List of Bob's Burgers characters
This is a list of characters from the American animated television series Bob's Burgers.
The Belcher family is a family who runs the family business called Bob's Burgers. Loren Bouchard described their ethnicity as:
|“||For better, for worse we gave [the main characters] the name Belcher so at least one of Bob's parents hails from some French or French-Canadian lineage. But in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot.||”|
The Belcher family consists of:
Robert "Bob" Belcher, Jr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Bob Belcher is the main character of the series. He is the son of Robert Belcher, Sr. (nicknamed "Big Bob"), the husband of Linda and the father of Tina, Gene, and Louise. He is a third-generation restaurateur, as his father owned a diner which was recently sold to a couple of ladies, who also found Bob's childhood toys hidden in the restaurant's wall as shown in "Bob Fires The Kids", and currently the proprietor of his eponymous burger restaurant (Bob's Burgers) in a shore town. The Season 5 episode "Father of the Bob" begins with a flashback set 30 years prior in which a young Bob states that he is 13 years old, making him 43 in the episode's present. It is also mentioned in the episode that Bob's mother had died sometime prior to the series' beginning. Bob has a tendency to entertain himself by having conversations with inanimate objects such a food and then speak back as the inanimate object, usually in a high, squeaky voice. He also enjoys making puns, utilizing this talent to name his burger specials (i.e. the If Looks Could Kale Burger, New Bacon-ings Burger, etc.) As revealed in "Bob Fires the Kids", his childhood has been described as "crappy," as his father discouraged play. While poor with business management, and cursed with an unlucky streak, his skills at burger cooking have been shown to be excellent, to the point where he has been referred to as a "beef artist" by Mr. Fischoeder. His primary business rival is Jimmy Pesto (Real name Jimmy Poplopivich) who owns an Italian restaurant (Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria) across the street from Bob's Burgers.
As shown in the flashback during "Father of the Bob," the "Burger of the Day" special stems from an incident in which he customized a burger by adding chives to it, calling it "Baby You Can Chive My Car." He tried to serve it to one of Big Bob's regular customers who normally ordered a tuna melt, but Big Bob threw the burger away in front of the whole diner. Ten years later, still resentful over not being allowed to cook the way he wanted, Bob turned down Big Bob's offer of a partnership in the diner and opened his own restaurant.
Bob prides himself on giving the customer a quality meal and goes the extra mile to ensure that, choosing fresh ingredients he gets from the local farmer's markets and co-ops. His biggest accomplishment is the Meatsiah, a concoction that consists of a steak tartare center with a medium-well cooked burger surrounding it and a burger Wellington surrounding the burger. Bob is allergic to shellfish, particularly lobster, as it causes his face to swell any time he eats it. This is a problem, as the town the Belchers live in has an annual lobster festival (which Bob hates because it takes away from his business). Bob, along with Linda, enjoys drinking and many of the episode gags involve Bob or Linda drinking and getting drunk from wine. Bob also has a tendency to take mind-altering substances such as crack in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?", absinthe in "An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal", pain relievers in "Housetrap", and his pain medication in "Burgerboss".
Linda ("Lin", "Lyn" or "Lynn" ) Belcher (voiced by John Roberts) – Linda Belcher is Bob's happy-go-lucky and supportive wife and the mother of Tina, Gene and Louise. Prior to her marriage to Bob, she was engaged to Hugo, who is now a local health inspector ("Human Flesh"). In the fifth-season episode "Eat, Spray, Linda" she turned 44 years old. She has also referred to herself as a "pre middle aged mother" ("Lindapendent Woman") Linda often calls her husband Bobby, and her attraction to Bob is in part due to his passion for his work, and also due to his "Tom Selleckian" mustache. She remains a loyal and devoted wife despite their frequent financial problems and never having had a honeymoon or a day off in 10 years ("Weekend at Mort's"). She has a preference for mustaches, and says Bob "made himself ugly" when he shaved it off ("Sheesh! Cab, Bob?"). Her passions include singing, dinner theater, porcelain baby figurines, Tom Selleck, nautically themed romance novels, and prenatal yoga. She handles the accounting for the restaurant, though her bookkeeping methods are sometimes troublesome and overly complicated. She is fond of alcohol and is known to say that "Mommy doesn't get drunk; she just has fun." Linda is extroverted, has a thick New Jersey accent, and is somewhat odd; she is also fond of tackling problems using unconventional methods, though her methods are frequently over-optimistic and things sometimes go awry. She often encourages her kids to engage in behavior that Bob finds annoying, and though she wants what's best for her kids, she tends to be scatter-brained. Bob has described her as a "pushover" because she allows people (the kids) to take advantage of her. She has a contentious relationship with Louise and often misunderstands her, even once organizing a slumber party for Louise against her will. She is a talented lyricist, as shown in "Lil Hard Dad;" Gene may have inherited his musical predilection from her. She has tendency to spontaneously burst into song, a trait she shares with her voice actor John Roberts. Many of the songs she is known for are improvised by Roberts, including her "Thanksgiving Song", "Dish-a-Dee-Doo" (a jazzy ditty sung while washing the dishes, as seen in "Mother Daughter Laser Razor"), and a hair-braiding ditty that references the late Harry Truman. Her songs are frequently remade and set to music for the episode's end credits.
