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What about me makes you think that I am most people?

— Cyrus to Buffy in Shhh!

Cyrus Goodman is a main character on Andi Mack. He is one of Andi's best friends. Cyrus is the first Disney main character to come out as member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Cyrus is portrayed by Joshua Rush.

Personality

Cyrus is very supportive especially towards his friends, Andi and Buffy. He might not be the strongest or coolest boy in his school but he sure does stand up for his friends. He has an open mind and gives people the benefit of the doubt, as shown with TJ. Cyrus is proud of himself and who he is and doesn't try to be like any other people, as he tells Buffy in Shhh!. Cyrus can be a little bit clumsy at times as he often runs into glass doors.

Biography

Cyrus Goodman is a student at Jefferson Middle School and a friend of Andi Mack and Buffy Driscoll. Cyrus was the first person to see Bex's secret baby picture when he was going through Andi's stuff in the Andi Shack. In Shhh!, Cyrus started helping Jonah Beck's Space Otters Frisbee Team by providing them with sunblock, cool drinks and snacks to keep them refreshed.

Season 1

Since Andi told him and Buffy that she is the secret baby, Cyrus has been supportive and there to listen to Andi about the tension at home. In Dancing in the Dark, Cyrus tries to help Andi with the situation by telling his mom the secret. Since Cyrus's mom is a big gossip, she tells everyone in town about Andi's and Bex's secret. He says he did it to make it easier to Andi since telling each person would be very difficult for Andi. At Andi's party, Cyrus tries to introduce himself to Amber but realizes that Amber already knows him and Amber introduces Cyrus to her friend, Iris, who thinks Cyrus is cute. Cyrus is the one who won Andi and Bex when their parents return home during the party.

In It's Not About You, Cyrus is proud that he can now confidently talk with Jonah Beck. Jonah asks Cyrus to double date with him and Amber, and Iris. Cyrus reveals to Jonah that his parents are both shrinks who got divorced and married to two other shrinks. He also reveals that he is Jewish. Cyrus is excited to hang with Jonah and also to see Iris. He asks Andi for date advice and how to dress. Unfortunately, he embarrasses himself during the double date when he gets nauseous at the merry go round rides. He pukes in his shoe and walks back home in one shoe.

Cyrus gets concerned about being too girly when he receives a text from Jonah saying "U r girly!" in Terms of Embarrassment. He asks Buffy about it and Buffy tells him to calm down since there's nothing wrong with being girly. Cyrus enlists Buffy to help him look and act more manly in order to impress Jonah. Buffy teaches Cyrus sports talk, how to shake hands like a boy and even how to nod to Jonah. When ready, Buffy takes Cyrus to meet Jonah but he's still too nervous. Jonah notices Cyrus' new look and reveals that he likes his usual look. Then Cyrus aks Jonah why He thinks he's girly. It turns out Jonah meant to say he's gnarly but it autocorrected to girly. Cyrus is happy when Jonah says he's cool and he's relieved that he doesn't have to change himself to impress Jonah.

In "Home Away From Home", Cyrus and Jonah Beck are supposed to go on their second date with Amber and Iris but then Iris isn't responding to Cyrus' text. Cyrus assumes that Iris has dumped him. So, he asks Buffy to go with him as Iris replacement since he'd already bought the tickets. But agrees half-heartedly. On the day of the double-date, Jonah comes alone and tells Cyrus that Amber and Iris are doing their own thing together because they overhead that Cyrus has moved on to another girl. Cyrus explains why he's going with Buffy but Jonah reveals that Iris was just giving him the silent treatment; something she learned from Amber. With Amber and Iris out of the way, Cyrus blows Buffy off and asks her to leave so that it's just him and Jonah Beck for the date. That's what Amber would have wanted.

Cyrus and Jonah have a very fantastic date together during which Cyrus takes a lot of photos of himself and Jonah. They even buy matching jackets. Afterwards, Cyrus shows the photos to Buffy who is still disappointed that Cyrus blew her off for Jonah Beck. Buffy tries to force Cyrus to give her the jacket because he owes her for that but Cyrus refuses because he and Jonah have plans to wear the matching jackets together. Unfortunately, Jonah shows up without the jacket. Cyrus asks him why he didn't wear it and Jonah simply tells him he thought it was dorky. Cyrus is heartbroken. He gives the jacket to Buffy.

