Call of Duty: Black Ops has introduced new characters to the Call of Duty franchise. This is the list of Characters that appeared in Black Ops:
- Frank Woods - Member of the S.O.G (Studies and Observations Group)
- Alex Mason - Playable Character. Memebers of both S.O.G and C.I.A
- Joseph Bowman - Member of S.O.G.
- Swift - Character appearing in "Victor Charlie".
- Jason Hudson - Playable character. C.I.A operator; was at one point Mason's handler.
- Grigori Weaver - Russian CIA agent.
- Brooks - Character in "Executive Order" and "WMD".
- John F. Kennedy - U.S. President
- Robert McNamara - Secretary of Defense for the Kennedy administration.
- Viktor Reznov - A friend of Mason's who helps him escape from Vorkuta.
- Sergei - A prisoner from Vorkuta.
- Neitsch - Playable character and the controller of the SR-71 Blackbird in "WMD".
- Lev Kravchenko - A Russiand anagonist.
- Nikita Dragovich - The main antagonist of the game.
- Friedrich Steiner - A former Nazi scientist who developped the Nova-6. Working for the * Spetsnaz.
- Fidel Castro - A Cuban antagonist who is allied with Kravchenko and the Soviet Union.
- Dr. Daniel Clarke - A British scientist who formulated codename "Nova 6".