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The characters of The Fugitive and its Spin-Off U.S. Marshals.


    Richard Kimble 

Dr. Richard Kimble
Played By: Harrison Ford

A respected vascular surgeon who was blamed for the murder of his wife and sentenced to death. When the prison bus he was on crashed, he escaped and went back to Chicago to catch the real murderer and prove his innocence.

  • Badass Beard: Played with. He sports a beard for the first act of the movie, but shaves it off to disguise himself, and he only starts doing really badass things after it is shaved off.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: Kimble clearly takes his oath as a doctor very seriously, to the point of saving a young boy’s life by changing his medical diagnosis, which he knows full-well could get him arrested (and almost does).
  • Nice Guy: He is almost always friendly and he saves people’s lives whenever he can, even if it could hinder him in the long run.

    Mark Sheridan 

Mark Sheridan

Played By: Wesley Snipes

A former DSS agent who was ambushed by two men and killed them in self-defense; the two men were fellow DSS agents, and Sheridan was branded a mole, and forced to go into hiding and taking a false identity. After his true identity was exposed following a car crash, Sheridan escaped custody and went on the run.



Played By: Eddie Bo Smith

A hostile inmate who escapes alongside Kimble.

  • Bald of Evil: He’s bald, and is a merciless criminal.
  • Dirty Coward: He refuses to help Kimble pull an injured guard out of the crashed prison bus and abandons them to save himself.
  • Pet the Dog: He hands Kimble the keys to unlock himself from his handcuffs, with no benefit to himself.

Law Enforcement

US Marshals

    Samuel Gerard 

Chief Deputy US Marshal Samuel Gerard
"Listen up, ladies and gentlemen. Our fugitive has been on the run for 90 minutes. Average foot speed over uneven ground, barring injuries, is 4 miles-an-hour. That gives us a radius of six miles. What I want out of each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive's name is Dr. Richard Kimble. Go get him."
Played By: Tommy Lee Jones

A sardonic, cynical, and intelligent US Marshal who pursues fugitives from justice.

  • Deadpan Snarker: Gerard is perpetually making sarcastic quips and eviscerating people with his snarky comebacks.

    Cosmo Renfro 

Deputy US Marshal Cosmo Renfro

Played By: Joe Pantoliano

A loudmouthed member of Gerard's team of US Marshals.


    Noah Newman 

Deputy US Marshal Noah Newman

Played By: Tom Wood

A rookie member of Gerard's team of US Marshals.

    Erin Poole 

Deputy US Marshal Erin Poole

Played By: L. Scott Caldwell

A member of Gerard's team.

    Robert Biggs 

Deputy US Marshal Robert Biggs

Played By: Daniel Roebuck

A member of Gerard's team of US Marshals.


Deputy US Marshal Henry

Played By: Johnny Lee Davenport

A member of Gerard's team of US Marshals.

  • The Generic Guy: He gets very little characterization compared to the rest of Gerard’s team.

    Savannah Cooper 

Deputy US Marshal Savannah Cooper

Played By: LaTanya Richardson

A member of Gerard's team of US Marshals.





Detective Kelly

Played By: Ron Dean

One of the detectives who handled Kimble's case and got him imprisoned, who aids in Gerard's efforts to recapture him.


Detective Rossetti

Played By: Joseph Kosala

One of the detectives who handled Kimble's case and got him imprisoned, who aids in Gerard's efforts to recapture him.

Other Jurisdictions

    Sheriff Rawlins 

Sheriff Rawlins

Played By: Nick Searcy

An arrogant and incompetent sheriff who butts heads with Gerard.


    John Royce 

DSS Special Agent John Royce

Played By: Robert Downey Jr.

A DSS agent assigned to aid Gerard and his team in capturing Sheridan.

    Bertram Lamb 

DSS Director Bertram Lamb

Played By: Patrick Malahide

The head of the DSS.

    Frank Barrows 

DSS Special Agent Frank Barrows

Played By: Rick Snyder

Lamb's quiet right-hand man.


    Richard Kimble 

Richard Kimble

Played By: Harrison Ford

For more information, see his folder above.

    Helen Kimble 

Helen Kimble

Played By: Sela Ward

Richard Kimble's beloved wife, who was murdered by the One-Armed Man.

    Charles Nichols 

Dr. Charles Nichols

Played By: Jeroen Krabbé

Kimble's best friend and a fellow doctor.

    The One-Armed Man 

Frederick Sykes/The One-Armed Man

Played By: Andreas Katsulas

A former police officer turned security officer and hitman for Devlin-MacGregor.

    Kathy Wahlund 
Played By: Jane Lynch

One of Kimble's colleagues and friends.

    Ann Eastman 

Dr. Ann Eastman

Played By: Julianne Moore

A surgeon working at County Cook Hospital who becomes suspicious of Kimble.

    Alec Lentz 

Dr. Alec Lentz

Played By: David Darlow

A doctor and the head of the pharmaceutical company Devlin-MacGregor.

    Mark Warren 

Mark Warren

Played By: Wesley Snipes

For more information on his true identity, Mark Sheridan, see his folder above.

    Marie Bineaux 

Marie Bineaux

Played By: Irène Jacob

Mark Sheridan's girlfriend.


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