Characters: Trailer Park Boys

A comedy revolving around the denizens of a trailer park near Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Julian

A career criminal and usually the mastermind of the boys' schemes, although they inevitably go awry.

Ricky

Julian's best friend since childhood, a dope dealer and perennial delinquent.

Bubbles

An old friend of Ricky and Julian's, Bubbles happily lives in a shed in Sunnyvale and considers the boys to be True Companions even when he's hesitant to get into their hijinks.

Jim Lahey

Trailer park supervisor, alcoholic, and main antagonist for much of the series.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: In later seasons he develops a rather creepy attraction to 'Sexian'.
  • The Alcoholic
  • Bald of Awesome/Bald of Evil
  • Better The Devil You Know: Happens twice. Once with Cyrus, the other with Sam Losco.
  • Big Bad (or Big Good from his perspective)
  • Cassandra Truth: One of the reasons why simply calling the cops on the boys in response to their illegal activities ceases to become effective.
  • Cool Shades
  • Depraved Bisexual: Well, kind of. He's undeniably kinky, but he's also apparently faithful to Randy.
  • The Chessmaster
  • Enemy Mine: On several occasions.
  • Hero Antagonist
  • Jerk Ass: Even on his good days, Jim Lahey is a vicious, bitter, drunken asshole.
  • I Am the Liquor: He says this line in one episode, which later gets a Call Back in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" when after several failures against the Boys he has a brief identity crisis and starts thinking that maybe he's not the liquor after all, until Randy reassures him.
    Randy: You are the liquor, Mr. Lahey. You've always been the liquor.
  • I Am What I Am: For much of the show his greatest wish was to be reinstated to the police force, and eventually it does happen. At the end of the season, he resigns willingly, feeling that his true calling is to be a drunk trailer park supervisor. note 
  • Knight Templar
  • May-December Romance: He's clearly quite a bit older than Randy. (The age difference between the actors playing them is over twenty years, and there's no evidence to suggest that the same isn't true for their characters.)
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Likes to go into this when he's talking down to Ricky.
  • The Wonka
  • Took a Level in Kindness: He's quite a bit nicer, more patient, and less vindictive after being reinstated as cop. Bubbles also mentions that he used to be nice before the incident that got him fired from the police force the first time.

Randy

Lahey's assistant and lover.

  • Blood Knight: He may not be the toughest but is he is all to happy to fight anybody to keep the park safe.
  • Carpet of Virility
  • The Dragon
  • Fat Bastard
  • Fat Idiot
  • Gonk
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "Frig off, Ricky!!"
    • That said, he slowly becomes more sweary over the course of the series. Especially once he gets into pot.
  • I Can Change My Beloved: Randy tries several things to deal with Jim's drinking. When he's on the wagon, he actively encourages his sobriety; when he starts sliding, he warns him where it's going to lead; once when went completely into the liquor, he attempted to drink with him to understand him. It never works, and by the end of Countdown to Liquor Day, he's finally had enough.
    • Though it should be noted that throughout any attempts to help Jim, he never attempts to tone down his own pot smoking despite Lahey's admonishments, in fact it increases.
  • Kavorka Man
  • The Pants Come Off: Randy always goes around without a shirt, but when he really gets mad he'll take off his pants, too. When that happens whoever he's angry at is in for a world of hurt.
    • The reason he takes his pants off is because they are too tight to fight in. When he rips his pants and gets a new, more comfortable pair, he doesn't take them off anymore. Although in "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" and "Countdown to Liquor Day" he is back in his old pants without an explanation.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cheeseburgers.
  • They Call Me Mister Tibbs / Terms Of Endearment: Always refers to Jim Lahey as "Mr. Lahey," despite having been in an intimate relationship with him for years, to the point that on one occasion when the two are fighting, Randy bitterly calls him "James".
    • The Christmas Special that takes place before the series has Barb finding Randy prostituting himself in front of a burger joint and taking him home out of pity. When she introduces him to Jim (who she is still married to at the time), Randy recognizes him as "Simon" (obviously a fake name that Jim used to hire Randy). When Barb leaves, Jim tries to keep Randy from exposing his secret by telling him to never call him "Simon" again, only "Mr. Lahey".
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: When he's on the dope (which is pretty much constantly in Season 7), he basically starts channelling The Tourettes Guy, swearing often and loudly whenever something bad happens to him.
    "Dirty balls!"
    "Frozen mixed vegetable cocks!"
    "Alfred Hitch-cocks!"
  • Sycophantic Servant
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: And he is not happy whenever he's forced to wear one for whatever reason.

