Characters: Liv and Maddie

Main Cast

Liv Rooney, the former star of "Sing It Loud!"

Olivia "Liv" Rooney

Portrayed by Dove Cameron

Liv is the oldest kid of the four in the family, being the older one of the twins. She is a peppy, girly girl. Used to star in Sing It Loud, she is trying to adapt to a normal life.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Get's really close with Fang when she comes to help Liv with a role. They even lick each other's faces.
  • Attention Whore: Downplayed, Liv doesn't mind others having there moments in the spotlight, she just really loves fame and attention.
  • Cool Big Sis: Liv tries her best to do so to Parker in "Sleep-A-Rooney" but has trouble being one (due to her being away from him since he was 6) and later succeeds.
  • Cool Kid And Loser Friendship: The cool to Maddie's and Joey's loser.
  • Ditzy Genius: Despite being bubbly, perky and fashion-obsessed, Liv is also very smart as revealed in the episode "Brain-A-Rooney".
  • The Fashionista
  • Former Child Star: More like semi-retired, as she's trying to get a role in a movie while living at home. She completely retired her acting career in Season 2 in favor of a singing career.
  • Genki Girl
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • It's All About Me: Sometimes. "Would it make you feel better about your injury if you heard about my horrible day?"
  • She's Got Legs: Maddie too, obviously, but Liv is more prone to showing them off.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Maddie and Diggie.
  • Smarter Than You Look: In "Brain-A-Rooney", Liv shows that she is smarter than people think she is, by helping Joey and Artie win the brain olympics. See Ditzy Genius above.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Maddie.
Maddie Rooney, Captain of the Ridgewood High girls basketball team.

Madison "Maddie" Rooney

Portrayed by Dove Cameron

Maddie is the 2nd kid of the family, being the younger one of the twins. She is an athletic Tomboy that likes to play basketball.

Joey Rooney, the misunderstood ladies man, according to him.

Joseph "Joey" Rooney

Portrayed by Joey Bragg

Being the 3rd child of the family, Joey is a classical nerd. He has various nerdy interests and keeps his grades high. However he is socially awkward and is looked over even by his own family from time to time.

  • Adorkable
  • Big Brother Instinct: Not touched upon to often, but Joey is quite protective of his little brother. He really didn't take it well when he found out that a local jock was just using him to get girls attention.
  • Big Little Brother: Joey is significantly taller than Liv and Maddie despite being younger than them.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Catch Phrase: "What. Is. Happening?"
  • He Cleans Up Nicely: On one occasion when his mother got him a smart suit to wear, his in-universe level of attraction dramatically increased.
  • Hollywood Nerd: It's even acknowledged on occasion he's not that bad looking. In "Repeat-A-Rooney" while helping pretend to be a Jock, Maddie's impressed to discover he's actually got reasonable toned muscles in his arms (which he attributes to having to carry all his fake medals on his role play uniform)
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Pete and Joey, Pete was captain of the Basketball team while in school and hopes his son will on day aspire to sports, while Joey's set against it.
  • Middle Child Syndrome: Joey shows signs of this on occasion, feeling ignored compared to his older and younger siblings. See The Unfavourite.
  • Momma's Boy: Touched upon occasionally. Joey seems reasonably close to his mother. Generally portrayed as positive.
  • Odd Friendship: With Diggie, though it's clear Joey does like Diggie more than he likes him and despite having practically nothing in common, the two do get along incredibly well. Joey especially likes Diggie and even goes as far as Man Hug him on several occasions.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Sensitive Guy to Parker's Manly Man.
  • Smart People Build Robots: Is a member of the schools robotics club.
  • The Unfavourite: Joey sometimes feels this way.

Parker Rooney, plotting something against his big brother, as usual

Parker Rooney

Energetic little bro of the family, Parker is the resident prankster and troublemaker. He avoids chores, break rules and causes chaos.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling:
  • Child Prodigy: He's good in robotics. He's invented other things, but they usually end up backfiring.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: Although not revealed to the audience, his middle name is so bad that it caused his best friend to start laughing at him, and he specifically made sure the audience never heard it.
  • Genius Bruiser: Downplayed. He is shown to be one of the best in his karate class and repeatedly created robots on his own. One episode have him moved up to be in the same Robotic Science class as his brother, Joey.
  • The Prankster
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: Manly Man to Joey's Sensitive Guy.
  • Shorter Means Smarter: Of the cast he is the smallest, and he puts a lot of effort into his inventions, though they always go awry.

Karen Rooney

Portrayed by Kali Rocha

Pete Rooney

Portrayed by Benjamin King

  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Less so than his wife.
  • Big Man on Campus: Was this when he was in high school, and is still very popular with his peers, as shown when he attended a his high school reunion.
  • Happily Married
  • Jock Dad, Nerd Son: Pete and Joey, Pete was captain of the Basketball team while in school and hopes his son will on day aspire to sports, while Joey's set against it.
  • Over Protective Dad: Especially towards Maddie. Diggie is near-terrified of him.
  • Real Men Eat Meat: Well, it *is* the upper Midwest. He has a near passion for barbecuing, and it's implied he doesn't think very much of vegetarians.
    • On one occasion when forced to go on a meat free diet, he resorted to secretly eating massive amounts of take out then burying the bones so his wife wouldn't find out.
  • Sickening Sweethearts: With Karen.

Recurring Characters


Portrayed by Ryan McCartan

Diggie is no classical jock. He has a sense of humor and is down-to-earth lust like everybody else, and he is the perfect match for our Maddie.

"I Heart Joey" — Mrs. Willow Rooney, Mrs. Willow Rooney, Mrs. Willow Rooney...


Portrayed by Jessica Marie Garcia


Portrayed by Cozi Zuehlsdorff

Artie Smalls

Portrayed by Jimmy Bellinger

  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Liv.
  • Always Someone Better: Is sometimes this to Joey.
  • Dangerously Genre Savvy: Easily sees through Liv's attempt to make Joey jealous by having Willow pretend to have fallen for him, and manipulates it so Liv is forced to date him herself to save Willow.
  • Friendly Enemy: To Joey, at times. They even have worked together on occasion.
  • It's All About Me: The source of his and Joey's rivalry, its revealed they were once in a band together, however Artie's ego kept causing him to self promote till Joey broke it up.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Generally comes across as a comical rival to Joey, however on occasion Artie proves he really is quite bright, his display of Dangerously Genre Savvy even caused Liv to dub him an Evil Genius.
  • The Rival: To Joey.
  • Supreme Chef: As revealed in "Cook-A-Rooney" he regularly gives Liv gourmet treats as a sign of affection and is top in his home economics class.
  • Stereotype Flip: While still a nerd, Artie acts much closer to a Gender Inverted Alpha Bitch, constantly mocking and belittling Joey, even complete with his own BoyPosse.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: To Joey. He's also this to Maddie because she didn't pick him in her dodgeball team.