Fictional American people of German descent

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  1. Blair Waldorf

    Blair Waldorf


    Blair Cornelia Waldorf is the main character of the Gossip Girl book series who also appears in the television adaptation of the same name. Described as "a girl of extremes" by creator Cecily von Ziegesar, she is a comical overachiever who possesses snobbish and sensitive sides. Due to her position as queen bee of Manhattan's social scene, Blair's actions and relations are under constant scrutiny from the mysterious Gossip Girl, a popular blogger.

  2. Fred Krueger

    Fred Krueger


    Frederick Charles "Freddy" Krueger is the main antagonist of the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series. He first appeared in Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as a burnt serial killer who uses a glove armed with razors to kill his victims in their dreams, causing their deaths in the real world as well. In the dream world, he is a powerful force and almost completely invulnerable to damage. However, whenever Freddy is pulled into the real world, he has normal human vulnerabilities. Krueger was created by Wes Craven, and had been consistently portrayed by Robert Englund since his first appearance. In the 2010 franchise reboot, he was portrayed by Jackie Earle Haley. In 2011, Freddy appeared as a playable character in the video game Mortal Kombat.

  3. Dr. Emmett Brown

    Dr. Emmett Brown


    Doctor Emmett Lathrop "Doc" Brown, Ph.D. is a fictional character and one of the lead characters in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, in which he is the inventor of the first time machine, which he builds out of a DeLorean sports car. The character is memorably played by actor Christopher Lloyd in all three films, as well as in the live action sequences of the animated series. He is voiced by Dan Castellaneta in the animated series. The character's appearance and mannerisms are loosely inspired by Leopold Stokowski and Albert Einstein. In 2008, Dr. Emmett Brown was selected by Empire magazine as one of The 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time, ranking at #76.

  4. Haley James Scott

    Haley James Scott


    Haley Bob James Scott is a fictional character on the CW television series One Tree Hill and has also appeared on Life Unexpected, played by Bethany Joy Galeotti. Haley is Lucas Scott's best friend and sister-in-law, Nathan Scott’s wife, mother of James Lucas Scott, sister to Taylor James, Quinn James and Vivian James, aunt of Sawyer Brooke Scott and sister-in-law of Peyton Sawyer Scott. She is one of the two main female characters remaining from the show's debut, along with Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush). The third original female lead, Peyton Sawyer (Hilarie Burton), departed after season six.

  5. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)


    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the US. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens. Production took place in the United Kingdom. The film is loosely based on Peter George's thriller novel Red Alert.

  6. Dr. Elliot Reid

    Dr. Elliot Reid


    Elliot Reid, M.D. is a fictional character played by Sarah Chalke in the American comedy-drama Scrubs. She has appeared in every episode during the first eight seasons except two Season 8 episodes, "My Last Words" and "My Lawyer's in Love".

  7. Betty Draper

    Betty Draper


    Elizabeth "Betty" Hofstadt Francis (formerly Draper) is a fictional character on AMC's television series Mad Men, portrayed by January Jones. The character's appearance is often compared to Grace Kelly.

  8. Biff Tannen

    Biff Tannen


    Biff Howard Tannen is a fictional character in the Back to the Future trilogy. Thomas F. Wilson plays Biff in all three films as well as the Universal Studios ride, and voiced the character in both the animated series, and the 30th anniversary edition of the game.

  9. Dr. Gregory House

    Dr. Gregory House


    Gregory House, M.D. — typically referred to simply as House — is a title character and the protagonist of the American television series House (2004-2012). He is played by Hugh Laurie. House is the Chief of Diagnostic Medicine at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey, where he leads a team of diagnosticians. House's character has been described as a misanthrope, cynic, narcissist, and curmudgeon. He is the only character to appear in all 177 episodes. The season 6 premiere is the only episode in which House is the only regular character to appear, besides Wilson (briefly).

  10. Catherine Willows

    Catherine Willows


    Catherine Willows (née Flynn) is a fictional character on the CBS crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, portrayed by Marg Helgenberger, who has received two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations for the role. Catherine Willows is employed as a crime-scene investigator supervisor (a "CSI-3") and forensic scientist for Clark County, Nevada, which contains the city of Las Vegas.

  11. Jack Bauer

    Jack Bauer


    Jack Bauer is the main protagonist of the American television series 24. His character has worked in various capacities on the show, often as a member of the fictional Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) based in Los Angeles, and working with the FBI in Washington, D.C. during season 7. Within the 24 storyline, Bauer is a key member of CTU and is often portrayed as their most capable agent. Bauer's job usually involves helping prevent major terrorist attacks on the United States, saving both civilian lives and government administrations. On many occasions Jack does so at great personal expense, as those he thwarts subsequently target him and his loved ones. Bauer's frequent use of torture to gather information has generated much controversy and discussion. Entertainment Weekly named Jack Bauer one of The 20 All Time Coolest Heroes in Pop Culture.

  12. Peter Bishop

    Peter Bishop


    Peter Bishop is a fictional character on the Fox television series Fringe. He is portrayed by Joshua Jackson.

