Played by: Rob Kazinsky
Occupation: Magical Faerie Stuff
Who is Ben Flynn?
We have little information on faerie Ben Flynn, but we do know that he arrives in Bon Temps to help Sookie and Jason Stackhouse unravel the mystery of their parent’s death and figure out who Warlow is — and that Sookie will likely find him irresistible, since he’s so cute.
Played by: William Sanderson
Occupation: Former sheriff of Renard Parish
Who is Bud Dearborne?
Bud Dearborne was the sheriff of Renard Parish and an old friend of Sookie and Jason Stackhouse’s deceased parents. While he was well-respected in the town of Bon Temps, he went out of his way to show his distaste for vampires and vocally objected to Sookie's relationship with Bill.
Played by: Lindsay Pulsipher
Who is Crystal Norris?
Crystal Norris is a Werepanther that captured Jason Stackhouse’s attention as soon as he saw her. Crystal’s family supported themselves by selling drugs, forcing her to become engaged to abusive boyfriend Felton in order to preserve their shifter lineage.
After Felton gave her a black eye, Crystal...
Played by: Brittany Morgan
Occupation: Professional Troublemaker/Drama Queen
Who is Debbie Pelt?
Debbie Pelt was Alcide Herveaux's on-again, off-again werewolf girlfriend. She reportedly dumped Alcide for bad boy Coot, who shared her obsession with V, and became a member of Coot's pack in a bizarre initiation ceremony where they both fed off Bill Compton's blood.
Sookie, Tara, and...
Played by: Lauren Bowles
Occupation: Waitress at Merlotte’s
Who is Holly Cleary?
Holly is a divorced and a single mother of two who was raped years ago and now works as a waitress at Merlotte’s. She lives a holistic Wiccan lifestyle, and although Holly doesn't believe in using magic to do harm, she did offer to help Arlene Fowler Bellefleur terminate her pregnancy...
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...
Played by: Kevin Alejandro
Occupation: Nursing Home Orderly
Who is Jesus Velasquez?
Jesus Velasquez was an orderly at a nursing home where he took care of Lafayette Reynold’s mother, Ruby Jean. He began a romantic relationship with Lafayette, but ended it when he found out that Lafayette was dealing V. However, the two of them were reunited when Ruby Jean left the home...
Played by: Janina Gavankar
Who is Luna Garza?
Luna Garza is a public school teacher and shapeshifter who had a child with her hot-headed werewolf ex, Marcus Bozeman. Determined to keep her daughter Emma away from the violence of the pack, Luna hoped her little girl would exhibit shifter abilities instead of taking after her father’s side of...
Played by: Rutger Hauer
Occupation: Bloodthirsty Murderer
Species: Sinister Vampire
Who is Macklyn Warlow?
Macklyn Warlow is the evil vampire who murdered Sookie and Jason Stackhouse’s parents once he got a whiff of Sookie’s irresistible half-faerie blood.
But it appears that Warlow might have a dual identity. True Blood fans paying attention to Season 6 spoilers will note that...
Played by: Fiona Shaw
Occupation: Owner of The Moon Goddess Emporium
Who is Marnie Stonebrook?
Marnie Stonebrook was a Wiccan who ran The Moon Goddess Emporium, where she met with her coven and practiced magic. Scatter-brained and socially awkward, Marnie was possessed by Antonia, the spirit of a powerful 16th century witch intent on destroying all vampires.
Played by: Jessica Tuck
Occupation: Former Spokesperson of the American Vampire League
Who is Nan Flanagan?
Nan Flanagan was a spokesperson of the American Vampire League. She appeared on TV frequently and had considerable power within the vampire community and its justice system.
She presented a beautiful, non-threatening view of vampires to the human community at large, and...
Played by: Vedette Lim
Occupation: Cage Fighter
Who is Naomi?
Naomi is Tara’s girlfriend from New Orleans. They started a relationship when Tara moved away from Bon Temps, and assumed an identity as “Toni.” We know little about Naomi, though it’s clear that she has strong feelings for Tara/Toni.
Played by: Rutger Hauer
Occupation: Magical Faerie Stuff
Species: Ancient Faerie
Who is Niall Brigant?
