[[folder:Main Characters]]
!Frasier Crane
-->'''Played by:''' Creator/KelseyGrammer

The first leading character of his aptly named show, Fraiser has moved to Seattle (from Boston as he was a character in ''Cheers'') and takes a job as the local radio station KACL, where he gets his own call-in show as a therapist. Tropes from ''Cheers'' still apply to him.
* AmicableExes: With Lilith.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Is regularly complimented on his sexy voice, which just encourages him to dial the charm up further.
* BadLiar
* BerserkButton: Never challenge his intelligence, be it with psychiatry or anything else he considers himself educated in.
-->'''Frasier:''' Chicken! I believe it was Laroshe-foucalt, the great thinker, who said...
-->'''The Chicken:''' Hey, give it a rest, [[EmbarrassingNickname Double Wide]]! I went to grad school too, and P.S.- it's pronounced "Creator/LaRochefoucauld".
* BookDumb: Anybody without an Ivy League education, according to him and Niles.
* BreakTheHaughty: A big part of the humor of the show is seeing if it's Frasier's or Niles's turn to get broken, or if they'll share it, and how it's going to happen. Subverted in that while he does get over much of his stuffiness and haughtiness over the course of the series, the actual "breaking" rarely sticks for long.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: He is a very effective and successful psychiatrist, but more than a handful of times are the instances where he helps people in need by screaming at them and playing on their insecurities or vulnerabilities to make them see his point.
* CampStraight
** MistakenForGay: In "The Doctor is Out!", this trait and a bizarre series of misunderstandings lead him to being supposedly "outed" and even accidentally get picked up by a famous opera director (played by heterosexual gay ally Creator/PatrickStewart), who comes to believes Frasier is his "boyfriend". HilarityEnsues.
** Also happens in the episode "The Matchmaker." When Frasier tries to set up Daphne with the new station manager, the latter mistakes Frasier's intentions.
* TheCasanova: Subverted, though he often has several love interests at once, his attempts to juggle them inevitably end with all of them finding out what he's doing and he's left with no one.
-->"I'm a one woman man. If that."
* CatchPhrase: "Oh dear ''god''!" and "What the ''hell was THAT!?''"
** And of course, his radio greeting and sign off--"Hello , I'm listening" and "This is Doctor Frasier Crane, wishing you good mental health."
** Frasier's Catch Phrase from ''{{Cheers}}'' - "You will ''rue'' the day you did that!" - only appeared once, and was cut off by Niles.
* CharacterFilibuster: He ''loves'' to give speeches, and the rest of the characters know it and complain about it.
** Lampshaded as early as ''the second episode.''
* TheChewToy
* CoolLoser
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker
* DramaQueen: When his ego and/or social position is on the line, he cranks up the ham.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Choleric
* {{GASP}}: Prone to this when enamored of something. Mocked in "Out With Dad" when Martin mentions it as one of the more unrealistic tropes of {{opera}}, and Frasier [[GilliganCut immediately obliges]]. Martin gasps himself when he realizes the old crone of a mother is waving at ''him''.
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* GloryHound: '''Yes'''.
-->'''Niles:''' Oh please, in your [[SchoolPlay sixth grade production]] of ''Oklahoma!'' you took so many curtain calls Mrs. Van Raphorst had to lasso you and pull you from the stage.
-->'''Frasier:''' That woman never understood me or the role of Farmer Number Three!
* GoodParents
* HairTriggerTemper
* HeroicBSOD: Goes through a comical version of this after he temporarily loses his job at KACL.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Niles.
* HollywoodDateless
* HonoraryUncle: To Roz's daughter Alice.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Largely due to judging people based on appearances.
* InsufferableGenius: He is very intelligent, and he'll let you know it if he finds a chance to show it off.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: As egocentric, arrogant and self-serving as he can be, Frasier shows on more than a few occasions that he is a good man at heart and truly cares about the people in his life.
* LamePunReaction: He's fond of the joke "Freudian slip" in reference to a psychiatrist tripping or falling somehow. No one ever laughs when he makes it, not even those who probably understand it.
* LargeHam
* MissingMom
* NotSoAboveItAll: Though it's less common on his own show than on ''Cheers'', Frasier is definitely capable of cutting loose and hanging out with the boys. Zigzagged when it comes to rivalries with those who try to embarass him or show him up -- on occasion he'll sink to their level and get them back at their own game, other times he'll be satisfied with making sure they know he ''can'' get them back but lets them off the hook.
** One notable example is when while alone, he shifts from playing a classic piece to a boisterous rendition of "Great Balls of Fire", then back to classical when Martin and company come in.
** When Woody drops by, Frasier goes into his beer-swilling ''Cheers'' persona. Martin is amazed.
* RousseauWasRight: Frasier thinks so -- he notes in a few episodes centering on exploring the idea that he believes everyone is a good person deep down, and if you just give them a chance and believe in them, they will do the right thing.
** Proved wrong when Bulldog is a complete KarmaHoudini for doing a reprehensible act, even getting rewarded. However, his selfishness is shown up by the end of the episode where he uses his own mother as a human shield.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* TheShrink
* SiblingRivalry: With Niles. The two constantly try to outdo the other when one of them gets some sort of recognition or position the other lacks, or outdoes the other in a competition. {{Reconstructed}} quite well when the two openly discuss their constant need to one-up the other and realize that their mutual fear of being outdone probably helped motivate them to become as successful and intelligent as they are, making their rivalry an ultimately positive influence on their lives.
* SiblingTeam: With Niles, especially common in the earlier seasons.
** Lampshaded by Julia:
--->'''Julia:''' Bye, Frasier. Bye, Emergency Frasier.
* StopHelpingMe: In-universe. He's obviously popular and helpful on the radio, since they keep him on the air and he usually has a good influx of callers. However his attempts to give advice to his friends and family often backfire horribly, and they call him out on it.
-->'''Frasier:''' Well Niles, if you want my advice-
-->'''Niles:''' ''(mildly threatening)'' Ooo, you know, you really need to stop saying that.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* SharpDressedMan
* SophisticatedAsHell
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheTell: When Frasier has knowingly broken his ethical code, he starts having attacks of nausea.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sherry.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Several episodes highlight that [[AmicableExes Frasier and Lilith]] both have shades of this.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist: Not always- he's often quite sympathetic. But this definitely comes into play during some of his more {{Jerkass}} moments, or when he's managing to totally screw up yet another promising relationship.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Niles and Roz.

