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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3,199 763
Herbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Family Guy

2
1,407 512
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Hannibal

3
1,452 289
Pennywise the Dancing Clown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

4
1,344 1,156
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Simpsons

5
1,177 1,017
Newman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Seinfeld

6
954 904
Benjamin Linus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

7
1,653 800
Glenn Quagmire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Family Guy

8
1,295 650
Joffrey Baratheon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Game of Thrones

9
1,222 906
Dexter Morgan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Dexter

10
1,023 346
Norman Bates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
jschro1861 added Bates Motel - Bates Motel

11
877 594
Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
American Horror Story

12
997 266
Joker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wilder368 added

13
899 551
Sideshow Bob is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

14
751 508
The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Gentlemen Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

15
1,009 551
The Silence is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Silence Doctor Who

16
546 495
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StephanieSalus added The X-Files

17
439 446
Theodore

18
651 501
Lysa Arryn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Game of Thrones

19
659 700
Howard Wolowitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Big Bang Theory

20
929 289
Him is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added The Powerpuff Girls

21
430 428
Sylar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Heroes

22
365 377
Gustavo Fring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Breaking Bad

23
543 505

24
546 245
Weeping Angel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Doctor Who

25
424 352
Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
HeatherErickson added Sherlock, Elementary

26
454 408
Greased Up Deaf Guy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Family Guy

27
473 494
Drusilla is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel

28
442 171
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StephanieSalus added John Herbert John Herbert Family Guy

29
380 490
Robert California is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Office

30
505 538
Stewie Griffin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
allymac added Family Guy

31
302 238
Beavis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis and Butt-head

32
513 454
Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Supernatural

33
608 837
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
SpongeBob SquarePants

34
381 171
Pee-wee Herman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
dukesings added Pee-wee's Playhouse

35
346 408
Walter White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Breaking Bad

36
451 398
Waylon Smithers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
wiabux added The Simpsons

37
331 208
Rumpelstiltskin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History

38
293 393
Russell Edgington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Russell Edgington True Blood

39
292 257
Eric Cartman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
AdamJPlacencia added South Park

40
299 307
Denzel Q. Crocker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
The Fairly OddParents

41
349 529
ALF is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
ALF

42
263 166
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StephanieSalus added Cruella Deville

43
186 163
Changeling is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Mabie1 added Supernatural

44
159 146
Gnarl is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
Gnarl

45
151 276
Zach Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
pmmom38 added Desperate Housewives

46
295 235
Ren Höek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added

47
170 250
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
killakane94 added Arrested Development

48
258 247
Samuel
Saved by the Bell: The College Years, Good Morning, Miss Bliss

49
213 173
Suzanne
Kingsx01 added Orange Is the New Black

50
223 173
Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Creepiest Characters in TV History
RalphBob added Beavis and Butt-head