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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.

Supporting characters

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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 (originally voiced by Stephen Hillenburg) 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 deep-sea diver who introduces episodes and narrates time cards from off screen. More ⇉

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Mermaid Man

Mermaid Man is a semi-retired superhero living in Bikini BottomMore ⇉

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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 Doug Lawrence and Bill Fagerbakke) is a bodybuilder who works as a lifeguard 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 ⇉

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Margaret SquarePants

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

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Grandma SquarePants

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

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Realistic Fish Head

The Realistic Fish Head (voiced by Mr. Lawrence) is an announcer for Bikini Bottom News. 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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Bikini Bottomites

The Bikini Bottomites are the townspeople who act as the series' background characters. Most of them are fish. More ⇉

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Jellyfish

The jellyfish (voiced by Tom Kenny) are wild animals who live in Jellyfish Fields. 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.

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Betsy Krabs

Betsy Krabs (voiced by Paul Tibbitt/Sirena Irwin) is Mr. Krabs' mother, who appears in five episodes. More ⇉

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Bubble Bass

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

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Captain

The Captain (voice of Patrick Pinney) is a painting of a pirate's head who sings the show's theme songMore ⇉

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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 ⇉

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Hans

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

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

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Old Man Jenkins

An elderly fish who owns and works on a farm. More ⇉

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Rube

Rube (voiced by Doug Lawrence) is a cheerful tourist and photographer who often shouts "Amazing!" More ⇉

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Shelley

Shelley is SpongeBob's pet scallop. She never moves or speaks and lives in a birdcage in SpongeBob's bedroom. More ⇉

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Spot

Spot (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) is an amoeba who becomes Plankton's pet and the third resident of the Chum Bucket. More ⇉

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Squilliam Fancyson

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


Movie characters

The following characters play major roles in the theatrical movies.

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Princess Mindy

Mindy (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) is the future queen of the sea who helps SpongeBob and Patrick on their journey. More ⇉

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Dennis

Dennis (voiced by Alec Baldwin) was a paid assassin who was sent to kill SpongeBob and PatrickMore ⇉

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Cyclops

The cyclops (voiced by Neil Ross and played by Aaron Hendry) is a maniacal diver who turns sea creatures into knick knacks. More ⇉

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David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff (played by himself) is an actor and lifeguard who takes SpongeBob and Patrick back home. More ⇉

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Burger Beard the Pirate

Burger Beard (played by Antonio Banderas) is a pirate who uses a magic book to steal the formula for Krabby Patties. More ⇉

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Bubbles (character)

Bubbles (voiced by Matt Berry) is a stop-motion dolphin who acts as the protector of the galaxy in the future. More ⇉

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Poseidon

Poseidon is a villain who kidnaps Gary and takes him to the lost city of Atlantic City. More ⇉

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Sage

Sage (played by Keanu Reeves) is a tumbleweed with a human's face who acts as a guide for SpongeBob and PatrickMore ⇉


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