Characters - Alphabetical
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AnthonyAldridgeThe judge in Selena's trial.
BettyAndersonA student in Peyton Place School. Rodney's girlfriend.
JohnAndersonBetty's father.
EnricoAntonelliA pig farm owner.
MargaretB. FitzgeraldReverend Fitzgerald's wife.
FrankBarryWalter's brtother.
Walter BarryA bank teller. A man who started the gossip about Betty.
AmosBeaneA man who runs a theatre.
JohnBixbyA doctor in Whiter River.
AngusBromleyA drunkard.
EstherBryantLeslie's secretary.
PaulineBryantEsther's sister.
GeorgeBuswellSeth's father. The Governor of the State.
Seth BuswellEditor and owner of Peyton Place Times. George's only son.
AlbertCardMiss Hester's neighbor. Owner of printing business.
MaryCardMr. Card's wife.
HarmonCarterTed's father.
TheodoreCarterSelena's boyfriend. Aka: Ted, Teddy.
GeorgeCaswellJared's colleague.
CurtisChamberlainSelena's father. Nellie's first husband.
JaredClarkeThe owner of a chain of feed-and-grain store in Peyton Place.
IsobelCrosbyDr. Swain's housekeeper.
GladysCrossPaul Cross's wife.
JoeyCrossSelena's younger brother.
LucasCrossSelena's abusive and rapist step-father. A woodsman.
NellieCrossLucas's wife. Selena's mother.
PaulCrossSelena's older step-brother.
SelenaCrossAllison's best and only friend at Peyton Place School.
BenDavisJared's colleague.
ThomasDelaneyA reporter in Boston.
PeterDrakeA young lawyer.
JohnEllsworthLucy's husband. Kathy's father.
KathyEllsworthLucy and John's daughter. Allison's new friend.
LucyEllsworthOne of the nurses of Dr. Swain.
Elizabeth F. HarringtonRodney's mother.
AbnerFirthThe principal of Peyton Place School. Deceased.
Francis J.FitzgeraldThe congregationalist minister.
MargaretFitzgeraldReverend Fitzgerald's mother. Aka: Peggy.
ClaytonFrazierOne of the old villagers in Peyton Place.
GeraldGageA salesperson at Boston office of the S.S. Pierce company.
EmilyGilbertDr. Swain's wife.
HesterGoodaleA loner woman in Peyton Place.
Mr.GoodaleMiss Hester's father.
LeslieHarringtonChairman of the Peyton Place School Board. Richest person.
RodneyHarringtonA bully student from Peyton Place School. Leslie's son.
AlmaHayesThe town's telephone operator.
BerniceHolmesBradley's wife.
BradleyHolmesAllison's agent. Allison's lover.
DexterHumphreyThe president of the Citizen's National Bank.
CoreyHydeThe owner of the largest eating place in Peyton Place.
MartyJanowskiA man Betty dated.
TheodoreJanowskiA third member of the board in Peyton Place School.
MaryKelleyOne of the nurses of Dr. Swain.
AbrahamLincolnThe founding father of the United States.
AllisonMacKenzie 2Allison's father.
TomasMakrisPrincipal of Peyton Place School. Constance's new boyfriend.
BuckMcCrackenThe town's sheriff.
HenryMcCrackenBuck's father.
GlennMillerA music teacher.
DavidNoyesAn Author. Allison's friend.
FatherO'BrienA priest.
Caroline PageNorman's half-sister.
CharlottePageNorman's half-sister.
EvelynPageNorman's mother.
NormanPageA little boy Rodney bullied. Allison's close friend.
OakleighPageNorman's father. Deceased.
CharlesPartridgeThe Town's leading attorney.
SamuelPeytonA man who built a castle during the Civil War.
Vi'letPeytonSamuel's wife.
LeightonPhilbrookA sawmill owner.
JohnPillsburyBetty's friend.
MarvinPotterOne of the villagers at Peyton Place.
Mrs.PratteThe Harrington's cook and general housekeeper.
Mrs.PrescottA drugstore owner.
JerroldQuimbyRoberta's former boss and former husband.
OliverRankA man who burried Nellie's body.
Mr.RhodesThe station master.
MarionS. PartridgeCharles's wife.
JohnSaltmarshMarion's brother.
ReverendSaltmarshMarion's father. A reverend at the Baptist Church.
Mr. ShapiroTed's employer. Owner of a huge chicken farm.
MissSoamesWalter's co-worker.
ConstanceStandishAllison's mother. Aka: Connie.
Elizabeth StandishConstance's mother. Allison's grandmother.
GinnyStearnsKenny's wife.
KennyStearnsThe town's handyman.
Dr. MatthewSwainSeth's best friend and his oldest crony.
ElsieThorntonA teacher at Peyton Place School. Allison's teacher.
AnitaTitusConstance's next-door neighbor.
VirginiaVoorheesColumnist in the Boston American Sunday. Aka: Stella Orbach.
StephanieWallaceAllison's housemate. Aka: Steve.
Old ManWelchThe most drunkard in town. Roberta's father.
RobertaWelch-CarterTed's mother. Aka: Bobbie.
LewisWellesKathy's boyfriend. Aka: Lew.
Walter WinchellA columnist.
JesseWitcherThe carnival owner.
Clothilde Mrs. Card's cat.
Helen Rodney's new girlfriend.
Stowe A woman who wrote a book about slaves.
Tom Miss Hester's cat.