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A list of characters appearing in the DreamWorks Animation movie The Boss Baby.

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    Tim Templeton
Young Tim voiced by: Miles Bakshi (English), David Reyes (Mexican Spanish), Kyoko Yoshine (Japanese/theater version)
Old Tim voiced by: Tobey Maguire (English), Luis Daniel Ramírez (Mexican Spanish), Mamoru Miyano (Japanese/theater version), Anri Katsu (Japanese/In-flight version)

The narrator, main protagonist, and the Boss Baby's 7-year-old brother.

  • Adorkable: He's wildly imaginative, cheerful and energetic, speaks to his alarm clock as if it was an actual person, and refuses to ride his bicycle without the proper safety gear, or for that matter, cross the street against a red light, even when the babysitter (who's really a henchman for the Big Bad) chases after him. Of course he qualifies as this.
  • Alliterative Name: Tim Templeton.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Tim is initially not excited over having a baby brother, mainly because his parents become too busy to spend time with him like they use to.
  • Badass Adorable: Don't let his cute, innocent looks fool you. He's one courageous little boy.
  • Berserk Button: Do not break his stuffed toy Lam-Lam. He was willing to throw Boss Baby out of the window for it.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tim is a sweet kid but was willing to catapult Boss Baby for pushing his Berserk Button.
  • Big Brother Bully: Towards Boss Baby at first, out of fear that he'll take up all the attention from his parents. He gets better though.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Grows into having this for the Boss Baby as they both grow to genuinely love one another. During the climax, Tim sings the song his parents would sing to him to calm down a scared Boss Baby.
  • Big "YES!": He lets out several of these after he's ungrounded.
  • Book Dumb: Tim is imaginative, clever and adventurous, but gets mostly Cs and Ds in school, something that the Boss Baby tries to use against him.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tim falls victim to a lot of slapstick in the movie.
  • Cheerful Child: Definitely. Tim is an imaginative, energetic, friendly 7-year-old kid.
  • Companion Cube: He has his Lamb Lamb, which the Boss Baby makes fun of. The Boss Baby then threatens Tim through his Lamb Lamb, and their fighting eventually results in Lamb Lamb being badly ripped. At the end of the film, Boss Baby presents Tim with a repaired Lamb Lamb, and in the epilogue, it is shown to have been passed on to Tim's daughter.
  • Cool Big Bro: Over time, he becomes a much kinder big brother to Boss Baby.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: His middle name is Leslie, which the Boss Baby can't stop chuckling about whenever it's mentioned.
  • Good Parents: As an adult, he is now a father of his two daughters, one the same age as he was when he became a big brother and the other a newborn. For the former, he makes sure to tell that no matter how busy he is with her sister, he'll never stop loving him. And for the latter, he is nothing but ecstatic and welcoming over her being in the family.
  • Groin Attack: Surprisingly for someone his age, he's on the receiving end of it at one scene, when the Boss Baby throws his squeaky toy and hits him down there.
  • Grounded Forever: Subverted; Tim's parents initially ground him "forever" when he's caught trying to catapult the baby out of the window, but they later unground him when they see Tim and the baby playing together in various charming ways.
  • In Touch with His Feminine Side: He's open about his emotions and carries a stuffed lamb toy named Lam-Lam.
  • Kid Hero: He's only seven years old, but he's nonetheless able to face off against foes seven times his size and age.
  • Mr. Imagination: He has a greatly vivid imagination and his teaching the Boss Baby to share in the joys of this is a plot point.
  • Narrator: His adult self narrates the story about his adjustments to being a new big brother.
  • Never My Fault: When he's grounded, he's angry with Boss Baby for stealing all his parents' love from him. Never minding that he's still responsible for almost catapulting the baby out the window.
  • Nice Guy: He's sweet, friendly, and polite.
  • Nice Hat: He has one of his room walls keep his hats, his favorite one being an explorer's helmet.
  • Not Helping Your Case:
    • Sure Tim, tell your parents that the Boss Baby can talk as soon as they catch you trying to catapult him out the window. They won't think you're crazy at all.
    • Tim also fails to mention that the Boss Baby ripped apart Lam-Lam, which provoked him to catapult him in the first place. Though, to be fair, that most likely wouldn't have helped either, given that Tim was still technically putting Boss Baby's life in danger.
  • Papa Wolf: Inverted. Tom is very protective over his parents.
  • Secret Keeper: At the end of the movie, he is allowed to retain his memory of the existence of Baby Corp, making him one of the only people who knows about it.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The sensitive guy to Boss Baby's manly man.
  • Sibling Team: With the Boss Baby. While it was initially antagonistic with them only working together so they won't have to be with each other again, the brothers slowly form a tight bond over the movie that allows them to work together.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The child-like, imaginative, and family-oriented Tim to the adult-like, serious, and career-oriented Boss Baby.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Besides strongly resembling his father sans the eye color which he got from his mother, his eldest daughter looks exactly like him but with Hair Decorations and a different hairstyle.
  • The Un-Favourite: This is what Tim fears becoming following the arrival of the Boss Baby; it's what the Boss Baby fears babies will become to puppies if Francis E. Francis's plan succeeds. In the end, Tim's act of kindness in inviting the Boss Baby back into his family inspires the Boss Baby to do something that ratchets love for both babies and puppies, as well as several other things, up to 999% before quitting Baby Corp and allowing himself to be born as a normal baby so that he can join Tim's family.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Used mildly; it is eventually revealed that the entire film is Tim's fanciful recollection to his young daughter about how he coped with the arrival of a new sibling. This also serves to justify the more fantastical elements of the story. Summary material for the film specifically states that it is "told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator." Exactly how much we're supposed to believe about what happened within the universe of the film is unclear.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He didn't hesitate attempting to catapult Boss Baby out of a window for ripping Lam-Lam.
  • You Can Talk?: He asks this ad verbatim upon hearing Boss Baby carrying on a telephone conversation in his room.
    Tim: You can talk?
    Boss Baby: Uh, goo-goo ga-ga.
    Tim: No, you can really talk. I heard you!
  • You Have to Believe Me!: He tries early on to prove to his parents that the Boss Baby can speak like an adult. His efforts, however, only cause him to be grounded by them.

