List of Prison Break minor characters
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This article contains a list of minor characters in the American television series Prison Break. The listed characters are those who are played by guest stars. The characters are listed alphabetically by their last name or by the name which appears in the episode credits.
- 1 Characters affiliated with the Company
- 2 Fox River characters
- 3 Characters affiliated with the Fox River 8
- 4 Sona characters
- 5 Miscellaneous characters
- 6 References
Characters affiliated with the Company
Jonathan Krantz, or the "Pad Man" to fans (played by Leon Russom), is the main antagonist in the series. He is the leader of The Company and holds the rank of General. He appears only fleetingly in his first two seasons, as William Kim's shadowy superior and architect of Michael Scofield's incarceration at Sona. The character plays a large and important role in season 4, appearing in every episode although being credited as a guest star instead of being in the main credits. In earlier seasons, he is identified by his tendency to issue orders on notepads, to avoid being recorded, a tendency which he fully abandons by the fourth season. In his appearance in the season 4 premiere, he discovers that James Whistler, the man Michael was forced to break out of Sona, is a traitor. After Whistler's betrayal, he orders drastic measures to be taken against The Company's enemies, dispatching the ruthless assassin Wyatt to kill anyone and everyone necessary to achieve those ends. Meanwhile, in the initial stages of his season 4 character arc, the General is not aware of Michael's teams's efforts to steal Scylla and most early episodes of the season deals with him planning a sinister operation in Laos, and interacting mostly with Wyatt and the Scylla Cardholders. As the season unfolds, Michael and his team eventually learn of the General's identity and his place as the leader of The Company, and he gradually comes to the forefront of the plot with increased screen time with the protagonists as a consequence. When it is reported that Agent Don Self did an identity search on the General, he seems to be very shocked and gives Wyatt the order to keep an eye on Self. In "Safe and Sound", it is revealed to the viewers that the General's name is "Jonathan Krantz", as seen from the images of him. Learning that the General has one of the Scylla Cards, Michael's team plan an attack against his limo in "The Price". Due to the betrayal of team member Roland Glenn, the General is alerted and the attack is not successful.
Now knowing that Scylla is in danger, the General orders it to be moved and puts increasing pressure on Wyatt to kill the brothers. He is tricked in the next episode into thinking that Wyatt has killed the brothers, but decides to go ahead with moving Scylla anyway. He plays a large role in "Selfless", where he comes face to face with the Scylla team for the first time. When he goes to confront Michael in the underground bunker, he is forced to hand over his card by Michael's team at gunpoint. Thinking it is useless without the other cards, he's shocked when Michael unlocks Scylla with copies of the other five cards and takes him hostage. Under duress and the threat of his daughter Lisa's life, he allows the Scylla team to escape, only in the end realizing Michael has planned everything, including the getaway. In the following episodes, the General is put under immense pressure as he must direct efforts to retrieve Scylla while dealing with dissent amongst his own ranks. After learning in "Just Business" that Gretchen Morgan and Self has Scylla, he sends his men to retrieve it and eliminate all threats to The Company. His men fail, but capture Michael instead. Discovering that he is in an unstable condition, he is taken back to Company HQ. The General orders the doctors to look after Michael and keep him stable, and tells Lincoln that he can save Michael's life in exchange for the safe return of Scylla. The last third of the fourth season shows the General trying to use leverage to control and motivate Lincoln and his team in their pursuit of Scylla, while instructing his men to kill Michael, who escapes from Company security after the surgery.
The General has a somewhat reduced role in these final episodes, often having only a couple of scenes per episode. This is in part due to the introduction of a new prominent antagonist, Christina Rose Scofield (Michael and Lincoln's mother). A former employee of The Company, Christina turns rogue and acquires Scylla to set her own master plan in motion. This includes an assassination attempt against the General in "The Mother Lode" by one of the cardholders, who is working for Christina. For a while, the viewers are led to believe that the General dies in the explosion that destroys his limo, but he is later revealed to still be alive (if injured). As a consequence, the General grows increasingly desperate and paranoid, demanding the lives of all involved in the attempt on his life and the identity of the one holding Scylla. After he is informed that Christina is the buyer of Scylla, which Lincoln had neglected to tell him, the General travels to Miami with a number of henchmen to take charge himself. The General’s screen time again increases somewhat in these final episodes, setting up for the eventual resolution of his character arc. Much of his screen time in these final episodes include him conspiring to get Scylla back, while also taking revenge on Christina, Michael and Lincoln. To this end, he takes Sara hostage in "Cowboys and Indians" and forces Michael to hand over Scylla. He promises to let them all go, which he actually has no intention of doing. Instead he states that he is planning a slow death for Michael and leaves Sara to be raped by T-Bag. In the last episode of the show, the General makes one last desperate attempt to get Scylla back, but is outwitted by Michael and the others and is left for the authorities. Michael then successfully releases Scylla to both the United States government and the United Nations. It is revealed in the series epilogue set four years after the events of the finale that Krantz was tried (possibly for treason and multiple counts of murder) and sentenced to death via the electric chair. In his final scene, the character is about to be executed. When asked if he is ready, he utters the last words "Semper Paratus". Krantz also appears briefly in The Final Break (a straight-to-DVD special set before the epilogue) where he is incarcerated at Miami Dade Prison and orders a hit on Sara in a last attempt to get revenge on Michael, but fails since Sara escapes successfully with the help of Gretchen who gets left behind.
William "Bill" Kim
William Kim (played by Reggie Lee) was a fairly high-ranking member of The Company who acts as an intermediary between the President and Paul Kellerman. He is introduced in the season 2 episode "Map 1213", and is the primary Company antagonist in the second season of the show. Kim becomes Kellerman's new supervisor shortly after the Fox River Eight escape. Kellerman is dismayed by this, as he has directly reported to Reynolds for 15 years, and the two characters have an antagonistic relationship throughout the first half of the season. Kim’s character initially has a passive role, directing Kellerman’s actions mainly through phone conversations. Throughout the season, Kim orders the deaths of all he perceives as a threat to the conspiracy, even including Governor Frank Tancredi, and orders Kellerman to murder Sara Tancredi as well. However, when Kellerman fails, Kim cuts him off, disavowing any records relating him to the President. In "The Killing Box", Kellerman calls Kim with a plan to eliminate the recently recaptured Lincoln and Michael. Kim agrees but then instructs an operative to kill Kellerman. This plot backfires when Kellerman betrays him.
Kim's role grows larger and more active in the season's later episodes. In the episode, "John Doe", Kim learns of Kellerman's betrayal, and fails to protect Terrence Steadman as Kellerman and the brothers get their hands on him. As Kellerman has now switched sides, Kim increasingly appears in scenes with Alexander Mahone, the leader of the FBI manhunt who is secretly under blackmail from The Company. Kim puts pressure on him to murder the fugitives. Kim also attempts to manipulate Kellerman by using a female operative and voice-alteration equipment to give him the appearance that President Reynolds is willing to make amends, though Kellerman eventually sees through this ploy. As the character’s role grows bigger, he becomes the primary antagonist of the brothers in season 2, and Kim begins to share screen time with them, most notably in "Sweet Caroline" where he violently attacks Michael in an attempt to make him reveal Lincoln’s whereabouts. After the brothers escape to Panama, Kim is ordered by his superior, a mysterious man known in season 2 only as "Pad Man", to kill Lincoln and frame Michael for it, thus ensuring Michael's incarceration at the prison called Sona. Although he hates being in the field, Kim personally travels to Panama in the season finale to complete The Company's plan. In the character's final appearance, he is shot and killed by Sara Tancredi just before he is about to kill Lincoln.
Caroline Reynolds (played by Patricia Wettig) is a recurring character introduced in the second episode of the series, and is eventually revealed to be the Vice President of the United States. She is affiliated with The Company, and is portrayed as an ambitious politician who seeks to secure the presidency through any means necessary, including murder. She was the main antagonist for the first season. Reynolds is at the center of the show's conspiracy plot in the first season, having framed Lincoln Burrows for her brother Terrence Steadman's faked death. She goes to great lengths to preserve this conspiracy. The character initially appears only sporadically, ordering her agents to kill anyone who interferes, and later announces her candidacy for President. Her role eventually grows larger, focusing on her dealings with The Company, and her allegiance with her henchman Paul Kellerman. It is shown in the episodes "Brother's Keeper" and "Go" that Kellerman is very affectionate and loyal to her, having served her for 15 years, though she does not share the extent of his feelings, instead using them to turn Kellerman into her devoted lackey. In "The Key", her popularity in the polls begins to decrease and The Company decides to abandon her in "Go". However, after Reynolds secretly poisons and kills the President in the season finale, she is sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
In season 2, due to Patricia Wettig getting a role on Brothers & Sisters, Reynolds is largely absent. She is often mentioned, but her only real appearance is in "Sweet Caroline," for which Wettig was credited as a "Special Guest Star". Michael Scofield allows himself to be captured and blackmails her for a presidential pardon with a tape that implicates her in the conspiracy, and also strongly suggests that she and Steadman were incestuous lovers. She caves, but is then threatened by The Company, and instead announces she has a malignant form of cancer, forcing her to resign the presidency. Later it is assumed that Reynolds was arrested after Kellerman revealed what she did at Sara's trial.
