Charlie Brown is the lovable loser, and also the protagonist of Peanuts. He's very insecure and self- concious, and always says to himself that nobody likes him. He's the manager of the Peanuts Gang's baseball game, and everyone on the team believes that they will never win the little league with him on their team. Charlie Brown also has a huge crush on Heather, or the little red-haired girl as he calls her, but has never had the guts to talk to her.
Linus Van Pelt
Linus Van Pelt is the best friend of Charlie Brown and Lucy's little brother. He tends to have the bad habits of sucking his thumb and taking his beloved blanket wherever he goes. He is also the love interest of Sally, yet he shows no affection for her. In "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown," he crushes on his own teacher, Ms. Othmar, who breaks his heart on Valentine's Day. He also fights over a girl with Snoopy on an episode of "The Charlie Brown And Snoopy Show," over a girl named Truffles. Linus also is the older brother of Rerun.
Lucy Van Pelt
Lucy Van Pelt is the older sister of Linus and Rerun. She is known for her bossy attitude with Charlie Brown and the others, and also known to be very crabby. She has a pyschiatrist booth in which Charlie Brown usually goes to, and she always gives him advice. She is also known to be in love with Schroeder, and is always leaning on his piano, although he always mentions to her how he doesn't like her back. She is shown in the famous strip of where she holds the football for Charlie Brown, and when he is about to kick it, she pulls it away.
Snoopy is the loving dog of Charlie and Sally Brown. Charlie Brown is usually frustrated with him, saying he wishes that Snoopy would just act like a normal dog. Snoopy always lays on top of his dog house, instead of inside it. Him and Woodstock are known to be best friends. Everybody else in the Peanuts Gang adores Snoopy, except Lucy, who also gets aggrivated by him. He also uses his doghouse as an airplane, pretending to be a flying ace, and attacking other planes such as the Red Baron.
Woodstock is the best friend of Snoopy, and is the lovable yellow sparrow. He and Snoopy are always on adventures, always doing something mischevious.
Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown. She's always going by different philosphies. She is known for being in love with Linus, and calling him her " Sweet Baboo." Sally has problems with speech and writing, and tends to get what people say mixed up with something similar-sounding. She also seems to be frustrated alot. She doesn't have much of an interest for sports, and is one of the few people who doesn't play on Charlie Brown's team.
Schroeder is known for always playing a toy piano, and looks up to Beethoven as his hero. He is constantly playing, and usually gets interrupted by Lucy, who is in love with him, and frequently asks why he always plays his piano. Most of the time he ignores her, and sometimes he will even pull his piano out from under her and leave. He also plays catcher on Charlie Brown's baseball team. Schroeder has never played on a real-sized piano, when one time Charlie Brown tried to get him to and he burst into tears by its large size.
Peppermint Patty is the outgoing tomboy of the Peanuts Gang. She is always calling Charlie Brown "Chuck," and has a crush on him, but always makes it seem like he is flirting with her. She has never got the concept that Snoopy was a dog, and his always calling him, " the funny-looking kid with the big nose." Most of the time she seems fearless, but there are times when she's insecure. In many episodes, she complains about how she will never be beautiful and says that her face has not yet caught up with her big nose.
Marcie is Peppermint Patty's best friend, and is always following her around. She tends to call Patty "Sir," which makes Peppermint Patty mad and she is always telling her to stop, and always calls Charlie Brown "Charles." Marcie has been known to be dim-witted, and seems to do nearly everything wrong. She also has a crush on Charlie Brown like Patty.
Franklin is one of the only African American characters in the Peanuts Gang. He is also on Charlie Brown's baseball team and plays center-field. He met Charlie Brown on the beach and told him his father was in Vietam in the war, although when he first met Charlie Brown's other friends, he found them kind of odd.
Pig-Pen is known as the dirty character in the Peanuts Gang. Everyone usually stays away from him because he is always followed by a cloud of dust that makes the others cough. His real name was never mentioned, and obviously got his nickname from his bad hygene. In one episode, after cleaning, right when he stepped outside he became covered in dirt, and referred to himself as a dust magnet.
Frieda is the girl who is known for her naturally curly hair. she is extremely proud of it, and is occasionally fixing it. She is the only person on Charlie Brown's baseball team who doesn't wear a cap because she doesn't want to mess up her hair. She is also the only person in the Peanuts Gang that has an upturned nose. She always had the thought that everyone was jealous of her hair until Lucy confronted her and told her that wasn't true.
Rerun Van Pelt
Rerun is the younger brother of Linus and Lucy. Rerun is just a nickname, since Lucy said that watching her younger brother was like watching reruns on television, though his real name was never mentioned.
Shermy is the nickname Charlie Brown gives him, for his real name is Sherman. He barely appeared in any specials or episodes, but only in the comic strip, and was one of the first main characters.
Violet is one of the mean girls in the Peanuts Gang, and is good friends with Lucy. She is always making fun of Charlie Brown. She is known to be a snob and comes from a higher class than the rest of the characters because both of her parents are college graduates. She also makes fun of the other characters, like Linus with his blanket, and Pig-Pen being dirty.