Despicable Me Wiki
— Dave

Dave is one of the Minions.


Dave is a two-eyed and medium-sized minion with nice, combed hair. In Orientation Day and Mower Minions, he has spiky hair.

In Mega Minion form, he and his arms are bigger.


Dave is an intelligent minion who is kind, caring, and funny, but sometimes accident-prone. He is skillful at video games like his friend Stuart, shown when the two are playing on a gaming console. Dave likes ice cream, as shown when Gru calls him and Stuart while they are having an Ice Cream Party, he's still eating Ice Cream before he goes to Gru. He is always very excited as seen when he fired his Rocket Launcher, his signature weapon. He is also good at using weapons and making cupcakes, among other foods. He also has some good fighting skills, it is shown when he swing around the pole to kick an evil minion and it fell on the ground with the others.


Despicable Me

Goodnight Kisses

Goodnight Kisses

Dave is present when Gru is telling the minions of his next great plan. Before Gru can tell the Minions what they are going to steal, they whip out their weapons, including Dave who arms himself with a rocket launcher, which he then fires into a group of Minions. After being scolded by Gru, Dave says "Ditto!" as an apology. Pedro walks over to Dave while Gru is telling him to stop and punches him in the shoulder for payback.

Later that night, he asks Gru for goodnight kisses for him and the minions. He is the first one to be kissed by Gru. After he is kissed by Gru, he comes back and cuts in line. However, Gru recognizes him and asks "Didn't I get you already?". Dave gets hit at the back of the head by Jorge.

Despicable Me 2


Staring at Lucy.

Dave, Stuart and Tim are in a cupcake shop in the Paradise Shopping Mall, along with Gru, who works undercover as the owner of the shop with Lucy being assigned as his partner. Dave has a crush on her. His first introduction with Lucy starts when he shows his cupcake, which she kicks into the air and smashes onto the bench. Directly after Lucy crushed the cupcake, she then grabs Dave and pins him against the bench – ready to hit him. After Lucy learns that Dave works for Gru, she tells Dave he's free to go. Dave starts to walk away, but before that, he looks up to Lucy and starts daydreaming about dating her, leaving him air-kissing. When Gru and Lucy are doing their first mission, Dave is waiting by the car outside together with Stuart.

Later, he is having an ice cream party with Stuart, Jerry, Carl, and Kevin. Gru interrupts the party and asks Kevin and Jerry to watch the girls, while he asks Dave and Stuart to follow him.

Dave flirting

When Dave gets the call from Gru to rescue him and Lucy, Dave starts acting right away. Crashing through the mall's entrance (Dave is the one steering the car and Stuart is pushing the accelerator), Dave and Stuart miss pulling over for Gru and Lucy twice. Before Eduardo can catch them, Dave and Stuart knock him out with the car. Lucy opens the car door and is greeted by Dave and Stuart (who seems to have a crush on her as well, shown when he pushes the accelerator).


Dave and Stuart Disguised as Evil Minions

After Dr. Nefario tells Gru that Eduardo has kidnapped Lucy, Gru picks Stuart and Dave – who are at the middle of a video game – to follow him to rescue Lucy.

As a disguise, Dave and Stuart are painted purple, in order to fit in with the crowd of mutated Minions. Dave figures out how to communicate with them, though it all ends in him ruining his disguise and Gru's plan for rescuing Lucy. The trio were forced to run for their lives, managing to outwit the purple crowd by climbing up a tree to Macho's estates until eventually cornered at one of the estate's turrets. Thankfully, Dr. Nefario, the girls and the un-mutated minions turn up in the airship and fire a PX-41 antidote-laced jelly at the mutated minions, reverting them back to normal.

Dave is later seen singing I Swear along with Stuart, Kevin, and Jerry at Gru and Lucy's wedding and appears with other characters when attempting to be in the family photo.


Dave is a minor character in the film Minions. According to the screenplay written by Brian Lynch, while Kevin is away for searching a new boss, the minions play soccer desperately in Minion Ice Cave. Dave suddenly exclaims that he found a new boss, Yetis, and the minions gather to take a look; Dave quiets his tribe down so that the yeti can speak, though it just blows a raspberry.

Later, when the minions are driven by yetis, they are disoriented. A minion takes out a map Walter but he doesn't know how to read it, so Dave grabs it and announces the direction to go. But suddenly a bear wakes up beneath the snowy land, so the minions begin to run in horror. With the help of the map, Dave becomes the actual leader of his tribe and leads them to England, but they at first arrive in Australia, India, and the United States. At the gap between Australia and India, He jumps down from the cliff first, but his jacket is stuck by a tree while other minions pile up for making a bridge; when they are in the United States, they even go into a recording of the moon landing scene, indicating that the news is a hoax.

