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Characters that appeared in the novels written by Mordecai Richler, and the animated adaptation by Nelvana.

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     Jacob and his Family 

Jacob Two-Two

Voiced by: Billy Rosemberg
The main character of the books and show. A boy from Montreal, Quebec who is the runt of his family, being the youngest of five children. He gets his "Two-Two" nickname from how he frequently repeats himself to be heard.
  • Brutal Honesty: Jacob always tells the truth, regardless of the outcome.
  • Cowardly Lion: Jacob is not the bravest of kids, but he's willing to face his fears when the moment calls for it.
  • Nice Guy: Jacob is a sweetheart who frequently saves in the day in the show.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Bizarre things tend to happen around him, especially in the show.

Morty and Florence

Voiced by: Harvey Atkin (Morty) and Janet-Laine Green (Florence)
The parents of Jacob and his siblings. Morty is a writer famous for authoring The Amazing Ronald book series, while Florence is a housewife.
  • Good Parents: They're both loving parents that's willing to help their kids when they need assistance.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: They're definitely among the more helpful adults on the show towards Jacob and will try and help him with his conflicts when they can.

Jacob's Siblings

Voiced by: Robert Tinkler (Daniel), Jocelyn Barth (Marfa), Marc McMulkin (Noah), Kaitlin Howell (Emma)
Jacob has four older siblings, named Daniel, Marfa, Noah, and Emma. Daniel is the cool eldest brother who Jacob looks up to, Marfa is a typical dramatic and bossy teenage girl, and Noah and Emma are twin mischief-makers.

  • Aloof Big Brother: Daniel is this for the rest of his siblings.
  • And You Were There: Noah and Emma show up in Jacob's child prison dream as their alter egos, the Fearless O'Toole and the Intrepid Shapiro, in the original film version of Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang.
  • Big Brother Bully: Noah spends most of his time teasing Jacob, Emma joins in on Noah's antics too.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Despite the grief they give Jacob, if you decide to try to hurt him, they will make you regret it.
  • Brother–Sister Team: Noah and Emma; or as they call themselves, the Fearless O'Toole and the Intrepid Shapiro.
  • Everyone Has Standards: They all have their limits when in come to picking on their younger brother, getting him into trouble. They wouldn’t go so far as wanting him in serious danger, showing signs of genuine concern for his well-being.
    • In the pilot episode, Noah and Emma were stunned when the Hooded Fang was about to harm Jacob in front of the audience during the match.
    • In another episode, when their Auntie Goodforyou was tricked by Carl Fester King out of her cookie recipe to make a fortune for himself, Jacob and his siblings team up to sabotage the process.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: In spite of treating Jacob as a nuisance, they genuinely love and care for him and wouldn’t want him to get serious trouble or even hurt.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Daniel

Auntie Goodforyou

Jacob's aunt, who is (in)famous for her obsession with all things healthy and frequently forcing her ultra-healthy lifestyle upon the kids.

Zadie Saul

Jacob's Jewish grandfather.



Buford Orville Gaylord Pugh

Voiced by: Kristopher Clark
Jacob's best friend and classmate. He's a rather... unusual child, but his unique worldview can make him clever in an unorthodox way, and he's always a dependable friend for Jacob.
  • Birds of a Feather: He and Jacob are both new kids at school and they get along quite well.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Buford's brain works... oddly to say the least.
  • Ditzy Genius: While clever for his age, his eccentric nature means that he tends not to think straight.
  • Hidden Depths: Buford may be a bit odd, but he is still pretty smart for his age.

Renee Ratelle

Voiced by: Julie Lemieux
Another friend and classmate of Jacob. Renee is a French-Canadian girl with a reputation as one of the best-performing students at Dreary Meadows Academy, as well as a somewhat snooty attitude.

X. Barnaby Dinglebat

Voiced by: James Rankin
Jacob's eccentric neighbor and friend, who's really a secret agent working for the Canadian government. He is frequently accompanied by his pet hamster Agent Intrepid, who helps him and Jacob on their spy missions.

Miss. Darling Sweetiepie

A kindly old lady who lives next door to Jacob and his family. While best known around the neighborhood for her superb desserts and baked goods, she lives a double life as a secret agent.
  • Cool Old Lady: She's a sweet old granny who makes scrumptious treats and lives a badass double life.

