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For convenience, students (i.e., the majority of the cast) are listed with their graduation year.

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Kent Thomas

Class of 2010.

Holly Snow

Half-Australian (from her father's side), half-American (from her estranged mother's). Class of 2010.

Claire Zielinski

Holly's best friend, also from a broken home. Class of 2010.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Rusty, and then later with Kent and especially Milo.
  • Daddy's Girl
  • Disappeared Dad: Though he still sees her during the holidays and some summers.
  • Everything Is Big in Texas: Originally born in Houston before her parents divorced and she moved to L.A. with her mother. Insulting the state is one of her Berserk Buttons.
  • Love Martyr: Becomes one as her relationship with Jimmy slowly disintegrates.
  • Pirate Girl: For Halloween in "The Sin", anyway.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red oni to Holly's blue.
  • Secret Keeper: Briefly in "The Twist." When told she can only reveal Kent's secret to one other person, she tells Jimmy, not Rusty as Kent had been hoping, and the rest is history.
    • Later on, becomes one for Milo when she steals his phone and discovers he is bisuxual after talking to some of the many one-night stands whose numbers he's retained. This time, it stays a secret.
  • She's Got Legs: So says Jimmy in "The Cross," but this was mainly an attempt to get on her good side (she's a ZZ Top fan).
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Holly's girly girl.
  • Tsundere: Type B.

Russell "Rusty" Guitierrez

Holly and Claire's friend. Class of 2010.

Thomas "Tom" Fraser

Kent's best friend before he met Holly. In a relationship with Oriel Richards, and in a band with her and Kristen, in which he alternates (with Oriel) between guitarist and keyboardist. The oldest of the original circle led by Rick, and the one who introduced Kent to them. Class of 2011.

Samara Pearse

Class of 2010.


    Other Students 

James "Jimmy" Allen

Claire's boyfriend at the beginning of the series, and later Sloane's until the end. Class of 2010.

Michael "Mike" Anderson

Class of 2012.

Milo Barnes

A transfer student from Jacksonville, Florida who moves to the neighborhood in the fall of 2008. Was supposed to be class of 2009, except he fails to pass most of his classes and has to repeat his senior year and graduate with the class of 2010.

Caroline "Carrie" Bell

Tom's cousin, the daughter of a famous movie producer. Class of 2007.

Michael Trent Bowman

Roger and Diane's son. Class of 2012.

Rosalyn Burns

Kent's childhood friend, the daughter of another rich family. Class of 2008.
  • The Ghost: After much talk, she finally makes her first appearance in "The Counselor," in which she enlists Kent to accompany her at a school dance.

Richard "Rick" Candler

The de facto leader of his own circle of friends. Class of 2012.

Emily Candler

Rick's little sister. Class of 2015.

Jack Dawson

No, not that one. Class of 2009.

Joshua "Josh" Goldsworthy

One of Holly's closer friends from outside the main circle; in a band with her, where he plays the guitar and drum and she sings and plays the keyboards. Class of 2009.

Mila Goldsworthy

Josh's little sister. Class of 2012.

John Gomez-Cavanaugh

A transfer student from Santa Marta, Colombia to the neighborhood in the winter of 2007. Class of 2010.

Shane Gray

Lex's boyfriend for much of 2008. Class of 2009.

Iris Greene

Rick's girlfriend. Class of 2012.

Nathan Greene

Iris's little brother. Class of 2015.

Skylar Hansen

Jimmy's best friend. Class of 2010.
  • The Atoner: After Jimmy cons Skylar into providing him with an alibi for the night he murders Cameron.
  • False Confession: After finding out that it was John who sent the anonymous tip to the police about Jimmy's (possible) involvement in Cameron's murder, Skylar takes the heat for an unknowing John and tells Jimmy (despite having earlier denied it) that it was he who tipped them off. Jimmy seems to take it rather well, but it turns out he's just biding his time (see below).
  • Heel–Face Revolving Door: Finally makes a full Heel–Face Turn when he takes the blame for John's actions.
  • Redemption Equals Death: After taking the heat for John, his fate is sealed.

