- Andrew James Allen - Joshua Moore
- Robert Bailey, Jr. - Sean Parker
- Cole Bernstein - Wendy Edwards
- Rocky Bonifield - Regan Walton
- Nicholas Brendon - Analyst Kevin Lynch
- Marcia Ann Burrs - Carol Roberts
- Brittany Curran - Addyson Jones
- Jonathan Davila - Parent
- David Gallagher - Matthew Moore
- Dawn Greenidge - Principal Anderson
- Reggie Hayes - Detective William Richards
- Chris Hendrie - Roy Webster
- Paul James Jordan - Trent Walker
- Diaz Mackie - Police Officer
- Keely Marshall - Deborah Brown
- Ngozi Andrade Messam - Detective #1
- Richard Par - Detective #2
- Devon Werkheiser - Billy Walton
- The Chowchilla Abductors (Frederick Newhall Woods IV, Richard Schoenfeld, and James Schoenfeld)
- Aaron Hotchner: French novelist Jean Giraudoux said, "I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life."
- Derek Morgan: Frederick Douglass said, "It's easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
- The episode's title may be a reference to the American folk song of the same name.