Doc Dwarf

Doc Dwarf is the leader of the seven dwarfs from the movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. He looks out for his fellow dwarfs despite being panicky and stammering. 

doc in snow white and the seven dwarfs

Doc’s Background

Doc always wears his glasses. He is found first in the mine, where he sorts diamonds. He sorts the ones with the ringing sound as good and the ones with a clunky sound as bad. 

Doc’s Highlights

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Doc’s Personality & Character Traits

Doc is the dwarf’s spokesman as well as their leader. He leads all seven dwarfs without question. Even though he stammers and often bumbles, lost in his trail of thoughts, he is respected among the group. 

Doc makes sure the dwarfs stay organized and remain rational as a leader. He holds authority over all the seven dwarfs names except grumpy, who often objects to his decisions. This objection drives them to have an ongoing rivalry. 

He is kind and shows his kindness, particularly to Snow White, by accommodating her to their beds, warning her against allowing strangers into her house, and giving her comfort.

Doc dwarf inspecting diamonds in the mine

Doc dwarf has a fatherly nature and shows it to Dopey, who acts as his right-hand man despite his incompetence and childishness. 

The other dwarfs look up to Doc for guidance; however, Doc falls into mild panic attacks when under too much pressure. Fortunately, the other dwarfs assist with suggestions for Doc, and they all work together as a team. 

Doc has proven to be very wise when faced with problems. He likes to think carefully about them due to the enormous responsibility, and sometimes he gets very nervous when under pressure. 

As a doctor, he shows his skills when examining Snow White after being poisoned. He is also very caring and understanding.

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Doc’s Physical appearance

Doc appears as a pompous elderly dwarf and the only dwarf character with glasses. He has brown eyes, black eyebrows, and a full gray beard. He has smooth skin and a pink cherry nose.

He is short in size and plump, wearing a yellow buttoned red fabric tunic matched with brown pants and a brown hat.

Doc also appears with his stethoscope, proving that he is a doctor.

Doc happily clapping his hands

Doc’s Moments in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Doc is first introduced at the mine, where he works alongside Bashful, Sneezy, and Grumpy. In the mine, they unearthed diamonds and other colorful gems. 

Sleep brings Doc the diamonds and gems that he, Grumpy, Bashful, and Sneezy dig. Doc then hits the diamonds with his hammer to listen to their sound. 

If they make a beautiful ringing tone, they are put in a pile of keepers; if they make a clunking noise, they are discarded. 

Doc dwarf closely inspecting a diamond

Shortly after the dwarfs introduction, Doc hears an alarm and alerts the other dwarfs that it is time to go. Doc leads the 7 dwarfs home as they sing, “Heigh-Ho.” 

As the pack leader heads home, Doc is the first to notice a light on at their cottage and comes to a stop causing his fellow dwarfs to crash into one another. 

Doc enters the cottage and holds a candle as they all look around, and then he decides that someone needs to check upstairs. 

Doc holding a candle inside the dwarfs cottage

They all eventually enter the bedroom upstairs led by Doc. When Snow White wakes up, she first notices Doc because of his glasses. 

Doc and Grumpy get into an argument about Snow White, and they eventually decide to let her stay to help cook and clean. 

Before dinner Snow White has the seven dwarfs wash their hands, and Doc leads the way again while starting the song, “Bluddle-Uddle-Um-Dum.” 

Doc leading the dwarfs upstairs to look for snow white

After dinner, they all sing songs, and Doc plays a stringed instrument, and he dances with Snow White, as do some of the other dwarfs. 

In the morning, Doc leads the group to work but is the first to say goodbye to Snow White and warn her of strangers. 

Later, when the dwarfs mourn the loss of their Princess Snow White, Doc is shown crying quietly to himself and comforting Dopey. 

Doc playing a stringed instrument

When the Prince arrives to kiss Snow White, Doc is the third dwarf to see her waking up. The dwarfs are so delighted that Doc and Grumpy share a joyful hug. 

When Snow White kisses Doc goodbye, he is third in line for a goodbye kiss. 

Doc’s Film and Show Appearances

  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (cameo)
  • Flubber (cameo)
  • Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
  • Teacher’s Pet (cameo)
  • The Lion King 1 1/2 (cameo)
  • Mickey’s House of Villains
  • The Standard Parade
  • Seven Wise Dwarves
  • All Together
  • The Winged Scourge
  • Walt Disney anthology series
  • House of Mouse 
  • Once Upon a Time (live-action)
  • The 7D
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (video game)
  • Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey (video game)
  • Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep (video game)
  • Kingdom Hearts X (video game)
  • Kingdom Hearts Unchained X (video game)
  • Disney Magical World (video game)
  • Disney Magic Kingdoms (video game)
  • Disney Emoji Blitz (video game)
  • Disney Sorcerer’s Arena (video game)
Doc Dwarf in videos games

Doc’s Quotes

“Who’s butterin’ like a spoodledug?”
“Look, our house! The lit’s light—the light’s lit!”
“We’ll squeak up—ahem, sneak up. C’mon hen—er, men.”
“We’re gonna go down and chase it up, uh uh uh, up…down.”
“What was I saying?”
“Beware, strangers!”
“Ah, yes. Now, what are you, and who are you doin’?”
“Why, the whole place is clean.”
“Uh, can you make dapple lumplings? Er, lumple dapplings?…Yes, crapple dumpkins.”

Doc’s Fun Facts

  • Doc is the only dwarf that wears glasses.
  • Doc is the only dwarf whose name is not an adjective. 
  • Doc was designed by Albert Hurter. 
  • Doc was voiced by Roy Atwell in the original Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  • Doc was one of the original 7 dwarfs names from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. 
  • Doc enjoys music, dancing, jewels with a beautiful ringing tone, gooseberry pies, and apple dumplings. 
  • Doc dislikes arguing with Grumpy, Dopey’s silly mishaps, and making decisions under pressure. 

To see a complete list of the seven dwarfs names, view our dwarf’s list post, and be sure to visit our cartoon characters page to find more of your favorite characters and Disney characters

Jump to Doc’s fellow dwarf pages to learn more about Happy dwarf, Grumpy dwarfDopey dwarf, Bashful dwarf, Sleepy dwarf, and Sneezy dwarf.

Brandon Crombar

Brandon Crombar

Editor In Chief / Founder

Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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