- List of Bones characters
This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Bones. The article deals with the series' main, recurring, and minor characters.
The following characters have been featured in the opening credits of the program.
Temperance "Bones" Brennan
- Portrayed by Emily Deschanel
Dr. Temperance Brennan (Season 1–) works as a forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and is also a best-selling novelist. Nicknamed "Bones" by FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, Brennan and Booth work together in FBI cases concerning recently found human remains. Although she is an expert in her field, Brennan is socially awkward and has limited knowledge about pop culture. Her birth name was Joy Keenan. Brennan's parents had left her and her older brother Russ when she was fifteen. She also thinks herself to be extremely rational. She is never the one to get the most emotionally attached to the cases and/or the people involved. She is currently expecting Agent Booth's child (as of Season 6 finale).
- Portrayed by David Boreanaz
Special Agent Seeley Booth (Season 1–) is a former Army sniper with the Rangers, who is currently an agent with the FBI. He frequently consults with Dr. Brennan and her team in his investigations but prefers a more humane and interpersonal approach than Dr. Brennan's hard, objective and analytical approach. He is shown to be world-wise and socially at ease with people. Booth has a son, Parker, with his ex. At the end of Season 4, it is revealed Booth has a brain tumor causing him to hallucinate. In season 5, Booth admits to Dr. Saroyan that he is in love with Brennan. It is also revealed that he is a direct descendant of presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, a fact that upsets him greatly. In season 6 he has a girlfriend named Hannah, but the relationship ends when he attempts to propose and she turns him down due to her lack of interest in marriage. In the season 6 finale it is revealed that Dr. Brennan is pregnant with Booth's child after they had spent the night together both suffering the death of Vincent Nigel-Murray and sleeping together. In season 3, in the episode Soccer Mom in Mini-Van, he states he's 35 years old. This means that by the end of season 6 he's 38 years old.
- Portrayed by Michaela Conlin
Angela Montenegro (Season 1–) works as a forensic artist at the Jeffersonian Institute and is Dr. Brennan's best friend. Angela is Dr. Brennan's team specialist in craniofacial reconstruction and can generate holograms using her 3-dimensional graphics program (The Angelator) to simulate various scenarios of a crime. She is open, friendly and caring, and constantly tries to draw Dr. Brennan out of the lab. In the episode "The Man in the Fallout Shelter", it was revealed Angela's father is Billy Gibbons, a member of the band ZZ Top. Her middle name is supposedly "Pearly Gates", which is also the name of Billy Gibbon's 1959 Les Paul Guitar. In Season five she marries Dr. Jack Hodgins while in jail for an outstanding warrant. During the ceremony, she whispers her real name to the justice of the peace, though it is never revealed to the viewers. In season 6 we learn that she is pregnant with her first child, and her son, Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins, was born during the season finale.
- Portrayed by Eric Millegan
Dr. Zack Addy (Season 1–3; recurring afterward) is introduced as Dr. Brennan's graduate student and assistant at the Jeffersonian Institute at the start of the series. In the second season, he receives his doctorate in Forensic Anthropology and applied engineering and becomes a professional forensic anthropologist. Zack is closer to the stereotypical geek than anyone else on the team. Although well-meaning, helpful and friendly, when a situation calls for social interaction or intuition, he is often lost. During the course of events leading up to the death of Howard Epps, Zack was nearly killed after he unwittingly triggered a pressure sensor tied to a bomb affixed to the headless body of Caroline Epps. He is extremely intelligent, in episode 11 it is said his IQ is significantly above 163 (which is already a genius level). He is also Hodgins' best friend, and lives in the upper part of Hodgins' garage. At the end of Season 3, he was revealed to be an accomplice to "Gormogon". He was admitted to a psychiatric institution following his confession to murdering the Lobbyist ("The Knight on the Grid").
While in the psychiatric institute, Zack was regularly visited by Hodgins and Dr. Sweets. Some time later, Zack broke out of the psychiatric ward in order to help his friends solve a case. After the case was solved, Zack willingly returned to the psychiatric facility. Zack later told Sweets that he did not kill anyone, but told Gormogon where the victim was in order to murder and cannibalize them. Sweets wanted to tell the others, but Zack told him not to do so to avoid being sent to a "regular jail" as he "would not do well in prison".
- Portrayed by T. J. Thyne
Dr. Jack Hodgins (Season 1–) is an entomologist and is also an expert on spores and minerals, but conspiracy theories are his hobby. He is one of the more normal persons in the group, and helps teach Zack how to be socially normal. His family is extremely wealthy and Hodgins wishes for his current occupation to remain concealed from his family as he fears they will prevent him from pursuing his career. In season 5 he marries Angela Montenegro while in jail for an eight-year-old warrant. His son with Angela, Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins, was born in the season 6 finale.
- Portrayed by Tamara Taylor
Dr. Camille Saroyan (Season 2–), always called Cam, is a Pathologist and the Head of the Forensic Division at Jeffersonian Institute. She was born in The Bronx, although she does not have a noticeable New York accent, and was previously a coroner in New York. Dr. Goodman appeared only as an administrator, but Cam is a full partner with Brennan's team, handling bodies with flesh attached. She was introduced Season 2, Episode 1, after being hired by Dr. Goodman while Dr. Brennan was on vacation. At first, she and the team have an uneasy working relationship because she is a hands-on manager and insists on being kept informed at all times. She had a romantic relationship with Booth when she was still in New York, which was briefly rekindled until Booth decided that his "high risk" life put anyone close to him in danger.
- Portrayed by John Francis Daley
Dr. Lance Sweets (Season 3–) is an F.B.I. psychologist assigned to Booth and Brennan after Booth arrests Brennan's father. The character made his first appearance in Season 3, Episode 4, "The Secret in the Soil", and became a main cast member in Episode 9, "The Santa in the Slush". When he joins the cast, he is 22 years old, which is remarkable for a Ph.D.; but he looks much younger, which causes Booth to be rude and condescending. While he is annoyed at Booth, Sweets stands his ground, even coaxing Booth and Brennan into going on a double date with him and his tropical-fish specialist girlfriend April. Sweets and April break up shortly after the date, and Booth and Brennan become something of a "crying shoulder" in a reciprocal relationship. He later falls in love with lab assistant Daisy Wick. Also, Sweets is trained as a profiler and has assisted Booth and Bones, finding even dull lab-work new and exciting. As part of Season 3's storyline concerning the serial killers collectively known as The Gormogon, Sweets helps Booth and Brennan identify possible victims and profile the Gormogon. He can talk effectively with Booth and Brennan in the language appropriate to each; but he has an unfortunate tendency to use language similar to Valleyspeak when testifying in court, which is inappropriate for someone of his age and accomplishments. He is also a big part in the matchmaking for Brennan and Booth and writes a book about them, which he discards when he learns from them that it was based on a false premise.
- Portrayed by Jonathan Adams
Dr. Daniel Goodman (Season 1) is the director of the Jeffersonian Institute who is an archaeologist. He is a loving husband and the father to a pair of five-year-old twin girls. His way of working leads Hodgins to think of him as subjective, long-winded, and lacking the qualities of a pure scientist; however, the antagonism between the two develops into a friendly rivalry as the season progresses. Dr. Goodman has not made any appearances beyond Season 1; and, as of Episode 23, "The Titan on the Tracks", he is said to be on sabbatical.
- Portrayed by Brendan Fehr
Jared Booth (Season 4–) is Seeley’s younger brother and a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy. His first appearance was in the fourth season episode, “The Con Man in the Meth Lab”, where he arrived in Washington, D.C. to take a new job at the Pentagon. He charms Brennan when the two go out on a date. Despite seeming as capable and responsible as his brother, Jared has a history, as revealed by long-time family friend Cam, of getting into trouble and Seeley taking the blame for him. In subsequent episodes, Jared risked his job to help Brennan save his brother when a serial killer abducted Seeley and left him to die, after which he is court-martialled and dishonourably discharged for misusing his position to save his brother's life. Last seen in the episode "The Dentist in the Ditch," where he introduced his fiancee to his brother.
- Portrayed by Ty Panitz
Parker Matthew Booth (Season 1–) is Seeley Booth and Rebecca Stinson's son. Parker and Booth are very close. He is currently under custody of his mother. Rebecca threatened to never let Booth see Parker during Season 2 when he investigated her boyfriend Drew intensively (although in the following season 2 episode, Rebecca and Booth have a short fling and Drew is out of the picture.) In Season 3's Christmas episode, Parker doesn't get to spend the day with Booth as is typical and has to stay with his mother and go skiing with her and her boyfriend Brent in Vermont. Parker has said that he hated Brent which his mother believes it is Booth who told Parker to say that. In the fourth season episode "The Hero in the Hold" Booth reveals that he named Parker after his spotter, a friend who was slain in the line of duty.
