Nigel Archibald Thornberry


Nigel Archibald Thornberry
Television show host
Marianne (wife), Donnie (son), Debbie (daughter), Eliza (daughter), Radcliffe (father), Cordelia (mother)
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Nigel Archibald Thornberry is (presumably) the only child of Radcliffe and Cordelia Thornberry. He travels around the world with his family making wildlife documentaries. He was born in Australia. He resembles Steve Irwin and David Attenborough, and speaks with an English accent. He somewhat resembles Lt. Col. Algernon Hawthorne in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, played by Terry-Thomas. He is easily ethused and usually remains cheery, even in the face of danger. He was offered a professorship at Oxford University but, much to his mother's disapproval, Nigel turned it down. Although he is an expert at the natural world, Nigel often otherwise appears dimwitted or naive. In the series, Nigel is a supporting character, but in the film Rugrats Go Wild, Nigel plays a much larger role as he is idolized by Tommy Pickles.

He was voiced by Tim Curry, who also played Hexxus in FernGully: The Last Rainforest, General Von Talon in Disney's Vailant, Pennywise/IT in Stephen King's It, Drake in The Peeble of the Penguins, and Maestro Forte in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,


As the host of "Nigel Thornberry's Animal World", Nigel has devoted his entire life to studying all kinds of wild animals and their habitats. His dry wit and hearty laugh are almost as noticeable as his bright red hair and bushy moustache. Besides narrating the show, Nigel is an experienced pilot and woodsman, and has often risked life and limb to save his family from extremely perilous situations they find themselves in on their travels. Nigel has recently been knighted by the Queen of England, but even this honor won't quench the need for adventure in his blood as he continues his journeys to the far corners of the globe in search of one elusive species after another.


Nigel has peach skin and red hair. He has a pair of white eyes with black pupils and is normally shown wearing a tan jacket, green pants, and green shoes with white socks.


Nigel appears in every episode of The Wild Thornberrys. His first appearance was in Flood Warning. His last appearance was in Eliza Unplugged.