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Yes! But also to say, let the past stay in the past, witchlet. It's okay to move on.

Dell Clawthorne is a character in The Owl House. He is the husband of Gwendolyn Clawthorne, the father to Lilith and Eda Clawthorne, and the adoptive grandfather to King Clawthorne.


Dell is tall, with fair complexion, golden eyes, a sloped nose, pointed ears, thick, black eyebrows, scruffy orange hair worn in a ponytail, and a fluffy orange beard and mustache. He seems to be often smiling. He was left with a facial scar and missing left eye after the events of Eda's memory sequence in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door".

In Eda's memory, he wears a tattered dark teal jacket with a hood, teardrop-shaped silver clasp, lighter cuffs and two gray patches stitched on the left arm and on the front, with a dark gray-and-black shirt underneath, a brown strap around his left shoulder and waist, dark brown pants, and warm gray shoes with darker cuffs, toes, and soles.

In the present, he appears to be frailer compared to his younger years, having a hunched back and now walking with a staff. The left side of his face and his left hand are covered in scars, and his left eye is closed. He wears a dark-colored robe, brown boots, and brown fingerless gloves. His hair and beard have turned white from age and have grown longer. He no longer ties up his hair, but does tie up his beard.


Dell comes off as cheerful and kind, yet a bit showy, as he wanted to throw a party before his going to the Mandible. He is a loving father, as even after being injured by Eda, he still spent years trying to reach out to her, despite several unsuccessful attempts. He is also a forgiving person, as seen when he asks Eda to not blame herself for accidentally injuring him, and instead tells her to let the past stay in the past.


Dell hails from the Clawthorne clan, a family of witches famous for carving palismen, and he was noted for being one of the best carvers of the family. He was also responsible for helping Eda carve Owlbert. During Eda's adolescence, Dell was about to leave for the Mandible for an extended period of time. Before leaving, he wanted to "leave in style" and set off a party popper for dramatic effect. However, the fireworks from the party popper triggered Eda's transformation into the Owl Beast, and in the ensuing tussle with the beast, Dell lost his left eye and injured his left hand.[1] Due to his injuries, he is no longer able to carve palismen, but instead works with the Bat Queen to preserve them and her forests.

Due to his injuries inflicted by the Owl Beast, Eda was initially hesitant to see her father. Dell comes to the Owl House to celebrate Lilith becoming curator of the Supernatural History Museum, desiring for Eda to talk to him. His younger daughter evades him until running into him after escaping through the back door. As Eda struggles with what to say, blaming herself for ending his palisman-carving career, Dell brushes it aside and easily forgives her. He gives her a palistrom seed and tells her that it's okay to move on. Dell currently lives with his wife, Gwendolyn, and appears to have a great relationship with his family in general.


Behind the scenes


Dell is voiced by Peter Gallagher. Gallagher was announced as a guest star in the second season on May 17, 2021.[2]


Initially mentioned in "Covention" and "Keeping Up A-fear-ances", Dell made his first on-screen debut in "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Hooty's Door".

Foreign voice actors

Language version Actors Notes
Germany German Walter von Hauff
Poland Polish Krzysztof Cybiński


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  • Dell's palisman is a yellow cardinal. Its name is currently unknown.


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