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True Blood: The Cast

True Blood has been taking the Louisiana bayou by storm for four seasons now and there is no end in sight for the HBO series.  The characters that make up the fabric of this fantasy program have paved the way for other fantastical shows such as Game of Thrones.  People are extremely passionate about this cast and this host of characters and aren’t afraid to voice their opinions.  Fans will go to war on the assertion that Eric is hotter than Bill or vice versa!

Vampires, fairies, werewolves and witches– actors on HBO’s True Blood have no shortage of challenges.  Love lives cross and tempers flare as these characters get hot and steamy in all sorts of ways.

Here are the main cast members of HBO’s True Blood:

Anna Paquin
(Sookie Stackhouse)
Stephen Moyer
(Bill Compton)
Alexander Skarsgard
(Eric Northman)

Rutina Wesley
(Tara Thorton)


Sam Trammell

(Sam Merlotte)


Joe Manganiello

(Alcide Herveaux)
Todd Lowe
(Terry Bellefleur)
Carrie Preston
(Arlene Fowler)

Kristin Bauer

(Pam)
Denis O’Hare
(Russell Edgington)
Jessica Tuck
(Nan Flanagan)
Nelsan Ellis
(Lafayette Reynolds)
Kevin Alejandro
(Jesus Velasquez)
Deborah Ann Woll
(Jessica Hamby)
Ryan Kwanten 
(Jason Stackhouse)
Jim Parrack
(Hoyt Fortenberry)
Evan Rachel Wood
(Sophie-Anne – The Queen)
Chris Bauer
(Andy Bellefleur)

We’ll be continuously updating this True Blood cast list with all of your favorite characters and actors.  We know there are a ton of cast members missing from this list as the number of characters is so large with a series like True Blood.  But if you would like to contribute to this ongoing effort feel free to check out our Write for Us page.  We’d love to hear your take on them!  Who’s your favorite?  Leave us a comment below.

  • Kelly

    I am obsessed with this show! I ordered HBO for the first time JUST so I can watch it. When HBO cancels the show, so will my HBO subscription! Oh, and ERIC NORTHMAN is by far my favorite character. The only ones that I’m not a huge fan of are Tara and Russel.










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