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Characters: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
aka: Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues
Character sheet for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

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    Ron Burgundy 

Ron Burgundy

Played By: Will Ferrell

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."

    Brick Tamland 

Brick Tamland

Played By: Steve Carell

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 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.
  • Beware the Nice Ones
  • Beware the Quiet Ones
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: 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
  • The Ditz
  • Embarrassing Middle Name]]: 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.
  • The Fool: 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.
  • The Heart: 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.
  • Hidden Depths
  • Lame Comeback: To Wes Mantooth insulting the suits the team are wearing.
    "Hey. Where did you get those clothes? The toilet store?"
  • Large Ham: Mostly in the second film.
  • Lethally Stupid: Intentional or not, he actually kills somebody in the newscaster skirmish.
  • Official Couple: With Chani at the end of the second film.
  • Too Dumb to Live
  • Younger than They Look: 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 

    Brian Fantana 

Brian Fantana

Played By: Paul Rudd

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

  • Bottled Cool: 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.
  • The Casanova
  • Genius Ditz: 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.
  • Handsome Lech: Hits on every attractive woman around and has seven illegitimate children.
  • The Lancer: To Ron.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: His defining characteristic.
  • Narcissist
  • Only Sane Man: His fondness for odd colognes aside, Brian is clearly the sanest of the Channel Four News Team.
  • Pornstache: To go along with his personality.

    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.

    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.

    KVWN Staff 

Edward 'Ed' Harken

Played By: Fred Willard

The news director of KVWN.

  • Da Chief: Of KVWN.
  • Demoted to Extra: 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.
  • Those Two Guys: With Garth in the sequel.
  • "Well Done, Son" Guy: 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.


Played By: Kathryn Hahn

    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.

Wes Mantooth

Played By: Vince Vaughn

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

Jack Lime

Played By: James Marsden

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

  • Embarrassing Last Name: 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. He also causes Ron's blindness near the end of the film so he can usurp his position at GNN.
  • Walking Spoiler: it's hard to talk about him much without spoiling a good chunk of the film.
  • The Bet: makes a bet with Ron early in the film that he can get better ratings than him. He loses, and is forced to legally change his name to Jack Lame for the remainder of the film.
  • The Rival: To Ron in the sequel, similar to Wes in the first movie.
  • Smug Snake
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Wes Mantooth.

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alternative title(s): Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues
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