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Arthur Griffin
General Information
Gender: Male
Age: 60's
Hair Color: Gray
Eye Color: Blue
Birthday: 7 May 1951
Occupation(s): CEO, Executive, Businessman
Aliases: "Griff-Griff" (by Wayne-Wayne)
Family & Friends
Family: Mercedes Griffin (Daughter), Unnamed Wife
Friends: BTR boys (sometimes), Gustavo/Kelly (sometimes), Obdul, his assistants, Sam Selmart
Enemies: Martin Sharkus
Other Information
Interests: Money/Profits, Power/Being in charge, BTR music
Series Information
First appearance: Big Time Audition
Last appearance: Big Time Dreams
Portrayed By: Matt Riedy

Arthur Harold Griffin (born May 7, 1951[citation needed]) is Gustavo's serious and straight-forward boss, who likes being referred to by his surname. He is very demanding; he doesn't like giving in to anything, and he prefers things to go or to be done his way. Griffin could be considered similar to Gustavo; they are both very determined and driven and they both like reminding people that they're in charge. Griffin is also a little eccentric, slightly childish, with a cheery yet somewhat menacing sense of humour. It is debatable if he acts like an antagonist at times, since he seems to enjoy when drama erupts within the group. However, he is just doing his job and he does have the BTR boys' best interests at heart.

It is said that, before Griffin owned Rocque Records, Gustavo owned it. Apparently, Griffin bought the business after Gustavo's music became less and less popular. This caused Griffin to become Gustavo's boss. Due to Griffin's position above Gustavo, Griffin is feared by Gustavo, which Griffin takes advantage of by forcing Gustavo to do things his way.

Despite being a successful businessman, his instincts are sometimes way off ("Big Time Photo Shoot"). He has a beautiful, spoilt daughter named Mercedes, who he promoted to her new well-deserved position as his hit predicting advisor at Rocque Records after transitioning a chimp he works with, named Lolo, to missal defense at the end of the episode ("Big Time Demos"). He also owns numerous expensive properties, such as Ming Dynasty Vas Collection, sports cars, and a beach house in Malibu, and, as once stated, he can literally buy anything.

Griffin is also the CEO of the RCM/CBT Globalnet/Sanyoid Corporation, which originally manufactured foam cups. However, in Green Time Rush, he was under pressure from Katie to change to environmentally friendly paper recyclable cups. After his entire company crashes, he agrees and begins to sell more "green" cups. In Big Time Dreams, he reveals it’s his dream to become the number 1 CEO in the country, which he achieves this by the end of the series due to BTR stopping a CEO more powerful than him.


Season 1 (2010):[]

Season 2 (2011):[]

Season 3 (2012):[]

Season 4 (2013):[]



Gustavo and Griffin don't really see eye to eye on many issues. They argue a lot over things involving the business, Rocque Records. In the first season, it is shown that Gustavo fears Griffin due to the fact that Griffin is Gustavo's boss. In Big Time Love Song, Gustavo is hurriedly making a slow love song for Griffin. In Big Time Bad Boy, it is revealed that Griffin bought Rocque Records from Gustavo once Gustavo's music started getting less popular. Gustavo's confession reveals a little of why Gustavo fears Griffin. In season 2 and season 3, Gustavo gains a lot more courage around Griffin. He still obeys him, but he doesn't fear him as much as he used to. In Big Time Photo Shoot, Gustavo argues with the idea of Griffin being in charge of the photoshoot. Also in Big Time Returns, Gustavo isn't afraid to share his opinion on what should be the hit song for Big Time Rush.


Kelly and Griffin's relationship is a little confusing. They don't interact often, but they don't seem to like each other. They rarely talk, and when they do, it involves business. Just like Gustavo, Kelly does start out fearing Griffin a little bit. She does everything he says, but she can gain some confidence towards him when she wants to. In Big Time Concert, she and Gustavo yell at Griffin for cancelling the concert. They both make him promise to never do what he did to Big Time Rush.

The Band-[]

The boys don't seem to be huge fans of Griffin. In Big Time Reality, they didn't like his idea about the reality show. They usually don't agree with his ideas, but they do respect him as the CEO. Just like Gustavo and Kelly, they obey most of his commands.


Mercedes is the daughter of Griffin. Her first appearance is in Big Time Demos where she pretends to be the picker of demos for Griffin's bands. It is revealed that she and Griffin aren't very close when she says that she thinks Griffin likes "the chimp" better than her. They may have gotten closer after Griffin hired her to be the new demo chooser.

Katie Knight-[]

In Green Time Rush she tries to get him to switch from using foam cups to using paper cups. In Big Time Pranks II they compete in the adults vs kids prank war. In Big Time Tests, Katie along with Kelly and Gusto test products for him. In the episode Big Time Decision, Griffin puts Katie in charge of Roque Records in which she makes about 5 million dollars.


  • Griffin was seen singing the BTR Theme in Big Time Reality.
  • In Big Time Songwriters, it was revealed that Griffin may lift weights, as evident by his very large muscles. This may be a reference to how his actor Matt Riedy is actually a champion bodybuilder in real life, which is quite inspiring for someone his age.
  • In Big Time Beach Party, it is revealed through conversation that he has a clone.
  • In Big Time Bad Boy, he said he would let all four of the boys date his daughter, Mercedes, and in Big Time Demos, all of the boys date Mercedes except James, because Mercedes states that she doesn't date people who are better looking than she is.
  • In Big Time Surprise, it is revealed that he has a micro-chip implanted in his head.
  • Similar to some other characters, he often pops up out of nowhere, scaring those around him.
  • According to Big Time Bonus, he likes to bathe in freshly-squeezed orange juice to "keep the goblins away".
  • He has a pet Liger (combination of lion and tiger). [Big Time Audition]
  • He is obsessed with the warmth of his pants and has his assistant frequently change them fresh from the dryer. [Big Time Audition]
  • He doesn’t like Mac ‘N’ Cheese. [Big Time Dreams]