List of Gilmore Girls characters


This is a list of characters for the comedy-drama television series Gilmore Girls .

Main Characters

Lorelai Gilmore

Lorelai Victoria Gilmore , played by Lauren Graham , is the only daughter of Richard and Emily Gilmore. She is the mother of Lorelai “Rory” Leigh Gilmore. She was pregnant at the age of 16 but refused to marry Christopher Hayden, Rory’s father, because she felt that marriage at such a young age would not work out. Instead, it is a short distance from the town of Hollow, which is half an hour away from Hartford.

In Stars Hollow, she meets Mia, the owner of the Independence Inn. She begs Mia to hire her though she has no experience of any kind. Mia gives Lorelai a job as a maid and allows Lorelai and Rory to live in a converted potty shed behind the inn, where they live for most of Rory’s early childhood. Lorelai eventually becomes the executive manager of the inn, which is the position she holds when the first season of the show opens.

When Rory is unexpectedly accepted to Chilton Preparatory School (from a waiting list), Lorelai is unable to come up with the tuition immediately, Lorelai turns to her parents for help. They agree to it, if only the girls will expect dinner every Friday night and allow them into their lives. Later, Lorelai and her best friend Sookie St. James finds the Dragonfly Inn. When its owner dies, they decide to purchase it. However, the Independence Inn is in a state of crisis due to a recent fire, causing the peer to question the timing of their new endeavor. In addition, Rory, by this time, has been accepted to Yale, and has been denied financial aid due to Lorelai receiving a one-time investment payout given to her by her father (see below).

Lorelai is very witty and full of pop culture references. She has a very specific taste in movies, music, and TV. She has Said she is a fan of the bands U2 , Weezer , Metallica , and The Bangles . On Karaoke Night in season seven, she sings the song “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton. Some of her favorite movies are The Way We Were , His Girl Friday , Funny Face , and Casablanca , which she claims has “no bad parts.” She is also addicted to coffee, takeout food, and she loves to shop for clothes and shoes. When her father gave her a check for $ 75,000 because the government was bought under her name,

Lorelai and the local diner owner, Luke Danes, have a close relationship throughout the show but do not start dating until the fifth season. They broke up due to the meddling of her mother and her ex, Christopher. They later got back together when Emily, Lorelai’s mother, went to Luke and told her she would no longer interfere if they got back together. They end up reuniting, get engaged, and are a couple through the sixth season until the final season, when Lorelai gives him an ultimatum and they break up. Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher, Christopher Lorelai and Luke presumably get back together at the end of the season, as she kisses him at Rory ‘

In the revival, Lorelai is living with Luke, but the two have not married; A major plot point throughout the first two episodes is their exploration of having children together, which ultimately does not happen. At a party after Richard’s funeral, a drunken Lorelai speaks about Richard in a manner that Emily deems disrespectful; This sparks a long period of silence and resentment between Lorelai and Emily. Lorelai and Emily enter therapy sessions together, but Emily ultimately abandons the sessions, claiming that Lorelai has neglected to change her hurtful behavior. Frustrated with her life and desiring self-discovery, Lorelai leaves Stars Hollow to undertake in a trek across the wilderness inspired by the California Cheryl Strayed book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail . She begins the journey, but has an epiphany and calls her mother to share a warm recollection of her father; She and Emily reconcile. Abandoning her plan for the hike, Lorelai returns to Stars Hollow and proposes marriage to Luke, and the two marry in November 2016.

Rory Gilmore

Lorelai Leigh “Rory” Gilmore, played by Alexis Bledel , is the only child of Lorelai Gilmore and the first-born daughter of Christopher Hayden, born on October 8, 1984 at 4:03 am It is evident in the show that Rory and Lorelai Share a special bond, and may be even considered best friends. Rory shares her mother’s taste in junk food, coffee, movies, music, and much more. They both exhibit a talent for witty, fast-paced, pop-culture-laden dialogue. Rory spent her childhood in the Independence Inn in Hollow where her mother originally worked as a maid. Rory was 11, and they remain there throughout the end of the show. The series pilot shows that Rory harbors a long-held dream to study at Harvard University , and it is for this reason she transfers from the Hollow High School to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory. She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton’s tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby. Rory grows close to her wealthy grandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. And it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow to high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory. She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton’s tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby. Rory grows close to her wealthy grandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. And it is for this reason she transfers from Stars Hollow to high school to the prestigious Chilton Preparatory. She attends Chilton for her sophomore, junior, and senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton’s tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby. Rory grows close to her wealthygrandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. And senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton’s tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby. Rory grows close to her wealthygrandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. And senior years of high school. Lorelai is forced to ask her parents for help to pay Chilton’s tuition fees, ending their relative-estrangement since Lorelai moved out when Rory was a baby. Rory grows close to her wealthy grandparents, Emily and Richard, although she also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. But also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family. But also comes into conflict with them periodically. The development relationship between grandparents and granddaughter is also a source of contention between Rory and Lorelai. Rory has little contact with her father Christopher Hayden and his family.

Before leaving Stars Hollow High School, Rory Meets Schoolmate Dean Forester, who becomes her first steady boyfriend. Rory and Dean date a two and a half seasons before Dean ends the relationship, alleging she has been attracted to Jess Mariano, the nephew of Luke Danes, since he first arrived in Stars Hollow. As it turns out, he is absolutely correct, as Rory and Jess have a magnetic connection to each other. Rory and Jess in Rory and Jess: The Role of Jess in Rory and Jess. During her time at Chilton, Rory becomes engaged in a feud with close academic rival, Paris Geller. Though the two later become friends, their relationship remains characterized by a rivalry which continues into their university studies. Rory achieves much academic success and applies to Ivy League universities, Princeton , Harvard , and Yale . She also reluctantly runs for student government with Paris and Wins, and writes for the Chilton paper, The Franklin .

After graduating from Chilton as valedictorian, Rory waits Yale University in season four, having decided that the benefits of Yale outweighed her dream of studying at Harvard in season three. Rory majors in English and pursues her interest in journalism; She wants to be a foreign correspondent and her role model is Christiane Amanpour . She writes for the Yale Daily News and is her editor towards the end of her studies. Rory later reconnects to now married Dean and they ultimately sleep together. When Lorelai discovers it, Rory leaves for Europe with her grandmother for the summer. Rory’s sophomore year in season five. While at Yale, Rory makes the acquaintance of Logan Huntzberger and the two embark on a relationship later on. Rory interns at the Stamford Eagle Gazette, one of the newspapers run by Logan’s father, Mitchum Huntzberger. When he makes upsetting remarks, Rory becomes confused and decides to take a year off, which leads to a heated argument between her and Lorelai. She moves into her grandparents’ pool house for a long period.

Rory and Logan cement their relationship in his post-graduation spell working in London , England, and failed business. At Rory’s own graduation party, Logan unexpectedly proposes marriage and asks her to move to Palo Alto , California, with him. She ultimately declines, suggesting they try to maintain a long-distance relationship. She says that she relishes the openness of her life and the opportunities before her: marriage now would limit that. Logan, however, finds the prospect of “going backwards” in their relationship unappealing and issuing the ultimatum that is “all or nothing”. Rory wordlessly returns his engagement ring and logan walks away. In the final series, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and his bid for the Democratic Party nomination, when another reporter drops out at the last moment. She accepts and faces the challenge of entering the world of work and leaving her mother behind in Stars Hollow.

In the revival, it is in a rut professionally and personally. She is unhappily dating a young man named Paul and, in a recurring joke, continually forgets to break up with him; Sami at the time, she is a covert Maintaining casual relationship with Logan and: has a one-night stand with an unnamed man in a Wookiee costume. After a series of professional rejections, Gilmore family history, an idea suggested by Jess. This initially causes tension between her and Lorelai, who does not want her personal history and family conflicts retold for a public hearing; Lorelai eventually accepted Rory’s decision to write the book. The series ends with Rory telling Lorelai that she is pregnant, but the identity of the baby’s father is not stated.

Sookie St. James

Melissa McCarthy

Sookie St. James, played by Melissa McCarthy , is the loving best friend of Lorelai Gilmore. While being a bit on the klutzy side, Sookie maintains her position as the executive chef at the Independence Inn and later, the co-owner and head chef at the Dragonfly Inn.

Throughout the series, Sookie is Lorelai’s business partner and cheerleader. Sookie shares somewhat antagonistic relationship with Michel, the hotel’s front desk clerk. She is also the one person who consistently champions Lorelai and Luke’s romantic relationship, even long before the two were actually involved.

She and her husband, Jackson Belleville , have a sweet but whiny vegetable farmer with an extremely odd family. They eventually have two children: David “Davey” Edward and Martha Janice. At the end of the series, Sookie is again pregnant.

In the revival, she left the Dragonfly Inn for a planned 6.5 month exploration of her culinary talent on a retreat. Luke and Lorelai’s wedding cake.

Alex Borstein , the real-life wife of actor Jackson Douglas , who plays Jackson Belleville, was originally cast in the role of Sookie St. James, but had to back to scheduling conflicts, mostly voicing Lois Griffin on the animated Fox series Family Guy . Drella, the harpist from season 1, and Miss Celine in seasons 3 and 5.

At the 2015 ATX Television Festival, show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino stated that she had initially intended for Sookie to be gay. She told the Huffington Post, “Things were different back then.” So, Sookie was originally supposed to be gay, but that was a non-starter at that time. [1]

Lane Kim

Lane Hyun-kyung Kim, later Lane Van Gerbig, played by Keiko Agena , was born and raised in Stars Hollow. She is the rock-and-roll loving child of strict Christian / Korean / Vegan parents. (Lane’s father, known only as Mr. Kim, is never seen on camera, nor is his whereabouts ever mentioned, but Lane refers to her father in season 1, Refers to “my mother and father” in season 2. On one occasion, a faceless man dreams Lane to the airport to visit Korean relative for the summer.) At a very young age, Lane was forced to start hiding her interests and hobbies Her family, and she uses loose floorboards and the back of her closet to hide her enormous collection of non-Christian music, books and cosmetics against her mother ‘ S strong disapproval. Lane and her best friend Rory Gilmore is a singer-songwriter and singer-songwriter. She constantly complains of her mother’s over-protectiveness and strictness, which she views as trying to control her life.

Lane waits Stars Hollow High along with Rory Gilmore until Rory begins attending Chilton Academy in her sophomore year. Lane is a cheerleader, a member of the marching band, and describes herself as a “dedicated audiophile,” but this is a bit of a misnomer, since audiophiles, by definition, are associated with high fidelity recording and playback , Where Lane is actually interested in the history of modern music, its production, and its influences on pop culture, which make her more of a music fanatic. Dave Rygalski ( Adam Brody ), Brian Fuller ( John Cabrera ), and Zack Van Gerbig ( Todd Lowe ). Lane and Dave: A Lane and Prometheus: A Lane and Prometheus: A Lane to Promise Dave to be a devout Christian. The following year, Dave moves to California to expect college. Sebastian Bach ‘s character, Gil, replaces Dave on guitar, and Zack replaces Dave as Lane’ s romantic interest. During the period of Rory and Lorelai’s estrangement from each other in season 6, Lane’s relationship with her mother and with her band are featured more prominently than in prior years. In season 6, The band splits up but later reunites when Zack proposes marriage to Lane while she is working at Luke’s Diner, and they are married shortly thereafter. In season 7, Lane becomes pregnant with twins. At the end of “Gilmore Girls Only” (Season 7, Episode 17), Lane gives birth to twin boys, Kwan and Steve. At the end of the show, Lane’s husband Zack gets an on-the-go with the twins. Her last appearance in the series is in the final series “Bon Voyage” (Season 7, Episode 22). S husband Zack gets a home away from home with the twins. Her last appearance in the series is in the final series “Bon Voyage” (Season 7, Episode 22). S husband Zack gets a home away from home with the twins. Her last appearance in the series is in the final series “Bon Voyage” (Season 7, Episode 22).

