Characters / Dude, That's My Ghost!

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Spencer Wright

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Voiced by: Rasmus Hardiker

The main protagonist of the series, Spencer is a clever, inventive 14 year old kid who aspires to one day become a famous movie producer. Until that day, however, he makes B-List horror movies with his friends. Though he often gets into trouble due to his and Billy's antics, this also helps him mature as a person.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Billy rarely ever calls him by his real name, and sticks to calling him different variations of "bro."
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Spencer knows ghosts are real but refuses to believe that Billy's fur coat is really made of werewolf fur.
  • Berserk Button: Don't you dare to offend his family in front of him, or give bad reviews towards his movies
  • Big Brother Instinct: Is very protective of his sister and his family.
  • Mistaken For Crazy: At times when his sister catches him 'talking to himself'.
  • Nightmare Fetishist: Big fan of horror movies, especially Zombies.
  • Punny Name: Due to his last name being "Wright," this leads to some rather funny puns.
    Hugh: Wrights are never wrong!
    Principal Ponzi: You think you're right, Wright! But you're wrong, WRONG.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The Blue to Billy's Red Oni (curiously opposing their color theme).
  • Straight Man: He frequently has to play the role in response to Billy's antics.

Billy Joe Cobra

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Voiced by: Darren Foreman

The supporting protagonist of the series, Billy was once a superstar musician who rocked the charts with his hits...before dying an untimely death and becoming a ghost. Since then he haunts his former mansion, and once he develops a friendship with his distant cousins Spencer, he takes it upon himself to teach how to fit in to the glamorous California lifestyle...which he will repeatedly mess up for various reasons. He is hyperactive, a bit of diva, and has an ego so large it could dwarf a small planet.

  • Ambiguously Jewish: His real name was revealed, in episode 23, to be Baruch Cohen.
  • Applied Phlebotinum: His ectoplasm can do everything from bringing gum to life to turning Spencer into a werewolf.
  • Berserk Button: Never EVER call him a no talent hack, or insult his music. He will strike back and you will pay for it.
  • Big Eater: In spite of, you know... Being a ghost.
  • Butt Monkey: Not as much as Spencer, but Billy gets his fair share.
  • The Cameo: He's one of the extras in Equestria Girls.
  • Chick Magnet: Most of his fans are women, and he himself claims that he used to be quite the looker when he was alive and just reeled girls in like a natural.
  • Companion Cube: He got waaaay too attached to a wax statue of himself.
  • Conflict Ball: Both averted and invoked depending on the episode, most of the conflict comes from Billy messing up unintentionally for ridiculous reasons.
  • Crossdresser: He has worn women's clothing and also taken on a human female form many occasions for the sake of comedy.
  • Forgetful Jones: Tends to be a bit absentminded.
  • Genius Ditz: Despite being not very street smart, Billy seems to enjoy learning very much and knows a lot about certain subjects.
  • Ghostly Advisor: To Spencer, Rajeev and Shanila.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Tends to fly off the handle when he or his music is insulted.
  • It's All About Me: In spades, and usually the reason Spencer can't stay out of trouble.
  • Invisibility: Invisible to everyone unless you're wearing some of his old clothing.
  • Large Ham: Comes with being a rockstar really.
  • Mind over Matter: As of episode 23, Billy has developed telekinesis.
  • Narcissist: Adores himself more than his fangirls do.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His name and default outfit seem to be inspired by Green Day front-man Billie Joe Armstrong.
  • Non-Standard Character Design: More round and noodly than the other characters.
  • Ocular Gushers: When he cries it's usually this. Made a plot point before, as his tears are made of ectoplasm, which has adverse side effects on whatever it contaminates.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Seems able to do pretty much the same things he could when he was alive, like sleep, eat, etc. although whether he actually needs to or not is not addressed.
  • Verbal Tic: The word "Bro," also including alternate forms of the word, like "Broseph" or "Bromigo".
  • Vague Age: He's probably either in his late teens or is a young adult.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: One of Billy's most prominent ghost abilities.

     The Wright Family 

Hugh Wright

Spencer's dad. He can be a bit eccentric but is a very caring father. He works as an accountant but has a passion for inventing and tinkering with things. Ironically, he is terrible with technology (especially computers).

Jane Wright

Spencer's mom. She can be a little eccentric but is normally more level-headed than Spencer's dad. She also loves to style hair. Billy Joe Cobra's distant-cousin relationship to the Wrights has been implied to come from her side of the family.

Jessica Wright

Spencer's little sister. She is very athletic and even has a black belt in karate (which appears to be her favorite sport). She can be a bit annoying at times, and believes her brother is very weird for "talking to himself".

