List of Hannah Montana characters
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Major recurring characters
- 3 Family members
- 4 Supporting characters
- 5 Minor characters
- 6 Crossover characters
- 7 Real-life characters
- 8 Characters from Hannah Montana: The Movie
- 9 References
This list of Hannah Montana characters includes characters appearing in the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana as well as the related film Hannah Montana: The Movie. The characters listed are almost all fictional, except for stars who appear as themselves. Still others, such as Aunt Dolly, intentionally blur the line between fiction and non-fiction.
- Miley Stewart / Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus) is the central character, also called Hannah Montana when appearing as a popstar who plays a dual identity. (Seasons 1-4)
- Robby Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus) is Miley's and Jackson's father. (Seasons 1-4)
- Jackson Stewart (Jason Earles) is Miley's older and lazy and smelly brother. (Seasons 1-4)
- Lilly Truscott (Emily Osment) is Miley's best friend. When Miley is Hannah, Lilly is under the alias of Lola Luftnagle. She is Oliver's girlfriend in seasons 3 and 4. (Seasons 1-4)
- Oliver Oken (Mitchel Musso) is Miley's wimpy, wisecracking, bumbling, and second best friend. When Miley is Hannah, Oliver is under the alias of Mike Standley III. He is Lilly's boyfriend in seasons 3 and 4. (Seasons 1-3; recurring role in season 4)
- Rico Suave (Moises Arias) is Jackson's supervisor and sometimes his best friend as well as Miley, Lilly, and Oliver's classmate. He is the series main antagonist. (Seasons 2-4; recurring in season 1) His father is a billionaire and owns Rico's concession stand for his son to manage in the beach.
At the beginning of season 1, only a few characters seem to know Miley's secret. These include her immediate family (Robby Ray and Jackson), Oliver and Lilly. As the series progresses, an increasing number of people are revealed to know the secret. These include members of her extended family (Mamaw Ruthie, Aunt Dolly, Uncle Earl, Luann, etc.), Lilly's mother, Jake Ryan, Jessie, Roxy Roker, and Officer Diaria and his daughter. In the movie, Hannah's publicist Vita is aware and her secret is publicly revealed to the entire town of Crowley Corners. During season 4, Jackson's girlfriend Siena, the President of the United States, Rico, and the entire world finally learn the truth about Hannah/Miley.
Major recurring characters
Leslie "Jake" Ryan portrayed by Cody Linley (season 1–4) is an Emmy-nominated television and film actor best known for his role as a zombie slayer on the teen sitcom Zombie High. He had an on/off relationship with Miley, something that has been ongoing throughout much of the series.
Jake got his start in acting as a baby, appearing in commercials for "Wonder Diapers". He later got his big break in Zombie High (Buffy the Vampire Slayer parody) and went on to star in feature films such as Teen Bigfoot, Teen Gladiator and the Sword of Fire, and Roger Buck: Intergalactic Bounty Hunter (Buck Rogers parody). He claims that his box office appeal is just as big as Shia LaBeouf's. He also makes a brief appearance in the show Gotcha! (Candid Camera and Punk'd parody).
Jake first meets Miley at Seaview Middle School where he attends as a part-time learner before relocating. Jake's arrival at Seaview causes a big stir among the students who are all big fans of Zombie High and are starstruck at meeting him. Jake basks in the attention, although Miley, who is a superstar herself, fails to be impressed at his star power and believes that Jake should be treated as a normal kid. This is what first attracts Jake to Miley, and with time, Miley begins to realize that she has feelings for him too, even though she refused to admit it at first.
Throughout the course of Jake and Miley's relationship, the series explores one of its central themes – the ups and downs of celebrity life. Jake serves as Miley's foil and represents the over-exposed lifestyle she is trying to avoid. While Jake often enjoys the benefits of being famous, he also admits to Miley "sometimes I wish I could just turn it off".
Jake and Miley first start dating in "People Who Use People", but their relationship lasts only a matter of minutes as Jake kisses Miley and then tells her he is going away to Romania for four months. (While he is there, it is extended to six months.) He returns in "Achy Jakey Heart" where Miley learns to forgive Jake. They restart their relationship. Jake reveals his real name 'Leslie' to Miley as his biggest secret, and says that he is glad that they don't have to keep any more secrets from each other. This has guilt over Miley until she finally reveals to him that she is Hannah Montana. Their relationship, however, comes to an end again after Miley learns that Jake is too self-centered and they later agree to be just friends. However, in "That's What Friends Are For?", Miley realizes that she is not over Jake, as she feels jealous about him spending time with Mikayla. Jake again returns in "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart" where it is revealed that both Jake and Miley still love each other, but won't admit it. The relationship is on again for the third time in "He Could Be the One". Robby seems to have second thoughts about Jake because he has broken Miley's heart multiple times, but nevertheless he is supportive of the relationship.
In the season 4 episode "It's the End of Jake As We Know It" Oliver gets a picture text to his phone of Jake cheating on Miley, so Miley confronts Jake during the taping of a Christmas special with guest star Sheryl Crow. This ends their relationship for good.
Roxy Roker portrayed by Frances Callier (season 1–2) is Miley's personal bodyguard who works for her when she's Hannah, and sometimes when she's Miley. Roxy takes her job very seriously, and is known for her ridiculous attempts to keep Miley safe from danger. She is like family to the Stewarts, and sometimes watches the kids as a nanny, or helping cure Robby of sickness.
Roxy used to be a Marine where she learned most of her techniques. She was also a bodyguard for the famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma. She later worked as a security guard, and while on duty at a place called "Wig City", she met Miley and Robby for the first time. Miley was trying to create the Hannah disguise, and Roxy helped her pick an appropriate wig. She then took a job as her bodyguard. She briefly worked for the Secret Service presidential protection unit after saving the president from contaminated sushi. After this she returned to work for Hannah. Roxy also has 60 hours of firefighter training.
Roxy's catchphrases are "Roxy like a Puma!" and "I got my eyes on you!" Among her special abilities are dicing a pineapple with a karate chop, crushing a baseball into fine powder, and squeezing through air ducts. In "Schooly Bully", Roxy attends Miley's school under the pretense of keeping her safe from a bully, while all along trying to teach Miley that she can deal with the bully herself. Roxy owns a pair of bulletproof pantyhose, which she says "keeps bullets out; keeps Roxy in".
Roxy is single and lives in an apartment with her dog named Diddy. She earlier had a goldfish named Denzel. The only time Roxy is seen to be intimidated was upon meeting an old high school friend, Clarice Johnson. Roxy was insecure about her life, but later learned that she didn't need to be.
Roxy appears in "It's a Mannequin's World", "On the Road Again", "Schooly Bully", "Bad Moose Rising", "Take This Job and Love It", "When You Wish You Were the Star", "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida", and "We're All On This Date Together".
Amber and Ashley
Amber Addison portrayed by Shanica Knowles and Ashley Dewitt portrayed by Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (season 1–4) are extremely mean and snobby girls who are Miley and Lilly's classmates and bitter rivals. They are typical school divas aka the mean girls, very popular among their peers and spoiled by their parents' money. Amber and Ashley are ironically both big Hannah Montana fans, despite their disdain for Miley. The girls first appear in the pilot episode and have since appeared in a total of 12 episodes. They make their last appearance on the series finale; when Lily and Miley get into Stanford University, they become assigned roommates to Amber and Ashley. They now want to be friends albeit for selfish reasons, as Miley's secret has been revealed.
