Gus Gorilla


Gus Gorilla






Voiced by

William Billy Costello

First Appearance

Dizzy Dishes

Last Appearance

Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party (Cartoon)/Betty Boop's Double Shift (Game)

Gus Gorilla is a tough character who appears in the Betty Boop series. His first known appearance is in the 1930 Talkartoon Dizzy Dishes, and he can sometimes be seen in the earliest Betty Boop cartoons as a background character. Gus also appears in The Herring Murder Case, in The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers as a stuffed toy, and makes his last appearance in Betty Boop's Hallowe'en Party, in which he goes on a rampage until Betty scares him away with all her monster friends.


  • Gus Gorilla: "Roast duck!" (Dizzy Dishes)
  • Gus Gorilla: "Hey, where's my Roast duck!" (Dizzy Dishes)
  • Gus Gorilla: "Hey, you better get me something!" (Dizzy Dishes)
  • Gus Gorilla: "Whoops my dear!" (The Herring Murder Case)

Voice Actors



  • Gus Gorilla also appeared on the Betty Boop radio show, titled Betty Boop Fables, also known as Betty Boop Frolics.
  • Like Betty and Bimbo, Gus has also had several designs.
  • The character is known to more or less growl than speak, his dialogue is quite short in most of his appearances.
  • Gus is known to be Betty Boop's friend, but he likes to take things by force and is known to go on rampages when things do not go his way.
  • In The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, he is depicted as a stuffed toy and wants to take Betty Boop's head.
  • He was the murderer in The Herring Murder Case, which shows how dangerous he can be.
  • Gus makes his latest appearance in Betty Boop's Double Shift for the Nintendo DS.
  • Gus is also shown to have a soft side as seen in the end of The Herring Murder Case, when he breaks out of jail and grabs a handkerchief and says; "Whoops my dear!" while in Dizzy Dishes, after being knocked upside down by Bimbo with his miniature train, Gus is shown to wear women's underwear with a frilly garter, most likely for comedic purposes.
  • Voiced by William "Billy" Costello who is also the original voice of Popeye the Sailor Man.

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