- Voiced by Dan Mintz
Tina Ruth Belcher is the eldest Belcher child. She generally speaks in a low, monotone voice, wears glasses, works part-time at the family restaurant, and is often the voice of reason among the Belcher children, though it is made quite clear Tina's own characteristics rival those of her siblings. She is trying to come to grips with her entry into adulthood, and claims to have a complicated relationship with zombies. Despite seeming reticent and shy around her peers, Tina has an active social and romantic life. She has an on-again off-again relationship with Jimmy Jr., and has dated, kissed, or flirted with several other boys. She is obsessed with horses, boys (particularly Jimmy Jr.), and buttocks; in various episodes she writes in her journal about touching people's butts, which, to her, is the height of sexual contact. According to her siblings, Tina has written erotic fanfiction of several television shows and movies and has moved on to "erotic friend fiction", in which she uses real-life people. She is a member of the Hormone-iums, a musical revue at Wagstaff that sings songs about puberty, and was formerly a member of the Thundergirls, a Girl Scout-like organization. Tina was aged 12 in early episodes and now 13 since the episode "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?". She is generally soft-spoken and reserved, often in contrast to her more strident siblings. In the show's early developmental stages, the eldest Belcher child was originally written as a boy, named Daniel Belcher, who was also voiced by Mintz, whose personality in the never-broadcast pilot is said to have been similar to that of Tina's. She is also shown to have difficulties with her schoolwork, although being a hard worker, as shown in "Can't Buy Me Math" when she is put into remedial math and "Bob and Deliver" when guidance counselor Mr. Frond refers to her as a "dum-dum".
- Voiced by Eugene Mirman
Eugene (Gene) Belcher is the middle child and only son in the family, revealed to be 11 years old in season 3. Like Linda, he has an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude about almost everything; however, he closely resembles Bob and has inherited his lobster allergy. He often promotes the restaurant by wearing a burger costume, which he uses to run in a mascot race in the season 1 episode "Torpedo" and using a toy megaphone to hand out samples. In "It Snakes a Village", it is shown that he suffers from ophidiophobia. Gene has a variety of interests and hobbies, with his most well-known being food and music. Though he has no training, he occasionally demonstrates great skill in music and aspires to be a musician; he enjoys playing a Casio-type keyboard and makes fart sounds using it and creates an elaborate love duet in "Topsy" as well as a one-man show in "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl." Despite this, Gene is not without his flaws, namely a tendency to be easily distracted, which the family refers to as "Gene-ing out" in "Best Burger", but he is loving and loyal toward his family. He is also unathletic, as seen in several episodes including "Synchronized Swimming", when he has trouble opening a door which Tina then opens with ease and "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs", when he runs away from a fight in fear.
- Voiced by Kristen Schaal
Louise Belcher is the youngest child of the Belcher family and is revealed to be 9 years old in season 1 and is still 9 by Christmas five seasons later. In spite of being the youngest, she usually dominates her two older siblings by "wear[ing] down your self esteem over a period of years." Precociously intelligent, manipulative, and aggressive (even towards adults), she is more than willing to exploit people if there is anything to be gained, and has a history of gaslighting her siblings, especially Tina. She has an offbeat and dark sense of humor and picks locks as a hobby. Louise always wears her signature pink hat with bunny ears, regardless of the time of day or situation; to date, viewers have never seen her uncovered head. She claims that she has "a raging staph infection under here" in the episode "Synchronized Swimming" when they try to make her take it off. In "Ear-sy Rider," when a high-schooler stole her hat from her, her head was off screen, then she wore a hoodie till she got it back. Louise is not immune to breaking her tough character persona, however: she called Bob "daddy" until she was eight, felt guilty about almost electrocuting her sister to death, still believes in Santa Claus, has a disturbing crush on a boy-band member, and proclaims she does love her family in the face of death at the end of season 4. Since she was a baby, Louise has always liked Bob more than Linda, opting to spend more time with him as she finds him much more interesting; it can generally be assumed that Louise and Bob have a very strong relationship, although she is the most prone amongst her siblings to mock him. In "Carpe Museum", Louise accidentally reveals her plan to take over the family restaurant when Bob retires, after renaming it to "Louise's Burgers."
Relatives of the Belcher family
- Gayle (voiced by Megan Mullally) – Linda's neurotic artist sister, the aunt of Tina, Gene and Louise and the sister-in-law of Bob. Bob dislikes her, much to Linda's consternation. She is desperately lonely and once fell in love with Bob because, Linda explains, she always wants what Linda has. However, men often take an interest in her, including Dr. Yap, Mort, Mr. Frond and Mr. Fischoeder. She loves cats and may suffer from some form of factitious disorder, as she often fakes injuries. She is 42 years old.