Amber seems to be the more competent of the duo with Ashley typically following her lead. Amber is the editor of the school yearbook, a great singer, and is the first in the class to hold a valid drivers license. Amber also does well in school, and it is revealed that Ashley often cheats off her test papers. They both try out for the cheer leading squad but get turned down. Ashley claims it's because she's "too pretty". They are antagonistic towards Miley and Lilly, banishing them to the "losers' table" at lunch and placing them at the bottom of the "cool list", their annual listing of their classmates by their perceived coolness. In "The Idol Side of Me", Miley conspires with Lilly to embarrass Amber on live television with Lilly's "Green Gas" science project, thinking she deserves it. Miley (as Hannah) has her first honest conversation with Amber backstage and learns that when she was younger, Amber was bullied and made fun of. Miley begins to feel sorry for her, and makes her promise to become a kinder person. In spite of this, Amber only fulfills her promise to a small extent and her bitterness towards Miley and superficial ways remain.
In "Achey Jakey Heart", Amber and Ashley try to become Miley and Lilly's friends after Miley starts dating Jake Ryan. This gives Miley a small taste of why she maintains her Hannah secret, as Amber and Ashley only want to be her friend for selfish reasons.
Whenever Amber and Ashley happen to say something at the same time, they say together "Oooo, tsss!" and touch index fingers. This celebratory gesture becomes their trademark and a source of great annoyance to Miley and Lilly. At the end of the pilot episode, Miley and Lilly do the gesture in mockery of Amber and Ashley. Miley later initiates it with Lilly, but she declines, and they decide on a new best friends handshake. In "It's a Mannequin's World", Roxy initiates the gesture with Robby, but he declines.
Amber and Ashley appear in "Lilly, Do You Want to Know a Secret?", "It's a Mannequin's World", "Mascot Love", "Ooh Ooh Itchy Woman", "New Kid in School", "Good Golly, Miss Dolly", "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free", "The Idol Side of Me", "You Are So Sue-able to Me", "Achey Jakey Heart Part One", "When You Wish You Were the Star", "Song Sung Bad", "No Sugar, Sugar" (unaired), "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)", "Ready, Set, Don't Drive" and "Wherever I Go".
Traci van Horn
Traci van Horn portrayed by Romi Dames (season 1–3) is a socialite and friend of Hannah Montana. Her record producer is her father and Miley counts his self-centered daughter, Traci as a close friend of Hannah's. Traci has had a frequent dislike for Hannah's friend, Lola, claiming that she is "so uncool". She has however, reluctantly accepted Lola at social events and maintains a friendly relationship with Hannah because of this. Traci talks with a nasal voice that is often noticed by others, which she claims is a "deviated septum" or else a "nasal condition". She and Jake Ryan prank Hannah on a reality TV show called Gotcha!, in which they make Hannah believe that the two are getting married. Hannah once went to Traci for boyfriend help when she asked to use her "faux-beau" to fool Lilly and Oliver (who believe that Miley is alone now that the two are dating). She seems to have a crush on Jackson, and is frequently having celebrity parties, in which Hannah and her friends go to (although Lilly only goes for the publicity).
Traci appears in "It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To", "Torn Between Two Hannahs", "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together", "When You Wish You Were the Star", "Don't Stop 'Til You Get the Phone", "The Test of My Love", "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)", "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy", "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart", and "For (Give) a Little Bit".
Cooper Montgomery portrayed by André Jamal Kinney (season 1), also called "Coop", is Jackson's best friend in season one. Cooper has not made an appearance outside of season one, although he is mentioned and it's assumed they still hang out. Cooper often plays the straight man to Jackson's antics. He works at a movie theater called "Nick's Fat City". He enjoys Shirley Temple cocktails, calling them "fruity and refreshing". He also has a secret love of baking, something he keeps secret because he believes it is a primarily female activity.
Cooper has a little sister named "Olivia" (Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly) who is a student on the East Coast. In "I Can't Make You Love Hannah if You Don't", Olivia visits Malibu on break where she meets Jackson. She agrees to go out with Jackson. Cooper gets mad at Jackson for flirting with his sister then he learns Olivia is Cooper's sister and she acts innocent. The incident causes a temporary rift in Jackson and Cooper's friendship. They are good friends again after Cooper realizes that everything was Olivia's fault.
Cooper appears in "Miley Get Your Gum", "She's a Supersneak", "I Can't Make You Love Hannah If You Don't", "It's a Mannequin's World", "Oops I Meddled Again", and "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free". Cooper is mentioned but unseen in the episodes "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble" and "Bad Moose Rising" where he and Jackson have plans to go to a Los Angeles Dodgers game. In "You Give Lunch a Bad Name" Jackson says he had to miss Coop's party because Mamaw came to visit.
Albert Dontzig portrayed by Peter Allen Vogt(season 1 and 3) is the Stewarts' wealthy, snobby, pretentious, obese, and obnoxious next-door neighbor who has an ongoing rivalry with both Robby and Jackson.
He can't stand the Stewarts, saying "I hate neighbors! That's why I have the big hedge!" He complains of leaves from their tree falling into his outdoor hot tub and makes fun of Jackson's new used car. His wife once had a car similar to Jackson's but traded it in because she thought it was too "girly". Mr. Dontzig tricks the Stewarts into a competition to see who can make their house look the scariest for Halloween, while all he wanted to do was attract more children to his house. This plan of course, backfires on him. He takes advantage of the Stewarts' generosity by faking a sickness to have them watch his bratty eight-year-old niece "Patty" (Savannah Stehlin). Patty becomes the center of a bet between Jackson and Miley in "Bad Moose Rising".
Dontzig is an alumnus of the (fictional) State University of Santa Barbara and is a generous donor to the school. To write a letter of recommendation to the school in support of Jackson's matriculating, Dontzig has Jackson perform menial favors for him.
Dontzig is the only character in Hannah Montana to be portrayed by two separate actors. Paul Vogt debuted the role in "Miley Get Your Gum", and his identical twin brother, Peter Allen Vogt, has performed the role ever since in the episodes "Torn Between Two Hannahs", "The Idol Side of Me", "Bad Moose Rising", and "Killing Me Softly with His Height". Paul returned in the episode "Killing Me Softly with His Height" in the role of Dontzig's sister, "Donna", who is a huge Robbie Ray fan. Dontzig also has a cousin named "Francesca" (Lisa Rinna) who is also a Robbie Ray fan.
Susan B. Stewart portrayed by Brooke Shields (season 2–3) was Robby's wife and Miley and Jackson's mother. Susan is the daughter of Grandma Ruby. She died three years prior to season one, but is often mentioned by the Stewarts and appears in household pictures. She also appears in person in three episodes by way of old home videos and various dream sequences. These are "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak", "The Way We Almost Weren't", and "He Could Be the One".
Although they were both from Tennessee, Robby and Susan first met on the West Coast in a small roadside cafe off Interstate 10. Susan was working as a waitress at the cafe during her college days and Robby visited while driving home to Nashville. Robby claimed he fell in love with Susan immediately, and that he knew that Susan loved him too because she laughed at all his jokes. However, when Robby first asked Susan out she turned him down because she was already dating someone else. But with a little encouragement from Aunt Dolly, Robby persisted and Susan finally went out with him. Robby tells Oliver that he first got Susan to go out with him by using the line "My Robby name is hi'."
Susan was a supportive parent, but she was more strict than Robby and wouldn't let the children have sugar before bed because it gave them nightmares, as seen in "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak". She was a skilled shopper and Miley remembers that she had great taste in fashion. Robby remembers that when he and Susan went shopping, all he did was carry the bags.
