List of recurring characters in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody
The following is a list of recurring and minor characters in the Disney Channel Original Series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. These characters were regularly rotated, often disappearing for long periods during the series.
The following list of characters has been sorted alphabetically, by first name. Some of the characters had no last name and most were commonly referred to by their first name so this appeared to be the most logical method. In the case of Chef Paolo, who had no known first name, they have been listed by title.
- 1 Tipton staff
- 2 Friends of Zack & Cody
- 3 Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow staff and students
- 4 Other characters
- 5 Animals
- 6 Notable guest stars
- 7 Character appearances
- 8 References
Arwin Quentin Hawkhauser (played by Brian Stepanek) – Arwin is a wacky 34-year-old Greek-American inventor who works as a stationary engineer for the Tipton. He has a massive crush on Carey, as shown in many episodes but is too afraid to act upon it. He hates carrots and is allergic to horses, as shown in "Free Tippy". Every time Carey kisses him, he faints, as seen in "Kisses & Basketball", "Bowling", and "Going for the Gold". His affection is also seen by the fact that he has a picture of Carey in his office that lights up when he claps his hands, as well as a cardboard cutout of her, which he claims to his cousin is his wife. Arwin was a professional bowler, as illustrated in "Bowling", but quit when he lost his ball of the backswing and hit his mother in the head, shrinking her by a foot during a championship match. He also is known for being obsessed with his mother; as he lived with her for his whole life until she was married and moved out as shown in, "The Arwin That Came To Dinner". Arwin is considered childlike by many characters in the show; he enjoys picture books, sleeps with a sock monkey, and eats a lunch packed by his mother. However, Arwin is much loved by Zack and Cody. A spin-off television series was planned about him, where he goes to live with his sister to help her take care of her children. The series name ideas consisted of "Arwin" and "Housebroken", though it was never picked up.
Arwin makes a guest appearance in The Suite Life on Deck via webchat on Cody's laptop in the episode "It's All Greek To Me". Also in the episode, it's revealed he has a cousin named Milos in Greece (who is also played by Stepanek). In "Computer Date", Arwin himself boards the ship and creates a supercomputer dubbed "Cal" (until he found out it was female, renaming her "Callie") to make the SS Tipton run more efficiently. However, it all goes downhill when Callie develops romantic feelings for Cody, causing her to go haywire into removing everyone else, and Arwin is forced to shut her down. In the end of the episode, Arwin attempts to get off the ship by using a giant magnet but it fails and he falls into the ocean, again. In "A London Carol", Arwin is mentioned by Mr. Moseby when London goes to the past. Arwin makes his final appearance in "Graduation on Deck", finally meeting the twins' real father Kurt, and briefly claims that he is their stepfather.
Chef Paolo (played by Jerry Kernion) – The Tipton chef seen in three episodes: "Heck's Kitchen", "Health and Fitness", and "Foiled Again". He is easily very insulted when people dislike his cooking. He is specialized in Italian food. Paolo enjoys eating, and bacon bits were found in his blood during a cholesterol test. Cody helped Chef Paolo overcome his eating issues in the episode "Health and Fitness". He is close to Cody and refers to him as "my little protége", because of Cody's natural talent for cooking. Paolo has quit his job several times (mostly due to London insulting his food), but always returns eventually. He names almost all of his foods after himself, except for one named after Cody.
Chuck (played by Dossett March) – The waiter whom Maddie had a crush on in Season one.
Grace (played by Brenda Vivian) – A maid at the Tipton. She attended Cody's party in "Odd Couples".
Esteban Ramírez (played by Adrian R'Mante) – Esteban is the head bellman at the Tipton. His signature quotes are "This is a disaster!" and "Oh Mr. Moseby!" He is very close to his heritage, which in "I Want My Mummy" is revealed to be Peruvian. It is revealed during the series that his full name is "Esteban Julio Ricardo Montoya de la Rosa Ramírez". He owns a domestic chicken with blue feet named Dudley, to whom he seems to be quite attached. Esteban wants to manage the Tipton and he is a gifted dancer. He addresses the twins as "little blond peoples", even when he is only talking to one of them, in which case he often has to correct himself. Though he frequently does stupid, naïve, or clumsy things, he is smarter than he has given credit for and has a huge heart, displayed many times throughout the series. In the dancing episode, after he and the nurse, Shannon Quine, dance, they are briefly shown kissing. It is also stated he is descended from royalty in several episodes and in one becomes temporarily rich because of his royal family. However, his royal family is deposed. In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel" it is revealed that Esteban has a crush on Carey. He guest-stars on The Suite Life on Deck in which he has his wedding on the SS Tipton with Francesca (Marisa Ramirez). It is also revealed in that episode that he has been promoted from bellhop to assistant night manager of the hotel. Despite being a recurring character, Esteban has appeared very often throughout the show, only being absent in a handful of episodes.
