Sorry, you know dogs. They go whatever they want to go.
— Fred
Fred McDade
Char 26730
Gender Male


Eye color Blue
Hair color Brown



Felonius Gru


Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2 (cameo)

Voiced by

Danny McBride

Fred McDade is Felonius Gru's next-door neighbor.


Despicable Me

When Gru comes home from the coffee shop, Fred stops watering his plants and chats with Gru. Gru complains about Fred's dog doing its business on the former's yard, which Fred laughs off until Gru humourously suggests that he killed Fred's dog.

He is later seen scrubbing and polishing down his car and looks up as Gru takes off in his rocket. Fred is then handed the Squid Launcher by Vector as the latter grapples on to Gru's rocket.

Despicable Me 2

Fred attends Agnes' birthday party. Later in the day, Gru sends Kyle to Fred's house to urinate, since the former supervillain doesn't want Kyle destroying his petunias. Later on, Fred attends Gru and Lucy's wedding.  He is shown standing next to Natalie and whispering her something. During the wedding dance, he attempts to woo Shannon by dancing though he loses to a more illustrious man. 


Fred appears to be a seemingly normal and cheerful man, and also seems to care a lot about taking care of his property (he is seen both times in the flims watering his plants and washing his car). He also appears to like to joke around with Gru, though Gru doesn't like it.



  • Fred's dog (who Gru's suggests is dead) is believed to make up the "dog binoculars (a pair of binoculars that looks like it is the eyes of the dog) that Gru uses as part of his disguise while trying to get into Vector's Fortress. It is possible that Gru actually killed Fred's dog and made it into a pair binoculars.
  • Fred's license plate number is Z81D-A0.


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
AmphibianThe T. 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

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