In the revival, she’s taken over her parents’ store, Kim’s Antiques.

Lane Kim’s character may be modeled by Amy Sherman-Palladino loosely after her best friend Helen Pai . [2] [3]

Michel Gerard

Michel Gerard, played by Yanic Truesdale , is a French concierge who works at the Independence Inn with Lorelai and Sookie. He eats a very strict diet and is very conscious style. He has a history of having little patience for rude guests and can himself be rude when conducting business, throwing tantrums that Lorelai has to talk him down from. However, Lorelai and Sookie consider themselves a valuable member of their team. During the time that Lorelai and Sookie are switching over to the Dragonfly Inn, Michel is worried that they are not going to bring him along. They reassure Michel that they really do care about him. While Michael is typically indifferent or uncaring towards children and babies, he dotes on his Chow Chow dogs, Brothers named Paw-paw and Chin-chin. Before the test run for the Dragonfly Inn Lorelai cared for Rory. Though Chin Chin died later in the series, Michael continued to be devoted to the surviving dog, Paw Paw. Michael is also obsessed with Destiny’s Child , especially when Sookie would not let him take his blueberry pancakes unless he had sworn an ‘oath’ – “(may) Destiny’s Child break up if (he) count (ed) these blueberries” After which he responded that she should pick another group. The counting would be because Michel was only ‘allowed’ 12 blueberries per day, as his strict diet would prescribe him. When she declined, he left his pancakes. Michel shows an even greater fondness towards Celine Dion, As he has attended many of her concerts. Lane’s wedding to Zach, even though she needed a date to go, so that he could wait a Celine Dion concert. Lorelai’s mother Emily and her lifestyle. In season 7 episode 3, Michel escorts Lorelai to her first cotillion, and dances with her. He has a giggly girlfriends-like relationship with his mother, which he insists is maintained by only discussing superficial topics and never divulging the details of his personal life. Hollow his contempt for them, this is an exaggeration, as he does occasionally let down his guard and enjoy their company. Throughout the series,

In the revival, it is revealed he is recently married, with plans to have children. He consider leaving the Dragonfly Inn before Lorelai expands it.

Luke Danes

Lucas “Luke” Danes, played by Scott Patterson , is the owner of “Luke’s Diner” in Stars Hollow. His mother died when he was young, leaving his father to raise Luke and his sister, Liz. In season two, Luke reveals Liz left the town at the earliest opportunity and is a constant source of trouble to him, not least with his numerous ill-fated relationships and failed careers. By contrast, Luke is dependable, hard-working and somewhat of a traditionalist. After his father’s death, Luke converted the family hardware to the diner. He keeps most of the original architecture intact as a way of honoring his father, with whom it is implied he was close.

Luke has a gruff, world-weary personality, but his picture softens as the series progresses, and his willingness to help friends and family becomes apparent. He is close to both Rory and Lorelai, who are very frequent customers in his diner. The hotel is located in the heart of Lorelai and is within easy reach of many of the city’s attractions. He notoriously disapproves of the mother and daughter’s coffee-drinking and junk-food diet. Early in the show, he expresses concern for the environmental impact of golf courses and complains that American Revolution was a war fought to hold stolen land, but such remarks seem to arise from contrarianism more than political ideology.

In season one, Luke and Lorelai’s relationship begins to grow from playful antagonism to true friendship, and it is evident that Luke has romantic feelings for Lorelai. However, his attempts to express his feelings are continuously thwarted, often by other people, such as Lorelai’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Max Medina and Luke’s similarly intermittent girlfriend, Rachel (played by Lisa Ann Hadley). Rachel is a photographer who travels the world for months at a time, and in the past she has returned to Luke and abruptly left him numerous times, causing him much heartbreak. She returns in season one, promising that she will remain permanently, but she leaves at the end of the season when it becomes clear that Luke has developed feelings for Lorelai.

When Lorelai announces her commitment to Max, Luke pretends to be happy for her but also draws attention to how little she knows Max. He later apologizes and presents her with a wedding gift: a chuppah for Max and her to stand under for the ceremony. He is very happy when the commitment is called off in season two.

Later in season two, Liz sends her her, Jess, to live with Luke. Jess has been in trouble in New York City , though the details remain vague, and Liz is unable or unwilling to deal with the issue. According to both Luke and Jess, Liz is unreliable and unstable. Luke and Jess’s relationship is difficult. They are in some ways very similar, anti-social sharing, sarcastic, and pessimistic traits. But Jess’s problems with authority and Luke’s inexperience and parenting cause communication problems and arguments between them. Luke sends an unresisting Jess back to New York Jess is driving and Rory fractures her wrist. Lorelai blames Luke in an angry confrontation and they are estranged for some months.

Jess returns in the season two final and promises to obey Luke’s rules but their communication problems remain and Jess fails to graduate from high school – one of Luke’s conditions for staying in Stars Hollow – missing too many days of school in order to work full-time Hours at Walmart . Luke angrily issues the ultimatum that Jess retakes senior year and graduates, or leaves. Jess leaves to find his father in Venice Beach, California, and Luke feels he failed his nephew. Jess returns in season 4 and Luke and he argue about Liz’s newest boyfriend; When Luke pressures Jess to intervene in his mother’s life, Jess accuses Luke of attempting to change people for their own good but pressing them too hard: when they fail, they feel worse because they also failed him. Luke is one of the rare occasions when he gets drunk. Later in season four, he confronts Jess in New York for his life and declining the invitation to his mother’s wedding. Jess returns to Holly for the event, but Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. Later in season four, he confronts Jess in New York for his life and declining the invitation to his mother’s wedding. Jess returns to Holly for the event, but Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. Later in season four, he confronts Jess in New York for his life and declining the invitation to his mother’s wedding. Jess returns to Holly for the event, but Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. He confronts Jess in New York for his life and declining the invitation to his mother’s wedding. Jess returns to Holly for the event, but Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. He confronts Jess in New York for his life and declining the invitation to his mother’s wedding. Jess returns to Holly for the event, but Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. Jess and his new stepfather Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. Jess and his new stepfather Jess and his new stepfather. Luke offers Jess romantic advice which Jess takes to heart and they part on good terms. Jess promises to pay Luke back and expresses his gratitude, while Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. While Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”. While Luke promises he will always be there for his nephew. In season six, during an open day for Jess’s publisher and place of work, Truncheon Books, Philadelphia, Luke tells Jess he is proud of him and what he has achieved, and reluctantly accepted Jess’s check for “what’s owed”.

In season two, Luke buys the building next door to him in order to renovate his apartment and make it wide enough for both him and Jess to live in. In season three, Taylor Doose, the town selectman and frequent antagonist to Luke, rents the blind beside the diner. Luke consequently meets and dates Nicole Leahy (played by Tricia O’Kelly ), Taylor’s lawyer. His affection for Lorelai causes friction between them, and his difficulties with Jess result in Luke making a bad impression on Nicole’s parents. However, while on their own, they impulsively get married but decide to divorce when they return. Despite trying again with the relationship, it ends when Nicole has an affair. Luke is arrested when he takes his frustration out on the lover’s car. The relationship with Nicole brings a degree of distance between Luke and Lorelai, who is hurt by the suddenness of his decisions and his neglecting to confide in her. However, she bails him out of jail and repair their friendship.

In season four, Lorelai for years, Luke realizes that he is in love with her with the assistance of a self-help course. Luke invites Lorelai to his sister’s wedding and the two kiss at the final season. They date for much of season 5, to the displeasure of Lorelai’s parents, who dislike Luke’s blue collar status. Emily encourages Christopher, Rory’s father, to pursue Lorelai and Luke. At Rice’s life, Rory and Lorelai discovered Rory in a compromising position with Logan Huntzberger and Christopher and Luke. Christopher proclaims that Rory is his daughter, and Luke declares that he has cared more for Rory during her life while Christopher was absent. Luke is a young woman who has been working for a long time. Christopher asserts that he and Lorelai belong together, revealing Emily’s intervention and a previous meeting with Lorelai after the death of Christopher’s father which Luke was unaware of. Saddened and angered, Luke distances himself from Lorelai because of his lie of omission and because Christopher and her disapproving parents will always be in her life. He ends his relationship but after Emily reassures him that Lorelai loves him and they face no more opposition from Emily herself, he reunites with Lorelai. At the end of season 5, Lorelai proposes marriage to him when she sees how much he cares for Rory, who has stolen a yacht and dropped out of Yale. He accepted,

In season six, April Nardini ( Vanessa Marano ), age 12, appears at the diner and unexpectedly takes a sample of Luke’s hair to determine who her father is for a science fair project. Luke and Anna Nardini ( Sherilyn Fenn) is a young woman who has been married to her husband and wife. After some awkwardness, they become close. Unsure how to integrate April into his life with Lorelai, Luke deliberately hides April’s existence from Lorelai until April herself unwittingly reveals the truth over two months later. Feeling betrayed and hurt that Luke broke his own injunction against secrets, Lorelai questions their future marriage. Luke asks to postpone the wedding to get to know April and excludes Lorelai from interacting with April until some undefined point in future. April’s mother also forbids Lorelai from becoming involved in April’s life until after they are married because April needs stability. Lorelai is upset and resentful of waiting in a relationship which has already taken so long to develop, although she feigns complacency. In the final of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: either elope and get married immediately or break up. Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves. Lorelai’s terms, Luke is the stoneman, and Luke is the stoneman. Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time. April’s mother also forbids Lorelai from becoming involved in April’s life until after they are married because April needs stability. Lorelai is upset and resentful of waiting in a relationship which has already taken so long to develop, although she feigns complacency. In the final of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: either elope and get married immediately or break up. Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves. Lorelai’s terms, Luke is the stoneman, and Luke is the stoneman. Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time. April’s mother also forbids Lorelai from becoming involved in April’s life until after they are married because April needs stability. Lorelai is upset and resentful of waiting in a relationship which has already taken so long to develop, although she feigns complacency. In the final of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: either elope and get married immediately or break up. Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves. Lorelai’s terms, Luke is the stoneman, and Luke is the stoneman. Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time. In the final of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: either elope and get married immediately or break up. Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves. Lorelai’s terms, Luke is the stoneman, and Luke is the stoneman. Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time. In the final of season 6, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum: either elope and get married immediately or break up. Luke attempts to talk her out of it, and Lorelai leaves. Lorelai’s terms, Luke is the stoneman, and Luke is the stoneman. Their relationship is over and they are distant for some time.

Luke’s relationship with April is threatened when Anna announces she is moving to New Mexico to be with her ailing mother and taking April with her. Luke fights for partial custody and wins with the help of a letter by Lorelai about his merits as a friend and father.

