant Simon
Self - Professor of History: Temple University Self - Professor of History: Temple University   See fewer
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Kaan Akyol
Photographer Photographer   See fewer
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Robert Anderson
Sanders Employee Sanders Employee   See fewer
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Melanie Little
Pemberton's Wife Pemberton's Wife   See fewer
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Tim Bensch
John Heinz John Heinz   See fewer
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Andrew Machleder
Post Foreman Post Foreman   See fewer
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J. John Bieler
C. W. Post / C.W. Post C. W. Post / C.W. Post   See fewer
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3
David Matcham
San Kitchen Assistant San Kitchen Assistant   See fewer
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John Block
Glenn Bell Glenn Bell   See fewer
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Nikolas Michaels
Calisthenics Instructor Calisthenics Instructor   See fewer
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Tanner Bluewolf
Hershey's Architecture Hershey's Architecture   See fewer
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Liam McGowan
Birdseye Engineer Birdseye Engineer   See fewer
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Don Meehan
John Pemberton John Pemberton   See fewer
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Cory Boughton
Asa Candler Asa Candler   See fewer
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William Bracker
Post Chairman Post Chairman   See fewer
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Michael Bradley
Howard Heinz Howard Heinz   See fewer
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Ian O'Boyle
Kellogg Factory Worker Kellogg Factory Worker   See fewer
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Morgan Bradley
Marjorie Post Marjorie Post   See fewer
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David John O'Brian
Will's Foreman Will's Foreman   See fewer
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Jennifer Hart Coira
Heinz's Secretary Heinz's Secretary   See fewer
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Mark O'Neal
Union Leader Union Leader   See fewer
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Sarah Wassberg Johnson
Self - Culinary Historian Self - Culinary Historian   See fewer
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Matthew Crawley
John Kellogg John Kellogg   See fewer
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Chad H Peterson
Post Manager Post Manager   See fewer
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Jeromy Darling
Will Kellogg Will Kellogg   See fewer
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Woodrow Proctor
Coca-Cola Employee Coca-Cola Employee   See fewer
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Philip Di Maria
Harvey Wiley Harvey Wiley   See fewer
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Jim Peterson
Senator Senator   See fewer
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Sebastian Pilley
Sanders Associate Sanders Associate   See fewer
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Vince Phillip
Frank Mars Frank Mars   See fewer
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Samuel Dunning
Heinz Contractor Heinz Contractor   See fewer
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Ramon Frazier
Jack Massey Jack Massey   See fewer
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Guy Gane
Heinz's Contractor Heinz's Contractor   See fewer
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Dashiell Seerley Gowland
Restaurant Owner Restaurant Owner   See fewer
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Ryan Wesley Gilreath
Forrest Mars Forrest Mars   See fewer
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Robert Rodenbach
Clarence Birdseye Clarence Birdseye   See fewer
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Joseph Gray
Henry Heinz Henry Heinz   See fewer
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Dana Reminsky
Post's Wife Post's Wife   See fewer
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Ryan W. Schaefer
Battle Creek Instructor Battle Creek Instructor   See fewer
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James Zeiss
Delivery Man / Schnering's Engineer / Swanson Board Member Delivery Man / Schnering's Engineer / Swanson Board Member   See fewer
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Bruce Soscia
C. W. Post Funeral Guest / C.W. Post Funeral Guest C. W. Post Funeral Guest / C.W. Post Funeral Guest   See fewer
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Jeff Sandor
Harland Sanders Harland Sanders   See fewer
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David Schecter
Candler's Lawyer Candler's Lawyer   See fewer
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Felix Stone
Young Howard Heinz Young Howard Heinz   See fewer
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Matt Greenbaum
McDonalds Contractor McDonalds Contractor   See fewer
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Tyler Haney
Birdseye Worker Birdseye Worker   See fewer
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Alexandria Holbrook
William Murrie's Secretary William Murrie's Secretary   See fewer
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Michael Vincent Iannuzzi
Heinz's Foreman Heinz's Foreman   See fewer
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Stephen Kalba
Federal Agent Federal Agent   See fewer
