Characters / Johnny Bravo

Johnny Bravo
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The main protagonist, as the name of the series suggests. He frequently tries to hit on chicks, but to no success throughout the course of the series. Check out his page.

  • Acrofatic: If the beginning to the "Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood" movie is to be believed. Yes, you read that right.
  • Amazon Chaser: The whole "Vendela is a superheroine" thing certainly didn't make her less attractive to Johnny. Shown as early as the What A Cartoon shorts. Most specifically "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch his glasses, just don't. Also, never EVER threaten his Momma.
  • Butt Monkey: He is rejected by almost every woman he meets.
  • Casanova Wannabe: There's no denying that Johnny is attractive, but his personality and sadly unenlightened attitude towards women tends to cause roughly 90% of the women he meets to instantly reject him. The remaining 10% either reject him by the end of the episode or have revealed some flaw that makes them undesirable.
  • Catch Phrase:
    • "Right. What did I say?" Johnny almost always says this when he mistakes one or more characters as someone/something they're not... in a typical Johnny fashion.
    • When bad things happen:
    Johnny: This won't end well.
    • Also, "Whoa, mama!" and "Wiggy!"
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  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He trains so much that he can smash rocks with his head.
  • The Chew Toy: At times.
  • Cool Shades: He never removes his shades, and if they do come off, hie eyes are never revealed.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Has his moments, mainly towards Carl.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: And how!
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad is never seen or mentioned once throughout the whole series.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: Every now and then Johnny would get it.
  • Dumb Blonde: A rare male version, the first one in fact.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite his constant stupidity, he makes up for it with his strength, though he does get beat down by others who are twice as small at times.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Johnny raises his all the time.
  • Flanderization: A major example. In the earlier episodes and the pilot, Johnny was just incredibly cocky, socially inept, reckless and actually somewhat competent in martial arts - also, while certainly not an Einstein-level genius, he possessed average intelligence. Seasons after, however, made him stupid, immature, mysoginistic and buff without any benefit. To elaborate, in the later seasons, Johnny, for all his bulk, is repeatedly humiliated by 6-year-old boys and girls, whereas in the pilot, he effortlessly mauled a CROCODILE. Oddly, in the last season, this was reversed completely.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: A flashback showed Johnny's trademark hair even as a baby.
  • Handsome Lech: The entire series is based around handsome, muscular Johnny trying, and failing, to get a girl every episode.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: This is the case in "Johnny B. Badd," where he wants to sing with Suzy's band, but is so terrible that Pops has to cut his mike before they can perform.
  • Hunk: Despite having the looks, he repulses women because he's full of himself and kind of a boor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not so bad, really, but you need an extreme amount of tolerance to find out why.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Very rarely, but Johnny did, in a Scooby-Doo crossover (or at least a Cartoon Network bumper), fall hard for Velma.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He will hit on any attractive woman he meets and he is almost always rejected with a few exceptions.
  • Man Child: He lives with his mother and has the tendency to throw a fit like a spoiled child.
  • Momma's Boy: The only girl who actually does love him is his momma.
  • Narcissist: Duh!
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: When he gets beat up by anyone else, he would often say "Watch the hair".
  • Paper Tiger: Johnny is a pretty muscular-looking guy, but he's always getting beaten up by the women with whom he flirts.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: At times.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Carl's Sensitive Guy.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His defining trait.
  • Straw Misogynist: Turned into this in later seasons. He had his misogynistic moments as early as "Red Faced in the White House," where he says he thought women didn't really like to vote.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: At times he can smash rocks with his head. At others, he loses to a kid.
  • This Loser Is You: Doesn't get the girl? Check. Still lives with his mother? Check. The main Butt Monkey? Check.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Johnny obviously wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer when he first appeared, but you can tell later episodes played up his idiocy and immaturity more and more. Averted in the last season.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Justified. We only see him training upper body.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: Depending on how he's portrayed.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In one episode, he was afraid of a monster in his closet, and his fear prompted Suzy to act as his therapist.

Bunny Bravo
Voiced by: Brenda Vaccaro

Johnny's dear sweet mother who would do anything for her baby and vice versa.

Little Suzy
Voiced by: Mae Whitman

The "annoying little neighbor girl" who has a secret crush on Johnny and likes to play with him and is also frequent source of Johnny's frustration.

Carl Chryniszzswics
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A nerd who insists that he and Johnny are total best friends, much to Johnny's disappointment.

Voiced by: Larry Drake

The owner of the local diner that Johnny enjoys for an odd reason.

  • Parental Abandonment: Quite possibly. He claims to have left home when he was three and never looked back.

Jungle Boy

Voiced by: Cody Dorkin

A boy who lives in the jungle, and is considered its prized jewel.

  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He appeared in several episodes in the first season, but disappeared afterwards. Not even the Van Partible-helmed fourth season featured him.

Master Hamma

Voiced by: Brian Tochi

Johnny's Japanese martial arts instructor.

  • Grumpy Old Man: Not necessarily grumpy all the time, just when he's around Johnny.

Smelly Raymond

Voiced by: Pat Musick

A boy who goes to school with and has a crush on Little Suzy.


A crazy old man who seems to be stuck in the Old West, and in every appearence he seems to be after gold in all the wrong places.


A very large hungry grizzly bear out to get Johnny. He lives in a cave with various sorts of clocks. He calls himself the master of time.

  • Fatal Flaw: For all his mastery of timekeeping and bruin strength, he still cannot figure out how to program the VCR clock, and is easily distracted or temporarily tricked by the blinking 12:00.


Voiced by: Sheetal Sheth

A woman introduced in the hour long special Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood. Sumi quickly fell for Johnny, and is quite possibly his only potential love interest. Not that he has a problem with that or anything.

  • Getting Crap Past the Radar: In one of her appearances.
    Johnny: Mama?
    Bunny: Well who did you expect? A Bollywood babe all tied up in a bow?
    Doorbell rings revealing Sumi in a bikini wrapped in a bow
    Johnny: Not now Sumi, I've got mommy issues.