- Portrayed by Michael Grant Terry
Wendell (Season 4–) first appears in "The Perfect Pieces in the Purple Pond", as Dr. Brennan's "brightest scholarship student". During the episode he misinterprets Dr. Brennan's question about dating older women (it dealt with the episode's case) as a come-on, and he asks Angela about it. He says he is not sure what to do, as he needs the job as intern/graduate assistant because he owes people money. Angela assumes this means he owes money to the mob, but when she discovers him with a cigarette (which he uses to remind himself to think like his father, dead from lung cancer) it is revealed Wendell needs the money to pay back his old working-class neighborhood, who donated money in order for him to go to college. In that episode, he revealed that he boxed golden gloves in his teens. His second appearance is in "The Bone That Blew".
During his third appearance on the show ("The Fire in the Ice"), it is revealed Wendell is now a member of Booth's amateur hockey team, "The Fed Cases". Later in the episode, while on a "field trip" with Hodgins to get evidence from a suspect's apartment, he inadvertently mentions he once spent a night "in juvie". In "The Girl in the Mask", as Dr. Brennan is reviewing her personnel files, she comments "Wendell has the most potential"; and Booth describes him as being "Sort of normal", which Dr. Brennan acknowledges he likes.
In the fourth season finale, Wendell was re-imagined as the bouncer at Booth and Brennan's night club.
In the season 5 episode "The Bond in the Boot", everyone in Brennan's team but Wendell comes to know that Wendell can no longer work as an intern as his scholarship had run out of money due to the recession. This fact is kept from him as Cam tries to figure out another scholarship for him until Brennan breaks the news to him assuming he was aware of it. Wendell manages to work impressively on the case and by the time he was bidding everyone farewell, Camille told him due to an anonymous donation, he did not lose his scholarship after all. A visibly affected Wendell thanks everyone, suspecting them of the good deed and leaves when he found it difficult to maintain composure. Then Camille tells Brennan, Hodgins and Angela that the scholarship party received enough donations to fund the scholarship for 3 people. As everyone exchanges knowing smiles, and leaves, Brennan glances at Angela's appreciative smile indicating that she was proud that Brennan finally used her newly earned wealth for her request of funding Wendell's scholarship. It can be assumed that Camille and Hodgins along with Brennan all made the anonymous donations for Wendell.
In the same season episode "The Tough Man in the Tender Chicken", Wendell and the sex-deprived Angela, who has been celibate for almost six months, on the advice of Dr. Sweets, end up sleeping together. However, Angela breaks it off with him later in the episode, "The Death of the Queen Bee", after Wendell learns that Angela mistakenly thought she might have been pregnant with his child. Angela realized that had she been pregnant, Wendell would have "done his duty" while Hodgins' offer was to stay with her because of love.
In the sixth season episode "The Mastodon in the Room", the fellowship program of the interns was closed down on Dr. Brennan's departure from the Jeffersonian Institute. Wendell got a job working at a mechanic shop to save money for tuition. When Brennan came back and tried looking for an assistant, she came to know all had branched out and left. She came down to the mechanic shop to rehire Wendell who agreed to come back if the job was not a one-off. At Brennan's querying how much would he need for his "Tuition" since all her money "was not much use in Maluku", he smiles back and later is found to be working in the episode's case, indicating Brennan might have agreed to his terms. He has appeared the most times of Dr. Brennan's interns.
During Season 6, Wendell grows closer to Hodgins and Angela who are expecting their first child.
Matthew Brennan / Max Keenan
- Portrayed by Ryan O'Neal
Max (Season 2–) is the father of Temperance and Russ Brennan. He took the identity of a deceased man named Matthew Brennan and changed the identities of his family to protect them from the violent bank robbers whom he and his wife worked with as career criminals. As Matthew Brennan, he worked as a science teacher, while his wife worked as a bookkeeper. At Christmas in 1991, Max and his wife left their children alone and never returned to their home in order to keep them safe. After Dr. Brennan solved the murder of her mother, he warned her to stop looking for him. When Russ became the target of corrupted FBI agents, Max was forced to resurface and to kill the men. Max resurfaces a second time during the episode "The Killer in the Concrete" when Dr. Brennan asks for his help to find Booth who was kidnapped during the course of the investigation.
After freeing Booth, Max escapes in Dr. Brennan's car. Max was later arrested by Booth at the conclusion of "Stargazer in a Puddle". Max was tried and acquitted for the murder of Deputy Director Kirby in the episode entitled "The Verdict in the Story" (although this was only because the defense revealed that the choice of murder weapon — an ornamental dagger in Brennan's apartment rather than Max's trademark copper pipe — cast doubts that Max had committed the murder, while simultaneously suggesting that Temperance could have done it herself). Now referred to as "Max Brennan", he obtained a job at Jeffersonian Institute teaching children; at first, Temperance didn't want him working there, claiming he would interfere, but she finally relented, as a favor to Booth (though she knows it was for her). He asked Booth if he was sleeping with his daughter, and seemed quite surprised to learn Booth wasn't, asking whether it was because Booth was gay, Temperance wasn't attractive enough, or because her father was a killer, believing he was stopping their relationship. Max is currently out of jail.
- Portrayed by Loren Dean
Russ Brennan (Season 1–) is Temperance Brennan's older brother, whose birth name was Kyle Keenan. He abandoned Temperance when she was fifteen years old and he was nineteen years old, shortly after the disappearance of their parents. After he left home, Russ committed various misdemeanors and felonies. He worked as a mechanic in North Carolina. However, after his father resurfaced, he went into hiding. Russ resurfaced during the course of "The Knight on the Grid" after learning his stepdaughter Hayley had been hospitalized with complications related to her cystic fibrosis; he was arrested by Booth and subsequently sentenced to thirty days in the county jail, with the term of his probation extended and amended to include the wearing of an ankle monitor.
- Portrayed by Arnold Vosloo
An ex-military sniper turned vigilante, Broadsky was once a friend and fellow soldier alongside Seeley Booth. He served in the Gulf War before switching to a Hostage Rescue Team. During this time, he developed a reputation as being the "Hand of God". After one incident in which he killed a gunman without authorization, Broadsky went into hiding and began living his life under the aliases of other famous snipers. He also developed a personal agenda to assassinate anyone he believed didn't deserve to live, and was willing to kill innocent people who got in his way or defied him (referring to their deaths as "collateral damage"). Broadsky would often contact a victim or former associate of a chosen target and offer his services in exchange for payment (sometimes the amount of money would be symbolic of the chosen target's crimes).
Broadsky first appears in the Season 6 episode "The Bullet in the Brain" in which he kills Heather Taffet, the Grave Digger on her way to an appeal, after getting himself hired by James Kent - the father of two of the Grave Digger's victims. He also killed a prostitute in order to use her apartment to assassinate the Grave Digger. Booth tracks Broadsky down but he escapes. Broadsky appears again in "The Killer in the Crosshairs" in which he kills another criminal - a counterfeiter named Walter Coolidge. Booth and Brennan are able to stop him from claiming another victim, but Broadsky manages to escape again. Broadsky returns again in the episode "The Hole in the Heart", in which he kills a former army associate for his rifle (to replace the one Booth destroyed in the previous episode). He then shoots and kills Jeffersonian intern Vincent Nigel-Murray with a bullet meant for Booth. Booth and the Jeffersonian team finally track Broadsky down to his hiding place on a cargo ship. Booth then confronts and shoots Broadsky in the leg, and captures him.
- Potrayed by Katheryn Winnick
Hannah Burley is a recurring character in Season 6 of Bones. She was Booth's girlfriend, a journalist he met in Afghanistan.
Booth meets Hannah in Afghanistan after saving her from a situation with armed men. Since Booth had been rejected by Brennan in Season 5, the two form a bond and start a relationship. Booth tells Brennan that their relationship as "serious as a heart attack" and that he is in love with her. Hannah transfers to D.C. and moves in with Booth, even meeting his son and becoming friends with Bones. Although Bones has lingering feelings for Booth, she tries to be happy for their relationship and maintains her friendship with Hannah. However from Season 6 Episode 11 (The Bullet in the Brain), Booth showed signs that he wasn't as in love with Hannah as he thought and he still holds his feelings for Brennan.
In "The Daredevil in the Mold", Booth, scared of being alone for the rest of his life, proposes to Hannah, who gently turns him down, telling him that she is not the marrying kind. Booth breaks up with her and after trying to pursude him to change his mind (unsucessfully), she reluctantly accepts the break-up and moves out of his apartment. Hannah's rejection demontrated Booth's flaw in finding relationships with women who want maintain their independance.
- Portrayed by Nathan Dean
Charlie Burns (Season 2–3) is a Special Agent of the FBI who sometimes assists Booth. His first appearance is in the second season episode, "The Truth in the Lye".
- Portrayed by John M. Jackson
Sam Cullen (Season 1) is a Deputy Director of the FBI. Little is known about him, other than he has a wife and a daughter diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. The episode "The Graft in the Girl" revealed she contracted the disease from an illegally sourced bone graft; Brennan and Booth discovered and arrested the criminal responsible. He does his best to keep Agent Booth on track and frequently disapproves of Dr. Brennan's involvement in FBI field investigations. He has not been seen since the first season.
