- List of American Dad! characters
This is a list of characters from the American television series American Dad!.
- 1 Main characters
- 2 Smith family relatives
- 3 CIA
- 4 Corbin-Bates family
- 5 Pearl Bailey High School
- 6 Around the neighborhood
- 7 Other recurring characters
- 8 References
- Stan Smith (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) - The main character of American Dad!: a CIA agent and staunch conservative. Stan is Francine's husband and Hayley and Steve's father.
- Francine Smith (voiced by Wendy Schaal) - Stan's wife and mother of Steve and Hayley. Francine is an enabler, usually going along with the actions of the family, though she occasionally serves as the voice of reason. Despite her ditzy personality, she demonstrates a keen wild streak and a flirty nature.
- Hayley Dreamsmasher Fischer (née Smith) (voiced by Rachael MacFarlane) - Stan and Francine's daughter. She is eighteen and attends a community college. She is portrayed as ultra-liberal, which often brings her into conflict with her father.
- Steven Anita “Steve” Smith (voiced by Scott Grimes) - Stan and Francine's fourteen-year-old son. He is a geek, which Stan does not like. He has also come into conflict with Stan, who wants Steve to follow in his footsteps.
- Roger (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) - Roger is an alien who lives in the Smith family's attic. Stan feels he "owes Roger [his] life" after being saved by the alien at Area 51 four years prior to the show beginning. Roger is a hedonistic alcoholic who takes on make believe personas and makes the Smith family's life extremely difficult with his vices, but since exposing Roger as an alien would endanger Stan and the rest of the family, those personas are Roger's only way of communicating with the outside world. He also has a strong addiction to junk food and can also hold long-standing grudges.
- Klaus Heissler (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Klaus was once an East German Olympic ski-jumper until his mind was transferred into the body of a goldfish during the 1986 Winter Olympics by the CIA to prevent him from winning the gold medal, leaving him permanently trapped in the goldfish's body. Despite this, Klaus still hasn't come to terms with what happened and is very bitter. He stays in a fishbowl in the Smiths's home and has something of an obsessive crush on Francine.
- Jeff Fischer (voiced by Jeff Fischer) - Jeff Fischer is introduced as Hayley's loser, stoner, hippie boyfriend. He is an unemployed high school drop out, and is frequently naive or stupid, irritating other characters. His mother abandoned him early on, giving birth to him in his van, within which he lives ("Stan Knows Best") until Season 6. His relationship with his father Henry is poor, as his father also views him as a failure. Throughout the series, Hayley repeatedly dumps him for being needy, clingy and overly agreeable, leaving Jeff crushed until their inevitable reconciliations, though Jeff also dumps Hayley once in the episode "Pulling Double Booty". However, he marries Hayley in the show's one-hundredth episode after swindling Stan out of $50,000. He then moves into the house with Hayley in the episode "There Will Be Bad Blood". In "For Whom the Sleigh Bell Tolls", Stan ends up accepting Jeff when Jeff demonstrates his loyalty toward Hayley by saving Stan's life despite disliking him. Jeff is based on Seth MacFarlane's friend of the same name, who also voices him.
Smith family relatives
- Jack Smith (voiced by Daran Norris) - father of Stan, Rusty and Nicholas Smith. For most of his life, Stan believed his father to be a secret agent but, in reality, he was a jewel thief. After the man Stan paid to pretend to be his father died, "Grandpa Smith" (the real Jack) dropped in on the family. Roger developed a "boy crush" on Jack but the other family members were wary of him. Roger goes so far as to dress like him and keeps Francine locked in a cage because Jack put her in there. Jack has gray hair and is missing an eye, based on the traditional look of Marvel Comics' super-spy Nick Fury, but otherwise resembles his son Stan. Roger compares him to Kurt Russell's character Snake Plissken from Escape from New York and Escape from L.A.. Jack's second appearance is a single line of him being heard but not seen in a flashback to Stan's childhood where he asks his father to read to him. Jack replies with a single line "Who the hell are you?" Jack makes his third appearance in a flashback showing him running out on Stan and his mother. Jack makes his fourth appearance in which Steve decides to visit him in his jail. When it is discovered that Stan never learned to ride a bicycle because his father was not there for him at the moments of need, Steve decides to reconsider them both by making Stan visit the jail where Jack is passing his sentence. After the latter one is released on Stan's parole, Klaus suggests the three of them should go camping as an act of reuniting Stan with his own father. It turns out to be a bad idea as Stan soon finds out that Jack is using his grandson to appeal to Stan so that he could defend his own father in court during the next trial verdict. Jack then turns Steve to his side and both run away, all while Steve begins viewing Jack as a father figure. When things get out of hand, however, Jack confesses that he is a crook who was up to no good all this time and wishes Stan would not lose Steve in times of need as much he himself once did. When Stan finds out about this, he forces himself to ride his bike to the courthouse to give his own word of reference about his father's verdict, but arrives too late, much to both Jack's and Steve's contempt. Jack is sentenced to five more years of prison, but is not bothered by the idea now that he has formed a genuine relationship with his grandson, and Stan promises to visit him this time.
