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Lost has a large ensemble cast, which might be hard to keep track of. This page lists all characters known to have visited the island, all recurring off-island characters, and notable non-recurring off-island characters. The characters are listed by number of appearances (not counting re-used footage/sound), and sorted either by the island group that they are most notably connected to, or as an off-island character.
In the official credits, the members of the main cast are credited for every episode during their time as a main cast member - no matter if they appear in an episode or not - but the counts listed in this article have been trimmed to only include actual appearances.
Each season finale, as well as the season 6 premiere, originally aired as a two-hour installment. Following production numbers and the producers, each of these installments are considered two episodes, i.e. appearing in both halves of a two-hour installment counts as two appearances, and appearing in one of the halves counts as one appearance.
Unlike most series, Lost makes heavy use of recurring as extras in background characters, most notably among the islanders. While extras generally aren't credited, occasionally an actor playing an extra is given a line, and thus receives official credits. Also - some recurring extras, although not officially credited, have been referred to by name on-screen. To make this list complete, background characters identified by credits and/or name are included and marked by having their episode count in italics.
For characters who have been portrayed by multiple actors, only the most prominent actor is listed. Characters marked red are deceased - for a chronological list of all on-island fatalities since the crash of Oceanic 815, see the Fatality Timeline. Note that the status listed is that of the characters within the real world not the "flash-sideways" after life in which time does not really exist.
Also note that only characters from the actual series are included in the list. Characters only appearing in novels, games, and/or on-line media are not to be found here, since the status of such tie-ins is unclear.
The list is complete through the end of the series (including the epilogue) and represents the character's states at that point in time.
Including every characters known to have visited the island (or - in the case of the Kahana crew - the immediately surroundings of the island). Note that the exact number of Others, DHARMA Intiative members, Kahana crew members, Ajira passengers and crew, passengers and crew of Widmore's submarine, and Black Rock crew and slaves remains unknown; thus this tally only include the identified characters of these groups.
493 identified islanders
326 passengers and crew members were aboard Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 (including one born on the island, and one dog)
Middle section survivors
51 middle section survivors (including one born on the island, and one dog)
1Including 40 episodes during seasons 1 to 4 and one in season 6 (starting with 1x20) in which Aaron only appeared as an infant, played by several different extras, but not including one episode (5x07) in which William Blanchette (Aaron) was credited but didn't appear.
2Including one episode (4x08) in which Malcolm David Kelley (Walt) made a non-speaking appearance and wasn't credited, one episode (2x02) in which Walt only appeared as a younger child, played by an unknown extra and the epilogue in which Malcolm David Kelley appeared as Walt in a speaking role but wasn't credited.
3Vincent, a male dog, appeared as a background character during the all six seasons. He is portrayed primarily by Madison, a female dog, who has not been officially credited.
4This still unnamed female survivor appeared as a background character during the first three seasons. She was officially credited in one episode (2x01).
5Steve Jenkins appeared as a background character during the first four seasons. He was officially credited in two episodes (1x07 and 1x23). During season 1 he was portrayed by Christian Bowman, but from season 2 and on he's been played by Dustin Watchman, who had portrayed Scott Jackson in the first season.
6Scott Jackson appeared as a background character during the first season. He was officially credited in one episode (1x07).
7Craig appeared as a background character during the first five seasons, and his name was mentioned in episode 2x19. He has not been officially credited.
8Doug appeared as a background character during the first four seasons. He was officially credited in one episode (4x09).
9Jerome appeared as a background character during the first four seasons, and his name was mentioned in episode 2x19. He has not been officially credited.
10Richard appeared as a background character during the first three seasons, and his name was mentioned in episode 2x19. He has not been officially credited.
11Although not identified in any episode, these characters would be among the background extras seen in the series.
