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"Right. Mm-hmm. Yeah, yeah. Protection? Say no more, son. We're on our way!"
— Big Daddy, upon getting a call for help from his son

Big Daddy is a supporting character in Sing and Sing 2.

He is the father of Johnny, and the former mobster leader of a gang of robbers in Sing. He wants for his son to follow in his criminal footsteps and his overbearing character makes it hard for Johnny to argue. He also owns a garage that he uses as a living space and a hideout.

He is voiced by Peter Serafinowicz.


Big Daddy is an anthropomorphic mountain gorilla. It is seen that he has a very large physique (hence the nickname "Big Daddy"). He wears a dark blue shirt and black pants. During robberies, he (and his helpers) wears a blue jumpsuit and a white rabbit mask.


Big Daddy seems to have a rough and strict attitude towards Johnny at first. He wants his son to follow in his footsteps and be an organized criminal, but scolds him when he wants to be a singer instead. After a botched robbery due to Johnny failing to have the getaway vehicle ready, he goes to prison and later shuns his son when he visits him. However, he became very proud of him after seeing his son's performance of "I'm Still Standing" on a prison television. Realizing what he has done, Big Daddy became desperate to see his son in person again and to apologize to Johnny for selfishly disowning him. He breaks out of jail and evades police pursuit long enough to briefly see and reconcile with him backstage during Mike's performance of "My Way" before leaving to turn himself back in.

Big Daddy and his crew turned over a new leaf that they were released from prison and allowed to complete their sentencing with community service, working for the CFS (Community Food Service). Big Daddy remains close and supportive of his son, for after Johnny called him to provide security, Big Daddy wasted no time coming to aid his son and his friends, protecting them from Jimmy Crystal and his security guards.


Big Daddy, along with the rest of his gang, are introduced conducting a bank robbery. While evading the police, he berates Johnny for failing to keep a lookout and not wearing his mask. Much later, Big Daddy ropes Johnny into being the getaway driver for a large heist of $25 million in gold. However, the time of heist conflicts with a rehearsal, and Johnny fails to return to his designated position, resulting in the gang's arrest.

In prison, Big Daddy finally learns about Johnny's desire to be a singer, and selfishly disowns him, even when Johnny swears to get him out of prison. However, when he hears Johnny's performance of "I'm Still Standing", and realize what he has done, he breaks out of jail to apologize to his son for his actions. When he reaches the theater, he reconciles with Johnny and tells Johnny how proud he is of him. He then promptly turns himself back in and goes back to prison.

Sometimes after Big Daddy and his crew were released from prison and finished community service, they begin to work for CFS. Upon learning from Johnny that Jimmy Crystal attempt to ruin their performances, Big Daddy and his gang are summoned to be their security guards. As Jimmy attempt to make his move to ruin the performances of Johnny's other friends and kill Buster Moon, Big Daddy and his gang defeats Jimmy's henchmen. Despite a minor setback when Jimmy threw Moon off the roof, until Rosita overcame her fear of heights and saved Moon from falling, Big Daddy caught Jimmy and forces him to watch the rest of the final shows, with the help from a redeemed Suki Lane. Following Jimmy's arrest, Big Daddy and his gang return to CFS while bidding his son and their friends a farewell.


From Sing

"Johnny, you were supposed to be keepin' a look-out! ... And where's your mask?"
— Big Daddy scolding Johnny

"Yeah. It's time my boy had a proper role in the gang, eh?"
— Big Daddy

"Barry don't mind. Do you, Barry?"
— Big Daddy, on Johnny in Barry's place as the getaway driver

"Well, don't be long, I've got the gang comin' over!"
— Big Daddy, to Johnny as he leaves to secretly audition for Buster's show

"What do you care? It's the last job we ever need to do. When it comes in, we go. Right?"
— Big Daddy, to Johnny

"How did I end up with a son like you, eh? You're nothing like me. You never were, and you never will be."
— Big Daddy, upon learning his son's passion for singing

"Johnny. He's Johnny. That's my son!"
— Big Daddy, seeing Johnny perform "I'm Still Standing" on TV

"I'm so proud of you."
— Big Daddy reconciles with Johnny

"Well, I better get back. They'll be wondering what happened to me. You'll visit me though, yeah?"
— Big Daddy

"See ya, son."
— Big Daddy, bidding farewell to Johnny before returning to prison

From Sing 2

"Well, we're still doing our community service, ain't we, lads?"
— Big Daddy, when Johnny sees his dad and gang's outfits

"That's my boy."
— Big Daddy watching Johnny perform "A Sky Full of Stars" for the Planet of War number

"Roger that. Right, let's go to work."
— Big Daddy, after being alerted about Jimmy Crystal being seen outside the Crystal Tower Theater by Barry

"(Jimmy Crystal: Hey, who the heck are you? Where's my security?) We're security now, mate."
— Big Daddy, preventing Jimmy Crystal and his thugs from entering the Crystal Tower Theater


  • The getaway truck he uses after robberies resembles a 1953–1956 Ford F-Series Pickup.
  • As he escaped prison to see his son, his pulling of the window bars matched the rhythm of Johnny's performance of "I'm Still Standing".
  • Big Daddy's real name according to some publicity materials is "Marcus". However, it's not entirely confirmed to be official.
  • The scene where Big Daddy makes his escape is reminiscent of the scene in Kingsman: The Secret Service; where Eggsy (Taron Egerton) tries to escape his stepfather's thugs by jumping from roof to roof.


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