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Billy Peltzer

Played by: Zach Galligan

The Hero of the films, a young cartoonist who works in Kinston Falls' bank. Receiving Gizmo as a pet from his dad, Billy quickly learns to appreciate the Schmuck Bait for caring for him. Things quickly go topsy turvy as the Gremlins rampage through the town with Billy being the only person dealing with the chaos. In the sequel, he works at Daniel Clamp's business tower in New York as a concept artist.

Kate Beringer

Played by: Phoebe Cates

Billy's love interest. She works at the bank with Billy, but also part-time at a bar which is invaded by the Gremlins for a wild night out. In the sequel, she is living with Billy and works as a tour guide in Daniel Clamp's business tower.

Randall "Rand" Peltzer

Played by: Hoyt Haxton

Billy's father. An intelligent, yet Bungling Inventor. He makes good gadgets but they usually break down a week or two after he finishes them. He buys Gizmo as a pet for Billy.

Lynn Peltzer

Played by: Frances Lee McCain

Billy's mother and Randall's wife. While usually a kind housewife, Lynn goes badass when she realises the Gremlins are loose in house and manages to kill three of them when they invade her kitchen.

Mr. Wing

A mysterious Asian Store-Owner who is the owner of Gizmo. Likely from experience, he believes Mogwai must be carefully looked after and that the western world is not ready for such a responsibility.

Murray Futterman

Billy's neighbour, Murray Futterman often is seen Griping About Gremlins and is very proud of his snowplough. He and his wife are attacked by Gremlins when they steal his snowplough. they reappear in Gremlins 2 as New York tourists.

Mrs. Ruby Deagle

Played by: Polly Holliday

Before the Gremlins rip apart Kingston Falls, Mrs. Deagle ruled the roost. A wicked old devil woman, Mrs. Deagle is a Rich Bitch willing to bring misery to everyone in town as long as she gets her money. She particularly has a grudge against the Peltzers.

  • Asshole Victim: To the point she even thought they were demons finally come to take her away.
  • Crazy Cat Lady: Mrs. Deagle's cats are named after different kinds of currency.
  • Kick the Dog: She loves tormenting the townsfolk. The first thing we see her doing in the movie is threatening to take Billy's dog and throwing him into her clothes dryer for breaking her snowman decoration.
  • Manipulative Bitch
  • Rich Bitch
  • Super Window Jump: Mrs. Deagle meets her well-deserved end when a Gremlin breaks her stair lift, causing it to rocket up the stairs and send Mrs. Deagle flying out of a window to her death.

Kingston Falls Citizens

Daniel Clamp

An eccentric corporate manager who works in New York. He runs a completely automatically-powered skyscraper, hates black and white films, and wants to make the world a better place through good-intentioned projects.

Frank Forster

Daniel Clamp's assitant.

Marla Bloodstone

Grandpa Fred

Mr. Katsuji

Dr. Cushing Catheter

  • All There in the Manual: His first name is given in the novelization by David Bischoff. That said, his name tag in the film reads "K. Catheter."
  • Mad Scientist
  • Shout-Out: His first name is definitely Bischoff's shout out to Christopher Lee's old acting buddy Peter Cushing.

    Mogwai and Gremlins 


A Ridiculously Cute Critter, Gizmo is a friendly Mogwai who Rand buys from Mr. Wing (or his nephew) to give to Billy as a pet. Completely good and friendly, Gizmo is accidentally made wet and spawns a batch of Gremlins leading to the chaos around Kingston Falls.

Stripe / Mohawk

Defacto leader of the Gremlins, Stripe is a sadistic, maniacal monster who enjoys carnage and torturing Gizmo. He is killed thanks to Gizmo, but comes Back from the Dead in Gremlins 2 as Mohawk, and downs a chemical that turns him into a half Gremlin, half spider monster, but is killed by Gizmo for the last time. Voiced by Frank Welker.

Brain Gremlin

A brown Gremlin who was merely part of the horde,he drank a brain hormones serum which greatly increased his intelligence and made him able to talk,thus making him the new leader,and the new Big Bad and True Final Boss of the second movie.

  • Affably Evil: He's quite polite, charming and well-spoken — his goal is to make the Gremlins civilized. He's still a malicious creature who finds murder and street crime hilarious.
  • Big Bad: Of the second movie.
  • Blue and Orange Morality: Seriously believes the only difference between Broadway musicals and street crime is that the latter can be watched for free.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: He answers that civilization is the answer, explaining that the gremlins are vicious monsters that are primitive and violent because they're not civilized, and shows an example of a gremlin who is annoying and acts crazy next to him, which he later kills with a gun.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: See Mook Promotion below.
  • It Amused Me: Like most Gremlins who are not Stripe / Mohawk, he is more amoral and michevious than sadistic and while he thinks shooting another Gremlin is "darn good fun", he doesn't think there is anything wrong with it (other than it being "uncivilised").
  • Mook Promotion: Started off as a nameless Gremlin then got a chemical and replaced Mohawk as the Big Bad.
  • Smart Gremlins Wear Glasses: After he drinks the brain hormone and goes through his convulsions, a pair of glasses inexplicably appear on his face.
  • Wicked Cultured
  • True Final Boss


A light green Gremlin that is extremely hyperactive in the manner of the older versions of Daffy Duck.


A extremely grouchy-looking Gremlin that is often accompanied with his fellow Gremlin Lenny.

  • All There in the Script: His name is revealed in official merchandise.
  • Cigar Chomper: When he becomes a Gremlin, he is often seen smoking a cigar.
  • Explosive Breeder: When he gets wet in the cooking show set, he provides the template for the darker green colored Gremlins in the second movie.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: He,Daffy and Lenny are much more cartoony than the other gremlins.
  • The Stoic: He is not as crazy as the other Gremlins.
  • Only Sane Gremlin: When grouped together with Daffy and Lenny, he is the only sane one among the three.
  • Shout-Out: His face is modeled after Edward G. Robinson. His name and behavior are a reference to George from Of Mice and Men.
  • Those Two Gremlins: With Lenny.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Apart from some Freeze-Frame Bonus scenes with him in the background with the other Gremlins in the latter part of the movie, it isn't shown if he died via electrocution along with the other Gremlins. A deleted scene however shows that he indeed died along with the rest.


A buck-toothed Gremlin that is often accompanied with his fellow Gremlin George.


A Gremlin who drank a serum that changed her gender and turned her female.She is the only surviving gremlin after all of them were killed in the climax.

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