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The Best Characters On 'The Righteous Gemstones'

Updated October 2, 2019 276 votes 46 voters14 items

Get ready to feel some divine inspiration as we rank the best (and worst) characters on HBO’s The Righteous Gemstones. Created by Danny McBride, this hilarious comedy stars John Goodman, Danny McBride, and Adam DeVine and centers on a dysfunctional yet filthy rich family of televangelists.

Jesse’s always getting into trouble, while Judy’s constantly seeking her father’s attention - regardless of whether it’s warranted. Kelvin’s the youngest sibling who’s always trying to prove his worth, and Keefe is a former satanic cult member who’s recently turned to the light. And then there are all the hilarious recurring characters like Levi (who's played by executive producer Jody Hill) and Scotty, who's out to get some of that sweet, sweet Gemstones loot.

Who's your favorite? Vote up all the best characters on The Righteous Gemstones and vote down all the folk you’d prefer to stay quiet and sit in the back.

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    Judy Gemstone

     How was China for you boys? I wouldn’t know, ‘cause I was stuck here, being a secretary.

    Played by: Edi Patterson

    Role: Secretary

    Occupation: Gemstones family member

    Are they a gem?
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    Keefe Chambers

    Speaking to Kelvin: I slept in your room one night but it felt odd, so I slept the rest of the time here on the couch with no top sheet.

    Played by: Tony Cavalero

    Role: Kelvin's best friend

    Occupation: Works at the DMV

    Are they a gem?
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    Jesse Gemstone

    Remember when we were kids and we wanted to be Double Dragons?

    Played by: Danny McBride

    Role: Oldest Gemstone sibling

    Occupation: Televangelist-in-training

    Are they a gem?
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    Dr. Eli Gemstone

    You all outta be glad your momma aint still around. The way you treat each other would break her heart.  Maybe Johnny Seasons was right. Maybe this family has become an abomination.

    Played by: John Goodman

    Role: Patriarch of the Gemstone family

    Occupation: Televangelist

    Are they a gem?