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     Johnny Bravo
Voiced by: Jeff Bennett

The main protagonist, as the name of the series suggests. He frequently tries to hit on chicks, but to no success throughout the course of the series. Check out his page.

  • Acrofatic: If the beginning to the "Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood" movie is to be believed. Yes, you read that right.
  • Amazon Chaser: The whole "Vendela is a superheroine" thing certainly didn't make her less attractive to Johnny. Shown as early as the What A Cartoon shorts. Most specifically "Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women".
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: as Jenny Bravo.
  • Barrier Maiden: In the It's a Wonderful Plot episode, while the world is generally better off, they gloss over one thing he actually does that benefits everyone; without him to have a Precocious Crush on, Suzie becomes a terrorist.
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch his glasses, just don't.
  • Be Yourself: He would rather be a Casanova Wannabe that gets rejected by every girl he meets than pretend to be someone he isn't even if it would turn him into a babe magnet like the sensitive guy suggested.
  • Butt-Monkey: He is rejected by almost every woman he meets. He did manage to hit it off with a woman twice; one of them was an antelope (and she already had a boyfriend). The other was a Gonk who was nonetheless into all the same things Johnny was, and he ended up legitimately attracted. But when he tried his usual routine with her, she rejected him in favor of someone else.
  • Casanova Wannabe: There's no denying that Johnny is attractive, but his personality and sadly unenlightened attitude towards women tends to cause roughly 90% of the women he meets to instantly reject him. The remaining 10% either reject him by the end of the episode or have revealed some flaw that makes them undesirable.
  • Catchphrase:
    • "Right. What did I say?" Johnny almost always says this when he mistakes one or more characters as someone/something they're not... in a typical Johnny fashion.
    • When bad things happen:
    • Also, "Whoa, mama!" and "Wiggy!"
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: He trains so much that he can smash rocks with his head.
  • The Chew Toy: At times, the abuse he receives can be rather entertaining.
  • Cool Shades: He never removes his shades, and if they do come off, his eyes are never revealed.
    "My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!"
  • Dumb Blonde: A blond guy who is dimwitted.
  • Dumb Muscle: Despite his constant stupidity, he makes up for it with his strength, though he does get beat down by others who are twice as small at times.
  • Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: He's an obnoxious narcissist, but loves his mother.
  • Everyone Has Standards:
    • He'll only date you if you're an adult woman, not a kid. Sorry, that means you, Suzy.
    • He doesn't like to lie. Casanova Wannabe as he may be, Johnny despises guys who win women by being fake (as shown in "The Sensitive Male").
  • Failure Hero: Even in the series finale, he doesn't get a happy ending.
  • Fascinating Eyebrow: Johnny raises his all the time.
  • Flanderization: A major example. In the earlier episodes and the pilot, Johnny was just incredibly cocky, socially inept, reckless and actually somewhat competent in martial arts - also, while certainly not an Einstein-level genius, he possessed average intelligence. Seasons after, however, made him stupid, immature, misogynistic and buff without any benefit. To elaborate, in the later seasons, Johnny, for all his bulk, is repeatedly humiliated by 6-year-old boys and girls, whereas in the pilot, he effortlessly mauled a CROCODILE. Oddly, in the last season, this was reversed completely.
  • Hairstyle Inertia: A flashback showed Johnny's trademark hair even as a baby.
  • Handsome Lech: The entire series is based around handsome, muscular Johnny trying, and failing, to get a girl every episode.
  • Hidden Depths: It's implied in "Freudian Dip" by Johnny himself through role-playing that beneath his macho act he's actually afraid to genuinely love and pushes close friends away, while also being quite lonely and having problems with intimacy. He also admits he often dissolves in panic because of this.
