|Height:||5'9" (175 cm)|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:||Charlotte Harris (grandmother)|
Kendra Harris (cousin)
|Friends:||Tori Vega (best friend)|
Beck Oliver (best friend)
Sinjin Van Cleef
|Relationships:||Keeko (one date)|
Hope Quincy (ex-girlfriend)
Rex Powers (sometimes)
Trina Vega (sometimes)
|Education:||Hollywood Arts High School|
|Portrayed By:||Leon Thomas III|
He is portrayed by Leon Thomas III.
- 1 Appearance and Personality
- 2 Skills
- 3 Relationship with Other Characters
- 4 André's PearProducts
- 5 Songs
- 6 Trivia
- 7 Gallery
- 8 External Links
Appearance and Personality
André is the guy everybody likes. He is good looking, kind, supportive, cool, musically talented, friendly, laid-back and caring. He is always ready to give advice or ideas in a tough situation. For example, in Jade Dumps Beck, he told Robbie how to review Trina's play. He also suggested that Tori write a song as a present for Trina. He will often comfort or reassure his friends when they are feeling insecure or upset (like he does for Tori in the Pilot, Beck Falls for Tori, and Ice Cream for Ke$ha), protect them from harm (Cat in Crazy Ponnie), and will help them even when it's not convenient for him (like when he blew off his grandfather's birthday to write a song for Tori in Beggin' on Your Knees and when he loaned Beck his grandmother's bird in The Blonde Squad). He has a goofy, sometimes dry and sarcastic, sense of humor, as seen in Robarazzi, Tori the Zombie, and Wi-Fi in the Sky. He is incredibly patient, exemplified by how he deals with his grandmother when she's freaking out. However, he does seem to have trouble controlling his emotions, as seen in Jade Gets Crushed, A Christmas Tori, and André's Horrible Girl.
Although André tries to be a brave and confident individual, he is shown several times to have cowardly tendencies, frequently cowing to Jade (The Great Ping Pong Scam, Wok Star, and Terror on Cupcake Street) and Trina's (Ice Cream for Ke$ha) fearsome reputations, only daring to stand up to them should someone else (invariably Tori and/or Beck) do so first. On those rare occasions where he does show a fighting spirit, he is always quick to back down should anyone challenge his bravery, an attitude best shown in Helen Back Again when he caved instantly under Helen's questioning glance. Another example exists in Locked Up! where he, along with Jade, flees when Tori is arrested while everyone else stands their ground.
He is also slightly hypocritical, telling Tori that she should help out others (usually Jade) or confront people (namely Dale Squires) but refusing to ever back her up or do anything himself, though this may simply be another side of his cowardice. Likewise, he told Tori that she had to take more risks in The Gorilla Club despite his unwillingness to be brave or take any risks and that she took a risk in The Diddly-Bops to have the record company give André a second chance. He was also very quick to abandon Tori in Tori Goes Platinum, despite all she had done for him.
André is a skilled musician and can play many instruments, although he prefers the keyboard. His locker door is a keyboard and he can play it very well. He is also a very talented songwriter, having written (or at least co-written with Tori's help) almost every song that was sung (Make It Shine, You're The Reason, Tell Me that You Love Me, Favorite Food, Song2You, Beggin' on Your Knees, 365 Days, It's Not Christmas Without You, Countdown, Here's 2 Us and Faster Than Boyz). He can also dance a little bit, as seen in Locked Up! and The Gorilla Club. It's been implied that André is well-built and strong, and Robbie has said that he is very firm, and he picked Tori up in April Fools' Blank and The Bad Roomate with little trouble (though this seems more due to the fact that Tori is so light, as she alone was strong enough to restrain Trina which André could not do even with Robbie and Beck's help). It is also revealed in The Great Ping Pong Scam that André can sing, when he duets Tell Me that You Love Me with Tori; this is also featured in The Diddly-Bops when he co-sings Song2You; in Prom Wrecker, where he sings back up vocals on Best Friend's Brother; in Locked Up!, where he has a small solo in I Want You Back; in Jade Gets Crushed, where he sings lead vocals in 365 Days; and on André's Horrible Girl, where he sings main vocals on Countdown. He is a fairly decent actor, as not only has he taken part in numerous acting exercises but also has been a lead in two plays (in the episodes Rex Dies and Tori Gets Stuck); had a minor role in the play Tori directed in Who Did It to Trina? and was a supporting character in Sikowitz's play in Tori & Jade's Play Date, sang a line in It's Not Christmas Without You, and did the entire musical score for Uptown, Downtown in Tori the Zombie.
