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

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279 44
Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Audrey Horne Sherilyn Fenn

3
182 45
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Albert Rosenfield Miguel Ferrer

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189 60
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leland Palmer Ray Wise

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172 32
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Hawk Michael Horse

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159 47
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Gordon Cole David Lynch

7
189 62
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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152 44
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Pete Martell Jack Nance

9
174 58
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheriff Harry S. Truman Michael Ontkean

10
165 63
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Shelly Johnson Mädchen Amick

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138 45
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Major Garland Briggs Don S. Davis

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141 52
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Andy Brennan Harry Goaz

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154 43
The Man from Another Place is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Man from Another Place Michael J. Anderson

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153 59
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lucy Moran Kimmy Robertson

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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119 55
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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128 46
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Norma Jennings Peggy Lipton

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141 50
Bob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

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125 57
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ben Horne Richard Beymer

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138 33
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

20
129 61
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Laura Palmer Sheryl Lee

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109 66
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bobby Briggs Dana Ashbrook

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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92 51
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lawrence Jacoby Russ Tamblyn

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91 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 57
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jerry Horne David Patrick Kelly

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60 15
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Damon Michael Weiser added Waiter

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93 83
Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Donna Hayward Lara Flynn Boyle

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96 81
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Nadine Hurley Wendy Robie

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84 60
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sarah Palmer Grace Zabriskie

22 TV Couples Who Got Together in Real Life

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68 39
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

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75 64
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

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59 43
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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63 73
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Annie Blackburn Heather Graham

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58 61
Windom Earle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Windom Earle Kenneth Welsh

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63 65
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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4 1
Mike is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

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41 67
Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Hank Jennings Chris Mulkey

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3 0
Giant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

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28 45
Chester Desmond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chester Desmond Chris Isaak

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44 102
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Josie Packard Joan Chen

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14 12
Ronette Pulaski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Ronette Pulaski Phoebe Augustine

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48 91
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leo Johnson Eric DaRe

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Giant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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

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Diane Evans is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Diane Evans Laura Dern

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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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Dale Cooper (doppelganger) is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Dale Cooper (doppelganger) Kyle MacLachlan

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28 52
Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eileen Hayward Mary Jo Deschanel

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18 22
Harold Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Harold Smith Lenny von Dohlen

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1 0
Bushnell Mullins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Bushnell Mullins

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1 0
Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Woodsman