Halt and Catch Fire is an AMC original series that first premiered on June 1st, 2014. Set during the person computer era, former IBM executive Joe MacMillan plans to reinvent the product of his former employer and pushes his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the PC race.

Series Overview

See Also: Episode Guide
Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 10 June 1, 2014 August 3, 2014
2 10 May 31, 2015 August 2, 2015
3 10 August 23, 2016 October 18, 2016
4 10 August 19, 2017 October 14, 2017

Season 1

A former IBM executive, Joe MacMillan plans to reverse engineer the flagship product of his former employer and forces his current company, Cardiff Electric, into the personal computer race. MacMillan enlists the help of Gordon Clark, a great engineer whose unrealized dreams of creating a revolutionary product have created tension in his marriage to Donna, and Cameron Howe, a volatile prodigy who quits college to join MacMillan's rogue PC project.

Season 2

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Season 3

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Season 4

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Cast & Characters

Actor Character Seasons
1 2 3 4
Lee Pace Joe MacMillan Main
Scoot McNairy Gordon Clark Main
Mackenzie Davis Cameron Howe Main
Kerry Bishé Donna Clark Main
Toby Huss John Bosworth Main
Morgan Hinkleman
Kathryn Newton
Joanie Clark Recurring
Alana Cavanaugh
Susanna Skaggs
Haley Clark Recurring
Bianca Malinowski Debbie Recurring
Scott Michael Foster Hunt Whitmarsh Recurring
Will Greenberg Brian Braswell Recurring
Eric Goins Larry Recurring
Pete Burris Ed Recurring
Randall P. Havens Stan Recurring
Annette O'Toole Susan Emerson Recurring
Graham Beckel Nathan Cardiff Recurring Guest
Mike Pniewski Barry Shields Recurring Guest
Cooper Andrews Yo-Yo Engberk Recurring
August Emerson Malcolm Levitan Recurring
John Getz Joe MacMillan Sr. Guest
Aleksa Palladino Sara Wheeler Main
James Cromwell Jacob Wheeler Recurring
Mark O'Brien Tom Rendon Recurring Guest
Nick Pupo Carl Recurring
Joshua Hoover Bodie Recurring
Gabriel Manak Arki Recurring
J. Elijah Cho Wonderboy Recurring
Annabeth Gish Diane Gould Recurring
Manish Dayal Ryan Ray Recurring
Matthew Lillard Ken Diebold Recurring
Anna Chlumsky Katie Herman Recurring
Sasha Morfaw Tanya Reese Recurring
Cristian Gonzalez Cecil Recurring


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  • Halt and Catch Fire is a reference to the machine code instruction which could cause a computer's central processing unit to cease all meaningful function.
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