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This is a list of fictional characters from the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place.

Alex Russo

Alexandra Margarita "Alex" Russo is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, portrayed by Selena Gomez. The middle child and only female out of the three Russo siblings, she is sly, outgoing, and usually underachieves when it comes to regular high school. She often gets into trouble because of her constant schemes (usually involving magic).

date of birth augest 20 1993 age 16

Justin Russo

Justin Vincenzae Pepe Russo is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, portrayed by David Henrie. He is typically the erudite and mature older brother who gets straight "A"s. He often tries to stop his younger sister Alex's crazy schemes (that often involve magic) from becoming complete disasters, and sometimes unwittingly gets involved in these schemes. Justin is often the subject of sarcastic remarks made by Alex, due to his intelligence, his love of science fiction and other quirks.


Justin, like his brother and sister, is part-Hispanic, part-Italian. he's sometimes seen very close to his mother. One time when he complained about not having a friend that was a girl and still just a friend, Alex (Selena Gomez) replied "Oh relax, you still have Mom!" and in some episodes he is overprotected by Theresa, his mom (Maria Canals Barrera).

Justin is, out of the three, the most responsible. He is very cynical and highly intelligent. He shows awareness of being the most advanced wizard student, and often acts modest because of it. He also desperately tries to look cool, especially in front of girls but at school he is known as everybody's friend, including the teachers and his parents. He likes opera, drinks tea,thin crust pizza take baths with only candles lit, but loves comics and action figures, or as Alex calls it, his "Doll collection." Justin can also be quite defensive over his hobbies. He is allergic to cinnamon and nuts.

Justin truly cares about his siblings; this is seen when he risks losing his own powers just to save Alex's in season one's "Report Card". He hates breaking rules and only on one occasion has he used magic without permission, with Alex convincing him. He will sometimes only use magic for more simplistic, though utterly useless things, such as reading books in the dark or adding an extra "five minutes" to his twenty minute break. Justin's urge for efficiancy also has him over-complicating some special tasks he has, to which he tends to overlook important details that Alex always has to point out to him. Although he had dated a pretty goth girl named Miranda (Lucy Kate Hale) during the first season, this appears to have ended as he tries to impress other girls later in the series.

In Foore Harper t is revealed that he possibly killed Max's lizard when Alex tries to tell Max his lizard didn't run aay and Justin coughs to cut her off.Alex's best friend Harper (Jennifer Stone) has a hue (and often obsessive) crush on him, gets very nerous around him, and often mentions doing odd things like watching him sleep. Although in one episode, Harper and Justin share a love of silent movies, and they bond over it, but then Aex ruins it. A running gag in the show is that Justin dates srange or supernatural girls (e.g. a centaur and a werewolf). In season one's "The Supernatural", he used magic to impress Kari Langsdorf (Chelsea Staub), a pretty, yet not-very-bright girl—who only dated baseball players and apparently also oly liked moies abot cat—by maing hmself look like a gifted baseball player, a plan which backfired when Jerry discovered this (Justin was convinced by Alex to do the spel in order to make the baseball team win in order to make it seem that she is the good luck charm for her then-crush Riley) and again after Justin and Alex both used the "Tomnoonan kenesis" spell (aspell used to magically move objects) on the baseball.

In the season one episode "Credit Check", he also harbored a crush on Millie (Sara Paxton), a new Sub Station employee (who was hired after Alex accepted a job as an intern at a fashion design company), and Justin sets up what he thinks is a date with her, but really turns out to be her going out on a date with her boyfriend and him staying at her apartment and baby-sitting her younger cousin Benji. In the season two four-parter "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place", Justin has fallen in love with a vampire named Juliet Van Heusen (Bridgit Mendler), whose parents (Anne Ramsay and JD Cullum) own a very successful sandwich shop called "The Late Nite Bite" four blocks down from the Waverly Sub Station.

It is shown sometimes that Justin can be protective of Alex. When she first started liking Dean and later dating him, he was worried for her well being. At the end of Racing when Alex announces to him she's officially dating Dean he says that he always thought that if a boy ever did anything to her, he'd be able to beat him up.

Alex often refers to Justin as a dork, geek, nerd, or dweeb because he is very highly intelligent and extremely organized. She also criticizes that Justin is the only one in the family who still takes a bath instead of a shower. He is also now known that he is a sockless person like Harper because he wanted to play barefoot in a band as shown in the season two episode "Make It Happen". It was revealed that Justin is taking chemistry in school. In season two, he has grown very close to another gifted student at Tribeca Prep named Zeke Rosenblatt (Dan Benson, who first appeared in season one's "Movies" as Zack). It is mentioned in "Justin's Little Sister" that he bears a striking resemblance to their Uncle Ernesto. In two season one episodes "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" and "Credit Check", Justin states that he is a huge fan of the heavy metal rock band Tears of Blood (or "T.O.B.").

Strangely enough, despite his wariness towards Alex and their constant bickering, he is always quick to ask her for advice on things like girls, impressing someone, and getting out of trouble, and Alex usually comes to him first if she needs help. During the beginning of his relationship with Juliet, Alex helped him continue to date her by disguising him and then forcing their parents to see that their son's happiness is the most important thing. He is also good friends with almost all the adults and students at his school, including the janitor and the vice-principal. Though he doesn't manipulate like Alex, in season two's "Helping Hand," he uses the excuse of creating a new spell to get out of chores, and rubs it in mercilessly, prompting Alex to retaliate by using his spell to get the chores done. Another example of a prank being put on Justin by Alex, is when she put blue dye in the hot tub while on the S.S. Tipton in the season two episode "Cast Away (to Another Show)" (part of the Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana crossover), because he was being bossy. It's also revealed that he is actually physically healthy, which has never been noticed before since he is usually seen wearing long-sleeve shirts.In the movie he reveals he gets mad at Alex when she does something right with magic because she is able to do magic without thinking and that is why he studies so much. Justin completes his basic wizard training in season 3, thus begging his advance traning with Monsert Hunting (Alex made a joke about rounding his exgirlfriends up). Turns out she was parially right when Justin believes Juliet and her family were the monsters he was looking for. After turning them into the wizard council, he realized his mistake and rescues her with the help of Alex and Max and Harper.

