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The Best Characters On 'Homeland'  

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We’re ranking the best Homeland characters. The tense spy series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison and Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody. As Carrie’s investigation into Brody leads her further down the rabbit hole, tensions rise as friendships are tested. Below you'll find a list of Homeland characters along with the actor who plays them and one of their most memorable quotes.

Now well into its eighth season, Homeland has a hearty roster of awesome (as well as awful) characters. Famed media personality Brett O’Keefe made his debut in season six, and Max Piotrowski, a surveillance expert and confidant, became a Homeland regular in season 7. You'll see many other Homeland character names on the list below, including Peter Quinn and Dana Brody. Which character is your favorite?

Vote up the best characters on Homeland, and vote down the ones you don’t like.

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Peter Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Rupert Friend

"My reality has a dreaminess. And my thoughts keep disappearing." 

2
Saul Berenson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Mandy Patinkin

"You don't know a godd*mn thing. You're the smartest and the dumbest f*cking person I've ever known."

3
Nicholas Brody is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Damian Lewis

"I'm more alone than I was in the bottom of that hole in Iraq."

4
Carrie Mathison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Claire Danes

"It's the lies that undo us. It's the lies we think we need to survive. When was the last time you told the truth?"

5
Dar Adal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Dar Adal F. Murray Abraham

"Did I do anything, anything at all, to suggest I was curious about the sound of your voice?"

6
Max Piotrowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Max Piotrowski Maury Sterling

Quinn: "What did she say?"
Max: "That you're being kind of an a**hole. Also, there's some pills you need to take."

7
Fara Sherazi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Fara Sherazi Nazanin Boniadi

"Okay, I'm trying to be balls in here, but I'm not into suicide."

8
Abu Nazir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Abu Nazir Navid Negahban

"Generation after generation must suffer and die. We are prepared for that. Are you?"

9
Jessica Brody is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Morena Baccarin

"I really thought we turned a corner this morning. You're hiding something. I can see it in your eyes."

10
Otto Düring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Otto Düring Sebastian Koch

"You're either born with wings or not."

11
Senator Andrew Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Senator Andrew Lockhart Tracy Letts

"What the f*ck? What the f*cking f*ck?!"

12
Jonas Hollander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Jonas Hollander Alexander Fehling

"You want to tell me what happened today? It's all over the Internet, a mysterious blonde woman in the Hauptbahnhof tunnels with a gun."

13
Laura Sutton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Laura Sutton Sarah Sokolovic

"You spent the last ten years killing people. It's not enough just to stop. You need to do something."

14
David Wellington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
David Wellington Linus Roache

"Right now, we're trying to prevent what was once fondly known as the capital of the Confederacy from burning to the ground."

15
Elizabeth Keane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Elizabeth Keane Elizabeth Marvel

"Feels good, doesn't it? To finally hear the truth."

16
Mira Berenson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Mira Berenson Sarita Choudhury

"You know how crazy everyone says you are? You're crazier than that."

17
Allison Carr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Allison Carr Miranda Otto

"You can't shove democracy down people's throats!"

18
David Estes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
David Estes David Harewood

"My colleague has never learned how to take "no" for an answer."

19
Mike Faber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Mike Faber Diego Klattenhoff

"So, is this a peace negotiation?"

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Dana Brody is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Morgan Saylor

"Whatever we felt... we broke it. We killed it... just the same way that we killed that woman."

21
Chris Brody is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Chris Brody Jackson Pace

"I have this feeling things are going to get pretty wild soon."

22
Vice President William Walden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Vice President William Walden Jamey Sheridan

"The president is not protecting this country, he's just riding out his term."

23
Dante Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Dante Allen Morgan Spector

"I don't know what you think you found out about me, but it's a fantasy. Like every other thought in that f*cked up brain of yours."

24
Brett O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters On 'Homeland'
Brett O'Keefe

"The word 'menopause' never crosses my lips again, swear to God."