Gary (played by Rick Sawaya) – An unfortunate waiter at the Tipton restaurant.
Grace (played by Naomi Chan) – An emotionless towel maid at the Tipton who appeared in "Ah! Wilderness" while Carey was painting. In "Orchestra", she is given the name Grace and attempts to teach London how to do her job.
Irene (played by Sharon Jordan) – The concierge for the Tipton Hotel, Irene is usually seen working in the lobby. She has red curly hair. In "Boston Tea Party", she gets her first speaking part. On "That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana", Irene told Raven that her flight had been cancelled, much to Raven's dismay. Irene sabotaged Maddie's traveling candy cart in "Nurse Zack", to which Maddie alludes to Irene not having very many speaking parts by replying, "It's always the quiet ones". In "Orchestra", her speaking role was expanded when she had to teach London how to do her job. On "Let Us Entertain You', Mr. Moseby thinks Irene is answering a phonecall for their marathon, but she is actually answering a personal call.
Lance Fishman (played by Aaron Musicant) – The Tipton's handsome if somewhat slow-witted young lifeguard, who projects a relaxed and easygoing demeanor but harbors an almost unhealthy obsession with water. He is frequently shown in scenes trying to steer even the most mundane everyday conversations to swimming, the ocean or sea creatures in some respect. He disrupts Maddie's student film ("Back in the Game") by insisting that she change his character to a merman, and suggesting she replace the front walk with a pool so that he can swim, rather than walk, to the hotel entrance. Later, during London's Halloween party he appears as "the Mighty Lobster". Nonetheless, Lance exhibits remarkable ease with picking up women, scoring dates with both Maddie (who at first had a crush on him) and London (despite her aversion to dating "the help"). Holding onto said women is another story: Maddie dumps him because she finds him dull, and London agrees to break up with him after he meets a woman called Wanda.
Millicent (played by Kara Taitz) – Maddie's replacement at the hotel's candy counter while she is at camp and in Antarctica saving the penguins. Millicent is easily frightened by anything, and has trouble making up her mind and make her decision. When she can't make up her mind, she usually faints. She stated in the episode "Team Tipton" that she has trust, abandonment, and fear issues. She frequently faints when overwhelmed with a request from someone else. In the episode "Team Tipton", London referred to her as 'Nervous Maddie'.
Wilfred Tipton (voiced by Bob Joles, played by Adam Tait) – Wilfred Tipton is the owner of the Tipton hotel and father to London Tipton. Until The Suite Life on Deck episode, "Twister: Part 3", his face had never been shown. He is usually surrounded by his bodyguards, with only his hand shown. It is not clear how he became the owner of the Tipton, because London mentions many times that her father bought the hotel. However, in a few episodes, it is said that Tipton's ancestors owned the hotel first before he did. This may yet be another example of London's ignorance, or a continuity error or that the Tiptons have not owned it for some time and he bought it back. In the episode "Rock Star in the House", Wilfred is very strict about London's behavior when it comes to celebrities, and has much concern for her education and growing as a person. His hand was once seen in the episode "Lip Synchin' in the Rain", in which he was wearing a diamond ring. Wilfred Tipton also has a history of marrying much younger women without London's consent, most of whom do not last long. The warranty of Wilfred's wedding gifts (given by Mr. Moseby) lasted longer than the marriages.
- In the The Suite Life on Deck episode, "Twister: Part 3", Wilfred Tipton (played by John Michael Higgins) finally reveals himself, who is called by a reluctant Cody trying to rescue the Pickett Farm, although Wilfred Tipton buys the destroyed house to build a plastic bag factory. Cody tries to force Mr. Tipton out of the area by saying the dirt in the area contains powerful diseases, but Zack and Woody ruin the plot when they used peeling skin (Mr. Tipton said he watched a movie involving peeling skin). However, his daughter, London, seeing the strong emotions from the group, blackmails Wilfred. After the blackmail, Mr. Tipton leaves, but says he is proud of London about her.