- Portrayed by Eugene Byrd
Dr. Clark Edison (Season 3–) is a recurring character who first appeared in the Season 3 premiere where he tried to become Dr. Brennan's assistant in Zack's absence. However, Zack returned in that very episode. Clark returned twice more. In Season 3, Episode 13, "The Verdict in the Story", working with the defense of Brennan's father, who was on trial for murder, Clark proved one of Zack's conclusions about the murder weapon wrong. In Season 4, Episode 1, "Yanks in the UK", he made an appearance as the first of the group of six revolving assistants assigned to replace Zack. At the end of the episode, however, he reveals he cannot tolerate the informal attitudes of Dr. Brennan's team and quits. He does retain a recurring role throughout the series, still harboring ill feelings towards the informal behavior of his co-workers even as he recognizes the Jeffersonian's exceptional reputation. In "The Girl in the Mask," Brennan compares Clark with Wendell and Vincent, saying Clark is the "most astute". Clark Edison is a vegan. While Angela was trying to remain celibate after breaking up with Roxie, she flirted very heavily with Clark, prompting him to introduce her to his girlfriend, a professor of Women's Studies and a vegan.
In the Season 4 alternate reality finale, Clark was re-imagined as a rap musician ('C-Synch') hoping to play at Booth and Brennan's night club, 'The Lab'. Booth refused to book him because his brother (a re-imagined Grayson Barasa) was a gang leader.
In the Season 6 premiere, which is a year after the Season 5 finale, it is revealed he left the Jeffersonian for a position in Chicago. He rejoined Dr. Brennan's team in the Season 6, Episode 2, "The Couple in the Cave", after learning of her return. During Season 6, Clark changed from being unwilling to reveal personal information to sharing many details of his life, much to the team's chagrin.
- Portrayed by Heath Freeman
Howard Epps (Season 1–2) is a serial killer, who appeared in one episode of Season 1 and two episodes of Season 2. Epps was introduced in the episode "A Man on Death Row", where he was a prisoner scheduled to be executed in two days, while his lawyer enlisted Brennan and Booth to try and clear his name. They were successful in delaying his execution pending a further review of new evidence; but the evidence was two dead bodies, killed the same way as the original suspected victim of Epps. Booth realized Epps hoped that they would find these bodies, as the execution would be delayed until it could be determined if he murdered these two as well (which he did). While in prison, he married a woman named Caroline, who knew he was guilty, but believed him to be a good person underneath it all. Most of his victims were blond teenage girls, whom he bludgeoned with a tire iron.
Epps' second appearance was in episode "The Blonde in the Game", where he is still in jail but has been directing a copycat accomplice, leaving clues for Brennan and the team to solve to lead them to the next victims. When Brennan and Booth corner the accomplice, Brennan is forced to shoot him to save the lives of Booth and the final victim. When questioned, Epps reveals the objective of "the game" was to force Brennan to kill. As Epps had planned, Brennan feels deeply guilty for killing the man; but she eventually comes to terms with it.
In his final appearance of the series, "The Man in the Cell", Epps escapes from prison by setting fire and killing a fireman, stealing his uniform and leaving his body in his own cell. It is revealed that he had an IQ of 180 and that his mother was highly religious and would wash him in ammonia whenever he was around women she perceived as "loose". Over time, he developed intense love-hate feelings and would write to her almost every day from prison. After his escape, he becomes obsessed with Brennan, using mind games to make her feel like she was responsible for the deaths of his victims. He tests her and the rest of her team by leaving clues leading them to more victims, one of whom was his wife, Caroline. He also leaves traps in the clues, almost killing Zack and Dr. Saroyan. After being cornered in Brennan's apartment by her and Booth, he runs for the balcony and jumps off, despite Booth's attempt to save him, to his death.
- Portrayed by Joel Moore
Colin Fisher (Season 4–) is a perpetually pessimistic temporary lab assistant, who manages to even depress Cam, first seen in the episode "The Crank in the Shaft." In "The Princess and the Pear", he admitted to being a "geek" and went undercover at Imagicon, a fantasy convention for a case. His future at the Jeffersonian however, was placed in doubt after he admitted to sleeping with one of the suspects. In "The Critic in the Cabernet", he offers to let Brennan use his "discount sperm" for the baby she decides to have. He is turned down, however, in favor of Booth.
In the fourth season finale, Fisher was re-imagined as the chef at Booth and Brennan's night club.
In Episode 1 of Season 6, Caroline reveals that Fisher checked himself into a clinic with a case of the "hopeless vapors", but he was re-instated in Episode 3 of Season 6, where he works to cure himself of his depression, listening to calming music and drinking a foul smelling tea.
- Portrayed by David Greenman
Marcus Geier (Season 2–) is a forensic technician with the FBI. His first broadcast appearance was as an unnamed tech in the second-season episode "Spaceman in a Crater". (He had previously been in "Player Under Pressure", an episode which was not aired until the following year.) In the third season, the character was given a name and used in several episodes, starting with "Soccer Mom in the Mini-Van". His role is to present evidence discovered at a crime scene to Booth and/or the squints.
The Grave Digger/Heather Taffet
- Portrayed By Deirdre Lovejoy
United States Attorney Heather Taffet was the serial killer and kidnapper known as The Grave Digger (Season 2, 4, 5, and 6). As The Grave Digger she would often kidnapp people and contact their families for ransom. If the family provided the funds she would tell them where the person was buried before the air in the grave ran out; if the funds were not provided the body would be discovered later dead. Not much is known about her. She led a very quiet life and was an FBI agent. She took over the grave digger case after the previous attorney assigned to it was killed. She was married at some point for a month in order to rent a storage locker under a false identity. She used the locker to hide her kidnapping equipment. In the episode "Aliens in a Spaceship", she kidnapped Brennan and Hodgins and held them for ransom. While the rest of the team succeeded in rescuing them, the Grave Digger's identity was never discovered.
Two seasons later, in "The Hero in the Hold", she kidnapped Booth in order to get evidence that Hodgins had stolen from the FBI. She kills Thomas Vega who wrote a book on the Grave Digger, but Brennan deduces that Vega broke at least one of his killer's ribs during the fatal struggle. Brennan is suspicious when Taffet brings a warrant to retrieve Vega's body but cannot seem to lift her arm. Brennan confirms Taffet has a broken rib by hitting her in the right place. Jared Booth interrogates her to find out where she took his brother but she refuses to talk. He accesses a government database with secret, illegal files on every United States citizen (referred to as " 'spring cleaning' - because everything is brought out and turned upside-down," by Hodgins). He uses this information to determine that she was married for one month before she had the marriage annulled. She used this information for one thing, and one thing only: to rent a storage locker in Spring Hill. Jared sends an FBI task force to the locker. They find her three-million volt, modified stun gun, gloves, and boots. Hodgins tests the boots to find that there are paint chips in them that were used in US Navy vessels prior to 1961. Again, accessing the "spring cleaning" files, they find Taffet volunteered at an aquarium that had just sent out a US Navy vessel to be sunk to a reef. Brennan strikes Taffet with a briefcase, knocking her over. Brennan then leaves on a chopper arranged by Jared to go retrieve Booth. Although Jared is arrested for illegally accessing the government database, Seeley Booth is located in time.
In the fifth-season episode "The Boy with the Answer", Taffet is tried and convicted for the kidnapping and murder of a 10-year-old boy. After the kidnapping equipment recovered from Taffet's storage locker in "The Hero in the Hold" is disallowed as illegally obtained, Booth, Bones, and Hodgins drop their own kidnapping charges so that the Jeffersonian scientists can focus on investigating the newly discovered body of the 10-year-old victim. Believing Taffet will not get convicted, Brennan's father Max tries to kill her with a sniper rifle, but Booth is able to stop him and Max is put in jail until the trial is over. Despite Taffet ably representing herself in court, DNA evidence showing that the boy bit Taffet during his abduction is enough to convict her. After the trial, she tells Brennan that "this isn't over".
In the Season 6 episode "The Bullet in the Brain", while being taken to court for a final appeal, Taffet is killed by renegade sniper Jacob Broadsky - a former mentor to Booth - who shoots Taffet in the head from a distant building after having been hired by James Kent, the father of Matthew and Ryan Kent, two of Taffet's victims.
- Portrayed by Diedrich Bader
Andrew Hacker (Season 5-) is Seeley Booth's boss and the Assistant Director of the FBI. In Season 5, he expressed a romantic interest in Brennan, to the consternation of Booth. He and Brennan dated several times, though nothing really developed from it. In one episode, he attempted to "rescue" Brennan, Booth, and their friends who were being held at the Jeffersonian by a group of mysterious government agents, only to arrive a few seconds after Booth had already subdued the agents - much to Hacker's disappointment as he had hoped to impress Brennan.
Hacker does not appear in Season 6, although he does call Booth on his cell phone in one episode to inform him about a new case. Brennan does not mention him in Season 6, and with the recent events at the end of the season, it would seem that Brennan and Hacker's relationship ended off screen.