- Betty Smith (voiced by Swoosie Kurtz) - Jack's ex-wife and Stan's mother. After Jack abandoned them, Stan took care of her and Betty began to depend unnaturally on Stan. However, this evolved to the point where he abducted all of her new boyfriends for fear that they would end up hurting her and dumped them on an uncharted island. She later marries Hercules, a widowed Greek butcher who she meets through Francine, and tells Stan that neither she nor Stan need to depend on one another as they once did, finally ending his obsessive protectiveness of her. Stan accepts that Betty has moved on and accepts their marriage, after he tries to stop them on board their flight to Greece. Betty is still unaware of Stan's earlier actions, and all her previous suitors remain on a deserted island, which the two couples sail near after Betty and Hercules get married in Greece.
- Rusty (voiced by Lou Diamond Phillips) - Stan's half-brother who lives in Arizona with his wife Sooleawa'Uha and son Glen. He is the son of Jack Smith and a Cherokee woman he met in Santa Fe. His family visits Stan's family every Thanksgiving. When their paternal grandfather was dying, he left Rusty and Stan $20,000 and some land he thought was useless. Stan took the cash (which he lost on the bus) while Rusty took the land, which turned out to have enormous copper deposits, making Rusty extremely wealthy. His family used to visit Stan's every year and Stan believed they were very poor. When he find out that they were rich, he became jealous and unsuccessfully attempted to steal back Rusty's land only to end up driven away by Rusty who vowed to kill Stan if he ever returned. After Hayley and Jeff rescue Stan, Francine, Steve, and Roger from the desert, Rusty shows up with a gun stating that they are still on his land. When Stan asks how much land he has, Rusty states a lot in an Indian-based response. Rusty was caught by surprise when the half-bodied helicopter pilot returned giving the Smiths and Jeff the opportunity to get away.
- Bàba and Māma Ling (voiced by Tzi Ma and Amy Hill respectively) - Francine's Chinese American adoptive parents. Stan once found their ways of living and Mandarin linguistics unbearably annoying, especially since whenever they visited, they would practically take over and redecorate his house. However, after they saved his life when his house was on fire, Stan has since warmed up and come to respect them, and Bàba in turn apologized to Stan for not showing him more respect; admitting that they were focusing most their attention on Gwen as Stan was a decent son-in-law who is taking care of Francine. Much of their behavior is a parody of Oriental stereotypes and subsequently, are a mix of Japanese and Chinese culture. For example, bowing is a more pronounced characteristic of Japanese culture than Chinese (at least in the modern day), and their redecoration of the Smith house is in a Japanese (washitsu) style, complete with a kotatsu table. Note that "Bàba" and "Māma" are the Mandarin equivalents of "Dad" and Mom"—their full names have not been revealed. Ling (凌) is a common Chinese surname.
- Gwen Ling - Gwen is Francine's adoptive sister who is frequently mentioned but never seen. After Stan meets Francine's biological parents, he tries to manipulate Francine into wanting to meet them and disowning Baba and Mama; he accomplishes this by showing Francine their will, in which everything is left to Gwen. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Mama and Baba think Gwen is an idiot and will need a lot of help when they pass away, whereas Francine is smart and has a good husband, and therefore will not need their money. During an "expositional" joke, Gwen is implied to be three years younger than Francine. Stan apparently lusts after Gwen, who's repeatedly described as being "hot". Stan mused over a marriage between Gwen and one of their neighbors—Greg or Terry. Francine talks Stan out of this citing the fact that Greg and Terry are obviously homosexual, although Stan does not immediately accept this answer, believing the real reason to be that Gwen is "too hot" for either man. He later comes to terms with the real reason.
- Nicholas and Cassandra Dawson (voiced by Jeff Perry and Holland Taylor respectively) - Francine's biological parents. They abandoned Francine as an infant just so they could board a first-class plane trip, since they could not do so with her. They are wealthy and appear good-natured, but deep down they are extremely self-centered. Stan once befriended them and tried to introduce them to Francine (who has no memory of them), but stopped trying after being put off by their selfish nature, feeling she's better off not knowing about them. They leave without meeting her.