In the final episode of the series, Luke throws a surprise going-away party for Rory and stays up the whole night sewing tarpaulins together to protect it from the expected rain. Sookie informs Lorelai about Luke’s efforts and Lorelai thanks him. The couple kiss when Luke confesses he wanted to make Lorelai happy. In the series’ final scene, Lorelai returns to her form of flirting with Luke, wearing a necklace he gave her, strongly implying that the pair rekindled their romance, the pair married in the revival.

In the revival, Luke and Lorelai have been in a committed relationship, living together, since 2007. They are unmarried. Neither of them have brought up marriage nor children in all their years together. They decide to get married in November 2016, after Lorelai spends a year mourning the death of her father.

Emily Gilmore

Emily Gilmore, played by Kelly Bishop , is the mother of Lorelai and grandmother to Rory. Emily had very limited contact with her daughter for most of her adult life, and though they have gotten to know each other better, they still have somewhat strained relationship. Christopher Hayden, Rory’s father. Despite Chris’s shortcomings, Emily always pushed Lorelai to pursue a relationship with him in their adulthood, so that their family can finally be together, only to be frustrated either Lorelai or Christopher failed to take the necessary steps to make it happen. Emily always dotes on Rory, however,

Emily was raised by a strict social code and graduated from Smith College with a degree in history. She has a sister named Hope, who lives in Paris. Since her marriage, she has dedicated herself to further her husband Richard’s career. As a result, she spends much of her time arranging charity events, and she is very concerned with propriety and appearances. She is difficult to please, and is incapable of keeping a maid. They leave or are fired in rapid succession for reasons like singing or walking too heavily. Many people have judged her to be a snobbish, haughty, and highly opinionated woman. There is a softer, more caring side to Emily, but it is often obscured by her aforementioned snobbish persona.

Emily is heavily involved in Hartford society. Besides being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, she is also a member of the Symphony Fundraising Committee, the President of the Horticultural Society, and a Co-Chair of the Starlight Foundation. She is a board member of the Hartford Zoological Silent Auction, the Mark Twain House Foundation Luncheon, and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Literacy Auction.

In season 4, it is revealed that Richard has been having years with Pennilyn Lott (his ex-girlfriend) without telling Emily. This damages her relationship with Richard, and his choices to conceal information from her almost to divorce. Emily and Richard separate during season 5, and Emily tries dating another man. Though the date goes well, it makes the Emily realize how much she misses Richard. They soon reconcile and renew their vows.

In season 6, Emily and Richard take Rory in after she drops out of Yale and argues with Lorelai. This Emily and Rory is one of Emily’s most influential actors. Rory’s sudden departure to Lorelai’s years earlier. Emily becomes very upset and even considers buying an airplane as a form of retail therapy.

Emily becomes upset when Rory accepts money from her father to pay for Yale. Lorelai forces Emily, Richard, and Rory to attempt to work things out in episode 6.13 “Friday Night’s Alright for Fighting”. Rory and Lorelai resume Friday night dinners to mend fences. Things remain tense for some time between Emily, Lorelai, and Rory, but they eventually reconcile. When the series ends and Rory goes off to begin a reporting career, Emily believes that their weekly dinners will end with Lorelai and Rory. However, much to her surprise, Lorelai agrees to continue going to dinner every Friday night, saying she ‘

In the revival, she spends a year mourning Richard’s death. She and Lorelai feud after a drunken Lorelai tells an unflattering story about Richard at his funeral. The two entertaining sessions together, which Emily terminates because of her dissatisfaction with Lorelai’s unchanged behavior towards her, and finally reconcile when Lorelai calls her and shares a memory of Richard with her. Emily Harris, Hartford, Hartford, Hartford. This is a great place to stay for a family holiday in Luke and Lorelai. She is shown working at the Whaling Museum, Thrilling an audience of young children with her grandiose and gory whaling tales. She keeps a portrait of Richard in her new home and gently touches it, showing her lasting affection for him.

Richard Gilmore

Richard Gilmore (1944-2016), played by the late Edward Herrmann , is the father of Lorelai and grandfather of Rory. He has a relationship with Lorelai and his wife, Emily, which is highlighted in season 5, episode 16 “So … Good Talk” when Lorelai agrees to meet with him, even though she is angry at Emily for ending her Relationship with Luke. He is an alumnus of Yale, where he sang with the Whiffenpoofs , [4] and plays a pivotal role in persuading Rory and Lorelai.

Richard and Rory are a very close relationship between Emily and Lorelai at the Friday Night Dinners. Emily and Richard have a very traditional husband-wife relationship which has been used as an example of uptightness of Lorelai’s previous social circles. They separate at the end of the fourth season, only to reconcile midway through the fifth.

Richard works as a top-level executive in an insurance company until the second season, when he becomes frustrated after noticing that he is gradually being phased out. After a brief flirtation with retirement, Richard quickly becomes bored and goes back into insurance work for himself and soon takes on Jason Stiles as a business partner. His old company welcomes him back in the 5th season and he finally returns to Yale to teach an economics race in the 7th season. He suffers a heart attack during a reading, which Rory was attending. When he recovers, he brings the family closer together.

Richard died four months prior to the beginning of the events that take place in the series’ 2016 revival. Lorelai and Emily’s narrative arcs over the course of the miniseries. Sitting at Richard’s desk in his study, Rory writes the first chapters of the Gilmore family history.

Paris Geller

Paris Eustace Geller, played by Liza Weil , is introduced in the second episode of season 1 and makes her last appearance in the penultimate episode of season 7. The child of wealthy, Jewish parents, she was raised completely by her Portuguese nanny. Initially, Paris is threatened by Rory’s academic prowess, which is compounded by her schoolmate crush, Tristin Dugrey ( Chad Michael Murray ), budding interest in Rory.

Her two best friends at Chilton are Madeline and Louise, but their focus is fashion and dating in contrast to Paris’ dedication to academics. Paris and Rory’s rivalry continues unabated and seasons of hostility arise, but after Paris and Rory at a Bangles concert in New York, they slowly become close friends. Both Paris and Rory share a dream of studying at Harvard, but both expect Yale in season four: Paris is heartbroken when she is rejected by Harvard, the university her family has attended for generations.

In season three, Paris starts her first romantic relationship with a Princeton student, Jamie ( Brandon Barash ). Rory is her reluctant adviser about dating and counsels Paris when she loses her virginity to Jamie. Yale professor, Asher Fleming ( Michael York ). The affair ends at Asher dies while the two are summering at Oxford . Paris starts to date Yale Daily News editor Doyle McMaster ( Danny Strong ) after-exhaustion During a speed dating session the two expected, and moves in with _him_ Eventually, though involuntarily as her relatives Fled the Country to Avoid tax evasion charges at the start of the sixth season, leaving Paris Without Any financial means clustering outside of loans and has not yet closed ouvert trust due to her age. Paris is waiting for Yale also and is roommates with Rory for all four years. She is finally accepted into Harvard Medical Schooltowards the end of the series. Paris is consistently nervous about meeting standards and is often angry when annoyed, having an extreme Type A personality . She is finally accepted into Harvard Medical School towards the end of the series. Paris is consistently nervous about meeting standards and is often angry when annoyed, having an extreme Type A personality . She is finally accepted into Harvard Medical School towards the end of the series. Paris is consistently nervous about meeting standards and is often angry when annoyed, having an extreme Type A personality .

In the revival, it was revealed that she went into reproductive medicine , running a successful surrogacy / fertility clinic in New York known as Dynasty Makers, which Lorelai and Luke visit while considering having a child of their own. She has two children of her own with Doyle; A girl, Gabriela, and a boy, Timóteo (likely named for the Brazilian city ), though she is in the middle of a separation with Doyle (who has become a successful Hollywood screenwriter) over the course of her arc. She is also a member of Chistan Dugrey. In an argument with Francine Jarvis at a few moments later, it is Revealed That She additionally Passed the bar and practice law: has a license, it is an expert architecture classical , and May aussi be a certified dental technician . [5]

Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino and executive producer Gavin Polone at the beginning of the show’s first season to introduce the high pressures, competitiveness, and stress of Rory’s transition from a small Public high school in The Hollow to the elite institution of Chilton. This character was created for Weil after a strong audition for the role of Rory, which eventually went to Alexis Bledel. [6] Weil was known to Polone through her supporting role in the 1998 Kevin Bacon film Stir of Echoes , which was produced by Polone. Weil dyed her hair from brown to blonde for the part of Paris to highlight the contrast between Paris and Rory.

Dean Forester

Dean Forester, played by Jared Padalecki , was a recurring guest star in Seasons 1, 4, and 5. He was introduced to the new guy in the “Pilot”. He has a relationship with Rory Gilmore ( Alexis Bledel ). Rory in Rory. Rory in Rory. Later, however, Jess Mariano is introduced. Jess, Jess and Jess. Dean is eventually driven to Jealousy by Jess’ presence, and this leads to the end of his relationship with Rory. His parents’ names are Barbara and Randall, and he has a sister named Clara, Played by Scout Taylor-Compton . It is also possible to have an older sibling.

Lindsay Lister ( Arielle Kebbel ). Jess, who has been a member of the R & B team for a long time. The last). Dean and Rory do not rekindle their relationship as Dean remains with Lindsay and soon impulsively marries her. However, it is still obvious that he carries strong feelings for Rory. On the night before his wedding to Lindsay, Dean expresses to Luke that he feels Rory is the only girl he can marry, later forgetting the statement. Lindsay, Rory and starts an affair; Rory ‘

Lorelai is a woman who has been living with her husband for years and has been living with her husband for years. Things with Rory. Dean and Lindsay’s relationship is late, Lindsay having found out about their affair (through a letter Rory sent to Dean while she was away with her grandmother in Europe). Rory and Dean will get back together (due to Dean’s guilt and the turmoil in which his marriage was ended), he decides to rekindle his romance with Rory. This aggravates and the Rory’s Departed (Rory and Dean) S parents (who are seen as being short to Rory but with much effort as they are upset over the situation). To make matters worse, Dean and Rory find their lives heading in completely different directions. With Rory rarely in Stars Hollow due to her life at Yale and Dean. Both cancel date after date due to their commitments and somewhat problematic living situations.

The two finally find time for a date; It would be planned that Dean would pick Rory up after a party that her grandparents planned to throw for her. Rory’s other boyfriends with business aspirations, including Rory’s next boyfriend, Logan Huntzberger. Rory enjoys herself at the party so much that she briefly forgets about her planned outing. Dean, the two realize that their lives were heading in different directions, and Dean ends their relationship for good.

In his final appearance in “To Live And Let Diorama”, Dean does not see Rory, but rather Luke. Lorelai’s relationship with Luke’s relationship with Lorelai, saying that ultimately, Luke would hold Lorelai back from whatever potential she may have. With this statement, Dean is never seen or heard from again. He does, HOWEVER, APPEAR in one episode of the miniseries in 2016 Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life . [7]

In the revival, he runs into Rory in Doosey’s market. He’s visiting his parents, but he lives in Scranton with his second wife and kids. Rory tells her she is thankful for their relationship and how he taught her “what safe feels like.” They leave amicably.

Jess Mariano

Jess Mariano, played by Milo Ventimiglia , was recurring after seasons four and six. He first appears in the episode “Nick & Nora, Sid & Nancy”, arriving in Stars Hollow from New York. Jess’s father, Jimmy Mariano (later played by Rob Estes ), Jess’s father, Liz ( Kathleen Wilhoite ). Jess to Luke to Jess to Luke to Jess to Luke to Jess to Luke to Jess to Luke to Jess to Luke “Straighten him out.” Stars Hollow is a fictional character in a series of short stories. Rebellious and resentful, Jess appears to be a typical ‘bad boy’ in Rory. Though similarly intellectually inclined, his low scholastic ambition contrasts with Rory’s aspiration, but the other become disapproval.

