Creating a Random Character

With the use of a random character chart. Meet Timmy.

*If any of you know me, you know I do strange things when I’m bored. Well, I found myself bored in Art Appreciation (yeah, that’s a real class), so I literally just pulled up a character outline and started filling it in.

I had no prior intentions for it, nor was it based off of anyone or any character. It’s entirely random and pointless.


Name: Timothy (Timmy) John Fresco
Age: 32
Height: 5’4
Eye color: gunmetal gray
Physical appearance: neatly-kept, medium-length reddish-brown hair; matching handlebar mustache; a square-shaped face and knobby chin; a compact body shape; a smaller nose; smaller eyes
Strange or unique physical attributes: a small scar on the back of his right hand
Favorite clothing style/outfit: plaid long sleeved shirts and dress pants, generally on the tighter side
Where does he/she live: Chicago, Illinois
Defining gestures/movements: repeatedly/often touches nose
Things about his or her appearance he or she would most like to change: His knobby chin
Speaking style: chatty and verbose; very long-winded, but very peppy
Pet peeves: people who pick at/bite their nails; people who tap their fingers constantly
Fondest memory: When he was seven, his mom took him to the aquarium for a day. He’d always wanted to go, but hadn’t had the chance. His favorite part was petting the stingrays.
Hobbies/interests: playing pool, biking, online solitaire, collecting antiques, gambling
Special skills/abilities: good at solving problems, thinks fast, would make a good lawyer
Insecurities: his height, his looks, his love for antiques
Quirks/eccentricities: He has an obnoxious laugh; he’s either incredibly talkative or completely silent, with no in-between.
Temperament: generally introverted, but extroverted around those he knows; generally peaceful, but can respond violently when provoked.
Negative traits: awkward, dishonest, unorganized, insecure, lonely, secretive, obsessed, obnoxious, restless
Things that upset him or her: when people give him that look that they would normally give kids; global warming; when things are too clean
Things that embarrass him or her: compliments, his life as a gambler, his knobby chin
Things your character is highly opinionated about: stereotyping, war, card and logic games
Any phobias: cows
Things that make him or her happy: stingrays, fish
Family (describe): his father left him and his mother when he was little, and his mother raised him on her own. He was also an only child. His mother never had a very good job, so they never had much money to spare.
Deepest darkest secret: He’s a gambling master and spends his weekends making the big bucks
Reason he or she kept this secret for so long: It doesn’t fit in with the way everyone sees him. He doesn’t want people to be disappointed or disgusted
Other people’s opinions of this character: cheerful, peppy, naïve, a hard-worker, devoted, can be obnoxious, generally enjoyable to be around
Favorite bands/songs/types of music: Imagine Dragons and Coldplay
Favorite movies: Narnia
Favorite TV shows: American Pickers, Big Bang Theory
Favorite books: The Lord of the Rings series
Favorite foods: Eggs Benedict and French Toast
Favorite sports/sports teams: pool, biking, soccer
Political views: he’s not too strongly opinionated
Religion/philosophy on life: he’s a Christian, but not incredibly devoted (though his mother is)
Physical health: he’s pretty good health-wise, though he does have some minor asthma and pollen allergies
Dream vacation: A trip to Romania to see the oldest medieval village
Description of his or her house: a basic, small apartment with a kitchen and dining room connected to the living room, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms. Cluttered with antiques and knick-knacks
Description of his or her bedroom: decorated in beiges and reds, just as cluttered as the rest of the house, has gambling chips and pool chalk just lying about
Any pets?: an orange cat named Sam
Best thing that has ever happened to this character: He went to Las Vegas to compete in a gambling competition and won, though he made sure to use a disguise and his father’s last name
Worst thing that has ever happened to this character: When he was fifteen, his mom went bankrupt, but she wouldn’t let him leave school to work and help pay the rent because she wanted him to have an education. He ended up being sent to live with someone else because she couldn’t take care of him. That was when he took up gambling in the hopes of helping out.
Superstitions: He always carries around a gambling chip that he calls his lucky gambling chip and flips it before he enters any casino
Three words to describe this character: focused, insecure, positive
If a song played every time this character walked into the room, what song would it be?: Superman (It’s Not Easy) by Five For Fighting

*I don’t actually know where I got this from. I have this character format just sitting in my Google Drive to use whenever. If you made this, let me know so I can give you credit!