[[folder:Main Cast]]
!!Brian Kinney
!!!Portrayed by: Gale Harold

* TheAce
* AttentionWhore: A minor example.
** Taken UpToEleven when he becomes jealous of Justin and Michael's partnership over their comic book series and proceeds to [[spoiler:rip apart the artwork Justin had created for the comic and urinate on the pages]].
* TheCasanova
* TheCharmer
* CloserToEarth: Oh, that crude, simple wisdom of his, which almost always saves the day.
* CorruptTheCutie: Can be said to have done this to Justin.
* DeadpanSnarker
* TheFriendNobodyLikes
* {{Gaydar}} : a rather good one at that, as shown when [[spoiler:he secudes a presumably closeted collegue in episode 2 of the first season]]
* GuiltComplex - Gets a slight one in [[spoiler:season 2 after Justin's gay-bashing]].
* HeartbrokenBadass
* HiddenHeartOfGold
* {{Jerkass}}
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold
** JerkassFacade
* LeaningOnTheFurniture
* LoveTriangle - with him, Michael and Justin. There is some obvious, early tension between Michael and Justin because of this.
* ManipulativeBastard
* MrFanservice
* {{Narcissist}}
* OddFriendship - With Michael.
* OddCouple - With Justin.
* SleepsWithEveryoneButYou - Poor Michael.
* ReallyGetsAround
* StraightGay
* TallDarkAndHandsome
* TallDarkAndSnarky
* TheBeautifulElite: beautiful, rich, charismatic, narcissistic, informedly perfect (even if his emotional life is a mess).

!!Michael Novotny
!!!Portrayed by: Hal Sparks
* {{Adorkable}}
* ApologisesALot
* BoyNextDoor
* DoggedNiceGuy
* HollywoodNerd
* {{Keet}}
* LoveTriangle: with him, Brian and Justin. There is some obvious, early tension between Michael and Justin because of this.
* ManChild: the comics, being a mom's boy, called adorable several times...
* NiceGuy
* TookALevelInJerkass; When he lets David's money go to his head.
** Also when he tried to force Justin out of everybody's lives [[spoiler:after Justin's first breakup with Brian]].
* OddFriendship: With Brian.
* TheStoryteller: sometimes he narrates.

!!Emmett Honeycutt
!!!Portrayed by: Peter Paige
* CampGay
* MayDecemberRomance: Has a relationship with much older man.
* ThePrimaDonna: when he becomes a star in Ted's movies.

!!Theodore (Ted) Schmidt
!!!Portrayed by: Scott Lowell
* AscendedExtra: He was initially supposed to be a counterpart of Phil Delaney from the UK version, but went on a different direction.
* GayConservative
* InformedFlaw: The not too unattractive Ted is treated like he was absolutely hideous.
** In an interesing case, he is actually shown to be quite attractive to straight women, just not by most gay men. Alas poor Ted.
** Justified in an interview with the actor where he stated that Ted would be considered above average but insists on only pursues men who outclass him in looks. It's a character flaw.
* TheInternetIsForPorn: Ted was frequently shown, [[spoiler:and eventually got fired for]], browsing porn sites while at work. Immediately prior to [[spoiler:him getting fired]] it was shown that several of his co-workers were also viewing (straight) porn on the internet while they were supposed to be working. Keep in mind Ted was an accountant.
** He later started his own porn website, JerkAtWork.net.
* TheReliableOne
* ShrinkingViolet: Poor self-deprecating dear.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Ted's UK counterpart dies from a drug overdose. In the US version, he also has a drug overdose, but only winds up in a coma.

!!Justin Taylor
!!!Portrayed by: Randy Harrison
* AgeLift: Justin is 17 years old, but he was only 15 years old in the original UK version. He's also slightly more mature.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* ComingOutStory
* TheCutie
* DoggedNiceGuy: Brian isn't abusing him, he is just keeping him at arm's length.
* GuileHero: Don't let the cute looks fool you. When the gloves come off, Justin is as, if not more cunning than [[MagnificentBastard Brian.]]
* TheTwink
* LoveMartyr
* NiceGuy
* WhyCouldntYouBeDifferent

!!Lindsay Peterson
!!!Portrayed by: Thea Gill

!!Melanie Marcus
!!!Portrayed by: Michelle Clunie

[[folder:Supporting Characters]]
!!Debbie Novotny
!!!Portrayed by: Sharon Gless

* {{Amazingly Embarrassing Parent|s}}
* CloserToEarth
* CoolOldLady
* FagHag
* FunTShirt
* FieryRedhead
* {{Good Parent|s}}
* HotBlooded
* MamaBear
* TeamMom

!!Jennifer Taylor
!!!Portrayed by: Sherry Miller

!!Daphne Chanders
!!!Portrayed by: Makyla Smith

!!David Cameron
!!!Portrayed by: Chris Potter

* ControlFreak: Regarding Michael as an adult costs them a thorough quarrel on every occasion.
* HospitalHottie

!!Blake Wyzecki
!!!Portrayed by: Dean Armstrong

* DirtyCoward: [[spoiler:When he leaves Ted to die after a bad reaction to the drugs he gave him]]