List of Peanuts characters

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This is a list of characters from the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. This list contains limited information on the characters; for more, visit their respective articles.

Main characters[edit]

Character Date Introduced Last appearance Character traits
Charlie Brown 1950-10-02October 2, 1950 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 The main character, an everyman with ever-changing mood and grace; both befriended by all and ostracised by everyone; a loser-yet-leader who rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination.
Patty 1950-10-02October 2, 1950 1985-11-22November 27, 1997 An early character who sometimes bullies the others; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown.
Shermy 1950-10-02October 2, 1950 1969-06-15June 15, 1969 An early character, served as a love interest of Patty.
Snoopy 1950-10-04October 4, 1950 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Charlie Brown's pet dog.
Violet Gray 1951-02-07February 7, 1951 1985-11-22November 27, 1997 Lucy's and Patty's best friend; a mean and snobby girl; served as an early love interest of Charlie Brown
Schroeder 1951-05-30May 30, 1951 1999-09-12September 12, 1999 A piano-playing character; Lucy's love interest; admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown's second best friend after Linus.
Lucy van Pelt 1952-03-03March 3, 1952 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Linus' older sister; a bossy, crabby girl who sometimes torments Charlie Brown; has a crush on Schroeder.
Linus van Pelt 1952-09-19September 19, 1952 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Charlie Brown's blanket-toting best friend; Sally's love interest; the most insecure but the smartest out of all the characters, with the most intellectualism; a philosopher and theologian.
Pig-Pen 1954-07-13July 13, 1954 1999-09-08September 8, 1999 The character who attracts dust, making him very filthy.
Sally Brown 1959-08-23August 23, 1959 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Charlie Brown's younger sister who has a crush on Linus; often complains about or overreacts to situations.
Frieda 1961-03-06March 6, 1961 1985-11-22November 22, 1985 The girl who brags about her "naturally curly hair" and is quite obsessed about her beauty.
Peppermint Patty 1966-08-22August 22, 1966 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 A freckle-faced tomboy who loves Charlie Brown; calls Charlie Brown 'Chuck'; leader of a baseball team and is one of Charlie Brown's rival managers.
Woodstock 1966-03-17March 17, 1966 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Snoopy's best friend; a tiny yellow bird.
Franklin 1968-07-31July 31, 1968 1999-09-12November 5, 1999 The African-American child; was initially bemused by the strange things in Charlie Brown's neighborhood; has smarts comparable to Linus; manages a baseball team that has rivaled Charlie Brown's.
Marcie 1968-06-18July 20, 1971 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 The bespectacled character; Peppermint Patty's best friend; calls Peppermint Patty "Sir"; secretly likes Charlie Brown
Rerun van Pelt 1973-03-26March 26, 1973 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Younger brother of Linus and Lucy; frequently rode on the back of his mother's bicycle; often took his siblings' places and roles.
Eudora 1978-06-13June 13, 1978 1987-06-13June 13, 1987 A girl Sally met at a camp who moved down the street.
Peggy Jean 1990-07-23July 23, 1990 1999-07-11July 11, 1999 Charlie Brown's girlfriend in the 1990s after the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Minor characters[edit]

A list of some of the fairly prominent minor characters.

  • Roy: Friend of Peppermint Patty and Franklin; seen at camp with Charlie Brown.
  • Charlotte Braun: An early, short-lived female version of Charlie Brown.
  • Kite-Eating Tree: A large tree that eats kites; often depicted with large teeth and grins.
  • Spike: A brother of Snoopy.

Unseen characters[edit]

  • Adults implied in the strip (but not seen) include: all of the characters' parents; Linus van Pelt's teacher Miss Othmar; Miss Halverson (Miss Othmar's replacement); Charlie Brown's baseball hero Joe Shlabotnik; and Linus's blanket-hating grandmother. Adults in most of the Peanuts animated cartoons are only heard by the unintelligible (to the audience) sounds of a trombone (wah-wah-wah).
  • The Little Red-Haired Girl (Charlie Brown's crush), seen in many animated television specials where she was known as "Heather", but was never seen in the strip itself (except once in silhouette).
  • The Great Pumpkin, a holiday figure whom Linus believes to appear in the most sincere pumpkin patch to deliver presents to good children, but never confirmed to be real and is likely a legendary creation of Linus's imagination.
  • The Cat Next Door who often destroys Snoopy's house.