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The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries

Updated November 19, 2018 638 votes 55 voters26 items

List RulesVote up the most memorable characters from the 1994 TV series adaptation of The Stand

In 1994, ABC brought Stephen King’s horror novel The Stand to the small screen in the form of a four-episode miniseries. The Stand cast featured a couple of major 1980s movie stars like Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald. Check out who else was part of The Stand miniseries cast.

The story of The Stand begins when a military-designed supervirus is accidentally spread among the general public. The result is apocalyptic and nearly all of the world’s entire population falls victim to the superflu. The few scattered survivors, via their dreams, are either lured to the evil side of Randall Flagg or are steered to the good path by Mother Abigail. The Stand characters then launch into a legendary battle between good and evil.

CBS All Access is bringing The Stand back to the small screen in 2019 in what appears to be a 10-hour limited series. In order to get ready for that major TV event, check out all of the major The Stand characters. Then, be sure to vote up which of the epic miniseries cast you find the most memorable.




 

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  • 1
    Nick Andros is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Nick Andros

    Rob Lowe

    Nick was a deaf and mute orphan who found his way to Mother Abigail in the Boulder Free Zone. 

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    Tom Cullen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Tom Cullen

    Bill Fagerbakke

    Tom is a good-natured, mentally challenged man, who works with the Boulder Free Zone survivors. 

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    Stuart Redman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Stuart Redman

    Gary Sinise

    After surviving the flu, Stu becomes one of the brave and strong leaders of the Boulder Free Zone.

     

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    Kojak is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Kojak

    Portrayed By A Golden Retriever Mix

    Like humans, most of the dogs do not survive after the superflu hits, yet Kojak somehow not only survives but prospers.

     

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    Glen Bateman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Glen Bateman

    Ray Walston

    The cynic, intelligent, Sociology Professor helps others understand human kind's reaction to the superflu. He reluctantly joins up with Stu's group of survivors as they work their way to the Boulder Free Zone. 

     

     

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    Larry Underwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Larry Underwood

    Adam Storke

    Larry is an immature musician at the onset of the plague but grows to be a leader among Stu Redman's group. 

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    Mother Abigail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Mother Abigail

    Ruby Dee

    Mother Abigail, a prophet to God, is over 100 years old when the superflu hits. She is able to reach fellow "good" survivors via dreams and guide them to the Boulder Free Zone.

     

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    Randall Flagg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Randall Flagg

    Jamey Sheridan

    Randall Flagg is the anti-Christ demon who summons the weak and the wicked to Las Vegas in order to wipe out the few remaining survivors of the plague.

     

     

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    Frances Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Frances Goldsmith

    Molly Ringwald

    The kind-hearted Fran, who is secretly pregnant at the onset of the plague, becomes romantically involved with Stu and develops into one of the leaders at the Boulder Free Zone. 

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    Judge Farris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Judge Farris

    Ossie Davis

    Richard Farris is a retired judge when the plague hits, his intelligence helps to unify Larry and Stu at the Boulder Free Zone. 

     

     

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    The Trashcan Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    The Trashcan Man

    Matt Frewer

    Donald Elbert, AKA The Trashcan Man, is a mentally ill pyromaniac who comes to worship Randall Flagg after the superflu hits. 

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    Ralph Brentner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Ralph Brentner

    Peter van Norden

    The jovial mid-westerner befriends Nick and helps him communicate with the group by reading the mute's notes. He also befriends and forms a special bond with Mother Abigail. 

     

     

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    Lloyd Henreid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Lloyd Henreid

    Miguel Ferrer

    Lloyd is in jail when the plague hits. Randall Flagg finds Henreid, frees him, and the criminal becomes the devil's right hand man. 

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    Lucy Swann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Lucy Swann

    Bridgit Ryan

    Lucy meets up with Larry Underwood after the plague takes her daughter and husband, she becomes Larry's supportive wife at the Boulder Free Zone. 

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    Nadine Cross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Nadine Cross

    Laura San Giacomo

    Nadine is a teacher before the plague hits, although she wants to be good, she has an undeniable physical attraction to Randall Flagg.

     

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    Harold Lauder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Harold Lauder

    Corin Nemec

    The intelligent Harold is just sixteen years old when the plague hits, the arduous journey brings out his true nature. 

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    Dayna Jurgens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Dayna Jurgens

    Kellie Overbey

    Dayna Jurgens is taken hostage by Doc and Virge's gang (zoo), but she is later able to escape and join Stu's group that is working its way to the Boulder Free Zone. 

     

     

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    Susan Stern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Susan Stern

    Cynthia Garris

    Susan is able to escape Doc and Virge's "zoo" and become one of the leaders of the Boulder Free Zone. 

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    Specialist Charles D. Campion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Specialist Charles D. Campion

    Ray McKinnon

    The military police guard is patient zero and is responsible for spreading the virus to the general public after he leaves the military base not realizing that he had already become infected.  

     

     

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    General William "Billy" Starke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    General William "Billy" Starkey

    Ed Harris

    General Starkey tries to keep "Project Blue" (the superflu) top secret and his lack of communication with the public ultimately leads to the eventual spread of the virus. 

     

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    Bobby Terry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Bobby Terry

    Sam Raimi

    The dim-witted Bobby Terry serves as a flunkey for Randall Flagg. 

     

     

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    Major Len Creighton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Major Len Creighton

    Robert Knott

    The Major serves as second in command and confidant to General Starkey.

     

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    Julie Lawry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Julie Lawry

    Shawnee Smith

    Julie is a sex-obsessed teen with an evil side who joins forces with Randall Flagg.

     

     

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    Barry Dorgan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    Barry Dorgan

    Chuck Adamson

    Barry Dorgan was a police officer in California before the superflu outbreak and later became the leader of the new Las Vegas Police Department that aimed to defeat the Boulder survivors. 

     

     

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    The Rat Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
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    The Rat Man

    Rick Aviles

    Ratty Erwins, AKA The Rat Man, likes to dress like a pirate. He is an aggressive villain who joins up with Randall Flagg's group in Las Vegas.

     

     

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