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The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius character
First appearance“Runaway Rocketboy!” (1998)
Created byJohn A. Davis
Steve Oedekerk
Voiced byFrank Welker
SpeciesRobot dog
FamilyJimmy Neutron (creator)
OriginJimmy’s lab

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Goddard is a fictional character from the Nickelodeon computer animated television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius created by John A. Davis and Steve Oedekerk. Being one of the main characters (along with Carl and Sheen) of the series, he was the result when Jimmy’s parents strictly forbade him from inventing a robotic clone of himself according to one of the show’s novels specifically Genius 101: Exploring My Life.[1]

The character’s barking effects are provided by veteran voice actor Frank Welker who is known for voicing the title character in the Scooby-Doo franchise and Fred Jones since its inception in 1969 and 2002 respectively.[2]

Named after engineer Robert H. Goddard, he serves as Jimmy’s pet dog, laboratory sidekick, and mostly his known gadget to date. Being a loyal companion to Jimmy, he always helps him in a dire situation often when his inventions go haywire.


Model and design[edit]

Goddard is a predominatly silver-gray metal robot canine built entirely out of square plates with clear glass circles outlined in golden yellow (representing eyes) along with a golden plate symbolizing the snout. Above his erect ears is a blue dome sparkling with lightning crackling and a small transmission antenna. In addition to the structure, a thick black plug goes through his body forming the neck and legs alongside silver feet accentuated with yellow. As with most dogs in real-life, his tongue is shaded a bright pink.

Personality and characterization[edit]

A loyal companion to Jimmy his master and inventor, he usually accompanies on his adventures outside of school. Armed with a massive diversity of gadgets, with for recreational use the aforementioned gadgets are often displayed whenever most of them go haywire. While these incidents occurred, a distress hotline triggers. He can also talk in Jimmy’s vocals through the apparatus of recording devices. As a recurring theme, Goddard almost always detonates and reconstructs. This is conspicuously absent in the pilot episode. Alongside all of these he usually accompanies Jimmy on his adventures outside of school. As with most dogs in actuality, Goddard uses vocal sound bites on occasion.[3] Being a dog notwithstanding, he has once transfused various cat related information as a virus in another of the show’s novelizations.[4]


In both the series/film, Goddard’s barking effects were provided by veteran voice artist Frank Welker. Welker is known for voicing Fred Jones and the titular character in various Scooby-Doo incarnations since its inception in 1969 and 2002. He also voices numerous minor characters such as his future self and Officer Tubbs. To date, this is the only major role Walker has in any Nickelodeon production.


  1. "Genius-101-Exploring-My-Life". Amazon. Retrieved 2020-07-09.
  2. "Frank Welker (1850 Character Images)". Behind the Voice Actors. Retrieved 2020-07-07.
  3. John, Davis; Steve, Oedekerk (September 7, 1998). "Runaway Rocketboy". The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. Season N/A. Episode 1. Nickelodeon.
  4. "Canine Catastrophe! (Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)". Amazon. Retrieved 2020-07-09.

External links[edit]

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