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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3,267 782
Herbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Family Guy

2
1,449 526
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Hannibal

3
1,511 302
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

4
1,371 1,187
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Simpsons

5
1,693 819
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Family Guy

6
1,197 1,041
Newman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Seinfeld

7
974 921
Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

8
1,060 352
Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
jschro1861 added Bates Motel - Bates Motel

9
1,332 661
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Game of Thrones

10
1,244 924
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter

11
904 606
Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
American Horror Story

12
1,038 272
Joker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added

13
921 569
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

14
770 517
The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

15
1,037 559
The Silence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

16
456 454
Theodore

17
556 505
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StephanieSalus added The X-Files

18
668 512
Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Game of Thrones

19
956 291
Him is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added The Powerpuff Girls

20
441 435
Sylar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Heroes

21
676 721
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Big Bang Theory

22
380 385
Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Breaking Bad

23
554 511

24
566 250
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Doctor Who

25
435 356
Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
HeatherErickson added Sherlock, Elementary

26
462 418
Greased Up Deaf Guy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Family Guy

27
479 501
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

28
446 179
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StephanieSalus added John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

29
384 494
Robert California is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Office

30
513 550
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
allymac added Family Guy

31
314 245
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis and Butt-head

32
518 457
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Supernatural

33
617 851
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants

34
392 179
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
dukesings added Pee-wee's Playhouse

35
351 418
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Breaking Bad

36
459 409
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wiabux added The Simpsons

37
339 210
Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

38
294 397
Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

39
295 265
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added South Park

40
306 311
Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Fairly OddParents

41
267 169
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StephanieSalus added Cruella Deville

42
353 537
ALF is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF

43
161 148
Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

44
186 165
Changeling is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Supernatural

45
299 238
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added

46
172 252
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Arrested Development

47
265 249
Samuel
Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss

48
152 278
Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Desperate Housewives

49
216 176
Suzanne
Kingsx01 added Orange Is the New Black

50
229 177
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis and Butt-head