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Characters / Jericho (2006)

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    Green Family 

Johnston Green

Portrayed by: Gerald McRaney
  • Wasteland Elder: In the aftermath of a series of nuclear bombings, small-town Colorado mayor and retired Army Ranger Johnston Greene struggles to keep his town safe and stable amidst threats like nuclear fallout, the cessation of outside food shipments, and Trigger-Happy looters. Even after he's voted out of office in favor of a more gung-ho rival, Johnston remains a force for wisdom and stability. Phil Constantino, the sheriff turned mayor of the neighboring town of New Bern, also starts out as such a character but quickly turns into a Wasteland Warlord.

Gail Green

Portrayed by: Pamela Reed

Jake Green

Portrayed by: Skeet Ulrich

Eric Green

Portrayed by: Kenneth Mitchell

April Green

Portrayed by: Darby Stanchfield

    Richmond Family 

Stanley Richmond

Portrayed by: Brad Beyer
The eldest of the Richmond family and head of the household after the death of his parents.

Bonnie Richmond

Portrayed by: Shoshannah Stern
Stanley's hearing-impaired little sister.
  • Handicapped Badass: Goetz sends some of his men to kill Bonnie because she has evidence of his embezzling. Despite being a deaf, rural farmgirl, she picks up a shotgun and manages to kill most of the men sent to kill her before she finally goes down.

    Hawkins Family 

Robert Hawkins

Portrayed by: Lennie James

Darcy Hawkins

Portrayed by: April Parker Jones

Allison Hawkins

Portrayed by: Jazz Raycole
The elder daughter of Robert and Darcy Hawkins.
  • Badass: Allison adapts very well to life after the collapse of social order, much to her mother's chagrin. After learning how to shoot a gun, she doesn't hesitate to kill to save her father's life, and is able to justify it because she did what was necessary to protect her family.
  • The Stoic: Allison seems to suffer no emotional trauma after shooting Sarah while the latter was trying to kill Robert, and simply accepts it as doing what had to be done. This is in spite of her being a teenager with no prior combat experience.

Samuel Hawkins

Portrayed by: Sterling Ardrey

     Jericho Townspeople 

Emily Sullivan

Portrayed by: Ashley Scott
  • White Sheep: Emily is an honest teacher, while her father and late brother are crooks.

Heather Lisinski

Portrayed by: Sprague Grayden
  • Wrench Wench: She's very technically knowledgeable, demonstrating detailed knowledge on how to repair air filtration systems, computers, and cars, just to name a few.

Dale Turner

Portrayed by: Erik Knudsen
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Dale is a shy, mild-mannered, soft-spoken young man that avoids confrontation, especially when the show first starts. This doesn't stop Dale from shooting an unarmed Mitch Cafferty when he finds out that the latter killed Gracie Leigh, his surrogate mother.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Before the bombs, Dale started out as the town loser living in a trailer park and working at the general store. After the events of season 1, he's the major runner of trade in town, with an army behind him. By the end of season 2, he's the chief smuggler of controlled goods under J&R's nose, and is the leader of Jericho's organized 'crime' against J&R's tightly controlled commerce.
  • My Parents Are Dead: Both of his parents were out of town when one of the bombs went off. Unfortunately, they were in one of the targeted cities. He finds out via a voicemail message they were leaving at the moment of the detonation.

Gray Anderson

Portrayed by: Michael Gaston
Johnston's rival in the mayoral race.
  • Internal Reformist: After the flaws of the ASA become apparent, Gray still goes to serve in their Congress, hoping he can call attention to their more extreme methods and get people to rethink them. The series finale reveals that he's failed miserably, and he's quick to give up on the new government.
  • Jerkass: Takes every opportunity to try and garner the peoples' favor over Johnston Green in his bid to become mayor, even in the midst of the apocalypse.
    • Jerkass with a Heart of Gold: In spite of his constant jerkass behavior, Gray actually does respect Johnston and does care about the people of Jericho, he's just very bad at cooperating and handling himself under pressure.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: Gray has some tough and harrowing offscreen adventures while scouting the area in the first part of season 1. He comes home with tales of some frightening Apocalypse Anarchy and reports about which cities were destroyed by the nukes.
  • Put on a Bus: Gray disappears from the show for two long periods of time, although The Bus Came Back on each occasion. In season 1, he departs Jericho a few days after the bombs go off to scout the neighboring communities. Early in season 2, he goes to Cheyenne to serve in the new Congress.

Mimi Clark

Portrayed by: Alicia Coppola
An IRS agent from New York sent to Jericho in order to audit Stanley Richmond's farm.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Is able to carve through J&R's paperwork to expose someone embezzling money from the company, and is able to see through a bad deal given to Stanley regarding ownership of his farm.
  • City Mouse: From a world of Starbucks, paperwork, taxis, and organization, to Jericho's small town of farms and having no practical skills in the nuclear apocalypse. After her and Stanley become a couple, she does what she can to adapt to her new situation.
  • Mama Bear: Once she cares about someone, she will be very protective of them, such as when Bonnie is dating a boy in town, and watching out for Stanley in regards to J&R's predatory business offers regarding his farm.
  • Skewed Priorities: Millions are dead, he entire country's social structure has collapsed, and everyone around her is facing starvation and death by bandits, and she continues hounding Stanley about the back taxes he owes the now non-existent IRS. Revealed later to be denial when she finds out Washington DC is destroyed, and collapses in grief that everything she's worked for is gone.

Gracie Leigh

Portrayed by: Beth Grant
  • Parental Substitute: Gracie treats Dale like a son and is closer to him than most in town. Following the death of his parents, she effectively becomes a sort of adoptive mother to him, even letting him sleep in her store.

