Problem Child
By Brian Ellis

ProChi Cast

 

Problem Child Cast


Volume 1 Characters

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Sandra Bailey

Full name: Alexandra Margaret Bailey

Maiden Name: Avis

Age: 34

Date of Birth: April 5th, 1987

Ethnicity: 1/2 Greek, 1/2 Samoan

Residence: 2518 Fine Fields Dr., LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: Waitress at Quarter’s Diner (2011-2019)

Family: Amber Bailey (Daughter), Scott Bailey (Ex-husband), Richard Avis (Father, estranged), Margaret Avis (Mother, deceased) Maria Sarkis (Aunt, estranged)

First appearance: Problem Child #2 - “Rude Awakening”

 
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Amber Bailey

Full name: Amber Joleen Bailey

Gender: Female

Age: 14

Date of Birth: November 21st, 2004

Ethnicity: 1/4 Samoan, 1/4 Greek, 1/2 Irish

Residence: 2518 Fine Fields Dr., LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: Hillcrest High School Student (Class of 2023)

Family: Sandra Bailey (Mother), Scott Bailey (Father), Richard Avis (Maternal Grandfather, estranged), Margaret Avis (Maternal Grandmother, deceased), Maria Sarkis (Great Aunt, Estranged), Stephen Bailey (Paternal Grandfather, Estranged), Beatrice Bailey (Paternal Grandmother, Estranged), Joleen Bailey-Kelso (Aunt, Estranged), Three male cousins (Unnamed)

First appearance: Problem Child #1 - “Hit and Run”

 
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Scott Bailey

Full name: Scott Gerald Bailey

Gender: Male

Age: 39

Date of Birth: August 11th, 1980

Ethnicity: Irish

Residence: 737 Royal Road Ave, Apt C, LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: Owner and Founder of Bailey Communications (2004-Present)

Family: Amber Bailey (Daughter), Sandra Bailey (Ex-Wife), Stephen Bailey (Father, Estranged), Beatrice Bailey (Mother, Estranged), Joleen Bailey-Kelso (Sister), Three nephews (Unnamed)

First appearance: Problem Child #8 - “Help Wanted”

 
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Daisy Carmichael

Full name: Daisy Magdalene Carmichael

Gender: Female

Age: 16

Date of Birth: September 15th, 2003

Ethnicity: Caucasian (Unknown)

Residence: 2820 Blue Hills St, LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: Hillcrest High School Student (Class of 2020)

Family: Ron Carmichael (Adopted Father), Desmond Carmichael (Adopted Brother), Unnamed Parents (Deceased), Tucker (Brother, Separated)

First appearance: Problem Child #27 - “Wildflower”

 
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Ricky Gustav

Full name: Richard Elijah Gustav II

Alias: Rick, Gus, Skip

Gender: Male

Age: 18

Date of Birth: November 8th, 2001

Ethnicity: 1/2 Italian, 1/2 English

Residence: 2215 Green Valley Ave, LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: LeTrompé Community College Student (Class of 2023)

Family: Elijah “Eli” Gustav (Father), Jodie Finn-Gustav (Step-Mother), Dylan Finn (Step-brother), Richard Gustav (Grandfather, deceased)

First appearance: Problem Child #40 - “It’s all Greek to me”

 
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Freya Shapiro

Full name: Freya Anne-Marie Shapiro

Age: 15

Date of Birth: August 9th, 2004

Ethnicity: 3/4 English, 1/4 Jewish

Residence: 1197 Adeleine Pkwy, LeTrompé, VT

Occupation: Hillcrest High School Student (Class of 2023)

Family: David Shapiro (Father), Rhonda Shapiro (Mother), Unnamed Sister

First appearance: Problem Child #5 - “Morning Report”

 
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Paul Quarter

Full name: Paul Herschel Quarter

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Date of Birth: February 20th, 1979

Ethnicity: 1/4 Hungarian, 1/4 German, 1/2 Italian

Occupation: Owner of Quarter’s Diner (2002-Present)

First appearance: Problem Child #6 - “Performance Review”

 
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Maria Sarkis

Full name: Maria Arielle Sarkis

Gender: Female

Age: 52

Date of Birth: December 2nd, 1968

Ethnicity: Greek

Occupation: Freelance Journalist (1986-2005)

Family: Margaret Avis (Sister, Deceased), Richard Avis (Brother-in-Law), Sandra Bailey (Niece), Amber Bailey (Great Niece)

First appearance: Problem Child #14 - “Disappearance” (Cameo in Problem Child #12 - “Early Bath”)


Volume 2 Characters

SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow.

