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The 10 main characters of Freaks and Geeks, portrayed by the regular cast members.

The characters of the Freaks and Geeks TV series are the fictional people, whose experiences are shown in the 18 episodes of the show. They are portrayed by the cast members. Depending on their importance for the show, they are divided into three different groups.

Main Characters

Main characters are the characters who are most important for the show. They are portrayed by the regular cast members, who are credited in the opening credits of each episode and they appear in all 18 episodes of the TV series.

Image Character Actor/Actress Remarks
Weir family
Harold-Weir-ep01-01.jpg Harold Weir Joe Flaherty The father of Lindsay Weir and Sam Weir and husband of Jean Weir.
Jean-Weir-ep01-01.jpg Jean Weir Becky Ann Baker The mother of Lindsay Weir and Sam Weir and wife of Harold Weir.
Opening-Credits-Linda-Cardellini-freaks-and-geeks-17545058-800-600.jpg Lindsay Weir Linda Cardellini The teenage student at William McKinley High School, daughter of Harold Weir and Jean Weir, older sister of Sam Weir, ex-member of the Mathletes, and newest member of the Freaks.
Opening-Credits-John-Francis-Daley-freaks-and-geeks-17545138-800-600.jpg Sam Weir John Francis Daley The freshmen student at William McKinley High School, son of Harold Weir and Jean Weir, younger brother of Lindsay Weir, and unofficial leader of the Geeks (being the most social one of them all).
Freaks
Opening-Credits-James-Franco-freaks-and-geeks-17545182-800-600.jpg Daniel Desario James Franco The student at William McKinley High School, Kim Kelly's on/off boyfriend, and unofficial leader of the Freaks.
Opening-Credits-Jason-Segel-freaks-and-geeks-17545270-800-600.jpg Nick Andopolis Jason Segel The student at William McKinley High School, ex-boyfriend of Lindsay Weir and Heidi Henderson, and member of the Freaks.
Opening-Credits-Seth-Rogen-freaks-and-geeks-17545240-800-600.jpg Ken Miller Seth Rogen The student at William McKinley High School, Amy Andrews' boyfriend, and member of the Freaks.
Kim-Kelly-01.jpg Kim Kelly[1] Busy Philipps The student at William McKinley High School, Daniel Desario's on/off girlfriend, Lindsay Weir's best friend, and member of the Freaks.
Geeks
Opening-Credits-Samm-Levine-freaks-and-geeks-17545212-800-600.jpg Neal Schweiber Samm Levine The student at William McKinley High School, self-proclaimed "comic genius", son of Dr. Vic Schweiber and Mrs. Schweiber, younger brother of Barry Schweiber. and member of the Geeks.
Opening-Credits-Martin-Starr-freaks-and-geeks-17545307-800-600.jpg Bill Haverchuck Martin Starr The student at William McKinley High School, son of Gloria Haverchuck and Mr. Haverchuck, socially inept friend of Sam Weir and Neal Schweiber, and member of the Geeks (being the geekiest of them all).

Recurring Characters

Recurring characters are the characters who appear in at least two different episodes of the TV series. They are portrayed by recurring cast members, who are credited after the opening credits or in the ending credits.[2]