- Production details
At the campaign rally in "Sweet Caroline", banners can be seen promoting Reynolds's campaign website, Reynolds-Again.com. This website, much like Europeangoldfinch.net, exists in the real world and can accordingly be viewed as an Easter egg. While Reynolds political party is never stated, based on her policies seen on the show and the tie-in 'Reynolds Again' website <http://www.reynolds-again.com/issues.htm>, Reynolds appears to be a conservative traditionalist, with views most in line with the Republican Party. The belief she is Republican is further reinforced by a news broadcast which talks about her, then begins to speak about the Democratic side. The website reveals that Reynolds has previously served as a US Senator and as a member of the Illinois School Board.
Christina Rose Scofield
Christina Rose Scofield (portrayed by Kathleen Quinlan) is the mother of Michael Scofield. She is first referred to in the first season episode "English, Fitz or Percy" in a flashback sequence to the childhood of the protagonist brothers. It is revealed that she died young of liver cancer. She is occasionally mentioned throughout the first and second seasons, such as in "Tweener" where Michael credits her with giving him his sense of right and wrong. She is mentioned again near the end of season 2 in the episode "Panama"; her name is revealed to be Christina Rose Scofield when Michael names his boat after her. In the early episodes of season 4, her cause of death is retconned to a brain tumor. In "The Sunshine State", she is revealed to be alive, living under the alias Christina Hampton, and working for The Company, though her exact position is unknown. The character makes her first onscreen appearance at the end of that episode and features as a prominent antagonist for the final six episodes of the show. As Scylla is stolen from Company headquarters in L.A., Christina betrays The Company and its leader General Jonathan Krantz by having one of her men secure it. Her appearances in "The Mother Load" and "VS" are devoted towards setting the stage for her grand master plan, as she meets with the son of the Prime Minister of India to offer him Scylla technology. She also has her first scene with Lincoln, in which she attempts to convince him that she is seeking to reform The Company from within. Christina's character is portrayed as letting nothing stand in her way, which is shown when she later instructs one of her men to kill Lincoln when he interferes with her plan.
In "SOB" Christina is captured by Michael and his girlfriend Sara Tancredi in an effort to make her divulge Scylla's location. The character is often shown to share the same brilliant mind as her son Michael, which is evident when she manipulates him by claiming that Lincoln is adopted (the writer of the episode, Karyn Uscher, reveals on the episode audio commentary that this is a lie). Nevertheless, this puts Michael off balance and he leaves to try and save Lincoln, leaving Sara alone with Christina. She subsequently escapes. At the end of the episode, the real nature of her plan is revealed to be the assassination of the Prime Minister’s son and shifting blame onto the Chinese, thereby provoking a war between India and China that she will profit from by selling Scylla weaponry data to both sides. However, Michael and Lincoln steal Scylla from her in "Cowboys and Indians", and she resorts to taking Lincoln hostage to try and force Michael to return Scylla to her. She also shoots him in the lung to give Michael extra incentive. Despite this, her character begins to unravel in the next episode when she is unsuccessful in getting Scylla back in time to profit from the technology. Michael finally outwits her when he sends Alexander Mahone with a fake Scylla containing a bomb. She survives the explosion in the series finale, however, and continues her pursuit of Scylla. In her final appearance, she attempts to kill Michael when he refuses to let her leave with Scylla, but is instead shot to death by Sara after a desperate Michael fails to kill her with his misfiring pistol. Her death at Sara's hands becomes the set-up for the Final Break.
Other conspiracy characters
- Season 1
- Samantha Brinker (played by Michelle Forbes) is a member of The Company. She is introduced midway through the first season as an intermediary to Vice President Caroline Reynolds. She is shown to be openly condescending towards Reynolds, viewing her as merely a pawn to achieve Company interests, and is privy to The Company's true intentions behind the framing of Lincoln Burrows. Later, Brinker delights in humiliating Reynolds by informing her of The Company's decision to withdraw support to her campaign, only to have Reynolds turn the tables by secretly murdering the president. Her character only appeared in season 1.
- Aldo Burrows (played by Anthony Denison) is the father of Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield. In the early episodes of Season 1, he is offhandedly said by several characters to be a drunk who abandoned his family. He makes his first appearance in "By the Skin and the Teeth"; and his true background is revealed in "The Key". He tells Lincoln that he left to take a position with The Company as a data analyst, but he was in fact an executioner tasked with killing anyone who defected from The Company. Because of his commitments, he was forced to abandon his family when Lincoln was still a child and before Michael was born. The character is central to the plot, as he is the catalyst that set everything in motion. After leaving The Company and trying to expose them, Lincoln was framed for murder to draw Aldo out. Aldo returns for three episodes in Season 2, arranging to have Lincoln and his son L.J. saved from the police, and reunites with Michael. Aldo's character is killed off in "Disconnect" when he is shot by Agent Alexander Mahone. His death prompts the protagonists to stay and fight against The Company. He continues to be mentioned occasionally in later seasons.
- Daniel Hale (played by Danny McCarthy) is a U.S. Secret Service Agent and old friend of Kellerman. Hale first appears in the pilot episode as Kellerman’s nervous partner and a member of the Burrows conspiracy. The character appears with a minor role in the first 13 episodes. Hale is portrayed as less cold-blooded than Kellerman; and, while initially loyal to his cause, he grows increasingly disillusioned at the number of innocents killed. He later has a crisis of conscience. In "Odd Man Out", he offers to help Veronica reveal the conspiracy. In the next episode, he is confronted by Kellerman; upon discovering that Hale planned to name him in the conspiracy, Kellerman is visibly upset and promptly kills him.
- Quinn (played by Michael Gaston) is an agent from The Company. Put in charge of supervising Agents Kellerman and Hale, Quinn appears for a two-episode plotline. The character serves as an introduction to the Company story arc of the show. When he is first introduced he appears mild-mannered, friendly and somewhat bumbling, but is revealed to actually be observant, very intelligent, and ruthless. After he suspends Kellerman and Hale from duty, Quinn murders Veronica Donovan's ex-fiancé in order to track her down. He ends up capturing Nick Savrinn, Veronica and L.J. at their cabin in New Glarus. Quinn has a big part in the next episode, where he interrogates Veronica and a wounded Nick for information. His attempts fail when Veronica manages to escape. Quinn gives chase, but is pushed into the bottom of a well by LJ. Quinn is forced to call Kellerman and Hale for help at the end of the episode, though Kellerman merely pulls a cover over the well, leaving him there to die, threatening Hale to go along with it. It is shown in a later episode that Quinn scratches the names KELLERMAN and O. KRAVECKI into the wall before dying of thirst and starvation.
- Terrence Steadman (played first by John Billingsley, then by Jeff Perry, decoy body played by David Lively) is Caroline Reynolds's brother, and at the center of the conspiracy framing Lincoln Burrows for his faked murder. Assumed dead, he is later shown to be alive and hiding in a house in Montana. Veronica later learns that he is alive and attempts to confront him, but is killed by Company agents. In season 2, the character is recast with Perry, as Billingsley left for The Nine. In "John Doe", he is kidnapped by Lincoln, Kellerman and Michael in an effort to bring down The Company. When Scofield and the others get a hold of a recorded conversation between him and Caroline implicating an incestuous relationship between the two, Steadman shoots himself in the head. He reappears briefly in a flashback in "Sweet Caroline".
- Tangrin (played by Jacqueline Williams) initially appears as a reporter to interview Lincoln at Fox River. She later reveals herself to be a conspiracy operative, when she threatens Lincoln, telling him that it is up to him whether L.J. lives or dies.
- Season 2
- Jane Phillips (played by Kristin Lehman) is a close ally of Aldo Burrows that appears for two episodes in season 2. She helps rescue Lincoln and L.J. Burrows from the police and is then sent away to take care of L.J. She was probably killed after L.J. is kidnapped in season 3.
- Elliot Pike (played by John S. Davies) appears as a Company agent in the season 2 finale. In season 3, he is shown to be working for Gretchen to get Whistler out of Sona. He monitors Lincoln Burrows, and is later told to kill him. Pike fails and is shot and killed by Lincoln.