  13. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute


    Dwight Kurt Schrute III (born January 20, 1968) is a character on NBC's The Office, portrayed by Rainn Wilson and based on Gareth Keenan from the original UK version of The Office. His character is one of the highest-ranking salesmen at the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin, although the series expands on his character as bed-and-breakfast proprietor at Schrute Farms, a beet plantation, and as the owner of the business park enclosing Dunder Mifflin. He is notorious for his lack of social skills and common sense, his love for martial arts and the justice system, and his rivalry with fellow salesman Jim Halpert. He has at times risen to the position of Branch Manager of the Scranton branch, but often serves as a second or third in command as Assistant (to the) Regional Manager. His character has been popularly received for his comedic effect by critics. He is the only character to appear in every episode.

  14. Cartman



    Eric Theodore Cartman is a main character in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker. Cartman, generally referred to by his surname, is one of four central characters in South Park, in addition to Stan Marsh, Kyle Broflovski, and Kenny McCormick. Cartman first appeared, originally named Kenny, in prototypical form in a 1992 animated short Jesus vs. Frosty, and a 1995 animated short Jesus vs. Santa, and first appeared on television in the pilot episode of South Park, "Cartman Gets an Anal Probe", on August 13, 1997.

  15. John Rambo

    John Rambo


    John James Rambo (born July 6, 1947) is a fictional character in the Rambo saga. He first appeared in the 1972 novel First Blood by David Morrell, but later became more famous as the protagonist of the film series, in which he was played by Sylvester Stallone. The portrayal of the character earned Stallone widespread acclaim and recognition. The character was nominated for American Film Institute's list 100 Years…100 Heroes and Villains. The term "Rambo" is used commonly to describe a person who is reckless, disregards orders, uses violence to solve problems, solely enters deadly situations, and is exceptionally tough and aggressive.

  16. Ennis Del Mar

    Ennis Del Mar


    Ennis del Mar (Del Mar in the film) is the fictional main character of the short story "Brokeback Mountain" by Annie Proulx and the 2005 Academy Award-winning film adaptation of the same name directed by Ang Lee. Ennis's story is depicted by his complex, sexual, and romantic relationship with Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983. In the film, he is portrayed by Heath Ledger, who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.

  17. Dr. Walter Bishop

    Dr. Walter Bishop


    Walter Bishop, Ph.D. is a fictional character on the Fox television series Fringe. He is portrayed by John Noble. Noble also plays Walter's counterpart in the show's parallel universe, whom is referred to in the show as "Walternate".

  18. Adrian Veidt

    Adrian Veidt


    Ozymandias , real name Adrian Veidt, is a fictional character appearing in the comic book limited series Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, published by DC Comics. Named Ozymandias in the manner of Ramesses II, he is a modified version of the comic book character Thunderbolt from Charlton Comics. His name recalls the famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which takes as its theme the fleeting nature of empire and is excerpted as the epigraph of one of the chapters of Watchmen. Ozymandias made it to number 29 on Wizard's Top 200 Comic Book Characters list and also number 25 on the Top 100 Villains list.

  19. Leslie Knope

    Leslie Knope


    Leslie Barbara Knope (ˈnp NOHP; born January 18, 1975) is the central character in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation. She is portrayed by Amy Poehler.

  20. Tom Hagen

    Tom Hagen


    Thomas "Tom" Feargal Hagen is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. He was portrayed by Robert Duvall in the films. He is the informally adopted son of Don Vito Corleone and serves as the family lawyer and consigliere (legal advisor). Mild-mannered and soft-spoken, he often serves as a voice of reason within the family. The novel and first film establish that he is of German-Irish ancestry.

  21. Mr. Freeze

    Mr. Freeze


    Dr. Victor Fries, also referred to as Mr. Freeze, is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He frequently serves as an enemy of Batman. Created by Bob Kane, David Wood and Sheldon Moldoff, he first appeared in Batman #121 (February 1959).

  22. Miss Brant

    Miss Brant


    Elizabeth "Betty" Brant is a supporting character in Marvel Comics’s Spider-Man series. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, she first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #4 (September 1963).

  23. Grace Adler

    Grace Adler


    Grace Elizabeth Adler-Markus (née Adler) is a fictional character on the American sitcom Will & Grace, portrayed by Debra Messing. She is a Jewish interior designer (Grace is not a Jewish name, but it is mentioned that her Hebrew name is Rachel; Messing is Jewish in real life), living in New York City with her gay best friend Will Truman (played by Eric McCormack). She is originally from Schenectady, New York, and has graduated from Columbia University. She also mentions in season 2 that she attended the Fashion Institute.

  24. Dee Reynolds

    Dee Reynolds


    Deandra "Sweet Dee" Reynolds, or "Dee", is a fictional character on the FX television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, She was played by Jordan Reid in the unaired pilot episode, and portrayed by Kaitlin Olson for the actual series. Dee was the only major character in the show to be conceived without an actor in mind. Although she was originally written to be a female voice of reason, Dee's character quickly became an equal participant in The Gang's illicit and morally questionable activities once Olson (later to become co-star Rob McElhenney's real-life wife) was cast.

  25. Kim Bauer

    Kim Bauer


    Kim Bauer is a fictional character played by Elisha Cuthbert on the television series 24. She is portrayed as the only daughter of the show's main character, Jack Bauer and his wife Teri. She was a main cast member for the show's first three seasons and has made guest appearances in other seasons.

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