Characters / Back at the Barnyard

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Voiced by: Kevin James (movie), Chris Hardwick (series)

Otis is the leader of the barnyard. He is a cow.


Voiced by: Jeff Garcia

Otis' best friend. A mouse.


A female cow at the barn who has a crush on Otis and vice versa, though they never get to admit their feelings for each other.


Voiced by: Tino Insana

A pig who lives at the farm and hangs out with the main characters.


Voiced by: Cam Clarke

A ferret who lives at the barn. Best friends with Peck the rooster, and constantly scold himself for thinking about eating him or any other chicken on the barn.


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

A rooster who lives at the barn. He's best friends with Freddy the Ferret.


Voiced by: Wanda Sykes

A cow who lives on the farm and criticizes Otis.



Mrs. Beady

Voiced by: Maria Bamford

A human who lives close to the farmer. She knows that the animals walk and talk, and is always looking for evidence, causing her husband to believe she's crazy.

Snotty Boy

Voiced by: Steve Oedekerk

Mrs. Beady's nephew who likes to mess with the barn animals.
  • Jerkass: To a tee,
  • Knight of Cerebus: Snotty Boy is usually more of an unbearable annoyance than a threat. But then came Snotty's New Pet, where he captures Pip and tried to feed him to his snake, even after the snake refused. While he ain't no Dag, this might be the only time he came close to ending one of the main characters.
    • The way he treats that poor snake makes it even worse; not only does he abuse him, but the affects said abuse has on the snake are eerily reminiscent of those of real life abuse victims.
    Pip: Why do you let him do that stuff to you?
    Snake: Nah, I deserved it because I disrespected him.
  • Harmless Villain: More of a bother than a threat to Otis and friends.
  • Meaningful Name: He's a snotty boy.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: His real name is Eugene, as mentioned in a few episodes

Pizza Twins

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen and Steve Oedekerk

Two guys who work at a pizza restaurant and pop up to say stupid things.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: From the movie, they hardly appeared, even though they were pretty stupid. In the series, their recurring characters, and are equally, if not more stupid.

The Farmer

Voiced by: Fred Tatasciore

The owner of the farm. He's not a very important character, and he's unaware of the animal's ability to walk and talk.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He appears more in the earlier episodes. In later episodes, he tends to be off doing other stuff.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Hero of Another Story: Several episodes allude to him having a very wide variety of hobbies and interests that he tends to be absent from the barnyard for. We never really get to see them beyond cutaway gags.
  • No Name Given: We don't know what his full name is, though one episode reveals that his last name is Buyer (which leads to a hilarious misunderstanding on the animals' part).
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: In the film, he didn't really appear much. In the series, he appears more, but possesses more stupidity than he would have in the movie.


The Jersey Cows

Voiced by: S Scott Bullock (Eddy), John DiMaggio (Bud), Maurice LaMarche (Igg)

Three trouble-making cows.

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Voiced by: Sam Elliot

A cow and Otis's adoptive father.

  • Arc Words: "A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man, stands up for others."
  • Badass Adorable: A cow who defends the other barn animals from harm.
  • Badass Grandpa: Fights coyotes and protects the other animals from harm.
  • Cool Old Guy: Can take on a pack of coyotes.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies protecting the hens from the coyotes.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He may be harsh on his adoptive son, but he definitely loves him and he is only trying to make him grow up a bit. It's made clear that, despite all the bickering he and Otis do, there's a very strong bond between them.
  • Killed Off for Real: The first Nickelodeon character to die.
  • The Patriarch: Fittingly for a middle-aged black cow, he's the tough guy of his family.
    • The farmer writes "A Good Cow" on his grave sign.
  • Pet the Dog: He does sometimes show genuine love for Otis.
    • Although stern, he does care for the barnyard animals' safety.


Voiced by: Courteney Cox

A pregnant cow who arrives on the farm with Bessy.

  • Nice Girl: Immediately takes a liking to Otis.
  • Sole Survivor: Daisy and Bessy are the sole survivors of a storm that wiped out their herd.

Voiced by: Danny Glover

An elderly mule.

Voiced by: David Koechner

A cruel and carnivorous coyote.

  • Ax-Crazy: He's a psychopathic "lady killer" in his own words. Not only does he keep parts of the corpses of his prey to use as trophies, he clearly gets a kick out of killing other animals. It's subtly implied that not even humans are safe from him, as he tells Otis that, if he breaks their deal, he and his pack will slaughter everyone in the farm, the farmer being presumably included.
  • Big Bad: The leader of the coyote pack that is terrorizing the farm. Naturally, he is also the most cunning and dangerous of them all.
  • Dirty Coward: Dag prefers to sic his pack on others and waits for an opportunity to sneak attack others when they don't see him coming. He also begs and cowers for his life the moment things go south for him.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The very first thing he does in the movie is sneaking into the chicken coop with his pack and terrorizing the hens with his chain, which is decorated with the legs of his previous victims, all while sadistically chuckling. All of it demonstrates just how murderous and out of his mind he really is.
  • Kick the Dog: If killing Ben and mocking Otis about it wasn't bad enough, he also tries to eat Maddy just because she called him a "meaner".
  • Knight of Cerebus: The comedic tone of the film drops like a rock whenever he appears, not helped by his sadistic demeanour.
  • Those Wily Coyotes
  • Would Hurt a Child: He certainly wasn't going to spare Maddy just because of her young age.


Voiced by: Andie Mac Dowell

A mother hen.

Voiced by: Madeline Lovejoy

A young chick who enjoys playing with Otis. She is slightly troublesome for her mother Etta to take care of because she often wanders off from the chicks.

Alternative Title(s): Barnyard