Background information
Feature films One Hundred and One Dalmatians
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure
Television programs 101 Dalmatians: The Series
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Barry Bostwick (101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure)

Frank Welker (101 Dalmatians: The Series)
Koichi Yamadera (Japanese)
Zbigniew Suszynski (Polish)

Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Brave, handsome, popular, heroic, arrogant, selfish, kind, helpful, cunning, highly skilled
Appearance Slender, brown German Shepherd dog, red collar with a yellow earnest star
Birthday January 18
Occupation Actor and superhero of his TV show, a fan of Patch and Lucky
Affiliations Good
Goal To save his job, go into the real world and perform an act of true heroism to prove himself; to find a younger dog as a sidekick for his TV show
Home His trailer
Allies Patch, Lucky, Pongo, Perdita, Dalmatian Puppies, Flash the Wonder Dog
Minions Lil' Lightning (formerly)
Enemies Cruella De Vil, Jasper and Horace Badun, Lil' Lightning
Likes Patch, Lucky, his job and popularity, his fame
Dislikes Being called a fraud, ticks, frogs, heights
Powers and abilities Speed
Weapons Teeth, claws
Fate Continues with his TV show with Patch as his new sidekick.
Quote "I hate ticks! They suck all the blood out of you!"

Thunderbolt is a character from 101 Dalmatians. He is voiced by Barry Bostwick in 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure and by Frank Welker in the spinoff TV series.


One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Thunderbolt is the puppies' favorite show on TV.

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure

At first, Thunderbolt is seen as arrogant and selfish, seeming only to care about his job and his popularity. He is very popular with other dogs, and Patch is his biggest fan, knowing all of his episodes by heart. As the film goes on, Thunderbolt becomes more kind and helpful, and he and Patch start to become friends. Furthermore, he is willing to assist those in need and is not afraid to admit that he's just an actor. Thunderbolt is also cunning and highly skilled with his acting, as seen when he tricks Cruella De Vil, the Baduns, and Lil' Lightning into believing that he is having a heart attack.

A post-credits scene shows Thunderbolt with his new sidekick Patch in his TV show, "The Thunderbolt Adventure Hour."

101 Dalmatians: The Series

Thunderbolt appears in "Watch for Falling Idols," where he and his creators arrive on the Dearly Farm to film their next episode. Lucky is thrilled to meet his idol and tells Thunderbolt that he's his biggest fan and has seen all of his TV shows. However, when Lucky finds out that Thunderbolt doesn't do his own stunts (after Thunderbolt panics from being lifted off the ground, due to his fear of heights), he loses faith in him. Later on, Lucky tries to prove that he is brave by climbing up the TV windmill, but puts himself in danger instead. Fortunately, Thunderbolt (who pushes his fears aside) rescues his young fan. Lucky thanks Thunderbolt who tells him that a hero isn't one who fears nothing, but is one who is willing to overcome his fears. Lucky agrees with Thunderbolt and they reconcile.


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