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Plus, I've got a blockage in my fourth chakra.

— Mort Schaeffer, "Rooting for the Enemy"

Mort Schaeffer is a student of Jefferson County Middle School and one of Milo's classmates. He tends to be very spiritual, and he's the fourth member of the band Just Getting Started.

He is voiced by Greg Cipes.[1]


Mort is very spiritual, practicing New Age beliefs, such as knowing the properties of rose quartz and talking about having a blocked chakra. In "Going the Extra Milo", it is possible he may be a vegetarian, as he wagered his "vegan cheese sticks" to see if Milo and Zack would make it to school on time. Unlike Bradley Nicholson, he acts more civil around Milo, and treats him like a friend; he even came to Milo's birthday party. Mort and Bradley seem to be friends and are often seen together, though Bradley's condescending attitude and lack of understanding or agreement with Mort's beliefs occasionally leads to friction.

Physical Appearance[]

Mort is much taller and stockier than the majority of the students. He has a long, rounded face with a prominent nose, light skin, and dark eyes. His brown hair is shaved at the sides and the back, leaving him with a thick mohawk.

He wears a dark, navy blue T-shirt over a light gray long-sleeved shirt and pair of blue jeans with folded cuffs. His shoes are red sneakers with white soles and gray laces.


In first grade, Mort was larger and taller than the other students his age and still had the same haircut he does now. He wore an open beige jacket with a brown collar, brown cuffs, and three brown buttons over a navy blue shirt.

Mort also wore a pair of light blue jeans and a pair of red sneakers with white soles and gray laces. He had a blue backpack with black straps.


  • Drum Skills: As a member of Just Getting Started, Mort is great at playing the drums for his band.
  • Interpative Clown Dance: In Cast Party, Mort took interpative clown dance class that allowed him to calm a bull down. It would have succeeded in doing so if the gold statue didn't break the bull out of its trance and chase him and Chad out.


Early History[]

As a young child in first grade, Mort went to John P. Trystate Elementary school alongside Milo, Melissa, Amanda, Chad, and Bradley. During the bus ride on his first day to school, Mort watched as Milo revealed the contents of his backpack, and then continued to watch in excitement when Murphy's Law sent Milo and Melissa on a ride behind the bus.

Recent Events[]

In "Going the Extra Milo", he placed vegan cheese sticks and an apple on Zack and Milo not showing up until after lunch. He lost the bet when the two were beamed to class by aliens seconds before the bell rang.

In "The Undergrounders", he attends the class field trip to the natural history museum. He witnesses Milo, Zack, and Melissa being separated from them when their subway car disconnected from the rest of the train. While at the museum's gift shop he perches a large quantity of rose quartz. He was present when the three missing students and the lost city workers return to them.

In "Rooting for the Enemy", he invited Milo to his first football game in months, before falling in a dumpster which rolled into a lake. He is in the hospital's Murphy suite to congratulate Milo after he used Murphy's law to win the game for their school team.

In "Sunny Side Up", he is teamed with Bradley and Amanda for their science project.

In "Party of Peril", he attends Milo's surprise party, under the condition that Melissa's father - a paramedic - well be present.

In "Athledecamathalon", he, along with Chad, Milo, Melissa, and Zack, compete in a combined athletic and scholastic event. Despite have a major disadvantage, the team wins thanks to Milo.

In "The Substitute", he and the rest of the class put on protective gear when Milo is working with chemicals. He later gives the sentient blob a headlock.

In "School Dance", he helps Amanda dislodge a shoe that was glued to the bleachers and played the drums when he, Milo, Melissa, and Zack filling for the scheduled band.

In "Battle of the Bands", he, Milo, Melissa, and Zack complete in the Battle of the Bands.

In "The Llama Incident", he has a job lifting flesh colored bags of red paint in a forklift.

In "Star Struck", he helps Milo, Zack and Melissa sneak past Elliot to get onto a movie set.

In "Disaster of My Dreams", he falls into a trash can and is trapped by Elliot when Principal Milder walks by. He and the rest of Just Getting Started practice during their breaks.