André seems to appear very attractive to the opposite sex, yet seems to be quite unlucky in love. This is showcased in Prom Wrecker, where his new girlfriend Sherry is constantly and excessively kissing him because his lips are too intoxicating for her to want to do anything else, including getting to know him on an emotional level (he later broke up with her because of that). He has mentioned in his TheSlap video profile "I like girls... a lot." Evidence of this can be seen in The Bird Scene, where he takes a ballet class in order to meet women and while performing with Robbie gives the only female student flirtatious nods, Jade Dumps Beck, where he mentions how hot Alyssa Vaughn is numerous times, Beck's Big Break, where he tries to impress a girl by telling her he's in the movie, Freak the Freak Out, where he responds to Tara Ganz's advances by saying "alright" and smiling, Who Did It to Trina?, such as when he answers a phone call from the "exotic Polynesian girl" named Keeko that he was really excited to have a date with and he uses a suave/sexy tone of voice to reassure he that he is on his way (showing his "skills" as a ladies' man), Terror on Cupcake Street, when he's agrees that he'd like to see a "Ladies of Northridge Float" at the parade, and in The Gorilla Club, when he tries to ask out a girl named Elise. Oddly enough, he was the last of the characters to receive an onscreen kiss. On TheSlap, he mentioned being mildly stalked by a random female who was convinced that they were in a relationship, showing that many girls find him handsome and boyfriend-worthy. He also posted that he was going to spend part of Thanksgiving at his "new girlfriend's" house. However, his status a month later read: "Thought things were going great with this new girl til she texted me and called me Arnold. Dating fail! Mood: Annoyed." His most recent love interest was Hope Quincy, a bossy and controlling daughter of a music mogul André wanted to impress. André broke up with her because she made him nervous, but stayed with her longer than he should have because he wanted to sing for her father. This dishonesty caused him inner moral conflict. A recent TheSlap post reads, "Met a girl at the gas station today. I wrote her a song while she pumped. Can't get more romantic than that."
Relationship with Other Characters
(2010–present, Best Friend)
Tori and André became best friends in the pilot when he and Trina were partnered up for the Big Showcase, and Tori watched them rehearse. He was the one who suggested that Tori take Trina's place after she had an allergic reaction to the Chinese Herb Gurgle. He also convinced Tori to accept her invitation to Hollwyood Arts. He was the first to point out that Tori was special and belonged at Hollywood Arts. He is Tori's biggest supporter and is always reassuring her in tough situations, and she does the
same for him, most notably in the episodes The Diddly-Bops, Jade Gets Crushed, and André's Horrible Girl. As of The Diddly-Bops, André quite literally owes any future musical career he might have to Tori. (See: Tandré)
André and Trina are barely seen interacting in the series in the first two seasons, although they begin to interact more in Season 3. Though Trina was André's partner in the annual show case, she often calls André by the wrong name (seemingly a running gag in the show) but he seems very tolerant of this. Many of their experiences together have been unpleasant ones (when he helped babysit her in Freak the Freak Out, the feet-smoothing debacle in Cat's New Boyfriend), but they have had some relatively positive moments (such as helping distract Mrs. Lee in Wok Star). He even pretended to be in love with her at one point (to help out Beck in Car, Rain & Fire); however, this was simply a ploy to teach her a lesson in lying. Nonetheless, André seems highly tolerant of Trina and seems to view her as a friend, if not a close one. (See: Trandré)
(2008–present: Best Friend)
André and Beck are good friends and often hang out together. Many fans debate about which one of these two should be with Tori, as Tandré and Bori are two of the more popular pairings on the show. This type of debate has also expanded to the Bade versus Jandré fandom and even slightly to the Candré versus Bat debate, although to a much lesser extent than Tandré/Bori.