- Agent Blondie (played by Steven Chester Prince) is a Company agent in season 2. He kills Veronica in "Manhunt" and returns in "Dead Fall", trying to kill Sara. In his final appearance he arranges the hit-and-run accident of Agent Mahone's son, and is killed by Mahone as seen with bullets in is forehead in the boot of Mahones car.
- Season 4
- Ralph Becker (portrayed by Raphael Sbarge) first appears at the home of Gretchen's sister in "Just Business". He is captured by T-Bag, who spends the episode wondering if he is a bible salesman or with The Company. He is later revealed to be a Company agent. The character returns in "VS" and appears in the final episodes. He is killed off in the series finale.
- Downey (portrayed by Ted King) is Christina Scofield's right-hand man. He is introduced at the end of "The Sunshine State" and appears in every episode thereafter. The character's role is relatively small and he usually appears in scenes with Christina. He is portrayed as being very loyal to her and helps her to frame Lincoln for murder at the energy conference in the episode "SOB". Downey is killed in the series finale when a fake Scylla, containing a bomb devised by Michael, is detonated.
- Nathaniel Edison (played by John Sanderford) is a Scylla Cardholder appearing in 2 episodes.
- Ferguson (played by Graham McTavish) is first seen as a bodyguard for Krantz, and guarded a jailed Michael.
- Dr. Roger Knowlton (played by John Getz) is a Company psychiatrist. After Michael collapses in the street due to his tumor and is taken by the Company, the doctor, holding Michael captive in the woods, tells him his mother is alive and attempts to persuade him to join his mother in working for the Company.
- Wyatt Matthewson (played by Cress Williams) is a top level Company assassin introduced in the season 4 premiere episode, hunting for the "A-Team" under orders from General Krantz. Wyatt's character has a big role and plays a critical function to the plot of the early episodes in the fourth season, but is killed off after 9 episodes. He is a "hired contractor" by his own words to a startled Don Self when Krantz sent Wyatt to investigate why Self was pulling information on the General. Wyatt is portrayed as an emotionless killer, performing swift executions without remorse, which is shown when he kills James Whistler, Bruce Bennett, Cameron Mahone, and Jasper Potts, in his pursuit of the protagonists. He is highly effective in tracking, and has a working knowledge of truth serums. Having killed Alex Mahone's son to draw him out, a major plotline of these episodes include Mahone seeking revenge, most notably in "Blow Out" where they share screen time for the first time. Wyatt ultimately comes face to face with the A-Team in "The Price" when he tortures and kills Roland Glenn for information on their whereabouts. After shooting Roland in the stomach, he is ambushed and captured by the team. Wyatt spends his last episode, "Greatness Achieved" as a prisoner. After the rest of the team get what they need from Wyatt, Mahone tortures him and makes him apologize to his wife for the murder of their son, via cell phone. In his last scene, Wyatt is chained to a cinder block by Mahone and pushed off a pier, drowning the killer.
- Griffin Oren (played by Shaun Duke) appears as a Scylla Cardholder and a member of the US Treasury Department in "Safe and Sound". He reappears in "The Mother Load", working for Christina Scofield to assassinate the General. When Oren fails, Christina has him killed.
- Jasper Potts (played by Troy Ruptash) was Don Self's informant, and killed by Wyatt.
- Vincent Sandinsky (played by Ivar Brogger) is a Company scientist, working with Christina, whose death was ordered by Christina after failing to kill the General.
- Howard Scuderi (played by Jude Ciccolella) is a Scylla Cardholder with an important role in "Five the Hard Way". He makes two additional but minor appearances, but is then written out when he is shot and killed by the General for questioning his decision to move Scylla.
- Lisa Tabak (played by Stacy Haiduk) is the chief logistician in SENSA and a high-ranking member of The Company. She is later revealed to also be a daughter of General Krantz. She first appears in "Eagles and Angels" as the wife of Erol Tabak, the Turkish consul and a Scylla Cardholder. She reappears in "The Price", and becomes a recurring character in the following episodes. She is in charge of arranging the transfer of Scylla and appears mainly in scenes with The General. Lisa's character plays a critical role in "Selfless", where she is taken hostage by Sara Tancredi to enable Michael Scofield and his team to steal Scylla. She is then released. Lisa resigns in the next episode after witnessing her father murdering his advisor, and in "The Sunshine State" she helps Sara to rescue Michael from The Company.
- Stuart Tuxhorn (played by Steve Tom) is a Scylla cardholder that appears mostly in the early parts of season 4. He is killed in "VS" for possibly withholding information.
Fox River characters
- David Apolskis (played by Lane Garrison) first appears in ninth episode of the first season as a prisoner of Fox River. It is later revealed that he was arrested after swiping a T206 Honus Wagner Baseball card and is charged with grand larceny. T-Bag gives him the nickname "Tweener" due to his affinity for African American culture, and harasses him until Michael Scofield intervenes. Tweener returns in "And Then There Were 7", doing a favor for Michael. In later episodes, however, Tweener becomes an obstacle to Michael and the rest of the escape team after he is coerced by Brad Bellick to become an informant. In "J-Cat", he fails to give good information and is put in a cell with a large man called "Avocado" who sexually abuses him. A desperate Tweener slashes his penis with a razorblade. Knowing that Avocado will soon recover, Michael takes pity on Tweener and tells him of the escape. Tweener in turn tells Bellick, and the plan is nearly derailed. Knowing of his betrayal, Michael forces Tweener to go his own way in the season finale.
- In season 2, Tweener initially has a separate subplot. After getting to St. Louis, he appears in "Otis" and hitches a ride to Utah with a college girl named Debra Jean Belle (Kristin Malko), a girl who wants to travel to Hawaii. The two become intimate in "First Down", but she learns of his fugitive status in the next episode. The two characters go separate ways, though she allows him to steal her car, reporting it stolen later. When he leaves the car, he writes "Aloha" on it. In the same episode, Tweener re-unites with the other main characters and helps them dig for Westmoreland's $5 million before he is captured by FBI Agent Mahone in “Subdivision”. In his final appearance on the show in “Buried”, Tweener denies a transfer to a better prison and refuses to give away Scofield's location, instead misleading the police. He tells the police that he is going to take them to Scofield's location, but instead, he visits Debra for the last time to tell her that he loves her and he wishes she could know Hawaii in the future. In his last scene, Mahone takes Tweener to a side road and guns him down in cold blood, planting a gun on him to give the appearance of a struggle. Tweener is the second member of the Fox River Eight to be taken down by the authorities.
- Charles Westmoreland (played by Muse Watson) is one of the key supporting characters in the first season. He is introduced as Fox River's longest-serving inmate (thirty-two years) and he tells Scofield that he has sixty more years left on his sentence. An important plot function of Westmoreland is that he is believed to be the airline hijacker D. B. Cooper, which he repeatedly denied. In the first half of the season, he is often shown with a tabby cat named Marilyn that he gets to keep due to a grandfather clause in the prison's policy. Portrayed as mild-mannered and quiet, he tries to stay out of other people’s business. Westmoreland plays an important role in “The Old Head”, in which Captain Bellick murders Marilyn after Westmoreland refuses to help him identify the convict who killed a guard in the previous episode. Westmoreland retaliates by starting a fire in the guards' break room, making it seem like Bellick's negligence caused the fire. He is again prominent in the plot in “And Then There Were 7”, when his character motivation changes and he wants to escape in order to visit his terminally-ill daughter. In the episode, he confirms that he was indeed DB Cooper.
- Following this, Westmoreland joins Michael Scofield's escape team and participates in the first failed escape attempt in “End of the Tunnel”. Westmoreland has a more minor role in most late season 1 episodes, but appears prominently in “Bluff”. In addition, a subplot sees him building a bond with fellow escapee C-Note. Westmoreland is later fatally wounded while subduing Bellick when he discovers the escape hole in the guards' room. During the escape, he collapses from blood loss, telling Michael to go on without him and making him promise to visit his daughter and revealing the location of the $5 million DB Cooper money. He is found dead by Warden Pope in the season finale. Westmoreland reappears, along with Marilyn, in season 4, in a dream sequence in Michael's head, helping him discover Scylla's true nature.
- Charles "Haywire" Patoshik (played by Silas Weir Mitchell) is a prisoner at Fox River's Psych Ward. He is serving a 60-year sentence, for killing his parents. He has schizoaffective disorder with bipolar tendencies, and a fear of crowds. He is temporarily Michael's cellmate, becoming obsessed with his tattoos and recognizing a pathway. Michael fakes an assault and gets him sent back to the psych ward. 13 episodes later, Michael seeks Haywire's help to remember a part of the tattoo. Michael is forced to include him in the escape after he finds out about the plan, but soon abandons him. Haywire then escapes on his own on a stolen bicycle. In season 2, he is mostly used as comic relief. His plot line focuses on him building a raft to go to Holland. Haywire is later trapped by police up a silo and convinced by Mahone to commit suicide by jumping to his death. He is the third member of the Fox River Eight to be taken down by the authorities. In a third season episode, he reappears as a hallucination to Mahone.