In "Some Like it Yacht", Mort and his class go on the school board's yacht and becomes stranded on an island where he was the only one not freaking out. He also frees a crying Bradley after he was stuck to the galley's cabinet encased in ice cream during the beaching before returning to the mainland after being shipwrecked.

In "World Without Milo", he is seen crossing the street to school.

In "Milo Murphy's Halloween Scream-A-Torium!", he and Chad - poorly - set up a Halloween party for kids, but are saved when Milo's haunted house falls out of the sky.

In "A Christmas Peril", he is seen sharing a meal with Amanda, The Murphys, the Underwoods, and the Chases.

In "Snow Way Out", he is seen on the bus to school and in first period.

In "Teacher Feature", he is seen sitting with Bradley and Amanda.

In "Picture Day", Chad convinces him Mr. Drako turned Milo into a vampire and they spend the day trying to prove it until Chad takes a good picture of Milo.

In "Cake 'Splosion!", he congratulates Amanda and Milo for being chosen to be contestants on Cake ‘Splosion.

In "Doof's Day Out", he goes on a field trip to the Natural History Museum with his class.

In “First Impressions”, he is seen in a flashback goi to his first day of school.

In “The Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event”, he and Chad hold up round cards for the Speech and Debate League of Death and Destruction Cross Town Explosion Event.


Chad Van Coff[]

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Mort appears to be good friends with Chad, and the two are often seen spending time together outside of class. Mort seems to be the student most easily influenced by Chad's constant theories and tends to put serious consideration into his 'evidence'. When Chad lists out the information he'd collected in trying to prove that Mr. Drako is a vampire, Mort admitted that he was beginning to think it could be true. During Picture Day, when Chad mistakenly takes Milo as a vampire, goes to Mort to help gather evidence, which Mort easily obliges to.

On Halloween, the two of them were tasked with setting up a party together but acknowledged that the children were going to be disappointed by their lack of effort.

Milo Murphy[]

Mort is on friendly terms with Milo. Unlike most of the other students, Mort has an easygoing attitude and doesn't tend to worry too much when it comes to Murphy's law. This, combined with his personal beliefs, lead him to blame his misfortunes around Milo on a blocked chakra rather than Murphy's Law. The two of them are both members of the band Just Getting Started, with Mort on drums and Milo on accordion.

Zack Underwood[]

Mort is on friendly terms with Zack. They are both players in the Jefferson County Middle School football team, and the two of them are a part of the band Just Getting Started, with Zack on lead guitar and Mort on drums. During their first live concert, Mort initially took Zack's reassurance to heart, calming himself down at his request. He was quick to forgive Zack for treating his bandmates badly and related the experience to a dance movie cliche.

Bradley Nicholson[]

Mort seems to be on friendly terms with Bradley and hangs out with him on more than one occasion. They worked on the same group project alongside Amanda, although Mort had to remind Bradley that they were on the same team after he'd been included in the latter's jeering. Mort argues against Bradley when he disregards his beliefs, claiming that Bradley would understand his need for Rose Quartz if he knew its properties.

Amanda Lopez[]

Mort and Amanda are classmates and seem to be on friendly terms with each other. They were on the same team alongside Bradley during a group project, and during the school dance, Mort helped Amanda remove Milo's shoe from some glue. The two of them sat together and talked during Christmas Eve dinner with Milo, Melissa, and Zack's families.


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“If you understand its property, you won't be asking me that.”
—Mort Schaffer, holding Rose Quartz[src]
“I didn’t really get all that but you look really confident, so I’m willing to give it a try.”
—Mort Schaeffer[src]
“Woooooow; this is like one of those movies where there's one dance team from the streets and one dance team is classically trained, and they're both gonna do this competition. But then the street team runs out of funding, so they have to raise the money. And then the classically trained dancer leaves the other team and joins them and teaches them the value of hard work!”
—Mort Schaffer[src]
“Yeah, because when the classically trained ballerina returns to the street team all repentant, not only do they win the dance competition, but they all learn the true value of their friendship.”
—Mort Schaffer[src]
“Wow. We really stink at planning parties. The kids are gonna be really disappointed.”
—Mort Schaffer, referring to himself and Chad[src]


