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— Herb Overkill
Herb Overkill
Status Incarcerated
Species Human
Gender Male
Age 42 (In 1968; Minions)

91 (Despicable Me 4)

Eye color Green
Hair color Black

Supervillain genius and Inventor


Scarlet Overkill
Kevin (formerly)
Stuart (formerly)
Bob (formerly)


Felonius Gru (briefly)
Queen Elizabeth II


Scarlet Overkill (wife)


Despicable Me 4 (cameo)

Voiced by

Jon Hamm

Herbert "Herb" Overkill (Born 1926) is the secondary antagonist of the movie Minions. He is the husband of Scarlet Overkill and an inventor who helps create her various weapons alongside other inventions.

When he married Scarlet, he adopted her surname as he hero-worships her.


Herb Overkill is a male with short dark brown hair with eyebrows. He wears a light purple button-up shirt with a black tie, a navy blue and white pinstriped coat, blue jeans has a black belt with a golden oval buckle, purple knee-high socks and white and brown boots. He also wears a pair of black gloves.


Herb is a very laid-back man who never seems to get distressed at anything. Even when it came to torturing the Minions, he still wanted to have fun, showing how fun loving he is.

He is very supporting of Scarlet and is never jealous of her success and does love and admire her a lot.



When Scarlet and the Minions arrive in her castle from Villain-Con, Herb gives his wife a love letter and says it was given from the bird, but when he reads the content for Scarlet, he says it's written by himself. Feeling pleased, Scarlet says that she would like to dig out William Shakespeare to show him "what true writing is".

After Scarlet explains her wish to get Queen Elizabeth II's crown, Herb gives the Minions gear so they can do their mission easier. Later, the minions are in a cozy room, about to sleep, and Scarlet tells them a bedtime story, while Herb runs out happily for cookies and milk.

Also, after the Minions were trapped in a dungeon by Scarlet, he was there and the three minions easily recognizes him as Herb but he claims his name as “Blerb". He then put the trio on torture equipment but they don't get hurt at all. Then, they even begin to fool around and start taking pictures. He then reveals that he was Herb all along when exiting the room, leaving Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, heading to his wife to help with her dress for the coronation ceremony.

During the coronation, a chandelier falls directly onto Scarlet, causing him to scream and try to lift up the chandelier to save her, only to reveal that she was alive thanks to her coronation dress. After the capture of Stuart and Bob, Herb aids Scarlet in setting up explosives around them; however, Kevin, who becomes a giant, saves them, so Scarlet decides to fight him and asks Herb to hold Bob's teddy bear. At last, Scarlet is defeated and she tries to escape and takes Herb with her, but they are stopped by Kevin, and they disappear after an explosion in the air.

Herb and Scarlet get frozen by Felonius Gru after trying to escape with the royal crown. Herb gets sent to jail along with his wife, but they break out a year in. Their whereabouts remain unknown.

At the end of the credits, he and Scarlet escape the ice cube. They (along with the other cast) sing Revolution.

Despicable Me 4[]

In Despicable Me 4, Herb Overkill and his wife appear in a short cameo in the finale. He is seen singing with the other AVL prisoners.

In Deleted scenes, Scarlet gets kidnapped from the girls and rescue Poppy Prescott and Gru. Jr after Scarlet and Herb trying to escape with the girls.



Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinions (KevinStuartBob) • Dr. Nefario
VectorEl MachoScarlet OverkillBalthazar Bratt
Other characters
KyleSilas RamsbottomMarlena GruRobert GruDru
Characters in Despicable Me
Felonius GruMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
VectorMr. Perkins
Other characters
Justin (Justin's FatherJustin's Mother) • MSNBC AnchormanGertrudeFredKyleMarlena GruMiss HattiePennyCarnival BarkerRobert GruThe Social Worker
Characters in Despicable Me 2
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargoEdithAgnesMinionsDr. Nefario
El MachoEvil MinionsPollito
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomKyleJillianNatalieLisaAntonio PerezFloyd EaglesanShannonItalian WaiterGertrudeMichelleFredMarlena GruIce Cream VendorJewel ThiefMiniature UFO
Characters in Minions
Minions (KevinStuartBob) • Felonius Gru
Scarlet OverkillHerb OverkillDumo the SumoFrankie FishlipsMr. Spikey
Other characters
AmphibianTyrannosaurus rexCount DraculaNapoleon BonaparteQueen Elizabeth IIWalter NelsonMadge NelsonWalter Nelson Jr.Tina NelsonBinky NelsonYetisMarlena GruProfessor FluxDr. NefarioGlam SlammerBeefeatersBlind Tower GuardFabricePoochyKyleSecurity Guard
Characters in Despicable Me 3
Felonius GruLucy WildeMargo GruEdith GruAgnes GruDru GruMinions
Balthazar BrattClive
Other characters
Silas RamsbottomValerie Da VinciDr. NefarioKyleFritzMarlena GruVincenzo and PaoloRobert GruNikoNiko's MotherLucky
Characters in Minions: The Rise of Gru
Minions (KevinStuartBobOtto) • Felonius Gru
Vicious 6 (Wild KnucklesBelle BottomJean ClawedSvengeanceStrongholdNunchuck)
Other characters
Dr. NefarioMarlena GruKyleSilas RamsbottomWild Knuckles' HenchmensWingmanBirthday kidBikerWild Knuckles CrocodilesMr. PerkinsFrankie Fishlips