Muriel (played by Estelle Harris; young Muriel played by Ashley Tisdale in flashback in the episode "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel") – The saucy hotel maid who conceals her goodly nature beneath a veneer of acidic sarcasm, and spends more time sneaking in naps and robbing guests of loose change than doing any actual cleaning. She is a constant presence in Carey and the twins' suite, ostensibly "babysitting" but loitering on their couch watching TV and eating chocolates long after Carey has returned home. In "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel", the cast discovers that Muriel once dated mobster Alphonse "Hot Peppers" DeLeo before joining the Tipton in 1938; Maddie and the twins easily spot her in an old newspaper clipping when they notice that the young lady in the picture is sitting with her feet up. In "Big Hair & Baseball", Muriel claims that she knew Babe Ruth and was the first one to call him "Babe". Her catchphrase is, "I'm not cleaning that up."
Nia Moseby (played by Giovonnie Samuels) – Nia is Mr. Moseby's niece. She has a part-time job at the candy counter, filling in for Maddie during her absence. She has come to work at the Tipton so that Mr. Moseby can get her to behave like a responsible girl. One of Nia's aunts, named Aunt Lilly, was supposed to take on this task, but Nia frustrated her so much that she changed her name and moved to Alaska. Nia appeared in seven episodes in Season 3. According to Mr. Moseby, she was expelled from her last school for fighting with the cafeteria lady because she was out of matzo ball soup. In the episode "First Day of High School", she is seen defending Zack from a jerk. She is shown to be quite good at cheerleading in the episode "Benchwarmers".
Norman (played by Anthony Acker) – The doorman for the Tipton Hotel, Norman's first appearance was in the episode "Free Tippy". He is also usually a background character, but is shown to have a hiding spot for Zack's belongings when he skips school in "What the Hey". Norman has four speaking parts in the episodes, "Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee', "Ask Zack', "Nurse Zack" and "The Arwin That Came For Dinner".
Patrick (played by Patrick Bristow) – The maître d' for the Tipton Hotel's restaurant. One of the most sarcastic characters on the show, he treats everyone with disdain, especially Zack and Cody. However in "Kisses and Basketball", he says to Zack "Take this from someone who cares about you, she is so out of your league" on Zack's date with Max. He likes coconut flavored chewing gum, and dislikes Maddie because she does not stock it (as shown in the episode "Big Hair and Baseball"). He is seen in the Tipton Commercial in "Commercial Breaks", and has a girlish shriek, as shown in the episode "Heck's Kitchen". Due to London's generous tips, Patrick has been able to afford a foreign sports car (indicated in "Twins at the Tipton"). However, Mr. Moseby claims that Patrick wrecked it by crashing into fellow waiter Rich, and when the ambulance showed up, another waiter Gary got hit by the ambulance, leaving Mr. Moseby to take Patrick's place at the Tipton Restaurant. His favorite musical is Bye Bye Birdie (musical) (Bye Bye Birdie) as revealed in "Birdman of Boston".
Rich (played by Chris Doyle) An unfortunate waiter at the Tipton restaurant. Appears in "Odd Couples" and "Heck's Kitchen".
Scott – The bagel boy at the Tipton Hotel. He first appeared in the episode "Nurse Zack" in the competition. His first speaking role was in "Team Tipton" when he gave the cast bagels, saying: "Who ordered the bagels??"
Serge the Concierge (played by Brian McNamara) – The concierge who pretended to be Carey's secret admirer in the episode "The Prince and the Plunger" in order to go out with her. He is portrayed as being very dumb, as made apparent in the same episode when he agreed to get goat milk for a hotel guest calling himself Prince Bapalapashamalamadingdong. The guest was actually Cody.
Skippy (played by Bo Crutcher) – The night-manager of the Tipton Hotel, he grew up in a farm and said his grandfather was scary. He is not very bright, and appears to be frightened of Mr. Moseby. He is so dim-witted that immediately after Mr. Moseby told him not to let Zack or Cody into the exhibit, he let them in anyway. He first appeared in "Scary Movie", but Mr. Moseby called him Sparky, although it is possible that Mr. Moseby did not know his name, because he called him his night-manager while in other episodes he calls him Skippy. Skippy was left in charge of the hotel in the episode "I Want My Mummy". Zack says that Skippy is so nice, that he would give anyone anything if they just asked, even his wallet.
Steve – The luggage carrier who first appeared in "Benchwarmers".