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v - e - d Characters
Main Characters Milo MurphyMelissa ChaseZack Underwood
Supporting Characters Balthazar CavendishVinnie DakotaDiogeeMartin MurphyBrigette MurphySara MurphyAmanda LopezMort SchaefferBradley NicholsonElliot DeckerHeinz DoofenshmirtzPerry the Platypus
Recurring Characters Richard ChaseEileen UnderwoodMarcus UnderwoodChad Van CoffElizabeth MilderKyle DrakoMs. MurawskiNolan MitchellScottBrickSavannahMr. BlockOrton MahlsonLydiaJoniNealBob BlockFrancis Monogram
Story Arc Characters Orton MahlsonPistachionsSentient BlobKing PistachionDerekGiant PistachionLost DakotasPhineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnBuford Van StommBaljeet TjinderIsabella Garcia-ShapiroOctaliansAlien CommanderAlien PilotLoabKhoneOrgaluthCavenpuss
Families Murphy: Martin MurphyBrigette MurphySara MurphyMilo MurphyDiogeeJoey MurphyLaura MurphyNate MurphyGrandpa MurphyGrandma MurphySheriff MurphyMurphy Family
Underwood: Marcus UnderwoodEileen UnderwoodZack UnderwoodZeldaCornelius Underwood
Chase: Richard ChaseMelissa ChaseAbigail Chase
Jefferson County Middle School Students: Milo MurphyMelissa ChaseZack UnderwoodAmanda LopezMort SchaefferBradley NicholsonChad Van CoffLydiaJoni
Staff: Elizabeth MilderKyle DrakoMs. MurawskiNolan MitchellMs. WhiteFredMr. HartoonianMs. Whipley
Related: Elliot DeckerMs. DeckerMs. BaxterMr. Blunt
Cavendish and Dakota's Jobs Bureau of Time Travel: Mr. BlockGretchenBrickSavannah
Paranormal Investigation Group: Bob BlockArmory Security GuardBalthazar CavendishVinnie Dakota
Related: Lost Dakotas
The Doctor Zone Files Show and Cast: Orton MahlsonDoctor ZoneTime Ape
Fans: Sara MurphyKrisWallyJosh
Non-Human Characters Pistachions: King PistachionDerekGiant PistachionDennisJerry
Octalians: Alien CommanderAlien PilotLoabKhoneOrgaluthBeekMantelDorsalZorb Zerbavoir
Phineas and Ferb Characters Heinz DoofenshmirtzPerry the PlatypusFrancis MonogramCarl KarlPhineas FlynnFerb FletcherCandace FlynnJeremy JohnsonBuford Van StommBaljeet TjinderIsabella Garcia-ShapiroVanessa Doofenshmirtz
Other Characters Kids and Teens: NealThe LumbermaxesMaxJackieCharlene and Sharon BruleeHenryWendyLizzyLola SunderguardJohn and Jake JacksonRain and StormAnthony and AshleyBilly BisonToby
Adults: ScottVeronicaTobias TrollhammerVictor VerliezerClyde RickenbackerMr. BruleeMrs. BruleeShelleyTrucker TedForemanDaveEuniceJavierJimSlashGretchen FlammkuchenPhillipColonel NibletLieutenant TennantJefferson G. CountyEuniceMayorCaptainSergio McGuinnessWilsonDr. Not SorryRusty WallaceNASCAR RacersMike JoyBasil BravoJoseDirectorMuseum Tour GuideSallyPower Plant EmployeePete and TinaCorn Field FarmerEvan ChaffeToby's GrandfatherVlad and IgorFuller and HastingsNature Surveyor
Animals: LlamasRecurring RaccoonZippyAgent GPioBeauregardCyborg BearRex
Misc: Lardee BoyC.I.D.D.AliensSentient BlobCavenpussMinor Characters