Lucy

Ricky's on-off girlfriend.

Trinity

Ricky and Lucy's daughter, although it is implied she may actually be Julian's.

  • Cute Bruiser: Her dad lets her hit Cory and Trevor for an entire scene in season three, and she later joins the "Bottle Kids", a group of kids who throw empty liquor bottles at people in the park.
  • Daddy's Girl: Ricky may be a rebellious idiot, but Trinity is constantly loyal to him. She only really strays from him when she absolutely has to.
  • Delinquents: Becomes a bottle kid in later seasons.
  • Girlish Pigtails: In season 1.
  • Morality Pet: To Ricky and by extension, Julian.
  • Teen Pregnancy: In season 8.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: By Sunnyvale standards anyways, she's often said to be a lot smarter then both Ricky and Lucy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: In Countdown to Liquor Day.

Ray

Ricky's father, who faked a disability for the insurance money for the first few seasons.

Sarah

Lucy's best friend. Briefly dated Ricky, later became openly opposed to Ricky and Julian constantly getting into trouble.

J-Roc

A white rapper who lives with his mom, know'm sayin'?

  • A Date with Rosie Palms: "Turn that shit off, muthafucka! I was gettin' changed, you know'm sayin'?"
  • Does Not Like Guns: See, this is how it goes down. J to the R-O-C and the Rockpile are down with being rap musicians, actin' as fences for stolen shit, makin' amateur pornographic art with some fine ladies and stealin' groceries to resell in the park, but they ain't down with usin' guns, nowahteyemzane?
  • Do Not Call Me Paul: Doesn't like being called by his real name, Jamie.
  • Disappeared Dad: In one episode, his mother implies that his father may in fact have been one of the black men she was dating when she became pregnant with him.
  • Heroic BSOD: Had one during his concert when he is confronted by one of the rappers who's music he pirated and called a 'punk'.
  • Jive Turkey
  • Parallel Porn Titles
  • Plucky Comic Relief: No matter how deep the boys get into serious shit, Jroc is usually there to lighten the mood by being a huge dweeb.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Although the episode "The Microphone Assassin" implies that he may actually be biracial. His mother tells him that she was dating a lot of black guys when she became pregnant with him, although she could have just been saying that to cheer him up.
    • Meanwhile, as Jamie, he acts incredibly white.
  • Stylistic Suck: His porn projects.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: By Season 9, he does this a lot.
  • Verbal Tic: "Know'm sayin'?"
  • White Gang Banger: A very softcore example, mostly all in his head. As a further twist, Sara and Lucy explain that he genuinely thinks he's black, and his mother implies that he may actually be biracial.

Tyrone

J-Roc's long time friend and business partner. Also known as T.

Cory and Trevor

Constantly seeking the approval of Ricky and Julian, who inevitably use them as fall-guys.

Barb Lahey

Jim's ex-wife and owner of the park.

  • Ascended Extra: Starting in Season 2.
  • Bi the Way: By the end of season 9.
  • Hair of Gold
  • Lady Macbeth: Even after Jim pulls a semi-Heel-Face Turn in season 7, she's incredibly unpleasant towards him and actually encourages him to fall off the wagon.
  • Manipulative Bitch: She keeps possession of the park by tricking Cory and Trevor into thinking they were buying the park with the Boys' drug money, when in fact she used the money to pay off Sunnyvale's debts and keep the park for herself.
  • May-December Romance: With Ricky in Season 4
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them!: The bank forecloses on her house when Sunnyvale gets deep in debt. She moves into the park and takes Lahey and Randy's supervisor trailer for herself.

Officer George Green

A dimwitted police officer who is repeatedly foiled by the boys.

Cyrus

A greaser tough-guy wannabe who shows up every now and then to cause trouble.

  • 0% Approval Rating: The first episode.
  • Catch Phrase: "Fuck off, I got work to do."
  • The Dreaded
  • Evil Counterpart: To Ricky and Julian. Like Ricky, he represents an anachronistic character archetype, likes the same things the boys do, is just as rude or abrasive but with none of the redeeming, likeable qualities. However that being said, most of his vile qualities are a smokescreen as been proved by Julian in the first episode, Cyrus is too afraid to use a gun and take a life which suggests deep down he might have a subconscious sense of morality.
  • Greaser Delinquent
  • Hell-Bent for Leather: Rarely seen without a leather jacket.
  • Jerkass
  • Perpetual Frowner: One of those guys who never seems to be in a good mood.
  • Smug Snake
  • Trigger Happy: Especially come season 8, when he's shooting people in the leg just for pissing him off.

