List Of All Peanuts Characters

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Peanuts is a comic strip created by Charles M. Schultz and includes one of the most famous comic strip characters of all time Charlie Brown. Over the years it has made the leap from comic strips to television and has become a staple in American culture during the holidays with such classics as “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.

The original character list for Peanuts was very small when it debuted in 1950 only including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Shermy, and Patty. Over the years the gang grew tremendously with the main character list now being at approximately 10 depending on your criteria for being a “main character”.

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Peanuts Characters In Alphabetical Order

Here are the full names of every Peanuts character who has appeared in the comic strip.

Main Peanuts Characters

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown in his classic yellow shirt with a black zig-zag pattern

Who doesn’t know Charlie Brown, he is one of the most famous comic character creations of all time. He is the main character of the Peanuts comic strip and very often the loveable loser. His main sidekick is his best friend Snoopy, his beagle dog.

Family: Sally Brown (Sister)
Best Friend: Linus


Snoopy, the white beagle, sitting down in a relaxed pose

Snoopy has arguably become more popular than the main character Charlie Brown over the years. He is Charlie Brown’s pet dog and has his own sidekick Woodstock, a yellow bird that Snoopy befriended. What makes Snoopy so popular is his alter ego characters which take him on a fantasy roleplaying journey. Oh, that and the fact that he sleeps all day which we all can relate to wanting to do from time to time.

Family: Belle (Sister), Andy (Brother), Spike (Brother)
Best Friend: Woodstock

Linus Van Pelt

linus sitting down, clutching his iconic blue security blanket

Linus is Charlie Brown’s best human friend, Snoopy is the other best friend. Carrying his security blanket wherever he goes Linus is always getting picked on by his older sister Lucy for dragging it around. He is a devoted believer in the “Great Pumpkin” one of the cartoon’s most famous episodes which has aired every Halloween for years.

Family: Lucy (Sister), Rerun (Brother)
Best Friend: Charlie Brown

Lucy Van Pelt

lucy peanuts character

Lucy is the older sister to Linus and can be quite mean and sarcastic, especially to Charlie Brown. She is portrayed as quite a complex character who has a short temper but also shows compassion from time to time. Her most famous scene is moving the football away from Charlie Brown every time he goes for a field goal making him flip on his butt.

Family: Linus (Brother), Rerun (Brother)
Best Friend: Patty

Sally Brown

sally brown peanuts

Sally is Charlie Brown’s sister and is primarily cheerful and kind all the time. Sally tends to take it easy throughout life and can be lazy during scenes. Like her brother though she has a good heart but is not the greatest fan of Snoopy sometimes referring to him as the stupid dog.

Family: Charlie (Brother)
Best Friend: Eudora

Peppermint Patty

peppermint patty peanuts

Peppermint Patty is portrayed as the “Tomboy” in the group. She is very outgoing and great at most sporting activities. She had a long-time crush on Charlie Brown and addressed him as “Chuck” a nickname she gave him. She is identifiable by her red freckles and hair and the green striped shirt she most often wears.

Family: None Named
Best Friend: Marcie


marcie peanuts character

Marcie is the bookworm of the Peanuts gang and fair to say the most knowledgeable. Her best friend is Peppermint Patty whom she refers to as “Sir”. I think she would be described as an introvert in real life but is the constant voice of reason in the comic strip. Unique appearance features include thick glasses which almost always hide her eyes and she is always wearing a t-shirt.

Family: None Named
Best Friend: Peppermint Patty


schroeder peanuts character

No one tickles the ivories like Schroeder, he is the Peanuts Comic Strip musician. He loves classical music like Beethoven but his most famous jam is the “Christmas Dance” featured in the A Charlie Brown Christmas special. Distinguishable character traits include wearing a thick striped t-shirt and his tiny red piano which he carries around.

