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This character sheet is for Flash Forward 2009.

the FBI

Mark Benford

The Special Agent put in charge of the investigating the Blackout due to having seen a Room Full of Crazy in his flashforward which has thus far been helping with the case.

Demetri Noh

Mark's partner who didn't have a flashforward and is slated to be shot to death. Is engaged to a defense attorney and can sing well.

  • All Asians Are Alike: Averted. In an early episode, very sharply corrects a woman who can't figure out if his name is "Chinese or Vietnamese or something..." "It's Korean."
  • Berserk Button: Really doesn't want to hear that the future can't be averted.
  • The Cast Showoff: The karaoke scene showed off John Cho's singing ability.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: In early episodes, Demetri had a tendency to come off as this in relation to Idiot Ball-holding Mark.
  • James Bondage
  • Race Lift: Was of Greek heritage in the novel, but changed to Korean when John Cho was cast. The name "Demetri" is a holdover.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Intentionally invoked when he proposes getting Janis pregnant.
  • Your Days Are Numbered: If the flashforwards come true, he starts off the show with less than six months before he is murdered by Mark.

Stanford Wedeck

FBI's no-nonsense Assistant Director.

Janis Hawk

FBI Special Agent tasked with watching over Dr. Simon Campos. Is a single lesbian. In her flashforward, saw herself pregnant.

Al Gough

Sheldon Vreede

Senior special agent often working with Demetri and/or Mark.


Technically he's CIA, but he works with the main characters on multiple occasions.

Hospital Staff

Dr Olivia Benford

Mark's wife and a successful surgeon at a major hospital. Saw herself with another man in her flashforward.

Dr Bryce Varley

A young surgical intern reporting to Dr Benford. Was on the verge of commiting suicide befoe the Blackout due to having advanced stage kidney cancer. In his flashforward he sees himself still alive and meeting with a pretty Japanese girl; this renews his love of life and inspires him to go on living. Is friends with Nicole.

Nicole Kirby

19 year old student, Charlie's babysitter and volunteer at the hospital. Is friends with Bryce.

The Physicists

Dr Lloyd Simcoe

An academic whose experiment is thought to have contributed to the Blackout. He is a recently widowed father of an autistic son, Lloyd is the man Olivia saw herself with in her flashforward.

  • The Atoner
  • Foil: to Mark Benford. Where Mark is harsh and know-it-better-than-thou, Lloyd is gentle and willing to apologize for what turns out to not have been his fault.
  • The Rival: to Mark for Olivia's affections.
  • Your Cheating Heart: in the flash forward

Dr Simon Campos

A brilliant young quantum physicist and Lloyd's research partner.

Dyson Frost

A physicist involved in engineering the Global Blackout phenomenon. Goes by the alias D. Gibbons, taken from Didi Gibbons' cloned credit card. Killed by Alda Herzog in the episode "The Garden of Forking Paths".


Aaron Stark

A recovering alcoholic himself, he is Mark Benford's sponsor and close friend. Is estranged from his wife; has a daughter is believed to have been killed on military duty.

Tracy Stark

Aaron's daughter, a former soldier who was believed to have been killed in Afganistan. It turns out the story has been fabricated and se is in fact on the run from Private Military Contractors. She returns home a shell of her former self and drinks to excess.

Charlie Benford

Olivia and Mark's daughter.

Dylan Simcoe

Lloyd's autistic son.

Zoey Andata

Demetri's girlfriend and a defense attorney.

Keiko Arahida

A young Japanese woman who quits her prestigious but demeaning office job and moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of a musical career. In her flashforward she saw herself on a date with Dr Bryce Varley.

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