List of My Name Is Earl characters

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Catalina Aruca)
Jump to: navigation, search

The list of My Name Is Earl characters is from the NBC fictional comedy television series.

Main characters[edit]

Earl Hickey[edit]

Jason Lee portrayed Earl Hickey on the series

Earl Jehosephat Hickey[a] (played by Jason Lee)[i] — The titular and viewpoint character, he has a long history of petty crimes and other repugnant acts of bullying classmates and taking advantage of others. In the opening episode, he wins a lottery scratcher but is immediately hit by a car; during his recovery where he watches a Carson Daly interview where the latter talks about karma, he realizes he has been a bad person and tries to turn his life around by making a list of all the bad things he has done and doing the good deeds to cross them off the list. He discovers that when he does good things, he is rewarded by karma, first by getting the lottery ticket back. But when he ignores the list, as especially demonstrated in the episode "The Professor", bad things continue to happen. One of the recurring gags regarding Earl is that he always has his eyes closed when his picture is taken. He has a mustache and tends to wear flannel shirts, although in his past, he also wears concert t-shirts from classic rock bands. He drives a 1973 red El Camino[2] that once belonged to his friend Frank: it has a blue driver's side door, found in a tornado. Earl's father Carl intended to name him after himself, but put in an extra loop on his cursive letter 'C' on the birth certificate.

Randy Hickey[edit]

Ethan Suplee portrayed Randy Hickey on the series

Randall Dew Hickey[3] (played by Ethan Suplee)[ii] – Earl's younger brother. He and Earl used to commit a bunch of crimes together, but he goes along with Earl on his list. In "Monkeys in Space", when he tries to get a job, Earl finds that he is unable to fulfill his list item in time until Randy helps him. In the episode "Number One", he breaks down and questions the entire process. His character was initially described as equally nasty and tough but after Earl started working on the list, he becomes naive, child-like, and simplistic.[5] In "Harassed a Reporter" he is upset that the reporter portrayed him as mentally retarded, but when she mentions that it could be karma, he is happy that karma noticed him and considered him important.

Randy has a crush on Catalina, calling dibs on her when they first met. He dated a woman who liked cats in the episode "Larceny of a Kitty Cat", despite being allergic to them. Although he is afraid of birds, especially chickens, he is willing to forgo that for love as shown in "South of the Border (Part 1)", and in part 2, they get married at Catalina's village. In the episode "Foreign Exchange Student" he finally tells Catalina he loves her, but Catalina intentionally makes herself repulsive when they consummate the marriage later that night, after which Randy doesn't want to live with her anymore and just keeps it a green card marriage.

In season 3, after finding that he is unable to function independently, he gets a job as a warden at the same state prison so he can hang out with Earl.

Joy Turner[edit]

Jaime Pressly portrayed Joy Turner on the series

Joy Farrah Turner (née Darville, also Joy Hickey) (played by Jaime Pressly) is Earl's ex-wife who divorces him in the first episode and then marries his friend Darnell during the first season of the series. She is pessimistic, cold-hearted, stubborn and vain. Joy is the mother of two boys, Dodge and Earl Jr. She drives a Subaru BRAT painted with the American flag. Her catchphrases are "Oh snap!", "What the hell", and she frequently calls both Earl and Randy "Dummy". She is openly scornful of Earl's List, and has a strong dislike for Catalina, although she ends up saving her life in the fourth season.

The episodes "The Bounty Hunter" and "Guess Who's Coming Out of Joy" cover parts of Joy's past. When she was pregnant with her first child, she was kicked out of her parents' house. She looked for a sugar daddy, dating local celebrity TV's Tim Stack briefly. She and her friends get Earl drunk, after which they have a shotgun wedding in Las Vegas and move into a trailer at the Pimmit Hills Trailer Park. She would often go along with Earl, Randy, Ralph, Donny and others on their crime sprees. She has an affair with Darnell but when she becomes pregnant with her second child, she convinces Earl that he is the father. Some years later, at the start of the series, she and Earl divorce, but after he signs the papers, he wins the lottery money. Joy then tries some schemes to get her share, but eventually gives up. She then marries Darnell in the episode "Joy's Wedding". Although she is rather selfish and frugal, she cares deeply for her boys.