Michael Stacato Vincent Hodgins (Season 6-) is the infant son of Angela Montengro and Jack Hodgins. He was named Michael because of his parents wishes, Stacato due to the wishes of Angela's father and Vincent after the late Vincent Nigel-Murray. While pregnant it was discovered that he could be possibly blind however he was fine. In the season 7, Michael is in Daycare but Angela sneaks him into the lab to visit Hodgins under Cam's nose however they are caught. He seems to like Cam and Cam cannot resist his cute little baby smile.
- Portrayed by Patricia Belcher
Caroline Julian (Season 1–) is a prosecutor and works in the U.S. Attorney's office. Her first appearance was in the first season episode, "The Man in the Morgue", which was followed by three more appearances in the second season in "Judas on a Pole", "The Man in the Mansion", and "Stargazer in a Puddle". She has a very demanding and bossy attitude, and often uses heavy sarcasm (even when speaking to people above her), which overpowers even Brennan to a point where Brennan does not even argue with her. She has a deep understanding of the workings of the government and the way cases should be handled, and seems to have a friendship history with Booth and trusts his instincts and beliefs when working on cases, although she often seems wary of his and Brennan's less orthodox methods. She has appeared numerous times to have Booth and Brennan in court and to solve their cases. She blackmailed Brennan into kissing Booth on the lips under some mistletoe so Brennan could have use of a trailer where her imprisoned father could have a Christmas with their family, though the result was not what any of them anticipated. She has a slight Southern accent and calls people "cherie", indicating a New Orleans background. She is characterized as having eccentric personal style. Her personal vehicle is an AMC Gremlin with leopard print accents to the interior.
In the fourth season finale, Caroline was re-imagined as Booth and Brennan's night club's attorney.
- Portrayed by Chris Conner
Oliver Laurier's first appearance in the series is in the Pilot episode as a suspect in the murder of Cleo Louise Eller, with whom he was obsessed. Towards the end of the episode, Oliver becomes obsessed with Dr. Brennan, who he stalks from scene to scene. His next appearance was in the second season's episode, "The Bodies in the Book", where he is again suspected of murder. He confesses to being a "Brennanite" - a loyal fan of Dr. Brennan's crime novels - but was proved not to be the killer due to his fainting at the sight of blood. He tells Booth on multiple occasions he has a fight-or-flight response that almost inevitably turns to "flight" usually after locking the door to house. He is not known to have ever done anything violent.
- Portrayed by Elon Gold
Dr. Paul Linder (Season 5-) is a gynecologist whom Cam met when bringing Michelle for an OBY/GYN appointment in Season 5. Cam and Paul developed an attraction to each other, though Cam was unsure of how to proceed. Their work schedules interfered with their budding relationship; but, in Season 6, they managed to set aside time for each other. Cam now appears to be much more comfortable in the relationship. Her adopted daughter Michelle was OK with this but asked that someone else besides Linder be her gynecologist from now on. There was no explanation why Cam didn't take Michelle to her own gynecologist.
- Portrayed by Ryan Cartwright
Vincent (Seasons 4–6) was always styled as 'Mr.' Nigel-Murray by Drs. Brennan and Saroyan (a subtle reminder he had not yet earned his doctorate). Vincent was a lab assistant and had a habit of reciting trivia only tangentially relevant to the situation at hand. An Englishman and a graduate of the University of Leeds, he was one of the several rotating lab assistants who take on the duties of Dr. Zack Addy after Season 3. Vincent's first appearance was in "The He in the She", when Dr. Saroyan took him into the field. Dr. Brennan insisted his place was in the lab and sent him back. At the end of the episode, he and Dr. Saroyan agreed he would resign as Dr. Brennan's lab assistant because he didn't fit in with the rest of the team; but he returned in "Double Trouble in the Panhandle". In "The Bones that Foam", we learn that his thoughts sometimes froze when he was nervous so he would bring himself back to focus by reciting random facts: "Facts are the stitches that hold the fabric of existence together". In "The Girl in the Mask", as Dr. Brennan reviews her personnel files, she comments "Vincent is the most intelligent", prompting Booth to say she should pick him because that's what she likes.
In the alternate reality Season 4 finale, Vincent was re-imagined as the DJ at Booth and Brennan's night club.
In the Season 6 premiere, it is revealed he left the Jeffersonian Institute after winning one million dollars on Jeopardy and embarking on a round-the-world trip. He returned in "The Babe in the Bar", having finished his trip around the world. In Season 6, it is hinted that Vincent may have had a romantic interest in Cam.
In the episode "The Hole in the Heart," which aired May 12, 2011, he was killed by renegade sniper Jacob Broadsky, who shot him in the heart. His last words, spoken to Booth and Brennan, were "Don't make me leave." Brennan initially interprets Vincent's last words as a plea to not be fired from his job at the Jeffersonian, although Booth later tells her that Vincent was declaring that he did not want to die. Vincent's death acts as a catalyst for Brennan and Booth to sleep together, which results in a pregnancy. Vincent is later honored by Angela and Hodgins, who name their son Michael Staccato Vincent Hodgins.
- Portrayed by Marisa Coughlan
FBI Special Agent Payton Perotta (Season 4) is an FBI agent who appeared in three episodes beginning with "Fire in the Ice". She filled in for Booth as liaison with the Jeffersonian team when Booth was a murder suspect and when he was incapacitated by a back injury. She also encountered the Jeffersonian team when Booth was kidnapped by the Gravedigger. Although Perotta's presence was specifically requested when Booth was off with his back trouble, Brennan stated that this was simply because it was easier to work with somebody who already knew how they worked rather than any appreciation for Perotta as an Agent. While competent, she lacked the bond with the Jeffersonian team that Booth had developed—when she commented that her people had found potentially important evidence for the current case, Hodgins and Wendell, speaking in unison, informed her that they were Booth's people.
- Portrayed by Heavy D
Sid Shapiro (Season 1) is the owner of a Chinese restaurant, Wong Fu's. He has a talent for knowing exactly what to get a customer without even asking, although he will take orders. Booth is a frequent customer and a personal friend; in "The Man in the Fallout Shelter", he brought Booth's son, Parker, to visit him while quarantined at the Jeffersonian.
- Portrayed by Jessica Capshaw
Rebecca Stinson (Season 2) is Booth's ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son, Parker. When Seeley discovered Rebecca was pregnant, he asked her to marry him; but she refused. It is later revealed she refused the proposal because she did not want to be "one of those women" and did not want to be judged. She later tells Temperance she now wishes she had not missed her and Seeley's "one true moment" and wonders if he feels the same way, which is shown throughout the series. It is now obvious that Booth has moved on, first, by being in a relationship with Hannah and, now, his current relationship with Brennan. Because of the actress's current commitments to Grey's Anatomy, it is unlikely Rebecca will appear again.
- Portrayed by Eddie McClintock
FBI Special Agent Tim "Sully" Sullivan (Season 2) is introduced in Season 2 to be Dr. Brennan's love interest. He makes four consecutive appearances starting with the episode "The Girl in the Gator", where he works with Dr. Brennan while Booth was sidelined because he shot an ice cream truck clown. At first, Brennan doubted his sincerity because of his wide variety of interests and hobbies—He has a minor in kinesiology and a major in art history, is a certified EMT, a finish carpenter, and a criminal profiler; but Booth assured her Sully is serious about his job and mentions he lost his previous partner. After the case, Sully asked Brennan out on a date, which she eagerly accepted. Their relationship becomes more serious; and, in the episode "The Boneless Bride In The River", Sully asks Brennan to go with him to the Caribbean in his new boat, which he named Temperance; but she refuses. He tells Brennan he will come back in a year's time, but he has not returned.
- Portrayed by Pej Vahdat
Arastoo Vaziri (Season 4–) is yet another temporary lab assistant, first appearing in the episode "The Salt in the Wounds". Originating from Iran, he is a devout Muslim and prays five times a day. Expecting others would find it odd that he is both a scientist and very religious, which his co-workers later confirmed, Vaziri decides to put on a false accent to sound "fresh off the boat" and thus make his religious devotion seem like an irrelevant byproduct of his heritage. In Season 5 episode "The Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", he slips up, and his secret is revealed to the team (and the audience). Dr. Sweets helps Arastoo work through these issues.
In the Season 5 episode, "Devil in the Details," Vaziri says he served as a military translator in Iraq, where he killed an insurgent while defending his life after surviving an IED. His fellow squad members did not survive. He still harbors guilt over having killed the attacker, despite having acted in self-defense.
In the Season 4 alternate-reality finale, Arastoo was re-imagined as a potential buyer of Booth and Brennan's night club.
In the Season 6 premiere, it is revealed he switched majors from Forensic to Cultural Anthropology and is interning at the Baghdad Museum. Later, he returns in episode "The Bones That Weren't" as Dr. Brennan's assistant and again in "The Signs in the Silence", in which he helps to identify a mysterious deaf-mute girl found covered in blood.
