George's human owner is Ted Shackleford (The Man with the Yellow Hat), who tries to pay close attention to George, but mostly always loses concentration. George is generally a curious normal and adorable little monkey, but not normal when he gets up to things. George is always asking questions to Ted and his other friends.
George previously lived in Africa with his animal friends, until he followed The Man With The Yellow Hat which was Ted to New York City and Chicago where it was going to be his new home in the first film.
George is always very curious about many things as implied by his name, a trait, which helps George learn, but also often lands him in trouble, but soon in the future, will learn better and act well-behaved like his siblings. George has an impressive proficiency in visual art as well as a strong sense of natural beauty.
George is used as the teachable character in the series, and he is the one to whom new concepts are explained in detail by the other characters; the viewers learn the new concept along with George.
Throughout the series, George's adventures continue to evolve, as when he flew a kite to getting a kite string back in Curious George Flies a Kite.
A lot of times, George will have different outfits, or clothing based on the occasion, or event. In many episodes, he has a red cap. In the fall & winter, he has a red coat & winter hat.