List of Curious George characters

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This is a list of characters from the TV series Curious George.

Major[edit]

Animals[edit]

  • Curious George: A tailless monkey who is the protagonist of the show. He is excessively curious and often causes unintentional problems. He is used as the "teachable" character in the show, and he is the one to whom new concepts are explained in detail by the other characters. He is written as having the mind of a young child.

(He is voiced by Frank Welker)

  • Hundley: An orange male dachshund. Hundley is very proper and gentlemanly; he keeps vigil on the lobby of George's apartment building when his owner, the Doorman, is absent. George's behavior is not enjoyed by Hundley but despite this, he enjoys George's company. However, Hundley is very practical minded, and does not shy away from scolding George for reckless antics. Hundley is allergic to some cats, including Professor Wiseman's kitten Lucky, but not to Chef Pisghetti's cat Gnocchi.

(He is voiced by Bill Chott in the first season and Lex Lang in seasons thereafter)

  • Compass: A blue male homing pigeon, also cared for by the doorman. His sense of direction is substandard, he is therefore often referred to as an "Almost-Homing Pigeon". In the early seasons he is shown attempting mentally to discover what George was.

(Rob Paulsen provides Compass' cooing, Willard Scott)

  • Jumpy Squirrel: A male squirrel who lives in the country, although he primarily stays in the trees, he will often end up involved with George. A recurring joke in the series is when Jumpy gets caught in a situation with George and the narrator says "At that moment Jumpy remembered why he always stayed in trees."

(He is voiced by Jim Cummings)

  • Gnocchi: A beige female cat, who is owned by Chef Pisghetti. She is very sedate and contemplative, frequently disregarding the surrounding people.

(She is voiced by Debi Derryberry)

  • Charkie: A female black cocker spaniel owned by Steve and Betsy. Charkie is very hyperactive, loves doing backflips, and frequently runs away from her caretakers. She is very skilled in opening and unlocking things.

(She is voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Bill's Bunnies: Seven baby bunnies owned by Bill. Their names are Fuzzy, Whitey, Brownie, Spotty, Black Ears, Cotton Tail, and Herbert Nenninger. He also owns their mother (Ma Rabbit), whose burrowing abilities are highlighted in several episodes. In several episodes, most notably the perfect carrot, Fuzzy and Black Ears are omitted from the group, with George expecting only five to be present.

(They are all voiced by Frank Welker. (In Curious George's Bunny Hunt, Herbert Nenninger is a brownish-tannish color. In Bee is for Bear, he is white. However, in Curious George's Bunny Hunt, the only white bunny is Whitey.))

People[edit]

  • Narrator:

(First season narrated by William H. Macy. Rino Romano has been the narrator since that time)

  • The Man with the Yellow Hat:

The man who first befriended George and also acts as his primary teacher and mentor. He does not wear his hat at home but wears it when going outside. the Man often has bad luck and makes mistakes (such as constantly losing his hat, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, tasting something terrible with a sour reaction, etc.). He is also absent-minded and a bit awkward. His catchphrase when leaving George alone is often "Be a good little monkey." Or sometimes his catchphrase is "Come on. Can't be late." when the Man leaves with George.

Anytime George causes trouble or makes a mess, he almost never gets upset with George. It is unclear what his occupation is, but in Curious George and the Invisible Sound he has been asked to survey animals around the country house, and in The Fully Automatic Monkey Fun Hat, Dr. Wiseman has asked him to give a speech about the scientific method. Which may imply that he has the same occupation he held in the 2006 film.

He also is the leader of a troop of the Sprouts, to which George and Bill belong. The man makes a couple of references to "going to work"; however, we never discover what this pertains to. He owns a country house that has been in his family since his childhood; and also lives in a spacious, high-income apartment building in the city. The man primarily drives a yellow convertible car as his main transportation to the country; however, he typically walks when staying in the apartment. The Man's hobbies include playing the tuba, bowling, sketching and painting pictures, and long-distance running. He also paints in the style of the H.A. Rey drawings.

