Insomnia Characters List:


Character Name Description
Amos  On the radio show "Amos and Andy"
Andy  On the radio show "Amos and Andy"
Barbie  Name of a doll
Beavis  Of Beavis and Butt-Head fame
Butt-Head  Of Beavis and Butt-Head fame
Captain Ahab  Mentioned in passing
Centurions  Crimson King's servants and helpers. This is also what the Friends of Life call their major enemies.
Dovels  Band liked by Ralph Roberts
Frodo  Character in a book by J R R Tolkien
Futzy  Cat of Bertha Roberts
Gandalf  Character in a book by J R R Tolkien
Geraldo  TV Show Host
Gretel  Character from a children's story Hansel and Gretel
Hamburglar  Mentioned in passing
Hamlet  Character in a play by Shakespeare
Hansel  Character from a children's story Hansel and Gretel
Jack  Character from the children's story Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack the Ripper  English murderer mentioned in passing
Jefferson Airplane  Band that was played by Ed Deepneau
Jesus  Mentioned in passing
Job  Character in the Bible
Jonah  Swallowed by a whale
Ken  Name of doll
King Arthur  Mentioned in passing
King Herod  Mentioned by Ed Deepneau
Napoleon  Mentioned by Joe Wyzer
Onan  From the Bible
Pallas  A bust of Pallas was in a dream of Ralph Roberts
Rex  Dog of Ralph Roberts
Rolling Stones  Mentioned by Ed Deepneau
Rosalie  The black and tan beagle pup given to Ralph Roberts from Lois Roberts for Christmas 1994.
Rosalie  Stray Dog with a bad leg that is often seen in the early hours of the morning by Ralph Roberts.
Rude Dog  TV character mentioned in passing
Sauron  Character in a book by J R R Tolkien
Short Timers  Name used for mortals by the Bald Doctors.
Snoopy  Cartoon character
Son of Sam  Murderer whose real name is David Berkowitz.
Wendy  Character from Peter Pan
Winston Smith  Cat in "Back Pages" shop. Owned by Hamilton Davinport.
Yorick  Character in a play by Shakespeare
?, Alice  Lois Chasse was called "Alice" by Ralph Roberts in front of the CBS crews at the Derry Civic Center
?, Alice  Mentioned in a song by Grace Slick
?, Audra  Secretary of Dr Hong.
?, Aunt Sadie  Ralph Roberts imagined her calling someone
?, Curley  One of the 3 Stooges
?, Deanie  Name on the footpath.
?, Denise  Mentioned in anti-abortion literature read by John Leydecker
?, Jake  Owner of a battered saxophone in Atropos's lair.
?, Justin  Boy who works weekends at the Derry Library
?, Karl  Worked at the Red Apple convenience store.
?, Larry  One of the 3 Stooges
?, Melanie  Friend of Helen Deepneau
?, Merrilee  Pregnant woman who died at High Ridge
?, Mina  Friend of Lois Chasse
?, Moe  One of the 3 Stooges
?, Norton  Lois Chasse called Ralph Roberts "Norton" in front of the CBS crews at the Derry Civic Center
?, Patrick  Grandfather of Patrick Danville
?, Pete  Paperboy
?, Peter  Security guard at WomanCare
?, Sadie  Aunt mentioned on the telephone
?, Sam  A mother was heard to yell out for Sam to come inside, and to bring his sister in too.
?, Sam  Name on the footpath.
?, Sue  Worked at the Red Apple convenience store
?, Susy  Her name was spray painted on the side of the Diesel Shed at the Derry Trainyards
?, Tim  A little boy who was walking with his mother.
?, Vic  Brother of Lois Chasse
?, Zoe  Waitress at the Derry Diner.
Ackerman, William  Musician mentioned in passing
Altoberg, Chris  Weather forecaster on TV for News at Noon
Anderson, ?  Husband of Rachel Anderson.
Anderson, Rachel  Cleaner at WomanCare.
Anderson, Steve  Assistant District Attorney
Andrews Sisters, The  Singers mentioned in passing
Animals, The  Band that was played by Ed Deepneau
Applebaum, ?  Owner of a house on Harris Ave in 1998.