In Jade Gets Crushed, André stated that Beck is one of his best friends. Even though he had a crush on Jade, he stated a number of times that it was "wrong" and "evil," saying he couldn't move in on Jade on account of Beck. (See: Bendré)
(2008–present: Close Friend; Former Crush)
André and Jade have been friends for at least two years as revealed in The Great Ping Pong Scam. As the series progress, they seem to be on good terms, despite André openly displaying fear of Jade several times (even admitting it aloud several times). Jade seems lightly aware of this, often using her fearsome reputation to force André into doing things her way, or back her up. Whenever Jade leaves the immediate area however, André loses any interest in helping her out, showing that he isn't that afraid of her nor does he think of her as that good of a friend.
In Jade Gets Crushed, André develops a crush on Jade and even writes her a love song. By the end of the episode, he seems to move on from this crush, convinced he was only ever sleep deprived and fooled himself into thinking he was in love, but it is possible that he still has some hidden feelings for her. On TheSlap, Jade states that she likes André, which is rare. In A Christmas Tori, after Tori, Jade and Cat's performance, Jade (along with Cat and Tori) gives him a hug in congratulations for getting an A.
In Robbie Sells Rex, it was hinted that André might have lingering feelings for Jade, due to his awkward behavior and willingness to allow her to tackle him to the ground. This, might be hinting at the kiss that Dan Schneider had leaked out, deleted, and then was leaked by a different YouTube user. However, that kiss wasn't shown in any episode and, in Tori Fixes Beck and Jade, he point blank refused to ask her out, openly being afraid at the mere idea of dating someone so unhinged and psychotic. The final season also featured more moments of André non-verbally expressing disappointment in Jade, possibly hinting that his behavior in Robbie Sells Rex might have been just another case of sleep deprivation. (See: Jandré)
(2008–present: Good Friend)
André and Cat seem to maintain a good friendship, but sometimes André becomes confused by the random statements Cat makes (to the point of outright telling Tori that he can never make sense of Cat). At times, he will even ignore them, just on the basis of her being herself. They seem to hang out a lot in the beginning of the series, often seen talking together before Tori shows up to greet them. Like with Tori, he often tries to cheer her up when she's upset (like at the end of Robarazzi) or protect her from Jade's wrath (such as in Crazy Ponnie). His nickname for her is Little Red (a nickname she has been seen to be amused by and doesn't get offended by) because of her hair color. (See: Candré)
(2008–present: Very Close Friends)
Robbie and André appear to be close friends. André is often the person Robbie goes to for advice in a situation. He has helped Robbie escape from various situations, such as in Jade Dumps Beck, when Trina threatens Robbie to write a good review on her play, but Robbie doesn't want to lie. He also took a ballet class with André just to be with girls. Although they've had some rough patches (Robbie's blog embarrassed André, André threw Robbie's PearPad out the window in Terror on Cupcake Street), they remain buddies. (See: Rodré)
They seem to be acquaintances cause they don’t interact much in the series or hang out. (See Sindré)
- Green PearPhone XT
- Green PearBook 4
- Green PearPad 2
Solos In A Group Number
|Episode:||Song:||Sing Also With:|
|Locked Up!||I Want You Back||Tori, Jade and Cat|
|A Christmas Tori||It's Not Christmas Without You||Tori, Jade, and Cat|
|Episode:||Song:||Sing Also With:|
|Driving Tori Crazy||Five Fingaz To the Face||Dr. Rhapsody, Trina, Robbie, Cat, Jade, Tori, Rex and Beck|
Back Up Vocals
- Best Friend's Brother in Prom Wrecker
- All I Want Is Everything in Locked Up!