All we’ve been able to suss out about Niall Brigant is that he’s a very old faerie with enhanced fae powers including mind-reading and light-blasting, and he is also the great-grandfather of Sookie and Jason Stackhouse! The rest is a mystery.
And the mystery goes even deeper than...
Played by: Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Who is Nicole Wright?
Not much is known about the newly-arrived Nicole Wright, except that she’s a wide-eyed do-gooder concerned with what’s best for the common good. Hmm. Does that mean she’s with the vampires? Or against them? We can’t wait to find out!
What’s in store for Nicole Wright in True Blood...
Played by: Lucy Griffiths
Occupation: Former Authority Chancellor/Sanguinista Believer
Who is Nora Gainsborough?
Nora is a centuries-old vampire who was also sired by Eric Northman’s maker, Godric. She has a very close relationship with blonde Viking, referring to herself as his “sister” -- although based on the amount of sex they engaged in when Nora rescued Eric...
Played by: Scott Foley
Occupation: Former Commanding Marine Officer
Who is Patrick Devins?
Patrick Devins was Terry Bellefleur's commanding officer in Iraq. He came to visit Terry to ask if he knew where their former platoon member, Brian Eller, was, because he believed Brian had set fire to his own house and two other squad members’ residences.
A curious Arlene Fowler...
Played by: Courtney Ford
Who is Portia Bellefleur?
Portia Bellefleur is the sister of Andy Bellefleur, cousin of Terry Bellefleur and granddaughter of Caroline Bellefleur. She is introduced in Season 4 as a potential new love interest for Bill, but when he finds out that they are distantly related, he ends their relationship. Portia is portrayed as a very...
Played by: Kelly Overton
Occupation: Second in Command, Shreveport Pack
Who is Rikki Naylor?
Rikki is a tough werewolf responsible for bringing Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) to the Shreveport pack for questioning in the whereabouts of their pack leader, Marcus Bozeman. Rikki was about to kill Sam, but while she was forcing him to dig his own grave, Alcide Herveaux (Joe Manganiello)...
Played by: Christopher Meloni
Occupation: The (Former) Guardian of the Authority
Who is Roman Zimojic?
Roman Zimojic was an ancient vampire who, as the head of the Authority, was the supreme leader of all vampires on earth. Roman believed in mainstreaming, and was one of the driving forces of bringing vamps “out of the coffin” and creating the AVL (American...
Played by: Denis O'Hare
Occupation: Former Vampire king of Mississippi/Chancellor of the Authority
Who is Russell Edgington?
Russell Edgington was the vampire king of Mississippi, and lived in a mansion with his progeny/lover Talbot, which was guarded by a pack of gnarly werewolves. Russell was over 3,000 years old, making him one of the oldest vampires in the region.
Played by: Michael McMillian
Occupation: Former Evangelist, Current Spokesperson for the American Vampire League
Who is Steve Newlin?
Steve Newlin is the former Reverend of The Fellowship of the Sun church, which Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) joined in an effort to find out his life’s calling. Steve’s cheerful, “aw shucks” demeanor was eventually...
Played by: Marshall Allman
Occupation: Former Waiter at Merlotte's
Who is Tommy Mickens?
Tommy was Sam Merlotte's brother and also had the ability to shapeshift. He showed up in Bon Temps with his parents, Joe Lee and Melinda, who approached Sam for help with money. When Sam found out that Tommy’s father used him in dog fights in order to make money, he persuaded Tommy...
Played by: Arliss Howard
Occupation: Governor of Louisiana
Who is Truman Burrell?
Truman Burrell is the current Governor of Louisiana, and is determined to lead the humans in an all-out war against the vampires to “take the streets back.” He has a personal stake in the matter, too, as his wife ran off with a vampire years ago, leaving him to raise his daughter, Willa...
Played by: Amelia Rose Blaire
Occupation: The Governor of Louisiana’s daughter
Who is Willa Burrell?
Willa Burrell is the daughter of the Governor of Louisiana, Truman Burrell. Her mother ran off with a vampire when Willa was young, which soured her father’s opinion against those with fangs.
Despite dad’s opinions, Willa believes in equal rights for vamps and clashes...