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“NCIS” season 17 got a lot more interesting when Gibbs neighbors, Sarah and Phineas, moved in. Who plays Sarah on “NCIS”? Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about the actress who plays Phineas’ mother.

Sarah’s storyline shocked everyone

Louise Barnes as Sarah AND Mark Harmon as  Leroy Jethro Gibbs | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

If you haven’t seen “NCIS” season 17 episode 10, you’re going to want to stop reading right now. We’re about to reveal a spoiler that might ruin the show for you.

Fans were shocked to see “NCIS” season 17, episode 10, titled “North Pole.” In this episode, it was revealed that Sarah is Sahar, the woman who wants Ziva (Cote de Pablo) dead. She moved in next to Gibbs so that she could spy on him and get to Ziva. Sarah used Phineas to gain Gibbs’ trust. It worked, because Gibbs took Phineas under his wing and became like a father to him. He taught him how to play baseball, helped him with a science project, and took care of him while Sarah was away. Toward the end of the episode, Sarah finally catches up to Ziva and tries to kill her, but Gibbs comes to Ziva’s rescue in the nick of time.

Who plays Sarah on ‘NCIS’?

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Sarah is played by actress Louise Barnes. She made her acting debut in 1991 in the TV series “Egoli: Place of Gold.” After that, she appeared in the series “Where the Angels Tread.” Barnes made her film debut in the 2003 movie “Hoodlum & Sun,” in which she played the role of Celia.

Barnes landed her first recurring television role in the series “Jozi-H.” She played the character Jocelyn Del Rossi from 2006 to 2007. Shen then played the character Miranda Barlow on the TV series “Black Sails.” Her other television roles include appearances on “Jane the Virgin,” “Outsiders,” and “Reprisal.” Barnes first played Sarah during “NCIS” season 17, episode 5, titled “Wide Awake.”  

Sarah’s backstory

Louise Barnes as Sarah, Mark Harmon as NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.  | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

Before Sarah’s true identity is revealed, she presents herself as a single mother who works as a waitress. Sarah said Phineas grew up with his father for the first half of his life, but recently moved back home with her. She also said there was a custody battle taking place. Now that we know who Sarah really is, we’re not sure if her story is true.

Although some fans were suspicious of Sarah from the start, others were hoping Gibbs would begin dating her. They thought it was time for Gibbs to settle down and fall in love again. He’s been divorced many times, so viewers were rooting for him to have a little love in his life.

Who plays Phineas on ‘NCIS’?

Mark Harmon and Jack Fisher on the set of NCIS |  Patrick McElhenney/CBS via Getty Images

Actor Jack Fisher plays Phineas on “NCIS.” He made his acting debut in the television series “American Horror Story.” He played the role of Albert in a 2015 episode titled “Devil’s Night.” After that, Fisher appeared in a 2017 episode of “Stitchers” titled “Paternis.” His other acting roles include appearances in “The Last Ship,” “Billy Boy,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Fisher has appeared on an “NCIS” show before. He was in a 2017 “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode titled “Fool Me Twice,” in which he played the role of Peter.  

What’s next for Louise Barnes

Barnes is currently appearing in the Hulu series “Reprisal.” She is set to appear in a science fiction film titled “Colonials.”

Read more: ‘NCIS’: Does Mark Harmon Do His Own Stunts?

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Recap / Phineas and Ferb "Mom's Birthday"

It's Linda's birthday! The kids try to give her the best birthday ever, but Candace keeps getting upstaged by her brothers.

Meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz builds a machine that can shrink everything he hates.


  • Birthday Episode: For Linda, as the title says.
  • Continuity Nod: Events from the episodes "Rollercoaster", "Are You My Mummy?", "The Magnificent Few", "Lawn Gnome Beach Party of Terror", "Flop Starz", and "It's About Time" are shown in Phineas' flashback.
  • Flashback: Phineas has one showing events of previous episodes with him saying that they can't forget their mom's birthday. Except the last one, where he asked what was he supposed to remember.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: When we see Linda's wedding photo, you can see the photographer has their finger over the lens.
  • Mock Surprise Reaction: Doofenshmirtz pretends to act surprised when Perry shows up.
  • Once per Episode: Subverted with Shrinkspheria. Doofenshmirtz was originally going to call it a Shrink-inator, but he felt the "inator" schtick had been done to death.
  • Overly Long Gag: Candace playing instruments that start with B, only for Shrinkspheria to shrink them out of existence. It somehow manages to last 5 minutes, despite there not being enough instruments that start with B for it to take that long, but Rule of Funny is in effect here.
  • Parental Love Song: Candace wrote a song as a gift for Linda, which the boys recorded and featured on stage.
  • Shrink Ray: Dr. Doofenshmirtz's latest invention is Shrinkspheria, a device programmed to shrink things he doesn't like so that they're too small to see.
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Phineas Is Back on 'NCIS' — but He Might Be in a Lot of Danger

One of our favorite NCIS plot twists was back in Season 17. Much of the season was devoted to Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) relationship with his young neighbor, Phineas (Jack Fisher), in which he grew into somewhat of a father figure to the boy.