He won an award for being the first to climb and map what became known as Yellow Hat Mountain and placed seventeenth in a marathon. No mention of his parents is made, other than an occasional reference to his mother in a few episodes.

(He is voiced by Jeff Bennett.

  • The Doorman: The doorman for the apartment building in which George and the Man with the Yellow Hat live. He is Hundley's owner. When on duty, he wears red clothes similar to a British Sentry Guard; different only by a red cap. When he went camping with George and Hundley, he wore an outfit somewhat similar to that of a Canadian Mountie. He is friendly and always loves to see George. He keeps a coop of homing pigeons on the roof of the building. Like the Man with the Yellow Hat, the Doorman's name is never mentioned. The doorman has a noticeable Brooklyn accent

(He was voiced by Bill Chott in the first season and has been voiced by Lex Lang thereafter)

  • Professor Wiseman: A scientist friend of George and the Man. In different episodes she is seen to be an rocket scientist, and working at a local museum. Her name is a play on the words wise man. She seems to have an occupation directly related to the man with the yellow hat. She is frequently invited to spend time with the man with the yellow hat and George.

(She is voiced by Rolonda Watts)

  • Chef Pisghetti and Netti: An Italian chef in the City who owns a restaurant with his wife. George frequently visits him and often helps him by doing errands and chores around the restaurant. The Chef often uses the fresh vegetables he grows in a rooftop garden. His name is a reference to the way some toddlers pronounce the word "spaghetti." Often, when things seem to go wrong, the Chef's catchphrase is "I'm Ruined!" He often threatens to never cook again if there is any problem with his food. He often refers to George as the Italian equivalent "Giorgio".

(Chef Pisghetti is voiced by Jim Cummings and Netti is voiced by Susan Silo)

  • The Renkins: A couple who own a farm near the country house. They have horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and bees. George also sometimes borrows materials from them, including a water pump and scrap lumber.

(Mr. Renkins is voiced by Jeff Bennett and Mrs. Renkins is voiced by Kath Soucie)

  • Allie: The five-year-old granddaughter of the Renkins, who is first introduced in George Meets Allie-Whoops! where she and George become fast friends. Allie is a very perky and spunky little girl who is about George's height and is as adventurous and curious as he. Mrs. Renkins refers to her as a “spark plug.” When she first meets George she is excited and eager to learn the ways of a monkey.

(Voiced by Lara Jill Miller)

  • Bill: George's neighbor from across the street in the country. He owns a hutch of bunnies and has a paper route. He also enjoys flying kites, but seems to be an acrophobic. His catchphrases are, "There's a proper way to ...." And "why didn't I think of that". Bill has a copious knowledge of many subjects, but apparently does not realize that George is a monkey and often refers to him as a "city kid" to explain the odd things George does. While in the original H.A. Rey books Bill is depicted as a Caucasian character, his appearance is modified in the series to appear Hispanic or Native American.

(He is voiced by Annie Mumolo)

  • Steve and Betsy: Siblings from George's neighborhood in the city. They live with their Aunt Margaret and their dog, Charkie. Steve likes video games and is always "going for a record" of some kind. He is the older child of the pair, and is always getting ideas about how to solve a problem. He often tells George, "I'm in fifth grade. This has to work." In the episode Piñata Vision, their Aunt called him by his full name, Steven. Betsy is more responsible and caring, and is often pulling a red wagon. She is frequently annoyed at Steve, and has to fix his mistakes. She is in third grade. Bill is seemingly the country counterpart to Steve and Betsy. They do not appear in the same episode until Season 3, in "Chasing Rainbows." In that episode Bill's ignorance of George being a monkey is elucidated by them. However, he still does not understand the fact.

(Steve is voiced by Elizabeth Daily and Betsy is voiced by Grey DeLisle)

  • Mr. Glass: A man who owns a building known as "The Glass Palace" and hires window washers in the City. George uncovers a catastrophic flaw in a building which Mr. Glass was constructing. He likes things to be unique ever since George painted a jungle-themed room in The Glass Palace. He almost scolds George for doing something wrong when he painted a painting which looks like its damaged counterpart. Mr. Glass is very wealthy.

(Voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Dinwoodie

(Voiced by Jess Harnell)

  • Mr. Zoobel: George's upstairs neighbor in the City. Mr. Zoobel is a painter in a modern (non-representational) style who sometimes uses stamps shaped like animal feet. He has a de-scented pet skunk named Geoffrey, a gopher snake named Bruno, and two mice named Benjy and Willy. When he first moved in, he used the stamps so much it made a loud stomping noise in George's apartment downstairs making George think he lived with an elephant.

(He is voiced by Carlos Alazraqui)

  • Mr. and Mrs. Quint: Mr. Quint is one of George's country friends, Clint Quint is an avid fisherman and one of a set of quintuplets. His siblings are a sister who is a track runner (Sprint), a brother who is a train-station master (Flint), a brother who is a police officer (Wint), and a sister who prints money (Mint).

(All male Quints are voiced by Jim Cummings. All female Quints are voiced by Candi Milo)

Minor[edit]

Animals[edit]

  • Benjy & Willy: Mr. Zoobel's pet mice who are respectively black & white. They feel cooped up in their small terrarium and long for freedom. They are afraid of Zoobel's gopher snake Bruno because snakes eat mice.

(Their squeaks are by Frank Welker)

  • Bruno: Mr. Zoobel's pet gopher snake who only eats once a day. He sheds his skin 3 times a year. Like many snakes, he likes sunshine.

(Bruno was voiced by Frank Welker)

  • Doxie: Doxie is another dachshund who was introduced in Season 2. She is almost identical to Hundley in appearance, except that she wears a red collar; however, unlike Hundley, Doxie is bouncy and playful.

(Doxie is voiced by Frank Welker, not Jim Cummings)

  • Fluffy: In the episode Monkey Fever, Fluffy was a cat who belonged to Betsy's friend and had six kittens.

Betsy brought one of the kittens over to George's apartment to show him.

(Fluffy is Voiced by Frank Welker)

  • Geoffrey: Mr. Zoobel's pet skunk. He is de-scented and domesticated.
  • Leslie: Leslie is a cow, owned by the Renkins. She's a great friend of George.

(Leslie is Voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Little Mike: Mike is a pig owned by the Renkins. He first appears in Ski Monkey, when he is stranded in the snow. He also appears in Old McGeorgie had a Farm.
  • Lucky: Lucky is Professor Wiseman's kitten, introduced in season 2. She likes Hundley, although Hundley is allergic to her.

(Lucky is voiced by Debi Derryberry)

  • Oscar: A white pig owned by the Renkins who won the "prettiest pig" contest in (Old McGeorgie had a Farm).
  • Sue Berm: An elephant who works at the zoo as a painter. Every one of her paintings is unique. She signs a painting by marking it with her trunk with green paint when she is done.
  • Tracy: Tracy is a hen, owned by the Renkins. She has five (Up the River) or six (Old McGeorgie had a Farm and A Bridge to Farm) chicks who follow her around everywhere. The chicks also like George and often follow him around too. The chicks are curious just like George and are often wandering away from Tracy. The youngest of her chicks is named Al. Voiced by Rob Paulsen in the first season and Frank Welker in the second.

People[edit]

  • Ada & Luke: A couple who own a general store in the country. The store gives a free pickle to anyone who comes and visits.

(Ada is voiced by Kath Soucie and Luke by Rob Paulsen)

  • Andie, Stig, & Stew: Firefighter members of Rescue Squad 86 who play in a band with the Man with the Yellow Hat. They are confused as to why they never get "normal" calls.

