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  Dexter Morgan, played by Michael C. Hall

Dexter Morgan is a Miami blood spatter expert with a dark secret. He kills people who deserve to die. His foster father Harry taught him how to pick his victims and leave no tracks. Dexter calls this the Code of Harry. A very important part of "the Code" is to maintain the appearance of a good citizen, so Dexter tries very hard to look like a normal person, although in reality he is emotionless and bloodthirsty. The only person he cares about is his sister Debra, and maybe even his girlfriend Rita, whom he maintaines as part of his normal guy disguise. Even though Dexter is a heartless killer, he would never hurt a child, and he has good relations with Rita's kids.

As far as work goes, Dexter is on friends with Vince Masuoka and Angel Batista. Their boss, Lt. Maria Laguerta, eyeballs Dexter inbetween harming Debra's career. Sergeant Doakes is the only person who sees beyond Dexter's superfficial nature and suspects that he is someone else.
  Rita Bennett [S01 - S04], played by Julie Benz

Rita is Dexter's girlfriend. She was married to a man named Paul Bennett, who was a drug addict and an abusive husband. They had a daughter named Astor, and a son named Cody, who live with Rita. Rita is a kind and gentle woman who tries to find the good in everyone and would do anything for her children. Rita does not know Dexter's secret.
Rita died in the season 4 finale, where she became a victim of the "trinity killer".
Debra Morgan, played by Jennifer Carpenter

Debra Morgan, is Dexter's sister. As Dexter puts it about his cop sister: "If I could have feelings at all, I'd have them for Deb." Despite recent success at work, her complicated love life continues to trip her up. Debra looks up to Dexter, but also senses there is more to him than meets the eye. She works as a homicide cop and she doesn't know about Dexter's secret.
  Sergeant Doakes [S01-S02], played by Erik King

Doakes is an ex-special forces Cop. He is serious about his job, but sometimes steps over the line to bring in the bad guy. He used to be close friends (or maybe more...) with his former partner, Lieutenant LaGuerta. Doakes is the only one in the Miami homicide force that gets a weird vibe from Dexter and suspects that he is hiding something. In the second season, Doakes finds out about Dexter and wants him to turn himself in. Although, Doakes gets captured by Dexter and is held prisoner for a while in a small house in a remote location. Doakes was killed in late season 2 by Lila, Dexter's AA sponsor.
  Angel Batista, played by David Zayas

Angel is Dexter's best friend and a fellow homicide detective. He also has a close relationship with alcohol. He is divorced, and has a daughter Ally with his ex-wife that he does not get to see often.
Network: SHOWTIME ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Status: Ended
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 01, 2006
Ended: September 22, 2013
Episodes Order: 12
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