Friends of Zack & Cody
Bob (played by Charlie Stewart) – One of the boys' best friends. He is dyslexic. Zack meets him in school one day when he was moved into a regular class from a special education class because he was doing so well in it. He likes to play Total World Conquest with the boys and Cody's friends, Warren and Jeremy, though they almost never finish their games because Zack and Cody usually end up fighting. Bob, as shown in "Smart & Smarterer" and "Odd Couples", is somewhat impatient. He speaks fluent French, as illustrated in the episode "French 101". In the episode, "Back in the Game", one of his beliefs is frequent, short naps. In "Forever Plaid", he states that his favorite subject is Science. Bob is shown to also be talented in wood shop, creating a very well made rocking chair. He has a sister, possibly his twin, as shown in "Election", and a younger brother mentioned in "Twins at the Tipton". Bob likes to visits Zack and Cody just because the doorman calls him "sir". He was Puck (mythology) in the show's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, is on their basketball team and worked at the boys' club seen in "Club Twin" selling soda. Bob is very vulnerable to poison oak, shown in the episode "Ah! Wilderness". In the episode "Super Twins", he is the first and only child to be adultified by the Meanager (Moseby) – which causes the twins remark later that he has a booming insurance business. However, this is dropped when Zack turns back time at the end of episode. Bob is one of Zack and Cody's most frequent friends featured on the show with 16 appearances. He visits Zack and Cody on the S.S. Tipton in The Suite Life on Deck, which revealed he is now dating Cody's ex-girlfriend Barbara.
Max (played by Alyson Stoner) – One of Zack and Cody's friends, she is a girl who usually wears pigtails in Season 1 and is sometimes mistaken for a boy. She is a tomboy. She once had a crush on Zack as shown in the episode "Kisses & Basketball", and goes on a date with him while showing her slightly girlie side but "falls out of love" with Zack when she finds out that he just did it to "take one for the team". Max is portrayed as a great dancer (as shown in the episodes "Footloser", "Hotel Hangout", and "Club Twin"), but can become extremely bossy at times ("Footloser"). Max has appeared in six episodes through 2 seasons.
Tapeworm (played by Dennis Bendersky) – One of Zack and Cody's friends, Tapeworm received his nickname when he ate 20 hotdogs in 2 minutes (beating Cody's record by 18 hot dogs). His real name is unknown. He is strange and a math genius. In the episode "Band in Boston", he was the drummer for "Rock Squared". In "Hotel Hangout", Mr. Moseby and Drew repeatedly call him by the wrong name, such as ringworm and earthworm. He gets unhappy when people don't call him the right name. In total, Tapeworm made four appearances, but was not seen after Season 1.
Jessica and Janice
Jessica and Janice (played by Camilla and Rebecca Rosso) – English twins. After they visited the Tipton in Boston for a twin convention (as seen in "Twins at the Tipton") they enrolled in Zack and Cody's school. Cody always ends up getting both girls for his sensitivity, while Zack gets neither (except in "Lost in Translation"), even though it is generally his idea to go out with them in the first place. They appeared in Season 3 in "Benchwarmers". All together, they have appeared in seven episodes. In "The Suite Life on Deck" episode, "Model Behavior" both girls are working as models. Janice shows interest in Zack but due to Zack not realizing it, she ends up dating Woody Fink instead. Jessica on the other hand, becomes friends with Bailey Pickett despite Cody thinking that Bailey is jealous of her.
Barbara Simka Brownstein (played by Sophie Tamiko Oda) – A Japanese American, Jewish girl who dates Cody. She entered a science contest in "Rock Star in the House", in which her volcano was dormant and was set off by Cody's/Arwin's laser, entered a spelling bee in "Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee", where she misspelled fracas and was eliminated, and worked on the school paper in the episode "Ask Zack". In the episode "Club Twin", she becomes addicted to sugar and kisses Cody, and later goes on a date with him in "Miniature Golf" and "A Tale of Two Houses". She also speaks Yiddish, but she is also into Japanese culture, her grandmother and some relatives are from Japan. It is mentioned that she is Jewish in "Miniature Golf". She gives Cody an amazing protractor and says with a smile, "I got it for Hanukkah', and in "Club Twin" when she said "...and my Bat Mitzvah lessons". Barbara is very academically competitive, as shown in "Graduation" and "Bench Warmers", and her favorite subject is A.P. Chemistry. She and Cody confessed their love for each other in the episode "Orchestra" and kissed on stage. Her full name was stated in this episode when Cody was mad at her because of Sergei. She has since been in seven episodes in the whole series. Barbara’s last appearance was in "Benchwarmers", but production code wise is "Romancing The Phone". Barbara began dating Bob when Cody decided to attend school on the S.S. Tipton. She visited the ship in "The Suite Life on Deck" in the episode "Flowers and Chocolate".
Agnes (played by Allie Grant) – Agnes is a girl who goes to school with Zack and Cody and has a crush on both of them and often attempts to win their affections, behaving aggressively towards girls whom share her competition. She often says "Agnes Likes". Agnes makes five appearances in the whole series. She has adopted fond names for Zack such as "Zackie-Poo", to Zack's annoyance, and thus embarrassing him in the process.