- Portrayed by Dana Davis & Tiffany Hines
Dr. Camille Saroyan's teenage adopted daughter. Cam was once engaged to and lived with Michelle's father, Dr. Andrew Welton, a cardiac surgeon, and helped to raise Michelle. However, because Michelle's mother died in childbirth, he was never able to fully commit to their relationship and was constantly cheating. Though Cam did love him, she ended the engagement, leaving Welton and the young Michelle behind. Ten years later, in the Season 4 episode "The Doctor in the Den", his remains are found in a tiger exhibit at a zoo. Upon learning the identity of the remains, Cam takes it upon herself to inform Michelle of her father's death. Michelle claims to barely remember Cam and treats her coldly. Later in the episode, Michelle admits she had been very deeply hurt by Cam's apparent abandonment, and she had waited at the window for weeks, "for [Cam] to come home." At the end of the episode, Michelle and Cam are reconciled and Michelle accepts Cam's offer to move in with her.
In Seasons 5 and 6, Cam experiences frequent trouble with Michelle over such teenage issues as Michelle's new boyfriend, smoking, and school. When Michelle decides to go to a small state school to be with her boyfriend, Cam reluctantly agrees but secretly fills out an application in Michelle's name for a more prestigious university, much to the disapproval of her colleagues. When Michelle's relationship with her boyfriend falls apart, Cam reveals that she had successfully, but dishonestly, gotten Michelle into the better school. To her credit, Michelle interprets this as a test of her own honesty, and decides to spend a year working and applying for the next academic year.
- Portrayed by Zooey Deschanel
Margaret Whitesell (Season 5) is a distant cousin of Dr. Brennan on her mother's side whom Brennan's father invited to spend Christmas with them in the episode "The Goop on the Girl." Initially, Dr. Brennan dislikes Margaret, which Dr. Sweets would tell her is because Margaret's off-putting personality is too similar to Dr. Brennan's own antisocial difficulties. Booth notes a striking physical similarity between Dr. Brennan and Margaret, suggesting that they could easily pass for sisters, which the actresses are. During Christmas dinner, Dr. Brennan finally expresses her irritation with Margaret's habit of quoting Benjamin Franklin, explaining that it is not really communication and that she would prefer to hear what Margaret has to say herself (without using Franklin as a proxy). Margaret replies, "that's the nicest thing anyone's ever said to me".
- Portrayed by Carla Gallo
Daisy Wick (Season 4–) is a lab assistant who regards Bones as her mentor and role-model, unknown to Bones. She annoys the entire team with her non-stop talking and insensitivity, eventually leading them to fire her (twice so far). Daisy is later shown to be dating Lance Sweets, who fires her on behalf of Cam. He eventually persuades Cam to re-hire Daisy, whom he has taught self-control techniques. Daisy and Dr. Brennan bond over the identification of Anukh; and, when she is talking slowly enough to be understood, she proves herself to be a very knowledgeable and astute assistant. In the episode "The Bones on the Blue Line", Sweets proposes to Daisy, who accepts. However, in the Season 5 finale, "The Beginning in the End," Daisy decides to leave on a year-long anthropological dig with Dr. Brennan; and Sweets says that he would not wait for her. Upon the reassembly of the team in the Season 6 premiere, her relationship with Sweets is unclear since he adamantly rejects her request to return to their engaged status. At the end of the episode, Sweets and Daisy reconcile.
In the Season 4 alternate reality finale, Daisy was re-imagined as a coat-check girl at Booth and Brennan's night club.
- Portrayed by Stephen Fry
Dr. Gordon Wyatt Ph.D. (Season 2, recurring after) is the psychiatrist trained in forensic psychology who was assigned to evaluate Agent Seeley Booth in the episode "The Girl in the Gator" after Booth shoots at an ice cream truck. At first, Booth regards his therapy with skepticism but eventually comes to befriend Dr. Wyatt and affectionately call him "Gordon Gordon," based on Dr. Wyatt's way of introducing himself as "Gordon, Gordon Wyatt." Bones also takes to calling him "Gordon Gordon." According to Booth, Dr. Wyatt is "so English". Dr. Wyatt eventually tells Booth that his first and middle name are both Gordon. Dr. Wyatt also became involved in the lives of the "squints" in episode "The Priest in the Churchyard," when Booth asked Brennan to come to therapy with him to work out some partnership problems. Brennan, who has repeatedly shown an aversion to psychology, seems to have taken a liking to Dr. Wyatt because what he says makes sense so much so that she even takes Angela to see him when Angela is unsure of how to respond to Hodgins' request for her to move in with him. Dr. Wyatt returned in the episode "Mayhem on the Cross" after a time working with Interpol. He points out that Dr. Sweets observations of Booth and Brennan's relationship are off and in turn, points out to Booth and Brennan that Sweets' might be more complex than his chipper demeanor portrays. Dr Wyatt announced his retirement as a forensic psychiatrist and has enrolled in cooking school. He also reveals his past as "Noddy Comet," a glam rock guitarist, who "wore spandex, pancake makeup, and played a guitar shaped like a spaceship." He briefly returned in Season 5 when Booth was having trouble with his marksmanship after his recent tumor, during which he learned that Booth was in love with Brennan; unlike Sweets, who speculated that the tumor was the reason for Booth's feelings, Dr. Wyatt did not discourage Booth from feeling this way, but instead suggested that Booth has built up an 'idea' of him and Brennan as a family, suggesting that she accompany him to his marksmanship test as she would enable him to pass by reminding him that he has her to protect.
Suspects and killers
- Alan Bethlehem (S1E01) — Portrayed by Larry Poindexter; a senator with whom Cleo Eller had an affair. Cleo was also pregnant with their child at the time of her death.
- Ken Thompson (S1E01) — Portrayed by Sam Trammell; Cleo's boyfriend and Senator Alan Bethlehem's aide. He killed Cleo to save the senator's reputation and in turn his own political ambition.
- Ali Ladjavardi (S1E02) — Portrayed by Federico Dordei; a man with whom Sahar was having an extramarital affair with and is a Homeland Security mole at the Arab-American Friendship League.
- Farid Masruk (S1E02) — Portrayed by Nicholas Massouh; Brother of the victim, Hamid Masruk. They were both poisoned with a pure form of dioxin, which Farid was making in order to build a bomb. When Hamid also developed the symptoms of the poison, Farid killed him in order to keep his terrorist plan intact. He was later shot dead by Booth.
- Sahar Masruk (S1E02) — Portrayed by Bahar Soomekh; Wife of the victim, whom the FBI and Homeland Security thought was a terrorist. Sahar was suspected of her husband's murder as she was committing adultery.
- Camden Destry (S1E03) — Portrayed by Kayla Mae Maloney; Nestor Olivos' classmate, who was infatuated with her. She attempted to blackmail Nestor with a tape Tucker and she made of Nestor and her having sex. When Nestor threatened to tell the principal, Camden and Tucker drugged Nestor and hung him on a tree.
- Tucker Pattison (S1E03) — Portrayed by Toby Hemingway; Nestor Olivos' roommate and made tapes with Camden to blackmail their victims. When Nestor decided to expose them, they killed him.
- Andrew Rigby (S1E04) — Portrayed by Alex Carter;a coroner in Aurora, Washington, who practises ritualistic cannibalism.
- Sherman Rivers (S1E04) — Portrayed by Steve Reevis; a park ranger in Aurora, Washington.
- Shawn Cook (S1E05) — Portrayed by Paul Butcher; Foster brother of the murder victim, Charles Gregory Sanders. Shawn led Charles out of the shopping mall and took him to Edward Nelson but was unaware of Nelson's later actions.
- Edward Nelson (S1E05) — Father of Skyler Nelson. Sexually assaulted and murdered Charles Gregory Sanders.
- Skyler Nelson (S1E05) — Portrayed by Max Roeg; a teenage boy who was a neighbor of the victim.
- Rulz (S1E06) — Portrayed by Charles Duckworth; Performed at the same nightclub where DJ Mount was found dead and had a relationship with Mount's girlfriend, Eve Warren.
- Randall Hall (S1E06) — Portrayed by Bokeem Woodbine; Record producer and owner of the nightclub where DJ Mount was found dead. When Mount was leaving Hall's label and Mount's girlfriend was stealing his money and drugs, Hall killed them.
- David Ross (S1E07) — Portrayed by Jeffrey Nordling; a lawyer representing the parents of the murder victim, April Wright. He admits to having met April on the night of her murder.
- Mary Costello (S1E08) — Portrayed by Rachel Miner; kidnapped the victim, Maggie Schilling, in a plot to extort money from her parents but accidentally kills her with an overdose of hydromorphone.
- Scott Costello (S1E08) — Portrayed by Ross McCall; a submissive husband who carried out a ransom plot with his wife.
- Gil Atkins (S1E09) — Killed Lionel Little on November 7, 1958 for his extensive coin collection.
- Henry Atlas (S1E10) — Portrayed by Harry Groener; a plastic surgeon who is the only doctor in his field to alter the bone of his patients. One of his patients was the murder victim, Allison Holmes or Susan Sheppard as she was known to him.
- Nick Hudson (S1E10) — Portrayed by Adam Grimes; boyfriend of the victim, who knew her as Sandra Cane. He damaged her car after finding out that she was a prostitute.
