TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s) TV Characters

TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)

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List of television characters who work as a Private investigator on their TV show, listed alphabetically with photos of the characters when available. Throughout the history of television there have been many fictional characters who are Private investigators. Does your favorite show have someone who works as a Private investigator?" The answer is most likely yes, as they seem to be very common in sitcoms, cartoons and dramas.

Items here include everything from Cordelia Chase to Veronica Mars.

This list answers the question, "Who are fictional Private investigators on TV?"


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    Aidan Devane

    Aidan Devane
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    Aidan Devane is a resident of the fictional town of Pine Valley from the ABC soap opera All My Children. He has been portrayed by Aiden Turner, from June 6, 2002 to December 21, 2009. The character has also been temporarily portrayed by actor Tom Archdeacon, from May 13 to May 28, 2004, for 6 episodes.more

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    Allen Francis Doyle
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    Allen Francis Doyle is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Angel. The character was portrayed by Glenn Quinn. Doyle is a seer who receives prophetic visions from The Powers That Be, usually of people in peril; though the visions cause him great pain, his demon ...more

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    Gus
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    Burton "Gus" Guster is a fictional character on the USA Network television comedy Psych played by American actor Dulé Hill. He functions as the straight man for Shawn Spencer's antics, and provides sobering advice, steady support, and friendship. Over the course of the show, Gus evolves from nothing ...more

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    Charlie Brent

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    Christopher Chance

    Christopher Chance
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    The Human Target is the name of two fictional comic book characters that have appeared in books published by DC Comics. The first is Fred Venable, who appears in Detective Comics #201, by Edmond Hamilton and Sheldon Moldoff. The second, Christopher Chance, first appears in Action Comics #419, and was ...more

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    Cordelia Chase
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    Cordelia Chase is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer; she also appeared on Buffy's spin-off series Angel. Portrayed by Charisma Carpenter, the character appears as a series regular in the first three seasons of Buffy, before exiting the show ...more

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    Damian Spinelli
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    Damian "Spinelli" Millhouse Spinelli, is a fictional character on the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital, played by actor Bradford Anderson from November 13, 2006 to December 16, 2013. Spinelli was also one of the characters in the first season of General Hospital: Night Shift, which premiered on July ...more

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    Deanna Forbes

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    Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a fictional detective and wizard. He was created by Jim Butcher and is the protagonist of the contemporary fantasy series The Dresden Files. The series blends magic and hardboiled detective fiction. In addition to the fifteen The Dresden Files novels, he has ...more

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    Hercule Poirot
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    Hercule Poirot is the effete, efficient Belgian detective created by mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie. With his signature moustache carfully trimmed and waxed, Poirot uses his "little gray cells" (brains) to solve the most baffling crimes. Despite some disappointing earlier attempts to bring the ...more

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    Isabella Toscano

    Isabella Beatrice Black was a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. The character first appears on a recurring basis on October 16, 1989 being portrayed by actress Staci Greason. Greason is put on contract in December 1989. Greason leaves the show in October 1992, after Isabella ...more

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    Jim Rockford is a fictional character from the film The Rockford Files.more

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    Kate Lockley is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Angel, portrayed by Elisabeth Röhm. Kate first appears in the episode "Lonely Hearts." She is a young, skeptical detective for the Los Angeles Police Department.more

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    Michael Westen
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    Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television series Burn Notice, created by Matt Nix. Michael, a spy and former Army Ranger, is/was widely known as the top CIA operative. As a result, in many circles he is greatly feared. He was abruptly blacklisted while on ...more

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    Mick St. John

    Mick St. John, a private investigator who was turned into a vampire on the night of his wedding by his bride, Coraline. Mick is 85 years old,[23] and unlike other vampires, he has standards and does not hunt women, children, or innocents. Although he realizes that he has feelings for Beth, he is ...more

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    Verbotene Liebe minor characters

    The following are characters from the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe who are notable for their actions or relationships, but who do not warrant their own articles.more

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    Sabrina Duncan is a fictional character in the 1976-1981 television series Charlie's Angels. She was portrayed by Kate Jackson and is featured in the first three seasons of the show. Sabrina has a slight Alabama accent and is the most feisty of the three original Angels, as well as possessing the most ...more

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    Sam McCall
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    Samantha "Sam" Morgan is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Robert Guza, Jr., the character made her debut on the episode airing on October 1, 2003, portrayed by Kelly Monaco. Sam is the daughter of mob boss, Julian Jerome and powerful ...more

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    Mac Gargan
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    MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a villain of Spider-Man's, the character originally appeared as the most well-known incarnation of Scorpion, bonded with the symbiote to become the third incarnation of Venom, and ...more

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    Thomas Magnum
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    Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV is the main character and namesake of the popular American television series, Magnum, P.I.. Magnum is portrayed by Tom Selleck.more

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