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The Captain
Cap'n Crook
Vital Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Nationality American
Height 5"6 ft.
Hair Color: Gray (early 70s)
Body type: Lean and Muscular
McDonaldland Pirate who steals Filet O' Fish Sandwiches
Character information
Appeared in: Has appeared in many TV/print ads for McDonald's from 1971-1987

The Captain, known as Captain Crook until 1984, is a McDonaldland pirate character appearing in commercials. First seen in 1971, he is similar in appearance to the famed Captain Hook from the 1953 Disney film Peter Pan. The character is comparable to the Hamburglar, but rather than hoarding hamburgers, he tries to steal Filet-O-Fish sandwiches.

In later commercials, known simply as The Captain, his appearance was modified to make him to look less sinister (and somewhat Muppet-like). He was dropped from McDonaldland commercials following streamlining of the characters in the 1980s. His last appearance would be a small role in The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island.

He was originally voiced by Larry Storch.


Captain Crook is a pirate whose name and appearance is based on Captain Hook from Peter Pan. He wears a blue (later black) pirate hat, a red coat, tan pants, white gloves, and black boots. In his early appearances, he was a scary, angry looking man with a bushy mustache and eyebrows. His pirate hat also had a Jolly Roger insignia on it; it would change to a "C" by mid-1971.

In the 1980s, his look changed to appear more kid friendly; he would drop Crook from his name and simply refer to himself as The Captain. He carried a green parrot named Matey on his shoulder.

Crimes and Imprisonment[]

On numerous occasions, Captain Crook has attempted to steal the Filet O' Fish sandwiches, just like how Hamburglar did to its burgers.


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