- Al (voiced by Sam Seder) – Linda's father, father-in-law of Bob, and the maternal grandfather of Tina, Gene and Louise. He rarely speaks, is hard of hearing, and wears a hearing aid. He accompanies Gloria everywhere. He has a fetish for the sound of popping balloons.
- Gloria (voiced by Renée Taylor) – Linda's mother, mother-in-law of Bob, and maternal grandmother of Tina, Gene and Louise. Bob doesn't like her very much and he always tries to hide from her when she and Al come over to visit.
- Robert "Big Bob" Belcher, Sr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin in "Bob Fires the Kids," Bill Hader in "Father of the Bob") – Big Bob is Bob's father, the father-in-law of Linda, and the paternal grandfather of Tina, Gene and Louise. Like his son, Big Bob is a restaurateur who owns his own business called "Big Bob's Diner." He's shown to be a tough loving father towards his own son, as shown in flashbacks. Since his pre-teens, Big Bob has been very controlling of Bob and has put him to work most of the time. He enjoys line-dancing, which he practices at the bar next to his diner.
Regular customers at Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers features regular ups and downs in customer volume, but two loyal customers help keep the restaurant open.
- Theodore (Teddy) Francisco (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Teddy is a talkative, kind hearted, burly contractor who is a loyal and regular customer of Bob's Burgers. Although he is now overweight and bald, Teddy was attractive, had long blonde hair and was physically fit in his youth. He was attractive enough to be cast as a lifeguard in a 1980s exploitation movie The Deepening, filmed at Wonder Wharf. However, an incident during filming took such a psychological toll on him that he resorted to overeating and gained a substantial amount of weight. Teddy is extremely fond of the Belchers and wants to be a part of the family. He considers Bob to be his “bestie” but, while Bob likes Teddy, he is only willing to classify Teddy as his “best customer”. Teddy is divorced, lives alone and dates infrequently. He was once married to a woman named Denise who treated him poorly (according to Teddy, he and Denise had a threesome with a man named Ray which consisted of him just watching Ray and Denise have sex). Denise was consistently unfaithful to Teddy and eventually left him for a man who is interested in boats and owns a waterside bar called “The Schoon Hound” where she works as a waitress. In the episode “Thanks-Hoarding”, it is revealed that Teddy is a hoarder due to childhood trauma. Long-winded at times, Teddy frequently tells needlessly detailed stories about mundane situations that usually bore the listener. While he is known to eat nearly anything that is offered to him (on one occasion, he ate a piece of a sponge Bob handed to him and, according to Linda, a receipt) Bob's hamburgers seem to be among his favorite foods. In the episode “Friends with Burger-fits”, Teddy learns that his daily consumption of Bob's burgers and French fries has caused him to develop extremely high cholesterol. Generally mild mannered and affable, Teddy participates in on-going therapy sessions as he sometimes has angry, violent outbursts over minor incidents which he instantly regrets often causing him to burst into tears and apologize. Teddy is also allergic to peanuts.
- Mort (voiced by Andy Kindler) – Mort is a mortician and the owner of the "It's Your Funeral" funeral home next to the restaurant and also a regular customer of Bob's Burgers. He is a little odd and has a stereotypically morbid sense of humor. Mort is single, wears an obvious toupee and lives in a stylishly decorated apartment above his funeral home. He is good friends with Bob and Teddy and has cared for the Belcher children on occasion. He has also acted as the Belcher family driver when Tina crashed Bob's car. Mort has a generally good sense of humor about the macabre questions to which he is often subjected regarding his job.
- Jimmy Pesto, Sr. (voiced by Jay Johnston) – Jimmy Pesto, Sr., real surname Poplopovich, is the owner of the Italian themed restaurant across the street called "Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria." Although of eastern European descent he goes by the Italian-sounding name of Pesto, presumably to increase the appeal of his restaurant; he and his family members are invariably referred to by the Pesto last name. He is the father of Jimmy Pesto, Jr., Andy, and Ollie, and is Bob's personal rival. Their rivalry often seems to border on stalking each other and occasionally descends into violence. Their families actually get along well and apart from a few isolated incidents, neither of their businesses actually endanger the other. This is in part because Bob's burgers are genuinely better than the food Jimmy serves, which is often described as being of sub par quality. In one episode where Jimmy tries to outdo Bob by serving burgers, he can be seen weeping in the middle of the night, knowing that the ruse won't last; in another episode, Jimmy competes in a burger cookoff against Bob and a celebrity chef and his "Oregano Burger" is poorly received. It is revealed in "The Belchies" that he and his children's mother are divorced; she has not yet been seen. It is revealed in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" that he is a diaper lover, roleplaying under the name "Baby Num-Nums".
