Brian Blessed (born October 9, 1936) is an English actor best known for his unique deep voice, eloquent wit, and yelling. He provides the voice of Santa Claus in the episodes "Christmas," "The Finale," and "The Future."  He is the first guest star on The Amazing World of Gumball.
- He starred as Sir Morris in The Big Knights, which Mic Graves also worked on.
- Blessed would also later star as Santa Claus in Sooty and Danger Mouse, both of which, like The Amazing World of Gumball, are British TV shows targeted towards children.
- Given that he has reprised his role as Prince Vultan from Flash Gordon in the Family Guy episode "Road to Germany" and that Family Guy airs on Adult Swim, he can be considered one of three actors of The Amazing World of Gumball to have also starred in an Adult Swim program (the two others being Terrell Ransom, Jr. and Rich Fulcher).
- He, Kerry Shale, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Warner, Togo Igawa, and Naoko Mori have starred in at least one episode of the BBC sci-fi drama series Doctor Who.
- He is the oldest voice actor that is still alive that has voiced a character in Gumball.