Total Drama Island/Characters/The Host and His Sidekick

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Total Drama Island's cast got so big that the page had to be split into several pages. This page is for Chris McLean and Chef Hatchet.

Chris McLean

The Host

"The great thing about lawyers is, that they make LOTS of copies."


Voiced by: Christian Potenza


Chris McLean is the host of the program. He speaks with a "skater" accent. Easy-going and fairly sadistic, he enjoys making the campers suffer and many of the challenges are clearly geared towards this end, saying his trademark phrase "Awwwee-some!!!" whenever a challenge is particularly life-threatening. He clearly has no regard for their well-being, remarking that he doesn't care what happens on the show so long as he still gets paid. (Despite this, he cares about the campers/contestants at least a little bit, as shown in Haute Camp-ture and in the Total Drama Action Special.) His talents include speaking and figure skating. He frequently mentions that he hired interns in the pre-production phase of the show, most of whom apparently died during the process of setting up the challenges.


Chris: It's not Badminton, it's Goodminton, Heck, it's Greatminton!


Chris: Hey, it's my show! I can do what I want!

  • Jerkass: He is generally a sadistic host.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: The only reason he ever worries that the contestants might die is because the show would be canceled if they did.
  • Karma Houdini: Until the last episode of Revenge Of The Island.
  • Kick the Dog:
    • In the Yukon, Bridgette gets her tongue stuck to a pole. Instead of giving her his hot water bottle, he drinks it in front of her, then throws it on the ground with nothing left. Just to add further insult to injury, he prior makes her sing while her tongue is still stuck to the pole.
  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: He turns Alejandro into "Darth Alejandro" in the finale after he gets scorched by and even laughs about it after Alejandro freaks out.
  • Lack of Empathy: One notable example is pretty much anything he does to the interns. When he unleashed the carnivorous scarab beetles in Egypt, he was standing on top of an intern, who was raising him up off the ground like a piece of furniture. The scarabs begin to crawl up the intern, who was then quivering in fear. The next scene shows all the kids running away, but when we pull back to Chris, the intern was stripped clean to the bone. He continues to use the intern's skeleton as a footrest later on in the episode, not even batting an eyelash about it.
  • Large Ham
  • Mad Bomber: A minor example, but still present.

Chris: (Detonates explosive) We had some explosives left over, and I just hate to waste...

  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Old Shame: Chris was NEVER in a boy band. DON'T ever insinuate otherwise. Nor should you mention his cooking show and the godawful films about talking cats.
  • Perma-Stubble
  • Running Gag: McLean-Brand products in TDRI.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl
  • Screw the Rules, I Make Them: Chris is this trope. Heather lampshades this in Masters of Disasters and Alejandro lampshades this in "The Am-AH-Zon Race".
  • Stuff Blowing Up: He enjoys blowing stuff up, especially so in Revenge of the Island.
    • In "Who Can You Trust?", he uses mild explosives as an obstacle in the rock climbing challenge and later in the blind toboggan race.
    • In "Bigger! Badder! Brutal-er!", he blows up, with McLean-Brand explosives, the new contestants' boat, Dakota's paparazzi entourage, and Owen. Also, he rigs the teams' totems with bombs with 7-minute timers.
    • In "Backstabbers Ahoy!", he puts mines out in the lake, with Dakota and Bridgette getting blown up while demonstrating the challenge.
    • In "A Mine is a Terrible Thing to Waste", due to pressure from a government environmental agency, he sends the campers into an abandoned mine turned toxic dump with bombs strapped to their backs. After the campers evacuate the mine, he blows it shut.
    • However, he did NOT like it when Sierra accidentally blew up the Total Drama Jumbo Jet in "Awwwwww, Drumheller" & when Duncan blew up Mount Chrismore in "Grand Chef Auto".
  • Surfer Dude: His voice actor is most known for this, and he sounds like one himself.
  • Talking to Himself: In Quebec, his actor (Antoine Durand) is also Owen and Harold. Also, Christian Potenza voices Chris' cousin Jerd in "Newf Kids on the Block".
  • Teen Hater: He explicitly shows his contempt towards the contestants in "Runaway Model".
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: He takes one in every successive season.
  • Villain Protagonist
  • Villainous Breakdown: Chris loses it when Sierra accidentally blows up his plane.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Chef.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Said word per word to Owen at the beginning of Revenge of the Island, with regards to why the original cast didn't dock at the island and why they're not part in season four.

Chef Hatchet

The Scary Cook

"I slave over a hot stove cookin' dolphin... no appreciation!"


Voiced by: Clé Bennett


Chef Hatchet is the mess hall's chef. Chef is a big, loud, (mostly) silent, tough, intimidating man with a permanent sneer on his face. He is a Lethal Chef and bares a humorously distorted resemblance to Samuel L. Jackson or Roadblock. Aside from cooking the meals, he also assists Chris in tormenting the campers, such as when he dresses up as a spider to scare Leshawna and flies a rickety plane with Owen and Izzy- in fact, he and Chris appear to be close buddies. He is also known to be good at playing the... HARP?!?


Izzy: If I can handle hand-to-paw combat with a polar bear... (chuckles) I can handle a bald, emotionally-withdrawn cook in a Halloween costume.
Chef: Who you callin' a cook?