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Dad is Dexter and Dee Dee's blond-haired father and is a stereotypical husband and head of the household, falling directly above his wife in authority. He is voiced by Jeff Bennett.

Appearance

Dad is tall, hairy, and somewhat muscular, with a bit of a gut. He wears glasses and has blonde hair. He is usually seen in a white polo shirt, a striped tie, and brown dress pants. As a baby, he still has blond hair and wears glasses, but wears a striped shirt, wears a diaper and is a troublemaker.

When "Dexter's Laboratory" production was converted from Hanna-Barbera to Cartoon Network Studios, Dexter's Dad's appearance changed the most drastically out of any other character. In Season 3 and 4, Mr. Dad's head is big on the top, but shrinks into a small body, rendering his head in the shape of an isosceles triangle, depending on the direction he's facing.

Personality

Loves bowling, golf, fishing, and has an unnatural affinity for his wife's muffins, of which she can expertly create (according to him, the muffins are the reason he married Mom, though this may have been a spur-of-the-moment remark, since he desperately wanted the muffins at the time). Dee Dee's traits inherited from Dad include his cluelessness, naivete, high agility in sports, and blonde hair, though Dexter has inherited his need for glasses and obsession over petty things from him as well. In order to impress Dexter's classmates during "Bring Your Dad to School" day, he pretended that his career was that of an Evel Knievel-esque motorcycle stuntman, mentioning in passing that they wouldn't be too impressed if they found out he was a "boring old scientist." Like his wife, his real name has not been revealed and he is referred to as "dear," "honey," etc. As a baby, he was always a spoiled and rotten child, causing mischief and troublesome. Dee Dee definitely inherited his clueless curiosity- in The Muffin King, Dad runs around the kitchen pushing buttons and creating a mess while mom tries to make her muffins spurring her to yell at him very much like Dexter does to Dee Dee. Also in Sports A Poppin' Dexter mistakes Dad for Dee Dee as Dad yelled 'HI DEXTER' out of the blue exactly like Dee Dee does.

As shown in several episodes, such as "Better off Wet," Dexter's dad can be a bully, embarrassing and pulling childish pranks on his family for his own enjoyment. These often include pushing his family in the pool, and very manipulative behavior. He shows little attention towards the words that exit Dexter's mouth, such as in "Dexter's Lab," where he completely disregards Dexter's statement of taking care of a dog being too much responsibility by assuming that Dexter wants the dog, all the while completely ignoring Dexter's open lab located directly behind him.

His workplace may also be in an office as when Dee Dee takes pictures of him dressed as mom and she says "Wait till the boys at the office see these" in "The Muffin King."

The only thing close to being named was in the episode "Bad Cable Manners" where everyone refers to him as "Mr. Dexter's Dad."

Once tried to get his son into sports, but by episode's end it didn't work. He was once seen smoking a pipe in one episode. While his intelligence is far below that of Dexter's he sometimes gives good advice such as advising Dexter to get his glasses fixed after they were regarded as "cool." Dexter's father normally tends to show favoritism to Dee Dee for her athletic prowess, but will occasionally side with Dexter when facing a challenge between the sexes (such as the snowball war between Dee Dee and Dexter, which he treats as a life-and-death matter in which Dexter must avenge his father being hit with a snowball thrown by Dexter's mother back in college). Dad is also depicted as unreasonably hostile towards everybody when they interfere with a sports-related activity such as watching the "biggest golf match of the year" or breaking his bowling trophy.

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Trivia

  • Neither his first or last names were revealed during the series' run and the show's staff simply dubbed him "Dexter's Dad".
  • Out of all the characters in the show, Dad's newer design changes for seasons 3 and 4 were the most drastic of them all.
  • He has a rivalry with Windbear the same way Dexter does with Mandark.
  • In the episode "Folly Calls", it was revealed that he was bald and that his hair was really a wig.
  • His stupidity may have been passed down to Dee Dee.


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Characters
Main characters: Dexter / Number 12 / Action Dexter / Old Man DexterDee Dee / Old Gal Dee DeeMomDadMonkeyMajor GloryQuadraplex T-3000 ComputerDogMandark / Executive Mandark / Overlord Mandark / BraindarkOceanbirdWindbearDouglas E. Mordecai IIIKoosalagoopagoopPony Puff PrincessAction HankLee LeeMee MeePhillips LuzinskyQuackorPuppet Pals

Other characters: BadaxtraBoy Band VirusBuzzardCap'n AhabWet WillieCaptain of Chubby Cheese'sChubby HelpersCindyClawCrazy RobotDarbie CollectorsDetention WardenDodge Ball BulliesQuackor the FowlDoo DeeDynomutt X-90EarlEnergy ThiefFishing RivalsFishyGaryBecky & GwenGooey AliensGorkGym TeacherHuman Dissecting AliensHookochoIce Cream ManInter-Dimensional MonsterJeffJoJoLalavavaMajor Glory GangMaster ComputerMat ParallaxPrincipalMom's RivalMs. LPaper NinjasPerfect PonyPrison WardenRed-EyeThe RobberRude Dee DeeRude DexterShoe GnomesThe YardUltrabot 2000Ultrabot 4000 Observation UnitsYaniYani's wifeArnieBarney Rubble (cameo) • Betty Rubble (cameo) • Big Daddy FatBilly BloombergBlue Falcon (crossover) • CatCharlieChrisChubby CheeseComputressCreepy Eyed GirlCreepy Neighborhood BoyDick McMannDexter's FriendsDextaminaDextorDextor's parentsDynomutt (crossover) • Eccentric ManFergle O'ReillyGrandpaJimmy SmithJurassic PoochKatkaLisaLucky & PierreMailman MelMar-10, Fred and TinyMary WeatherMidgeMikeMiss WimpleMr. ChauMiss PimmerwikleNASANeighbor LadyNess MonsterOld Man McCowskyPhilian PoppyseedProfessor HawkProfessor Hawk's FansProfessor WilliamsReplacement SistersSanta ClausSoyen ChenSurfer BoyTalking DogTalking Dog's OwnerTattooTiki GodTimmyToshiTrevor WinkleMiss SalingerKoosalagoopagoop

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Broken Dreams Vault | Burrito Palace | Chubby Cheese's | Dad's Laboratory | Dance School | Dee Dee's Laborator] | Dexter's House | Dexter's Laboratory | Dextopia | Flowertopia | Genius Grove | Hall of Heroes | HANK HQ | Huber Elementary | Independence Mall | Koosland | Krunk's Room | Major Glory's Room | Mandark's House | Mandark's Laboratory | Mom's Laboratory | Muscular Arms | Pony Puff Place | Ship-A-Drome | State Prison | Suburbs | Tattoo's | The Sewer Beyond | The Yard | Trollbe Tooth Forest | Ultrabot's Laboratory | Valhallen's Room | Wong's Food to Go! | Library | Dee Dee's Room | Dexter Museum
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See also
Cartoon Network StudiosHanna-BarberaThe Powerpuff GirlsFoster's Home for Imaginary Friends
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