This article is about the original incarnation of Shaggy Rogers. For other incarnations, see Shaggy Rogers (disambiguation).
Did he just call me a hippy?

—Shaggy, Big Top Scooby-Doo!

Norville[1] "Shaggy" Rogers[2] is a member of Mystery Inc., and the owner and best friend of their team's mascot: Scooby-Doo, a talking Great Dane.

Physical appearance

Shaggy is a lanky, Caucasian teenaged male; he is fairly light for his age—even Velma Dinkley can pick him up with her own hands. He seems to have a very long neck. He usually wears a green V-neck shirt, brown bell-bottom pants, and black platforms, but he is sometimes seen in a red v-neck shirt and blue-colored pants. He also has whiskers on his chin. During his time as a werewolf, his irises are bluish green.[3]


Both Shaggy and Scooby-Doo have nearly insatiable appetites, as well as tendencies towards goofing off and cowardice. But Scooby Snacks usually satisfy them. Due to these similarities, Shaggy typically treats Scooby as a normal person rather than his pet. Shaggy uses his catch phrase "Zoinks!" whenever he's surprised or scared, which is frequently. He is sometimes encouraged by Shaggy Snacks. Although Shaggy enjoys a variety of food, he has been a vegetarian for much of his life.

Skills and abilities

Although usually considered a coward, Shaggy often proves useful in ferreting out the "monsters" and "ghosts" that are usually at the heart of the gang's mysteries, sometimes inadvertently, and sometimes by reluctantly acting as "live bait" for a trap, providing a necessary distraction for their eventual capture. Shaggy also has disguise and ventriloquism skills, as well as being athletic, which often helps the gang; in the episode What a Night for a Knight, Daphne says that he is the best gymnast in school, and he has also mentioned that he ran track. He has even dressed up as Daphne and Scooby on at least one occasion (usually for Halloween or something similar.) He is even capable of doing certain vocal impressions, from the Ghost of Redbeard (Go Away Ghost Ship) to even a train in a tunnel (Mine Your Own Business). He is also able to fly a plane, however he got lost and flew to the Himalayas instead of Hawaii. (To All the Ghouls I've Loved Before)

Shaggy also has an enormous appetite, being able to eat in tremendously large quantities at a time.


Animated history

Main article(s): Shaggy Rogers/animated history



Comic history

Main article(s): Shaggy Rogers/biographical account of comic appearances

Novel appearances

Main article(s): Shaggy Rogers/biographical account of novel appearances

Video game appearances

Main article(s): Shaggy Rogers/biographical account of video game appearances

Family and relatives

For a complete list of Shaggy's family members, look here. For other relatives, look here.

Romantic interests

There have been instances where Shaggy has noticed and gained the attention from the opposite sex over the years.


Being only an amateur sleuth doesn't pay the bills, so Shaggy has had to find a source of income (and sometimes a profession if the gang decide to part ways for a while), and has taken on a variety of different jobs through his life. This is a list of them:

Additionally, he once volunteered at a zoo. (WNSD: Uncle Scooby and Antarctica)

Behind the scenes

The inspiration for the character came from Maynard G. Krebs, a hippy character played by Bob Denver in the early 1960s sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.[4] His surname was first published in stories by Marvel Comics, then became validated in cartoon form in the The New Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show episode Wedding Bell Boos!

His real name, Norville, was created by Tom Ruegger for A Pup Named Scooby-Doo.[5] The name came from Oliver Norvell Hardy.[6]

Voices of Shaggy

Casey Kasem played Shaggy for a time where he was portrayed as a vegetarian, by request of Kasem, who is a vegan. In the past, Shaggy had a tendency to overeat and eat anything he could. Kasem disagreed with this portrayal, and in 1995 he walked out on the role when Shaggy and Scooby-Doo were to be portrayed in a Burger King commercial. He also did this because the producers of Scooby Doo would not turn Shaggy into a vegan, which Kasem is. Therefore he quit, later to rejoin the crew when they allowed Shaggy to be a vegan, only ten years later, in the series What's New, Scooby-Doo?.

On a series of Peter Pan Records read-along book-and-audio sets from the late 1970s, Duncan Robertson voiced Shaggy, while the other cast members of the show reprised their roles for the records.

Scott Innes and Billy West briefly took over the role in several of the direct-to-video films produced in the late 1990s and early 2000s. From 2010, Matthew Lillard had been selected to voice Shaggy Rogers, having previously played the role in the 2002 and 2004 live-action films.

In other languages

Shaggy is well-known around the world, in several countries. His name is Sammy Rogers in French, Bozont Rogers in Hungarian and Kudłaty[7] Rogers in Polish versions of Scooby-Doo

Actor Language Notes
Hassan Hamdan Arabic Current
Francis Lax French Original
Udo Wachtveitl German Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (episode 1-9)
Florian Halm Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (episode 10-25), Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!
Zoltán Fekete Hungarian Original
Massimo Dapporto Italian Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, The New Scooby-Doo Movies, Scooby Goes Hollywood; original, former
Oreste Baldini What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King, Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword, Scooby-Doo! Abracadabra-Doo, Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare, Scooby-Doo! Legend Of The Phantosaur, Big Top Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! Mask of the Blue Falcon, Scooby-Doo! Stage Fright, Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery, Bat-Mite Presents: Batman's Strangest Cases!, Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Scarecrow, Scooby-Doo! and the Maniacal Mecha Mutt, Scooby-Doo! Ghastly Goals; current
Diego Sabre Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Scooby-Doo and the Monster of Mexico, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster, Aloha, Scooby-Doo!, Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?; former
Simone Mori The All-New Scooby and Scrappy-Doo Show, The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Bravo Dooby-Doo; former
Willy Moser The Scooby-Doo Show, Scooby-Doo meets the Boo Brothers, Scooby-Doo And The Ghoul School, Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf; former
Segio Di Stefano Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo; former
Sergio Luzi A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Scooby-Doo in Arabian Nights; former
Johannes Joner Norwegian What's New, Scooby-Doo?, Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island
Åsleik Engmark The Scooby-Doo Show (season 3)
Gaute Boris Skjegstad Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire
Jacek Bończyk Polish Current
Maciej Damięcki Former (Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo – VHS only)
Mário Monjardim Portuguese (Brazil) Original
Manolo Rey Portuguese (Brazil) Only in telefilms
Ștefan Arucandrei Romanian Original
George Lungoci Romanian The Scooby-Doo Show
Juan Logar Jr. Spanish Original
Juan Alfonso Arenas Spanish Only in telefilms
Thomas Engelbrektson Swedish Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost, Scooby-Doo And The Alien Invaders, Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
BoBo Eriksson Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire





See also: LEGO.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 APNSD: The Sludge Monster from the Earth's Core, season 1, episode 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 TNSD&SDS: Wedding Bell Boos!, season 1, episode 13.
  3. Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf, television film.
  4. Evanier, Mark (June 10, 2002). Shaggy Dog Story". Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  5. Ruegger, Tom (February 17, 2016). "I definitely came up with the name Norville for Shaggy and I named the hometown Coolsville. All for "Pup". Twitter. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  6. Ruegger, Tom (February 17, 2016). "I named Shaggy "Norville" after another great comedy duo member -- Oliver Norville Hardy". Twitter. Retrieved March 28, 2017.
  7. Literal translation of Shaggy.