Comedian Eugene Cordero played Stoke on The Mandalorian Episode 4, titled Sanctuary. He appeared alongside Gina Carano as Cara Dune and Julia Jones as Omera. Stoke was one of two Krill farmers who approached The Mandalorian for help against marauders.
The Mandalorian and his ward, Baby Yoda, sought refuge on the remote planet Sorgan. While we still haven’t learned Baby Yoda’s real name, we have learned that the name of The Mandalorian is Dyn Jarren. Actor Pedro Pascal, who plays The Mandalorian, revealed his character’s name in a recent interview (see video below) with Screen Slam.
We also learned through a flashback that he wasn’t born a Mandalorian. He became a Mandalorian after he was orphaned as a child and adopted by Mandalorians.
Stoke is a villager and native of the Earth-like planet Sorgan. He and his partner, Caben (played by fellow comedian Asif Ali), wanted the Mandalorian to help defend them against Klatooinian pillagers. He enlisted Cara Dune (Gina Carano), a former Shock Trooper, who is also hiding out on the planet.
The Mandalorian got a rough introduction to Dune outside Omera’s (Julia Jones) tavern. They briefly engaged in a brutal brawl while the adorable Baby Yoda watched wonderingly while eating his soup.
If the actor who played Stoke looked familiar, it’s likely because you’ve seen him playing roles in other movies and on TV shows.
Here is what you need to know about Eugene Cordero.
Who is Eugene Cordero, the actor who played villager Stoke?
Cordero was raised in the northern suburbs of Pontiac and Rochester Hills, in the outskirts of Metro Detroit, Michigan. He attended Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and Marymount Manhattan College in NYC. He is of Filipino descent.
If Eugene Cordero looks familiar, it is likely because you have seen him playing comedy roles on TV shows such as Comedy Bang! Bang! and the Kroll Show. He also appeared on Silicon Valley, The Good Place, The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
— Tricia McAlpin (@TMcAlps) October 27, 2016
He is also married to writer and actress Tricia McAlpin.
The Mandalorian Episode 4 is streaming on Disney+.