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Diggie, Switch-A-Rooney
Diggie Smalls
Biographical information
Full Name
Diggie Smalls
Diggles (by Maddie)
Diggie the Doofus (by himself)
Superhero (by Maddie and himself)
Dillie (by Todd and himself)
Diggalicious (by South)
Diggie Boo Boo
Digmister (by Joey)
c. 1998
Captain of the boys' basketball team
Resides In
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Physical Description
Hair Color
Eye Color
Personal Information
Amy Smalls (mother)
Artie Smalls (brother)
Maddie Rooney (Girlfriend)
South Salamanca (former crush her side)
Todd Stetson, his brother's hobbies, being deceived, being away from Maddie
Production Information
First Appearance
Latest Appearance
Portrayed By

Diggie Smalls was a recurring character in the Disney Channel original series Liv and Maddie. He was captain of the boys' basketball team and good friends with Maddie. He is last shown in SkyVolt-A-Rooney.

Diggie is portrayed by Ryan McCartan.


Diggie is not your typical jock. He’s driven and loves basketball, but he has a soft side that he isn’t afraid to expose. He’s funny and quirky, and he has a certain charming nature to him that we see when he gets nervous and playful around Maddie. He’s loyal and a great friend, not only to Maddie but to her brother Joey and to all of Maddie’s friends as well as Liv. [1] Diggie shows in some episodes in seasons 2 and 3 that he can be quite rude and selfish at times since he dumped Maddie just because she didn't want him to leave her. Then in Season 3, Diggie returns for Maddie, but really only comes back because he finds out she is dating Josh and wants her back mostly just because she has moved on.



Diggie was a sophomore at Ridgewood High and is a basketball player at the school's basketball team, however he does not go there anymore due to being transfer students in Tundrabania and Australia.


Not much is known about Diggie's history.

However in "Flugelball-A-Rooney", Diggie says that the only thing he missed was Maddie, so this suggests that he doesn't really have a caring family but this may be wrong. Given what has happened in "Frame-A-Rooney" he reveals he is annoyed by all of his brother's unusual habits, meaning that is something he did not miss and possibly because of his egotistical and overbearing personality.

Physical Appearance

Diggie usually wears casual clothes throughout the series. He is a brunette with brown eyes. He is often seen wearing the purple and white Ridgewood High letterman jacket. He is also very tall, and usually towers over everyone, and he is very muscular.

Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Diggie is a talented basketball player.
  • Diggie's a great athlete.
  • Diggie is shown to be musically talented. He plays the guitar


  • Diggie is very bad at homophones and sometimes confuses others when he mistakes them. One example was in Kang-A-Rooney when Maddie said knight he thought she said night.
  • It is seemed in episodes like Flugelball-A-Rooney and Scoop-A-Rooney that although Diggie seemed to mean well, he can be kind of rude and selfish at times, because he dumped Maddie just because she didn't want him to leave and then suddenly decided to come back as soon as he found out she had moved on to Josh and was really happy.



Artie Smalls


It's first revealed that Diggie and Artie are Brothers in Frame-A-Rooney, although his surname was shown in Gift-A-Rooney. Artie seems to care a lot about Diggie, like when in Frame-A-Rooney Artie framed Maddie as payback for breaking up with Diggie, but Diggie reveals that it was him who broke up with Maddie. While Diggie is mostly embarrassed of his younger brother, due to his overbearing, egotistical, and geeky personality, and because of his weird hobbies.

Amy Smalls


Amy is Diggie's mother. She thinks Artie is acting up because his role model Diggie is moving to other places like Tundrabania and Australia.


Maddie Rooney


(Close Friends/Girlfriend)

Diggie and Maddie have a friendly relationship. They're good friends and appear to be very alike. Diggie has made an attempt to ask Maddie out, but her miserably failing to flirt/respond back. When Liv pretends to be Maddie and asks Diggie to the dance, he rejects, only because he knew it was Liv pretending to be Maddie. He claims that he knows Maddie, that even though her sister has the same face, he knew that it wasn't her. He explained how Liv didn't do the "cute thing" she did with her charm bracelet when she was nervous. They started dating in Move-A-Rooney, but broke up in Flugelball-A-Rooney. Diggie revealed he still had feelings for Maddie in Video-A-Rooney as he wanted to help make Liv's band make a music video with Parker, to spend more time with Maddie. It was then shown in the season 2 finale, that Diggie still had feelings for Maddie. The premiere of the 3rd season Continued-A-Rooney continues the cliffhanger which showed Maddie rushing to the airport to see Diggie one last time to confess she still liked him but turned out Diggie had left already which leaves Maddie upset. Although Diggie also comes back for her at her house and Maddie does not know about it. They meet again at the airport and then they decide its the time to move on and they'll get back together if the universe shows it. In Scoop A Rooney Maddie didn't want Diggie to find out about Josh so she asks Liv to not clear up the confusion about her boyfriend , but Diggie came back and knew it was Maddie all along telling her he wants to get back together with her. Finally in Choose A Rooney Maddie has to choose between Josh and Diggie, Diggie tries to get back together with Maddie. He even sings 'As Long As I Have You' to Maddie. In the end Maddie chooses Diggie and they get back together sealing it with their first official kiss. (See: Diggie and Maddie (relationship))

Liv Rooney

Diggy and Liv

(Good Friends)

When Liv first meets Diggie, she's a little confused of how he talked like a sport's announcer, but then he explained why. So afterwards she gets him to say how he would introduce her if he were a sport's announcer. After he does, she smiles, glances at Maddie and says, "Um, approved." Another thing is Liv is a miggie shipper.

