Characters: The Ren & Stimpy Show

Main Characters

Ren Hoek

Not Ren's natural state, but fitting nonetheless.
Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2), Billy West (seasons 3-5), and Kricfalusi again in Adult Party Cartoon

"They think Im crazy. But I know better. It is not I who am crazy - it is I who am MAD!"

An asthmatic Chihuahua prone to psychotic breakdowns and acts of violence. Whatever he does, expect for it to be somehow materially motivated.

Stimpson J. Cat

Voiced by: Billy West (original series), Eric Bauza (Adult Party Cartoon)

"I'm hiding in the an idiot."

Steeimpy is an overweight manx cat with little brains (not as extremely little as, say, Ralph Wiggum) and a big heart. Despite having to deal with Ren's insanity and violence, he manages to put up with everything.

Other Recurring Characters

Mr. Horse

Voiced by: John Kricfalusi (seasons 1-2), Billy West (seasons 3-5), and Kricfalusi again in Adult Party Cartoon

"No, sir. I don't like it."

Mr. Horse is perhaps the Only Sane Man. But he might be the Ax-Crazy one, too. He was a doctor, a psychologist, a psychically unbalanced creep, a war hero, a spokesman for the United Nations, an airplane pilot and many, many more. Who knows what he really is?

George Liquor, American

George Liquor: American!
Voiced by: Michael Pataki

"It's discipline that begets love!"

George Liquor is an American so conservative, he thinks Republicans are communists. However, that part of his character was expanded in his own cartoon, The Goddamn George Liquor Program - in The Ren & Stimpy Show, he's portrayed as a man with a strong faith in rules and discipline. He's only made 2 appearances on the show, due to the Nickelodeon execs' absolute condemnation for the character.

  • Ax-Crazy
  • Bowdlerize: His last name "Liquor" was censored with a Record Needle Scratch Sound Effect Bleep in original Nickelodeon airings of the show due to the alcohol reference (according to Word of God, Nick also interpreted the name as a play on "lick her").
  • Catch Phrase: "What's this crap?!" and "HELLO! I'M GEORGE LIQUOR! AMERICAN!"
    • "A smart-mouth, huh? A smart-mouth!!"
  • Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: He made only two appearances in the show (one of which was banned for a long duration of time), Nickelodeon allegedly hated the character and were willing to let Kricfalusi take the rights to Liquor with him following his departure. A third Liquor appearance was planned for Adult Party Cartoon but only made it to storyboard stages by the time of its cancellation.
  • Comedic Sociopath
  • Jerkass: Probably unintentionally.
    • He scares Ren at times.
  • Good Is Not Nice: George firmly believes in discipline and rules, but takes them to an overzealous extreme.
  • Large Ham
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In "Man's Best Friend".
  • Stepford Smiler: Even when Ren was beating him up.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: A strange example of a fictional character being one in real life. The episode with him getting brutally beaten up by Ren was one of the reasons for John Kricfalusi's firing.

Victor and Victor's dad

Powdered Toastman

Voiced by: Gary Owens

Muddy Mudskipper

Voiced by [[Harris Peet]]

Mr. Pipe

Mrs. Pipe

The Fire Chief

It's That Man Again

Voiced by: Billy West

A smarmy, overly-enthusiastic travelling salesman who occasionally crosses paths with Ren and Stimpy. He also serves as the announcer for the Captain Hoek cartoons.

Abner Dimwitt and Ewalt Nitwitt


Wilbur Cobb

A former cartoon producer, first introduced in the episode "Stimpy's Cartoon", to whom the years have not been kind. He showed up in a few other shorts as a stock "rambling, crazy old man" character.

The Shaven Yak

Mrs. Buttloaves

Stinky Wizzleteats

Old Man Hunger

Haggis McHaggis

Voiced by: Alan Young

Svn Hek

Voiced by: Billy West

One-Shot Characters

Reverend Jack Cheese

Voiced by [[Frank Gorshin]]

A meat-worshipping reverend. Only appears in the episode "Reverend Jack".

Jerry The Bellybutton Elf

Voiced by Gilbert Gottfried



Voiced by: Bill Mumy

The Ghost

A small green ghost that spends his entire appearance trying to scare Ren and Stimpy and failing miserably. Only appears in the episode "Haunted House".

Ralph Bakshi

Yes, THAT Ralph Bakshi. He appears solely in Fire Dogs II, with Ren and Stimpy hanging out with him.