The Television and Film Character Encyclopedia, or TAFCE for short, is an encyclopedia of the characters and those who play them. From Arnold Schwarzenegger in the role of Conan to Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin. The goal is to include both movies big budget and low budget and characters large and small. To see the films and television shows currently in the encyclopedia click the titles link below.
Who was Frank?
I created TAFCE, because more than once while watching a movie or television show I forgot the name of some character so when another character mentioned them I had no idea who they were talking about. I wanted to create a database that not only provided a description but also a visual reference for who the character is so I would no longer have to ask, "wait, who was just eaten by the alien?"
Main Movie/TV Show Page Layout
Each movie page starts with a listing of the characters and the actors who played them, next is a series of thumbnails of the characters and finally a detailed synopsis of the movie. The television show pages have links to each episode whose pages follow a similar pattern to the movie pages.
Each character profile consists of a character background and a section on how they were involved during the events of the film or show followed by who played them. Information is pulled only from the film or television media and not supporting media like books or comics. Photos included are directly from the film or television show discussed for ease of identification.
All attempts have been made to be as accurate as possible. In some instances characters are given a name but they are not listed in the credits or in some cases there was no end of film credits to go off of. In those instances I have attempted a best guess of how their name is spelled.
If readers notice any mistakes please email me. Also if a reader happens to know who some of the missing characters are please send me an email with a brief description of the scene they are in. Thanks for viewing the website!
10 Aug 2019 1 year anniversary of TAFCE, 77 movies completed, 33 television episodes completed
10 Aug 2020 2 year anniversary of TAFCE, 75 movies completed, 36 television episodes completed
15 Aug 2020 completed The Return (1980)
21 Aug 2020 completed The Visitor (1979)
22 Aug 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 14 Discovery
29 Aug 2020 completed Z.P.G. (1972)
8 Sept 2020 completed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
12 Sept 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 15 Day of Jeopardy
3 Oct 2020 completed 300 (2006)
10 Oct 2020 completed Schizoid (1980)
17 Oct 2020 completed Apollo 18 (2011)
24 Oct 2020 completed The Beyond (1981)
31 Oct 2020 completed Night of the Living Dead (1968)
6 Nov 2020 completed Sleepy Hollow (1999)
7 Nov 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 16 Little Wolf
8 Nov 2020 completed The Caller (1987)
13 Nov 2020 completed Destroyer (1988)
14 Nov 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 17 Desperate Monday
14 Nov 2020 completed Julie and Jack (2003)
15 Nov 2020 completed The Evictors (1979)
20 Nov 2020 completed Edge of Sanity (1989)
21 Nov 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 18 Hawke's Run
22 Nov 2020 completed Firestarter (1984)
26 Nov 2020 completed Hell Comes to Frogtown (1988)
26 Nov 2020 completed Squirm (1976)
28 Nov 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 19 Break-In at Santa Paula
29 Nov 2020 completed Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966)
29 Nov 2020 completed Star Raiders: The Adventures of Saber Raine (2017)
4 Dec 2020 completed The Amazing Bulk (2012)
5 Dec 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 20 The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
12 Dec 2020 completed Ghostbusters (1984)
12 Dec 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 21 Tracks
13 Dec 2020 completed Johnson Family Christmas Dinner (2008)
18 Dec 2020 completed Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)
19 Dec 2020 completed Airwolf: Season 3 Episode 22 Birds of Paradise
21 Dec 2020 completed Santa Buddies (2009)
24 Dec 2020 completed Die Hard (1988)
30 Dec 2020 completed Bad Santa (2003)
26 Jan 2021 completed Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (2006)
31 Jan 2021 completed The House That Cried Murder (1973)
13 Feb 2021 completed Dark Star (1974)
4 Mar 2021 completed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
in progress The World's End (2013)