This page serves as a list of minor characters in the first season of Stranger Things. The characters included on this page either did not play a major role in the story, or there is not enough information to warrant a full article. This list also includes unseen and mentioned characters.
Ally is a classmate of Nancy Wheeler. When Nancy noticed that Barbara Holland, a friend of hers, was not at school, she asked Ally in class if she saw Barb in the morning, to which she replied no. In 1984, Nancy told her mother that she had gone to Ally's home, when she was really seeking out Murray Bauman. Ally is portrayed by Sierra Vemeyer.
Greg McCorkle was a student at Hawkins Middle School, presumably the same grade as Mike, Will, Dustin and Lucas. When Troy urinated on himself due to Eleven, he was the first to notice and taunt him. He was portrayed by Arthur Lee Dozier.
In the Hawkins Middle School Yearbook, his name is revealed to be Greg McCorkle.
Hawk Theater Manager
A unnamed man worked as the manager of the Hawk Theater in downtown Hawkins. He is portrayed by Charles Green.
Hawkins High Principal
A principal was the head of staff at Hawkins High School. She became a volunteer to find Will Byers where she told Scott Clarke the fate Jim Hopper's deceased daughter Sara. Her voice could be heard on the telecom when Jonathan Byers was leaving the school after putting a lost poster of his missing brother, and at one point she summons Nancy from a lesson to talk with police. She was portrayed by Salem Murphy.
Henry was a towns-member of Hawkins, Indiana. Henry was at Benny's Burgers with a group of friends, including Earl, when a child entered during lunch and stole fries. Henry would later go hunting with Dale, a trip in which they would be killed by a creature from another dimension.
Hunting Store Owner
Mary Mack Girls
Two unnamed girls were playing "Miss Mary Mack" when their game was interrupted by Dustin, Mike, and Eleven trying to escape from Hawkins Lab agents. They are portrayed by Abigail Whitlock and Shae Britt.
Mr. Henderson is the father of Dustin Henderson and the ex-husband of Claudia Henderson. He, along with Ms. Henderson and Dustin, attended the funeral of Will Byers. He was portrayed by Daniel Guttenberg.
Patrick is a military police officer guarding the entrance at Hawkins National Laboratory. He initially denied Hopper and his officers entry to the premises, but Hopper managed to convince him. He is portrayed by Miles Mussenden.
Reed is supposedly a student at Hawkins High School. Shortly after Jonathan and Nancy had finished buying hunting supplies, Reed rode past them in a car. He told Nancy how he couldn't wait to see her "movie", alluding to the derogatory graffiti Steve, Tommy, and Carol had sprayed on the theatre's marquee. He is portrayed by Chase Stokes.
An unnamed agent met with Brenner at Hawkins National Laboratory. He accompanied Brenner, as well as several other agents, to the Gate. The agent also accompanied Brenner, the lead agent, and Connie Frazier to Benny's Burgers in an attempt to capture Eleven. He is portrayed by Anthony Reynolds.
An unnamed woman was a clerk at Hawkins's Bradley's Big Buy, assisting the store's manager, Robert. She is portrayed by Linda Kang.
Unnamed English Teacher
Unnamed Field Reporter
An unnamed field reporter appeared on the local news, reporting the recovery of Will Byers's "body". He was portrayed by Paul Ryden.
Unnamed Funeral Director
Unnamed Morgue Worker
Unnamed State Trooper
An unnamed state trooper guarded the room in Roane County Coroner in which dead bodies were stored. Chief Hopper, attempting to break into the room, tried to persuade the trooper to leave his post. Eventually Hopper resorted to punching him and rendering him unconscious, taking his ID pass. The trooper is portrayed by Ron Fallica.
A Hawkins Lab technician pointed Joyce and Hopper to some hazmat suits shortly before they entered the Upside Down, informing them of the alternate dimension's toxic atmosphere. He is portrayed by Lucius Baston.
Unnamed Test Subject
Unseen or Mentioned
Amy, Laurie & Becky
Amy, Laurie and Becky were all ex-girlfriends of Steve Harrington. It is implied that Steve had very unfaithful, noncommittal relationships with these girls.
Bev Mooney was an individual from Hawkins, Indiana who was close with Dale and Henry. After Dale and Henry failed to return home after a hunting trip, Bev became concerned and informed local police. Officer Callahan mentioned her while talking to Chief Hopper.
Bill is Diane's second husband. At some point after Hopper and Diane divorced, Diane began a relationship with Bill. The two eventually married and had at least one child together.
The Blackburn family lived next door to the Wheeler family. They had a baby.
Cathy was a friend (or relative) of Nancy Wheeler. Nancy had attended Cathy's birthday party at least once.
At school, Hopper once had a sexual relationship with a girl named Chrissy Carpenter. He remarked about an occasion when his mom believed he was in the debate team, when he was really having sex with Chrissy in his dad's Oldsmobile.
Dale was a towns-member of Hawkins, Indiana. In November 1983, Dale went hunting with Henry. However, they were abducted and killed by the Monster.
Darlene was an aunt of Joyce Byers who possibly had mental health issues.
Eleanor Gillespie was a resident of Hawkins. Hopper remarked that the "worst thing which happened" in his four years as Hawkins Chief of Police "was when an owl attacked Eleanor Gillespie's head because it thought that her hair was a nest".
Eric was Jonathan Byers' co-worker. On November 6, 1983, Eric asked Jonathan to cover him at work as he was busy.
At some point, a Hawkins resident named George Burness told Officer Callahan than he had, while being drunk, supposedly jumped into the local quarry for a bet. However, Hopper strongly suspected that George was lying, as he knew that hitting the water after such an immense fall would "break every damn bone in your body".
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington
Kaminsky was a chemistry teacher at Hawkins High School. According to Nancy Wheeler, his or her tests were "impossible."
Mr. Mundy was a math teacher at Hawkins High. He had an antagonistic relationship with his student Carol.
Ms. Ratliff was Jim Hopper's school science teacher who he viewed very negatively; he suggested to Scott Clarke that he had a distaste for science due to Ratliff. According to Scott, Ratliff was still alive by the time of their conversation.
Phyllis was a lunchlady at Hawkins Middle School. While looking for food to help 'charge' Eleven, Dustin and Lucas found her secret stash of chocolate pudding.
Rick Schaeffer was an official from the Department of Energy. When Hopper tried to convince M.P. Officer Patrick to let him take a look around Hawkins Lab, Patrick advised him to first contact Schaeffer.