Characters from The Adventures of Pete and Pete
The Wrigley Family
Big Pete Wrigley (Michael Maronna)
The elder Pete is more stoic, as well as the one who tends to face the most "normal" challenges and moral quandaries of the two. He's somewhat insecure to boot.
Mr. Slurm: (after getting out of the driving simulator with Pete) Congratulations, Mr. Wrigley. You're dead.
WorseBETTER With Bears -- Big Pete dresses up as one while working at his dad's golf course to avoid being embarrassed by his job. It results in a hunting tournament.
- Girl of the Week - He had a lot in season three.
- Interactive Narrator
- My God, What Have I Done? - A lot.
- Ordinary High School Student
- Peer Pressure Makes You Evil
Little Pete Wrigley (Danny Tamberelli)
One of the greatest military minds of the twentieth century, Pete the Younger is brash, rude, and headstrong. He also tends to have the more "epic" adventures.
Don Wrigley (aka "Dad", Hardy Rawls)
He's a well-meaning man who loves his family, his car, and his job (he owns a driving range). Dad is sometimes torn between his devotion to his sons and pressure from his neighbors.
- Bumbling Dad - But not to the Homer Simpson degree; Don is right sometimes.
- Moreover, he usually realizes when he's messed something up with minimal prompting. It just takes him awhile.
- The Other Darrin - A different actor played Dad in the first couple shorts before Hardy Rawls was hired.
- Vanity License Plate - "KING O FROD", later replaced when he finds and defeats the holder of "KING OF ROAD"
Joyce Wrigley (aka "Mom", Judy Grafe)
She's usually more sensible than Dad, but she has her loopier moments, usually when somebody is attacking her remotely via the metal plate in her head.
- Because I Said So
- Only Sane Man
- Super Drowning Skills - The plate is too heavy for her to swim without floatation aids.
- Weaksauce Weakness - Her plate renders her vulnerable to radio signals, sympathetic vibrations, magnetism, and lightning.
Ellen Hickle (Allison Fanelli)
Big Pete's best friend besides his brother. She has a type-A personality and can easily lose herself in a new project or cause. Ellen is also both the most likely to support Big Pete and the most likely to call him out when he's being a jerk.
- The "B" Grade
- Everybody Hates Mathematics - Until she gets her teacher to include practical applications.
- Fleeting Passionate Hobbies - Varies from episode to episode, be it woodshop, vending machine repair, or playing in the school band. And extra emphasis on the passionate part.
- Hidden Depths - Her extensive knowledge of wrestling tactics, learned from her champion uncle.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend - No matter how many times her Opening Narration to the shorts said otherwise.
- Teacher's Pet - Or so she thinks.
Artie, the Strongest Man...in the World! (Toby Huss)
Little Pete's personal superhero. He's imaginative, impulsive, creative, crazy, supportive, and subversive. In general, Artie is loved by kids and hated by adults.
Nona F. Mecklenberg (Michelle Tractenberg)
A newcomer to Wellsville, Little Pete is the first friend she makes. Nona has a lot of strange habits, including wearing a cast on her arm at all times because she likes how it feels.
- Brother Chuck - Halfway through season three, when she was put in the opening, she disappeared with no explanation and no one ever brought it up.
- Catch Phrase - "Holy Moley!"
- The Chick
- Iconic Item - Her cast
- The McCoy
- Mysterious Middle Initial - She makes up a new middle name every time she says it.
- Promotion to Opening Titles - In season 3, taking Artie's place. She was the only opening-credits character never to appear in the shorts.
Teddy Foresman (Dave Martel)
One of Big Pete's friends. He's book-smart, but street-dumb, which makes him kind of irritating. Teddy's a nice guy, though.
Bill Korn (Rick Barbarette)
Clem Linnell (Aaron Schwartz)
Mort Mortenson (Aaron Beener)
Another early recurring friend of Little Pete's.
Monica Perling (Maris Hudson)
Kreb Scout Monica has a variety of skills learned from her merit badges earned, and usually proves herself helpful in a pinch.
Wayne Pardue (Justin Restivo)
"The Main Brain" in his own mind, "The Pain" to everyone else.
- Catch Phrase - "Supergenius!"
- The Chick
- Failure Knight
- The Friend Nobody Likes
- Her Codename Was Mary Sue
- The Load
- The Man Who Knew Too Little
- Spanner in the Works - Particularly in "Last Laugh", where he would have sunk the plan if not for a secret Enemy Mine.
- Tagalong Kid - His friends never actually want him to come, yet there he is anyway.
"Endless Mike" Hellstrom (Rick Gomez)
He's older than the bully villains and thus better at subtlety, deception, sabotage, etc., but younger than the IAC (see below) and thus still willing to be openly violent.
- Arch Enemy - To Big Pete
- Book Dumb
- Hey, It's That Guy! - He's also Sniz.
- High Octane Nightmare Fuel
- Meaningful Name - Hellstrom
- Subverted by "Endless", though, because--in direct contrast to every other kid bad guy--the nickname has no appearent meaning and it's never explained why he has it. Fans have theorized that it's because he's endlessly repeating high school or because his hatred of Big Pete is endless.
- Moral Event Horizon - He legitimately attempts murder a few times.
- Poisonous Friend - Sometimes Mike's willing to settle for corrupting Pete rather than destroying him.
- Teacher's Pet - To shop teacher Mr. Slurm.
Pit Stain (aka Fran Jones, Eric Kushnick)
International Adult Conspiracy
Kent Schwinger (Adam West)
The high school marching band director.