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This article has not been given a name, as such, the name Carnival Barker, is purely conjectural.
Uh-oh! Somebody's got a frowny face. Boo! Better luck next time!
— Carnival Barker when Agnes fails to win her stuffed unicorn
Carnival Barker
Gender Male

Despicable Me

Voiced by

Jack McBrayer

The Carnival Barker is a minor antagonist in Despicable Me. He runs the game Space Killer at Super Silly Fun Land.


He is a skinny young man with curly red hair, and a hat. He also has a red shirt with a frown emoticon on the front. 


The carnival barker is a snide and sarcastic individual, who likely rigged the Space Killer game so that it was unwinnable just so his customers would keep playing the game and he'd get more money.

When Gru revealed a large ray gun and used it to win the challenge, a scared Barker gave Agnes a stuffed unicorn out of the fear that her adoptive father would use it again.


Despicable Me

Agnes wants the large white unicorn but the barker tells Gru that it is not for sale, and can only be won if the spaceship prop was knocked over. Gru pays the tickets for the girls to play, and their first attempt was a failure. Edith wants to try one more time and Gru pays for them again.

Agnes hits the spaceship but the game stops. The carnival barker explains that the spaceship must knocked down to win the unicorn and rudely mocks Agnes for her failure. Enraged, Gru pays for his own turn and pulls out his Big Blaster Cannon to shoot the spaceship, Barker ducks for cover as Gru fires the blaster. The explosion ends up knocking over and destroying the spaceship as well as most of the game's booth. In defeat and out of fear, the carnival barker gives the girls the unicorn toy and is left in tears as they leave.


  • The Carnival Barker is played by Jack McBrayer, who also plays Justin's Father in the opening scene of Despicable Me.
    • Ironically, Justin's Father is overweight and friendly, while the Carnival Barker is skinny and snide.


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VectorMr. Perkins
Other characters
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Characters in Despicable Me 2
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