Character sheet for ''Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy'' and ''Film/Anchorman2TheLegendContinues''.

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[[folder:Ron Burgundy]]

!!Ron Burgundy
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->'''Played By:''' Creator/WillFerrell

Ronald Joseph Aaron "Ron" Burgundy, a five-time (local) Emmy Award-winning journalist, he is the main anchorman for the KVWN Channel 4 News Team from 1964 to 1977. Always confident and well-dressed, he is ignorant, egotistical, misogynistic, and narcissistic, stating that he believes "diversity" to be some type of "old, old wooden ship used in the Civil War era."

* TheAlcoholic
--> '''Ron Burgundy''': I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...
* {{Angrish}}: Devolves into this in moments of extreme rage and/or grief.
* BeardOfSorrow: Grows one after getting fired and [[spoiler:Baxter is punted]].
* BigNo: After the bad man [[spoiler:punted Baxter.]]
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He's a good anchorman, and that's just about it.
* CainAndAbel: With Wes Mantooth, as revealed in a deleted scene from the original film that discloses they are half-brothers.
* CharacterDevelopment: Becomes less of a jerk in the sequel.
* CloudCuckooLander: Although not to the extent of Brick.
* {{Flanderization}}: Even more of a LargeHam and ManChild than usual in the sequel.
* GeniusDitz
* ItsAllAboutMe: "I'm kind of a big deal".
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: At the end of both movies.
* JerkassHasAPoint: Self-absorbed as Ron usually is, in the sequel when [[spoiler:he finds out Veronica has been erasing messages from his doctor about treating his blindness, he does have a point when he brings up that being able to see again doesn't mean he wouldn't still love his family.]]
* KentBrockmanNews
* LadyKillerInLove: With Veronica.
* LargeHam: Even more so in the sequel.
* TheLeader
* ManChild: Taken UpToEleven in the sequel.
* {{Narcissist}}: Right from the opening scene.
-->'''Ron Burgundy''': Hmmm, I look good. Like, real good. Hey everyone! Come and see how good I look!
* NotHelpingYourCase: Lampshaded in the unrated version of the first film. When he denies to Veronica that [[spoiler:the F word was in his dictionary]], he says "fuck" four times almost in quick succession, then yells a fifth "fuck" when he apparently realizes how many times he had just said "fuck" in the space of less than a minute.
-->'''Ron Burgundy''': Don't you know I would never say the word "fuck"? I would fucking never fucking ever say that! Don't you know I would never say "fuck"? ''...FUCK!''
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: He is sexist and somewhat racist, especially when a woman or minority becomes an anchor.
* {{Pornstache}}
* PrecisionFStrike: A plot-relevant one in the first film.
-->'''Ron Burgundy''': And I'm Ron Burgundy. Go fuck yourself, San Diego.
* RagingStiffie
* SharpDressedMan: He wears ''"suits so fine they made [[FrankSinatra Sinatra]] look like a hobo."''
* ShirtlessScene: When showing off his Guns to Veronica.
* SigningOffCatchPhrase: ''"You stay classy, San Diego."''
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: But not Spanish.
* TookALevelInKindness: Becomes much kinder after the events of the first film, although he does briefly become a jerk as a side effect of going "ratings crazy."
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist
* UnusualEuphemism: He's goin' to Pleasure Town.

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[[folder:Brick Tamland]]

!!Brick Tamland
->'''Played By:''' Creator/SteveCarell

The weatherman for the KVWN news team, he has a habit of providing unrequested or irrelevant information. Tamland is good hearted and loyal but not very bright, having an I.Q. of 48, making him "mentally retarded". Brick is an innocent led astray by the rest of the group.