- Gus Fiorello (played by Peter J. Reineman) is Abruzzi's right-hand man at Fox River. Falzone later promotes him, prompting Abruzzi to take revenge by grinding a broken light bulb into Gus' eye. When Abruzzi's prison status is restored, he turns Gus into an outcast.
- Manche Sanchez (played by Joseph Nunez) is Sucre's cousin, and is incarcerated at the same prison. Manche works in the laundry and becomes invaluable to the escape team when they have to reformulate their escape-plan; Sucre makes Manche a member of the team after he helps them frame C.O. Geary. Manche is captured on the night of the escape after his weight causes the cable wire used to climb over the wall to break. He later agrees to reveal Sucre’s whereabouts in exchange for a transfer to a minimum security prison.
- "Avocado" Balz-Johnson (played by Daniel Allar) is an inmate who is assigned as Tweener's cellmate and repeatedly rapes and abuses him until Tweener takes revenge by slicing his penis with a razor blade. After Bellick himself is imprisoned in season 2, Avocado becomes his cellmate.
- Seth "Cherry" Hoffner (played by Blaine Hogan) is a young inmate who shares a cell with T-Bag. He pleads with Michael to help him, before hanging himself over the rail of the first tier in A wing leaving Michael feeling guilty.
- Christopher Trokey (played by Robert Michael Vieau) is an inmate who was a friend of T-Bags until T-Bag asked Seth Hoffner to report Trokey as the person who murdered C.O Robert 'Bob' Hudson. T-Bag hid a picture of C.O. Bobs daughter that he took from his wallet under Trokey's bed and when the guards found it they took him to the SHU.
- Trumpets (played by Anthony Fleming) is C-Note's right-hand man in his black gang in Fox River. Bad blood arises between him and C-Note when the latter joins the PI crew, and after a violent fight, Trumpets issues a death mark on his head. In season 2, when Bellick is incarcerated and beaten by the inmates, Trumpets coldly tells him to expect more attacks.
- Trumpets' Right-hand Man (played by David Dino Wells Jr) is Trumpets' cell mate and friend.
- Jason "Maytag" Buchanon (played by Brian Hamman) was T-Bag's cellmate until he was killed in the race riots by a black inmate who stabbed him several times with a blunt screw.
- Banks (played by Lester "Rasta" Speight) is the leader of another black gang at Fox River consisting of himself and four others. When Bellick is incarcerated at Fox River, he demands Bellick's dessert in exchange for protecting him from other inmates. However, when Bellick gives him the dessert, he demands four more for his friends. Bellick then beats him with a sock full of batteries. He and his gang later take revenge by beating up Bellick at night.
- Turk (played by John Turk) is an inmate with an arm bracelet hired by Kellerman to kill Lincoln. During "Riots, Drills and the Devil" he leads Lincoln to an out-of-the-way area under the impression that he is taking him to his brother, and tries to kill him. Lincoln, however, manages to throw Turk off a ledge, Turk lands hard on his back, and dies from his injuries shortly afterward.
- Stroker (played by Kwame Amoaku) is an inmate who was in the sickbay at the time of the riot in "Riots, Drills and the Devil". When the inmates in the sickbay hear of the riot, he leads them in starting their own riot. They capture Rizzo Green and attempt to rape Sara Tancredi, but she makes it into the office. Stroker breaks part of the glass and tries to get her, but she is rescued by Michael. They follow them, and eventually he finds them. He fights Michael to try to get to Sara, but is beaten. He and others continue to follow them until they reach the exit. After Sara escapes, a sniper fires at Michael. Michael ducks, and Stroker, who was behind him, is hit in the chest and is never mentioned in the series following the shooting. His real name is Kuame, as mentioned by Sara.
- Theo (played by Brad Fleischer) was in the sickbay at the time of "Riots, Drills and the Devil". He is mentioned to have a recently fixed knee, held in place by nuts and bolts. He joins them in their own riot. He follows Stroker and others as they go after Michael and Sara. He at one point opens a tile in the ceiling and climbs through, but is kicked back down by Michael. When Stroker finds Michael and Sara and attacks Michael, he moves to help. However, Sara kicks him in his recently repaired knee, breaking it, and then kicks him away.
- Henry Pope (played by Stacy Keach) is the dedicated warden of Fox River State Penitentiary. The character plays a major role throughout the first season, primarily playing the role of a father figure of sorts to the protagonist, Michael Scofield. Pope's character is portrayed as someone who believes in rehabilitation for the prisoners to make them productive members of society by organizing the prison industry (PI) and educational programs that allows inmates to receive their GED and even bachelor's degrees. On the audio commentary for the pilot episode, creator Paul Scheuring talks about how most TV and movie wardens are portrayed as corrupt, and that the purpose of Pope was to create a warden that was actually one of the good guys. In the pilot, it is revealed that he has been married to Judith for 39 years. However, a later episode shows that, years earlier while in Toledo, Pope had an affair and fathered a child, Will Clayton, who later had run-ins with the law and died at 18. Pope confessed to his wife about the affair, but did not tell her about Will. For his 40th wedding anniversary, Pope wants to give his wife a replica of the Taj Mahal. However, he constructs it poorly and has enlisted the help of Michael to make sure the structure is stable. Michael uses this time to help further his escape plan. Pope plays a central role in the episode "English, Fitz or Percy", where Secret Service Agents Paul Kellerman and Daniel Hale attempt to use the information about Pope's illegitimate child to blackmail him into allowing Michael to be transferred to another prison. Pope initially gives in to their demands, but later changes his mind and refuses the transfer and goes home to tell his wife about Will. His wife does not re-appear, but she presumably forgives him as Michael continues working on the Taj Mahal replica.
- Michael's affiliation with Pope soon angers Captain Brad Bellick. While Pope shown to be an honest man, Bellick is a definite villain in the first season of the series, shown to be known for both taking bribes and inmate abuse. Pope does not know the extent of Bellick's corruption and even intends him as his heir after he would retire. It is revealed in the episode "Riots, Drills and the Devil (Part 2)" that Bellick secretly looks down on Pope, viewing him as a softy who is not hard enough on the inmates. But after Pope catches Bellick bad-mouthing him to Governor Frank Tancredi later in the same episode, he harshly reprimands him, frightening Bellick. Pope is not featured as heavily in the middle parts of the season, where he is used mainly to deliver bad news to various characters. However, Pope returns to prominence in the plot in later episodes, and his relationship with Michael continues to be explored. Pope and Michael's respect and trust between each other increases as Michael regularly visits Pope to help him with his Taj Mahal project. Their relationship is temporarily strained when Michael refuses to name the guard that apparently assaulted him, but the conflict is later resolved. Pope trusts Michael, often leaving him unattended in his office, and once even going as far as saying he feels fortunate that the two have met. On the night of the escape, in the episodes "Tonight" and "Go", Warden Pope is forced to release Lincoln Burrows from solitary by Michael while holding a shank against him, after which Michael ties Pope to a chair and knocks him unconscious. Pope is shocked and feels betrayed by Michael. After he is found by the guards in the Season 1 finale "Flight", Pope immediately contacts the police and the governor upon the escape, and, along with Bellick, directs an extensive but ultimately fruitless manhunt against the fugitives.
- In season 2, with the plot moving away from the prison, Pope is quickly written out of the show. He resigns in protest in the second episode, when the DOC decides to fire Bellick. After a 15-episode absence, Pope returns for a one-episode guest appearance in "Bad Blood", playing a vital role when Michael asks for his help to retrieve evidence that could exonerate Lincoln. Pope reluctantly agrees, but asks in return that Michael turns himself in. After he retrieves the evidence, though, he tells Michael he does not need to turn himself in. The two then part ways, on at least somewhat good terms. This is Pope's last appearance.
- Warden Ed Pavelka (played by Brandon Smith) took over as Warden at the prison after Pope quit after the Fox River Eight escaped. He was a much tougher Warden than Pope and refused to let Bellick stay in Ad-Seg even after he was attacked.
