Wow son, you recognized us this time!
— Herb Star, "I'm with Stupid"

Herbert[1] "Herb"[2] Star[3] is the husband of Margie and the father of Patrick and Sam Star. He first appears in the episode "I'm with Stupid."


Herb and his wife look similar. He has a large walrus-esque dark gray mustache and is coral pink with red dots. Just like the rest of the Star family, his pants are the same as Patrick's but he wears a shirt that has a mauve color with light green flowers. He wears the same colors as his wife and his son Patrick.


He was born as one of at least three children of Maw Tucket, daughter of Yorick, and Princess Tulsa and Billy Bob Star.

He fell in love with Margie Star when they went to the World's Least Interesting Sweater.[4]

The two married and have two children, Sam Star and Patrick Star.

He is also related to Gary the Snail according to Patrick's family tree.

Role in series

"Home Sweet Pineapple"

He is indirectly mentioned along with his wife as "parents," in which it is revealed that Patrick's parents kicked him out and forced him to live on his own.

"I'm with Stupid"

He and his wife appear at the end of the episode. Squidward comes over to Patrick's house to say that Patrick's parents have been repeatedly asking where their son is. Patrick hugs his parents and they are impressed that he can do basic tasks like getting dressed.

"Rule of Dumb"

He appears on the family tree. This appearance also reveals his name.

Hooray for Dads!

He is seen as one of the fathers at the Annual Dad and Kids Games Day event.

Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition

He appears as someone who the main character has to save.

"Snooze You Lose"

While suffering from a soda eruption in his stomach, Patrick says to SpongeBob to his parents that he loves her along with Margie.

"Patrick's Tantrum"

He rings the bell to Patrick and causes him to throw a tantrum because Patrick hates the bell ringing.


  1. ^ "The Patrick Family Tree" (SpongeBob SquarePants Official YouTube Channel)
  2. ^ "Rule of Dumb"
  3. ^ Surname of Patrick Star
  4. ^ "Food Con Castaways"
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