For characters in the movies and spin-offs, see here:
- Larryboy: The Cartoon Adventures
- Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie
- The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie
The characters of VeggieTales include:
Bob the Tomato
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
- Afraid of Blood: Well, tomato juice, but it's the same general idea.
- Berserk Button:
- When the show goes wrong (which is pretty frequent), you'd better watch Bob's temper.
- He also gets annoyed at the What we have Learned song. He's fine with it normally, it just constantly interrupts him.
- Butt-Monkey: Is easily the member of the cast who gets the most physical abuse, in the name of slapstick of course.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: To Larry. He's the only one to keep him from going nuts.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually towards Larry's goofiness, he is prone to moments of sarcasm.
- Flanderization: To a lesser dagree than Larry, but he is noticebly more uptight and strict in Veggietales in the House.
- Foil: To his best pal, Larry. Bob is more serious and rational, while Larry is completely silly and absentminded.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Choleric
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Larry, of course. They live together and are the main stars of the show. While they have a lot of squabbles, they make up in the end.
- Hopeless with Tech: A running gag in a few episodes is how far behind Bob is with the latest tech.
- Lesser Star: Despite being a main character he almost never gets a lead role or even appears in the main stories; and Larry always seems to outshine him in merchandise. Bob not appearing in the stories may suggest that he is the one telling the stories. He does appear in some of the stories - he plays Rack in "Rack, Shack and Benny".
- Nice Guy: A usually polite sort of guy.
- Only Sane Man: Possibly the closest to normal of the cast. He's usually the only one not goofing off.
- Straight Man: Normally plays the role of enforcing Larry's maturity.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: While he and Larry have quite a lot of squabbles due to their contrasting maturity levels, they always make up in the end.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Whenever he's in a villainous, or at least antagonistic, role.
Larry the Cucumber
- Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki
- Adorkable: He likes silly songs, is funny, and ditzy.
- Catchphrase: (as Larry-Boy) "I! AM! THAT! HERO!"
- Cloudcuckoolander: Especially when it comes his silly songs. Larry is frequently acting out and exhibiting his eccentricity.
- The Ditz: He's portrayed as usually being wet behind the ears.
- Foil: To Bob. Larry is the eccentric and ditzy of the duo, while Bob is the mature and rational one.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine
- Fun Personified: Larry is always off in his own little land and lives life to seek thrills.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: He and Bob are roommates who are the main hosts of the show, even if they have their squabbles.
- I Am Not Weasel: Doesn't take too kindly to others calling him a pickle.
- Interspecies Romance: If vegetables count, his relationship with Petunia Rhubarb. It's even been shown that they may have had children together.
- Kindhearted Simpleton: Not the sharpest tool in the shed, but a really sweet fellow.
- Large Ham: He's quite rambunctious, especially as Larry Boy. "I! Am! That! Hero!"
- Manchild: Ambiguously an adult, but has the mindset of a little kid. Larry is very naive and eccentric, and acts on very quirky impulses, best exhibited through his silly songs.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: His role as "King George" in spades, where his character's selfishness and the things he does to fuel it border on sociopathy.
- Mr. Imagination: The entire premise of "Larry-Boy".
- Nice Guy: One of the friendliest and amiable characters on the series.
- Official Couple: With Petunia.
- The Pollyanna: As evidenced in "The Blues With Larry", when he fails at singing the blues because he's just too darn happy. Blind Lemon's attempts to make him sad fall flat, to the point where he leaves in disgust.
- Superpowered Alter Ego: Larryboy, his superhero alter-ego.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: While he and Bob have a lot of squabbles due to their contrasting maturity levels, they always make up in the end.
- Vocal Evolution: His voice was much deeper in the first two videos.
- Voiced by: Lisa Vischer (1993 - 2014, 2019 - present), Tress MacNeille (2014 - 2017)
- All of the Other Reindeer: He played this role in the second episode, in which a new group of kids ostracized him for his appearance, calling him names.
- Brutal Honesty: In "The Hairbrush Song," he reacts to Larry's lamenting over his hairbrush by pointing out that Larry doesn't need a hairbrush, since he doesn't have any hair.
- Berserk Button: Making fun of his "hair", at least early on.
- Cheerful Child: While not without his struggles, he generally is this.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Occasionally to Larry, although he's just as likely to join in his antics.
- Comic-Book Time: He has aged twice in twenty-three years.
- Cowardly Lion: He's had two seprate episodes devoted to his dealing with fear.
- Deuteragonist: He's even filled in for Larry in the opening at least twice.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Leukine
- Intergenerational Friendship: With Bob and Larry.
