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    Clyde Crashcup 
Voiced by:
SHEPHARD MENKEN – The Alvin Show & The Chipmunks episode “Back to Our Future”
CHARLES BERENDT – A Chipmunk Christmas

Clyde Crashcup is a scientist, though he’s primarily an inventor rather than a researcher, whose experiments invariable fail. He typically would invent something by taking a pencil out of his lab coat's pocket and drawing a picture in midair of his conception: the picture would then become the actual object.


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    Leonardo 
Whispering by:

Clyde Crashcup’s short assistant, Leonardo doesn’t speak, only whispering into Clyde’s ear, informing him of his ideas. Leonardo frequently invents or perfects an invention whereas Clyde takes the credit from him, not to mention he’s usually emotionally displeased when Clyde insults his intelligence.


    Stanley the Eagle 

As his name may suggest, Stanley’s an eagle who befriends the Chipmunks.


    Daisy Bell(e) 
Voiced By:

Daisy Bell(e) is a girl who pesters the Chipmunks at times or tries to be friends with them. Appears in “Three Blind Mice,” “Sir Alvin” and “Bicycle Built for Two.”


  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • Disappeared Dad: Her mother’s seen onscreen toward the end of “Three Blind Mice” and is heard off screen in “Sir Alvin” but her father is never mentioned.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Rides away upset from Theodore when she tries flirting with him, but the green-clad Chipmunk only notices her new bike. Upon receiving the same response with Simon, Daisy promptly destroys his erector set he was finishing up with her bike. Daisy then gets into an argument with Alvin when he comments on her bike instead of her.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Is it “Bell” as in the last name or “Belle” as in a second name, the world may never know.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail

    Sam Valiant 
Voiced by:
(possibly) ROSTOM “ROSS” BAGDASARIAN (SR.) if not DON MESSICK

A fast talking short man in a tan trench coat, with only his nose visible in which he relies his decisions on by what smells and, combined with his carelessness, causes destruction. Sam Valiant’s quick to place blame on or con the person closest to them. Appears in “Sam Valiant, Private Nose,” “Sam Valiant: Real Estate” and “Dude Ranch.”


    Mrs. Frumpington 
Voiced by:
LEE PATRICK
Singing:
JUNE FORAY – “Squares”

A very annoying neighbor woman who’s the head of a group called ‘The Ladies of the Square.’ who detests the Chipmunks’ music, Mrs. Frumpington can be seen as representing the ‘proper’ ladies and acceptable societal behavior. Appears in “Squares” and “Good Manners.”


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    JP Lester 
JP Lester is a ghost who’s sent to haunt Chesley Estate in hopes to win the Ghost of the Year award for the umpteenth time. Appears in “Haunted House.”
  • Butt-Monkey: Though not intentionally considering Dave and the Chipmunks don’t notice him until the very end.
  • A Day in the Limelight: His onetime episode appearance focuses a little more on his exploits of trying to scare Dave and the Chipmunks from Chesley Estate.
  • Evil Laugh: Does this before failing to scare Alvin.
  • The Noseless: Well, he is a literal bed sheet ghost
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Being an actual bedsheet ghost not only qualifies but he's solid enough that Dave's able to pick him up and hold him, not to mention being able to fit into tight places like in a can..
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: We do never learn what the ‘J’ and ‘P’ stand for . . .
  • Third-Person Person: Refers to himself by "J. P.," sometimes adding "Lester."

    Chuck Wagon 

A southern boy with a distinct southern accent, Chuck Wagon is Dave’s second cousin, twice removed on his father's side. Lacking self-confidence because everybody tells him he’s not good at anything, Chuck comes for a visit in hopes to find something he is good at and the Chipmunks help him. Appears in “Hillbilly Son.”


  • Apologizes a Lot: Each time he fails a task given by the Chipmunks, even when he thinks his signing (which he is good at but can’t see it) is obtrusive.
  • Book Dumb: Took a VERY long time just to read from a basic readers book that’s basically a brand x version of Dick and Jane.
  • Clothing Damage: Though at the hem of his shirt and pants.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Trying to find something he is good at but fails to see he can sing country tunes to which he considers nothing special.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: To go with his ‘hillbilly’ look.
  • The Eeyore: Poor guy lacks self-confidence because everyone (minus Dave and the Chipmunks) telling him he can’t do anything.
  • Genre Blindness / I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Thinks his country music and singing is nothing special, quite the contrary actually.
  • Nice Hat: His coonskin cap definitely counts.
  • Punny Name: A chuckwagon or chuck wagon is a type of wagon historically used to carry food and cooking equipment on the prairies of the United States and Canada.