In the second season, Joy gets in trouble with the law when she was trying to return an entertainment system cabinet and ended up stealing a truck with a store employee in it. Her charges of grand theft auto, kidnapping, and assault would count as the third strike, which would put her in prison for life. She is appointed a deaf lawyer (Marlee Matlin), who gets her involved with an addiction recovery group for her anger, and also prescribes happy pills. Hoping to evoke sympathy from the jury, Joy agrees to be a surrogate mother for her half-sister Liberty. The trial goes well until Earl's 911 calls are presented. However, Earl then confesses to all the crimes and takes the punishment.

Joy believed throughout the show that Little Chubby was the father of Dodge and Darnell was the father of Earl Jr. It is revealed in 'Dodges Dad' that Earl is the biological father of Dodge, but Earl Jr.'s father is never named because of the shows cancellation.

Catalina Aruca[edit]

Nadine Velazquez portrayed Catalina Aruca on the series

Catalina Rana Aruca (played by Nadine Velazquez)—The beautiful housekeeper at Earl and Randy's motel. Randy has a major crush on Catalina, immediately calling dibs on her when they first met. She was the top dancer at Club Chubby for about a month, where her routine consisted of simply of jumping in place to House of Pain's "Jump Around" song, until one of the patrons died, at which she vowed never to dance again. She dislikes Joy, but later returns to Club Chubby in the season 2 episode "Jump for Joy" when she sees how Earl tries hard to make things better. She also helps Earl on one of the items on his list in the episode "Mailbox". Season 2 features a story arc where Catalina is arrested for speeding and deported to her village. When Earl and Randy arrives, she gets news that Earl has agreed to marry her in a green card marriage, but Earl lets Randy do it. In the "Foreign Exchange Student" episode, Randy and Catalina rent an apartment in order to keep up appearances, but when Randy tells her he loves her, Catalina tells Earl she only wants to be friends. She takes actions to be as physically repulsive as possible when Randy and she consummate their marriage, but afterwards regrets it as she finds that Randy is the best lover she's had.

Catalina was born in an unspecified Latin American village stricken with violence and poverty. She was prompted by her lover Paco to come to America. She had to fight her sister in order the latter to donate her liver to pay for sneaking into America. She hides in a crate and inside a car to enter. She occasionally wires money to her family in the village. In the episode "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck", it is revealed she lives in a shared laundry room in America prior to moving into an apartment briefly to maintain her appearance of being married.

In some episodes, Catalina breaks the fourth wall with her Spanish lines: In the episode "Barn Burner", she thanks the Latino audience for turning in every week.[b] In the episode "Number One", her quipping at Joy translates to thanking the audience and hoping they will see them next fall.[c]

Darnell Turner [edit]

Darnell Turner (played by Eddie Steeples)—Joy's husband, and still one of Earl's best friends despite apparently impregnating Earl's then-wife Joy. He now acts as "New Daddy" to Joy's two sons. He works in the local dive, "The Crab Shack". Whenever Earl greets Darnell, he calls him "Crab Man" (or "Crabman"), and he has a generally friendly disposition. In the episode "Y2K", it is revealed that he used to go by the name Harry Monroe, until he was placed in a witness protection program where he was to assume his new identity of Darnell Turner and was told to avoid liking cheese (which he still likes).

As Monroe, he was actually a former assassin named Harry Monroe for a secret government organization, having been trained by his own absentee father for the job (Season 4, Episode 19: My Name Is Alias). After he refused to kill the child leader of a socialist nation, and after testifying in court against his former employers. He had a sister Pam who was killed by honesty, according to Joy.[episode needed] Darnell's dad is called Thomas Monroe and works for the agency.[episode needed] Occasionally, Darnell's afro is shown to hide cell phones which self-destruct after use.[episode needed] Earl calls him Crab Man because he took so long to learn his name.[episode needed] It is revealed in the very last episode of the show that Earl Jr., generally believed to be his son, is not.

