Take a look below for 10 of the best Beavis and Butt-head characters.
Beavis is a fictional character who serves as one of two teenage protagonists from the MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. He is voiced by the show’s creator, Mike Judge.
Beavis has blonde hair which he wears in an oversized pompadour style, a pronounced underbite, and an obsessive stare and speaks in a hoarse voice along with his trademark giggle (“Heh heh”). He is nearly always seen in profile, rather than looking directly at the camera. He is usually seen wearing a Metallica T-shirt, though in merchandising appearances his shirt displays the slogan “Death Rock” to avoid licensing issues. In the episode “Give Blood”, he wears a Slayer shirt, while in the Christmas special “It’s a Miserable Life” Beavis is seen wearing a Winger shirt during the alternate reality section of the episode.
Butt-Head is a fictional character from the MTV animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. He is voiced by the show’s creator, Mike Judge.
Mike Judge got the name Butt-Head from his university days, when he knew a couple of kids who had the nicknames ‘Iron Butt’ and ‘Butt-Head’.
3. Tom Anderson
Thomas “Tom” T. Anderson is the tritagonist who lives near Beavis and Butt-head. He has a wife named Marcy Anderson. Standing 6’3” and weighing 250 lbs., Tom is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. A staunch conservative, He is often seen drinking beer or doing work with his tools. He has often been the victim of Beavis and Butt-Head’s actions.
They have cut down a tree that fell on his house, spray painted his pet dog, painted his pet cat’s butt, taken his riding mower for a joyride, inadvertently run him down with a war drone after breaking into the drone’s control room, stolen his golf balls and later sold them back to him for money, filled up a pre-dug pool with concrete, ruined his golf clubs, ruined his house by doing a sloppy job painting the outside of it, stolen his identity, caused him to be wrongfully arrested by the FBI twice, and have even gone to the store as an errand for him only to wind up putting back all the items he asked for.
In one of the most memorable episodes, Beavis and Butt-Head took over for him at his yard sale and sold everything he owned, including a Purple Heart (evidence of his war heroism). Another episode where the boys took his bowling ball and they blew it up with dynamite. This caused the police to arrest Tom Anderson because the bowling ball came from him.
Tom was screaming during his arrest and then Tom Anderson was called by the nickname of “The Mad Bomber.” Anderson has been known to yell “What in the hell?!” and “Damn it!” when he gets angry, which appear to be catchphrases. Because of Beavis and Butt-head, Tom Anderson’s lawn, his house, and even his good name have been ruined (the town thinks Tom Anderson is a bad neighbor.) Beavis and Butt-head have gotten Tom arrested a few times on the show including the movie Beavis and Butt-Head Do America.
4. David Van Driessen
A kind, peace-loving sort, and unlike the other staff at Highland High, Mr. Van Driessen is very lenient and he expresses eternal optimism in Beavis and Butt-head’s potential and consistently forgives them for their misbehavior. Only rarely does he lose his temper or punish them. The episode Cleaning House shows one of his only instances of pure anger at the duo after they destroy his beloved 8-track collection by washing it in the sink. A song from the book This Book Sucks, “The Ballad of Beavis and Butt-head,” hints that he is actually frustrated with Beavis and Butt-head and that he is haunted by their laughter.
Van Driessen usually expresses his disapproval with the duo’s inattention and crude humor, often coupled with a mild lecture, urging the boys to “be more open to life’s experiences” and to be less crude and more sensitive towards women.
5. Coach Bradley Buzzcut
Coach Buzzcut is one of Beavis and Butt-head’s high school teachers. He is a strict and serious teacher who hates fooling around. He is one of the main characters of the series and the antithesis of Mr. Van Driessen. He teaches health, physical education, sex education, and math classes at Highland High, as well as coaching the school’s varsity football, basketball, and wrestling teams and in charge of detention. He is very short tempered.