Warren (played by Gus Hoffman) – A friend of Zack and Cody from school. Warren attends Camp Knock-a-Number along with Cody and Tapeworm in "Cody Goes to Camp". He is also in the Grizzly Scouts along with Zack, Cody and Bob, with Mr. Moseby as their scout leader. Warren made four appearances, but was not seen after Season 2.
Mark (played by Tyler Steelman) – Mark was first introduced in Season 2 "Club Twin" where he attended Zack and Cody's Club, "Club Twin". In season 3, he went to summer school with Zack in "Summer of our Discontent". He is shown as nervous, and has problems making up his mind. On a test, he circled A, B, C, and D for each question. In "First Day of High School", Mark announced that he knows Taekwondo and takes classes at the Tae Kwon Deli but chooses to be a "nerd". His girlfriend is a model.
Haley (played by Tara Lynne Barr) – Haley first appears in the Season 3 episode "Summer of our Discontent" as one of Zack's summer school classmates. She is a very shy girl who frequently puts a bag over her head to hide. She reappears in the episode "Benchwarmers" as one of the "loser squad" cheerleaders. She claims that her talent is hiding and she once went four weeks without anyone finding her; however, Nia pointed out that no one was probably bothering to search for her.
Gwen (played by Selena Gomez) – A girl Cody likes but Zack has to kiss in "A Midsummer’s Nightmare". She and Cody eventually break up after she kisses Zack and falls in love with him.
Vanessa (played by Gage Golightly) – A girl in "A Midsummer’s Nightmare" who Zack likes that has a crush on Cody.
Theo Cavanaugh (played by Mike Weinberg) – A snobby rich kid who makes fun of Cody and tries to get Zack to illegally record a The Black Eyed Peas concert. Zack ends their friendship because of this and the fact that he is loyal to his brother.
Trent (played by Denzel Whitaker) – A kid on Zack and Cody's basketball team in season 2. He and Bob replaced Max and Tapeworm, who were on the team in season 1. Clearly has anger issues and was given the following advice by his father, "If you're not giving a maximum effort all the time, you're a waste of human life", to which Bob sarcastically replied, "He must be a lot of fun at parties". He was not seen after Season 2.
Jamie (played by Nathan Kress) is a kid from school who uses a wheelchair. He was on Zack and Cody's basketball team considered the best player on the team until he had an accident that had him in a wheelchair. His parents are presumably poor. He then sees the basketball team losing the wheelchair charity basketball game and then decides to join replacing Cody as number 30 which Zack refers to when he says "His number rhymnes with Nerdy" after Cody asks who is he filling in for. Jamie still has a great talent for basketball as he makes the team better. Although they still lost to which Bob responds "By single digits" The rival team manager says Jamie has a great game. He is not seen after "Back in the Game".
Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow staff and students
Sister Dominique (played by Marianne Muellerleile) – London and Maddie's teacher who works at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow as a nun/teacher. She seems to favor London over Maddie, even though Maddie is the harder working student; possibly, London may be giving "donations" to Sister Dominique to look the other way when it comes to her bad habits. She is very rude and nasty to Maddie in most situations even though Maddie is nicer, sweeter, happier, and more honest than London will ever be because London is very mean to Maddie. Sister Dominique is strict and very religious. Her cell phone's ring-tone is, "Hallelujah Chorus", to which she answers, "Bless you for calling". It has been revealed that she and the other nuns are infatuated with wrestling, and that Sister Dominique herself has a 'mean body slam' in the episode "'What The Hey". When she got Maddie to attend Camp Heaven on Earth as a counselor, it's reveled she owns a motorcycle and searches the campers in the fashion of a prison warden.
She may be the reason that Maddie decided to transfer to public school; after any amount of time of such poor treatment, anybody would want to get away from the person causing it.
Mary–Margaret (played by Monique Coleman) – Mary–Margaret is Maddie's friend from school. Not much is known about her, except she's smart and only likes London for her money and possessions. When she first met London, she initially seemed to be annoyed, as shown in "A Prom Story", but in "Forever Plaid" and "Not So Suite 16", she appeared to be London's friend. Mary–Margaret is on Maddie's volleyball team along with London and Leslie, as shown in "Volley Dad".
Corrie (played by Vanessa Hudgens) – Corrie is a schoolmate of Maddie, Mary Margaret, and her idol London at Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow. She is very perky, obsessed with London, and not very bright.
