TV Character 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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Aidan Devane


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 ...more

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Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 ...more

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Gus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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Gus


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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 ...more

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Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 ...more

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Damian Spinelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 ...more

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Deanna Forbes


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