In addition to the ten main characters, SpongeBob SquarePants
features a variety of recurring secondary characters. The most prominent supporting characters are the live-action hosts: Patchy the Pirate
and his pet parrot, Potty
. Other supporting characters include the off-screen French Narrator
and the retired superhero pair Mermaid Man
and Barnacle Boy
Nickelodeon's character guide bills the supporting cast in a specific order, which is followed below.
The Bikini Bottomites are the townspeople who act as the series' background characters. Most of them are fish. More ⇉
Other recurring characters
The following characters appear in multiple episodes in non-guest roles, but they are not included in the character guide or on the background character model sheet. They are ordered alphabetically.
Hans (voiced by Tom Kenny) is a sentient live-action hand wearing the sleeve of a naval jacket. More ⇉
Squidward's mother who seems to like baking cookies and appears to be very friendly. More ⇉
Shelley is SpongeBob's pet scallop. She never moves or speaks and lives in a birdcage in SpongeBob's bedroom. More ⇉
The following characters play major roles in the theatrical movies.
Poseidon is a villain who kidnaps Gary and takes him to the lost city of Atlantic City. More ⇉