Sam Losco

A greasy veterinarian who often takes part of shady dealings in and outside the park.

Jacob Collins

A store clerk who gets robbed by Ricky all the time, later becomes a bigger character.

  • Ascended Extra: In Season 7.
  • Bumbling Dad: For his and Trinity's son, The Motel. Case in point, he was named as such because he mixed up the spaces on the birth certificate.
  • Butt Monkey
  • George Jetson Job Security: Ricky keeps getting him fired by robbing or stealing from the places Jacob works at. Ricky also got him and Cyrus kicked out of Grade 10 by exposing their cheating on final exams.
    • In "Don't Legalize It", Julian gets him dishonorably discharged from the army when he gets caught stealing urine for Julian to sell to people having to take drug tests.
  • Mook: Beginning in season 7.
  • Morality Pet: To Julian
  • Soul-Sucking Retail Job/Burger Fool: Is often shown to be working minimum wage jobs and is subject to abuse (and often robbery) from Ricky.
  • Sycophantic Servant: To Julian, to the point of dressing and acting like him in Season 7 (he even carries around a little glass everywhere).
  • Those Two Guys: With a returning Cory in season 8.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: In the later seasons after he falls for Trinity, he becomes this towards Ricky. As a Mook, though, that puts him in an unenviable position.

Phil (Philadelphia) Collins

Jacobs father and the owner of The Dirty Burger.

Ex-Colonel Leslie Dancer

A retired SAS officer who first appears in Season 9, hired by Jim and Barb Lahey to keep the new Sunnyvale, a retirement community, free of alcohol, drugs, and crime.

  • The Alcoholic: It seems he used to have a drinking problem that ruined his life, which made him declare alcohol an enemy that must be destroyed. Somewhat of a parallel to Lahey, as while they are both sober for most of the season, they both get back on the liquor at about the same time. However, while Lahey embraces the liquor as a warm and loving friend, Leslie still considers it an enemy and starts ranting about how he "out-drank the liquor" and made it his bitch.
  • I Have Many Names
  • Knight of Cerebus: A unique case of this, as Leslie thinks he is making Sunnyvake a better place by transforming it into a Stepford Suburbia, but without drugs and alcohol and the boys, it's become more of a Crapsaccharine World with how much the residents detest him. Indeed Leslie has done more to turn Sunnyvale on its head than any proper criminal ever did.
  • Knight Templar: He has a strict, intense demeanor, putting the rules above all else ("that's how wars are won"), and forces Randy to wear a shirt despite his condition.
  • Phony Veteran: While he really was in the military, he's lying about his rank of Colonel. He was actually a Private, and lied to avoid people making fun of the Punny Name that the rank gives him.
  • The Teetotaler: See The Alcoholic for why Leslie is this.

Conky

Bubbles' reviled ventriloquist dummy.

  • Berserk Button: Doesn't have one himself, but he knows how to push these.
  • Companion Cube
  • Demonic Dummy: It's never clear how much control Bubbles has over him.
  • Jerkass: He's not even really evil, he's just a total dick.
  • Joker Immunity: He keeps coming back, if not in the show, he'd be in the live appearences.
  • Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: He might just be Bubbles taking an excuse to be a Jerkass for once, or he might legitimately have a mind of his own. Consider that he once had a prolonged conversation with Julian while Bubbles had a separate conversation with Ricky, and even has several drinks.
  • Mind Manipulation
  • TOO DUMB TO LIVE: Did he honestly expect Julian to respond to being called "Patrick Swayze" any other way?
  • Ventriloquism

Sebastian Bach

An American rock musician and drug dealer whom often acts as the proprietor for the boys major league drug deals.

  • Bully Hunter: Comes in as handy as he makes Cyrus and Sam Losco do a bullet dance, when they cause trouble for the boys during a deal.
  • Large Ham: He's an eccentric rockstar.
  • Rail Enthusiast

Donald

New assistant trailer park supervisor in Season 8.

  • Badass Pacifist: 'Violence is never the answer." says Donald right in the middle of another Ricky/Randy scuffle.
  • Bi the Way: Oddly enough contrary to how this trope is usually played, Donald is shown being attracted to both Randy and Lahey before he tells Randy he made love to a girl on mushrooms in France.
  • Costume Porn

Donna

Donald's twin sister, who may or may not actually be Donald in drag.

Mitch

J-Roc's estranged son in Season 9.