Alex and Justin are also the only two characters that have appeared in every episode.

Justin's Love Interests

  • Miranda Hampson (Lucy Kate Hale, season 1) – long term, seen in the episodes "First Kiss" and "Pop Me and We Both Go Down".
  • Harper Finkle (Jennifer Stone) – in "Baby Cupid", due to accidentally getting shot with Cupid's arrow, though he is otherwise romantically uninterested in Harper who has a crush on him.
  • Daisy Centaur Girl – Seen during credits in "Beware Wolf".
  • Isabella (Sarah Ramos, season 2) – a werewolf, seen in "Beware Wolf".
  • Daphne (Christa B. Allen, season 2) – seen in "Family Game Night". She likes Justin, but Justin doesn't like her back.
  • Kari Langsdorf (Chelsea Staub, season 1) – seen in "The Supernatural" she only likes baseball players
  • Millie (Sara Paxton, season 1) – seen in "Credit Check"
  • Tutor, (Paulina Olszynski season 2) – half wizard/half elf; possibly only liked her because she has a gift that makes everybody love her (all elves, babies, puppies and pizza have this gift), seen in "My Tutor, Tutor".
  • London Tipton (Brenda Song, season 2) – an heiress; seen in "Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana" Justin had dressed up as Dr. Fossil to impress London, only when Bailey (a teenager from the series "The Suite Life on Deck") fell into the hot tub and was choking on food, London dumped Dr. Fossil for 'being a stupid doctor' and went off to find Justin.
  • Juliet Van Heusen (Bridgit Mendler, season 2 & season 3) – She loves Justin as much as he loves her and is his vampire girlfriend in season 2 and 3. She and Justin fight their parents for their love. She first appeared in the "Wizards vs. Vampires" saga and later in "Three Monsters". Also In The Night Lazerama where he unselfishly tells her to save herself.

Maximum "Max" Russo

"Max" Russo' is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, portrayed by Jake T. Austin. The youngest of the three Russo siblings, he is the naïve younger brother, who at the beginning of the series is an underachiever (when it comes to wizard school), being far behind his siblings in his magic lessons (as seen in "Potion Commotion"). Even though his full name, Maximilian, is stated by his grandma, he mentions his name is Maximum in Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie


Max, like his brother and sister, is half-Mexican (on his Mother's side), half-Italian (on his Father's side), and both their Spanish side and their Italian side come into play on many occasions.

Max is a witty, cheeky boy with a very imaginative and out-going personality. Like Alex, Max is often depicted as a slacker and is been known to use magic mischeviously. He is very naive and has a short-attention span. His mother, Theresa (Maria Canals Barrera) sometimes treats him like the baby of the family (examples: the episodes "Movies" and "Alex Does Good"). He sometimes assists his sister Alex (Selena Gomez) in pulling pranks on their brother, Justin (David Henrie). His catchphrase is "sweat" and "that's bunk".

At 10, he is the youngest of the family, which puts him at a disadvantage when being compared to his siblings, who have a head-start on him in their wizard training. To make matters worse, Max generally acts very carelessly, mainly because of his lack of real intelligence, and he is as a result unsuccessful at magic most of the time. Because of this, in preparing for the contest to keep their powers as a wizard, Justin and Alex focus on each other while discounting Max, believing that he couldn't possibly win. However, it is sometimes seen that Max may pull an upset, and be the one to keep his powers. He is shown to have a "C" in Wizard Class which makes him average (much better compared to Alex who has an "F" for her poor effort and focas in wizard class). In the season one episode "Potion Commotion", when he gets his full powers, Max is able to cause snow to fall in the restaurant and to transport the loft the Russos live in to China and Hawaii. He later gains more full control of his powers so they don't go haywire.Max is a fun wizard and sometimes uses magic irresponsibly but on the whole he prefers to cause havoc without magic. He is quite mischievous and quick to use magic in a situation, like his sister, and it often leads to disaster. However in the end he makes things right with his abilities and help from his siblings. Max is dependent on magical aids such as his wand and brother and sister. The only spell he can do without such being levitation as seen in the movie. He uses a "E Wand" (simulair to a Wii Remote) and has been known to break his wands by accident when put in his pocket.

Another disadvantage to being the youngest is he is constantly babied by his mother. In "Movies" she began babying him because she realized both Justin and Alex were growing up very fast. She doesn't like him dating. In the movie, Max says his mom pinches his cheeks.

Max's self-confidence and impulsive behavior also makes himself entirely devoid of fear (as noticed in "Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies", where he wasn't afraid to stand up to the real zombies at the Zombie Prom), in which he is always willing to try new things and find new goals. He sometimes has little regards towards safety. Max usually likes to be his own person and often keeps his mind open for finding new things to do; some of which are considered career choices (considering the idea that he might not become a full wizard as an adult), though Max usually takes action without thinking about the details (he once decided to become a pilot by only going to flight school for two days). Max also has a few strange habits, such as putting marshmallows with asparagus or using his mom's dress as a Darth Vader cape. Max is very easily amused and often thinks differently from others ('he thinks microwave popcorn is magic'). In fact, this unusual way of thinking allowed him to outsmart (or as Alex said "out-dumb") a genie into undoing her twisted wishes,Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Justin's Little Sister" and managed to get Juliet Van Heusen to say how she feels about Justin by saying something "random" in conversation. He has also been known to "twist" certain scenarios for his own advantage.

Though Max is usually comfortable with himself most of the time, it has been shown that he somewhat craves attention and support from his family. In "Helping Hand", when Justin creates his original 'helping hand' spell, in which Jerry (David DeLuise) takes notice, Max tries several attempts to make his own magical project in order to gain the same attention from his father. This also may show that Max secretly wishes he can live up to expectations of his older brother. In the episode "Retest", it is said that Max is a lot like Uncle Kelbo.

In the season two episode "Future Harper", it is said that sometime in the future all the mortal humans know about wizards and it was most likely because Max revealed the secret. Even though Future Harper (Rachel Dratch) did not say that person's name, Max guiltily points out himself that he may have likely been the one to have spilled the secret. In the trio episode in season 3, Max accidentally separates his conscience (Moises Arias) from himself, whom he names 'Roy'. Just as always, Max ignores everything Roy tells him and continues to sabotage Justin from becoming the family wizard, which ends in chaos. Tension is created between Max and his conscience when Max starts to do his schoolwork and chores, and Theresa neglects him by giving all the credit to Conscience. Later, Alex starts to notice Max's improvement and sabotages him by getting Conscience to go somewhere with Harper, which causes not only Max to do everything wrong, but puts Conscience in the process of becoming his own person. Alex then gets Conscience to come back and then uses a spell to put him back into Max.

Max's Love Interests

  • Gertrude "Gigi" Hollingsworth (Skyler Samuels) – Max has a crush on Gigi, as seen in "Graphic Novel" (which Gigi, obviously, does not return).
  • Jennette Brocolleti (Kathryn Foley) – Max asked out Jennette in "Alex Does Good". Justin chaperoned the date at the their family's restaurant, where Max tried to impress Jennette by acting like a big shot, therefore, treating Justin unfairly. When Justin retaliated by embarrassing Max in front of Jennette, Max attempted to use magic to turn Justin into a clown, but it backfired. Justin and Max laughed about it later, but Jennette left, feeling repulsed by Max's humuor (and disturbed by his clown look). It's unknown if Max ever made things up with Jennette later.
  • London Tipton Max flirted with her in Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana, Plays with the magic bag

Episodes Max Russo was absent in
  • "New Employee" – Episode 4
  • "Fashion Week" – Episode 34

Jerry Russo

"Jerry" Russo is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, played by David DeLuise. Jerry is the father of Alex, Justin and Max Russo and co-owner of the Waverly Sub Station, with his wife Theresa (whom he accidentally insults on occasion). He is also a former wizard, who chose to give up his powers to marry his wife Theresa, a mortal, due to a rule forbidding wizards to marry mortals. Jerry is Italian American.


Jerry Russo is the average father. He is stern, protective and is annoyed by Alex and Max constantly, and even by Justin occasionally. Unlike his children, he does not have powers any more; nonetheless, his children inherited their powers from him. Jerry lives on Waverly Place, a street in downtown Manhattanmarker with his mortal wife Theresa Russo (Maria Canals Barrera) and his children: middle daughter Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), eldest son Justin Russo (David Henrie), and youngest child Max Russo (Jake T. Austin). He owns a sandwich shop called the Waverly Sub Station with Theresa, where his children work, and, in the season one episode "New Employee" so did Alex's best friend Harper Finkle (Jennifer Stone), although they only did it so they could be together more often. It is mentioned in the season two episode "Make It Happen", that Jerry's original career plan was to be a bull rider. His most popular catchphrase is "But-he-you-she-ALEX!"

Jerry is the typical overprotective father towards his daughter. It was first shown in season one's "First Kiss" when Alex claimed to have had her first kiss. He said "No! She's my little girl! What's his name? I'll make him cry!" (it is almost immediately revealed that Alex lied about having had her first kiss), and continued in "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" from that same season, when he didn't want to teach her how to ride the carpet because he was afraid she would grow up and leave home. He also was seen putting babyish wallpaper on her walls. He normally isn't OK with her dating, in season one's "Potion Comotion" when Alex said "That's my new boyfriend!" about her crush Brad Sherwood (Shane Lyons), he said "I'll pick your new boyfriend!" But later on when Brad complimented Jerry, he said "I like your new boyfriend!" When Alex began dating Dean (Daniel Samonas), he liked him at first until Alex revealed Dean wanted to kiss her in season two's "Alex's Brother, Maximan". Jerry said "I never cared for that boy!," when he had just said the other day he liked Dean. When Alex pointed that out he said "That's before I knew he wanted to kiss you! He was using me to get to you! And I fell for it!" He can be a Cheapskate shown in the episode Taxi Dance when he mentions that he doesn't remember the hospital room number(Possibly because he was nervous)but he remembers the numbers on his Lottery ticket and being so cheap he caused Alex to be born in a Taxi!

