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Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr.

Chuckie Finster

Name
Charles Crandall Norbert Finster Jr.
Gender
Male
Voice
Christine Cavanaugh (1991 - 2002)
Nancy Cartwright (2002 - 2008)
Candi Milo (post 2002 video games)
Kath Soucie (Chuckie's in Love)
Interests
Playing with his friends and his sister Kimi. Spending time with his mother, Kira, and his father, Chas.
Relatives
Chas Finster (Father)
Kira Finster (Mother)
Kimi Finster (Sister)
Shirley Finster (Grandmother)
Marvin Finster (Grandfather)
Melinda Finster (Biological Mother; Deceased)
Friends
Tommy (best friendPhil (best friend), Lil (best friend/possible love interest), Kimi (sister/best friend), Susie (friend), Dil (friend/Tommy's brother), Spike (friend), Harold Frumkin (friend), Angelica (frenemy?), Nicole Boscarelli (possible love interest/close friend).
Enemies (Rivals)/Bullies
Angelica (most of time), Fluffy, Coco LaBouche.
First Appearance
Tommy's First Birthday (Rugrats, 1991)
Last Appearance
Brothers Grimm (All Grown Up!, 2008)
I'm glad we're a family.
Chuckie Finster to Kimi Finster in Finsterella
Charles Crandall Norbert "Chuckie" Finster, Jr. is the adorable best friend of Tommy Pickles and acts as the series' deuteragonist (in Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, however, he serves as the protagonist). Chuckie's mother Melinda died from an illness when Chuckie was a few months old. In Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, his father, Chas was going to marry Coco LaBouche, an evil woman who hates children, and tries to get Chas to fall in love with her, but in the end, Chas fell in love with and married Kira, Kimi's mother. His beautiful new mother is loving and caring, just as his father. Chuckie also has a puppy named Pepper, although it is never seen. Chuckie was 2-4 years old in Rugrats, 11 years old in the All Grown Up! pilot episode All Growed Up, and 12-14 years old in the All Grown Up! series itself.
Chuckie Finster (All Grown Up)

14 year old Chuckie in seasons 2-5 of All Grown Up!.

Description 

Despite his cuteness, Chuckie is pessimistic and scares easily, and at the first suggestion that he and the other babies should do something or go somewhere, he will always say, "Maybe this isn't such a good idea." All the same, he's still best friends with Tommy, Dil, Susie, Harold Wayne Frumpkin and Lil). Among his fears are adventures, clowns (as revealed in Circus Angelicus), and the "guy on the oatmeal box with the scary hat" (a parody of Quaker Oats). He is loyal and often brave, facing his fears briefly to come through for his friends, whenever there's a problem, Chuckie's there to help his friends get through it emotionally. Chuckie doesn't really like misbehaving, but his friends often get him into trouble. He is very close to his father Chas, and is usually the main target of Angelica's bullying. Chuckie was the only character who did not come from a two-parent household before the remarriage. It is revealed in the episode The Alien that Chuckie has an outie belly button, and is revealed to be left-handed or south-pawed in Chuckie's a Lefty.

Things had changed for Chuckie in Rugrats in Paris, when he got a pretty new sister named Kimi Finster, and a lovely new mother named Kira Finster.

Looks

Chuckie has peach skin with freckles, messy orange hair, a pair of purple square glasses with a white tint, a blue shirt with a Saturn on it, green shorts with light green wavy lines, yellow-orange socks, and partially untied red shoes. While being potty trained, he wore white bear patterned, light blue, or beige training pants, then dark blue or white briefs.

Appearances

Charles Finster has appeared in most episodes of Rugrats and All Grown Up!. His first appearance was in Tommy's First Birthday. His last appearance was in Brothers Grimm from All Grown Up!.

Gallery

You can find the Rugrats gallery of Chuckie Finster here, and the All Grown Up! gallery of him here.

Behind the Scenes

The character is voiced by Christine Cavanaugh in a "croaky" voice. However, after Cavanaugh retired for personal reasons in 2002, Nancy Cartwright (of The Simpsons fame) took over the role. Chuckie was also briefly voiced by Candi Milo for at least two Rugrats video games released, around the time Cartwright became Chuckie's new actress.

Trivia

  • Kira legally adopts Chuckie as her son in Finsterella and Chas legally adopts Kimi as his daughter. In a legal sense, that technically makes Chuckie and Kimi siblings and not just stepsiblings.
  • 11-14 year old Chuckie kept his appearance in All Grown Up!.
  • In All Growed Up (where 11 year old Chuckie appeared), 11 year old Angelica introduces him to 13 or 14 year old Samantha Shane as "Charles Finster III," even though his grandfather's name is Marvin.
  • The Behind the Scenes featurette for Rugrats in Paris shows that Chuckie was originally going to sing "I Want a Mom" himself, but this idea was scrapped in favor of having the song performed by Cyndi Lauper.

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