Susan died at age 34, when Miley was 10, of a car accident. The family's dealing with her death is first explored in the episode "She's a Supersneak" in which Miley overreacts to Robby dating another woman. Miley dreams about meeting her in "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak" because she is afraid she will lose her singing voice. Susan comforts Miley and teaches her that even if she can't be Hannah Montana anymore, just being Miley is still "pretty darn terrific". In "He Could Be the One", Robby shares a pre-recorded video of Susan, who had anticipated a future personal struggle Miley would have. In the video Susan tells Miley to always listen to her heart. In "Super (stitious) Girl", it is learned that Susan gave Miley a special ankle charm bracelet which says "Dream". Miley wears this bracelet in all of her Hannah concerts until it is thrown overboard the SS Tipton by London Tipton, who was disgusted when Miley told her diamonds were fake.
Robby admits that he misses Susan, and when she died he didn't think he could raise the kids by himself, but he found the strength by feeling her presence with him. In "What I Don't Like About You", Jackson plans to lie to a college recruiter in order to be accepted into college. Robby is disappointed, but rather than stopping him, he points to a picture of Susan and says that she would not be proud of him. The so-called "Mom card" works in making Jackson finally tell the truth. In the pilot episode, Robby tells Miley that Susan would have been proud of her performance at the Los Angeles concert.
Siena portrayed by Tammin Sursok (season 4) is Jackson's long term girlfriend. She works a job as a bikini model. She lives next door to the Stewarts and has a cousin named TJ. Every time Jackson talks about her, he always stutters saying the word "bikini." In "Sweet Home Hannah Montana", Siena and Jackson start out as being friends, but throughout the season, Siena shows to have true feelings for Jackson and cares for him for who he is. In "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office," she shows to have an immediate interest in Jackson and asks him out, even admitting to him that boys have always asked her out before, but that was the first time she herself had to ask. In "California Screamin'," Jackson admits to Siena that even though he wants to be more than just friends with her, he still feels insecure because he is not like the other guys she dates. Siena admits to Jackson that he is right, because he is "way better," and they share their first kiss. In "De-De-De-Do, Da-Don't-Don't-Don't Tell My Secret," while visiting Jackson, she mistakenly thinks Jackson is cheating on her with Hannah Montana after seeing Miley outside in her Hannah disguise through the kitchen window. In the end, to save their relationship, Miley shows Siena her closet. This results in Siena finding out that Miley is really Hannah. She later visits Jackson at his new job as a video game tester and comments on his and Miley's relationship. In the fourth season she appeared in 8 out of 13 episodes.
Jesse portrayed by Drew Roy (season 3–4) is Hannah/Miley's romance interest. In "He Could Be The One," Miley repeatedly tries but fails to tell her dad that she's dating Jake Ryan again. Soon, Robby winds up believing that she's hiding something from him. To make her father thankful for Jake, she pretends to like her bad boy bandmate Jesse, but gets in over her head when she starts to have feelings for him so it's up to Robby to help Miley listen to her heart and chose the guy who could "be the one." In the end, Hannah tells Jesse that there is just something between her and Jake that is special and picks Jake after some help from a video of her mother and apparent intervention by her to help. In "Been Here All Along", Jesse starts seeing Miley and Miley cancels a special father-daughter afternoon with her dad to go on a first date with Jesse instead. After Jesse receives a phone call from his deployed father, their heartfelt conversation leads Miley to realize how fortunate she is to have her father close to home whenever she needs him. Then, in "I'll Always Remember You", it is revealed that Jesse knew that Miley was Hannah when he told Miley that his dad was in Afghanistan. Jesse ends up figuring out that Miley is Hannah before she could even tell him, claiming that "You both have the same beautiful eyes and amazing smile." Things go from bad to worse when Jesse kisses Hannah on stage and is soon criticized for two-timing Hannah when he is spotted with Miley, this is the moment that the Hannah-secret started interfering with Miley's personal life to the point which it became too difficult to manage, and it served as the instigator to Miley revealing the secret to the world. Jesse later goes to see Miley off at the airport and they (presumably) kiss.
- 'Mamaw' Ruthie Ray Stewart (Vicki Lawrence) is Miley and Jackson's paternal grandmother and Robby's mother ("Mamaw" is a nickname given to a grandmother). She lives in Tennessee but occasionally visits California. Ruthie is a demanding and opinionated woman, often seen nagging Robby about his habits and parenting skills. Ruthie also makes fun of him for being fat. While in high school Ruthie dated fellow Tennessean Elvis Presley and claimed to have been the one to first give him the nickname "The King" after playing checkers with him. Elvis eventually started dating Aunt Dolly which began a 30-year feud between the two women. A former Olympian who played volleyball at the 1964 Olympics, Ruthie maintained her competitive streak throughout life: From 1982 to 1999, she won "Lunch Lady of the Year" from the North Central Nashville School District every single year and in "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites" she was seen competing with Queen Elizabeth II in an arcade dance-game. Both Miley and Jackson love "Mamaw," but they often find her overbearing. Ruthie alienates Miley in "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites" by clearly showing favoritism toward Jackson. Ruthie feels that because of all Miley's success, Jackson is often overlooked in the family, not realizing she's overlooking Miley's feelings as well. Ruthie reconciles with Miley and teaches her to better appreciate her brother. In the episode "B-B-B-Bad to the Chrome", Ruthie is seen to have a battered old car called Loretta (a 1980s Cadillac Eldorado convertible). Loretta has 40 years of smells including her husband's hair tonic and tomato sauce in between the seats. Ruthie has appeared once in seasons 1, 2, and 4, and twice in the third. The episodes include: "Grandmas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Play Favorites," "I Will Always Loathe You," "You Give Lunch a Bad Name," "B-B-B-Bad to the Chrome", and "I Am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!".
- "Bubba" Joe Stewart was Ruthie's husband and Robby's father. Very little is said about him except that he had large ears and that he and Ruthie started dating after a school dance. He is presumably deceased as the family refers to him in the past tense.
- Grandma Ruby (Margo Martindale) is Jackson and Miley's maternal grandmother, Robby's mother-in-law, and Susan's mother. She lives in Crowley Corners, Tennessee. She is rarely mentioned in the series, although Robby says that she goes to singles bingo. In Hannah Montana: The Movie, Ruby's birthday is Robby's excuse for taking the family back to Tennessee for two weeks. Ruby helps teach Miley the value of family and staying true to oneself.
- Aunt Dolly (Dolly Parton) is a long-time friend of the Stewart family, long enough to remember when Robby was in diapers. Although not a blood relation, the Stewarts consider her a family member as she is Miley Stewart's godmother. Miley is seen to rely on her advice and encouragement. Dolly is also partly responsible for Miley's parents getting married. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and dog Rufus. She has appeared in two episodes: "Good Golly, Miss Dolly" and "I Will Always Loathe You" in which she visits California. The character is primarily based on Parton herself who is the real-life godmother of Miley Cyrus. It is unclear if, like Dolly Parton, Aunt Dolly has a career in music; although she does mention that she used to perform on stage, and she was a go-to person for Miley when she was considering becoming a professional singer and, in "I Will Always Loathe You", Ruthie tells Dolly she "put the 'old' in Grand Ole Opry". She returned for the episode, "Kiss It All Goodbye". Her 30-year feud with Mamaw Ruthie Ray Stewart is due to both having dated Elvis Presley.
