Anton Chigurh—psychopathic murderer who chases Moss to get the money.
Llewellyn Moss—young man who steals the drug money.
Carla Jean Moss—Llewellyn’s wife, who runs to Odessa before Chigurh finds her.
Ed Tom Bell—sheriff of Sanderson, who tries to save Moss.
Loretta Bell—Sheriff Bell’s wife.
Jack Bell—Sheriff Bell’s grandfather, who also was a sheriff at one time.
Ellis Bell—Sheriff Bell’s uncle, whom he visits near the end of the story.
Harold Bell—Sheriff Bell’s uncle, who died in World War I.
Wendell—Sheriff Bell’s deputy.
Torbert—Sheriff Bell’s deputy.
Molly—Sheriff Bell’s office assistant.
Marvin—Sheriff of Eagle Pass, who tells Bell of the massacre there.
Carson Wells—free-agent hit man who tries to get the money from Moss.
David DeMarco—one of the boys who saw Chigurh’s car accident but refuses to describe what Chigurh looks like.