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Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks

    Lalu 
Portrayed by:
JANICE KARMAN

A friend of Dave’s who agreed to watch over the six toddler Chipmunks and Chipettes on short notice while he’s away, Lalu lives in a cottage along with P.C. and Gilda.


  • Friend to All Children: Tells Dave she loves having them over and plays along with their games.
  • Nice Girl: Keeps her cool when she finds Gilda has wrapped almost everything with caution tape or even when Theodore accidentally floods the bathroom floor when he clogged the toilet.
  • Only One Name
  • Rapunzel Hair
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    Gilda 
One of the residents living with Lalu, Gilda is a cockatoo who’s very much against the idea of having the Chipmunks and Chipettes around.

    P.C. 
Voiced by:

The other resident living with Lalu, P.C. is a tropical frog.


Then later . . .
P.C. My mama used to say . . . uh what was it? Oh yeah! She’s like ‘yo little dude, all children make mistakes.’ She outta know, she had like twenty thousand of us.
Gilda: Twenty thousand? I thought it was twelve thousand!
P.C. Well, I know it had a two in it.

    Sam and Lou 
Couple of talking rodents who break the fourth wall by talking to the audience about the feelings the characters are experiencing.

Lou

A fat, short talking gopher, Lou does the most of going into a character’s mind.


Sam

A tall talking squirrel.


  • Fat and Skinny: Skinny to Lou’s fat.
  • Insane Troll Logic: While he and Lou are inside Theodore’s mind who’s experiencing both sadness and anger, there are two doors marked ‘MAD’ and ‘SAD’:
    Sam: I’ll take sad.
    Lou: Hey now just a second, I don’t want ‘mad.’ I got ‘mad’ the last time!
    Sam: Well, that makes you the expert! Have fun!
  • Ring Around the Collar

    Lalu’s Toilet 
Voiced by:

As the name may suggest, Lalu’s toilet is somehow brought to life after Theodore accidentally fills it with random objects, thus flooding it and Lalu cleans up the mess.


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Alvin and the Chipmunks

First movie

    Ian Hawke 
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Portrayed by:
DAVID CROSSAlvin and the Chipmunks 2007 movie, The Squeakqual & Chipwrecked

The founder and former chairman of JETT Records, Ian Hawke attended college with his ex-roommate Dave and Claire Wilson. When Dave first entered the headquarters, Ian wanted to be his boss since he was no longer Dave's college roommate; instead, he became his "best friend."


  • Bald of Evil:
  • Big Bad: The closest thing that the first two films have to one.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Roommates with Dave in college and probably knew Claire Wilson who also went to the same college.
  • Greed
  • Heel–Face Turn: In Chipwrecked, though still kind of a dick, but he does help Dave, the Chipmunks, the Chipettes and Zoe get off the island.
    • And thanks to Zoe, in the end Ian finally gets his fame and wealth back because this time, he used the right method to deserve it.
  • Jerkass: Comes off as nothing short of a greedy businessman who is guilty of exploiting animal talent.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In The Squeakquel, calls the principal out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote.
  • Manipulative Bastard: How he was able to keep the Chipmunks, and then the Chipettes, under his thumb in the first and second movie respectively.
  • Meaningful Name: Hawks are natural enemies of chipmunks.
  • Put on a Bus: He doesn't return for the fourth movie. Though David Cross said he wasn't interested in reprising his role.note 
  • Villain Ball: Ian's plan in The Squeakquel worked fine until he threatened the Chipettes just because they all wanted equal partnership in the performance.explaination 
  • Villainy-Free Villain: While most of his tactics are underhanded, none of them are actually illegal.

    Claire Wilson 
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Portrayed by:
CAMERON RICHARDSON

Dave’s off-and-on girlfriend who lives across the street from him, Claire has recently enjoyed her success in photography for magazines and shown to have broken up with Dave (who’s still in love with Claire and is constantly trying to rekindle their relationship) due to his inability to take their relationship seriously.


The Squeakquel

    Tobin ‘Toby’ Seville 
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Dave’s immature, lazy cousin who loves to play video games, Toby is a slacker who becomes the Chipmunks’ guardian after he accidentally sends his grandmother to the hospital. It’s also revealed he knows Julie and still has a crush on her since high school.


  • Adorkable: Around Julie.
  • Basement-Dweller: He refuses to seek employment, does nothing but play video games, eat and sleep all day and expects his Aunt Jackie (and probably his parents off-screen) to keep supporting him.
  • Big Good: Literally. He's the primary human ally for the Chipmunks in the second movie.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Everyone Went to School Together: Toby and Julie went to West Eastman.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl/One Head Taller: Is 6'3¼" to Julie’s 5'4¼"
  • Lazy Bum: Does nothing but play video games, eat and sleep all day. He's so lazy even his cat hated him for that and ran away.
  • Manchild: Toby is the "Alvin" of the (human) Seville family.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!:
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Is only called “Toby.”
  • Parental Substitute: Becomes this after the original guardian sent to watch the Chipmunks while Dave’s recovering in a Paris hospital rolled down two flights of stairs, but got to the ground level safely, only to be hit by an airport luggage trolley.
  • The Pig-Pen: Not very tidy and doesn’t seem to throw his food away as Simon finds a half-eaten pizza hidden under the sofa’s cushion while going through the mess.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Implied they get together at the end.

    Dr. Rubin 
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West Eastman High School’s principal, Dr. Rubin happens to be an ecstatic Chipmunks fan who persuades them to perform in a music competition to save the school’s music department.