Cyrus makes a mark with The Good Hair Crew in "Were We Ever?" when they protest together against the unreasonable dress code. Despite being concerned of not getting to use his James Bond collection shirts and the picture day pose he'd planned, Cyrus helps Buffy and Andi run a successful protest.

Following the protest and the fallout between Andi and Jonah Beck, Cyrus feels bad that they now he can't interact with Jonah Beck as he used to. In "Best Surprise Ever", Cyrus still wants to be close to Jonah Beck but Andi wants a Jonah-free lifestyle. Cyrus even waves at Jonah against Andi's wishes. He says that he liked it better when they liked Jonah Beck. After leaving the diner, Amber tells Jonah that if Andi turns and looks back, she likes him, and not just as friend.

Cyrus turns and looks back at Jonah Beck, implying that he likes him. And not just as a friend.

Season 2

In Hey, Who Wants Pizza?, Cyrus introduces his girlfriend Iris to Buffy and Andi but he seems uncomfortable around her.

CyrusComingOut

Cyrus comes out to Buffy

Later, Cyrus and his friends are invited by Jonah Beck to the Space Otters Frisbee Team party during which, Jonah awards Cyrus the MVP of the team. After the party, Cyrus is excited to talk to Jonah but Jonah only wants to talk to Andi. Cyrus is disappointed. When alone with Buffy, Cyrus admits that he was jealous when he saw Jonah and Andi talking. Buffy asks him if he likes Andi but Cyrus denies it in a way that makes Buffy realize that Cyrus likes Jonah.

Cyrus then comes out to Buffy, revealing that he has a crush on Jonah Beck.

Buffy Supports Cyrus

Buffy listens and supports Cyrus

Cyrus, you've always been weird. But you're no different.

— Buffy to Cyrus, "Hey, Who Wants Pizza?"

He tells Buffy that he feels weird and different but Buffy tells him that he is not different. Buffy makes sure that Cyrus knows that she supports him and will always be there for him. They are both glad that Cyrus told Buffy about it. Next, Cyrus is now faced with some challenges. How is Cyrus going to tell Andi that they both have a crush on the same boy? And how is Cyrus going to break it to his new girlfriend, Iris, that he likes boys?


In Friends Like These, Iris asks Cyrus out on a date at her house while she's home alone. When Iris leans in for a kiss, Cyrus feels pressured to kiss. So, he gives her a quick awkward kiss on the lips. He apologizes to Iris for the horrible kiss. Iris tells him it will get better but Cyrus says it won't. He is not ready to tell her why he's not attracted to her. So, he walks out, leaving Iris confused. Later on, Cyrus confides with Buffy about the awkward kiss experience. Buffy promises him that it's going to be okay.

Iris runs into Cyrus at the annual Renaissance Faire in A Good Hair Day. They both have an equal passion for the Ren Faire but first, they must address the elephant in the room. Cyrus apologizes to her about the awkward kiss. And without the need to say much, Iris figures out that Cyrus only likes her as a friend. Iris understands. They agree to continue being friends, after which they have a lot of adventures together at the faire.

Cyrus is chosen to make videos for the school in Miniature Gulf. He chooses Jonah to be his camera man for the videos. Although he is at first excited to be the face of these videos he quickly becomes nervous. The videos do not go well as he is sweaty and jittery. To make himself feel better Cyrus goes to the park to swing. TJ joins him on the swings before being interrupted by Buffy and Cyrus it then asked to leave.

In the episode We Were Never Cyrus is stressing over his bar mitzvah. Firstly he has trouble finding room to fit all of his family in important ceremonies. Cyrus finished his invitation list by inviting TJ to his party. In the episode he reveals to TJ that Buffy's magic words are "You're right." Later on he goes suit shopping with Jonah where he tries on multiple different suits. He decides on a blue suit.

Cyrus celebrates his bar mitzvah in Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah! with his friends and family including his four shrink/doctor parents. After noticing how stressed Andi is about Jonah Beck, Cyrus finally comes out to Andi. He tells Andi that he knows how she feels because he likes Jonah Beck too. At a fortune teller booth, the fortune teller tells Cyrus that he will go to Ivy League but won't graduate. Later on, Cyrus continues to celebrate his big day while also helping Andi and Buffy with their issues.