Family: None Named
Best Friend: Charlie Brown


woodstock peanuts character

Woodstock is Snoopy’s main sidekick and is named after the music festival from 1969. He is often found hanging out with Snoopy on top of Snoopy’s red dog house. It is not quite known what type of bird Woodstock is and doesn’t speak normal words rather his voice is represented by chicken scratch in the comic strip.

Family: None Named
Best Friend: Snoopy

Supporting Peanuts Characters

These are supporting characters in the Peanuts comic strip who are not in every scene but have had prominent roles over the years alongside the main characters.


pig pen standing upright surrounded by his cloud of dust

Pig-Pen is often referred to as the “dirty kid” from Peanuts. He is constantly encircled by a cloud of dust and dirt and cleanliness is not high on his priority list. Most of the other characters are turned off by Pig-Pen’s look and try to clean him up.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Charlie Brown


patty peanuts character

Patty was actually the main female character when the comic strip first debuted back in 1950. Her character failed to last the test of time and slowly she became replaced with other female leads like Lucy and Peppermint Patty. Her hair color has changed through the years but her staple appearance trait is a hair bow which always matches her dress.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Violet


eudora peanuts character

Eudora was Sally Brown’s best friend back in the early days of the comic. She is said to be the last main supporting character to have been added to the comic strip. That being said she was last seen way back in 1987 and is no longer active in the comic. Eudora has a “hipster” look to her and her signature piece is a knitted hat.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Sally Brown


shermy peanuts character

Shermy is another one of the original Peanuts gang that fizzled out in later years. By the 1960’s he only made cameo appearances despite originally being one of Charlie Brown’s closest friends. His most unique appearance characteristic is his spikey short black hair.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Charlie Brown

Violet Gray

violet gray peanuts character

Violet was considered a bit of a snob who like Lucy liked to torment Charlie Brown. She was a main character in the beginning but gradually was reduced to supporting, came roles. Her trademark appearance is a tight ponytail in her jet-black hair.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Lucy


frieda peanuts character

It’s hard to miss Frieda with her dark red curly hair which she is very proud of. She is no longer a relevant character and has not appeared since 1985. She is one of the vainest Peanuts characters.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Lucy

Franklin Armstrong

franklin peanuts character

Franklin was ground-breaking for the comic strip as he was the first African-American character to appear back in 1968. When he appears he is often the voice of reason for the group and well-versed in Bible literature.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Charlie Brown

Rerun Van Pelt

rerun van pelt peanuts character

Rerun is the youngest of the Peanuts gang and the little brother to Linus and Lucy. You could almost argue that he and Linus are twins because they are so similar in appearance. Lucy was the one who gave the name Rerun to him. She compared having another brother to “Television Reruns”.

Family: Lucy (Sister), Linus (Brother)
Closest Friend: Linus


lydia peanuts character wearing blue top and skirt

Often seen alongside Linus, she brought with her a playful jest about age, continuously ribbing Linus about being a tad “too old for her”. Although Lydia’s appearances were sporadic, some say she was the last significant addition to the Peanuts ensemble. Through her years, Lydia brought mischief, humor, and a sprinkle of young romance to the Peanuts universe.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Linus

Minor Peanuts Characters

Beyond the spotlight of the baseball field and the signature red doghouse, there are a few Peanuts characters who might’ve slipped under your radar. These unsung members of the gang, though popping in just occasionally, have added their own unique flavor to the beloved comic strips.

Charlotte Braun

charlotte braun peanuts character in a sitting pose

With a name almost synonymous with “brash”, Charlotte strutted in with her loud voice, strong opinions, and a distinctive hairdo. Her assertive nature contrasted sharply with the usually mellow Peanuts ambiance, making her appearances, though brief, impossible to overlook. She gained little fanfare from the audience and Schultz ended up dropping her in 1955 in favor of a more prominent role for Lucy.