In addition to the townspeople’s general dislike, Lorelai and Rory’s boyfriend, Dean, are particularly suspicious of him after each experience early confrontations with Jess’s risky behavior and bad attitude. Luke and Jess have a difficult relationship fraught by Jess’s resentment and Luke’s unpracticed attempts at parenting, although the tension between them is often relieved by humorous mutual antagonism. Luke’s care for his nephew is shown, for instance, when he does not want Jess back in New York for Christmas. Jess sees through the deception, and his hatred of his mother surfaces periodically.

Jess purple Rory with different degrees of subtlety while she is in a relationship with Dean, and Rory struggles with the split in her affections and loyalties as her attraction to Jess mounts. A car accident during an illicit break from a tutoring session leaves Rory with a fractured wrist and Jess back in New York. Rory uncharacteristically skips school in an unplanned trip to visit him in Washington Square Park . Jess similarly unexpectedly returns to Stars Hollow in the season two final, and Rory impetuously kisses him and leaves, begging him to be silent about it. The Rory returns to Rory from the United States, where she is a member of the Rory family.

Jess and Rory begin dating after the town’s annual dance marathon, where Dean breaks up with Rory over her barely concealed attraction to Jess. The couple experience problems with jealousy and communication, and Jess and Dean’s mutual enmity causes tension in their relationship. Lorelai and Jess do not warm to one another. Rory’s grandmother Emily also questions Lorelai’s permission for the relationship when Rory at the Gilmore Mansion overnight.

Jess is shown attending school less often, working for a long time, secretly at first, for Walmart. Though Jess says he has the situation under control, Luke is concerned enough to secretly steal Jess’s car to encourage him back to school by preventing him from traveling to work. However, Jess is informed he missed 31 days of school and can not graduate unless he retakes his senior year, which he is unwilling to do. Jess’s life grows more difficult after a fight with Rory, when she tries to find out why he’s upset, but he tries to find physical comfort rather than tell her he’s failed out of school. Confused by his emotional distance, Rory leaves their encounter in tears, causing Dean to pick a fight with Jess. Rory and Jess do not know how to approach each other after their fight. Jess and Luke, Jess and Luke, Jess and Luke, Jess and Luke. Jess leaves for Venice Beach, California to stay with his unwitting father, and without telling either Luke or Rory. The WB was originally going to continue Jess’s storyline in a spin-off called Windward Circle , intended to debut mid-season in January 2004. The Gilmore Girls episode 3.21 “Here Comes the Son” acted as a backdoor pilot . However, the network canceled the show before it aired, citing high production costs to shoot on Venice Beach as the reason.

Jess returns to Stars Hollow in season. Luke and Jess argue over his earlier disappearance. Jess speaks angrily of his resentment of Luke’s paternal interference and his own feeling of failure. Jess also sees Rory on several occasions, but he leaves each time without speaking to her. Eventually, he unexpectedly declares his love for her, but leaves again without her replying. A few months later, Jess returns to Hollow to waiting Liz’s wedding on Luke’s request. Jess visits Rory’s dorm at Yale and asks her to run away with him, saying they are willing to be together and affirming that he has changed and she can rely on him. Rory declines and later acts on a growing closeness with married ex-boyfriend Dean. She confides in friend Lane that Jess was appealing in his tastes and attractiveness, but contrasts his unreliability unfavorably with Dean’s dependable nature. Jess and Luke reconcile after an argument at TJ’s bachelor party and some shared romantic advice.

In season six, Jess returns to give Rory a copy of a short novel he has written called The Subsect . He finds her at the Gilmore mansion during her period of estrangement from Lorelai over dropping out of Yale. Jess describes his life in Philadelphia working for the publisher of his book, Truncheon. He attributes getting his life on his track and her “could not have done it without you.” Their plans for dinner are interrupted by the early return of Rory’s boyfriend to Omaha’s Huntzberger newspapers. A tense evening is cut short when the escalating hostility between Jess and Logan results in Jess storming out of the restaurant. When Rory follows him and tries to make excuses for Logan’s behavior, Jess confronts her about her life choices. He insists he knows her better than anyone and “this is not you”. The two part awkwardly, though he wishes her a belated happy birthday. Jess’s final appearance is in season six in “The Real Paul Anka”, where he and Rory meet in Philadelphia at an open house for Truncheon. Luke also waits and introduces his nephew to his daughter, April, while Jess presses a check on his uncle to pay him back “what’s owed.” Later, Rory praises Jess’s novel, and the two talk about her role as editor of the Yale Daily News, leading Jess to observe that she is happier than when she saw her last. Jess says he’s happy Rory cam, and they share a kiss, but Rory confesses she’s still with Logan. At first, Jess is hurt and angry at being used, but he calms down enough to tell her that he isn ‘ T sorry that she came to see him, despite what happened. Rory later Jess in Philadelphia because he’s her friend now. Although the character of Jess does not return again, Luke, Lorelai, and TJ infrequently refer to him.

Ventimiglia expressed early interest in Jess appearing in the 2016 reboot of the series [9] and later confirmed that Jess will be back. [10]

In the revival, Jess appeared to be on good terms with everyone. He last saw Rory 4 years prior. He reports his professional and personal life are stable but not permanent. He returns to Holly to help Luke take care of his mom, Liz, and while visiting, encourages Rory to write her own novel, after seeing she’s lost professionally. He later provides support for Luke when he’s confronted about Lorelai. He returns to the wedding of Luke and Lorelai. He tells Luke he’s “long over” his romantic feelings for Rory, but is later shown.

Kirk Gleason

Kirk Gleason, played by Sean Gunn , is a quirky and good-hearted but emotionally stunted. By the end of the fourth season, Kirk reveals that he has night terrors that cause him to go streaking through the town naked when they wait the dry run of the Dragonfly Inn. In season 2, ep. 13, Kirk tells Jackson Belleville that he was one of thirteen children (and, it is implied, his mother’s favorite).

Sean Gunn Sean Gunn Sean Gunn Sean Gunn Sean Gunn Sean Gunn In season 1, ep. 2 “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton,” Sean Gunn was the DSL install, named Mick; And in season 1, ep. 3, he is credited as the Swan Man. Kirk becomes a permanent character in season 1, ep. 5, when he is introduced to a new citizen of Stars Hollow (Miss Patty, who knows everyone in Stars Hollow, when he is in Doose’s market). However, in season 2, ep. 14 Mrs. Kim says: “I know you’re Kirk. I’ve known you since you were two.” There are several hints that Kirk has lived in Stars Hollow for years, including going to high school with Luke.

Kirk has had dozens of jobs, such as assistant manager of Doose’s Market, cashier at the beauty shop, waiter at Weston’s coffee shop, various entrepreneurial activities, photographer, assistant at various town functions, DJ, At the Stars Hollow movie theater, and realtor-in-training. Kirk would like to have a new business venture. [11]

He had a crush on Lorelai for a while, and asked her out in season 3, ep. 2 “Haunted Leg”, but was gently rebuffed. [12]

He started dating his brother’s ex-girlfriend Lulu in season 4, ep. 6 “An Affair to Remember.” Kirk bid on the historic Twickham house in hopes that he and Lulu might someday raise a family there, but the town elders decided to sell the house to Luke (who later reconsidered and revoked his bid). Kirk later on tells Luke he’s thinking about breaking up with Lulu, and Luke threatens to beat him up (Luke’s way of saying that Kirk has a great thing going with Lulu, and that breaking up with her would be a stupid thing to do). Kirk and Lulu remain together throughout the rest of the show. In the 2016 revival, he and Lulu are still together. When they get to know the possibility of having kids, the town pitched in to get them a piglet that they name Petal.

Jason Stiles

Jason “Digger” Stiles, played by Chris Eigeman , is the son of Carol ( Catherine McGoohan ) and Floyd Stiles ( Lawrence Pressman ). Jason and Lorelai know each other from a camp, where Jason received the nickname “Digger,” which stuck. Season 4, Jason soon renewed his acquaintance with Lorelai and began pursuing her romantically. He was persistent in the face of his repeated rejection, and wore her down. They hid the relationship from Lorelai’s parents for five months, until the night Floyd informed Richard and Jason that he was suing them because of the clients Jason took with him when he left his father’s business – and revealed that he had hired a private investigator to tail Jason.

Richard and Floyd made a deal behind Jason’s back that allowed Richard to create a shop company under the umbrella of Gehrmann-Driscoll, and Richard’s Jason finds himself blacklisted. When Jason told Lorelai he was suing her father, she broke off their relationship. Lorelai is a family owned and operated lodge in the heart of Lorelai. That night, to get Jason away from the Dragonfly Inn, Sookie and Michel call his cell to pretend to be somebody else and tell him his condo is on fire.

He is waiting for Richard’s funeral in the first part of the revival and states that he is happy.

Logan Huntzberger

Logan Huntzberger, [13] played by Matt Czuchry , is the second child of Mitchum and Shira Huntzberger (portrayed by Gregg Henry and Leann Hunley ). Born in 1982, he is heir to the Huntzberger Publishing Company, a national newspaper conglomerate. The family was modeled after the New York Times publisher family, the Sulzberger family. Citation needed ] He has a tense relationship with his father. His father seems to be more than a man. His mother has expectations and wants him to marry a trophy wife, even though she does not come from money herself. He has an older sister, Honor. He attended many prestigious prep schools, A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Massachusetts including Rivers, Groton, and Andover. Logan first as a traditional chronic ladies man who is more interested in partying than studying. Logan appears to be very well read and versed in pop culture, as he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; And even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. Due to his wealthy upbringing, he is well traveled, and seems to enjoy heavy drinking and dangerous risk taking. His two best friends are Colin and Finn, both of whom are rich, party loving guys like himself. And Andover, where it is speculated that he had graduated from. Logan first as a traditional chronic ladies man who is more interested in partying than studying. Logan appears to be very well read and versed in pop culture, as he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; And even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. Due to his wealthy upbringing, he is well traveled, and seems to enjoy heavy drinking and dangerous risk taking. His two best friends are Colin and Finn, both of whom are rich, party loving guys like himself. And Andover, where it is speculated that he had graduated from. Logan first as a traditional chronic ladies man who is more interested in partying than studying. Logan appears to be very well read and versed in pop culture, as he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; And even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. Due to his wealthy upbringing, he is well traveled, and seems to enjoy heavy drinking and dangerous risk taking. His two best friends are Colin and Finn, both of whom are rich, party loving guys like himself. As he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; And even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. Due to his wealthy upbringing, he is well traveled, and seems to enjoy heavy drinking and dangerous risk taking. His two best friends are Colin and Finn, both of whom are rich, party loving guys like himself. As he understands most of the references Rory throws his way; And even though he prefers a good time, he does have a talent in newspaper writing and has a vast knowledge of journalism. Due to his wealthy upbringing, he is well traveled, and seems to enjoy heavy drinking and dangerous risk taking. His two best friends are Colin and Finn, both of whom are rich, party loving guys like himself.