- Henry Fischer (voiced by Clancy Brown) - Father of Jeff, and father-in-law of Hayley who works as a marijuana grower and dealer in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has used him to ship drugs which resulted in Jeff being framed for drug trafficking. When Stan and Roger find Jeff is wanted on drug charges in Florida, they pursue him to his father's farm hoping to cash in on the reward and get Jeff out of Hayley's life. They are tricked and tied up by Henry who declares that he intends to turn in Jeff himself for the reward money. He also reveals a startling fact that he had grown the marijuana Jeff was found with on his farm and sent Jeff to bring it to Florida, though Jeff had been totally unaware of any of this. Stan and Roger escape but Mr. Fischer has already turned Jeff in at the Boca Raton Police Department, and openly admits that he cares more about the money than his son. Stan, however, proves Mr. Fischer's guilt, because he had been wearing a wire during his confession as he always wears a wire for his job. Mr. Fischer is taken away for the drug charge and for attempting to murder Roger and Stan. Henry later popped up as an audience member in "Phantom of the Telethon".
- Avery Bullock (voiced by Patrick Stewart) - Deputy Director of the CIA, and Stan's 58-year-old-boss. He is as highly-strung as Stan, but significantly less paranoid and usually more competent. He had a brief relationship with Hayley Smith, which almost cost Stan his job until Hayley left Avery for her old boyfriend. He is married, but his wife, Miriam, was once held hostage in Fallujah where she was hand-cuffed to a radiator, as he "does not negotiate with terrorists." She was later rescued by Stan. Bullock prefers the company of younger, "plump Asian" women (as he sings about girl fantasies). Many jokes are built around Avery giving respected Shakespearean actor Patrick Stewart the most unlikely scenes and lines, such as a Seussian rhyme about all the things that can be purchased at a strip club, an energetic two-hour banjo session, singing "Little Girls" by Oingo Boingo while dressed in a woman's robe, and jokes referring to Stewart's prominent role as Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Jean-Luc Picard. A recurring joke is that Bullock runs the CIA like a kindergarten, with time-outs and show-and-tell. In "Bullocks to Stan", during the fight scene at the end of the episode, there is a joke referring to Star Trek, however, this is hidden by Klaus' commentary (though the joke was revealed during the actual DVD commentary for the episode). Bullock appears in the Family Guy episode "Lois Kills Stewie" where he and Stan attempt to stop Stewie at gunpoint.
- Sanjit “A.J.” Bullock - Avery Junior is Avery Bullock's adopted son. Director Bullock adopted him in "Four Little Words". He was originally adopted by Francine who fled to India because she was convinced she had murdered her best friend, Melinda. However, the murder was staged by Stan and Bullock (who accidentally killed her while on a blind date). Devoting herself to missionary work, Francine cares for Sanjit, but relinquishes responsibility for him, out of anger after finding out that the murder was a set up. He is then adopted by Bullock, who grows fond of A.J., and which cures his loneliness. Though Bullock loves A.J., he is often irresponsible with him, viewing A.J. as hindering his chances of meeting women. After Stan frees Bullock's wife Miriam from Fallujah, she immediately accepts and loves A.J. as her adopted son.
- Jackson (voiced by Mike Henry) - One of Stan's co-workers at the CIA. He was once a real estate agent, and is a "former homosexual". Apparently, when he stopped selling houses, his "sodomy cleared right up." His conversion has been suggested to be unsuccessful, suggesting that he may be transgender as well. Moreover, when asked if he ever "did it with a dead mermaid", he replied "Mermaid, no". He previously had a body double who was accidentally killed by Stan. He is almost always seen with something in his hands, such as a coffee cup.
- Dick Reynolds (voiced by Stephen Root in 2005-2007, David Koechner in 2008-present) - Another of Stan's co-workers at the CIA. His wife eventually got a job in which she earned more money than him. He did not initially mind, but she kept earning more and more, and eventually his genitals disappeared, a joke referencing his sense of emasculation. He has a son who has a freakishly large hand with which he beats his father. He is now divorced from his wife Sheila and has a dog named Biscuit, which he seized from Sheila (who also had an affair with Dick's barber, Al) when he was angry that the courts awarded ownership of the dog to her during their divorce. In "One Little Word", Stan and Bullock unknowingly encounter Dick dressed as an automobile at a furry convention and seen "running over" (erotic roleplay) a furry. He is later seen still (in costume) running over an an unconscious Roger but stop when he gets a call on his cellphone (which reveals his identity to the viewer).
- Reginald the Koala (voiced by Donald Fullilove in 2009, Erik Durbin in 2010-present) - Like Klaus, Reginald is an animal with the brain of a human. His first appearance was in Family Affair where he was revealed to have been a homeless man at one point who, in exchange for a free hot meal, chose to partake in a CIA experiment, and had his brain put into the body of a koala. The lyrics of an '80s theme song played in the episode imply that he uses his new adorable body to go on missions, able to distract the enemy with his cute koala body such that no one would question him. In the episode Wife Insurance it is shown that he goes on dangerous missions like Stan and the others. He is regularly seen relaxing in Stan's pool. Reginald has dated Hayley. Reginald is also skilled in the Afro-Brazilian martial art known as Capoeira and has used it to fight Bullock over Hayley.
