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This article is about the character. You may be looking for the Darwin's Yearbook episode.

Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Clay ball
Age: 12
Friends: Tobias, Gumball, Darwin, Anton (possibly), and Bobert (possibly)
Enemies: Tina, Jamie, Miss Simian
Relatives: An unnamed mother and an unnamed father
First Appearance: The early reel (prototype)

"The Third" (final concept)

Voice: Rupert Degas (season 1)

Maxwell Cazier (season 2 onwards)

Color Scheme
Clay Mouth eye other

Clayton is a recurring character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is one of the various students in Miss Simian's class at Elmore Junior High.


Clayton is a living ball made of red clay, with big purple clay lips, and eyes made from white and black clay. In season 2, Clayton is given thick eyebrows, his clay is more fixed, and the inside of his mouth is pink.


Clayton enjoys telling fantastic stories about his life to impress his friends, but most of these stories are either completely false, or grossly exaggerated.

Clayton also seems to be very lonely; it is implied that before the events of "The Skull," Clayton did not have many friends, and that motivates him to befriend Gumball and Darwin despite their hesitance. Clayton befriends them by lying to them (by which the brothers are later upset); he uses this same tactic on Tobias to gain his trust in "The Move."

In "The Move," Clayton reveals that he finds himself boring and socially awkward and that is why he has a tendency to lie often. In order to find someone to call a friend, he finds it necessary to change who he is.


Clayton can morph into different shapes and can also disguise himself as any person he wants. He also has the ability to mimic the voice of the person he shapeshifts into.

Episode appearances


Season 1

  • "The Third"': He is seen sitting next to Bobert in the cafeteria. He is also seen again at the gym while Miss Simian says they are playing Trust Ball.
  • "The Dress": He is stricken with Gumball, and attempts to help "her" get across a puddle by changing into a bridge, before Tina steps on him.
  • "The Pressure": He is seen sitting next to Bobert at lunch the same way he was in the episode "The Third."
  • "The Ghost": He can be seen fleeing from Carrie (in Gumball's body).
  • The Gi”: He laughs at Gumball and Darwin.
  • "The Party": He is seen attending Rachel's party.
  • "The Robot": He is seen in the lunch room.
  • "The Picnic": He is seen with the rest of Miss Simian's class on the field trip.
  • "The Mustache": He is in gym class.
  • "The Curse": He is in a picture.
  • "The Fight": He is seen cheering on Gumball and Tina's fight. Later, he is seen sitting next to Juke at the cafeteria when Tina crashes at him.

Season 2

  • "The Flower": He briefly appears in the class photo.
  • "The Banana": He gets smashed in the face with the door when Gumball and Darwin are rushing to Banana Joe's locker.
  • "The Apology": He cheers on Gumball and Darwin's fight.
  • "The Skull": This marks his first major role. He becomes friends with Gumball and Darwin, but must stop lying to maintain it. He also disguises himself as Gumball, Darwin, Principal Brown, and Banana Joe.
  • "The Tape": He appears in one of Gumball's videotapes.

Season 3

  • "The Joy": He is one of the victims of the Joy virus.
  • "The Recipe": He greets Anton in the school hallway.
  • "The Move": His second major role. Gumball and Darwin try to teach him not to lie, with great difficulty.
  • "The Safety": He can briefly be seen on one of Darwin's surveillance monitors.

Season 4

  • "The Others": He can be seen talking to Bobert. Later, he shapeshifts into a horse to help Gumball and Darwin chase Clare.
  • "The Gift": He is eavesdropping on Gumball and Darwin, along with a lot of other students.
  • "The Comic": He is in the hallway, singing LaserHeart's theme song.
  • "The Hug": He is at his locker.
  • "The Advice": He is in the hallway, lying on the floor.
  • "The Love": He is one of the people in the "What is Love?" segment.
  • "The Bus": He is seen on the school bus.

Season 5

Season 6

  • "The Lady": He is at the mall.
  • "The Cage": He appears on the shelf in Mr. Corneille's office as a trophy.
  • "The Anybody": His third major role. He begins turning into other people because he finds his life boring.
  • "The Pact": He is on the bus and is shocked when Principal Brown boards it. He then stops Principal Brown from sitting next to him, and later listens to him accidentally reveal his pact with Gumball over the intercom.
  • "The Spinoffs": He appears during the Everyday Heroes segment.
  • "The Awareness": He is on the bus.
  • "The Inquisition": He is in the hallway.

Darwin's Yearbook

The Gumball Chronicles

Scrapped appearance

Voice actors

  • Rupert Degas (US/UK, season 1)
  • Max Cazier (US/UK, season 2 onwards)
  • Wirley Contaifer (Brazil, seasons 1–3)
  • Maxime Donnay (France)
  • Takuya Sato (Japan)


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Clayton: I could build you a bridge!
Tina: [Steps on Clayton] No!

—From "The Dress"

I'm having the time of my life!

—From "The Party"

Clayton: Why don't you just wet your hair, and say you had a shower?
Darwin: Isn't that lying?
Clayton: I prefer to call it creative truth.

—From "The Skull"

Gumball: What is this "finger-touch heart-disintegrating move" nonsense?
Clayton: What-it's true! I saw it on TV.

—From "The Move"

Clayton: Well. After school, I'm gonna go pirate hunting with the president of the solar system in an underwater theme park where-
Darwin: Okay! Okay. Let's just try and take out half the things that aren't true.
Clayton: Okay. After school, I'm going hunting in a theme park with the president-
Gumball: Wow. Even your half-truths are full of absolute bunk.

—From "The Move"

You're right! I guess being someone is good enough. I don't need to lie anymore. [Hugs Gumball] Thanks dudes!

—From "The Move"

Clayton: I've got a contagious rash on me-
Gumball: WHOA whoa whoa-alright! I'd like to skip this one, thank you very much.

—From "The Move"

Clayton: You can't just frame Jamie for knocking out Tobias."
Jamie: WHAT!? You were gonna frame me for knocking out Tobias?

—From "The Move"

Alan: [Talks back to fourth wall] You see, people are a lot like pawns in a chess game, and you need to know how to influence them.
[Scene cuts to Alan, outside with Clayton]
Clayton: Hey, you're right! It's a great idea! You should apply!
Alan: What? Little ol' me? But, I'm just a simple country boy from the sticks. Now, what would I know about them there politics?
Clayton: Nah, you'd make a great school president.
Alan: [Talking back to fourth wall] The best way to achieve your goal is to make people think it was their idea.
Clayton: Uh, who are you talking to?
Alan: [Back to Clayton] That is not something you need to worry about.
Clayton: Okay!
[Alan picks up Clayton]
Clayton: Well, all I was saying is that you would make a great school president, Alan!

—From "The Vision"


  • Clayton's animation resembles Claymation, a reference to the fact that he is clay.
  • Clayton's voice changed frequently in season 1. In "The Party," he has a more feminine voice, and more of an accent in "The Dress." In season 2, he has a different voice altogether.
  • He seems to suffer from mythomania, a behavior in which the victim has the incapacity to talk about past events without nonsensical lies (not be confused with the incapacity to remember past events).
  • He has a glandular problem which makes his liver, and consequently his mouth, smell of burnt tires and hummus. This occurs when he is near a girl.
  • Clayton knows a karate move that targets the opponent's pressure points, knocking them out for a short while. This was first used on Tobias.
  • He had no individual speaking roles in season 4.

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