Logan first encounters Rory when he and his friends pass by her and her friend Marty. At first, Logan’s friends tease Marty and pay little attention to Rory. However, when Logan meets Rory again in the hallway of her dormitory, she takes the opportunity to read him on his treatment of Marty. Logan continues to debate with her and promises that he will remember her instantly the next time they meet. Rory’s first impression of Logan is not very favorable, viewing him as a typical lazy rich boy. However, the Logan is in, called the Life and Death Brigade. She is fascinated by the club and is convinced by a dangerous jump off a tall structure, causing Rory to reconsider her initial impression of him. Logan eventually winds up comforting Rory at a party after her break-up with Dean. Rory soon develops a crush on Logan, and while Logan has feelings for her too, he makes it clear that he is not a commitment. During their relationship, there are signs that both want more, and Rory eventually decides the relationship is too much for her, so she tries to end it. However, Logan takes this as an ultimatum, and agrees to a monogamous relationship. Desperate family members disapproval and Rory dropping out of Yale, their relationship continued until a break-up in season 6. Logan was threatened by the return of Jess in season 6, even more so when he found out that Jess and Rory had been “high School sweethearts “. He treated Jess the same way Jess treated Dean in the past, But wound up alienating Rory further as Jess simply walked away. After Rory argued with Logan about his behavior towards Jess and the lovelessness of their life together, they decided to “take a break”. However, Logan saw this as a break-up and proceeded to sleep with his older sister’s friends for comfort. Logan has been trying to make amends through great gestures, which included purchasing Rory’s own personal use. Logore to Lorelai for help. He convinced Lorelai that they both had something in common causing Lorelai to agree to help him. Lorelai wrote a letter, and Rory agreed to give Logan another chance. Logan later wound up helping Rory to save the Yale Daily News under Paris’s tyrannical reign. Rory and Logan moved in together after Paris kicked Rory out because she is mad that Rory is made editor of the paper after Paris is ousted from the position by the newspaper staff. They also go to Martha’s Vineyard with Luke and Lorelai. Luke, who has been aloof for a while. All is well until Rory finds out about his sleeping with his sister’s friends during their breakup just before honoring his wedding, which causes a more serious break. The break ends when Rory realizes that she can not cheat on Logan with Jess because she still loves him. Logan and Rory’s relationship continues through season 6 when Rory takes care of him after a base jumping accident involving the Life and Death Brigade. At the end of season 6, Mitchum, “set him on a path.” Season 7 sees him acquiring an interest and penchant for his work (in London, then in New York). Despite the distance between them, Rory and Logan continue their relationship. Logan surprises Rory with a moonlight picnic on the roof, and despite the distance and an attractive co-worker, remains faithful. Logan supports Rory when Richard has a heart attack, borrowing a helicopter and rushing to her side. He also tells Rory that he trusts her when Rory admits she has a crush on Richard’s TA Despite the distance between them, Rory and Logan continue their relationship. Logan surprises Rory with a moonlight picnic on the roof, and despite the distance and an attractive co-worker, remains faithful. Logan supports Rory when Richard has a heart attack, borrowing a helicopter and rushing to her side. He also tells Rory that he trusts her when Rory admits she has a crush on Richard’s TA Despite the distance between them, Rory and Logan continue their relationship. Logan surprises Rory with a moonlight picnic on the roof, and despite the distance and an attractive co-worker, remains faithful. Logan supports Rory when Richard has a heart attack, borrowing a helicopter and rushing to her side. He also tells Rory that he trusts her when Rory admits she has a crush on Richard’s TA

Later, after a bad business venture that brings a lawsuit, there is tension between Logan and Rory until Logan quits working for his father. Logan apologizes to Rory for neglecting her and his work. They go to The Hollow, and Lorelai finally appear to accept their relationship. In season 7, Logan asks Lorelai’s permission to ask Rory to marry him. Logan proposes to Rory in the next episode, goal Rory, caught by surprise, asks for time to think. Logan makes the offer one last time in the penultimate episode, at Rory’s graduation from Yale, saying it’s all or nothing. Rory rejects the offer, saying that even though she loves him, she wants a wide-open future. Logan takes the ring back, and walks off after that. Logan does not appear in the final episode, and the series ends with them still broken up.

Matt Czuchry confirmed in the Netflix revival of the series. [14]

In the revival, Logan is living in London. He and Rory are involved in a casual relationship, despite the fact that he is engaged in a heiress and that Rory is involved with a long-term boyfriend. They keep their affair for a full year before Rory breaks it off, telling him that though they always had fun together, Logan can not save her anymore. In the final moments of the revival, Rory reveals to her mother that she is pregnant, and while it is not explicitly stated, it is implied that Logan is the father.

Major recurring characters

Christopher Hayden

Christopher Hayden, Rory’s father, played by David Sutcliffe , first just past midway through season 1, episode 14, “That Damned Donna Reed,” as an introduction to the next episode “Christopher Returns.” He has never visited the girls in Stars Hollow, but surprises them. Rory is thrilled, goal Lorelai is reserved. Rory has his credit card being declined. The tension and chemistry between Lorelai and Christopher is apparent throughout Chris’s visit and Rory begins to hope that her parents might get back together. Things go fine until Lorelai’s mother, Emily, finds out that Christopher is staying with the girls and decides to throw a party with Christopher’s parents. After an argument between the grandparents, Lorelai and Chris seek seclusion from their families on the balcony (supposedly the site of Rory’s design). They have sex, which Lorelai almost instantly regrets. The next morning Chris asks Lorelai to marry him, but she says “no,” believing that he is not ready for the responsibilities of being part of a family.

Christopher reappears during season 2 when he is invited to escort Rory at her coming out party and brings her a copy of the book he tried to buy before as a gift. While in town, he proves that he is more capable of settling down than before, having a steady job as a consultant for a computer company in Boston and a Volvo. Lorelai begins to think of a relationship, but Chris states that his girlfriend, Sherry (Mädchen Amick), is the reason for his stability. Sherry and Christopher come to a discussion of Rory’s and the girls, a little blind-sided, decided that Sherry and Rory should spend some time together bonding, while Christopher joins Lorelai at their Friday night dinner. Emily is mad that Christopher gets his life together for someone else than Lorelai and treats him rather coldly at dinner. Christopher then appears when Rory breaks her arm and is the support Lorelai needs. At that point, Chris and Sherry have broken up as Lorelai and Max, so Christopher and Lorelai agree to try to be a couple. Their happiness is cut short when Christopher gets a call from Sherry saying that she is pregnant. Lorelai and Rory are mad at Christopher and estrange themselves from him. Rory begins to secretly converse with her father after a few months have passed and both are present at the birth of his daughter Georgia, aka Gigi. Christopher misses Rory’s high school graduation because of work. Their happiness is cut short when Christopher gets a call from Sherry saying that she is pregnant. Lorelai and Rory are mad at Christopher and estrange themselves from him. Rory begins to secretly converse with her father after a few months have passed and both are present at the birth of his daughter Georgia, aka Gigi. Christopher misses Rory’s high school graduation because of work. Their happiness is cut short when Christopher gets a call from Sherry saying that she is pregnant. Lorelai and Rory are mad at Christopher and estrange themselves from him. Rory begins to secretly converse with her father after a few months have passed and both are present at the birth of his daughter Georgia, aka Gigi. Christopher misses Rory’s high school graduation because of work.

Christopher does not appear in season 4. In season 5, Lorelai comes to the rescue when Christopher calls, needing help with his baby daughter, Gigi, after Sherry has left him for a job in Paris. Lorelai is in a happy relationship with Luke at this time. Rory does not want Christopher to mess up what relationship, so she tells Chris to stay away from Lorelai. When Christopher’s father dies, both Lorelai and Rory realize that he is lonely and that he needs contact with both of them. At the beginning of the year, Luke is a member of the group, and he is a member of the group. Christopher causes drama between Luke and Lorelai as Rory had feared. Luke did not know that she was still in contact with him and became very hostile.

In season 6, Christopher has inherited much money from his recently deceased grandfather and asks Lorelai and Rory if there is anything from an apology for all his years of neglect. Christopher ends up paying for Rory’s Yale tuition with upsetting Emily, who thinks Rory and Lorelai will no longer stay in touch. After they assured her that she was not the case, she and Richard were very happy that Christopher was more involved in Lorelai and Rory’s lives. An episode deals with how much Christopher spoiled Gigi. Chris goes with Lorelai to Lane’s wedding and Lorelai gets very drunk and makes an embarrassing speech about never getting married to Luke. In the Season Six final, Lorelai gives Luke an ultimatum to marry her and when he says he does not like ultimatums, she breaks up with him. In the last scene, A distraught Lorelai goes to Christopher for comfort and, in the season-ending cliffhanger, is seen waking up in Christopher’s bed. Christopher and Lorelai begin dating. When Christopher invites Lorelai to accompany him. When she sends a letter saying she has changed her ways and would like to. In Paris they have a romantic time and Christopher impulsively offered to Lorelai, and they get married in Paris. Christopher and Lorelai’s relationship becomes strained again when Christopher says that he wants to have children, but Lorelai said she is not ready for that now. One night on his way home, Chris gets into a fist fight with Luke, from which neither one emerges the victor. In the end, Lorelai realizes that she has never stopped loving and can not remain married to Christopher.

In the revival, Christopher has taken over the family business. His younger daughter lives in France (presumably with her mom) and he’s involved with a woman. He tells Rory he thinks Lorelai was right to raise Rory alone, but he always loved Rory.

Jackson Belleville

Jackson Matthew Belleville is played by Jackson Douglas . Although Jackson’s name has regularly been “Melville” (especially in season 1’s “Christopher Returns”); (Always A Godmother, Never A God) where it has been “Belleville”. The discrepancy is unexplained. Jackson is Stars Hollow ‘s preeminent produce supplier. He takes great pride in providing a top-quality, organic and pesticide-free products to his customers.

Sookie is even more about her ingredients than Jackson is, and they often argue over the quality of the food. Shared passions and mutual attraction in the first season, and they were married in an outdoor ceremony at the Independence Inn during season 2, ep. 22 “I Can not Get Started”. Jackson’s father Was best man, and Jackson pressured into wearing le même kilt That His father and grandfather HAD Their worn at weddings. Lorelai and Rory were bridesmaids.

Jackson has a very large family, including his cousin Rune, who went on a disastrous blind date with Lorelai and stayed with Jackson for a while, until he overstayed his welcome. Sookie begged Lorelai to give him a job and lodging at the Independence Inn, and she hired him as an (incompetent) handyman.

Jackson is the father of David “Davey” Edward Belleville (Born at the End of Season 4, Ep. 7) and Martha, middle name Janice Lori Ethan Rupert Glenda Carson Daisy Danny Belleville. (Born season 5, ep. 21 – “Blame Booze And Melville”). His Christian family (denomination unknown) _him_ pressured into Baptizing Both children at the local church. When the family is in the midst of the baptism, his mother, who has never been baptized. Rory is godmother to Davey, and Lorelai is godmother to Martha. Martha has so many middle names because Jackson had originally planned to have more children. When he and Sookie agree to stop, Jackson plans to use Martha’s middle name (s). In episode 7.12 “To Whom It May Concern”, Jackson finally tells Sookie that he did not get a vasectomy and that she is pregnant again.

Jackson has a tendency to be argumentative and is very protective of his wife, and his plotlines often involve chasing down various members of the Hollow community who have unwittingly wronged her. Sookie is in a hormonal pregnant state. Much of the comedy of Jackson’s character comes from his outrageous reactions to seemingly mundane events.

