Generation Kill

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Generation Kill
Premiere July 13, 2008
Finale August 24, 2008
Creator David Simon & Ed Burns
Network HBO
Style 105-minute military drama miniseries
Company Blown Deadline Productions
HBO Films
Episodes 7
Origin USA

Generation Kill is a seven-part military drama miniseries which aired on HBO. It is based on the award winning book by journalist Evan Wright. The series like the book portrays the Marines of the First Recon Battalion during the first 40 days of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. It was written and executive produced by the team behind The Wire including David Simon and Ed Burns. Several of the real-life Marines depicted served as consultants during the making of the series.


Main Cast

Actor Character
Main Cast
Alexander Skarsgård Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert
James Ransone Cpl. Josh Ray Person
Lee Tergesen Evan "Scribe" Wright
Jon Huertas Sgt. Antonio "Poke" Espera
Stark Sands 1st Lt. Nathaniel Fick
Billy Lush Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley
Jonah Lotan Navy HM2 Robert Timothy "Doc" Bryan
Wilson Bethal Cpl. Evan "Q-Tip" Stafford
Pawel Szajda Cpl. Walt Hasser
Marc Menchaca GySgt. Mike "Gunny" Wynn
Rey Valentin Cpl. Gabe Garza
Kellan Lutz Cpl. Jason Lilley
Mike Figueroa Sgt. Leandro "Shady B" Baptista
Josh Barrett Sgt. Larry Shawn "Pappy" Patrick
Rudy Reyes Sgt. Rodolfo "Rudy" Reyes
Rich McDonald Cpl. Anthony "Manimal" Jacks
Eric Ladin Cpl. James Chaffin
Eric Nenninger Cpt. Dave "Captain America" McGraw
Brian Patrick Wade Cpt. Craig "Encino Man" Schwetje
Owain Yeoman Sgt. Eric Kocher
J. Salomé Martinez, Jr. Cpl. Jeff "Dirty Earl" Carisalez
Robert John Burke Maj. Gen. James "Chaos" Mattis
Langley Kirkwood Sgt. Steven Lovell
Stefan Otto Cpl. Nathan Christopher
Sal Alvarez Cpl. Hector Leon
Daniel Fox PFC. John Christeson
Bjorn Steinbach Cpl. Michael Stinetorf
Sydney Hall Cpl. Terren "T" Holsey
Justin Shaw Sgt. Michael "Budwieser" Brunmeier
Sean Brosnan Cpl. Daniel Redman
Jeffrey John Carisalez Cpl. Smith
Darron Meyer Cpl. Cody Scott


# Title Airdate
1 Get Some July 13, 2008
2 The Cradle of Civilization July 20, 2008
3 Screwby July 27, 2008
4 Combat Jack August 3, 2008
5 A Burning Dog August 10, 2008
6 Stay Frosty August 17, 2008
7 Pending August 24, 2008


DVD and Blu-ray Releases


Title Release Date #
Complete Series
Generation Kill December 16, 2008 3



Title Release Date #
Complete Series
Generation Kill June 16, 2009 3


External Sites