In the episode "Our 'Cops' Is On" it is shown that he used to live with his supposed grandmother and grew and sold marijuana in his bedroom. In "Buried Treasure", he narrates that he graduated college at age 14, was a virtuoso cellist, and could identify 254 varieties of cheese. Darnell speaks multiple languages: In "The Frank Factor" he tells Catalina that he speaks French, Russian and Arabic. He knows 3 combat sports that ends in "do."[episode needed]

Relatives of the protagonists[edit]

Dodge Hickey[edit]

Dodge Hickey (played by Louis T. Moyle) —is Joy's oldest son. Joy was six months pregnant with him when she and Earl got married the day after they met. In the pilot, Earl tells us "Joy didn't remember much about the boy's real father, except that he drove a Ford. So we named him Dodge." It was thought that a friend of Earl, Frank, might be Dodge's real father in The Frank Factor. In the episode "Our Other Cops Is On", it is revealed that he is a gifted athlete, according to Earl. Dodge's middle name is "Chaz", named after Earl's hero, astronaut Chaz Dalton. In the season 4 episode "Dodge's Father", a DNA test showed that Earl was Dodge's biological father (Earl was drunk and wearing a mask as Joy got pregnant at a Halloween party). Dodge was never aware of the possibility that Earl was his biological father.

Earl Hickey, Jr.[edit]

Earl Hickey, Jr. (played by Trey Carlisle) is Joy and Darnell's son. After introducing Dodge in the pilot, Earl explains, "A few years later we were having our first child from my own personal seed. Doctors had already told us he was going to come out a boy, so we went ahead and named him." But as the doctor holds up a newborn mixed-race baby, Earl gets a confused look on his face and finishes: "There he was — Earl Junior." He has a huge afro and is frequently seen playing rambunctiously with his half-brother, Dodge. Originally thought to be Darnell's child, a DNA test in the season 4 episode "Dodge's Dad" revealed that Darnell was not Earl Jr.'s father. After the show's cancellation, the true father was never revealed.

Carl Hickey[edit]

Carlton Hickey (played by Beau Bridges) is Earl and Randy's father. He first appears in "Cost Dad the Election" where he had run for mayor but lost because of Earl's shenanigans that got the latter arrested. He originally ran for mayor because of the airport flight path was directed over his residential area, causing his entire house to vibrate several times a day, which angers him very much. He is sorely disappointed in his sons and refused to have anything to do with Earl. However, he gradually realizes his son's efforts to improve his life were sincere and he and Earl are able to mend their relationship. In the episode "Dad's Car", he says that he had originally planned to name Earl after himself, but had put in an extra loop on the "C" when using cursive writing on the birth certificate.

Kay Hickey [edit]

Katherine "Kay" Hickey (played by Nancy Lenehan) is Earl and Randy's mother. She is also disappointed in Earl but is more tolerant than Carl. She is happy Earl is trying to turn his life around. She spends a lot of time dealing with Carl's battered ego. Earl's friend Ralph attempted unsuccessfully to come on to her after learning Earl had slept with Ralph's mother.

Liberty Washington[edit]

Liberty Washington (played by Tamala Jones) is Joy's mixed race half-sister, introduced in the season 2 episode "Blow". They had hated each other since grade school. She aspires to be a pro wrestler. She is married to Ray Ray. She and Joy eventually bond to the point where Joy became a surrogate mother for Liberty and her husband Ray-Ray's baby.

Ray Ray Washington[edit]

Ray Ray Washington (played by DJ Qualls) is Liberty's husband, who shares many character traits with Darnell. He owns a bearded dragon named "Mr. Bearded Dragon" whom he treats in the same fatherly manner that Darnell treats Mr. Turtle. His father's name was "Ray" and named him "Ray-Ray", that is why he would like to name his unborn child "Ray-Ray-Ray". In 'Midnight Bun', Joy gives birth to their daughter Ray Ray Ray Anne, after she acts as a surrogate for Liberty and Ray Ray due to Liberty wanting to have a wrestling career.

Billie Cunningham[edit]

Billie Cunningham (played by Alyssa Milano) is Earl's third wife. She is a little crazy and gets very jealous of Earl spending so much time with his List instead of her. After finding inner peace in an Amish-type settlement near Camden, she not only divorced Earl but gave him $72,000 she had received after being hit by a car.

Buzz Darville[edit]

Buzz Darville (played by Blake Clark) is Joy and Liberty's father. He wouldn't let Joy date a black boy, but not because of ethnicity. Rather, he did so because the boy was her half-brother.

Connie Darville[edit]

Connie Darville (played by Brett Butler) is Joy's mother. She faked having to take dialysis so she could gamble at an Indian casino.

