- "We own the day!"
- ―General Cavanaugh, on the human advantage[src]
General Cavanaugh is a minor character on the HBO original series True Blood. Played by American guest starring actor Phil Reeves, General Cavanaugh worked for the United States Government at the Pentagon. Working with Roman Zimojic and the Vampire Authority to keep the peace between humans and vampires, the General appears only on the episode "Sunset" in the series' fifth season.
General Cavanaugh of the U.S. Army pays a visit to the Authority. He demands that they tell him where Roman is and why he hasn't been answering calls. He informs them that he knows they bombed the Tru Blood factories and that he has video footage of Russell and Steve eviscerating 22 fraternity members. He tells them that if they don't watch themselves, the video will be made public triggering a war between humans and vampires. As he goes to leave, Eric stops him and breaks his neck, killing him. ("Sunset")
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Sunset"||"Save Yourself"|