Can You Name the Television Show Character's Last Name?


By: Becky Stigall

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

"And I don't even know his last name!" While these might be the lyrics of country singer, Carrie Underwood, let's hope this isn't the case for you! TV history has introduced viewers around the world to some of the most iconic characters, and unless they go by a mononym like singers Beyonce, Adele, or Rihanna, they're going to have a last name! From hit TV shows like Friends, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones, can you name the television show character's last name?

When it comes to your first and last name, your first name often takes precedence and importance over your last. While many countries in the world feature your family name last, this is not true for many countries of the Orient. Countries like Japan, China, and Korea value their family so much that the classic "last name" actually appears first. Their citizens are first recognized by their family name before their individual one. 

Alternatively in this quiz, you'll need to recognize the character by their first name before giving their last name. Popular TV families include the Seavers and Keatons of the 80s, the Tanners and Banks of the '90s, and the Bluths and Griffins of the 21st century. When it comes to recognizing some of TV's most popular characters, can you pair them to their last name? From Rachel in Friends to Walter of Breaking Bad, let's see if you'll come first in guessing these last names!

Cartoon Bart and his family go by the last name of _______.

"The Simpsons" has been on the air since 1989. The show draws nearly five million viewers per episode.


On "Modern Family," Gloria married Jay ________.

Before she married Jay, Gloria was married to Manny's father, Javier Delgado, who is played by Benjamin Bratt.


Peter, our favorite family guy, goes by what last name?

The character of Peter Griffin on "Family Guy" is voiced by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane studied animation at the Rhode Island School of Design.


The world's favorite detective, Sherlock, has what last name?

Sherlock Holmes is a character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Benedict Cumberbatch plays the current rendition of the character.


Rachel from "Friends" has what last name?

The character of Rachel Green was played by Jennifer Aniston. Aniston was once married to Brad Pitt.


Quirky Phoebe, from "Friends," goes by what last name?

The character of Phoebe Buffay was played by Lisa Kudrow. Phoebe is a masseuse and musician.


"Friends" character, Joey, has what last name?

The character of Joey Tribbiani was played by Matt LeBlanc. LeBlanc's career began with a Heinz ketchup commercial.


Leader of the pack, Rick, goes by what last name on "The Walking Dead"?

Rick Grimes was a sheriff before the zombie apocalypse. The character is played by Andrew Lincoln.


Piper from "Orange is the New Black" has what last name?

The character of Piper is played by Taylor Schilling. Schilling worked as a nanny before breaking into acting.


Walter ______ on "Breaking Bad" is sometimes referred to as Heisenberg.

The character of Walter White was played by Brian Cranston. Cranston also played Hal on "Malcolm in the Middle."


"Grey's Anatomy" McDreamy, Derek, goes by what last name?

The character of Derek Shepherd was played by Patrick Dempsey. Dempsey dabbles in auto racing for fun.


Matthew Perry played Chandler ____ on "Friends."

The character of Chandler Bing marries the character of Monica in season seven of the show. The character of Monica was played by Courteney Cox.


"Friends" character Monica went by the name ____ after she was married.

Monica married "Friends" character Chandler Bing. The character of Monica was played by Courtney Cox. Her name was Geller before she married Chandler.


On "Happy Days," The Fonz is actually named Arthur __________.

The character of Arthur Fonzarelli was played by Henry Winkler. Winkler's parents emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1939.


On "Game of Thrones," Jon ____ is the illegitimate son of Ned Stark.

Jon Snow was raised as the illegitimate son of Ned Stark, but who is he really? What's your take on the character?


"Friends" character Ross goes by the last name of ______?

Ross and Monica are brother and sister. The character of Ross was played by David Schwimmer.


On "Modern Family," Jay Pritchett's daughter, Claire, married Phil ______.

The character of Phil Dunphy is played by Ty Burrell. The character of Claire is played by Julie Bowen.


The "How I Met Your Mother" resident scamp, Barney, has what last name?

The character of Barney Stinson was played by Neil Patrick Harris, formerly of "Dougie Howser, MD" fame.


Sam and Dean, from "Supernatural," go by what last name?

The characters of Sam and Dean Winchester are played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Jared Padalecki once played Dean on "Gilmore Girls."


Serial killer Dexter has what last name?

Dexter Morgan and his TV sister, Debra, were once married in real life.


On "Modern Family," the character of Mitchell Pritchett is married to Cameron _______.

The character of Cameron Tucker is played by Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet voiced the character of Duke in "The Secret Life of Pets."


Ron Howard played Richie __________ on "Happy Days."

Ron Howard also once played Opie on "The Andy Griffith Show." He went on to become a successful producer and director.


"How I Met Your Mother" is a story told by Ted _______.

Ted Mosby is an architect played by Josh Radnor. Radnor has a Master of Fine Arts degree.


Deceased King Robert Baratheon, from "Game of Thrones" was married to Cersei _________.

The character of Cersei Lannister is played by Lena Headey. Cersei wanted to marry Rhaegar Targaryen, not Robert.


Bartender Sam ______ also owned the bar, "Cheers."

The character of Sam Malone was played by Ted Danson. Danson went on to star in two of the "CSI" shows.


Stewie is the youngest member of the ______ clan.

The character of Stewie Griffin is voiced by Seth MacFarlane. His best friend is a dog named Brian.


Lily and Marshall _______, from "How I Met Your Mother," are an item.

The character of Marshall Eriksen is played by Jason Segel. Segel wore a superhero cape under his clothes until he was about 13.


On "Homeland," lead character Carrie goes by what last name?

The character of Carrie Mathison is played by Claire Danes. Danes once starred on "My So-Called Life."


"Game of Thrones" character Sansa is a member of what family?

The character of Sansa Stark is played by Sophie Turner. The role of Sansa is Turner's first professional acting gig.


Lovable Lily, from "How I Met Your Mother," starts the show with what last name?

Lily Aldrin is a kindergarten teacher. The character was played by Alyson Hannigan.


The "Criminal Minds" head honcho Aaron _______ is played by Thomas Gibson.

Thomas Gibson once played Greg Montgomery on the televison series "Dharma & Greg." Gibson graduated from the Juilliard School.


Quirky Laverne _______ was a character on "Laverne & Shirley."

The character of Laverne DeFazio was played by Penny Marshall. Kudos if you remember Laverne's middle name was Marie. Marshall has gone on to be a director and producer.


Former king, Robert _________, once ruled on "Game of Thrones."

The character of Robert Baratheon was played by Mark Addy. Addy once played Fred Flintstone.


On "South Park," Stan goes by what last name?

The character of Stan Marsh is voiced by Trey Parker. Parker is also the show's co-creator.


Sweet Shirley, from "Laverne & Shirley," went by what last name?

The character of Shirley Feeney was played by Cindy Williams. Bonus points if you know that the character's middle name was Wilhelmina.


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