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Voiced by: Jim Cummings
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Is heavily implied to have the cartoon version of a mental or developmental disability.
  • Anti-Hero (Type IV)/ Anti-Villain (Type I)
  • Cool Big Bro: At his friendliest, he tends to be this toward Jake, and he tries to be one toward Molly as well, though with somewhat more... mixed results.
  • Disappointing Older Sibling: Molly considers him a downplayed version of this trope, while she loves him dearly and at times even does her best to make a connection with him (in her own way), she's the only one in the family who gets frustrated at best and sometimes even contemptuous at worst toward Taz's.... less-then-sophisticated antics.
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  • Drives Like Crazy: His parents opt to teach him how to drive in "Driving Mr. Taz" in case there's an emergency. It goes poorly. In the end, Hugh figures it'll be better for their premiums if Taz just sticks to a skateboard.
  • Elective Unintelligible
  • Hates Baths: Because he hates water, baths make everything ten times worse for him. Not helping matters is that Molly likes to threaten him with them whenever he's misbehaving or she thinks he is.
  • Hulk Speak: while the rest of his family and the other characters speak perfect English.
  • Iron Butt Monkey
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He can be crude and (depending on the short) antagonistic, but he dearly loves his family and tries to do his job the best he can.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Replaced Ralph Wolf in one episode.
  • Suddenly Voiced: As part of his status as an Animated Actor, Taz will occasionally break character and speak in complete sentences. He does this in "Blunders Never Cease", where he explains to the viewers that he's tired and he's going to spend the entire episode sleeping, "Taz Babies", where he rants against the network executives making unfavorable changes to his show, and "Food For Thought", when he says, "Perhaps you've noticed, I like eggs.".
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  • Third-Person Person


Voiced by: Miriam Flynn


Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche



Voiced by: Kellie Martin


Voiced by: Debi Derryberry

Digeri Dingo

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen

Wendell T. Wolf

Voiced by: Jim Cummings
  • Didn't Think This Through: He spends "Take All of Me" trying to persuade Bull and Axl to capture him for the zoo. He thought he'd be safe there, and he would, but he got cold feet when told he'd be in a cage since it's, as everyone knows, a zoo.
  • Freudian Excuse: Being the last of his kind has made him exceedingly nervous and clingy.
  • Informed Species: He's supposed to be a Tasmanian wolf (also known as a thylacine or Tasmanian Tiger), but looks nothing like the actual creature.
  • Last of His Kind: He's the last Tasmanian wolf (Thylacine).
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Of Woody Allen.
  • Visual Pun: Maybe the reason why he resembles a gray wolf (with a pouch) instead of an actual thylacine.

Francis X. Bushlad

Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
  • Determinator: He NEVER gives up trying to catch Taz.
  • Gone Horribly Right: He once tried Disguised in Drag as part of a plan to catch Taz. The disguise was too effective, though, and he quickly had to fend off repeated advances.
  • Hollywood Natives: Him and his entire tribe.
  • A Real Man Is a Killer: In order to win his manhood, Francis must successfully trap a Tasmanian Devil. Subverted in that Francis doesn't have to do this, as his father gives him two other, more peaceful options. However, Francis insists on forging his spirit in the tradition of his ancestors, and as such has vowed to hunt Taz.
  • Rite of Passage: In order to win their manhood, the Mudpeople have three options: Perform a hostile takeover of a Fortune 500 company, accumulate a portfolio of stock with a net yield of no less than 36% per annum, or trap a Tasmanian Devil (Francis' choice).

Bushwacker Bob

Voiced by: Jim Cummings


Voiced by: Rosalyn Landor

Constance Koala

Voiced by: Rosalyn Landor

Mr. Thickly

Voiced by: Dan Castellaneta
  • Animated Actors: Everyone in the cast has such moments, but "Taz Like Dingo" gives him a particularly notable example. Taz is supposed to face a dragon as part of the genie's quest, only to see it's Thickly in a crude costume. Thickly says he hasn't been on the show in a while and took this part in order to get some screentime.
  • Kangaroos Represent Australia: Technically a wallaby.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All
  • Nice Guy