Jerry is proud of his magical ancestry and teaches his children about the proper uses of magic in "Wizard Training Class" on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the lair magically disguised as a food locker in the restaurant. However, his children often disobey his magic rules (Alex, most often being the case), and he has to punish them. He wants his kids to be great wizards, but also wants them to be able to live a life without using their powers since they may not have them in the future, as only one of them will get to keep his/her powers as an adult. Jerry has an older brother named Kelbo (Jeff Garlin), who is seen in the season one episode "Alex in the Middle", who is the wizard in Jerry's family — supposedly winning the family wizard competition out of the two brothers (,but he has a sister who holds a grudge agasinst them who not reavled until season 2) . Jerry's children consider him to be more fun than Jerry, and Alex even decides to have Kelbo be her magic teacher, and is revealed to be irresponsible with magic (almost as much as Alex is sometimes) as is shown when Kelbo fails to stop a package of sea chimps that spouts a huge gush of water eventually flooding the wizard lair and turning Kelbo and Alex into sea chimps. Jerry ends up being the one who saves them both, and he reveals a secret that he has kept from Alex, Max and Justin: that he gave up his powers in order to marry Theresa, due to a rule forbidding wizards and mortals from marrying, thus relinquishing his powers to Kelbo in order to marry her.In "Retest" it is revealed that Jerry and Kelbo have a sister, Megan. Megan holds a grudge against Jerry for giving Kelbo his powers instead of her. She lives in an art studio in Paris where she paints pictures. She is similar to Alex because she, like Alex, loves Art and hates hard work.Jerry also is a fan of the New York Mets and New York Jets. In several episodes of the series (more so in season one, than in other seasons), Jerry often makes a remark that accidentally insults Theresa, and quickly tries to correct his statement. Such an example is in season one's "Movies", in which Theresa tells Alex that no matter how old she gets that she is not too old to spend time with her family, Jerry responds "Exactly, just look at your mother". Alex then points out that Jerry accidentally called Theresa "old", and he attempts and fails to change the subject. In the movie, Jerry gives Justin the family wand in the movie and the spell book which Alex steals accidently wishing her parents never met or fell in love, but it was resolved.

Episodes Jerry Russo was absent in
  • "Alex's Choice" – Episode 7
  • "Alex's Spring Fling" – Episode 19
  • "Smarty Pants" – Episode 22
  • "Graphic Novel" – Episode 24
  • "Saving WizTech (2)" – Episode 28
  • "Future Harper" – Episode 37
  • "My Tutor, Tutor" – Episode 43
  • "Three Monsters"- Episode 55

Theresa Russo

Theresa Magdalena Margarita Russo'(nee Larkin) is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, played by Maria Canals Barrera. Theresa is the mother of Alex, Justin and Max Russo and co-owner of the Waverly Sub Station, with her husband Jerry; and is also the slightly more serious one out the couple. Theresa is Mexican American.


Theresa Russo is a typical mother. She's fussy, caring and can be pretty embarrassing. Unlike her children, she is a mortal. Theresa lives in Waverly in Manhattan with her husband (and former wizard) Jerry Russo (David DeLuise) and her children: middle daughter Alex Russo (Selena Gomez), eldest son Justin Russo (David Henrie), and youngest child Max Russo (Jake T. Austin). She owns a sandwich shop called the Waverly Sub Station with her husband, in which her children work. She is overprotective of Justin and Max, but Max especially babying him. She tries to relate with her kids, but it doesn't always work.

Theresa stated that she is a "Proud Latina" and tries to get her children to learn about her and their Mexicanmarker heritage. In season one's "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet", Theresa states that she once played guitar in an all-girl mariachi band when she was younger — though when Justin says "I didn't know you played the guitar", Jerry says "she's doesn't" – implying that Theresa is not a very good guitar player.

Theresa is the reason why Jerry could not keep his wizard powers. Since wizards are not allowed to marry non-wizards, Jerry chose to give up his powers to his older brother Kelbo in order to marry Theresa, as was revealed in season one's "Alex in the Middle" – previously unbeknownst to Justin, Alex and Max, when it is revealed that in his family's wizard competition that Jerry was originally the one who got to keep his magic powers. However, Jerry says he does not regret marrying her.

It has been mentioned several times that Theresa hates magic. Being mortal, she finds it difficult to live in a house full of wizards, especially when her children (and sometimes, Jerry) misuse magic in the house. An example of this is in season one's "Art Museum Piece", when a spell which causes Theresa to go through objects wears off—and she accidentally walks into the front door and she exclaims "I hate living with wizards!" She has also been shown to have very little concern for major issues in the magical world, which don't concern her since she isn't a wizard (including issues that involve her kids losing their powers).

In Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana, it revealed that Theresa has a phobia of water. Despite this, she won several medals for swimming in high school. Her response was, "Why do you think I was so fast? I couldn't wait to get out". She and Jerry met at hotel in the Caribbeanmarker. In the movie, Alex accidentally wished her parents never met or fell in love, but it was resolved.

Harper Finkle

{{Infobox character
name = Harper Finkle
series = Wizards of Waverly Place
image =
caption =
creator = Todd J. Greenwald
portrayer = Jennifer Stone[2007–present]
Rachel Dratch
(older Harper) [in "Future Harper"]

gender = Female
first = "Crazy Ten Minute Sale" (broadcast order),
"First Kiss" (production order)
nickname = "What's Her Face" (by Dean Moriarty),
"Harpo" (by Madgalena Larkin),
"Finkle" (by Mr. Frenchy, in "Fashion Week" and Dean Moriarty in "Wizards VS.

Vampires: Dream Date")

born = December 23,1993 (age 15)
occupation = Waitress,
Fashion designer's assistant
Chicken at a roller rink
Author(in "Future Harper")

title = 9th grade student (season 1)
10th grade student (season 2)
11th grade (season 3)

episode = 43 (as of November 1st, 2009)
alias = Alex Russo (her best friend's name, used in "Cast Away to Another Show")
family = unnamed mother
unnamed father
unnamed younger brother Franny (grandmom)

friends = Alex Russo, Camilla Carlton(unseen)
significantother = Justin Russo (crush; season 1-present),
Zeke Rosenblatt (boyfriend; season 2-present)

Harper Finkle is a fictional character on the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place, played by Jennifer Stone. She is the best friend of the show's main character Alex Russo (and has an obsessive crush on Alex's older brother Justin), and is often known for her outrageous fashion ensembles that she designs herself, such as one outfit seen in the season one episode "Credit Check" which resembled a cupcake.

