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Arwin Hochauser
Arwin Hawkhouser.jpg
Arwin in his promotional picture
Character Statistics
Gender: Male
Age Group: 34
Nickname: The Engineer
The Hawk (self-given)
Nose-picker (High School)
Klutz (High School)
Lives In: Apartment
Cousin: Milos Hochakopolis
Crush: Carey Martin
Mother: Unnamed Mother
Pets: A Big Spider who was killed by Zack
Friends: Cody Martin
Zack Martin
London Tipton
Maddie Fitzpatrick
Works: Tipton Hotel's engineer
Production Info
Portrayed by: Brian Stepanek
First Appearance: "The Prince & The Plunger"[SLOZAC]
"It's All Greek To Me"[SLOD]
Last Appearance: "Mr. Tipton Comes To Visit"[SLOZAC]
"Graduation on Deck"[SLOD]

Arwin Quentin Hochauser is a recurring character in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. He is The Tipton Hotel's engineer and resided in the hotel. The character is portrayed by Brian Stepanek, who also played Brian in Brian O'Brian. He became favored among the series viewers which led to spin-off plans for the character, which unfortunately fell through.


Early Life

Arwin was born in 1972. He used to live with his mother his whole life, until his mother got married and moved out in The Arwin That Came to Dinner. At one point in his life, he was a professional bowler, until one day in 1989, when he accidentally lost the ball on his back swing, and hit his mother on the head. 

At around December of 1997, Arwin started his job at the Tipton hotel, when London Tipton was only seven years old.  

The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Arwin is introduced as a crazy inventor who works as an engineer for The Tipton Hotel and holds his socks up with duct tape. He has a crush on Carey Martin, as shown in many episodes but is afraid to act upon it. He hates carrots and is allergic to horses, as shown in Free Tippy. In the episodes: Kisses & Basketball, Bowling, and Going for the Gold, Carey kisses him, and he immediately faints after this happens. It is also shown that he has a picture of Carey in his office that lights up when he claps his hands (Zack noticed this), as well as a cardboard cutout of her. 

He also is known for being obsessed with his mother (and is very loyal); he lived with her for his whole life until she was married and moved out as shown in, The Arwin That Came to Dinner. This gets quite annoying for Carey and the boys. Arwin is considered childlike by many characters in the show; he enjoys picture books, sleeps with a sock monkey, and eats his childhood foods packed by his mother (such as snickerdoodles and macaroni and cheese). However, Arwin is much loved by Zack and Cody.

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The Suite Life on Deck

Arwin has been seen in The Suite Life on Deck via video chat, giving the boys some information about his Greek cousin, Milos (also played by Brian Stepanek). He has made a comeback in the episode where he creates a robot named Cal who makes her own invention which is typical from all of his weird inventions in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Its also revealed in A London Carol that he started working at the hotel in the nineties when London was seven.

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He has made a comeback in the episode where he creates a robot named Cal who makes her own invention which is typical from all of his weird inventions in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Despite being extremely childish, Arwin seems to have a very high IQ and is well adapted in many fields of science (particularly mechanics and engineering), although most of his inventions malfunction and wreak havoc. In his first appearance (The Prince & The Plunger) Arwin is seen having made two robots. Later, he removes all the violence from the twins game using one of his hackers. It is hinted in The Ghost of Suite 613 he has some knowledge of holograms. Also in this episode, he is responsible for all the pranks, using electronics and robotics.

In the episode Arwinstein, he made a nearly perfect robot duplicate of himself with one a few minor glitches. Arwin is able to make perfect and powerful laser in the episode: Rock Star in the House. He also makes an animatronic pair of arms to help Cody with his job, it works until Cody breaks the switch then it goes haywire.
His knowledge with chemistry is quite bad, in the episode: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Hotel he makes highly unstable glue compound that later explodes. In the episode: Election, Arwin makes a fully working Jet-pack for Cody. This is one of the experiments that even works. Occasionally Arwin makes revolutionary technology like in The Suite Smell of Excess where he makes a "Parallel Universaliser."

Arwin has never shown any knowledge in biology although he hinted he knew about hawks. If Arwin was not so childish he may have been a rich professor at a well-known university.

Spin-Off Plans

A spin-off television series was planned about him, where he goes to live with his sister to help her take care of her children. The series name ideas consisted of Arwin! and Housebroken. It was, however, never picked up. The pilot episode can be seen on YouTube.


  • It's a common misconception that Arwin's last name, Hochauser is spelled as Hawkhauser.


- He doesn't smoke