- Leslie Snow (S1E10) — Portrayed by Marika Dominczyk; an aspiring singer who worked as a prostitute. She knew the victim by her two aliases, Candace Hayden and Rachel Achaunce and killed her out of jealousy.
- Carl Decker (S1E11) — Portrayed by Željko Ivanek; father of the kidnapped child and husband of the murder victim.
- Trent Seward (S1E11) — Portrayed by Lawrence Pressman; head of KBC Systems and employer of Carl Decker. He is suspected of hiring mercenaries to kidnap Carl's son.
- Stew Ellis (S1E12) — Portrayed by Aaron Paul; a clerk at a comic store, who also collaborated as an artist with the victim, Warren Granger, on his comic book.
- Jeremy Kuznetsky (S1E12) — Portrayed by Josh Keaton; a teenager who knew the murder victim, Warren Granger, from their shared love of comic books. He is also known by his alias, Yasutani the Terrible, a comic book character he created.
- Ted McGruder (S1E12) — Portrayed by John Mese; manager of a bowling center, where the victim, Warren Granger, was working at. Ted was confronted by Warren after he had witnessed his constant physical assault on his wife, Lucy McGruder. Warren was overpowered by Ted, who killed him.
- Abigail Zeeley (S1E12) — Portrayed by Adriana Demeo; a friend of the murder victim, Warren Granger. She is also known by her alias, Blue Minnow, a comic book character she created.
- Hector Alvarado (S1E13) — Portrayed by Mike Gomez; house manager for Senator Alan Corman. He did not approve of the relationship between the senator's son and the maid, Jose Vargas' sister, who he accidentally killed.
- Logan Corman (S1E13) — Portrayed by Matt Barr; son of a senator, who had a relationship with the victim, Jose Vargas' sister.
- José Vargas (S1E13) — Portrayed by Jose Pablo Cantillo; an illegal immigrant and a gang member of Mara Muerte. He worked as a gardener at the house of a senator, where he had planned to bury his father and sister. After the FBI found their bodies, he was questioned as a murder suspect. José is reluctant to reveal their identities and only wants to rebury them.
- Karen Anderson (S1E14) — Portrayed by Christina Chambers; girlfriend of Jesse Kane's father, who had no alibi to account for her location during the time of the disappearance of Jesse Kane's father.
- Jesse Kane (S1E14) — Portrayed by Michael E. Rodgers; son of a missing man. He believes the bone fragments found at a crash site are his father's, which turns out not to be true. His search for his father influences Dr. Brennan to start investigating her parents' disappearance.
- Ray Sparks (S1E14) — Portrayed by Michael Bowen; a convicted felon who killed his brother for their shared inheritance.
- Kevin Hollings (S1E15) — Portrayed by Greg Ellis; a serial killer who brutally murdered his victims before removing their eyes. Hollings was never prosecuted because of insufficient evidence. He is murdered offscreen by corrupt FBI agent Jamie Kenton.
- Jamie Kenton (S1E15) — Portrayed by Adam Baldwin; an FBI agent assigned to the murder case of James Cugeni, who he murdered. He became associated with the Romano crime family after working undercover for the FBI. When Dr. Brennan came close to uncovering the truth, he tried to kill her. Booth and the FBI however arrived just in time to save Brennan and arrest Kenton.
- Harold Overmeyer (S1E16) — Portrayed by Glenn Plummer; formerly served in the Tenth Special Forces Group of the U.S. Army. After returning home, he moved to the underground tunnels. He befriended the murder victim, Marni Hunter, showing her the underground passageways and the group of people who live underground.
- Duke Daillel (S1E16) — Portrayed by Ryan Alosio; mountain climber who discovered a treasure crypt with his friend Kyle Montrose and Marni Hunter. He killed Marni after she was going to film about their find.
- Phil Garfield (S1E16) — Portrayed by David Denman; ex-fiancé of Marni Hunter.
- Kyle Montrose (S1E16) — Portrayed by Brian Gross; mountain climber and former boyfriend of Marni Hunter.
- Ben Dawes (S1E17) — Portrayed by James Parks; half-brother of Dhani Webber and a sheriff in New Mexico.
- Alex Joseph (S1E17) — Portrayed by Kalani Queypo; boyfriend of Dhani Webber. A Native American, who broke one of the rites of the Navajos people by selling peyote to non-Native Americans.
- Wayne Kellogg (S1E17) — Portrayed by Clayton Rohner; friend and peyote supplier of Kirk Persinger. Aside from his artwork, Wayne was involved in counterfeiting and killed Kirk after he witnessed the exchange of the counterfeit plates.
- Giles Hardewicke (S1E18) — Portrayed by Fredric Lane; partner of Ted Macy in treasure hunting.
- Dane McGinnis (S1E18) — Portrayed by Rodney Rowland; former U.S. Navy SEAL who works as a diver at the dig. After Macy and Hardewicke planted the 300-year-old bones, which dishonored the people like his brother who gave their lives to the dig, he killed them.
- Branson Rose (S1E18) — Portrayed by Robert Foxworth; a billionaire funding the dig for Blackbeard's treasure.
- Richard Benoit (S1E19) — Portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito; owner of a voodoo shop and a vintage Cadillac. He killed rival voodoo sect leader Renè Mouton. When his daughter Eva Benoit became a suspect, he killed her to stop the search for Mouton's killer with the intent of resurrecting her.
- Graham Leger (S1E19) — Portrayed by Colby Donaldson; a doctor working with Brennan in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He asks Brennan out on a date two days before she was scheduled to return to Washington D.C. but was found dead in his home later, with Brennan connected to the crime scene.
- Sam Potter (S1E19) — Portrayed by Scott Lawrence; an orderly who worked with Brennan in the morgue and practises voodoo.
- Alexandra Combs (S1E20) — Portrayed by Sumalee Montano; assistant of Dr. Ogden. She had previous medical training but did not complete medical school. After BioTech collapsed, she posed as the company to continue to sell bone grafts to hospitals. Her bone supplies came from the dead bodies at Martin Funeral Home.
- Nick Martin (S1E20) — Portrayed by Matt Winston; funeral director and mortician of Martin Funeral Home.
- Peter Ogden (S1E20) — Portrayed by Mark Harelik; transplant coordinator at the Washington General Hospital.
- Jody Campbell (S1E21) — Portrayed by Stacy Hogue; a medical student and a Private in Captain William Fuller's platoon, which encountered a household containing insurgents during their patrol. When Devon Marshall was going to reveal the reported incident was a cover-up of Charlie Kent's mistake, which killed three innocent Iraqis, Jody murdered Devon.
- Peter Lefferts (S1E21) — Portrayed by Kirk B. R. Woller; a lawyer and the oldest member of the Captain William Fuller's platoon. Accidentally killed Charlie Kent when Kent aimed his gun at him.
- Jimmy Merton (S1E21) — Portrayed by Aldis Hodge; friend of Devon Marshall, who also served in Captain William Fuller's platoon.
- Vince McVicar (S1E22) — Portrayed by Pat Skipper; a hitman of the crew Brennan's parents worked with as criminals. He was assigned to kill Brennan's parents but they escaped. Brennan's mother escaped with a head injury which later killed her.
- Rick Turco (S2E01) — Portrayed by Ray Wise; a private detective, who helped Warren Lynch fake his death but accidentally kills a senator. He then tries to kill Lynch by pushing him out of a speeding car.
- Mary Corbis (S2E02) — Portrayed by Kirsten Potter; a veterinarian who killed Carlie Richardson when she found out she was considering abortion. Mary had accidentally killed her own son and so she decided to replace the loss by taking Carlie's unborn child.
- Kyle Richardson (S2E02) — Portrayed by Shane Johnson; husband of Carlie Richardson who has disappeared for a year. He was considering leaving Carlie and had cheated on her prior to her disappearance.
- Karen Tyler (S2E02) — Portrayed by Kate Norby; girlfriend of Kyle Richardson and lied to the FBI by saying she met Kyle after he had separated from when she had met them beforehand.
- Fran Duncan (S2E03) — Portrayed by Pamala Tyson; a volunteer worker who killed her husband when she found out he had used her to get close to teenage girls.
- Alex Morris (S2E03) — Portrayed by Dylan McLaughlin; a foster child and brother of Kelly Morris. He hit Dylan Krane with a pipe and killed him by pushing him out the window when he thought he was taking Kelly away from him.
- Kelly Morris (S2E03) — Portrayed by Leah Pipes; a foster child and girlfriend of Dylan Krane, who she ran away with. When her brother, Alex, kills Dylan, she confesses to the crime to protect him. Furthermore, when Fran Duncan kills her husband, Kelly also confesses to the crime to save Fran.
- Gil Lappin (S2E04) — Portrayed by Rodney Lane Holland; Howard Epps' accomplice.
- Gail Seever (S2E05) - Portrayed by Melinda McGraw; Wife of bigamist victim.
- Lila Turner (S2E05) - Portrayed by Susan Santiago; Wife of bigamist victim.
