Characters: Rocko's Modern Life

Rocko Rama

Voiced by: Carlos Alazraqui

Heffer Wolffe

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

  • Ambiguously Gay: As displayed in a deleted scene from Road Rash.
  • Babies Ever After: In yet another case of Getting Crap Past the Radar, Heffer seems to have fathered one of Filburt's kids.
  • Big Eater
  • Big Fun
  • The Big Guy
  • Cloudcuckoolander
  • The Ditz
  • Dysfunctional Family: His adoptive family is...interesting (George is kind of a jerk, Virginia is a Stepford Smiler, Cindy is the typical melodramatic teenage daughter, Peter is a high school dropout who may or may not be a homosexual, and Grandpa Wolfe is prejudiced against wallabies and beavers), to say the least. His biological family isn't as bad, but it's implied that Heffer's biological father didn't want him, his real mom was killed and made into a car seat in Illinois, and his stepmom is a sweet cow who's married to a Jerk Ass.
  • Extreme Omnivore
  • Fat Best Friend: Type A (confident and brash) , with some elements of Type C (airheaded)
  • Fat Idiot
  • Fountain of Memes
  • Happily Adopted: As stated above, he's a steer that was adopted into a wolf family.
  • Heroic BSOD: Happens to just about every character in the series, but Heffer suffers it especially bad when his dad bans him from going to anymore Weasel Scout functions. He gets better, though.
    • Also when he learned he was adopted.
  • Hidden Depths: He's actually skilled at Roller Skating in "Wallaby on Wheels".
    • In spite of being such a slacker, he holds down several jobs throughout the series (paperboy, mailman, Christmas tree salesman, security guardnote , server in the Chameleon Bros.' coffee shop).
  • I Am Not Weasel: He doesn't like it when people call him a "cow".
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Keet
  • Man Child: He's a complete moron who still lives with his (adoptive) parents.
  • The McCoy
  • The Millstone: Many of Rocko's problems are kick-started by something Heffer does, and even when he tries to help, he sometimes ends up screwing things up even worse.
  • Raised by Wolves: Literally. The family did intend to eat him (his father even referred to him as "Steak" and passed off marking off the cuts of beef on his body as a "birthmark"), but they grew to love him.
  • The Slacker
  • Straw Loser

Filburt Shellbachner

Voiced by: Doug Lawrence, Tom Kenny (singing voice)

Ed Bighead

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

  • Break the Cutie: "Old Fogey Froggy" showed he was actually a happy go-getter, but the same job and routine for 30 years sapped his will to live.
  • Butt Monkey
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin'
  • Catchphrase: "I hate my life"
  • Cranky Neighbor
  • Demoted to Extra: In-universe. When we first see him in Conglomo, he has enough clout to hire and fire Rocko. Later on, he's reporting directly to Mr. Dupette, who is now his boss. And even later on, in "Teed Off", he's described as the guy who "checks the bottlecaps on all of the bottles," being bossed around by one of the generic lizard workers!
  • Foil: To Rocko.
  • Grumpy Bear
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Henpecked Husband
  • I Have No Son: At first.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: As seen in a Flashback from when he and Bev were first married some 30 years back.
  • Jerkass
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His reconciliation with his son Ralph earns him this, but only towards his son. Otherwise, he's a...
    • Jerk with a Heart of Jerk: For example, think he was being generous when he offered Rocko a job? Two seconds later, he blows that sky high when it's revealed he only did so because the job was 'Test Subject' and it would have involved Rocko being mutilated or even killed.
  • Unknown Rival: Rocko and friends are aware of what a jerk Ed can be, but they have no idea that Ed hates them so much that he has an entire team of scientists dedicated to disposing of them.

Bev Bighead

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

Dr. Paula Hutchison

Voiced by: Linda Wallem

Gladys The Hippo Lady

Voiced by: Charlie Adler

Really Really Big Man

Voiced by: Tom Kenny

Melba Toast


Wild Pig