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Game of Thrones: Top Male Characters

Updated on June 4, 2013

The characters listed are those of some importance, be it in the past or in the current episodes. I try to list them according to their rank, either age or status. Click here for the list of female characters.

Spoiler warning: This list of Game of Thrones male characters is based on the latest episode of the TV series. Some of you might have not seen it, therefore some information might give away important plot points.

The Starks

Seat: Winterfell.
House sigil: Direwolf.
House words: Winter is Coming.

The Starks are direct descendants of the First Men.

Eddard Stark (deceased)

Spouse: Catelyn Tully
Children: Robb, Jon Snow (speculated), Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon.
Hair colour: Dark brown.
Eyes colour: Gray.

Played by: Sean Bean (British).

Robb Stark (deceased)

Spouse: Talisa Maegyr.
Children: -
Hair colour: Red-brown.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Richard Madden.

Jon Snow

Spouse: Ygritte the Wildling (lover).
Children: -
Hair colour: Dark brown.
Eyes colour: Gray.

Played by: Kit Harrington.

Brandon Stark

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Isaac Hempstead-Wright.

Rickon Stark

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Auburn.
Eyes colour: Gray.

Played by: Art Parkinson.

The Lannisters

Seat: Casterly Rocks.
House sigil: Lion.
House words: Hear Us Roar.

The Lannisters are direct descendants of Andal adventurers, who married the daughters of King of the Rock.

Tywin Lannister

Spouse: Joanna
Children: Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion.
Hair colour: White.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Charles Dance.

Jaime Lannister

Spouse: Cersei Lannister.
Children: Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen (but they bear Baratheon name).
Hair colour: Blonde.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Tyrion Lannister

Spouse: Tysha (divorced).
Children: -
Hair colour: Dark blonde.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Peter Dinklage.

Kevan Lannister

Spouse: Donna.
Children: Lancel.
Hair colour: White.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Ian Gelder.

The Baratheons

Seat: Storm's End.
House sigil: Stag.
House words: Ours is the Fury.

The Baratheons is the youngest of the original great houses, tracing its descent from Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon I's fiercest generals, and rumoured to be his bastard brother.

Robert Baratheon (deceased)

Spouse: Cersei Lannister.
Children: Joffrey, Myrcella, Tommen (actually Jaime Lannister's children, and countless bastards..
Hair colour: Black.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Mark Addy.

Stannis Baratheon

Spouse: Selyse Florent (wife), Melisandre (lover).
Children: Shireen.
Hair colour: Black.
Eyes colour: Dark blue eyes.

Played by: Stephen Dillane.

Renly Baratheon (deceased)

Spouse: Margaery Tyrell.
Children: -
Hair colour: Black.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Gethin Anthony.

Joffrey Baratheon

Spouse: Margaery Tyrell (betrothed).
Children: -
Hair colour: Blonde.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Jack Gleeson.

Tommen Baratheon

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Blonde.
Eyes colour: Green.

Played by: Callum Wharry.

The Targaryens

Seat: Dragonstone (in the past), now exiled.
House sigil: Three-headed dragon.
House words: Fire and Blood.

House Targaryen is one of the 40 ancient noble houses of the Valyrian Freehold, a great empire spanning most of the eastern continent.

Aemon Targaryen

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: White.
Eyes colour: Violet (supposedly, but now is clouded with cataract).

Played by: Peter Vaughan (British).
Did you know: Peter Vaughan has been acting since 1954, that's almost 60 years ago!

Viserys Targaryen

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Platinum blond.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Harry Lloyd.

The Tullys

Seat: Riverrun.
House sigil: Trout.
House words: Family, Duty, Honor.

Brynden 'Blackfish' Tully

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Grey.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Clive Russell.

Edmure Tully

Spouse: Roslin Frey.
Children: -
Hair colour: Red-brown.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Tobias Menzies.

The Boltons

Seat: Dreadfort.
House sigil: A flayed man.
House words: Our Blades are Sharp.

Roose Bolton

Spouse: Unknown 1st wife, Bethany Ryswell (2nd wife), "Fat" Walda Frey (3rd wife).
Children: Domeric and Ramsay (Snow).
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Pale blue.

Played by: Michael McElhatton.

Ramsay Bolton

Spouse: "Arya Stark"/Jeyne Poole.
Children: -
Hair colour: Dark brown.
Eyes colour: Pale blue.

Played by: Iwan Rheon.

The Greyjoys

Seat: Pyke
House sigil: Kraken
House words: We Do Not Sow

Balon Greyjoy

Spouse: Alannys Harlaw.
Children: Rodrik (deceased), Maron (deceased), Yara, Theon.
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Black.

Played by: Patrick Malahide.

Theon Greyjoy

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Hazel.

Played by: Alfie Allen.

The Mormonts

Seat: Bear Island
House sigil: A bear
House words: Here We Stand

Jeor Mormont

Spouse: Unknown.
Children: Jorah Mormont.
Hair colour: White.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: James Cosmo.

Jorah Mormont

Spouse: Lynesse Hightower.
Children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Blue

Played by: Iain Glen.

The Arryns

Seat: Eyrie.
House sigil: Eagle.
House words: As High as Honor.

Jon Arryn (deceased)

Spouse: Rowena (deceased), Lysa Tully.
Children: Robin.
Hair colour: White.
Eyes colour: Blue.

Played by: Sir John Standing.

Robin Arryn

Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Brown.
Eyes colour: Brown.

Played by: Lino Facioli.

The Small Council

The small council is a body which advises the King of the Seven Kingdoms and institutes policy at his command. It is the inner council of the King, effectively forming the government cabinet of the Seven Kingdoms.

Petyr Baelish

House sigil: A mockingbird.
House words: Knowledge is Power.
Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: Black and white.
Eye colour: Blue.

Played by: Aidan Gillen.
Did you know: Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish) has a new movie in collaboration with Singapore, coming out this year?

Master of Coin who is also skilled manipulator, Petyr Baelish uses his ownership of brothels in King's Landing to accrue intelligence on political rivals. His spies which are everywhere make him a "knowledgable" man, second in such power only to Varys.

Varys

House sigil & words: -
Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: -
Eye colour: Light brown.

Played by: Conleth Hill (Northern Irish).

Varys is a eunuch and the Master of Whisperers on the king's small council. He is a skilled manipulator and commands a network of informants across two continents, Westeros and Essos.

Grand Maester Pycelle

House sigil & words: -
Spouse & children: -
Hair colour: White.
Eye colour: Brown.

Played by: Julian Glover (British).

Pycelle has been Grand Maester of the Seven Kingdoms for decades and has served under three kings when the series begins. He is loyal to Queen Cersei Lannister and was involved in the birth of all of her children.

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