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1883 Cast and Characters Heights and Ages Explained

1883 Cast and Characters Heights and Ages Explained

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1883 is the first prequel series of the hit series TV show, Yellowstone. The prequel series follows the Dutton family as they travel to Montana and found the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.

1883 premiered on December 19, 2021, and featured 10 episodes. The series lasted just one season, with the story of the Dutton family picking back up with the other prequel series 1923.

1883 features well-written, complex characters with emotional backstories. The series gives us a deeper look into the Dutton family and how their ranching dynasty came to be.

While watching 1883, you may have found yourself wondering more about the actors playing your favorite characters. We will share more information on the actors of 1883, including their heights and ages, and how they compare to their TV counterparts.

Tim McGraw as James Dutton

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Tim McGrawJames Dutton
Age (Season 1):5443/44
Birthday:May 1, 19671839/1840
Height:5’ 10”5’ 10”
Zodiac Sign:TaurusUnknown

Tim McGraw takes on the role of the original Yellowstone Dutton Ranch patriarch, James Dutton. McGraw is a 55-year-old country singer and actor born on May 1, 1967, and stands 5’ 10” tall. McGraw is married to Faith Hill, who played his on-screen wife, Margaret Dutton.

While we don’t know James Dutton’s exact birthday, he was born either in 1839 or 1840. In 1883, he was in his 40s and stood 5’ 10” tall. He is about 10 years younger than actor Tim McGraw.

James Dutton is the husband of Margaret and the father of Elsa, John, and Spencer (who isn’t born until after 1883).  He is a capable fighter and wants what is best for his family as he sets out for a fresh start.

Faith Hill as Margaret Dutton

Actress Faith Hill in 2017 at the Academy of Country Music Awards
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Faith HillMargaret Dutton
Age (Season 1):5443/44
Birthday:September 21, 19671839/1840
Height:5’ 10”5’ 10”
Zodiac Sign:VirgoUnknown

Faith Hill takes on the role of Margaret Dutton, the first matriarch of Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. Hill is a 55-year-old American country singer and actress born on September 21, 1967, and stands 5’ 10” tall. Hill is married to Tim McGraw, who plays her on-screen husband, James.

Margaret Dutton is 5’ 10” tall, however, her exact birthday is unknown. She was born in 1839 or 1840, making her in her early 40s, about 10 years younger than actress Faith Hill.

Margaret Dutton is the wife of James and the mother of Elsa, John, and Spencer (who isn’t born until after 1883). Margaret is a fighter, as well as a loving mother and wife who wants what is best for her family.

Isabel May as Elsa Dutton

Actress Isabel May in 2017
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Isabel MayElsa Dutton
Age (Season 1):2118
Birthday:November 21, 2000April 9, 1865
Height:5’ 9”5’ 9”
Zodiac Sign:ScorpioAries

Isabel May plays Elsa Dutton, the main character and narrator of 1883. May is a 22-year-old  American actress born on November 21, 2000, and stands 5’ 9” tall.

Elsa Dutton was born on April 9, 1865, and is 5’ 9” tall. She sadly passed away in 1883 at the age of 18 from an infection from a dirty arrow.

Elsa Dutton is the daughter of James and Margaret and sister of James and Spencer, though she never gets to meet him. Elsa was a free spirit and planned on spending the rest of her life with Sam, a Comanche warrior, until her untimely death. Her final resting place became the spot of the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch.

Audie Rick as John Dutton Sr.

John Dutton Sr in 1883
Audie RickJohn Dutton Sr.
Age (Season 1):66
Birthday:December 20, 2015June 23, 1877
Height:3’ 9”3’ 9”
Zodiac Sign:SagittariusCancer

Audie Rick plays the role of John Dutton Sr. in 1883. Rick is a 7-year-old American actor born on December 20, 2015, and stands 3’ 9” tall.

John Dutton is just six years old and 3’ 9” tall in 1883. He was born on June 23, 1877.

John Dutton is the son of James and Margaret and the brother of Elsa and Spencer (who isn’t born until after 1883). He was just a young kid when his family made their way out West on a wagon train.

Sam Elliott as Shea Brennan

Actor Sam Elliott in 2018
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Sam ElliottShea Brennan
Age (Season 1):7775
Birthday:August 9, 19441808
Height:6’ 2”6’ 2”
Zodiac Sign:LeoUnknown

Shea Brennan is played by Sam Elliott in 1883. Elliot is a 78-year-old American actor born on August 9, 1944, and stands 6’ 2”.

Shea Brennan is 6’ 2” tall and was born in 1808. While we don’t know his exact birthday, he was 75 years old in 1883.

Shea Brennan is a Pinkerton Agent agent who agrees to guide the wagon train out West. He is a tough guy, however, his tragic past haunts him, giving him an emotional side. After arriving at his final destination in Oregon, Shea commits suicide after struggling to live without his wife and daughter who died of smallpox.

LaMonica Garrett as Thomas

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LaMonica GarrettThomas
Age (Season 1):46Unknown- likely 40s
Birthday:May 23, 1975Unknown
Height:6’ 2”6’ 2”
Zodiac Sign:GeminiUnknown

LaMonica Garrett plays the role of Thomas in 1883. Garrett is a 46-year-old American actor born on May 23, 1975, and is 6’ 2” tall.

