Gus Griswald (Recess: School's Out)

Last Updated on: May 22nd, 2024

Who is Gus Griswald?

Gus Griswald is one of the main characters in the animated television series “Recess” and its film adaptation “Recess: School’s Out” (2001). He is known for his timid and somewhat anxious personality, contrasting with the more adventurous and bold characters in his group of friends, which includes T.J. Detweiler, Vince LaSalle, Ashley Spinelli, Gretchen Grundler, and Mikey Blumberg.

In “Recess: School’s Out,” Gus, along with his friends, discovers a nefarious plan to abolish summer vacation, and they work together to thwart this scheme. Despite his initial timidity, Gus often finds courage and contributes to the group’s efforts, showcasing his growth and the importance of facing one’s fears.

Gus Griswald (Recess School's Out)

Gus’ character is often depicted as the “new kid,” having moved to town due to his father’s military job, which also influences his disciplined and rule-abiding nature. His experiences as the newcomer and his journey towards finding his place within his circle of friends resonate with themes of acceptance, friendship, and the value of diverse personalities and strengths within a community.

Through Gus Griswald’s character, the narrative of “Recess” and “Recess: School’s Out” explores the challenges and triumphs of stepping outside one’s comfort zone, forming meaningful friendships, and the collective strength found in a group of diverse individuals coming together to face adversities.

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  • ‘Recess’ Turns 25: See the Actors Behind the Voices, September 11, 2022