Alvin and the Chipmunks/The Chipmunks

    Miss Beatrice Miller 
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The Seville’s’ myopic, elderly next door neighbor as well as the Chipmunks’ babysitter, Miss Miller is the Chipettes’ guardian, introduced in the first episode of the fourth season.


  • Apron Matron: Because of her age, she has difficulty transitioning into a mother figure for the girls as she initially treats them as babies. Though she at first believes she isn't the best person to take care of The Chipettes, she grows to love and appreciate their company.
  • The Cameo/The Faceless: Is only heard screaming “DAAAAAVVVVIIIIIID!!!” on the phone in Meet the Wolfman because Alvin scared the Chipettes to death and they ran all the way to their house in panic.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Sometimes has strong traces of this, especially in A Chipmunk Adventure. In the episode "Goin’ Down to Dixie" not only she forget the girls on the sidewalk to drive to the airport, but she also forgot to buy tickets. Though this trait considerably toned down in later seasons as she becomes established as the parental figure for the Chipettes.
  • Demoted to Extra: She appear only in one episode in ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks (because the Chipettes live in their home on the tree).
  • Drives Like Crazy: Miss Miller is shown to be dangerous in a car and the boys are usually terrified by her driving. She is seen in multiple episodes speeding, swerving across the road, and hitting objects such as fire hydrants and light poles. Her flying isn't much better.
  • The Gambling Addict: In one episode, though she gets better.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: Few flashback show that was a beauty girl in the past.
  • The Klutz: She makes Jeanette look well-coordinated and graceful.
  • Not So Different: Somewhat for the Chipettes. In "Just One of the Girls" despite their deal to focus solely of their vacation and not show-business, Miss Miller (with her old group) and The Chipettes decide to put that agreement aside, without telling the other, to chase a chance in an audition.
  • Role Reprisal: Goodman reprised her role of Miss Miller in Meet Frankenstein as well as Meet the Wolfman nine years after the 80s/90s series.
  • Spanner in the Works: It's thanks to her running the Vorstein's car off the road (while on the way to pick up Dave from the airport) in Chipmunk Adventure that Klaus and Claudia are finally apprehended at the end.
  • Team Mom

     Vinny 
Voiced by:
JUNE FORAY – First appearance
JANICE KARMAN – Second appearance

A kind, good natured anthropomorphic chipmunk, Vinny is Alvin, Simon and Theodore’s biological mother who left her babies with Dave Seville because he was nice to the forest animals, because she realized that her boys wouldn't survive the journey if she brought them with her when all the animals in the forest were forced to abandon their homes due to a horrible winter storm. When spring came, Vinny finally returned to get them but she saw how happy they were with Dave, and thought they would be better off with him. Appears in “A Chipmunk Reunion” and “Vinny’s Visit.”


  • Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: As single mother, she reveals to her sons note  that she left them on Dave's doorstep because she genuinely couldn't support all four of them in a particularly snowy and cold winter. At one point, she did try to get them but after seeing how happy they were with Dave, she decides to leave them to their "new life".
  • Fish out of Water: When she comes to visit the boys in the city where to brought her animal friends with her, much to Dave's chagrin, and causes trouble in the process like buying a lot of stuff.
  • Granola Girl: A mild example.
  • In the Hood: In her first appearance (when she first leaves her boys on Dave's doorstep in the flashback), she wears a hood which hides her face and doesn't speak.
  • Missing Mom: For the Chipmunks.
  • Only One Name
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Her favorite soup is acorn soup.
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    Grandma & Grandpa Seville 
Dave’s parents as well as the Chipmunks’ adopted paternal grandparents. Both appear in “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?” and “Back to Dave’s Future.”

Both

In their first two appearances, they were farmers living in fictional South Spoon Ranch. Though in their last, they lived just a couple blocks from Dave’s school whereas Grandpa Seville is an accountant and Grandma Seville is possibly a typical housewife.


  • The Cameo: Both appear in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol.”
  • Cloudcuckoolander: In their first appearances.
  • Hey, You!: They are even referred to as ‘grandpa’ and ‘grandma’ by each other!
  • Nice Guy/Nice Girl Or at least subverted for Grandpa Seville in his last appearance.
  • No Name Given
  • Series Continuity Error: Farmers in their first two appearances, but Grandpa’s became an accountant and Grandma’s possibly a housewife in their last.

Grandma Seville

She appears as the typical grandmotherly figure with her hair in a bun in “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” and “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?,” not to mention being about a head shorter than her husband. Though, in “Back to Dave’s Future,” she appears taller, hair in a fifties fashion and her face is longer. Then in her cameo in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol,” she’s back to her granny classic look but pudgier.