!Niles Crane
--> '''Played by:''' David Hyde Pierce

Frasier's brother, even more uptight and snooty than he is. Initially married to a ManipulativeBitch named Maris and an extreme doormat, he falls in love with Daphne at first sight. His CharacterDevelopment over the series has him grow a backbone as he tries to escape his increasingly unhealthy marriage and some day confess his feelings to Daphne.

* AbortedDeclarationOfLove: The few times he finally works up the courage to tell Daphne how he feels, something happens that makes it inappropriate or otherwise scares him off.
* {{Adorkable}}: Especially when he's delivered a silly pun and can barely keep from giggling.
* {{Beat}} / DoubleTake: One of Niles' trademarks, usually followed by a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan snark]].
* BerserkButton: Stay away from Daphne when he's around. Hitting on her makes him angry and hurting her feelings just makes it worse. Though Frasier and Martin hold him back and talk him down when he gets tempted to use violence in these situations, he won't hesitate to throw out an articulate TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* BreakoutCharacter
* BreakTheHaughty: As with Frasier, a major theme is that one or both of them get broken over the course of an episode. Niles's breaking however takes place over several seasons as his divorce costs him his home, his lifestyle, and his reputation.
* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CampStraight
* CanNotSpitItOut: It takes him ''seven years'' to confess to Daphne he has a thing for her. And even then [[spoiler:it's only because Frasier has already accidentally spit it out to her.]]
* CatchPhrase: In response to an insulting description of him or something he does--"{{GASP}} ''I''--''am/do''--''not!''"
** In a similar vein: "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis HOW!]] ''[[DramaQueen DARE YOU!!!]]''"
** Also ''Well I hope you're happy!'' and ''the poor thing'' (the latter generally referring to Maris).
* CovertPervert: Checking out Daphne's behind--constantly...
* TheDandy
* DeadpanSnarker
** GentlemanSnarker
* DespairEventHorizon: Comes pretty close to this after [[spoiler: Daphne gets engaged to Donny]].
* DoggedNiceGuy: Towards Daphne.
* DramaQueen: For the same reasons as Frasier.
* DropInCharacter: Usually to return something of Frasier's, to pick him up for something, or just to get away from Maris. Lampshaded once he and Daphne finally get together.
-->'''Niles''' (to Daphne): A patient canceled, so I thought I'd... drop by and see you. Oh my god, you have no idea how good it feels to say that. I'm here to see you! No more flimsy pretenses. No more making tedious small talk with Dad!
-->'''Martin''': Hey Niles, it's 82 in Florida!
-->'''Niles''': Here to see Daphne, Dad!
* FlatWhat: Does this quite a lot, whenever he's serving as the StraightMan.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Melancholic
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* [[spoiler: GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: With Daphne,]] Season Eight on.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]: With Daphne, eventually.
* HenpeckedHusband: An ExtremeDoormat for Maris, though he's quick to stand on his dignity with anyone else. This ends up being deconstructed as the series goes on--how easily he's controlled in his romantic relationships ends up being the source of a great deal of self esteem issues and unhappiness in his life, and part of his development is learning to stand up for himself.
* HeroicBSOD: He has many of these throughout the series, probably more than any other character, but most notably when [[spoiler: Daphne gets engaged to Donny.]] Being forced to sit through their [[spoiler: engagement breakfast]] in the next episode ''certainly'' didn't help.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Frasier.
* HiddenBadass: When he thinks Maris is having an affair with their fencing instructor he challenges him to a duel, and does quite well against him, even taking a moment to give a cocky shake and a smirk atop the piano.
** In fact, Niles' physical ineptitude is either psychological, or a cover. Over the course of the series, he did many things that proved he wasn't as weak or clumsy as he pretended or was portrayed.
* HonoraryUncle: To Roz's daughter Alice.
* HumiliationConga: Especially in season 6.
* InsufferableGenius
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Despite how much it hurts him, Niles steps aside when [[spoiler: when Daphne gets engaged to Donny]]. However, Niles [[spoiler: [[TheyDo ultimately ends up with Daphne in the end]] ]].
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* LethalKlutz: Shows shades of this on a couple of occasions when he repeatedly accidentally hurts Frederick and keeps almost accidentally injuring his father.
* LoveAtFirstSight: It was at least this way for Niles when he first met Daphne.
* MissingMom
* ObliviousToLove: After moving on from Daphne in season 7, it's Niles' turn to be clueless to [[spoiler: ''her'' [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo feelings for him]]]].
* ReplacementFlatCharacter: The former Trope namer -- Niles is essentially what Frasier was on ''Cheers'' with Frasier developing into a more rounded character. Niles then goes on to develop into his own distinct character separate from both the current Frasier and his original ''Cheers'' persona.
** According to the writers, much of the humor comes from them being so ''similar'', when most sitcoms would have them being diametrically opposite. (Of course, Martin provides that conflict - with ''both'' of them.)
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* TheShrink
* SiblingRivalry: See above under Frasier's entry.
* SiblingTeam: See above under Frasier's entry.
* SharpDressedMan
* SophisticatedAsHell
* TheTell: Niles' nose bleeds when he's broken his ethical code.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Sherry.
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: He finally moves on from Daphne and [[RomanticFalseLead enters into a new relationship]] around the same time that she ''finally'' [[ObliviousToLove finds out about his feelings for her]], afterwards she proceeds to develop feelings for ''him'' in return.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Frasier, and eventually Roz after the two get over their initial dislike of each other.

