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Virgil Van Cleef is a minor and recurring character in BoJack Horseman. He is a sophisticated theater owner and a celebrated name in rock opera. His first appearance was in Zoës and Zeldas, in Season 1.

Physical Appearance[]

Van Cleef is a male adult moose.

He wears a buttoned burgundy suit jacket with black trim around the collar, grey dress pants, and dark grey dress shoes with gold heels and toes. A lilac collared button-down shirt, and deep purple bow tie, and shoes. He wears rings and a gold bracelet on his right hand and wears a monocle on his left eye.


Van Cleef is a dignified and sophisticated theater owner. Little else is known about him.


Season 1[]

In Zoës and Zeldas, BoJack gradually helps Todd clean up, refine, and edit his rock opera Newtopia Rising, Book I: The Search for a New Utopia while improving their friendship in the meanwhile.

The two go out to lunch, where Todd reveals how he became a screw-up due to an unhealthy obsession with video games, and how he now has gotten Princess Carolyn to invite a celebrated name in rock opera, Virgil Van Cleef, to attend his next rehearsal.


Todd's audition

Upon hearing Todd's rock opera, Virgil is delighted and invites Todd to debut his rock opera next month at a theater Virgil owns.

Season 6[]

He makes a cameo appearance in Surprise! as one of the party attendees.


  • He makes a cameo appearance at the Smoodies launch party in Later.
  • He makes a cameo appearance in Surprise! as one of the party attendees.
  • Van Cleef being a moose may be a reference to the failed and universally panned Broadway play Moose Murders.[1]