- Roy Geary (played by Matt DeCaro) was a correctional officer at Fox River. He is known for corruption and inmate abuse. After Michael is sent to the psych ward and Sucre is sent to the SHU, Geary auctions off their cell. Not wanting the escape plan exposed, C-Note offers $500 for the cell. Geary later demands $700, but when C-Note turns over the amount, Geary keeps the cash and smugly tells him that the cell has already been sold. In retaliation, the escape team frames him for burning Michael; Pope searches Geary's locker, finding a burnt guard uniform that appears to corroborate Michael's story. Geary is immediately fired. Geary returns in Season 2, testifying against Brad Bellick, resulting in Bellick being fired. The two soon decides to work together as bounty hunters. They capture and torture T-Bag to make him reveal the location of Westmoreland's money. But upon finding it, Geary betrays Bellick and steals the cash. He is later killed by T-Bag, who uses a tracking device to find Geary.
- Louis Patterson (played by Phillip Edward Van Lear) is a correctional officer at Fox River, and is usually seen with C.O. Stolte. Initially a minor character, his screen time increases somewhat in later episodes. Patterson is more compassionate than most COs, particularly to Lincoln Burrows. Patterson even allows Lincoln to see his son without handcuffs in one episode. He is married, but has an affair with the Warden's secretary Becky. Patterson has the habit of referring to the inmates as "ladies" or other names with female associations. When the Fox River Eight escapes from the prison, Patterson joins Bellick and other correctional officers in pursuit of the convicts. He remains at Fox River in season 2, and re-appears when Bellick returns to the prison as an inmate.
- Keith Stolte (played by Christian Stolte) is a correctional officer at Fox River. He likes to talk about sports with C.O. Patterson and has a teen aged son called Josh. His role is at first very small, but increases significantly towards the end of the season. Stolte is a harsh guard, but shows compassion in helping Lincoln prepare for the impending execution, and has a good relationship with Lincoln throughout the first season. Stolte becomes suspicious when Bellick does not show up to work on the day of the escape, and convinces Patterson to inform Warden Pope. Following the Fox River Eight escape, Stolte remains at the prison reporting to Pope. He also advises Pope to contact the Governor. Stolte re-appears briefly in season 2, when Bellick becomes incarcerated at Fox River.
- Rizzo Green (played by Mark Morettini) is a correctional officer at Fox River. He is usually stationed in the medical wing where he has been knocked unconscious twice, once during the riot set of by Michael Scofield and then again on the night of the escape by T-Bag.
- Mack Andrews (played by Mac Brandt) is a correctional officer at Fox River. He has been drunk on the job at least once. He is seen having a sly drink in the corridors when Michael is on his way back from the psych ward. Michael burns his back leaning on a pipe, while trying to avoid being caught by Mack. Mack joins the efforts to recapture the Fox River Eight.
- JJ (played by Javon Johnson) is a correctional officer at Fox River. He usually works alongside C.O Coco on gardening detail during Prison Industries and patrolling the outside of the Prison. Once he saw C-note's old crew waiting for C-note and the other escapees outside on patrol but did not know who they were and believed their story about breaking down.
- Coco (played by Lea Coco) is a correctional officer at Fox River. He usually works alongside C.O. JJ on gardening detail during Prison Industries and patrolling the outside of the Prison. Once he saw C-note's old crew waiting for C-note and the other escapees outside on patrol but did not know who they were and believed their story about breaking down.
- Tyler Robert 'Bob' Hudson (played by Michael Cudlitz) was a correctional officer at Fox River until he was killed by T-Bag after he and T-Bag found the hole at the back of Michael Scofield's cell.
Other Fox River characters
- Becky (played by Jennifer Joan Taylor) is Warden Henry Pope's secretary. She has an illicit affair with corrections officer Louis Patterson.
- Reverend Mailor (played by Tom McElroy) is the Prison Chaplain. He helps Lincoln through his ordeal of dying in the electric chair, and gives guidance to Abruzzi when he sees the image of Jesus Christ on his Prison Cell wall.
- Katie Welch (played by DuShon Monique Brown) is a nurse and friend of Sara Tancredi. She is shown to be the only person who Sara interacts with regularly inside and outside the prison. After the Fox River Eight escape, Katie reluctantly tells the warden that Sara may have aided Michael in his escape. In the second season, Katie visits Sara at the hospital. She returns in the fifteenth episode when Bellick is incarcerated at Fox River and is sent to the infirmary after he was beaten by other inmates. He tries to charm her, but fails.
- Kenny Sklar (played by Andrew Rothenberg) is an orderly in the psych ward at Fox River. He operates the door. He first appears in the episode "By The Skin and the Teeth" when Michael, posing as a guard, enters asking to use the bathroom, and lets him in, nearly discovering him going into the pipes beneath. He reveals that he believes it is better to work in the psych ward than in general population, due to having only one way to deal with inmates acting up in psych ward. His second appearance is in "Go" where Michael, posing as a guard again brings the rest of the escaping inmates through the psych ward to escape. Sklar realizes that the uniform Tweener is wearing is not from the psych ward, due to having blue stains, and also recognizes Abruzzi. He also seems to recognize Michael, though as the guard who came in to use the bathroom rather than as an inmate who has been in the psych ward before. Michael asks for some sedative to put Abruzzi down. When he hands it over, Michael injects Sklar himself in the neck with it, knocking him out.
Characters affiliated with the Fox River 8
Nick Savrinn (played by Frank Grillo) is a lawyer working for Project Justice. After witnessing his boss’ refusal to assist Veronica Donovan in trying to exonerate Lincoln Burrows, Nick decides to take on the case himself. Together, he and Veronica set off to find evidence to support Lincoln's innocence. Thanks to Nick’s connections, they discover that the security tape of Lincoln shooting was faked but when they go to find the original copy of the video tape, it was already damaged. Returning to Veronica’s apartment, they find that the copy of the tape is lost. These events causes Veronica to question Nick’s motives, as she suspects him to be in league with the conspiracy. He later deflects her accusations by providing possible new evidence. As the two continue to uncover the conspiracy In "Riots, Drills and the Devil (Part 2)", they are threatened via a public phone call in Washington, D.C. when they find the old offices of Ecofield, Terrence Steadman's company. This is followed by an explosion in Veronica's apartment causing the two to escape and go into hiding in Nick's father's cabin in New Glarus, Wisconsin. L. J. later joins them after he was also targeted by Agents Paul Kellerman and Daniel Hale. In later episodes, they finally have a break-through, learning of the real reason behind the framing of Lincoln and the complicity of the Vice President herself in this plot. In "And Then There Were 7", Nick, Veronica and L. J. narrowly escape from "The Company" agent Quinn. Nick is rushed to hospital with a gunshot wound. After he recovers, Nick and Veronica go to court for one last time to appeal for Lincoln on the day of his execution. They lose the appeal but fortuitously, an anonymous man gives the judge new evidence that allows him to stay the execution.
This renews their hope. Having learned that Terrence Steadman is still alive, they insist on having a medical examiner investigate Terrence Steadman's supposed body in "By the Skin and the Teeth". However, the dental records of the corpse match Steadman's. In "J-Cat", Nick, Veronica and L.J. return to New Glarus to visit the dead Quinn, where they obtain his cell phone. Following these phone records, they are able to find the location where Steadman is hiding. It is revealed in "The Key" that Nick had another motive for working with Veronica; he had struck a deal with John Abruzzi that in exchange for his father's freedom, he would keep watch on Veronica and deliver her at Abruzzi's request. When he is asked to bring Veronica with him to a landing strip in episode "Tonight", he is conflicted with Veronica and his father's safety. Ultimately in the next episode, Nick frees Veronica and tells her to get to Blackfoot, Montana to find Steadman. Empty-handed, Nick goes to his apartment to meet his father, where he witnesses his father being shot by one of Abruzzi's henchmen. Nick refuses to tell the henchman where Veronica is and as a result is killed.
Other affiliated characters
- Sylvia Abruzzi (played by Danielle Di Vecchio) is John Abruzzi's wife and mother to his children.
- Hector Avila (played by Kurt Caceres) is Sucre's cousin. A rival for Maricruz's affection, he is responsible for Sucre's incarceration, by calling in a police tip for a robbery. He later begins dating Maricruz, and tries to marry her in Las Vegas. She calls off the wedding after Sucre shows up, and an angry Hector learns she left on their honeymoon trip without him.
- Debra Jean Belle (played by Kristin Malko) is a college student from Utah who shares a ride there with Tweener after he responds to her advertisement on the campus ride board. Her suspicions of him wanes after she becomes infatuated with him. She later aids his escape by letting him take her car. Tweener later appears on her doorstep to make peace with her.
- Petey Cordero (played by Maurice Ripke) is Sucre's cousin. Sucre borrows his motorbike to get to Las Vegas to stop Hector and Maricruz's wedding.
