Burger Beard the Pirate is the main villain of the film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water as well as the books The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: The Junior Novelization, Plank-Ton to the Rescue!, Plank-ton's Big Plan!, Krabby Patty Caper, The Good, The Bad, and the Krabby! and online games Bikini Bottom Defenders and SpongeBob's Pirate Pursuit.


His hair and beard are both long and brown. He wears a blue jacket and pirate hat.


Burger Beard owns the Burgermobile which is a ship that doubles as a land vehicle to sell food, namely Krabby Patties. His main objective is to become a fast-food salesman, which he believed could be achieved by stealing the Krabby Patty secret formula using the Magic Book.

Role in movie

In "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water," Burger Beard started by stealing the Magic Book from the Guardian skeleton on Bikini Atoll with the intent of rewriting the story of Bikini Bottom life in order to gain the Krabby Patty secret formula. Once gained, he traveled to land to sell Krabby Patties from the Burgermobile. His plan was foiled after an extended battle with SpongeBob and friends who turned into superheroes, such as the Invincibubble, in order to save the secret formula and rewrite the story. Plank-Ton ejected Burger Beard back to the Bikini Atoll where Burger Beard was forced to sing the SpongeBob SquarePants Theme Song along with the Seagull Crew, the Captain, and Bubbles.

Role in the books

He had the same plot just like in the movie until SpongeBob and his friends traveled to the surface to stop him and foiled his plans.


  • Though his actions motivated by greed and appeared not as notorious as Plankton in the first film, Burger-Beard is arguably the most dangerous (if not cataclysmic) and toughest villain of all SpongeBob SquarePants villains, as he easily let Bikini Bottom descend into a post-apocalypse state by stealing the Krabby Patty recipe through his magic book, have no qualms of Bikini Bottomites' fate, and it took all superpowered main casts alongside superpowered Plankton to finally defeat him, unlike in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, where it took only SpongeBob and Patrick to defeat Plankton.
  • The following people voiced Burger-Beard in the non-English versions.
    • German: Bernd Vollbrecht = Burger Bart
    • French: Stéphane Bazin = Steak Tartare
    • Spanish: Salvador Aldeguer, Raúl Anaya = Barba Burger
    • Italian: Luca Ward = Barba Burger
    • Dutch: Frank Lammers = Burgerbaard
    • Flemish: Marc Peeters = Burger Baard
    • Catalan: Juan Ant Bernal = Barba Burger
    • Polish: Jacek Król = Burgerobrody
    • Turkish: Murat Aydin = Burger Sakal
    • Persian: (Different People) = ریش برگر (Pronunciation Is : Rish Burger)
    • Portuguese (Brazil): Armando Tiraboschi = Barba Burger

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