This article is about the character from the Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! episode Never Ape an Ape Man​. For other uses, see Carl (disambiguation).
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Carl was a stuntman who dressed up as the Ape Man in revenge against John Maxwell for not seeing his talents as a leading actor.

Physical appearance

Carl is a Caucasian male, with a bald head. He wore a black-furred ape costume on the The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain set, hiding the rest of his true body.


He was so resentful for not being cast as the lead of John Maxwell's film and as a result, he tried to bring harm to the other people on set.


Early life

He had been hired to be the stuntman for the Ape Man in Mr. Maxwell's The Ape Man of Forbidden Mountain; having already been denied the lead.

Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

Season one

Carl caught on camera

Carl caught on film.

Carl was furious about this, and pretended to be the real Ape Man from legend, endangering Candy Mint and trying to sabotage the set. He then hid inside his trunk claiming that the real Ape Man put him there while he was getting ready (which the gang found suspicious that the supposedly real Ape Man would be smart enough to do that). He then tells Maxwell that he'll be quitting along with Candy until the Ape Man is dealt with. He was undone by Shaggy Rogers, who with a Polaroid camera, accidentally managed to take a picture showing Carl in a mirror without his mask.

Gold Key Comics adaptation

The gang managed to catch the Ape Man, his mask falling off in the process and revealing Carl underneath.[1]


In other languages

Actor Language Notes
Reinhard Brock German
Peter Sjöquist Swedish


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