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"See, son, that's where we're going to live... maybe not today, maybe not tomorra'. But someday."
―Orville Simpson.

Orville J. Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons. He is the father of Abraham Simpson II, the paternal grandfather of Homer Simpson, and the paternal great-grandfather of Bart, Hugo, Lisa, and Maggie.

Orville J. Simpson
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Alias(es) Great-Grampa Simpson
Hair Grey
Age 183
Occupation Police officer (formerly)
Location The Old Country (formerly)
Albany, New York, USA (formerly)
Springfield, USA
Relatives Parents: "Old Tut" Simpson (Deceased) and "Happy" Dinsdale (Deceased)
Siblings: Boris Simpson (Deceased), Bonita Simpson (Deceased), Elrita Simpson (Deceased) and Twitta Simpson (Deceased)
Grandparents: Abraham Simpson I (Deceased), Gabby Crouse (Deceased), Horatio Dinsdale (Deceased) and Edwina Forayter (Deceased)
Wife: Yuma Hickman (Deceased)
Lover: Unnamed
Children: Abraham Simpson II, Bill Simpson, Chet Simpson, Cyrus Simpson, Hubert Simpson (Deceased), Hortense Simpson (Deceased), Orville Simpson Jr. (Illegitimate) and Tyrone Simpson (Deceased)
Great Grandparents: Virgil Simpson (Deceased) and Mabel Simpson (Deceased)
Half Grandaunt: Eliza Simpson (Deceased)
Half Granduncle-in-Law: Milford Van Houten (Deceased)
Aunt/Uncles: Lou Simpson (Deceased), Hugo Simpson I (Deceased), Gaston Simpson (Deceased), Udell "Spunky" Dinsdale (Deceased) and Dulcine Simpson (Deceased)
Aunt-in-Law: Zorina Ovadia (Deceased)
First Cousins: Bob Simpson (Deceased), Eckhardt Simpson (Deceased) and Twyla Simpson (Deceased)
Parents-in-Law: Willard Hickman (Deceased) and Theodora Hutshing (Deceased)
Siblings-in-Law: Zeke Hickman (Deceased), Albert Davis (Deceased) and Lisa Hitler (Deceased)
Grandparents-in-Law: Bertram Hickman (Deceased) and Nellie Balliwick (Deceased)
Children-in-Law: Cyrus' 15 wives
Ex Children-in-Law: Mona Simpson (Deceased), Rita LaFleur, Selma Bouvier, Amber Simpson (Deceased) and Tallulah Winkelman (Deceased)
Niece/Nephew: Mae Davis(Deceased) and Wolly Simpson
Grandnephews: Clayton Simpson and Gohmert Simpson
Great Grandnephew: Manny Simpson
Grandchildren: Homer Simpson, Herbert Powell, Abbie Simpson, Millionaire Actor, Omar Simpson, Valerie Rothman and Homer's cousin
Grandchildren-in-Law: Marge Simpson, Vlad Giffin, Marnie Simpson, Dave Rothman and Homer's cousin's wife
Ex Granddaughter-in-Law: Amber Simpson (Deceased)
Great Grandchildren: Bart Simpson, Hugo Simpson II (Non-Canon), Lisa Simpson, Maggie Simpson, Ling Bouvier (Adopted), Homer's Sperm Donation Offspring, "Bone Cruncher" Simpson, Stanley Simpson, Homer's cousin's son, Brit Simpson, Lily Simpson and Magpie Simpson
Great Grandson-in-Law (Future): Milhouse Van Houten
Ex Great Granddaughter-in-Law (Future): Jenda
Great Great Grandchildren (Future): Kirk Simpson, Picard Simpson, Zia Simpson and Maggie Simpson, Jr.
See Other Family Members: Simpsons Family, Dinsdale Family
First Appearance Bart Gets Hit By A Car
Voiced By Dan Castellaneta


Orville J. Simpson was born in an unidentified country (presumably the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Canada), and married Yuma Hickman in the early 1920s. The couple had around twelve children, including Hubert, Tyrone, Cyrus, Hortense, Bill, Chet and Abraham.

Assuming Abe is to be trusted with his stories, Orville, Yuma Hickman and their children emigrated to America on a steamboat from an unspecified country (presumably that of the United Kingdom, Ireland, or Canada) and moved into the Statue of Liberty. After a few years of living there, they were forced to move out when they filled the head with too much garbage. Their family then moved to Springfield, which was located in an unidentified state. While in America, the couple had two children, Bill and Chet.

Orville was seen in Heaven by Bart after getting hit by a car, strangling young Homer, hinting the habit is a family trait. However, this is more likely to be a concussion-related dream that Bart had while he was brought to the hospital. Orville is present in Grampa's story when Grampa tells the family of his arrival in the U.S.

In "Mathlete's Feat", it's mentioned that he raised Abraham and his eleven dead siblings on crick water.

In "The Winter of His Content", Homer reveals that Orville is alive, yet Grampa never visits him or acknowledges his existence; defending his own behavior towards Grampa. Lisa is shocked about Orville being alive and nervously changes the subject.

Orville appeared again in "Dad Behavior" in which, during a (highly inaccurate) flashback, he hurls a baby Abe at the sun in response to him throwing up milk on his shirt. During this flashback, both Orville's physique and vocabulary are similar to that of Popeye. His voice is also similar to that of Krusty the Clown.

In another flashback in “A Father’s Watch,” Orville, as a "professional child-beater", is shown to have owned a disciplinary school, where he taught fathers how to punish disagreeable children, by strangling Abe as a demonstration. Despite this, his father remained unimpressed, and strangled him.


"Homer! Get over here! You're due for a salutary whipping!"
―Orville, threatening to punish his grandson Homer Simpson.

Orville is shown to be an old-fashioned person who believes in strangling children as the proper way of punishing them. He is ruthless, even to his own family, but is still optimistic in the fact that America will be a new hope for the Simpson family.


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