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TV Characters Working as Private Investigator(s)

Updated June 8, 2017 3.4k views22 items

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

    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...  more
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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...  more
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    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...  more
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    Charlie Brent

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    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 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 Carpenter,...  more

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    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, 2013. Spinelli was...  more
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    Deanna Forbes

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    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 blends...  more
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    Hercule Poirot

    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 gray cells"...  more
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    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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    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 is a young, skeptical...  more
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    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 the top...  more
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    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 does...
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    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 a...  more
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    Sam McCall 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 airing on October 1, 2003,...  more
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    MacDonald "Mac" Gargan is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. During his career as a supervillain of Spider-Man, the character originally appeared as...  more
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    Thomas Sullivan Magnum IV is a fictional character on American television series Magnum, P.I.. As the title suggests, the character Magnum is a private investigator. In the original series Magnum was...  more

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    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 is...  more

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    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 in...  more