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Sir Kay
Background information
Feature films The Sword in the Stone
Short films
Television programs House of Mouse
Once Upon a Time
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Lee Majdoub (Once Upon a Time)
Ehren Kassam (younger; Once Upon a Time)
Portrayed by
Animators Milt Kahl
Voice Norman Alden (original film)
Jeff Bennet (Currently)
Performance model
Inspiration Same character from the King Arthur legends
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Sir Kay
Personality Boorish, lazy, spoiled, arrogant, rude, bully, bossy, vain, uncaring
Appearance Slender, muscular, around 20 years old
Occupation Knight
Sir Ector's son
Wart's foster brother
Alignment Bad/Neutral, later good
Goal To win the tournament in London on New Year's Day and become the new King of England (which the idea that Sir Pelinore dislikes)
Home Sir Ector's castle in England
Relatives Sir Ector (father)
Wart (foster brother)
Pets Tiger and Talbot (dogs)
Allies His father Sir Ector, his foster brother Wart, Sir Pellinore, Merlin, Archimedes, Sir Bart, Tiger and Talbot, his Scullery Maid, Hobbs, Other Knights
Minions His Scullery Maid, Hobbs, Tiger and Talbot
Enemies Merlin (formerly), Wart (occasionally), Madam Mim (possibly)
Likes Food, sword fighting, hunting, jousting, slacking off, bullying Arthur (formerly)
Dislikes Idea of the Wart being his squire, the Wart's forgetfulness and clumsiness (formerly), Merlin (formerly)
Powers and abilities His strength
Weapons His sword
His bow and arrow
His quarterstaff
Fate Bows down to the Wart, who's now King Arthur, with his father and reforms.
Quote "Why you clumsy little fool!"
"Well, go ahead. It's your skin, not mine. Go on, go on!"
"I don't want the Wart for my squire."

Sir Kay is the secondary antagonist from the 1963 feature film The Sword in the Stone. In the film, he is the biological son of the knight Sir Ector and the adoptive brother to Arthur. He is voiced by Norman Alden.


Physical appearance

Sir Kay is based on the character of the same name from the King Arthur legends, who like the Disney character, was Arthur's adoptive brother. He is a big, muscular young man with red hair, and is most likely somewhere around the age of twenty, judging from a line from Merlin.


Sir Kay is the son of Sir Ector who, and at the beginning of the film, is in training to become a knight. Kay serves as a foil to Arthur, being self-centered, boorish, and lazy, despite being higher in rank than Arthur. Kay treats Arthur rather cruelly, usually calling him the deriding nickname of the Wart. However, at the end when the Wart becomes King, he comes to respect the Wart as the King and his foster brother. He also shows guilt for the way he treated the Wart in the past.


The Sword in the Stone

Sir Kay is first seen hunting deer with his bow and arrow. He aims at a deer, but misses due to the Wart. Kay sullenly returns to the castle, while the Wart travels into the forest to find Kay's missing arrow. Back at the castle, Sir Ector scolds Kay, who is eating a bowl of chicken legs, for allowing the Wart to go alone into the forest. Kay shows little concern, stating that he is not the Wart's keeper.

When Merlin appears, Kay notes that they should just run Merlin off, but Sir Ector shoots down this idea, fearing that Merlin would curse them if angered. A bit later, Sir Pellinore, a friend of Sir Ector's, comes with news of a tournament on New Years Day. Kay at first pays little attention, until Pellinore reveals that the winner will be King of England. Sir Ector notes that if Kay buckles down, he could be knighted in time for the tournament, and compete to win. Kay agrees, but not before Pellinore quietly notes that Kay as the new King is a dreadful thought. The next day, Kay is seen practicing his jousting, but it quickly becomes apparent that he is not skilled. Kay's next appearance is with Sir Ector who had been summoned to the kitchen. Having found the kitchen to be enchanted, he attempts to fight a mop, but is quickly defeated. He is seen to be fairly pleased when Sir Ector forbids the Wart from becoming Kay's squire.

At Christmas, Kay has apparently improved enough to be knighted. When his squire Hobbs comes down with the mumps, the Wart is called to be the replacement. Kay is shown to be disappointed, outright stating he does not want the Wart as a squire. There is no other choice, and so the Wart accompanies Kay to the tournament.

Sir Kay is waiting to fight when he discovers that the Wart has forgotten his sword. Kay threatens the Wart to bring it or not come back. When the Wart brings the legendary Sword in the Stone as a replacement, he is quick to realize it is not his, but is apparently ignorant as to what it really is. When the sword is replaced, to allow the Wart to prove he pulled it, Kay shoves him aside, and tries to pull it himself. Though Kay believes that it can be pulled after someone else pulled it, he fails. He is shown to be shocked when the Wart pulls it effortlessly, and he has to be reprimanded by Sir Ector, who tells Kay to bow down to his new King.

House of Mouse

Sir Kay was seen in "Ask Von Drake" with Wart, Merlin, and Madam Mim, trying to pull the sword out of the stone.

Once Upon a Time

Knowing that Merlin prophesied that Arthur shall pull out Excalibur from the stone, Sir Kay arrives their first, wanting to become the Ruler of Camelot. Arthur warns him not to take it, but Kay defies him and does so anyway. As he wasn't meant to be the one to pull it out, the sword glows and turns Kay to dust.


  • The way Sir Ector accidentally bumps his sword into Sir Kay's head and Sir Kay moans in pain when trying to attack the enchanted kitchen supplies is similar to the way Horace accidentally bumped his club/chair leg into Jasper's head and Jasper moaned in pain when trying to attack the puppies in 101 Dalmatians, only Sir Ector doesn't get kicked in the rear by Sir Kay for his clumsiness as Jasper does to Horace.


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