!Martin Crane
--> '''Played by:''' John Mahoney

Frasier and Niles's father who moves in with Frasier, he's an ex-cop who was forced to retire when he took a bullet to the hip. Has little patience for his sons' antics and tries (usually with them not listening) to give them valuable advice to make them realize how things are much simpler than they perceive.

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Though he is sometimes exasperated with how snootish they can be, Martin truly does love his sons. In "A Room Full of Heroes", Niles dresses like Martin for Halloween and in character begins to say Frasier and Niles were disappointments to him, only for Martin to sharply cut him off and tell him he has always been proud of them.
* BaconAddiction: Martin Crane is addicted to bacon - all kinds of processed meat, really.
-->'''Niles:''' Anyway, I brought a little peace offering...
-->'''Martin:''' Bribe.
-->'''Niles:''' Dad, it's from Smokey Mountain Farms! Five different meats in one big box!
-->'''Martin:''' ''{{GASP}}'' Not the SlaughterhouseFive.
-->'''Niles:''' They don't make a Slaughterhouse Three.
* BookDumb: He's not as book smart as Frasier or Niles, but has far more common sense and can outsmart them by catching things they overlook in their arrogance. And, as he never hesitates to remind them, he ''was'' a detective for several years, and he occasionally demonstrates he's picked up a bit of psychiatry from listening to them and their mother.
* ByTheBookCop: When he was younger.
* CareerEndingInjury: Martin's bullet to the hip, which ended his career as a cop.
* CompanionCube: His chair.
* CoolOldGuy: He has more empathy than his psychiatrist sons.
* DeadpanSnarker: Must be where his children got it from.
* FauxYay: In the episode "Out With Dad", who [[SorryImGay tells a woman he's gay, so as not to offend her by turning her down]], and subsequently offers to "gay it up a little" so her daughter doesn't suspect he's straight when she sets him up with a friend.
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Phlegmatic
* {{Foil}}: To Frasier.
* HappilyMarried: To Ronee, and otherwise to Hester with a few bumps in their marriage.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Duke.
* HonoraryUncle: To Roz's daughter Alice.
* IconicItem: His ancient easy chair.
* MayDecemberRomance: With Ronee.
** And Maureen before that, albeit mostly offscreen.
* OnlySaneMan: Not always, but often enough. Especially when both [[SiblingRivalry Frasier and Niles]] are in the same room.
* OldSoldier: Tells constant stories about Korea.
* RaceFetish: In the episode "The Seal Who Came to Dinner," it's revealed he has a secret fondness for Asian women, which Daphne calls him out on when he tries to flirt with her friend.
-->Mistake my fanny. You ordered ''Literature/TheJoyLuckClub''.
* RetiredBadass
* TheStoic: He can't express his feelings so easily. At least he has problems getting moved and saying "I love you".
--> '''Frasier:''' You said it to the ''dog!''
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Ballantine.

!Rosalinda "Roz" Doyle
--> '''Played by:''' Peri Gilpin

Frasier's producer and close friend. Her ''very'' active sex life is the butt of many jokes.

* ArchEnemy: Initially she's a mild example of this toward Niles. While the two didn't exactly go out of their way to cause trouble for each other, they did ''not'' get on well at all, and insults would often fly whenever they met. About halfway through the show's run the two start getting along much better however, in no small part due to her introducing Niles to Donny, who helps him get a healthy divorce settlement.
* BetterAsFriends: With Frasier.
* DeadpanSnarker: According to the writers, she's the only one who can really put Frasier in his place, and does it with great delight.
* DoubleEntendre: If she meets an attractive man, at least one will be dropped before the scene ends.
** One of the best examples: when she meets Sam Malone of {{Cheers}}--and gives him her card.
--> '''Frasier:''' Yes. It ''glows'' in the dark.
--> '''Roz:''' ''(Grinning to Sam)'' So do I!
* EthicalSlut: With the father of her child, a young college student. Rather than press him for child support or accept his obligatory marriage proposal, she tells him to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead of him and live a good life.
* FieryRedhead
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Sanguine
* GoodBadGirl
* GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: ''Loves'' reminiscing on her past and present experiences with men....
* TheLadette
* LawOfInverseFertility: Gets smacked with it due to ExecutiveMeddling, though she acknowledges that with her lifestyle, it was fairly inevitable.
-->"Even the best birth control is only effective ninety-nine out of a hundred times. I can't beat those odds."
* ReallyGetsAround
* SassySecretary: Not actually one, but fits the character type.
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Frasier and Niles.
* WomenAreWiser: Averted for the most part; while she may be more reasonable and socially clued-up than Frasier or Niles, so are Martin and several other of the male characters. Played straight when it comes to her job however, as all the male producers and radio personalities seen at the station (with the possible exception of Gil) are completely inept at their jobs and/or have major personality issues.

!Daphne Moon
--> '''Played by:''' Jane Leeves

Martin's physical therapist who lives with him and Frasier, she's from England and serves as a working-class presence in a sitcom of mostly high-class characters. Is the subject of affection for Niles, thought she has no idea for the first six seasons.

