The Loud House Encyclopedia
The Loud House Encyclopedia
This article is about the father of the Loud children. For his fifth daughter, see Lynn Loud.

Hey, guys! Papa Loud in the house!


Lynn L. Loud, Sr. is the father of the Loud children and husband of Rita. He is a supporting character in The Loud House and its live-action spin-off and is a minor character in its spinoff The Casagrandes.


In "Fed Up", it is revealed that Lynn Sr.'s astrological sign is Libra, which means he was born on or somewhere between September 23 and October 22.

In "Home of the Fave", it is revealed that during Lynn Sr.'s childhood, his father, Leonard, played favorites with him and his siblings. Despite this, however, Leonard would always take Lynn Sr. on summer vacation to Camp Mastodon, as revealed in "Camped!"

"Recipe for Disaster" revealed that, in middle school, Lynn Sr. learned cooking from his home-economics teacher, Mildred Scalise, who often collaborated with him and gave him some unique cooking tips. The two wrote down in every recipe they created in identical recipe books.

According to "Study Muffin" and "L is for Love", he spent a semester in England, which made him love British culture.

According to "House Music", he tried to play in a music band, but his bandmates kicked him out, because they did not like his cowbell playing.

A young Lynn Sr. meets his future wife.

According to "L is for Love" and The Loud House Movie, he met Rita when he was walking through the street and they fell in love at first sight. Since she was too shy to directly talk to him, she slipped love letters to him whenever he passed by, eventually asking him out on a date at Banger's & Mosh.

Lynn Sr. wanted to be a chef, but to keep his wife and children fed and well, he worked as an IT specialist. He eventually quit that job in "Job Insecurity" and began working at the Aloha Comrade, where he initially worked as a dish-washer (a job he personally hated) before being promoted to co-chef. Several months later, he finally achieved his dream of opening his own restaurant, Lynn's Table, in "Cooked!"


Lynn Sr. is stern, and often calls a halt to his kids' fights, but he loves and cares about them. He also loves his wife, and often acts playfully romantic towards her. He has been shown to have a childlike side at times, even sometimes taking part in his kids' antics, when it's all in good fun. He's also the more sensitive of the two parents, often necessitating his wife and kids to step in whenever he needs to pull himself together.

On a side note, he seems to enjoy jokes and dancing. He is shown to dance on occasions in episodes such as "The Loudest Yard", "Ties That Bind", "Come Sale Away", "House Music", and "Lock 'n' Loud". It is mentioned in "A Tattler's Tale" that he won a dancing contest and received a disco ball that Lincoln broke. In addition, in "Sleuth or Consequences" he mentions enjoying karaoke. On occasion, he enjoys Luan's jokes, and tries making his own, which appeal to Luan as well, as shown in "Raw Deal".

He is also shown to be quite neurotic; as he screams and faints at the sight, sound, and idea of spiders, as well as Lana's mud wrestling, horror movies, and Halloween.

He has a habit of prefixing words with "ding-dang" when frustrated.

Nick Description

A fun-loving, upbeat chef and owner of the restaurant Lynn’s Table, the Loud’s dad is a sentimental kid at heart who’s not above getting in on his kids’ zany schemes. Constantly chauffeuring his family around in his trusty Vanzilla, Lynn Sr. also loves British culture and of course, dad jokes!

—Nickelodeon, 2021


Lynn Sr. wears a sea green sweater over a light green checkered collar and cuffs, brown slacks and shoes. He has a long pointy nose, brown eyebrows, and curly brown hair that is thinning on the top. In the series, his thinning hair always connects to his back hair, but in The Loud House Movie, there is a bald patch between them, which is only visible when he is viewed from the side; when viewed from the back, his thinning hair seems to connect to his back hair.

In "House Music", when he is playing the cowbell, he wears a yellow-striped shirt, and green pants with a rip that exposes his underwear. In his youth, he sported a mustache, though he seems to have shaved it by the time he met Rita. His hair was also straighter and parted in the middle.


