Cartoon and Comic Characters named after non famous people

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  • Homer Simpson, Marge Simpson, Lisa Simpson, and Maggie Simpson of The Simpsons are named after the family members of creator Matt Groening: his father Homer, his mother Marge and his sisters Lisa and Maggie.
  • Garfield is named after Jim Davis's grandfather, James Garfield Davis (who is named after James Abram Garfield)
  • Jerry "Arr"-On, from The Little Wolf and the Bad Little Girl, is named after Nate Speed's father, Jerry Speed.
  • Jeff Fischer, from American Dad is named after Seth MacFarlane's good friend with the same name.
  • Louie, one of "Huey, Dewey and Louie" ? Louie Schmitt, animator
  • Alvin, Simon, and Theodore (The Chipmunks), are named after the executives of their original record label, Liberty Records: Alvin Bennett (the president), Theodore Keep (the chief engineer), and Simon Waronker (the founder and owner).
  • Timmy Turner from The Fairly OddParents ? Timmy Hartman (younger brother of Butch Hartman)
  • Charlie Brown and Linus, from Peanuts, were named after friends of Charles Schulz from Art Instruction Inc., where Schulz taught before and at the beginning of his cartoon career.
  • Cree Lincoln, from Codename: Kids Next Door, is named after her voice actress, Cree Summer.
  • Bullwinkle J. Moose is named after Clarence Bullwinkel, a friend of Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, who created Bullwinkle.
  • Super Zia (from Toothpique Productions' series of the same title) is named after the actor playing him, a friend of the director's, Ziauddin Md. Nasrullah.
  • Erfaan a.k.a. Mr. 85 (from Toothpique Productions' Super Zia) is named after a friend of the director's girlfriend.
  • Shinji Ikari from Neon Genesis Evangelion is named after Shinji Higuchi, head of Gainax, the animation studio of Evangelion.

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