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Nathan Wallace
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton   See fewer
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Jake Kantor
Sanders Associate Sanders Associate   See fewer
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Mathew Walters
Pittsburgh Police Captain Pittsburgh Police Captain   See fewer
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Sylwia Kolowiecka
Leila Young Post Leila Young Post   See fewer
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Wilson Zinnurov
Chemist Chemist   See fewer
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Lorenzo Landini
John Schmalback John Schmalback   See fewer
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David Tiefen
Mac McDonald Mac McDonald   See fewer
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Andrew Lauzon
Mars Worker Mars Worker   See fewer
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John Toon
Matt Stewart Matt Stewart   See fewer
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Michael Randazzese
Carney's Accountant / Coca-Cola Scientist / Nabisco Board Member Carney's Accountant / Coca-Cola Scientist / Nabisco Board Member   See fewer
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Jon Levine
Dick McDonald Dick McDonald   See fewer
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Robert Loftus
Customer 5 / Delivery Man / Pepsi Executive Customer 5 / Delivery Man / Pepsi Executive   See fewer
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Adam Chandler
Self - Author: Drive-Thru Dreams Self - Author: Drive-Thru Dreams   See fewer
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Howard Markel
Self - Professor of Medical History: University of Michigan Self - Professor of Medical History: University of Michigan   See fewer
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Michael Krondl
Self - Culinary Historian Self - Culinary Historian   See fewer
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Lisa Napoli
Self - Author-Journalist Self - Author-Journalist   See fewer
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Mireya Loza
Self - Associate History Professor: Georgetown University Self - Associate History Professor: Georgetown University   See fewer
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RZA
Self - Entrepreneur-Producer Self - Entrepreneur-Producer   See fewer
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Mark Pendergrast
Self - Author: For God Country & Coca Cola Self - Author: For God Country & Coca Cola   See fewer
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Joanna Saltz
Self - Editorial Director: Delish / Self - Editorial Director: delish.com Self - Editorial Director: Delish / Self - Editorial Director: delish.com   See fewer
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Michael Seid
Self - Fast Food Historian Self - Fast Food Historian   See fewer
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Zlati Meyer
Self - Journalist-Culinary Historian Self - Journalist-Culinary Historian   See fewer
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Gail Simmons
Self - Food Writer-TV Personality Self - Food Writer-TV Personality   See fewer
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Buddy Valastro
Self - Host: Cake Boss Self - Host: Cake Boss   See fewer
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Adam Henley
Insta-Burger Worker / Police Officer Insta-Burger Worker / Police Officer   See fewer
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Michael G. Krivy
McDonald's Franchise Owner / Schnering's Attorney McDonald's Franchise Owner / Schnering's Attorney   See fewer
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Anthony Malgioglio
Domino's Employee / Pillsbury Lawyer Domino's Employee / Pillsbury Lawyer   See fewer
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Andreas Pliatsikas
Hershey's Lab Worker / Rene Arend Hershey's Lab Worker / Rene Arend   See fewer
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Alex Biestek
McDonald's Worker / Pizza Hut Guest McDonald's Worker / Pizza Hut Guest   See fewer
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Max Gallo
Alexander Leipa / McDonald's Worker Alexander Leipa / McDonald's Worker   See fewer
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Arthur Shaffer
Pizza Hut Guest / Swanson Lab Worker Pizza Hut Guest / Swanson Lab Worker   See fewer
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Donn Weber
Pepsi Executive / Pizza Hut Guest Pepsi Executive / Pizza Hut Guest   See fewer
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Peter Lewis Walsh
Hershey Manager / Hot Dog Eating Contest Cintestant Hershey Manager / Hot Dog Eating Contest Cintestant   See fewer
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Bob Gallagher
Coca Cola Vice Chairman / McDonald's Executive Coca Cola Vice Chairman / McDonald's Executive   See fewer
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Christopher LaVine
Baby Ruth Factory Employee / Pizza Hut Accountant Baby Ruth Factory Employee / Pizza Hut Accountant   See fewer
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Carey Latimore
Self - Professor of History: Trinity University of Texas Self - Professor of History: Trinity University of Texas   See fewer
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Susan Benhamin
Self - Author-Historian Self - Author-Historian   See fewer
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Alan Richer
Self - Food Historian Self - Food Historian   See fewer
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Beth Kimmerle