- Jimmy Pesto, Jr. (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Almost always referred to as "Jimmy Junior", Jimmy Pesto, Jr. is the oldest son of Jimmy Pesto and speaks with a lisp. Jimmy works as the busboy at Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria. He is Tina's classmate, love interest and on-again, off-again boyfriend. Tina has a crush on him and tries her best to get his attention (slow dancing with him, forcibly sharing a pasta strand with him, etc.). He is close friends with Zeke, has a noticeable speech impediment, and loves dancing. He appears to be among the most popular students at Wagstaff Middle School, though many students turned against him in "The Millie-Churian Candidate" after Louise sabotaged his class president campaign. He is also prone to envy; in "Stand By Gene" he resents Gene for becoming friends with Zeke, and in "Two for Tina" he feuds with Tina's love interest Josh despite their on-and-off relationship. Jimmy has gone on dates with Tina, and Louise said they were dating, however Jimmy tends to forget this from time to time. Louise calls him "brace face" in "The Belchies," implying he wears braces, but these are never seen, aside from in his fifth-grade school picture in "The Millie-Churian Candidate".
- Andy and Ollie Pesto (voiced by Sarah Silverman and Laura Silverman) – Andy and Ollie Pesto are Jimmy Pesto, Sr.'s blonde twin sons who are the younger brothers of Jimmy Pesto, Jr. They are very childish and care for each other a lot, experiencing extreme anxiety whenever they must be separated – at one point they imply that their backpacks will miss each other when separated and are nearly run over because they were trying to carry each other across the street. They are classmates and good friends with Louise despite the rivalry between their fathers (as well as Louise's tendency to take advantage of them, such as in "Art Crawl"). Ollie and Andy's intense fondness for each other mimics that of Walter and Perry from Loren Bouchard's previous animated television series Home Movies.
Wagstaff School staff
The following characters work at Wagstaff School:
- Phillip Frond (voiced by David Herman) – Mr. Frond is the "self-certified" school counselor of Wagstaff School. Bob describes him as a "tall drink of annoying", and he has stuffed dolls that he talks to as if they were real. He feels underused and underappreciated at the school, since nobody really likes him, due to his uptight and strict personality, and his advice is never sought after. He occasionally concocts harebrained schemes to advance his own career, which usually backfire spectacularly.
- Coach Blevins (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Coach Blevins is the gym teacher who wears shatterproof goggles. He is also the 4th grade science teacher, where he teaches the class how to make a battery out of a penny and a potato, and has the class dissect bananas.
- Mr. Ambrose (voiced by Billy Eichner) – Mr. Ambrose is the school librarian and the cheerleading coach who has a penchant for dramatism.
- Mr. Branca (voiced by David Herman) – Mr. Branca is an immigrant janitor from an unknown country. Back in his country, he was its President before a coup d'état occurred.
- Miss Jacobson (voiced by Melissa Bardin Galsky) – Miss. Jacobson is an eighth grade teacher who is usually seen teaching Tina's class which often includes Jimmy Jr., Jocelyn, Tammy Larsen, and Zeke. She was included in Tina's erotic friend fiction in "Bad Tina", where she paired her with Mr. Frond. She is described by Bob as "ridiculously attractive" in "Two for Tina".
- Miss LaBonz (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Miss. LaBonz is the 4th grade teacher who is usually teaching Louise's class which also includes Andy and Ollie Pesto, Millie Frock, Hogarth Haber, Regular Size Rudy, and Wayne. She has a habit of stealing supplies from the school.
- Miss Merkin (voiced by Brian Huskey) – Miss. Merkin is a longtime music teacher at Wagstaff. She is a very proficient musician, competent at multiple instruments including drums, ukulele, piano, and guitar. She is supportive of Gene's talent, defecting to his guerrilla Die Hard musical after being replaced in the school musical. In "Itty Bitty Ditty Committee," Gene enlists her to help him improve his musicianship, but he gives up three seconds later, because of the commitment required.
- Miss Schnur (voiced by Sarah Silverman) – Miss. Schnur is the secretary to Principal Spoors who is usually distracted by kids who are sent to Spoors. She has a pet cat, is a fan of Penny Marshall, and is devoted to her nephew, Nathan.
Wagstaff School students
The following students attend Wagstaff school with the Belcher siblings and the Pesto siblings:
- Chloe Barbash (voiced by Stephanie Beatriz) - Chloe Barbash is a student at Wagstaff School. In "Bob Actually", it is revealed that Regular-Sized Rudy has an unrequited crush on her.
- Choo-Choo (voiced by Brian Posehn) – Choo-Choo is a student at Wagstaff School and Gene's nemesis. He constantly annoys Gene whenever he tells a joke by saying the punchline before him. He first appeared in "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" and got his name for saying "choo choo" every time he got into a fight.
- Courtney Wheeler (voiced by David Wain) – Gene's ex-girlfriend; an annoying girl who likes Gene in the episode "The Unbearable Like-Likeness of Gene." Gene begins going out with her when he is stuck with answering if he "like-likes" her, so he pairs up with her temporarily. Gene's plans were to dump her until he meets her father Doug who he believes can launch his career in writing jingles. He breaks up with her at her birthday party after she interrupts one of his performances, and she retaliates by upstaging him by staging a musical based on the film Working Girl. In "The Gene & Courtney Show," they reconcile and appear to kindle a romance. Courtney has curly blonde hair, wears a light purple dress and always wears a necklace with a heart pendant on it that always seems to wind up in her mouth.
