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Gilbert and Harvey Park[1][2] are characters in The Owl House. They are a married couple and the fathers of Willow.

Appearance

Harvey as a Glandus student

Harvey has brown skin, dark brown hair, purple eyes, and pointy ears. He has a large beard and bald head besides the tuft of hair towards the front of his head. As a teenager, Harvey wore the Glandus High abomination track uniform and sported a more unkempt appearance with large and wild spiky hair.

Gilbert as a St. Epiderm student

Gilbert has light skin, dark greenish-tinted hair, dark blue eyes, and pointy ears. Like Willow, he wears a pair of glasses, although his are rectangular. When he was younger, Gilbert wore the St. Epiderm construction uniform and did not wear glasses.

Personality

They both love their daughter and each other very much. Like Willow, they are very intelligent, but also very kind-hearted. They value their daughter's education, and planned on tutoring her after she was temporarily expelled from Hexside at the expense of their jobs.

Harvey is the stricter of the Parks, likely stemming from his background in the competitive Glandus High. Though he is a well-meaning and loving parent, he can come off as a tad bit harsh towards Willow, such as when he argued with his husband to irrationally ground her for three years instead of one week.

Gilbert is a lot more lenient than Harvey, as he allowed Willow to sneak out instead of studying and quietly promised her not to tell his husband.

Background

Not much is known about Gilbert and Harvey's history, although they appear to have known each other since they were children. In "Them's the Breaks, Kid", it was revealed that Gilbert studied in the construction track at St. Epiderm and Harvey studied abomination magic at Glandus High. Both witches were present in the Instructing Future Witches of Tomorrow program and played Covens vs Wilds as Wild Witches. Unfortunately, both Gilbert and Harvey were beaten by the Coven Witches and did not walk home with a blue ribbon.[3] In their school years, Gilbert and Harvey were flyer derby players together on a team called "The Ghouls".[4]

In adulthood, they are married and raise Willow together. Willow mentions her decision to learn abomination magic at Hexside was influenced by her fathers' belief that "there are better opportunities in this track."[5]

When Willow is expelled from Hexside, Harvey sends a crow phone to drag her home. Both of them are disappointed and have Willow grounded, but also announce they have decided to quit their jobs to homeschool her from now on. Once they leave, Willow tries to sneak out with Gus and Amity to help Luz. Right as she is about to leave, Gilbert re-enters and spots Willow, although he lets her go discreetly, promising not to tell Harvey.[6]

Sightings

Behind the scenes

Name and basis

To date, neither of Willow's dads have been directly named onscreen. The name "Gilbert" was first revealed in the closed captions of "Escaping Expulsion". Meanwhile, the name "Harvey" was first revealed by Mike Austin, a former storyboarder for the show, in a now deleted tweet.[2] However, it wasn't until a later tweet by production associate Rebecca Bozza that it was accurately known which was which.[1]

Foreign voice actors

Language version Actors Notes
Poland Polish Dariusz Błażejewski (Harvey)
Piotr Tołoczko (Gilbert)

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Trivia

  • Their mixed races may be inspired by the parents of Willow's voice actress, Tati Gabrielle, who are Korean and African-American.
  • In the closed captions of "Escaping Expulsion", Harvey is misidentified as Gilbert.
  • Gilbert and Harvey's names may be references to Gilbert Baker and Harvey Milk, who were two prominent figures of LGBT history. Baker was the designer of the rainbow flag and Milk was the first openly gay man to be elected to any kind of political position in the United States.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Rebecca Rose (April 17, 2021). "TOH SPOILERS Gilbert (green hair) went to St. Epiderm and Harvey (brown hair) went to Glandus." (Tweet). Twitter.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Austin (October 21, 2021). "harvey and gilbert my beloveds..." (Tweet). Twitter. Archived from the original on October 21, 2021.
  3. Zach Marcus (writer) and Bridget Underwood (director) (April 16, 2022). "Them's the Breaks, Kid". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 15. Disney Channel.
  4. John Bailey Owen (writer) and Amelia Lorenz (director) (April 2, 2022). "Any Sport in a Storm". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 13. Disney Channel.
  5. Dana Terrace, John Bailey Owen (writers) and Stephen Sandoval (director) (January 24, 2020). "I Was a Teenage Abomination". The Owl House. Season 1. Episode 3. Disney Channel.
  6. Dana Terrace, Molly Ostertag (writers) and Bo Coburn (director) (June 19, 2021). "Escaping Expulsion". The Owl House. Season 2. Episode 2. Disney Channel.
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