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The ''dramatis personae'' for Creator/SethMacFarlane's second animated {{sitcom}}, ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', featuring some background information on the characters and tropes they provide examples of. More to come.
* [[Characters/AmericanDadSmithFamily Smith Family]][[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Stan Smith, Francine Smith, Hayley Smith, Steve Smith, Roger Smith, Klaus Heissler, Jeff Fischer.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadCIA CIA]][[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Avery Bullock, Reginald Koala, Dick Reynolds, Jackson, Duper, John Sanders.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadPearlBaileyHighSchoolAndOtherTeens Pearl Bailey High School and Other Teens]][[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Principal Brian Lewis, Snot Lonstein, Barry Robinson, Toshi Yoshida, Debbie Hyman, Lindsay Coolidge, Akiko Yoshida.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadSmithExtendedFamily Smith Extended Family]][[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Jack Smith, Betty Smith, Rusty, Māma Ling, Bàba Ling, Gwen Ling, Nicholas Dawson, Cassandra Dawson, Stevearino.[[/labelnote]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadNeighbors Neighbors]][[labelnote:Click to Expand]]Greg Corbin, Terry Bates, Linda Memari, Hiko Yoshida, Buckle, Shari Rothberg, Father Donovan.[[/labelnote]]


[[folder:Roger’s Personas]]
!! Dr Jordan Edelstein
A Jewish College Professor and Head of Political Science Department at Harvard. This is later established to be false; he is Head of Economics.
* BiTheWay: Once spent an experimental weekend with Creator/AllenGinsberg.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* HappyMarriageCharade

!! Rashid
A crude but sexy Persian wingman.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* DomesticAbuser
%%* {{Jerkass}}
%%* ManipulativeBastard

!! Horse Renoir
A tough BountyHunter born on the bayou.
%%* BountyHunter
%%* DarkAndTroubledPast
%%* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Obviously modeled after [[DogTheBountyHunter Duane "Dog" Chapman]].
* SonOfAWhore: The "backwoods son of [[ExaggeratedTrope a whore and a prostitute]]".
%%* ThirdPersonPerson

!! Sidney Huffman
A nebbishy NiceGuy that became 'alive' on his own.
%%* BecomingTheMask
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's a NiceGuy through and through, but when Roger, not knowing of the SplitPersonality, ruins his life and destroys everything he cares about, and vows to continue doing so, Sidney hires an assassin to kill him.
%%* ButtMonkey
%%* ExtremeDoormat
%%* NiceGuy
%%* ThePollyanna
* SplitPersonality: Initially just another of Roger's personas, he became this as a coping mechanism for Roger to deal with the shock of [[LackOfEmpathy actually feeling empathy for a girl who lost her job because of him]].

!! Roy Rogers [=McFreely=]
The powerful and corrupt Chairman of the Homeowners Association.
%%* CorruptHick
%%* CorruptPolitician
%%* TyrantTakesTheHelm

!! Dr Rafael Penguin
Originally a prison psychologist and later the family psychologist.
%%* FourEyesZeroSoul
%%* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate

!! Jeannie Gold
An efficient and mysterious wedding planner with links to organised crime.
* AntiHero: Or AntiVillain. Her actions all stem from wanting to pull off the perfect wedding so in a way she's simply giving her clients exactly what they want regardless of her questionable ethics in pulling it off.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's a highly competent wedding planner whose only shortcomings are from her clients wasting their budget.
* CareerVersusMan: She's chosen career.
* CrazyPrepared: Her purse comes equipped with a crossbow and fake hymens.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Scoffs at the idea of getting a boyfriend because she's "too set in her ways" at this point in her life.
%%* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
%%* MamaBear
%%* ManipulativeBitch
* MoralityPet: Her sons.
* TakeOurWordForIt: The "sexy barnyard stuff" she has on her website which she explicitly tells Stan that he could not be too cautious in scrubbing his hard drive down if he saw it, clearly stating they'd both go to jail.
* ThrowItIn: In-Universe. When her "breast" (an orange) rolls out of her clothes, she rolls with it, declaring herself a breast cancer survivor.

!! Sweeps [=McCullough=]
A washed-up agent who tries to renew his career.
%%* DrivenToSuicide
%%* FunctionalAddict
%%* HookersAndBlow
%%* JadedWashout
%%* {{Slimeball}}

!! Martin Sugar
The owner of an illegal sweatshop.
%%* AffablyEvil
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* TheCharmer
%%* KarmaHoudini
%%* ManipulativeBastard

!! Jenny Fromdabloc
A teenage girl and brief girlfriend of Snot.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* MeaningfulName
%%* SexEqualsDeath
%%* SmittenTeenageGirl

!! Sgt Pepper
A hard-as-nails soldier responsible for cleaning out portajohns.
%%* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* {{Expy}}: of Jeremy Renner's character, Lt James, in Film/TheHurtLocker.
%%* InkSuitActor
%%* ShellShockedVeteran

!! Roland Chang
An Asian young man who is very positive.
* AsianAirhead: Implied.
%%* {{Determinator}}
%%* NiceGuy
%%* {{Keet}}
* OutOfCharacterMoment: When he holds down Nemo, Stan tries stabbing the child, but ends up stabbing Roger, he screams at him, calling him an idiot, before realizing that's not who Roland is.
%%* ThirdPersonPerson

