Captain Cutler

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Captain Cutler
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Species Human
Gender Male
Occupation Sailor
Father Not mentioned
Mother Not mentioned
Marital status Husband to Mrs. Cutler
First appearance WAY: "A Clue for Scooby-Doo" (1969)
Played by James Bamford (2004)
Matthew Lillard (2015, 2022)
Jeff Bennett (2018)
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Scooby-Doo Solves It with S.T.E.M.
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Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Captain Cutler is a sailor and a major villain in the Scooby-Doo animated franchise. His voice was originated by Matthew Lillard some 40 years after Captain Cutler's original appearance, as he didn't speak then.

Character description

Cutler wears his scuba diving suit.


TV series





Video games


Original Series

Cutler Live!

Crystal Cove Chronicles

Be Cool, Captain Cutler

Cutler in the Funny Books


Toys and merchandise


Behind the scenes

In popular culture

  • In the Saturday Night Live episode "Rob Lowe/Eminem," there is a skit about a fictional Crime TV program called Pros & Cons, which reports on Mr. Montgomery, a jailed felon, who allegedly dressed up as a ghost to scare people away from a run-down amusement park that had pirate treasure underneath. He was stopped by a group of "amateur detectives," who according to Warren "Shaggy" Shagowski, decided while in a malt shop that the law had gone soft and it was time to do something about it, especially after "dirtbags who get their jollies dressing as ape men or glowing deep sea divers."
  • In the Johnny Test episode "Johny Dukey Doo," one of the fake ghosts is dressed like a glowing scuba diver based on the ghost of Captain Cutler.
  • In the The Big Bang Theory episode "The Tangerine Factor," Leonard is worried he will ruin his date with Penny, so Sheldon makes the wild theory that if this is the case and Penny's the only woman for him, he could end up becoming a "lonely, bitter old man with no progeny. The image of any lighthouse keepers from Scooby-Doo cartoons comes to mind," indirectly referring to the original episode that Captain Cutler appeared in.
  • When the Doctor wore a scuba diving suit in the Doctor Who book Dark Horizons, he said he would terrorize Scooby-Doo in reference to the ghost of Captain Cutler.
  • In Harley Quinn #64, Harley reads a comic book to her comatose mother in which the Justice League Dark has taken on the personas of Mystery Inc. as they investigate Rocky Point Beach in search of the ghost of Captain Cutler, which is interrupted by Harley trying to escape Lex Luthor, who reveals himself to be Captain Cutler's ghost.