Arnold, Roseanne  Guest on the TV show hosted by Whoopi
Astaire, Fred  Dancer mentioned in passing
Atropos  Bald Doctor #3. The bad one who is the rogue agent of the random.
Bach  Composer mentioned in passing
Baggins, Bilbo  Found a ring and gave it to his grandson Frodo
Baggins, Frodo  Grandson of Bilbo
Barrett, ?  Owner of an orchard that was converted into High Ridge in the early 1980's
Bates, Norman  Character in Psycho mentioned in passing
Beethoven  Composer mentioned in passing
Bennigan, Harriet  Old woman in Derry who uses a walker.
Benson, Lisette  TV Newscaster for News at Noon.
Berkowitz, David  Murderer known as the Son of Sam
Berlin, Irving  Songwriter mentioned in passing
Bowe, Riddick  Boxer mentioned in passing
Bowers, Oscar (Butch)  Berta Roberts told her son Ralph to make sure Butch did not put any bad potatoes at the bottom of the basket
Boynton, Tony  Name written in graffiti in the male port-a-potty in Strawford Park.
Brolin, James  Actor mentioned in passing
Brown, Charlie  Cartoon Character
Buchanan, Pat  A poster for Pat as president was in the window of a store in Derry
Buck, Frank  Hero in old movies
Bundy, Ted  Murderer mentioned in passing
Bunyan, Paul  There is a plastic statue of him in Derry, outside the Civic Center
Burdon, Eric  In the Bold and the Beautiful on TV
Caesar, Augustus  Mentioned in passing
Callan, Marie  Told Lois Chasse about the demonstration at WomanCare
Casey, Ben  On a TV show watched by Ralph Roberts
Castonguay, Simone  Aunt of Barbara Richards who worked at WomanCare as the day receptionist. Friend of Lois Chasse.
Chapin, Lafayette (Faye)  Friend of Ralph Roberts
Chasse, Harold  Son of Lois and Paul. Husband of Janet.
Chasse, Janet  Wife of Harold.
Chasse, Lois  Friend of Ralph Roberts. Mother of Harold and widow of Paul.
Chasse, Paul  Deceased husband of Lois.
Cherney, Pete  Weather man on TV
Cheshire Cat, The  From Alice in Wonderland
Christie, Agatha  Mystery author mentioned in passing
Chung, Connie  CBS reporter at the rally for Susan Day in Derry
Churchill, Winston  Mentioned by Joe Wyzer.
Clinton, Bill  President followed by the Deepneau's
Clotho  Bald doctor #1. Partner of the Bald Doctor 2, Lachesis. They end life with purpose.
Cohen, ?  Derry Mayor
Cook, Robin  Author mentioned in passing
Cooper, Gary  Actor mentioned by Bill McGovern
Coughlin, Father  Derry Priest
Cox, Dale  County Prosecutor mentioned in passing
Crane, Ichabod  Mentioned in passing
Creed, Gage William  Boy run down by a speeding tanker in Ludlow.
Creeley, Robert  Poet who wrote "for Love, Poems 1950-1960" read by Dorrance Marstellar
Crimson King, The  He is part of the Dark Tower, in the levels above mortals.
Cruise, Tom  Actor mentioned in passing
Crystal, Billy  Actor mentioned in passing
Cubbins, Bartholomew  Character in a Dr Seuss book called The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Dahmer, Jeffrey  Murderer mentioned in passing
Dalton, Daniel  Runs the shop Secondhand Rose, Secondhand Clothes in Derry, and the head of "Friends of Life".
Danville, ?  Husband of Sonia. Father of Patrick.
Danville, Patrick  Ralph and Lois have to save his life at any costs.
Danville, Sonia  Mother of Patrick
Darrow, Clarence  Mentioned in passing
Davenport, Hamilton  Proprietor of "Back Pages" store on the corner of Witcham and Main streets, Derry.
Day, Susan Edwina  Political activist and author. Co-founder and ex-president of the "Sisters in Arms", a womans equal rights group.
Deepneau, ?  Father of Ed Deepneau.
Deepneau, Edward (Ed)  Neighbor of Ralph Roberts. Husband of Helen. Research chemist at Hawking Industries.
