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Holden Dippledorf

Holden Dippledorf is a recurring character in Liv and Maddie and the Rooney Family's neighbor. He had a crush on Liv Rooney in 3rd Grade, and Holden still liked her. His mother has a dispute with Karen Rooney.

In the episode Prom-A-Rooney, Andie (Liv's best friend) asks Holden (just as Liv was about to), to the prom, and of course, Holden says yes. Though Liv likes Holden she pretends to be excited for Andie, even though inside she's heartbroken.

Their relationship continued through episodes Band-A-Rooney to Triangle-A-Rooney. He and Liv became a couple in Coach-A-Rooney until their break up in Scoop-A-Rooney.

Holden is portrayed by Jordan Fisher.


Not much is known about Holden but in the 3rd Grade, he was fairly mischievous in that he stole Liv's Goodbye Puppy pen (Because he liked her). It's shown many times that Holden is very honest towards others such that he does not like to lie on TV.



In Neighbors-A-Rooney, Holden arrives at the Rooney House looking for his mother's giraffe statue that the Rooney's had stolen. Before showing up in Neighbors-A-Rooney, he went to a boarding school.

Physical appearance

Holden has curly dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Liv describes him as cuool (a mixture of cute and cool) when she was talking to Willow because she didn't want Willow to know that she liked Holden yet.

Strengths and Weaknesses


Holden can sing and play the piano and guitar. He is also a good actor although, he admits that he wasn't acting when he was rehearsing lines with Liv.


Liv is his weakness as he said that he could never be mad at her. He is also incapable of lying. Because of this, it's hard for him to tell the truth without hurting others' feelings, and ends up having to when under pressure.


Liv Rooney

(Close Friend / Ex-Girlfriend / Possible Future Girlfriend)

Holden had a crush on Liv in the 3rd Grade. They were originally enemies due to Liv holding a grudge on him for taking her Goodbye Puppy pen, but they grew closer, and eventually developed feelings for each other. He felt something more between him and Liv, but since he was not aware if she felt the same, he soon started dating Andie in Prom-A-Rooney. Liv was heartbroken as she lost her chance with him and it was difficult for her to be around him, due to her strong feelings for him. She even wrote a song called "True Love" about him, regarding how she lost her chance to be with him.

Soon, Holden came to realize that the more time he was spending with Andie, the more it made him realize his true feelings for Liv. In Triangle-A-Rooney, Holden and Liv's feelings became more clear, as they both came close to sharing their first kiss while singing True Love together, but were interrupted and caught by Willow. Holden then admits his true feelings for Liv and she admits hers in return but says to him that they can't date as it would only further hurt Andie's feelings. Both Liv and Holden are heartbroken of the situation, proving how strong their feelings are to each other. They become a couple in Coach-A-Rooney as Andie says it would be fine if they were dating. The two break up in Scoop-A-Rooney after Liv lies about not having a boyfriend, which causes Holden to become upset with her, causing him to break up with her. (See: Liv and Holden (relationship).

Andie Bustamante

(Close Friend / Ex-Girlfriend / Bandmate)

Holden and Andie went to prom together in Prom-A-Rooney and they started dating in that episode. They broke up in Triangle-A-Rooney because he realized he didn't share her interests in motor-sports, and other automotive-related subjects. Andie finally accepted that, and later encouraged Liv to go out with Holden.

Josh Willcox


Holden and Josh met in Co-Star-A-Rooney when they both auditioned to be Liv's love interest in Voltage. They were seen talking after Josh got the part and Holden didn't. Holden was okay that Josh got the part and it was assumed they were friends. The two are seen hanging out together in Scoop-A-Rooney, showing they have become friends. (See: Josh and Holden (relationship) for more information.)


Episode Appearances

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4


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