Heroes Wiki

-Welcome to the Hero/Protagonist wiki! If you can help us with this wiki please sign up and help us! Thanks! -M-NUva


Heroes Wiki

~ Rowley Jefferson

Rowley Jefferson is the deuteragonist of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book and film series. serving as the deuteragonist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown, the tritagonist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, a supporting character in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Wrecking Ball, the pseudo-antagonist of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck, a cameo character of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Deep End and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot.

He is also the main protagonist of his own book series, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid.

In the films, he was portrayed by Robert Capron on the first three film, Owen Asztalos in The Long Haul, and Hunter Dillion in the 2021 remake.


Rowley is best known for being a good best friend to Greg. Rowley is quite immature and seems a bit naive, but he has a charming, cheerful and innocence made him more popular with other students (particularly the girls) than Greg had. Likewise, he has a pure soul and only wishes the best for everyone.

Physical Appearance

In the movie series, Rowley is an overweight boy with long bowl shaped hair that is orange and is wider than Greg's, but his hair is golden brown in Rodrick Rules and Dog Days. In the book series, he has 7 strands of hair that is flat on his head and is wider than Greg's. He has two large teeth and his mouth never appears to be closed, except for when he's in bed in the online book, page 58 of Cabin Fever, page 166 of Third Wheel, and page 29 of Hard Luck. In Hard Luck, since he started dating Abigail Brown, he combed his hair differently, and had 9 strands rather than 7, after the break-up he goes back to his original look.



  • It is never revealed what country Rowley went to on his trip to South America in the book series, but the online book states that he went to Brazil for his trip to South America. It is said in the first film that Rowley went to Guatemala.
  • In the online book, Rowley is said to own a PlayStation with 42 games. However, in the movie, Rowley is shown to have a Wii, meaning that he possibly upgraded his console.
  • Rowley has visited numerous places - he has visited Europe, Australia, and South America.
  • Rowley has been depicted with a closed mouth only five times, twice in the online book, once in Cabin Fever, once in The Third Wheel, and once in Hard Luck.