Earl's friends and acquaintances[edit]

Kenny James[edit]

Kenneth James (played by Gregg Binkley, played as a child by Andy Pessoa) is a former victim of Earl's bullying as a child, Kenny is one of the first items on his list that Earl attempts to fix by helping him come out as homosexual and restoring his confidence. As a result the two became friends and Kenny helps Earl with completing his list whenever he can, usually to his comedic detriment.[d] He has a job as an assistant manager of a copy shop, which he uses to his advantage, such as printing fake birth certificates and résumés. He drives a powder blue Le Car which he also uses to help out Earl.[e] In the episode "Stole P's HD Cart", he helped Earl and the gang get jobs at a hot dog company by passing their typing exams. After his boyfriend dumped him, Kenny asked Earl to help him become more of a manly man, which unwittingly led to both of them having a gambling addiction. He joins Joy's addiction recovery group. In the flashback episode "Our Cops Is On", he had prepared his house to receive officer Stuart Daniels, whom he partners with at the end of the third season.

Patty, the daytime hooker[edit]

Patricia Michelle Weezmer (played by Dale Dickey) is a middle-aged prostitute in Camden County. She prefers to work during the daytime, exchanging sexual favors and other fetishes such as piggyback rides or massages at a major discount and often getting paid in fast food. She is often arrested.

In the season one finale "Number One", where she helps Earl converse with a convenience store clerk in Bengali, she shares that in her early 20s she used to do exotic sex shows in Calcutta.

Ralph Mariano[edit]

Ralph Mariano (played by Giovanni Ribisi, played as a child by Tanner Maguire) is a former partner in crime and good friend of Earl's, who goes in and out of jail on an almost weekly basis. He and Earl have been friends since childhood, when Earl first taught Ralph how to steal. He isn't the most observant person in the world and doesn't quite understand the whole karma lifestyle. Following in Earl's footsteps, he attempts to clean up his act by getting a job at a lamp store, only to go back to stealing the same day because he didn't win the lottery.[e] A dedicated criminal, he will do anything for $200. He has a sister who dances at Club Chubby. He also once started a short-lived rock band along with Earl and Randy. He has several tattoos, including a Yin Yang on his forearm (which was put there because he thought it was 'two tadpoles doin' it') and 'two cougars doin' it' on his ankle. He only has nine toes following an incident where he cut his pinky toe off to put in a hotdog, forcing a huge hotdog franchise pay a settlement, which was used to rebuild the local hotdog stand that he was once paid by them to burn down in the episode Stole P's HD Cart. After learning that Earl had once slept with his mother, Ralph makes him marry her to "make an honest woman" out of her in the episode Van Hickey. When Earl is sentenced to 2 years in Camden County Prison, Ralph is his cellmate, only to escape the next day by drilling a hole behind a Dolly Parton poster, make a dummy with a watermelon for the head, and leaving Earl behind. He explains in his letter that he would have let Earl come with him but he was hungry and ate the second watermelon. He is also mentioned in 'Bounty Hunter' as having a bounty for $1200 for larceny of a dog and resisting arrest.

Donny Jones[edit]

Donny Jones (played by Silas Weir Mitchell) is a friend of Earl's and a former criminal who had been wrongly convicted of attempted robbery (Earl used Donny's shirt in the robbery). During his prison sentence of two years, he began reading the Bible and found Jesus. Once Earl confessed to Donny about committing the crime, Donny forgave him on the basis he would have eventually gone to prison anyway. He has two tattoos: one of Jesus on his chest, from which he occasionally seeks advice; and one on his buttocks of Moses parting the Red Sea.[f] He also appeared in the flashback episode "Y2K" where he was part of Earl's group that took over a department store. Even though Donny has now reformed he still intimidates people, mainly Earl, because he has "crazy eyes" and a towering stature. In "Quit Smoking", Earl says often that "Donny is crazy."


Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop (played by Abdoulaye N'Gom) is an African immigrant appearing in the episode "Teacher Earl" as a student in Earl's English language class. Like other class members, he proudly greets Earl with his first English phrase: "My. Name. Is. Earl.", but then uses that as a greeting. In addition to Earl's class, he picks up much of his English from watching American television, and uses the catchphrase "Seacrest. Out.".

Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop has occasional appearances in the series. In "Born a Gamblin' Man", he is part of Joy's addiction recovery group where he is addicted to stealing pens, this becoming a recurring gag in later episodes. In "The Birthday Party", when Earl asks him how the English lessons are coming, Nescobar replies "I speak better than you, bitch!". At Joy's trial, he helps Joy's lawyer by translating the sign language interpreter's Mandarin Chinese words.[iii]


Jasper (played by J. Lamont Pope) runs a fencing operation out of a self storage unit, selling merchandise stolen from the local mall at a discount rate. He has a Russian mail-order bride named Tatiana (played by Jessica Cauffiel) who apparently lives in the storage unit and does not like kissing him. She has a large mole on her chin.

Frank Stump[edit]

Frank Stump (played by Michael Rapaport) is an old friend of Earl and Randy's that is introduced in the episode "The Frank Factor". He was subletting rooms in his trailer and agreed to have Earl and Randy stay in the kitchen area while his other roommate Paco had the living room. He was also formerly employed at the Crab Shack. However, he had also made a living stealing things and was saving up for guns to pull off a robbery at an Indian casino. The robbery went off without a hitch, but during the getaway, Paco accidentally hits an FBI van. He is serving a 20-year sentence. His trailer is then occupied by Joy and Earl, and his El Camino is used by Earl.

He once was able to escape from jail because Randy was a guard there and let Frank go for some ice cream, without watching him. He hid money in Joy and Darnell's trailer where eventually he was captured again there by Earl and Randy and taken back to prison. He used to date Billie, but eventually lost her to Earl.


Paco (played by Raymond Cruz) is Frank Stump's trailermate and usual partner in crime, introduced in the season 2 episode "The Frank Factor". He is Catalina's true love from the old country and hopes to reunite with her. He sends for her around the time they were planning on a big robbery of an Indian casino, however, when he and Frank were making their getaway, he is distracted by Catalina on the side on the road, and inadvertently hits an FBI van (the one that Darnell got out of.)

Hank Lange[edit]

Henry "Hank" Lange (played by Tim DeKay) is an old friend of Earl's. Hank was on Earl's list after Earl once told an inappropriate joke at Hank's birthday party in front of his family. Hank was later arrested for trying to rob a liquor store with a crossbow, (eventually shooting himself in the arm with it) though Earl managed to cross him off the list by giving him a good day before he went away to prison. Earl ran into Hank again when Earl volunteered for a prison work gang, and again when Earl falsely confessed to a crime on Joy’s behalf. He and Earl had made a deal if either had wound up in prison, they would break the other out. Earl hoped Hank would not remember this, but that was the first question he asked (but later said that he did not care if he did or not). Hank was later mentioned as having broken out of prison in the episode Bounty Hunter.

The character may be named after show producer Henry J. Lange, Jr.[citation needed]

Other recurring characters[edit]


Didi (played by Tracy Ashton) is the one-legged girl from whom Earl stole a car after telling her he loved her. She works at Yummy's Donut Shop (episode "Monkeys in Space") and has a fast one-armed, no-legged boyfriend named Jake (played by Cameron Clapp), whom she met while hopping after Earl's winning lottery ticket as it blew in the wind (episode "Number One"). She is still angry at Earl and had her boyfriend chase him away when he tried to apologize. Didi gets around by hopping (although she does possess a prosthetic leg, the only use it gets is when her dog humps it), whereas her boyfriend uses prosthetic limbs and is quite agile. She lives across the street from Donny Jones. She always called Earl a "Son of a Bitch" when she sees him, and chased after him. Surprisingly, she sang in the "Free Earl" video, although the video may be non canon. The exact cause of her losing a leg is unknown; however, in "Our Other Cops Is On", Didi states that "she already survived one explosion". She finally forgives Earl in the third season finale when she tells Earl to try to survive one day with only one leg.

Electrolarynx Guy[edit]

Electrolarynx Guy (played by Jack Axelrod) is an unnamed old man who can only speak with the help of an electrolarynx, apparently because of a lifetime of smoking. He sold Randy a Quit Smoking cassette for $0.32 (negotiated from $0.40). He also posed as Randy's father when Randy went back to high school in Randy's Touchdown. According to a deleted scene commentary in the Season 1 episode O Karma, Where Art Thou?, Jack Axelrod does not use an electrolarynx in real life.

