Who’s Who

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Who's Who?

The LUANNiverse has hosted a LOT of characters since beginning in 1985.  Here are the top characters you should know today.

At the DeGroot House:

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LUANN DEGROOT: leading lady who is optimistic about her future but uncertain what it looks like. Lives at home, attends community college.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Bernice Halper

BERNICE HALPER: Luann's bestie, smart, snarky, practical...but secretly a romantic. Has a room at the DeGroot's and studies Psychology at Mooney Uni.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Frank and Nancy DeGroot

FRANK and NANCY DEGROOT: middle age parents to Luann and Brad. Supportive of, and sometimes perplexed by, their kids.  They own THE FUSE venue/cafe.

Sharing a Dorm Room at Mooney Uni:

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Tiffany Farrell

TIFFANY FARRELL: used to be a snobby diva but college is making her grow up, a LOT.  Wants to be a business tycoon and get all the attention!

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Dez (Desdemona)

DEZ: peace loving, soulful, world traveler, she wants everyone to get along, get outdoors, and get chill.  Sometimes she's so easy going, it's difficult.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Bets Malone

BETS MALONE: Independent, social media maven, gf to Gunther.  Loves cosplay and making moolah!

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Stefani Bird

STEFANI BIRD: into fitness, cheerleading, and bf Kip!  Thinks she's sweet, even when she's being sour.

Friends:

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Gunther Berger

GUNTHER BERGER: from timid nerd to sorta confident college guy, "Gun" is in love with gf Bets.  Attends Mooney Uni, lives with old nemesis, Les

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Les Knox

LES KNOX: Les (Leslie) had an unstable childhood and has been known to be a shifty bully...but also a loyal friend and caring guy. Lives with Gunther.

headshot of LUANN comic strip character Ox

OX (Oxford): Big, sweet, simple but also smart, Ox secretly adores Tiffany.  He works with her as a server at THE FUSE.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character Tara Starr

TARA STARR: freewheeling, fun loving, and very willing to bend the rules, Tara is Luann's newest friend at community college

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Jack and Nil

JACK AND NIL: students at the community college with Luann, these two are unlikely buds: Jack is all fitness and fun while Nil is odd and artsy.  Jack and Luann are close, but Nil and Bernice are even closer...

Family:

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Frank and Nancy DeGroot

FRANK and NANCY DEGROOT: middle age parents to Luann and Brad. Supportive of, and sometimes perplexed by, their kids.  They own THE FUSE venue/cafe

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Brad and Toni

BRAD and TONI: Luann's brother Brad was a slob until  savvy, self-sufficient Toni inspired him to be a firefighter with her.  Married, no kids (yet?!), they rent a house with Brad's best friend, TJ, and often babysit their niece, Shannon.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Jonah and Shannon

JONAH and SHANNON: Toni's brother, Jonah, is a single dad trying to be an actor, so boisterous, bossy Shannon often stays with Aunt Toni & Uncle Brad

Headshot of LUANN comic strip character TJ

TJ: Brad's longtime best friend, TJ is basically family.  He's both responsible (he runs Kafe Kablooie at THE FUSE) and irreverent (often convincing Brad to make fun but foolish choices).  He, Brad and Toni all rent a house together.

Headshot of LUANN comic strip characters Al and Irma

AL GRAY & IRMA BERGER: Les' uncle is quiet, elusive, and a perfect match for Gunther's bubbly, homebody mom, Irma.  After they married, Al and Irma built a guesthouse for Les and Gunther to live in.

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