Dennis the Menace is the anti-hero of The Beano comic strip of the same name and it's subsequent television programmes.

He is a 10-year-old boy who lives in Beanotown with his parents (simply known as Mum and Dad), his younger sister Bea and his dog Gnasher (and sometimes Gnasher's son Gnipper). He also has two friends named Curly and Pie-Face and lives next door to The Colonel. Dennis loves menacing around and enjoys picking on and playing pranks on Walter and any other "softie" with Gnasher.

Dennis has three television shows based on the comic strip. The first was a puppet show called The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show which aired on The Children's Channel for two series from 1990 to 1991. The second was animated and called Dennis the Menace (later Dennis & Gnasher) which aired from 1996 to 1998. The third was once again animated and was once again called Dennis & Gnasher and aired in 2009, but when a second series was made in 2013, the show was renamed Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.

In the 1990-1991 series, Dennis was voiced by Logan Murray, Richard Pearce in the 1996-1998 series and Sophie Aldred (in the first series) and later Chris Johnson (in the second series) in the 2009-2013 series.


Dennis has spiky black hair and his attire consists of a red and black striped jumper, black shorts, red socks and light grey trainers.