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Portrayed by: Doug Bradley (Hellraiser to Hellraiser: Hellworld) Stephan Smith Collins (Hellraiser: Revelations)
Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore (Hellraiser: Revelations)Main baddie of the series. A mysterious figure known as a Cenobite. Pinhead is an extremely dry witted bringer of the ultimate pleasure. Which just happens to take the form of horrific tortures. Formerly Captain Elliot Spencer of the British Expeditionary Force, his mind was shattered after participating in The Third Battle of Flanders (Battle of Passchendaele). Developing a severe case of PTSD and Survivor Guilt, Spenser buried his grief by seeking out increasingly depraved carnal pleasures. His dark journey would eventually lead him to the Lament Configuration, and his transformation into Pinhead.
Pinhead never appears alone. When he is summoned, he is accompanied by a revolving door of likewise mutilated Cenobites. Later films portray him as their leader, or at least the head demon in charge.
Portrayed by: Nicholas Vince (Hellraiser & Hellbound: Hellraiser II), Mike Jay Regan (Hellseeker, Deader, & Hellworld), Jolene Anderson (Revelations)Pinhead's most constant Cenobite follower, and only one to appear more than twice. He appears as a tan figure, with the skin on his face stretched back by hooks. Obscuring his eyes, and leaving his gums and trademark chattering teeth exposed.
Portrayed by: Grace Kirby (Hellraiser), Barbie Wilde (Hellbound: Hellraiser II)One of the original four Cenobites. A raspy voiced female, with wires peeling back the skin around her throat.
Portrayed by: Simon BamfordLast of the original four Cenobites. A grotesquely fat and mostly silent Cenobite, with a pair of sunglasses.
Portrayed by: Ken CarpenterFormerly cameraman Daniel "Doc" Fisher. The first of several Pseudo-Cenobites, Cenobites forcibly morphed by Pinhead who haven't received their punishment in Hell. Has a camera lens where his right eye goes, and can make things he records explode.
Portrayed by: Eric WillhelmFormerly Jimmy Hammerstein, local DJ. Jimmy had the misfortune to be DJ'ing the night Pinhead dropped by the Boiler Room. In the midst of the massacre, he was morphed into CD, the second Pseudo-Cenobite. Can launch CD's like shurkiens from the CD player imbedded in his stomach.
Portrayed by: Peter AtkinsThird of the Pseudo-Cenobites. Formerly Rick Bloodstone, Boiler Room bartender. After the massacre, he was morphed into Barbie, a large Cenobite with power over fire.
Portrayed by: Jimmy Schuelke and David Schuelke(Pre-Cenobite) Michael Polish and Mark Polish(As Cenobites)Mark and Michael Norrington were Identical Twins, working together as security guards at a certain building. On their rounds one night, they had the misfortune of stumbling onto Pinhead and his ilk. The two inseparable brother were merged together at the head, becoming a ghastly Cenobite pair.
Portrayed by: Lynn Speier and Trish KaraA mysterious pair of Cenobite Females. They function as the Cenobite equivalent of Succubi, luring in victims with their sexual power.
Portrayed by: Dale Wilson(Pre-Cenobite) Mike Jay Regan(Cenobite)Deacon Vrainian was once a skilled and lauded surgeon in his human life. But one slip up cost him the life of his wife during an operation. His mind shattered, Deacon eventually stumbled upon the Lament Configuration. Pinhead offered him a way to forget his pain. And so, he became a sinister Cenobite Surgeon.
Bound and Bound II
Portrayed by: Nancy Lilley(Female) Gary J. Tunnicliffe(Male)A pair of similar, but unrelated Cenobites. Appearing with leather straps bound over their eyes and mouths.
Portrayed by: Ashley LaurenceThe closet thing the franchise has to a main protagonist, making an appearance in three films. Niece of the despicable Frank Cotton, she winds up entangled in the plans of the Cenobites.
Other notable characters
LeviathanThe God of Hell. Master of the Cenobites, who uses them as foot soldiers. Takes the form of a giant diamond with black beams of light.
Portrayed by: Valentina VargasDemon Princess of Hell. Angelique is a Demon Daughter of Leviathan, eventually turned into a rank and file Cenobite by Pinhead.
Detective Joseph Thorne / The Engineer
Trevor GoodenKirsty's husband in Hellseeker. After Kirsty's fake death, Trevor suffers amnesia before the Cenobites begin to stalk him. Turns out he was cheating on Kirsty and planing on killing her with the Lament Configuration. Kirsty turns the tables on him and sent the cenobites on to him.
The Merchant Family
Three generations of men tied to the Cenobites and the Lament Configuration. All portrayed by Bruce Ramsey.
Doctor Paul MerchantA scientist in the far future, and latest of the cursed Merchant bloodline.
Philip LemarchandThe creator of the Lament Configuration.