Jackson and his family live in the house that Sookie owned before she met Jackson.

Jackson successfully ran for selectman town , defeating Taylor Doose , though Jackson realized he did not want the job and resigned.

He is also a notorious fan of band Creedence Clearwater Revival , and the show frequently references them.

Mrs. Kim

Mrs. Kim, played by Emily Kuroda , is a vehemently conservative Korean woman living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut, and she is the mother of Lane Kim , Rory Gilmore’s best friend. Notable aspects are her Seventh-day Adventist faith and her vegan diet. 3. She has read the entire Bible in one sitting “just three times,” as revealed in season 3. Mrs. Kim is owner of Kim’s Antiques, which has a “you break, you buy” policy. Mrs. Kim also rebelled against her mother: Mrs. Kim is a Christian while her mother is a Buddhist, as revealed in season 6. She appears in every season of the series.

Mrs. Kim raised Lane with strict and conservative Korean standards, which often leads the outgoing and outspoken Lane to hide many activities of her mother, most notably listening to rock music and becoming a drummer in a rock band. She feels Lane to a Seventh-day Adventist college instead of a state university, believing that she would get all the education she needs from there. In season 4, Mrs. Kim discovers Lane’s collection of CDs, hidden in the floorboards of her bedroom, as well as colorful clothing and other items of which Lane knew her mother would disapprove. Lane asks Mrs. Kim for more freedom while continuing to follow her rules. Kim objects, telling her that she can live like that some place else. This leaves Lane no other choice but to move out, Having a great emotional turmoil for them both. Mrs. Kim later hosts a Korean exchange student and evidently turns her into a new daughter that will obey her strict and conservative standards, but Lane soon influences her to not believe everything her mother says. Although it was hard for her at times, Mrs. Kim gets to accept her daughter’s lifestyle, and later gives her hurt to Lane to marry Zack, her boyfriend and longtime bandmate.

When Lane and Zach returns from their honeymoon, Lane falls ill; They suspect food poisoning, but later discover she is pregnant with twins. Lane fears her mother will officially disown her, but Mrs. Kim gives them her hurt and quickly decides which they will move back in with her. Lane and Zach ultimately do not move in goal Kim baby-proofs their house, meaning that they accept them fully.

Mrs. Kim’s husband, Mr. Kim, is never seen. Lane does, however, specifically refer to her father when her parents plan to send her to Korea indefinitely in season 2, and Mrs. Mr. Kim appears to be briefing in a non-speaking role in “Spring” in Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life .

Tristan DuGrey

Tristan played by Murray

Tristan DuGrey, played by Chad Michael Murray , was a classmate of Rory’s at Chilton. He teased Rory in her first weeks at the school ( “The Lorelais’ First Day at Chilton,” “The Deer Hunters”) by calling her ‘ Mary ‘, meaning a virgin. He then attempted to attract her, consequently upsetting her classmate Paris , who had a crush on him dating back after childhood. Louise, one of Paris’ best friends, later refers to her as “Mary” but saying “Not virgin, Typhoid” when she and Paris believe that Rory is going with Tristan on a date to a concert. In (“Rory’s Dance”) Rory’s first boyfriend, Dean , Dean, who had escorted her instead. (The Breakup, Part 2), causing her to burst into tears in emotional confusion. Tristan later asked Paris for a date (“The Third Lorelai”), on Rory’s advice to find a different type of girl than the kind he usually dated. In the final season (“Love, Daisies, and Troubadours”), Rory’s passionate reunion with Dean, he walked away alone.

Tristan is a member of the “Run Away, Little Boy” series, with a group of troublemakers pulling out of school and shirked off his studies, much to the anger and dismay of Paris. , Who needed him as Romeo in a class Shakespeare project. After spending the week torturing Rory with one-time kiss to Dean, Tristan found himself by his father into a military school in North Carolina after the pranks went too far, thus leaving Paris to be the Romeo to Rory’s Juliet . Before he leaves, Tristan says he would’ve kissed Rory but Dean was right there. His last words on the show were; “Take care of yourself …. Mary.” Rory sighed a laugh as he left. (The plot development actually reflected Murray being cast as Lucas Scott on One Tree Hill , which filmed in Wilmington .)

The role was played by Anton Narinskiy in the revival.

Max Medina

Max Arthuro Medina, played by Scott Cohen , was a recurring character in Season 1 and 3. He was Rory’s English teacher in her sophomore year at The Chilton School, Lorelai.

Max met Lorelai at a parent-teacher meeting (“The Deer Hunter”), where he assured Lorelai that Rory was a fine student and who would do well in her new school. However, Lorelai’s wrath is the most common form of Lorelai’s wrath. After some initial encounter at a school bake sale , Lorelai agrees to meet him at a coffee shop to talk, away from the Chilton context. Their early Attempts Were hampered to date by Lorelai’s HAVING to cancel in order to expect a wake for her neighbor’s beloved cat ( “Cinnamon’s Wake”), But later they managed a date when his car broke down in his town and he ended up sleeping on the sofa due to heavy snowfall (“Love, War, and Snow”). The Parent’s Day at the school – before Max offers in the final season (“Love, Daisies and Troubadours”). The beginning of Season 2 saw Lorelai accepting the proposal (“Sadie, Sadie”), preparing for the wedding (“Hammers and Veils”), and then cancelling the commitment after comparing her own lack of excitement to her mother’s nostalgic memories of her own (“Red Light on the Wedding Night”). The Parent’s Day at the school – before Max offers in the final season (“Love, Daisies and Troubadours”). The beginning of Season 2 saw Lorelai accepting the proposal (“Sadie, Sadie”), preparing for the wedding (“Hammers and Veils”), and then cancelling the commitment after comparing her own lack of excitement to her mother’s nostalgic memories of her own (“Red Light on the Wedding Night”). The Parent’s Day at the school – before Max offers in the final season (“Love, Daisies and Troubadours”). The beginning of Season 2 saw Lorelai accepting the proposal (“Sadie, Sadie”), preparing for the wedding (“Hammers and Veils”), and then cancelling the commitment after comparing her own lack of excitement to her mother’s nostalgic memories of her own (“Red Light on the Wedding Night”).

(Continued) Nick & Nora / Sid & Nancy (Nick & Nora / Sid & Nancy) Rory’s English teacher after the breakup, a situation they discussed briefly when she was assigned to interview him for the school paper. Chilton in Season 3 after teaching at Stanford University for a time; The Big One, “” Keg! Max! “). He has been a member of the Lorelai Society since the beginning of his career. He does not appear again, though he is occasionally mentioned in later episodes.

Taylor Doose

Taylor Doose is played by Michael Winters . Taylor is the Town Selectman for the town of Stars Hollow , and holds a number of other positions in town government and public organizations. He is a very responsible person for organizing Hollow’s many events and festivals. He is also the owner of Doose’s Market, where he employed Dean Forester for the first five seasons, and Taylor’s Old Fashioned Soda Shoppe. He is staunchly conservative and provincial in his thought and temperament.

As Stars Hollow’s most powerful citizen, Taylor often uses his positions in a rather self-serving manner. He is a stickler for making sure of the rules. He also has his own opinions about how people should live. Often this _him_ Brings in conflict with other members of the community, Most Often Luke Danes and Lorelai Gilmore . He is in charge of the frequent town meetings (held at Miss Patty’s studio), which he often uses to his own personal grievances.

During the fifth season, Taylor Was Briefly Voted out of the office after-Town Selectman Jackson Belleville ran contre _him_ for the office. However, Jackson realized he did not want the job, and resigned.

He remains single throughout the series and never seems to have any date (the implication seems to be his aggressively fussy and self-serving behavior alienates anyone around him).

Dave Rygalski

Dave Rygalski, portrayed by Adam Brody , is presumably from the Hartford area, but his place of residence is never stated. He is a guitarist in the original “Hep Alien” along with Lane Kim , Zach Van Gerbig, and Brian Fuller. Dave is originally introduced in the episode “Application Anxiety” where he is responding to Lane’s “drummer seeks rock band” ad. [15]

Dave Rygalski and Lane dated for a while, Lane to prom, Mrs. Kim quoted Shakespeare at him; Which he misinterprets as a quote from the Bible and consequently stays up all night reading the entire Bible to work out if Mrs. Kim said yes or no. When Brody left the show to star in The OC , his character was missed by sending Dave to college in California (where the OC was set); Zach became Lane’s new love interest and eventual husband.

The Rygalski character was inspired by, and named after, the real-life husband of Helen Pai – the show’s co-producer, the inspiration for the character of Lane, and whose name is an anagram for Hep Alien. The real Dave Rygalski shares his namesake’s musical hobby and was the inspiration for many of the character’s acts of devotion, Lane’s mother. [16]

Marty

Marty, by Wayne Wilcox , was briefly introduced in the season episode “The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles” as a student at Yale who had an unfortunate experience with a keg and a need to take [his] The hotel is clean and comfortable. After Rory tells this story to her mother he is nicknamed “naked guy”. He is also adopted.

Shortly after, in “The Fundamental Things Apply”, Marty reappeared, fully clothed. The breakfast was very good and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good. Marty is now more in that season, albeit briefly.

He has been a member since then, During this, he Went to dinner with Rory Gilmore , Logan Huntzberger and a group of Logan’s well-to-do friends, some of Whom HAD Treated Marty With A Lack of respect in the past asking him ‘how he Could Be so big goal yet So very small ‘. Marty had a horrible time and ended up being able to afford his split of the bill and begrudgingly accepted Rory’s offer to pay for it, promising to pay her back. On return to Rory’s dorm, Marty revealed what many had already known, that he had romantic feelings for Rory. Rory rebuffed him, informing him of another fact many (including Marty, to a degree) were already aware of: she liked Logan.

Marty was not seen for nearly two years, until the November 14, 2006 episode, “French Twist”. He was shown briefly, Lucy ( Krysten Ritter ). In a move that confused Rory, Marty pretended that he and Rory did not know one another when Lucy introduced the two. When Rory asks him what he relays that he feels he would be weird if Lucy knew they were once friends. Though Rory is still confused, she does not tell Lucy she knows Marty.

In “Knit, People, Knit!”, Marty bartends Lucy’s birthday party, which Rory waits. Rory took initiative and they smoothed things over, but the newfound was quickly ruined as Rory. In the next episode, “Merry Fisticuffs”, Logan, Rory, Marty and Lucy were enjoying dinner together when Lucy inquired as to how Rory and Logan met. Logan answered, honestly, that Marty got it because Rory. Logan later admitted that he was a bit jealous. Lucy was upset after realizing that both Marty and Rory had been lying. She and Marty end up breaking up. She and Rory become friends again after Rory writes an apology to her, and Lucy the situation was not Rory’s fault.