- Maricruz Delgado (played by Camille Guaty) is Sucre's girlfriend. She was originally meant to be played by Nadine Velazquez. Maricruz becomes Sucre's primary motivation to escape after he learns that she is pregnant with his child, but is going to marry Sucre's cousin Hector. In Season 2, Maricruz leaves Hector at the altar, and is briefly reunited with Sucre in Mexico, before Bellick chases Maricruz away and lies to Sucre about her whereabouts. In Season 3, Sucre discovers his deception, but realizes that he has to stay away from her until he has gotten his life together. In Season 4, Maricruz gives birth to their daughter, Lila Maria Sucre.
- Theresa Delgado (played by Rachel Loera) is Maricruz's sister, who travels with her to Mexico. Distrustful of Sucre, she later allows him to meet his newborn daughter, but sells him out to the cops and sets him up to be arrested.
- Philly Falzone (played by Al Sapienza) is part of the Chicago Mafia and a close associate of John Abruzzi. After Michael's incarceration, Falzone and other mobsters began pressuring Abruzzi to locate a witness called Fibonacci before the trial that will incriminate them all, even by threatening the lives of Abruzzi's children. Philly later takes Abruzzi's privileges from him and instead promotes Abruzzi's second-in-command, Gus, to the top of the prison hierarchy. Falzone is then tricked by Michael and Abruzzi to go to Canada to find Fibonacci, and Falzone and his men are arrested by the police.
- Otto Fibonacci (Roderick Peeples) is a police informant who divulged the information that got Abruzzi indicted. Fibonacci was put in witness protection, and Scofield used the alleged knowledge of Fibonacci's whereabouts to gain Abruzzi's trust in Fox River.
- Dede Franklin (played by Helena Klevorn) is C-Note's daughter. She has a kidney disease. In Season 2, her health deteriorates, forcing C-Note to turn himself in to save Dede's life.
- Kacee Franklin (played by Cynthia Kaye McWilliams) is C-Note's wife and the mother of his daughter Dede. Ignorant of her husband's incarceration until his escape, Kacee is reluctant to trust C-Note's plan for their family's reunion. However, when Agent Lang pressures her to make a choice, she chooses not to cooperate with the FBI. Kacee and her family escape to North Dakota before she is arrested for aiding and abetting her husband. She is later released as part of the deal her husband had with F.B.I. Special Agent Mahone.
- Susan Hollander (played by K.K. Dodds) is T-Bag's girlfriend in flashbacks in "Brother’s Keeper". She turns him in to the police when she learns of his crimes. After escaping from prison, T-Bag holds Susan and her kids, Zack (Quinn Wermeling) and Gracie (Danielle Campbell), hostage in a delusional attempt to start a family, but she rejects him. Surprisingly, T-Bag spares their lives, and gives the police their location.
- Maggio (played by Rich Komenich) is a henchman for the Chicago mob. He is ordered by John Abruzzi to kidnap T-Bag's cousin, James. The job goes bad, resulting in the death of both Bagwell (Larry Neumann Jr.) and his young son (Bobby Linkhart). Maggio later attempts to aid Abruzzi's escape from Fox River.
- Mexican Man (played by Ismael 'East' Carlo) is an elderly man Sucre meets on his way to Ixtapa to meet Maricruz. After Sucre is ordered off the bus, the man gives him a place to stay overnight if he cooks for him. Sucre steals his car to carry on his journey and is caught by the local police, but the man covers for him, giving him petrol money and tells him to find his girl and then grace with God.
- Darius Morgan (played by Mike Jones) is C-Note's brother-in-law.
- Adrian Rix (played by Philip Rayburn Smith) is Lisa's husband. He is killed by Kellerman.
- Lisa Rix (played by Jessalyn Gilsig) is L.J. Burrows' mother. She and her husband Adrian are killed by agents Kellerman and Hale in "The Old Head". L.J. later attends her funeral.
- Gavin Smallhouse (played by Gianni Russo) is Abruzzi's henchman.
- Derek Sweeney (played by Karl Makinen) is Lincoln's friend who gives Lincoln tickets for a ferry to Panama.
- Trey (played by Andra Fuller) is a friend of C-Note, who helps him escape with Kacee & Dede.
- Nika Volek (played by Holly Valance) is Michael's wife, whom he married the day before his bank robbery, which landed him in prison. Nika was brought from the Czech Republic to America by sex traffickers. Michael paid them off for her freedom and arranged a deal; green card for smuggling a key card disguised as a credit card into prison for him. Nika is recognized by Bellick, who corners her at the strip club where she works. She eventually folds and "reveals" that she gave Michael a credit card, which Bellick is unable to find. Michael later calls for Nika's assistance again; now to steal a key that was crucial in the escape plan. Although she is reluctant, she agrees. After Michael and Lincoln escape from prison, Nika provides them with shelter and transportation. She ultimately feels, though, that while she has grown to love Michael, he just used her. Hurt, she pulls a gun on the brothers, only to find it empty. The brothers drive away, leaving Nika behind.
- Colonel Escamilla (played by Carlos Compean) is the first commanding officer of Sona Federal Prison. He has shown himself to be a cold-blooded killer when he casually executes an inmate thought to have attempted an escape. He is later replaced by General Zavala because he was not an "effective leader".
- General Zavala (played by Castulo Guerra) is the second commanding officer of Sona after replacing Colonel Escamilla. Zavala is described as a powerful man in his province, and plays a central role in the episode "Boxed In", where he attempts to investigate the helicopter raid on Sona. After Michael reveals The Company's plot to break out James Whistler and his own involvement in the breakout attempts, Zavala captures Gretchen Morgan, the head of the Company mission, and authorizes her torture when she refuses to admit to her participation in the scheme. She eventually breaks, and offers to lead Zavala to where L.J. Burrows is held hostage. Instead, however, she leads him to the wrong location and ends up overpowering him and his guard. Zavala is then shot and killed by Gretchen.
- General Mestas (played by Julio Cedillo) is the short-tempered commander of Sona after General Zavala's death. In "Hell or High Water", he leads the efforts to capture the Sona 4.
- Captain Hurtado (played by Alex Fernandez) Is a guard outside Sona Michael could not develop a plan to distract, leaving Lincoln and Gretchen to devise a plan.
- Rafael (played by Joseph Melendez) is one of the guards protecting the walls of Sona Federal Prison. He is immediately suspicious of Sucre upon his employment as the new Sona grave digger. After the Escape of the Sona 4, Rafael and the other guards discover that Sucre had aided the escape. They torture him for information on their whereabouts, but when Sucre proves unwilling to divulge any information, they throw him into the prison.
- Luis "McGrady" Gallego (played by Carlo Alban) is a 17-year-old prisoner of Sona. He appears in every episode of Season 3. He has a love for all things American, initiating his interest to befriend Michael Scofield in Orientacíon. McGrady (his nickname, based on the basketball jersey he wears of former NBA star Tracy McGrady) quickly becomes Michael's ally, helping him to obtain objects necessary to further his escape plan. When McGrady learns of the escape, he confronts Michael demanding to be included. Fearing for McGrady's safety, Michael at first refuses, but is unable to persuade him to stay and later relents, allowing McGrady into the escape, but tells McGrady he cannot be responsible for him on the outside. In "Hell or High Water" McGrady successfully escapes from Sona along with Michael and other inmates, but then separates from the group along with his father. McGrady is then reunited with his family in Colombia, when his father smuggles him through the border - which is technically impossible due to the Darién Gap.
- Andrew Tyge (played by Dominic Keating) arrives as a new inmate in "Interference" who recognices Whistler by a different name. Tyge is later found murdered in "Photo Finish".
- Sammy (played by Laurence Mason) is an inmate and Lechero's right-hand man. He is temperamental and violent, and is easily undefeated in the Sona death matches. Sammy dislikes Lechero's new henchman, T-Bag, and is increasingly uncertain of Lechero's leadership. He later expresses his desire to reinforce Lechero's gang with the inmate Cristobal and his men, which Lechero warily accepts. Sammy is outraged when Lechero refuses to kill Michael after Sammy's friend Papo is killed, falsely accused for Michael's escape attempt. Augusto, Lechero's cousin, has a gun delivered to Sammy, encouraging him to overthrow Lechero. Egged on by Cristobal, Sammy stages a coup to take control of Sona in the episode "Dirt Nap", though he allows Lechero to live, and places a bounty on Scofield's head. When Michael is captured, Sammy realizes that he and Lechero are secretly planning to escape. Visibly hurt, he plans to kill Michael but never gets the chance, as he dies when the escape tunnel caves-in on him. It collapsed due to being intentionally sabotaged by Michael. At the end of the episode, Lechero, back in power, kicks Sammy's dead body off his balcony.
