|First Seen||Dead Until Dark|
|Last Seen||Dead in the Family|
|Appeared in:||(see below)|
|Mentioned in:||Dead and Gone|
|Age:||20s (29 yrs)|
|Date of Birth:||c. 1980|
|Date of Death:|
|Also Known As:|
|Origin:||Bon Temps, Louisiana|
|Profession:||Road Crew Worker|
|Powers and Abilities:||No notable powers|
|Family Members:||Ed Fortenberry - Father|
Maxine Fortenberry - Mother
Holly Cleary - Fiance
|Portrayed By||Jim Patricks|
Hoyt Fortenberry is a human in "The Southern Vampire Mysteries". Living in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Hoyt works on the Louisiana Department of Transportation road crew along with his best friend Jason Stackhouse. He used to live with his controlling mother, Maxine Fortenberry, who loves everything he does.
Dead Until Dark
In Dead Until Dark, he works on a road crew with Jason and Rene. Hoyt is the best friend of Jason Stackhouse although is shown to be much kinder and more sensitive than Jason. After Dawn Green's death Sookie Stackhouse hears Hoyt thinking how he will miss her beautiful voice, while all the other men are thinking about her sexual attributes.
Dead to the World
In Dead to the World, Sookie mentions that he is not that smart.
Dead as a Doornail
In Dead as a Doornail, upon hearing his thoughts, Sookie discovers that Hoyt was thinking about his mom's plan for him to put in about ten rose bushes in her already extensive garden. Gloomy, but obedient he was trying to figure out how much time the task would take.
All Together Dead
From Dead to Worse
He is not dark nor fair, not big nor little. He is big and beefy.
Sookie describes Hoyt as always seemed cheerful, tipped decent and obedient. He is also brave, seen when he made sure Sookie knew they threatened her with horrible things. Sookie also notes that Hoyt is also not that smart.
Jim Parrack plays Hoyt in the HBO series True Blood, and the character's arc is much different from that in the book. Hoyt lives with his mother, who controls his life. In the TV series, Hoyt begins a romantic relationship with young vampire Jessica.
|Sookie Stackhouse Novels appearances|
|Dead Until Dark||Living Dead in Dallas||"Club Dead"||Dead to the World|
|Dead as a Doornail||Definitely Dead||All Together Dead||From Dead to Worse|
|"Dead and Gone"||"Dead in the Family"||"Dead Reckoning"||"Deadlocked"|
|"Dead Ever After"|