Self - Author: Candy- The Sweet History Self - Author: Candy- The Sweet History   See fewer
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Jessica Harris
Self - Culinary Historian Self - Culinary Historian   See fewer
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Jason Liebig
Self - Candy Historian Self - Candy Historian   See fewer
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Scott Wiener
Self - Pizza Historian Self - Pizza Historian   See fewer
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Marcia Chatelain
Self - Author: Franchise- The Golden Arches in Black America Self - Author: Franchise- The Golden Arches in Black America   See fewer
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David Hogan
Self - Professor of History: Heidelberg University Self - Professor of History: Heidelberg University   See fewer
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Mark Kurlansky
Self - Clarence Birdseye Biographer Self - Clarence Birdseye Biographer   See fewer
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Steve Green
Self - Publisher: PMQ Pizza Magazine Self - Publisher: PMQ Pizza Magazine   See fewer
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Rita Langdon
Self - Campus Historian: C.W. Post University Self - Campus Historian: C.W. Post University   See fewer
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Carl Brown
Self - Host: The Small Business Report Self - Host: The Small Business Report   See fewer
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Marcus Samuelsson
Self - Chef-Restaurateur-TV Host Self - Chef-Restaurateur-TV Host   See fewer
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Jason Wang
Self - President-CEO: Xi'an Famous Foods Self - President-CEO: Xi'an Famous Foods   See fewer
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Mike Riccetti
Self - Food Journalist Self - Food Journalist   See fewer
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Andy Masich
Self - Historian: Heinz History Center Self - Historian: Heinz History Center   See fewer
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Alexander Smalls
Self - Chef-Restaurateur-Author Self - Chef-Restaurateur-Author   See fewer
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Gary Lee Mahmoud
Otto Schnering Otto Schnering   See fewer
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Jon Hein
Self - Author: Fast Food Maniac Self - Author: Fast Food Maniac   See fewer
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Nancy Rubin
Self - Author-Historian Self - Author-Historian   See fewer
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Mitchell Cetuk
Jim McLamore Jim McLamore   See fewer
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Dave Columbo
H.B. Reese H.B. Reese   See fewer
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Charles Wilson Rocha
Bud McSweeney Bud McSweeney   See fewer
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Michael Turner
Dave Edgerton Dave Edgerton   See fewer
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David Curraturo
Factory Worker Factory Worker   See fewer
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David M. Farrington
Dominick Divarti Dominick Divarti   See fewer
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Stephen Savino
Herb Peterson Herb Peterson   See fewer
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Henry De Beaufort
Reese's Son Reese's Son   See fewer
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Michael Perrie Jr.
Frank Carney Frank Carney   See fewer
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Bryan Essing
Schnering's Worker Schnering's Worker   See fewer
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Brandon Fox
Jim Monoghan Jim Monoghan   See fewer
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Jamie Geiger
Don Smith Don Smith   See fewer
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Karl Kroner
Jim Deligatti Jim Deligatti   See fewer
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Jesse Charles Friedman
Fred Turner Fred Turner   See fewer
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Justin Edward Keim
Factory Worker Factory Worker   See fewer
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Karl Melberg
Dan Carney Dan Carney   See fewer
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Stephen Shore
John Bender John Bender   See fewer
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Robert Gallagher
McDonald's Executive McDonald's Executive   See fewer
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Sean McConaghy
Reese's Factory Manager Reese's Factory Manager   See fewer
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Greg Mills
Tom Monaghan Tom Monaghan   See fewer
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Joel Acosta
Domino's Delivery Driver Domino's Delivery Driver   See fewer
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Sara Brophy
McDonald's Assistant McDonald's Assistant   See fewer
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Rachel Musson
Blanche Reese Blanche Reese   See fewer
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Buck Newman
Pizza Hut Wait Staff Pizza Hut Wait Staff   See fewer
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Christina O'Neill
Schnering's Worker Schnering's Worker   See fewer
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Alexander Blestek
Pizza Hut Guest Pizza Hut Guest   See fewer
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Robert Cunniff
McDonald's Executive McDonald's Executive   See fewer
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Shaun Ranade
Police Officer Police Officer   See fewer