* BunnyEarsLawyer
* CloudCuckoolander
* TheCutie
* DeadpanSnarker: Not as much as the others, but even she has her moments, particularly toward her mother Gertrude.
-->'''Martin:''' Well, she was flirting right back. I saw her giving me the once-over.
-->'''Daphne:''' Yeah, she looked once and it was over.
* FirstNameBasis: Shifts to this with the Cranes when she gets together with Niles. Lampshaded.
-->'''Daphne:''' Oh, for heaven's sake Dr. Crane! (''she kisses him'') \\
'''Niles:''' I think you can call me Niles now.
** Double subverted with Martin, when he's now her father-in-law.
--->'''Daphne:''' Thank you...
--->'''Martin / Daphne:''' *''Simultaneously''* Dad. / Martin.
--->'''Daphne:''' Uh, Dad.
--->'''Martin:''' Or Martin. Whatever makes you feel comfortable.
--->'''Daphne:''' ''(hugging him)'' Oh, thank you, Mr. Crane!
* [[FourTemperamentEnsemble Five Temperament Ensemble]]: Leukine
* [[spoiler: GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex: With Niles,]] Season Eight on.
* [[spoiler:HappilyMarried]]: With Niles, eventually.
* HideYourPregnancy: For Jane Levees' first pregnancy they wrote Daphne becoming fat due to compulsive eating, and going to a spa to lose the weight (when Jane Leeves left to have the baby). Lampshaded when Niles came back from first visiting her at the spa, saying she had "just lost 9 pounds, 12 ounces." Also lead to one of the best puns on the show:
-->'''Martin''': "I just thought of something funny: it took three Cranes to lift you."
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Not abusive in the literal sense, but her family was so ''bizarre'' it's amazing she only ended up a CloudCuckoolander and not an eccentric lunatic.
-->"I suppose all brothers are like that. Mine certainly were. Everything was a contest! Who could the run the fastest, jump the highest. They even had this strange one where they'd take little brother Michael, put him in a potato sack and see who could roll him the farthest over the frozen lake out back. They loved that game! Until that year the spring thaw set in early and poor Michael went right through the ice. Ooh, they caught hell for that one, they did. Caught it worse a week later when Michael's toe finally fell off. Michael cried and cried, until they told him to put it under his pillow for the toe fairy! And then when he got five quid for it, why it was all they could do to stop him from sawing off the rest of them!"
** It's at least once implied to have been abusive in a more traditional sense as well, where Daphne describes her father beating her brothers, but she knew she'd never be beaten ''as long as she behaved'' '''''perfectly'''''. Though it's not dwelled on, the other characters are clearly disturbed.
* IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn
* LethalChef: While she's apparently okay at putting together simple meals and snacks, her culinary ability sharply drops as the meals get more complex...
** ForeignQueasine: ...which is exacerbated by her insistence on cooking English food, which not a single character (outside of her immediate family) can stand even when cooked correctly.
* LoveEpiphany: Toward Niles in season 7.
** LoveRevelationEpiphany: After hearing that he loved her, anyway.
* MaleGaze: Niles has quite an affection for her rear end. {{Lampshaded}} in one of the last episodes "Coots and Ladders" while looking at photos of them early in the series.
-->'''Daphne:''' Why are you all hunched over in this one?
-->'''Niles:''' ''(uncomfortably)'' Uh...
-->'''Daphne:''' You were looking at my bum, weren't you?
-->'''Niles:''' Oh, heavens, no!
-->'''Daphne:''' Oh, it's all right, Niles, we're married now.
-->'''Niles:''' All right, yes. I might once in a moment of weakness have permitted myself a fleeting glance. ''(Daphne shows him another photo)'' Or twice. ''(Another photo)'' Many, many times.
-->'''Daphne:''' It's all about the rear with you, isn't it?
-->'''Niles:''' Oh, no, darling...
-->'''Daphne:''' No, seriously... ''(Daphne stands up and turns away from him)'' What color are my eyes?
-->'''Niles:''' Um...
-->'''Daphne:''' ''(almost laughing)'' You're looking at it again, aren't you?
* MsFanservice: A few times--much to Niles's delight. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhXbAVD7u94 Observe.]]
* NiceGirl: Daphne's the friendliest of the core cast.
* NoodleIncident: See above.
* ObliviousToLove
* OopNorth: Manchester, although it seems to be a RunningGag that despite supposedly all coming from Manchester, the rest of her family have [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent accents]] spanning the width and breadth of the entire UK.
* OutnumberedSibling
* PsychicPowers: She claims to be "a little bit psychic" in the pilot. This is phased out after a few seasons--though it's eventually brought back after [[spoiler: she and Niles get together.]]
* [[spoiler: RunawayBride: She abandons Donny and exits with Niles in a Winnebago during the second part of the two-part episode "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue".]]
* [[spoiler: ScreamingBirth: In "Goodnight Seattle"]]
* ServileSnarker
* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: She finally finds out that [[CannotSpitItOut Niles is in love with her]] around the same time that he finally gets over her, not long afterwards [[spoiler: she starts falling in love with ''him'']].

--> '''Played by:''' Moose (Seasons 1-9); Enzo (Seasons 10-11)

Martin's faithful dog, Frasier and Niles can't stand him and he seems to know it, as one of his favorite pastimes is staring at them to annoy them. Is more a character than a pet, because he's incredibly expressive and intelligent.

* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Eddie's actor, Moose, and his son Enzo who took over the part in later seasons, were incredibly well-trained. John Mahoney has stated that he considered them animal actors rather than token pets.
* AnimalReactionShot: He's ''very'' emotive.
** SilentSnarker: He's a Crane boy all right.
* EvenTheDogIsAshamed: Eddie burying his head under the sofa cushions was a popular pose, though sometimes it's because he's essentially saying, "Please shut up now."
-->'''Frasier:''' There are subtler ways to tell the patient their time is up!

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]

!Maris Crane
--> '''Played by:''' N/A

Niles's initial wife, she's an incredibly bizarre and eccentric RichBitch who is impossible to please, and yet Niles bends over backwards for her anyway. Their marriage dissolves over the course of the show, and Maris makes it as painful for him as she can.

