Dennis Reynolds

Dennis Reynolds

    It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

Character Analysis

(Avoiding Spoilers)

Living... in Philadelphia with his friend Mac. The two of them live near Dennis’ twin sister Dee, his dad Frank and their friend Charlie. These five collectively comprise what they refer to as "The Gang" and spend nearly all of their time together.

Profession... co-owner and bartender at Paddy's Pub. Dennis helps run the bar when it fits into his schedule. It's not a very successful business and the bar’s only “regulars” are Dennis and the rest of The Gang, but at least it's a decent place for them to hang out and drink for free.

Interests... himself. Dennis never fails to confirm his narcissism and pretension. He buys expensive clothes, is constantly looking at himself in the mirror, and seizes any and every opportunity to brag about his looks or supposed intellect. When Mac once claims to be the “brains” of The Gang and tells Dennis that he’s “the looks,” Dennis quickly corrects him: “Of course I’m the looks, but I always thought of myself as the brains and the looks.”

Relationship Status... single, but always "on the prowl.” Dennis prides himself on his self-proclaimed high level of sex appeal, even devising a system for getting women to sleep with him that he calls “D.E.N.N.I.S.” (Google it.) He makes a point of frequently mentioning the number of women he has been with or could be with, although this is always exaggerated. In reality, most often the women he attempts to "make moves on" immediately see through it and reject him.

Challenge... growing up. Dennis is all about immediate gratification, which he needs to sate his anxiety and insecurity. He is obsessed with how others perceive him, yet he is almost completely lacking in self-awareness and is mistakenly convinced that the world is much more impressed with him than it actually is. He’d probably have a better chance to be an emotionally stable person if he stopped hanging out with The Gang, but that would be a very rude awakening since his friends seem to buy his B.S. more than virtually anyone outside their group.

Personality.... sociopathic and egotistical. Dennis is not a wholesome individual. He spends most of his time with his close group of friends, but rarely engages in intimate or friendly interactions with them, attempting to use their collective schemes for personal gain and often competing with them for the sake of self-aggrandizement. He never thinks of others, aside from how they can be used for his own benefit. In fact he seems almost completely devoid of normal emotions. As he once told Mac rather matter-of-factly, "I have not experienced feelings in many years.”


Fans of him also like:

Find out how you match to him and 5500+ other characters