  • Hollywood Tone-Deaf: This is the case in "Johnny B. Badd," where he wants to sing with Suzy's band, but is so terrible that Pops has to cut his mike before they can perform.
  • Hunk: Despite having the looks, he repulses women because he's full of himself and kind of a boor.
  • Insistent Terminology: In a comic book story, Johnny gets a job at the museum. He's a "custodial maintenance grounds technician" as he points out to whoever calls him a "janitor". The former job description is what the contract says.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's not so bad, really, but you need an extreme amount of tolerance to find out why.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Very rarely, but Johnny did, in a Scooby-Doo crossover (or at least a Cartoon Network bumper), fall hard for Velma.
  • Large Ham: His density it's only second to how he's a loud show-off. Borrowing the tics and mannerisms from a standout larger-than-life musician helps.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: He will hit on any attractive woman he meets and he is almost always rejected with a few exceptions.
  • Made of Iron: The dude is practically indestructible.
  • Manchild: He lives with his mother and has the tendency to throw a fit like a spoiled child.
  • Momma's Boy: The only girl who actually does love him is his momma.
  • Narcissist: He is very full of himself, constantly checking mirrors and flexing in front of women.
  • Nobody Touches the Hair: When he gets beat up by anyone else, he would often say "Watch the hair".
  • No Mouth: Whenever he isn't speaking.
  • Offscreen Moment of Awesome: According to the creators, Johnny does in fact get girls. But it is always offscreen, because if we see him succeeding then it ruins the joke.
  • Paper Tiger: Johnny is a pretty muscular-looking guy, but he's always getting beaten up by the women with whom he flirts. Although in one episode he WRESTLES A CROCODILE; it could be he Would Not Hit a Girl.
  • Protagonist Title: Johnny Bravo.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: His voice is pretty deep, but he's pretty good at giving girlish screams when he's scared.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The muscular, overly masculine Manly Man to Carl's nerdy Sensitive Guy.
  • Significant Birth Date: His birthday just so happens to be on Valentine's Day.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: His defining trait is that he thinks he's cooler than he actually is.
  • Straw Misogynist: Turned into this in later seasons. He had his misogynistic moments as early as "Red Faced in the White House," where he says he thought women didn't really like to vote.
  • Strong as They Need to Be: At times he can smash rocks with his head. At others, he loses to a kid.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Johnny is a deconstructed example in that for all his extreme manliness, he gets rejected by almost every girl he meets anyway because doing shallow things like flexing his pecs is all he knows.
  • This Loser Is You: Doesn't get the girl? Check. Still lives with his mother? Check. The main Butt-Monkey? Check.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: Johnny has some cases where he got a girl's interest without her rejecting him. One example is from the 4th season where Johnny flirts with the mother of a sci-fi geek and she actually looked to be digging it. Another case is from Johnny Bravo Goes To Bollywood, where Girl of the Week Sumi takes a shine to Johnny when they meet, complete with showing up at his trailer sexily wrapped like a gift only for Johnny to tell her he's dealing with ''mama issues" (since he just found Bunny there in his trailer) and immediately slam the door in her face.
  • Took a Level in Dumbass: Johnny obviously wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer when he first appeared, but you can tell later episodes played up his idiocy and immaturity more and more. Averted in the last season.
  • Top-Heavy Guy: Justified. We only see him training upper body.
  • Unsympathetic Comedy Protagonist: He's sexist and self-centered, but it's funny because all his attempts to get girls end up in failure. How sympathetic he is depends on how he's portrayed.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: In one episode, he was afraid of a monster in his closet, and his fear prompted Suzy to act as his therapist.