The Hooded Fang

Played by: Alex Karras (1978 Movie), Gary Busey (1999 Movie), Bret Hart (Animated Series)
A famous professional wrestler that Jacob that is initially afraid of until he realizes that he's really a nice person inside.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Even if he's just playing one when being the warden of the children's prison, the original film version of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang clearly shows him as a mother's boy, with him asking her for advice in how to cure Jacob's tendency to say things twice, believing the myth about how stepping on a crack can break his mother's back, and wanting her after he's exposed to actually be a child at heart and learns that the child prisoners were only pretending to find him scary.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold / Mean Character, Nice Actor: Depends on the version that features him. He's the former in the Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang book and film adaptations (where he's depicted as the warden of a children's prison), while he's the latter in the animated series.
  • Kayfabe: The book and film adaptations of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang depicts the time when it was strictly enforced, as The Hooded Fang maintains his Heel wrestler persona after leaving the business and becoming the warden of the children's prison.

     Dreary Meadows Faculty 

Principal I. M. Greedyguts

Voiced by: Dwayne Hill
The principal of Dreary Meadows Academy and perhaps the most prominent of the various adults who antagonize Jacob and his friends. Selfish, avaricious, and gluttonous in the extreme, he delights in making his students' lives miserable for his own gain.
  • Big Bad: The most reoccurring out of all the antagonists and the main source of strife at Jacob's school.
  • Big Eater: Has catered buffet breakfasts, 16-course lunches, 5-course afternoon snacks everyday and still manages to gorge himself when on the job.
  • Dean Bitterman: He's a greedy, arrogant, and self-centered man who prefers to spend the school budget on personal luxuries and cares very little about the quality of his school or the well-being of his students.
  • Fat Bastard: Overweight, gluttonous, and short-tempered to boot.
  • Greed: As his name suggests. While it's most obvious in his Big Eater qualities, he's also greedy in the material sense, embezzling the school's budget to support his lavish lifestyle and constantly trying to find ways to acquire more money.
  • Hate Sink: Frequently antagonistic to Jacob and his friends, and a greedy, disgusting, and very unpleasant man overall, so he's definitely this.
  • Villainous Glutton: When Greedyguts isn't spending his school's funds on expensive stuff to lavish his home and office with, he's blowing it all on extravagant meals.

Leo Louse

Voiced by: Howard Jerome
The custodian of Dreary Meadows Academy and ever-loyal henchman of Principal Greedyguts. When not swiping possessions from the students, he's usually helping Greedyguts with his latest scheme for acquisition or taking orders from his dear mother.
  • The Dragon: He's Principal Greedyguts' chief henchman and helps him out with most of his evil plans.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Despite his weasel-like ways, he's extremely loyal to his mother and would never dare disobey her.

Miss Sour Pickle

Voiced by: Fiona Reid
Jacob's geography and homeroom teacher. She is perpetually fed up with her job and loathes her students, taking particular pleasure in punishing them, failing them, and giving them surprise tests.
  • Sadist Teacher: The only things she hates more than teaching kids is the kids themselves, and she expresses her discontent by making their lives as difficult as she can.

Mr. Moleculus

The brilliant but eccentric science teacher of Dreary Meadows Academy. He's one of the few members of the school staff who isn't antagonistic to Jacob or the other students.

Nurse Bunion

The school nurse at Dreary Meadows Academy. She is known for her romantic feelings towards Leo Louse.
  • Abhorrent Admirer: To Leo Louse, who is repulsed by her ghastly appearance (although he's far from a looker himself).

Miss Bella Bountiful

The school's cafeteria lady at Dreary Meadows Academy. She serves the students healthy and nutritious meals, much to the dismay of Principal Greedyguts, who is a huge junk food enthusiast.
  • Supreme Chef: Her cooking is as nutritious as it is delicious.

     Other Antagonists 

Carl Fester King

A greedy entrepreneur and con artist who will do anything to make a quick buck.

Fish and Fowl

Fish Played by: Mark McKinney (1999 Movie)
Fowl Played by: Miranda Richardson (1999 Movie)
A male-and-female criminal duo. Fowl is tall and thin with a beaky nose and colorful hair, while Fish is short and hunched over with a walleyed face and very little hair on his head.
  • And You Were There: In the original film version of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, Fish and Fowl are normal customers in a grocery store (who happen to be carrying a fish and bird, respectively) who show up in Jacob's dream, sporting their animal-based features, as workers of the children's prison island.
  • Villain Love Song: The 1999 version of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang has Fowl singing about her admiration for The Hooded Fang.

Wilson, Quiggley and Duschane

The local bullies of Dreary Meadows Academy. Their favorite pastime is picking on Jacob and Buford. Wilson is the one with the hockey jersey and the lollipop in his mouth, Quigley is the one with the blonde hair covering his eyes, and Duschane is the tall and lean one with the braces.
  • The Bully: Naturally. They especially love picking on Jacob due to his runty size.
  • Terrible Trio: A trio of nasty kids who spend their spare time making Jacob's life miserable.

Miss Louse

Leo Louse's mother and the only person he's more loyal towards than Principal Greedyguts.


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