Charlie Brown tries his best at everything he does, but strikes out all the same. He manages the world’s worst Little League team, forever battles the kite-eating tree, and just can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little Red-Haired Girl. Despite his own troubles he’s always a good big brother, a devoted pet owner and all-around Good ol’ Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown

First Appearance October 2, 1950

Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s dog and the neighborhood’s favorite beagle. A legend in his own mind, Snoopy can take to the skies as the World War I Flying Ace, rule the college campus as Joe Cool or write another unpublished manuscript as the World Famous Author. No matter where his imagination takes him, Snoopy always comes back to his doghouse for suppertime from “that round-headed kid.”

Snoopy

First appearance October 4, 1950

Woodstock’s fluttering doesn’t get him very far. Lucky for him, he always lands on Snoopy’s doghouse! Woodstock is Snoopy’s best friend and confidant, whether it’s as faithful mechanic to the World War I Flying Ace, stalwart secretary to the Head Beagle or root beer drinking buddy on New Year’s Eve; Woodstock is never far from Snoopy’s side and they wouldn’t have it any other way

Woodstock

First appearance April 4, 1967

Sally Brown is Charlie Brown’s little sister and believes the world owes her an explanation. Why is her big brother such a loser? Why does she have to go to school? Why doesn’t Linus, her Sweet Babboo, love her? And what’s the capital of Venezuela? Sally is always on the hunt for answers and when she doesn’t get them, she circles back to her original philosophy: “who cares?”

Sally Brown

First appearance August 23, 1959

Linus is the smartest kid on the block (though he would never admit it). Linus is surprisingly well-adjusted for being Lucy’s little brother. He is the voice of reason and philosophy around the neighborhood. He is Charlie Brown’s best friend and his second baseman. He can always be found on Halloween night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and keeping warm with his blanket.

Linus Van Pelt

First appearance September 19, 1952

Schroeder is devoted to his music, always improving his craft and aspiring to the greatness of his idol, Beethoven. Schroeder has fans of his own, though. Both Snoopy and Lucy like to perch at his piano. When he’s not playing a sonata at his toy keyboard, he’s out behind home plate calling a game as Charlie Brown’s reliable catcher.

Schroeder

First appearance May 30, 1951

Peppermint Patty lives in a different neighborhood from her pal Charlie “Chuck” Brown. Peppermint Patty’s school days are dominated by D-minuses but after school she’s all aces on the ballfield! Baseball, football and skating are just a few of the sports she excels at and just one of the reasons her dad always calls her “his rare gem.”

Peppermint Patty

First appearance August 22, 1966

An archeologist in the making, if there’s a pile of dirt around, Pigpen will be in it! He appreciates the finer things in life, like soot, dust, mud and grime. Despite his outward appearance he always carries himself with dignity, knowing full well that he has affixed to him the “dust of countless ages.”

Pig-Pen

First appearance July 13, 1954

Marcie is Peppermint Patty’s best friend and the complete opposite of her. Where Peppermint Patty struggles with D-minuses in class, Marcie is a whiz, and while Peppermint Patty hits home runs, Marcie can’t tell the difference between baseball and hockey. Marcie is fond of Charlie Brown, whom she calls “Charles” and will never leave Peppermint Patty’s side, whom she calls “Sir.”

Marcie

First appearance July 20, 1971

Franklin is Charlie Brown’s thoughtful friend and confidant. A frequent visitor to Charlie Brown’s neighborhood, he takes the weirdness of that beagle, the girl with the psychiatric booth and the kid with the blanket with a grain of salt. At school Franklin sits one seat ahead of Peppermint Patty, who pesters him for the answers!

Franklin

First appearance July 31, 1968

Lucy is known around the neighborhood for being crabby and bossy. Whether it’s happily listing all of Charlie Brown’s faults or forcing her brother Linus to give up his blanket, Lucy always believes she is right. She even runs her own Psychiatric Booth at a modest profit! Lucy loves a good practical joke, hates being kissed by dog-lips and can only be tamed by Schroeder’s music.

Lucy Van Pelt

First appearance March 3, 1952