True Blood/Characters

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True Blood has a large ensemble cast of characters. This list include every credited character to appear in two episodes or more.

The supporting characters is organized by species. "Humans" includes witches, brujos, ghosts, mediums, possessed humans, and humans with faerie blood (a.k.a. "halflings" and telepaths). Also note that, for this list, every character appearing on the show is considered human until shown otherwise.

The list is complete and updated as of Death Is Not the End, the 74th episode.

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Main characters

Note that main characters are credited in every episode during their time as a part of the main cast, whether or not he or she actually does appear. This list has been trimmed to only include actual appearances.

Character Actor # Species
Sookie Stackhouse Anna Paquin 74 Human
Bill Compton Stephen Moyer 74 Vampire
Sam Merlotte Sam Trammell 74 Shapeshifter
Jason Stackhouse Ryan Kwanten 74 Human
Lafayette Reynolds Nelsan Ellis 74 Human
Tara Thornton Rutina Wesley 72 Vampire
Andy Bellefleur Chris Bauer 71 Human
Arlene Fowler Carrie Preston 68 Human
Eric Northman Alexander Skarsgård 68 Vampire
Jessica Hamby Deborah Ann Woll 64 Vampire
Pam Swynford De Beaufort Kristin Bauer van Straten 57 Vampire
Terry Bellefleur Todd Lowe 56 Human
Hoyt Fortenberry Jim Parrack 51 Human
Alcide Herveaux Joe Manganiello 41 Werewolf
Holly Cleary Lauren Bowles 35 Human
Steve Newlin Michael McMillian 29 Vampire
Lettie Mae Thornton Adina Porter 24 Human
Bud Dearborne William Sanderson 22 Human
Tommy Mickens Marshall Allman 22 Shapeshifter
Jesus Velasquez Kevin Alejandro 22 Human
Russell Edgington Denis O'Hare 20 Vampire
Luna Garza Janina Gavankar 20 Shapeshifter
Nora Gainsborough Lucy Griffiths 18 Vampire
Ginger Tara Buck 18 Human
Nan Flanagan Jessica Tuck 17 Vampire
Sarah Newlin Anna Camp 17 Human
Maryann Forrester Michelle Forbes 15 Maenad
Rene Lenier Michael Raymond-James 14 Human
Willa Burrell Amelia Rose Blaire 13 Vampire
Lorena Krasiki Mariana Klaveno 13 Vampire
Benedict "Eggs" Talley Mehcad Brooks 13 Human
Nicole Wright Jurnee Smollett-Bell 13 Human
Adilyn Bellefleur Bailey Noble 121 Faerie
Rikki Naylor Kelly Overton 12 Werewolf
Crystal Norris Lindsay Pulsipher 12 Werepanther
Marnie Stonebrook Fiona Shaw 12 Human
Salome Agrippa Valentina Cervi 11 Vampire
Jackson Herveaux Robert Patrick 10 Werewolf
Violet Mazurski Karolina Wydra 10 Vampire
Rocky Cleary Aaron Christian Howles 9 Human
Wade Cleary Noah Matthews 9 Human
Patrick Devins Scott Foley 9 Human
James Kent Nathan Parsons 92 Vampire
Macklyn Warlow Rob Kazinsky 9 Faerie-Vampire
Adele Stackhouse Lois Smith 8 Human
Avery Daniels Gregg Daniel 8 Human
Truman Burrell Arliss Howard 7 Human
Niall Brigant Rutger Hauer 63 Faerie
Amy Burley Lizzy Caplan 6 Human
Dawn Green Lynn Collins 5 Human
Roman Zimojic Christopher Meloni 5 Vampire
Eddie Gautier Stephen Root 4 Vampire

1Including one episode where The Bellefleur quadruplet were portrayed as – 3-year-olds – by Briana Berlingeri, Abigail Lowe and two uncredited actors, and one episode where they were portrayed – as 11-year-olds – by Sam Schuder, Chloe East and two uncredited actors.
2Including six episodes as portrayed by Luke Grimes.
3Including one episode as portrayed, as a child, by Jack Metcalf and Travis Metcalf.

