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Doctor Hankry Zone is the titular character of Dr. Zone, which is a popular television series. He is played by actor Orton Mahlson, who also happens to be the creator of the show.

As with Orton Mahlson himself, Dr. Zone is voiced by Jemaine Clement.


Dr. Zone is a heroic protagonist who is constantly going on adventures and facing danger with his brother and loyal companion, Time Ape.

Physical Appearance[]

Hankry has an angular face with a very strong chin, light skin, and grey eyes. His hair is short and light brown.

He wears a long black tailcoat over a short brown waistcoat, a white dress shirt, and an orange ascot. The material around his waist is striped in shades of green, and he wears a pair of purple shorts that end just above his knees, revealing bits of metal around parts of his legs. While his right foot is dressed in a brown sandal with straps twisting up his leg, reminiscent of the ancient Roman era, his other foot is clad in a heavy blue metal boot to represent the future.

His right arm ends with a large blue gift box instead of a hand. The gift box has a pattern made up of stars, moons, and circles, and is wrapped up nicely with a much lighter blue ribbon, ending in a bow. In "Fungus Among Us", it is revealed that this is due to Derek using it to disguise his otherwise undisguised hand when masquerading as Orton Mahlson. After Derek is destroyed in "The Phineas and Ferb Effect", the next time Milo and his friends watch The Dr. Zone Files, it is shown that Dr. Zone now no longer has the gift box on his right hand.

He wears a brown hat with a darker strap and a pair of square goggles resting on it. A small satellite-like object sticks out of the goggles. On his back, he has a metal backpack with various wires and lights attached.


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Orton Mahlson's first sketch of the characters

Dr. Zone's appearance was inspired by Cavendish, just as Dakota had inspired the design for Time Ape. Upon seeing the duo for the first time, Orton Mahlson made his first sketches of the characters.

He is the protagonist of the show, which has been running in various forms for the past fifty years. It features his adventures alongside his sidekick, Time Ape, against various foes, such as the Trashcandroids. The franchise has a considerable following.

In the series itself, Dr. Zone is a time-traveling alien cyborg who was one of the last survivors of a doomed planet. He was separated from his brother and mother by the escape ship that was used to send him off the planet as an infant because it only had room for one of them. After becoming an adult and acquiring his Time Beehicle, Dr. Zone encountered another time-traveler, a trans-chronological being who had a form beyond the comprehension of any normal person. So he changed his appearance to become Time Ape. Later, The Dr. Zone Files: The Movie Files, revealed that Time Ape is, in fact, Dr. Zone's brother. He had been mutated when their planet imploded but later re-assumed his true form when he re-entered his brother's reality.

Recent Events[]

In "The Doctor Zone Files", Dr. Zone appears in The Dr. Zone Files title sequence as Sara, Milo, Melissa, and Zack finished their Dr. Zone marathon.

In "The Wilder West", Dr. Zone is shown in an image alongside Time Ape as the Dr. Zone fans run around the ranch using pictures from the show to prove that an episode was filmed in that exact location.

In "Missing Milo", the premiere of the formerly lost black-and-white pilot episode — "The Seed Beasts" — shows him having a conversation with Milo. Seeing this, Sara, Melissa, and Zack go to Orton Mahlson on their search for Milo. While speaking to him, they ask about Cavendish and Dakota, to which he responds that they're the ones who inspired him to create Dr. Zone and Time Ape.

In "Fungus Among Us", back in the sixties, Orton Mahlson meets Cavendish and Dakota and instantly becomes inspired, designing Dr. Zone and Time Ape based on them.


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“♪ He's got one foot in the future, ♪
♪ And one foot in the past ♪
♪ He's got on hand in the present, ♪
♪ Or at least in a gift shaped cast ♪
♪ He's Dr. Zone! ♪”

—Part of the Dr. Zone Theme song[src]
“Time waits for no man... Except for me!”
—Dr. Zone[src]


Season One[]

Season Two[]


  • His show closely resembles popular British show Doctor Who, though unlike in that series, Dr. Zone's appearance does not change throughout the fifty-year run of his show.


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