- Uncle Earl (David Koechner) is one of Robby's brothers from Tennessee. Earl seems to have provided the family with endless stories and jokes, often at his own expense. Most of the stories about Uncle Earl concern his being overweight, lazy, smelly, or his fun-loving, childlike personality. For example, Uncle Earl once drilled for oil and accidentally hit a sewage pipe; Uncle Earl once tried to box a kangaroo and got knocked out cold; Uncle Earl once found a week-old sardine in his fat fold when he was looking for the remote; Uncle Earl once fell off a horse and it took four people to help him up; and Uncle Earl once chased a rolling quarter through a car wash and it was the cleanest he ever was in his life. It is learned that Earl enjoys watching football and playing poker, and he is a huge fan of Shakira. Robby says that Earl is one of the all-time great pranksters. He once went to college, but only stayed for four days. Earl is an unseen character for much of the series, but finally makes an appearance in the second-season episode "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl." It is revealed that Earl's lifelong ambition is to be a rock star, and he hopes that Miley will be able to help him achieve that goal. Miley learns in a dream sequence that the table with the brightly-colored mannequin legs, often seen in the Stewarts' kitchen, was bought by Robby at one of Uncle Earl's garage sales.
- Aunt Pearl is Earl's wife. In a similar manner to Earl, she has provided the family with endless stories and jokes. Unlike Earl, who did eventually appear, Aunt Pearl has remained completely unseen on screen, making her the longest-running unseen character in the show whose voice has not been heard.
- Luann Stewart (Miley Cyrus) is Miley's identical twin cousin who visits from Tennessee in the episode "Torn Between Two Hannahs." She looks very similar to Miley, except that she wears overalls, braids her hair, and speaks in a more exaggerated southern accent. Miley is convinced that Luann is evil, although Robby doesn't believe it. Miley claims that Luann pushed her down a well when she was six years old; Robby thinks that Luann is nice because she pulled Miley back out. Luann causes Miley trouble by dressing up as Hannah Montana and threatening to reveal her secret. Oliver and Luann are attracted to each other, but they never date. Throughout the episode, Miley makes several witch-related comments about Luann in keeping with the episode's Halloween theme. Because Miley Cyrus portrayed Luann, this made her a type of evil twin.
- Bobby Ray Stewart (Billy Ray Cyrus) is Robby's identical twin brother and Luanne's father. Like his daughter, Bobby has an exaggerated southern accent.
- Kenneth "Ken" Truscott (Jon Cryer) is an accountant. He first appears in season 3 in the episode "The Wheel Near My Bed (Keeps On Turnin')" and reappears in season 4 in the episode "I Am Mamaw, Hear Me Roar!". In "It's a Mannequin's World," Lilly complains that he got her a savings bond for her birthday, seen by Lilly as worthless because she can't spend it. Although he is separated from Lilly's mother, he is known to spend time with Lilly and keep her accountable for her school work. Lilly says that he likes bran muffins and is susceptible to back injuries. He lives an hour away from Lilly. He has his own business but he fakes that he's successful and has an assistant called Margaret. He is lactose intolerant, but still eats ice cream, revealed in "It's the End of Jake As We Know It."
- Heather Truscott (Heather Locklear) is Lilly's mother. She first appears at a PTA meeting at the Stewarts' home in "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Goin' On." She goes on a date with Robby, but things turn cold when she refuses to let Robby pay for her meal. Miley describes Heather as "uptight," and Lilly eventually agrees with her. She reconciles with Robby, but they are no longer seen dating. Heather gets a job in Atlanta forcing Lilly to move. She attends a Hannah concert dressed as Lola Luftnagle's mother. She is divorced from Lilly's father. Earlier Heather bought Lilly a pair of horn-rimmed glasses which Lilly is embarrassed to wear.
- Lilly's brother is first mentioned in the episode "Miley Get Your Gum" but Lilly later wishes that she has a brother in "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?". He had a pet hamster (who is later seen under the ownership of Lilly). Other than him, no other siblings are mentioned. Most likely Lilly's brother disappeared like the Chuck Cunningham Syndrome and Lilly is an only child.
- Lilly's grandfather got run over by a school bus. In the episode "Good Golly, Miss Dolly", Lilly says that Principal Fisher reminds her of him.
- Lilly's other grandparents smell like oatmeal and Lilly says that her dad uses the puppy dog look to make her shampoo Grandma.
- Nancy Oken is Oliver's mother. Although unseen, Nancy is often portrayed as having exaggerated masculine characteristics. She is sometimes heard off screen using her "man voice" when she's angry. When Oliver's pet fish died, she flushed it down the toilet. She works as a police officer, then got promoted to detective and earlier had a job as a security officer. She makes homemade fried chicken.
- Mr. Oken is very over-protective and still holds Oliver's hand in parking lots.
- Oliver's brother loves to go to Mozzarella Mousie's and Make A Moose.
- Aunt Harriet is Oliver's aunt. She is the reason for Oliver's fear of chewing gum; when he was a baby, Aunt Harriet was playing with Oliver when the piece of gum that she was chewing fell on him. She is seen in the episode "Miley Get Your Gum".
- Rico Suave Sr. is Rico's father and owner of Rico's post.
- Mrs. Suave is Rico's mother, who was heard in the episode "Ready, Set, Don't Drive".
- Mateo Suave (Mateo Arias) is Rico's older brother.
- Rico's sister is Rico's older sister. She flirted with Jackson, but he is distracted by the fact that she is Rico's sister.
- Teresa is Rico's cousin. She goes out on a date with Jackson, but he is distracted again by the fact that she is Rico's cousin.
- Alejandro Nuñez Gonzales Uberto Sifuentes, a.k.a. "Angus" (Moises Arias) Rico's Australian/Mexican cousin. Rico thinks that he is more good-looking than him even though the two could be twins.
- Francis Corelli (Greg Baker) is a teacher of Miley, Lilly and Oliver. He is sometimes weird. He often teaches in an exaggerated fashion, by trying to be the "cool teacher", but he is the cool and fun teacher. He is usually star struck when he meets a celebrity like Jake or Hannah Montana. Even though he is unaware that Miley is Hannah Montana. It is later revealed that he lives in his mom's basement. He was Hannah's private tutor in the episode "When You Wish You Were the Star".
- Karen Kunkle (Erin Matthews) is a teacher of Miley, Lilly, Oliver, Jackson and Rico. She is very strict to Miley and Jackson. In an attempt to get good grades, Jackson sets his father up on a date with Karen Kunkle, but fails when his father has an argument with her over his cooking ingredients. She revealed to Miley that she's from Detroit, and that she doesn't find her country sayings charming.
- Lori (Christine Taylor) is a nurse at Seaview High School whom Robby Ray is dating. Miley first overhears her phone-conversation with her mother (continuously trying to set her up with dates in order to get discounts), and sets her up with Robby Ray. She only appears in three episodes.
- Sarah (Morgan York), sometimes called "Saint" Sarah by Lilly, is Miley's classmate who represents a typical nerd girl. She is an environmentalist, a supporter of animal rights, and especially concerned about the poor and needy. Her interest in causes is something she evidently inherited from her parents who met at a blood drive and honeymooned while volunteering for the Peace Corps. Sarah gets up every day at 4 a.m., except for Saturdays, when she sleeps in to 5:30 a.m. She owns only two pairs of socks, thinking that having anymore would be extravagant. She once worked for Rico at the surf shop, and had her father Woody (Ed Begley Jr.) provide electric power by riding an exercise bike. Sarah is very polite and kind, but can also be quite assertive when she needs to. She briefly dated Oliver after they worked on a school project together, but she broke up with him because they had nothing to talk about. She also dated Jackson very briefly after a misunderstanding. Sarah's trademark is saying something very unpleasant, and then saying a cheery "Bye!" and walking away. Sarah also hyperventilates whenever she is in Hannah Montana's presence, apparently unable to pronounce her name. This has now occurred on two occasions, "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free" in Season 1 and "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" in Season 4. So far, Sarah has appeared in "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free", "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna Be Trouble", "The Idol Side of Me", "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together", "You Are So Sue-able to Me", "Song Sung Bad", "Lilly's Mom Has Got It Goin' On", "Would I Lie to You, Lilly?", "Sweet Home Hannah Montana", "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office" and "Love That Let's Go". It is revealed that her and Joannie's parents are dating.
