Fulton Greenway in Elf

Fulton Greenway is the main antagonist of the 2003 Christmas comedy film Elf (despite his small role) and its spin-off Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas. He was portrayed by Michael Lerner in the film and he was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried in the special.


He is a grumpy, hot-tempered, uncaring, and condescending man who is feared among his employees. He first appears in Walter's Office with a failed children's book that Walter had published and his niece read. After complaining about how awful the book was and two missing pages and a poor financial report, he firmly demands that Walter finds a new book to publish by December 24th. Though it is Christmas Eve, Greenway shows no feelings towards the wondrous night. This could imply that he cares little to nothing for the holidays and his family.

After the failed meeting with Miles Finch, Walter angrily sends Buddy off, saying he no longer wants him in his life. During the meeting to discuss new book ideas, Michael bursts in on Walter's meeting with Greenway to frantically tell him that Buddy is gone. After Michael points out that Walter seems to care more about himself than his family, Walter asks Greenway to reschedule. Greenway coldly refuses and threatens to fire him if he leaves, however, Walter stands up to him, and tells him "up yours". As a result, Greenway furiously fires Walter.

Afterwards, his fate is unknown. If he did face defeat, a possibility would be that his company went out of business.



  • In the live-action film, he never interacted with Buddy. In the animated special, he did interact with Buddy.
  • In the animated special, he and Miles Finch are formed into the same character.
  • Despite being the main antagonist, his role is small.