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White Noise | Characters

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Jack Gladney The narrator and protagonist of the novel, Jack Gladney is a father and professor of Hitler Studies. Read More
Babette Gladney Babette Gladney is Jack's fourth and current wife (he married one wife twice), who teaches exercise and nutrition classes in town. Read More
Murray Siskind Murray Siskind is Jack Gladney's colleague, who teaches a culture class about singer Elvis Presley. Read More
Wilder Wilder is Babette's youngest son, who is prone to crying. Read More
Denise Babette's eldest daughter, Denise, is a serious girl who worries about her mother. Read More
Willie Mink Willie Mink, also known as Mr. Gray, is Jack's nemesis, a Dylar researcher, the man Babette has an affair with, and the man Jack shoots in a hotel room. Read More
Bee Bee is Jack's daughter with his ex-wife Tweedy Browner.
Dana Breedlove Dana Breedlove is Jack's ex-wife and Steffie's mother, who works for the CIA.
Tweedy Browner Tweedy Browner is Jack's ex-wife and mother of his daughter Bee.
Dimitrios Cotsakis Dimitrios Cotsakis is one of Jack's colleagues and a former bodyguard.
Mother Devi/Janet Savory Janet Savory is Jack's ex-wife and Heinrich's mother.
Vernon Dickey Vernon is Jack's father-in-law.
Howard Dunlop Howard Dunlop is Jack's German teacher.
Tommy Roy Foster Tommy Roy Foster is Heinrich's chess pen pal and a prisoner.
Heinrich Heinrich is Jack's eldest son, a serious teenager who questions the nature of reality.
Malcolm Hunt Malcolm Hunt is Tweedy Browner's husband.
Mary Alice Mary Alice is Jack's oldest child with Dana Breedlove.
Eric Massingale Eric Massingale is a former microchip engineer and one of Jack's colleagues.
Orest Mercator Orest Mercator is Heinrich's friend.
Bob Pardee Bob Pardee is Babette's ex-husband and Denise's father.
Winnie Richards Winnie Richards is the neurochemist at the college who tests the Dylar tablet.
The SIMUVAC clerk The SIMUVAC clerk runs the emergency simulation events.
Sister Hermann Marie Sister Hermann Marie is the German nun who helps Jack.
Steffie Steffie is Jack's youngest daughter.
Alfonse Stompanato Alfonse Stompanato is Jack's boss and chairman of the American Environments department.
Mr. Treadwell Mr. Treadwell is the elderly blind man Babette reads to, who gets lost in the mall.
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