- Sanders (voiced by Mike Barker) - Another agent at the CIA. He often takes part in meetings with Bullock and Stan. He goes out with Jackson and Dick and once killed a panda.
- Ray (voiced by Victor Raider-Wexler) - An agent of the CIA. Ray is one of Stan's poker buddies alongside Bad Larry. Ray always recalls what he ate after he killed someone. In "Office Spaceman," Ray is among the CIA Agents on the CIA's Alien Task Force. In 100 A.D., Ray (alongside Duper) died in a bus crash alongside the other background characters that wanted the bounty that Stan offered for the capture of Haley and Jeff.
- Bad Larry (voiced by Don Lake): An agent of the CIA. He recalls his first kill where he shot his ex-partner who was a double-agent. He helps Ray and Roger get Stan his first kill—a pedophile named Randy where they trail him to the "Wet, Young & Wild" water park. When Randy brags that he will get off due to his mother's money and a good lawyer, Stan fires his gun and accidentally shoots Bad Larry. Bad Larry also appears in "Tearjerker" and "Widowmaker."
- Duper (voiced by Phill Lewis) - Agent Duper was a CIA Agent and rival of Stan Smith who first appeared in "Roger Codger". He beats Stan's time on a "Regime Change" testing simulation (he had a better snappy line than Stan's as well). When Stan placed a bomb in Bullock's office to make himself look good by saving the day, Duper disabled it when Stan could not see the manual (after dropping and breaking his reading glasses). In a later episode, his essay on President Bush beat Stan's, but he was disqualified after learning most of his essay was plagiarized from Willy Wonka. In 100 A.D., Duper (alongside Ray) died in a bus crash alongside the other background characters that wanted the bounty that Stan offered for the capture of Haley and Jeff. In "Son of Stan", Duper appears to be mourning himself, but it is actually a clone the CIA made. The clone is exactly the same as Duper (except Duper was married to, in the clone's words, "some ugly chick"). This inspired Stan to clone Steve for a parenting experiment.
- Bill (voiced by Seth MacFarlane): Is Stan's CIA double. He often takes Stan's place when there are things he doesn't want to go to, such as Steve's baptism or cooking classes with Francine. When Stan was faced with the dilemma of whether to go to the high school reunion prom with Betty Sue, the Homecoming Queen and saving his marriage with Francine in "It's Good to Be Queen", Stan called in Bill to take Francine out to dinner while he went to the prom. But soon Francine decided to go to the prom, making things a bit complicated, since Stan decided to give up his dream rather than lose his wife. When the two of them were standing in the same gym, Francine took Stan's gun, preparing to shoot his leg. She ends up shooting the one who didn't apologize, who was actually Bill. Bill was taken aboard a helicopter, hearing that his leg can't be saved. In "Pulling Double Booty", Hayley meets Bill after going to the CIA to having an Argument with Stan. Mistaking Bill for Stan she apologizes which leads to them getting into a relationship. When Bill is showed by Stan of how "Hot" Francine is, Bill tries to have sex with Francine by impersonating Stan. Stan throws Bill out of the window, by what appears to be his genitals, and tells Bill that he cannot see Hayley again. In order to stop Hayley going on a rampage when Bill dumps her, Stan pretends to be Bill to take Hayley out on a date.
Greg Corbin and Terry Bates are a gay couple who move to Stan's neighborhood in the second episode. Stan was completely unaware of the fact that his neighbors are a gay couple and while initially prejudiced against them for their practice of liberal journalism, he merely considered them nice young men that just happen to live together. He later discovers that they are gay and is initially prejudiced against them until he realizes that being straight (and therefore, being gay by extension) is not a choice and accepts them both, sometimes referring to gay love as something even more exquisite than heterosexual love.
- Greg Corbin (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) - local news anchor on W-ANG-TV, Terry's co-anchor and domestic partner, and neighbor to the Smiths. He and Terry have a penchant for minor bickering, flirting, and working on stereotypical "couples' issues" on the set or in other scenes of the show. Greg is a member of the Log Cabin Republicans, and has brown hair. He is presented as being very culturally sophisticated, at one point causing Stan to choose him over Francine as his guest to get into Avery Bullock's high-end party. He and Terry have a surrogate baby daughter, Liberty Belle. Before Libby's birth, Greg is panicky, questioning his ability and readiness to be a father, but immediately loves Libby upon holding her for the first time. He is the "power top" in his and Terry's relationship and was once involved in a heterosexual marriage, during a period of time in which he was "confused" and believed he was heterosexual.
