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30 Rock

Main Characters

Liz Lemon

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Played By: Tina Fey

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The Show Runner of TGS who pretty much has to babysit everyone else.

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Jack Donaghy

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Played By: Alec Baldwin

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GE Executive who regularly calls for changes on TGS.

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Tracy Jordan

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Played By: Tracy Morgan

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The famous movie star that Jack brings on to TGS. Played by Tracy Morgan.

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Jack: Tracy, we think your spending has gotten out of control.
Tracy: (while wearing a shirt made of money) Give me an example.

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Tracy I've put more money into this than my money pit in Conneticut.
Jack You have a house in Conneticut.
Tracy . . . no.

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  • Ultimate Job Security: He has it because of his celebrity status.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: After starring in a tough social drama, he can't get anyone to view him as crazy anymore, much to his annoyance. "I can't stop the horrible respect people have for me."

Jenna Maroney

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Played By: Jane Krakowski

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TGS's crazy, attention loving star.

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Kenneth Parcell

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Played By: Jack McBrayer

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The NBC page who is a Wide-Eyed Idealist despite how he's treated by the staff of TGS.

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Tracey: Ken, you don't wanna be a page forever!
Kenneth: Who said I've been alive forever?

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Pete Hornberger

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Played By: Scott Adsit

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The beleaguered producer with a big family and a fatalistic outlook.

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  • The Archer: Go figure.
  • Bald of Awesome
  • Creepy Child: One of Pete's kids is frequently referenced as "the creepy one"
  • The Cynic: Arguably the most jaded in the entire cast of TGS
  • Deadpan Snarker: To Liz at times.
  • Jaded Washout: Definitely jaded, though not exactly a washout. Although he did get denied the chance to participate in the olympics, and a DUI prevented him from being a Congressman. He still manages to keep his sanity and tends not to relive his past glory.
  • Not So Above It All: Has been becoming increasingly unstable as the series goes on.
  • Only Sane Employee: Slightly less sane than Liz (though Your Mileage May Vary, as he has fewer freakouts), but that's just because he's far more cynical
  • Parental Abandonment: Inverted. Pete confesses to wanting to run away from his wife with each of her seven pregnancies, but he always comes back.

Frank Rossitano

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Played By: Judah Friedlander

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Cerie Xerox

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Played By: Katrina Bowden

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James 'Toofer' Spurlock

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Played By: Keith Powell

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Warren "Grizz" Griswold

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Played By: Grizz Chapman

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Part of Tracy Jordan's entourage.

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Walter "Dot Com" Slattery

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Played By: Kevin Brown

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Part of Tracy Jordan's entourage.

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Jonathan

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Played By: Mauilik Pancholy

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JD Lutz

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Played By: John Lutz

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Recurring GE/NBC/Kabletown employees

Danny Baker

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Played By: Cheyenne Jackson

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  • Canada, Eh??
  • Out of Focus: Probably due to Tracy Morgan's violently homophobic rant, considering the actor is openly gay.
  • One Steve Limit: His name is actually Jack, but Jack Donaghy forces him to change it to Danny.

Don Geiss

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Played By: Rip Torn

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Josh Girard

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Played By: Lonny Ross

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Kathy Geiss

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Played By: Marceline Hugot

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Devon Banks

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Played By: Will Arnett

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