This page lists the characters in The Shawshank Redemption.
- Andy Dufresne - The main protagonist in Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption and the 1994 film adaptation The Shawshank Redemption.
- Bogs Diamond - A member of The Sisters, a bull queer group
- Brooks Hatlen - The librarian of the prison starting in 1912 until being granted parole.
- Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding - A friend of Andy's and one of the prison smugglers.
- Fat Ass - An inmate who went into Shawshank at the same time as Andy.
- Floyd - An inmate who is friends with Red and Andy.
- Heywood - A long serving inmate who becomes a friend of Andy.
- Rooster - One of the members of the sisters.
- Tommy Williams - An inmate who was sent to Shawshank for theft.
- Tyrell - An inmate who often performs infirmary duty.