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How old is Squidward Tentacles in Spongebob Squarepants? What’s his Mystery Age?

Nowadays, some of the most popular cartoons for children all over the world are Spongebob Squarepants. As a matter of fact, the show got in the hearts of adults pretty quick as well.

If we can guess the age of the main character, Spongebob as being older than 16 because he is driving or even older than 18 considering his lifestyle, the age of Squidward is quite a mystery. However, if you are wondering how old Squidward is, let’s find out together here!

What do we know about this catchy character? (And the Hints about his Age)

How old is Squidward in Spongebob Squarepants?

It is interesting to notice that, even if the age of Squidward is not directly made public during the show, the producers were willing to give some important hints. If we pay close attention to certain details regarding this character, we might be able to discover its age in a very accurate way. And as controversial as this topic might seem now, it will not be like that by the end of this article.

The complete name of Squidward is Squidward Quincy Tentacles. He is portrayed as an anthropomorphic octopus, but you will have to pay attention to his entire body to see the resemblances with the octopus species. In the fascinating underwater realm, he lives alone in a house next to Spongebob and Patrick. An interesting hint is that Squidward is not a fan of the noisy lifestyle of the other two main characters. Unlike Spongebob and Partrick, he likes to enjoy more peaceful activities. Even the music he listens to is more old fashion and somehow out of the teenager years. 

Besides the role in Spongebob Squarepants, Squidward is also the character of other shows in which he gets more notoriety such as Squid vs. Squid as well as Squidward chat. He is also talented at many things, among which playing the clarinet. We know that Squidward has a job, a driving license and he lives alone. He is in love with Squidney Weely and aspiring to have a relationship.

Squidward was created in 1999 by Stephen Hillenburg who is a famous biologist as well as a very appreciated animator. The voice of Squidward is given by the actor Rodger Bumpass and it is not the voice of a child. So, this gives us some important clues regarding the age of the character.

How old is Squidward Tentacles

We can already draw several, accurate conclusions regarding the age of Squidward, based on the information we have from the Spongebob Squarepants show. So, in this light, Squidward is most likely older than 18 years of age. That is because he has a job, drives significantly better than Spongebob and lives alone. He is also developing a deep love connection in the show which supports this theory as well. As a matter of fact, throughout the entire show, Squidward is presented as a “mature” character in comparison with Spongebob and Patrick. And clues about his maturity are incorporated in every episode of the Spongebob Squarepants show.

His job is a cashier at the Krusty Krab. But he seems rather bored of doing this job and somewhat unsatisfied by it. Maybe because he was doing this job for many years? It could be! Or maybe because he feels that he is much better educated than to perform as a cashier? This could be a reason as well. Both of these theories point to the fact that Squidward is in its mature years. And we can even dare to say way in its mature years!

So, How old is Squidward Tentacles? What is his age?


Now that we got the age possibilities narrowed to over 18 years old, we can get even more specific. According to several websites that analyze the characters from this popular show, Squidward could be as old as 45 years! Shocked? Well, in the light of what we just discovered by looking through the features of this character, you shouldn’t be. The age of 45 suits him perfectly! There are rumors that are even more specific and claim he was born on the 2nd of October 1972. This would justify its serious character, the opinion differences he has with younger characters in the show and also his apathy towards his job.

Truth being told, we might never know the exact age of Squidward and that is also part of his charm. He is nevertheless one of the most loved and popular characters in the cartoons world. Some fans like him even more than Spongebob which puts him on top of the list! But if you look at Squidward with the age 45 in mind, you might discover that he makes a lot of sense all of a sudden. You will understand him more and start to appreciate his life choice at a deeper level. So, Squidward Quincy Tentacles is a fine octopus in its 40s that has a lot to offer!  

How old is Squidward Tentacles in Spongebob Squarepants? What’s his Mystery Age?
Irina Maria Tracy contributor 2

Irina Maria Tracy is a published author, writer, and journalist who lives in Bucharest, Romania. She completed her journalism and mass communication degree from the University of Bucharest and went on to publish some top books in the fiction genre. Some of her top books include 'Haunted Aliens' 'Vampires Rapture' 'Adverbs of Love' etc. Irina also worked as an investigative journalist for a year and even collaborated with a TV channel for a political talk show (Bah TV). She loves writing and has contributed to many top magazines and newspapers such as the 'Story Magazine' 'Curentul Newspaper' and many others.

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