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However, it looks like Phineas is coming back to NCIS! In the trailer for Season 18, Episode 14, titled “Unseen Improvements,” Phineas not only appears but is a central part of the episode’s conflict. Many Phineas fans are hoping to see him reunite with Gibbs and get some closure on the events from the prior season.

Phineas talks with Gibbs in his 'NCIS' storyline

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The storyline around Phineas on ‘NCIS’ centered around his mom, Sarah.

Phineas and his mom came into the world of NCIS as quickly as they left. Back in Season 17, Sarah (Mouzam Makkar) and her son moved in next door to Gibbs. Sarah frequently traveled, so Gibbs became Phineas’s babysitter / pseudo-dad. The two bonded over playing baseball and doing science homework together.

While some fans at the time loved Sarah, others were suspicious of her, and they were right to be. Sarah turned out to be Sahar, the woman who wanted Ziva (Cote de Pablo) dead. Not only that, but she used Phineas to get close to Gibbs so that she’d have a better shot at Ziva. Gibbs did step in at the last minute, but he had to kill Sarah to save Ziva, leaving Phineas motherless.

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Phineas's mom in 'NCIS' with Gibbs

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So what did that mean for the future of Phineas’s storyline? Well, Gibbs broke the news of his mom’s death to him, and Phineas asked to live with Gibbs. Of course, in Gibbs’ line of work, there’s just no way that could happen, so Phineas ran away. Gibbs eventually tracked him down, as well as his foster parents, who welcomed Phineas back with open arms.

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Although Phineas’s storyline wrapped on ‘NCIS,’ it looks like he’ll be back in Season 18.

The CBS synopsis for “Unseen Improvements” reads, “NCIS tracks a stolen laptop to the uncle of a young boy, Phineas (Jack Fisher), Gibbs’ former neighbor.” Plus, we see promo shots of Gibbs eating a meal with Phineas, so it looks like the two cross paths again. While we’re hoping nothing else bad happens to Phineas, that doesn’t seem likely.

Phineas plays ball with Gibbs in his 'NCIS' storyline

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In the trailer, Gibbs learns that Phineas is in trouble. He goes to his phone book, where Phineas’s number is written as “Little Buddy,” and calls his cell, only to hear an adult man on the other end. He turns out to be a sheriff who shares that Phineas has been “in an accident.” We just have to hope for the best.

The actor who plays Phineas has actually been part of a different ‘NCIS.’

Before taking on the role of Phineas, Jack Fisher was already in the NCIS family. He appeared in an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles as Peter back in 2017. 

However, Jack’s been in a large number of projects, especially for someone of his age. His big debut was in American Horror Story: Hotel as Albert. Some other notable roles were Young Ray Palmer in DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Kid in Kid Cosmic

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We can’t wait to see what Jack takes on next — and hopefully, he’ll stick around for good reasons this time on NCIS.

Watch new episodes of NCIS every Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.


Is Ferb Adopted?

An endless summer vacation is a dream for many, but only a reality for two rambunctious brothers known by millions as Phineas and Ferb. The cartoon “Phineas and Ferb” jumped on the scene as an immediate hit. My 17-year-old son still loves watching it with his younger brothers. The show chronicles Phineas and Ferb as they find daily mischief to get into while their sister Candace tries desperately to get her mother to catch them in the act. While the familial connection between Phineas and Candace is relatively obvious, many have questioned whether the very quiet, green-haired Ferb is adopted or has a different backstory altogether.

I must admit that before this question was posed, I had not — as a mom of five — taken much time to really delve into the backstory of one of my son’s favorite cartoon characters. I have probably “seen” about 20 episodes, but not really watched or analyzed each one. After convincing my son that I was indeed actually writing about Ferb and lots of eye rolls, we set out to watch a few episodes to get to the bottom of the adoption theory.

It is clear from the first episode that Ferb is indeed a bit different. While there are a few instances that show Ferb singing in a joking manner, he doesn’t actually speak. At all. However, his father has a very British accent. It is later confirmed when Candace is on the phone that one of the boys is her stepbrother, though she does not specify which one initially. As Ferb doesn’t speak, we have no way of knowing from the first few episodes if Ferb might also have a British accent. About five episodes in, I am still at a bit of a loss as to gathering an answer myself. My son says he’s never really thought about it, but he’s a 17-year-old teenage boy so his scope of deep thinking is limited and reserved for more important things like girls and how to get out of school work.

To clear the question up, I turned where any “Phineas and Ferb” fan might go to get a good backstory: The Official Phineas and Fern Wiki Page.

The wiki confirms that Ferb is indeed British and is also the stepbrother of Phineas and Candace. He moved with his father, Lawrence, to the United States where Lawrence married Phineas and Candace’s mom. The wiki gives a little more backstory in stating: “Lawrence Fletcher fell in love and married an unknown woman, with whom he had his son Ferb. Nothing is known about Ferb’s biological mother, as she is never mentioned or a part of his life as of now.

“Sometime after the ending of Lawrence’s marriage with Ferb’s mother, he fell in love with an American woman, Linda Flynn, who was previously a pop star. His relationship with Linda began what would lead to a new life for Lawrence and his son.

“Lawrence eventually married Linda. He and his son Ferb moved to the United States to live with her and her children whom they have since shared a happy life with ever since.”

So there we have it. Ferb is not adopted, right? Not necessarily. The wiki specifically mentions that the whereabouts of Ferb’s biological mother is unknown and she is not mentioned further in the show. This leads to the possibility that while Ferb is assumed to be blood-related to his father, he may have been, in fact, adopted by his stepmother, Linda Flynn, when the families combined through a stepparent adoption. I don’t know that we will ever have solid proof as long as summer vacation continues eternally. I am more concerned to find out if Linda Flynn-Fletcher will ever catch on and give Candace the sweet satisfaction of seeing her brothers caught in the act.


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List of Phineas and Ferb characters

Wikipedia list article

The majority of the show's main characters as seen at the end of Rollercoaster: the Musical!. Clockwise from top left: Vanessa, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, Jeremy, the giant floating baby head, Candace, Stacy, Linda, Lawrence, Coltrane, Buford, Gretchen, Ginger, Milly, Baljeet, Ferb, Perry the Platypus, Phineas, Isabella, Irving, Holly, Adyson, and Katie.

The following is a character list of main and secondary characters on the Disney Channel seriesPhineas and Ferb.

Main characters

Phineas Flynn

Main article: Phineas Flynn

Phineas Flynn (voiced by Vincent Martella) is the main character of the series. He has red hair. His age is not mentioned. Phineas, along with his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher, star in the A-Plot of every episode. The series concerns Phineas's attempts to avoid boredom by finding something new to do every day of the summer vacation. He does this with his less-talkative stepbrother Ferb,[1] and often with many other neighborhood children. He is known to be very selfless and energetic. Phineas has many catch phrases like "Oh, there you are, Perry" or "Hey, Ferb! I know what we're going to do today!" and "Hey, where's Perry?".

Phineas comes from a blended family. The creators chose this arrangement because they considered it underused in children's programming as well as from Marsh's experiences in one.[2] As a character, Phineas has received a positive critical response, with one reviewer describing him and his brother as a "comical pairing."[3] Phineas appears in Phineas and Ferb merchandise, including plush toys,[4]t-shirts,[5] and a video game.[6]

Ferb Fletcher

Main article: Ferb Fletcher

Ferb Fletcher (voiced by Thomas Brodie-Sangster) is a boy of few words. He is Phineas's green-haired, intelligent but laconic stepbrother from the United Kingdom. Created by Phineas and Ferb co-founders Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, he first appeared in the show's pilot episode, "Rollercoaster."

Ferb and his stepbrother Phineas Flynn spend their days during their summer vacation having fun. They are featured in every episode's A-Plot constructing large scale inventions or taking part in other outlandish activities. Ferb, an engineering genius, allows Phineas to do most of the talking for the pair and is described as "more of a man of action," by Phineas, which makes him more of a plot device than a developed character. Ferb is more likely to sing than speak, but most often has a one-liner in the episodes. Ferb is named after a friend of the show's creators who was an expert on tools and, at times, stayed rather silent.[7]

Candace Flynn

Main article: Candace Flynn

Candace Gertrude Flynn (voiced by Ashley Tisdale) is Phineas's fifteen-year-old older sister and Ferb's stepsister.[8] She first appeared in the pilot episode. Candace does not approve of the inventions her brothers create; in most episodes she attempts to "bust her brothers" by showing their mom. Her best friend is Stacy Hirano; Candace also has an obvious crush on Jeremy Johnson, but for a long time she was oblivious to the fact he liked her back. Although she gets angry with her brothers, she loves them deep down. The show goes into detail about Candace's realistic anxieties as a teenager, adding a lot of depth to her character, which has positive critical acclaim, and appeared in other media such as video games.[9][10]

Perry the Platypus

Main article: Perry the Platypus

Perry the Platypus (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker), a.k.a. Agent P, is Phineas and Ferb's pet platypus and first appeared along with a large portion of the main cast in the pilot episode "Rollercoaster." Perry is featured as the star of the B-Plot for all but one episode of the series alongside his arch-nemesisDr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. He is a primarily silent character, with the only noises being the occasional rattling of his bill. Toward the beginning and end of most episodes, a character, often Phineas, can be found addressing Perry's absence with “Where’s Perry?” and “Oh, there you are, Perry,” respectively, which are also both titles of episodes.

In Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, an alternate reality (yet more evil and ruthless) version of Perry (known as Platyborg) appears. Platyborg would later return in the episode sequel, Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension.

Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz

Main article: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz

Dr. Heinz "Doof" Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Dan Povenmire) is an evil scientist appearing in all but one episode's B-Plots thus far. He is the father to teenage Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and is the head of his own company, Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc., which has its own jingle. Depending on the episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz's main goal is to either destroy or rule the tri-state area, which was suggested to him as a teenager on a failed date with Linda Flynn-Fletcher as a starting point before taking over the world.[11] Routinely bumbling, incompetent, and forgetful, almost all of Doofenshmirtz's plans-always involving various gadgets and/or inventions-have been thwarted by Perry the Platypus. However, a few of his schemes were quite successful, such as in the 2014 special Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, when Doofenshmirtz moved the Earth away from its original orbit to bring on an early autumn, much to Perry's distress. After most defeats, he shouts his catchphrase, "Curse you, Perry the Platypus!"

His contraptions are almost all named "[something]-inator", and in "Unfair Science Fair" it is revealed that his first invention as a child was simply called "Inator".[12]

Throughout the series, Doofenshmirtz's flashbacks (which are often shown after Perry has been captured) explore his mentally abusive and lonely childhood growing up in the fictional village Gimmelshtump, Druelselstein. Before becoming an evil scientist, Doofenshmirtz was a bratwurst street vendor until being put out of business by the hot dog industry. Doofenshmirtz usually monologues[2] and displays acts of cartoon-style physical violence[13] towards his nemesisPerry, a skilled anthropomorphicplatypussecret agent. His last name is frequently abbreviated to "Doof". Doofenshmirtz appears in several merchandise pieces, particularly the book series,[14][15][16][17] and the video game.[6] Doofenshmirtz, however much he wants to be evil, is not a bad guy at heart, and, with the help of his daughter Vanessa, comes to realize by the end of the series that he can “do good.” In The O.W.C.A. Files, Doofenshmirtz has qualified as a member of the titular secret agency because he was briefly raised by ocelots.

In the 2011 TV film, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, an alternate reality (yet more intelligent and successful) version of Dr. Doofenshmirtz appears, with the regular Doctor Doofenshmirtz serving as a supporting character. 2nd Doofenshmirtz later returns in the episode sequel, Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension.

Secondary characters

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro

Isabella Garcia-Shapiro (voiced by Alyson Stoner) is a Jewish MexicanAmerican girl.[18] She is one of the brothers' best friends and has an obvious crush on Phineas Flynn of which he is unaware, though he has shown he cares for her from time to time. Her first appearance is in the pilot episode. She is known for the catchphrase, "Whatcha doin'?" (which she doesn't like when other people besides Phineas say) and is the leader of the Fireside Girls troop 46231. The troop often helps Phineas and Ferb in their projects.[19] She is named after series creator Dan Povenmire's oldest daughter.[20]

Baljeet Tjinder

Baljeet Tjinder[21] (bal-ZHEET; also known as Baljeet Rai; voiced by Maulik Pancholy) is Phineas' and Ferb's friend and neighbor. He wears blue overalls. An intellectual, and polite boy who moved to Danville from India, he often helps the boys with their ideas and displays his knowledge of mathematics and trivia. The series details his relationships with various girls, from old playmate Mishti, to Fireside Girl Ginger. Baljeet has a complicated relationship with Buford van Stomm.

Buford van Stomm

Buford van Stomm (voiced by Bobby Gaylor) is frequently referred to as a bully, but he rarely hurts anyone on-screen. He is portrayed as a nice person with a tough guy attitude. Phineas believes that Buford only bullies out of boredom thus Phineas often invites him to keep his mind occupied. He is thought not to get along with Baljeet, but in most episodes it is shown that they share a friendly bond. In one episode, Buford and Baljeet sing a song where they describe each other as "Frenemies" and "my least favorite brother".

