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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331 8
Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dale Cooper Kyle MacLachlan

2
265 41
Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Audrey Horne Sherilyn Fenn

3
176 58
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leland Palmer Ray Wise

4
168 42
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Albert Rosenfield Miguel Ferrer

5
163 31
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Hawk Michael Horse

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149 45
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Gordon Cole David Lynch

7
178 61
Log Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Log Lady Catherine E. Coulson

8
144 44
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Pete Martell Jack Nance

9
170 55
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheriff Harry S. Truman Michael Ontkean

10
158 61
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Shelly Johnson M├Ądchen Amick

11
132 44
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Major Garland Briggs Don S. Davis

12
136 51
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Deputy Andy Brennan Harry Goaz

13
149 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

14
114 52
Dennis/Denise Bryson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dennis/Denise Bryson David Duchovny

The Most Shocking TV Deaths of All Time

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147 59
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lucy Moran Kimmy Robertson

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123 45
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Norma Jennings Peggy Lipton

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131 49
Bob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

18
119 53
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ben Horne Richard Beymer

19
102 63
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bobby Briggs Dana Ashbrook

20
123 59
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Laura Palmer Sheryl Lee

21
131 33
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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86 50
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lawrence Jacoby Russ Tamblyn

23
88 47
Big Ed Hurley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Big Ed Hurley Everett McGill

24
85 55
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jerry Horne David Patrick Kelly

25
54 15
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Damon Michael Weiser added Waiter

26
90 79
Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Donna Hayward Lara Flynn Boyle

27
92 80
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Nadine Hurley Wendy Robie

28
80 58
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sarah Palmer Grace Zabriskie

The Greatest TV Characters of All Time

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64 38
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

30
72 61
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

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56 42
Doctor William Hayward is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Doctor William Hayward Warren Frost

32
56 57
Windom Earle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Windom Earle Kenneth Welsh

33
59 70
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Annie Blackburn Heather Graham

34
59 63
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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0 0
Mike is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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37 65
Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Hank Jennings Chris Mulkey

38
42 98
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Josie Packard Joan Chen

39
27 45
Chester Desmond is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chester Desmond Chris Isaak

40
13 10
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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44 88
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Leo Johnson Eric DaRe

42
28 51
Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eileen Hayward Mary Jo Deschanel

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14 17
Jean Renault is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Jean Renault Michael Parks

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

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30 60
Blacky O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Blacky O'Reilly Victoria Catlin

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30 60
Jacques Renault is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jacques Renault Walter Olkewicz

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15 20
Harold Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Harold Smith Lenny von Dohlen

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29 62
John Justice Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
John Justice Wheeler Billy Zane

48
35 75
Dick Tremayne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dick Tremayne Ian Buchanan

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17 55
Andrew Packard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Andrew Packard Dan O'Herlihy

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42 117
James Hurley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
James Hurley James Marshall