- Darryl (voiced by Aziz Ansari) – Darryl is a student at Wagstaff School and a video game enthusiast. He goes by DRL in reference to his initials for arcade scoreboards. In the episode Nude Beach, he returns to team up with the Belchers in their attempt to sell tickets to a view of the titular nude beach to children at their school.
- Henry Haber (voiced by Jim Gaffigan) – Henry Haber is a student at Wagstaff School. He first appears in "Carpe Museum" where he is assigned as Tina's buddy for the museum field trip. In "The Millie-churian Candidate" Henry runs for student body president under the campaign "Chess we Can". He later wins by default after Millie and Louise both get disqualified. He is on the debate team ("Ain't Miss Debatin'") and has a younger brother in Louise's class named Hogarth ("The Millie-churian Candidate").
- Jeremy (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Jeremy is one of Louise's classmates. He appears in "Topsy" and has increasingly accompanied the Belcher children and their crew. He was first characterized as uptight, ratting on Louise's science project to Mr. Frond in "Topsy," but as evidenced by his willingness to engage in bounce house theft in "House Of 1000 Bounces," he's loosened up a little.
- Jocelyn (voiced by John Roberts) – Jocelyn is a student at Wagstaff School. She has blonde curly hair that she wears in a side ponytail and is a cheerleader as well. She displays an obsession with being cool and popular to the point of being unable to have a mind of her own to avoid embarrassing herself. She can often be heard saying things like "That's so cool. Unless you guys don't think so. Then it's lame."
- Jodi (voiced by Rachel Dratch) – Jodi is a student at Wagstaff School who has a severe fear of germs. It is extreme enough that she struggles to sit down or touch anything without using hand sanitizer or wearing rubber gloves. She is in the Thunder Girls.
- Large Tommy (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Large Tommy is an overweight nerd-looking student who has brown hair and wears a red shirt and glasses. Like Speedo Guy, he appears randomly in the series, mainly in background roles. He is the slowest runner at Wagstaff.
- Lenny DeStefano (voiced by Larry Murphy) – A student at Wagstaff School. Lenny is an extremely popular and handsome boy, considered the biggest catch at Wagstaff among the girls. His charm apparently extends to adults, as Bob seemed very taken with Lenny during a short car ride together and Ms. Merkin even expressed interest in attending his birthday party.
- Mabel "Abby" Haddington (voiced by Rachel Dratch) – Mabel Haddington (better known as Abby) is a student who attends Wagstaff School. She is obsessed with braiding.
- Millie Frock (voiced by Molly Shannon) – Millie Frock is a Wagstaff Middle School student who first appeared in the second Bob's Burgers' Halloween episode "Fort Night." She is Louise's age and is obsessed with her. She displays psychopathic tendencies; in "Fort Night," she traps the Belcher children and their friends in a fort overnight as retaliation for Louise refusing to be her friend.
- Peter Pescadero (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – Peter Pescadero is a wimpy boy who is one of Gene's classmates. He is a terrible dancer and owns a Sasquatch Mask that Gene borrowed as seen in "Beefsquatch." He has partial hearing loss (as mentioned in "The Unbrearable Like-Likeness of Gene") and is also an award-winning magician ("Presto Tina-O"). In "Spaghetti Western and Meatballs" Louise alleges that he has a learning disorder. Peter plays the recorder and is in Home Economics, a remedial class.
- Regular-Sized Rudy (voiced by Brian Huskey) – Rudolph Steiblitz, known as Regular-Sized Rudy to distinguish him from a smaller classmate (Pocket-Sized Rudy), is Louise's classmate, best friend and love interest. He has asthma and needs to use his inhaler every two hours. Despite his condition, he loves to have fun and often joins Louise in her mischievous escapades. He keeps cymbals in his backpack. He is a frequent guest on the wine tasting train ("The Kids Rob a Train") where he spends his time with Beans the bean bag chair while his father goes on internet dates.
- Tammy Larsen (voiced by Jenny Slate) – Tina's mean girl nemesis, who continuously bullies her. She usually wears heavy makeup and wears her hair in a side ponytail. She acts like the "popular" and "hot" girl, despite the fact that nobody likes her. She was a brunette in her first appearance on the show (in the episode "Bad Tina"), but in subsequent episodes her hair is dyed blonde. Andy and Ollie once described her as a "bathroom clown" due to her makeup. Tammy comes from a Jewish family and is at least twelve years old, as she has celebrated her bat mitzvah – or rather she tried to, as Tina wound up taking her place at the party, much to the relief of everyone, including Tammy's own relatives. She is also Wagstaff's head cheerleader and has a problem with passing gas, caused by laughing too hard, by someone lifting her up wrong, or because of nerves.