Supporting characters

Vampires

Character Actor #
Mike Spencer John Billingsley 17
Rosalyn Harris Carolyn Hennesy 10
Godric Allan Hyde 9
Kibwe Akinjide Peter Mensah 8
Talbot Angelis Theo Alexander 7
Sophie Anne Leclerq Evan Rachel Wood 7
Franklin Mott James Frain 7
Lilith Jessica Clark 7
Dieter Braun Christopher Heyerdahl 6
Duprez Damion Poitier 6
Kirsch Annie Fitzgerald 6
Molly Tina Majorino 6
Jorje Alonso Zeljko Ivanek 5
Isabel Beaumont Valerie Cruz 5
Blackburn Aaron Perilo 5
Nigel Beckford Henri Lubatti 4
Chow Lin Patrick Gallagher 4
Liam McKnight Graham Shiels 4
Longshadow Raoul Trujillo 4
Chelsea Skyler Vallo 4
Ronnie Dustin Ingram 4
Troy Brett Lorenzini 4
Authority HQ Guard Captain Charlotta Mohlin 4
Malcolm Beaumarchais Andrew Rothenberg 3
Stan Davis Ed Quinn 3
Alexander Drew Jacob Hopkins 3
Diane Hardwicke Aunjanue Ellis 3
Luis Patiño Peter Macdissi 3
Jerome Eugene Byrd 3
Lucinda Chelsea Ricketts 3
Matt Brian Poth 3
Don Santiago Ismael "East" Carlo 2
Elijah Stormer Keram Malicki-Sánchez 2
Jonathan Jonathan Baron 2
Stanley Erik Passoja 2
Authority HQ Guard Jason E. Kelley 2
Authority HQ Guard David Wright 2
Burly H-Vampire Derek Mears 2
Siren Chanon Finley 2
Siren Jodie Smith 2
Siren Chloe Holmes 2
Vampire Dancer Cheryl McLish 2
Vampire Dancer Jull Weber 2
White Room Vampire Aileen Burdock 2

Shapeshifters

Character Actor #
Melinda Mickens J. Smith Cameron 9
Daphne Landry Ashley Jones 8
Emory Broome Chris Butler 4
Suzanne McKittrick Christina Moore 4

Werewolves

Character Actor #
Emma Garza Chloe Noelle 15
Debbie Pelt Brit Morgan 151
Martha Bozeman Dale Dickey 12
Danielle Jamie Gray Hyder 11
Kenneth Marque Richardson 11
Nate Brendan McCarthy 8
Marcus Bozeman Dan Buran 7
J.D. Carson Louis Herthum 7
Cooter Johnson Grant Bowler 7
Gus Don Swayze 6
Jenny Stacy Haiduk 3
Barbara Pelt Linda Purl 2
Gordon Pelt Steve Rankin 2
Chuck Drew James 2
Louie Bryan Becker 2
Turk Kevin Fry Bowers 2
Creepy Biker Andy Mackenzie 2

1Including one episode as portrayed, as a teen, by Heather Hopkins.

Werepanthers

Character Actor #
Felton Norris James Harvey Ward 8
Calvin Norris Gregory Sporleder 6
Becky Blaine Saunders 4
Luther E.J. Callahan 3
Timbo Dane DeHaan 3
Bufort Norris Greg Cipes 2
La Donna Lauren Weedman 2
T-Dub Ronnie Gene Blevins 2

Faeries

Character Actor #
Claude Crane Giles Matthey 101
Claudette Crane Camilla Luddington 6
Claudine Crane Lara Pulver 6
Maurella Kristina Anapau 5
Braelyn Bellefleur Natalie Dreyfuss 42
Charlaine Bellefleur Hannah Kasulka 42
Danika Bellefleur Jordan Monaghan 42
Claudia Crane Emma Greenwell 3
Claudija Crane Helen Sadler 3
Leda Brianna Brown 3
Hot Wings Dancer Colleen Craig 3
Hot Wings Dancer Nicholas Lanzisera 3
Hot Wings Dancer Rachel Markarian 3
Hot Wings Dancer Lockhart Brownlie 2
Hot Wings Dancer Cody Green 2
Hot Wings Dancer Cassidy Noblett 2
Hot Wings Dancer Genise Ruidiaz 2
Hot Wings Dancer Jillian Schmitz 2

1Including one episode as portrayed by Neil Hopkins.
2Including one episode where The Bellefleur quadruplet were portrayed as – 3-year-olds – by Briana Berlingeri, Abigail Lowe and two uncredited actors, and one episode where they were portrayed – as 11-year-olds – by Sam Schuder, Chloe East and two uncredited actors.

Humans

Introduced in season 1

Character Actor #
Maxine Fortenberry Dale Raoul 25
Kevin Ellis John Rezig 20
Kenya Jones Tanya Wright 17
Jane Bodehouse Patricia Bethune 16
Lisa Fowler Laurel Weber 14
Coby Fowler Alec Gray 13
Rosie Tess Alexandra Parker 12
Karl Adam Leadbeater 9
Corbett Stackhouse Jeffrey Nicholas Brown 8
Nancy "Miss Jeanette" LeGuare Aisha Hinds 7
Michelle Stackhouse Jenni Blong 7
David Finch John Prosky 6
Royce Williams Caleb Moody 4
Sweetie Des Arts Jennifer Hasty 3
Cindy Marshall Stacie Rippy 3
Sterling Norris William Schallert 3
Maudette Pickens Danielle Sapia 3
Chuck Kanin Howell 3
Randi Sue Danielle James 3
Wayne Jeremy Denzlinger 3
Orry Dawson Michael Bofshever 2
Bartlett Hale Cheyenne Wilbur 2
Neil Jones Kevin Michael McHale 2
Faye Lebvre Melanie MacQueen 2
Sue Ann Merlotte Judy Prescott 2
Denise Rattray Karina Logue 2
Mack Rattray James Parks 2
Sharon Tay Sharon Tay 2
F.W. Lorin McCraley 2
Bank Employee Jeanine Anderson 2
Minister Stewart Skelton 2