Leslie (played by Kaycee Stroh) – A classmate of London, Maddie, Mary–Margaret, and Corrie and on the volleyball team with them. Leslie is bright, bubbly, and eager to see people happy. She is seen transferring to Cheevers High School in "Bench Warmers", and is made fun of by the cheerleading captain who makes the comment of: "Now I see why she (Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow) was so sad". Her best subject in school is organic Chemistry. She makes an appearance in a few episodes.
Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger (played by Caroline Rhea) – Ilsa is the mean-spirited German hotel inspector-turned-manager of the rival hotel, the St. Mark Hotel, across the street. She is rude, has a large mole (or "beauty mark") on her face (which is oblivious to her, as she usually replies "Vat mole?"), and dislikes Mr. Moseby for making her lose her hotel inspector's job. After "Hotel Inspector", she got married. In "Cookin' With Romeo and Juliet" she says her name is Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger-Von Helsinger Kepelugerhoffer. When Cody mentions that it must take forever to write on her underwear, she says she has a stamp. One of her dreams is to turn the Tipton Hotel into a parking lot, and have Mr. Moseby park the cars. In "Bowling", it appears that she has an odd sense of humor, as she says, "Left! Left! Left my husband with 28 kids! Right! Right! Right in the middle of the living room floor!" Some parts of her personality seem to be reminiscent of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz; for instance, in the episode "Bowling" she states, "I'll get you next time, my pretty, and your little shtaff too!" She also uses the line, "I'll get you next time and your little dog too', in the episode "Hotel Inspector". In the episode "Bowling", Mr. Moseby makes a reference to The Biggest Loser, the show Caroline Rhea hosted, by saying "Ha! Who's the biggest loser now!" Also in that episode, she actually compliments Carrie on her parenting skills by keeping Zack off the team as punishment for pranking Cody; however, she then follows it up with the insult that it's also bad coaching as Zack's the second-best bowler the Tipton team had. It is mentioned in a few episodes that she has a sausage dog named Blitzkrieg, who is rather vicious. London likened the dog to a piranha. Everyone is afraid of her and constantly stares at her mole.
Mr. George Forgess (played by Ernie Grunwald) – One of Zack and Cody's teachers from "Smart & Smarterer". He is often shown as a nervous character and frequently stumbles over his words. It may be possible that he is dyslexic, like his special education student Bob, a friend of the twins. He later appears in "A Midsummer's Nightmare" as runner of the drama club, and in "Graduation" as the head of Zack and Cody's graduation. Mr. Forgess claims he drives his mother's car, which he says has chrome spinners. Mr. Forgess has appeared in three episodes throughout the series.
Snooty Saleswoman (played by Donna Cherry) – She appears in "Not So Suite 16" and "What the Hey". Snooty is a 25-year-old woman who works in the jewelery and clothing department of a department store. She dislikes the twins, and worships London Tipton. An example of her London worship is the time she insulted Carey until she found out that Carey knew London. The Snooty Saleswoman has appeared in two episodes throughout the series.
Portia Tenenbaum – The rich frenemy of London. In some episodes, they are friends and in other episodes, they are competitors. The two speak by telephone and go on shopping trips together (most of times to Paris. In the episode "Neither a Borrower Nor a Speller Bee", Portia had gained publicity doing charity works. London also competes with her for more fame on the Internet with her own web show called "Yay Me! Starring London Tipton". In "Cody Goes to Camp" Mr. Moseby was horrified at the thought that Portia might teach London how to drive as she once drove her father's yacht through piers 10, 11 and 12, because of being distracted putting on sunscreen. She is seen in the Fashion Show episode.
Maynard Kay (played by Aaron Mouser) – A bully who is into spelling bees Zack had to pay a debt to him in "Neither a Borrower nor a Speller Bee".
Brandi Tipton (Played by T Lopez) – One of London's stepmothers. At first London does not like her but the two eventually manage to get along. She is divorced from Wilfred as heard in "Mr. Tipton Comes to Visit" when London says "All twelve of Daddy's wedding cakes have been that flavor".
Jeff – A boy Maddie was into in season one, as shown in "A Prom Story". He has a girlfriend who goes to Yale.
Tiffany and Chelsea
Tiffany and Chelsea (played by Alexa Nikolas and Brittany Curran – Tiffany and Chelsea are two wealthy friends of London. They are not too bright and sometimes, even more superficial than London is. It has been mentioned that they both have had several nose jobs. Chelsea says that she does not drive her car because bugs can get into the windshield. They both appear in "Miniature Golf" as part of London's so-called book club and in "Who's The Boss?" while Chelsea was in the episode "Tiptonline" as a guest and temporary producer on London's web show "Yay Me". In "Who's the Boss" they have British accents. Tiffany has appeared in two episodes throughout the series, and Chelsea has been in three. Chelsea visits London on the SS Tipton in The Suite Life on Deck, assuming that London has been continuing her glamorous, rich lifestyle on the ship and unaware that she is actually attending sea school (which London tries to hide from her).
