The main characters of the "Police Academy" movies are Carey Mahoney, Moses Hightower, Eugene Tackleberry and Larvell Jones. Tackleberry is the only character to appear in all seven movies in the series.
For the first four "Policy Academy" movies, the lead character was Carey Mahoney, played by Steve Guttenberg. After Guttenberg chose to leave the series, the franchise shifted focus to the rest of the cast. One of the breakout characters of the series was Larvell Jones, played by Michael Winslow, known for making bizarre sound effects with his voice. Other notable characters in the series include Moses Hightower, played by Bubba Smith, and Debbie Callahan, played by Leslie Easterbrook.