Joey Rooney


Joey and Diggie are friends, but Diggie appears to find Joey annoying, as he constantly gets in between Diggie and Maddie's relationship, but he still views him as a friend. He would easily choose to hang out with Maddie over Joey.

Joey, however, is extremely clingy to Diggie and relies on him to selfishly improve his own popularity. As seen in Move-A-Rooney and in the beginning of season 3 he constantly gets in the way of Diggie and Maddie when they are about to kiss. In Flugelball-A-Rooney, Joey welcomes Diggie hope with a cake that has both a picture of Joey's, and Diggie's faces on it (Maddie's face was cut off and only half visible however). Joey accidentally drops to cake on the carpet but the boys eat the cake off of the floor, much to Maddie's disgust. He also manages to always appear in a miggie moment and interrupts.

Pete Rooney


Pete is Diggie's coach. In Switch-A-Rooney, Diggie tries to get Pete to like him so that he and Maddie can date. Near the end of the episode, Pete says that apart from his name, Diggie's alright.

Parker Rooney


Parker and Diggie seem to be good friends even though Parker picks on Diggie sometimes they still seem to be good friends and they like hanging out with each other.

Josh Willcox


Diggie finds out about Josh in Scoop-A-Rooney, when Diggie learns that Josh is dating Maddie, causing Diggie to become hurt come back to Steven's Point for Maddie, leaving her hopelessly confused on who she wants to be with. However, they officially first meet in Choose-A-Rooney. Its shown these two are frenemy's as Josh is unhappy about Diggie's return, wanting Maddie back since Josh is dating her. In the end of Choose-A-Rooney, since Maddie chooses Diggie, Josh states he'll be fine even though he isn't (as stated in Friend-A-Rooney).


  • He wants to be a sports announcer after he plays pro ball, so he practices a lot.
  • He thinks the thing Maddie does with her bracelet when nervous is cute.
  • He entered the couples costumes contest with Maddie, but he thought they were dressing up as the night, but Maddie actually meant knight, with a K.
  • He can tell the difference between Maddie and Liv.
  • Maddie had a crush on him and vice versa.
  • His good friend and ex-girlfriend is Maddie
  • He is captain of the boys basketball team.
  • He is seen to be bad with homophones.
  • He took Maddie to the school dance.
  • He loves basketball.
  • He can drive.
  • He's afraid of Maddie's father, Pete, because he always glares at him when he talks about Maddie.
  • He let Maddie wear his Letterman jacket in Move-A-Rooney.
  • In Dump-A-Rooney he has 2 number 19 magnets on his locker.
  • His last name is revealed to be Smalls as of Dump-A-Rooney.
  • His team number is 19.
  • He once cut his hair to impress Pete Rooney.
  • Maddie announced that she and Diggie were dating in BFF-A-Rooney.
  • He can sing and play guitar, as shown in BFF-A-Rooney.
  • His actual name is unknown. His portrayer, Ryan McCartan, has been asking for the past 4 years what Diggie's real name is.
  • He was a foreign exchange student in Tundrabania. He is now a foreign exchange student in Australia.
  • He and Maddie broke up in Flugelball-A-Rooney.
  • Artie Smalls is his brother.
  • He loves traveling.
  • Diggie was Maddie's first boyfriend, her second being Josh Willcox.
  • Diggie is good friends with Joey, but he sometimes is shown to be kind of annoyed by him.
  • He came back in Scoop-A-Rooney after finding out about Maddie dating Josh, and Diggie became jealous of this, making him come back for her, despite her already having a boyfriend and haven moved on. It was assumed he only came back just bcause she moved on, rather than wanting her to be happy with another guy
  • He can tell the difference between Liv and Maddie, even when Maddie doesn't have her glasses on.
  • He gets jealous very easily.
  • Diggie is replaced by Josh in seasons 3 and 4 as Maddie's boyfriend and the main recurring character.



So, Rooney Classic, what are you doing later?
I said no because I knew it was Liv.


'Sup, Rooney?
Sweet. Hey I'll go as that too then, maybe we could win the couples' costume contest?
Er, and you know when I mean couple I mean the contest category and... well you get it.
Oh, I thought you meant like 'the night'.
No, sure we can. We're a couple of k/nights! Hah.

Sweet 16-A-Rooney

Well, I'm in. I want Maddie's sweet 16 to be as amazing as it can be.
Don't worry, birthday girl, your hero's here.


Don't worry, Maddie, I'll drive you anywhere you wanna go. Seriously, why am I still talking? Why am I still here? I'll go get my haircut.
I'm stoked for Maddie. Having a license, that means she can go anywhere and do anything... that a responsible teenager would do after getting approval from her father. Not that I've ever asked her not to get approval, why am I still talking?


'Sup, Rooney?


"We were supposed to meet for fro-yo.You didn't show-yo. I had to get it to go-yo.



Episode Appearances

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


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Main Characters
Liv RooneyMaddie RooneyJoey RooneyParker RooneyPete RooneyKaren Rooney
Recurring Characters
Diggie SmallsWillow CruzArtie SmallsSkippy RamirezOceanJohnny NimbusEvanReggieHolden DippledorfAndie GustamanteAlexLaceyJosh WillcoxStainsGemma

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