It is noted that Jennifer Stone does not appear as Harper in "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" (which was actually the first episode produced, but the sixth episode broadcast—the episode was aired out of production order). It is likely that the character of Harper must have been added after the series was picked up by Disney Channel.


Harper is a typical teenage girl — kind, smart, a bit dorky and a fashion lover. She is very optomistic, though a little insecure at times. Harper has an extremely large and often (extremely) obsessive crush on Alex's brother Justin (David Henrie), however in earlier episodes, she is afraid of talking to him—though much less so in later episodes of the series. In her mind, Justin is her boyfriend, despite the fact that he has never shown any affection towards her besides friendship; and makes innumerous attempts to make that a reality—sometimes irritating Justin in the process. On one occasion, she slapped him and proclaimed "just because you don't know we're dating doesn't mean you can go around behind my back", and storming off. In "Wizards & Vampires vs. Zombies" she also has a crush on Zeke and goes to the prom with him. She has not shown mentioned if she's still in love with Zeke with may mean they've broken up during Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie(While the Russo's were having their vacation)In season one's "First Kiss", Harper is jealous of Justin's then-girlfriend Miranda Hampson (who she calls Morticia, played by Lucy Kate Hale), and claims that Justin only dates her because she looks like Harper (which is obviously incorrect) – and she is often jealous of some of Justin's other love interests. Harper has even made gifts for Justin: in season one's "Justin's Little Sister", she makes a bust of Justin's head, and in season two's "Baby Cupid", she designed a sweater for Justin — which happened to be made out of her own hair clippings. In season three Harper uses her obsessive knowledge of Justin to help Alex to learn how to study for the wizard competition and catch up to Justin. And because he is now dating Juliet, Harper calls herself his "ex-girlfriend", telling everyone that they used to go out. She believes that their relationship is off for now, but that her and Justin will be back on after he and Juliet break up.

Harper is an avid fashion designer and makes a lot of her own clothes, most of which are not considered to be in style. She implied in one episode that she uses egg cartons to make some of her clothes. The clothes she does buy are also quite dorky such as a sunflower top and rainbow socks. Harper's outfits have also been known to match occasions — in the season one episode "New Employee", Harper applies for a job at the Russo sandwich shop, and goes as far as to wear a shirt with a sandwich on it, a headband with a plastic tomato and lettuce, and french fry earrings. Her clothes were somewhat normal in the first season, but got stranger and more over-the-top in the second season. In season one's "Credit Check", fashion designer Ms. Angela (Julia Duffy) refers to her as "dressed like a giant preschooler", to which Harper took as a compliment (due to the fact that she had "rewired her brain" to turn insults into compliments). Similarly in "Taxi Dance" the head of the cab company that owned the taxi Alex was born in also implied that her fashion sense was childish. In the season two episode "Paint by Committee" one of the Freedom Tunnel Painters, Lane, he says that her art was fuzzy, yummy and delicious.

It is implied that she has a dysfunctional family and that her mom does not appreciate her. Such as in "Alex Does Good", when she says "About time for some appreciation, mom" or in "Future Harper" when it is said that her mom thought her dad was cheating on her but he was just sleeping in the car. She lives with her parents and grandmother. Her parents take separate vacations and they are in therapy. Their therapist said that at some point their house is acceptable to get a pet, so they got a kitten. However, in "Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites" because her parents were freaking out about health, Alex said "I'm so desperate I'm thinking about going to Harper's house!", implying that her house is wild. Series producer (and President of Disney Channel Worldwide) Gary Marsh said that she would move in with the Russo's (most likely because of her home) in season three.

Harper is very confident in herself. Despite her unseemly fashion choices, she is not afraid to go out in the open, and believes that it is better to stand out as an individual. When her style isn't Animal or Fruit themed,her style has a Puffed Skirt(EG.Justin's New Girlfriend. She is also a loyal friend, and is not scared to back Alex (Selena Gomez) up. Harper is very supportive of Alex, though she reluctantly gets involved in with Alex's schemes often. Harper is usually very tolerant of Alex's sneaky and manipulative behavior, to which she seems to be Alex's only friend. In season 2, she becomes more wary and paranoid of when Alex is up to no good, especially after she discovers that Alex is a wizard. She's gullible because Alex never lets her(Harper)do something she likes(EG.To Cast Away to Another Show,after telling that she gets seasick,Alex says Harper pukes when she's excited which Harper believes).

Harper almost found out that Alex was a wizard in the season one episodes "Alex's Choice" and "The Supernatural". Harper actually finds out that Alex is a wizard in season two's "Harper Knows" after Alex couldn't continue lying to Harper. Harper as an adult (played by Rachel Dratch in season two's "Future Harper") traveled back in time to sell her books about her adventures with Alex, Justin, and Max, claiming that in the future the existence of wizards has been revealed by either Max, Alex, Justin or herself, so wizard books wouldn't be as exciting. She writes under the name H.J. Darling, though it is never specified if she marries someone with the last name Darling in the future, or if it's just a pseudonym she used to keep her identity secret in the present. In Season 3 we learn that Harper is on the Cheerleading Squad. In "Doll House", Harper moves in with the Russos when finding out her family moving and wants to stay with Alex, since she a true friend.A runnig gag start in the series when Haper found out about Alex being a wizard she screms when Alex messed something up and says you in P.e. and and runs.

Harper's Love Interests

Justin Russo (David Henrie) – Harper's Love Interest for all seasons, though he doesn't return her feelings; except for episodes "Baby Cupid", due to getting shot with Cupid's Arrow. In season 3 it's clear that Harper is still interested in Justin, but since he is dating Juliet she tries to convince herself and others that her and Justin's relationship is off and on, and right now they're on a break so that's why he's with Juliet.
Zeke Rosenblatt (Dan Benson, season 2-) – Harper revealed that she liked Zeke in the episode "Wizards & Vampires Vs Zombies",.

Zeke returns her feelings, and they go to prom together.

They most likely broke up.

Episodes Harper Finkle was absent in
  • "Disenchanted Evening" – Episode 5
  • "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet" – Episode 6
  • "Curb Your Dragon" – Episode 8
  • "Movies" – Episode 9
  • "Pop Me and We Both Go Down" – Episode 10
  • "Potion Commotion" – Episode 11
  • "Wizard School (1)" – Episode 13
  • "Wizard School (2)" – Episode 14
  • "Alex in the Middle" – Episode 16
  • "Beware Wolf" – Episode 23
  • "Saving WizTech (2)" – Episode 28
  • "Make It Happen" – Episode 32

Recurring characters

The following is a list of recurring characters in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place.

  • Monotone Woman (Amanda Tepe) has played numerous characters during the show's first season, as well as one guest appearance in season two. She appears as a random character who speaks with a monotone. Jobs she has held include department store manager, waitress, frozen yogurt store manager, hotel maitre'd, dog show security guard, the information desk lady at Volcano Land and art museum security guard. Being an employee at Volcano Land supports that she is possibly part of the magic world, seen as how Volcano Land is a location in the wizard world. Tepe's only appearance on the show during the second season is in the episode "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date" as the hot dog vendor person. Her name in "New Employee" is Amanda, according to her name tag, but in "Art Museum Piece", her name is Elaine.

  • Dean Moriarty (Daniel Samonas) is Alex's boyfriend in the second season. He makes temporary tattoos in the boy's bathroom and is interested in cars. In the episode "Racing", he charmed Alex's parents with his car skills and his nice attitude. It is said later in that episode that Dean did all that to make a nice impression, so he could date Alex. Dean is shown as a "bad boy", and Justin and Harper do not approve of him at first. And at one point, Jerry doesn't approve either. He is in a woodshop class and often gives Alex wooden gifts, which are basically assignments. In "Saving WizTech", he finally gives Alex a wooden card that is not an assignment. Also in that episode, Alex realizes she loves Dean but does not tell him. Dean calls Alex "Russo", until he says in the letter that he should start calling her Alex. Salads are one of his favorite foods. Dean is never seen nor mentioned again after part two of the episode "Saving WizTech", until late in season two in the episode "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date", part of the "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" saga, where it is revealed that he moved away. Alex continued to date Dean in his dreams using a "dream helmet". Dean came back to visit Alex in "Dream Date". Alex had doubts about their relationship because Dean wasn't acting as romantic as he was in his dreams Alex was controlling. When Alex said she wanted to break up, Dean agreed and then left, as if it didn't matter. Feeling confused and discouraged, Alex went into yet another dream, but let Dean control it this time. Dean then said the reason he acted that way was because he was hurt. They break up properly and Dean disappears in his dream.

  • Hugh Normous (birth name Hugh Fineman; Josh Sussman) is a human-size giant. Despite his size, he has been shown to believe he is a giant despite carrying miniature objects. He states in "Wizard School", that he is supplied by this so his self esteem isn't bruised. Some of the iteams he uses are: a tiny desk, a tiny wagon, clothes too small for him (including a pair of tiny underwear witch apparently "ride up") and he uses small doors in WizTech and wears tiny glasses. He seems to be Alex's only friend in WizTech and is also friends with Ronald Longcape, Jr. and Justin Russo. His name is a pun on the word hunormous when he introduces himself to Alex and she says, "Not really". In the season two episode "Hugh's Not Normous", we find out Hugh was actually adopted by his giant parents, who are featured in the show (though their faces cannot be seen, as they are too "giant".) Hugh found out he was not born with giant blood, he always know he was adopted but he asumed he was still a giant but was shocked to find that his maternal parents are just wizards. He once ran away from home, and lived with the Russos later in that same episode. His birth parents think he is a giant.

  • Professor Crumbs (Ian Abercrombie) is the headmaster of WizTech (a reference to Albus Dumbledore). His name possibly refers to his liking of blueberry muffins, as can be seen in the episode "Wizard School". Professor Crumbs is never seen without his incredibly long beard, even when he was turned into a guinea pig in the episode "Report Card". The only episode where he has been seen without his beard is in part two of season two's "Saving WizTech" when Ronald Longcape, Jr. (Chad Duell) stole the beard. After he was defeated, Crumbs took his beard back. Crumbs is shown how to socialize by Max in "Saving WizTech" and has done some childish things, such as spitting over the edge of the Tower of Evil. In season two's "Saving WizTech", he states to make he is 850 years old. He speaks with an British accent, which Alex sometimes makes fun of.

  • Mr. Laritate (Bill Chott) is the principal of Tribeca Prep Sr. High School, which is shown when he calls Alex into the principal's office. The last name, Laritate, is a pun of Larry Tate from Bewitched. He loves anything related to the Old West and decorated his office in that fashion he also wears a bolo tie. Laritate has an on-and-off relationship with Alex—in that he is disappointed in Alex's lack of work ethic and unwillingness to do well in school, but it is evident that he cares about her through his many efforts to reach out to her. Mr. Lartiate is also the adviser of several activities at the school including the World School Summit at the U.N., Happy Helpers Club and Quiz Bowl, and he teaches a History class and a Marriage and Family class. He once taught the art class. In season two's "Don't Rain on Justin's Parade", Mr. Laritate calls Alex an evil genius, much to Alex's pleasure. He does not have a collage degree said in "Franken-Girl".

