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James P. Sullivan
Background information
Feature films Monsters, Inc
Monsters University
Television programs
Video games Several Monsters, Inc games
Disney Infinity
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice John Goodman
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name James Phil Sullivan
Other names Sullivan, Jimmy Sullivan, and Sulley.
Personality Friendly and kind.
Appearance Large blue-furred monster with purple spots, horns, and claws.
Occupation CEO at Monsters, Inc.
Goal To save Boo from Randall.
Allies Mike Wazowski, Boo, Sofia Fennimore (love interest), Celia Mae, Don Carlton, Art, Terri and Terry Perry, and Squishy.
Enemies Randall Boggs, Mr. Waternoose, and Johnny Worthington III.
Likes Scaring and hanging out with Mike and Sofia.
Dislikes Randall, danger and child abduction.
Powers and abilities Roaring and superhuman strength.
Weapons Claws and teeth.
Fate Becomes the new CEO of Monsters, Inc. and continues to date Sofia (first film)

Marries Sofia Fennimore and raises Sasha (second film)


Uncle Sullivan, or Sulley for short, is the protagonist of Monsters, Inc. and the deuteragonist of its prequel, Monsters University.He was the Top Scarer at Monsters, Inc. and was voiced by John Goodman.


Monsters, Inc.[]

Sulley is the top scarer at Monsters, Inc. Mike wakes him up, and he is coached by Mike to exercise in order to become better at scaring. They saw the new advertisement for Monsters, Inc. on television. Mike felt very excited to see himself on television, and so they went to Monsters, Inc. When he and Mike walked in, he told Mike's lovely receptionist girlfriend Celia Mae happy birthday. He and Mike walked into the locker rooms, all of a sudden, the sneaky and selfish chameleon monster Randall Boggs scared him. Before Randall walked out of the locker room, he was mocking the two. He and the other monsters were prepared to scare. When the alarm beeped, he and each of the others walked into different children's doors and scared them. Sulley still remained top scarer, until Randall slightly became the top scarer by cheating. However, Sulley beat him again by going back to being the top scarer. Mr. Waternoose went in to talk to Sulley for his skills at scaring. After the CDA fixed the "2319" problem found with a child's sock on the back of George Sanderson, he and Waternoose were talking about helping Waternoose with showing scarers what it takes to be a top scarer. He gave him the "Waternoose Jump N' Growl" and scared him. Later, he noticed a door was left at the Scare Floor. He found a clumsy and obnoxious, but lovable little girl named Boo, who scared him.

Monsters University[]

Sulley is an arrogant jock who introduced himself to Mike after Archie the Scare Pig came into Mike and Randy's room.

Monsters, Inc. characters

Abominable Snowman | Art | Boo | Britney Davis | CDA | Carrie Williams | Celia Mae | Chet Alexander | Chip Goff | Claire Wheeler Claws Ward | Dean Hardscrabble | Don Carlton | George Sanderson | Heather Olson | Henry J. Waternoose III | James P. Sullivan | Jeff Fungus | Javier Rios | Johnny J. Worthington III | Lanky Schmidt | The Librarian | Mike Wazowski | Naomi Jackson | Needleman and Smitty | Percy Boeslaw | Professor Knight | Randall Boggs | Reggie Jacobs | Roz | Scott Squibbles | Sherri Squibbles | Sofia Fennimore | Spike Jones | Terri and Terry Perry | Thaddeus Bile | Tony |