Family: None Named
Closest Friend: Violet


belle snoopys sister

Belle is Snoopy’s sister and first appeared in 1976 in the comic strip. Her most memorable appearances occurred in the animated TV special, Snoopy’s Reunion and The Peanuts Movie released in 2015. Despite her few on-screen appearances, Belle’s Merchandise has become extremely popular with fans and children.

Harold Angel

harold angel peanuts character

Harold only appeared very briefly in the comic strip in Christmas-themed stories. His main role in the Christmas play was with Sally Brown and comforting her when she messes up her lines. He has a Scottish look to him and his signature look is a “Tom O Shanter” style cap that he wears with a green winter coat.

Tapioca Pudding

tapioca pudding peanuts

Tapioca Pudding is an interesting Peanuts character and clearly has one of the weirder names of the lot. She is very braggadocious about her Dad and his job in licensing. She herself is portrayed as a vain character who will one day be very famous. She has blonde poofy hair and it is implied that she and Linus have a crush on each other.

3 and 4

Three and Four are twin sisters who made very limited appearances in the comic. They come from a family where all the kids are named after numbers. One of their most memorable moments was when they were on the dance floor in the television hit “A Charlie Brown’s Christmas” busting a groove along with the others.

3 and 4 peanut characters


Five is the brother to 3 and 4 mentioned above. His actual full name is “555 95472” but for simplicity was just referred to as 5. He actually had a long-running role appearing from 1963 to the ’80s. He almost always wore an orange shirt and had spiked, mohawk-type hair. Along with his sisters, his most famous scene has to once again be the dancing scene in the Christmas special episode. He was killing it on the dance floor with his slick moves and has become a cult classic character because of it.

5 peanuts character

Joe Agate

Joe made his debut late in the series in April of 1995. He was the main rival to Charlie Brown in the television special, “He’s A Bully, Charlie Brown”. He is the local bully who loves to cheat people in the game of marbles. His signature look is a backward green hat with a long brown flow of hair, “Hockey Hair” if you will. In the special, the character is voiced by Twilight star Taylor Lautner.


Andy is one of Snoopy’s brothers. He only had a small role and first appeared in the TV special “Snoopy’s Reunion”. He is very similar in appearance to Snoopy expect that his hair is more shaggy and out of place. This makes him appear older than Snoopy.

andy peanuts character

Frequently Asked Questions About Peanuts Characters

How many Peanuts characters are there?

In the world of Peanuts, there are over 70 delightful characters as proclaimed by the Peanuts Schultz Museum! While Charlie Brown, Schroeder, Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, and Woodstock steal the limelight, don’t forget the charming supporting acts like Eudora, Franklin, Frieda, and more!

Are Linus and Lucy twins?

Lucy proudly dons the title of the elder sister, while Linus follows as her younger sibling. So, no, they aren’t twins, but share a bond as unmistakable van Pelts! Their dynamic, often comical relationship is a signature delight for Peanuts enthusiasts everywhere.

Is Peppermint Patty a girl or a boy?

Peppermint Patty is a spirited girl with a sporty edge! Always in her trademark sandals and green striped shirt, she stands out as one of the most vivacious female characters in the Peanuts universe.

Why does Marcie call Patty sir?

Marcie affectionately addresses Peppermint Patty as “sir” – a playful nod to Patty’s tomboyish demeanor. It’s one of those delightful inside jokes that showcases the unique bond these two share.

Peanuts Comics Fun Facts

  • The total number of peanut characters is estimated to be around 80 characters. These are characters who make an actual appearance in the comic strip.
  • There are around 15 unseen characters in the Peanuts comic strip. These characters have roles but are never visible in the strip itself, for example, “The Adults” are never seen.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) and It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1996) are considered the most famous TV episodes of the franchise.
  • In the very early version of the comic strip from 1950, Charlie Brown’s age is stated to be 4 years old. By 1979 Charlie’s age had doubled to 8 years old. He stayed around this age for the remainder of the Peanuts comic strip series.

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