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Hoyt Fortenberry

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
52 episodes(see below)
Mentioned in
Also Known As
Alive (left Bon Temps)
Turning age
Vampire age
Date of birth
Date of death
Road Crew Mechanic
Attractive to Vampires
Family members
Julian Fortenberry - Ancestor (deceased)
Mr. Fortenberry - Grandfather (deceased)
Mrs. Fortenberry - Grandmother (deceased)
Carl Fortenberry - Father (deceased)
Maxine Fortenberry - Mother (deceased)
Jessica Hamby - Separated Girlfriend Unnamed girlfriend
Portrayed by


"Fuck you Jess!"
―Hoyt to Jessica[src]

Hoyt Fortenberry was a major character in the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth seasons of True Blood. He is played by starring cast member Jim Parrack. He was a resident of Bon Temps who worked for the road crew along with Lafayette Reynolds. He was in a relationship with the young vampire Jessica Hamby and moved to Alaska after they broke up. Hoyt is notable for being one of the few starring cast members to leave the show without being killed off.


Sweet and good-hearted, he is the only person whose thoughts are consistently kind when Sookie eavesdrops and is unprejudiced against vampires. He is extremely shy around women, and takes the prospect of forming a relationship seriously. For the majority of the first season he is bossed around by his mother, but eventually stands up to her. Hoyt is always seemed cheerful, tipped decent and obedient. He is also brave, seen when he made sure Sookie knew they threatened her with horrible things. Hoyt is also not that smart, but smart enough to work a road crew job and is seemingly smarter than Jason.


Powers and AbilitiesEdit


Hoyt has been shown to have an above-average strength level, seen when he was using a sledgehammer. He knows basic fighting skill, such as punching Jason and rendering him bleeding. Due to his height, he is able to hit harder on shorter people. Also due to being a human, he is able to rescind his invitation to vampires.

Notes Edit

Hoyt's character has left Bon Temps but was mentioned in Season 6. Actress Deborah Ann Woll was asked about his possible return to the show, but she neither acknowled nor denied it. Minor characters in True Blood returned as villains on several occasions, for example Mike Spencer and Bud Dearborne.


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Season one appearances
"Strange Love" "The First Taste" "Mine" "Escape from Dragon House"
"Sparks Fly Out" "Cold Ground" "Burning House of Love" "The Fourth Man in the Fire"
"Plaisir D'Amour" "I Don't Wanna Know" "To Love Is to Bury" "You'll Be the Death of Me"
Season two appearances
"Nothing but the Blood" "Keep This Party Going" "Scratches" "Shake and Fingerpop"
"Never Let Me Go" "Hard-Hearted Hannah" "Release Me" "Timebomb"
"I Will Rise Up" "New World in My View" "Frenzy" "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Season three appearances
"Bad Blood" "Beautifully Broken" "It Hurts Me Too" "9 Crimes"
"Trouble" "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" "Hitting the Ground" "Night on the Sun"
"Everything Is Broken" "I Smell a Rat" "Fresh Blood" "Evil is Going On"
Season four appearances
"She's Not There" "You Smell Like Dinner" "If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?" "I'm Alive and on Fire"
"Me and the Devil" "I Wish I Was the Moon" "Cold Grey Light of Dawn" "Spellbound"
"Let's Get Out of Here" "Burning Down the House" "Soul of Fire" "And When I Die"
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" "Finally" "Save Yourself"
Season seven appearances
"Jesus Gonna Be Here" "I Found You" "Fire in the Hole" "Death is Not the End"
"Return to Oz" "Karma" "One Last Time" "TBA"

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