Natalie Duckworth[edit]

Natalie Duckworth (played by Beth Riesgraf, then-girlfriend of Jason Lee) was Earl's one-time girlfriend; her first appearance was in "Faked My Own Death". Natalie was unable to take a hint that Earl was not into her so and thus faked his own death. He later told her that her clingy personality was the real reason he faked his death. In turn, Natalie faked her own death to make Earl feel bad, and in doing so, she gained a large amount of confidence. She also appeared in "Our "Cops" Is On"; after Joy and Earl stole a police car, Joy called Natalie a slut with a megaphone and told her to get "on [the car in front of Joy] and spread [her] legs".

Willie the One-Eyed Mailman[edit]

Willie the One-Eyed Mailman (played by Bill Suplee, father of Ethan Suplee) is a local mailman with a patch over one eye, Willie is affable but somewhat of a slacker as he has been seen throwing mail on the floor of someone's home or simply throwing it in the garbage. His lack of depth perception has caused problems for him more than once when giving or reaching for items, such as when he was unable to pick up Earl's winning lottery ticket when it blew away in the wind (episode "Number One"). It was recently revealed he lost his eye in 2003 when he got hit with a shard of glass after Joy smashed Earl's Def Leppard picture with a bowling ball. At some times Willie has used a fake eye instead of his eye patch, only to lose it once when Joy took it and kept it from him due to the fact that it was on something that she bought at a garage sale. Eventually Willie decides just to use his patch.

TV's Tim Stack[edit]

TV's Tim Stack (played by Timothy Stack, who also serves as Consulting Producer and occasional episode writer) is Camden's top hometown celebrity as he has appeared in a number of television shows. He is almost always intoxicated and wearing the wardrobe of his character Notch Johnson from Son of the Beach. In "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine", he hosts the Balboa & Sons' mother-daughter pageant.[g][iv] In "Y2K", he was a featured participant in Camden County's New Year's Day parade. In the "Our "Cops" Is On" flashback episode, he wss pulled over for drunk driving, where he stated that he had 62 credits in IMDb.[v] The officer let him go because he was a fan of Stack's role on Punky Brewster, after which he crashed into the side of the road again. In a flashback episode "Harassed a Reporter", a visibly disoriented Stack is present at a ribbon cutting ceremony for a rehabilitation center. In the flashback episode "The Frank Factor", he was a potential sugar daddy for Joy, but she was grossed out when he dressed up as an adult baby for their tryst.

Stuart Daniels[edit]

Stuart Daniels (played by Mike O'Malley), introduced in the episode "Stole a Badge", comes from a family of police officers, his mother and four sisters all being on the job. He is frequently scolded by them for losing his badge, and when Earl stole it, he was demoted to watching over a rest stop where he has to replenish the toilet paper rolls at his own expense. He lost interest in improving his career, preferring instead to take up bowling, of which he is actually quite good. He was one of the officers featured on COPS in Our "Cops" Is On, where he was shown breaking up a fight between the Electrolarynx Man and Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop, confronting Donny Jones about his public nudity, and remaining blissfully unaware of Kenny James's attempts to come on to him. With Earl's help, he quits the police force to pursue a career in professional bowling. He later falls in love with his long-time gay admirer, Kenny.


Iqball (played by Abdul Goznobi) is the clerk at the Camden Market who sold Earl the winning lottery ticket. In the season 1 finale, "Number One", he speaks Bengali relying on Patty to translate for him, but in later episodes, he is shown speaking English, as well.

Josh Martin[edit]

Joshua Martin (played by Josh Wolf) is a Bargain Bag store employee, first appearing in "Very Bad Things", where Earl and Joy discover him in the back of a Bargain Bag truck that the latter had stolen. Earl and Joy tried to help Josh escape without him being able to identify them, but they were unsuccessful and Joy was sent to prison for grand theft auto, kidnapping and assault. In "Kept a Guy Locked in a Truck", he is found dead in his apartment, having been crushed by a retracted Murphy bed. His spirit haunts Earl and demands not to be forgotten. Earl tries to throw a funeral for him but is unable to find any friends, only to discover that his friends are all from the Internet.

Josh appears in other flashback-themed episodes such as the COPS-themed "Our Other 'Cops' Is On!". In "I Won't Die with a Little Help from My Friends (Part 2)", Josh appears in Earl's coma world, ready to escort Earl to the afterlife. He makes his final appearance in "Inside Probe", in an episode filmed prior to his death but, due to Darnell, shown after his death. By recementing the floor in the women's bathroom, he plays a vital part in the death of Ernie Belcher, albeit unknowingly, as Ernie fell into the cement and drowned.

