TV 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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324 8
Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dale Cooper Kyle MacLachlan

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259 39
Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Audrey Horne Sherilyn Fenn

3
166 40
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Albert Rosenfield Miguel Ferrer

4
173 57
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leland Palmer Ray Wise

5
161 29
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Hawk Michael Horse

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144 44
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Gordon Cole David Lynch

7
174 60
Log Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Log Lady Catherine E. Coulson

8
140 44
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Pete Martell Jack Nance

9
165 54
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheriff Harry S. Truman Michael Ontkean

10
154 59
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Shelly Johnson M├Ądchen Amick

11
130 43
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Major Garland Briggs Don S. Davis

12
133 51
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Andy Brennan Harry Goaz

13
112 51
Dennis/Denise Bryson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dennis/Denise Bryson David Duchovny

14
145 43
The Man from Another Place is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Man from Another Place Michael J. Anderson

15
126 33
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

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142 59
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lucy Moran Kimmy Robertson

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120 43
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Norma Jennings Peggy Lipton

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129 48
Bob is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

19
115 53
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ben Horne Richard Beymer

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99 62
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bobby Briggs Dana Ashbrook

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119 58
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Laura Palmer Sheryl Lee

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83 50
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lawrence Jacoby Russ Tamblyn

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83 53
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jerry Horne David Patrick Kelly

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85 47
Big Ed Hurley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Big Ed Hurley Everett McGill

25
89 77
Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Donna Hayward Lara Flynn Boyle

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50 15
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Damon Michael Weiser added Waiter

27
63 38
Mike is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

28
90 79
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Nadine Hurley Wendy Robie

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79 57
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sarah Palmer Grace Zabriskie

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70 60
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

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59 68
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Annie Blackburn Heather Graham

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54 42
Doctor William Hayward is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Doctor William Hayward Warren Frost

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55 57
Windom Earle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Windom Earle Kenneth Welsh

34
56 62
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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36 63
Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Hank Jennings Chris Mulkey

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41 96
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Josie Packard Joan Chen

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27 44
Chester Desmond is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chester Desmond Chris Isaak

38
28 49
Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eileen Hayward Mary Jo Deschanel

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43 87
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leo Johnson Eric DaRe

40
12 10
Ronette Pulaski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Ronette Pulaski Phoebe Augustine

41
13 15
Jean Renault is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Jean Renault Michael Parks

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29 59
Blacky O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Blacky O'Reilly Victoria Catlin

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29 59
Jacques Renault is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jacques Renault Walter Olkewicz

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29 61
John Justice Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
John Justice Wheeler Billy Zane

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14 20
Harold Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Harold Smith Lenny von Dohlen

46
34 74
Dick Tremayne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dick Tremayne Ian Buchanan

47
41 114
James Hurley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
James Hurley James Marshall

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16 55
Andrew Packard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Andrew Packard Dan O'Herlihy

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23 70
Mike Nelson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Nelson Gary Hershberger

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6 21
Lana Milford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Lana Milford Robyn Lively