SpongeBob SquarePants

Painty the Pirate

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Arr, I be just a paintin' of a head.
— Painty the Pirate, "Your Shoe's Untied"


Painty The Pirate With 1 Wreath

Truth or Square 01

Residence: Painting
Aliases: Captain
Physical appearance
Gender: Male
Eye color: Green
Pet(s): His Parrot
Series information
First appearance: "Help Wanted"
Portrayer: Patrick Pinney
CeeLo Green (Truth or Square)
Lloyd Ahlquist (during part of the Rap Battle)
List of characters

Painty the Pirate, also referred to as Captain, is a painting of a pirate's head with a parrot which appears at the beginning of the show's opening sequence and sings the "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song."


His painted mouth is replaced by a live-action mouth, giving him the appearance of talking. The real lips in the painting are the lips of Stephen Hillenburg, the show's creator.

He has a black patch over his left eye, an orange jacket, green eyes, a white shirt, a black skull-and-crossbones hat, and of course, a green parrot on his left shoulder.


He has appeared in every episode and movie, except "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie."

He is voiced by Patrick Pinney in most appearances except "Truth or Square?," in the "rejected" theme songs (Squidward Tentacles, Patrick Star, and Eugene H. Krabs).

Major Appearances

Besides being in the theme, he also makes appearances in "Your Shoe's Untied" and "Wet Painters" (although he only appears as an inanimate painting).


According to "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," he is an artist's rendition of Burger Beard the Pirate.


  • "Are you ready kids?"
  • "I can't hear you."
  • "Ohhhhh."


  • In "Truth or Square", the original painting of Painty is replaced by a talking fortune teller-like dummy, voiced by Cee-Lo Green.
  • He is often mistaken for Patchy the Pirate due to the similarities in each other's names.
    • There is even a set of official Top Trumps cards in which Patchy's card has a picture of Painty instead.
  • It was painted by Calvin Liang according to Paul Tibbitt's twitter account.
  • He is the only character to appear in every episode. Because SpongeBob SquarePants does not appear in "The Algae's Always Greener."
  • Painty has appeared twice without his parrot. The first time was "Truth or Square" (in the episode's intro). The second time was "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water."
  • His dummy version is much different than his painting, in fact, it's very similar to Patchy The Pirate's animated version, which appears in It's a SpongeBob Christmas!
Characters (VE)


SpongeBobPatrickSandySquidwardMr. KrabsPlanktonGary


Mrs. PuffPearlKarenMermaid ManBarnacle BoyLarry the LobsterSquilliam FancysonJohnny ElaineFlying DutchmanPatchy the PiratePotty the ParrotKing NeptunePainty the Pirate

Major Background

Bubble BassFredHaroldNat PetersonOld Man JenkinsSandalsTomNorma Rechid



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