List of Peanuts characters

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This is a list of characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts.

Main characters[edit]

Character Date Introduced Last appearance Description
Charlie Brown 1950-10-02October 2, 1950 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 The main character, a bald 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.
Shermy 1950-10-02October 2, 1950 1969-06-15June 15, 1969 An early character, one of the original four characters.
Snoopy 1950-10-04October 4, 1950 2000-02-13February 13, 2000 Charlie Brown's anthropomorphic pet dog.
Violet Gray 1951-02-07February 7, 1951 1985-11-22November 27, 1997 Lucy's and Patty's friend; one of the first characters in Peanuts; a mean and snobby girl. Only character that has a major outfit change (purple dress to green)
Schroeder 1951-05-30May 30, 1951 1999-09-12September 12, 1999 The 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 likes to torment others often, especially Charlie Brown and her own brother, Linus; worst baseball player on Charlie Brown's team.
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.
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 yellow bird.
Franklin 1968-07-31July 31, 1968 1999-09-12November 5, 1999 The African-American child, known for his often bemused reaction to the strange characters around him.
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]

  • Roy: Friend of Peppermint Patty and Franklin; seen at camp with Charlie Brown.
  • Charlotte Braun: An early, short-lived female clone of Charlie Brown.
  • Kite-Eating Tree: A large tree that eats kites; often depicted with large teeth and grins.
  • Oliver: One of Woodstock's friends.

Snoopy's family[edit]

Main article: Snoopy's siblings
  • Andy: Snoopy's brother; fuzzy, lives with Olaf.
  • Marbles: Snoopy's brother; the smarter brother, has brown ears, spotted fur.
  • Spike: Snoopy's brother; whiskers and hat (fedora), lives in the desert, very thin.
  • Olaf: Snoopy's brother; fat, usually seen with brother Andy.
  • Belle: Snoopy's sister; wears a pink dress, looks like Snoopy, but with long eyelashes.
  • Rover and Molly: Snoopy's brother and sister; only seen in the 1991 special Snoopy's Reunion, never seen in the strip.
  • Missy and Baxter: Snoopy's parents; father wears glasses and has a moustache, mother looks like 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; Schroeder's composer idol Beethoven; and Linus' blanket-hating grandmother. Adults in most of the Peanuts animated cartoons are only heard by the unintelligible (to the audience) sounds of a trombone (woh-woh-woh).
  • 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, whom Linus believes appears 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 Red Baron, arch-enemy of the World War I flying ace, one of Snoopy's imaginary roles.
  • The Cat Next Door who often destroys Snoopy's house.