(Andie is voiced by Elizabeth Daily, Stig by Rob Paulsen in season 1 and Jim Cummings in season 2, and Stew is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson)

  • Calhoun The Gopher Getter: A gopher exterminator in the country who is nerdy and has buck teeth. He was hired by Mr. Renkins to eliminate a gopher family that was taking his grapes. After Calhoun resorted to bulldoze the Renkins' garden at a last attempt to catch the gophers, he was fired by Mr. Renkins. Oddly enough he looks similar to a gopher himself.

(He is voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Marco: A Mexican boy who lives in The Puerto Del Sol district, a Mexican neighborhood in the city, he and his family play Spanish music anywhere.

(He is voiced by Kath Soucie in season 1 Elizabeth Daily in season 2)

(She is voiced by Kari Wahlgren)

  • Dorothy: Dorothy is the Doorman's sister.

(Voiced by Grey DeLisle)

  • Dr. Alvin Einstein: A rocket scientist who works with Professor Wiseman and Professor Anthony Pizza. He is not related to the famous scientist Albert Einstein. He often bickers with Professor Pizza.

(He is voiced by Jim Cummings)

  • Dr. Baker: Dr. Baker is The Man with the Yellow Hat's doctor. He also goes to a hospital to help people who are sick and hurt. He sometimes uses bandage straps to help someone who has a sprain or if someone put their hands in thorns.

(He is voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson)

  • Dr. Ghesund: Another doctor who works in the same office as Dr. Baker. His name is similar to the German word for "bless you", "Gesundheit."

(He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)

  • Dr. Raj Desai: A scientist that dug up all of the city Museum's dinosaur skeletons. He is very protective of his discoveries and only lets other scientists handle them. He is very forgetful though and his wife often tells him he'd forget his head if it weren't attached. His newest donated project to the museum had the incorrect skull; the correct one was placed on the older skeleton next to it.
  • Grocer: He owns the grocery store near George's apartment building in the city, and has an adult son who helps him run the store.

(He is voiced by Jim Cummings)

  • Gwen & Sisly: The respectively White & Black women who work at the city animal pound.
  • Mr. (Ken) Auger: A plumber always hired by the Man In The Yellow Hat to fix household plumbing problems. He always lets George watch him do his job. He is distressed at the fact that people never just call him over for a friendly visit.
  • Mrs. Dulson: The eccentric owner of Dulson's Toy Store in the city. Her husband appears in Roller Monkey and Fun Ball Tally.
  • Mr. Reloj: Mr. Reloj owns a clock store and knows everything all about them. He walks very fast, but is forever late. His name is the Spanish word for clock.

(He is voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Mrs. D.: Mrs. D. is an owner of a donut store in the city.

(Voiced by Candi Milo)

  • Mr. Ruffweek: A blimp pilot who flies the Ruffweek Blimp. The blimp flies over 7 N. Avenue once in the morning, and again at sunset. His name is a play on the words "Rough Week", perhaps referring to his tight schedule or a play on the Goodyear Blimp.

(He is voiced by Rob Paulsen)

  • Professor Anthony Pizza: One of the scientists who works with Dr. Alvin Einstein and Professor Wiseman. He often bickers with Dr. Einstein.

(He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)

  • Rodney: An employee of a market in the city. (This market is not the grocery store which George normally visits; it is on a nearby street, and serves as that store's main competitor.) Rodney lost the annual Bag-A-Lympics competition due to his overconfidence And The Rival Of George.

(He is voiced by Jim Cummings)

  • Uncle Tam: The Man With The Yellow Hat's uncle, who dresses in green clothes with a white shirt and lives in a castle in Scotland with a golf course. In the episode Castle Keep, he was going to be evicted from his castle because he could no longer find the castle's deed, which meant he would have to pay 400 years of back taxes.

(He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker)

  • Zucchinis: A family of three acrobats renowned for their balance. They are friends of Chef Pisghetti.

(They are voiced by James Arnold Taylor, Tara Strong, and Grey Delisle)

  • Dog Trainer Man A man that is involved with dog shows and competitions. Mainly seen in Curious George Dog Counter and Charkie Goes To School.

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