* BigEater: Revealed that when she's stressed out, Maris eats... and eats... and eats. Such as when she found out Niles was dating Mel.
-->'''Roz:''' Well, she moved next door to the Italian deli. The guy just took the two-foot salami out the window.
** In the same episode:
--->'''Martin:''' My God, have you seen Maris?
--->'''Frasier:''' Yes, dad, I know. Did Niles calm her down?
--->'''Martin:''' Yeah, he took her to your room but he had to butter her up a little.
--->'''Frasier:''' I was afraid that narrow doorway might pose a problem.
* DarkSecret: Played for laughs in the episode when Niles finally divorces her, as Donny's dirt-digging reveals that her family fortune comes from urinal cakes, not timber as she supposedly claimed. To most people this wouldn't be a big deal, but knowing that she moves in ultra-snobby social circles, Niles and Donny leverage this info to make her agree not to leave Niles financially destitute.
* TheFaceless: The writing team did toy with the idea of revealing her, but by that time they had created so many bizarre descriptions of her that they eventually decided no human actress would be able to portray her adequately.
-->'''Roz:''' I don't see her, maybe she went back out. Oh, wait. I see her coat on a hat rack.
-->'''Frasier:''' Look closer. Is the hat rack moving?
-->'''Roz:''' ... '''''Oh my GOD!'''''
* TheGhost
* GrandDame: Niles refers to her as the ''[[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doyen doyen]]'' of Seattle. Her dates even make the Seattle newspaper after she and Niles are separated.
* IceQueen: Niles even compares her with said substance a few times.
-->'''Niles:''' It was pitch dark, I thought he was Maris. \\
'''Frasier:''' It's a natural mistake. What tipped you off? \\
'''Niles:''' The heat from her side of the bed! (*bursts out laughing*)
** When Niles was still married to Maris, he and Frasier would argue which woman was the bigger ice queen, such as this hilarious exchange when there was a trip to a volcano.
--->'''Martin:''' Why isn't Lilith going too?
--->'''Niles:''' Because if she fell in, the shock from the coldest thing on earth hitting the hottest would actually ''split the Earth in two.'' ''(gives Frasier a coy grin)''
--->'''Frasier:''' ''(steely)'' As if a smile from Maris wouldn't ''freeze mercury''.
--->'''Martin:''' ''(practically rolling his eyes)'' Give it up guys, nobody's gonna win this one.
* IfICantHaveYou: Maris gets insanely jealous of women Niles dates -- especially Mel. Late in the series, Maris is not opposed to Niles' relationship with Daphne, but still clings to Niles for support.
* ItsAllAboutMe
* {{Jerkass}}
* LackOfEmpathy
* ManipulativeBitch: Her relationship with Niles consisted of almost nothing but this.
* NeverMyFault: To the point where she ended up firing every couple's therapist that acknowledged her part in the marriage's self-destruction.
* RichInDollarsPoorInSense
* SpoiledBrat
* TheVoiceless

! Lilith Sternin
--> '''Played by:''' Creator/BebeNeuwirth

Frasier's ex-wife, she drops in on occasion as they have a son together (Frederick) and still maintain a friendship. The rest of the family is terrified of her.

* AmicableExes: She and Frasier, most of the time.
* BrainyBrunette
* DefrostingIceQueen: Easier to notice when compared to her first appearance in {{Series/Cheers}}, but becomes much more relaxed and sociable by the end of ''Frasier''.
* GoodParents
* IceQueen: Although she later evolves into a DefrostingIceQueen as the series progresses.
* LethalChef: For example, in ''Cheers'', when Lilith asks if the group wants more lasagna, then leaves to get coffee:
-->'''Diane:''' '''''Lasagna?!'''''
-->'''Frasier:''' I wasn't even ''thinking'' Italian!
-->'''Sam:''' Well, I was closest. I said "something with meat".
* MsFanservice: ShesGotLegs on more than one occasion. Once shows up at Frasier's door in a short-cut dress with cleavage:
--> '''Frasier:''' Oh, ''baby''!
--> '''Lilith:''' Thanks, Frasier, I needed that....
* PropheticNames
* RavenHairIvorySkin
* TheSpock
* SugarAndIcePersonality

! Frederick Crane
--> '''Played by:''' Luke Tarsitano (Season 3); Trevor Einhorn (Seasons 4-11)

Frasier's son with Lilith.

* CharacterDevelopment: Initially a ChildProdigy, he develops into a normal kid as he grows up, frustrating Frasier as they grow apart.
** NotSoDifferent: While infinitely CloserToEarth than his father and uncle, he will, at least once per appearance, do something to demonstrate that he is still very much Frasier's son.
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: ''Gaylord''.
* {{Goth}}: As a teen, he had a stereotypical goth period. It's implied he did it for a girl.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: He's implied to have had one in "The Apparent Trap."
-->'''Lilith:''' "If he wants something badly enough, he will figure out a way to get it. Remember when he was a baby, the bottle at the end of the maze?" \\
'''Frasier:''' "You know, I kinda regret doing that."
* ManipulativeBastard: Is this in a Thanksgiving episode where he manipulates Frasier and Lilith into thinking he wants them to get back together, planning to act emotionally crushed so they buy him a minibike. The two surmise this means he's a typical growing kid.
* PrecociousCrush: He had a crush on Daphne when he was younger, but soon grew out of it. It was PlayedForLaughs...as was Niles' rampant jealousy.

!Bob "Bulldog" Briscoe
--> '''Played by:''' Dan Butler

The host of the Gonzo Sports Show at Frasier's radio station, his show usually comes on after Frasier's. Has an on and off relationship with Roz due to the fact she's physically attracted to him but otherwise finds him a disgusting pig (and he is).

