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List of characters from The Simpsons

These are characters from the animated TV series The Simpsons.

Warning: Wikipedia contains spoilers

Characters are only listed once, normally under the first applicable subsection in the list; very minor characters are listed with a more regular chracter they are associated with. Subsections are ordered by size and ongoing relevance to the show.

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The Simpson family members


Other families

  • The Flanders family
    • Ned Flanders, father, owner of Leftorium
    • Maude Flanders, mother (deceased)
    • Rod Flanders, son
    • Todd Flanders, son
    • Grandma Flanders (senile and decrepit several years earlier; probably dead?)
    • ? (Ned is known to have at least one sister)

  • The van Houten family
    • Kirk Van Houten, cracker factory employee
    • Luann (changed her last name back?), his ex-wife
    • Milhouse Van Houten, their son, Bart's best friend.
    • Milhouse's grandmother

  • The Nahasapeemapetilon family
    • Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, a convenience store owner
    • Manjula, his wife
    • Their octuplets (by stage name):
      • Dazzle
      • Animal
      • The Baron
    • Sanjay, Apu's brother
    • Pahusacheta, Sanjay's daughter

  • The Wiggum family
    • Clancy, the incompetent police chief
    • Sarah, Clancy's wife and Ralph's Mom
    • Ralph, the mentally challenged son


  • Springfield Elementary School
    • Seymour Skinner, principal, who lives with his mother Agnes.
    • Superintendent Chalmers
      • Leopold, his assistant
    • Teachers
      • Miss Elizabeth Hoover, second-grade teacher
      • Edna Krabappel, teacher.
      • Dewey Largo[?], music teacher
      • Mr. Glascock[?], teacher, now retired from the stress of children making fun of his name
      • Mrs. Cummerdale[?], gym teacher
      • Mr. Bergstrom, substituted for Miss Hoover, (voiced by Dustin Hoffman)
    • Otto Mann, bus driver
    • Groundskeeper Willy
    • Lunchlady Doris/Nurse Doris
    • Students
      • Jimbo Jones
      • Kearney
        • Kearney's son
      • Dolph
      • Nelson Muntz, school bully known for his scornful laugh
      • Martin Prince an overachieving nerd
      • Sherry and Terry purple-haired twins whose dad has a high-up position at the power plant.
      • Üter, German exchange student
      • Wendell, a nervous student who vomits frequently
      • Louis[?]
      • Nerd based on Saturday Night Live's Pat
      • Oliver[?], a nerd encountered briefly when Bart was brought to their secret hideout
      • Ralph Wiggum Lisa's below-average classmate
      • Allison Taylor, Lisa's fellow-overachieving classmate
        • Allison's Dad

  • Moe's Tavern
    • Moe Syzlak, owner and proprieter
    • Barney Gumble, boozehound
      • Barney's mother
    • Hugh Jass
    • Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
    • Aerosmith, briefly the house band
    • Waitress Moe hired during the "Flaming Moe's" period
    • Woman Moe dated briefly

Local television and movie personalities

  • Krusty the Klown, real name Herschel Krustovsky, entertainer
    • Rabbi Hyman Krustovsky, Jewish Rabbi and Krusty's formerly estranged father
    • Sophie, Krusty's daughter (voiced by Drew Barrymore)
    • Lois Pennycandy, his assistant
    • Mr. Peepers, his monkey
  • Sideshow Bob, Robert Underdunk Terwilliger, the attempted-homicidal former sidekick of Krusty
  • Sideshow Mel, Bob's humble but eloquent replacement
  • Kent Brockman, local anchorman for KBBL-TV (Channel 6)
  • Arnie Pie[?], Channel 6 traffic reporter
  • Bill and Marty[?], local radio personalities on KBBL-FM
  • Troy McClure, a washed-up movie star
  • Rainer Wolfcastle aka McBain, a famous Hollywood action hero
    • Rainer Wolfcastle's daughter
    • Rainer Wolfcastle's wife (?), Maria
  • Bumblebee Man, a Mexican TV show host (Channel Ocho) always dressed in a bumblebee suit
  • Roger Meyers, Jr.[?], chairman of "Itchy and Scratchy International" who briefly hired Grampa Simpson as a writer
  • Chester J. Lampwick, creator of cartoon violence


Other recurring characters

Other one-time characters

Characters who are fictional even within the context of The Simpsons

Characters that have died during the course of the series

  • Maude Flanders
  • Bleeding Gums Murphy
  • Dr. Marvin Monroe
  • Frank Grimes Sr.
  • Snowball I
  • Hans Moleman (faces some sort of new death every week.)

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