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Characters: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley
Played by: Zachary Gordon

Rodrick Heffley
Played by: Devon Bostick

Rowley Jefferson
Played by: Robert Capron

Manny Heffley
Played by: Connor and Owen Fielding

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: No kidding.
  • Baby Talk: "Wipe my heinie, Ploopy!"
  • Companion Cube: The remains of his old knit blanket, which he calls "Tingy."
  • Enfant Terrible: Played for laughs in book 6, where he steals supplies and leaves the rest of the family for dead during a blizzard. Greg throws out the possibility that Manny was just throwing a tantrum and didn't honestly realize he was endangering anybody, but he's not 100% convinced that's the case.
  • Karma Houdini: He can get away with messing with Greg's stuff solely because Mom and Dad baby him.
    • This gets ridiculous in book 6. He gets away with the events described in the above trope. That's right, he left the family for dead during a blizzard, and didn't get punished.
  • Kick the Dog: He left his family for dead during a blizzard to ensure his own survival. When Manny went missing for a day, his mother, Susan, found him in his room surrounded by food, water, toys and a space heater.
  • Non-Standard Character Design
  • No Social Skills: Even for a kid his age. He's so terrified of kids his age that his only friends are imaginary ones.
  • Parental Favoritism
  • The Quiet One
  • Youngest Child Wins: Only in that Manny winds up getting treated much better than his siblings.

Mom (Susan Heffley)
Played by: Rachael Harris

  • Hidden Depths: She loves dancing to heavy metal music.
  • Meganekko
  • Misplaced Kindergarten Teacher
  • Moral Guardian
  • Nerd Glasses: Without being a nerd. Opaque Nerd Glasses in the book.
  • Parental Favoritism: Towards Manny.
  • Parental Obliviousness: In spades.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Zig-Zagged. Greg's mom doesn't appear to have a job, but he mentions that she runs an article in the newspaper, and it's implied she might have been a therapist (but one for younger kids if anything) but is implied to go to school. Otherwise... she's not really doing anything.
  • The Pollyanna
  • Token Good Teammate: She's the only one who isn't a total Jerkass in the family.
  • What Does She See in Him?: One's a snarky, Jerkass, grumpy, bumbling dad who hates teenagers, heavy metal, video games and only wants to toughen up his middle child while get rid of his eldest child. The other is a former kindergarten teacher who's a gentle, caring, well-meaning Moral Guardian mother who dances to heavy metal, loves her family for the way they are, the only thing wishing for them to be is more like a family and genuinely tries to do the best for her sons (though it's often lost because of her inability to understand the fact that problems teens face can't really be solved with methods used to solve problems for kindergarteners). They're married.

Dad (Frank Heffley)
Played by: Steve Zahn

Chirag Gupta
Played by: Karan Brar

Holly Hills
Played by: Peyton R. List

Played by: Grayson Russell

Played by: Chloe Moretz

A movie-only character.

Heather Hills
Played by: Melissa Roxburgh

Holly's sister. Not much is said about her in the books, so most of these tropes apply to her in the films.

Patty Farrell
Played by: Laine MacNeil

A girl at Greg's school. Patty and Greg aren't the best friends, in fact they are deathly enemies.
  • Alpha Bitch: In the movies. She is the class president, and seems to abuse her power.
  • Attention Whore
  • Big Bad Ensemble: In the first movie, along with Rodrick and Pete Hosey.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the movie, she is brutally vindictive to Greg, for insulting her in kindergarten.
  • Girlish Pigtails
  • Karma Houdini: She didn't get punished for yelling at the drama teacher, threatening to ruin her life unless she played Dorthy in the Wizard Of Oz school play. She also goes psycho on Greg when he is unable to sing in the middle of the play, and yet she doesn't get punished.
    • Averted. Around the end of the second movie a dove craps on her head seconds after she tells Greg that his performance was pathetic.
  • Meganekko: In the books.
  • Spoiled Brat: Her mother in the movies is the head of the PTA, so she gets what she wants from the teachers.
  • Teacher's Pet

Robert Jefferson
Played by: Alf Humphries

Rowley's father, who doesn't like Greg and finds him to be a bad influence.

  • Berserk Button: Greg has a habit of pressing his.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In the books he got Greg banned from the country club, likely because he can't take being criticized.
    • In the first book and the movie Greg tells Rowley in a "secret language" that Mr. Jefferson smells like woman when he was in hearing range Greg was kicked out and it's worse when you realize that with Greg smelling like a woman probaly means smelling like flowers.
  • Jerkass: Or at least that's how Greg puts it.
  • Moral Guardian
  • Papa Wolf

Bill Walter
Played by: Fran Kranz

  • Adaptational Villainy: In the books, he's merely annoying, making Rodrick's parents fear that their son might take after him.
  • Basement-Dweller
  • Big Bad: The closest you're gonna get in the second movie, but he is more close to a Final Boss.
  • Cool Loser: Well, Rodrick thinks he's cool.
  • Jerkass: In the film, he invites himself over to the Heffleys for dinner, and then replaces Rodrick with another drummer when he's grounded from performing in the talent show.
  • The Rockstar

Bryce Anderson
Played by: Owen Best

  • Alpha Dog
  • The Ace: According to the second movie, Rowley calls him an athlete, whose soccer skills are only bested by Holly.
  • Crazy-Prepared: When he ran a restaurant of sorts at his house, he had one of his cronies guard the area with a pellet gun.
  • Gang Of Bullies: Has a group of goons under his employ who worked at his restaurant.
  • Jerk Jock: How Greg puts it.
  • School Idol: Most of the girls at Greg's school have a crush on him, and a good number of boys worship him.

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