Graveyard Shift The Creepiest Characters in TV History  

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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.
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Samuel
Samuel "Screech" Powers Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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Fez is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wiabux added Fez That '70s Show

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Bruce the Performance Artist is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
K413b1cu590 added Bruce the Performance Artist Family Guy

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Dave Williams is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dave Williams Desperate Housewives

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Leviathan is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Leviathan

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RalphBob added Artie Ziff

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The Mad Hatter is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
GarrettEdwardSpears added The Mad Hatter

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Mr. Bean is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Kayla Rae Colgan added Mr. Bean Mr. Bean, Mr. Bean

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Ralph Cifaretto is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Ralph Cifaretto The Sopranos

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Balki Bartokomous is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Vernon Schillinger is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Vernon Schillinger Oz

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Pierce Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Pierce Hawthorne Community

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Gunther is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Frank Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Frank Gallagher Shameless, Shameless

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The Riddler is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added The Riddler

The Funniest TV Characters of All Time 31 Times You've Seen The Walking Dead Actors Before

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Wilson is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Wilson Home Improvement

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Byron
malmrphy added Byron "Buster" Bluth Arrested Development

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Aaron Echolls is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Aaron Echolls Veronica Mars

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The Joker is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Charlie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Charlie Kelly It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Floki is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gael added Floki Vikings

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Tootie is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tootie The Fairly OddParents

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Quentin Collins is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Quentin Collins Dark Shadows

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Robert Romano is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Robert Romano ER

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Zim is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Omega added Zim Invader Zim

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David Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Simon Adebisi is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added Simon Adebisi Oz

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Señor Ben Chang is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Señor Ben Chang Community

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Arthur Spooner is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Arthur Spooner The King of Queens

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Alenjandro is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Alenjandro Desperate Housewives

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Tracy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tracy Jordan 30 Rock

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Richard Belding is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Richard Belding Saved by the Bell

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Alpha is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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Cosmo Kramer is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Cosmo Kramer Seinfeld

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Ryan McPoyle is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Ryan McPoyle

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Cleveland Brown is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Cleveland Brown The Cleveland Show, Family Guy

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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Tom Weiss added Donald Trump

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StephanieSalus added Mr. Meeseeks Rick and Morty - Rick and Morty

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Master is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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dr.two brains wordgirl

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Red John is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Zeus94 added Red John The Mentalist

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The Penguin is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added The Penguin

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Gus Demitriou is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gus Demitriou Luck

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Oren is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Oren

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Danny Huston is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Danny Huston Edge Of Darkness

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Glen Bishop is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Glen Bishop Mad Men

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H.R. Pufnstuf is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
K413b1cu590 added H.R. Pufnstuf H.R. Pufnstuf

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Roose Bolton is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ukelele paleman added Roose Bolton Game of Thrones

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Mr. Frond is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
C_Moorehead added Mr. Frond Bob's Burgers

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Krang is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ahmed-maklad added Krang Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles