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Arnold Shortman
Hey Arnold! character
Background information
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voiced by J.D. Daniels (1994)
Toran Caudell (1996-1997)
Phillip Van Dyke (1997-1999)
Spencer Klein (1999-2002)
Rusty Flood (younger Arnold in "Helga on the Couch")
Alex D. Linz (2002)
Mason Vale Cotton (The Jungle Movie)
First appearance "Arnold" (as a Nickelodeon character; 1994)
Last appearance
Character information
Full name Arnold Phillip Shortman
Species Human
Other names
Alignment Good
Personality Loyal, quick-witted, rambunctious, clever, upbeat
Relatives Miles (father), Stella (mother), Phil (grandfather), Pookie (grandmother), Arnie (cousin)
Pets Abner the pig; Chester, Fester, and Lester the pigeons
Allies Gerald Johanssen (best friend), Helga Pataki (girlfriend/future wife), Harold, Rhonda, Phoebe Heyerdahl, Eugene (close friend), Sid (at times), Stinky
Enemies Helga (at times), Scheck, Sid (at times), Curly, Big Bob, Iggy, Arnie, Wolfgang, Nick Vermicelli, La Sombra

Arnold Phillip Shortman is the protagonist on Hey Arnold! He is an average fourth grade student with football-shaped head and a small blue hat that almost never leaves his head. Born in San Lorenzo during a volcanic eruption, he is a calm nine-year-old dreamer, and an idealist who always tries to see the best in people and to do the right thing. Whenever he sees someone in trouble, Arnold goes out of his way to help them out, even if it is not sensible to do so.

As a running gag, Arnold's last name is never directly stated in the series, but Craig Bartlett recently confirmed in an interview that his last name is "Shortman", a name usually called by his grandfather.

Arnold lives in a boarding house with his grandparents. His parents, Miles and Stella, are off in a placed called "San Lorenzo". Along with his classmates, including his best friend Gerald Johanssen, Arnold attends P.S. 118, and is often the target of constant mockery by Helga Pataki, who has a secret major crush on him. According to the future seen at the end of the episode "Married", he and Helga eventually live a happily married life at some sort of beach place.

How Arnold Dresses

To some, it may look like Arnold is wearing a kilt, but that's actually not true. In the episode "Cool Party" it was proven in the beginning of the episode that, that in fact is not true. Arnold lifts up his sweater to show that it is his shirt. And of course, the blue on his legs are his jeans.


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