- Terry Bates (voiced by Mike Barker) - Terry Bates is a Langley Falls local news anchor, Greg's co-anchor and domestic partner, and the Smiths' neighbor. Terry is a Democrat with blond hair. He once goes out for a night with Stan as Stan erroneously attempts to "become gay" by choice, though they stop short of having sex when Stan realizes that he cannot choose to be gay. He has a surrogate daughter with Greg, Liberty Belle and owns a French bulldog named "Heath Ledger". He is the "bottom" in their relationship. Another strain on his relationship with Greg was when Greg was revealed to be a Log Cabin Republican, to which Terry threw a tantrum in front of the whole neighborhood in disbelief at how Greg could have voted for George W. Bush.
- Liberty Belle “Libby” Corbin-Bates - Terry and Greg's daughter, conceived with an egg donor and Francine as a surrogate mother. She was kidnapped shortly after birth by Stan, who believed that gay couples should not be allowed to raise children, and nearly taken to Nebraska, but he was later convinced to return her to Greg and Terry. She was named by Stan after the Liberty Bell; they kept the name.
- Tank Bates (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - is Terry's father and a retired Washington Redskins player. In early episodes, Terry is implied to be closeted from his father, stating, "I've told you, as soon as my father dies I will wear the ring", upsetting Greg, who believes Terry should stop hiding their relationship. When "Tank" comes to visit, Terry pretends that Francine is his girlfriend and that Libby is their illegitimate daughter, and claims that Stan and Greg are gay lovers. During the time he spent in the episode, Tank is shown to be quite intolerant of homosexuality, constantly mocking Stan and calling him "fairy". When Stan drunkenly outs Terry, Tank disowns his son. After unsuccessful attempts by Stan to decipher the basis of Tank's homophobia, Terry eventually gives his father the option of accepting him and being a part of their family or leaving, with Tank choosing to disown him. Tank later participates in a Vietnam War reenactment in the episode "In Country...Club," but has no dialogue.
Pearl Bailey High School
- Superintendent Ellen Riggs (voiced by Anjelica Huston) - The superintendent of Pearl Bailey High School. In "A Ward Show," Roger ends up getting Ellen to fire Principal Brian Lewis when it came to him using Steve for his accounting and other things. In "The Worst Stan," Stan ends up having to hook up Ellen with Principal Brian Lewis in marriage so that he can be Brian's best man.
- Principal Brian Lewis (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) — The principal of Pearl Bailey High School which Steve and his friends attend. Portrayed as an almost borderline psychotic with a colored past, he's displayed a multitude of violent tendencies and a flippant attitude, and his actual dedication to the school is somewhat questionable. When Steve is the Student Body President, he commandeers Principal Lewis' office, as the student body president is entitled to secure any school grounds he needs. Lewis did not mind, since in doing this Steve proved that he could read, and that the system worked. He later allows Stan to teach a "morally upright" sexual education class, but only Steve is signed up for it. He is a member of the "Illuminutty" - an organization revolving around a supposed conspiracy involving the invention of peanut butter. When presented with a tip that Steve is in possession of narcotics, he displays detailed knowledge of the source and method of cutting said drugs, and concluds that a specific drug lord named Esteban Montilla is back in business and tells Steve to tell him that El Lobo Negrón (which translates to "The Black Wolf") sends his regards. He is the father of Steve's classmate Janet, but rarely acknowledges this. When Steve discovers this and asks him why he never mentioned it before, he says that he is "ashamed of her for more reasons than you can imagine". He keeps $500 hanging out of his pocket to make the students think he is rich. Lewis has taken part in war reenactments and is "killed" during a Vietnam War reenactment (partly because Steve falls asleep during watch duty allowing the Viet Cong to attack the American camp). In "Bully for Steve," it is shown that Principal Lewis has his lunch near the basketball court. Both times during the episode, a werewolf janitor snatches a student causing Principal Lewis to quote "Oh ****." In "100 A.D.," Principal Lewis is among the characters that pursues Hayley and Jeff for the bounty that Stan offered. In "You Debt Your Life", he explicitly states that he used to run cocaine; unfortunately this statement is accidentally made over the school PA system.
- Schmuley “Snot” Lonstein (voiced by Curtis Armstrong) - is Steve's mustached and acne-covered Jewish friend. He speaks Klingon, and can read Quenya. Like Steve, he has a fetish for octogenarian women. His parents are poor, as they could not afford a bar mitzvah celebration, although Steve pays for one in an attempt to apologize when he is falsely accused of theft. His parents have him see a therapist who is implied to engage with him inappropriately and romantically. Steve reveals that his father left Snot's family and may have been abusive towards his mother. He is generally considered Steve's best friend but is quite fickle in this role, having cheated with Steve's girlfriends and pelted him with apples during a period where Steve was in a brace for scoliosis in order to gain social acceptance. When Snot and Steve were younger, they solved mysteries together. He refused to help Steve figure out the mystery, as he quit when "the case of the missing bike horn turned into a double rape homicide". Snot appears to be the least eccentric member of Steve's clique. It is also revealed in the episode "Wiener of our discontent" that he can somewhat understand Toshi. Toshi exclaims "oh, my god", and Snot replies "I think you mean oh, my godzilla."