At last, the minions arrive at Westminster by the subway; Dave and the other minions march though the platform excitedly with minionese saying: Mind the gap .

According to the screenplay, the minion that answers the phone of Kevin from Scarlet's Plane is Dave, but it's inconsistent because that minion is one-eyed.

Despicable Me 3

Dave appears again in the girls' honeymoon party for Gru and Lucy. He, along with Jerry, dress in Hawaii-like costumes and they sing 'Tiki Tiki Babeloo' together as amusement for the family. Later, after all the other Minions decide to leave Gru, he and Jerry are "promoted" since they are the only minions that stay with Gru.

Due to this, Dave and Jerry come with Gru's family to see Dru, where they each befriend a pig and often make mischief inside Dru's mansion, such as attacking Fritz because a "kick me" sign is posted behind him, or laughing at the statues of Dru's ancestors.

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Dave first appeared working with other Minions in Gru's secret lab.

Despicable Me 4

Dave was one of the minions to be choosing along with Tim, Mel, Jerry and Gus in Silas Ramsbottom's experiment, with the other minions laughing at them.


"Ditto." - As an expression of shame. (Despicable Me and Minion Rush)

"Voilà!"- Dave showing his minion cupcake to Lucy and Gru. (Despicable Me 2)

Other Appearances

Illumination Entertainment

Dave makes cameo appearances in the opening title of Illumination Entertainment in Hop, Minions and Sing 2.

Home Makeover

He appears with Jerry and Stuart to help the girls decorate Gru's house.

Orientation Day

He appears with Bob and Stuart, to watch a video, to be a Bomb Transpatenter.


One day, Dave is washing windows when he sees people walking their dogs around the neighborhood. He wants a puppy because of this and tries to leash Kyle, a squirrel, a pigeon, and a ladybug. Though he fails, a Miniature UFO comes along and "abducts" the ladybug. Dave, curious about the new creature, feeds the UFO cheeseballs. The UFO reciprocates and the two bond as owner and pet for a period of time.

When the UFO blows up the TV out of anger at a fictional UFO being attacked in a film, Dave and his pet are kicked out by Gru. While stargazing, the UFO admits it misses its home, so Dave beams a e-mail to the star system that his pet came from. Sometime later, the UFO's peers touch down at Gru's neighborhood, and Dave says goodbye to his pet UFO, though not before his pet gives back and enlarges the ladybug it abducted. With this newly huge ladybug, Dave has a new pet to look forward to.

Mower Minions

He appears with Adrian, Carl, Barry and Liam, and they saw a blender which cost 19.95, but they don't have a enough money for it, so they mow a lawn for it, but something goes wrong Dave is seen chasing a lawn mower through out the short, and telling Lance and Robert to stop.

He has buzz-cut hair again.

Midnight Mission


McDonalds Promos

Despicable Me 2 Promo

Dave receives his order for him and two other minions while standing on top of one of them. he then trips trying to get off of the other minion and catches the three Happy Meal boxes falling from the sky with the food tray. Dave notices a minion eating some Chicken McNuggets while another one is blowing bubbles using a straw while drinking milk. One bubble sticks to the minion eating his Chicken McNuggets. He then pops the bubble stuck onto him and makes fun of that happening. Later they are all shown mimicking some of the Happy Meal toys of minions that two kids were playing with.

Despicable Me 3 Promo

Dave is seen while Gru is picking up his order for him and his family from the drive thru, who then later kissed the employee working there.

Minion Rush

Dave is the main protagonist and the default character in the mobile game Despicable Me: Minion Rush. Like in Despicable Me, he is overly rambunctious, though unlike the other minions, he walked in later in the intro video and only started getting excited when Gru talked through the loudspeaker, through which he asked Dave to settle down. A nearby minion Jerry then punches him.

Gru announces the Minion of the week to be Paul. Gru then presents the Minion of the Year trophy, which many minions start to fight for. While the other minions squabble amongst themselves, Dave goes away and starts the Minion Rush game for the player. In the game, almost every costume is created for Dave.

Table for Jelly Lab versions only Cost 2-star 3-star 4-star 5-star
Cost N/A 5,000 Bananas 15,000 Bananas 30,000 Bananas 75,000 Bananas
Ability N/A
DSM +1 +1 +1 +1 +1

The table above refers to Dave's upgrades for the Jelly Lab versions only. In current versions (after 5YCU), Dave has no upgrades, no Passive and no Power-Up ability and is simply named Classic.