Grandpa Seville

Voiced by:
ALAN YOUNG – first and second appearance
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.) – third appearance

In “Grandma and Grandpa Seville,” and “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em down on the Farm?,” Grandpa Seville is a tall, lanky man with a full head of hair brushed to one side as well as a bent posture and wears a pair of blue-jean dungarees over his top. In his last appearance “Back to Dave’s Future,” however, he appeared to have gain a lot of weight in his belly, seems to be losing his hair considering there’s little left on top his head and wears a business suit. Though when he appears in “Merry Christmas, Mr. Carrol,” he’s back to being to how he appears in his first two appearances.


  • Follow in My Footsteps: Wanted Dave to be an accountant in his last appearance.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: His first two appearances is essentially an animated Alan Young though with a bent posture.
  • Nice Hat: Again, in his first two appearances.

    “Uncle” Harry 
Voiced by:
ROSS BAGDASARIAN (JR.)

Harry’s a charlatan anthropomorphic scruffy chipmunk who claims to be the Chipmunks’ long lost uncle in hopes to pay off a debt by convincing the boys to work with him to raise money so that they can visit their mother. Overall, Harry uses similar schemes throughout the series to try and get the Chipmunks (as well as Chipettes) to work for him so he can steal their earnings but always seems to backfire. Appears in “Uncle Harry,” “Lights, Camera, Alvin,” “Santa Harry” and “A Little Worm in the Big Apple.”


  • The Antagonist: The main one for the Chipmunks during the early series.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Is doomed to fail in his schemes when he crosses the Chipmunks, although he successfully scammed the Chipettes . . . but that doesn’t mean the Chipmunks aren’t gonna do anything about it.
  • Con Man: In every episode with him, he uses schemes to try and get The Chipmunks and The Chipettes to work for him so that he can steal their earnings; however, he never succeeds in actually stealing from either group in any of these episodes
  • Evil Uncle: Subverted. He initially just claim to be the Chipmunks’ long lost uncle, but is a lie for his scheme. Howewer, it is called always "Uncle" Harry despite no parental link.
  • Only One Name: His surname is unknow.

    Marsha 
Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN

Marsha was a young woman who Dave felt he had a strong connection with while dating her. She is also a single mother of three boys named Maxwell, Chucky and Eddy. Appears in “Dave’s Getting Married.”


  • The Ace: Solves the Chipmunks’ problems quite easily, (Alvin hitting the bulls eye with his baseball, Simon with some mathematical if not scientific equation and Theodore with cooking), which gains the Chipmunks liking her.
  • Birds of a Feather: Feels a strong connection with Dave but the only thing holding them back is their boys constant bickering against each other.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: Though her skin is not too dark but still qualifies.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Marsha was based off Janice Karman.
  • The Ghost: She’s mentioned in “Grounded Chipmunk” but not seen.
  • Nice Girl: Very much so, compared to her boys.
  • Only One Name

    Maxwell, Chucky & Eddy 
Marsha’s boys:
Light brown hair and brown eyed Maxwell is the tallest of the three, who wears glasses and seems a smidge thinner than Chucky.
Chucky’s the second tallest with blue eyes and flamboyant orange hair and little more physical build than his tallest brother.
Then there’s the obese Eddy who has a visible double chin, the brown eyes to go with his brown hair boy is the shortest of the brothers.

    Olivia 
An orphan girl living at Miss Grudge’s Orphanage in Australia owned by Miss Grudge, Olivia took care of the Chipettes when they were just infants. While the four became close as sisters, Olivia kept them hidden from the rest of the orphans in fear they'd use her friends' musical talent for their own benefits. Unfortunately, on the day Olivia’s fortunate enough to be adopted, Miss Grudge discovers the Chipettes’ singing talent. Grudge has them kidnapped and locked in a ventilation shaft so Olivia won’t be able to take them with her, intending to make money off them. Though the Chipettes do escape, it would be years until they are reunited with Olivia. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”

    Miss Grudge 
Voiced by:
(possibly) JUNE FORAY

A very unpleasant woman who runs the “Miss Grudge’s Orphanage” in Australia where Olivia and the Chipettes lived, Miss Grudge sought a way to make money by forcing kids to sing for her. When she finds out the Chipettes can not only talk but sing as well, Miss Grudge promptly kidnaps and locks them away in hopes to use their singing for her own needs. Fortunately, they escaped. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”


    Eva 

Eva’s a selfish, young girl who lived in the same orphanage as Olivia and knows the infant Chipettes can sing and threatens to tell Grudge. Appears in “The Chipette Story.”