Mary Bailey

Portrayed by: Clare Carey
  • The Bartender: Mary is often shown serving drinks to the other main characters.

Skylar Stevens

Portrayed by: Candace Bailey

Sean Henthorn

Portrayed by: Shiloh Fernandez

Dr. Kenchy Dhuwalia

Played by: Aasif Mandhvi
  • Lovable Coward: He has a decent moral compass and provides some comic relief, but will sometimes fold under pressure and threats, something that he's honest about.
  • Open Heart Dentistry: He's a plastic surgeon, but must treat several people suffering from fever, gunshot wounds, strokes, or pregnancy complications. Not all of his patients survive.

Fire Chief Carroll

Played by: Alex Carter

    Jericho Law Enforcement 

Jimmy Taylor

Portrayed by: Bob Stephenson

Bill Koehler

Portrayed by: Richard Speight Jr.

    Criminals and Antagonists 

John Goetz

Portrayed by: D.B. Sweeney

Mitch Cafferty

Portrayed by: Clayne Crawford
  • Asshole Victim: Dale shoots Mitch dead after he reveals to the former that he killed Gracie and had tried to threaten and extort him. It's safe to say nobody missed him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: He is a particularly odious career criminal who seems to have an Even Evil Has Standards moments after it looks like Jonah killed Gracie Leigh, only for it to turn out that he's the one who killed her.
  • The Star Scream: He frames Jonah for murder to try and usurp his leadership.
  • Villain Ball: Tries threatening Dale by revealing that he was the one who killed Gracie, when he might have otherwise gotten away with it due to lack of witnesses. Needless to say, it doesn't end well.

Jonah Prowse

Portrayed by: James Remar
Emily's estranged father and a convicted criminal who goes from minor gang leader to recurring antagonist after the attacks.
  • Archnemesis Dad: Played with. He and Emily were on poor terms even before the attacks, and things don't improve much after, given how much of a problem his gang is. However, Jonah doesn't seem to have any ill will towards his daughter.
  • Not Me This Time: While he is a career criminal, Gracie's murder was one crime he definitely wasn't guilty of. His track record means that most people are quick to believe his guilt.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: He gets the hell out of Dodge in the leadup to the clash between Jericho and New Bern, outright warning of a bloodbath.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: He's completely absent from Season 2, and given the restoration of law and order and crackdowns on bandits, as Major Beck explicitly states destroying at least one such operation, his fate is left up in the air.

Phil Constantino

Portrayed by: Timothy Omundson
Before the bombs, he was Sheriff of the city of New Bern. Through a coup, he became mayor as well, and turned into an aspiring dictator. He's the primary antagonist of season 1, with plans to invade Jericho.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Johnston Green and Gray Anderson, in that he's the leader who pulled his town together after the crisis like Johnston, and is politically ambitious like Gray Anderson, but without the level-headedness of Johnston or conscience of Anderson.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Civilized: After the AS Army moves in, runs a terrorist group against them, as opposed to Jericho's more civilized relationship with them.

Maggie Mullen

Portrayed by: Erin Daniels
Before the bombs, she was an ordinary grad student working on her Dissertation in Russian Literature. After the bombs, she was a starving refugee who joined a group posing as US Marines in order con people out of food and survive. She is later seen in New Bern as one of their prisoners.

Major Edward Beck

Played by: Esai Morales


Played by: David Meunier
  • Anti-Villain: He assists the antagonistic Constantino, but never happily and never with anything particularly bad. In his first episode, he even saves several of the main characters from being lynched by a third antagonistic faction.
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides several Info Dumps about the state of affairs in New Bern, and is the first one to describe how the country is now the Divided States of America.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Russell assists Constantino, who is a major enemy of Jericho. However, he constantly attempts to broker truces between Jericho and New Bern, and is especially concerned about trying to keep his old friend Heather from being killed.

Thomas Valente

Played by: Daniel Benzali

John Smith

Played by: Xander Berkley

Sarah Mason

Played by: Sienna Goines

    Other allies 


Played by: Chris Kramer
  • Hero of Another Story: He's a member of Hawkins' team of spies and is first mentioned about halfway through season one, but spends most of the series offscreen having adventures of his own. He only shows up in person for a few episodes of season 2.
  • Properly Paranoid: He mentions that he never trusted Sarah, who turns out to be a traitor.

Trish Merrick

Played by: Emily Rose
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Trish is blonde, compassionate, and well-intentioned.
  • Hidden Depths: She's fluent in sign language and quickly befriends Bonnie.
  • Honest Corporate Executive: Trish is a low-ranking business executive at a thoroughly corrupt company, but is pretty benevolent herself. She tries to help the people of Jericho during her time in town, orders Goetz to put a stop to his embezzling, and fires Goetz (cancelling his protection from prosecution) after he kills Bonnie.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: She's horrified when her attempts to intimidate Goetz into abandoning his embezzlement scheme cause him to kill Bonnie in an effort to get rid of the evidence.
  • Put on a Bus: She and her coworkers are pulled out of town in the penultimate episode after Stanley kills Goetz.

Roger Hammond

Played by: Christopher Weihl

Victor Miller

Played by: Adam Donshik
  • All for Nothing: The refugees he tried to save all die of radiation poisoning shortly after he does, rendering his efforts pointless.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: He went back to Denver against the plan Hawkins' group had agreed on in order to save a group of refugees. Not only does he get a lethal dose of radiation, all of the refugees die of radiation poisoning too.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Dies of radiation poisoning in the same episode that he's introduced.