Archie Comics Wiki

A list of the characters appearing in the Archie Comics.

The Archie gang[]


  • Archie Andrews, main character, a typical red-headed teenage boy with a great interest in dating. He tends to be clumsy and accident prone..
  • Betty Cooper, the blonde girl next door, who is a good student, athlete, cook, and auto mechanic. She is obsessive about her major crush, Archie.
  • Veronica "Ronnie/Ron" Lodge, the rich, stuck-up girl. Betty's best friend and rival for Archie's affections.
  • Forsythe Pendleton "Jughead" Jones III, Archie's best friend, Jughead is sarcastic, obsessed with eating, lazy, and apathetic towards girls; however he is also portrayed to be very clever and knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects, being second only to Dilton Doiley.
  • Reginald "Reggie" Mantle III, the self-confident practical joker who can date anyone he wants. He is Archie's rival in both sports and the contest for the affections of Veronica.


Frequently appearing characters

  • Frederick "Fred" Andrews, Archie's father who is pear-shaped, old-fashioned, and balding.
  • Mary Andrews, Archie's typical all-American suburban mother.
  • Hiram Lodge, Veronica's rich father; who often dreads meeting Archie due to Archie's clumsiness and knack for causing him trouble.

Less frequently appearing characters

  • Hermione Lodge, Veronica's mother. Appears far less frequently than her husband, and rarely plays a significant role in most of the stories. She is mostly involved in charity work (also been called Julie circa 1980s).
  • Hal Cooper, Betty's middle-class but hard-working father who works as a druggist.
  • Alice Cooper, Betty's caring, highly supportive mother.
  • Forsythe Pendleton Jones II, Jughead's father (referred to as Timothy Jones in one story), who looks just like his son, only older and balding.
  • Gladys Jones, Jughead's mother.


  • Marmaduke "Moose"/"Big Moose" Mason (earlier Moose McGee and in at least one story in the 50s, Moose gives his real name as "Merton Matowski."), a muscular star athlete who is a poor student and is possessive about his girlfriend, Midge. He also is known to be dyslexic.
  • Midge Klump, Moose's girlfriend, who often gets annoyed at Moose because of his over-protection towards her. (earlier "Midge Collins")
  • Dilton Donald "Dilly" Doiley, the very intelligent nerd and inventor.
  • Ethel Muggs (earlier Ethel Dinklehof), a tall, stringy, somewhat dorky but goodhearted teenager who always tries to win over Jughead, albeit unsuccessfully.
  • Chuck Clayton, an African-American athlete and cartoonist.
  • Nancy Woods, Chuck's girlfriend.
  • Toni Topaz, a friend and soulmate of Jughead Jones. Bisexual.

Faculty of Riverdale High[]

  • Waldo Weatherbee, the school principal, popularly referred to as 'The Bee'. He is often a victim of Archie's clumsiness, and the latter frequently finds himself in detention.
  • Geraldine Grundy, a teacher at Riverdale High. Usually portrayed as an English teacher. She mostly teaches every subject not including gym or chemistry. Most students consider her as a "nice" or "good" teacher. She is an older lady with white coloured hair.
  • Benjamin Flutesnoot, science teacher (also band teacher in Little Archie).
  • Coach Kleats, the head physical education teacher. He only teaches football and baseball.
  • Coach Harry Clayton,Chuck's dad, also a physical education teacher. He is the basketball coach.
  • Miss Bernice Beazley, the somewhat grouchy school cafeteria cook. No one likes her food besides Jughead. No one likes her but herself.
  • Mr. Svenson, Swedish school custodian. He often stays at school when it is closed and cleans. A lot of the students like him and try to help him if he has problems. He also has a girlfriend named Olga.
  • Other faculty members.



  • Jellybean Jones, Jughead's little sister. Her real name is Forsythia.
  • Vegas, Archie's dog.
  • Hot Dog, Jughead's faithful pet dog.
  • Vader, Reggie's dog.