  • I'm Your Biggest Fan: She even shows a tattoo of the Chipmunks on her bicep that she got at their concert in Denver on her birthday.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Played with. After hearing the Chipettes sing, Rubin is pressured into allowing a sing-off between the Chipettes and Chipmunks when Ian calls her out for being biased in favor of the Chipmunks and not allowing a democratic vote from the student body.
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    Julie Ortega 
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Portrayed by:
ANJELAH JOHNSON

The teacher of the Chipmunks at West Eastman High School, Julie Ortega was the crush of Toby Seville during high school and it’s implied she may have a crush on him as well..


    Ryan Edwards 
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Portrayed by:
KEVIN G. SCHMIDT

A jock who picks on the Chipmunks, Ryan Edwards is the quarterback on the football team and he becomes jealous when the Chipmunks steal the attention from the girls.


  • The Bully
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Gets pissed when the Chipmunks get all the attention from the girls.
  • Jerk Jock
  • Laser-Guided Karma: In the end credits, Ryan and his jocks get their well-deserved punishment for their mistreatment of the Chipmunks (and making Alvin miss the sing-off) by having to scrape chewed gum off the bottom of the bleachers.
  • Sore Loser

    Xander 
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Portrayed by:
CHRIS WARREN JR.

Another jock who plays football.


    Becca Kingston 
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    Jeremy Smith 
Portrayed by:
BRANDO EASON

    Aunt “Popcorn” Jackie Seville 
Portrayed by:
KATHRYN JOOSTEN

Dave’s (possible) paternal aunt as well as Toby’s grandmother, Jackie was originally supposed to watch the Chipmunks while Dave was at the hospital, that is until Toby accidentally knocks Jackie's wheelchair down some stairs while getting the boys' luggage, and an airport luggage trolley crashes into her thus making Jackie incapacitated.


  • Parental Substitute: Was the original one for Dave.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Really, get less than five minutes of screen time. It's also likely she died off-screen in the hospital she was taken to since she never came back.

    Digger 
Voiced by:

Apparently the Chipmunks’ cousin, Digger makes an appearance during the climatic chase.


  • The Cameo
  • Deus ex Machina: Pops out of a manhole that forces Ian’s limo off the street, crashing into a light pole while chasing down Alvin and the Chipettes on the toy motorbike.
  • Mascot: For NASCAR for those who don’t know.
  • One-Way Visor: True to how he appears from NASCAR.
  • Remember the New Guy?: Both Alvin and Digger seem to know one another.

Chipwrecked

     Zoe 
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A delusional young woman who claims to been on the island anywhere from eight or nine years. It was believed Zoe crash-landed on the island until it’s revealed Zoe intentionally came to the island looking for treasure.


  • Ax-Crazy: Crazy enough to kidnap Jeanette and force her to get all the treasure since she is small enough to reach it while a volcano is erupting! Not to mention after Jeanette escapes, she tries to murder Dave when he’s hanging on to the broken log bridge for dear life.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: She sure looks clean and neat for someone stranded on an island for nearly a decade.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Though it probably was an act.
  • Companion Sport Balls: Five of ‘em =
    1. “Rawling” the baseball
    2. “Spalding” the basketball
    3. “Callaway” the golf ball
    4. “Dunlop” the tennis ball
    5. “Nerf” the football
  • Determinator: Determined enough to get her hands on the treasure she’s been searching for on the island she’s willing to knock out Simon/Simone and kidnap Jeanette to force her to get the treasure while there’s an erupting volcano going on.
  • Easily Forgiven: Jeanette forgives Zoe for kidnapping her after the woman sincerely apologizes, followed by the bespectacled Chipette giving her a valuable gold tiara Simon/Simone gave her, feeling Zoe deserves it more.
    And no doubt she was forgiven for almost killing Dave considering she doesn’t get charged with attempted murder.
  • Evil Laugh
  • Only One Name
  • Revenge: After Dave and Alvin (as well as Simon) rescue Jeanette, thus stopping Zoe from both harming her as well as getting the treasure, Zoe sees an opportunity to get revenge on Dave who’s hanging on to the broken log bridge for making her lose the treasure by killing him. Luckily, Ian comes to his rescue, persuading Zoe to do the right thing and help Dave up.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?

     Simone 
Voiced by:
Singing:
STEVE VINING

Simone is Simon’s alter-ego, who came to be when Simon is bitten by a spider carrying a neuro-toxin. Being more adventurous and reckless as well as eager to take more risks despite the consequences and dangers, Simone is a more confident version of Simon, more open about his relationship with Jeanette. The ‘Simone’ persona then disappears when he is hit on the head by a golf ball Zoe threw at him, rendering him unconscious and waking up as Simon again.


The Road Chip

     Airport Marshall James Suggs 
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  • Ax-Crazy: Takes his job as an air marshall and officer extremely seriously and holds a powerful grudge against the Chipmunks for their music being the theme song of his heartbreak (his girlfriend dumped him while it was playing) and eventually reveals plans to have them stuffed as a gift for his ex so she'll take him back and even channels The Shining with "here's Suggsy!"
  • Butt-Monkey: Over the course of the film he gets pooped on, hit in the groin, hit in the face with a trombone, gets two tattoos while wasted, and trapped in an elevator for several hours.
  • Freudian Excuse: His girlfriend dumps him over his fandom for the Chipmunks, which is part of why he hates them.
  • Jerkass: Very much so. He's rude to nearly everyone he comes across. In fact, he's even worse than Ian!

     Samantha 
Portrayed by:
KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY

     Miles 
Portrayed by:
JOSH GREEN
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left him when he was five.
  • Freudian Excuse: His dad left him which is why he behaves selfishly.
  • Ship Tease: With Ashley Grey, as she is seen asking him to come to a future party in LA.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Crosses a street with headphones on, which nearly gets him killed

     Ashley Grey 
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  • Ship Tease: With Miles, as she is seen asking him to come to a future party in LA.

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