Elizabeth Daily (Tommy Pickles)
Elizabeth Daily was the head baby in charge as Rugrats‘ Tommy Pickles. The actress voiced the diapered protagonist for the show’s 13-year-run, returning to the character for Rugrats Tales from the Crib and All Grown Up!. Daily stepped in front of the camera in 2013, competing on the fifth season of The Voice as an aspiring singer.
Christine Cavanaugh (Chuckie Finster)
Christine Cavanaugh originated the role of Chuckie Finster with Rugrats‘ 1991 debut, and went on to voice the red-headed boy for 11 years. She departed the show in 2002, finishing her run on Dexter’s Laboratory the following year. Cavanaugh, who retired from acting in the early 2000s, passed away in December 2014 at the age of 51.
Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster)
Nancy Cartwright took over for Christine Cavanaugh in 2002, voicing Chuckie Finster through the end of the series’ run. The Alvin & the Chipmunks alum went on to voice Rufus in Kim Possible, returned to Chuckie in All Grown Up!, and continued her decades-long turn as Bart Simpson on The Simpsons.
Kath Soucie (Lil and Phil DeVille)
Kath Soucie took on a dual role, voicing twins Lil and Phil DeVille. She spent 13 years on the series, returning to Phil and Lil for Rugrats Tales from the Crib and All Grown Up!. The Beauty and the Beast actress landed post-Rugrats credits for Danny Phantom, Adventures from the Book of Virtues, The Replacements, As Told by Ginger, Handy Manny, Futurama, and Curious George.
Tara Strong (Dil Pickles)
Rugrats found its Dil Pickles in Tara Strong. The Extreme Ghostbusters actress joined the show in 1997 with the introduction of the infant. She wrapped her run as The Powerpuff Girls‘ Bubbles in 2004, went on to land roles in 101 Dalmatians: The Series, Ice Age, Fillmore!, The Proud Family, Teen Titans, Kim Possible,Drawn Together, Ben 10, Transformers: Animated, Chowder, Family Guy, Teen Titans Go!, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and The Fairly OddParents, and returned to Dil for Rugrats movies and spin-offs.
Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles)
Cheryl Chase brought Angelica Pickles to the small screen, voicing the authoritative toddler for the length of the show’s 13-year run. The Noozles alum played Angelica again with Rugrats Tales from the Crib and All Grown Up!, and popped up in a 2015 episode of the web series Reasonably Decent.
Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael)
Cree Summer joined Rugrats in its second season, voicing Susie Carmichael. The A Different World actress continued to play the rugrat through the final season, earning subsequent voice credits for Codename: Kids Next Door, Drawn Together, As Told by Ginger, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, WordGirl, and Sheriff Callie’s Wild West.
Dionne Quan (Kimi Finster)
Dionne Quan signed on to voice Rugrats‘ Kimi Finster. She debuted the character in 2000’s Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, and brought Kimi to the small screen soon after. Quan was featured in the show through its final season, and went on to voice Kimi in Rugrats Tales from the Crib and All Grown Up!. In recent years, she lent her voice to The Fairly OddParents as Trixie Tang and earned a credit for one 2015 episode of Curious George.
Melanie Chartoff (Didi Pickles)
Melanie Chartoff took on the role of Didi Pickles, a teacher and the mother to Tommy and Dil Pickles. She spent 13 years on the show, popping back up for one episode of Rugrats Tales from the Crib and returning for All Grown Up!. In recent years, the Parker Lewis Can’t Lose alum earned credits for episodes of No Ordinary Family and Switched at Birth.
Jack Riley (Stu Pickles)
Chartoff found her other half in Jack Riley, who voiced Stu Pickles. The actor portrayed Didi’s husband and Tommy and Dil’s father for 13 years. The longtime performer, who first earned on-screen credits in the ’60s, went on to lend his vocals to All Grown Up! and stepped in front of the camera for Room 6 and an episode of Easy to Assemble.
Phil Proctor (Howard DeVille)
Voice actor Phil Proctor found his spot in Rugrats as Howard DeVille, the father of Phil and Lil. He spent 12 years on the show, also earning credits for Toy Story, Doctor Dolittle, and Monsters, Inc. during that time. He went on to return to Howard in All Grown Up!, do extensive voice work in video games, and pick up a gig in 2015’s Inside Out.
Michael Bell (Chas Finster)
Michael Bell booked a role in Rugrats, voicing Chas Finster, Chuckie’s father. The veteran actor, who had more than 30 years in the industry to his name when he took on the gig, spent 13 years on Rugrats. He landed subsequent voice credits for All Grown Up!, The LeBrons, Community, and Transformers: Rescue Bots.
David Doyle (Grandpa Lou)
After playing John Bosley in the original Charlie’s Angels and filling his résumé with dozens of roles over the course of decades, David Doyle debuted in the first episode of Rugrats as Grandpa Lou. He voiced Tommy, Dil, and Angelica’s grandfather for six years, until he passed away at the age of 67 in February 1997.
Joe Alaskey (Grandpa Lou)
Joe Alaskey took over for the late David Doyle following his death. The prolific performer lent his vocals to Grandpa Lou from 1997 until the show’s wrap in 2004. Alaskey went on to earn voice credits for Duck Dodgers, All Grown Up!, and various Tom and Jerry videos.
Tress MacNeille (Charlotte Pickles)
Tress MacNeille joined Rugrats in its second season as Angelica’s mother, Charlotte Pickles. She voiced the animated businesswoman through 2003, going on to wrap her runs in Lloyd in Space and Hey Arnold! in 2004. MacNeille’s other credits include turns in Dave the Barbarian, As Told by Ginger, and Futurama. She’s also spent 26 years on The Simpsons and 10 on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Julia Kato (Kira Finster)
Julia Kato took on the role of Rugrats‘ Kira Finster, the mother to Kimi. Kato spent two years on the show, wrapping the gig in 2003. The The Legend of Calamity Jane alum earned subsequent voice credits for All Grown Up! and Mater’s Tall Tales.
Debbie Reynolds (Lulu Pickles)
Debbie Reynolds graced Rugrats with her presence for two years, voicing Grandpa Lou’s second wife Lulu from 2000 to 2002. The Singin’ in the Rain star followed up with the gig with a run on Will & Grace, voice roles in Family Guy and The Penguins of Madagascar, and appearances in One for the Money and Behind the Candelabra.
Tony Jay (Dr. Lipschitz)
Rugrats found its Dr. Lipschitz in voice actor Tony Jay. The star played the child psychologist for 10 episodes over the course of 11 years. Jay, whose previous credits include Beauty and the Beast and Twin Peaks, went on to lend his voice to The Jungle Book 2, Rugrats Go Wild, Hey Arnold!, and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 73.