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The Captain
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Vital Information
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Hungarian
Height 5"6 ft.
Weight Approximately 178 lbs.
Enemies The world
Weight Approximately 178 lbs.
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

Captain Crook (later referred to as The Captain beginning in 1984) is a character who was featured in McDonald's McDonaldland series of commercials. He is pirate and is similar in appearance to the famed Captain Hook from Disney's 1953 movie Peter Pan. The character is compared to the Hamburglar, the difference being that he does not attempt to steal hamburgers but instead he tries to take as many Filet-O-Fish sandwiches as possible.

In later commercials, he was referred to simply as The Captain and 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 true last appearance would to be a small role in The Adventures of Ronald McDonald: McTreasure Island.

He was voiced by Lennie Weinrib.


Captain Crook is a pirate who is 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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To view the Captain Crook gallery, click here.