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I love everything about your plan. Except for one thing: YOU.
— Mr. Perkins refusing to fund Gru's moon heist
Mr. Perkins
Mister Perkins
Status Incarcerated
Species Human
Gender Male
Age 35 (Minions: Rise of Gru)

69 (Despicable Me tetralogy)

Eye color Green
Hair color Black

President of the Bank of Evil


Gru (formerly)
Vector (son)
Wild Knuckles


Gru (currently)
Margo Gru
Edith Gru
Agnes Gru


Ms. Perkins


Victor Perkins (son)


Despicable Me
Minions: The Rise of Gru
Despicable Me 4 (cameo)

Voiced by

Will Arnett

Mr. Perkins is the secondary antagonist of Illumination's first feature film Despicable Me, one of the three unseen overarching antagonists of its video game prequel Despicable Me: The Game (alongside Eduardo Perez and Balthazar Bratt), and a minor yet influential antagonist of its second prequel Minions: The Rise of Gru. He is the director of the Bank of Evil and Victor "Vector" Perkins' father.

He is voiced by Will Arnett.


Mr. Perkins is an even tempered, yet cold-blooded and ruthless man. In Minions: The Rise of Gru, he is depicted as a bank teller in the 70s for the Bank of Evil. Mr. Perkins first encounters a young Gru who accompanies Wild Knuckles in a bank heist scheme where Wild Knuckles fakes a heart attack, which allows Gru to steal the Mona Lisa from the bank vault.

Despite this incident, Mr. Perkins stayed on at the Bank of Evil and was eventually promoted to director. He dislikes Gru for no real reason (despite the pittance of profitability in Gru's former criminal activities) and stated that he preferred to use younger villains, such as his son, due to their grander and trend-worthy vision. Mr. Perkins also compared Gru to an apple and crushed two apples when speaking to him on different occasions. The reason for this is because younger villains are overly ambitious for their own good and eager to make a name for themselves compared to already established career villains like Gru who were extremely successful at their jobs, making the new blood envious as well potentially more dangerous and harder to control.

Perkins has a strong bond with his son Vector. On his desk, there is a picture of him giving Vector a piggy-back ride when Vector was young. He praises Vector more than he admonishes him.


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