Holly O'Neil (played by Sammi Hanratty) – First appeared in "Have a Nice Trip", Holly is the child of a conman named Harry (played by Eric Lutes, and later went to "Camp Heaven On Earth". Like her father, Holly enjoys conning – she conned Zack, Maddie, Cody, and various Tipton staff members during "Have a Nice Trip". She is living with neighbors since her father is serving 3 to 5 years in prison. Holly has appeared in six episodes throughout the series.
Jasmine (played by Cierra Ramirez) – Was at "Camp Heaven On Earth" with Maddie. She has anger issues and a dislike for Amy. She also said that she lived in a one-bedroom apartment with her five brothers & sisters, and that all of them had to share one toothbrush. Jasmine appeared in four episodes in the series.
Amy (played by Hannah Leigh Dworkin) – Was at "Camp Heaven On Earth" with Maddie. She tends to have a habit of lying and stealing. In "Sink or Swim", she told the truth and said, "it felt kinda good". She has claimed that she lives with wolves, that aliens abducted her, that her ex-boyfriend was Justin Timberlake, and that she was once married but they were separated. Amy appears in four episodes in the series.
Leah (played by Jaelin Palmer) – Was at "Camp Heaven On Earth" with Maddie; she mistaken for a co-counsler due to her height, bringing her actual age into question. Leah does not talk very often, but does like to sing. She often wears black and states in one episode that her favorite shade of lipstick is "Kiss Me Charcoal". She has stated she uses her grandmother's finger as a toothbrush. Leah appears in four episodes in the series.
- Wayne Wormser (played by Jareb Dauplaise – Wayne works as the Assistant Manager at the Paul Revere Mini-Market with Zack and Cody. He is often known for his odd doings and being full of himself. Wayne has a huge crush on London.
Kurt Martin (played by Robert Torti – Kurt is Zack and Cody's father, and Carey's ex-husband who first appears in "Dad's Back". He is known as the more fun and spontaneous parent and plays a red Fender Precision Bass in a rock band in which he leads. He is also seen in "Christmas at the Tipton" where he was going on a trip with Zack and Cody without Carey and ends up being snowed in at the Tipton. Cody thought they were getting back together but they are never getting back together. He and Carey sang at the Tipton and helped deliver a baby. He is also seen in "Volley Dad" where Cody asked him to stop Carey from being all over a new boyfriend. He is back in the season 3 episode: "Graduation" for Zack and Cody. He also appears in the episode A Tale of Two Houses. Kurt appears in 5 episodes throughout the series. He appears later in The Suite Life on Deck in the episode "Mom and Dad On Deck" as well as in the series finale "Graduation on Deck".
St. Mark (played by Ben Ziff – Guest starred in "Cookin' with Romeo and Juliet" as London's love interest. His father is Mr Tipton's rival. He is forbidden to see London, and Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger is determined to stop London and Todd seeing each other. However, Maddie feels sorry for London and asks Todd to be disguised wearing a mask, and tells Todd that London will meet him at the ball. Todd and London kiss at the end, and Ilsa is seen smiling, which is out of character.
Francesca Grubman Georgina Rosso – She's one of London's best friends, although London thinks of her as of a "horrible, nasty, caddy, and rude person". In the episode "Health and Fitness", London invites Francesca to a fashion show. The moment she sees Maddie, Francesca is very rude towards her and London; she gives them money after London reminds her that she's only allowed to insult those they pay. During the show, Francesca is seen stuffing her top with toilet paper, to make her breasts appear larger. London and Maddie, tired of Francesca, sarcastically say she must have a "chest cold", prompting her to flee.
While some of these animals appeared in only one episode, and thereferore weren't physically recurring, they were mentioned in several episodes so their characters were recurring. For this reason they are included in this article.
Dudley – Esteban's pet chicken. He appeared on the episode "Commercial Breaks". After that, Esteban mentions him in some episodes. He appeared again on "Suite Life on Deck", in the episode "Mother of the Groom".
Scamp (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) – Maddie's pet dog. In the episode "Crushed", he and Ivana, London's dog, fall in love and Ivana has six puppies. When "talking" to Ivana he notes that he has one flea but it is only there on weekends.
