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Paul Edgecombe Paul Edgecombe is the supervisor of E Block at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Read More
John Coffey John Coffey is the physically imposing black man wrongfully charged with the murder of the Detterick twins. He possesses supernatural powers, which he uses to help others but not to free himself or to stop his execution. Read More
Percy Wetmore Percy Wetmore is a new guard on E Block. He uses his political connections to get ahead and threaten those around him. Read More
Eduard Delacroix Eduard Delacroix is a French-Cajun rapist/murderer awaiting execution on E Block at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Read More
William Wharton William Wharton is a 19-year-old murderer waiting for his execution on E Block at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Read More
Curtis Anderson Curtis Anderson is the chief assistant to Warden Moores who takes over while Moores cares for his terminally ill wife.
The Chief The Chief (Arlen Bitterbuck) is an inmate in E Block before the arrival of John Coffey. Despite his nickname, he is only an elder, not a chief, of the Washita tribe.
Elaine Connelly Elaine Connelly is Paul Edgecombe's "special friend" at Georgia Pines retirement home.
Homer Cribus Homer Cribus is the racist sheriff of Trapingus County.
Cora Detterick Cora Detterick is one of the 9-year-old twin daughters of Klaus and Marjorie Detterick. She is raped and killed by William Wharton.
Howie Detterick Howie Detterick is the 12-year-old son of Klaus and Marjorie Detterick.
Kathe Detterick Kathe Detterick is one of the 9-year-old twin daughters of Klaus and Marjorie Detterick. She is raped and killed by William Wharton.
Klaus Detterick Klaus Detterick is the husband of Marjorie Detterick and the father of Howie, Cora, and Kathe.
Marjorie Detterick Marjorie Detterick is the wife of Klaus Detterick and the mother of Howie, Cora, and Kathe.
Bill Dodge Bill Dodge is a "floater" at Cold Mountain Penitentiary who sometimes works on E Block.
Brad Dolan Brad Dolan is a cruel orderly at Georgia Pines retirement home.
Janice Edgecombe Janice Edgecombe is Paul Edgecombe's supportive wife.
Burt Hammersmith Burt Hammersmith is the racist reporter who covered the murders of the Detterick twins and John Coffey's trial for the Tefton Intelligencer.
Brutus "Brutal" Howell Brutus "Brutal" Howell is Paul Edgecombe's second-in-command on E Block and his trusted friend.
Beverly Matuomi Beverly Matuomi murdered her husband for cheating on her. She is one of the few prisoners on E Block whose death sentence is commuted to life in prison.
Rob McGee Rob McGee is the deputy sheriff of Trapingus County. He arrested John Coffey for the murder of the Detterick twins.
Hal Moores Hal Moores is the warden at Cold Mountain Penitentiary.
Melinda Moores Melinda Moores is Hal Moores's wife. She is dying of brain cancer.
The President The President (real name: Arthur Flanders) was an inmate in E Block before the arrival of John Coffey. The President's nickname reflects his higher social status; he gets his sentence (for killing his father to get insurance money) changed to life in prison.
Dean Stanton Dean Stanton is one of Paul Edgecombe's trusted guards on E Block.
Harry Terwilliger Harry Terwilliger is one of Paul Edgecombe's trusted guards on E Block.
Toot-Toot Toot-Toot runs the snack cart for prisoners and guards at Cold Mountain Penitentiary.
Jack Van Hay Jack Van Hay runs the switch room during executions at Cold Mountain Penitentiary.
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