AMC Promo

Unlike the first two films and Minion Rush, Dave is shown to be a considerate moviegoer who tries to turn off his phone before the movie starts, but Aaron mutated as an Evil Minion sitting besides him swallows his phone. The phone then rings and Aaron starts to panic, to which Dave presses his stomach to turn it off. Aaron then hugs Dave as the movie starts.


Check out this page's gallery!


  • Dave is one of the very few minions who were not kidnapped and turned evil along with Stuart being the other in Despicable Me 2.
  • Dave is apparently kept on speed dial on Gru's home telephone.[1]
  • In Despicable Me, Dave is the first minion that Gru kissed.
  • He is similar to Mike; both of them have the same hair, eyes and overall outside look.
  • In Despicable Me, he was voiced by Chris Renaud.
  • In the film Minions, his hair is short and buzz-cut, but it becomes longer and combed when he and his tribe exile.
  • Dave is currently one of the only minions (along with Stuart and Mark) that appears in every film of the Despicable Me franchise (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Minions, Despicable Me 3, and Minions: The Rise of Gru).
  • Dave is currently one of the only minions that never went to State Prison (the other being Jerry).
  • In Despicable Me 4 merchandise, Dave wore sunglasses again, just like he did in Despicable Me 2.
  • Despicable Me 4 is the first film which doesn’t have Dave involve with Gru.



MinionsEvil Minions
Aaron (AMC AdMinions: The Rise of Gru) • AdienBarryBenjamin • Bill (Training WheelsYellow is the new black) • Bob (Despicable MeMinions) • BradBobo BuckBrianCarl (Despicable MeDespicable Me 2) • CharlieChrisClaudeDan • Dave (DaveMinions) • DevinDonnieDonnyEricEthan • Fred (MinionsMinion Scouts) • FrankGaetanoGaryHenryJeffJerry (Despicable MeOrientation DayDespicable Me 2) Joe (Training WheelsMinions: The Rise of Gru) • JoelJohnJonJorgeJosh • Ken (Panic in the MailroomMinions ParadiseMinions) • Kevin (Despicable MeDespicable Me 2-PresentOrientation Day) • Lance • Larry (BananaDespicable Me) • LewisLiamLionelMackMarkMasonMelMikeMilNorbertNathanOtto • Paul (Despicable MeMinion Rush) • PeterPhil (Despicable MeDespicable Me 2) • RobertRyanSteve (BananaDespicable Me 2) • StuartPedroTim (Despicable MeDespicable Me 2) • ToddTom (Despicable Me 2/Despicable Me 3Minions) • TonyTrevorWalterUnnamed Minion (possibly Harold)Unnamed Minion 2 (possibly James)Unnamed Minion 3 (possibly Ivan)
Other Appearances
Minion RushMinions Paradise

Minion Rush Characters
AFLAstronautAthenianBabyBakerBallerinaBanana ManBarkerBeachgoerBee CostumeBee-doBogatyrBoxerBratt's WorkoutBrave MinionBride of FrankensteinBunnyCancan DancerChinese FuClassicCleopatraCoderCowboyCro-MinionCupidDJDadDancerDeep DiverDinoDiscoDisguisedEgyptianElfEmperorFairy PrincessFirefighterFrankensteinGhostGirlGolferGrandpaGreenGreen ThumbGrenadierHazmatHockey PlayerHoliday SweaterHunterIsland HopperJelly JarJoggerJungleKing's GuardKnightLab CoatLegionaryLeotardLifeguardLuchadorLucyLumberjackMagicianMaidMariachiMimeMinionaireMomMonkey KingMummyNikoNinjaPandaPartierPeace and LovePilgriminionPiratePolar ExplorerPrisonerPunkQuarterbackRefereeReindeerRomanticSantaScoutSea DogSingerSkaterSnorkelerSnowboarderSoccerSoccer FanSpringSpySpy GruStarfishStereoStrikerSuperheroSurferThiefTortilla Chip HatTouristTzarevnaVacationerVampireVikingWitchWorker
Carl (Beehive CarlCarnival CarlDoctor CarlFluffycorn CarlFrigid CarlIce-Tober CarlSage CarlSanta Carl)
Jerry (Beekeeper JerryCarnival JerrySanta Jerry)
Mel (Despicable MelI-Love-Gru Mel)
Stuart (70s Lady StuartArtist StuartIce Cream StuartKung Fu StuartLayup StuartOld-School StuartShortstop StuartSnakey StuartSorcerer StuartSpelunker StuartStooartThong Stuart)
Bob (Airline BobHoliday BobKing BobEngineer BobPajama BobSkeleton BobSweet Bob)
Kevin (Hippie KevinSporty Kevin)
Phil (Anniversary Phil)
El MachoMeenaThe VillaintriloquistVector