Deepneau, Helen  30-year-old wife of Edward, and mother of Natalie. Good friend of the Roberts family.
Deepneau, Natalie  Daughter of Ed and Helen Deepneau.
DeMille, Cecil  Movie director
Deschain, Roland  Gunslinger drawn and described by Patrick Danville
Disney, Walt  Mentioned in passing
Dobyns, Stephen  Author of "Cemetery Nights", a book that Dorance Marstellar gave to Ralph Roberts
Douglas, Kirk  In the Bold and the Beautiful on TV
Dubay, Steven Bishoff  One of the 3 unnamed boys who threw Adrian Mellon to his death in the Derry Canal in 1984
Dugan, Mr.  Head of Derry Trust's Loan Department
Dukakis  Ran for president in 1988
Durgin, Paul  Druggist at Rexall in Derry.
Eastwood, Clint  Actor mentioned in passing
Eberly, Georgina  Wife of Stan.
Eberly, Stan  Went to school with Ralph Roberts, Husband of Georgina.
Eichmann, Adolf  Fay Chapin called Harley Pederson Adolf Eichmann as an insult.
Einstein, Albert  Charles Pickering looked like a cross between Don King and Albert Einstein
Engstrom, Charles  Childhood friend of Ralph Roberts
Executioner, The  Character in a Dr Seuss book called The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Fauntleroy, Little Lord  Mentioned in passing
Felton, Frank  One of the "Friends of Life"
Fitzgerald, F. Scott  Auhor mentioned in passing by Ralph Roberts
Fonda, Henry  Actor mentioned in passing
Forbes, Anthony  Hypnotist that Joe Wyzer suggested that Ralph Roberts go and see.
Foster, R.H.  Name on a card given to Ralph Roberts by Trigger Vachon.
Garfunkel, Art  Singer
Garton, John  Webber One of the 3 unnamed boys who threw Adrian Mellon to his death in the Derry Canal in 1984
Gibson, Mel  Actor mentioned in passing
Ginsberg, Allen  Poet mentioned by Dorrance Marstellar
Goldberg, Whoopi  TV Show host seen by Ralph Roberts on late night TV
Great Ones, The  People whose lives will affect people on more than one level of the tower.
Hagen, Donna  Derry Police Officer
Hall, James  A Wrote a book "Patterns of Dreaming" that Ralph Roberts read in the Derry Library
Hall, Jon  Hero in old movies
Halliday, June  Counselor and WomanCare director.
Hamilton, Dr.  Doctor at WomanCare
Hanlon, Mike  Librarian at Derry Public Library
Hanscom, Benjamin  Architect who designed the Derry Civic Center.
Harper, Dr. Roberta  Works at WomanCare
Haycox, Ernest  Mentioned in passing
Hayman, Howard  Lawyer friend of John Leydecker
Henderson, Richard  Did chores around Lois Chasse's mother's place when Lois was 17.
Hitler, Adolph  Mentioned on a card by a pro-choice group
Holmes, Sherlock  Mentioned in passing
Homer, Winslow  Artist whose prints hang in the Derry Home Hospital
Hong, James Roy  Acupuncturist
Hooker, John Lee  Singer/songwriter who was played by Ed Deepneau
Hussein, Saddam  Mentioned in passing
Huston, Mr.  Butcher in Derry
Jackson, Michael  Singer mentioned in passing
Jamal, Dr.  Neurologist at Derry Hospital.
Jetson, George  Cartoon Character mentioned in passing
Johnson, ?  Police Chief in Derry.
Johnson, Lyndon  President of the USA
Joubert, Ray  Murderer mentioned in passing
Kaltenborn, H.V.  Singer mentioned in passing
Kennedy, Robert  Politician assassinated in LA. on 5 June 1958
Kern, Jerome  Songwriter mentioned in passing
Kevorkian, Dr.  He believes in mercy killing, and the right to die
Kildare, Dr.  On a TV show watched by Ralph Roberts
King, Don  Charles Pickering looked like a cross between Don King and Albert Einstein
King, The  Character in a Dr Seuss book called The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
Kirkland, John  WomanCare reporter on TV News at Noon.