- Joannie Palumbo (Hayley Chase) is Lilly's rival since the second grade. When they were young, Joannie used to bully Lilly, cutting her kite loose and popping her balloon. Lilly has been trying to beat Joannie at something since the second grade. She is a vegetarian. In "Joannie B. Goode", Joannie starts to date Oliver much to the dismay of Lilly and Miley. However, after a sleepover, Lilly and Joannie learn that they have a lot in common and they become friends, driving Miley to become more competitive. Joannie and Oliver continue to date for 11 more episodes until their break up in "Papa's Got a Brand New Friend". In "Sweet Home Hannah Montana", it is shown that Joannie also became friends with Miley. So far, Joannie appeared in "Cuffs Will Keep Us Together", "Joannie B. Goode", "Don't Go Breaking My Tooth", "Papa's Got a Brand New Friend", "Sweet Home Hannah Montana" and "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office". It is revealed in ''Joannie B. Goode'' that she is not a fan of Hannah Montana and actually dislikes her music (to Miley's dismay), though she quickly changes her mind in ''Hannah Montana to the Principle's Office'' when Hannah accidentally called her by her first name before being formally introduced, with Joannie claiming ''Her starpower cut right through my macho facade''. It is said that Joannie's parents and Sarah's parents are dating, so it is possible that they may have become stepsisters after the show had ended.
- Thor (Andrew Caldwell) is from fictional Mooville, Minnesota. He first appeared in "Me and Rico Down by the School Yard", as the new kid at Seaview High. Thor became acquainted with Jackson on the first day of school, to which Thor quickly labeled him as his new best friend, much to Jackson's annoyance. Later, Jackson remembered what it was like for him to be the new kid that everyone thought was a loser, and stuck up for Thor when he was being ridiculed by the other students. Thor usually comes off as being very friendly and has been known to be totally oblivious to when people make fun of him, or when he is found annoying to others. Thor was also seen in "You Are So Sue-able to Me" and "Get Down and Study-udy-udy". Thor is mentioned in "You Gotta Not Fight for Your Right to Party" in which he lends Jackson his pickup truck.
- Max (Teo Olivares) tells Thor that Jackson is the welcoming committee and that California girls like guys who churn their own butter. Jackson invites Max to his party. Max says girls are saying hi to him just because he knows him. Max's girlfriend is a stereotypical nerd and is in the chess club at school. Max appears in "Me and Rico Down by the School Yard" and "Sleepwalk This Way". In "Welcome to the Bungle", Jackson says that Max's parents have extra Laker tickets. He and Jackson play basketball. Miley gives Max $20 to tell Lilly she has the ugliest ears in Seaview High history and a squeaky voice in "What I Don't Like About You". He's normally seen hanging out at the beach.
- Johnny Collins (Corbin Bleu) is Miley's schoolmate who appears in the pilot episode. Miley has a huge crush on him but is afraid to speak to him. Johnny is a fan of Hannah Montana, and gets her autograph after her Los Angeles concert. He asks her to sign it to Johnny, claiming that Johnny is his little brother. Johnny is not seen again until close to the end of the second season in "We're All On This Date Together". His two-year absence was the result of going to school in Arizona which is reference to Bleu's role as Chad Danforth in High School Musical, which is actually set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rico calls Johnny "Poodle Dude", referencing his curly afro. He apparently comes from a rich family as he buys a dinner date with Hannah Montana for $19,000 at a charity auction.
- Chad (Kyle Kaplan) is a schoolmate of Miley, Lilly and Oliver. In "Miley Get Your Gum", Oliver has a feud with Chad which starts with Chad sticking his used gum onto Oliver's "Hannah hand". Later, when Chad's locker is stuck, Oliver refuses to help him open it. Chad later sticks another piece of used gum on a picture of Hannah in Oliver's locker. Chad makes a speaking cameo in "Mascot Love" where he complains that Pirate Pete is blocking his view of the cheerleaders.
- Gabe Lamotti (Chris Zylka), called "Hottie Lamotti with the Swimmer's Body", is a student at Seaview High, who all the girls constantly fawn over. Sarah goes with him to the dance. He asks Miley out but Jackson blocks him.
- Todd (Patrick Ryan Anderson) is one of Lilly's guy friends from high school. He doesn't recognize Lilly after she changes her look. He asks Lilly to the dance, but she already had plans to go with Matt. He and Lilly also spend time surfing. Todd is the first person to taste the "Cheese Jerky" and realize how delicious it is, foreshadowing it's possible commercial success. He appears in "You Didn't Say It Was Your Birthday" where he enthusiastically bids on the likeness of Darth Vader which Lilly and Oliver discovered in a bag of chips. (This was a parody of the Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich.)
- "Dandruff" Danny (Jack Taylor) is a classmate of Miley's who has excessive dandruff. He is bullied by the Cracker. Danny appears in "Good Golly, Miss Dolly", "School Bully", "New Kid At School" and "The Idol Side of Me".
- Blue Jeans is Miley's horse. His first appearance was in Hannah Montana: The Movie. In "Miley Says Goodbye?", Miley brings him to Malibu. It is possible that the Hannah-song "Old Blue Jeans" is a reference to him, as Miley recalled in "Love That Let's Go" how she named him because he was tugging on her old blue jeans.
- Mikayla (Selena Gomez) is a pop star who is very similar to Hannah, but is so far much less successful due to Hannah being in the industry for longer. Hannah first meets Mikayla on Colin Lassiter's television show where, on air, the two girls share kind and supportive words. After cutting to commercials, Mikayla bluntly informs Hannah that she despises her, starting a rivalry between the girls. Hannah and Mikayla appear together with Lassiter a second time for a telethon fundraiser where they trade insults. However, to the public, the girls pretend to be friends. Mikaylas first top 10 hit is "If Cupid Had a Heart". Like Hannah Montana, Mikayla's career also includes acting. Her film debut is Roger Bucks: Intergalactic Bounty Hunter in which she stars as "Alien Babe" alongside Jake Ryan. Though her character may appear arrogant and shallow based on her behavior towards Hannah, Mikayla actually has been shown to have a much softer side towards others. Mikayla appears in "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida," "That's What Friends Are For?," and "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl." Mikayla's music is panned by critic Barney Bittman (Gilbert Gottfried) who calls her a "teen poop sensation," and says "If Mikayla had a heart, she'd stop singing!" Though Mikayla hates Hannah, she really likes Miley (not knowing they are the same person) and considers Miley her friend though she doesn't like Lilly.
- Little girl (Noah Cyrus) is a recurring character who make brief appearances in seasons 1, 2 and 4. She portrays a mean and weird little girl in seven episodes so far. It is assumed that she knows Hannah's secret because she is in the ball pit when Hannah and Lola switch wigs in "Money for Nothing, Guilt for Free". It is revealed that her soccer mom has a tazor, and that she was able to climb a rope when she was four, mocking Miley because she is afraid.
- Liposuction Liza (Lisa Arch) is Hannah's former assistant. She is mostly known for her photography and advertisement career, getting Hannah to promote zit cream and perfume in a couple of episodes in season 1. She returns in season 3 to take pictures of Jackson and Oliver for her online dating ad, in which the two portray average, unattractive guys that women would not want to date. She seems to have a one-sided crush on Robby.