  • Zeke Rosenblatt (Dan Benson) is a friend of Justin's. He is one grade higher than Justin and is considered "cool", yet nerdy. He attends Tribeca Prep and is in advanced chemistry along with Justin. He is also part of an "alien language" club; he and Justin often "speak alien" to each other. His first appearance was in "Movies", where his name was Zack. He and Justin are also on the same Quiz Bowl team in "Smarty Pants". Zeke and Justin have tried out for several sports teams, but have apparently failed at all of them. In "Fashion Week", they somehow succeed at talking to models. Zeke got the role of Peter Pan in the school play in "Fairy Tale". In the episode "Wizard For a Day", he is upset when the real aliens do not understand his "alien speak". Zeke and Harper go to "Zombie Prom" together.

  • Juliet Van Heusen (Bridgit Mendler) is an immortal vampire who falls in love with Justin while he spies for his parents restaurant. The two fight their parents for their love (similar to Romeo and Juliet, but with a happier ending) and soon, are allowed to date despite the restaurant fued between their different families. When she was born, her parents let her have a soul so she could socialize in the mortal world, which makes her nice and down-to-earth, as oposed to most vampires, who are usually heartless and cunning. Being so young (supposidly 2,000 years old), Juliet is also very slow in her development as a vampire, as her fangs have just started to come in, and is unable to transform completely into a bat (she can only conjure up her wings), but later in season 3 she able to turn into a full bat. She is very smart and health conscious. She appeared in the "Wizards vs. Vampires" 4 part saga. She also appeared in WOWP Halloween Special "Three Little Monsters," premiering on October 30, 2009. Juliet becomes friends with Alex in season 3. She reveals that she wears vanilla-scented perfume to hide her true vampire scent of death and decay. In "Night Lazerama", Juliet goes with Justin on his one monster hunt for a mummy, where they become trapped in the mummy exhibit with a glass roof in which Juliet couldn't be there because of the sunlight, which can kill a vampire. Justin then makes an unselfish decison when he decides Juliet needs to become a mummy's slave in order to save her life. Justin promised to destroy the mummy one day and get her back.

  • Alucard and Cindy Van Heusen (JD Cullum and Anne Ramsay) are Juliet's full vampire parents and the owners of the competing sandwich shop on Waverly Place, the Late Nite Bite, appearing in the four-part "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place" story arc at the end of season two. At first, they are opposed to the relationship between Juliet and Justin, but they eventually allow them to date each other. They didn't appear in the last 2 four-part episodes. Although they have been mentioned numerous times throughout the series (especially when Juliet is around) they are never seen in more than those two episodes. It is unknown if they will appear again. Running Gag: Alucard acts very mysterious like a styreotypical vampire while Cindy acts like a normal woman. Also of note the name Alucard is the reverse spelling of Dracula.

Supporting Characters

The following is a list of minor characters in the Disney Channel sitcom Wizards of Waverly Place.

  • Miranda Hampson (Lucy Hale) she is Justin's girlfriend in two episodes. She is a new kid in school "Pop me and We Both Go Down" and starts dating Justin in that episode but in "First Kiss" which is before "Pop Me and We Both Go Down" she isn't new and is already dating Justin (this is due to episodes being broadcast out of order, though based on the production codes for both episodes, they were also produced out of order as well). She is hated by Harper (due to her crush on Justin) and dresses in a goth fashion. She likes the color black and hates Corporate America and "cool guys". It is said once that she's the new girl, but it is also said that in fifth grade she passed a note to someone saying she liked them.

  • Gertrude "Gigi" Hollingsworth (Skyler Samuels) is Alex's rival. She has tried to embarrass Alex ever since they were in kindergarten when Gigi spilled juice on Alex's mat during naptime and said Alex had an "accident". Another one of Gigi's targets is Alex's best friend, Harper. Gigi invited Harper to her annual tea party with the purpose of crowning her as the biggest loser at the tea party. Gigi hangs out with two girls who Alex and Harper refer to as the "Wannabes". The girls dress similar to Gigi and underwent plastic surgery of their noses to look more like her. So far Gigi has appeared in the episodes "Crazy Ten Minute Sale" and "Alex's Choice" from season one and "Graphic Novel" from season two.

  • The Wannabes (Kelsey Sanders and Heather Trzyna) are called "the wannabes" because they want to be as pretty as Gigi. They usually have strange looks, but that is only because it is part of a process to make them look prettier, and to make them look more like Gigi. They appear as Gigi's posse. They are also not very bright. They have appeared in every episode Gigi is in.

  • Frankie (Paulie Litt) is Justin's rival. He scams Justin and fancies Alex. He has appeared in the season two episodes "New Employee" and "Curb Your Dragon". In the closing credits, he is referred to as "Joey". This cute little boy with a mighty strong New York accent has some tension with Justin, because Justin is "stealing his tutoring business".

  • Riley (Brian Kubach) is Alex's crush in "I Almost Drowned in a Chocolate Fountain" and "The Supernatural", and her boyfriend in "Alex's Spring Fling". He is on the baseball team, and obviously likes Alex just as much as she does him. He appears to be at Alex's level in most school subjects, such as Spanish. He also appears to be one of Justin's friends, and is on the baseball team with him.

