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Richard Watterson





Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Moobus Gelatinous (by Gumball in "The Tape"), Dad (by Gumball, Anais, and occasionally Darwin), Mr. Dad (only by Darwin)
Species: Dog (prototype)
Rabbit (final concept)
Age: late 30s or 40s
Friends: Cartax
Enemies: Gaylord Robinson, Louie (formerly), Marvin Finklehimer, and Mr. Rex
Relatives: Nicole (wife)

Gumball (son)
Darwin (adoptive son)
Anais (daughter)
Granny Jojo (mother)
Frankie (father)
Louie (step-father)

Occupation: Pizza deliverer (formerly), unemployed
First Appearance: "The Responsible"
Voice: Dan Russell
Gallery Quotes
Color Scheme

Light ceriseish gray


White Grayish brown Brown

eye nose

Pale, light grayish amaranth


Richard Watterson is one of the main characters in The Amazing World of Gumball. He serves the role of the father in the Watterson family. Unlike the traditional father, however, Richard is not wise, nor is he a good role model for his children in any way. Despite his misguided advice and uncouth mannerisms, Richard has good intentions and loves his family all the same. Though he has mentioned that Darwin is his favorite, he has denied it to avoid anyone's feelings getting hurt, calling Darwin his favorite fish instead.


Richard has a similar appearance to his daughter Anais. They are both pink rabbits, but whereas Anais is very small, Richard is extremely obese. He has short, black whiskers on both sides of his face and unusually long eyelashes.

Even though he is unemployed, Richard is almost always seen wearing a work uniform; this consists of a buttoned-up white polo shirt, light brown pants and a clip-on tie. His lower torso is big enough to cast a shadow on the upper area of his leg. As his wife and son, Richard goes around barefoot. Oddly, though, when he is in his sleepwear, he wears brown slippers. He also wears a brown sleep robe. His tongue is red.

In Season 2, his appearance changes slightly. The shadow under his belly becomes much lighter, his eyes and overall body become a little rounder, and like Anais his ears are shorter than they were in Season 1. Also, his tongue was changed from red to light pink, and the inside of his mouth is pink as well, as his son, Gumball, and has a pink nose, as his wife, Nicole. Also, he is a lighter pink than the last season, and his down fang's teeth are shown when he is talking, but in Season 1, his down fang's teeth are shown just when he yells.

In Season 3, Richard's eyes are permanently round like the rest of his family. However, he can sometimes be seen with his regular oval eyes. As of "The Kids," it is revealed that Richard has ice blue eyes.


Richard is the father figure in the Watterson family but doesn't seem to possess any responsibility or common sense. He is very childlike and lazy and is not a good role model for his children either. However, Richard genuinely loves his family, and has good intentions, despite his severe lack of intelligence and maturity as seen especially in "The Prank" and "The Authority."

Richard has been shown, however, to be clever enough to get himself out of doing chores.

He also greatly enjoys eating, especially when it comes to sausages. As a result, he is overweight. His obsession with food can sometimes be his undoing, such as when he was supposed to help his wife in "The Spoon," but he ends up licking a sausage on the floor instead. He can also sense when there is toast nearby, as seen in "The Recipe." Due to his continuous hunger, he gained an instinctive-like nature, as seen in the "The Game" and many other episodes, where he runs toward any food he sees.

Richard is very childlike and has been seen exhibiting childish behaviors in several episodes. His tactics include believing ghosts, joining in some of Gumball's misadventures, believing in Santa, and many others. He also has a very hypocritical sense of humor. He enjoys pulling pranks and laughing at people, but hates it when others prank or laugh at him, saying that "it's only funny when it happens to someone else."

The motive for Richard's personality was shown in "The Authority," where it was revealed that Granny Jojo sheltered Richard his entire life, leading him to grow up as an unintelligent and lazy person. In "The Man," it was revealed that Richard's father walked out on him when he was young, claiming he was going out to buy some milk. Richard still believed it out of denial, even into his adult life.


Richard is unbelievably skillful at being lazy. He was given the title of "The Laziest Person In Elmore" since 1983, beating the former laziest person, Lazy Larry.

Richard is also slightly skillful (though fails in comparison to Nicole) at martial arts, can run very fast despite his weight, and can speak Spanish as shown in "The Remote."

Richard appears to be quite handy, as shown in "The Car," when he rebuilt the Robinson's car, albeit leaving it extremely fragile, and is seen using tools frequently in the show.

