The Creepiest Characters on Television TV Characters
Ultimate List
73  items 15,020 votes 1,995 voters 31,970 views more info

The Creepiest Characters on Television

The creepiest characters on television mess with our heads, leave us wondering and stick in our heads for a long time after their respective TV shows air. These are the fictional TV characters we love to hate for one reason or another. They might not be the scariest TV characters in a traditional sense but these are the creepiest characters on our favorite recent TV shows.

Creepy television characters come in all types with each taking creepy to a new and different level. Some don't hide their creepiness, such as Herbert, the suspected pedophile from "Family Guy," or Dexter Morgan, the serial killer/forensic blood splatter analyst from the Showtime series "Dexter." Fans know what to expect from that type of creepy character but often it's the creepers who leave you guessing that are the creepiest TV characters of all.

Take Walter White, the main character in the Emmy Award-winning drama "Breaking Bad." Mr. White was a seemingly harmless family man and high school teacher who "broke bad" and took on an alter ego capable of unspeakable crimes. The uncertainty of the realm of possibility for the character makes him incredibly fascinating and beyond creepy.

The same goes for characters that are highly secretive or not completely explained which opens the doors for all types of creepy. "LOST" fans didn't know what the elusive Smoke Monster was for nearly all six seasons the show aired but it was well established that it was definitely a threat to take seriously.

Whether these creepy TV characters put all their cards on the table and embrace their creepy tendencies or leave fans guessing what they will do next, each offer plenty of food for thought on some of our favorite television shows. Everyone is creeped out by something or other so if we missed your favorite creepy TV character, add him, her or it below.
  • 13 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
  1. 51
    Up 52
    Down 137

    Ryan McPoyle

  2. 52
    Up 63
    Down 158

    30 Rock

  3. 53
    Up 69
    Down 187

    The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

  4. 54
    Up 42
    Down 131

    Saved by the Bell

  5. 55
    Up 48
    Down 30

    ranked low on reranks & added by AdamJPlacencia Him The Powerpuff Girls

  6. 56
    Up 18
    Down 79

    often listed & ranked high on reranks dr.two brains wordgirl

  7. 57
    Up 30
    Down 112


  8. 58
    Up 20
    Down 85

    often listed Danny Huston Edge Of Darkness

  9. 59
    Up 21
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks & added by allymac Family Guy

  10. 60
    Up 44
    Down 44

    ranked low on reranks & added by Zeus94 Red John The Mentalist

  11. 62
    Up 20
    Down 29

    added by pmmom38 Desperate Housewives

  12. 63
    Up 16
    Down 26

    added by pmmom38 Gloria Hodge Desperate Housewives

  13. 64
    Up 15
    Down 27

    added by pmmom38 Desperate Housewives

  14. 65
    Up 15
    Down 28

    added by pmmom38 Bones

  15. 66
    Up 22
    Down 117
    No image

    often listed Glen Bishop Mad Men

  16. 67
    Up 12
    Down 22

    added by pmmom38 Desperate Housewives

  17. 68
    Up 15
    Down 25

    added by pmmom38 Desperate Housewives

  18. 69
    Up 14
    Down 27

    added by pmmom38 ER

  19. 70
    Up 9
    Down 7

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl Weeping Angel Doctor Who

  20. 71
    Up 11
    Down 85

    Gus Demitriou Luck

  21. 72
    Up 11
    Down 86

    often listed & ranked high on reranks Luck

  22. 73
    Up 4
    Down 8

    added by MarkusMarquisBiechl Changeling Supernatural

  23. 74 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?

items 51 - 73 of 73

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists