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Main Cast
    Dave Seville 
Voiced by:
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein & Alvin and the Chipmunk Meet the Wolfmanalbums 
JASON LEEAlvin and the Chipmunks Video Game (cutscenes only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Motion Pictures Soundtrack
Portrayed by:
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks
JASON LEEAlvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman & Little Alvin and the Mini-Munksalbums 

Dave Seville’s a songwriter as well as the guardian of the Chipmunks and the Chipettes as of the second live action movie. While Dave struggles to remain calm and objective, Alvin often irritates him, causing Dave to yell "Alvin!" to which Alvin responds with "Okay!" Dave plays piano and the guitar.

David ‘Dave’ Seville was originally Ross Bagdasarian’s stage name.
  • Berserk Button: “ALVIN!!!!!
  • Butt Monkey
  • Can’t Tie His Bow: Simon has to help him with his bow while they’re talking in Chipwrecked, as Dave’s getting ready to have dinner with the captain.
  • Characterization Marches On: Depending on the medium, and the portrayer:

    Bagdasarian (Sr.) — rather strict, overbearing and having a short fuse making him quick to losing his cool.

    Bagdasarian (Jr.) — more laid back, easy going while still being easily flustered.

    Lee — seemingly like a surrogate father-figure who’s trying to do his best.
  • Demoted to Extra: Due to a prop mishap during a charity concert crippling him in The Squeakquel, thus putting Dave out of commission for the rest of the movie, prompting him to send the Chipmunks with a relative.
    This is probably because Jason Lee was busy with My Name Is Earl at the time.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Realist.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Phlegmatic.
  • Friend to All Living Things: The reason why Vinnie essentially left the boys at his doorstep in the 80s/90s cartoon show.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: When Ross (Sr.) voiced him
  • Inksuit Actor: The Alvin Show Dave is the supposed caricature of Ross (Sr.), sometimes having that vertical line on Dave's chin appears, kinda like how Bagdasarian has a slight dimple in his chin.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Role Reprisal: Despite Jason Lee being the new Dave Seville, Ross Jr. still provides his vocals on a couple of soundtracks.
  • Spiky Hair: In Meet Frankenstein (though it may cross as anime hair) and Meet the Wolfman.
  • Stage Name: For Rostom “Ross” Bagdasarian.
  • Team Dad: As a stern, but loving father figure to the Chipmunks.

    The Chipmunks 


Three singing, anthropomorphic chipmunk brothers under the management and parental vision of Dave Seville.
  • A Cappella: Being singing chipmunks, it comes with the talent. Notable ones reside in the Alvin and the Chipmunks CGI film, where they give their great renditions of "Bad Day" and "Only You".
  • Baby Talk: In Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • The Chipmunks saves an unconscious Stanley the Eagle in a nick of time before he could fall off a statue in the episode “Eagle in Love” of The Alvin Show.
    • Comes to “Frankie” the Frankenstein Monster’s defense at the end of Meet Frankenstein.
  • Birds of a Feather: When the Chipmunks are with their respective individual Chipette counterpart. However, Alvin and Brittany are the exception in that they verge towards Too Much Alike.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The CGI films began to embody this (Theodore is the lightest of his brothers, comparable to blond, while Simon is an apparent brunet with his fur, and Alvin comes in with reddish-brown fur) and now the CG-animated series has them with human hair similar to the Chipettes.
    • Blond = Theodore
    • Brunet = Simon
    • Redhead = Alvin
  • Boy Band: When they dwell into the Pop genre.
  • Cast Calculus: At six with The Chipettes.
  • Child Pop Stars: The Chipmunks' naturally set in as musical acts by choice, and their age throughout the incarnations range from children to teens (CGI films). Dave is their parental guardian, manager, and at times, producer.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Trope Codifier if not Trope Namer:
    • Red = Alvin
    • Blue = Simon
    • Green = Theodore
  • Clothes Make the Legend: Overlaps with Limited Wardrobe. All three of the chipmunk brothers in general, but specifically Alvin. One half of a pair can wear green, the other half can wear blue, but there probably won't be much recognition unless there's that familiar, red piece of clothing with that huge, yellow letter "A".
  • Comic Trio
    • Moe = Alvin
    • Larry = Simon
    • Curly = Theodore
  • Cover Album: Majority of their discography, you can say.
  • Cover Version: The Chipmunks' modus operandi outside the fourth wall, as they cover music from well known artists or songs. Though they have come out with original music, and their CG-animated series have all original songs so far.
  • Disappeared Dad: Their biological father has never been seen, mentioned or referenced in the 80s/90s cartoon.
    • Disappeared Dad/Missing Mom: In the 2007 movie, Simon explains to Dave that chipmunks only care for their young for a week followed by Alvin stating their parents were hippies and left early to join a commune.
  • Distressed Dude: All of them in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Divergent Character Evolution: Simon and Theodore started off having little personality outside more well behaved counterparts to Alvin. Starting from the 80s series, they gain more individual spotlight and foibles of their own.
  • Door Stop Baby: Well, babies, but anyway, this is how Dave first met them in the 80s/90s show.
  • Freudian Trio:
  • Happily Adopted: To guess who.
  • Harmony: Got to give credit to the Bagdasarians, The Chipmunks can do some fantastic harmonies.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Theodore is the nicest of the chipmunks, serving as the Morality Pet to Alvin, who is an egotistical Attention Whore. Simon stays inbetween due to him being the smart one and his constant bickering with Alvin.
  • Rock Trio: Although they tend to play the basic musical instruments of this trope, the three do occasionally play other instruments as well.
    • Guitar = Alvin
    • Keyboard/Bass = Simon
    • Drums = Theodore
  • Same-Sex Triplets: Self explainable. Chipmunks give birth in litters and The Chipmunks are one.
  • Self Backing Vocalists: The Chipmunks have done this quite a bit, but it's more prevalent with the more modern incarnations, like the music connected to the CGI films and the CG-animated show.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Title: The franchise is officially called ALVIN and The Chipmunks.
  • Unwitting Pawn: In Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Voice Types: Most fans can generally tell which chipmunk sings what, though the lines blur a few times when it comes to Alvin and Simon once Alvin goes into the lower end of his range. This is possible due to the difference of pitch in each brother and their own vocal tones. At the most basic Chipmunk equivalent of voice types -
    • Alvin = Lyric Tenor
    Note: Alvin's a vocalist who isn't limited to his general voice classification due to his extensive range and versatility. He can go as low as the lowest Baritone range.
    • Simon = Lyric Bass-Baritone
    • Theodore = Treble [more accurately, if older, a male Soprano or Countertenor]

Alvin Seville

Voiced by:
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks Video Game (cutscenes only), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)albums 
JUSTIN LONG – Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
“STUDIO SINGERS” – Chipmunks à Go-Go albumnote 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

The lead vocalist of the band, Alvin is an impulsive and charming Attention Whore who always seems to make up hare-brained schemes to get what his goal is at the time, whether it be trying to help his brothers, keeping Dave from figuring something out, or getting out of a sticky situation.

  • The Ace: Pretty much this in The Alvin Show. Throughout the franchise as well in varying degrees - part of the popular/cool kids, musically gifted (a great vocalist, a good dancer, raps, reeks with charm and stage presence, and plays both the guitar and harmonica, among others), athletic (plays basketball, football, soccer, etc.), and has legit skateboarding skills. In short, he's crazy talented.
  • A Friend in Need: Alvin's there for those he cares about when he notices they're going through issues and/or are feeling down.
  • Anti-Hero: Alvin's heart bears no malice, and he has set moral guidelines, but he lacks proper heroic traits that would bring to question a full The Hero status. He works both.
  • Attention Whore: And can get rather petulant if that attention is taken away.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Brittany.
  • Berserk Button: Although he doesn't go 'berserk' per se, he doesn't like his cap being touched.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For all of his faults, he looks out for and stands up for his brothers, mainly Theodore. In the Squeakquel, when the bullies are picking on Theodore. Er, actually when any bully is picking on either Theodore or Simon in general.
  • Big Little Brother: His original design was dwarfed by both of his "little" brothers. Likely to better brush off of their new personalities, meek and naive Theodore was designed to be diminutive to him, though the more mature Simon remained lankier than Alvin.
  • Brass Balls: Can get rather daring, even with authority figures...including his own surrogate father.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: He tends to use his loudmouth to make things difficult as an attempt to get his way.
  • Brought to You by the Letter "S": Brought to You by the Letter ‘A’.
  • Brutal Honesty: Alvin's capable of serving it, at times unwittingly when he gets frustrated or annoyed. While some characters do need it, he can feel guilty if it does hurt someone's feelings.
  • Catch Phrase: "Aw, nuts," "Yes, Dave?" and "Okay!"note 
  • Character Tic: Alvin tends to do fancy tricks between his fingers and hands with an object (be it apple, basketball, a game chip in Chipwrecked, etc.). They vary in twirls, roll over shoulders, spins, and throws/catches.
  • Chick Magnet: When he's not screwing things up with his latest Zany Scheme.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Not as much as Simon, but definitely there.
  • Ear Notch: His CGI self in the 2007 movie, The Squeakquel and Chipwrecked, perhaps to identify him as the scrappiest member of the group.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Alvin may be a Jerk Ass at times, but there's simply lines he would not cross and he's inherently good. It's what sets him miles apart from the franchise's typical school bullies or antagonists.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: He's the Foolish in comparison to Simon's more Responsible nature, who helplessly attempts to convince Alvin not do what he plans to.
  • Four-Philosophy Ensemble: The Optimist.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Choleric.
  • Glory Hound: Some of his plans are attempts at getting more famous or grabbing attention.
  • G-Rated Mental Illness: Succumbs to this when he’s forced to drink a potion in Meet Frankenstein where he starts acting like a typical insane cartoon character laughing manically, his tongue hanging out, spinning eyes, and pulling pranks. He gets better though.
  • Harsh Vocals: Alvin is quite the accomplished vocal impressionist and imitator. He can manipulate his voice to fit in with a music genre stylistically (being that The Chipmunks do Cover Versions of songs). So when the song calls for it, he tends to use harsh vocals (in the lesser extent of this, he's raspy).
  • The Hedonist: Most of the inspiration that motivates Alvin's actions is the inward desire for fun as well as the opportunity to get what he wants. There's little to no self control and he runs on impulse. Regarding the needs of others isn't on his mind at that point in time, and it seeps him into Jerk Ass territory without him ever wanting to be a Jerk Ass. This is also the reason why he tends to make pretty simple, mundane things more complicated than they need to be.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: His most consistent romantic connection is with Brittany, who's a redhead. Songs in albums have even alluded them as being on and off.
  • Hidden Depths: Alvin's very self-assured, but he's been shown in rare instances to be insecure to an extent. He stands behind his talent and charm, so when he feels it's going awry in some way, the layers of his own glorification peels off.
  • High School Hustler: Though can be Elementary depending on what media you're going by.
  • Hot-Blooded: At times.
  • Hot Guys Are Bastards: Alvin has been, sans the 60s series maybe, designed as a conventionally good looking/very cute anthropomorphic chipmunk. He also can be, you know, a Jerk Ass.
  • Incredibly Long Note: There's a genuine reason why he's lead vocal after all, franchise star perks aside. The 2007 movie played with it when they took The Chipmunks' cover of "Stayin' Alive" (from Club Chipmunk: The Dance Mixes) by making it about cheeseballs and having Alvin hit that long note as he went slow mo.
  • Insane Troll Logic: Alvin's way of reasoning. It baffles Simon specifically.
  • It's All My Fault: Perhaps one of Alvin's best traits is that he can realize his own wrongdoings and how it affects others around him. He goes out of his way to make amends for them.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Although Alvin is very much self-centered and can be a certified Jerk Ass, he does care about his brothers and tends to turn things around as best he can once he knows he went too far. More so if any one of his siblings gets sad or disappointed by his actions. There's no personal goal to be purposefully malevolent, he simply tends to get too ahead of himself without thinking of the possible impact it brings to those around him.
  • Kidanova: Usually he is very successful with girls.
  • Large Ham: Tends to over dramatize and exaggerate his feelings, ideas (as in, his active imagination), or what he says. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes not.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Has an immunity to Karma Houdini, refreshingly so. Dave also makes certain he does not go unscathed.
  • The Leader: He is the leader of the group and when together with The Chipettes, the leader of all six.
  • Likes Older Women: There's at least an episode in each series where he, if not outright flirting, gets a Precocious Crush on an older woman (usually a teacher and/or principal).
  • Lovable Rogue: His defining trait.
  • Manipulative Bastard: His smarts lie in manipulating people and how to make them do what he needs them to do. What that is depends on the ploy he cooks up that day. He certainly knows how to get reactions out from others and how to use them to his advantage. Simon and Brittany are a lot harder to get fooled by him, but they fall victim regardless since he knows what strings to pull.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Shades of it. He was the oldest (in the 80s series at least), but his archetype always fitted this in his trio of siblings. Alvin's the Black Sheep, the troublemaker, he acts out, he's loud, and lives for attention in comparison to his more moralistic, upright brothers. He also appears to have doubts in how Dave feels about him as a son in the films and the CG-animated series.
  • Mood-Swinger: He can change emotions pretty quickly, and his over dramatic reactions to almost everything places him as really high in enthusiasm or at the bottom in exaggerated despair.
  • Nice Hat: His trademark red cap.
  • Not So Different: When Simon loses his personality, Alvin has to become the authority figure in Chipwrecked and he tries tries to stop Simon from dancing with Jeanette, this happens:
    Alvin: SIIMMOOOONN!!!!
    Brittany: Alvin, you're starting to sound like Dave.
    Alvin: NNNNOOO!
  • Phrase Catcher: “AAALLLLVVVVIIIN!”
  • The Protagonist: Of the entire franchise.
  • Role Reprisal: Ross (Jr.) still provides his singing voice for the live action theatrical movies as well as voicing him on new soundtracks.
  • Rounded Character: With Static Character. He harbors both good and bad qualities with some Hidden Depths, and his complexity is such that one can analyze and explore his established character traits in spades.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Simon's blue.
  • Retcon: Is the youngest in the 60s cartoon, the oldest in the 80s cartoon and films, and the middle child in the 2015 cartoon.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Simon.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: The "small name" depends on the media, but the big ego is always consistent.
  • Snark-to-Snark Combat: With Simon and/or Brittany.
  • Temporarily a Villain: Often plays the villain in parody episodes or specials.
  • Too Much Alike: Him and Brittany. When you have two Attention Whores with big egos headbutting, getting along isn't on the list of priorities as much as besting each other is.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They're brothers, but this summarizes his and Simon's relationship verbatim. How they play off each other may be the most dynamic interaction of the franchise.

Simon Seville

Voiced by:
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
STEVE VINING – Chipmunk Punk album & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Original Motion Picture Sountracknote 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks Video Game (cutscenes only), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)albums 
MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER – Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Showalbums 
“STUDIO SINGERS” – Chipmunks à Go-Go albumnote 
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman & Little Alvin and the Mini-Munksalbums 
STEVE VINING – Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

The tallest, Simon has an IQ north of Einstein, possessing a dry sense of humor as well as a keen wit. He takes charge when Alvin goes too far with his hair brained schemes. Simon loves Alvin, although he secretly worries that they share the same gene pool.

Theodore Jamieson Seville

Voiced by:'
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Show. albums 
TOMMY RAMONESChipmunks Punk album
JANICE KARMAN – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfmannote , Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks Video Game (cutscenes only), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)
JESSE MCCARTNEYAlvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked
ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) – The Alvin Show.albums 
“STUDIO SINGERS” – Chipmunks à Go-Go albumnote 
STEVE VINING – Chipmunk Punk album
JANICE KARMAN – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

Not only is he the child of innocence as well as the youngest, but Theodore is shy, loving, sensitive, chubby, gullible, trusting and naïve. In short, he is an easy target for Alvin's manipulations, often holding the swing vote between his two brothers' choices of action. Simon appeals to Theodore's better nature while Alvin goes straight to bribery.

    The Chipettes 

The distaff counterparts to the Chipmunks.
  • Baby Talk: In Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks.
  • Beauty, Brains and Brawn:
    • Beauty = Brittany
    • Brains = Jeanette
    • Brawn = Eleanor
  • Belly Dancer/Go-Go Enslavement: Get this in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Big Damn Heroes: For the Chipmunks in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Birds of a Feather: When the Chipettes are with their respective individual Chipmunk counterpart.
  • Blonde, Brunette, Redhead:
    • Blonde = Eleanor
    • Brunette = Jeanette
    • Redhead = Brittany
      • Though it's difficult to determine with Brittany, as her hair seems to change color, depending on the animation, coloring, etc, while her hair does appear red on some occasions, it mostly appears light brown, and in even rare occasions (merchandising) blonde.
  • Breakout Character: After their first appearance in the '80 series, they have become so popular and get more and more screentime overtime in the series becoming regular characters. Now the Chipettes are integral part of the franchise and appear in all media.
  • Cast Calculus: At six with The Chipmunks.
  • Character Development: The Chipettes were originally conceived as female mirrors of The Chipmunks, however, over time, they slowly began to develop more dimension and personality that distinguished them from their respective Chipmunk counterpart.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Though each Chipette’s color shade is more lighter/feminine with their respective counterpart . . . although Eleanor’s questionable.
    • Pink (Red) = Brittany
    • Purple (Blue) = Jeanette
    • Light teal (Green) = Eleanor
  • Distaff Counterparts: Duh.
    • Brittany for Alvin
    • Jeanette for Simon
    • Eleanor for Theodore
  • Funny Afro: Inadvertently gain them in Chipmunk Adventure after a run-in with Hurricane Arlene off screen.
  • Happily Adopted: By Miss Miller in the 80/90s show, by Dave in the Live-Action/CGI films.
  • Little Stowaways: How they got to America from Australia in their origin story from the 80s/90s show.
  • Nice Mean And In Between: Jeanette is sweet-natured but shy, Brittany is hot-headed and selfish, and Eleanor is caring but more assertive than Jeanette.
  • Pretty in Mink: The girls wear fur-trimmed capes over their belly dancer outfits when they visit Antarctica in The Chipmunk Adventure.
  • Role Reprisal: Janice Karman still provides their singing voices as well as doing their voices in two of the video games. She fully reprises her role for the 2015 series.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: The Chipettes have gotten more and more screentime overtime, to the point where the last episode Ruby-Spears (the first showrunning company, followed by DiC) had produced for the series doesn't have Dave or the Chipmunks themselves in it.
  • Town Girls:
    • Femme = Brittany
    • Neither = Jeanette
    • Butch = Eleanor
  • Unwitting Pawn: In Chipmunk Adventure.

Brittany Miller

Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)albums 
CHRISTINA APPLEGATEThe Squeakqual, Chipwrecked and The Road Chip
JANICE KARMAN – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

The lead singer and the oldest, Brittany has a pleasing facial and physical appearance, though at times can be vain and self-serving with the extreme desire to have whatever she wants, but is still very caring.

Jeanette Miller

Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)albums 
ANNA FARISThe Squeakqual, Chipwrecked and The Road Chip
JANICE KARMAN – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

Like Simon, Jeanette is the middle sister despite being the tallest and smartest of the Chipettes.

Eleanor Miller

Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN – A Chipmunk Christmas, Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks cartoon, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel Video Game (cutsenees only) & Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Video Game (cutscenes only)albums 
AMY POEHLERThe Squeakqual & Chipwrecked
JANICE KARMAN – Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks, The Chipmunk Adventure, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein, Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman, Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks, Alvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakquel & Chipwreckedalbums 

Being the youngest of her sisters, Eleanor has a lot in common with Theodore in terms of body shape, interests and color of attire but she is braver and more athletic.
  • Acrofatic: She is a gifted athlete, despite her larger physique.
  • The Big Girl: Of the Chipettes.
  • Brown Eyes: Has brown eyes.
    • Green Eyes: In the live-action films and 2015 series.
  • Character Development: Became more outgoing and far more active than Theodore, playing just about any sport the school had to offer, while still maintaining a passion for culinary delights. She became more, also, a Distaff Counterpart of Simon rather than Theodore with respect to her relationship with Brittany.
  • Costumes Change Your Size: She seems to slim down whenever she wears anything besides her usual outfit.
  • The Cutie
  • Damsel in Distress: Near the end of Meet the Wolfman.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Subverted. Despite her haistyle, she is the most mature member of the trio.
  • The Heart
  • The Ingenue: Only in the live-action movie, she seems extremely naive.
  • The Lancer: To Brittany.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine Girl to Theodore's Feminine Boy.
  • Morality Pet: Eleanor is quite strong-willed and is far more likely than the timid Jeanette to stand up to her sister Brittany when she feels that she is wrong.
  • The One Who Wears Shoes: Her CGI self in The Squeakqueal is insisted by Ian she has to be taller when onstage, though once the Chipettes realize Ian was Evil All Along, Eleanor takes off the shoes and throws them at his face.
  • Passionate Sports Girl: In the animated series, she is really good to play soccer. The episode Soccer to Me has she proves to Alvin that can make the team even if she's a girl.
  • Spanner in the Works: In The Chipmunk Adventure, if she hadn't made the decision to convince her sisters to take the baby penguin back to his family in Antarctica, they wouldn't have run off course and attracted the attention of the villains, and in turn might never have found out about the diamonds and the true motive behind the race.
  • Stout Strength
  • Supreme Chef: As Theodore she love food and is interested in cooking.
  • Team Mom: Somewhat, as she's the one who tries to keep the brash Brittany in line, and was the one who looked after the baby penguin in The Chipmunk Adventure the most. She is extremely maternal.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak

Recurring Characters
    Clyde Crashcup 
Voiced by:
SHEPHARD MENKEN – The Alvin Show & The Chipmunks episode “Back to Our Future”
CHARLES BERENDT – A Chipmunk Christmas

Clyde Crashcup is a scientist, though he’s primarily an inventor rather than a researcher, whose experiments invariable fail. He typically would invent something by taking a pencil out of his lab coat's pocket and drawing a picture in midair of his conception: the picture would then become the actual object.

    Miss Beatrice Miller 

The Seville’s’ myopic, elderly next door neighbor as well as the Chipmunks’ babysitter, Miss Miller is the Chipettes’ guardian, introduced in the first episode of the fourth season.
  • Apron Matron
  • Butt Monkey
  • The Cameo/The Faceless: Is only heard screaming “DAAAAAVVVVIIIIIID!!!” on the phone in Meet the Wolfman because Alvin scared the Chipettes to death and they ran all the way to their house in panic.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes has strong traces of this, especially in A Chipmunk Adventure, though it's considerably toned down in later seasons as she becomes established as the parental figure for the Chipettes.
  • Drives Like Crazy
  • The Gambling Addict: In one episode, though she gets better.
  • I Was Quite a Looker
  • The Klutz: She makes Jeanette look well-coordinated and graceful.
  • Not So Different: Somewhat for the Chipettes.
  • Role Reprisal: Goodman reprised her role of Miss Miller in Meet Frankenstein as well as Meet the Wolfman nine years after the 80s/90s series.
  • Spanner in the Works: It's thanks to her running the Vorsteins's car off the road (while on the way to pick up Dave from the airport) in Chipmunk Adventure that Klaus and Claudia are finally apprehended at the end.
  • Team Mom

    Ian Hawke 
Portrayed by:
DAVID CROSSAlvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked

The founder and former chairman of JETT Records, Ian Hawke attended college with his ex-roommate Dave and Claire Wilson. When Dave first entered the headquarters, Ian wanted to be his boss since he was no longer Dave's college roommate; instead, he became his "best friend."
  • Bald of Evil
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Roommates with Dave in college and probably knew Claire Wilson who also went to the same college.
  • Greed
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Chipwrecked, though still kind of a dick, but he does help Dave, the Chipmunks, the Chipettes and Zoe get off the island.
    • And thanks to Zoe, in the end Ian finally gets his fame and wealth back because this time, he used the right method to deserve it.
  • Jerkass
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In The Squeakquel, calls the principal out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Meaningful Name: Hawks are natural enemies of chipmunks.
  • Villain Ball: Ian's plan in The Squeakquel worked fine until he threatened the Chipettes just because they all wanted equal partnership in the performance.explaination 

    The Alvin Show 


Whispering by:

Clyde Crashcup’s short assistant, Leonardo doesn’t speak, only whispering into Clyde’s ear, informing him of his ideas. Leonardo frequently invents or perfects an invention whereas Clyde takes the credit from him, not to mention he’s usually emotionally displeased when Clyde insults his intelligence.

Stanley the Eagle

As his name may suggest, Stanley’s an eagle who befriends the Chipmunks.

Daisy Bell(e)

Voiced By:

Daisy Bell(e) is a girl who pesters the Chipmunks at times or tries to be friends with them. Appears in “Three Blind Mice,” “Sir Alvin” and “Bicycle Built for Two.”
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Disappeared Dad: Her mother’s seen onscreen toward the end of “Three Blind Mice” and is heard off screen in “Sir Alvin” but her father is never mentioned.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Rides away upset from Theodore when she tries flirting with him, but the green-clad Chipmunk only notices her new bike. Upon receiving the same response with Simon, Daisy promptly destroys his erector set he was finishing up with her bike. Daisy then gets into an argument with Alvin when he comments on her bike instead of her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it “Bell” as in the last name or “Belle” as in a second name, the world may never know.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

Sam Valiant

Voiced by:

A fast talking short man in a tan trench coat, with only his nose visible in which he relies his decisions on by what smells and, combined with his carelessness, causes destruction. Sam Valiant’s quick to place blame on or con the person closest to them. Appears in “Sam Valiant, Private Nose,” “Sam Valiant: Real Estate” and “Dude Ranch.”

Mrs. Frumpington

Voiced by:
JUNE FORAY – “Squares”

A very annoying neighbor woman who’s the head of a group called ‘The Ladies of the Square.’ who detests the Chipmunks’ music, Mrs. Frumpington can be seen as representing the ‘proper’ ladies and acceptable societal behavior. Appears in “Squares” and “Good Manners.”

JP Lester

JP Lester is a ghost who’s sent to haunt Chesley Estate in hopes to win the Ghost of the Year award for the umpteenth time. Appears in “Haunted House.”
  • Butt Monkey: Though not intentionally considering Dave and the Chipmunks don’t notice him until the very end.
  • A Day in the Limelight: His onetime episode appearance focuses a little more on his exploits of trying to scare Dave and the Chipmunks from Chesley Estate.
  • Evil Laugh: Does this before failing to scare Alvin.
  • The Noseless: Well, he is a literal bed sheet ghost
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Being an actual bedsheet ghost not only qualifies but he's solid enough that Dave's able to pick him up and hold him, not to mention being able to fit into tight places like in a can..
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We do never learn what the ‘J’ and ‘P’ stand for . . .
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to himself by "J. P.," sometimes adding "Lester."

Chuck Wagon

A southern boy with a distinct southern accent, Chuck Wagon is Dave’s second cousin, twice removed on his father's side. Lacking self-confidence because everybody tells him he’s not good at anything, Chuck comes for a visit in hopes to find something he is good at and the Chipmunks help him. Appears in “Hillbilly Son.”
  • Apologizes a Lot: Each time he fails a task given by the Chipmunks, even when he thinks his signing (which he is good at but can’t see it) is obtrusive.
  • Book Dumb: Took a VERY long time just to read from a basic readers book that’s basically a brand x version of Dick and Jane.
  • Clothing Damage: Though at the hem of his shirt and pants.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Trying to find something he is good at but fails to see he can sing country tunes to which he considers nothing special.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: To go with his ‘hillbilly’ look.
  • The Eeyore: Poor guy lacks self-confidence because everyone (minus Dave and the Chipmunks) telling him he can’t do anything.
  • Genre Blindness: Thinks his country music and singing is nothing special, quite the contrary actually.
  • Nice Hat: His coonskin cap definitely counts.
  • Punny Name: A chuckwagon or chuck wagon is a type of wagon historically used to carry food and cooking equipment on the prairies of the United States and Canada.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks 


Voiced by:
JUNE FORAY – First appearance
JANICE KARMAN – Second appearance

A kind, good natured anthropomorphic chipmunk, Vinny is Alvin, Simon and Theodore’s biological mother who left her babies with Dave Seville because he was nice to the forest animals, because she realized that her boys wouldn't survive the journey if she brought them with her when all the animals in the forest were forced to abandon their homes due to a horrible winter storm. When spring came, Vinny finally returned to get them but she saw how happy they were with Dave, and thought they would be better off with him. Appears in “A Chipmunk Reunion” and “Vinny’s Visit.”
  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: As single mother, she reveals to her sons note  that she left them on Dave's doorstep because she genuinely couldn't support all four of them in a particularly snowy and cold winter. At one point, she did try to get them but after seeing how happy they were with David, she decides to leave them to their "new life".
  • Fish out of Water: When she comes to visit the boys in the city where to brought her animal friends with her, much to Dave’s chagrin, and causes trouble in the process like buying a lot of stuff.
  • Granola Girl: A mild example.
  • Green Eyes
  • In the Hood: In her first appearance (when she first leaves her boys on Dave’s doorstep in the flashback.), she wears a hood which hides her face and doesn't speak.
  • Missing Mom: For the Chipmunks.
  • Only One Name
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite soup is acorn soup.

Grandma & Grandpa Seville

Dave’s parents as well as the Chipmunks’ adopted paternal grandparents. Both appear in “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?” and “Back to Dave’s Future.”


In their first two appearances, they were farmers living in fictional South Spoon Ranch. Though in their last, they lived just a couple blocks from Dave’s school whereas Grandpa Seville is an accountant and Grandma Seville is possibly a typical housewife.
  • The Cameo: Both appear in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol.”
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In their first appearances.
  • Hey, You!: They are even referred to as ‘grandpa’ and ‘grandma’ by each other!
  • Nice Guy/Nice Girl Or at least subverted for Grandpa Seville in his last appearance.
  • No Name Given
  • Series Continuity Error: Farmers in their first two appearances, but Grandpa’s became an accountant and Grandma’s possibly a housewife in their last.

Grandma Seville

She appears as the typical grandmotherly figure with her hair in a bun in “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” and “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?,” not to mention being about a head shorter than her husband. Though, in “Back to Dave’s Future,” she appears taller, hair in a fifties fashion and her face is longer. Then in her cameo in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol,” she’s back to her granny classic look but pudgier.

Grandpa Seville

Voiced by:
ALAN YOUNG – first and second appearance
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – third appearance

In “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” and “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?,” Grandpa Seville is a tall, lanky man with a full head of hair brushed to one side as well as a bent posture and wears a pair of blue-jean dungarees over his top. In his last appearance “Back to Dave’s Future,” however, he appeared to have gain a lot of weight in his belly, seems to be losing his hair considering there’s little left on top his head and wears a business suit. Though when he appears in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol,” he’s back to being to how he appears in his first two appearances.
  • Follow in My Footsteps: Wanted Dave to be an accountant in his last appearance.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His first two appearances is essentially an animated Alan Young though with a bent posture.
  • Nice Hat: Again, in his first two appearances.

“Uncle” Harry

Voiced by:

Harry’s a charlatan anthropomorphic scruffy chipmunk who claims to be the Chipmunks’ long lost uncle in hopes to pay off a debt by convincing the boys to work with him to raise money so that they can visit their mother. Overall, Harry uses similar schemes throughout the series to try and get the Chipmunks (as well as Chipettes) to work for him so he can steal their earnings but always seems to backfire. Appears in “Uncle Harry,” “Lights, Camera, Alvin,” “Santa Harry” and “A Little Worm in the Big Apple.”
  • The Antagonist: The main one for the Chipmunks during the early series.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin' : Is doomed to fail in his schemes when he crosses the Chipmunks, although he successfully scammed the Chipettes . . . but that doesn’t mean the Chipmunks aren’t gonna do anything about it.
  • Con Man: In every episode with him, he uses schemes to try and get The Chipmunks and The Chipettes to work for him so that he can steal their earnings; however, he never succeeds in actually stealing from either group in any of these episodes
  • Evil Uncle: Subverted. He initially just claim to be the Chipmunks’ long lost uncle, but is a lie for his scheme. Howewer, it is called always "Uncle" Harry despite no parental link.
  • Only One Name: His surname is unknow.


Voiced by:

Marsha was a young woman who Dave felt he had a strong connection with while dating her. She is also a single mother of three boys named Maxwell, Chucky and Eddy. Appears in “Dave’s Getting Married.”
  • The Ace: Solves the Chipmunks’ problems quite easily, (Alvin hitting the bulls eye with his baseball, Simon with some mathematical if not scientific equation and Theodore with cooking), which gains the Chipmunks liking her.
  • Birds of a Feather: Feels a strong connection with Dave but the only thing holding them back is their boys constant bickering against each other.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Though her skin is not too dark but still qualifies.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Marsha was based off Janice Karman.
  • The Ghost: She’s mentioned in “Grounded Chipmunk” but not seen.
  • Nice Girl: Very much so, compared to her boys.
  • Only One Name

Maxwell, Chucky & Eddy

Marsha’s boys:
Light brown hair and brown eyed Maxwell is the tallest of the three, who wears glasses and seems a smidge thinner than Chucky.
Chucky’s the second tallest with blue eyes and flamboyant orange hair and little more physical build than his tallest brother.
Then there’s the obese Eddy who has a visible double chin, the brown eyes to go with his brown hair boy is the shortest of the brothers.


An orphan girl living at Miss Grudge’s Orphanage in Australia owned by Miss Grudge, Olivia took care of the Chipettes when they were just infants. While the four became close as sisters, Olivia kept them hidden from the rest of the orphans in fear they'd use her friends' musical talent for their own benefits. Unfortunately, on the day Olivia’s fortunate enough to be adopted, Miss Grudge discovers the Chipettes’ singing talent. Grudge has them kidnapped and locked in a ventilation shaft so Olivia won’t be able to take them with her, intending to make money off them. Though the Chipettes do escape, it would be years until they are reunited with Olivia. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”
  • Clothing Damage: At least while at the orphanage. Even her toes were peeping out of her right shoe!
  • Cool Big Sis: For the Chipettes.
  • Happily Adopted
  • Nice Girl
  • No Name Given: Her adopted parents.
  • Orphan's Ordeal
  • Only One Name: Subverted. She mentions getting her bracelet from her (birth) mother, so we assume she has one but we also don’t learn her new last name when she’s adopted.
  • Parental Substitute: To the baby Chipettes.
  • Wide-Eyed Idealist: At least when describing America to the Chipettes:
    “The streets are paved with gold and telephone poles are made out of candy cane and all your dreams come true!”
  • The Voiceless: Her adopted father doesn’t say a line either in present time or during the flashback. Her adopted mother has a couple of lines in the flashback though.

Miss Grudge

Voiced by:
(possibly) JUNE FORAY

A very unpleasant woman who runs the “Miss Grudge’s Orphanage” in Australia where Olivia and the Chipettes lived, Miss Grudge sought a way to make money by forcing kids to sing for her. When she finds out the Chipettes can not only talk but sing as well, Miss Grudge promptly kidnaps and locks them away in hopes to use their singing for her own needs. Fortunately, they escaped. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”


Eva’s a selfish, young girl who lived in the same orphanage as Olivia and knows the infant Chipettes can sing and threatens to tell Grudge. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”
  • Blackmail: Threatens to tell Miss Grudge about the Chipettes’ signing ability unless Olivia gives the bracelet given by her mother to Eva. Until the Chipettes decided to steal it back, alerting Grudge to the commotion Eva and the Chipettes caused does the woman learn about the Chipettes. Miss Grudge wouldn’t have learned they could talk if Brittany hadn’t opened her mouth, thus lading to Eva revealing the fact they can sing.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • The Bully
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a blue ribbon like a headband.
  • Only One Name

Uncle “Adventure” Willy

Voiced by:

Despite his elderly appearance, Uncle Willy, nicknamed “Uncle Adventure,” is a strong and active man who’s determined to not let anyone tell him how young he can act as a result of his age.

Animated Films
    The Chipmunk Adventure 

The Furschtein Siblings

A pair of Europeans running international diamond smuggling ring, running out of ways of delivering five million dollars of diamonds to customers without government interference. Both find an opportunity when they overhear Alvin and Brittany arguing over who would win an actual race around the world, to which the Furschtein have the Chipmunks and Chipettes travel in different directions around the world in hot air balloons, stopping at twelve different locations, where they would deliver a doll of themselves full of diamonds and receive a doll of the other team full of money. This is in hopes that [Inspector] Jamal won’t expect them.
  • Big Fancy House: As quoted by Klaus:
    “We’re quite wealthy and paid for.”
  • Brother-Sister Team: A villainous version alongside Klaus.
  • Cool Car: Their Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
  • The Mole: Their butler Mario has been reporting information about them to Jamal.
  • Noodle Incident: How they tried delivering diamonds to those who are part of the smuggling ring but were stopped:
    Claudia: Don’t forget, dear brother, Jamal robbed us three million dollars of priceless . . . precious . . . gorgeous, spectacular . . . to die for gems!
    (Claudia and Klaus overhear Alvin and Brittany arguing who would win a race around the world to which Claudia gets the idea to use them [Chipmunks & Chipettes] to which Klaus refuses)
    Claudia: Listen to me, Klaus! If you I’m going to make you box up this deal, like you did the last one . . .
    Klaus: Must you keep reminding me? I underestimated Jamal! It won’t happen again!
    Claudia: You bet it won’t! We're doing things my way this time!
  • Obviously Evil
  • Siblings in Crime
  • Smoking Is Cool: Claudia even takes a whiff of smoke and holds it while giving a “I’m cool” posture before she starts coughing.