- André appears to be one of the most sensible characters on the show (a role he seemingly shares with Beck and Tori) when it comes to other people's issues, although he seems to have trouble keeping his head when something in his own life is going "wonky."
- He is the only male main character that never kissed any girl in the main cast. He is also the last of the main cast to be kissed, his first being Sherry in Prom Wrecker who was also his first on-screen girlfriend.
- Although in Tori Goes Platinum, he did kiss Tori on the cheek.
- André has never been stung by a bee, as said in Beck's Big Break. However, he updated his TheSlap status, saying that he used to never get stung by bees, and now they won't leave him alone since he used honey-scented body wash.
- André's locker has a keyboard built into it, and as demonstrated in iParty with Victorious, the combination to it is the opening three notes to Make It Shine.
- André can play many instruments, including the piano/keyboard, the French horn, the guitar (all seen at one point or another during the show) and the drums (as mentioned on TheSlap). However, he claims he will never learn to play the trumpet because of the spit valve, and that he just cannot manage to play the sitar. As seen in Freak the Freak Out and The Diddly-Bops, he is also a talented singer, and in Tori Gets Stuck, it is seen that he can also beat box.
- André is the only character to have his name at the end of his relationships with the main cast (Jandré, Tandré, Rodré, Trandré, Candré, and Bendré). His full name is also incorporated in every relationship with a girl.
- André hates brussel sprouts (as mentioned in his TheSlap profile and in The Wood).
- André likes trees, but not as much as he likes bushes (also mentioned in his TheSlap profile).
- André, along with Tori, Robbie, and Jade, is featured in every episode of the series. While he is not always an essential aspect to the plot, like Tori is, he always plays a major role, unlike Jade and Robbie.
- He likes having his tummy tickled, as mentioned in The Wood, though he, along with Tori and Beck, views this as something everyone likes.
- André has a 97-year-old great-grandfather.
- André says that his favorite food used to be spicy tuna, but is now buffalo nuggets. He also likes tater pops and they make him happy.
- André has 2 uncles; one who works as a realtor and another who Tori says is creepy (mentioned on iParty with Victorious)
- According to one of André's updates, he is allergic to dust mites.
- André gets nervous in front of big audiences, possibly why he seems to favor performing on an elevated stage. Given his audition for the Platinum Music Awards however, he seems to have gotten over it by the time of Tori Goes Platinum.
- André was the second to last main character to have his name featured in an episode title (André's Horrible Girl). Robbie's name was used in Robbie Sells Rex. However, part of Robbie's name was used in an earlier episode, Robarazzi.
- André has stated in Jade Gets Crushed that he cannot keep his feelings/emotions locked up inside and that he must express them in some way or else he will go crazy. This could be why he is so fond of music and why he is so talented at composing/singing. The same episode also has him state that he promised his grandmother that he would never be a bad person.
- André appears to have a collection of watches, as he never wears just one watch. He alternates every episode wearing a different watch.
- He has a pet dog, according to The Diddly-Bops, The Wood, and Jade Gets Crushed.
- He stated in Jade Gets Crushed that he hates nuts.
- André posted on TheSlap that he is bad at playing tennis, ping-pong (supported by The Great Ping Pong Scam), squash and badminton. According to a different post, he is, however, good at putt-putt.
- According to a post on TheSlap, he was traumatized for years after being mocked by monkeys at the zoo.
- It is difficult for him to fake cry, as seen in Rex Dies.
- His neighbor is a fortune teller, according to TheSlap.
- He is taking Trigonometry, according to TheSlap.
- He loves miso soup, according to André's Horrible Girl.
- As of Tori & Jade's Play Date, André has a driver's license.
- His parents have never been shown on the show, only his grandma.
- He, like Jade, can imitate voices, such as the way his grandmother and her pet bird speak.
- He hates getting trapped in areas, as shown in Wanko's Warehouse.
- He was the first character to break the fourth wall (Tori Tortures Teacher).
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