- Nice Hat: Is usually seen wearing headgear of some sort, the most common being his red and yellow cap. It tends to stay on his head even in situations where it should have fallen off by now. Justified; in "The Grapes of Wrath", he's shown to be embarrassed by his top.
- Only Sane Man: On the rare occasion that Bob isn't playing this role, it's Junior. On the VeggieTales CD "The Singing Christmas Tree," he's the only one to realize that the 'tree' is structurally unsound and in danger of collapse.
- No Indoor Voice: Until around Lyle the Kindly Viking where his voice gets a little bit softer and quieter.
- Sibling Team: He's shown to have a sister in later episodes.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Junior takes after his father.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
- British Stuffiness: To Larry and others of course (due to Silly Songs). He often shows stoic emotion to them as a result of their insufferable eccentricity.
- Characterization Marches On: Originally, Archie had a distaste for Larry's silly songs, but since then he's loosened up over time and has even sung some of his own silly songs.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: He used to act like a moral compass to Larry regarding his distaste for Silly Songs.
- Establishing Character Moment: His first scene in the series was when he ran onstage to tell Larry that the song he was singing was too silly in "The Water Buffalo Song". For a long time after that his distaste for "Silly Songs" and his desire that the show be highbrow and taken seriously was what drove his character, although he eventually loosened up a little.
- The Finicky One: Often has an upright attitude and wild moral judgement.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Melancholic
- Gentleman Snarker: He's polite to everybody but is sarcastic at times.
- High-Class Glass: Is usually seen wearing a monocle.
- Hypocritical Humor: He says he doesn't like Silly Songs (and silliness), but he wrote one Silly Song and acted really goofy in the Hopperena song.
- Only Sane Man: Along with Bob, he's definitely one of the more rational members of the cast, using critical thinking and diminishing eccentricity.
- Nice Guy: He's quite polite and well-meaning.
- Not So Above It All: Gradually became this as a result of Silly Songs growing on him.
- Official Couple: With Lovey, although she hasn't been around in a while.
- Quintessential British Gentleman: He isn't called the English Asparagus for nothing
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Often speaks in sophisticated words.
- Voiced by: Dan Anderson (1993 - 2011), J. Chris Wall (2012), Rob Paulsen (2014 onwards)
- Demoted to Extra: Ever since the mid-2000s he's been appearing a lot less compared to his wife and son. He still appears every now and then but not as much as in the early days.
- Good Parents: Can be a bit oblivious sometimes, but is always there for Junior if Junior has something he needs to talk about and is generally kind and supportive to him.
- Happily Married: To Mom Asparagus.
- Nice Guy: He's very kind and thoughtful, although he can occasionally be careless.
- Unnamed Parent: Is never given a proper name in any role he has played. Most of the time, he's just Dad Asparagus; in "Larry's Lagoon" he's only ever called "The Professor", and even in The Star of Christmas and An Easter Carol where he plays a reverend, he is called "Reverend Gilbert" but is never actually given a first name.
- Voiced by: Gail Freeman (1993), Lisa Vischer (1995 - Present), Jackie Ritz (2002, 2004), Megan Murphy (2006), Keri Pisapia (2011-2012), Tress MacNeille (2015-present)
- Good Parents: Can be a bit oblivious sometimes, but is generally a loving, supportive mother to Junior.
- Happily Married: To Dad Asparagus.'
- Unnamed Parent: Is never given a proper name in any role she has played.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer (Scallion #1), Mike Nawrocki (Scallion #2), Mike Sage (Scallion #3, 1993 - 2003), Brian K. Roberts (Scallion #3, 2006 - Present)
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Are noticeably absent in In The House.
- Evil Brit: Their leader.
- No Name Given: Lampshaded by their leader at one point. He's been around since show one, and they still haven't given him a name.
- Stealth Pun: They're scallions who play villains - in other words, they're rapSCALLIONS. Funnily enough, they rap in Madam Blueberry.
- Terrible Trio: In most of their appearances.
- Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki
- As the Good Book Says...: He does this at the end of most episodes.
- Suddenly Voiced: In Pistachio, which was released in 2010, seventeen years after the show's start, QWERTY got a major upgrade which included a voice chip.
Jimmy & Jerry Gourd
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer (Jimmy) & Mike Nawrocki (Jerry)
- Big Eater: Both of them, to the point where they can easily consume a meteor made out of popcorn.
- The Big Guy: Again, both of them.
- Divergent Character Evolution: While Jerry barely grew past his original character traits, Jimmy evolved into a Straight Man with Large Ham tendencies.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Sanguine/Choleric for Jimmy and Phlegmatic for Jerry.
