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List of television characters who work as a Private investigator on their TV show, listed alphabetically with photos of the characters when available. Throughout the history of television there have been many fictional characters who are Private investigators. Does your favorite show have someone who works as a Private investigator?" The answer is most likely yes, as they seem to be very common in sitcoms, cartoons and dramas.

Items here include everything from Cordelia Chase to Veronica Mars.

This list answers the question, "Who are fictional Private investigators on TV?"

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Aidan Devane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Aidan Devane Aidan Devane is a resident of the fictional town of Pine Valley from the ABC soap opera All My Children. He has been portrayed by Aiden Turner, from June 6, 2002 to December 21, 2009. The ...more

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Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Allen Francis Doyle is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the cult television series, Angel. The character was portrayed by Glenn Quinn. Doyle is a seer who receives prophetic ...more

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Gus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Burton "Gus" Guster is a fictional character on the USA Network television comedy Psych played by American actor Dulé Hill. He functions as the straight man for Shawn Spencer's ...more

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Charlie Brent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Charlie Brent

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Christopher Chance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
The Human Target is the name of two fictional comic book characters that have appeared in books published by DC Comics. The first is Fred Venable, who appears in Detective Comics #201, by Edmond ...more

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Cordelia Chase is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Cordelia Chase is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer; she also appeared on Buffy's spin-off series Angel. Portrayed by Charisma ...more

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Damian Spinelli is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Damian "Spinelli" Millhouse Spinelli, is a fictional character on the ABC daytime drama, General Hospital, played by actor Bradford Anderson from November 13, 2006 to December 16, ...more

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Deanna Forbes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Deanna Forbes

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Harry Dresden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is a fictional detective and wizard. He was created by Jim Butcher and is the protagonist of the contemporary fantasy series The Dresden Files. The series ...more

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Hercule Poirot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Hercule Poirot is the effete, efficient Belgian detective created by mystery writer Dame Agatha Christie. With his signature moustache carfully trimmed and waxed, Poirot uses his "little ...more

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Isabella Toscano is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Isabella Toscano Isabella Beatrice Black was a fictional character on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives. The character first appears on a recurring basis on October 16, 1989 being portrayed by actress Staci ...more

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Jim Rockford is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Jim Rockford is a fictional character from the film The Rockford Files.

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Kate Lockley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Kate Lockley is a fictional character created by Joss Whedon for the television series Angel, portrayed by Elisabeth Röhm. Kate first appears in the episode "Lonely Hearts." She ...more

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Michael Westen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Michael Alan Westen is a fictional character played by Jeffrey Donovan in the television series Burn Notice, created by Matt Nix. Michael, a spy and former Army Ranger, is/was widely known as ...more

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Mick St. John is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Mick St. John Mick St. John, a private investigator who was turned into a vampire on the night of his wedding by his bride, Coraline. Mick is 85 years old,[23] and unlike other vampires, he has standards and ...more

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Verbotene Liebe minor characte... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Verbotene Liebe minor characters The following are characters from the German soap opera Verbotene Liebe who are notable for their actions or relationships, but who do not warrant their own articles.

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Sabrina Duncan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Sabrina Duncan is a fictional character in the 1976-1981 television series Charlie's Angels. She was portrayed by Kate Jackson and is featured in the first three seasons of the show. Sabrina has ...more

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Sam McCall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Samantha "Sam" Morgan is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital. Created by Charles Pratt, Jr. and Robert Guza, Jr., the character made her debut on the episode ...more

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Mac Gargan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a villain of Spider-Man's, the character originally ...more

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Thomas Magnum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV is the main character and namesake of the popular American television series, Magnum, P.I.. Magnum is portrayed by Tom Selleck.

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Veronica Mars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Veronica Mars is the fictional protagonist, occasional narrator, and antiheroine in UPN/The CW the television series, Veronica Mars, which aired on the UPN and CW networks from 2004 to 2007. She ...more

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Yelina Salas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
Yelina Salas Yelina Salas is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Miami, portrayed by Sofia Milos. She is a recurring character in seasons 1 and 2, a regular in season 3, does not appear at all ...more