The Doodlebops: Where are they now?

Written on April 24th, 2010

The Doodlebops: Where are they now?

Deedee (Lisa Lennox), Moe (Jonny Wexler) & Rooney (Chad McNamara) -- The Doodlebops

Deedee (Lisa Lennox), Moe (Jonny Wexler) & Rooney (Chad McNamara) -- The Doodlebops

If you have had anyone under the age of 6 in your household over the past 5 years then you are likely well aware of The Doodlebops. Favourites of the kiddy crowd, The Doodlebops are blue, pink and orange characters who know how to grab a four-year-old’s attention. But when they’re not appearing on TV, where are they?

Apparently, they’re getting an education in high school! High School Musical, that is.

Hugely popular with the pee-wee set, The Doodlebops ensure that parents, nannies and babysitters know how to find them on TV. The show commenced in 2004-05 on CBC, and spread to CBS and Disney. A quick check of YouTube shows that they are now broadcast all over the world dubbed in different languages.

Right now, several of the Doodlebops are on stage in St. Jacobs, (coming soon to Grand Bend), but with different personas, as students at East High, in Disney’s High School Musical.

So who are the “real” Doodlebops? The TV stars include Lisa Lennox as Deedee Doodle, Chad McNamara as Rooney Doodle, and Jonny Wexler as Moe Doodle. Lisa is originally from Etobicoke, Chad from Ottawa and Jonny from London – all Ontario talent. They also supply the voices for the new CBC/CBS cartoon show “The Doodlebops Rockin’ Road Show”. The three have also made several tours of North America as the Doodlebops Live and have been featured in Disney World Christmas Parades and on the Today Show.

In High School Musical, Lisa is Sharpay Evans, Chad is Ryan Evans and Jonny is Chad Danforth.

With the concert tours so wildly popular, several other actors have played Doodlebops on the live show circuit all over Canada and the U.S., including the most recent incarnation, The Doodlebops Live: Together Forever. And guess what, some of them are in High School Musical right now, too! The HSM cast includes Shaun Castor who plays Mongo in HSM; Tim Porter is James in HSM and previously Rooney Doodle; Amelia Sirianni is Kelsi in HSM and Deedee on tour; and Sarah Vance who is Cathy in HSM.

To see the entire cast of High School Musical, click on this link to a YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmXc44odhlg

9 Responses to “The Doodlebops: Where are they now?” | Add Your Thoughts

  1. Anything referring to the Doodlebops is what I seek. What a fantastic concept!

  2. we loooveeeee the doodlebops!

  3. I love the doodlebops they are so much fun….

  4. My grandson and I want to know more about the Doodlebops currently (06/01/2013). . . . .espacially Lisa Lennox!
    How can we get a picture of the doodlebops?
    We have shared so many Saturday mornings with your show.

  5. Doodlebops!!!! Come to Portland, OR for a concert! My kids watch a DVD EVERYDAY….ALL DAY!!! LOL. They would be so tickled to see you live.

  6. The original Doodlebops did a show at CBC in Toronto this weekend!

  7. Doodlebops — my little girl and I love your show, in fact, it’s the only show she cares to watch. She has Cerebral Palsy. I must say she is a wonderful child, very smart and a happy child. Being a new dad I never really thought about these things being the most wonderful things to her. But I must say she’s loving you guys, it means so much to see the smile that comes across her face, its like looking at Christmas unfolding in her eyes. Seeing the joy and memories you give my little one is priceless. It’s something to see the effects that it leaves on her. All though Mariyah can’t talk, I see it when she looks at me after she looks at your show. In my childhood I had the Mickey Mouse club. I just wish the Doodlebops could be like that, something for kids to grow with over time. There are people who think that they have the most imported job but I say no job is more important than our young children. Thank you from everyone who loves what you give to our kids. Tom

  8. Victoria Martinez
    October 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    God I cant belive that they are still alive just wow I loved this show so much when I was little and now im 14 I missed this show

  9. Mom of 2 Girls 9 and 2
    January 3, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This show is a hit in my house hold in 2014 my 2 year OLD loves the DVD that I purchased years ago for my 9year old daughter Doodle Pops are classic. Disney is on the naughty list for there rule cancel shows after 65 shows. I wish they would do shows we would love to see them live.

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