Thomas is 6’ 2” tall, however, it is unclear when his birthday is. Like the actor who plays him, LaMonica Garrett, Thomas is likely supposed to be in his 40s.

Thomas is a Pinkerton agent who helps lead the wagon train on the journey out West. He is a former slave who gained his freedom by escaping at the age of 12. Thomas forms a relationship with Noemi, a widow, and mother of two traveling on the wagon train.

Eric Nelsen as Ennis

Actor Eric Nelsen in 2019
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Eric NelsenEnnis
Age (Season 1):30Unknown- likely 20s
Birthday:June 26, 1991Unknown
Height:5’ 8”5’ 8”
Zodiac Sign:CancerUnknown

Ennis is played by Eric Nelsen in 1883. Nelsen is a 31-year-old American actor and producer born on June 26, 1991, and stands 5’ 8” tall.

Ennis is 5’8” tall, however, his birthday is unknown. He is likely supposed to be in his 20s in 1883.

Ennis is a young cowboy who is hired as an escort on the wagon train. He falls in love with Elsa, however, their romance is cut short after he is killed by a group of bandits.

Martin Sensmeier as Sam

Actor Martin Sensmeier in 2019
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Martin SensmeierSam
Age (Season 1):36Unknown- likely 20s or 30s
Birthday:June 27, 1985Unknown
Height:6’ 1”6’ 1”
Zodiac Sign:CancerUnknown

Martin Sensmeier plays the role of Sam in 1883. Sensmeier is a 37-year-old American actor and model born on June 27, 1985, and stands 6’ 1” tall. Sensmeier also starred in Yellowstone as Martin.

Sam is 6’ 1” tall, however, we do not know when his birthday is. He is likely somewhere in his mid to late 20s or early 30s.

Sam is a Comanche warrior who comes across the wagon train in Kansas. He falls in love with Elsa and they agree they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Sadly, this does not happen as Elsa dies not much longer after they met.

Marc Rissmann as Josef

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Marc RissmannJosef
Age (Season 1):41Unknown- likely 30s or 40s
Birthday:June 26, 1980June 26
Height:6’ 2”6’ 2”
Zodiac Sign:CancerCancer

Marc Rissmann plays the role of Josef in 1883. Rissman is a 42-year-old German actor born on June 26, 1980, and stands 6’ 2” tall.

Josef stands 6’ 2” tall and is likely in his mid-30s to early 40s. According to the official 1923 Twitter account, both Josef and actor Marc Rissmann were born on June 26.

Josef is a European immigrant who joins the wagon train with his wife Risa. He simply seeks to find a better life for himself and his wife. However, he faced many hardships on the journey including his wife dying and his leg getting amputated because of a snake bite.

Anna Fiamora as Risa

Risa in the 1883 TV series played by actress Anna Fiamora
Anna FiamoraRisa
Age (Season 1):32Unknown
Height:5’ 6”5’ 6”
Zodiac Sign:UnknownUnknown

Risa is played by Anna Fiamora in 1883. Fiamora is a 34-year-old Ukranian actress born in 1989 and stands 5’6” tall.

Risa is 5’ 6” tall, however, we do not know her birthday. She is likely supposed to be in her 20s or early 30s.

Risa is a European immigrant on the wagon train who is married to Josef. Sadly, she passed away after falling off a horse.

Gratiela Brancusi as Noemi

Actress Gratiela Brancusi in 2019
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Gratiela BrancusiNoemi
Age (Season 1):32Unknown – likely 30s
Birthday:July 23, 1989Unknown
Height:5’ 10”5’ 10”
Zodiac Sign:LeoUnknown

Gratiela Brancusi plays Noemi in 1883. Brancusi is a 33-year-old Romanian actress born on July 23, 1989, and stands 5’ 10” tall.

Noemi is 5’ 10” tall, however, her birthday is unknown. She is likely supposed to be in her 20s or 30s, making her close in age to actress Gratiela Brancusi.

Noemi is a European immigrant on the wagon train. She is a widow and mother of two children. She forms a relationship with caravan co-leader Thomas.

James Landry Hébert as Wade

Actor James Herbert who plays Wade in the 1883 TV series
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James Landry HébertWade
Age (Season 1):37Unknown – likely 30s
Birthday:October 4, 1984Unknown
Height:5’ 11”5’ 11”
Zodiac Sign:LibraUnknown

James Landry Hébert plays the role of Wade in 1883. Hébert is a 38-year-old American actor born on October 4, 1984, and stands 5’ 11” tall.

Wade is 5’ 11” tall, however, we do not know when he was born. It is likely that Wade is in his 30s.

Wade is a cowboy who joins the wagon train as a crew member. He works as the lead cowboy among the crew.

Noah Le Gros as Colton

Noah Le Gros as Colton in the 1883 TV series
Noah Le GrosColton
Age (Season 1):22Unknown – likely 20s
Birthday:October 19, 1999Unknown
Height:5’ 10”5’ 10”
Zodiac Sign:LibraUnknown

Noah Le Gros plays the role of Colton in 1883. Le Gros is a 23-year-old American actor born on October 19, 1999, and stands 5’ 10” tall.

Colton stands 5’ 10” tall but we don’t know his exact age. It is likely that Colton is in his early 20s.

Colton works as a cowhand on the wagon train. He took a liking to Elsa, however, she did not return his interest.