     Bunny Bravo
Voiced by: Brenda Vaccaro

Johnny's dear sweet mother who would do anything for her baby and vice versa.


     Little Suzy
Voiced by: Mae Whitman

The "annoying little neighbor girl" who has a secret crush on Johnny and likes to play with him and is also a frequent source of Johnny's frustration.

     Carl Chryniszzswics
Voiced by: Tom Kenny

A nerd who insists that he and Johnny are total best friends, much to Johnny's disappointment.

  • Alliterative Name: Carl Chryniszzswics.
  • Ambiguously Bi: He seems a little too attached to Johnny and even ruins his chances with women a few times, presumably because he wants him to himself. However he did fall in love with a girl in "To Helga and Back" with the titular character, and by the end of the episode they're a couple.
  • Butt-Monkey: Bad stuff happens to him a lot.
  • Captain Crash: Anytime Carl gets into a car, it will not end well.
  • Catchphrase: "Johnny, no!" Usually after Johnny does something stupid with one of his experiments or inventions.
  • The Chew Toy: In the last season.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the last season, though he fared better than Pops.

Voiced by: Larry Drake

The owner of the local diner that Johnny enjoys for an odd reason.

  • Adults Are Useless: He often gives tips and advice to Johnny; however, his advice often turns out to be useless, sometimes provoking trouble for Johnny.
  • Demoted to Extra: In the final season.
  • Honest John's Dealership: Occasionally he’s honest about his food, it’s just really gross.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: Pretty much all the food.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: While Pops has used Johnny for his get rich quick schemes a number of times, he has played the friendly father-like figure for him. He has shown hints of friendship since he saved him from trouble several times.
  • Large Ham: Some of his April Fool's pranks really wouldn't work on anyone but Johnny.
    Pops: You're an awfully good sport, considering YOUR FACE IS MELTING!!
  • Lethal Chef: His diner's chili is made from rather suspicious ingredients and he serves food made from many animals, such as possums, pandas, cougars, seals, horses, and bald eagles.
  • Modern Major General: Captaining a ship, taking photos, fitting in at a high society party, being a freak show barker; Pops seems to be able to do nearly anything except make food that doesn't violate public health codes.
  • Parental Abandonment: Quite possibly. He claims to have left home when he was three and never looked back.
  • Parental Substitute: A sort of father to Johnny.

     Jungle Boy 
Voiced by: Cody Dorkin

A boy who lives in the jungle, and is considered its prized jewel.

     Master Hamma 
Voiced by: Brian Tochi

Johnny's Japanese martial arts instructor.

  • Grumpy Old Man: Not necessarily grumpy all the time, just when he's around Johnny.

     Smelly Raymond 
Voiced by: Pat Musick

A boy who goes to school with and has a crush on Little Suzy.


A crazy old man who seems to be stuck in the Old West, and in every appearence he seems to be after gold in all the wrong places.

     Chronos, MASTER OF ALL TIME 
A very large hungry grizzly bear out to get Johnny. He lives in a cave with various sorts of clocks. He calls himself the master of time.

  • Bears Are Bad News: A grizzly bear who wants to attack Johnny.
  • Dramatic Thunder: It accompanies nearly every instance of him introducing himself.
  • Fatal Flaw: For all his mastery of timekeeping and bruin strength, he still cannot figure out how to program the VCR clock, and is easily distracted or temporarily tricked by the blinking 12:00.
  • Large Ham: Nearly every time he introduces himself, he introduces himself as "CHRONOS, MASTER OF ALL TIME!!!!!!," complete with Dramatic Thunder.

A werewolf who Johnny meets after answering a personal add. By day time, she is a gorgeous, flirtatious woman but during the full moon, she transforms into a werewolf...

     Stinky Brownstein 
Johnny's childhood nemesis who used to prank him all the time. She moves back to the neighborhood with a stunning new appearance and seems to be interested in Johnny, who still doesn't trust her.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: It's not revealed until the end of the episode that she was faking being in love with Johnny, just so she could prank him again.
  • Loving Bully: Her entire debut episode was meant to imply that she was this to Johnny as kids. Later Averted as it's revealed that she was just trying to mess with him again.
  • She's All Grown Up: She was very homely as a child but is now so attractive that Johnny even tried to hit on her, until he recognized her as his childhood bully.
  • Unfortunate Names: "Stinky"? What were her parents thinking? Surprisingly, nobody comments on it.

     Becky Jones the moose 
A female moose who "marries" Johnny as part of the Wilderness protection program in order to hide from the mob.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Both she and Johnny believed that the mob was planning to steal honey to give to the mole people in order to take over the world.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: While the marriage is just for show, Becky did seem annoyed when she saw Johnny doing his usually flirting routine.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Averted since she IS A moose, but she does have the usual personality.
  • House Wife: Tried to be this but due to her size and clumsiness, it left a bit to be desired.
  • Prone to Tears: She cries whenever she thinks Johnny is criticizing her.

     Heather Aspund 
A woman whom Bunny sets Johnny up on a date for Valentine's. She is an attractive redhead who for all intents and purposes, is very similar to Johnny and the two hit it off....
  • Action Girl: She is a secret agent and is very good at kicking butt.
  • Birds of a Feather: Like Johnny, she is very fond of doing poses and looking at her reflection, which is part of the reason Johnny grew to like her for more than just her looks.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: A variation as Heather wipes all memory of herself from Johnny's mind in order to protect him.
  • Fiery Redhead: She seems to be even temper....when she's not fighting off against enemy spies at least.
  • The One That Got Away: Made even more tragic since she made Johnny completely forget about her and thus, forget about the one woman who's absolutely perfect for him.


