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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367 9
Dale Cooper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Kyle MacLachlan

2
293 49
Audrey Horne is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sherilyn Fenn

3
201 62
Leland Palmer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Ray Wise

4
191 48
Albert Rosenfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Miguel Ferrer

5
181 35
Deputy Hawk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Michael Horse

6
165 51
Gordon Cole is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
David Lynch

7
197 64
Log Lady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Catherine E. Coulson

8
156 46
Pete Martell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Jack Nance

9
180 61
Sheriff Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Michael Ontkean

10
146 47
Major Garland Briggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Don S. Davis

11
172 68
Shelly Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mädchen Amick

12
162 44
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 55
Deputy Andy Brennan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Harry Goaz

14
156 62
Lucy Moran is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Kimmy Robertson

15
123 58
Dennis/Denise Bryson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dennis/Denise Bryson David Duchovny

16
151 52
Bob is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Bob Frank Silva

17
131 48
Norma Jennings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Peggy Lipton

18
131 60
Ben Horne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Richard Beymer

19
141 62
Laura Palmer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Sheryl Lee

20
141 36
The Giant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
The Giant Carel Struycken

21
114 70
Bobby Briggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Dana Ashbrook

22
95 52
Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Russ Tamblyn

23
95 51
Big Ed Hurley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Everett McGill

24
88 62
Jerry Horne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
David Patrick Kelly

25
63 18
Waiter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
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26
96 89
Donna Hayward is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Lara Flynn Boyle

27
98 83
Nadine Hurley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Wendy Robie

28
87 62
Sarah Palmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Grace Zabriskie

29
69 41
Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

30
76 67
Maddy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Maddy Ferguson Sheryl Lee

31
61 45
Doctor William Hayward is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Doctor William Hayward Warren Frost

32
60 62
Windom Earle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Kenneth Welsh

33
65 77
Annie Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Heather Graham

34
65 69
Catherine Packard Martell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters

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8 2
Mike is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mike Al Strobel

36
43 72
Hank Jennings is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chris Mulkey

37
6 2
Giant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Giant Carel Struycken

38
30 45
Chester Desmond is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Chris Isaak

39
46 105
Josie Packard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Joan Chen

40
51 94
Leo Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Eric DaRe

41
15 14
Ronette Pulaski is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Ronette Pulaski

Phoebe Augustine

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

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

44
4 2
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 1
Candie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
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46
20 24
Harold Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
zoe-krainik added Harold Smith

Lenny von Dohlen

47
28 53
Eileen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
Mary Jo Deschanel

48
2 1
Phillip Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Phillip Jeffries

49
2 1
Woodsman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
dbone828 added Woodsman

50
2 1
Janey-E Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twin Peaks Characters
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