- Barry (voiced by Eddie Kaye Thomas) - Steve's obese friend. Stan hates him, often yelling insults about his weight at him, but does not know why. Like Snot, he can speak Klingon, and seems to be able to read Quenya. He apparently has a fetish for Miss Piggy. His normally quiet, border-line mental retardation, innocent personality is the result of powerful anti-psychotic pills. After stopping his medication regimen, Barry turns into a deranged mastermind, speaking in a low voice "like Gary Oldman", framing Steve for the destruction of Stan's beloved commemorative plates in an attempt to replace Steve. His madness grows worse over time, culminating with Barry trying to eliminate everyone that might get between himself and Stan. Steve tricks Barry into taking his medication, reverting him back to his usual self. This facet of his personality is hinted at when he helps Snot and Toshi beat up a drugged Steve and screams that they should kill Steve's whole family. Barry describes his parents as ignorant and implies that they engage in bondage sex play and smoke pot. Other statements about his parents imply that they abuse him or are negligent, making him sleep in their basement and often forgetting he is their son (and that they even have a son).
- Toshi Yoshida (吉田 慧 Yoshida Toshi ) (voiced by Daisuke Suzuki) - Steve's Japanese American friend. Though he can understand English perfectly, he always speaks Japanese with subtitles. A recurring joke is that everyone assumes Toshi has said something completely unrelated or opposite to what he has actually said. Toshi studies Russian in order to impress an attractive mail order bride named Svetlana in "Of Ice and Men". He is mischievous, and sometimes, cruel and anti-American. Toshi has expressed the desire to kill Steve as his greatest wish, and he claims to have killed before. Toshi used a katana to kill a group of serial murderers who were chasing the Smith family in "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls". Toshi has demonstrated that he is the only character outside the Smith family able to see through Roger's disguises, describing him as "the alien in the wig". Toshi has a sister named Akiko, who acts as a translator. Despite his apparent inability to speak English, his sister, mother and father speak excellent English. Toshi spoke English for the first time in the series in the episode "A Pinata Named Desire" after Snot angrily smacked him and demanded that he learn English. He attempted to say "Eat my balls." but his heavy accent resulted in it sounding like "Eat my bowls." which was reflected in the subtitles. He later sung part of "Yah Mo B There" by James Ingram and Michael McDonald on the episode "Home Wrecker".
- Akiko Yoshida (吉田 暁子 Yoshida Akiko ) (voiced by Grey DeLisle in 2009, Grace Park in 2010-Present) - Akiko is Toshi's sister. She speaks perfect English and occasionally translates for Toshi. She refereed the hot dog eating contest between Toshi and Steve in "Weiner of Our Discontent". She dressed as Chun-Li from the video game series Street Fighter for Halloween in "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls". When Steve develops a crush on Akiko, they are forced to flee from Toshi until Steve convinces him he being too possessive of her. Thinking he can open up to Akiko, Steve is stunned when she announces she has a crush on a nine-year old named Doug because he is a great dancer.
- Debbie Hyman (voiced by Lizzy Caplan) - An overweight goth girl who Steve dates. When she and Steve begin dating it causes Stan to become anorexic because he is disgusted by her obesity. Steve breaks up with her after he realizes she is causing it, but they reunite when he realizes it did not help. Stan accepts her after she demonstrates prowess with firearms. Debbie appears in "Iced, Iced Babies", though she reportedly breaks up with Steve by the end. She and Steve get back together in "Escape from Pearl Bailey", where Steve gets Debbie to run for Student Council President against Lisa Silver. Debbie loses when an insulting page of her on the Internet is shown around school. Steve, thinking that Lisa and her friends did it, gets revenge on them. When he tells Debbie she breaks up with him, as she does not believe in vengeance. It turns out that Steve's friends made the slam page because they view her as monopolizing his time and everyone in the school goes after them. They are caught by Debbie's clique, who tells them to let Steve go and makes up with him. She tries to get Steve to come with her, but he says he wants to stay by his friends. Debbie lets them all go while she and the other goths distract the student body. In "Bar Mitzvah Shuffle", Debbie falls for Snot's Bar Mitzvah study buddy Etan because she says he is more mature than Steve. Steve sabotages Etan's Bar Mitzvah, hoping to prove that Etan is less mature than she thinks he is. However, Snot is blamed for the sabotage. When Steve admits to sabotaging the party before the Jewish Court, Debbie is also displeased with this.