L'Amour, Louis  Mentioned in passing
Lachesis  Bald doctor #2 Partner of the Bald Doctor 1, Clotho. They end life with purpose.
Land, Edwin  Mentioned by John Leydecker
Lecter, Hannibal  Mentioned in passing
Lennon, John  Ed Deepneau wore "John Lennon Specs"
Leno, Jay  TV Show host seen by Ralph Roberts on late night TV
Leonard, Elmore  Author mentioned in passing
Lewis, Jerry  Comedian mentioned in passing
Leydecker, ?  Mother of John.
Leydecker, John (Jack)  Detective Sergeant Partner of Chris Nell
Litchfield, Carl  Ralph and Carolyn Roberts' doctor.
Locher, May  Married name of May Perrault, and went to school with Bill McGovern.
Lopez, Ruy  Faye Chapin thinks he is the reincarnation of Ruy Lopez
Lugosi, Bela  Actor in a vampire movie
Lupino, Ida  Actress from the 1950's
Lyford, George  Accountant (CPA) who had an office on Harris Ave in Derry. Next to Maritime Jewelry
Marstellar, Dorrance  Oldest of the "Harris Avenue Old Crocks"
Martin, Dean  Comedian mentioned in passing
Marx, Groucho  Comedian mentioned in passing
Matthews, Tom  Derry News photographer
McCheese, Mayor  Mentioned in passing
McClanahan, Bob  Sports reporter on TV for News at Noon
McClure, Shawna  Offered Ralph Roberts an insomnia cure by concentrating on the word "cool".
McDonald, Ronald  Mentioned in passing
McGee, Fibber  Radio program host
McGovern, William D (Bill  Professor), Gay friend of Ralph Roberts.
McKay, Sandra  One of the "Friends of Life", but later kicked out of the group.
Mellon, Adrian  Gay boy thrown into the Derry canal by 3 people in 1984, after the Canal Day Festival.
Miller, Glenn  Songwriter mentioned in passing
Monroe, Marilyn  Actress mentioned in passing
Moon, Vicky  Owner of tanning salon
Morrison, ?  New paperboy
Mulhare, Doc  Retired Vet in Derry.
Murphy, Audie  Actor mentioned in passing
Murray, Arthur  Arthur Murray learn to dance instructions were mentioned in passing
Nell, Aloysius  Retired Cop from Derry. Grandfather of Chris Nell
Nell, Chris  Police Officer and partner of John Leydecker, and Grandson of Aloysius.
Newton, Wayne  Singer
Norris, Chuck  Actor mentioned in passing
Noyes, Alfred  Poet liked by Carolyn Roberts.
Pan, Peter  Character from a children's story - Peter Pan
Pedersen, ?  Deceased wife of Harley Pedersen.
Pedersen, Harley  Old guy in Derry who had a fight with Faye Chapin over abortion.
Perot, Ross  Presidential candidate that lost to Clinton
Perrault, Larry  Younger brother of May Perrault.
Perrault, May  Maiden name of May Locher.
Perrine, Esther  Old lady in the same street as Ralph Roberts.
Petrowsky, Maggie  Part of WomanCare
Pickard, Dr.  Derry doctor who replaced Dr Litchfield
Pickering, Charles H.  Member of "Daily Bread" Right to life group.
Plum, Mr.  Nickname for the man who was talking to Bill McGovern in Derry Home Hospital
Polaroid, Richard  Mentioned by John Leydecker
Polhurst, Bob  Head of History Department at Derry High from 1948 to 1981
Polhurst, Denise  Niece of Bob Polhurst
Pope, The  Mentioned in passing
Powers, Governor Greta Augusta  Governor mentioned as possibly using cocaine as a grad student.
Rapaport, Mrs.  Offered Ralph Roberts an insomnia cure
Rather, Dan  Works with Connie Chung on TV
Red King, The  In Dark Tower, The. Possibly the same as the Crimson King
Redbone, Leon  Name that Ralph Roberts mentions as his own during one of his jokes when he missed an entire night's sleep.
Rembrandt  Painter mentioned in passing
Richards, Barbara  niece of Simone Castunguay. Worked as a day receptionist in WomanCare.
