! Ben Wheeler
->'''Portrayed by:''' Jean-Luc Bilodeau

* {{Adorkable}}
* TheBartender
* BumblingDad
* TheCasanova: Though downplayed due to the love triangle, Ben is nevertheless shown to be a constant womanizer. After all, that's how he got Emma.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Riley called him "Ben-Wetter" in the first episode, but it hasn't shown up again since.
* GreenEyedMonster: Gets it hard in "There's Something Fitchy Going On", though he also admits that he's still figuring things out and, at the least, he loves Riley enough as a friend to avoid being completely destructive.
* TheHero
* ObliviousToLove: Ben has no clue Riley loves him.
* TheUnfavorite: While he was never treated badly, Bonnie tends to dote on pro-athlete Danny and seems more indifferent to former troublemaker Ben (she mentioned in one episode he got really good at making fake [=ID=]s.) When moving things out of storage, the majority of the stuff she brought them was boxes of Danny's trophies.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Occurs in "The Wheeler and The Dealer" where everyone thinks he's basically a lazy unmotivated person and he's intent on proving them wrong. It's suggested that this sort of attitude and behavior has been going on for a while. That said, he kind of is BrilliantButLazy - his mom points out that he can't just jump in for two days and suddenly become Danny's manager when his actual manager (their mom) has spent years supporting Danny, taking him to practice, going to games, and otherwise being there.

! Tucker Dobbs
->'''Portrayed by:''' Tahj Mowry

* {{Adorkable}}
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Little Guy to Danny's Big Guy.
* BerserkButton: Don't eat his food.
* BlackBestFriend
* ButtMonkey
* DeadpanSnarker: Especially during the moments when he is aware of his status as a ButtMonkey.
* HonouraryUncle: To Emma. He even calls himself her "fruncle".[[note]]{{Portmanteau}} of "friend" and "uncle"[[/note]]
* TheLancer
* TheNapoleon
* OddFriendship: With Bonnie.
* OnlySaneMan
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Danny. In late season 2 as the LoveTriangle between Danny/Riley/Ben takes precedence, he does it with Bonnie.
* TokenMinority

! Danny Wheeler
->'''Portrayed by:''' Derek Theler

* {{Adorkable}}
* BewareTheNiceOnes: He's mostly a sweet-hearted lug who a little bit of a MommasBoy, but if you hurt someone he cares about (especially Riley,) you '''will''' regret it.
* TheBigGuy
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The Big Guy to Tucker's Little Guy.
* CoolBigBro: To Ben.
* CoolUncle: To Emma.
* DoggedNiceGuy: When it comes to Riley, he's the complete polar opposite to everything he normally is.
* DumbMuscle: At times, Danny doesn't come across as too bright.
-->'''Bonnie:''' It takes him a while, but he gets there eventually.
* EmbarrassingTattoo: He plans to get his girlfriend Amy's name tattooed on his wrist to show his devotion to her, but because he's so heavily drunk, he ends up with ''Riley's'' name. He eventually does get the "Amy" tattoo on his other wrist... only '''hours''' before Amy dumps him.
* GentleGiant: Especially whenever he's with Emma.
* LadykillerInLove: Towards Riley.
* LovableJock: He's a pro-hockey player who clearly loves and prioritizes his friends and family over the visages of wealth.
* MommasBoy: He's still very close to Bonnie and is actually a pretty positive example, however, in "Go Brit or Go Home," once he realizes that Bonnie's been running interference to help his hockey career, he does tell her she needs to back off and let him fight his own battles.
* MrFanservice: It's apparently in Derek Theler's contract that he appears shirtless at least once every second or third episode.
* OneHeadTaller: Derek Theler is 6'5 so he ends up being comically taller the rest of the cast.
* SecurityBlanket: His lucky jersey from high school, which he wore under his uniform at every game ([[{{Squick}} and never washed]]). Until Tucker shredded it in the washing machine, then he realized he could move a lot better without the undersized garment restricting his movement.
* ThoseTwoGuys: With Tucker.
* [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend Violently Protective Boyfriend]]: Interestingly enough, despite never actually having been Riley's boyfriend, Danny still fits in this role. Hurt her in any way, and you will have six-and-a-half feet of pissed-off pro-athlete raining down on you. His own brother Ben has found this out repeatedly.