Ruby Whitlow[edit]

Ruby Whitlow (played by Marlee Matlin) is a deaf attorney assigned to Joy's situation in season 2. She has an interpreter named Doug, but can also read lips and talk a little bit, of which Joy thinks is a funny accent. In the episode "The Trial", Earl falls in love with Ruby and they have a one-night stand. However, she discovers Earl's list in which he had robbed her two years prior because she was deaf and couldn't hear him break in, and they break apart. At Joy's trial, Doug had injured his tongue, so Ruby has a Chinese woman who knows sign language help her out, and Nescobar-A-Lop-Lop translate from Mandarin to English. The trial is about 50/50 until Earl's 911 tapes condemn her. However, when Earl takes the punishment, she is impressed.

Little Chubby[edit]

Richard Chubby, Jr., (played by Norm Macdonald) known as "Little Chubby", is the son of Richard Chubby (played by Burt Reynolds), Camden County's most prominent businessman and owner of Club Chubby. He inherits his father's business in the season 2 episode "Two Balls, Two Strikes", where he still manages his businesses strictly, mandating his employees to attend the funeral during their lunch break. He was one of the most feared men in Camden until he harassed Joy, and Earl got revenge by kicking him in the testicles, causing them to swell up to the size of apples. When Earl helps him gets his testicles surgically restored, he reverts to being a mean person. He kidnaps Earl for revenge, but Earl convinces him to not be mean anymore, after which he took a baseball to his testicles and has to be seated for a year.

Jerry Hazelwood[edit]

Jeremiah "Jerry" Hazelwood (played by Craig T. Nelson) is the Warden of Camden County, As the husband of the Governor, he was caught by her in the presence of some dignitaries when he was in his underwear playing Guitar Hero. He is placed in an assortment of jobs of which he is incompetent. For instance, he was in charge of Homeland Security where he didn't think anything would happen prior to September 11, 2001, and eventually became warden. As he is afraid of violent confrontations, he often has Earl do his job and rewards him with certificates that would reduce Earl's prison time. He had Earl stop a gang rivalry, start a steer-straight program for kids, and has Earl start a program to mediate problems between victims and criminals. However, he later shreds all of Earl's certificates. When Earl then blackmails the Warden with information on his porn star days, Earl's certificates are renewed and he leaves the prison. At one point he accidentally admits to the press that his wife the Governor has a sexual addiction and that they are also having problems in their marriage and having marriage counseling.


  1. ^ Earl as a kid is played by Noah Crawford as a kid[1]
  2. ^ Randy as a kid is played by Ryan Armstrong.[4]
  3. ^ According to the My Name Is Earl Season 1 DVD, the actor N'Gom is actually fluent in six languages including Mandarin.
  4. ^ In a deleted scene, TV's Tim Stack "took" Catalina out to dinner, only to give the bill to her, down a pill of Viagra and offer to go back to her place.[6]
  5. ^ Timothy Stack's claim of having 62 credits on IMDb was accurate prior to the airing of the "Our "Cops" Is On" which would have made it the 63rd appearance.


  1. ^ "phatInside Probe, Part 1". My Name Is Earl. Season 4. Episode 25. 2009-04-30. NBC. 
  2. ^ "Barn Burner". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Quiero agradercer al publico latino que nos sintoniza todas las semanas. Y a los que no son latinos los felicito por aprender otro idioma. (I want to thank all our Latin audience for tuning in every week. And to those that are not Latin congratulations on learning another language.) 
  3. ^ "Number One". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Con esto concluimos nuestra primera temporada de Earl. Estamos muy agradecidos con su acompanamiento y anticipamos verlos el proximo otoño. (With this we conclude our first season of Earl. We are very grateful that you have joined us and we hope to see you next fall.) 
  4. ^ "Pilot". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Episode 1. September 20, 2005. NBC. 
  5. ^ a b "Randy's Touchdown". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Episode 3. October 4, 2005. NBC. 
  6. ^ "Quit Smoking". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Episode 2. September 27, 2005. NBC. 
  7. ^ "Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine". My Name is Earl. Season 1. Episode 6. November 1, 2005. NBC. 
Other references