Linda Flynn-Fletcher

Linda Flynn-Fletcher (voiced by Caroline Rhea) is the mother of Phineas and Candace and stepmother of Ferb. Unaware of the large-scale projects that Phineas and Ferb create on a daily basis, Candace often drags her away from other interests in an attempt to get the boys in trouble. Each creation is somehow destroyed or eliminated moments before "Mom" arrives, leaving Candace dumbfounded and Linda reluctant to believe Candace. Linda was also a one-hit wonder known as "Lindana" with her song, "I'm Lindana and I Wanna Have Fun". That fact possibly makes her, as a singer, a parody of Cyndi Lauper, because of Lauper's hit "Girls Just Want to Have Fun", and because both of them were famous singers in the 1980s (Linda fictionally). Her single is used as elevator music throughout the series.[22] Her surname is not consistent throughout the series; in at least one episode, Candace refers to her as "Linda Flynn".[23] She is based on Dan Povenmire's sister, also named Linda.[24] She went on a date with Heinz Doofenshmirtz during their mid-teens, and she was the one who inspired him to take over the tri-state area as a starting point for worldwide domination when he sarcastically stated that he would rule the world. However, their relationship did not progress further following this short-lived interaction.

Lawrence Fletcher

Lawrence Fletcher (voiced by Richard O'Brien) is the father of Ferb and stepfather of Phineas and Candace. Lawrence sells antiques, is from the United Kingdom and is portrayed like a sitcom dad as being scatterbrained and unaware of what is going on. He often agrees to follow Phineas's instructions and even forces Candace to cooperate as if he considers Phineas and Ferb's skills normal. Unlike the boys' mother, he has seen some of the boys' inventions; he has not reacted negatively, and apparently believes that their mother approves. His precise surname is a matter of some dispute; in at least one episode, Isabella addresses him as "Mr. Flynn".[25] Jeff "Swampy" Marsh has said that Lawrence Fletcher is very similar to his stepfather, Bill.[24]

Major Monogram

Major Francis Monogram (voiced by Jeff "Swampy" Marsh) is one of the heads of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) Department and Perry the Platypus' boss. He usually appears in a Nehru jacket on a giant screen giving Perry instructions for his next mission to stop Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz's endless attempts to take over the tri-state area. His uniform prominently features the initials "MM." He has a monobrow and wears a toupée. Sometimes, he is shown to have a lack of details about what Doofenshmirtz is up to, and orders Perry to go stop it as usual. Just like Doofenshmirtz, he has appeared in every episode of the series to date except, Isabella and the Temple of Sap.

Carl the Intern

Carl the Intern (Tyler Alexander Mann) is Major Monogram's young unpaid intern of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) in charge of video taping Monogram when he is being interviewed and talking to Agent P. He is a bit careless, wears glasses, and sometimes forgets to focus the camera correctly. He comes from a family of unpaid interns, and desperately wants to be appreciated by Major Monogram, treating him as a father figure. He briefly replaced the Major in Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, but went back to his old job at the end of the episode when O.W.C.A. was revived. Carl has also stated that he has no sense of smell because he was born without nostrils.

Stacy Hirano

Stacy Hirano (voiced by Kelly Hu) is Candace's best friend. She is of Japanese heritage, and often is pressured by her mother to become a “doctor or a lawyer or a doctor.” Stacy is shown to be annoyed by Candace's constant attempts to bust Phineas and Ferb, and would prefer to just have fun with the inventions; she also occasionally gets annoyed with Candace's gushing about her relationship with Jeremy. She's in a relationship with Jeremy's friend and bandmate, Coltrane. During the episode "Happy Birthday, Isabella", she finds out about Perry's secret identity but doesn't lose her memories afterwards.[26][27] In Phineas and Ferb's Quantum Boogaloo, it is revealed over a phone call with “future Candace” that she has become President of Uruguay, twenty years after the series takes place.

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson (voiced by Mitchel Musso) is Candace Flynn's crush and later boyfriend. His age is sixteen, a year older than Candace. He works at Mr. Slushy Burger (sometimes named Mr. Slushy Dawg). In "Summer Belongs to You," it was confirmed that he and Candace had become boyfriend and girlfriend; toward the end of the episode, they kissed.[28] He also has a band called "The Incidentals."

Vanessa Doofenshmirtz

Vanessa Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Olivia Olson) is Heinz and Charlene Doofenshmirtz's teenage daughter. She is sarcastic, mild-mannered, cynical, and dresses in a goth style. Vanessa is aware that her father is an evil scientist and knows about her father's nemesis Perry the Platypus. She is often exasperated by her father whenever he tries to establish a "father-daughter" bond between them as he doesn't really understand her interests or refuses to acknowledge that she is growing up and often assumes that she is also interested in "evil." She often tries to convince her mom that her dad is an "evil scientist" but, much like Candace, ultimately always fails when she does appear trying to catch him in the act, much to her dismay. She does, however, occasionally show appreciation for what he does for her, as he is clearly devoted to her (he once taught her how to drive and traveled halfway around the world after she got lost).[29] Also, despite denying it so many times, Vanessa admits that she may be a little evil, as she once helped her father escape from custody by posing her hairdryer as a pistol to fool Major Monogram and Perry into releasing Doofenshmirtz, as shown in the special Phineas and Ferb: Summer Belongs to You!. Although Ferb has a crush on her, she remains oblivious to his affections as she already had a punk (not goth) boyfriend named "Johnny.", whom she later broke up with in the episode "Minor Monogram". She is in a relationship with Monty Monogram, the son of Major Monogram; however "Act Your Age" depicts her becoming involved with Ferb ten years down the line.

In addition to this, Vanessa makes a cameo appearance in the 2011 TV film, Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, along with an alternative reality version of herself (2nd Vanessa), though their scenes were deleted. 2nd Vanessa returned in the episode sequel, Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension.

The Fireside Girls are a group of ten girl scout-like girls led by Isabella in troop 46231. Isabella and the other Fireside Girls usually help Phineas and Ferb in their projects which, in turn, are at times created to help the Fireside Girls with a humanitarian cause.

Other members of the troop:

  • Gretchen (voiced by Ariel Winter) wears glasses and has short auburn hair. She is second in command in the troop and the first (besides Isabella) who had been addressed by name.
  • Holly (voiced by Cymphonique Miller(seasons 1-2), Diamond White(season 2-4),[30]Dana Davis(as a teenager in "Act Your Age")) has dark skin and black hair.
  • Katie (voiced by Isabella Acres, Soleil McGhee (as a teenager in "Act Your Age")) has blond hair.
  • Milly (voiced by Isabella Murad, Dannah Phirman(as a teenager in "Act Your Age")) has curly, brown hair and freckles.
  • Adyson Sweetwater (voiced by Madison Pettis) has straight, brown hair. She is the second member of the troop to be addressed by name, and the first to have been given a last name as well.
  • Ginger Hirano (voiced by Tiffany Espensen(seasons 1-2), Michaela Zee (season 3-4),[30]Ming-Na(as a teenager in "Act Your Age")) The younger sister of Candace's best friend Stacy. She has a crush on Baljeet.

Recurring characters


Norm (voiced by John Viener) is a giant robot man created by Dr. Doofenshmirtz to destroy Perry the Platypus. Introduced in "Greece Lightning," he is a giant robotic mild-mannered businessman who often says, "The enemy of platypus is man." Norm has appeared in other episodes. For instance, in the episode, "Traffic Cam Caper," Perry borrows Norm as a ride to steal the traffic cam disk, for it has evidence that Perry is a secret agent. He was once a part of the O.W.C.A. but was fired because he was not an animal. Later in the series, he is depicted as Doofenshmirtz's sidekick and servant who makes frequent mistakes such as cooking eggs with the shells on or serving Doof chocolate cake for breakfast, though always staying cheery. In the episode "A Real Boy", Norm reveals that he has always wanted to be a human boy and considers Doofenshmirtz his father and Vanessa his sister.

In the 2011 TV film, Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension, a group of alternate reality (yet more menacing and successful) versions of Norm (known as Norm-Bots) appear, with the regular Norm making a cameo.

Vivian Garcia-Shapiro

Vivian Garcia-Shapiro (voiced by Eileen Galindo), or simply "Viv," is Isabella's mother and lives across the street from Phineas and Ferb. She is a JewishMexican,[18] one of Linda's best friends, and plays upright bass in a jazz band with Linda Flynn and Jeremy's mom. She is known for talking very fast and often making useless comments such as, "Oh, Candace, look how tall you've gotten." despite seeing Candace only a week earlier.

Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown (voiced by Alyson Stoner) is Candace's second best friend and a hippie. She wears a peace symbol necklace and says that she hopes for world peace.


Pinky (vocals by Dee Bradley Baker) is Isabella's pet chihuahua. Much like Perry the Platypus, Pinky also lives a double-life as a secret agent for the O.W.C.A. under the codename, "Agent Pinky" in a division run by a commander named Wanda, a.k.a. Admiral Acronym. Pinky's nemesis is Professor Poofenplotz.[31] Although he does not like dog food, Pinky will eat just about anything–especially his favorite; grilled cheese sandwiches, (as seen in the episode “Journey to the Center of Candace”) and even inedible objects, having once swallowed Isabella's Fireside Girl sash. Pinky always shakes as an ongoing joke about the behavior of Chihuahuas. He first appeared in the episode, "Journey to the Center of Candace."

Charlene Doofenshmirtz

Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Allison Janney) is the former wife of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and shares custody of their daughter, Vanessa. Unaware of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's "evil" side, and in fact saying she does not believe someone can ever be truly evil, she divorced him due to a lack of common interests and having different life-goals. She is very wealthy and gives her ex-husband a large allowance each month. She is sometimes called by Vanessa who tries to "bust" her father but to no avail. Charlene and Linda Flynn-Fletcher have been paired up in a cooking class owned by Chef Pierre and in "I Scream, You Scream" were distracted by both Candace and Vanessa at the same time. Despite being divorced with Doof, she still goes to Doofenshmirtz family reunions claiming that she "kept the name," as seen in "Thaddeus and Thor."