- Chloe (S2E05) - Portrayed by Keri Lynn Pratt; Pregnant girlfriend.
- Pete Valera (S2E05) - Portrayed by Bruce Nozick; He admits inflicting the head wound and shooting him, but he still doesn't know how Larry got into the tub of lye.
- Juan Ramos (S2E06) - Portrayed by Carlos Lacamara; Victim's long-term boyfriend who tries to break up with her.
- Antonio Ramos (S2E06) - Portrayed by Andres Londono; He is Judge Ramos' son.
- Judge Dolores Ramos (S2E06) - Portrayed by Bertila Damas; She strangled the victim with her silk scarf, and then stomped her with a piercing heel.
- Jackie Swanson (S2E07) - Portrayed by Kali Rocha; Jackie and Brianna were fighting a half an hour before Brianna disappeared.
- Dave Swanson (S2E07) - Portrayed by Jason Matthew Smith; believes that everything is his ex-wife Jackie's fault because she wasted so much time accusing him for the disappearance of their daughter that the case went cold.
- Hailey Farrell (S2E07) - Portrayed by Grace Fulton; She doesn't deny it, but says that it was an accident.
- Nick Arno (S2E08) - Portrayed by Theo Rossi; a Vegas loan shark of gambling and underground ultimate fighting he works along with his father Peter Arno.
- Will Hastings (S2E10) - Portrayed by Kristoffer Polaha; He gets horrified by his brothers Movie concepts and kills him saying that he could not have raised a monster.
- Isaac Horn (S2E13) - Portrayed by French Stewart; the preacher who tried to sexually harass the girls and after killing he fed the victim to the alligator after she was impaled.
- Robert Frasier (S02E14) - Portrayed by Reid Scott; He was an addict who killed Terrence Bancroft for the drugs he confiscated.
- Greg Braley (S02E15) - Portrayed by Colby French; He plotted to murder his sister's husband, coordinating it with other murderers.
- Ashton Keller (S02E15) - Portrayed by Steve Braun; He plotted to murder his wife, coordinating it with other murderers, for inheritance.
- Hank Belden (S02E15) - Portrayed by Jonathan Slavin; He killed his boss by injecting her with excess insulin and feeding her to ants.
- Drew Harper (S02E16) - Portrayed by J.P. Pitoc; He is a career criminal who orders a mail order bride who ends up dead and part of ming hun.
- Jackie Burrows (S02E16) - Portrayed by Deborah Theaker; She runs the bride agency and poisons the victim because she did not want to bear the cost of transporting the girl.
- Father William Donlan (S02E17) - Portrayed by George Coe; He is an old school priest who is known to be not tolerant towards easier and modern cultural and religious customs.
- Lorraine Bergin (S02E17) - Portrayed by Wendy Braun; the perish administrator who thought that the priests were unworthy of there position and ethically week.
- Hugh Kennedy Icepick (S02E18) - Portrayed by Tom Everett; he is a retired hitman whose signature weapon was an ice pick. He faked his death by severing his leg and disappearing.
- Melvin Gallagher (S02E18) - Portrayed by Greg Baker; the mob boss who is covering his tracks by killing his employees.
- Clark Lightner (S02E18) - Portrayed by Phillip Rhys; Gallagher's employee
- Commander James Adams (S02E19) - Portrayed by Ian Anthony Dale; he is directly benefited by the death of the victim. He disposed of the body by throwing it from his plane.
- Colleen Adams (S02E19) - Portrayed by Sarah Bloom; she assaults the victim in a way he supposedly steps in the propeller and dies.
- Abby (S02E20) - Portrayed by Hillary Tuck; she kills her friend Carly because she had an affair with her boyfriend.
- Cynthia Cole (S02E21) - Portrayed by Roxanne Hart; she kills her daughter because taking care of her was becoming increasingly difficult and her daughter was going to outlive her.
- Jason Harkness (S03E01) - Portrayed by Andrew James Allen. An apprentice of the Gormogon. He suggestively confessed to murder and cannibalism but did not disclose the identity of The Master.
- Agent Sam Reilly (S03E02) - Portrayed by Ron Canada. Old School Cop who is suspected of planting evidence and botching the case.
- Jeremy Nash (S03E02) - Portrayed by Erich Anderson. He thinks that his wife is cheating on him and returning to her radical roots so he kills her with a old bomb design.
- Annie Marie Ostenback/Annie Oakley (S03E03) - Portrayed by Christina Cox. She is not able to let go of the pony after she divorced her husband.
- Kat Curtis (S03E04) - Portrayed by Erin Chambers; She killed her half sister Emma Billings accidentally by head injury because she thought her father was having an affair.
- Charlie Rogan (S03E04) - Portrayed by Robert Blesse; He Disposed of the body of Emma Billings and killed Frank curtis because he figured out that he was involved with his daughters disappearance.
- Gregg Liscombe (S03E05) - Portrayed by Rider Strong He is a repeated sex offender who lures young girls to a secluded area under false pretenses so that his girlfriend can beat them and torture them.
- Lola (S03E05) - Portrayed by Caker Folley; She likes to beat the girls who are cornered by Gregg and leaves them for the EMT.
- EMT Pete Geller (S03E05) Portrayed by Nathan Anderson; After Gregg and Lola are done beating and torturing the girls he takes them pumps them full of drugs kills them and mummifies them.
- Dr. Kyle Aldridge (S03E06) - Portrayed by Terrell Tilford. He was having an affair with the victim and wanted to keep enjoying the privileges he got from his wife.
- Dr. Evan Klimkew (S03E06) - Portrayed by Scott Allen Rinker. He ran a smuggling operation from Jeffersonian so he killed Aldridge.
- Gil Bates (S03E07) - Portrayed by Patrick Fischler. He killed his friend because he thought that he abandoned him and their friendship for the head cheerleader.
- Arthur Graves (S03E08) - Portrayed by Joe Jefferson. The Gormogon's former master the team finds the skeleton he assembled in his time. The current Gormogon is still unknown.
- Santa Jeff Mantell (S03E09) - Portrayed by David DeLuise; He is the Santa involved in pickpocketing and petty crimes but graduates to murder when he is caught by his coworker.
- Phillipa Fitz (S3E10) - Portrayed by Abigail Spencer. She killed Tripp because her father was about to sign a percentage based share of their company and her brother died in the bike she sabotaged.
- Chief Jack Cutler (S03E11) - Portrayed by James R. Black. He killed the victim out of rage when he saw his daughter with him despite of him having a STD.
- Chip Barnett (S03E12) - Portrayed by Thomas F. Wilson. He was embezzeling from the factory and killed the accountant then he killed the witness to hide evidence.
- Adam Matthews (S03E14) - Portrayed by Corbin Allred ; He killed Tommy because of excessive disturbance.
- Gerard Bonham (S04E01) - Portrayed by David Yelland; Bonham and his family were trying to hide that even though they broke up, Portia Frampton was dating and was pregnant with her half brother. The butler took the fall and confessed on behalf of the family.
- Vera Waterhouse (S04E02) - Portrayed by Tuppence Middleton; She covered the Bronze Age site and murdered the victim because the victim wanted to return the bribe money.
- Pete Steckel (S04E03) - Portrayed by Tim Griffin; The victim was sleeping with Steckel's girlfriend Holly.
- Andrew Hopp (S04E04) - Portrayed by Adam Rose; He used to run an illegal dog fighting and gambling operation. Hopp commanded a dog named Ripley to kill the victim.
- Tilda Addison (S04E05) - Portrayed by Lisa Kamnir; Addison suffered a psychotic break when her son, also the victim, decided to take control of his OCD. This then disrupted her own OCD, causing Addison to snap.
- Christine Gertin (S04E06) - Portrayed by Katharine Leonard; She accidentally killed her boss by throwing a stapler at the victim after she threatened to fire Gertin and Gertin's boyfriend Chip.
- Rita Gratton (S04E07) - Portrayed by Sylva Kelegian; She killed the victim after believing her husband was sleeping with the victim.
- Helen Bridenbecker (S04E08) - Portrayed by Vicki Lewis. She was dying from cancer and tried to raise money for a (fraudulent) clinic by increasing the victim's art values by killing him in one of his pieces.
- Sheriff Leonard Wilkinson (S04E09) - Portrayed by Brian Howe. He planned the conspiracy to steal the drug money from the evidence locker with help of conmen. Wilkinson later decided to kill his partners.
- Eli Bilbrey (S04E10) - Portrayed by Dyllan Christopher He killed the victim because his father was having an affair with the victim.
- Richard King - (S04E11) Portrayed by Robin Thomas. King was initially suspected for the murder after information revealed the victim was involved in leaking information leading to insider trading.
- Elisabeth King - (S04E11) Portrayed by Molly Hagan. She saw her daughter shooting the victim and burned the body with fuel from her husbands car to protect her family.
- Alexa King - (S04E11) Portrayed by Hannah Leigh Dworkin. She first pressured the "manny" to do her homework. When he refused, she paid someone else to do her homework for her. The victim found out and threatened to tell the school. King then grabbed a shotgun from the garage and shot and killed the victim.