Tail section survivors
22 tail section survivors
|Bernard Nadler||Sam Anderson||261||Alive|
|Ana-Lucia Cortez||Michelle Rodriguez||222||-|
|Libby Smith||Cynthia Watros||213||-|
|Man on beach||Jon Sakata||1||-|
|"The blond guy"||unidentified||05||Unknown|
|"The curly haired guy"||unidentified||05||Unknown|
1Including one episode (1x19), shot prior to the casting of Sam Anderson, in which the voice of Bernard was provided by an unknown extra, and two episodes (2x02 and 2x03) in which Bernard only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
2Including one episode (2x02), in which Ana-Lucia only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
3Including two episodes (2x02 and 2x03) in which Libby only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
4Including two episodes (2x02 and 2x03) in which Cindy only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
5Although not identified in any episode, these characters would be among the background extras seen in the series.
Front section survivors
1 front section survivor
|Seth Norris||Greg Grunberg||21||-|
1Including one episode (1x01) in which Greg Grunberg (Seth Norris) appeared in a speaking role, but wasn't credited, and one episode (6x01) in which Greg Grunberg (Seth Norris) was credited but only provided voice work.
252 crash victims
|Male flight attendant||George Alan||3|
|Female flight attendant||unidentified||1|
|Judith Martha Wexler||unseen||0|
|Emmanuel Rafael Ortiz||unseen||0|
|Millicent Louise D'Agostino||unseen||0|
1Steve and Kristen have yet to appear in person, although they did appear in photos in one episode (1x04).
40 identified Others (excluding previously introduced characters)
1Including one episode (5x02) in which Charles Widmore only appeared as a teenager, played by Tom Connolly and one episode (5x15) in which he only appears as a younger man, played by David S. Lee.
2Including two episodes (5x09 and 5x10) in which Ethan Rom only appeared as an infant, played by an unknown extra, and one episode (5x12) in which he only appeared as a young boy, played by Devon Gearhart.
3Including one episode (5x02) in which Fionnula Flanagan (Eloise Hawking) appeared in a speaking role, but wasn't credited, one episode (5x03) in which Eloise Hawking only appeared as a teenager, played by Alexandra Krosney and two episodes (5x15 and 5x16) in which she only appears as a younger woman, played by Alice Evans.
4Including two episodes (6x04 and 6x12) in which Jacob only appeared as a teenager, played by Kenton Duty.
18 identified Kahana crew members (excluding previously introduced characters)
|Miles Straume||Ken Leung||35||Off-island|
|Frank Lapidus||Jeff Fahey||28||Off-island|
|Daniel Faraday||Jeremy Davies||23||-|
|Charlotte Lewis||Rebecca Mader||201||-|
|Naomi Dorrit||Marsha Thomason||12||-|
|Martin Keamy||Kevin Durand||11||-|
|George Minkowski||Fisher Stevens||62||-|
|Captain Gault||Grant Bowler||3||-|
1Including one episode (5x08) in which Charlotte Lewis only appeared as a child, played by an unknown extra, and two episodes (5x14 and 5x15) in which Charlotte only appeared as a child, played by Maya Henssens.
2Including two episodes (4x01 and 4x02) in which Fisher Stevens (George Minkowski) was credited but only provided voice work, and one episode (3x24), shot prior to the casting of Fisher Stevens, in which the voice of George Minkowski was provided by an unknown extra.
3Including three episodes (4x02, 4x03 and 4x04) in which Zoë Bell (Regina) was credited but only provided voice work.
4Including one episode (4x05) in which Marc Vann (Ray) appeared in a speaking role, but wasn't credited.
7 identified Flight 316 passengers/crew (excluding previously introduced characters)
|Ilana Verdansky||Zuleikha Robinson||16||-|
|Bram||Brad William Henke||6||-|
|Rupa Krishnavani||Kavita Patil||1||-|
1Although not identified in any episode, this character would be among the background extras seen in the series.
7 identified crew members (excluding previously introduced characters)
The Rousseau expedition
|Danielle Rousseau||Mira Furlan||241||-|
|Robert Rousseau||Guillaume Dabinpons||2||-|
1Including one episode (1x02), shot prior to the casting of Mira Furlan, in which the voice of Danielle Rousseau was provided by an unknown extra, and three episodes (5x04, 5x05 and 5x12) in which she only appeared as a young woman, played by Melissa Farman.