However, in the episode "Tales From the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension" (the episode sequel to the 2011 TV film, "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension"), it is shown that there is an alternate reality version of Charlene Doofenshmirtz. It turns out that 2nd Charlene is still married to 2nd Doof and actually shares much of his evil personality, and that their divorce was just a ruse to gain financial advantages during 2nd Doof's reign (such as receiving coupon mail, putting up junk yard sales, and going on separate vacation trips).

Suzy Johnson

Suzy Johnson (voiced by Kari Wahlgren), known as Little Suzy Johnson, is Jeremy's little sister. She has a high-pitched squeaky voice and appears very sweet and innocent. However, she is actually very spoiled and manipulative and very possessive over Jeremy, once telling Candace, "There is only one girl in Jeremy's life" and thus will do anything to keep Candace away from her brother.

Grandpa Clyde and Grandma Betty Jo

Grandpa Clyde Flynn and Grandma Betty Jo Flynn (voiced by Barry Bostwick and Caroline Rhea respectively) are Linda's parents, Phineas and Candace's maternal grandparents, Lawrence's -in-laws, and Ferb's step-grandparents. Every summer, they invite the family along with many neighborhood kids to a lakehouse which Phineas calls, "Camp P&F". Though they are old, they often participate in the kids' capers. Grandpa Clyde, like Phineas and Ferb, has a great sense of mechanics, as seen in "Crack That Whip!" Betty Jo is also shown in the same episode to have a fierce rivalry with Edna Hildagard, Jeremy and Suzy's grandmother.

Grandpa Reginald and Grandma Winifred

Grandma Winifred Fletcher and Grandpa Reginald Fletcher (voiced by Malcolm McDowell and Jane Carr) are Lawrence's parents, Ferb's paternal grandparents, Phineas and Candace's step grandparents, and Linda Flynn Fletcher's in laws who reside in the United Kingdom. Reginald used to be a daredevil known as the Flying Fishmonger the anthem.

Roger Doofenshmirtz

Roger Doofenshmirtz (voiced by John O'Hurley) is mayor of Danville and Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz's younger brother. Heinz often states angrily that Roger is their mother's favorite son. In "Tree to Get Ready", Roger states that he is "the most handsome and charming man in the tri-state area".

Irving Du Bois

Irving Du Bois (voiced by Jack McBrayer) is Phineas' and Ferb's self-proclaimed biggest fan. He always carries a scrapbook that he filled with images and souvenirs from Phineas and Ferb's big ideas as well as a strand of Ferb's hair.[32] Irving has an older brother Albert, who is self-nicknamed 'The Truth Detector.'

Django Brown

Django Brown (voiced by Alec Holden) is a friend of Phineas and Ferb. Django is the son of the artist Beppo Brown from "Oil on Candace," who is famous for his work in making giant creations, from refrigerators to dental floss. He is named after co-creator's Jeff "Swampy" Marsh son, Django Marsh, who voices minor characters on the show.[33]

Admiral Acronym

Admiral Wanda Acronym (voiced by Jane Leeves) is the one of the heads of the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym) Department and Pinky the Chihuahua' boss. Just like Major Monogram, she usually appears on a giant screen giving Pinky instructions for his next mission to stop Professor Poofenplotz's endless attempts to take over the world.

Also, just like Monogram (who has an unpaid intern named Carl), Adrimal Acronym has her own unpaid intern named Carla, who bears some resemblances to Carl.

Professor Poofenplotz

Professor Esmeralda Poofenplotz (voiced by Amanda Plummer) is an old mad scientist and the nemesis of Agent Pinky, Isabella's pet Chihuahua. She is known for her silly attempts for worldwide domination. Her known schemes so far involve replacing handbags, stealing royal jelly, and searching for strong hairspray (her favorite is "Stiff Beauty" hairspray, which originally was only used by clowns). Needless to say, because of her somewhat arrogant personality, Poofenplotz has failed to know about the flaws of her schemes. And because of that, it has allowed Pinky to defeat her in return, leaving an humiliated Poofenplotz to yell out, "Curse you, Pinky the Chihuahua!", similar to how Heinz Doofenshmirtz says whenever his plans get foiled by Perry the Platypus.