Claudia Furschtein

Voiced by:

A diamond smuggler of German decent alongside her brother, Claudia is very attached to her dog, Sophie and takes her everywhere.
  • Evil Laugh: This follows after the line “Jamal will never expect [the Chipmunks and Chipettes] in a million years!”


Vocals by:

Claudia’s small dog who enjoys annoying Klaus, Sophie is believed to be a Yorkshire or Silky Terrier.

Klaus Furschtein

Voiced by:

A diamond smuggler of German decent alongside his sister, Klaus doesn’t have a good relationship with Claudia’s dog Sophie and constantly try to make the other look bad in front of Claudia.
  • Butt Monkey: Suffers at the paws of Sophie.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: At first, adamant about having the Chipmunks and Chipettes deliver their wares when he and Claudia overhear Alvin and Brittany saying “it’s too dangerous” and “they’re only children” arguing but quickly gives in when Claudia decides to do things her way.
  • Skunk Stripe: The tuft of hair behind his ears is white while the rest of his hair is black.

Inspector Jamal

Voiced by:

A shady looking character who has two men named Cisvan and Cuomo working for him, Jamal seems to know Claudia Furschtein and Klaus Furschtein. It’s revealed he’s a cop working for INTERPOL and been working to bust the illegal international diamond smuggling ring run by Claudia and Klaus and been trying to put them into custody for years.

Cisvan and Cuomo

Two men who work for Jamal, Cisvan and Cuomo are sent to retrieve the Chipmunks and Chipettes when the two trio race around the world.

Arabian Prince

A very young prince who has the Chipettes kidnapped by Inspector Jamal's request and tries to make Brittany one of his wives.

The Natives

Voice(s) by:
(probably) PHILIP L. CLARKE, (possibly) GEORGE POULOS, (possibly) CHARLIE ADLER and (possibly) PATRICK PINNEY

A group of Natives who kidnapped Theodore when he and his brothers decided to camp in a jungle on Howland Island while taking a shortcut, crowning him “Prince of Plenty” and force Alvin and Simon to serve him.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein 

Doktor Frankenstein

Voiced by:

As his last name may hint, Frankenstein is a mad scientist who inhabits the new attraction “Frankenstein’s Castle” at the Universal Studios Hollywood spoof Majestic Movie Studios where he makes another monster. When he spots the Chipmunks (who, not only missed their own show, but are locked inside the theme park) spying on him, Frankenstein sends his creation after them, though when later tracking the creature, Frankenstein spots him at the Sevilles’ home, and, angered at the monster's benevolence kidnaps Alvin to make the red-clad Chipmunk into his new monster.

“Frankie” the Frankenstein Monster

Vocals by:

A monster created by Doktor Frankenstein, who eventually befriends the Chipmunks.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Along with Theodore and Simon, little late to save Alvin from the potion forcibly given to him by Doktor Frankenstein that’ll make him into a zany cartoonish monster but does rescue him before the process could be completed.
    • Toward the end of the movie, a disguised Frankenstein sees Alvin (who was transformed into a zany cartoon monster by the mad doctor but couldn't finish the process) back to normal but realizes if he shocks Alvin he will cause the Chipmunk to change back, so the doctor turns Alvin’s microphone to a high revere. Cue Frankie showing up and grabbing the doctor. As the Frankenstein Monster carries his creator, Frankie slips and Dr. Frankenstein grabs the microphone to steady himself, only to be shocked. This also exposes himself to the public, but the Chipmunks (mainly Theodore) come to his rescue.
  • Captain Ersatz: Basically the animated version of Universal's Frankenstein Monster played by Boris Karloff.
  • Drives Like Crazy: As a result of Alvin teaching him how, he drives tourists around the sets in a bus rather recklessly.
  • Frankenstein's Monster
  • Gentle Giant
  • Heel–Face Turn: When becoming friends with the Chipmunks
  • Evil Minions: For Frankenstein at first.
  • In-Series Nickname: Is called “Frankie” by the Chipmunks, mainly Theodore.
  • Man Child
  • No Brows
  • Suddenly Voiced: Is given a voice at the end of the movie, though it’s a Chipmunk voice.
  • The Unintelligible: At least toward the end.

Ted Yesman

Voiced by:


A vain tourist bus driver, Phil believes himself to be a great actor, and is angry for having to waste his "talent" by driving "busloads of ungrateful vacationers" all the day.

Bud Wiley

A celebrity who came to the premiere.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman 

Lawrence Talbot

Werewolf vocals by:

The Seville’s next door neighbor, Lawrence Talbot, as his name may suggest is also a werewolf who bites Theodore, turning him into a werewolf as well. Though after both are cured of their lycanthropy, Talbot becomes the new principal of Clyde C. Crashcup Elementary School.

Mr. Rochelle

Voiced by:

The very flamboyant and overly melodramatic drama director at Clyde C. Crashcup Elementary School, Mr. Rochelle is a member of the Elementary School Theatrical Directors’ Bowling League.

Principal Milliken

Voiced by:

Current principal of Clyde C. Crashcup Elementary School until she goes into early retirement as principal and takes a job driving trucks full of nitroglycerin across rickety bridges in South America.


Voiced by:

A bully who looks like he had been held back a year or two, Nathan takes pleasure in tormenting Theodore though he does suffer from Alvin.

Madame Raya

Voiced by:

Madam Raya is the host of a television monster movie special first seen in an ad for her book. She physically appears on screen when Alvin and Simon pay her a visit in her dressing room to ask for help with changing Theodore back from a werechipmunk.

Live-Action Movies
    Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks 


Portrayed by:

A friend of Dave’s who agreed to watch over the six toddler Chipmunks and Chipettes on short notice while he’s away, Lalu lives in a cottage along with P.C. and Gilda.
  • Friend to All Children: Tells Dave she loves having them over and plays along with their games.
  • Nice Girl: Keeps her cool when she finds Gilda has wrapped almost everything with caution tape or even when Theodore accidentally floods the bathroom floor when he clogged the toilet.
  • Only One Name
  • Rapunzel Hair


One of the residents living with Lalu, Gilda is a cockatoo who’s very much against the idea of having the Chipmunks and Chipettes around.


