'SpongeBob SquarePants' Characters

SpongeBob, Patrick, Squidward, Plankton, Mr. Krabs, Gary

The SpongeBob SquarePants characters are silly, eccentric and endearing. Here's a list of the main SpongeBob SquarePants characters.

SpongeBob SquarePants

SpongeBob and Patrick
SpongeBob and Patrick. Nickelodeon

SpongeBob SquarePants is optimistic and upbeat all the time. He lives in a pineapple next to Squidward and Patrick. SpongeBob works as a fry cook at the Krusty Krab. He wakes every morning to the sound of a fog horn alarm clock. His favorite pasttime is jellyfishing.

SpongeBob is voiced by Tom Kenny (Adventure Time).

Patrick Star

SpongeBob and Patrick
SpongeBob and Patrick. Nickelodeon

Patrick may not be the brightest starfish in the sea, but he's still SpongeBob's best friend. Patrick lives under a rock next to Squidward and SpongeBob. He's pink, he likes to eat and he likes to go jellyfishing with SpongeBob. Not too many people know, he can play his belly like a drum.

Patrick is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke (Coach).

Squidward Tentacles

Squidward and SpongeBob
Squidward and SpongeBob. Nickelodeon

Squidward is SpongeBob's cynical and sarcastic neighbor. He plays the clarinet and boasts to be an exceptional artist, which you can see when you enter his house, covered in self-portraits. Squidward works the cash register at the Krusty Krab. Once, he moved away but found he missed the spontaneity of living next to SpongeBob (though he'd never say it out loud).

Squidward is voiced by Rodger Bumpass.

Mr. Krabs

Mr. Krabs
Mr. Krabs. Nickelodeon

Mr. Krabs owns and operates the Krusty Krab restaurant, home of the Krabby Patty. He's a sailor who worships money. His daughter Pearl, a whale, lives with him in their anchor-shaped home. He's notoriously cheap and frequently cracks the whip on SpongeBob and Squidward, once even keeping his restaurant open 24 hours, every day, in order to compete with his arch nemesis, Plankton.

Mr. Krabs is voiced by Clancy Brown (The Flash).


Plankton. Nickelodeon

Plankton is an evil, tiny enemy who owns a failing restaurant called the Chum Bucket. He tirelessly tries to steal the recipe for Krabby Patties. He seeks to rule all of Bikini Bottom. His schemes have included disguising himself as Mr. Krabs, befriending SpongeBob and switching lives with Mr. Krabs.

Plankton is voiced by Mr. Lawrence.


SpongeBob SquarePants - Wheres Gary
SpongeBob SquarePants - Wheres Gary. Nickelodeon

Gary is SpongeBob's pet snail, who meows like a cat. He sleeps on newspaper next to SpongeBob's bed. It's been shown more than once that Gary is an intellectual, knowing how to tie his shoes and dreaming about browsing a library. Once, Gary ran away when SpongeBob forgot to feed him for days. But he returned when he realized he was in danger and SpongeBob missed him.

Gary is voiced by Tom Kenny.

Sandy Cheeks

Sandy Cheeks
Sandy Cheeks. Nickelodeon

Sandy is a squirrel from Texas. She is also a good friend of SpongeBob's. She lives in a bubble dome and wears an astronaut suit out into the water, so she can breathe. She is an expert at karate, an inventor and hibernates on schedule. Plus, she taught SpongeBob all about Christmas

Sandy is voiced by Carolyn Lawrence (Jimmy Neutron).

Flying Dutchman

Flying Dutchman
Flying Dutchman. Nickelodeon

The Flying Dutchman is a ghost feared by Bikini Bottom residents. He's had run-ins with SpongeBob, Patrick and Mr. Krabs, sometimes involving his ghost ship and some socks.

The Flying Dutchman is voiced by Brian Doyle-Murray (Groundhog Day).

Mrs. Puff

Mrs. Puff is a blowfish who teaches at her own Boating School. She's had SpongeBob as a student for years, because he has yet to pass his driving test. More than once her life has been in danger just from riding shotgun with SpongeBob.

Mrs. Puff is voiced by Mary Jo Catlett.


Pearl is Mr. Krabs' daughter, and she's a whale. Like any other teenager, she just wants to be considered "coral" by the rest of her high school. She's had eventful proms and birthday parties, all thanks to SpongeBob.

Pearl is voiced by Lori Alan.


Larry is the lobster who is a lifeguard at Goo Lagoon. He lifts weights and frequently enters competitions with Sandy.

Larry is voiced by Mr. Lawrence.