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Sebouh Gemdjian
Banquet Foods Executive Banquet Foods Executive   See fewer
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Steven Russo
Schnering's Manager Schnering's Manager   See fewer
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James Busam
Delivery Man Delivery Man   See fewer
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Pillsbury Executive Pillsbury Executive   See fewer
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Schnering's Assistant Schnering's Assistant   See fewer
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Insta-Burger Worker Insta-Burger Worker   See fewer
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Joel Schneider
Delivery Man Delivery Man   See fewer
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Tony Sciarra
Schnering's Worker Schnering's Worker   See fewer
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Angelo Chammah
Domino's Employee Domino's Employee   See fewer
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William Fitzgerald
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Schnering's Worker Schnering's Worker   See fewer
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Ryan Cummins
Kitchen Staff Kitchen Staff   See fewer
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Shannon Keegan
MKroc's Secretary MKroc's Secretary   See fewer
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Quint Mediate
McDonald's Worker McDonald's Worker   See fewer
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Emma Smith
Pizza Hut Guest Pizza Hut Guest   See fewer
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Madison Flebotte
Pizza Hut Wait Staff Pizza Hut Wait Staff   See fewer
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Jamie Leo
Insta-Burger Cashier Insta-Burger Cashier   See fewer
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Kroc Office Worker Kroc Office Worker   See fewer
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Robbie Martin
Sanders Employee Sanders Employee   See fewer
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Ross Alden
James L. Kraft James L. Kraft   See fewer
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Deborah Beutel
Pepsi Executive Pepsi Executive   See fewer
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Sherry Cole
Widow Barrett Widow Barrett   See fewer
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Josh Daniels
Billy Ingram Billy Ingram   See fewer
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William Day
Roger Enrico Roger Enrico   See fewer
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James Evans
Pepsi Executive Pepsi Executive   See fewer
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Adam Files
Earl Doolin Earl Doolin   See fewer
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Adam Giannone
Vernon Stouffer Vernon Stouffer   See fewer
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Leo Goodman
C. E. Doolin C. E. Doolin   See fewer
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Christine Healy
Frank Epperson's Mother Frank Epperson's Mother   See fewer
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Steven Curtis Jones
Robert Woodruff Robert Woodruff   See fewer
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Adolphus Green Adolphus Green   See fewer
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Bev Murphy Bev Murphy   See fewer
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Max Lindmaa
Nabisco Executive Nabisco Executive   See fewer
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John Sculley John Sculley   See fewer
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Factory Tour Guide Factory Tour Guide   See fewer
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Lay's Assistant Lay's Assistant   See fewer
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Cooper Maulsby
Young Frank Epperson Young Frank Epperson   See fewer
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Tourist 3 Tourist 3   See fewer
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Herman Lay Herman Lay   See fewer
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Joel P. Schneider
Lou Groen Lou Groen   See fewer
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Jacob Loose Jacob Loose   See fewer
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Frank Epperson's Boss Frank Epperson's Boss   See fewer
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Vincent Ticali
Paul Austin Paul Austin   See fewer
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Hershey Employee Hershey Employee   See fewer
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Hershey Factory Worker Hershey Factory Worker   See fewer
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Anthony Cipriani
Heinz Ketchup Worker Heinz Ketchup Worker   See fewer
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Robia Deville
Self - Hershey Employee Self - Hershey Employee   See fewer
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Young Marjorie Post Young Marjorie Post   See fewer
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Hersey Factory Worker Hersey Factory Worker   See fewer
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Factory Worker (Extra) Factory Worker (Extra)   See fewer
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KFC Leasing Agent KFC Leasing Agent   See fewer
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Jon Knight Loruenser
Hersey Factory Manager Hersey Factory Manager   See fewer
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Mourner (S1E2) Mourner (S1E2)   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 607 votes