Rick Sanchez Rick and Morty Season 3 is the co-eponymous main character and leading protagonist of the show. He is a genius scientist whose alcoholism and reckless, nihilistic behavior are a source of concern for his daughter’s family, as well as the safety of their son, Morty. He is voiced by Justin Roiland.
Not much is known about Rick’s life before his current state seen in the show except for a few things that have been vaguely mentioned in the series. It has been mentioned multiple times that Rick has been absent from the family for at least fourteen years and it wasn’t until one year before the events of “Something Ricked This Way Comes” when Rick finally returned to the Smith house on January 15th. The reason for his absence is unknown to the rest of the family.
In the Pilot episode, Rick told Beth that he loved the eggs that she made him and that her mother would have loved them too if she were still there. In the episode Rick Potion #9, it is revealed that Rick has a very pessimistic worldview, informing Morty that love is “just a chemical reaction that compels animals to breed”, advising him not to continue the cycle of love, marriage and heartbreak that he had to go through and that his parents would likely go through, encouraging him to direct his energy towards science. This could imply that the woman he married before is either divorced and/or deceased as of now. In the same episode, he and Morty leave their original dimension (Dimension C-137) in favour of the one they currently reside in.
In the episode Get Schwifty, it was revealed that when Rick was somewhere in his college years or in his 20’s, he, Birdperson, and Squanchy were in a rock band called “The Flesh Curtains”.
Rick is 60 years old and currently resides in his room in the Smith house. In the garage, he works on his inventions and scientific formulas and tests them out, traveling to other dimensions, building various robots and devices, and causing general mayhem in different parts of the universe
In the episode “The Wedding Squanchers”, Rick willingly turned himself over to the Galactic Federation and was sent to one of their maximum security prisons. He currently resides there, with little chance of bail, parole or escape.