Introduced in season 2

Character Actor #
Hadley Delahoussaye Lindsey Haun 7
Luke McDonald Wes Brown 7
Barry Horowitz Chris Coy 5
Gabe Greg Collins 4
Hugo Ayers Christopher Gartin 3
Suzanne Rico Suzanne Rico 3
Coralee Lauren Pritchard 3
Hank John Hillard 3
Vonetta Missy Doty 3
Random Frenzier Valorie Hubbard 3
Patricia Ludwig Marcia de Rousse 2
Dirk Preston Jones 2
Ludis Jack Krizmanich 2
Dancer #1 Jennifer Hamilton 2
Desk Clerk Ailsa Marshall 2
Hostess Jeanne Baron 2
Mean Looking Frenzier Price Carson 2

Introduced in season 3

Character Actor #
Joe Lee Mickens Cooper Huckabee 7
Summer Huckaby Melissa Rauch 6
Ruby Jean Reynolds Alfre Woodard 5
Yvetta Yapochnik Natasha Alam 5
Caroline Compton Shannon Lucio 3
Tammy Lakey Carlson Young 3
Kitch Maynard Grey Damon 3
Natalie Chayette Kate Luyben 2
Jerry McCafferty John Burke 2
Bruce Robideaux Dakin Matthews 2

Introduced in season 4

Character Actor #
Portia Bellefleur Courtney Ford 8
Casey Fiona Dourif 8
Roy Dean Chekvala 8
Antonia Gavilán Paola Turbay 7
Naomi Brendel Vedette Lim 5
Bucky Featherstone Brandon Molale 5
Beverleen Dendrie Taylor 5
Luellen Stephanie Erb 5
Trevor Chad Todhunter 5
Don Bartolo Del Zamora 4
Katerina Pelham Alexandra Breckenridge 4
Mavis Nondumiso Tembe 4
Caroline Bellefleur Helen Slayton-Hughes 32
Officer Trap Chris Jai Alex 31
Doug Jayden Lund 3
Maria Valenzia Algarin 3
Thea Andrews Thea Andrews 2
Paul McClatchy James McCauley 2
Matt Stevenson Randy Wayne 2
Joyce Watney Galadriel Stineman 2
Camera Operator Brian Treitler 2
Fangtasia Dancer Kendall Lake 2
Head Priest Hugo Bianqui 2
Little Girl Caitlin Carmichael 2
Witch #1 Diahnna Nicole Baxter 2
Witch #2 Dahlia Waingort 2
Witch #3 Silvia Curiel 2
Witch #4 Misha Gonz-Cirkl 2

1Including two episodes as portrayed by Poncho Hodges.
2Including one episode as portrayed by Katherine Helmond.

Introduced in season 5

Character Actor #
Zaafira Anna Khaja 5
Joe Bob Ted Welch 4
Sarah Compton-Harris Deborah Puette 31
Brian Eller Brian Geraghty 3
Todd Jeffries Jonathan Kowalsky 3
Reverend Skinner David Bickford 3
Ray James Jordan 3
Tyrese Johnny Ray Gill 3
Zaafira's husband Mike Akrawi 3
Judge Clements Conor O'Farrell 2
Nurse Hastigan Kiva Jump 2
Jemarcus Kessler Lawrence Adimora 2
Cammy Cherilyn Rae Wilson 2
Jimmy Stephen Monroe Taylor 2
Junior Todd Giebenhain 2
Kate Alissa Ford 2
Tracy Anastasia Ganias 2
Trish Rachel Sterling 2
Zander Ken Luckey 2
Zaafira's son Dave Marlin 2

1Including two episodes as portrayed, as a child, by Isabella Rice.

Introduced in season 6

Character Actor #
Doctor Finn Pruitt Taylor Vince 5
Doctor Overlark John Fleck 5
Hido Takahashi Keone Young 5
Karen Paula Jai Parker 5
MacGilvary Ingo Neuhaus 4
Belinda Brianne Davis 4
Jessie Matt Cook 3
Morris Mark Withers 3
Ruscio Kofi Natei 3
Smarmy Guard Michael Maize 3
Big John Dixon John W. Godley 2
Ms. Suzuki Tamlyn Tomita 2
Mary Wright Valarie Pettiford 2
Bruce Shaun Brown 2
Crystal Haley Brooke Walker 2
Hartzell Todd Quillen 2
Mustard Jessy Hodges 2
Somchai Danielle Yu 2
Camp Guard David Landry 2
Cart Pusher Jim Hoffmaster 2
Lab Coat Scientist Troy Vincent 2

Introduced in season 7

Character Actor #
Vince Gibson Brett Rickaby 4
Lou Lucas Adams 3
Mack Robert Baker 3
Townsperson Holly Hawkins 2
Townsperson Ben Zelevansky 2