Call him York, that's what everybody calls him. York is the protagonist and main character of Deadly Premonition.
York's only friend and confidante, invisible to everyone but York himself. Even York does not really understand Zach's true nature, but talks constantly to him, even in front of other people.
The sheriff of Greenvale and one of the most well-respected men of the community. York often calls him "The Monarch."
The deputy sheriff of Greenvale. She is known for being a tough cop and a terrible cook.
George's shy, effeminate assistant and Carol's older brother. He is frequently complimented for his cooking. Thomas also works as a bartender to help out his sister.
Once little more than local legend, the Raincoat Killer, or someone in his guise, has been ritualistically murdering young women in Greenvale. Perhaps even more frightening than his red seed-related butchery is his ability to follow Agent York into the strange imaginary Other World, where he cannot be killed.
A traveling sapling salesman and a common face in Greenvale. He is well-liked in the community and is often seen walking with the young Ingram twins.
Forrest Kaysen's pet dalmatian.
The first victim of Greenvale's murder case. Her body was found tied to a tree and discovered by the local woodsman and his two grandsons.
The park ranger of Greenvale Forest Park. He is the father of Lilly and grandfather of the twins, Isaach and Isaiah. He was one of the people who found Anna's body.
Two local twins who provide more information on the case than one would expect. They also seem to have an ability to communicate with the dead girls.
The local medical professional in the town of Greenvale, he is given the unfortunate task of performing autopsies on the victims of the Raincoat Killer.
An eccentric entrepreneur who owns most of Greenvale. For reasons not made readily apparent, he always wears a gas mask and rarely speaks directly to people. He is never seen without his assistant, Michael.
Harry's aid. He frequently uses rhymes when relaying information.
The elderly caretaker and owner of the only hotel in Greenvale. She is hard of hearing and frequently forgets things, which allows her to dodge important questions.
Anna's mother. She went a little crazy after her daughter's death.
The father of the twins and husband to Lilly. Owner of the Milk Barn. He has a habit of snapping his fingers and playing air guitar.
The wife of Keith and mother of the twins. She works with her husband at the Milk Barn.
The owner of Greenvale's Galaxy of Terror, a local bar. She is Thomas' younger sister and is known for her short temper.
A citizen of Greenvale. Becky is Diane's younger sister, Anna's best friend and Quint's girlfriend. She knows something about Anna's murder but prefers to stay locked inside of her mansion.
The owner of the A & G Diner. He is well known for his cooking, but he also has a deep love of art. He's rather stand-offish and curt with everyone, especially York.
The wife of Nick. She works with her husband at the A & G Diner. Unlike her husband, she's much more demure but friendly and willing to give help when needed.
The owner of the Muses Gallery in the town of Greenvale. She is a bit of a seductress.
The owner of the SWERY 65' darts bar. He and his son, Quint, take charge of Sallie's recovery after Anna's death.
The son of Richard and boyfriend of Becky. He works at the SWERY 65' with his father and enjoys tinkering with his motorcycle.
York's father and Valentine's husband. A detective who killed his wife in front of his son.
York's mother and Xander's wife. She was shot by her own husband in front of her son.
The receptionist at Greenvale General Hospital. She has great admiration for the doctor, Ushah.
Owner of the Heaven & Hell Gas Station and Gina's husband. He hates cops, only bribery can get him to open up.
Jack's wife. She works at the gas station with her husband and gives out special car washes to frequent customers.
Owner and gunsmith of the Panda Bear gun store. He is also an avid trading card collector.
The owner of Lysander's Junkyard. Although he calls himself a general, he seems to be wearing a sergeant's uniform.
A crazy old lady who is always seen carrying a pot. She shows up in random places around Greenvale. She was classmates with Polly.
A pale, sickly looking man who watches over the Albireo Graveyard during the day. He has some trouble speaking.