  • Lynn Sr.'s entire face was never shown during the first season. His face was revealed along with Rita's face in the Season 2 premiere.
  • He is the first character in the series, apart from Lincoln, to speak to the audience. This instance occurred at the end of "It's a Loud, Loud, Loud, Loud, House".
  • He used to be in a band, but got kicked out due to playing his cowbell too much, even when they were not practicing.[3]
  • He used to breakdance.[4]
  • He is afraid of horror movies.[5]
  • There are several episodes that reveal that some of Lynn Sr.'s children have inherited some of his habits:
  • Coconut milk and three-bean salads are bad for him because they cause him intestinal troubles (with the latter having triple the effect of the former.)[13]
  • The colors and styles of clothing that the Loud and McBride parents wear correspond with each other. Lynn Sr. and Harold both wear sweaters and brown loafer shoes. They also both have thinning hair.
  • Lynn Sr. is at least 40 years old.[14] He also claims to have been potty trained for 42 years, making him somewhere between 44 and 46.[15]
    • This also indicates that he was likely born sometime in the 1970s.
  • Lynn Sr. needed a colonoscopy.[14]
  • Lynn Sr. forbids Leni from getting her belly button pierced.[14]
  • His dream job is to be a chef, which was fulfilled in "Cooked!".[14]
  • He has a band with Kotaro called the Clang with Lynn Sr. on the cowbell and Kotaro on the keyboard.
  • He not only plays the cowbell, but he also plays the saxophone as seen in "Attention Deficit".
  • He thought that "menu" was spelled with a "y".[16]
  • In "Tripped!", it is revealed that he always carries his cowbell with him.
  • Lynn Sr. and Rita had to separate at least one point in their marriage, because he had infectious mononucleosis, which he contracted from a contaminated microphone.[17]
  • Lynn Sr. is dentophobic.[18]
  • He likes a Dungeons & Dragons-esque game "Orcs, Horks, Wizards and Porks".[19]
  • He believes singing while cooking improves his cooking, but it took him years to perfect his "cooking ditties".[20] In addition, he sometimes sings while doing activities unrelated to cooking, such as checking the mail and changing Lily's diaper.[21]
  • He has a tendency to lose consciousness when he is afraid. For instance, he spent most of Halloween unconscious due to his fear of the holiday,[22] and almost delivered Lincoln but he passed out before he was able.[23]
  • He is "sensitive" to raised voices, and if he would pick a superpower, it would be flight.[24]
  • In the Polish dub, his name is Henryk, and he is the senior of Lana (Henryka) instead of Lynn Jr (Helena).
  • Sometimes fear renders him unable to speak coherently, but Rita understands him nonetheless.[25]
  • The first dish he ever served someone else was linguini with clams, which he calls "Lynn-guini", and which is apparently famous among his family.[26]
  • Up until Season 5, none of his relatives from his side of the family physically appeared in episodes and only been seen in photos or flashbacks.
    • His father makes his first physical appearance in "Camped!" where his first name is revealed to Leonard.
    • As of July 2022, it's unclear if any of Lynn Sr.'s other relatives besides Leonard are still alive or living in Royal Woods.
  • As a kid, he slightly resembled his daughter, Lynn Jr. possibly explaining why she was named after him.
  • As a child, he and his father would routinely go to a camp called Camp Mastodon, which is where Lynn Sr. learned to run, swim, use a zipline, and use Morse code.[27]
  • His side of the family is descended from Scotland.[28]
  • He sometimes speaks in a British accent, which he learnt to do while taking a semester in England. Rita finds this accent cute.[29]
  • Lynn Sr. is one of the few Loud House characters to be played by the same actor in both animated and live-action media, the others being Catherine Taber as Katherine Mulligan, Jahzir Bruno as Clyde, and Jeff Bennett as Mick Swagger.
  • He sleepwalks.[30]
  • When he cries hard enough, he tends to bleat like an alpaca.[31]
  • He has a calamari recipe which Lisa dislikes due to not finding it salty enough.[32]
  • He proposed to Rita in the autumn.[28]
  • He plays online chess.[33]
  • Although he went to Royal Woods Middle School,[34] it's currently unknown if he attended Royal Woods High School or Royal Woods Elementary School during his youth.
  • He and Rita were given a vase on their wedding day, which their children have broken several times.[35]
  • He, Lola, Lana, Lincoln, Rita, Myrtle, Mr. Bolhofner and Hector are so far the only characters to have a birthday celebrated in an episode.



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