* {{Badass}}: To elaborate, he rode a bear and was the only one to get any [[spoiler:kills during the battle between all the news shows.]]
** And speaking of the news battle, managing to get your hands on a grenade and (in the second movie) a ray gun from the future definitely qualifies.
** If ''Wake Up, Ron Burgundy'' means anything canon-wise, and all of the Channel 4 News Team indeed were together in Vietnam, Brick was their leader, taking charge and giving out precise military tactics.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a good weatherman, but that's about it.
** In one of the alternate "where are they now?" endings, it's revealed that he becomes an amazing member of the police bomb squad, famous for his nerves of steel... because he doesn't realize he's working with explosives.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}
* TheDitz
* EmbarassingMiddleName: Courtney, but considering that most things Brick says don't even make sense...
* {{Flanderization}}: In the first film, he was simply silly and under-intelligence compared to his friends, but in the second film, he borders on barely being able to function in society.
* TheFool: As mentioned above, Brick is simply too stupid to realize that many of the things he does, such as riding a bear, are potentially dangerous.
* TheHeart: The nicest member of the Channel Four News Team and, in a way, the one that holds them all together. He is also a peace-keeping member of the group.
* HiddenDepths
* LameComeback: To Wes Mantooth insulting the suits the team are wearing.
-->''"Hey. Where did you get those clothes? The toilet store?"''
* LargeHam: Mostly in the second film.
* LethallyStupid: Intentional or not, he actually kills somebody in the newscaster skirmish.
* OfficialCouple: With [[DistaffCounterpart Chani]] at the end of the second film.
* TooDumbToLive
** TookALevelInDumbass: Somehow he comes off even dumber in Anchorman 2.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Brick notes in one point in Anchorman 2 that he's 19, which would have made him a ''teenager'' during the events of the first film. Considering this is Brick, though, this should be taken with a grain of salt. [[note]]For example, he can't be 19 and also have commanded the others in Vietnam.[[/note]]

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[[folder:Brian Fantana]]

!!Brian Fantana
->'''Played By:''' Creator/PaulRudd

The stylish and over-sexed field reporter for KVWN news. He is arrogant, narcissistic, and overestimates his personal qualities.

* BottledCool: Sex Panther, by Odeon. It has pieces of real panther in it... so you ''know'' it's good.
** Not to mention that he uses it lethally in the second film during the real newscaster battle, leading to the deaths of the Canadian News Team and several others.
* TheCasanova
* GeniusDitz: Much like Ron himself he's a complete idiot in the common sense ("I'm not a wine guy but I know you're supposed to keep it warm") but is actually very good at his job. In the second film, he made a fortune as the world's best cat photographer and later did an investigative journalism expose on Koala Airlines that everyone agreed was of great quality.
* HandsomeLech: Hits on every attractive woman around and has seven illegitimate children.
* TheLancer: To Ron.
* LovableSexManiac: His defining characteristic.
* {{Narcissist}}
* OnlySaneMan: His fondness for odd colognes aside, Brian is clearly the sanest of the Channel Four News Team.
* {{Pornstache}}: To go along with his personality.

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[[folder:Champ Kind]]

!!Champion 'Champ' Kind
->'''Played By:''' David Koecher

The KVWN sportscaster, he seems to have hidden feelings for Ron Burgundy (which implies that Champ may be a closeted homosexual). He is the most chauvinistic member of the news team.

* AllLoveIsUnrequited:
** For Ron. He's heavily implied (short of outright saying) that he's in love with Ron.
** "Wake up Ron Burgundy" makes this explicit, with an OverlyLongGag of him proclaiming his love for Ron, but the canonicity of said movie is questionable.
* ArmouredClosetGay: Not only is it implied he has an unrequited thing for Ron, but in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, [[spoiler:he is said to have been accused of sexual harassment by Terry Bradshaw.]]
* BaldOfAwesome
* TheBigGuy
* HiddenDepths
* {{Jerkass}}: He's a racist, a chauvinist, and a loudmouth...
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: But genuinely does care for Ron and the rest of the news team.
* ModernMajorGeneral: The second movie and Ron Burgundy's autobiography make it clear that he doesn't actually know anything about sports.
* NiceHat

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[[folder:Veronica Corningstone]]

!!Veronica Corningstone
->'''Played By:''' Christina Applegate

From Asheville, North Carolina, she is ambitious to become a network anchor and wants to be taken seriously in the male-dominated newsroom.

