|Charles "Chuckie" Finster, Jr.|
|Name||Charles Crandall Norbert Finster Jr.|
|Birth||September 12, 1987 (age 26)|
|Voice||Christine Cavanaugh (1991 - 2002)|
Nancy Cartwright (2002 - 2008)
Candi Milo (post 2002 video games)
|Interests||Playing with his friends and his sister Kimi. Spending time with his mother, Kira, and his father, Chas.|
|Relatives||Chas Finster (Father)|
Kira Finster (Mother)
Kimi Finster (Sister)
Shirley Finster (Grandmother)
Marvin Finster (Grandfather)
Melinda Finster (Biological Mother; Deceased)
|Friends||Tommy, Phil, Lil, Kimi, Susie, Dil, Spike.|
|First Appearance||Tommy's First Birthday (Rugrats, 1991)|
|Last Appearance||Brothers Grimm (All Grown Up!, 2008)|
|“||I'm glad we're a family.||”|
Charles Crandall Norbert "Chuckie" Finster, Jr. is the adorable best friend of Tommy Pickles and acts as the series' deuteragonist. In "Rugrats in Paris: The Movie", however, he serves as the protagonist. Chuckie's mother Melinda died from an illness when Chuckie was a few months old. In "Rugrats in Paris", his father Chas was going to marry Coco LaBouche, an evil woman who hates children, and tries to get Chas to fall in love with her. But in the end, Chas fell in love with and married Kira, Kimi's mother. His beautiful new mother is loving and caring, just as his father. Chuckie also has a puppy named Sparky, although it is never seen. Chuckie was 2-3 years old in Rugrats, 10 years old in the All Grown Up pilot episode, All Growed Up, and 11-12 years old All Grown Up.
Despite his cuteness, Chuckie is pessimistic and scares easily, and at the first suggestion that he and the other babies should do something or go somewhere, he will always say, "Maybe this isn't such a good idea." All the same, he's still friends with Tommy, Dil, Susie and the DeVille twins (Phil and Lil). Among his fears are adventures, clowns, as revealed in Circus Angelicus, and the "guy on the oatmeal box with the scary hat" (a parody of Quaker Oats). He is loyal and often brave, facing his fears briefly to come through for his friends, whenever there's a problem, Chuckie's there to help his friends get through it emotionally. Chuckie doesn't really like misbehaving, but his friends often get him into trouble. He is very close to his father Chas and is usually the main target of Angelica's bullying. Chuckie was the only character who did not come from a two-parent household before the remarriage. It is revealed in the episode The Alien that Angelica sees Chuckie that has an outie belly button and is revealed to be left-handed or south-pawed in Chuckie's a Lefty.
Things had changed for Chuckie in Rugrats In Paris, when he got a pretty new sister named Kimi Finster, and a lovely new mother named Kira Finster.
Chuckie has peach skin with freckles, uncontrollable red hair, a pair of purple square-lense glasses and wears a blue shirt with a picture of Saturn on it, green shorts with light green wavy lines, yellow-orange socks and partially untied red shoes. While being potty trained, he wore white bear patterned, light blue or beige training pants, then dark blue or white briefs.
"You can find Chuckie Finster gallery here."
Behind the Scenes
The character is voiced by Christine Cavanaugh in a "croaky" voice. However, after Cavanaugh left after a fallout with Tommy's voice actress, E.G. Daily in 2002, Nancy Cartwright (of The Simpsons fame) took over the role. Chuckie was also briefly voiced by Candi Milo for at least two Rugrats video games released, around the time Cartwright became Chuckie's new actress. To nostalgic fans, they see Cartwright as inferior for the role as Chuckie, as her voice for him sounds too similar to her role as Bart Simpson, than what Christine once did.