The Umbrella Academy Klaus: Who plays Klaus? Who is Robert Sheehan?

The entire first season of The Umbrella Academy is available to stream and download on Netflix now. The series is based on the comic book of the same name by My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way. The Umbrella Academy includes huge names such as Ellen Page and Mary J Blige, but one actor fans are obsessed with is Robert Sheehan who plays Klaus.

Who is Klaus in The Umbrella Academy?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for The Umbrella Academy

Robert Sheehan plays Klaus in The Umbrella Academy on Netflix.

Young Klaus is played by Dante Albidone in The Umbrella Academy.

Klaus was one of the seven children adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreaves (played by Colm Feore) with the intention of training them to save the world.

He is also known as The Séance and Number Four.


The name The Séance comes from the French word for ‘session’ and is the attempt to communicate with spirits.

Klaus is known as The Séance as he the power to talk to the dead and has a close relationship with their dead brother Ben (Justin H Min).

Klaus was also gifted with the powers of telekinesis and levitation.

In the present day, as a grown-up, Klaus is a drug addict and heavy drinker who constantly looking for his next high to escape his ability to communicate with the dead when sober.

Klaus, who is gay, is scarred by the death of his boyfriend Dave (Cody Ray Thompson).

In episode six, Klaus tells his brother Diego (David Castañeda) he wants to get clean in order to contact his boyfriend in the afterlife.

The pair had met when Klaus time-travelled back to the time of the Vietnam War and found himself joining the forces.

Sadly, Dave died in battle and Klaus went on to leave the forces and transport home.


Who is actor Robert Sheehan?

Robert Sheehan is a 31-year-old Irish actor from Portlaoise, County Laois in Ireland.

He is best known for playing Nathan in the E4 series Misfits from 2009 to 2013.

Sheehan has also had roles in BBC’s Accused and Fortitude season two.

He is also well recognised from playing Darren in Love/Hate.

Sheehan most recently stared Tom Natsowrty in Mortal Engines.


Sheehan has appeared in over 20 films including Cherrybomb alongside Rubert Grint.

He also appeared in Season of the Witch starring alongside Nicolas Cage and Bad Samaritan with David Tennant.

He also starred alongside Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Lena Headey and Kevin Zeegers in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones as Simon Lewis.

In the Netflix film Mute, Robert Sheehan played a pan-sexual escort called Luba.

In Mute he starred alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.

Other film credits include Killing Bono, City of Bones, Anita B and Three Summers.

The Umbrella Academy is streaming on Netflix now

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