- Colin Lasitter (Michael Kagan) is a talkshow host. He is often blunt, asks very un-maneuverable questions, overly dramatic, but also is friendly throughout his six episode appearances in seasons 1-4. Considering that he was the first to interview Hannah, and that he created a bond with her long before her secret came out, he was initially upset at Miley for doing her ''big reveal'' on rival talk show host Jay Leno's show, and then an in-depth interview with news anchor Robin Roberts, leaving him last in line with her interview (groaning while calling himself Colin ''Last In Line'' Lasitter). Miley's ditching of the famous blonde wig caused many angry parents to call in and complain about her actions in "killing-off Hannah", much in the same way fans of the series responded negatively towards Miley Cyrus' more provocative image at the time.
- Wendy (Sandy Brown) is the over-enthusiastic host of the "Wake-up it's Wendy Show". She first interviewed Hannah in the wake of "Jacksannah" in "My Boyfriend's Jackson and There's Gonna be Trouble", where Hannah "broke up" with Jackson. She appeared again in "That's What Friends Are For" when interviewing Jake Ryan and Mikayla on their up-and-coming movie. She told Jake it takes her a while to shake-off her over-enthusiastic persona after finishing an interview.
- Mack and Mickey (Terry Rhoads and Leigh-Allyn Baker respectively) are 2 quirky talk show hosts that first appeared in Miley's dream in "He Ain't A Hottie, He's My Brother". Mack is portrayed as the egocentric and slightly dimwitted male counterpart to Mickey. In "Welcome To The Bungle" it is revealed that Mickey is pregnant, this is due to Baker's real-life pregnancy at the time, which resulted in her being cast as Amy Duncan in the fellow Disney Channel Sitcom Good Luck Charlie.
- Byron and Andy (Charles Shaughnessy and John Henton) are 2 of Hannah's co-judges on the talent show "America's Top Talent" (a parody of America's Got Talent and American Idol). Byron is a parody of Simon Cowell and Andy is a parody of Randy Jackson. Real-life American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi portrayed herself alongside Byron and Andy in "Judge Me Tender".
- Rachel (Summer Bishil) is Miley and Jake's classmate from Spanish class. She and Jake Ryan start dating in "Good Golly, Miss Dolly," a fact that Miley learns just after working up the courage to tell Jake her feelings for him. In "People Who Use People", it is said that Jake broke up with Rachel.
- Lucas (Sterling Knight) boyfriend of Lilly in the episode "My Best Friend's Boyfriend". Miley finds out he is cheating on Lilly in the same episode and then Lilly breaks up with him.
- Henrietta Laverne (Jaelin Palmer) also known as "The Cracker" appears in "Schooly Bully". She bullys Dandruff Danny, then starts to bully Miley. Miley and Lilly hear rumor that she was kicked out of her old school and they get scared. Miley asks Roxy for help, but she refuses so Miley acts like a Puma to scare The Cracker off. Which does not work. In the end, Miley and Lilly conduct a plan for the principal to catch The Cracker, and it worked, which turned out to be Roxy using reverse psychology. It is also assumed that she bullies people because she was bullied because of her name.
- Guillermo Montoya (Michael Steger) is, in Oliver's opinion, the greatest tennis player in the world. He appears backstage at a Hannah concert where he meets Hannah, Lola, and for the first time, Mike Standley. He is a fierce competitor and claims to never lose. He plays in the United People's Relief Celebrity Pro-Am tournament, and picks Hannah as his celebrity partner after Kelly Clarkson has to drop out.
- Joey Vitolo (Joey Fatone) is a retired Major League Baseball player and was the first player to hit five home runs in his first five at bats. His career was abruptly ended after he injured his shoulder doing a celebratory cartwheel on his last home run. After leaving baseball he owns and operates "Vitolo's", an Italian restaurant in Pasadena. He tends to shy away from fans, possibly from the ill treatment he has received by sportscasters after his retirement. It is also revealed that he has an ambition of becoming a pop star. He performs with Hannah at "Vitolo's". His daughter, Angela Vitolo (Juliette Goglia), Joey Vitolo's daughter, is a huge fan of Hannah Montana.
- Cindy Merriweather (Edie McClurg) is the puppeteer of Pancake Buffalo (actually performed by Victor Yerrid, voiced by Susie Geiser), the puppet star of a long running children's television program. Pancake is a purple buffalo puppet and has a large number of loyal fans, known as "Buffalo Buddies." Merriweather pretends that Pancake is real. She has a weakness for Swiss truffles.
- Isis (Rachel York) is a famous pop star who has dominated the charts for 20 years. Both Miley and Lilly have been fans of Isis since they were young. Hannah and Lola meet Isis in "Yet Another Side of Me" where she makes Hannah question her career. Isis is based on the real-life pop star Madonna. Both are named after revered maternal figures (Isis and the Madonna) and both are known for regularly changing their image. Isis' songs "Immaterial Girl" and "Impress Yourself" reference Madonna's songs "Material Girl" and "Express Yourself".
- Austin Rain (Mark Hapka) is a young country rocker who collaborates with Hannah for the successful duet "Us Isn't Us Without You." Austin and Hannah's publicists have them fake date in public, but they both secretly hate each other. Hannah comes clean about the relationship live on The Real Deal with Colin Lassiter, his real name is Albert Niedermayer.
- Evan (Kunal Sharma) is Traci's boyfriend in "It's My Party and I'll Lie If I Want To". Traci mentioned having an ex-boyfriend in "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy".
- Holly (Josie Lopez) is an actress who appeared in a commercial for a toe fungus treatment. She stars alongside Jake Ryan in a film and they fake date to increase publicity.
- Marissa Hughes (Nicole Anderson) is an actress who stars in Teen Gladiators and the Sword of Fire with Jake Ryan. According to Jake, he and Marissa pretend to be dating to increase interest in the film, similarly to how he had earlier dated Holly. On Jake and Marissa's fake date he says Miley's name rather than Marissa.
- Alison (Katerina Graham) is Jackson's on and off-again girlfriend. She appeared in episodes, "No Sugar, Sugar (cancelled)", "Jake... Another Little Piece of My Heart" and "Uptight (Oliver's Alright)." She was last seen when she dumped Jackson after he got a good mark on a test because of her.
- Heather (Gina DeVivo) is a skateboard competitor. She has beaten Lilly multiple times in an annual competition, and enjoys taunting Lilly about it. Her sidekick friend is Kim (Destiny Edmond).
- Hannah Montana is set in the same universe as That's So Raven, The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Cory in the House, The Suite Life on Deck, Jessie and Austin and Ally. On a few rare occasions, characters from these shows (with the exception of That's So Raven and Wizards of Waverly Place and Jessie and Austin and Ally - which hadn't been created yet) have appeared in Hannah Montana in special crossover episodes.
- Maddie Fitzpatrick (Ashley Tisdale), a character originating in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, is an employee of Boston's Tipton Hotel and a big fan of Hannah Montana. Maddie appears in "On the Road Again?" in which she meets Hannah and Robby while they visit the Tipton on tour. Hannah says that Maddie is a friend of hers, presumably from when they met in the Suite Life episode "The That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana." Hannah gave Maddie tickets to her concert. Maddie's mother, Margie Fitzpatrick, is a fan of Robbie Ray. Maddie is starstruck when she meets him. She later appears in San Diego to see Robbie Ray's comeback performance, but arrives too late to see the show. She is nonetheless excited to see that they have not left yet.