Rowan Harvey

Class of 2010.

Alexander "Alex" Isaac Hayes

Would be class of 2013, but high test scores push the date a little earlier.

Alexis "Lex" Hummel

Class of 2009.

Brooke Hummel

Class of 2007. Lex's older sister.

Tyler Hummel

Class of 2012. Brooke and Lex's younger half-brother. Also the child of an affair between Rod Thomas and Vivian Hummel, and thus Kent's half-brother as well.

Cassie Jaeger

Class of 2012.

Jessica "Jessie" Kellehan

A transfer student from Detroit, Michigan who moves to the neighborhood in the fall of 2008. Becomes the drummer of Tom, Oriel and Kristen's band. Class of 2010.

Scott Kimble

Class of 2010.

Vanessa Lewis

Josh's largely unseen girlfriend. Class of 2009.

Cameron McCarthy

Samara's boyfriend, for about two months in the fall of her sophomore/his senior year. Class of 2008.

Stacey Milano

Class of 2009.

Kristen Quigley

Oriel's "best" friend, and the bassist of their band. Class of 2011.

Oriel Richards

Tom's girlfriend, who lives in Long Beach. With him and Kristen, the core of a rock band, for which she is the singer and alternates (with Tom) between guitarist and keyboardist. Class of 2011.

Sloane Rivers

Scott's girlfriend, later Jimmy's. Class of 2010.

Tina Simpson

One of Milo's many trysts, who becomes a recurring character through season two and three after she gets pregnant with what she claims is his child. Class of 2009.

Melanie Smith

Class of 2010.

Dana South

Oriel's cousin. Class of 2007.

Nicole Sullivan.

No, not that one. Class of 2010.

Veronica Taylor

No, not that one. Class of 2012.

Adam Vegerano

Class of 2011.

Terra Verbinski

Class of 2010.

Ashley White

Class of 2011.

Faith Wilson

Jimmy's childhood friend from Lincoln, Nebraska. Class of 2008.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: With Jimmy, until the two of them take the opportunity to fix that when he visits her at Thanksgiving.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Twice. First, she shows up in California in the summer of 2008, having followed Jimmy's casual suggestion to move there, and after hooking up with Skylar, who like her has become disillusioned by their mutual friend, she is framed for his murder. A year and a half later, she's released from prison and joins Kent, Claire and the others to help take Jimmy down once and for all.
  • Ethical Slut: Though we never find out exactly what her ethical excuse was.
  • Really Gets Around: Until she consummates the UST she had with Jimmy.
  • Sex–Face Turn: Of a sort: following her encounter with Jimmy, she renounces her promiscuous ways.
  • Took a Level in Badass: A year and a half in prison for a murder you didn't commit and a grudge against your former childhood friend will do that to you.

    Parents, Teachers and Other Adults 

Roger Bowman

The high school drama teacher.

Diane Bowman

Roger's wife, and an English teacher at the high school.

Rebecca Clark

An attorney and past liaison of Rod's, whom he directs to Jimmy to provide him with a strong legal defense for his crimes.

Robert Fraser

Tom's father, an English professor.

Samuel "Sam" Greene

Iris and Nathan's father, a police officer for the Glendale Police Department.

Marcus Gutierrez

Rusty's father.

Sandra Gutierrez

Rusty's mother.

Mark Snow

Holly's father, a veterinarian.

Pamela "Pam" Snow

Holly's mother, a photographer, long estranged until she returns suddenly for Holly's 17th birthday.

Roderick "Rod" Thomas

Kent's father, CEO of men's clothing franchise Roderick & Company.

Gina Thomas

Kent's mother.

Lisa Zielinski

Claire's mother, a real estate agent.

Walter Zielinski

Claire's father, an astronaut. Lives in Houston, Texas.
  • Disappeared Dad: But gets to see Claire on holidays and some summers when one visits the other.
  • Your Cheating Heart: The reason Lisa divorced him, and still a sore spot for Claire, even if she loves him.


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