The ''dramatis personae'' for Seth [=MacFarlane'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]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadCIA CIA]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadPearlBaileyHighSchoolAndOtherTeens Pearl Bailey High School and Other Teens]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadSmithExtendedFamily Smith Extended Family]]
* [[Characters/AmericanDadNeighbors Neighbors]]

[[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
* ButtMonkey
* ExtremeDoormat
* NiceGuy
* ThePollyanna
* [[spoiler: SplitPersonalityTakeover: The victim of this.]]

!!! 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.
* [[spoiler: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.
* {{Badass}}
* {{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]]

!!! Ron[=/=]Daniel Turlington
-> An enigmatic detective character who’s often slow to react. Voiced by Creator/ForestWhitaker.
* 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.
* BarbaricBully: Takes it to extreme measures. He mops the floor with Stan.
* 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
* 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.