  • Hair Color Dissonance: Her hair is black, it seems, but is tinted to look somewhat blueish or purplish gray.

     Antagonists 

Madame X

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A mysterious woman who not only is aware of the mechanism that it makes Billy visible to human eyes; but is also seeking to catch the ghost, and keep keep him in a jar as part of her extend collection of Billy Joe Cobra memorabillia

  • Collector of the Strange: Trying to add a ghost to her collection.
  • Fangirl: With her earrings in the shape of Billy's head and even her manicure has Billy's face on it.

Sam Hoover

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A mysterious older man working for Madame X who's tasked with the job of capturing Billy Joe Cobra and returning him to his mistress. Due to Madame X he also knows the secret to see Billy, and wears his underwear to do so. He's a bit bumbling, and messes up most of his successful captures, but he tries.

  • Butt Monkey: He always manages to fail to capture Billy, and usually ends up being abused by the end.
  • Bumbling Sidekick: To Madame X. He is constantly messing up in his attempts to capture Billy, which tries her patience.
  • The Dragon: Can be seen as one towards Madame X.

Principal Ponzi

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The principal of Spencer's high school, he is a militant man who hates Spencer with a passion and takes pleasure out of making his life miserable. He will do anything to get him expelled from school, even if he's being unfair and unreasonable in the process.

  • The Determinator: Will do anything to make Spencer's life a living hell and or get him expelled from school.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: In one episode, he gives Spencer a detention for having brown hair. When Spencer points out that Ponzi's hair/toupee is brown, Ponzi claims that it's russet.
  • For the Evulz: He wants to ruin Spencer's life and get him expelled...why? Well why not?
  • Hidden Depths: He's a talented ribbon dancer, as shown in "Ponzi's Got Talent."
  • Likes Older Women: Has a crush on Mrs. Rumsfeld, who was his teacher when he was a kid.
  • Meaningless Villain Victory / Pyrrhic Villainy: In 'Escape From Beverly Beverly High', it's implied that the reason Ponzi is so horrible to Spencer is because, as the only student without rich and influential parents, he's the perfect vent for job stress. Therefore, if he does succeed in getting rid of Spencer, he'll lose the only student he can oppress with impunity.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Will suck up to anyone if he thinks it will help him make a profit, even if its Spencer.
  • Speech Impediment: Has a bit of a lisp.

Kleet

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The star athlete of Spencer's school, Kleet also hates Spencer with a burning passion, and will do whatever it takes to make his life miserable. Thick-headed and driven by anger, he's sometimes The Dragon to Principal Ponsey.

Lolo Calorie

A rich, spoiled, popular girl with a stereotypical valley girl accent. She doesn't like Spencer or his friends, as they usually stand up to her conceited and 'popular' attitude or just plain annoy her (mostly via Spencer's horror movies or Rajeev's flirting).

  • False Friend: To Mallory and some extent to all the "popular" boys and girls.
  • Punny Name: Her full name, Lolo Calorie, is a pun on "low calorie".
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: She is becoming in one to Spencer so as the series goes on.
  • Tsundere: It's implied that she feels this way towards Rajeev (and Spencer).

     Other Characters 

Rajeev

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Spencer's best friend and lead actor, Rajeev is likable, funny character who helps out Spencer with his movies by playing the lead actor. He can see Billy Joe Cobra by wearing a belt that once belonged to him.

  • Camp Straight: He crossdresses for fun, as it seems to be implied (Shanilla mentioned having lent all her gowns to him, for some reason) but still likes to have his way with girls.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: Played with from due to Spencer not having able to afford actual girls appear in his films up to in that one time, tried to be Spencer's date for an award show (long story).

Shanilla

Spencer's friend and Rajeev's sister. She is much more level-headed than her brother and is often the voice of common sense between the two. She wears a pink bracelet that used to belong to Billy in order to see the him. She also has a secret crush on Spencer.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Episode 25 featured Shanilla rather prominently.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Her efforts to help Spencer's campaign for school president ventured into breaking and entering twice, not to mention her impression of Lolo used to trick a voice recognizer.
  • Out of Focus: Compared with her brother and Spencer, she has the least amount of screen-time in the show of the trio.

Mallory

A pretty, popular girl who Spencer has a crush on. She is extremely nice and friendly, and appears to like Spencer as well.

  • Satellite Love Interest: On a sort. She looks nice, kind, friendly; she is loved for everyone in Beverly Heights; she is the object of affection of Spencer... and that's all we ever know about her.

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