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Alonzo Hawk
Background information
Feature films The Absent-Minded Professor
Son of Flubber
Herbie Rides Again
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Keenan Wynn
Portrayed by
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Selfish, scheming, greedy, conniving, loud, demanding
Appearance Grey hair, pointy mustache, grey beard (Herbie Rides Again), bald scalp, wears suits and sometimes hats
Occupation Businessman, banker/financer, loan shark
Alignment Bad
Goal To steal Flubber (The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber), demolish the Steinmetz Firehouse (Herbie Rides Again)
Home San Francisco (Herbie Rides Again)
Relatives Biff Hawk (son)
Willoughby Whitfield (nephew)
Frieda Whitfield (sister)
Allies Biff Hawk, Millicent, Willoughby Whitfield (formerly)
Minions His lawyers
Enemies Professor Ned Brainard, Betsy Carlisle, Mrs. Steinmetz, Herbie, Willoughby Whitfield, Nicole Harris
Likes Power, money, business, success, financial leverage
Dislikes Failing, his demands not being met, being ordered around
Powers and abilities
Fate Bounces out of control due to Flubber and has to be rescued by firemen (The Absent-Minded Professor) Cries in court (Son Of Flubber)
Gets chased away by Herbie and multiple VWs and then gets arrested (Herbie Rides Again)
Quote "Relax? How can I relax, you fat-head?"
"Why, if you weren't deductible, I'd disown you!"
"Alonzo Hawk can be betrayed, but he is never defeated!"
"At the tender age of nineteen, I was the best known repossessor of cars west of the Mississippi. Hot-wire Hawk, they called me."

Alonzo Hawk is a notorious but dishonest businessman who appeared in many Disney films. He was portrayed by Keenan Wynn.


The Absent-Minded Professor

Credited as Alonzo P. Hawk, he's the main antagonist of the movie. He goes as a banker.

Son of Flubber

In this sequel toThe Absent-minded professor, Hawk is once more trying to steal Flubber.

Herbie Rides Again

Here, he's also the main antagonist where he goes as a ruthless billionaire who makes a living destroying old buildings (some contains great history) to plan on building skyscrapers and shopping malls. He was going to destroy the Steinmetz Firehouse, home of Mrs. Steinmetz, the aunt of Tennessee Steinmetz, the mechanic of Herbie in The Love Bug, but got foiled by Herbie and many of his friends, including other Volkswagens. In this incarnation, he's renamed Alonzo A. Hawk, probably by mistake. 

List of Hawk-inspired characters in other productions

John Slade

In the 1976 The Shaggy D.A.sequel to 1959 The Shaggy DogKeenan Wynn portrays another ruthless billionnaire character, named John Slade, which is a lookalike of Hawk in both behavior and look. It remains unknown why Disney didn't simply reuse the name of Alonzo Hawk, as the name is the only difference between Slade and Hawk. 

Other Hawk-inspired characters in Disney movies

Wikipedia also lists two other characters who aren't exactly Alonzo Hawk but seem to have been somehow inspired by him; the first being Martin Ridgeway from 1972 Snowball Expressanother bad banker played by Keenan Wynn, but less dishonest than Hawk; and the second (and the  only animated one) being J. J. Wagstaff from Fluppy Dogs


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Films: The Love Bug | Herbie Rides Again | Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo | Herbie Goes Bananas | The Love Bug (1997 film) | Herbie: Fully Loaded
Television: Herbie, the Love Bug | House of Mouse
Video Games: Herbie: Fully Loaded (video game) | Herbie Rescue Rally
Books: Herbie's Special Friend | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading

The Love Bug: Herbie | Jim Douglas | Tennessee Steinmetz | Carole Bennet | Peter Thorndyke | Havershaw | Tang Wu
Herbie Rides Again: Willoughby Whitfield | Nicole Harris | Mrs. Steinmetz | Alonzo Hawk | Mr. Judson | Hawk's Lawyers | Orchestrion | Loostgarten | Maxwell | Red Knight | Sir Lancelot
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo: Wheely Applegate | Diane Darcy | Giselle | Bruno von Stickle | Claude Gilbert | Max and Quincy | Inspector Bouchet | Fontenoy | Emile | Duval
Herbie Goes Bananas: Pete Stancheck | Davy Johns | Paco | Prindle | Quinn | Shepard | Captain Blythe | Aunt Louise Trends | Melissa | Armando Moccia | Mrs. Purkiss
The Love Bug (1997): Hank Cooper | Alex Davis | Roddy Martel | Chuck | Simon Moore III | Rupert | Dr. Gustav Stumpfel | Horace
Herbie Fully Loaded: Maggie Peyton | Ray Peyton, Sr. | Trip Murphy | Kevin | Sally | Charisma | Ray Peyton, Jr. | Crash | Crazy Dave
Herbie, the Love Bug: Bo Phillips | Susan MacLane | Julie MacLane | Matthew MacLane | Robbie McLane

Songs: The Love Bug | I Found a New Friend

Locations: The Firehouse | San Francisco | Paris | Panama | Mexico

Disney Parks: Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show | Studio Backlot Tour

Other: Thorndyke Special

The Absent-Minded Professor
The Absent-Minded Professor

Media: The Absent-Minded Professor | Son of Flubber

Characters: Ned Brainard | Charlie | Betsy Carlisle | Alonzo Hawk | Biff Hawk | Rufus Daggett | Shelby Ashton | General Singer | Mrs. Chatsworth | Coach Elkins | Lenny | Officer Kelley | Officer Hanson | Reverend Bosworth | General Hotchkiss | Admiral Olmstead | Sam Wheeler | A.J. Allen | Judge Murdock | Mr. Hurley | Mr. Hummel | Mr. Harker | Desiree de la Roche | Coach Wilson | Mr. Barley | Mr. Osborne | Edna Daggett | Rex Williams | Humphrey Hacker

Locations: Medfield College

Objects: Flubber | Model T

Songs: Medfield Fight Song | The Flubber Song

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