Ding Dong Daddy
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceTeen Titans #3 (January 1966)
Created byBob Haney
Nick Cardy
In-story information
Alter egoDowd
Place of originEarth
AbilitiesExpert car driver

Ding Dong Daddy (DDD) is a comic book supervillain published by DC Comics and appearing as an enemy of the Teen Titans.

Ding Dong Daddy is based on legendary hot rod enthusiast/painter/pinstriper Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.[1] Further evidence of this is shown by DDD's minions the Gremlins who strongly resemble some of Roth's creations.

Publication history

Created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy, he first appeared in Teen Titans #3 (January 1966).[2]

Fictional character biography

The President's Commission on Education asked the Teen Titans to help deal with the problem of high school dropouts. In the town of Harrison, the young heroes discovered dropouts being hired by Ding-Dong Daddy Dowd, proprietor of a custom hot rod and bike shop. Uncovering evidence that Dowd's operation was a front for criminals, the Titans went undercover as would-be high school drop-outs and exposed his schemes, and persuaded his teenage employees to return to school. This was a morality issue to stay in school.[3]

Ding Dong Daddy later steals the Arrowcar from Speedy after Green Arrow allowed him the latter to borrow it.[4]

In other media

Ding Dong Daddy appears in the fifth season of Teen Titans, voiced by David Johansen.[5] This version is an ally of the Brotherhood of Evil. In the episode "Titans Together", he assists the group in their plot to eliminate young heroes around the world, only to be defeated and flash-frozen by the Teen Titans.


  1. ^ The Official Teen Titans Index #1
  2. ^ Cadigan, Glen (2005). Titans Companion. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 9781893905504.
  3. ^ Teen Titans #3. DC Comics.
  4. ^ Teen Titans: Year One #5. DC Comics.
  5. ^ "Ding Dong Daddy Voice - Teen Titans (TV Show)". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 25, 2024. A green check mark indicates that a role has been confirmed using a screenshot (or collage of screenshots) of a title's list of voice actors and their respective characters found in its opening and/or closing credits and/or other reliable sources of information.