Fictional Characters The Best Twin Peaks Characters  

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List Rules Characters who appeared in the series, not just in Fire Walk With Me. Upvote the characters you think are the greatest.

One of the creepiest shows on television, Twin Peaks was also a cult favorite TV show, and hardcore fans simply can't get enough. Filled with colorful characters (either real or supernatural), the world of Twin Peaks is certainly unique, and a little odd. Some of the best characters in TV history hailed from the town of Twin Peaks, and lovable oddballs like Dale Cooper, Andy Brennan, and fan favorite The Log Lady are still loved by fans to this day.

Who are the best characters from Twin Peaks? From Audrey Horne to Bob, each of the show's character had an important role to play over the course of the show. Creator David Lynch himself even appears on this list, as Agent Cooper's superior office, Gordon Cole. Other notable big names, like David Duchovny, showed up here and there, as Denise/Dennis Bryson. From main characters like Harry S. Truman and Ben Horne, to more minor characters, this list lets you rank your favorite Twin Peaks citizens.

Is your favorite resident of Twin Peaks missing from the list? Add him or her below to make this a truly comprehensive list of the greatest Twin Peaks characters. Who killed Laura Palmer? It was one of the characters below, but we won't spoil it for you. Just enjoy the list.

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Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dale Cooper Kyle MacLachlan

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Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Audrey Horne Sherilyn Fenn

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192 60
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leland Palmer Ray Wise

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183 47
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Albert Rosenfield Miguel Ferrer

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173 34
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Hawk Michael Horse

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161 47
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Gordon Cole David Lynch

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Log Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Log Lady Catherine E. Coulson

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153 45
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Pete Martell Jack Nance

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175 59
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheriff Harry S. Truman Michael Ontkean

10
141 45
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Major Garland Briggs Don S. Davis

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167 65
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Shelly Johnson Mädchen Amick

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156 43
The Man from Another Place is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Man from Another Place Michael J. Anderson

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142 53
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Andy Brennan Harry Goaz

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154 60
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lucy Moran Kimmy Robertson

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123 56
Dennis/Denise Bryson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dennis/Denise Bryson David Duchovny

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131 47
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Norma Jennings Peggy Lipton

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146 51
Bob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

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127 58
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ben Horne Richard Beymer

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139 35
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

20
134 61
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Laura Palmer Sheryl Lee

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112 68
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bobby Briggs Dana Ashbrook

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94 51
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lawrence Jacoby Russ Tamblyn

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92 50
Big Ed Hurley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Big Ed Hurley Everett McGill

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88 59
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jerry Horne David Patrick Kelly

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Waiter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Damon Michael Weiser added Waiter

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Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Donna Hayward Lara Flynn Boyle

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85 61
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sarah Palmer Grace Zabriskie

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96 82
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Nadine Hurley Wendy Robie

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69 39
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

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76 65
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

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61 44
Doctor William Hayward is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Doctor William Hayward Warren Frost

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59 62
Windom Earle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Windom Earle Kenneth Welsh

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63 75
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Annie Blackburn Heather Graham

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64 67
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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Mike is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

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Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Hank Jennings Chris Mulkey

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5 1
Giant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

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29 45
Chester Desmond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chester Desmond Chris Isaak

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45 105
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Josie Packard Joan Chen

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50 92
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leo Johnson Eric DaRe

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Dale Cooper (doppelganger) is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Dale Cooper (doppelganger) Kyle MacLachlan

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Ronette Pulaski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Ronette Pulaski Phoebe Augustine

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Giant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

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Giant is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant

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Candie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Candie

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Diane Evans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Diane Evans Laura Dern

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Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eileen Hayward Mary Jo Deschanel

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Janey-E Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Janey-E Jones

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Phillip Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Phillip Jeffries

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Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Woodsman