- President Richard Martinez (John D'Aquino) is the President of the United States. Hannah performs a concert for him and his family. The character originated in Cory in the House. The president embarrasses his daughter by trying to act cool in front of Hannah Montana. Roxy saves him from contaminated sushi and he immediately asks her to work for the Secret Service.
- Sophie Martinez (Madison Pettis) is President Martinez's seven-year-old daughter, also originating in Cory in the House. Sophie is an enthusiastic Hannah Montana fan and is excited when she gets to meet her. She later dresses up like Hannah, and Lilly dresses up like Hannah in order to cover for Miley while she goes to look for Roxy. Sophie is unconvinced that Lilly is Hannah because she has no talent.
- Agent Kaplan (Laird Macintosh) is a childish Secret Service agent who is assigned to protect President Martinez and Sophie. He seems to enjoy playing with dolls and is excited about going to the "Make-A-Moose" store. He does not appear on Cory in the House, yet appears in the crossover episode "Take This Job and Love It."
- Marion Moseby from The Suite Life on Deck appears in the episode "Super(stitious) Girl" as part of the Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana crossover event. Mr. Moseby spends most of the time trying to make Hannah's stay on the SS Tipton comfortable by keeping her away from crazed fans. Miley appears solely as Hannah in the whole crossover event.
- Lydia is a maid on board the S.S. Tipton who finds Miley's charm anklet.
- London Tipton (Brenda Song) is bitter at Hannah that she will not record the theme song for Yay Me Starring London Tipton. She finds Hannah's anklet and accidentally drops it overboard in disgust after learning the diamonds are synthetic imitations. Hannah apparently performed at one of London's birthday parties, but she was never paid, and is still owed.
- Zack Martin (Dylan Sprouse) spots Hannah on the S.S. Tipton and tries to impress her by getting dessert for her.
- Cody Martin (Cole Sprouse) and Bailey Pickett (Debby Ryan) appear as a couple in "Super(stitious) Girl." Hannah gives them tickets to her concert in Hawaii, as well as to the afterparty. Hannah met Cody years earlier, in "The That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana," though she was only able to recognize Cody (mistaking him for Zack) in Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana when he had cake on his shirt. (This was because in "That's So Suite Life Of Hannah Montana" she ate cake off Zack's shirt).
- Raven Baxter( ￼Raven-Symoné) is Hannah Montana's fashion designer whom she met in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Raven made her a dress for an award show after Hannah and London were fighting over the first one.
Real-life celebrities portrayed by themselves
- Larry David was the first celebrity to guest star as himself. He appeared in "My Best Friend's Boyfriend" along with his daughters Cazzie and Romy David. The Davids wait over an hour to be seated at a restaurant. In order to get seated faster, Larry tells the maître d' (Jorge Luis Abreu) it is Romy's birthday, and then Cazzie's birthday. When Hannah arrives at the restaurant she is seated immediately, prompting Romy to say "face it dad, she's bigger than you." This scene is a reference to the popular Seinfeld episode "The Chinese Restaurant".
- Jesse McCartney attends a Hannah Montana concert in "When You Wish You Were the Star." He later invites Hannah to come with him and some friends to "The Dragon Room" (a reference to "The Viper Room"), but Hannah is unable to go because Miley is too busy. This leads her to make the wish that she was Hannah all the time, thinking that life would be much easier. After making her wish, Jesse McCartney is her hopelessly infatuated boyfriend. He even buys her a private island called "Papoey.". He also guest starred as himself in an episode of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as a guest of the Tipton Hotel.
- The Jonas Brothers (Kevin, Joe, and Nick Jonas) appear in "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas" Hannah and Robbie Ray first meet the Jonas Brothers at the recording studios. Robby develops a friendship with the boys and writes the song "We Got the Party" for them. Robby seems to have so much fun hanging out with the Jonas Brothers, that Miley becomes jealous and tries to discredit his songwriting in front of the Jonas Brothers. Hannah later collaborates with the band in a rendition of "We Got the Party."
- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson comes to town for his new film in "Don't Stop Till You Get the Phone." Johnson falls victim to Miley's plot to get an embarrassing picture of him – something Miley does to keep a picture of Hannah being published that could reveal her secret. Miley and Lilly masquerade as complimentary hotel beauticians, visiting Johnson at his room and tricking him into getting a makeover. The plan works perfectly, although Miley immediately feels guilty about the plan and offers the picture back to Johnson. The girls wind up befriending him and he helps Miley get the Hannah picture back from the publisher.
- Donny Osmond appears at a charity auction for beach conservation in "We're All On This Date Together." Osmond serves as the auctioneer, credited as himself.
- John Cena appears on "Love That Let's Go." Jackson flips to a page in a wrestling magazine with John Cena, with the top of the page reading, "Grrrrr...." on it. When he moves and says, "What are you looking at me for, you troglodite?" Cena walks up to him from behind and touches him. Jackson steps away and Cena tells him to read the book (not the magazine). Jackson replies, "But reading hurts," so Cena picks him up and slams him. Then, he locks him up in a submission, uses the Attitude Adjustment on him, does his signature "You Can't See Me" and uses the Five Knuckle Shuffle. At the point of Jackson almost getting hit, he wakes up.
- Ray Romano, the star of the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond, appears in "We're All On This Date Together." A round of golf with Romano is being offered at a charity auction which is eventually sold to Oliver for $11. Oliver winds up going with Lilly instead because Romano is too embarrassed that nobody knows who he is and that he only went for $11 (out of pity).
- Rob Reiner, one of the top film directors in Hollywood, directs the feature film Indiana Joannie and the Curse of the Golden Cobra (a parody of the Indiana Jonesfilm series) which stars Chace Crawford and Hannah Montana. Hannah at first desperately wants the part, but later tries to lose the job in order to impress Oliver. Hannah acts like a diva in front of Riener who assumes that she is trying to impress him with her acting skills. Hannah proves that she is not acting by dumping a cup of ice water down Reiner's shirt.
- Nancy O'Dell appears as herself in "Cheat It." She interviews Hannah and Austin Rain on the red carpet at the 15th annual Teen Scene Awards.
- David Archuleta comes to California in "Promma Mia" in order to do some recording. He asks Hannah to record a duet with him ("I Wanna Know You") and she accepts, while at the same time going back on her promise to attend prom with her schoolmate Aaron. While recording the song, Archuleta gives Hannah a rose which reminds her of Aaron. She then decides not to break her promise, says a quick goodbye to Archuleta, and leaves the studio before finishing the song.
- Sheryl Crow appears as herself in the fourth season and sings a duet with Hannah called "Need a Little Love"
- Iyaz appears as himself in the fourth-season episode "Hannah's Gonna Get This" and sings a duet with Hannah called "Gonna Get This" after her failure to make her fans like her new song.
- Jay Leno appears as himself.
- Tyra Banks fights with Hannah over a pair of shoes that are on sale. The "shoe fight" incident leads Robby to think that Miley may be letting her Hannah personality take her over completely.
- Steve Rushton performs at Lilly's 16th birthday party in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
- The band Rascal Flatts are seen in Tennessee, performing at Grandma Ruby's birthday party.
- Marcel sings with Robby at the barn party in Crowley Corners.
- Taylor Swift is also seen performing at the barn party. Oliver is a fan of Taylor Swift. Lilly tricks Oliver into bringing him to Miley's house by blindfolding him and telling him they are going to Taylor Swift's house. Later Oliver tries to come up with an understatement by saying "Taylor Swift is a little bit cute."
- Bucky Covington also appears in Hannah Montana: The Movie.
