The following SpongeBob SquarePants characters make the most appearances during the series.

Main characters

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SpongeBob SquarePants (character)

SpongeBob SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a yellow sea sponge who is the protagonist of the seriesMore ⇉

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Patrick Star

Patrick Star (voiced by Bill Fagerbakke) is a pink starfish who is SpongeBob's best friend. More ⇉

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Squidward Tentacles

Squidward Tentacles (voiced by Rodger Bumpass) is an arrogant octopus who is SpongeBob's neighbor and coworker. More ⇉

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Eugene H. Krabs

Eugene H. Krabs (voiced by Clancy Brown) is a red crab who is the cheapskate owner of the Krusty KrabMore ⇉

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Sheldon J. Plankton

Sheldon J. Plankton (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) is a green planktonic copepod who is Mr. Krabs' nemesis. More ⇉

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Karen Plankton

Karen Plankton (voiced by Jill Talley) is a supercomputer who works as Plankton's sidekick and wife. More ⇉

SVG Sandy Cheeks

Sandy Cheeks

Sandra "Sandy" Cheeks (voiced by Carolyn Lawrence) is a squirrel who wears a diving suit and lives in an air-filled glass treedomeMore ⇉

SVG Mrs Puff

Mrs. Puff

Mrs. Puff (voiced by Mary Jo Catlett) is a pufferfish who is SpongeBob's teacher at her own boating schoolMore ⇉

SVG Pearl Krabs

Pearl Krabs

Pearl Krabs (voiced by Lori Alan) is a teenage whale who lives with her father Mr. Krabs in a hollow anchorMore ⇉

SVG Gary

Gary the Snail

Gary the Snail (voiced by Tom Kenny) is SpongeBob's loyal pet sea snail who meows and behaves like a cat. More ⇉

Recurring characters

Patchy - Legends of Bikini Bottom continuity

Patchy the Pirate

Patchy the Pirate (played by Tom Kenny) is a live-action pirate who is one of the two hosts of SpongeBob SquarePants specials. More ⇉

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Potty the Parrot

Potty the Parrot is Patchy's sarcastic pet parrot who is one of the two hosts of SpongeBob SquarePants specials. More ⇉

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French Narrator

The French narrator (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a scuba diver who introduces episodes and narrates time cards from off screen. More ⇉

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Mermaid Man

Mermaid Man (voiced by Ernest Borgnine) is a semi-retired superhero living in Bikini BottomMore ⇉

Barnacle Boy season 7

Barnacle Boy

Barnacle Boy (voiced by Tim Conway) is the sidekick of Mermaid ManMore ⇉

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Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman is a pirate ghost who haunts the citizens of Bikini BottomMore ⇉

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King Neptune

King Neptune is a merman god who rules the sea. More ⇉

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Larry the Lobster

Larry the Lobster (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) is a bodybuilder who works as a lifeguard at Goo Lagoon and works out at a gymMore ⇉

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Harold SquarePants

Harold SquarePants (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a dark brown sea sponge who is SpongeBob's father. More ⇉

Margaret SquarePants

Margaret SquarePants

Margaret SquarePants (voiced by Sirena Irwin) is a light brown sea sponge who is SpongeBob's mother. More ⇉

Grandma SquarePants

Grandma SquarePants

Grandma SquarePants (voiced by Marion Ross) is SpongeBob's grandmother, who lives in a country cottage. More ⇉


Johnny Elaine

Johnny Elaine is an announcer and news "anchorfish." More ⇉

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Perch Perkins

Perch Perkins (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is a famous field news reporter. More ⇉

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Bubble Bass

Bubble Bass (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is an obese and picky bass fish. More ⇉


Squilliam Fancyson

Squilliam Fancyson III is Squidward's old high school rival. More ⇉

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Man Ray

Man Ray is a villain with a manta ray head who is one of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's enemies. More ⇉

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Dirty Bubble

The Dirty Bubble is an evil brown bubble who is one of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy's enemies. More ⇉


Painty the Pirate

Painty the Pirate (voice of Patrick Pinney) is a painting of Burger Beard's head who sings the "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song." More ⇉

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Hans (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a sentient live-action hand wearing the sleeve of a naval jacket. More ⇉

Mother tentacles

Mrs. Tentacles

Squidward's mother who seems to like baking cookies and appears to be very friendly. More ⇉

Minor characters

Abigail Marge

Abigail Marge

a light blue fish wearing a dark blue dress. More ⇉

Debbie Rechid
Debbie Rechid

Debbie Rechid

a purple fish that wears a pink dress that goes to Boating School.



a pink fish that is often seen in the background. More ⇉

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Frankie Billy

a olive colored fish that can be a bit of a snob. More ⇉

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Frank (red shirt)

a smallish fish that constantly gets ripped off. More ⇉



Fred (usually voiced by Mr. Lawrence) is a fish known for yelling "My leg!" in disastrous situations. More ⇉


Harold "Bill" Reginald

Harold is a light blue fish that appears in numerous episodes. More ⇉

Nancy-Suzy Fish

Nancy-Suzy Fish

a female fish that appears often.

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Nat Peterson

A yellow fish with a purple dorsal fin on his back and blue shorts. Possibly the background character with the most appearance on the show's history. More ⇉

Sadie Rechid

Norma Rechid

An orange fish who appears in several episodes. More ⇉

Martha Rechid

Martha Smith

Martha Smith is a minor character that appears in the series. More ⇉

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Old Man Jenkins

An elderly fish who resides at Shady Shoals Rest Home. More ⇉



A major Krusty Krab customer who is most known for giving Mr. Krabs his millionth dollar. More ⇉

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a purple fish that regularly hangs out at Goo Lagoon.

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A female pink fish who usually wears light blue bikinis. More ⇉



A major Krusty Krab customer who works as camera man and mattress salesman. He is also known as the "Chocolate Maniac" in the Season 3 episode "Chocolate with Nuts." More ⇉

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