 
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Olivia Reine

Full name: Olivia Reyna Reine

Gender: Female

Age: 18

Date of Birth: February 15th, 2001

Ethnicity: 1/2 German, 1/2 Canadian

Occupation: Waitress at Quarter’s Diner (2018-2019), LeTrompé Community CollegeStudent (Class of 2023)

First appearance: Problem Child #102 - “Turf War” (Mentioned in Problem Child #66 - “Hindsight”)

 
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Dylan Finn

Full name: Dylan Jeffrey Finn

Gender: Male

Age: 15

Date of Birth: November 22nd, 2003

Ethnicity: English

Occupation: Hillcrest High School Student (Class of 2022)

Family: Jodie Finn-Gustav (Mother), Jeffrey Finn (Father, Deceased), Eli Gustav (Step-Father), Ricky Gustav (Step-Brother)

First appearance: Problem Child #15 - “Boy Meets Girl”

 
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Richard Avis

Full name: Richard Michael Avis

Gender: Male

Age: 62

Date of Birth: March 9th, 1957

Ethnicity: Samoan

Occupation: Engineer (1975-1996)

Family: Margaret Avis (Wife, Deceased), Sandra Bailey (Daughter, Estranged), Maria Sarkis (Sister-in-Law), Amber Bailey (Granddaughter, Estranged), Scott Bailey (Son-in-Law)

First appearance: Problem Child #113 - “Save your Breath”, (Cameo in Problem Child #30 - “Estrangement”)

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Margaret Avis

Full name: Margaret Antoinette Avis

Maiden Name: Sarkis

Gender: Female

Age: 28 (Last-seen)

Date of Birth: June 9th, 1968

Date of Death: ??

Ethnicity: Greek

Occupation: Librarian (1988-1996)

Family: Richard Avis (Husband), Sandra Bailey (Daughter), Maria Sarkis (Sister), Amber Bailey (Granddaughter), Scott Bailey (Son-in-Law)

First appearance: Problem Child #138 - “Point of Origin”


Volume 3 Characters

SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow.

 
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Murdoch

Full name: Unknown

Gender: Male

Age: 50s

Date of Birth: 1960s

Ethnicity: Cuban

Occupation: Military Enlistment (1990-1994), Director of Survivor Support Shelter (1996-2004)

Family: N/A

First appearance: Problem Child #196 - “Murdoch”

 
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Jodie Finn-Gustav

Full name: Judith Anne Finn-Gustav

Maiden Name: Reid

Gender: Female

Age: 37

Date of Birth: July 19th, 1982

Ethnicity: English

Occupation: Corporate Lawyer (2012-Present)

Family: Jeffrey Finn (First Husband, Deceased), Dylan Finn (Son), Elijah Gustav (Second Husband), Ricky Gustav (Step-Son)

First appearance: Problem Child #205 - “A Mother’s Comfort”


Volume 4 Characters

SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow.

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Tony Zoose

Full name: Anthony Ulysses Zoose

Gender: Male

Age: 36

Date of Birth: December 12th, 1983

Ethnicity: Italian

Occupation: CEO and Founder of Jupiter Media (1999 - Present)

Family: Pierce (Father), Unnamed brother

First appearance: Problem Child #280 - “A Polite Invitation”

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Marissa Cassius

Full name: Marissa Nicole Cassius

Maiden Name: Limon

Gender: Female

Age: 31

Date of Birth: August 12th, 1988

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Occupation: Head Financial Manager at TitanCorp (2012-2020), Co-Director at Survivor Support Shelter (2020)

Family: Unnamed Parents (Deceased)

First appearance: Problem Child #335 - “Co-Director”

Flashback Characters

SPOILER WARNING: Plot details follow.

 
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Teddy Rothschild

Full name: Theodore Adrian Rothschild

Gender: Male

Age: 16 (in 2001)

Date of Birth: April 16th, 1985

Ethnicity: 1/2 English, 1/2 Hispanic

Occupation: Guerrison Senior High School Student (Class of 2003)

Family: Suzanne Rothschild (Mother), Unnamed father (Deceased)

First appearance: Problem Child #230 - “War Buddy”

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Suzanne Rothschild

Full name: Suzanne Paula Rothschild

Maiden Name: Gutierrez

Gender: Female

Age: 37 (at death)

Date of Birth: March 21st, 1964

Ethnicity: Hispanic

Occupation: Co-Director at Survivor Support Shelter (1999-2001)

Family: Theodore Rothschild (Son), Unnamed husband (Deceased)

First appearance: Problem Child #243 - “Corroborating Witness”


 

Story Locations

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LeTrompé

Country: United States of America

State: Vermont

Population: 21,397 (2010 Census), 2019 Estimate: 21,519

Home of: Amber Bailey, Sandra Bailey, Scott Bailey, Paul Quarter, Daisy Carmichael, Ricky Gustav, Dylan Finn, Jodie Finn-Gustav

Local Landmarks: Bailey Communications, Quarter’s Diner

Schools: Fine Fields Elementary School, LeTrompé Middle School, Hillcrest High School, St. Isaac Catholic School

 
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Guerrison

Country: United States of America

State: Pennsylvania

Population: 51,209 (2010 Census), 2019 Estimate: 51,612

Home of: Murdoch, Alexandra Avis (2001-2004), Teddy Rothschild

Local Landmarks: Survivor Support Shelter

Schools: Quaker High School

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Celastrus

Country: United States of America

State: Connecticut

Population: 755,339 (2010 Census), 2019 Estimate: 755,152

Home of: Stephen Bailey, Beatrice Bailey

Local Landmarks: Schwartz & Bailey Fabrications HQ

Schools: Goldenrod Academy

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Anathi

Country: Kibeech

Population: 918,721 (2010 Census), 2019 Estimate: 944,253

Home of: Tony Zoose

Local Landmarks: Jupiter Media HQ