Characters / A.N.T. Farm

Main Characters

Chyna Parks
Portrayed by: China Anne McClain

Olive Doyle
Portrayed by: Sierra McCormick

  • Adorkable: Not entirely the stereotypical dork, but she has a large brain capacity, which she fills with very advanced subjects such as physics and calculus, she finds homework and extra credit assignments fun and can be quite awkward and eccentric. She's still very pretty and Angus finds her attractive.
  • Awkward Kiss: She gets one from Fletcher at the end of unwANTed.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "What the heck?!" and "Interesting factoid" (and, to a degree, "Hollah!").
    • Season 3 introduces "Zazzow!".
  • Cloudcuckoolander: As seen in "The PhANTom Locker". She blow dries her hair in Chyna's locker. It barely makes sense in context.
  • Cunning Linguist: Olive is called upon by the principal to translate Japanese to a prospective Japanese Ant. She also says a few phrases in other languages in other episodes such as German and Danish, and speaks English in quite a few different foreign accents.
  • Cute but Cacophonic: Olive speaks relatively loudly and with an overdone accent of sorts.
  • The Cutie: She is the youngest person ever inducted into Mensa and is a cute girl whith long blonde hair.
  • Ditzy Genius: While very book smart due to having super memory, she has very childish moments, such as believing Cameron's ghost story, having way more fun while the rest of the ANTs are playing musical chairs, and her overall naivete. At least somewhat justified in that the character is only 12 at the beginning of the series. Maturity comes with experience.
  • Dumb Blonde: Subverted since she has the greatest mental capacity on the show, she rarely puts it to good use, as a result, she sometimes ends up looking dumb and childish at times. She begins to play with this trope in "intelligANT".
  • Expy: Of Lilly Truscott and Sam Puckett.
  • Fangirl: Of Professor Marcy McLaughlin.
  • Flanderization: She went from a mere cloudcuckoolander who can be Innocently Insensitive in the first season to a full-blown jerkass later on.
  • Gamer Chick: In "Replic ANT". She surpasses Cameron's high score in Donkey King and would have won a Donkey King competition had a blackout not happened. And while her proficiency in that game is attributed to her super memory, she also easily handled having to play a live-action of the game staged by Cameron and Wacky the Wolf, complete with barrels, ladders, hammers and an apple
  • Genki Girl: When she gets excited.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Chyna. They are very close best friends.
  • Innocent Prodigy: Despite her intellect, Olive is very much a child. Chyna is able to trick Olive into spending the night in the "haunted locker" (to prove it's not haunted) by leading her to the school blindfolded. Olive believes she's in Chyna's house playing a game of Pin The Tail on the Donkey.
  • Insufferable Genius: She can be a know it all, especially around Fletcher.
  • Jerkass: In her case her over-analytical mind seems to give her a Lack of Empathy, plus she's a Cloudcuckoolander. Most of her moments are directed at Fletcher.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Olive's Masculine Girl and Fletcher's Feminine Boy
  • Motor Mouth: At times she speaks fast, combined with her Genki Girl tendencies.
  • No Indoor Voice: Mostly in the first season, but it still shows up at times.
  • Photographic Memory: Her talent, and what landed her in the A.N.T. Farm to begin with.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Her blonde hair is very long.
  • Teen Genius: The ANTs are usually geniuses in their individual specialism but Olive is the only one who can be considered a genius in a more general sense. Her eidetic memory make her basically a human computer and she has the greatest mental ability on the show.
  • Token Evil Teammate: She's been developing into one in season 3, even to the point of being worse than Lexi.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: From Season 2 onward Olive becomes bossier, more self-centred, and enjoys other people's pain (and doesn't hesitate to inflict pain on others either). In Season 3, it came to a point in one episode where she ended up being worse than Lexi.

Fletcher Quimby
Portrayed by: Jake Short

  • Book Dumb: Yet this did not prevent him from being in the ANT program
  • Born Unlucky: He's the Butt Monkey. Plus, his parents don't seem very supportive of his artistic ability.
  • Butt Monkey: His talent is usually dismissed as useless and everyone treats him as an idiot. It even gets worse in Season 3, where most people treats him like he's nobody, Olive acts more aggressively toward him, and for some reason, the entire country hates him
  • The Chew Toy: Evolves into this later on. If anyone is going to be hit, teased, thrown, slapped, yelled at, or receive dirty looks it'll be Fletcher.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments. He could easily be the snarkiest character on the show but his ditziness keeps him in check.
  • The Dog Bites Back: Despite his status as the Butt Monkey, Fletcher proves in "feature presANTation" that he does have limits to how much he will endure. In the episode, Fletcher hasn't been able to sleep for days because Angus keeps having nightmares waking him up. He spends the episode helping him with this problem, while Angus acts like a total jerkass towards him. After his final plan to help him ends with them simulating being on a boat, causing Fletcher to still be awake and even fall in a bowl of fish, he finally snaps and, in a particularly impressive and gratifying moment, he not only stands up to Angus, but actually chases him around the school, leaving Angus able to do nothing but run and scream in terror.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Chyna. He serves just the same functions as Freddie did but minus the nerd tendency.
  • Dumbass Has a Point
    Olive: "With no rules I feel like I'm slowly dying."
    Fletcher: "Technically we're all slowly dying, I believe it's called aging."
  • Expy: Of Freddie Benson, complete with being the Butt Monkey (but more worse than Freddie's). Though their personalities differ, as well as liking a specific subject (Freddie's Tech knowledge to Fletcher's Art). Also, of Isaac Mendez of Heroes, to an extent.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Fletcher's Feminine Boy and Olive's Masculine Girl
  • Flanderization: His Butt Monkey status is so exaggerated by Season 3 that you're more likely to see him getting hurt and insulted than actually, well, making art.
  • Genius Ditz: Fletcher's great at art, but thinks snow angels are dead snowmen.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: At times, he ended up going along with the plans of villains, even when they admit their villainy. For example, he blindly agrees to paint Principal Skidmore even though she admitted to his face that she just uses the A.N.T. Farm as a sweatshop. Another example is when Lexi has Fletcher be the fall guy, so that she wouldn't get in trouble.
  • Keet: "Hey Lexi, it's Fletcher from school!"
  • Little Boy Seeks Big Girl:
    • Fletcher occasionally tends to forget about Chyna when he's around Paisley, especially whenever Paisley hugs Fletcher. One such example (from the pilot no less) happens to be the pictured example on said Tropes page. So far it happened twice in the show, but he implied about Paisley on "chANTs of a lifetime" when he said he's moving to his 2nd best choice (since Chyna is gone).
    • Does this again with Kennedy, and has a relationship with her, but it turned out to be a facade.
  • Pie in the Face: Gets one of these from Chyna in sANTa's little helpers.

