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Background information
Feature films All Dogs Go to Heaven
An All Dogs Christmas Carol
Television programs All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series
Video games All Dogs Go To Heaven (Video Game)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators John Pomeroy
Voice Charles Nelson Reilly
Performance model
Designer Don Bluth
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Cowardly, goofy, spineless, funny, mild-mannered, long-suffering, clumsy, sneaky (formerly), suspicious (formerly), complaining at times, kind-hearted, loyal
Appearance Skinny, slightly muscular American Schnoodle, light tan fur, thin legs and neck, large paws, black spiked collar and oversized spectacles, snout of a poodle, bushy tail
Occupation Henchman
Alignment Bad, later good
Goal To kill Charlie and retrieve Anne-Marie (failed)
Home New Orleans, Louisiana (formerly)
San Francisco, California
Allies Carface Curruthers
Enemies Charlie Barkin (formerly), Itchy (formerly), Sasha (formerly), Carface Curruthers (formerly), Anne-Marie (formerly)
Likes Assisting his boss, Good Guy, prevailing, Christmas
Dislikes Smock losing money, Charlie (formerly), failing, Christmas (formerly), Bad Guy, his boss repeating the phrase, "Shut up" over and over and over again, Carface maltreating him, Belladonna hollering and berating at him
Powers and abilities
Weapons ray gun (which he doesn't know how to use), his fists, his teeth
Fate changed his ways and became good (first, TV Show and third film)
Quote "Boss, pull me up, please! I got it. I got it. I got a gun."
"How do you stop this thing?"

Killer is a "henchman" for Carface. He appears in All Dogs Go to Heaven, All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series and An All Dogs Christmas Carol. He was voiced by the late Charles Nelson Reilly.


Killer is bumbling, neurotic, spineless, dweeby, mild-mannered, long-suffering, and less evil compared to Carface. He is also very squeamish, and in the first film he once fainted at the sight of ketchup. He and Itchy share some similarities, both being sidekicks, and constantly being dragged into messes by their leaders (Charlie & Carface). But compared to Itchy, Killer has it harder, as Carface often mistreated, under appreciated, and blamed him for things that backfired. However, despite the abuse, Killer remains loyal to Carface. Later, he reforms.

Actually, he might have a devilish side, as shown when he asks Carface if he should kill Charlie by having to squeeze his head with the pliers, which he seemed anxious to do so, but Carface decided against it.


Killer is a skinny and slightly muscular American Schnoodle with light tan fur, bushy ears, and a bushy tail. He also wears a pair of oversized glasses along with a spiked collar. Killer's waist down and back legs are plump, while his torso and front legs are thin.

All Dogs Go To Heaven

After finding out that Charlie is back, Killer informs this to Carface, and is seen in the shadows plotting Charlie's death with Carface's other minions later on. He assists Carface in Charlie's demise by getting him (and himself) drunk at the Mardi Gras, blindfolds the drunken Charlie and helps his boss run him over with a car and off the docks. Not too much later, he and Carface are forcing Anne-Marie into talking to a nearby rat, declining her access outside, until Charlie gets her out. Much later, Carface is about to feed Killer to some piranhas, when the Schnoodle told his boss about a ray gun, to which Carface agrees. The next day, Carface and Killer attempt to shoot Charlie and Anne-Marie, but Killer misfires, causing the pit bull to holler, "Morons! I'm surrounded by morons!"  Well into the climax, Carface repeatedly told Killer to shut up, as if he did not need him any longer. The last Killer is seen in the movie, is when he pushes Anne-Marie away from the sinking boat. And then, he leaves the scene, reformed. It remained unknown what happened to him after this.

All Dogs Go To Heaven 2

Killer does not appear in the sequel nor is he mentioned.

TV Series

Killer reappears in the series, once again serving as Carface's bumbling minion. However, in one episode, "Sickicked", Carface is absent, leaving Killer to have a turn to be the main villain, as a day in the limelight.

An All Dogs Christmas Carol

In the beginning, Killer just followed along with Carface and did what Carface told him to do. But at the end, he gives a true heart. Killer is in the Christmas spirit and so is Carface.

Relationship with Carface



  • Killer is one of only two characters who is voiced by the same voice actor both in the first film and the rest of the franchise, the other being Itchy, but unlike Itchy, this does not include the second film, where he did not appear.

All Dogs Go to Heaven
Media: All Dogs Go to Heaven | All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 | All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series | An All Dogs Christmas Carol

Characters: Charlie B. Barkin | Itchy Itchiford | Carface Carruthers | Killer | Annabelle | Anne-Marie | Flo | King Gator | Harold | Kate | Sasha La Fleur | David | Red | Belladonna | Bess | Carface's Minions | Thom and Claire

Songs: You Can't Keep a Good Dog Down | Let Me Be Surprised | What's Mine Is Yours | Let's Make Music Together | Hallelujah | Love Survives | It's Too Heavenly Here | Count Me Out | It Feels So Good To Be Bad | On Easy Street | I Will Always Be With You | A Little Heaven | Be Your Own Dog | The Perfect Dog | Take the Easy Way Out | It's Gotta Come from the Heart | Itchin' and a-Twitchin' | When We Hear a Christmas Carol | Puppyhood | I Always Get Emotional at Christmas Time | Clean Up Your Act