In "A Walker to Remember", when TJ is benched from playing, Cyrus goes to cheer him up. He helps TJ come to terms with his learning disability. He also convinces TJ to tell his math teacher about his dyscalculia. This helps TJ get back in the team. However, this also compromises Cyrus' friendship with Buffy. Buffy confronts Cyrus for choosing to spend the time with her enemy instead of cheering for her during the game. Cyrus apologizes. But when Buffy gets suspended from the team for helping TJ cheat in homework, she learns that Cyrus is the one who taught TJ how to manipulate her. So, she tells Cyrus that he can't be friends with her if he's friends with TJ. Cyrus is faced with a tough decision - to choose between his best friend, Buffy or his new friend TJ.

Cyrus' fight with Buffy escalates in "Crime Scene: AndiShack!" when Buffy stops talking to him. Even though Cyrus says that he chooses Buffy, he doesn't deny that he will continue to be TJ's friend once Buffy is gone. They're forced to work together when Jonah asks them to help him in making pancakes for Space Otters fundraiser. Cyrus tries everything to get Buffy to talk to him but it's no use. When he can't take it anymore, he starts shouting asking Buffy to please say something, anything. He says that he can't handle the silence anymore. When Jonah finds them fighting, he gets a panic attack scare, forcing him to reveal to them about his panic attacks. They both sit down to help. Cyrus then reveals that he had a panic attack too the time that he met TJ at the swing set for the first time. After realizing that it was TJ who helped Cyrus through it, Buffy feels guilty. She forgives Cyrus and tells him that he can be friends with anyone he wants.

Relationships

The Good Hair Crew

Main Articles: The Good Hair Crew, Andi and Cyrus, and Buffy and Cyrus

Buffy and Andi are Cyrus's best friends, and he spends most of his time with them. He accepted to take the blame so Andi doesn't get in trouble for riding a motorbike. When he thought Andi's big change was having her first period, he acted supportive and didn't want to pressure Andi into talking about it if she wasn't ready or comfortable. When Buffy messed up during the relay race, Cyrus tried to advise her that winning isn't everything. He also thinks the trio should call themselves the Good Hair Crew.

Jonah Beck

Main Article: Cyrus and Jonah

Cyrus likes Jonah Beck and thinks he's pretty cool. He has been fascinated by Jonah Beck and trying to impress him for a long time. In "Hey, Who Wants Pizza?", he confirms to Buffy that he has a crush on Jonah Beck.

Iris

Main Article: Cyrus and Iris

Iris likes Cyrus. She is introduced to Cyrus by her friend, Amber. Cyrus and Iris realize that they have so much in common and are passionate about the same things. They date for a while and even share their first kiss. But deep down Cyrus knows that he is not attracted to girls. Cyrus and Iris decide to stop dating and agree to just be good friends.

TJ Kippen

Main Article: Cyrus and TJ

Cyrus meets TJ through Buffy, and even though TJ and Buffy can't stand each other, the two are able to create a friendly relationship. They both can relate and find comfort in each other as they both have stuff that they are having difficulties with without explicitly stating what their stuff contains.

Trivia

  • Cyrus is the first lead character on Disney Channel to come out as gay.
  • His parents are both psychiatrists who got divorced and married another set of psychiatrists.
  • Cyrus is Jewish and has celebrated his Bar mitzvah in the special episode "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!".
  • He's afraid of Amber.
  • He thinks Jonah Beck is cool and he has a crush on him.
  • His mother is a gossip and can't keep a secret.
  • He wants to call his clique with Andi and Buffy the "Good Hair Crew".
  • He gets motion sickness on the carousel ride.
  • He uses an inhaler as revealed in Dad Influence.
  • Cyrus reveals in the game "Andi's Mobile" that he sees something going on in TJ.
  • He has a song to sing on the swings and slide.
  • Cyrus is afraid to swing high.
  • Cyrus finally came out to Andi by saying he has a crush on Jonah Beck in season 2 episode 13, "Cyrus' Bash-Mitzvah!".
  • The episode, "Perfect Day 2.0" revealed that he's scared of bees.

Quotes

Yeah, totally. Yeah, full-throttle outlaw, kissing asphalt on my hog... those are all the biker words I know.

— Cyrus to Bex

Gallery

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