* AscendedExtra: Subverted. After he got promoted to the main cast for Seasons 4 through 6 he started appearing less than before.
* CannotSpitItOut: By the time he's actually in love with Roz he can't tell her and so settles for scaring off her dates and playing babysitter to Alice to spend time with her. He does spit it out once she catches on though.
* CatchPhrase: Whenever he thinks he's lost something (and really hasn't)--''(POUND!)'' "THIS ''STINKS''!!! THIS IS ''TOTAL B.S.''!!! THIS IS--oh, here it is...."
** IronicEcho: He once delivered the line with tears in his voice when honestly crushed.
* TheCasanova
** KavorkaMan, really. He's short, bald, rude and annoyingly loud-mouthed. The first two could probably be excused if not for the last two. He's not physically repulsive, but his personality is repellant.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Kinda [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] as his last appearance ''is'' in the final season ("Frasier-Lite"). Still, he is conspicuously absent in the series finale, even though his buddy Gil and Noel show up.
** The reason is that Dan Butler was touring his one man show, ''[[http://www.amazon.com/Only-Thing-Worse-Could-Have/dp/0822216132 The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me...]]''.
* DirtyCoward: In "Bad Dog," upon seeing a man with a gun at the cafe, he tried to use a pregnant Roz as a human-shield. Thing is, it actually appeared as if he was trying to pull her to safety, so he is dubbed a hero by all - except Frasier, who knows the truth and spends the rest of the episode obsessing over it.
* FridgeLogic: Two in-universe examples occur when Frasier's son visits the station and asks Bulldog why he's nicknamed "Bulldog", and why he uses so many sound effects on his show. Bulldog realizes he doesn't know the reason for either.
** The reason he's nicknamed "Bulldog" is answered quickly when he literally barks at a sexy woman walking by.
* HeroicBSOD: He has a brief one in ''Love Bites Dog'' when he is dumped on the phone by someone he [[LadykillerInLove genuinely falls in love with]].
* HiddenDepths: He genuinely falls in love with Roz, and was once so passionate about a relationship that when she dumped him he was reduced to tears.
* JerkJock
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Has his moments. Most notably that he's respectful around kids, such as talking up Frasier once when Freddie visited or taking care of Alice for Roz.
* LadykillerInLove: Happens twice, first with Roz's friend Shannon and later on Roz.
* OutOfFocus: In later seasons.
* PervertedSniffing: One of his [[EstablishingCharacterMoment Establishing Character Moments]] early in the show has him suddenly freezing, and sniffing the air--and in this case, his sniffing sounds very convincingly like...a dog.
** The fact that he follows it up with his characteristic barking when he sees the "chick" in question takes the darned trope UpToEleven....
* NoIndoorVoice
* SixthRanger: To the main cast.
* TestosteronePoisoning: A subtle in-joke, as actor Dan Butler is gay in real life.

! Sherry Dempsey
--> '''Played by:''' Marsha Mason

A girlfriend of Martin's in earlier seasons, a cocktail waitress who plays the banjo. Of course, Frasier and Niles can't stand her.

* BigFun: Not "obese" at all, but certainly full-bodied. And boisterous as ''heck''.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Is completely oblivious to how uncomfortable her lack of inhibitions makes Frasier and Niles.
* StopHelpingMe: InUniverse, to Frasier. Her seeming inability to censor what she (thinks she) knows about things leads to a LOT of trouble for poor Frasier in a two-parter where he's struggling with dating a series of women. Each date attempt basically goes awry at least indirectly because of Sherry popping up and blurting something out.

! Bebe Glazer
--> '''Played by:''' Harriet Sansom Harris

Frasier's agent who will resort to ''anything'' to get her clients fame and fortune, largely because she likes basking in it herself.

* CatchPhrase: "''I'' could make you a STAAAAAAAAAAH!!!" Or some such variant. Usually said with bulging eyes....
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Bebe likes to portray herself as this.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* ItsAllAboutMe: As dedicated, hardworking and charismatic as she is, she admits that the main reason she pushes her clients to succeed is so she can bask in their residual glory.
* LargeHam: If anyone on the show could out-ham Frasier, it's her.
** HamToHamCombat: With Frasier, most often when she tries to win him back.
** MilkingTheGiantCow: When she ''really'' gets going....
* ManipulativeBastard
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's had so much cosmetic surgery that everyone was surprised to find [[spoiler:her son is forty]].
* OnceASeason
* TheUnfettered: Treats helping her clients as SeriousBusiness - but moral and legal issues are irrelevant. She once faked a suicidal 'standing on a ledge' moment just to get Frasier on the evening news as a hero (to ensure he got a better contract.)
--> '''Frasier:''' My God, woman! You've shamelessly manipulated me - my employers - everyone at KACL and the ''entire city of Seattle!'' What could you ''possibly'' have to say for yourself!?
--> '''Bebe''' ''(after a moment's thought):'' Aren't you glad I'm on ''your'' side?

! Kenny Daly
--> '''Played by:''' Tom [=McGowan=]

The station manager at KACL, he's a very friendly guy unable to make the hard decisions and is easily swayed.

* ADayInTheLimeLight: "Kenny On The Couch", "Hungry Heart" and "Kissing Cousin".
* BigFun
* BreakoutCharacter: Sort of. After an endless series of managers who are introduced with an episode devoted to how the station (and Frasier in particular) deals with this new personality running things, show up in a few episodes more, and then leave...Kenny shows up--and charmed viewers enough so that he stayed for the rest of the show.
* ButtMonkey
* GoshDangItToHeck
* NiceGuy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: After a cycle of predecessors with the creative purpose of giving Frasier a hard time, Kenny shows up to break the pattern.

! Gertrude Moon
--> '''Played by:''' Millicent Martin

Daphne's mother who makes no secret she is deeply disappointed in how her daughter turned out. Ridiculously dependent--and ends up living with Niles and Daphne for a while...much to their chagrin.