- Red Oni, Blue Oni: Brash, impulsive Jimmy is Red; Quiet, introverted Jerry is Blue.
- Those Two Guys: Those two gourds, in fact.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
- Ambiguously Jewish: His accent was originally supposed to be an exaggerated Oregon dialect for a Grapes of Wrath pun, but in later appearances it rapidly shifted towards stereotypical Jewish. The creators eventually just rolled with it and started mixing random Yiddish into his dialog.
- Deadpan Snarker: Perhaps the snarkiest member of the cast.
- Nice Hat: Frequently wears a hat. Probably the nicest one is his pirate hat.
- No Mouth: In Veggietales In The House, his mouth is covered by his mustache.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer (1993-2014), David Mann (2019-present)
- Expy: His voice is based off of Oogie Boogie. This sadly is the reason that he left after Dreamworks bought the series.
- HeelFace Turn: Almost any time he plays a villain, his character will be redeemed by the end of the episode.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: Plays a villain pretty regularly and even has some harsh moments in his non-villainous roles, but the few times you can catch him when he's not acting, such as on one of the Christmas CDs when all the Veggies are just chilling out at Bob's house, Mr. Nezzer seems like a pretty nice fellow.
- Meaningful Name: His full name is Nebby K. Nezzer. Named after the Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar.
- Put on a Bus: He vanished after the characters were redesigned for Veggietales in the House. This is due to being based off of a character voiced by an African-American combined with Dreamworks' policy of only voicing characters of the same race. As a result, he was replaced by an Expy named Ichabeezer, who is a generic Grumpy Bear Jerk with a Heart of Gold compared to Nezzer.
- The Bus Came Back: When The VeggieTales Show was announced in 2019, Mr. Nezzer was revealed to be returning as a major character.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
- Cloudcuckoolander: Has shades of this, particularly in the outtakes for Jonah, in which he states that his aunt was apparently a lobster. Even Larry calls him weird.
- Eyeless Face: Mr. Lunt uses his forehead or the brim of his hat for expression.
- Mean Character, Nice Actor: He often plays a villainous right-hand man, but seems to be nice and a bit silly outside of his roles.
- Not So Above It All: Archibald has Mr. Lunt brought in to sing something less silly than Larry's usual songs. Cue "His Cheeseburger".Archibald: I thought you were going to sing about growing up in Connecticut!Mr. Lunt: I grew up in New Jersey.
- Voiced by: Megan Moore Burns (1998), Gail Freeman-Bock (1999), Jackie Ritz (2002-2009), Megan Murphy (2005-2014), Tress Macneille (2014-2017), Stephanie Southerland (2019-present)
- Meaningful Name: In her debut episode, she's very blue about not having enough things.
- Spoiled Sweet: Rich, but not mean.
- Vanity Is Feminine: She cares a lot about her appearance.
- Adorkable: An air headed, sweet natured girl.
- The Ditz: Occasionally falls into this; in Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Noah's Umbrella she starts rambling about cute things at one point.
- Iconic Sequel Character: She wasn't introduced to the series until the series' 19th episode, and yet she's just as much a part of Veggie Tales as the original cast. She appears enough in VeggieTales in the House to be considered the tritagonist.
- Official Couple: With Larry.
- Voiced by: Kristin Blegan (1995 - 2002 & 2005), Jackie Ritz (2004 & 2005), Megan Murphy (2009), Keri Pisapia (2011 - 2013), Gigi Abraham (2014), Tress MacNeille (2014-2017)
- Cheerful Child: She's a happy-go-lucky kid.
- Hairof Gold Heartof Gold: Blonde, and very nice.
- Youthful Freckles: She has freckles.
- Voiced by: Rob Paulsen
- Berserk Button: Stay off his lawn.
- Catchphrase: "GET OFF MY LAWN!"
- Grumpy Bear: One of the grumpiest characters on the show.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's greedy and cranky but does have a good heart deep down.
- Rich Bitch: He has a lot of money, and is rather rude.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: To Mr. Nezzer from the original series, although he's more of a grouch compared the the former.
- Voiced by: Gail Freeman
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: She appeared in "Larry's Lagoon" and "The Story of Flibber-O-Loo", then disappeared for a while, then reappeared in Silly Sing-Along 2: The End of Silliness?!, and then never appeared again. Word of God has confirmed that she made a cameo in Jonah.
- Official Couple: With Archibald; in "Larry's Lagoon" she's said to be his wife, and all other times she's appeared she's paired off with him.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: To date, his last appearance was in Josh and the Big Wall! from 1997.