* {{Badass}}
* BigNo: After [[spoiler:Ron is fired, she shoots off a few of these.]]
* DefrostingIceQueen
* HotScoop
* MsFanservice
* NotSoAboveItAll
* PrecisionFStrike: In the R-rated version of the second film, it's her turn to swear live on television when Ron tries to kiss her during a WBC broadcast early on.
-->'''Veronica Corningstone''': ''[offended]'' Fuck's sake!
* WomenAreWiser
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[[folder:KVWN Staff]]
!!Edward 'Ed' Harken
->'''Played By:''' Fred Willard

The news director of KVWN.

* DaChief: Of KVWN.
* DemotedToExtra: In the sequel, he has little screen time, with brief appearances during Brick's "funeral" scene, and watching the former Channel Four News Team on air.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Garth in the sequel.
* WellDoneSonGuy: His relationship with his son seems to be... complex.

!!Garth Holliday
->'''Played By:''' Chris Parnell
Ed's assistant at KVWN. Ron Burgundy is his hero. The news team frequently ignore him, even though his main job at the station appears to be keeping them out of trouble.

* DemotedToExtra: Just like Harken in the sequel.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Harken in the sequel.

!!Helen
->'''Played By:''' Kathryn Hahn
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!!Baxter
->'''Played By:''' Peanut

Ron's beloved dog. Burgundy's relationship with Baxter is almost one of equality. Burgundy and Baxter are able to hold conversations, with Baxter apparently being able to speak Spanish as well as English.

* {{Badass}}: Survives being [[spoiler:thrown off a bridge, travels across America with a bear companion to jump into a bear pit and talk down the [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy mother bear]].]]
** BadassAdorable
* BigDamnHeroes: To Ron in the second movie when [[spoiler: Doby tries to kill him]].
* HeroicDog
* MadeOfIron
* OlderThanTheyLook: According to deleted scenes, he's older than ''26''. And ''not'' in dog years either.
* TeamPet
* UndyingLoyalty

!!Wes Mantooth
->'''Played By:''' Creator/VinceVaughn

The lead anchor of the competing KQHS Channel 9 Evening News Team and Burgundy's main rival.

* AnnoyingLaugh: A girly giggle.
* BadassBoast: Makes one when [[spoiler:he goes to save Ron in the sequel, after him and his news team pour gasoline under Jack Lime's feet.]]
--> '''Ron:''' That's the most badass thing I've ever heard!
* BerserkButton: NEVER bring his mother into an argument, because he will always espouse that Dorothy Mantooth is a saint.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[DeusExMachina Arrives just in time]] to save [[spoiler: Ron's life during the showdown in the second movie.]]
* TheCameo / DemotedToExtra: In the second film.
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Jerkass}}: Taunts Ron and the News Team, especially after Veronica comes in.
* MommasBoy: As mentioned in BerserkButton, Wes loves his mom very much and never takes kindly to anyone badmouthing her.
* TheRival: To Ron.
* SharpDressedMan: Like the other anchors, he's well-dressed...for his time.
* WorthyOpponent: He utterly hates Ron, but deeply respects him as a colleague.

!!Jack Lime
->'''Played By:''' Creator/JamesMarsden

The biggest name (and paid) reporter at GNN, and the anchorman in the prime time slot.

* [[spoiler:EmbarrassingLastName: after he's forced to change it to Jack Lame. It gets worse later on with Dick Phuck.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Almost notable immediately after his introduction is that he's a smug ass full of himself. [[spoiler: He also causes Ron's blindness near the end of the film so he can usurp his position at GNN.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: it's hard to talk about him much without spoiling a good chunk of the film.
* TheBet: makes a bet with Ron early in the film that he can get better ratings than him. [[spoiler: He loses, and is forced to legally change his name to Jack Lame for the remainder of the film.]]
* TheRival: To Ron in the sequel, similar to Wes in the first movie.
* SmugSnake
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Wes Mantooth.

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