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.
  • 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!"
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Bunny Bravo

Voiced by: Brenda Vaccaro

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

  • Action Mom: She can play this trope whenever necessary.

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.

  • Flat Character: Especially in Season 4, where it seems like the only angle to Suzie anymore is being the cute little girl character, and nothing else.
  • Kid-Appeal Character: Sort of. Despite the series multiple Parental Bonuses and the premise of the show, they still have to make it for kids, so they threw in little Suzy, since kids love other kids showing people who's boss.

Carl Chryniszzswics

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

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

  • Ambiguously Gay: He seems a little too attached to Johnny and even ruins his chances with women a few times, presumably because he wants him to himself.
    • He did fall in love with a girl in "To Helga And Back" with the titular character, and by the end of the episode they're a couple. Could be a case of Depending on the Writer though—eithar that or Bi the Way.
  • Captain Crash: Anytime Carl gets into a car, it will not end well.
  • Catch Phrase: "Johnny, no!" Usually after Johnny does something stupid with one of his experiments or inventions.


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.