    Boss Baby
Voiced by: Alec Baldwin (English), Mario Arvizu (Mexican Spanish), Tsuyoshi Muro (Japanese/theater version), Yuichi Nagashima (Japanese/In-flight version)

A baby with the mind of an adult.

  • Alliterative Name: After officially joining the Templeton family, he is now Theodore (or Ted) Templeton.
  • Aloof Big Brother: Inverted. He's younger than Tim, but acts quite dismissive and cold to Tim.
  • Badass Adorable: By virtue of him being a baby, of course.
  • Badass Baritone: Has a deep, smooth voice that contrasts with his infant appearance, and he can kick ass when the need arises.
  • Benevolent Boss: Despite his coldness towards Tim (at least initially), he seems to be a decent boss overall, and treats his subordinates with a good amount of respect, to the point where they actually do enjoy working for him.
  • Born as an Adult: More on a mental level than a physical one. As he puts it, "I may look like a baby, but I was born all grown up."
  • Broken Pedestal: Boss Baby aspires to be as successful as Super Colossal Big Fat Boss Baby. Unfortunately, SCBFBB grew up and became Francis E. Francis, the CEO of PuppyCo out for revenge against BabyCorp for getting rid of him because the anti-aging formula wasn't working on him due to his lactose intolerance. Boss Baby is horrified to learn the truth.
  • Cool Uncle: Becomes this for Tim's daughter when the two are all grown up. Giving her affectionate rub on her head while congratulating on her being a big sister and then giving her some money to cheer her up.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He wears a black suit and while he's a jerk, he is trying to save Baby Corp.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sarcastic as much as is possible.
  • Embarrassing Middle Name: After he joins the Templetons for good in the epilogue, he earns the middle name Lindsay, which Tim chuckles at the mention of it.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: Boss Baby wasn't wrong in that the reason behind Tim being grounded came from the latter getting into his business, something Boss Baby advised him against earlier.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's sarcastic and smug, but ultimately has a good heart.
  • Kick the Dog: Profitable to Baby Corp or not, he was quite mean to Tim when he basically rubs it in his face that his parents are going to pay more attention to the newborn baby.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Even he realizes that ripping the head off of Lam-Lam was one step too far. It is notable that after this point, he actually starts trying to work things out with Tim, instead of simply berating and threatening him as he has done previously.
    Boss Baby: Whoops. Too far.
  • No Name Given: For almost the whole movie, the Boss Baby is simply called as such. We say "almost" because in the future where he's all grown up, he's called Uncle Ted.
  • Pet the Dog: Boss Baby is genuinely horrified over ripping Lam-Lam and attempts to comfort Tim the next day after the latter is grounded. In fact, he was the one who offered a partnership with Tim to stop Puppy Co.
    Boss Baby: It's time we set our differences aside.
  • Secondary Character Title: His name is the title of the movie, but Tim is the protagonist.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: The manly man to Tim's sensitive guy.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: "Sharp Dressed Baby". Always seen wearing his classic black suit. Tim even points this out to his parents.
  • Sibling Team: With Tim. While it was initially antagonistic with them only working together so they won't have to be with each other again, the brothers slowly form a tight bond over the movie that allows them to work together.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The adult-like, serious, and career-oriented Boss Baby to the child-like, imaginative, and family-oriented Tim.
  • So Proud of You: As adults and at the hospital to get a first look at Tim's second child, Ted Jr. states how proud he is of Tim.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Initially, Boss Baby just thinks of Tim as annoying nuisance, but comes to love him as a brother.
  • Vocal Dissonance: The whole movie's premise revolves around his gravelly voice being on an infant.
  • You, Get Me Coffee: After Tim discovers him he can talk:
    Boss Baby: Get me a double espresso, and see if there's some place around here with decent sushi. I would kill for a spicy tuna roll right about now.

