Voices Behind Your Favorite 'Recess' Characters
In August 1997, viewers first met T.J., Spinelli, and the whole Recess gang. The cartoon series wrapped four years later, but still remains a favorite for the Disney set. See the actors who voiced the beloved visitors to the playground, ahead.
Vince LaSalle (Rickey D’Shon Collins)
Voice actor Rickey D’Shon Collins played Vince LaSalle, a fourth grader who is a good friend and a great athlete. Collins also lent his voice to shows like Justice League, Lilo & Stitch: The Series, and Danny Phantom and appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Little Giants, and Home Improvement in the ’90s.
Mikey Blumberg (Jason Davis)
Jason Davis played Mikey Blumberg, the thoughtful young man with talents as a singer and soccer goalie. Davis returned to the role for a 2006 episode of Lilo & Stitch: The Series, after making earlier appearances in Roseanne, 7th Heaven, and Rush Hour.
Gretchen Gloria Grundler (Ashley Johnson)
Resident smartypants Gretchen found her voice in Ashley Johnson. The former child star is one of the more successful alums, currently starring in Blindspot after appearing in Growing Pains, Nine Months, What Women Want, and The Help.
Ashley Funicello Spinelli (Pamela Adlon)
Pamela Adlon voiced tomboy Ashley Funicello Spinelli. She went on to pick up an Emmy for her voice work on King of the Hill, and earned additional acclaim for her turn as Pamela in Louie.
Gus Griswald (Courtland Mead)
Courtland Mead brought new kid Gus Griswald to Recess. The former child star also did voice work for Lloyd in Space and appeared in NYPD Blue and The Little Rascals.
T.J. Detweiler (Andrew Lawrence)
Andrew Lawrence led the squad as the charming T.J. Detweiler after taking over for season 1 star, Ross Malinger. Lawrence also appeared in Brotherly Love, Bean, and the Hawaii Five-0 reboot.
King Bob (Lane Toran)
Lane Toran wore the crown and cape as King Bob. The actor and musician also lent his voice to 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Hey Arnold!, and Rocket Power, and appeared in 7th Heaven and Nashville.
Miss Muriel P Finster (April Winchell)
Cranky teacher Miss Muriel P Finster was voiced by April Winchell. The voice actress has additional credits for Sonic the Hedgehog and Mighty Ducks.
Theresa "Cornchip Girl" LaMaise (Aria Noelle Curzon)
A good friend of Mikey’s, Cornchip Girl was voiced by Aria Noelle Curzon. The actress’ voice work includes a turn as Ducky in The Land Before Time franchise.
Miss Alordayne Grotke (Allyce Beasley)
Allyce Beasley brought the kids’ hip, beloved teacher to life. She also picked up gigs in Moonlighting, Stuart Little, and Legally Blonde.