- Zeke (voiced by Bobby Tisdale) – Zeke is a boisterous and immature boy with a southern accent, who is best friends and often seen with Jimmy Junior. Zeke's middle name is Anthony, and his last name is unknown. He's obsessed with wrestling and breasts and makes fart jokes often. He may be a gifted chef, as suspected by Bob in "Bob And Deliver."
Other recurring characters
- Bryce (voiced by Joe Lo Truglio) – Bryce is a teenage resident of King's Head Island who participates in the annual Hell Hunt on Halloween night as seen in "Full Bars." He appears again in "Speakeasy Rider" where he is an expert in Go-Karting racing under the name "Bryced Lightning." Bryce finished third in the King's Head Island Grand Prix.
- Calvin Fischoeder (voiced by Kevin Kline) – Mr. Fischoeder is an odd local landlord and businessman who dresses in a white suit, a white cape, and a white eyepatch over his left eye, and who has a hairstyle similar to Vanity Fair publisher Graydon Carter. He owns or has a stake in just about everything on the harbor (and many things in town) including the Belcher and Pesto restaurants. He likes Bob despite Bob always being late with his rent (partially because Bob knows a legendary burger recipe that he greatly enjoys and Bob reminds him of his father due to Bob's hairy arms). Louise describes him as being "one white cat away from being a supervillain". His last name is pronounced "Fish-odor." He smokes marijuana, as revealed in "Bob Fires The Kids." In "Ambergris", it is revealed that Calvin has a brother named Felix who is the reason why Calvin wears an eyepatch.
- Cha-Cha (voiced by Oscar Nunez) – A transgender prostitute who first appeared in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?"
- Clem Clemson (voiced by Nick Offerman) – An ex-radio disc jockey who Bob tries to help get his job back on the air. Clem meets Bob and the kids at the studio and when Bob fails to talk the manager into giving Clem his job, Clem seals the studio shut with a sofa to try and get his fans to call in to try and get his job back.
- Chuck Charles (voiced by Thomas Lennon) – A daytime talk-show host along with his co-host and (secretly ex-) wife Pam until the Belchers' participation on his show caused their show to be cancelled. He then became the host of a game show called "Family Fracas". He and Pam hid their divorce for the sake of their talk show, but have an antagonistic relationship behind the scenes. Chuck blames the Belchers for his show being cancelled and harbors a grudge against them that has apparently yet to dissipate, if events of "Best Burger" are any indication.
- Cynthia Bush (voiced by Lindsey Stoddart) – The mother of Logan Barry Bush. She has appeared in both of the episodes that Logan has appeared in as well and has a similarly contentious relationship with Linda as Logan does with Louise.
- Dr. Yap (voiced by Ken Jeong) – He works as the Belcher Family's dentist. He appears as a competent professional, but when the surface is scratched, he is fairly irresponsible and erratic. He is shown to be somewhat lonely and socially awkward, which leads him to inappropriate behavior with his patients and his fraternity brothers. He is the subject of one of Tina Belcher's youthful crushes.
- Edith and Harold Cranwinkle (voiced by Larry Murphy and Sam Seder) – The elderly owners of Reflections (an art sale, supplies, and lessons store). Edith is the chairperson of the Art Crawl (an event where local businesses display art work). She frequently antagonizes Bob, but it's never explained why she hates him.
- Fanny (voiced by Jordan Peele) – Fanny is Felix Fischoeder's girlfriend. Felix promises her a recording studio at the planned high end condo development along with a nightclub where she can sing. She attempts to kill Calvin Fischoeder and the Belchers, but her plan is ruined by Linda, knocking a rotten wooden pole into the peddle boat that Fanny was on. Fanny is later seen being taken away by the police for attempted murder with the Belchers covering up Felix's attempted murder by stating that Fanny manipulated him.
- Felix Fischoeder (voiced by Zach Galifianakis) – Felix Fischoeder is the younger brother of Calvin Fischoeder. Felix is known to be rather neurotic and has emotional issues likely stemming from childhood. Felix is the cause of Calvin's poked out eye. Also to calm him down, they would have to sing a song tributing to Felix, revealing that he is a narcissist. He first appeared in "Ambergris" when he decided to install a new, high-tech bathroom in the restaurant. In the two-part episode "World Wharf II," he and Bob conspire to convince Calvin to destroy Wonder Wharf in order to put up a condominium and get a nightclub for his girlfriend Fanny. When Bob goes back on his deal to convince Calvin to sell Wonder Wharf, Felix ties them up under the pier with the intention of having them drown when the tide comes in but soon regrets his actions and tries to save them. Felix later returned in "Dawn of the Peck" where he conceived the idea of a Running of the Bulls style event called the "Turkey Trot" for the town's Thanksgiving festival, which turned out to be a disaster when the birds attacked the participants.
- Glitter (voiced by Steve Agee) – A transgender sex worker who Bob regularly ferries around in his taxi in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" She is also said to be going under gender reassignment because she mentions the town being full of "Doctors who refuse to cut off your penis." Bob later invites her to Tina's 13th birthday party.