  • Blackmail: Threatens to tell Miss Grudge about the Chipettes’ signing ability unless Olivia gives the bracelet given by her mother to Eva. Until the Chipettes decided to steal it back, alerting Grudge to the commotion Eva and the Chipettes caused does the woman learn about the Chipettes. Miss Grudge wouldn’t have learned they could talk if Brittany hadn’t opened her mouth, thus lading to Eva revealing the fact they can sing.
  • Bratty Half-Pint
  • The Bully
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a blue ribbon like a headband.
  • Only One Name

    Uncle “Adventure” Willy 
Voiced by:
THOMAS H. WATKINS

Despite his elderly appearance, Uncle Willy, nicknamed “Uncle Adventure,” is a strong and active man who’s determined to not let anyone tell him how young he can act as a result of his age.


ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks

    Miss Smith 
Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN
She is the teacher for The Chipmunks and The Chipettes (among others).

  • Apathetic Teacher: Miss Smith is an unpleasant person most of the time and Alvin doesn't help. She is sometimes annoyed so badly she allows Alvin to leave detention early, just so she doesn't have to listen to him anymore.
  • Contralto of Danger: She has a somewhat low, raspy voice.
  • Dean Bitterman: She has little to no tolerance for Alvin's shenanigans.
  • Expy: She seems really similar to the principal in the episode "The Brunch Club" from the 80s series.

    Derek Smalls 
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Voiced by:
MICHAEL BAGDASARIAN
One of the students in The Chipmunks' school and a bully.

  • The Bully: Derek is initially portrayed as the school bully, often to the entire Chipmunk trio.
  • Demoted to Extra: His role as such decreases in latter episodes.
  • Jerk Jock
  • Those Two Guys: He is seen hanging around with two other boys in some episodes.

    Bocarter Humphrey 
Voiced by:
MICHAEL BAGDASARIAN
The former Class President who operated under a platform of favoritism and snobbery.

  • Arch-Enemy: To the Chipmunks (especially Alvin) and Chipettes as a whole.
  • Evil Brit: Bocarter comes across as this, with his posh British accent, and often challenging the Chipmunks in some way to show them up (and will even do what he has to to sabotage them in the process).
  • Expy: A Jerkass version of Richie Rich.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Alvin Seville. While both of them are egotistical and self absorbed, Alvin always does the right thing when he goes too far and always there for his family and friends, while Bocarter is a downright narcissistic spoiled brat who cares about no one but himself and is greedy to the core, plus has no friends and likes to do whatever is necessary to get what he wants.
  • Foil: To Derek. He is as mischievous as him, but rather than resorting to brute force, in order to assert his dominance, Bocarter attempts to buy influence, and resorts to unethical practices such as stealing and cheating in order to get his way. However, Bocarter is a whole lot worst as Bocarter is a complete narcissist and cares about no one but himself and his father and brother, while Derek is more of a bully than a criminal and doesn't hate the Chipmunks and Chipettes as much as Bocarter.
  • Named After Somebody Famous: If he's not a weird tribute to Bogie in name, I dunno what it's supposed to mean...
  • Narcissist: Bocarter is a outright egotist and lacks generosity.
  • Rich Bitch: He believes he can do whatever he wants because of his large fortune.

    Kevin 
Voiced by:
JANICE KARMAN
One of the nerd students and friend with both Simon and Alvin.

  • Cannot Spit It Out: In "Secret Admirer".
  • Depending on the Writer: Kevin is either a pretty good friend to everyone, or can be kind of a jerk sometimes.
  • Nerd: A classic example. Nonathletic body, above-average intellect and interested in mathematics and video games.
  • With Friends Like These...: Kevin seems to be the biggest example of this, as it's not uncommon for him to tease any of his friends, such as when Cheesy believes he's got an online girlfriend, or even get them into some kind of trouble, like when he and Cheesy begin prank-calling people in the neighborhood and it comes back to bite them in the butt.

    Officer Dangus 
Voiced by:
MICHAEL BAGDASARIAN
He is one of the police officers for the town.

  • Cloudcuckoolander: He's not always that bright considering his advice for kids to take whatever dangerous risks necessary to be a hero.
  • Cool Shades: Has large large sunglasses.
  • Expy: He seems an awful lot like a modern day Barney Fife.
  • Police are Useless: Officer Dangus is shown to be less than a reasonable authority figure, usually bungling things up even moreso whenever he tries to diffuse certain situations. In "Ride Along," Alvin learns that he's on the verge of being terminated from the force for being such a lousy cop; the fact that he hadn't had any leads in a recent string of bike thefts didn't help his case much either.
  • Unexplained Accent: Officer Dangus has a very pronounced southern drawl for seemingly no reason.

    Principal Meadows 
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Voiced by:
VANESSA BAGDASARIAN
The principal of the school.

  • Foil: To Miss Smith.
  • Precocious Crush: In "Principal Interest", Alvin develops a crush for her.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: In stark contrast to Miss Smith, Principal Meadows is quite a generous and easygoing person by comparison, giving the children a fair bit of leeway before administering punishment.

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