Played by: Joe Manganiello
Occupation: Construction Contractor
Who is Alcide Herveaux?
Alcide Herveaux is a werewolf who agreed to repay a family debt owed to Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard), helped Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Pacquin) search for Bill Compton. The pair discovered that Russell Edgington kidnapped Bill, and was giving the local werewolf pack vampire blood in...
Played by: Chris Bauer
Occupation: Renard Parish Sheriff
Who is Andy Bellefleur?
Bumbling police detective Andy Bellefleur is a recovering alcoholic and “V” addict who was assigned to investigate a series of murders in Bon Temps. Andy believed that Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) was the prime suspect, but Rene Lenier was eventually exposed as the killer.
Played by: Carrie Preston
Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte's
Who is Arlene Fowler Bellefleur?
Arlene Fowler Bellefleur is the mother of three children, and has been married five times. She is a waitress at Merlotte’s as well as a friend of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Pacquin), who frequently and graciously takes on Arlene’s shifts when she leaves early to be with her kids.
Played by: Stephen Moyer
Occupation: The Vampire King of Louisiana/Possessed by the spirit of Lillith
Who is Bill Compton?
The human Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) was born in 1835. A farmer with three children, Bill was a first lieutenant for the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His life changed dramatically upon his return from the war when he was transformed into...
Played by: Alexander Skarsgard
Occupation: Sheriff of Area 5, Owner of Fangtasia
Who is Eric Northman?
As a human, Eric Northman was a Swedish Viking Warrior and is well over 1,000 years old, making him one of the strongest vampires in Louisiana. He is also the Sheriff of vampire District Area 5 and runs the Shreveport vampire bar Fangtasia with his friend and progeny Pamela...
Played by: Ryan Kwanten
Occupation: Bon Temps Police Deputy
Who is Jason Stackhouse?
A former High School football star and the handsome older brother of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) is the ladies man of Bon Temps. Orphaned at an early age, Jason and Sookie were raised by their grandmother, Adele, who was later murdered.
Adele Stackhouse was just...
Played by: Deborah Ann Woll
Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte's
Who is Jessica Hamby?
Sired by Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) as part of Bill’s punishment for murdering another vampire, Jessica Hamby is a young vampire who must constantly deal with self control due to her petulant nature and emotional teenage outbursts.
Played by: Nelsan Ellis
Occupation: Cook at Merlotte’s/V pusher/Speaker to the Dead
Who is Lafayette Reynolds?
Lafayette is the flamboyant gay cousin of Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) and works as a cook at Merlotte’s. Lafayette also occasionally finds time to dabble in construction work, web porn, and illegal sales of V.
He was kidnapped by Eric Northman (...
Played by: Kristin Bauer
Occupation: Co-owner of Fangtasia
Who is Pamela Swynford De Beaufort?
Queen of snarky one-liners, Fangtasia co-owner Pamela Swynford de Beaufort has no love for humans. She especially doesn’t understand why her maker Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgard) is obsessed with “gash in a sundress” Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Pacquin), and...
Played by: Sam Trammell
Occupation: Owner of Merlotte’s Bar and Grill
Who is Sam Merlotte?
Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) was adopted as a child by parents who abandoned him after discovering his knack for taking on animal forms. Once a troubled youth, shapeshifter Sam is now a respected member of Bon Temps and the owner of Merlotte’s Bar, a cornerstone of the...
Played by: Anna Paquin
Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte's Bar and Grill
Species: Half Fairy/half Human telepath
Who is Sookie Stackhouse?
Sookie Stackhouse’s talent for reading minds first manifested itself when she was a young child. Confused by this talent, Sookie’s parents initially thought this was some sort of mental illness, until her father asked her to “listen” in on...
Played by: Rutina Wesley
Occupation: Fangtasia Bartender
Who is Tara Thornton?
You can always count on Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley) to say exactly what’s on her mind. Tara has been Sookie Stackhouse’s best friend since childhood. The daughter of an alcoholic mother, Tara spent much of her time growing up with Sookie (Anna Pacquin) and her grandmother...
Played by: Todd Lowe
Occupation: Cook at Merlotte's
Who is Terry Bellefleur?
Terry (Todd Lowe) is Sherrif Andy Bellefleur’s (Chris Bauer) cousin. He’s an Iraq war veteran who suffers from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), and previously spent time in a VA hospital. He currently works as a cook at Merlotte’s, where he met his wife, Arlene Fowler Bellefleur (...