Characters - Alphabetical
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Mr.AndrewsA young lawyer from Atlanta.
MissBakerA young teacher at Nickel.
Franklin BillElwood's colleague at Nickel Campus.
MarlonBrandoThe sheriff.
TerryBurnsBoy sent to Nickel for strangling neighbor's chicken. Aka: Doc.
Dr.CampbellThe Nickel Campus's psychologist.
ProfessorCarmineJody's professor.
BigChetThe white boxing contender.
BertramChildsEdward's father.
EdwardChildsA former county supervisor.
CassiusClaySonny's opponent.
JackCokerElwood's predecessor.
Dr.CookeOne of the doctors at Nickel.
PeterCoombsHarriet's neighbor.
TerranceCroweA man who's in charge of the boys in Nickel.
ElwoodCurtisThe Nickel Boy who lived in New York. Protagonist. Aka: El.
EvelynCurtisHarriet's daughter. Elwood's mother.
MillieCurtisElwood's wife.
PercyCurtisElwood's father.
TonyCurtisSidney's co-prisoner.
MaxDavidThe Mississipian-colored coach.
ConradDavisMrs. Davis's husband. The fire chief.
Mrs.DavisConrad's wife.
Mr.GarfieldA friend of the Everett's. Turner's former employer.
Mr.GladwellA man who managed the planting and harvesting at Nickel Campus.
JackieGleasonOne of the housemen at Nickel Campus.
Mr.GoodallOne of the teachers at Nickel Campus.
CharlesGraysonThe banker. A long time Nickel supporter.
DirectorHardeeThe Nickel Campus director.
JohnHardyRetired carpet salesman. Maintained website. Aka: Big John.
Mr.HillElwood's history teacher.
ThomasJacksonA confederate general during the American Civil War.
HarrietJohnsonElwood's grandmother.
MontyJohnsonHarriet's husband
YolandaKingMartin Luther's daughter.
Mr.LewisClayton's old landlord.
SonnyListonThe boxer.
Mr.LoomisThe man who processed the boys at Nickel Campus.
MartinLuther King The reverend. Aka: Dr. King.
Mr.MarconiThe proprietor of the tobacco shop. Elwood's employer.
BlackMikeLonnie's partner.
TrevorNickelThe person Nickel Campus is named after.
CameronParkerThe son of Richmond's manager.
Mr.ParkerThe hotel manager at the Richmond Hotel. Elwood's employer.
AxelParksThe former boxing champ at Nickel.
ChickiePeteElwood's old friend at Nickel.
SidneyPoitierA convict chained to Tony Curtis who ran to the swamp.
FreddieRichThe housemaster of Roosevelt during Clayton's time at Nickel.
Mr.SimmonsA retired Mayor.
BellSmithClayton's sister.
ClaytonSmithOne of Nickel's famous escapees.
MaynardSpencerThe police superintendent who sent Elwood to Nickel Campus.
AlvinTateA basketball varsity player from Lincoln High.
Mrs.ThomasOne of the people from Elwood's block.
Mr.TolliverA businessman.
BillTuddyA basketball varsity player from Lincoln High.
ClarenceTurnerTurner's father.
JackTurnerElwood's close friend at Nickel Campus.
Anne Elwood's classmate.
Barney The cook. Elwood's co-worker.
Birdy The Cleveland's student captain at Nickel Campus.
Blakeley The boy who's in charge at Elwood's dormitory.
Burt One of the students from Cleveland.
Carter One of the house black men at Nickel Campus.
Cherry Griff's sparing mate.
Corey The boy who was bullied at Nickel Campus.
Cory The busboy. Elwood's co-worker.
Denise A girl that Larry likes.
Desmond Elwood's dorm mate.
Duggin Elwood's classmate.
Eark One of the housemen at Nickel Campus.
Eleanor A pharmacy owner.
Ellie Jaimie's mother.
Faubus The Governor.
Griff The bully boy at Nickel Campus.
Harper A boy who worked in community service.
Hennepin A man who replaced Earl as a housemen.
Ishmael Mavis's boyfriend.
Jamie Elwood's leader at Nickel Campus.
JFK Gleason's colleague.
Jody An archaeology student from the University of Florida.
Larry The boy who grabbed the candies at Mr. Marconi's shop.
Len The gray-haired waiter. Elwood's co-worker.
Lester One of the students from Cleveland.
Lonnie Griff's friend.
Lou Turner's former co-worker.
Lucille Harper's aunt.
Marie-Jean Thomas's girlfriend.
Mavis Turner's aunt.
Mayberry Gleason's colleague.
Pat Elwood's dorm mate.
Pete One of the new dishwashers. Elwood's co-worker.
Pettibone Griff's boxing opponent.
Phil One of the white housemen.
Rodney A boy that Elwood met.
Smitty An older boy from Roosevelt dormitory.
Tom Elwood's friend.
Vincent Mr. Marconi's long-time stock boy.
Wainwright Elwood's classmate.
Willie Larry's friend.
Wilma A nurse at Nickel Campus.
Wilson One of the boxers at Nickel.
Yvette Elwood's secretary.