  • T.J. Taylor (Daryl Sabara) is another teen wizard at Tribeca Prep Sr. High School who charmed his parents into letting him use his powers whenever he wants—hiding the charm spell in kugel. The Russos then uncharm his parents and T.J. gets in trouble. He appears again in season two with shorter hair, meaning he might have gone to boot camp. He now hates Alex and once dated Jenny Majorheely, who he turned into a middle-aged woman—Alex subsequently turned her back into a teenage girl.

  • Alfred (Andy Pessoa) is Max's best friend. He is known to be smarter than Max. He and Max started a dog business in "Beware Wolf". In another episode he and Max sell water and give away a puppy along with it. He seems to be not good at hiding secrets.

Minor characters

  • Officer Lamp (Michael A. Shepperd) is a wizard police officer who parters with Goblin. He says Max is a cute kid and that nobody can pronounce Goblin's name.

  • Goblin (Brian Scolaro) is a goblin/wizard police officer. He is married but it is unknown if he has kids. His actual name cannot be pronounced said by Officer Lamp. He filed a complaint that poofing in with smoke causes health problems. In the season two episode "Harper Knows (A Wizard Outing)", he says he'll put a gold star in Alex's community service file if Alex helped at PopCon. He is once seen by Harper in that episode, so he pretends to be a kid from science.

  • Nellie Rodriguez (Veronica Sixtos) is a student at Tribeca Prep Sr. High School and is of Cuban descent, and was on a Quiz Bowl team with Harper until Alex wired the buzzer wrong. Later in the episode it was said that she returned and "Team Maroon" won. She was first seen in the season one episode "Alex's Choice" where Alex describes her as a very positive, upbeat person with Alex saying "There's nothing worse than a 'Positive Nellie'."

  • Dr. Evilini (Octavia Spencer) was an evil teacher at WizTech. She got Justin to participate in the 12-Ball tournament (a wizard's version of ping pong), which could tell who is the most powerful young wizard. Her plan was to suck Justin's powers away at Volcano Land and take them for herself. Alex then found out about the plan from Evilin's messager fish. Evilini's plan was later revealed after Alex used a truth spell on her.

  • Jerko Phoenix (J. Evan Bonifant) is Justin's rival at WizTech. He is a champion 12-Ball player at the school. It is unknown if Jerko still is at WizTech as he didn't appear in the two-part episode "Saving WizTech" from season two. He wears an eye patch, so he doesn't wear have to wear the Harry Potter-style glasses. His name is a parody of Draco Malfoy.

  • Joey (Zack Shada) is in Dean's posse. He is the only who talks in the posse besides Dean. He seems to be Dean's right-hand man. He has all of Dean's (temporary) tattoos on his arm for inventory, except he doesn't have the unicorn. He complained when Dean gave Harper the unicorn first. He sometimes repeats what Dean says. In one episode, Alex reads Dean's mind and he says that he has to get Joey a date.

  • Ronald Longcape Jr. (Chad Duell) is an evil kid at WizTech. He was a love interest for Alex in season two's "Saving WizTech", while Alex was still in a relationship with Dean. Ronald shape-shifted into Dean and broke up with Alex so he could convince Alex into coming to WizTech with him; he froze the real Dean inside gelatin. Ronald then used Alex as part of his evil plan, to become the most powerful evil wizard at WizTech. His plan was foiled by Alex's love for Dean. His father, Ronald Longcape Sr. (Maurice Godin) only pretends to be evil.

  • Jennifer "Jenny" Majorheely (Gilland Jones) is a 16-year-old girl. She once dated T.J. Taylor, but he turned her into an middle-aged woman (Heidi Swedberg). Alex turned her back into a teenager. She knows Alex's secret and has a weird squeal, which annoyed Harper. She is in the Happy Helper's Club. The characters last name is a pun on the I Dream of Jeannie character Major (Roger) Healey.

  • Kelbo Russo (Jeff Garlin) is Alex's, Justin's, and Max's uncle and Megan's and Jerry's brother. Unlike Jerry, he is very fun and carefree. Kelbo is a full wizard who often uses his powers very childishly. He first appears in "Alex In the Middle", where temporarly becomes Alex's wizard tutor. Jerry gave him his powers so he could marry a mortal. He reappears in "Retest".

  • Frankie Stein (Perry Mattfeld) is a female monster Justin created to guard his room from Alex in the season 3 episode "Franken Girl". Her brain is the motherboard from Justin's laptop, which Alex then shuts down. Justin later uses magic on Frankie into wanting to be Alex's friend, and Frankie gets Alex to join the cheerleading squad with her. She is based on Frankenstein's monster. She reappears in "Three Monsters".

  • Chancellor Tootietooie (Andy Kindler) is the head of the Monster Hunter Councel, who Justin has reported to in "Three Monsters". He sends Justin on a dangerous mission to capture a mind-controlling mummy in "Night of the Lazerama", after all the other monster hunters got eaten.



  1. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Quinceañera"
  2. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "The Crazy 10 Minute Sale"
  3. Full name "Justin Vincenzae Pepe Russo" stated in episode "Helping Hand". Subtitles gave spelling.
  4. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "The Supernatural"
  5. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Smarty Pants"
  6. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Alex's Spring Fling".(Press on the 9) However, he goes back out with her during the episode. He doesn't appear again.
  7. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Disenchanted Evening"
  8. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Report Card"
  9. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place"
  10. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "First Kiss"
  11. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Movies"
  12. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Credit Check"
  13. Wizards of Werly Place episode: "Beware Wolf"
  14. Max's full name of stated by Grandma in episode Quinceanera
  15. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Make It Happen"
  16. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Justin's New Girlfriend"
  17. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date"
  18. Wizards of Waverly Place episode: "You Can't Always Get What You Carpet"

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