Love Händel

Love Händel is a rock band idolized by many in the Danville tri-state area, first seen the episode, "Dude, We're Gettin' the Band Back Together!" Lawrence Fletcher and Linda Flynn shared their first kiss at a Love Händel concert. Shortly afterward, plagued by infighting caused by the pressures of a dwindling fanbase, Love Händel split up. Lead Singer Danny (voiced by Jaret Reddick) became the owner of Danny's Music Shop. Bass Player Bobbi Fabulous (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) became the owner of Bobbi's Fashion Salon and Linda's hairdresser. Sherman "Swampy" (voiced by Steve Zahn) ended up working at the Danville Public Library, believing he had lost his sense of rhythm. Eventually all three members are convinced to reunite for a concert in the Flynn/Fletcher's backyard, in which they sing their hit song, "You Snuck Your Way Right into My Heart." Love Handel occasionally reappears in other episodes and in the movie where they sing their songs.

Monty Monogram

Monty Monogram (voiced by Seth Green) is Major Monogram's son and has been working in O.W.C.A. since "Minor Monogram". Vanessa Doofenshmirtz seems to become interested in him after she broke up with Johnny, and it is possible that he is slightly interested in her too because he winks at her before leaving. They have coffee together in "Sipping with the Enemy", at which point they apparently begin to date one another. In "Minor Monogram" he has recently graduated from the "High School Without a Cool Acronym" (H.S.W.C.A.) and he really wants to fight evil following his dad's footsteps. Due to the rivalry between his father and Dr. Doofenshmirtz, he and Vanessa try to keep it secret from the two of them, aided by Perry and Carl (though the latter briefly blackmailed Monty in hopes of getting his help in earning Major Monogram's approval). In the special Phineas and Ferb Save Summer, Monty played a major role as he attempts to help rescue all of the captured agents and defeat the villains of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. in their plan to take over the world by sending it into a new Ice Age.

Dr. Hirano

Dr. Hirano (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) is Stacy and Ginger's mother. She removed Isabella's tonsils in, "I Scream, You Scream." She is often referred to through conversations between Candace and Stacy where Candace gratifies, "Stacy, you're a genius!" and Stacy replies, "Could you call my mom and tell her that?"


Aloyse Everheart Elizabeth Otto Wolfgang Hypatia Gunther Galen Gary Cooper von Roddenstein (voiced by Joe Orrantia), or Rodney for short, is a bald evil scientist and a member of the villain organization L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.. He serves as the main rival to Dr. Doofenshmirtz, believing him to a disappointment because of his constant failures. Throughout most of his appearances, Rodney attempts to best out on Doofenshmirtz to show that he's a better villain, only to fail so many times (either due to Doofenshmirtz's antics or Perry's intervention). Similar to Doofenshmirtz, Rodney usually makes his own inventions and ends them with the suffix '-inizor'. He also has his own robot apprentice named Chloe, whom Norm fell in love with. He also has a son named Orville, who usually helps him create his -inizors.

Rodney would later go on to appear in the 2014 episode special, "Phineas and Ferb Save Summer", where he learns that Doofenshmirtz has actually succeeded in moving the Earth away from the Sun to an early autumn with his latest -inator. Taking the opportunity to exploit this, Rodney leads L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N. into revealing themselves to the world and capturing all of O.W.C.A.'s agents. He even creates an -inizor (which is just ten times the size and strength of Doof's -inator) that will send the Earth into a new Ice Age if the world refuse to meet all of L.O.V.E.M.U.F.F.I.N.'s demands. However, in the end, Doofenshmirtz (who is completely disgusted by Rodney's true goal for worldwide domination) manages to defeat Rodney, who then gets arrested by Monty Monogram and taken into O.W.C.A. custody.


Coltrane is Jeremy's friend and bandmate in “The Incidentals.” He plays bass, and football with Jeremy and his friends. During the summer, he begins a relationship with Stacy Hirano.

Minor characters

There are several characters that reappear as recurring joke such as a farmer voiced by Corey Burton and his wife voiced by Jennifer L. Hughes. The wife always admonishes her husband for forgetting something before rhetorically asking if he thought that something would fall from the sky, and then it does and sometimes hits her. For example, in the episode, "Leave the Busting to Us", the wife says, "I can't believe you bought a bunny farm but forgot to buy any bunnies! Did you really think the bunnies would fall from the sky?" A pack of rabbits then falls from the sky and hits her.

Another minor character is the Giant Floating Baby Head. In an interview, Dan Povenmire stated that the head had originated from a storyboard panel that writer Mike Diederich had drawn which director Rob Hughes found hilarious enough to create an entire bit around. It first appears in "One Good Scare Ought to Do It!" and has since appeared in several other episode.[34]

Dr. Doofenshmirtz's mother (Cloris Leachman) has appeared. She refers to Roger being her favorite child and often ignores Heinz. Albert (voiced by Diedrich Bader), Irving's Brother has appeared in "Not Phineas and Ferb", "The Doof Side of the Moon", and "Nerds of a Feather".

Buford's mother (Pamela Adlon) and Baljeet's mother (Meera Syal) have both appeared.

Celebrity guest stars


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