- Papo (played by Davi Jay) is one of Lechero's thugs. Falsely accused of attempting an escape, he is promptly shot by Colonel Escamilla.
- Cheo (played by Curtis Wayne) is one of Lechero's henchmen. He is falsely blamed for taking tribute from Augusto and is killed by Lechero.
- Cristobal (played by Rey Gallegos) is a tough inmate in Sona. After joining Lechero’s crew, he helps Sammy to overthrow Lechero. He is killed by Lechero when Sammy’s rule ends.
- Juan Nieves (played by Manny Rubio) is Lechero's lieutenant in charge of Sona drug distribution. T-Bag kills him to climb in the ranks, staging the death to look like an overdose.
- Carmelita (played by Crystal Mantecón) is Lechero's prostitute, entering Sona disguised as a nun, Sister Mary Francis. She falls in love with T-Bag, and helps him take over Sona. She also appears in the first episode of Season 4 with T-Bag.
- Alphonso Gallego (played by Gustavo Mellado) is McGrady's father. In "Hell or High Water", he aides his son's escape from Sona and reunites him with the rest of the family.
Roland Glenn (played by James Hiroyuki Liao) is a computer hacker, identity thief and a reluctant member of Self's covert "A-Team" to track down Scylla. His computer skills are essential to the group due to the advanced technology the company uses to shield Scylla. Prior to his conviction, he made a device that could download information off any electronic devices near it, which the "A-Team" uses to get information on Scylla. However, Roland’s somewhat shady past and constant inappropriate humorous comments make him disliked by most of the other members of the team, especially Lincoln. Despite this, Roland works with the others in the early episodes of the season and serves the role of an uneasy ally, completing the team’s objectives but also showing tendencies of greed and selfishness. As he is threatened or bullied by several team members Roland becomes increasingly disloyal, and in the episode “Blow Out” he overhears Mahone’s phone conversation with the Company hitman Wyatt and secretly obtains the phone number Mahone threw in the trash.
The rest of the "A-Team" come to resent him after learning that while on the Vegas mission, he ditched the team to gamble in a casino and had the device taken from him. Michael finally cuts him out of the mission in the next episode “The Price”, causing Roland to take on the role of antagonist by double-crossing the team, offering Scofield and Burrows’ location to Wyatt for 1 million dollars. When they meet at the end of the episode, however, Wyatt does not pay him. Instead he tortures Roland with bullets to the kneecaps until he gives up the warehouse's location and then delivers a fatal gunshot to Roland's abdomen. As Roland lies on the pavement dying, Michael holds his hand as he bleeds to death, unable to do anything else for him.
Felicia Lang (played by Barbara Eve Harris) is an FBI agent tasked with aiding Alexander Mahone in his pursuit of the Fox River Eight. Lang is introduced in the season 2 episode "Scan", where she is assigned by Mahone to urge Kacee Franklin to betray her husband, which she seems somewhat reluctant to participate in. She returns in "Unearthed", organizing a sting operation involving C-Note's wife in an attempt to capture C-Note and threatens Kacee's daughter for her to co-operate. Unlike Agent Wheeler, Lang never verbally criticizes Mahone's methods and seems supportive of his command. Because of this, Mahone appears to trust her more and assigns her to follow Sara Tancredi, who they hope would lead them to Michael Scofield. They fail to track Sara back to the brothers. Sara surrenders herself and Lang arrests her. Although Lang initially seems wary of Mahone's unstable temperament, she shows open concern for him when Internal Affairs close in on him at the end of season 2. In season 3, Lang visits Mahone in the Panamanian prison Sona, where he is incarcerated. She offers him a reduced sentence in exchange for his testimony against The Company. Lang soon becomes aware of Mahone’s drug-addiction; she agrees to get pills for him, but arrives too late to see him testify, while strung-out and irrational. Reluctantly, she returns him to Sona. In Season 4, Mahone calls her to help identify his son’s killer. In a later episode, he asks her and Wheeler to help him bring down The Company, but is unable to provide proof so Wheeler forces her to arrest him. Mahone later escapes custody; Lang, unable to shoot him, lets him go. In the epilogue of Season 4 Mahone is seen as having a relationship with Lang, leaving her behind to go visit Michael's grave.
Mark Wheeler (played by Jason Davis) is an FBI agent that accompanies and helps Alexander Mahone track down the "Fox River 8" from the FBI Field Office in Chicago. The character is initially used mainly for expositional purposes, but later gets his own subplot as the agent attempting to expose Mahone's actions. After the death of John Abruzzi, Wheeler becomes suspicious of Mahone's motives, and later shows frustration that Mahone is keeping him in the dark about his activities in New Mexico. After Michael and Lincoln's speech is broadcast in "The Message", Wheeler directly questions Mahone's methods and soon announces that the FBI headquarters and Internal Affairs will be monitoring Mahone's actions. In “Sweet Caroline”, when Wheeler finds out about C-Note's deal with Mahone, he goes to see C-Note to gather evidence on Mahone's misconduct. He promises C-Note full protection in exchange for his testimony against Mahone. Wheeler then notifies Internal Affairs Director Richard Sullins and together they begin to build up enough evidence to arrest Mahone. Sensing the impending betrayal, Mahone confronts Wheeler in the FBI parking garage, and although angry about the betrayal, expresses his admiration for Wheeler for having the courage to do the right thing and leaves him unharmed before fleeing the country. Wheeler returns in season 4. He reluctantly meets with Mahone and agrees to help in his struggle with The Company. But once Mahone is unable to provide any proof, Wheeler forces Agent Lang to arrest him. Mahone ultimately escapes, however.
Other miscellaneous characters
- Sebastian Balfour (played by Anthony Starke) is Veronica's fiancé, though they break-up in "Cell Test". He is later killed by Company hitman Quinn in order to find Veronica.
- Leticia Barris (played by Adina Porter) is the girlfriend of one of Lincoln's criminal associates, Crab Simmons (Tab Baker). Veronica persuades her to give an affidavit against the Company, but she is later kidnapped and killed by Kellerman and Hale.
- Edna Bellick (played by Carolyn Wickwire) is Bellick's elderly mother.
- Bruce Bennett (played by Wilbur Fitzgerald) is a close aid and long-time friend of Frank Tancredi. After Frank Tancredi is murdered and his daughter Sara Tancredi attacked, Bruce is believed to be a traitor. He later proves to have been innocent. Bruce returns in Season 4, where he is revealed to have sheltered Sara after her return from Panama. He is later captured and killed by the Company hitman, Wyatt, after being tricked into disclosing Sara's location.
- Andrew Blauner (played by Dameon Clarke) is a salesperson at GATE. He is suspicious of T-Bag when he arrives as Cole Pfeiffer. Blauner investigates, and discovers that Pfeiffer is a fraud. Later, he is killed by Gretchen so that T-Bag can keep his identity as Pfeiffer.
- Coyote (played by José Zúñiga) is a man who Michael arranges a deal to provide nitro-glycerin in exchange for an escape plane to Panama. He double crosses Michael by alerting the authorities about the plane.
- Danielle Curtin (played by Demi Lovato) is a young girl travelling with her father Jerry. After T-Bag makes a pass at her, she is seen freaking as she watches him drive away in her father's car.
- Jerry Curtin (played by JB Blanc) is a man travelling with his young daughter Danielle, (Demi Lovato). He offers T-Bag (who is posing as an ex-army veteran, Clyde May) a ride.
- Denise (played by Sylva Kelegian) is a postal worker T-Bag seduces in order to get Susan Hollander's new address details. He kills her after she sees his wanted poster on the wall of her workplace.
- Cooper Green (played by Kevin Dunn) is government official, the brothers seek assistance from to expose Reynolds and the tape and to seek their exoneration.
- Marty Gregg (played by Mark Harelik) is Sara's attorney when she is brought to trial after the escape.
- Dr Marvin Gudat (played by Ranjit Chowdhry) is a vet who re-attaches T-Bag's severed hand. T-Bag kills him and steals his car.
- Allison Hale (played by Jennifer Kern) is Daniel Hale's wife.
- Feng Huan (played by Ron Yuan) is a Chinese businessman interested in purchasing Scylla from Cole Pfeiffer (Bagwell) and Gretchen. He has little or no remorse for associates who fail him. However, his efforts to acquire Scylla are thwarted, and he is killed by Agent Hultz.
