Characters / Sam & Cat

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     Main characters 

Sam Puckett

Portrayed by: Jennette McCurdy

A character originating from iCarly, who was part of the main cast. At the end of iCarly, she is seen leaving Seattle and wound up in Los Angeles. She meets Cat in less then stellar circumstances and becomes her roommate, where they start a babysitting business.
  • Action Girl: Won't hesitate to get into a scrap.
  • Berserk Button: Don't call her "sweet"...unless you're Cat.
    • When Dice got kidnapped, she was SO vulnerable, probably for the first time in her life.
    • Apparently, cutting her pizza into rectangles or any shape besides triangle.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Cat from getting killed in a garbage truck.
  • Big Eater: One time Cat goes through her handphone contacts and gets a shock at how many of them are eating places.
  • Buxom Is Better: Nickelodeon finally gave in to the inevitable and stopped trying to hide Jennette's assets.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: In episode 5 she proudly proclaims that she has no heart.
  • Cute Bruiser: Every bit as much as in her previous show, taking down full grown men easily and ripping parking meters out of the ground when angry.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Even she is horrified at the rival babysitters using children the way they do in "#ToddlerClimbing."
  • Hates Being Touched: Not a fan of Cat's insistent hugging of her, but she manages to tolerate it.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Downplayed, as she herself is careless and there are times Cat is the responsible one.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold
  • Karma Houdini: Returns in full force from iCarly. Fan reaction is just as divided as it was in 2007.
  • Masculine Girl, Feminine Boy: Masculine to Dice's feminine.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Basically for Jade, having the same general personality as her (albeit less palbable) that serves as a contrasting foil to Cat.
  • The Lad-ette
  • The McCoy
  • Token Evil Teammate: Much like she was in iCarly.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Cat's Girly Girl.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Only towards Cat though, as Dice learned.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist
  • Weapon of Choice: If this and iCarly are anything to go by, Sam is fond of using a sock filled with dried butter as an improvised weapon.
  • You Can't Go Home Again: A mild example; She can somehow return to Seattle, but her best friend left, so now she doesn't have iCarly anymore, all of which she dedicated her life to. She also broke up with Freddie, so Sam pretty much has nothing left to do with her life, so she settles in LA with Cat to start a babysitting service and make ends meet.

Cat Valentine

Portrayed by: Ariana Grande
A character originating from Victorious as part of the main cast. Near the end of Victorious, her parents move to help take care of her insane brother, so she ends up moving in with her grandmother. She meets Sam at the time the series starts and when her grandmother chooses to move into a retirement home, she and Sam become room-mates and they start a babysitting business together to help pay for their rent.


Portrayed by: Cameron Ocasio

Another member of the apartment building the duo live in. Dice is a benefactor of sorts who gives the girls random items he comes across for a price, and occasionally helps them in their adventures.

     Recurring Characters 


Portrayed by: Maree Cheatham

Cat's grandmother and former owner of the apartment the two protagonists live in. After a bad incident involving some children, Nona moved to Elderly Acres, an old folks home several blocks from the apartment.

Geau Merr "Goomer"

Portrayed by: Zoran Korach

An MMA fighter Dice became the manager of in "#NewGoat". He's not all there mentally, but is shown to be a competent fighter.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: It's up to the audience to choose whether he's just stupid or has an actual disorder.
  • Berserk Button: Don't insult Dice, and really don't insult Dice's beautiful, beautiful hair.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Not so hidden, since he's outright stated in his first appearance to fight for money, but otherwise fits the trope.
    • It is however implied that he's not a good fighter, as his previous manager before Dice gave him up for a pretty low price.
      • Actually he was given up for being too stupid; Goomer actually says it too.
      • He was also capable of taking down a group of street thugs who were stealing his mother's purse.
  • The Ditz: The guy makes Cat look like Stephen Fry.
  • Dumb Muscle: He may very well be mentally handicapped.
  • Genre Savvy: Of all people, Goomer recognized that Gwen and Ruby were the ones who stole Cat's bibble just to turn her against Sam. It's even more amazing, yet made stranger by the fact that Goomer never even met Gwen and Ruby, and had knowledge of the events of "#TheBritBrats," which he clearly wasn't a part of.
    • In "#BlueDogSoda, he was smart enough to realize that in order to sell bootleg soda, the heroes would have to keep up with the supply and demand as well as letting the public know about their soda while making sure the law enforcement doesn't. Sam and Cat were understandably shocked by what he said.
  • Happily Adopted: By an African American Woman.
  • His Name Really Is "Barkeep": Up until "#MommaGoomer," it seemed like Goomer was a nickname. Turns out his last name is Merr, and his first name is Geau (his father was French).

