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Famous Janitor Characters of Film & TV

Actualizado: 2 nov 2021

Carl Reed in The Breakfast Club - John Kapelos

5 high school students sentenced to an early Saturday morning detention have multiple run ins with a wise school janitor Carl the crabby.

Vincent Freeman in Gattaca - Ethan Hawke

In the future genetic perfection can be purchased for a price. Class is divided into perfect and the imperfect (the poor). Vincent Freeman, a simple janitor with a poor health record and a short life expectancy dreams of going to space.

God (In Janitor Form,) In Bruce Almighty - Morgan Freeman

God, played by Morgan Freeman, visits Bruce Almighty disguised as an office cleaner and gives Bruce the opportunity to be him for one week.

Joe Dirt in Joe Dirt - David Spade

Joe Dirt lands his first janitorial job while on the road to finding his long-lost family, but it isn’t until he begins cleaning a radio station in Los Angeles that he becomes an overnight media sensation and ultimately finds his parents through his newfound fame.

Argus Filch in the Harry Potter Series - David Bradley

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has Argus Filch to keep the castle clean and tidy, Often Argue creeps around the castle with his cat Mrs. Norris, looking for opportunities to tattle on students who were up to no good.

Lee Chandler in Manchester by the Sea - Casey Affleck

this film tells the story of Lee Chandler, a janitor and handyman who lives alone in a basement apartment after losing his children to a house fire that he accidentally started, and his marriage as a result.

Melvin Ferd in The Toxic Avenger - Mark Torgl

Melvin, a skinny nerd working as a janitor at a health club is tormented by the club’s members to the point of being chased out a window of the building and into a container of toxic waste. He returns to his custodial duties as a disfigured creature with new superhuman strength.

Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting - Matt Damon

The story of Will Hunting, a young laborer from the rough streets of South Boston and mathematical genius. Meets a renowned math professor at the school where he cleans.

Elisa Esposito in The Shape of Water - Sally Hawkins

Elisa Esposito is a mute, and works as a cleaning woman at a secret government laboratory during the Cold War. Her life takes a turn when she befriends a human-like amphibian who lives in a tank in the facility at which she works.

The Janitor - Willy’s Wonderland - Nicholas Cage

A quiet drifter is tricked into a janitorial job at the now condemned Willy's Wonderland. The mundane tasks suddenly become an all-out fight for survival against wave after wave of demonic animatronics.

Marisa Ventura - Maid in Manhattan - Jennifer Lopez

A hotel maid at a prestigious Manhattan hotel, Ms. Ventura dreams of providing her and her son the best life possible. Working long, non-traditional hours takes strong-will and dedication, as displayed by the hotel workers.

Rosie - The Jetsons - Jean Vander Pyl

The Jetson family lives in a futuristic world where housekeeping duties are taken care of by robots. Rosie flaunts your typical maid outfit complete with a feather duster as she rolls around trying to keep up with Elroy, Judy and Astro.

Finn – Star Wars - John Boyega

Stormtrooper FN-2817, worked in the sanitation division on the Starkiller. Finn (FN-2817) leaves the Fedration to join the Rebellion, where his knowledge of the inner workings of the base, plays a huge part in the Resistance’s long-shot journey of taking down the Order.

Charlie Kelly - It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - Charlie Day

Charlie is the easily excitable janitor of Paddy’s Pub. He also gets a job as a substitute janitor and the local high school.

WALL-E - WALL-E - Ben Burnt

WALL-E works tirelessly day in and day out to keep a futuristic, uninhabited Earth clean. WALL-E stands for Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth Class, so basically the name says it all.


Frederick Charles Krueger was a child molester/murdered in Springwood, Illinois. Dubbed the Springwood Slasher, Kruger operated from unknown areas to target local kids. While working in boiler room maintenance and light janitorial work, Krueger was finally busted for his off-hours misdeeds.


Willie ( William MacDougal) is a drunken Scot who is allowed to use heavy machinery on the grounds of Springfield Elementary.

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