Buzzcut is a very patriotic former Marine drill instructor and Vietnam War veteran. He is characterized by his short temper, frequent angry outbursts, and general disdain for his students, most of whom he regards as weak. With the possible exception of Principal McVicker, Buzzcut probably hates Beavis and Butt-head more than any other character.
He regularly makes life hard for the Beavis and Butt-head and questions their manhood (as seen in the episode, in which he asks Butt-head what makes him think that he is a man. Butt-head then responded, “Uhh, I got testicles.” Buzzcut continues to tell Butt-head to “kick him in the jimmy”, which he does twice). He deeply wanted to kill those boys; however, he restrains himself not to kill them. He even stated that he endures them and he tries not to kill them.
6. Daria Morgendorffer
Daria Morgendorffer is a main character from Beavis and Butt-head who got her own spinoff in 1997. Usually called “Diarrhea” by Beavis and Butt-head, she was one of the few characters who tolerated the pair (at least to a degree) and they, in turn, seemed to respect her intelligence for the most part. For example, Beavis and Butt-head once called her “cool” and she at one point, even helped them with their homework. She is also one of the few younger female characters whom Beavis and Butt-head never tried to hit on.
At the end of “Beavis and Butt-head Are Dead”, Daria said that the two didn’t have bright futures. After Season 7, she moved out of Highland to Lawndale with her family, and does not appear in any subsequent episodes, with Daria now headlining her own titular show. The series has its own unique animation and humor style and makes no reference to the world of Beavis and Butt-head aside from a brief mention of Highland in the first episode.
7. Todd Ianuzzi
Todd is a violent hoodlum whom Beavis and Butt-head idolize. In “Steamroller,” he is said to have dropped-out of Highland High School two years before (though he makes a brief appearance in Coach Buzzcut’s class in “Young, Gifted & Crude” and “Let’s Clean it Up”).
Beavis and Butt-head look up to Todd and aspire to become part of his gang which consists of himself, his friend Slade, and his apparently part-time fair-weather trashy girlfriend, Gina, who attends Highland High with the duo. Todd, however, expresses only contempt for the two, assaulting them with little or no provocation and referring to them as “girls.” A running joke is whenever Beavis and Butt-Head are interested in a woman, she runs off with him—even sometimes having immediate sex with him. Todd is not above taking advantage of Beavis and Butt-head when he needs money or a place to hide from the cops.
8. Stewart Stevenson
Stewart Stevenson is a nerdy, wimpy and obese upper middle class teen (in the episode Kidnapped when asked how much money his parents have, he says “Oh, I’d say more than average”) who lives nearby the boys. He often tries to make friends with them, but they always wind up leaving him when he sits down to talk (“Killing Time”) or brutally taking advantage of him. He is significantly shorter than the two, with shoulder length blond hair, and often wears a black “Winger” T-shirt. In Crisis Line, Stewart reveals that he sometimes wets his bed. He is also associated with a conservative Christian Youth Group called Positive Acting Teens (PATs).
9. Principal McVicker
Principal McVicker is one of many antagonists/annoyances of Beavis and Butt-head, serving as the main antagonist. He is the principal of Highland High and Beavis and Butt-head’s nemesis. He is nicknamed “McDicker” by Beavis and Butt-head. He stutters anxiously frequently and scolds everyone, especially Beavis and Butt-Head, whom he hates.
The Great Cornholio is the hyperactive alter-ego of Beavis in the animated television show Beavis and Butt-Head. When Beavis consumes large quantities of sugar, caffeine and other stimulants, he will begin to exhibit symptoms of convulsions, and gazing cross-eyed at his own fist. When a Spanish sounding word is spoken or mentioned, Beavis undergoes what appears to be a total personality change, and transforms into Cornholio. He also showed up in Beavis and Butt-head Do America.
When Beavis turns into Cornholio, he will raise his forearms in a 90-degree angle next to his chest, pull his shirt over his head, and then begin to yell or scream erratically, producing a stream of gibberish and strange noises, his eyes wide.