! Bonnie Wheeler
->'''Portrayed by:''' Melissa Peterman

* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother
* ActionMom
* ChristmasCake
* DeadpanSnarker
* DotingParent: To Danny, but not so much with Ben. She's also become a doting grandmother to Emma.
* FormerTeenRebel: She was a bit of a wild child when she was young as seen when Riley finds out about Bonnie's first wedding in Vegas when she was eighteen.
* GenkiGirl
* GirlyBruiser
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: She's pushy and thoughtless at times, but she wants the best for her sons and granddaughter.
* MamaBear
* MyBelovedSmother: She has no boundaries when it comes to her sons.
* OddFriendship: With Tucker.
* PlayingGertrude: Although Bonnie's Vegas wedding at eighteen implied she was fairly wild as a child, Melissa Peterman was still only fifteen when Derek Theler (Danny) was born.
* StatuesqueStunner
* TeamMom
* ObliquelyObfuscatedOccupation: Averted in the sense that she said in a video dating profile she was unemployed, but it still leave the question: How the hell does she have the money to live in New York City [while it isn't '''the''' most expensive city in the world anymore (that's Tokyo,) it's still up there,] ''and'' spoil Emma at every opportunity? The closest thing we've had to an explanation is revealing her ex-husband was a successful realtor, so she might just be leeching off alimony. She's also revealed to be Danny's manager so while she may not consider that her 'job' (in that she does it as much to protect Danny as anything else), he or the team may still pay her or otherwise cut her into his salary. Later on, she's seen wandering from job to job, such as selling real estate and giving makeovers.

! Riley Perrin
->'''Portrayed by:''' Creator/ChelseaStaub

* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' call Riley [[EmbarrassingNickname "Fat Pants"]] or she will put you in a headlock and slam your head into hockey glass.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: When she got fired from her job at a law firm for being "too nice" and not having the killer instinct a lawyer needs, she (thanks to a WoundedGazelleGambit from Bonnie) threatened to sue the firm for Bonnie's (pretend) injuries, and threatened to make every single dirty trick the firm ever did a matter of public record. She ended the whole thing with a big smile and saying "Who's too nice now?" She got her job back.
* ButtMonkey: On more than one occasion, the insanity of Ben and Co. has spilled over to cause mayhem in her life.
* ChildhoodFriends: With the Wheeler brothers.
* CompetitionFreak: As seen in "Take Her Out of the Ball Game".
* CuteBruiser: Riley was known for playing field hockey and beating up Ben when they were kids and she's still very much capable of taking down a huge hockey player like Danny.
* DeadpanSnarker
* EmbarrassingNickname: "Fat Pants" and "Rigantor".
* FirstLove: Riley is suggested to be this to Danny since he's had a crush on her since they were little. Considering how completely devoted he is to her, there's the implication that every other relationship he's had ultimately fails because they never compare and because ultimately, he's emotionally committed to Riley. See "I'm Not That Guy" where the moment Riley is in trouble he rushes to the rescue - despite that he's suppose to be going on a date with the girl he's seeing.
* FormerlyFat
* GoGetterGirl: Riley has devoted herself to graduating from college, getting into law school, and successfully transforming herself from Fat Pants Perrin to HelloAttorney. Though living up to the image she's created can sometimes get to her.
* [[HonouraryUncle Honourary Aunt]]: To Emma.
* ObliviousToLove: Riley is '''really''' clueless about Danny. [[spoiler: In "There's Something Fitchy Going On", she finds out and it's implied she was ready to return the sentiment... until Danny's current girlfriend turns into a MomentKiller.]]
* PassionateSportsGirl: She was really into sports as a teenager and "Take Her Out of the Ball Game" shows that she's still got it.
* TheSmartGirl

! Emma Wheeler
->'''Portrayed by:''' Ali and Susanne Hartman in Season 1, Zoey and Mila Beske is Season 2, Ember and Harper Husak in Season 3.

* TheCutie
* TheOtherDarrin: They rotate in a new set of twins to play her every season.
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Three Daddies]]
* MissingMom
* TagalongKid
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