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This page lists the main and recurring characters of Psych. For a list of all characters, see Category:Characters.

Main Characters[]

  • Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez) is a freelance consultant with the Santa Barbara Police Department, pretending to be a psychic. However, it is really his exceptional observational skills and eidetic memory that allow him to obtain his "visions." He refuses to take anything seriously, though he has matured slowly throughout the seasons. He has had romantic tension with Juliet since they met, which led them to start dating in the middle of the Season 5, and to get engaged in Season 8!
  • Burton "Gus" Guster (Dulé Hill) is Shawn's best friend since childhood, as well as business partner. He also is a pharmaceuticals salesman. Unlike Shawn, he takes his work very seriously and usually tries to act professionally, yet usually ends up as invested in jokes and snacks as Shawn is. He is famous for his many aliases (usually given to him by Shawn), including "Magic Head," "Lavender Gooms," "Ghee Buttersnaps," and "Control Alt Delete." He is known for being attracted to all types of women, but they are usually crazy or else end up as the prime suspect.
  • Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) is the head detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department. He is skeptical of Shawn's psychic abilities and is extremely annoyed by Shawn's comic antics. However, he occasionally must come to Psych for help with his more difficult cases.
  • Juliet "Jules" O'Hara (Maggie Lawson) is a junior detective for the Santa Barbara Police Department and is Lassiter's partner. She joined the SBPD after Lassiter's old partner got transferred in Season 1, and was originally a cop in Miami. Throughout the series, she and Shawn share constant romantic tension, and the two start dating in Season 5, and get engaged in Season 8!
  • Chief Karen Vick (Kirsten Nelson) is the SBPD Chief. She is tough but fair, usually reluctant to hire Shawn and Gus for cases, but almost always gives in. She respects Shawn's help and input but firmly keeps him in check (as much as she can) when he pushes the limits of the law and her patience.
  • Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen) is Shawn's uptight, precise father and a former police sergeant. He is frequently visited by Shawn with questions about various cases but is usually reluctant to help. He was rehired to the SBPD to be in charge of the department's consultants, much to Shawn's chagrin. At the end of Season 6, Henry quit the SBPD after being shot by a former police partner in the season's cliffhanger ending.

Recurring Characters[]