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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363 9
Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Kyle MacLachlan

2
291 48
Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sherilyn Fenn

3
197 62
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ray Wise

4
189 48
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Miguel Ferrer

5
179 35
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Michael Horse

6
164 50
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
David Lynch

7
196 64
Log Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Catherine E. Coulson

8
155 46
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jack Nance

9
179 60
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Michael Ontkean

10
172 67
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mädchen Amick

11
144 47
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Don S. Davis

12
161 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

13
143 53
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Harry Goaz

14
156 60
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Kimmy Robertson

15
123 57
Dennis/Denise Bryson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dennis/Denise Bryson David Duchovny

16
150 51
Bob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

17
131 47
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Peggy Lipton

18
131 58
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Richard Beymer

19
140 61
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheryl Lee

20
141 35
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

21
114 69
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dana Ashbrook

22
95 51
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Russ Tamblyn

23
93 50
Big Ed Hurley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Everett McGill

24
88 60
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
David Patrick Kelly

25
62 17
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Damon Michael Weiser added Waiter

26
96 88
Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lara Flynn Boyle

27
87 61
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Grace Zabriskie

28
97 82
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Wendy Robie

29
69 40
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

30
76 66
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

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

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

33
64 76
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Heather Graham

34
65 68
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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8 1
Mike is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

36
43 71
Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chris Mulkey

37
6 1
Giant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

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

39
15 13
Ronette Pulaski is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Ronette Pulaski

Phoebe Augustine

40
45 105
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Joan Chen

41
50 93
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eric DaRe

42
1 0
Giant is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

43
1 0
Giant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant

44
4 1
Dale Cooper (doppelganger) is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Dale Cooper (doppelganger) Kyle MacLachlan

45
3 0
Candie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Candie

46
28 52
Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mary Jo Deschanel

47
2 0
Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Woodsman

48
2 0
Phillip Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Phillip Jeffries

49
2 0
Janey-E Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Janey-E Jones

50
19 23
Harold Smith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Harold Smith

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