    Mr. and Mrs. Templeton
Ted Sr. voiced by: Jimmy Kimmel (English), Arturo Mercado Jr. (Mexican Spanish), Akira Ishidanote  (Japanese/theater version), Takeharu Ohnishi (Japanese/In-flight version)
Janice voiced by: Lisa Kudrow (English), Cony Madera (Mexican Spanish), Otoha (Japanese/theater version), Yuko Sasaki (Japanese/In-flight version)

Tim and Boss Baby's parents.

  • Alliterative Name: Ted Templeton.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: They seem like loving parents...except when Tim almost catapults Boss Baby out the window.
  • Good Is Not Soft: They were willing to ground Tim for "three evers" after he almost catapults his baby brother out the window.
  • Good Parents: Older Tim even narrates how they were the best parents in the world to him when he was growing up.
  • Happily Married: They get along extremely well given their interactions with each other, specifically when they both are trying to decide who would go to the convention in Las Vegas and who would stay to take care of the kids.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Thanks to Baby Corp, they have no memory of Boss Baby by the end of the movie. Well, until he comes back to their family as a new baby.
  • Nice Guy: Both are kind and caring people.
  • Strong Family Resemblance:
    • Tim inherited his hairstyle and physical looks from Ted Sr. and his eye color from Janice.
    • While it's unknown who Ted Jr. grows up to look like the most he has his father's eye color.
  • Verbal Tic: Ted calls Tim "buddy."

    Francis E. Francis
Voiced by: Steve Buscemi (English), Héctor Lee (Mexican Spanish), Koichi Yamadera (Japanese/theater version), Yohei Tadano (Japanese/In-flight version)

The CEO of Puppy-Co. and the boss of Tim's parents.

  • Ax-Crazy: It doesn't take a genius to realise he's pretty unhinged.
  • Bad Boss: Threatened to send Tim's parents, his employees, off on a rocket if Tim interferes with his plans. He attempts to do this in the climax.
  • Big Bad: The main antagonist of the movie.
  • Evil Counterpart:
    • To Tim — Both had their lives abruptly changed and felt resentment over it, Tim having to share his parents with the Boss Baby and Francis being kicked out of Baby Co. because he was staring grow older But while Tim is ultimately good, Francis is completely evil.
    • To Boss Baby — They both once worked for Baby Co., but while Boss Baby is trying to keep babies loved, Francis is trying to take away love from babies entirely.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Can be friendly when he wants to, but make no mistake, he's completely psychotic.
  • Fountain of Youth: He's defeated when he falls into a pool of his own anti-aging formula and turned into a baby once again, with Eugene taking him and promising to Raise Him Right This Time.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: He wears glasses and is the Big Bad of the film.
  • Growing Up Sucks: He was once a Boss Baby, but the anti-aging formula stopped working for him because he was lactose intolerant, so he was fired and sent to grow up in a normal family. He never forgot this, and vowed revenge on Baby Co. when he grew up.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Whatever the "E" in his name stands for is left uncertain.
  • Not So Different: Tries to present himself as one to Tim, on the grounds they have both been abandoned and ignored by the people they thought cared about them. Doesn't exactly work.
  • Pick on Someone Your Own Size: He's a middle-aged man whose main opponents are a 7-year-old boy and an (admittedly super-intelligent) baby.
  • Repetitive Name: "Francis" is his first and last name.
  • Villain Has a Point: Ignoring his Freudian Excuse, Francis snidely asks Tim if he's going to tell his parents his plan. The same parents who didn't believe Tim about the Boss Baby talking, among other things.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: He's out to destroy Baby Corp, but it's only because he got fired for being lactose intolerant, something that wasn't even in his control.
  • Would Hurt a Child: His main goal is to erase any love for babies. At the climax, he attempts to kill both Tim and the Boss Baby.