- Magnum - (S04E12) Portrayed by Mighty Rasta. Magnum interfered with the dead bodies by burying them while also making the accident look like a murder.
- Seeley Booth (S04E13) - He beat and threatened the victim.
- Alex Pina (S04E13) - Portrayed by Stephen Martines He was on the same fire fighting team involved in the jewellery store fire which supposedly destroyed jewellery recovered later.
- Dave Simms (S04E13) - Portrayed by Nick Warnock; He was on the same fire fighting team involved in the jewellery store fire which supposedly destroyed jewellery recovered later.
- Ed Fralic (S04E13) - Portrayed by Nathan West He was on the same fire fighting team involved in the jewellery store fire which supposedly destroyed jewellery recovered later. He was supposed to go Pro Hockey player but Pete injured him and years later called him a coward for doing nothing.
- Valerie Daniels (S04E15) - Portrayed by Tara Buck She threatened the victim and tried various unethical and illegal ways to acquire the sword. She also had a very extensive collection of torture equipment, one of which is a match with the murder weapon.
- Peter Kroon (S04E15) - Portrayed by Eric Nenninger He tried to show the victim that he loved her by giving her the prop sword while dressed as a black knight. When she realized the sword's value, she tried to sell it leading Kroon to kill the victim.
- Vanessa Newcomb S04E16) - Portrayed by Christine Lakin The victim saw Newcomb having sex with her husband's boss. The victim then wanted to tell his brother of Newcomb's infidelities, so Newcomb murdered him.
- Dr. Sean Fitts (S04E17) - Portrayed by Ramon De Ocampo; In an attempt to get the start up money needed to raise her child, the victim seduced and blackmailed Fitts so he murdered her.
- Nancy Lauder (S04E18) - Portrayed by Dru Mouser; The victim was cheating on her with other women.
- Milton Alvaredo - (S04E19) Portrayed by August Emerson; Alvaredo did not want to share credit for his research with the victim.
- Kurtis Rossi - (S04E20) Portrayed by Kevin Christy; He tried to get a date, with help of a doctored photo, but the victim was not interested. Rossi could not handle the rejection and murdered the victim.
- Darryl "Grinder" Moss - (S04E21) Portrayed by Michael William Freeman; - Moss was the replacement bassist and singer for Spew, and was briefly suspected of killing the victim simply to acquire the victim's position in the band.
- Murderbreath - (S04E21) Portrayed by Greg Roman - "Murderbreath" was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for rival band, Zorch. He found the body where it was buried.
- Matt "Pinworm" Stickney - (S04E21) Portrayed by A.J. Trauth - Stickney was the lead guitarist for Spew. Believing that the victim was betraying the band by joining the victim's girlfriend's band, Stickney murdered the victim. In addition, Stickney believed that killing the victim would give him a rise in his "streetcred."
- Annie Reilly - (S04E22) Portrayed by Ellen Geer; In an attempt to maneuver around her late husband's will, which favored her stepson, Reilly murdered the victim.
- Paul Vogler - (S04E23) Portrayed by Larry Clarke; He killed the victim while trying to silence her.
- Molly Briggs (S04E24) - Portrayed by Jaimie Alexander; After spreading rumors and attempting to sexually assault her, Briggs shot the victim with a nail gun. The victim then bled out after pulling the nail out of himself, so Briggs stuffed him in the mascot costume because she was afraid nobody would believe her.
- Charlie Dunwood (S04E25) - Portrayed by Chad Willett; The victim realized that Dunwood was selling counterfeit wine under Mortenson's name, so Dunwood murdered the victim.
- Tom Fargood/Alexander Gallo (S05E01) Portrayed by Michael Bryan French; He conned people for life in an underwater utopia and then poisoned them. The evidence was not enough for conviction for mass murder, but then he was caught for fraud and probably will be incarcerated for 100 years or more.
- Lena Brodsky (S05E02) Portrayed by Emily Foxler; The victim's job was to intercept communication and she was a spy.
- Trevor Bartlett (S06E01) Portrayed by Dylan Bruno He kidnapped his son so that he could torture his Ex Wife. The skeleton found - thought to be that of the missing boy - actually belonged to an immigrant boy of a North Korean couple who swallowed a screw and died.
- Christine Brennan/Ruth Keenan - Portrayed by Larisa Miller. Dr. Brennan's deceased mother. When Brennan was fifteen, Ruth and Max disappeared to avoid people who would endanger themselves and their children. Ruth died two years after she disappeared, due to skull trauma induced by foul play.
- Amy Morton (S1E07) — Portrayed by Rachelle Lefevre; idealistic lawyer who opposes the death penalty. She became Howard Epps' defense attorney during his last weeks on death row but when she later finds out he did in fact commit the murders, and she had just helped to stay his execution, she became immensely upset.
- Angela's father (S1E09, S2E21, S4E19 and S5E22) - Portrayed by Billy F. Gibbons.
- David Simmons (S1E15, S1E22) - Portrayed by Coby Ryan McLaughlin. A man whom Brennan met on an online dating site.
- Amy Cullen (S1E20) - Portrayed by Alexandra Krosney. The daughter of FBI Deputy Director Sam Cullen. Amy was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare lung cancer, after receiving a bone graft given by a man who died of Mesothelioma.
- Caroline Epps (S2E04 and S2E12) - Portrayed by Christie Lynn Smith. Caroline was serial killer Howard Epps's wife, and later his murder victim.
- Thomas Vega (S2E09 and S4E14) - Portrayed by Benito Martinez in S2 and Marco Sanchez in S4. He made his career writing a book about the serial killer known as the Gravedigger before he was killed by the killer
- Janine O'Connell (S2E09) - Portrayed by Julie Ann Emery.
- FBI Deputy Director Robert Kirby (S2E11) - Portrayed by Ryan Cutrona. A corrupt agent involved in a cover-up several decades ago, he was killed by Max Keenan- who had discovered evidence of the cover-up during his last theft- when Kirby tried to kill Max's children. Max was later arrested and put on trial for Kirby's murder, but with Brennan's help, was found not guilty and freed.
- Doug Doyley (S3E01) - Portrayed by Raphael Sbarge. Private investigator hired by Hodgins and Angela to find Angela's husband.
- Dr. Bancroft (S3E06) - Portrayed by Xander Berkeley; He is revealed to be the top boss of the Jeffersonian by Angela & Cam when Brennan says "Who's Bancroft again?" They respond with "God", "The supreme honcho of the Jeffersonian." respectively.
- Felicia Saroyan (S3E06) - Portrayed by Rochelle Aytes. Camille Saroyan's sister.
- Amy Hollister (S3E08 and S3E09) - Portrayed by Bess Wohl. Russ's girlfriend, has two daughters.
- April Presa (S3E10) - Portrayed by Senta Moses. Sweets's ex-girlfriend.
- Pam Nunan (S3E20) - Portrayed by Jennifer Hasty. A murder victim's stalker, who after his death, begins to stalk Booth. She is killed by Brennan after she shoots Booth by accident (Booth having intercepted the bullet when Pam tried to kill Brennan).
- Grayson Barasa (S4E01 and S4E26) - Portrayed by Sean Blakemore. A man who Angela drunkenly married in Fiji.
- Dr. Ian Wexler (S4E01) - Portrayed by Andrew Buchan. Described as the English equivalent of Brennan- who turned down the offer to sleep with him because Booth felt that she deserved more than a quick fling-, he was killed by a grad student.
- Inspector Cate Pritchard (S4E01) - Portrayed by Indira Varma. A Scotland Yard inspector- described by Booth as his English counterpart due to her working relationship with Wexler-, she helped Booth and Brennan investigate Wexler's murder.
- Scott Starret (S4E04) - Portrayed by Michael Badalucco. Brennan's oldest grad student, a middle-aged man who had held numerous jobs before coming to the Jeffersonian, including EMT, park supervisor, and used car salesman.
- Roxie Lyon (S4E08, S4E10 and S4E17) - Portrayed by Nichole Hiltz. Angela's ex-girlfriend from art school. They got back together after Angela ended her engagement to Hodgins, but the two broke up again because Angela was too 'in-the-moment'.
- Hank Booth (S5E08) - Portrayed by Ralph Waite. Seeley Booth's grandfather, who took him in to save him from his son's abuse.
- Mr. White (S5E12) - Portrayed by Richard T. Jones. - A mysterious government agent who ordered Dr. Brennan and her colleagues to determine the cause of death for a set of unknown remains - which Brennan and the others come to believe are those of President John F. Kennedy.
- Catherine Bryar (S5E18) - Portrayed by Rena Sofer. A marine biologist and a suspect in a case, she was implied to have some romantic interest in Booth, but it was never pursued.
- Special Agent Genny Shaw (S6E22) - Portrayed by Tina Majorino. A young FBI agent who assists Booth in the capture of renegade sniper Jacob Broadsky.
- ^ Nathan Dean at the Internet Movie Database
- ^ David Greenman at the Internet Movie Database
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