This is a list of the main characters in the TV series, Tru Calling
is the show's main character, portrayed by Eliza Dushku
At the age of only 12 years old, Tru witnessed the murder of her mother, Elise Davies. Later in the series, it is revealed that the hitman who killed her was hired by Tru's father, Richard. After her mother's demise, Tru, her younger brother Harrison and older sister Meredith were abandoned by their father and little has been revealed about who raised them from that point on.
Tru possesses the power to relive the current day when a corpse asks for her help to turn back the clock in order to save his/her Life, or help someone whom the corpse affected in someway. Mostly triumphant, Tru has on occasion been unsuccessful in saving lives, sometimes because of the interference of Jack Harper and sometimes because the corpse was not meant to live. On some occasions her power changed. An instance of this was when a group of five corpses all asked for her help at the same time. Other times her day rewound more than once on an already rewound day, as in "The Longest Day" and "Grace". In "The Last Good Day", when a dead woman asked Jack Harper for help, Tru finally discovered what Jack saw when a corpse would ask her for help. She described this as a Dark Feeling which she would never want to experience again.
Good vs. Evil
Although both can relive days, it has never been said who is evil, Tru or Jack. Jack has always been portrayed as evil, which Jack denies, although at certain times Jack has broken the rules of preserving fate, such as to make Luc die to teach Tru a lesson.
While Tru claims that she is saving people who were taken before their time, Jack claims that he is merely preserving fate, and that if Tru saves someone who is meant to die, she creates a ripple effect in fate.
- Mark Evans - Tru's college Professor. After Tru spotted Mark cheating on her with another one of his students, she ended the relationship. When Tru had a party, Mark visited, only to be killed by one of Tru's friends. Tru then saved his life after he asked her for help.
- Nick Kelly - A fireman that was killed in a fire but then asked Tru for help. He was killed again in the same fire on his and Tru's first day together, though he did save a little girl that died with him before when he asked Tru for help.
- Luc Johnston - Tru and Luc started dating and fell in love. However, Luc always questioned why Tru would always take off at a moments notice, and he broke up with her, as he felt she was hiding something from him. Luc was killed when Jack tricked him to go find out the answers Tru refused to answer for him.
- Jensen Ritchie - Tru's college mate in med school. He was killed in a robbery of an antique store where he was buying an old medic case for Tru. When the day rewinds over another dead, she also saves him twice, the second time from being hit by a car driven by the very same victim she had to save that day. They start having a connection on both days and soon start dating each other, becoming sweethearts.
is Tru's supervisor, friend, and confidante at the Morgue. Davis is portrayed by actor Zach Galifianakis
. Years ago, Tru's mother tried to warn him of the car accident that was about to happen. He didn't heed the warning, but Tru's mother flattened his car's tires, thus saving his life, but unable to save his spouse. Spending years living in regret and guilt, now acts as a mentor to Tru. He is a fan of Lord of the Rings
, and is currently in a relationship with Dr. Carrie Allen who, unbeknownst to Davis, is a mole working for Jack Harper
. In season 1, we find out that Davis is his middle name, although we are not told what his first or last name is.
is Tru's younger brother. He and Lindsay were formerly together, however, she broke it off, and married an old friend. Harrison is played by actor Shawn Reaves
. In the season 1 finale "Two Weddings and a Funeral", Harrison is shot and killed by the jealous ex-husband of a woman he had just met. His corpse asks Tru for help, but Jack warns her that saving him will cause someone else to have to die to take his place. At the end of the episode, Jack's manipulations cause Luc get shot instead of Harrison. In season two he works for his fathers law firm. His father implies he has plans for him (possibly becoming like Jack and himself), but as the show was cancelled this was never resolved.
, a counterpart to Tru's character, is introduced mid-first season as a foil and possible love interest. He is there to make sure fate got its way, and introduces a philosophical aspect to Tru's endeavors: should she be saving the lives of people who may have been intended to die? In the second season, Tru and Jack compete to get to a person first — she to save them, and he to restore the order of fate, and maintain what he believes to be the balance of the universe. He appeared in the last 7 episodes of the first season, and all of the second season. He works for Tru's father, Richard Davies. Jack is played by actor Jason Priestley
. Some information taken from main Tru Calling
is Tru's best friend in season one. Lindsay and Harrison used to be together, but Lindsay broke it off, and married an old friend. She is played by A. J. Cook
. Lindsay appeared in episodes 1-20 (all of season one).
was Tru's first season love interest, who worked as a photographer. Luc was played by Matthew Bomer
. He was a series regular from episodes 6-20 in season one. Luc broke things off with Tru over her constant disappearances and strange behavior. In the season 1 finale, Tru rewinds the day to save her brother from being shot by a woman's jealous ex-husband. Luc returns to give her a second chance, but storms off confused and angry when she tries to tell him the truth about her powers. Jack claims that the woman can prove Tru's story, and manipulates Luc into going to her house carrying flowers, causing her ex to shoot him instead of Harrison.
is Tru's sister. She has a drug problem and is currently in rehab. Meredith is played by Jessica Collins
, and was a series regular from episodes 1-13 of season one.
formerly worked at the morgue and is played by Benjamin Benitez
. Gardez was a regular on Tru Calling from episodes 4-13 of Tru Calling season one.
is the father of Tru, Harrison, and Meredith. He formerly had the same 'gift' that Jack Harper now has, and had their mother killed because of it. Jack Harper works for him, and they both share the same ideology. Richard is played by Cotter Smith
. He is credited as Special Guest Star
in the second season.
Dr. Carrie Allen
is Davis' love interest for the second season, and unknown to Davis, works as a mole for Jack. She is played by Liz Vassey
. She is credited as Special Guest
star as well.
is Tru's second season love interest. In Enough
, he is shot and killed, and does not ask for help. Tru then manages to find someone else who asks for help and Tru saves Jensen from this fate on her rewind day. However, Tru is just beginning to learn of the consequences of saving someone who does not ask for help. Jensen is played by Eric Christian Olsen
. He is also credited as Special Guest Star
in season two.
Jensen Ackles was the producer's first choice to play Tru's love interest on the second season. He turned down the role, which was then offered to another actor. The character's name was changed to 'Jensen' because the producers liked Ackles' name.
is one of Tru's medical school friends. She is played by Lizzy Caplan
is another one of Tru's medical school friends. He is played by Parry Shen