- Voiced by: Bridget Midler
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Just like her mother and older brother, she has not made an appearance in a very long time. Her last on-screen appearance to date was a cameo in 1997's Larry-Boy & the Fib from Outer Space! The audio commentary for Josh and the Big Wall! reveals that she was retired (outside of other merchandising like books & toys) due to Bridget Midler who was an early employee at Big Idea Productions moving away shortly after The Toy That Saved Christmas was completed in 1996.
Norman The Peach
- Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki
- The Cameo: He has a brief appearance in Larry-Boy & the Fib from Outer Space!, at the scene where the citizens crowd around the tower to see Fib at the top with Junior in hand.
- The Quiet One: Norman barely talks in the series. He first talks in The Hairbrush Song on Are You My Neighbour?. Again in The Toy That Saved Christmas. And again in Merry Lerry and the True Light of Christmas.
- Voiced by: Phil Vischer
A postman who tells stories a lot.
- The Cameo: He has a brief appearance in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie as a fisherman.
- The Storyteller: He is the narrator in both Rack, Shack, and Benny and The Toy that Saved Christmas. The latter uses him telling bedtime stories to his granddaughter Annie as a Framing Device, and he is also tells the story of Christmas to the protagonists in that episode.
- Voiced by: Jessica Kaplan (speaking) & Pamela Thomas (singing)
- Affirmative Action Girl: Was intended as this, but it didn't pan out, because of technical difficulties with animating her hair.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: The reason she hasn't become a series regular is that her hair was apparently too tricky to deal with.
- Face Your Fears: The whole point of her story arc; she is the only person who can save her people and she has to do some pretty scary things to do so.
- Non-Standard Character Design: She was designed specifically to be beautiful. This somehow led to her hair being a lot silkier than most Veggies' hair, and her eyes look nothing like the eyes of any other Veggie either.
Fibrillious Minimus ("Fib")
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Junior lies enough that by the climax, Fib can crush cars by stepping on them and climb onto buildings with ease. Conversely, telling the truth causes him to shrink to death.
- Blatant Lies: At first he only grows a little, but once he begins towering over Junior and grows feet he still claims that he isn't growing whatsoever. He is Fib after all.
- The Corrupter: Over the course of Larry-Boy! And the Fib from Outer Space he convinces Junior to tell lies, and by the time Junior realizes his lies have been powering Fib, it's far too late to stop any damage from being done.
- Death by Irony: He's powered by lies. The way to defeat him is for the person who lied in the first place to tell the truth.
- I'm a Humanitarian: The climax has Fib trying (and nearly succeeding) to eat Junior and Larry-Boy... alive.
- Karmic Death: The only one able to defeat him is that kid he's been carrying around for half the episode.
- Knight of Cerebus: Due to being one of the more manipulative villains on the show and for trying to eat Junior and Larry-Boy alive.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: Is able to walk around town with Junior without anyone batting an eye. Larry Boy refers to him as "kid" at one point as if he was just another kid in town.
- Vague Age: He is referred to as a kid a few times, but it's unknown what his actual age is.
- Would Hurt a Child: He attempts to eat Junior at one point.
The Rumor Weed
- Voiced by: Gail Freeman
- Death by Irony: She's powered by rumors. Once kinder words start getting spread around, it kills her.
- Evil Is Hammy: During her Villain Song and her encounter with Larry-Boy in the sewers.
- Gossip Evolution: Her modus operandi.
- Hive Mind: All the little weeds seen throughout are connected by the "Mother Weed" underground.
- Large Ham: She definitely enjoys hamming up her Villain Song and her declaration of triumph to Larry-Boy in the sewers.
- No Celebrities Were Harmed: According to Phil Vischer, she was based on Joan Rivers. Unfortunately, many viewers didn't get the joke and thought she was an offensive stereotype of gossipy women.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Same reason as Fib above, minus the Eaten Alive part.
- Villain Song: "The Rumor Weed Song".
- Your Head Asplode: A family-friendly version in the climax. Her head blooms into a flower when she dies.
The Bad Apple
- Alto Villainess: A very smooth, deep speaking and singing voice.
- Ambiguously Lesbian: When flattering Mayor Blueberry, her compliments come off as flirty. She even winks at her.
- Baddie Flattery: One of the methods she uses to "divide and conquer" the town.
- Excessive Evil Eyeshadow: Hers is green, matching her leaf and cape.
- Faux Affably Evil: She uses flattery and temptation to take over the town, but is rather mean and self-centered.
- High Collarof Doom: On her cape.
