Consistent with the storylines, the cast of Carol Day derives mainly from her love life, her work, her family, and the life of the village where her Uncle Marcus lives. There is a regular, recurring supporting cast of characters who are usually not at the center of the plot, for example Carol's uncle and guardian Marcus Axel and his butler Baines.

Other characters recur at the center of more than one story. We get to see how their lives and characters have developed (often for the worse) since they initially intersected with Carol, and this adds a richness to the strip. For example, Oswald Patcham, first introduced in Last of the Line returns in a later story in which he is being conned by Julius Grivo. Charles Logan, Carol's long-time suitor, is a more complex example, and his difficult relationship with Carol forms the basis of several excellent stories.

This guide to the cast provides a brief introduction to the main characters so that you can quickly place an unfamiliar face or see what other stories a main character has appeared in. The guide is organized alphabetically by first name. Additional reference information about the characters will be filled in over time.

Adam Boone
Reclusive sculptor and friend of Carol's living in the same village as Carol's Uncle Marcus. Appears in [Adam Boone], [Gordon Grimes], [Mr. Boker], and [Mystery Man]. Adam Boone is played by Tony Weare, David Wright's fellow cartoonist and artist of the Matt Marriott strip carried by the Evening Standard.
Angela Logan (née Ford)
Aspiring model befriended by Carol. Marries Charles Logan. First appearance #704. Appears in Face Value and Emergency!
Arnold Tracy
Aging lecher who pursues Carol. First appearance in strip #785. Arnold Tracy is played by John Bodkin-Adams, notorious alleged serial killer. Click here for a good Wikipedia article on Bodkin-Adams.
Baines
Marcus Axel's butler, occasional confidante of Carol and commentator on events.
Captain Riker
Friend of the Patcham's who watches out for Oswald. First appearance in strip #1051 in Last of the Line.
Carol Day
Fashion model and central character of the strip.
Charles Logan
Carol's long-time suitor. Marries Angela Ford. First appearance in strip #30.
Clive Ellis
Impecunious artist who becomes a good friend of Carol’s. First appears in Brother Business(#509-609). Subsequent appearances in The Changeling (#1621-1713) and The Prophet (#1714-1809).
Commander Black
Retired R.N. Oldest friend of Carol's Uncle Marcus. Father of Edward Black. First appearance in strip #280. Appears in two stories, Dangerous Currents (strips #277-356) and Money Matters (strips #1150-1246).
Cousin Hugo
Carol’s cousin, a ne’er-do-well, always in money trouble and an associate of the con man Vernon Flowers. Introduced in the first Carol Day story, with Flowers, trying to swindle Carol’s Uncle Marcus. Returns in [Cousin Hugo].
Doctor Gomez
Doctor on the Caribean island of Gabriela. First appearance strip #3183. Appears in [Uncle Richard] and the following story, [Spiros Londos].
Edward Black
Spoiled son of Commander Black. First appearance in strip #278. Appears in two stories, Dangerous Currents (strips #277-356) and Money Matters (strips #1150-1246).
Gillian Vane
Paul Egan's assistant.
Henry Dietz
Owner of a small Caribbean island who holds Carol and Tim Harvey hostage while he takes revenge on the killer of his son. Appears only in Caribbean Captives. Dietz is played by Burl Ives.
Ian Carr
Sent down from Oxford in disgrace, staying with his mother Anne. First appearance in strip #784 in the Ebb-Tide story. Returns in the [Edgar Tracy] story, which begins with strip #1810. Ian is played by David Wright's son Nicky.
JackSlingsby
Artist, married to Iris Meadows, an old schoolmate of Carol's. Played by actor Al Mancini (1932-2007). First appearance in strip #2427.
Jennifer Egan
Daughter of Paul Egan and his first wife, June. First appearance in #364. Appears in Problem Child and Ebb-Tide.
Joe Wilson
Australian photographer who "knows his stuff but isn't exactly a tactful type", according to his editor. First appearance in #1885. Becomes engaged to Carol at the end of [Simon Ware], proposing in #2074. He is her second fiancé, following Michael Fletcher. Appears in [Friedrich Kahlenberg], [Simon Ware], [Jimmy Hayes], [Cousin Hugo], [Gerald Wain], and [Jack Slingsby].
Marcus Axel
Carol's uncle and guardian. Collector of African art.
Mark Lovell
Nora's brother and a jazz musician. Appears in Paris Episode and Cross-Currents.
Max Kessell
Mark Lovell's roommate and fellow musician. Appears in Ebb-Tide and Cross-Currents.
Michael Fletcher
Photographer and long time fiancé of Carol.
Nora Lovell
Carol's schoolmate and early roommate in London. Marries Paul Egan. First appearance in strip #105.
Oswald Patcham
Son of Sir Humphrey Patcham, develops a crush on Carol. First appearance in strip #1049 in Last of the Line. Returns in The Prophet story.
Paul Egan
Head of a fashion house and Carol's primary modeling employer in the early years. Marries Nora Lovell. First appearance around strip #360.
Peter Castle
Friend of Paul Egan who has plagiarized a hit play. Appears in Off-Stage. First appearance in #1249.
Reverend William Evans
Local vicar in the village where Marcus Axel lives.
Simon Ware
Mentally unbalanced acquaintance of Joe Wilson who develops an obsession with Carol. First appearance in #1971. Appears in [Simon Ware].
Richard Axel
Carol's uncle, owner of the Caribbean island of Gabriela. First appearance strip # 3159. Appears in [Uncle Richard].
Sarah
Housekeeper for Uncle Richard. First appearance strip #3157. Appears in [Uncle Richard].
Tim Privett
ADC to Uncle Richard on the Caribbean island of Gabriela. First appearance strip #3151. Appears in [Uncle Richard] and the following story, [Spiros Londos].
Vernon Flowers
Con man and criminal who is an associate of Carol’s cousin Hugo. Introduced in the first Carol Day story trying to swindle Carol’s Uncle Marcus. Returns in Riverside Racket and finally in [Cousin Hugo].