- Gretchen (voiced by Larry Murphy) – She was first introduced in "Lobsterfest". Gretchen has blonde hair, and is Linda's hairstylist. She is somewhat overweight and provocative, speaking frankly about sex and personal issues, to the point of making others uncomfortable. She also is attracted to men with badges or so called "authority-figures". She also goes to the nude beach and has a tattoo of a dolphin on her back.
- Hugo Habercore (voiced by Sam Seder) – Hugo is a health inspector who used to be engaged to Linda but was jilted by her for Bob, a fact that causes him no end of frustration. This fact alone causes him to target Bob any chance he gets, to the point of malpractice as a health inspector. His last name was revealed on a chyron during a news report in "Human Flesh".
- Jairo (voiced by Jon Glaser) – Jairo is a Brazilian capoeira instructor. He first appeared in "Sexy Dance Fighting" as an antagonist and returned in "Sexy Dance Healing" as an ally of Bob, healing his arm with massage. He does not pay rent and has been serially evicted from numerous buildings. His carefree attitude borders on sociopathy, as seen when he dumps excess oil on the street with no thought for potential pedestrian slippage.
- Javed Fazel (voiced by Larry Murphy) – Javed first appeared in "Bed and Breakfest", he was the first attendee at Linda's Bed and Breakfast. Javed is an entomologist and loves watching bugs "do it".
- Jen (voiced by Wendy Molyneux) – Jen is the babysitter for Gene and Louise when Tina is unavailable or when Tina isn't trusted to watch them. Tina resents her because she replaced her job as a babysitter in "Purple Rain-Union." In the same episode, she is shown to be extremely ticklish and gives Tina a black eye in reaction to being tickled.
- Josh (voiced by Ben Schwartz) – A boy that Tina met while in the milk fridge of the supermarket from "Lindapendent Woman." He returns in "Two for Tina" where both he and Jimmy Pesto Jr. both attempt to win over her heart and take her to the dance. He goes to a school for the performing arts and is a ballet dancer.
- Kevin (voiced by Tim Heidecker) – The manager of Dusty's Feedbag, a burger restaurant that serves the Belt Buckle Belly Buster burger. The five-pound (2.3 kg) burger proves problematic as Bob is concerned for Teddy's cardiac health.
- Logan Barry Bush (voiced by Kurt Braunohler) – Louise's nemesis and Cynthia's son. He first premiered in "Ear-sy Rider" as a bully to the Belcher kids, eventually stealing Louise's hat. He manages to keep it from her until the climax of the episode where Louise gets a biker gang to get it back. He later appears in the episode "Mother Daughter Laser Razor" attending the Mother Daughter seminar where Dakota calls him a "male daughter." His middle name was chosen to make his full name a play on words based on the loganberry bush; his mother Cynthia admits "we didn't think it through."
- Marbles (voiced by Jack McBrayer) – A transgender prostitute who first appeared in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" She is light-skinned, blonde, and is usually seen in a red dress.
- Marshmallow (voiced by David Herman) – A transgender prostitute that first appeared in "Sheesh! Cab, Bob?" She is dark-skinned and is usually seen in a white monokini. She also appears in Bod to beach. A running gag is that Bob often casually greets her with, "Oh, hey, Marshmallow."
- Mickey (voiced by Bill Hader) – A former bank robber who took a shine to the Belcher kids. In contrast to stereotypes of criminals, he has an amiable demeanor. He later reformed himself enough to get a job as a ride operator at Wonder Wharf. He also has worked as a pedicab driver.
- Mike Wobbles (voiced by Tim Meadows) – The reticent, reluctant, yet available mailman. One of his legs is shorter than the other.
- Mr. Huggins (voiced by George Wallace) – Mr. Huggins first appears in the episode "As I Walk Through the Alley of the Shadow of Ramps", where he can be seen talking to the Belcher children about the racket Alice the truck driver was making. He later appears in "Lorenzo's Oil? No, Linda's", where he has Teddy and Bob help him move a new bed into his apartment as he prepares for a date.
- Officer Julia (voiced by Jerry Minor) – Officer Julia is a local police officer. She acts tough with people she arrests. She appears mostly with Officer Cliffany. From the beginning of the season 2, she is written out of the storylines for unknown reasons, though she has made a few cameo appearances since then.
- Officer Cliffany (voiced by Sam Seder) – Officer Cliffany is a local tall, androgynous, and overweight police officer. She works frequently with Officer Julia whenever there is a case in town. Like Officer Julia, she was written out of the show after Season 1, though she has made some cameo appearances since then.
- One Eyed Snakes – The One Eyed Snakes are a biker gang who are good friends with the Belcher Family. The One Eyed Snakes was founded by Horny Dave and led by him until his death when his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer truck. There are a total of 18 members in the One Eyed Snakes.
- Critter (voiced by Robert Ben Garant) – Critter is the leader of the One Eyed Snakes following the death of Horny Dave. Afterwards, he's seen as a friend of the Belchers, helping the kids build a go-kart from stolen motorcycle parts, sitting with Bob and Linda at the go-kart races, and calling on Bob for help getting out of jail.