Recurring characters

Stars Hollow

  • Patricia “Miss Patty” LaCosta ( Liz Torres ) (2000-2007), Stars Hollow’s oft-married, oft-divorced dance instructor. She often makes name-dropping references to her past as a dancer and singer; How much of it is true is unknown. She’s usually seen lusting after young men and wishing she could marry again. She and Babette know most of the gossip of the town, though Babette mentions that the gossip before her phone intercepts other peoples phone calls. After (or perhaps even before) Taylor, she seems to be the most influential citizen of Stars Hollow. Her dance studio is used for town meetings, among other community events.
  • Babette Dell ( Sally Struthers ) (2000-2007), eccentric neighbor and friend to the Gilmore girls. She enjoys singing and music, and appeared to have been involved with many singers in the past and had a very “interesting” life. She mentions once having been pushed out of a car, and once joining a cult. Often paired with Miss Patty, Babette is very into gossiping. She is also very protective of her garden gnomes, her favorite being Pierpont. She is married to Morey Dell and has a “child”, a cat named Cinnamon. After the cat dies, they adopt a new cat named Apricot. She, at least once, ate oatmeal. She is a very attentive neighbor to the Gilmores, calling for help when she is suspicious of trouble and expressing concern for their well-being.
  • Morey Dell (Ted Rooney) (2000-2007), Babette’s husband, often plays the piano and has an ‘anything-goes’ mellow attitude. Always wearing sunglasses, he does whatever Babette tells him and is pretty much the same as Babette is loud, short, and plump and Morey is quiet, tall, and lanky.
  • Andrew ( Mike Gandolfi ) (2000-2005), owner of Stars Hollow Books and Revolutionary War re-enact.
  • Joe (Brian Berke) (2000-2006), pizza delivery and resident of Stars Hollow.
  • Harry Porter ( David Huddleston ) (2000-2001), Stars Hollow’s mayor. He appears in two episodes of season 1.
  • Drella ( Alex Borstein ) (2000), a skilled but rude and sarcastic harp player, who worked at the Independence Inn for a while. She appears in episodes of season one. Borstein, who plays Drella, was originally cast as Sookie had to drop out after the pilot episode. Borstein returns in later seasons as the characters of Doris (voice only) and Miss Celine.
  • Grant ( Grant-Lee Phillips ) (2001-2007), the town’s troubadour.
  • Fran Weston ( Linda Porter ) (2001-2003), owner of Weston’s Bakery and the Dragonfly Inn. Fran in the third season. After her death, Lorelai and Sookie buy the building and remodel it, keeping the name in honor of Fran.
  • Rachel (Lisa Ann Hadley) (2001), Luke’s intermittent ex-girlfriend from days before the show. She was a traveling photographer, and while she and Luke loved each other, their different lifestyles were ultimately unable to mesh. She returns to Stars Hollow during season 1 but eventually leaves again.
  • Clara Forester ( Scout Taylor-Compton ) (2001-2004), Dean Forester’s younger sister. In 2016 revival, she has moved to Berlin with her boyfriend.
  • Bootsy (Brian Tarantina) (2001-2002), a Stars Hollow resident who owns and runs the magazine / newspaper stand. He has a foil for Luke as the two seem to share a common dislike of each other’s stems from an incident the two shared in first grade, where Luke blamed Bootsy for ruining a clay handprint of his.
  • Tom ( Biff Yeager ) (2001-2007), a construction contractor in Stars Hollow. Heart of the Twickum House, Lorelai’s house, Luke’s diner when Luke needs more room and after Kirk ran his car through the window, Taylor’s soda shop and both the Independence and Dragonfly Inns.
  • Gypsy ( Rose Abdoo ) (2002-2007), Stars Hollow’s wise-cracking mechanic. Taylor’s harebrained schemes but is not involved in the activities.
  • Zach Van Gerbig ( Todd Lowe ) (2002-2007), guitarist and vocalists of Lane’s band Hep Alien; Later, and their twin sons Kwan and Steve are born near the end of Season 7. His own father abandoned him when he was ten years old.
  • Brian Fuller ( John Cabrera ) (2002-2007), is the bass player of Lane’s band, Hep Alien. At one point, Lane, Zach and Brian also share an apartment. Brian is known for having several ailments including asthma , hypoglycemia , a deviated septum , and rosacea . In season six, Brian accidentally causes the band’s break-up when he writes a song about Lane, an infuriating fellow band member, and Lane’s boyfriend, Zach. The band eventually re-unites at Zach and Lane’s wedding but disbands once more when Lane becomes pregnant.
  • Reverend Archie Skinner (Jim Jansen) (2002-2007), Stars Hollow’s minister. Has a good sense of humor, little patience for Taylor, and a close friendship with Rabbi Barans. He marries Luke and Lorelai in November 2016.
  • Rabbi David Barans ( Alan Blumenfeld ) (2002-2006), Stars Hollow’s Rabbi. Like Reverend Skinner, also shows little patience for Taylor and likes to make jokes at his expense.
  • Mrs Cassini ( Pat Crawford Brown ) (2002-2004), resident of Stars Hollow.
  • Sophie Bloom ( Carole King ) (2002-2005, 2016), owner of Stars Hollow’s music store
  • Gil ( Sebastian Bach ) (2003-2007), Joins Lane, Zach, and Brian’s band Hep Alien, after the band’s original guitarist, Dave moves to California. Gil is much older than the rest of the band, has a wife and kids and owns a sandwich shop. Prior to his days in Hep Alien, he was a member of an unnamed rock band which split up shortly before they could have their big break. Actor Sebastian Bach was the singer for rock band Skid Row.
  • Liz Danes ( Kathleen Wilhoite ) (2003-2007), Luke’s sister; She enters the series as mother to Jess. When she first arrives, Luke is frustrated with her inability to get her life in order, with a history of bad choices and relationships. She turns her life around when she meets and marries, and she makes a living making and selling jewelery in renaissance fairs. She and TJ move to Stars Hollow in season six, and the couple have a successful relationship and a child, Doula. Liz becomes Luke’s confidante hand once he and Lorelai separate. She and Jess are on good terms in 2016.
  • TJ ( Michael DeLuise ) (2003-2007), husband of Liz and father of Doula. Pretends to be a contractor for a time. His real name is Gary.
  • Lulu ( Rini Bell ) (2003-2007), an elementary school teacher at Holly who begins dating Kirk. She is eternally cheerful and enthusiastically supports Kirk in even his most bizarre endeavours.
  • Kyle ( Chauncey Leopardi ) (2003-2005), a classmate and friend of Dean’s from Stars Hollow High, who went on to lose his hand in the Iraq War and had it replaced by a hook. He does not seem to mind though, often making jokes and using his missing hand to attract girls.
  • Lindsay Anne Lister Forester ( Arielle Kebbel ) (2003-2004), dates and then marries They later divorce after she learns of his affair with Rory.
  • Caesar (Aris Alvarado) (2003-2007), cook at Luke’s Diner. Oft-mentioned before finally making his first appearance in season 3 episode 20. He still works for Luke in 2016.
  • Yung Chiu (Samson Yi) (2003), a Korean medical student, who “dates” Lane for a while because their parents want them to. In reality, Lane is dating Dave, while Yung Chiu is dating Karen, a Japanese girl his parents do not approve of. Yung Chiu eventually develops real feelings for Lane and refuses to break up with her, while Karen dumping.
  • Carrie Duncan (Jill Brennan) (2004-2005), “Crazy Carrie”. Liz’s high school friend who had a crush on Luke, who also claims to have made Luke out while Luke was both in high school, which Luke denies.
  • Kyane (Susane Lee) (2004-2006), Korean exchange student. Lane with her Lane with her Lane moves out. Kyon later begins rebelling from Mrs. Kim like Lane had, wearing makeup and liking Avril Lavigne, to Lane’s fun.

Chilton

  • Hanlin Charleston ( Dakin Matthews ) (2000-2005, 2007, 2016), the headmaster of Chilton Academy.
  • Louise Grant ( Teal Redmann ) and Madeline Lynn ( Shelly Cole ) (2000-2004), Paris’s best friends. Madeline is an effervescent airhead, Louise has a very dry wit, and both are much more interested in dating boys than succeeding academically.
  • Henry Cho ( Eddie Shin ) (2001-2002), a Chilton student who dated Lane.
  • Bradley “Brad” Langford ( Adam Wylie ) (2001-2003), a Chilton student who is scared of Paris; In the Woods on Broadway (analogous with Wylie’s real-life stint in the play on Broadway) but returns later on.
  • Francine “Francie” Jarvis ( Emily Bergl ) (2001-2003, 2016), the leader of the Puffs, Chilton’s “secret” sorority; Recruits Rory (and in turn, Paris) for the club. In season 3, she is the senior class president, often clashing with both Paris and Rory. She returns in ” Life” for an appearance in “Spring”.

Yale

  • Tana Schrick ( Olivia Hack ) (2003-2004), Rory, Paris, and Janet’s roommate during Rory’s first year at Yale. Tana is a 16-year-old prodigy, with no idea how to react in most social situations, often giving blunt answers to questions when tact or certain levels of discretion would have been called for.
  • Janet Billing ( Katie Walder ) (2003-2005), Rory, Paris, and Tana’s roommate during Rory’s first year at Yale. She is very athletic and often gets up in the early hours of the morning, infuriating Paris.
  • Glenn Babble ( Ethan Cohn ) (2003-2005), a Yale student whom Rory befriends. He is often seen as an insecure nervous wreck, worrying about very small things.
  • Asher Fleming ( Michael York ) (2005-2006), a brilliant Yale professor and author who dated Paris and many other female students. He died in season 5.
  • Doyle McMaster ( Danny Strong ) (2003-2007, 2016), editor of the Yale Daily News during Rory’s first year at Yale; Later begins dating Paris. He is quick to anger and always seems to be stressed. In a Year in the Life , he has since become a successful Hollywood screenwriter married to Paris (though separating from her during the course of the series), analogous with Strong’s real-life success as a writer / producer of films and television series such as Empire and The Butler .
  • Robert ( Nick (Nicholas) Holmes ) (2005-2006, 2016), member of the Life & Death Bride and friend of Logan. He comes to Finn’s birthday party with Rory, which makes Logan jealous. When talking to Lorelai, Rory does not know his surname and thinks out “Grimaldi”.
  • Finn ( Tanc Sade ) (2005-2007, 2016), an extremely eccentric, Australian friend of Logan and Colin at Yale, he is also trying to get Rosemary to go home with him. In the fifth season, Finn’s catchphrase is “Have we met before?” Which he asks Rory many times. When Logan has an accident, he and Colin think about adopting Logan by claiming they’re gay.
  • Colin McCrae (Alan Loayza) (2005-2007, 2016), a friend of Logan and Finn’s at Yale. His dad dated several women so Colin had a lot of different stepmothers. He was born in Holland with Finn and Logan.
  • Juliet ( Riki Lindhome ) and Rosemary (Elisabeth Abbott) (2005-2006), friends of Logan and Rory. According to Rosemary, “Juliet has not eaten a full meal since 1994.”
  • Lucy ( Krysten Ritter ) and Olivia ( Michelle Ongkingco ) (2006-2007), two existing friends who Rory befriends an art gallery in her final year of college. Lucy is dating Marty when Rory meets her, and the circumstances of their breakup leads to a temporary rift between Rory and the girls, but they reconcile and enjoy graduation together. Lucy is particularly quirky, most notably referring to Marty as “Boyfriend” rather than by name during the entire time they are dating. Olivia refers to all things as being “genius”.
  • Professor Bell (George Anthony Bell) (2003-2007), one of Rory’s professors.
  • Bill (Devon Michaels), Arthur “AK” Karlton ( Adam Hendershott ), Joanna “Joni” (Rona Benson), Sheila (Amy Sloan) and Raj ( Danny Pudi ) (2006), staff members at the Yale Daily News .