     Minor Characters 


Portrayed by: Christina Hogue

The mother of the children Sam and Cat look after in the pilot.
  • Idle Rich: Implied, since she casually hands Sam a hundred and fifty dollars and is pretty laid-back.
  • Older Than She Looks: This is likely the case.

Chloe and Max

Portrayed by: Griffin Kane and Emily Skinner



Portrayed by: River Alexander

A kid in a cape who pretends to be the son of the apartment building's owner. In truth, his father is a salesman of wide shoes for wide women.
  • Butt-Monkey: See Rule of Three concerning his capes.
  • Dragon-in-Chief:Averted. He goes around pretending his father owns the apartment, and acting like this trope, but his father is really a shoe salesman.
  • Expy: Of Nevel
  • Jerkass
  • Rule of Three: Dilben enters Sam and Cat's apartment three times. Three times does Sam take his cape from him and change his trousers and shirt around on his body.


Portrayed by: Jake Brennan

A kid whose mother uses him to win texting competitions for her own bennifet. He soon decides to take a dive so that his mother looses.

John Zakappa

Portrayed by: Devan Long

Otherwise known as the Skull Crusher. Another wrestler who rivals Gommer in GoomerSitting. He was also the one who stole Sam's motorcycle in MotorcycleMystery


Portrayed by: Kel Mitchell

A famous rapper who was mean to Cat. When Sam goes to confront him, PeezyB realizes she has the "Swaggy Spunk", and hires her to be his new assistant.

    Returning Schneiderverse characters 


Portrayed by: Jennette McCurdy

Sam's twin sister from iCarly. She is Sam's polar opposite. In Twinfection, she returns to help Sam prank Cat as Sam's "evil twin".

Erwin Sikowicz

Portrayed by: Eric Lange

  • Genre Savvy: Zigzagged - he has Sam pegged from the moment they meet, but still falls for their ploy anyway.
  • Large Ham: "BACKWARDS!... Acting!"

Stacey Dilsen

Portrayed by: Abbey Wilde

Jade West

Portrayed by: Liz Gillies

Freddie Benson

Portrayed by: Nathan Kress

Robbie Shapiro

Portrayed by: Matt Bennett

Orenthal "Gibby" Gibson

Portrayed by: Noah Munck

Nora Derschlit

Portrayed by: Danielle Morrow

  • Ax-Crazy
  • The Dreaded: Sam is afraid of her. Heck, when she came back into the picture, Sam felt so vulnerable, probably for the first time in her life.
  • Homage: Shown working out Sarah Connor-style in prison. Then turns into Buffalo Bill.
  • Motive Decay: Previously, she was only a villain because she had no friends, and wanted to fill the void, but in her own dark, twisted way. Now, she's more focused on hurting Sam and her friends and seeks to make Sam scarred for life.
  • Not Worth Killing: More like not worth taking revenge on in Gibby's case, even though he foiled her previously. Instead, she forces Gibby to give her Sam's new address and to spread the message of her return.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Does this to Dice.

Nevel Papperman

Portrayed by: Reed Alexander

Coco Wexler:

Portrayed by: Jessica Chaffin

  • Big Eater: A large can of ravioli, which she presumably finished before boarding that plane.
  • The Cameo
  • Crazy-Prepared: Hauls an electric can opener and a car battery just for above can.
  • Humiliation Conga: Not only did her husband leave her for her mother, she's boarding that plane to go to their wedding!
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: The fact that she made it on board before the lockdown.