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Joey Rooney

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Joey in several episodes
Joey Rooney
Biographical information
Full Name
Joseph Gilligan Rooney
Munch (by Parker)
Jo-Jo (by Chambers)
The Stink Ninja (by school)
Baby J
Joey (by everyone) Beautiful Little Rat (Principal Kneebauer)
Cat Shirt Guy (by everyone)
Jo (by Maddie)
Man (by Holden)
1999 (age 16)
Season 1 (14)
Season 2 (15)
Season 3 (16)
Season 4 (17)
Happy Carrot employee (formerly)
Actor(as of Friend-A-Rooney)
Resides In
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Physical Description
Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Dark Brown
Personal Information
Liv (Sister)

Maddie (Sister)
Parker (Brother)
Pete (Father)
Karen (Mother)

Aunt Dena
Ruby (cousin)
Great-Gran (deceased)
Skylar (possible former crush)
Alex (crush)
Josh Willcox (best friend, co-star)
Artie (sometimes)
Willow (Crush, one-sided, on her side)
Diggie (friend)
Skippy Ramirez (friend)
Skyler (possible former crush)
Emma Ross (crush, holidays love)
Maddie Rooney (friend and sister)
Liv Rooney (friend and sister)
Parker Rooney (friend and brother)
Alex (crush)
Artie (most of the time)
Video games, Space Werewolves
Kathy Kan, Bobby the butterstick, Cats, One Direction, Fame
Artie, Willow's affection, guys dumping either Liv or Maddie
Production Information
First Appearance
Portrayed By

Joseph "Joey" Gilligan Rooney is a main character from Liv and Maddie. He is the younger brother of Liv and Maddie and the older brother of Parker, making him the middle child of the family. He seems to be a bit adventurous, a trait he shares with Parker.

Joey is portrayed by Joey Bragg.



Joey is a nice and funny guy, even though he is selfish and naive at times and it seems that he is one of the clowns of the family who makes everyone laugh. Joey is a fan of the Space Werewolves graphic novel series, which he describes as being as the child of Star Wars marrying the Lord of the Rings movies, and then being adopted by Marvel Comic's "Avengers." He also shown to be very clumsy as shown in Flugelball-A-Rooney when he knocks down a cake he made by accident, in Champ-A-Rooney when he knocks the lockers in the girls locker room after he gets scared by Maddie, leaving them both trapped together, and mostly in Meatball-A-Rooney when he asks to Liv to sign some junk for him so he can make money and accidentally drops a bowling ball on Liv's foot, leaving her injured. Including his antics on being "helpful" to Liv, dropping soup on her lap and having a klever slip from Joey's hand. He usually tries to be helpful around the house, but ends up messing it up or making matters worse, and can very unaware of his own actions even though no one seems to admit of his unhelpful actions, as seen in Coach-A-Rooney. It's shown that Joey doesn't take it well when either of his sisters get dumped, as in Continued-A-Rooney, he expressed some anger at Diggie for breaking up with Maddie, and in Scoop-A-Rooney, when he ripped Holden's head off his personal scoreboard when he found out Holden dumped Liv.





He is the third out of four children of the Rooney family and is the oldest brother in the Rooney family.


Joey has brown eyes and hair and wears black-rimmed glasses. He usually dresses in casual, geekly-chic clothes.
Joey promotional

Strengths and Weaknesses


Joey is a huge gamer and is always playing video games (first seen in Sleep-A-Rooney). It is shown that he is pretty good at playing video games and has a lot of knowledge about them as he even makes references to video games when speaking regularly.


Joey's huge weakness is talking to girls. Joey gets very flustered around girls and does not know the right things to say. This is first seen in Kang-A-Rooney when Joey struggles with talking to girls and needs the help of Liv and Maddie.



Parker Rooney


Parker and Joey are best friends. They get along well with each other. (See Joey and Parker (relationship) for more info on their friendship.)

Liv Rooney


Liv and Joey are brother and sister and like to tease each other. Joey once exposed a secret about Liv pretending to be Maddie when Liv thought she got away with it but they seem to get along despite them teasing each other. (See Liv and Joey (relationship) for more info.)

Maddie Rooney


Even though Maddie and Joey do not interact much in the show, in Twin-A-Rooney Maddie freaked out when Joey (and Parker) were eating the dip that was meant for Liv. This could indicate that Joey and Maddie get on each other's nerves sometimes. However, in Meatball-a-Rooney, it seems that Joey is more afraid of Maddie for her pushy behavior, when Joey was playing the accordion in Liv and Maddie's room, Liv dressed as Maddie kicked him out of the room due to his annoying antics. He also looked concerned when Maddie came home when she hurt her knee. Joey also told Liv and Parker to bring her back safe, when she fell into the tunnels.

Maddie and Joey are brother and sister.

Karen Rooney


In Twin-A-Rooney Karen didn't pay much attention to Joey (and Parker) because of Liv returning, she only found out about Joey (and Parker's) bro cave at the end. In Team-A-Rooney Joey (and Parker) we're hiding a secret from Karen which was about Parker letting spiders out which ended up on Karen's back.

Pete Rooney


In Twin-A-Rooney Pete didn't pay much attention to Joey (and Parker) because of Liv returning, he and Karen only found out about Joey (and Parker's) bro cave at the end.


Josh Willcox

(Best Friends/Co-Star)

Josh and Joey

Despite that Josh and Joey hasn't hung out much alone, they appear to be good friends and they are first properly first seen hanging out together at Goofy Garry's in Scoop-A-Rooney, becoming closer and good friends. He chose to hang out with him because Josh didn't dump either one of his siblings. They become co-stars in Friend-A-Rooney and Joey helps Josh get his confidence after losing it, bringing them closer friends.(See Josh and Joey (relationship) for more information)

Diggie Smalls

(Good Friends)

Diggie sometimes serves as a mentor to Joey, he gets very clingy, because he usually looks up to him on being the cool kid. However, Diggie can usually find him very annoying when he gets between him and Maddie. Diggie let Joey be one of Paulie's protectors in Dodge-A-Rooney but Diggie got mad at him when he took them out of the school.

Skippy Ramirez

(Close Friends)

Skippy and Joey are close friends, Joey helped Skippy in Skate-A-Rooney and in Dodge-A-Rooney Skippy and Joey were protectors of Paulie. Joey taught Skippy how to skateboard. (See Joey and Skippy (relationship)).

Willow Cruz

(Crush On By))

Willow has a major crush on Joey. Joey once stayed seated next to her due to being afraid of her. Willow bought all the items in the garage sale that were Joey. See Joey and Willow (relationship) for more info.


  • Joey is Sciurophobic, as shown in Friend-A-Rooney.
  • He and Maddie are the only two in their family who wear glasses
  • Joey is terrified of squirrels. (Friend-A-Rooney)
  • He is known as Cat Shirt Guy as stated in Cowbell-A-Rooney
  • He loves fame
  • He's scared of Willow, because of her huge crush on him



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