- Miriam Hultz, who went by the alias Trishanne Smith (played by Shannon Lucio) is a GATE secretary/Homeland Security agent. She first appears in "Shutdown" and "Eagles and Angels" as a secretary at the GATE corporation when T-Bag arrives there under the alias Cole Pfeiffer. She soon becomes involved in T-Bag’s affairs, and in "Five the Hard Way", he uses her to capture Michael Scofield. In the next episode she agrees to work with T-Bag and Gretchen in exchange for a cut of the Scylla money. In "The Legend", however, T-Bag finds out that she is actually an undercover federal agent working for Don Self. He and Gretchen arranges to set her up, but she escapes in time to return to GATE to rescue the employees, who has been taken hostage by Gretchen and T-Bag. She manages to arrest T-Bag, but is later betrayed and killed by Self, who steals Scylla to find another buyer.
- Kristine Kellerman (played by Tina Holmes) is Kellerman's younger sister.
- Judge Kessler (played by Joel Hatch) is the judge presiding over the case suggesting Terrence Steadman's death was faked.
- President Richard Mills (played by Daniel J. Travanti) was the President of the United States. Caroline Reynolds poisoned him and took his position.
- Pamela "Pam" Mahone, née Larson, (played by Callie Thorne) is Mahone's ex-wife who lives in Colorado with their son Cameron (Zachary Friedman). Michael visited her in "Unearthed" and learned that Mahone had kicked her out of the house to prevent her from discovering that he buried Oscar Shales after he murdered him. Mahone later attempts to reconcile, and pleads with her to take him back. She seems happy about this and starts making plans to meet him in Panama, but after being incarcerated, he calls her again and tells her to forget he ever existed. Her son is murdered by Company assassin Wyatt in season 4 as they seek to tie up loose ends, using his death to flush out Mahone. In "Safe and Sound", she meets Mahone and gives him a gun to kill Wyatt. After torturing Wyatt, Mahone makes him apologize to his wife for the murder of Cameron.
- Rita Morgan (played by Heather McComb) is Gretchen's sister. She is introduced in "Blow Out". Although she is taking care of Emily (Regan Licciardello), it is revealed that Gretchen is Emily's biological mother. Rita and Emily are later taken hostage by T-Bag and Self, and Rita is the catalyst of T-Bag's decision to seek redemption when she convinces him not to kill Ralph Becker.
- Jeanette Owens (played by Diana Scarwid) is a homeowner in Toele, Utah, where the $5million dollars is discovered, beneath the garage. She is taken hostage, along with her daughter, Ann when the escapees discover the location of the long lost millions.
- Ann Owens (played by Alexandra Lydon) the pregnant cop daughter of Jeanette Owens in Toele, Utah, taken hostage when the escapees are digging for the $5 million.
- Judy Pope (played by Deanna Dunagan) is Henry Pope's wife.
- Sasha (played by Kaley Cuoco) is a young girl who, with her boyfriend Matt (Daniel Ross Owens) meets Haywire shortly after his escape and asks him to buy them some beer. Haywire later kills her father, after seeing bruises on her arms from her father's mistreatment.
- Oscar Shales (played by Jimmy Daniels) is a man Mahone hunted and eventually caught, murdering him and burying him in his backyard, leading to the breakdown of his marriage to Pam and drug addiction.
- Sid (played by Laura Scott Wade) is the artist who Michael gets to put his tattoos on him.
- Crab Simmons (played by Tab Baker) is a criminal associate of Lincoln's who appears when he is persuaded to kill a supposed drug dealer in order to settle a $90k debt. According to his girlfriend Leticia Barris, his murder was covered up as a drug overdose, he 'didn't use' as he had a bad heart.
- Kathryn Slattery (played by Romy Rosemont) is a detective in Kansas, who questions Bellick after Geary's death and arrests him for Geary's murder (framed by T-Bag, who killed Geary).
- Dr. Erik Stammel (played by Taylor Nichols) is a psychiatrist, who T-Bag visits, kills and steals his identity to escape to Panama.
- Herb Stanton (played by Michael O'Neill) is Don Self's boss and the director of Homeland Security in Los Angeles. He is introduced in the season 4 episode "Shutdown", where he attempts to cancel the Scylla operation. The character has a prominent role in "Deal or No Deal" where he is initially fooled by Self’s ploy to frame the A-team for the theft of Scylla and sets out to re-capture them, though he and Senator Conrad Dallow (David Clennon) later discover the truth. However, in an effort to keep the failed operation a secret, Stanton convinces Dallow to murder the team. He is about to kill Michael when he is shot and killed by a Company operative.
- Leslie Steadman (played by Mary Beth Fisher) is Terrence Steadman's wife. Veronica and Nick (under aliases' Francette Kelly and Dick Sissler), come out of hiding to question her and investigate the conspiracy.
- Richard Sullins (played by Kim Coates) is an FBI Internal Affairs agent who has a serious grudge with Mahone. He is introduced in the episode "Dead Fall" where he investigates Mahone's role in the deaths of John Abruzzi and David "Tweener" Apolskis. He uncovers many inconsistencies in Mahone's report, but is then abruptly called off by a supervisor. However, Sullins returns to the show in the episode "Panama", where makes a deal with Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin to release him in exchange for testimony against Mahone, but Mahone flees the country before Sullins can arrest him. Sullins also appears for three episodes in Season 3. After Mahone is incarcerated at a Panamanian prison called Sona, Sullins and Agent Lang visits him and convince him to testify against The Company in exchange for a reduced sentence back in the U.S. Sullins arranges for a hearing in "Bang & Burn", but then discovers that Mahone is a drug addict and cannot testify because he is becoming worse at the need of his drugs to control himself. Sullin's character makes one last appearance in The Final Break during the now exonerated Mahone’s reinstatement hearing. Sullins initially denies the reinstatement and then attempts to manipulate Mahone to report on the activities of Michael Scofield in exchange for being allowed back into the FBI.
- Frank Tancredi (played by John Heard) is the governor of Illinois and Sara's father. The character's strict policies on crime earned him the nickname "Frontier Justice Frank". He disapproves of Sara's decision to work at Fox River. Tancredi travels to Fox River when his daughter's life is threatened during a prison riot. After the crisis is over, Tancredi seems to have a more strained relationship with her. When Sara asks him to review Lincoln's case on the day of his execution, he ultimately decides not to grant clemency, at the request of the Vice President. After paying for his daughter's bail when she is made an accessory to Michael Scofield's escape, he visits her at her apartment and she apologizes for the problems she has caused for him, but reasserts her belief that Lincoln is innocent, prompting him to take a second look at the Burrows case, and in a later episode he becomes convinced that his daughter is right. Sara soon finds her father dead. Although it looks like suicide, Sara suspects he was murdered, as he had become a threat to the conspiracy.
- Trenchcoat (played by Scott Jaeck) is another of Abruzzi's goons, who blackmails Nick into setting up Veronica for Abruzzi. He later kills Nick and his father after Nick lets Veronica go to Montana to find Terrence Steadman.
- Peter Tucci (played by Tracy Letts) is Caroline Reynold's attorney, who argues the case against exhuming Terrence Steadman's body, when Aldo slips evidence to Judge Kessler, suggesting Steadman's death was faked.
- Gregory White (played by Michael Bryan French) is a high-level administrator at the GATE corporation. Like all of his colleagues, he knows Cole Pfeiffer by reputation only, and does not question anything when T-Bag arrives claiming to be Pfeiffer and readily gives him the office he requested. White leaves for a trip with his wife, but returns after Andrew Blauner disappears. He continues to run the day-to-day activities at GATE until he spots Gretchen Morgan's gun in her bag. Gretchen holds the company hostage before he can call the police. He attempts to make a run for it, only to be gunned down by Gretchen.
- Augusto (played by F.J. Rio) is Lechero's cousin and leads his organisation outside Sona. In a bid for power, Augusto smuggles a gun to Sammy and urges him to betray Lechero.
- Lucasz Peshcop (played by Howie Johnson) A groundskeeper who walks Veronica inside when she thought that Nick Savirrn took the tape. He is seen later and helps Veronica and Nick take the boxes of papers inside and is burned alive by a trap set up by Paul Kellerman.
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- Scylla; episode 1, season 4
- Shut Down; episode 3, season 4
- Eagles & Angels; episode 4, season 4
- The Price; episode 8, season 4
- Greatness Achieved; episode 9, season 4
- The Key; episode 19, season 1
- Chicago; episode 16, season 2
- J-Cat; episode 17, season 1
- The Killing Box; episode 13, season 2
- Fox Broadcasting Company, Warden Henry Pope's biography, Official site of Prison Break.
- Riots, Drills and the Devil; episodes 6 and 7, season 1
- Rendezvous; episode 12, season 2
- Breaking & Entering; episode 2, season 4
- Five the Hard Way; episode 6, season 4
- Safe & Sound; episode 5, season 4
- The Legend; episode 10, season 4
- Flight; episode 22, season 1
- Killing Your Number; episode 22, season 4