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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?"
Aidan Devane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 character has also been temporarily portrayed by actor Tom Archdeacon, from May 13 to May 28, 2004, for 6 episodes. ...more

Allen Francis Doyle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)
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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 visions from The Powers That Be, usually of people in peril; though the visions cause him great pain, his demon heritage allows him to manage them without suffering any permanent damage. His half-Brachen demon physiology grants him the ability to shift from normal human to demonic appearance, in which he has heightened sense of smell and superior strength, speed, stamina, and dexterity, the last of which allows him to twist his head around in such a manner as to fake a broken neck. However, Doyle rarely ...more

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Gus


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 antics, and provides sobering advice, steady support, and friendship. Over the course of the show, Gus evolves from nothing more than a conventional, uptight pharmaceutical representative to a strong support system through all Shawn Spencer's crazy antics. He frequently tries to pass himself off as "fearless" although in reality the opposite is true, and often cries, sometimes due to "sympathy" and other times when Shawn is insensitive to his feelings. It is believed that Gus was named after a relative of Steve ...more

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Charlie Brent