Chuck E. Cheese (character)

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Chuck E. Cheese
CEC Entertainment character
Created byNolan Bushnell
Voiced by
  • John Widelock (1977–1984)
  • Scott Wilson (1983–1993)
  • Duncan Brannan (1993–2012)
  • Jeremy Blaido (1997-1998)
  • Jaret Reddick (2012-present)
Nickname(s)Chuck E.
AliasesThe Big C

Charles Entertainment "Chuck E." Cheese[1] is the anthropomorphic mouse mascot of the Chuck E. Cheese's chain of family entertainment centers.


Chuck's official backstory is that he is an orphaned mouse who does not know his own birthday. His orphanage was called St. Marinara's orphanage[2]. To make up for never having a birthday party of his own, he hosts parties for children. After winning a Pong tournament, Chuck moved to New York and started working as a singer at an Italian restaurant, where he also met and befriended a musically-inclined chef named Pasqually. Eventually, he moved to California and created his own restaurant franchise, with Pasqually becoming his star chef and later joining his band.[3]

Pizza Time Theater era[edit]

Chuck was originally found in Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre, a restaurant founded by Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari) in 1977. An animatronic Chuck E. performed.


  1. ^ Bouchard, Jean-Luc (2015-10-15). "You'll Never Guess What The "E" In Chuck E. Cheese Stands For". Buzzfeed. Retrieved 2017-11-28. BuzzFeed confirmed Chuck's middle name with CEC Entertainment, Inc. in an email.
  2. ^ "The story of Chuck E. Cheese". issuu. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  3. ^ Shamsian, Jacob (June 9, 2017). "The surprising and horrifying backstory behind Charles Entertainment Cheese". Business Insider. Retrieved June 14, 2017.