Lexi Reed
Portrayed by: Stefanie Scott

  • Attention Whore: To amazing levels. Lexi would do anything to be in the school paper, even if it means appealing to Olive, despite the fact that she generally dislikes the ANTs.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: In later episodes. She gradually becomes more likable.
  • Manipulative Bitch: In spades. In "ParticipANTs", she lets Chyna onto the cheerleading squad just to wear her out so she would be too tired to audition for the school musical. This actually ends up working to Chyna's advantage when she shows up to audition and inadvertantly delivers the best monologue the drama teacher has ever heard.
  • Ms. Fanservice
  • Narcissist: She is always looking at herself in the mirror.
  • Odd Friendship: With Cameron at times. She's also the character that's closest to Zoltan (other than his secretary, but even he's more chummy with Lexi than her).
  • The Rival: To Chyna. She was also the lead of all of the school musicals until Chyna showed up.
  • Screw Yourself: G-rated version of this at the end of "idANTity crisis".
  • Ship Tease: With Cameron in some episodes where they interact. It's implied Cameron may have a crush on her.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Chyna. Chyna always wins.

Cameron Parks
Portrayed by: Carlon Jeffery

  • Butt Monkey: Shares the role with Fletcher. He's treated like an idiot by everyone.
  • Demoted to Extra: He's been replaced by Angus in Season 3.
  • The Ditz: He's not that smart. Still smarter than Paisley though.
  • Dumbass Teenage Son: Chyna's older brother and probably the third dumbest person on the show.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The Foolish Dumbass Teenage Son to Chyna's Responsible talented sibling.
  • Odd Friendship: With Lexi and Paisley. They are both popular cheerleaders while Cameron is pretty much a loser.
  • Put on a Bus: Though he returns in "feature presANTation".
  • Ship Tease: With both Lexi and Paisley, depending on the episode, although it's just a case of Odd Friendship (or odd frenemies, in Lexi's case). Cameron seems to be attracted to both.
  • The Unfavourite
    Cameron: But dad, does she have to go to my high school? I mean she's only 11.
    Daryl: It's not Chyna's fault that she's gifted, anymore than it's your fault that you're...not.

Angus Chestnut

Portrayed by: Aedin Mincks

Recurring Characters

Paisley Houndstooth

Portrayed by: Allie DeBerry

Susan Skidmore

Portrayed by: Mindy Sterling

  • Dean Bitterman: Fits the role of the mean principal really well.
  • Evil Redhead: She's one of the main antagonists and has red hair.
  • Jerkass: She's greedy, self-serving, and corrupt.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain: In the Season 3 Premiere, she made the school run down, hoping a billionaire inventor would fund the school for her own needs, but instead, he decided to make his own ANT boarding school and takes the ANTs under his wing, thus freeing the ANTs from Skidmore's tyranny.
  • Sadist Teacher: She uses the A.N.T. Farm as a sweathop, and once openly admitted to Fletcher that the entire purpose of the A.N.T. Farm is so she can exploit the kids' talents for her own benefit.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: She's firmly convinced that she's young and beautiful, to the point where she cannot believe her own reflection is her.

Darryl Parks

Portrayed by: Finesse Mitchell

  • Bad Cop/Incompetent Cop: He isn't necessarily a dirty cop, but he doesn't follow all of the rules and he definitely abuses being an officer of the law. He is more of the imcompetent, played for laughs, Police Are Useless Disney version of this trope.


Portrayed by: Zach Steel

  • Catchphrase: "Welcome to the A.N.T. Farm!", sometimes followed up with "I love doing that!".

Wacky The Wolf

Portrayed by: Christian Campos

  • The Voiceless: Wacky the Wolf never speaks and when Lexi impersonates Wacky, talking nearly blows her cover.


Portrayed by: Claire Engler

Zoltan Grundy

Portrayed by: Dominic Burgess

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He tries to market phones to pets for one thing.
    • And babies. No, we're serious.
    • Nonetheless, he is a genius in his own right.


Portrayed by: Tom T. Choi

  • Ascended Extra: Started out as one-shot character in Suite Life On Deck, before becoming a main antagonist in A.N.T. Farm.
  • Bad Boss: Using humans as guinea pigs? Check. Resorting to unpaid child labor? Check. Forcing his employees to sleep in tubes? Double check.

Winter Maddox

Portrayed by: Zibby Allen

Kennedy Van Buren/Kumiko Hashimoto

Portrayed by: Piper Curda

  • The Dragon/The Mole: She eventually proved to be Hashimoto's daughter, although she came to care for most of the ANTS.
  • Status Quo Is God: The events of "finANTial crisis" (in which her true identity is revealed) are essentially ignored in "meANT to be?".