- Colton Dixon and Schyler Dixon of American Idol fame appear as extras in the ending carnival scene.
Real-life characters portrayed by others
- Don Sundquist, the Governor of Tennessee was at the October 1999 County Fair to award six-year-old Miley Ray Stewart the prize for winning the raspberry pie eating competition. Miley recalls throwing up on the governor, ruining his suit. Ever since Miley has been disgusted by raspberries.
- Orlando Bloom is seen briefly in "Test of My Love," running away from Lola at a Putt-putt golf charity event. Bloom is often mentioned in the series as Lilly's long-time celebrity crush. He is also mentioned in the series' theme song "The Best of Both Worlds".
- Arnold Schwarzenegger (Lyndall Grant), the Governor of California, appears in "Ready, Set, Don't Drive." Schwarzenegger is in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles just in front of Miley and Lilly. He is denied his appointment by arriving two minutes late, and this helps Miley realize how strict the DMV is. Just before leaving, Schwarzenegger utters the famous line "I'll be back!", referencing his role in the film The Terminator.
- Barack Obama (Reggie Brown), the President of the United States of America, appears in "Hannah Montana to the Principal's Office". President Obama comes to the Stewart's Ranch, after Miley makes a call to him to get her registered at her high school. He appears to be aware of Miley's double-life, as well as other secrets about Lilly and Robby.
- Queen Elizabeth II (Helen Duffy), the Queen of England, visits California and Hannah and Robby perform for her. Because the Queen is late, Hannah speeds the tempo of the song and abbreviates the lyrics so that she can still attend Jackson's championship volleyball game. The Queen is attended by her humorless servant Simon Tisdale (Patrick Kerr) who briefs Hannah on Royal etiquette. The Queen is later seen, possibly in an apocryphal throwaway joke, visiting the Stewarts' home and playing a dancing video game (similar to Dance Dance Revolution) with Mamaw. In "Test of My Love," Trey's parents invite Miley to a gala with Queen Elizabeth and Miley admits that she has already met the Queen, almost blowing her Hannah secret.
- Ozzy Osbourne (Jason Earls) Though this was not a fictional portrayal, Jackson impersonated Osbourne at a Hannah concert in order to lure Hannah's critic Barney Bitman away from the concert.
Characters from Hannah Montana: The Movie
- Travis Brody (Lucas Till) is Miley's love interest in Hannah Montana: The Movie and comes from Crowley Corners in Tennessee. He was a childhood friend of Miley's and doesn't know her secret. When the towns people were angry about a mall being built, he suggests that Miley gets Hannah to perform a concert to support the town. When he finds out her secret he is upset that he was lied to, but learns to forgive her when she reveals her secret to the crowd at the concert. Their relationship doesn't last into the TV series, as Miley ends up with Jesse.
- Vita (Vanessa L. Williams) is Hannah's publicist and only appears in Hannah Montana: The Movie. She was not happy when she got into a fight with Tyra Banks over shoes, and later appears near the end of the film, to help keep Miley's secret under wraps.
- Oswald Granger (Peter Gunn) is the main antagonist of the film. He is a paparazzo who tries to discover Miley's secret. He follows her to Crowley Corners, on a tip given to him by Lilly. When he snaps a picture of Lilly dressed as Hannah, and thus keeps a low profile in the movie. When Miley decides to confess her secret to the people of Crowley Corners, Oswald snaps a picture and is chased down and cornered. He threatens to send the pictures to his editor, but is convinced by his own daughters not to spoil the secret.
- Lorelai (Melora Hardin) is Robby Ray's love interest in Hannah Montana: The Movie. She is connected to the mayor as she was able to set up a meeting with him.
- Mr. Bradley (Barry Bostwick) is a land developer who plans on building a mall on the fields of Crowley Corners, much to the towns peoples objection, because of the loss of open land. He seems pretty set on his goal as he taunts the town by telling them they won't stop him. Travis convinces Miley to invite Hannah to support their town. After the concert at the end of the movie the mall development doesn't pull through.
- Lucinda (Jane Parr) She is the editor of BonChic, a British Magazine and Oswald's boss. She has a goal to find out Hannah Montana's secret and expose it to the world, and has Oswald follow her to Crowley Corners, often giving him phone-calls to get his job done. When Oswald decides not to expose Miley/Hannah's secret, he calls her and quits, calling Lucinda out for making others miserable. Ironically Miley's secret is exposed in one of the final episodes of the series, I'll Always Remember You.
- "He Could Be The One". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 18. July 5, 2009.
- "Bad Moose Rising". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 26. March 30, 2007.
- "We're All on This Date Together". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 29. October 12, 2008.
- "It's a Mannequin's World". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 7. May 12, 2006.
- "The Idol Side of Me". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 24. February 9, 2007.
- "Ready, Set, Don't Drive". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 2. November 9, 2008.
- "Ooo, Ooo, Itchy Woman". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 9. June 10, 2006.
- "Mascot Love". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 8. May 26, 2006.
- "The Way We Almost Weren't". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 23. May 4, 2008.
- "Good Golly, Miss Dolly". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 16. September 29, 2006.
- "Oops! I Meddled Again!". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 11. July 15, 2006.
- This is the only hint at the cause of Susan's death, as it seems the family had anticipated her death.
- "She's a Supersneak". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 3. April 7, 2006.
- "Super (stitious) Girl". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 20. July 17, 2009.
- "You Give Lunch a Bad Name". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 12. March 29, 2009.
- "Take This Job and Love It". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 8. June 16, 2007.
- "Smells Like Teen Sellout". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 25. March 2, 2007.
- "Debt It Be". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 20. December 1, 2006.
- "That's What Friends Are For?". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 18. October 19, 2007.
- "The Test of My Love". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 27. August 31, 2008.
- "We Are Family – Now Get Me Some Water!". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 22. January 1, 2007.
- "More than a Zombie to Me". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 15. September 8, 2006.
- "Knock Knock Knockin' on Jackson's Head". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 11. March 22, 2009.
- "I Am Hannah, Hear Me Croak". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 5. April 27, 2007.
- "Torn Between Two Hannahs". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 17. October 14, 2006.
- "Achy Jakey Heart (Part 1)". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 9. June 24, 2007.
- "I Want You to Want Me... to Go to Florida". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 13. July 14, 2007.
- "You're So Vain, You Probably Think This Zit is About You". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 13. August 12, 2006.
- Oliver says his mom is a cop in "Me and Rico Down By the School Yard." In "Hannah In the Streets With Diamonds," Oliver wears Nancy's old uniform which is marked "Security Officer."
- "You Are So Sue-able to Me". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 3. April 25, 2007.
- "(We're So Sorry) Uncle Earl". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 22. March 21, 2008. 0:51 minutes in. Disney Channel.
- "Everybody Was Best-Friend Fighting". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 14. July 29, 2007. Disney Channel.
- "Hannah In The Streets With Diamonds". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 25. July 20, 2008. Disney Channel.
- "Yet Another Side of Me". Hannah Montana. Season 2. Episode 26. August 3, 2008. Disney Channel.
- "Once, Twice, Three Times Afraidy". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 15. May 17, 2009.
- "People Who Use People". Hannah Montana. Season 1. Episode 18. November 3, 2006. Disney Channel.
- No characters originating on That's So Raven have appeared on Hannah Montana, yet Raven Baxter appeared alongside Hannah in a crossover episode on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Hannah Montana also featured characters originating on Cory in the House which followed other characters from That's So Raven.
- "Cheat It". Hannah Montana. Season 3. Episode 10. March 15, 2009.
- Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)