A young Italian American from Colorado who moves to Los Angeles to pursue his writing career.
A Mexican waitress at the Columbia Buffet restaurant .
A reclusive bartender at the Columbia Buffet who wants to write cowboy novels.
Arturo's alcoholic neighbor at the Alta Loma Hotel.
Arturo's literary agent in New York.
The landlady at the Alta Loma Hotel originally from Bridgeport, Connecticut.
An alcoholic woman, deformed from burns to her body, who stalks Arturo Bandini and tries to seduce him.
A disenfranchised, marijuana-smoking Communist who lives above Grand Central Market in Arturo's neighborhood.
The late husband of Arturo's landlady whose legendary good qualities trigger Arturo Bandini's guilt.
A resident at the same hotel as Arturo, he is a former bank teller who hates California, and dreams of being...
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