These cats are pumped!.
~ Herb to Kevin, Stuart and Bob.
Sweet man.
~ Herb to Stuart.

Herbert "Herb" Overkill is the secondary antagonist of Illumination's 5th feature film Minions.

He was voiced by Jon Hamm, who later played Buddy in Baby Driver and Don Grouper in SpongeBob SquarePants.


Herb is the husband of Scarlet Overkill, and he and his wife invite the minions to live in their house with them at first. His appearance could be described as tall, skinny, with very bushy hair. He is very laid-back, and follows under Scarlet's lead.


Herb's Introduction

Herb is first introduced by his wife Scarlet Overkill, showing his love and care for Scarlet and acts as a friend to the Minions by doing the same greeting that Stuart did earlier on.

Back Stabbing Little Traitors

Later on Herb gives them special gear and (Bob: Stretch Suit, Kevin: a gun that shoots out lava and Stuart: Hypno Hat) to steal the crown jewels. He also reveals his ultimate weapon, which isn't finished yet. After they find out that Bob is the new king, Herb and Scarlet invade Buckingham Palace to take revenge.

Locked in the Dungeon

Later Scarlet locks the Minions in a dungeon leaving them with Herb (by his nickname Blerb so they do not know it was him) to torture them, but he to get too carried away by the Minions' outrageous antics and plays with them instead. When Scarlet calls him, he leaves the dungeon, popping back in moments later to reveal it was him (which the Minions knew all along) and that he doesn't even know anyone named Blerb, apparently convinced they fell for his ruse.

Queen Scarlet

After the Minions escape in an attempt to apologize to Scarlet, they almost crush her by accident with a chandelier. Herb and the other attending villains help move the object and see if Scarlet is alive, which she is. Still alive and very angry, they orders a big angry mob to kill the minions.

Final Battle

Kevin goes back Scarlet's house, gets in a machine that belongs to Herb that makes him giant and saves Bob and Stuart from Scarlet and Herb, when Scarlet tries to get away with Herb, Kevin grabs them by super strength (despite that he is giant), and blows up with the rocket that Scarlet shot in his mouth and some how they survived the explosion.

New Master

Herb and Scarlet steal the crown again and try to get away, but they are frozen by a young Felonious Gru's Freeze Ray. Kevin, Stuart and Bob have found a new master and leave Herb and Scarlet behind after Bob puts his small crown in Scarlet's hand. It was unknown what happened to both Scarlet and Herb afterwards, though it is most likely that they end up being arrested for their crimes and sent to jail.

It is unknown if he was still alive by the time Despicable Me takes place. If he was, he would be in his early 80s.

After-Credits Scene

Scarlet, Herb and the villains appear in the after-credits scene somehow, dancing and singing with the rest of the characters. However, they are scared off by an arriving Tyrannosaurus.


~ Herb about to execute Kevin, Stuart and Bob.
Guys, cut it out! This is really unprofessional.
~ Herb telling Kevin, Stuart and Bob to stop messing around.





  • Herb is similar to Vector from the original film since they are both inventors and highly intelligent.
  • This was Jon Hamm's first villainous role.
  • By the time of the first Despicable Me movie, he would be in his early-80s.
  • It reveals that after a young Gru freezes them, Scarlet and Herb spent a year in jail, ruled it utterly, and escaped.


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Felonious Gru | Minions | Dr. Nefario | Victor 'Vector' Perkins | Mr. Perkins | Carlos | Easter Chicks | Aloysius O'Hare | Once-Ler | Morty and McGurk | Once-ler's Mother | Brett and Chet | Aunt Grizelda | Eduardo 'El Macho' Perez | El Pollito | Evil Minions | Scarlet Overkill | Herb Overkill | Villain Con Villains | Snowball | Flushed Pets | Ozone | Mike | Bears | The Gorillas (Johnny's Father) | Dru Gru | Balthazar Bratt | Clive | The Grinch | Sergei | Little Sergei | Circus Wolves

See Also
Despicable Me Villains

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Despicable Me: Felonious Gru | Minions | Dr. Nefario | Victor 'Vector' Perkins | Mr. Perkins
Despicable Me 2: El Macho Perez | El Pollito | Evil Minions
Minions: Scarlet Overkill | Herb Overkill | Villain Con Villains (Mr. Perkins)
Despicable Me 3: Dru Gru | Balthazar Bratt | Clive

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