- Meaningful Name: She's a literal bad apple.
- Ominous Opera Cape: A green one which she uses to cover her robotic legs.
- Voiced by: Mark Steele
Buzzsaw LouieThe eponymous toy of The Toy that Saved Christmas. One day he mysteriously comes to life, realizes he doesn't like the sound of what those around him seem to think Christmas is, and sets out to learn what Christmas really means.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: He has a buzz-saw built into his arm.
- The Cameo: Can be see in the background in Madame Blueberry, and in a bonus video clip on the DVD for The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything we learn that he's on the list of things Elliot's terrified of.
- Humble Goal: What drove him to escaping the factory and going off on an adventure? He just wanted to know what Christmas really means.
- Instant A.I.: Just Add Water!: The only explanation provided for him coming to life is "Maybe he was wired different! Who knows?"
- Living Toys: He is a toy who came to life.
- Mundane Utility: At the end, he initially wants to get rid of his buzz-saw because he thinks it's dangerous...and then he changes his mind and goes into carpentry.
- My Little Panzer: He's a toy. Marketed to small children. He has a fully-functional buzz-saw built into his arm.
- Remembered I Could Fly: In a situation where his saw would really come in handy, he doesn't think to use it until Larry accidentally bumps his arm.
- Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: Averted later on, but on the original cover of The Toy that Saved Christmas when it was first released, he is so conspicuously absent that the rest of the cast seems to be aware something's missing from the picture.
- Unusually Uninteresting Sight: No one seems the least bit perturbed that he is a talking toy. Even the fact that Louie seems designed to resemble a human in a world of talking vegetables goes uncommented on; the only person to note that he's the only one who has arms is Louie himself.
- Voiced by: Tim Hodge
Since then he has made several appearances throughout the series.
- Insistent Terminology: In Pistachio, he takes serious issue with constantly being called a cricket, insisting that he is a caterpillar (well, that is only half true.) At the end of the episode Pistachio sticks up for him.
- A Wild Rapper Appears!: Does this in the Silly Song "Belly Button".
HopeShows up in An Easter Carol as the "visitor" who is meant to guide Ebeneezer Nezzer to redemption.
- Animate Inanimate Object: She's a music box.
- Deadpan Snarker: Frequently.
- Facepalm: Is rather prone to this.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the start she acts rather mean to Mr. Nezzer and snarks at him every other line, but she really is there to help him and when he really does have a breakdown she tries to comfort him.
- Meaningful Name: She's there to teach Nezzer about the hope of Easter.
- Stepford Snarker: According to bonus material on the ''An Easter Carol'' DVD, part of the reason for her attitude is that she is aware her time is short.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After Mr. Nezzer becomes incredibly upset over learning that Edmund could very well die and his parents already know, Hope becomes a lot gentler and aside from one brief moment drops the snark entirely.
- Unexplained Accent: Due to her voice actress, she has an Australian accent, in an episode set in London, where most of the cast have unexplained American accents.
- Voiced by: Phillip Spooner
- All in the Manual: According to Marc Vulcano, his name came about only during the show's production because the animators needed a reference point for his model.
- All of the Other Reindeer: The other Snoodles are bigger and stronger and better than him at just about everything, and they make fun of him because of it.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He figures that maybe since he has wings, he could be good at flying. It doesn't work. He figures that since he has paint maybe he's good at art. That doesn't work either. And so forth.
- No Name Given: His name is only revealed in the show's credits.
The Elders of the Razzberry Forest
- Voiced by: Mike Nawrocki (Head Elder)
- Composite Character: Most obviously, Lord Falaminion Tereglith in particular takes after Treebeard. Less obviously, he also takes after Saruman, of all people.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Lord Falaminion Tereglith is wearing a beautiful necklace and Randalf comments on it. Apparently the ancient tree has an eye for beautiful things. It was given as a bribe by Scaryman.
- Evil All Along: They're helping Scaryman.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: They sent Toto to the Land of Woe to get ambushed by Scaryman. This wound up leading to Scaryman's defeat by Toto's uncle and Toto deciding to use the Bean to help the people suffering in the Land of Woe.
- Overly Long Name: Lord Falaminion Tereglith, Son of Therabil Elithimon.
- Treacherous Advisor: They sent Toto to the Land of Woe so that Scaryman could ambush him while he was alone.
- When Trees Attack: They don't take making fun of their language very kindly and imprison the Fellowship after Ear-A-Corn laughs at them. When the Fellowship escapes, the trees start throwing fruit at them.
- Wise Tree: The reason Randalf decides to go and ask them for advice concerning the Bean. Bad idea.