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Willy Wonka
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Full name Willard Wilbur "Willy" Wonka
Gender Male


Lives in

Wilbur Wonka's House (formerly)
Bucket House (currently)
Wonka Chocolate Factory (currently)

Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown

Candy Factory Runner


His cane


Charlie Bucket
Grandpa Joe


Arthur Slugworth, Augustus Gloop, Violet Beauregarde, Veruca Salt, Mike Teavee


Wilbur Wonka


Mrs. Wonka (deceased)



  1. This article is about the 2005 film character, you might be looking for the original character.

Willy Wonka is the owner of the Chocolate Factory, and he is portrayed by Johnny Depp


Wonka is the owner of the Chocolate Factory, and he is a tall, slender man, with brown hair, he usually wears a plum colored overcoat that went down to his knees over a black shirt with a W-shaped pin, a tall, black hat and golden chain (which seemed to be for a pocket watch).

Early life

Willy Wonka was born from his mother on an unknown date, he was forbidden to eat any candy, because his father, Wilbur Wonka is a dentist who hates candy, especially chocolate. So, Wonka left his home. But when he came back, his father was no longer there, and he was orphaned.

Chocolatier beginnings

Wonka started his chocolate business after some time after, and he started a small shop on Cherry street. Grandpa Joe was hired as an employee to work for him. With Wonka's amazing candy, he soon became a billionaire, and with all that money, he built his own chocolate factory.

The Tour

With the Ticket finders (And their parents), Wonka was a bit nervous, and he was unable to stop the children from disobeying his orders, causing Augustus Gloop to fall into the chocolate river, Violet Beaurgarde to turn into a gigantic blueberry, Veruca Salt to get tossed into the rubbish chute, and Mike Teevee to be shrunk into the size of a hand. But Charlie Bucket remained. However, Charlie preferred to stay with his parents, so he left. Willy Wonka was soon depressed, and as a result, his candy production started to go down.

Reuniting with his father

Wonka secretly met with Charlie while Charlie was shining his shoes. He asked Charlie about what made Charlie happy. Charlie replied that his parents made him happy. But Wonka disliked the idea of reuniting with his father, due to his childhood reasons. After some persuasion, he went with Charlie to his father's house. He made an appointment with the dentist, and Wilbur Wonka instantly recognized his son.


  • Although Wonka makes gum, he strongly dislikes it because he finds it gross.
  • There are chocolate bars packaged as Wonka Bars that have been sold in the real world.