Dora the Explorer Benny the Bull Nickelodeon Nick Jr. Noggin Character Image
Name Benny
Species Bull
Gender Male
Occupation N/A
Interests Animals
Dislikes being stuck, having his balloon punctured
First Appearance Pilot (unaired)
The Legend of the Big Red Chicken (shown in the intro)
Hic-Boom-Ohh (aired)
Last Appearance TBA
Friends Dora, Boots, Isa, Tico, Big Red Chicken, Diego, Baby Jaguar
Relatives TBA
Enemies Swiper
Voiced By Jake Burbage (seasons 1-4)
Matt Gumley (seasons 5-8)

Benny (originally known as Benito in the late 90's pilot) is a major character on Dora the Explorer.

Official description

A six-year-old bull with a big heart. Benny speaks English and lives with his grandma in Benny's Barn. Benny is also a bit accident-prone. He once got stuck in a wall and his loud hiccups are famous. But Benny can always count on the viewer to get him out of a scrape.


Prior to the show's debut, Benny had tomato colored body with pale goldenrod torso and eyebrows sans the bandana. Benny's body is mostly blue. He has white eyes with black pupils and wears a blue bandana with white polka-dots around his neck.


  • In the episode "Boots' Cuddly Dinosaur," Benny reveals that he can not sleep without nine dolls, which he calls his "guys."

Episode appearances

Benny appears in many episodes of Dora the Explorer. His first appearance was in the opening of "The Legend of the Big Red Chicken". In "Return to the Rainforest" an episode of Dora and Friends: Into the City!, he plays an important role.


Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6


For a look at all the pictures of Benny, click here.

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