Other

  • Lorelai “Trix” Gilmore born Gilmore ( Marion Ross ) (2001, 2003-2004), The original Lorelai. Richard’s mother and Lorelai’s grandmother, who dies in the 4th season. Having never approved of Richard’s marriage to Emily, in which she is born, she treats Emily with absolute contempt whenever she visits.
  • Straub Hayden ( Peter Michael Goetz ) and Francine Hayden ( Cristine Rose ) (2001, 2003), parents of Christopher, whose friendship with Lorelai’s relatives dwindled after Lorelai became pregnant with Rory. Christopher is shown to have a very negative relationship with them. They appear in two episodes. Straub shows a strong dislike to Lorelai, and even insults Rory. This causes a nearly physical altercation with Richard. When Lorelai was pregnant, Straub suggested abortion , to Emily’s strong objection. Straub dies later with ever making amends with his son, or having a relationship with his estranged granddaughter. Francine is shown to be less argumentive, but still resistant in accepting Rory as her granddaughter.
  • Jamie ( Brandon Barash ) (2002, 2004), Paris’ first boyfriend.
  • Sherry Tinsdale ( Mädchen Amick ) (2002-2003), Christopher Hayden’s girlfriend, who is married and divorced. She later leaves him and Gigi and goes to Paris.
  • Nicole Leahy ( Tricia O’Kelly ) (2003-2004), Taylor’s lawyer, who Luke begins dating and then marries on the spur of the moment on a cruise; They immediately file for divorce, then attempt to reconcile and begin dating again, and then again call it off. Nicole cheats on Luke, and once he finds out that she cheated, the couple break up for good in season 4.
  • Alex Lesman ( Billy Burke ) (2003), dated Lorelai for a short period. Met at a reading she and Sookie took before starting their Inn.
  • Rune ( Max Perlich ) (2001), Jackson’s cousin. After a disastrous date with Lorelai, he is eventually hired as the Independence Inn’s handyman. He appears in three episodes.
  • Beau Belleville ( Nick Offerman ) (2003, 2005), Jackson’s brother
  • Floyd Stiles ( Lawrence Pressman ) (2004), father of Jason Stiles and Richard’s business partner.
  • Marilyn ( Marion Ross ) (2004-2005), Richard’s cousin. Actress Marion Ross played Marilyn after the death of her previous character, Trix in the 4th season.
  • Aunt Jun (Denice Kumagi) (2004, 2006), Lane’s aunt.
  • Mitchum Huntzberger ( Gregg Henry ) (2005-2007, 2016), Logan’s father, frequent antagonist to Logan, Rory and Lorelai.
  • Shira Huntzberger ( Leann Hunley ) (2005), wife of Mitchum and mother of Logan.
  • Honor Huntzberger (Devon Sorvari) (2004-2006), Logan’s sister.
  • April Nardini ( Vanessa Marano ) (2005-2007, 2016), daughter of Anna and Luke, unknown to Luke until at age 12. In the revival, she is attending MIT .
  • Anna Nardini ( Sherilyn Fenn ) (2006-2007), sells vintage merchandise; Mother, with Luke, of April Nardini.
  • Georgia “Gigi” Hayden (Nicolette Collier) (2006-2007), born in the third season to Christopher and Sherry. Rory’s half-sister.
  • Lane’s grandmother (June Kyoto Lu) (2006), the mother of Mrs. Kim. Her relationship with her daughter is shown to be similar to the relationship. Kim has with her own, as all the two do during her visit is argue. She appears to be very critical of her daughter, and appears to be the only character. Kim will answer to. Their relationship may be based on the fact that she is Buddhist, when her daughter is Christian, thus making clash at Lane’s wedding.
  • Matthew (John Sloan) (2006), Jess’ colleague at Truncheon Books.

Notable guest stars

Actors
  • Mädchen Amick (Actress Known for Twin Peaks ), as well as Sherry Tinsdale, Christopher Hayden and his daughter GiGi.
  • Alex Borstein ( Family Guy Voice Actress of Mitsubishi MADtv Actress) as Independence Inn Drella, ep 1.1, 1.2, 1. 3, 1.4, and as Emily Gilmore’s fashion consultant Miss Celine: 3.21, 5.12 Borstein Doris in episode 3.5 Note: Alex was also the original Sookie and had already shot the pilot, before contract obligations with MADtv intervened; She never appeared in the show as Sookie. Alex Borstein is married to Jackson Douglas, who plays Sookie’s husband on the show.
  • Kathy Baker released as Mia in Season 7
  • Adam Brody (American actor, best known for his role as Seth Cohen on The OC ) As Dave (Lane’s boyfriend and singer in band), season 3
  • George Coe (veteran character actor) as Grandpa Huntzberger in episode 19 of season 5.
  • Eileen Davidson (Season 5)
  • Sherilyn Fenn as Sasha, Jess’s Dad’s (Jimmy) live-in girlfriend, ep 3.21 and Anna Nardini, the ex-girlfriend of Luke Danes and mother of April Season 6-7
  • Elizabeth Franz appears as the owner of the Independence Inn, Mia, in Season 2
  • Joe Fria is a member of Sookie’s family.
  • As Peyton Sanders in Season 3, Episode 5, “Eight O’Clock at the Oasis.” Jon Hamm (American actor, best known for his role as Donald Draper in Mad Men )
  • Victoria Justice (actress, singer and dancer, best known roles as Lola Martinez in Zoey 101 and Tori Vega in Victorious .
  • Jessica “Sugar” Kiper (actress and second runner-up on Survivor: Gabon ), as Shane (Jess’s girlfriend), season 3
  • Nancy Lenehan (character actress) Guest starred as LaDawn, owner of the Cheshire Cat
  • Traci Lords (actress / forming adult entertainer) as an interior decorator, Season 4
  • Seth MacFarlane (Emmy-winning American animator, screenwriter, producer, director, voice actor and creator of Family Guy and co-creator of American Dad! ), Ep 2.21, 3.11 as fellow graduate of Lorelai
  • Bruce McCulloch (actor, writer, and director, best known as a member of the comedy troupe Kids in the Hall ) as Tobin, night manager of the Independence Inn and day manager of the Dragonfly Inn, in episodes 3.18 and 4.10.
  • Chad Michael Murray (American actor, best known for his role as Lucas Scott in One Tree Hill ) as Tristin Dugray in seasons 1 and 2
  • Nick Offerman (American actor, best known for his role as Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation ) as Beau Belleville, Jackson’s brother in ep 4.7 and 6.4
  • Max Greenfield (American actor, best known for his role as Schmidt on New Girl ) as a member of Dean’s battlelor party in the episode: “Chicken or Beef?”
  • Masi Oka (Digital-effects artist and Emmy-nominated actor known for his role as Hiro Nakamura from Heroes ) guest starred as a Harvard philosophy student in ep 2.4
  • Mary Lynn Rajskub (American actress and singer Chloe O’Brian on 24 ) as “Girlfriend” in Kirk’s film in ep 2.19 and as Troubadour in ep 6.22
  • Marion Ross ( Marion Cunningham on Happy Days ) as Lorelai “Trix” Gilmore and her very nice niece Marilyn, ep 1.18 3.10 3.15 4.14 4.16 5.13
  • Brandon James Routh (credited as BJ Routh) (American actor, form model and lead in Superman Returns ), ep 1.13
  • Heidi Van Horne as Vintage Girl, hostess of the USO DAR party, season 6
  • Michael York (actor) as Professor Asher Fleming, Season 4
  • Jane Lynch , Glee , Emily Gilmore, Richard Gilmore, and Gilmore Collins.
  • Rami Malek , best known for his role as Elliot Alderson from Mr. Robot , guest starred as Andy in episode 4.11. It was his first acting job.
Musicians
  • Paul Anka (singer) as himself in Lorelai’s dream, ep 6.18. In season six, his name was used for Lorelai’s dog.
  • Sebastian Bach (singer, best known as the ex-frontman for Skid Row ) as Gil (Lane’s bandmate), seasons 4-7
  • The Bangles (early 80s all-women band) as themselves, ep 1.13
  • Carole King (American singer, songwriter, and pianist) as music store owner, Sophie Bloom, ep. 2.20, 5.18, 6.10. She also sings the show’s theme song with her daughter, Louise Goffin .
  • Pernice Brothers (rock band), ep 6.22
  • The Shins (indie rock band) as themselves, ep 4.17
  • Sam Phillips (American singer-songwriter) ep 6.22. Also the music producer for the show.
  • Grant-Lee Phillips as town troubadour.
  • Sonic Youth (rock band) members Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon with their daughter, ep 6.22
  • Sparks (rock band), ep 6.22
  • Yo la Tengo (rock band), ep 6.22
Politicians and others
  • Madeleine Albright (64th United States Secretary of State and first woman to hold that position) as Lorelai Gilmore in Rory’s dream, ep 6.7
  • Christiane Amanpour (chief international correspondent for CNN ) as herself, ep 7.22
  • Barbara Levy Boxer (D-California) (American politician and the current junior US Senator from California) as herself, ep 3.1
  • Norman Kingsley Mailer (American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director) as himself, ep 5.6
  • Doug Ose (American politician, former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing the 3rd District of California) as himself, ep 3.1

Unseen characters

  • Mr. Kim: Lane’s father, Mrs. Kim’s husband, who is never seen at all when Lane refers to her parents. Given Mrs. Kim’s strict Christian beliefs and her disdain for Lorelai, it would be out of character to raise Lane by herself. Many of Lane’s family shows up at her wedding; However, her father is never identified. In response to a question in 2005 on the whereabouts of Mr. Kim, Amy Sherman-Palladino said, “We referred to Lane’s dad in the first and second seasons, and then we treated Lane as she had no dad. We ask ourselves, ‘Are we ever going to see Lane’s dad?’ We talk about having a scene where there’s this room in the back of the house.
  • Al: owner and manager of Al’s Pancake World. “Pancake World” is the name given to the name “Pancake World”. Gilmores’ second favorite eating establishment (after Luke’s).
  • Bitty Charleston: Hanlin Charleston’s wife and a good friend of Emily; Emily hears news of Chilton and Rory before Lorelai does.
  • Mrs. Kirk is the youngest. Kirk is the youngest. Kirk still lives with her, but tries to stay out of the house for as long as possible. (She is heard when Kirk leaves a message on Lorelai’s answering machine in season 3)
  • Melissa McCarthy ‘s pregnancy with her first child. Sookie’ s third child: The show finished before Sookie was able to give birth to her third child.
  • East Side Tilly: a rival of Miss Patty and Babette. Miss Patty and Babette are always mentioning new gossip of East Side Tilly. All mentions of her are negative in some way, except for in the final, when she provides much-needed tablecloths at the last minute.

References

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    -season 5, ep. 21 “Blame Booze and Melville”
  12. Jump up^ : Kirk: By the way, I think you might be the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen … of a really filthy magazine.
    -season 3, ep. 2 “Haunted Leg”
  13. Jump up^ The family name is a reference to the 1957 movieSweet Smell of Success.
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  15. Jump up^ Lane: Does not it suck thatJello Biafrais not singing for them. / Dave: Yeah, now it’s that guy from The Courtship of Eddie’s Father . / Lane: Yeah, what’s next, Malcolm in the Middle front for theButthole Surfers? / Dave OrSteve Urkeljoining theWu Tang Clan. / Lane: Some things are sacred. (Season 3, Episode 3 “Application Anxiety”).
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