- Lisa Silver (voiced by Carmen Electra in the pilot, Elizabeth Banks in later appearances) - Head cheerleader and most popular girl in school. She first appears in the pilot episode, where Steve tries to ask her out but she rejects him. When Steve becomes Student Council President they date, but she dumps him when he tries to kiss her, and Stan has her family deported. She reappears when Steve successfully asks her out to the prom after his confidence is boosted by the appearance of his first pubic hair. She later wins re-election as Student Council President, defeating Debbie, and Steve infects her with oral herpes, believing her responsible for a slam page that cost Debbie the election.
- Lindsey Coolidge (voiced by Terri Lyn Rodriguez) - One of several girls that Steve tries to impress. In her first appearance she remarks that Steve is more fun to be around than she expected. However, she discovers Roger's secret identity as an alien and has to have her memories wiped by Stan. Later, Lindsey states that she likes guys who engage in risky behavior, resulting in Steve accidentally blowing his thumb off with a firecracker. After the accident she lets Steve touch her breast, but when he says he cannot feel anything due to the anesthesia in his hand she storms off. Steve learns to play the cello in an effort to impress Lindsey, who he describes as "a cello slut". Steve is successful, but brushes Lindsey off after a recital to attend to an injured cat. Lindsey makes several cameo appearances in later episodes.
Around the neighborhood
- Linda Memari (voiced by Megyn Price) - A woman of Iranian descent, the wife of Bob Memari and close friend to Francine. Linda saves Francine from the Lady Bugs, a social group for women who cheat on their husbands, by kissing her. It has been suggested that Linda may not be attracted to her husband and is in reality a closeted lesbian. In an attempt to hit on Francine, she rearranged her clothes to make her bust more prominent and knocked on the Smith Family door (prompting a drunk Stan to comment "When did you get those?"). After thinking that Stan was beating Francine, she makes an awkward excuse to leave. Francine then says, "She's a weird chick." Linda's husband is apparently resigned to her preferences, and asks, in a defeated tone, if he can "at least watch this time", when he sees Linda eying Francine.
- Bob Memari (voiced by Ron Livingston) - Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Bob is the Iranian husband to Linda Memari and neighbor of Stan. Stan initially discriminates against Bob and suspects he and his wife are terrorists because of their ethnic background, as seen in the episode "Homeland Insecurity". Ironically, Bob is not upset at Stan's accusations, because he himself says his previous neighbors were far worse; "They were black." implying he himself is racist.
- Chuck White (voiced by Mike Barker) - Stan's gloating arch-enemy, who often outdoes Stan. Chuck is over-protective of his daughter, Betsy, forcing her to do gymnastics and keeping her away from boys because he believes they will get her pregnant. He ends each sentence with a mocking laugh, e.g. "Looks like you're parking in the sun again, ha-ha!"; however, he does not seem to have any control over it, and always seems to laugh even when angry or depressed.
- Buckle (voiced by Matt McKenna) - An Imagineer that became a mountain man that the Smiths meet at the time when Stan thought that there was a nuclear war happening when it was actually a drill. Buckle secretly follows them home in an effort to stalk Hayley and abduct her to marry him. The Smiths come up with a plan to distract him from Hayley and bail Roger out of a jam when he tries to fake a wedding to get a new blender by setting Buckle up with Roger's intended bride, Sharri Rothberg who proceeds to make his life miserable. In "An Incident at Owl Creek", he and Sharri move into the neighborhood. He is based on James "Grizzly" Adams.
- Sharri Rothberg (voiced by Lisa Edelstein) - Sharri Rothberg is a girl that Roger dupes into marrying him. After Roger's blender was accidentally destroyed by Stan during his nuclear war panic (when he mistook the drill for that for the real thing), he meets her on J-Date after being told of it by Klaus. Sharri's "Jewish-American princess" side comes out while registering for their gifts at Crate and Roundish Cylinder, becoming pushy and demanding. On their wedding day, Roger dumps Sharri after he receives the blender he wanted. She gets to marry Buckle (the mountain man that followed the Smiths home from the woods intent on marrying Haley) and proceeds to make his life miserable. In "An Incident at Owl Creek", she and Buckle move into the neighborhood.
- Sergei Kruglov (Russian: Сергей Круглов) (voiced by Steve Hely) - A former KGB agent known as the "Wolf of Leningrad". In 1988, Stan and Sergei were captured by their respective opponent sides, but during the prisoner exchange Stan was recaptured by the Soviets. After the Berlin Wall falls and the Soviet Union collapses, Sergei's wife leaves him for a West German tennis equipment salesman and his son becomes an entrepreneur who sells Halloween costumes for dogs. Vowing to steal Stan's son for communism, he eventually moves to Langley Falls and into the home formerly owned by Mr. Hallworthy after it is discovered that Mr. Hallworthy has died. Sergei then helps Steve construct a model rocket while teaching him the ways of communism. Stan then wins Steve back, and Sergei helps Barry construct a rocket which wins the school's contest. Toward the end of the episode he acts like a normal neighbor to Stan coming over both to threaten him and then give Stan mail belonging to him that was in his mailbox. Sergei is on the Homeowners' Association Board.