The daughter of the chief of a forest tribe who nearly married Johnny in one episode.

  • Accidental Marriage: Kind of. Johnny attempts to flirt with her by giving her a flower and she drags him back to her village since giving a girl a flower is a proposal to her people. Johnny decides to go along with it until Carl ruins everything.
  • All Amazons Want Hercules: Unlike most of the women he hits on, Rootsie did seem impressed by Johnny and his physical form, its somewhat justified since her people are a warrior tribe
  • Bait-and-Switch: After she bonks Johnny with a club, we all assume it was going to be the typical shenanigans but it's shown she was just dragging Johnny back to introduce him to her father since she thought Johnny was proposing to her and she was willing to marry him, had Carl not interfered.
  • The Chief's Daughter: Her father seems to be the leader of their tribe.
  • Girl of the Week: Like all of Johnny's love interests. However she is one of the very few who liked him back.
  • The One That Got Away: Surprisingly enough, Johnny is this to her. She was really looking forward to marrying him and even tried to ask her father to spare him, and even cried when Johnny escaped his sentence, showing that she did really like him.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Her name is not mentioned but Johnny calls her Rootsie.
  • Speech-Impeded Love Interest: With the exception of Johnny's fantasy, she cannot speak English at all, unlike her father.

Voiced by: Sheetal Sheth

A woman introduced in the hour long special Johnny Bravo Goes to Bollywood. Sumi quickly fell for Johnny, and is quite possibly his only potential love interest. Not that he has a problem with that or anything.

  • Throw the Dog a Bone: She is this to Johnny, being the only girl that actually returns his affections.

     Sweet Cheeks 

A Supervillain with an obsession for candy, chocolate, and all things sweet. He appears intended as a foil when Johnny tries to be a superhero but proves to be surprisingly dangerous for such a hammy silly villain, especially against someone as strong as johnny

  • Acrofatic: To be expected. This doesn't seem to slow him down in the least
  • Death by Irony: An accidental deluge by Johnny reveals that Sweet Cheeks had been made of candy (and just as soluble) all along.
  • I'm Melting!: When Johnny accidentally hoses him down, Sweet Cheeks begins dissolving and bubbling, eventually seeping away into only a few tiny puddles. His gloves and boots at first seem to be the only things left, but then melt away all the same.
  • Monster Clown: Sweet Cheeks mostly looks like an ordinary person dressed as a clown without makeup. Definitely not someone you want at birthday parties though.
  • Reality Ensues: When Johnny stands in his way or otherwise challenges him, the hammy but otherwise unintimidating Sweet Cheeks wastes no time with supervillain shenanigans and simply beats Johnny up badly. Despite his odd target of theft and silly appearance, Sweet Cheeks is still a professional criminal and extremely dangerous. It's also implied he kept his weakness a secret to prevent anyone from simply melting him with water.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He was going to turn Suzy into candy and eat her.

     The Sensitive Male 
A short, balding seemingly nice man who Johnny once asked for advice on how to pick up woman. He is later revealed to be a fraud who just pretends to be nice in order to get women to date him.

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He may seem kind, sensitive and helpful on the outside, but on the inside he's even more of a womanizing jerk than Johnny, since he has no qualms against lying to woman to get their attention or cheating on them behind their backs.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Not him but Johnny in regards to him. Johnny might be a seixst womanizer but he is against being a fake around woman and didn't hesitate to tell the man's girlfriends the turn about him once he became aware of what a jerk he really is.
  • Hypocrite: He spent the entire episode chastising Johnny over his boorish behavior around women, only to later reveal he not only lies to women, but cheats on them too. He apparently thought he could teach Johnny how even pretending to be nice would be enough for him to properly seduce them.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Once he reveals that he was just faking being a Nice Guy and even sings about it, Johnny reveals his true nature to all of the woman he's been stringing alone, who proceed to beat him up and carry him away via tribal pole to await further punishment.
  • Musical Episode: He sings a whole bunch of short songs throughout his episode when giving advice, complete with a trio of chorus singers to back him up.
  • No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.


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