Bert the Turtle
Bert the Turtle
Vital statistics
Position Star of "Duck and Cover"
Year 1951
Status Deceased
Gender Male
Age 84 (when died)
Character Roots
Character From Duck and Cover
Episodes Duck and Cover, Protect and Survive, and Emergency Broadcast Salute
National Info
State/Country New York City, New York, USA
Nationality American
Ethnicity American
Siblings None
Parents None
Relatives Bert's son

Bert the Turtle is the star character from the nuclear prepareness film Duck and Cover. He died on March 20, 2013.


Early LifeEdit

Bert the Turtle was born on June 27, 1928. Not much is known about him before the film Duck and Cover.

Duck and CoverEdit

Bert, at the age of 23, starred in the film Duck and Cover as the spokescharacter and main star of the film. In the film, he cheated death from communist monkeys and nuclear explosions by hiding in his shell.

After Duck and CoverEdit

He moved to New York City, got married, and had a kid, and retired. He lived until age 84, where he died from natural causes. Ben Minnotte wanted to interview him, but Bert died a week before Oddity Archive's twenty-second episode "Duck and Cover".


  • He was voiced by Carl Ritchey.
  • There is a song written about him, "Duck and Cover".


The gallery of this character can be view right here.

Ben Minnotte Ed the Editor
Major characters
Max Headroom Hijacker Torgo Svengoolie Bert the Turtle EAS Bot Sebastian Villegas The Happy Hamster Captain Midnight
Minor characters
Ben's brother Grampa Vrillon Irwin the Disco Duck
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