Played by: Jim Parrack
Occupation: Road Crew Worker
Who is Hoyt Fortenberry?
Good-hearted and kind, Hoyt Fortenberry is Jason Stackhouse’s best friend and co-worker on the road crew. He’s the only person whose thoughts are always good-natured, as Sookie (Anna Pacquin) learned by listening in. A virgin at 28, Hoyt is also bashful and awkward around women. When he finds love with Bill Compton’s vampire ward Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll), Hoyt finally starts to blossom into manhood.
Unfortunately, Hoyt’s domineering mama, Maxine, disapproves of the relationship and goes to great lengths to cause trouble for the couple. She kept Hoyt close to her for years by lying about his father’s death in order to claim his life insurance. Hoyt believed his father was murdered during a burglary, when in fact his father committed suicide.
Jessica helped Hoyt find the courage to stand up to his mother, but his heart was broken when the young redhead broke up with him in order to enjoy a more promiscuous vampire life, including sleeping with Jason.
Angry and depressed, Hoyt visited Fangtasia in hopes of getting drained, but an enraged Jessica stopped new vampire Tara from feeding on him. Hoyt then joined a group of vigilantes terrorizing the town, and they kidnapped Jessica with the intention of having Hoyt kill her for his initiation. He had a change of heart and freed her at the last minute, which almost resulted in his death at the hands of leader Bud Dearborne.
Hurt forever by his one and only love and his best friend, Hoyt asked Jessica to glamour him so he could forget about her and leave Bon Temps for Alaska.
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- Wetpaint Entertainment Staff, Amie Simon