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


[[folder:Ron Burgundy]]

!!Ron Burgundy
->'''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.
* BadLiar: Inverted. He's bad at ''telling the truth'', making it sound like a flimsy attempt at lying.
---> '''Ron''': -stammers- I tried to hang myself? Because my life's a mess? And I saw no other option?
---> '''Freddy''': I...think you're telling the truth, but why're you saying it like you're lying?
---> '''Ron''': It was a call for help? But it didn't work because I'm too heavy and the ceiling lamp broke? Something like that?
* 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 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.
* CringeComedy: Ron is a master of this, mostly driven by his SmallNameBigEgo. Whether it's his propensity to NoIndoorVoice, pressing on with his point regardless of how many people are telling him to stop talking, or the fact he'll read anything on the teleprompter without questioning it, Ron will find a way to make you wince (particularly in the sequel).
* DrivenToSuicide: PlayedForLaughs in the second movie when he's fired from Sea World.
---> '''Ron''': I'm going the way of the ancient samurai, who when dishonored would [[KnowNothingKnowItAll hang themselves...from a florescent light.]]
* {{Flanderization}}: Even more of a LargeHam and ManChild than usual in the sequel.
* GeniusDitz: Completely inept in social situations and matters of trivia but he's got a pretty wide collection of accolades for his on-air work.
* ItsAllAboutMe: "I'm kind of a big deal".
%%* 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
-->'''Veronica Corningstone''': Mr. Burgundy, you have a massive erection.
* SharpDressedMan: He wears ''"suits so fine they made [[Music/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.


[[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.

%%* 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
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: 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.
* NotNowWereTooBusyCryingOverYou: Cries over ''himself''.
* OfficialCouple: With [[DistaffCounterpart Chani]] at the end of the second film.
* 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]]


[[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 as a weapon in the second film during the real newscaster battle, choking the Canadian News Team.
%%* 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.
* TheStarscream: In the [[AllThereInTheManual DVD production notes]], it's said that while he's loyal to Ron, he'd be "secretly thrilled" if anything happened to him and Brian would become lead anchor. This isn't evident in any of the movies, though.
* WackyAmericansHaveWackyNames: His private parts.
--> "I know what you're thinking. And the answer is yes, I do have a nickname for my penis. It's called The Octagon. But I've also nicknamed my testes. The left one is James Westfall, and the right one is Dr. Kenneth Noisewater."


[[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
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a racist, a chauvinist, and a loudmouth, 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
* StrawMisogynist: Comes off as this in ''Anchorman 2''; When Brian tells the group that he gave [[Series/TheBradyBunch Florence Henderson]] crabs, he claims it's ''her'' fault [[DoubleStandard "for being a randy gal"]]. And when Linda dares Ron to hit her, he urges Ron to do it, saying it's "what men have done for thousands of years".


[[folder:Veronica Corningstone]]

!!Veronica Corningstone
->'''Played By:''' Creator/ChristinaApplegate

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

* BigNo: After [[spoiler:Ron is fired, she shoots off a few of these.]]
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
%%* 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

[[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.

->'''Played By:''' Kathryn Hahn

[[folder:Other Characters]]
->'''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.

* 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.]]
--> '''Wes:''' With the things I've done in my life, oh I know I'm going to burn in hell. So I sure as shit ain't afraid to burn here on earth.
--> '''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
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Taunts Ron and the News Team, especially after Veronica comes in. He does love his mom, and does respect Ron as a journalist, [[spoiler: and even saves his life]].
* 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.
** TookALevelInKindness: In the sequel, he goes from saying he despises Ron to saying they just "don't always agree on everything".

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

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

* 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.]]
* EmbarrassingLastName: [[spoiler:As a result of losing his bet with Ron he legally changes his name to Jack Lame. It gets worse later on with Dick Phuck.]]
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: [[spoiler:After being forced to change his name to Jack Lame, [[LoopholeAbuse he tries to get around it]] by telling people it's pronounced "Lamé". Naturally Ron is unhappy with this loophole and later forces him to change his name again to Dick Phuck.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: Almost notable immediately after his introduction is that he's a [[SmugSnake smug ass]] that's totally full of himself. [[spoiler: He also causes Ron's blindness near the end of the film so he can usurp his position at GNN.]]
* TheRival: To Ron in the sequel, similar to Wes in the first movie.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: To Wes Mantooth.
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to talk about him much without spoiling a good chunk of the film.