The DHARMA Initiative
57 identified DHARMA Initiative members (excluding previously introduced characters)
|Pierre Chang||François Chau||161||-|
|Horace Goodspeed||Doug Hutchison||7||-|
|Stuart Radzinsky||Eric Lange||7||-|
|Roger Linus||Jon Gries||6||-|
|Amy Goodspeed||Reiko Aylesworth||3||-|
|Kelvin Inman||Clancy Brown||3||-|
|Lara Chang||Leslie Ishii||3||-|
|Captain Bird||William Makozak||2||-|
|Jeanette Lewis||Victoria Goring||22||-|
|Unnamed DHARMA worker||Cody Gomes||1||-|
|Unnamed DHARMA worker||Ariston Green||1||-|
|Unnamed DHARMA doctor||Christopher James||1||-|
|Unnamed DHARMA rep.||Gregory Suenaga||1||-|
|Clive||D. O'Brien, Jr.||1||-|
1Although a speaking role, François Chau (Pierre Chang, aka Marvin Candle, aka Mark Wickmund, aka Edgar Halliwax) was only officially credited for his final appearance (6x18) for his other fifteen appearances he received no on screen credit (2x03, 2x09, 2x21, 3x11, 3x20, 4x13, 5x01, 5x09, 5x13, 5x14, 5x15, 5x16, 5x17, 6x12 and Epilogue).
2Including one episode (5x15) in which Jeanette Lewis only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
3Although not identified in any episode, these characters would be among the background extras seen in the series.
The Black Rock
5 identified Black Rock crew members and slaves (excluding previously introduced characters)
|Jonas Whitfield||Steven Elder||1||-|
27 identified additional islanders
|Desmond Hume||Henry Ian Cusick||46||Alive|
|Anthony Cooper||Kevin Tighe||6||-|
|Oldest Hunter||Ivo Nandi||1||-|
|18 1950's US soldiers||unseen||0||-|
|Unknown number of Claudia's people||unseen||0||-|
1Only including episodes in which the Man in Black appeared as himself (i.e. not including appearances in other forms, such as the Smoke Monster, John Locke, Christian Shephard, etc.).
2Henry Gale did not appear in person, although he did appear in a photo in one episode (2x17).
Recurring off-island characters
1Including one episode (1x04) in which Christian Shephard only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
2Including one episode (3x12) in which Carole Littleton only appeared as a background character, played by Arlene Newman-Van Asperen.
3Including one episode (5x03) in which Marvin DeFreitas (Charlie Hume) appeared uncredited, in a non-speaking role.
4Including one episode (4x07) in which Ji Yeon Kwon only appeared as an infant, played by an unknown extra, and one episode (4x14), shot prior to the casting of Jaymie Kim, in which Ji Yeon's voice was provided by an unknown extra.
5Including one episode (2x04) in which Brittany Perrineau (Mary Jo) appeared in a speaking role, but wasn't credited.
6Including two episodes (1x07 and 2x12) in which Joshua Hancock (Roderick) appeared uncredited, in a non-speaking role.
7Including one episode (5x17) in which Rachel Carlson only appeared as a child, played by Savannah Lathem.
8Including one episode (5x16) in which Tom Brennan only appeared as a child, played by Tanner James Maguire.
9Including one episode (1x05) in which Marc Silverman only appeared as a child, played by an unknown extra.
10Including one episode (4x11) in which Emily Locke only appeared as a teenager, played by Holland Roden.
11Including one episode (2x20) in which Aaron Gold (Jason McCormack) appeared uncredited, as a corpse.
12Including one episode (5x10) in which Omer Jarrah only appeared as a child, played by Xavier Raabe-Manupule.
13Including one episode (2x12) in which Simon Pace only appeared as a background character, played by Robin Atkin Downes.
14Including one episode (4x02), shot prior to the casting of Peggy Anne Siegmund, in which Caroline only appeared as a background character, played by an unknown extra.
Notable non-recurring off-island characters
Note that, since none of the characters listed in this section have made more than one appearance, the "#" column lists the episodes in which the characters appeared.