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'Futurama' Characters


Futurama characters are unique and hilarious. Learn more about Fry, Leela, Bender and the other characters who live in New New York.

Philip J. Fry

Fry on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
A delivery boy with no future, Fry was accidentally frozen on December 31st, 1999 when a pizza delivery went horribly awry. He awoke a thousand years later to find himself in New New York City, a wonderland of robots, aliens, stars, moons and clovers. Fry soon went to work at the Planet Express delivery company, run by his great-great-great...great-great-nephew, Hubert Farnsworth. With his best friend Bender and off-again, off-again girlfriend Leela, he travels the universe, boldly going where no pizza boy has gone before. Billy West (Ren & Stimpy) lends his voice to this lead character.

Turanga Leela

Leela on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Beautiful Leela was given to the Orphinarium by her parents with a note that led everyone to believe she was an alien, not a mutant. Later, she met Fry while working as a Fate Assignment Officer. As she attempted to implant a job chip in Fry's head, he convinced her that her job wasn't what she wanted to do with her life. Now she is captain of the Planet Express delivery ship, owned by Fry's elderly nephew. Played by Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, Married with Children).


Bender on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Built to bend girders, Bender was fed up with his career and began a new life as part of the Planet Express delivery crew, along with his best friend, Fry. In his free time, he enjoys gambling, cooking, stealing, folk singing, bending, computer dating and dating computers. IGN.com chose Bender as the Best Supporting Character of 1999. My favorite thing about Bender is that he has to drink alcohol to stay healthy. When he stops, he turns into a drunken lazy slob. Genius! Bender is Fry's robotic friend, played by John DiMaggio (Adventure Time).

Professor Hubert Farnsworth

Professor Farnsworth on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Professor Farnsworth is Fry's great-nephew and only living relative. Professor Farnsworth owns Planet Express where most of the characters work. His catch phrase is, "Great news, everyone!" which he follows up with bad news. He has invented many things that don't necessarily work, such as a Doomsday Device and a What-If Machine. The Professor is also played by Billy West.

Amy Wong

Amy Wong on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Amy is the intern at Planet Express and a student at Mars University. Her mega-rich parents are Leo and Inez Wong, of the Mars Wongs. She is shallow and cute. She develops a love for Kif, Zapp Brannigan's alien lieutenant. Voiced by Lauren Tom (King of the Hill, Friends).

Dr. Zoidberg

Dr. Zoidberg on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Dr. Zoidberg is a crustacean who serves as the staff doctor for Planet Express. He loves to eat everything, including garbage. He is a sadsack loser who couldn't even find a mate on his home planet during mating season. Good thing, because once someone from his species mates, they die. Also voiced by Billy West.

Zapp Brannigan

Zapp Brannigan on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Zapp Brannigan is Leela's romantic nemesis. He is the highly decorated Captain of the Nimbus, a Democratic Order of Planets starship, but a coward and egomaniac. He enjoys humiliating Kif, and can usually be seen dressed in only the jacket of his uniform, sans pants of any kind. Zapp is also voiced by Billy West.

Lt. Kif Kroker

Kif on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Kif, a member of the Moistoid species, is Zapp's reluctant assistant. He develops a love for Amy and eventually carries their offspring. Kif is played by Maurice LaMarche (Tripping the Rift).

Hermes Conrad

Hermes on 'Futurama'
Twentieth Century Fox
Hermes is the office administrator at Planet Express. He revels in paperwork and endless protocols. His wife is quite attractive, and known to be fickle. Hermes speaks with a Jamaican accent, which is voiced by Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters).

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