Marvin Finklehimer




Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Also known as: Bert
Violet (alter-ego in "The Lady")
Species: Bean
Age: 80s ("The Watch")

90s ("The Faith")

Friends: The Senior Citizens, the Blue Elephant, Gary, Richard (as of "The Lady"), Gray Construction Man, Maria
Enemies: The Wattersons (sometimes)
Relatives: unnamed grandchildren unnamed children
First Appearance: "The Responsible"
Voice: Dan Russell
Color Scheme
Skin Hat Gums other
Marvin "Bert" Finklehimer is a supporting character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is an elderly man who is occasionally seen around Elmore.


He is a short, round, and red being. He wears a little brown hat, and walks with a cane. He also has only three teeth and overly large eyes with brown pupils, and he is very wrinkly due to old age. His limbs are very flimsy and wavy, again, due to old age.


Marvin is a senior citizen who is usually seen with the rest of The Senior Citizens. He seems to be quite energetic for an old man, as he is seen teasing Anais with a biscuit in "The Responsible," but he is also quite frail, as most elderly people are. He can also be quite stubborn, as shown in "The Watch."

Marvin, being a Senior Citizen, suffers from lack of attention from younger generations due to the age of technology. This is evident in "The Intelligence," where he described technology preventing younger generations from listening to the stories of elders, in which he tried to prevent Gumball and Darwin from escaping to find the Internet.

Episode Appearances

Season 1

  • "The Responsible": He compliments Anais in the park and he believes that she is Gumball's pet, and teases her with a dog biscuit.
  • "The Debt": He does a tap dance for a talent show, and injures himself in the process.
  • "The End": He is in line.
  • "The Laziest": He is seen with the Senior Citizens.
  • "The Prank": He watches Richard with a bucket on his head.
  • "The Kiss": Gumball jumps into his arms out of happiness, which fixes his aching back, but Darwin also comes and slaps him on the back, which messes it up again.
  • "The Goons": He arrives in third place of the Dumb Race. He also runs over Gumball and Anais by accident, injuring them both.
  • "The Poltergeist": He is in the cinema.
  • "The Wand": He is seen in the movie theatre during Richard's flashback.

Season 2

  • "The Colossus": He is seen sitting down with The Senior Citizens during Hector's rampage.
  • "The Job": He is seen floating on his chair.
  • "The Words": He is seen in the background on one of Tobias' photos.
  • "Christmas": He is seen at the hospital.
  • "The Watch": His first major role and only antagonistic role. Gumball, Darwin, and Richard try to retrieve the family watch from him.
  • "The Bumpkin": He was seen driving a black car on the expressway.
  • "The Flakers": Gumball and Darwin believe that Richard runs him over on the street.
  • "The Pony": He appears walking with a bag with DVDs and bumps into Gumball and Darwin.
  • "The Tag": He is hit by a garbage bin, and his cane is knocked out of his hand.
  • "The Tape": He appears in one of Gumball's videotapes.
  • "The Finale": He watches Richard and Patrick fight, and later, he is seen with the angry crowd of Elmore citizens attacking the Wattersons during the end of the episode.

Season 3

Season 4

Season 5

  • "The Guy": He is one of Gumball's "Spot and Burn" targets.
  • "The Boredom": He is almost knocked down by the Doughnut Sheriff's car.
  • "The Choices": His younger self is seen protesting with Mr. Small.
  • "The Code": He is seen riding the bus.
  • "The Slide": He is seen leaving the hospital in a wheelchair.
  • "The Console": Anais attacks him at the park.
  • "The Ollie": He is among the people laughing at Gumball.
  • "The Cycle": He appears in the mall.
  • "The Diet": He watches Richard.
  • "The Heist": He appears in the bank.
  • "The Singing": He is given a handkerchief by Billy in his imagination.
  • "The Best": Carmen offers him a seat on the public bus, but is pushed by Gumball, causing his dentures to fly out the window.
  • "The Worst": He can be seen riding the public bus.
  • "The Nuisance": He appears at the town hall meeting and later has his cabinet moved by The Wattersons.
  • "The Line": He's one of the people racing to the first showing of Stellar Odyssey.

Season 6

Voice Actors

  • Dan Russell (US/UK)
  • Waldir Fiori † (Brazil, Season 1)
  • André Belizar (Brazil, Season 2 onwards)


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  • His first major role was in "The Watch."
  • In "The Debt," he was referred to as Bert, but in "The Watch," it was revealed that his real name is Marvin Finklehimer.
  • In "The Watch," Hank refers to Marvin as an octogenarian, meaning he is in his 80s.
  • In "The Intelligence," he mentions that he has grandchildren.

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The Wilsons TobiasJackieHarold
The Bananas Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
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The Jötunheims HectorMrs. Jötunheim
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