* AscendedExtra: After appearing in the Season 7 finale, she came back midway through Season 9 and then appeared in virtually every episode of Season 10.
** DemotedToExtra: However, a change in writing staff in Season 11 saw her only make one appearance and only get the occasional mention during that season.
* DeadpanSnarker: Has her moments of wit. When Niles's and Daphne's "argument" in "Tales From The Crypt" doesn't get any further than tired smirks--and ends in flirting and kisses--Gertrude snarks, "If this is your idea of a fight, you two aren't fit for marriage."
* IfICantHaveYou: The episode where Martin finds out she's been scaring off his girlfriends.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Self-centered to the extreme, and has no shame about her dependence issues. When Niles and Daphne get her to take a job, she tries her best to guilt-trip them for it.
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's buried somewhere deep under all the bitterness and passive aggression/outright aggression, but it's there. Most apparent when she briefly softens up in Niles's and Daphne's wedding episode.
* MyBelovedSmother
* NeverMyFault: UpToEleven. Will never--''ever''--apologize for ''anything'' she does or says, unless when in SarcasmMode, or under duress. Usually the two are connected.
** The ''only'' exception is in Niles's and Daphne's wedding episode and when she apologizes for scaring away Martin's love interests.
* ObnoxiousInLaws: Practically a walking archetype of it.
* StalkerWithACrush: Of Martin.
* StrawFeminist: For a while, she channels her animosity from her husband leaving her into an attitude to the effect that all men are cheaters-to-be who deserve to die humiliating and painful deaths.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Inspires animosity in all the major characters. Daphne tries her best to give her mother the benefit of the doubt, but even she has her limits, on that.

! Duke
--> '''Played by:''' John [=LaMotta=]

A good friend of Martin's who owns a bar.

* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Martin.
** Becomes ''literal'' when he and Martin accidentally get ''married'' in San Francisco.
* TheUnseen: Averted, though it's easy to miss. He does show up in a handful of episodes, but not enough to be recognizable on sight, and plays a much larger role in the series through Martin's conversations with him on the phone than he does in any on-screen appearance.

! Gil Chesterton
--> '''Played by:''' Edward Hibbert

Another radio personality at KACL, who acts as a food critic.

* AmbiguouslyGay: Fulfills all of the stereotypes and occasionally makes suggestive statements about male coworkers. It's never confirmed, though everyone in the station appears to think so. More confusingly, he's married. ...To what sounds like a ButchLesbian who has never come onscreen.
** StraightGay / CampGay: From the former to the latter after Gil finally outs himself.
* BiTheWay / HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Gil hits on women, but it's never clear whether he's serious or overcompensating.
* CoolCar: Owns a red Ferrari with a ''red interior''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Particularly when criticizing food.
* MistakenForGay: He insists this is the case if anyone brings it up.
* OddFriendship: Appears to have one of these with the testosterone fueled Bulldog, usually entering or leaving the scene alongside him and exchanging quips between themselves.
-->''(Bulldog and Gil are reading passages from a romance novel, Slow Tango in South Seattle)''
-->'''Bulldog:''' ''(laughing)'' "I wept as our bodies made the music of love."
-->'''Gil:''' ''(laughing)'' "I'm your rhapsody, play me!"
-->'''Bulldog:''' ''(laughing)'' "Crescendo, my young maestro, crescendo!"
-->'''Gil:''' ''(to Bulldog)'' [[HoYay My vessel yearns to dock in the magnificence of your harbor.]]
-->'''Bulldog:''' ''(begins to laugh, then stops puzzled)'' Hey, that's not in the book!
** In ''The One Where Woody Shows Up'', he starts one with Noel as well.
* RealitySubtext: [[invoked]] In ''The Show Where Woody Shows Up'', Edward Hibbert is still very tan from doing the pilot to the ''FantasyIsland'' reboot.
* TheRival: In his first appearance only, where he tries to steal Frasier's timeslot. After that the two are depicted as being reasonably friendly towards each other.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness
* SharpDressedMan: Is never seen not wearing a suit.

!Noel Shempsky
--> '''Played by:''' Patrick Kerr

A worker at the KACL studio who is a stereotypical ''StarTrek'' nerd (sans glasses), UpToEleven. Has an insistent crush on Roz and refuses to realizes the feeling isn't mutual.

* CasanovaWannabe: Has no idea how ridiculous he looks whenever he tries....
* DramaQueen + LargeHam: Most apparent when Frasier fails to get him an autograph from Scott Bakula.
* ExtravertedNerd
* JewishAndNerdy: Just make sure he's teaching you Hebrew, and not...[[spoiler: ''Klingon''!]]
* {{Multiboobage}}: One of his apparent fetishes. Once, he made up a character named "Rozalinda", who is Roz with two rows of breasts.
* OddFriendship: Develops one with Gil.
* StalkerWithACrush: So obsessed with Roz, he'll literally do ''anything'' to proposition her.
** Apparently, Creator/WilliamShatner has a court ordered filed against him. Noel's not allowed to be within 100 feet of him.
--->'''Noel:''' It's so stupid. It wasn't even a ''real'' phaser!
** Can't attend a sci-fi convention due to a restraining order from Scott Bakula ([[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Captain Archer]]) as well.
* {{Trekkie}}: Yeah, um...okay.

!Donny Douglas
--> '''Played by:''' Saul Rubinek

An old boyfriend of Roz who ends up becoming Niles's divorce lawyer later in the series.

* BunnyEarsLawyer: One of the best in Seattle, as it happens.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Eventually drops the lawsuit against Niles and Daphne]] after realising it was just a knee-jerk reaction, before wishing them the best.
* NiceGuy: A little less so after [[spoiler: Daphne leaves him]], but he tries.

!Mel Karnofsky
--> '''Played by:''' Jane Adams

Maris's former plastic surgeon, who becomes Niles's girlfriend for much of Season 7, eventually culminating in [[spoiler:his VERY short-lived second marriage]].

