Nigel Thornberry is the leading man of The Wild Thornberrys. He is played by Tim Curry who whose known for his roles as Pennywise from Steven King's It, Dr. Frank-N-Furter . from The Rocky Horror Picture Show" and Mr. Hector from "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York." He is the husband of Marianne, the father of Eliza, Debbie & Donnie, and the owner of Darwin. He drives the nomadic vehicle the Comvee, and hosts his titular nature show "Nigel Thornberry's Animal World." His closest enemies are poachers, as they are a threat to the environment. He plays a supporting role in Rugrats go Wild, in which Tommy Pickles idolizes him.
Nigel Thornberry later became one of the most recognizable and fun-loving characters ever, in addition to being a character on the TV show whose funny vocal noises and exaggerated facial features are employed in popular memes. The character name is also occasionally used as a slang term for “getting drunk.”