Image Character Actor/Actress Remarks
Amy-01.jpg Amy Andrews Jessica Campbell The student at William McKinley High School, the Band's tuba girl, and girlfriend of Ken Miller.
Vicki-Appleby-01.jpg Vicki Appleby Joanna García The student at William McKinley High School, head cheerleader of the basketball team, and close friend of Maureen Sampson and Cindy Sanders.
Gordon-Crisp-01.jpg Gordon Crisp Jerry Messing The student at William McKinley High School and the fat and smelly friend of the Geeks in class.
Eli-ep01-01.jpg Eli Ben Foster The special education student at William McKinley High School and dancing partner of Lindsay Weir at Homecoming.
Ben-Fredericks-ep01-01.jpg Ben Fredricks Tom Wilson The physical education and health teacher at William McKinley High School and boyfriend of Bill's mother.
Humphries-ep09-01.jpg Humphries Michael Beardsley The student at William McKinley High School and friend of Alan White.
Millie-Kentner-01.jpg Millie Kentner Sarah Hagan The nerdy and religious student at William McKinley High School, Lindsay Weir's former best friend, and former member of the Mathletes.
Cookie-Kelly-01.jpg Cookie Kelly Ann Dowd Kim Kelly's emotionally abusive mother.
Kowchevski-01.jpg Frank Kowchevski Steve Bannos The math teacher at William McKinley High School.
Lacovara.jpg Hector LaCovara Trace Beaulieu The science teacher at William McKinley High School.
Mark.png Mark Mark Allan Staubach The student at William McKinley High School and primary drug dealer to the Freaks.
Jeff-Rosso-01.jpg Jeff Rosso Dave Allen The hippie guidance counselor at William McKinley High School.
Maureen-Sampson-ep07-01.jpg Maureen Sampson Kayla Ewell The transfer student at William McKinley High School, former member of the Geeks, and close friend of Vicki Appleby.
Cindy-Sanders-ep01-01.jpg Cindy Sanders Natasha Melnick The student at William McKinley High School, popular cheerleader, member of the French Club, and former girlfriend of Todd Schellinger and Sam Weir.
Discos-and-Dragons-freaks-and-geeks-17699704-800-600.jpg Sara Lizzy Caplan The student at William McKinley High School, girlfriend of Nick Andopolis, and disco mentor of Nick.
Todd-Schellinger-01.png Todd Schellinger Riley Smith The student at William McKinley High School, the jock on the basketball team, and first boyfriend of Cindy Sanders.
Sean-01.jpg Sean Shaun Weiss The student at William McKinley High School and former member of Nick Andopolis' Creation music band.
Harris-Trinsky-01.jpg Harris Trinsky Stephen Lea Sheppard The student at William McKinley High School, advice provider, and friend of the Geeks.
Alan-White-01.jpg Alan White Chauncey Leopardi The student at William McKinley High School and bully to the Geeks.
Seidleman.png Seidleman Ron Lester The fat student at William McKinley High School and bully to the Geeks, much like Alan White.
Heidi Henderson.jpg Heidi Henderson Samantha Shelton The student at William McKinley High School and ex-girlfriend of Nick Andopolis.
Jenna Zank.jpg Jenna Zank Shawnee Free Jones The high school dropout of William McKinley High School and former punk girlfriend of Daniel Desario.

Minor Characters

Minor characters are the characters who appear in a single episode of the TV series only. They are portrayed by guest stars, who are credited after the opening credits or in the end credits.[2]

Image Character Actor/Actress Remarks
Andopolis.png Col. Andopolis Kevin Tighe Nick Andopolis' strict father.
Brett Gabriel Carpenter A football player at William McKinley High School, only appearing in the intro of the "Pilot".
Colin.png Colin Jarrett Lennon The student at William McKinley High School and Harris Trinsky's best friend.
Mrsdesario.png Mrs. Desario Alison Martin Daniel Desario's mother.
Mr. Fleck (Freaks and Geeks).jpg Mr. Fleck Steve Higgins The A/V teacher at William McKinley High School.
Miss Foote.jpg Miss Foote Leslie Mann The social studies teacher at William McKinley High School.
Howie Gelfand.jpg Howie Gelfand Jason Schwartzman A young guy who works as a retail employer at Silvermen's clothing shop.
Ben with Bill's mother.jpg Gloria Haverchuck Claudia Christian Bill Haverchuck's mother and girlfriend of Ben Fredricks.
Herbert (Freaks and Geeks).jpg Herbert Shia LaBeouf The student at William McKinley High School and former mascot of the school.
Judith Renee Cohen Harris Trinsky's girlfriend at William McKinley High School.
Chip Kelly Mike White Kim Kelly's alcoholic older brother.
Laurie Samaire Armstrong A Deadhead girl.
Karen+Kim-ep04-01.jpg Karen Scarfolli Rashida Jones Kim Kelly's former best friend who bullies Sam Weir at William McKinley High School.
Barry-Schweiber-ep15-01.jpg Barry Schweiber David Krumholtz The college student from Wiscousin, Neal Schweiber's elder brother, son of Dr. Vic Schweiber and Mrs. Schweiber, and love interest of Lindsay Weir.
Neal's mother.jpg Lydia Schweiber Amy Aquino Neal Schweiber's mother.
Dr. Vic Schweiber (Freaks and Geeks).png Dr. Vic Schweiber Sam McMurray Neal Schweiber's unfaithful father.
Stroker Shawn Soong A friend of the Freaks.
Shelly Weaver (Freaks and Geeks).png Shelly Weaver Alex Breckenridge The student at William McKinley High School and head of the Mathletes.

References

  1. Even if Kim Kelly is not included in the opening credits, she is, nevertheless, regarded as a main character, because she appeared in all 18 episodes. Busy Philipps is credited, immediately, after the opening credits by "also starring", instead of appearing as "guest" or "co-starring".
  2. 2.0 2.1 The cast members of the recurring and minor characters are indicated after the opening credits as "guests" or in the end credits as "co-starring". The credits do not make a difference between recurring and minor characters or between reccuring cast members and guest stars.

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