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Uncle Bud
Gender Male
Animal Aardvark
Hair color Brown
Complexion Pale
Family Loretta (wife)
Monique (daughter)
Ricky (son)
Loretta's daughter (daughter)

Thora Read (mother or mother-in-law)
Sean (brother, brother-in-law or co-brother-in-law)
Bonnie (sister, sister-in-law or co-sister-in-law)
George (nephew or nephew-in-law)
David Read (brother or brother-in-law)
Jane Read (sister-in-law or co-sister-in-law)
Arthur Read (nephew or nephew-in-law)
D.W. Read (niece or niece-in-law)
Kate Read (niece or niece-in-law)
David's brother (brother or brother-in-law)
Book debut Arthur's Birthday (mentioned)
Cartoon debut "Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe"
Voiced by Harry Standjofski

Bud is Arthur's uncle. He is the husband of Loretta and is the father of three children: Monique Read, Ricky, and an unnamed girl.

He was first mentioned in the book Arthur's Birthday when he sent three dollar bills for Arthur's birthday, but did not attend the party. He became a character in the cartoon and only appeared in "Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe". He was also shown during a flashback in "The Half-Baked Sale".  His middle name happens to be "Fun".

He is really into cameras and enjoys using a "real dandy" camera known as the Supernova Solar Flash, which can X-ray people once the picture is taken, and was often seen taping the events using a large camcorder.


Uncle Bud's personality seems to reflect his name. He's shown to be upbeat, outgoing and fun-loving (and also claims that “fun” is his middle name, and he “doesn’t need a list to have it”). He seems to be quite charismatic as well, albeit a bit rude (throwing Arthur's list).

Physical appearance[]

Bud is an aardvark who is depicted with a pale complexion, brown hair on the sides, a brown mustache, and wears a light blue shirt, brown pants with a belt buckle, pale red shoes, and two watches.



Postcards from Buster[]