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Wilbur Turnblad
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The 1988 and the 2007 Wilbur

Name:

Wilbur Turnblad

Gender:

Male

Family:

Edna Turnblad (wife)
Tracy Turnblad (daughter)

Enemies:

Velma Von Tussle
Franklin Von Tussle (1988 only)
Amber Von Tussle (probably)

Relationships:

Edna Turnblad (wife)
Velma Von Tussle (seducted by)

Appearences:

Hairspray (1988 film)
Hairspray (musical)
Hairspray (2007 film)
Hairspray Live! (2016)

Portrayed by:

Jerry Stiller (1988)
Christopher Walken (2007)
Martin Short (2016)

Wilbur Turnblad is a central character in Hairspray. Is the father of protagonist, Tracy Turnblad and the husband of Edna Turnblad. Unlike his wife he encourages Tracy to pursue her dreams.

Wilbur owns The Hardy Har Hut, a joke shop located under the Turnblad family's apartment.

When the police arrest those peacefully protesting against WYZT's segregation and racist policies, Wilbur uses most of the family's savings to bail everyone out.

Songs

Trivia

  • Although Jerry Stiller didn't get recalled to play as Wilbur Turnblad again, he did get to be Mr. Pinky in the 2007 adaption of Hairspray.
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