Howard DeVille



Nicknames(s) Howard
Age 34
Children Phil and Lil
Series information
First seen Tommy's First Birthday
Real Name Howard Sawyer DeVille
Portrayer Michael Bell
Phil and Lil's dad Howard is the quietest grown-up in the gang. This is probably because he is married to Betty, the loudest grown-up in the gang, and it is hard to get a word in. The DeVilles are the Pickles' next-door neighbors, and Howard likes to drop by and see Stu's toys.

Character BioEdit

Howard is Phil and Lil's father, and Betty's husband. He is generally considered to be fairly shy. He tends to not be as bold as others, and usually takes a back seat in terms of domestic duties and parenting. Howard has been known to display passive agressive tendencies toward his wife. It is revealed by Betty that she used to poke him with her index finger during their school days. However after years, he realized Betty was only doing it because she was too shy to admit she liked him. He is seen in "Touch-Down Tommy" to be a big fan of football and was seen skiing in "A Rugrats Vaction". However, like his timid personality, he does seem to take household hobbies, such as builiding with toothpicks. In one episode, "Twins Pique", the babies are seen sneaking through Betty's personal gym. Its revealed that Lil wants his special calculator, which hints that he may also be in charge of keeping up with the bills. He was dressed as Professor Porter in Party Animals. In Tricycle Thief, it is revealed that Angelica told Phil and Lil that Howard’s hair was a wig, and he got mad when the twins tried to pull it off.

Relationship with BettyEdit

Phil and Lil's parents Betty and Howard live next door to the Pickles family. Betty is big, loud, colorful, best friends with Didi, and treats all of the Rugrats as entertaining companions. Betty worries less than Didi, but acts quickly if a child is upset or afraid, making sure that the fun can continue without tears. She loves sports and health food.Howard is the opposite to Betty, a small, shy and quiet man who rarely gets a word. He often hangs out with Stu, Drew, and Chaz and has many allergies and phobias.

10 years later...Edit

Betty and Howard have had a lot on their hands bringing up Phil and Lil. Betty now works at Java Lava, Chaz's coffee house. Betty still has ounces of energy but Howard is still as shy and nervous as ever. Howard DeVille Gallery? Here