Ivana (voiced by Emma Stone) – London's spoiled dog. She is a Pomeranian, and appears to be a lot smarter than London. In the episode "Crushed", she and Scamp, Maddie's dog, fall in love and she has six puppies. She is a parody of Tinkerbell Hilton.
Bonnie and Clyde – Two rats that Zack and Cody used in a science project.
Tippy – The horse that pulls the carriage around the hotel. He was almost gotten rid of in one episode.
Notable guest stars
- Kathryn Joosten as Maddie's Grandma
- Emma Stone as Ivana Tipton (voice)
- Moises Arias as Randall
- Chris Brown as Himself
- The Cheetah Girls (Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, and Kiely Williams) as themselves
- Monique Coleman as Mary–Margaret
- Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana
- Michael Clarke Duncan as Coach Little
- Zac Efron as Trevor
- Gage Golightly as Vanessa
- Selena Gomez as Gwen
- Vanessa Hudgens as Corrie
- Victoria Justice as Rebecca
- Nathan Kress as Jamie
- Meaghan Jette Martin as Stacey
- Jesse McCartney as Himself
- Tahj Mowry as Brandon
- Kathy Najimy as Principal Miletitch
- Kay Panabaker as Amber
- Tom Poston as Merle (last acting role before his death)
- Drew Seeley as Jeffrey
- Jaden Smith as Travis
- Raven-Symoné as Raven Baxter
- Tony Hawk as himself
- Mary Scheer as Laura Bird
This table lists recurring characters, recording the number of appearances in each season. They are listed in order of first appearance.
|Characters||Played By||Season 1||Season 2||Season 3||Total||First Appearance|
|Esteban Ramírez||Adrian R'Mante||22||30||18||70||Hotel Hangout|
|Lance Fishman||Aaron Musicant||3||3||4||10||Hotel Hangout|
|Max||Alyson Stoner||4||2||0||6||Hotel Hangout|
|Tapeworm||Dennis Bendersky||4||0||0||4||Hotel Hangout|
|Muriel||Estelle Harris||16||0||1||17||Hotel Inspector|
|Ilsa Shickelgrubermeiger-Von Helsinger Kepelugerhoffer||Caroline Rhea||2||1||0||3||Hotel Inspector|
|Arwin Hawkhauser||Brian Stepanek||13||18||12||43||The Prince & The Plunger|
|Mary Margaret||Monique Coleman||8||10||4||22||A Prom Story|
|Warren||Gus Hoffman||1||3||0||4||Cody Goes to Camp|
|Patrick||Patrick Bristow||4||4||1||9||Big Hair & Baseball|
|Barbara Brownstein||Sophie Oda||1||4||5||10||Rock Star in the House|
|Bob||Charlie Stewart||1||13||2||16||Smart & Smarterer|
|Mr. Forgess||Ernie Grunwald||1||1||1||3||Smart & Smarterer|
|Kurt Martin||Robert Torti||2||1||2||5||Dad's Back|
|Rich the waiter||Chris Doyle||0||2||0||2||Odd Couples|
|Chef Paolo||Jerry Kernion||0||2||1||3||Heck's Kitchen|
|Norman the Doorman||Anthony Acker||0||8||3||11||Free Tippy|
|Sister Dominique||Marianne Muellerleile||0||4||8||12||Forever Plaid|
|Corrie||Vanessa Hudgens||0||6||7||13||Forever Plaid|
|Jessica & Janice||Camilla & Rebecca Rosso||0||6||8||14||Twins at the Tipton|
|Irene the Concierge||Sharon Jordan||0||3||3||6||Boston Tea Party|
|Holly||Sammi Hanratty||0||1||4||5||Have A Nice Trip|
|Leslie||Kaycee Stroh||0||1||1||2||Volley Dad|
|Skippy||Bo Crutcher||0||2||3||5||Scary Movie|
|Grace the maid||Naomi Chan||0||1||1||2||Ah Wilderness|
|Mark||Tyler Steelman||0||1||3||4||Club Twin|
|Chelsea||Brittany Curran||0||1||2||3||Miniature Golf|
|Tiffany||Alexa Nikolas||0||1||1||2||Miniature Golf|
|Amy||Hannah Leigh Dworkin||0||0||4||4||Graduation|
|Wayne Wormser||Jareb Dauplaise||0||0||4||4||Summer of our Discontent|
|Millicent||Kara Taitz||0||0||10||10||Summer Of Our Discontent|
|Haley||Tara Lynne Barr||0||0||2||2||Summer of our Discontent|
|Nia Moseby||Giovonnie Samuels||0||0||7||7||Baggage|
Note that Adam Tait has several Suite Life roles.
- ""The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005) – Full cast and crew". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-12-18.