Bull Gator

Voiced by: John Astin
  • Affably Evil
  • Anti-Villain: He and Axl just want to please the zoo-going children of the world. And get money for doing so.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Sometimes Bull shows signs of Medium Awareness, and acknowledgment, that he exists on an animated television show.
  • Heroic BSoD: "Bully for Bull" sees him suffer a depression, as he recognizes how he and Axl repeatedly fail to catch Taz and suffer horrible injures as a result. Axl convinces Taz to help him snap Bull out of it, as they're otherwise all out of work.
  • Lizard Folk: Of the Alligator variety.
  • Mean Boss: Downplayed. He will club Axl and considers is cathartic, but only does so when his sidekick actually does screw up. Otherwise, Bull's quite personable and easygoing.
  • Punch-Clock Villain
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He is known to make liberal use of phrases and linguistics not commonly heard by the layman.
  • Stealth Insult: He's pretty nice overall, but he does often sneak in derisive comments about Axl's intelligence.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist


Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
  • Lizard Folk: Of the Alligator-type, just like Bull.
  • Minion with an F in Evil
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: One episode reveals that he holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate in biomolecular engineering, and he just acts stupid because it's part of being a sidekick.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Seems to be this, just like his superior above.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • Tell Me Again: Bull lampshades how Axl does this so the audience can keep up with their schemes.
  • Throw the Dog a Bone: "Sidekick for a Day" isn't particularly kind to him: Bull fires him, Taz takes his job, they hunt him, and he is repeatedly injured waiting for Taz to screw up. In the end, the whole thing is revealed to have been an attempt to teach Axl a lesson (not that Bull actually remembers what the lesson was even supposed to be). When asked if he did learn anything from this, Axl says yes before hitting Bull and Taz with a large club.
  • Undying Loyalty: Axl will do anything for Bull, as that is part of being a sidekick.

Buddy Boar

Voiced by: Jim Cummings
  • Advertised Extra: Though his screentime was drastically reduced after the first season, the theme song was not changed, so he is still referred to as one of the main characters along with everyone else.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Even Buddy chastises the way the show keeps recycling gags, like repeatedly dropping boulders.
  • Flat Character: Arguably, the most boring character on the show.
  • I Meant to Do That: How he explains the numerous errors and mistakes plaguing "Retakes Not Included" (his directorial debut).
  • Kicked Upstairs: After the first season, he was made a producer/director. He gets to direct "Retakes Not Included" and no one is happy about it.
    Bull: I thought you were kicked off the show. [smirks]
    Buddy: Promoted! Promoted! Promoted!
  • Prima Donna Director: "To err is human, to direct divine."
  • Put on a Bus

The Platypus Brothers

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche (Daniel); Rob Paulsen (Timothy)
  • Ditzy Genius: There is no doubt that they are skilled inventors, but their common sense leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Identical Twin ID Tag: Timothy wears glasses.
  • Nice Guy
  • Speak in Unison: They frequently shout "The Platypus Brothers!" in unison whenever unveiling a new invention or idea.



Willie Wombat

Voiced by: Maurice LaMarche
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: He gets sick of being a stand-in for Bugs Bunny in "Willie Wombat's Deja Boo-Boo" and asks to do something different. The animators proceed to re-do Wile E Coyote And The Roadrunner and then Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird shorts instead, with him playing the antagonists to Taz's protagonists. After suffering repeated slapstick, he asks for a more sympathetic role and is made a dog on a farm, only to learn Taz is now standing in for Foghorn Leghorn.
  • Expy: Of Bugs Bunny, much to his chagrin.
  • Nice Guy: He makes a point of politely greeting everyone he comes in contact with. He even did so with Taz after Taz started trying to eat him.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: "Willy Wombat's Last Stand" builds to him getting angry over being mistreated and finally exploding. It ends up costing him the "nicer, gentler" show the head of the studio was considering giving him.
  • Straw Loser: Averted in his first appearance, where he constantly outwits Taz "à la Bugs Bunny." Played straight otherwise. In his second appearance, he's consistently on the receiving end of slapstick from Taz. In his third appearance, he is shunned and neglected at the studio while Taz is fawned over by the boss, the secretary, and passersby. This is done to finally get him to express anger, as noted above.

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