- Mudflap (voiced by Wendi McLendon-Covey) – Mudflap is a female member of the One Eyed Snakes. At the beginning of "Ear-sy Rider," she is heavily pregnant with a baby whom everybody assumes is Horny Dave's. After Tom delivers her baby boy, she reveals to Critter that she slept with him nine months ago and that he is the father as Horny Dave had a vasectomy in 1995.
- Olsen Benner (voiced by Pamela Adlon) – A local news correspondent.
- Pam (voiced by Samantha Bee) – A daytime talk-show host along with her co-host and (secretly) ex-husband, Chuck. The Belchers cause her show to be cancelled. Pam later gets a daytime court show called "Pam's Court" despite not being a real judge. Unlike Chuck, she does not harbor resentment toward the Belchers (likely because she doesn't have to put up with Chuck as much thanks to them). Despite initially keeping their divorce secret to the public, Pam harbors deep resentment toward Chuck. She claims that fame ruined their marriage. Pam is a binge drinker.
- The Prince of Persuasia (voiced by Rob Huebel) – The Prince of Persuasia (also known as The Deuce) is a "love guru," or more accurately a "pick-up artist" mentioned in the episode "Dr. Yap". Dr. Yap himself is a graduate of the prince's three-step program known as "The Persuasion Arts: The Ancient Art of Picking Up Women." Yap describes the prince to Bob saying: "He's a prophet, and for 3 payments of $900 he can be your best friend." In the subsequent episode "The Unnatural", it was revealed that he also operates several other instructional businesses, including baseball coaching and close-up magic. He uses a different alias/identity for each of these.
- Randy Watkins (voiced by Paul F. Tompkins) – Randy is a jack-of-all-trades who alternately appears as a friend or enemy of the Belchers. He has held various odd-jobs in his appearances. In "Sacred Cow," Randy worked as a film maker who constantly makes Bob feel guilty about making burgers by putting a cow next to his restaurant and convincing people not to eat there. In "Food Truckin'," Randy worked as a food truck caterer. In "Easy Commercial, Easy Gommercial," Randy helped the Belcher Family film their Super Bowl commercial.
- Reggie (voiced by Eddie Pepitone) – The owner of Reggie's Deli. He appears to be a careless restaurateur, openly admitting to using stale bread.
- Ron (voiced by Ron Lynch) – Ron is Hugo's assistant, a trainee health inspector. Often quiet, he is willing to point out Hugo's malpractices when they go too far.
- Samantha (voiced by Amy Sedaris) - Samantha appears in "Weekend at Mort's" where she is Mort's date after Gene, Louise, and Tina set up their date via a dating website for morticians. Mort and Samantha also go on a double date with Bob and Linda, but after Mort and Samantha bond so quickly, Linda gets jealous.
- Sasha Whiteman (voiced by Jon Daly) – A resident of King's Head Island, appears in multiple episodes such as "Speakeasy Rider", where he is a member of the Kingshead Island Speeders. Sasha also appears in "Ain't Miss Debatin'" where he is the top debater for his schools team. His last appearance is in "House of 1000 Bounces" where he helps Louise, Gene, Tina, and Regular Sized Rudy steal his little cousin Dahilia Whiteman's bounce house.
- Sergeant Bosco (voiced by Gary Cole) – An authoritarian, no-nonsense police sergeant. He arrests Linda in "My Fuzzy Valentine" when she takes his gun in retaliation for his undermining her Speed Dating night. In spite of this, he has a fun-loving side and takes glee in telling his deepest, darkest secrets during speed dating; his partners happily oblige, indicating he might have a way with women. Gretchen is attracted to him. His last name is a reference to the movie Heat, where a detective played by Ted Levine bears the same last name
- Speedo Guy (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) – A unnamed blonde man in a pink speedo and roller blades. He appears randomly in the series, often seen in background scenes in various episodes such as "Burger Wars"' and "The Deepening."
- Torpedo Jones (voiced by Robert Ben Garant) – Torpedo Jones is a former baseball player, and also happens to be Bob's idol. Although the final episode of season 1 (Torpedo) is based on him, his first appearance is in "Lobsterfest" where he can be seen in a crowd. Sadly though, Bob later realizes that his idol is not so great after all when he finds out he had been putting sticky substances on the baseball.
- Trev (voiced by David Herman) – Trev is a bartender at Jimmy Pesto's Pizzeria. He serves as Pesto's sycophant, often laughing excessively at his terrible jokes.
- Yuli the Security Guard (voiced by Robert Smigel) – A security guard that works at Family Funtime in "Burger Boss." In "Adventures in Chinchilla-sitting," the security guard was seen working at the roller rink indicating that he is a freelancer. In "Ex Mach Tina", he works as a nighttime security guard for Wagstaff.
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You got to be ten to get a shark, is that it? Okay, I can wait, starter shark, love it. Next year though, I want a great white
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- Zeke. "The Gene and Courtney Show". Bob's Burgers. 2 minutes in.
Do me, do me! My middle name's Anthony, that's easy to rhyme with.