Robbins, Tom  Author of "Even Cowgirls get the Blues", which was read by Ed Deepneau
Roberts, Bertha  Mother of Ralph.
Roberts, Carolyn  Wife of Ralph Roberts. Married name of Carolyn Satterwaite
Roberts, John  Older brother of Ralph.
Roberts, Lois  Married name of Lois Chasse. Second wife of Ralph Roberts
Roberts, Ralph  Insomniac husband of Carolyn. Works with Lois Chasse to stop Patrick Danville from being killed.
Rogers, Ginger  Dancer mentioned in passing
Rogers, Will  Mentioned in passing
Rosenberg, Michael  CBS Cameraman with Connie Chung at the Derry Civic Center.
Sales, Soupy  Faye Chapin plays chess like Soupy Sales
Salterwaite, Carolyn  Maiden name of Carolyn Roberts.
Sanders, George  Actor who is good at playing psychopaths
Satterwaite, ?  Sister of Carolyn Satterwaite
Sawyer, Tom  Mentioned in passing
Schwarzenegger, Arnold  Action movie actor
Scrooge, Ebenezer  Mentioned in passing
Seagal, Steven  Action movie hero.
Seuss, Dr.  Children's story author
Shaara, Michael  Wrote "Killer Angels", a book on the civil war
Shakespeare, William  Playwrite mentioned in passing
Shirer, ?  Wrote "Rise and fall of the Third Reich"
Shoemaker, ?  Husband of Candy Shoemaker.
Shoemaker, Candy  Friend of Helen Deepneau.
Simon, Paul  Singer/songwriter
Slick, Grace  Singer/songwriter
Smith, Margaret Chase  Charles Pickering thought she was a Russian spy in the 1960's
Spague, Duffy  Barber in Derry.
Sparkmeyer, Lennie  Ex-boyfriend of Barbara Richards in College.
Stalin  Mentioned on a card by a pro-choice group
Stallone, Sylvester  Action movie actor
Steadman, ?  Judge
Sullivan, John L.  Boxer mentioned in passing
Sullivan, Pete  Paperboy that delivered the paper to Ralph Roberts.
Tandy, George  Derry Councilor
Tandy, John  Had a car accident with Ed Deepneau.
Therriault, Bobby  Told Ralph Roberts about catfish barbs causing paralysis as a child.
Tillbury, ?  Husband of Gretchen Tillbury.
Tillbury, Gretchen  WomanCare counselor
Tolkien, J.R.R.  Author of fantasy books
Travolta, John  Actor mentioned in passing
Turner, Lana  In the Bold and the Beautiful movie on TV
Tyson, Mike  Boxer mentioned in passing
Unwin, Christopher Phillip  One of the 3 unnamed boys who threw Adrian Mellon to his death in the Derry Canal in 1984
Utterback, Steve  Derry Police Detective
Vachon, Marcel  Older Brother of Trigger Vachon.
Vachon, Trigger  Worked for Hospital parking garage in April 1993.
Van Damme, Jean-Claude  Action movie actor
Vandermeer, ?  Wife of Jimmy.
Vandermeer, Jimmy  Used to travel with Ralph Roberts before Ralph got a desk job.
Veazie, Don  Friend of Ralph Roberts
Warper, Dr. Roberta  Chief Administrator of WomanCare.
Washington, George  USA president
Wayne, John  Actor mentioned in passing
Weatherbee, ?  Mother of Billy Weatherbee.
Weatherbee, Billy  His cap was in Atropos's lair.
Wheaton, Emma  Derry Councilor
Whitman, Walt  Poet read by Dorrance Marstellar
Who, The  Band that was played by Ed Deepneau
Wilbert, ?  Wife of David Wilbert.
Wilbert, David  Derry cop
Willkie, ?  A political button with his name was worn by Berts Roberts
Winfrey, Oprah  TV Show Host
Wren, Thomas  Kidney patient in room 310 of Derry Home Hospital.
Wyzer, ?  Ex-wife of Joe Wyzer.
Wyzer, Joe  Works at the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Derry.
Zell, Fred  Husband of Lisa.
Zell, Lisa  Wife of Fred.


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