The main character of the show. An enthusiastic but naive and egotistical 19-year-old American actor from Cleveland, Ohio, who wins a contest to fly to Japan and is hired to play the hero, Kappa Mikey, on the anime Lily Mu.
Acquired Situational Narcissism - He reinvents his image as "Bad Boy Mikey", so he won't have to face the fate of winding up in a wimpy kiddy show. He's pretty narcissistic to begin with.
Wacky Guy - A rare case where the main protagonist is the wacky guy!
Whatever - Actually, "w'ever". First appears in The Good, The Bad, And The Mikey, where he uses it as a by-product of remodeling his image as a bad boy. It stays, and he uses it so often it becomes his Catchphrase, and the other characters start using it as well.
Beware the Nice Ones / Beware the Silly Ones: Because of his naďveté and child-like personality off-camera he's very easy to upset or anger if you aren't careful, he's gone on a rampage at least once or twice.
"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Lily delivers one at Mikey as soon as the pilot episode... calling back a similar speech he received from a casting director in Cleveland! He appears to have just forgotten about it and flirted with her anyway.
Talking Animal - Though it's very probable that he's a guy in a suit, Guano's costume is VERY expressive.
The Unreveal - Despite confirmation that he is in fact wearing a costume, we never see him without it.
Later episodes give credibility to the possibility the costume isn't exactly a costume at all, or that his body underneath the outfit is exactly the same as the suit, tail and all.
Worthless Foreign Degree - Guano has a Running Gag wherein he always fears getting fired because otherwise he'd have to go back to doing such-and-such random jobs like shampoo commercials, mining, or dancing in a kickline. Granted, Guano seems to be of the same ethnicity as his friends. He did go to film school, however.