He thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice. I know why they call him the Joker.
~ Grumpy from The Dark Knight

Grumpy was an accomplice of the Joker in the robbing of Gotham National Bank.


Along with Chuckles and Bozo (actually The Joker in disguise), Grumpy was one of the three thugs who took over the bank lobby, while Dopey and Happy disabled the alarm system and cracked open the safe, respectively. When he's reminded about they may have to split it into six shares instead of five, because they have to count the one who planned the heist, he implies that they might just run off with their shares of the money and not pay the Joker his cut. When Chuckles was killed by a surprise gunshot from the bank manager, both Bozo and Grumpy dove for cover. Bozo tricked Grumpy into taking the manager's last round, though the wound was not fatal, causing Grumpy to angrily ask Bozo "where'd you "Bozo" learn how to count?".

With the lobby pacified, Grumpy made his way to the safe, shot Happy after he had opened it, and loaded the safe's cash into bags.

Realizing that both Happy and Dopey had both been killed on the Joker's orders, and remembering the trick Bozo pulled earlier, Grumpy believed he was next and aimed his gun at Bozo, who walked in a circle as Grumpy kept aim at him and maneuvered him into standing in just the right place; as Grumpy exclaimed that he bet the Joker told Bozo to kill him as well as soon as the cash was loaded, Bozo corrected him and said "No, no, I kill the bus driver". Grumpy, confused, demanded to know what bus driver he was talking about. He was then hit and killed by the getaway bus, being driven into the bank's lobby by the bus driver in question, who was soon killed by Bozo as well.

Behind the scenes

  • Grumpy takes his name from a character in Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • During the bank heist Grumpy used Glock 17 (Joker used full-auto Glock 17 with extended magazine).
           Batman Movie Villains

1966 series
Joker | Penguin | Riddler | Catwoman

Burton/Schumacher series
Batman: Joker | Bob | Carl Grissom | Max Eckhardt | Vinnie Ricorso | Antoine Rotelli | Eddie
Batman Returns: Penguin | Max Shreck | Catwoman | Chip Shreck | Red Triangle Circus Gang (Organ Grinder, Poodle Lady, Tattooed Strongman, Stungun Clown, Thin Clown, Fat Clown, Sword Swallower & Knifethrower Dame)
Batman Forever: Riddler | Two-Face | Two-Face's Thugs (Sugar & Spice) | NygmaTech (Frogmen) | Neon Gang (Neon Gang Leader) | Salvatore Maroni
Batman & Robin: Poison Ivy | Mr. Freeze | Bane | Snowy Cones Thugs | Golums (Golum Gang Leader) | Jason Woodrue

Nolan series
Batman Begins: Ra's al Ghul | League of Shadows (Scarecrow & Ra's Decoy) | Carmine Falcone | Victor Zsasz | Joe Chill
The Dark Knight: Joker | Two-Face | Sal Maroni | The Chechen | Gambol | Lau | Bank Manager | Michael Wuertz | Joker's Thugs (Thomas Schiff, Chuckles, Kilson, Bus Driver, Happy, Dopey & Grumpy) | Burmese Bandit
The Dark Knight Rises: Bane | Talia al Ghul | Barsad | Catwoman | John Daggett