    Eugene Francis
Voiced by: Conrad Vernon (English), ? (Mexican Spanish), Fumihiko Tachiki (Japanese/theater version), Mitsuaki Kanuka (Japanese/in-flight version)

Francis's older brother and henchman.

  • Ambiguous Disorder: Except for one time, Eugene usually speaks in noises and grunts for some reason.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Possibly. His brother, Francis, is obviously white, but Eugene has slightly darker skin.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows: Has thick and big eyebrows.
    • So thick that when Jimbo tears his eyebrows off, he has another set of eyebrows underneath just as thick.
  • The Dragon: He is Francis's main and only henchman.
  • Dumb Muscle: Subverted. While he may speak in grunts, he's actually quite intelligent.
  • Evil Counterpart: To Tim as it turns out what with him being the bigger, older, and more physically capable of the Francis siblings. However, while Tim challenges and doubts the Boss Baby, Eugene blindly follows Francis' orders out of fraternal loyalty.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Francis is turned back into a baby, Eugene promises to raise him properly.
  • Implacable Man
  • Raise Him Right This Time: He says this word for word near the end after Francis reverts into a baby.
    Eugene: *clears throat* This time we'll raise him right.
  • Two First Names: "Francis" is also a first name.
  • The Voiceless: He mostly speaks in grunts and groans throughout the movie. Until near the end, that is. Lampshaded by Francis.
    Francis: I see you've met my big brother, Eugene. A man of few words. None, in fact.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He did attempt to harm Boss Baby's cohorts. The main example being him throwing Jimbo away from him.

    Big Boss Baby 
Voiced by: Edie Mirman (English), Magdalena Leonel (Mexican Spanish), Chie Kojiro (Japanese/theater version), Kimiko Saito (Japanese/in-flight version)

The Boss Baby's boss.

  • Mean Boss: Her introduction has her yelling at her employees that break time is over, and later, she fires several of them on the spot.
  • Hidden Depths: She was surprisingly okay with letting Boss Baby take over the company, and actually seemed proud of him.
Voiced by: Vivian Lee (English), Chise Niitsu (Japanese/theater version), Rina Endo (Japanese/in-flight version)
Boss Baby's secretary.
Voiced by: David Soren (English), Masafumi Kobatake (Japanese/theater version), Kousuke Goto (Japanese/in-flight version)
A very fat baby who works for Boss Baby.
    The Triplets 

Identical triplets who work for Boss Baby.

    Spoiler Character 

Adult Tim's newborn daughter, who appears at the end of the movie.

Voiced by: ?? (English), Natsu Yoshida (Japanese/in-flight version)

  • Brainy Baby: Presumably, being a Boss Baby and all.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: She has the same blue eyes as her father, uncle, and older sister.
  • Generation Xerox: Repeating the story of her father and uncle, her older sister is a normal child with brunette hair, while she is a blond-haired Boss Baby.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Her hair is tied into two little pigtails.
  • The Glorious War of Sisterly Rivalry: The ending of the movie implies that she will go through this with her older sister. At the very least, though, said older sister was relatively happy to see the newborn waking up before discovering that she was a Boss Baby, in contrast to their father's and uncle's sibling rivalry right from the get-go.
  • Here We Go Again!: The film ends with Tim's elder daughter entering the nursery and seeing her new baby sister, who turns out to also be a Boss Baby.
  • No Name Given: Her name is not revealed.
  • Real After All: The events of the movie are presented as a story that Tim is telling his older daughter to prepare her for the arrival of her newborn sister...only to reveal that the new baby is also a Boss Baby. Here We Go Again!
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Like all Boss Babies, she wears a suit and tie.
  • Significant Birthdate: According to the tag on her crib, her birth date is March 31, 2017, the day of the film's theatrical release.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Takes after her uncle Ted, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her existence reveals not only the ending of the movie, but also the fact that Tim grows up and becomes a father to two girls.
  • Wink "Ding!": She does this when her older sister sees her for the first time in her Boss Baby business suit.

Alternative Title(s): The Boss Baby Back In Business