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Patrick Fitzgerald
Character Information
Gender: Male ♂
Species: Shape-shifting fairy (in his shell)
Friends: Hank, George, Mr. Cuddles, Goblin (formerly)
Enemies: Tobias, Gumball (at times), the Goblin
Relatives: Judith (wife), Penny (older daughter), Polly (younger daughter), Mr. Cuddles (pet), an unnamed mother, Leslie (nephew)
Occupation: Construction contractor
First Appearance: "The DVD"
Voice: Dan Russell

Patrick Fitzgerald is a recurring character in The Amazing World of Gumball. He is the father figure of the Fitzgeralds. Unlike Nicole, he did not approve of Gumball and Penny's relationship at first, until "The Shell."


Patrick greatly resembles his daughter, Penny, the only difference being that he is much larger and bulkier with more masculine features than his daughter, with large moose antlers. He also wears brown sandals with socks.

Unlike Penny, Patrick has never been shown without his shell, though it can be inferred he looks similar to his daughter.

In the storyboard for "The Date," his shell was thinner than the rest of his family, he had a mustache, and his legs were shorter.


Patrick is very protective of his family, especially Penny, and has a very serious demeanor. In "The Shell," the reasoning for his over-protectiveness is revealed to be due to the family's shape-shifting abilities. He believed that the world would perceive them as monsters without their shells. He correctly predicted that Penny was too unstable— she ended up going on a shape-shifting rampage throughout the town, changing into a progressively more monstrous form every time someone called her a monster.

He perceives Gumball to be a troublemaker when he first meets him, but after he saves Penny, he welcomes him, although he does still regularly find a reason to want to keep Gumball away from his daughter.

He owns and works at his own construction company, named Fitzgerald Co. Limited.

He appears to be a very fit person, as he is seen jogging in three episodes, and is also able to break Gumball's ukulele in "The Knights."

Episode appearances

Season 1

  • "The DVD": He appears in the pool in his backyard with Judith during the chase sequence.
  • "The Gi": He appears as his younger self bullying Richard in Nicole's flashback.
  • "The Date": His first speaking role. He appears at Mr. Cuddles' funeral.

Season 2

Season 3

  • "The Kids": He intimidates Gumball on the phone because of the latter's fluctuating voice. Later he shows up with Penny in his car.
  • "The Name": He is seen in Gumball's subconscious.
  • "The Law": He appears driving his car when the Donut Cop is on a driving rampage. He later reappears jogging through Elmore Park.
  • "The Shell": He tries to prevent Penny from seeing Gumball in fear of her revealing her true self. Later, he is seen watching Gumball and Penny kiss with approval.
  • "The Bros": He is seen along with the rest of his family (excluding Penny) watching his house burn down.
  • "The Butterfly": He is seen in line before Harold pushes him forward and accidentally knocks Sarah over.
  • "The Oracle": He is seen in the mall at the dad bench.
  • "The Spoiler": He is eavesdropping on Gumball and Penny's phone conversation.
  • "The Countdown": His antler is seen in an alternate timeline.

Season 4

Season 5

Season 6

Voice actors

  • Dan Russell (US/UK)
  • Ettore Zuim (Brazil, season 1)
  • Luiz Carlos Persy (Brazil, seasons 2–4)
  • Victor Posta (Hungary, season 1)
  • Gábor Sótonyi (Hungary, season 2)
  • Attila Vári (Hungary, season 3–present)
  • Gerardo Suárez (Latin Spanish, season 1–2)
  • Dafnis Fernández (Latin Spanish, season 3–present)


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  • His first name was revealed in "The Shell."
  • His first appearance is ironic because he appears before Penny does in the series.
  • In "The Kids," he says he has a set of skills in real estate. That could mean he has or used to have a job in real estate.

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Italicized characters are considered extremely minor
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Robinson family GaylordMargaretRocky
Fitzgerald family PennyPatrickJudithPollyMr. Cuddles (family pet)
Wilson family TobiasJackieHaroldRachel
Banana family Banana JoeBanana BarbaraBanana Bob
Rex family TinaMr. Rex
Keane family AlanDexterJessica
Jötunheim family HectorMrs. Jötunheim
Parham family FelicityBilly
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