* LadyMacbeth: In the episode where Frasier runs for Grand Winemaster of the wine club; Mel...''encourages'' Niles into running, himself.
* ManipulativeBitch: Greadually develops into this in Season 7--and milks her remaining hold over Niles for all it's worth, for the remainder of her time on the show in Season 8.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Despite her appearance, it's strongly hinted in her first episode that she's actually several years older than Niles, and has a son who's in college.
* SpoiledBrat: Her major KickTheDog moment involves her feeling entitled to order Daphne around, seemingly oblivious to the fact that ''Daphne is obviously sick''.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Maris ''and'' Daphne; her personality is roughly midway between the two women, occasionally behaving in a warm, personable manner, but also being very pushy and manipulative.
* TookALevelInJerkass: In the Season 7 finale it's hinted that her personality's finally starting to soften somewhat. Which of course goes out the window as soon as [[spoiler:Niles ditches her two days after their wedding]], and leads to her jerkassery being turned UpToEleven for the remainder of her time on the show. Justified, in that she's a...
* WomanScorned

!Julia Wilcox
--> '''Played by:''' Felicity Huffman

A lawyer and business analyst who begins working at KACL during Season 10. Has a reputation for suing her own employers and being virtually impossible to work with, though that doesn't stop her getting into a brief relationship with Frasier near the end of Season 10.

* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Disappears after Frasier dumps her the second episode of Season 11, and is never mentioned again, not even to imply that she quit or was fired from KACL.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: Her two appearances in Season 11 ''slightly'' toned down her personality, and had her just not realizing how offensive she tended to be, rather than actively going out of her way to be a bitch. Not that it saved her from being dumped by Frasier.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: To the point where if she were actually evil, she'd be a CardCarryingVillain. Not only does she constantly act like a bitch, she openly ridicules Frasier when he attempts to understand why she behaves the way she does, and pretty much revels in her unpleasant attitude.
* NotSoDifferent: She and Frasier do have one or two interests in common, most notably being picky about coffee, but he soon finds that it's nowhere ''near'' enough to sustain a relationship.
* PetTheDog: It's almost a running gag throughout the "Julia-arc" in Season 10 that an episode will end with her either doing something nice (like when she gives the somewhat out-of-place folk singer a job so he won't keep alienating Frasier and Niles from Cafe Nervosa) or seemingly beginning to reconcile with Frasier or Roz...only to have it [[{{Retcon}} retconned]] by the next episode so that she's back to bickering with the two, as if the moment never happened.
* ShutUpKirk: When Frasier tries to give her a talking-to about her constantly acting like a total {{Jerkass}}, she rolls her eyes and interrupts with a big "Blah, blah, ''blah''!"

!Cam Winston
--> '''Played by:''' Brian Stokes Mitchell

''Charming'' fellow who moves into the apartment above Frasier's late in the show. The two immediately engage in a rivalry that soon escalates into all-out warfare. Ironically, he and Frasier have a ''lot'' in common....

* ArchNemesis: To Frasier--until his mom, teaming up with Martin, force the two to make peace.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: After he and Frasier reconcile, he never appears again. He's only referred to a couple of times after that--and then, only briefly.
* InsufferableGenius
* ManipulativeBastard: Plays the condo board like a flute when his rivalry with Frasier reaches a boiling point.
* NotSoDifferent: He and Frasier are so similar, their bickering is actually quite ''cute''.
** When writing up a peace treaty, they get so into it the apartment becomes littered with proposals, making their burying the hatchet as complicated as the Treaty of Versailles (and almost as important to them.)
* SharpDressedMan
* SophisticatedAsHell: For all his cultured stuffiness...Mr. Winston's vehicle of choice is a ''[[BiggerIsBetter Hummer]]''! Frasier is both irritated and highly amused by it--even going so far as to suggest Cam may be CompensatingForSomething....

!Ronee Lawrence
--> '''Played by:''' Wendie Malick

The former childhood babysitter of Frasier and Niles, who meets up with them again in Season 11, and ends up getting into a relationship with Martin, ultimately marrying him in the series finale.

* {{Expy}}: Her personality, mannerisms and interests are very similar to those of Martin's mid-series girlfriend, Sherry. However, they're also toned down enough that Frasier and Niles are able to actually get along with her. It doesn't hurt that she was one of the boys' babysitters. Niles still hasn't forgiven her for her "earwig" practical jokes, however.
* JustFriends: Not that she ever had any real interest in Frasier to begin with, but she says that even if she did, it'd just be too weird to date him seeing how she mostly remembers him as a prepubescent child.
* MyBelovedSmother: Her mother appears in one episode, and she's more prudish than a librarian, and believes Ronee is one, too. (However, Ronee ReallyGetsAround, since she was a teen.)
* OlderThanTheyLook: It's implied that she likes to lie about her age, even though the Cranes know full well how old she actually is.
** However, all of her fans at the cabaret know she's older than she looks, chiefly because she has had a lot of plastic surgery.
* RomanticFalseLead: At first it looks like she's going to be another one or two-episode love interest for Frasier. Midway through the episode where she's introduced however, we find out that she never had the slightest bit of interest in Frasier, and that it's actually ''Martin'' she wants.

!Charlotte Connor
--> '''Played by:''' Laura Linney

Professional matchmaker with an office near Frasier's, when he sets up a private practice again in the final season. She tries to take him on as a client...and ends up [[spoiler: becoming his last love interest on the show.]]

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[spoiler: Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]],]] as she notes to Frasier regarding Frank. [[spoiler: She ultimately chooses Frasier, for his understanding of her.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: At times, with her ecologist boyfriend, Frank.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She had a successful practice in Chicago; however, a series of complications have led to her practice in Seattle kicking off as a total disaster.
* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: Frasier delays beginning his new job in San Francisco to reunite with her,]] in the series finale.
* OneTrueLove: Strongly implied, [[spoiler: with Frasier]]--especially considering how they ultimately agree to throw caution to the wind after acknowledging such issues as [[spoiler: her returning to Chicago.]]