Richard is also shown to be a terrible driver in "The End," when Richard had trouble driving the car off, as he did not disengage the handbrake. After disengaging the handbrake (with the help of Gumball), he set the gear to reverse, hence crashing into the Robinsons' Car. When he finally set the car to the correct gear (with the help of Gumball again), he crashed again. In "The Bumpkin," Richard went every other place in Elmore but Idaho's house in an emergency.

In "The Man," Richard is shown to be able to play the guitar, as in the flashback, when he plays a serenade to Nicole.

Richard is shown, that, despite his weight, he is significantly strong. This is shown in "The Prank," when he was able to break through their house walls, despite breaking a few ribs, yet, somehow endured it. This was seen again in "The Remote," where he was able to rip the door to their station wagon's driver seat right off its hinges. It happens again in "The Flakers," when he broke the bathroom mirror just by doing nothing more than throwing a bar of soap at it, and once more in "The Return," when he broke several windows just by punching them with presumably little or no effort.


Throughout the series, various clues regarding Richard's age have been given.

  • In "The Wand," it was shown that when he was around twelve years old ("When I was a boy, about your age...", he said to Gumball), his belief in magic was crushed, causing him to scream for fifteen years. The flashbacks of the screaming ended with his and Nicole's wedding, which is assumed to be at 27 years of age.
  • In "The Ape," in the flashbacks of Miss Simian calling Nicole a "loser," Richard was not screaming during the wedding (which was also the ending scene in that flashback), reinforcing that he stopped screaming at around age 27.
  • Finally, in "The Party," Richard stated that "...20 years later, we're still married," when he was giving Gumball advice on how to find dates. That, combined with the previous clues, means that Richard should be around 47 years of age. This can also mean that Nicole is the same age because she was in the same grade as him.

It is possible, however, that this is simply inconsistency on the writer's side, or Richard being bad at estimating.


Main article: Richard Watterson/Relationships

Episode Appearances

Voice Actors

  • Dan Russell (US/UK/NZ/AUS/CAN)
  • Mino Caprio (Italy)
  • Tony Beck (France)
  • Yoshinori Muto (Japan)
  • José Padilla (Spain)
  • Benjamín Rivera (Latin America)
  • Duda Espinoza (Brazil)
  • Tony Aad (Middle East, Seasons 1 and 2 until "The Tape")
  • Fouad Shams (Middle East, Season 2-present, starting with "The Plan")
  • Kutay Kırşehirlioğlu (Turkey, Seasons 1, 2, and 3)
  • Hakan Altuntaş (Turkey, Season 4-present)
  • Michael Iwannek (Germany)
  • Gabor Seder (Hungary, Season 1)
  • Janos Hada (Hungary, Season 2)
  • Liu Jie (Taiwan)
  • Bang Seong-jun (South Korea)
  • Neculai Predica (Romania)
  • Cezary Kwieciński (Poland)
  • Eldad Prives (Israel)


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The quotes for Richard Watterson can be found here.


  • He was originally a skinny blue dog but was later changed to a fat pink rabbit for unknown reasons.
  • He is incapable of keeping a job. As seen in "The Job," Richard maintaining a job causes the universe to be destroyed.
  • He has a spot on the right side of his waist that Gumball likes to poke while he is asleep.
  • He can grow a mustache through sheer force of will as revealed in "The Refund."
  • He is a pacifist, as revealed in "The Refund," when he was talking to the store manager.
  • He accidentally admitted that he likes Darwin more than his biological children in "The Goons."
  • He has been featured in the promo video The Amazing World of Gumball - Season 2 Sizzle, singing along to the show's opening theme.
  • He can speak Spanish as revealed in "The Remote."
  • He was based on Ben Bocquelet's father, Richard Bocquelet.
  • He graduated sometime in the 1980's, further solidifying the fact that he is in his forties.
  • He is aware of his obesity and unhealthiness, as seen in "The Mustache."
  • According to this website, Richard's height is 6"4 (195 cm).
  • He has a special song that he sings or hums when doing menial tasks, most notably when bathing.
  • In "The Treasure," it is revealed that the reason for the Watterson family's financial trouble is that Richard spent all of the family's savings on a star, which later died.
  • As revealed in "The Authority," his dumb personality comes from his mother's poor parenting.
  • As seen in "The Return," he sees things differently - when he remembered he left the kids in the ball pit, his memory shows the kids differently.
  • He thinks zebras are mythical creatures
  • As shown in "The Traitor" has his own biology

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