George Lundgren is a 3rd grader who attends Lakewood Elementary School, in Mr. Ratburn's class. He daydreams frequently, and is a skilled carpenter and ventriloquist. His family is Swedish, but he has been seen wearing a shirt saying "I Love Norway" in "The Long Road Home" (although he may simply be of Swedish-Norwegian descent). In "Ladonna's Like List", it was said that he was from Norway. He has a ventriloquist dummy; a wooden giraffe named Wally.
He is very often shown as isolated from the other children. This is possibly because of his nosebleeds (which occur on a regular basis), or it may be that he is simply a quiet person, or both. However, in the later seasons, like most of the other children, he has effectively socialized into the group. Also, his nosebleeds have only happened in one episode.
Though in earlier seasons George is shown as a background character with very few talking roles, starting in season 9, he made a transition into a main character, appearing in a good portion of episodes. It is unknown why this sudden change happened.
In the episode, "The Boy with His Head in the Clouds," George is revealed to have dyslexia.
In Arthur's Perfect Christmas, George does celebrate Christmas, but he celebrates it in a different way than the other kids in Elwood City, since his mom is from Sweden. On Christmas, according to Norwegian tradition, they would dance and parade in traditional clothes and eat traditional Christmas food.
He has a friend named Carl Gould. George also has a sister who only appeared in earlier episodes, also as a background character.
Since his first appearance in "Arthur's Eyes", George was depicted as a background character, and was not made into a major character until "Arthur's Dummy Disaster" much later. This could be as a result of how quiet he is at school, and the fact that he is also rather shy. Despite his timidness, George is shown to be a very kind character as he is willing to help his friends even if it means sacrificing his own needs. However, his quiet attitude is often misinterpreted by the other characters, and as a result he is often forgotten and left out of many of their events. It is the result of being isolated from the other characters that causes George to play mostly with his dummy Wally. George is shown to treat Wally very much like a real person (even though he is well aware he isn't real), and often discusses his problems at school with him as he rarely gets the chance to speak with his classmates. George is defender for the Lakewood Elementary Soccer Team.