Voiced by:

The other resident living with Lalu, P.C. is a tropical frog.
Then later . . .
P.C. My mama used to say . . . uh what was it? Oh yeah! She’s like ‘yo little dude, all children make mistakes.’ She outta know, she had like twenty thousand of us.
Gilda: Twenty thousand? I thought it was twelve thousand!
P.C. Well, I know it had a two in it.

Sam and Lou

Couple of talking rodents who break the fourth wall by talking to the audience about the feelings the characters are experiencing.


A fat, short talking gopher, Lou does the most of going into a character’s mind.


A tall talking squirrel.
  • Fat and Skinny: Skinny to Lou’s fat.
  • Insane Troll Logic: While he and Lou are inside Theodore’s mind who’s experiencing both sadness and anger, there are two doors marked ‘MAD’ and ‘SAD’:
    Sam: I’ll take sad.
    Lou: Hey now just a second, I don’t want ‘mad.’ I got ‘mad’ the last time!
    Sam: Well, that makes you the expert! Have fun!
  • Ring Around the Collar

Lalu’s Toilet

Voiced by:

As the name may suggest, Lalu’s toilet is somehow brought to life after Theodore accidentally fills it with random objects, thus flooding it and Lalu cleans up the mess.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks 

Claire Wilson

Portrayed by:

Dave’s off-and-on girlfriend who lives across the street from him, Claire has recently enjoyed her success in photography for magazines and shown to have broken up with Dave (who’s still in love with Claire and is constantly trying to rekindle their relationship) due to his inability to take their relationship seriously.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 

Tobin ‘Toby’ Seville

Portrayed by:

Dave’s immature, lazy cousin who loves to play video games, Toby is a slacker who becomes the Chipmunks’ guardian after he accidentally sends his grandmother to the hospital. It’s also revealed he knows Julie and still has a crush on her since high school.

Dr. Rubin

Portrayed by:

West Eastman High School’s principal, Dr. Rubin happens to be an ecstatic Chipmunks fan who persuades them to perform in a music competition to save the school’s music department.
  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: She even shows a tattoo of the Chipmunks on her bicep that she got at their concert in Denver on her birthday.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Played with. After hearing the Chipettes sing, Rubin is pressured into allowing a sing-off between the Chipettes and Chipmunks when Ian calls her out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote from the student body.

Julie Ortega

Portrayed by:

The teacher of the Chipmunks at West Eastman High School, Julie Ortega was the crush of Toby Seville during high school and it’s implied she may have a crush on him as well..

Ryan Edwards

Portrayed by:

A jock who picks on the Chipmunks, Ryan Edwards is the quarterback on the football team.


Portrayed by:

Another jock who plays football.

Becca Kingston

Portrayed by:

Jeremy Smith

Portrayed by:

Aunt “Popcorn” Jackie Seville

Portrayed by:

Dave’s (possible) paternal aunt as well as Toby’s grandmother, Jackie was originally supposed to watch the Chipmunks while Dave was at the hospital, that is until Toby accidentally knocks Jackie's wheelchair down some stairs while getting the boys' luggage, and an airport luggage trolley crashes into her thus making Jackie incapacitated.


Voiced by:

Apparently the Chipmunks’ cousin, Digger makes an appearance during the climatic chase.
  • The Cameo
  • Deus ex Machina: Pops out of a manhole that forces Ian’s limo off the street, crashing into a light pole while chasing down Alvin and the Chipettes on the toy motorbike.
  • Mascot: For NASCAR for those who don’t know.
  • One-Way Visor: True to how he appears from NASCAR.
  • Remember the New Guy: Both Alvin and Digger seem to know one another.

    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 


Portrayed by:

A delusional young woman who claims to been on the island anywhere from eight to ten years, it was believed Zoe crash-landed on the island until it’s revealed Zoe intentionally came to the island looking for treasure.
  • Ax-Crazy: Crazy enough to kidnap Jeanette and force her to get all the treasure since she is small enough to reach it while a volcano is erupting!!! Not to mention after Jeanette escapes, she tries to murder Dave when he’s hanging on to the broken log bridge for dear life.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though it probably was an act.
  • Companion Sport Balls: Five of ‘em =
    1. “Rawling” the baseball
    2. “Spalding” the basketball
    3. “Callaway” the golf ball
    4. “Dunlop” the tennis ball
    5. “Nerf” the football
  • Determinator: Determined enough to get her hands on the treasure she’s been searching for on the island she’s willing to knock out Simon/Simone and kidnap Jeanette to force her to get the treasure while there’s an erupting volcano going on.
  • Easily Forgiven: Jeanette forgives Zoe for kidnapping her after the woman sincerely apologizes, followed by the bespectacled Chipette giving her a valuable gold tiara Simon/Simone gave her, feeling Zoe deserves it more.
    And no doubt she was forgiven for almost killing Dave considering she doesn’t get charged with attempted murder.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Only One Name
  • Revenge: After Dave and Alvin (as well as Simon) rescue Jeanette, thus stopping Zoe from both harming her as well as getting the treasure, Zoe sees an opportunity to get revenge on Dave who’s hanging on to the broken log bridge for making her lose the treasure by killing him. Luckily, Ian comes to his rescue, persuading Zoe to do the right thing and help Dave up.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?


Voiced by:

Simone is Simon’s alter-ego, who came to be when Simon is bitten by a spider carrying a neuro-toxin. Being more adventurous and reckless as well as eager to take more risks despite the consequences and dangers, Simone is a more confident version of Simon, more open about his relationship with Jeanette. The ‘Simone’ persona then disappears when he is hit on the head by a golf ball Zoe threw at him, rendering him unconscious and waking up as Simon again.
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip 

Airport Marshall James Suggs

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  • Ax-Crazy: Takes his job as an air marshall and officer extremely seriously and holds a powerful grudge against the Chipmunks for causing one of their songs to make his girlfriend break up with him.
  • Butt Monkey: Over the course of the film he gets pooped on, hit in the groin, hit in the face with a trombone, gets two tattoos while wasted, and trapped in an elevator for several hours.
  • Freudian Excuse: His girlfriend dumps him over his fandom with the Chipmunks, which is why he hates them.
  • Jerkass: Very much so. He's rude to nearly everyone he comes across. In fact, he's even worse than Ian!


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Portrayed by:
Josh Green

Alternative Title(s): The Alvin Show, Alvin And The Chipmunks Direct To Video Film Series, The Chipmunk Adventure