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Al Swindler is a businessman/salesman and con artist. He constantly swindles Jon Arbuckle, but is always outsmarted by Garfield. He always says Jon's last name wrong, like "Mr. Arberkle" and "Mr. Arborday".

Physical Appearance

Al has black hair and a large nose. He frequently changes his suit, as shown in all of his appearances.


He is a con artist who cons people, such as Jon, out of their money.


Garfield and Friends

Season 2

Season 3

Season 5


  • A prototype of Al Swindler was Howie, who was intended to be a recurring conman character. Due to the declining health of the character's voice actor, Howie was replaced with Swindler.[1]
  • He is given the name Al J. Swindler in his first appearance, then Al G. Swindler later on.
  • Garfield remembers Swindler for his nose, as Garfield has compared its size with a zeppelin.


The gallery for Al Swindler can be seen here.


It's hard to make an honest buck these days!
— Al Swindler