A reference guide for HBO’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” including character descriptions, names of actors, quotes from the series, and more.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

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Notable Locations & Items

  • Art Institute of Chicago (1.1): Where Clare was attending school when she met Henry, officially, for the first time, when she was 20 and him 28.
  • Meadowlark House (1.5): The name of the house Clare grew up in
  • Newberry Library (1.5): Where Henry works

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Other Noteworthy Information

  • Number of Dates (1.1): At 20 years old, Clare has had 152 dates with Henry (though with dates going back to when she was 6, you could also say they’ve hanged out 152 times)
  • Time Jumps (1.1): Henry can only time jump backward, not forwards, and he can interact with his past self without there being consequences
    • Limitations (1.1): When he time jumps, he doesn’t keep his clothes but does keep his memories
    • Correction (1.6): Henry is not limited in jumping past or present

The Time Traveler's Wife Directory

Title Card - The Time Traveler's Wife
Network(s) HBO
Created or Developed By Steven Moffat
First Aired 5/15/2022

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Clare – 18 to 34 (Rose Leslie), 10 to 13 (Caitlin Shorey), and 6 Year Old Clare (Everleigh McDonell)

An artist, Clare has spent most of her life longing for Henry and has been practically molded by him since she was 6.

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  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Birthday (1.4): Clare’s birthday is May 24th
  • Age (1.4): Turned 18
  • Sexual Interest (1.4): Based on her sex with Gomez, she is a noted scratcher.
  • Wedding Day (1.6): October 23rd

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Henry DeTamble – 28 to 36 (Theo James), 7 Year Old Henry (Jason David), and 16 Year Old Henry (Brian Altermus)

For reasons unknown, since Henry was 7, he has time jumped going backwards, then back to his proper timeline. It isn’t something he can control, and he can be stuck in the past for hours, weeks, even months. Because of that, he has learned to fight, steal, and adapt since, whenever he time travels, he is naked and vulnerable.

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  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Birthmark (1.1): Has a strawberry-shaped birthmark on his left foot
  • First Jump (1.1): Was when he was 7
  • Age (1.1): Is 7 in 1987
    • Age (1.3): Is 31 as of 3/21/2022
  • Children (1.3): We’re told he and Clare don’t have kids
  • Absence (1.3): Didn’t see Clare from her 18th birthday until she met the 28-year-old version of him who belongs to her
  • Meeting My Oldest Self (1.4): 41-year-old Henry hasn’t met his older self

Quotes

Happy people are all the same, but sad people are all different. Now, if you wanna have a good time with someone, sure, you make them happy, but if you want to know them, you find out why they’re sad.
— Henry (1.2)

Annette (Kate Siegel)

Annette (Kate Siegel) performing
Annette (Kate Siegel)

Annette is a notable opera singer and Henry’s mother.

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[…] it is better to be happy for a little while, just a brief time, even if you know you’re going to lose it, than to be just “okay” for your whole life.
— Annette (1.2)

Richard (John Stamberg)

Richard (John Stambeerg) after a performance
Richard (John Stambeerg)

When he was 33, Richard met his future wife Annette, who was 30 at the time, and together they have one son. Their meeting came from him playing the violin during one of her opera performances.

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Jason (Spencer House)

Jason (Spencer House) taped to a tree
Jason (Spencer House)

Jason is a boy who was Clare’s first, but not in a consensual way

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Gomez (Desmin Borges)

Gomez (Desmin Borges) dealing with Claire not loving him
Gomez (Desmin Borges)

Gomez is Charisse’s boyfriend, who is a lawyer and, when introduced, we’re told he is in love with Clare.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 4
  • Age (1.4): Is 32 while Clare is 19
  • Ethnic Background (1.5): Is part Polish

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Clarisse (Natasha Lopez)

Charisse (Natasha Lopez) introducing herself
Charisse (Natasha Lopez)

Charisse is Clare’s roommate when she is in college.

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Ingrid (Chelsea Frei)

Ingrid (Chelsea Frei) after finding her way into Claire's dinner party
Ingrid (Chelsea Frei)

Ingrid is Henry’s former girlfriend, who he had a volatile relationship at times, but loved him at 28 as Clare was unable or refused to.

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Mark (Peter Graham)

Mark (Peter Graham) being smug
Mark (Peter Graham)

Mark is Clare’s older brother who is currently following in his father’s footsteps and is going to school to become a lawyer.

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Alicia (Taylor Richardson)

Alicia (Taylor Richardson) at dinner
Alicia (Taylor Richardson)

Alicia is Clare’s little sister who, like her, doesn’t have a prestigious, money-making job, so her mother worries. Though, if you ask Lucille, it will never be too late for Alicia to go from a hairdresser to going back to the cello.

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Nell (Marcia DeBonis)

Nell (Marcia DeBonis) trying to jog her memory
Nell (Marcia DeBonis)

Nell works for Clare’s family as a cook, maybe also a maid, and she has been with her family for decades.

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Phillip (Michael Park)

Phillip (Michael Park) talking to Henry at lunch
Phillip (Michael Park)

A lawyer by trade, Phillip is Clare’s dad and is pretty calm, cool, and collected.

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Lucille (Jaime Ray Newman)

Lucille (Jaime Ray Newman) joking with Henry
Lucille (Jaime Ray Newman)

Lucille is Phillip’s wife, Mark, Alicia, and Clare’s mom, who is a housewife and just wants her kids to be able to maintain the lifestyle they grew up in.

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Ben (Will Brill)

Ben (Will Brill) being introduced by Henry, after Gomez catches Henry and Ben outside of Ben's home/ drug lab
“Ben (Will Brill) being introduced by Henry after Gomez catches Henry and Ben outside of Ben’s home/ drug lab” David Nutter, The Time Traveler’s Wife, “Episode 6” 2022.

Ben is someone with AIDS, who has a drug lab in his kitchen and acts as a dealer for many, like Henry.

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