!! Spartacus Vanderhill
A rich snob at the Havercamp Country Club.
%%* EvilOldFolks
%%* {{Golddigger}}
* ILoveTheDead: He admitted to having sex with his wife after he pulled the plug as he was mocking his elderly stepdaughter.
%%* {{Jerkass}}
* MayDecemberRomance: His stepdaughter now requires a walker to get around if that's any indication of his wife's age.
%%* [[RichBitch Rich Bastard]]
%%* SmugSnake

!! Ricky Spanish
A psychotic criminal hated by everyone in town.
* AxCrazy: To the point that even ''Roger'' seems scared of him.
%%* BeardOfEvil
%%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder
%%* DepravedBisexual
%%* ForTheEvulz
* {{Jerkass}}: ''The king.'' Think Roger is bad? Just go see the things he has done.
%%* ManipulativeBastard
%%* SmugSnake
%%* TheSociopath

!! Pete Pendelman
An executive for a concrete company.
%%* NiceGuy
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: He's a stark contrast to Roger's other personas: a lonely widower, a recovering alcoholic, and a diabetic. The only remotely Roger-ish thing he does is pretend to be a superhero.

!!Tom Yabo
A Yoga instructor and Stan's new stepfather.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
%%* HeroicSacrifice
%%* NiceGuy
%%* PromotionToParent

!!Max Jets
-> Elderly and wealthy prisoner who enjoys showering the family in cash.
%%* CoolOldGuy: Implied.
%%* UnclePennybags

!!Skyler Montessori and Madeline Carpal-Tunnel
Sisters who run a day care center and a girls' finishing school respectively.
* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: Skyler makes a career out of watching other peoples' children even though she has to leave her own kids with her "bitch mother."
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Inverted with Madeline, who espouses "A literate girl is a lonely girl."

!!Ruby Zeldastein
An elderly medium who frequently deals with copyright infringement lawsuits and disperses advice on sex. Is called in to handle the personification of Francine's repressed sexual needs when it manifests as a bloodthirsty ghost.
%%* CoolOldLady
%%* DirtyOldWoman
%%* TheEmpath
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Is rather squicked at the idea that Steve might have been offering to please Francine's needs in place of Stan (he wasn't).
%%* MiniatureSeniorCitizens
* NeverMessWithGranny: When it looks like they're about to die because Stan has yet to fully pleasure Francine, Ruby (or more likely Roger breaking out of character) forces a bottle of Mexican tar Viagra suppositories down Stan's throat and orders him to get back in bed.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: She's a blatant parody of Zelda Rubinstein and her role in the ''{{Poltergeist}}'' franchise.

[[folder: Other Characters]]

A [[spoiler: not really]] Sex Offender who moves onto Spooner Street for an episode
* ExactWords: Promises to make Steve and his friends into men. [[spoiler:By which she mean that by the end of their time with her they will be excellent handymen.]]
* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: Pretends to be a sex offender to trick Steve and his friends into working for her for free, so she could flip the house she bought for a huge profit. And it's implied that she's done this, successfully, multiple times!]]
* MsFanservice: Intentionally invokes this.
* MrsRobinson: [[spoiler: Pretends to be one]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: She isn't actually a sex offender, she just pretends to be one to trick horny teenage boys into working for her for free. She's actually a House Flipper.]]
* TricksterMentor: [[spoiler: Styles herself as one, claiming that because of her, the boys learned all about construction and home renovation.]]
* VanityLicensePlate: One that says [[spoiler:"lil teez."]]
* WalkingSpoiler: So much of her character hinges around TheReveal.

!! Ron[=/=]Daniel Turlington
->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ForestWhitaker
An enigmatic detective character who’s often slow to react.
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
--> '''Turlington:''' Enjoying your coffee, Smith?
--> '''Stan:''' I'm not drinking coffee.
--> '''Turlington:''' I'm just testing. See, if you were a liar, you might say you were enjoying your coffee. Maybe even take a drink from an imaginary cup.
--> '''Stan:''' ... Who are you, and why do you freak me out?
%%* InkSuitActor
%%* InspectorJavert
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Heinrich Brown from "Rubberneckers".

!!Sergei Kruglov
Stan's communist neighbor.
* ArchNemesis: To Stan.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: When Sergei moves in, he at first seems to have accepted the boys of capitalism. But those were all bullshit stories to gain Stan's trust and convert Steve to communism.

!!Stelio Kontos
A Greek bully who made Stan's life miserable.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Despite Stan being a trained CIA agent, Stelio is shown to be physically stronger than him.
* BarbaricBully: Takes it to extreme measures. He mops the floor with Stan.
* BullyBrutality: He does such things to Stan as repeatedly slamming his head into a metal rocking horse at the park.
* TheBully: He was Stan's in High School. And in a later episode, Steve's.
* KarmaHoudini: Never got his comeuppance for bullying Stan. He recently added Steve to his list in an off-screen moment.
** To be fair, he ended up working at Klinko's, whereas Stan works for the CIA, which is probably meant to evoke ServiceSectorStereotypes.
* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: He's still someone Stan fears even into adulthood.
* ThemeMusicPowerUp: ''[[CrowningMusicOfAwesome Stelio... Stelio KON-TOS!]]'' ''[[EarWorm Stelio... Stelio KON-TOS!]]''
* TheVoiceless: In all of his appearances, not once does he ever speak at all.