- Father Donovan (voiced by Martin Mull) - The pastor of the Episcopalian Church that the Smiths attend. He is extremely bored with and resentful of his job and faith, preferring to go fishing on Sunday. Donovan gets all information for eulogies from driver's licenses and is not above having sex with married women of his congregation (though he is especially attracted to Francine). Donovan implies that he is an atheist - when Stan asks him what to do about his best friend who does not believe in God, Donovan replies, "Well Stan, we're hardly best friends." In Rapture's Delight, when everyone is ascending into Heaven, Father Donovan is left behind with Roger, Stan, and Francine, at which point he remarks, "Turns out there is a God". He has a heart surgery scar on his chest.
- Al Tuttle (voiced by Richard Kind) - Tuttle is a chatty fellow and one of the Smiths' neighbors, Stan originally circled the block six or seven times to avoid talking to him in Homeland Insecurity. Stan was forced to stop and talk to him when he ran out of gas, this is when we (and Francine) find out that his wife Betty had died. Much later in Don't Look a Smith Horse in the Mouth, it is revealed that Tuttle has become severely obese due to loneliness after losing his wife but when Steve and his friends help him out of his house for the first time since the first season. He returns to his friendly and optimistic self, but remains obese.
Other recurring characters
- Barbara “Barb” Hanson (voiced by Rachael MacFarlane) - She is the Langley Falls realtor at Expositions Realty. Her right hand was cut off after Stan sent her to Guantanamo Bay in "Threat Levels" and she wears a prosthetic hook. She seems to have a strong dislike for Francine and is often seen hanging out with Kristy White. Roger 'n' Me reveals that she and Captain Monty are best friends.
- Turlington (voiced by Forest Whitaker) - Turlington is an African American detective character. He speaks in a low voice and is suspicious of almost everything and everyone. Turlington first appears in "Meter Made" working at Parking Internal Affairs. He is suspicious of Stan when the quarter count drops; in an example, Turlington tells Stan that he knows he could not be the culprit and immediately afterwards says that he is suspicious of him. At the end of the episode, he proclaims that he was suspicious of Stan but let his suspicions go after learning he is in the CIA. The given name of this particular Turlington is not revealed. His second appearance is in "Chimdale" now working as a spa detective and he is identified as "Ron" by Mr. Chimdale, the manager of the Chimdale spa. He is immediately suspicious of Roger and Francine, who smuggled Hayley to the spa. In addition, he is unable to find a pistachio thief and upon discovering Hayley asks the Smiths to help him. However, he instantly realizes that Mr. Chimdale was the thief. Chimdale had devised an "elaborate" mystery to make Turlington the greatest spa detective since his father. His third appearance in "Live and Let Fry" protecting the border of Langley Falls from trans-fat smuggling. In this episode he identifies himself as "Daniel". A running gag is that he is slow to react, something that others take advantage of to get rid of the evidence before he arrives. Turlington seems to have had emotional problems pertaining to his mother often trying to talk to her in heaven asking for help or guidance. Turlington is based on the character of Jon Kavanaugh who was played by Forest Whitaker on the live drama series, The Shield.
- Captain Monty (voiced by Matt McKenna) - A man with only one eye, only one hand and only one leg, wearing stereotypical pirate gear, such as an eye patch, a prosthetic hook, and a peg leg. He speaks very slowly and in an excessively elaborate and hyperbolic manner. He is shown working as a waiter for a fondue restaurant, the host of the most prestigious children's books author interview program in Langley Falls and is best friends with Barbara Hanson. He is a parody of James Lipton.
- Beauregard Lawrence LaFontaine (voiced by Leslie Jordan) - Langley Falls' leading hair stylist. He is a dwarf whose legs are deformed, requiring him to ride sidesaddle on his greyhound Montague to get around. In 100 A.D., Beauregard and Montague are among the people who died in the bus crash when Stan offers a bounty for the capture of Hayley and Jeff.
- Mrs. Yoshida (voiced by Sandra Oh) - Toshi and Akiko's mother and one of the few recurring members of the Yoshida family. She asks Steve to take Akiko trick-or-treating in "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", following an argument with Toshi over his refusal to wear a Samurai costume she had purchased for him. Though she speaks perfect English, Francine is shown to not be able to understand her in "Weiner of Our Discontent", asking if anyone spoke sushi hostess.
- Mr. Yoshida (voiced by Reggie Lee) - Toshi and Akiko's rarely-seen father and the apparent head of the Yoshida family. Mr. Yoshida has only made one appearance thus far, showing up briefly in "May The Best Stan Win", where he was shown to be embarrassed after Steve and his friends discover a sex doll he had hidden in his bedroom.
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