Futurama/Zapp Brannigan

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Capt. Zapp Brannigan
Actor Billy West
First Appearance 1x04 - Love's Labors Lost In Space
Last Appearance 5x16 - The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings
Series Billing Series: Guest Star
Episode Count 19
Notable Episodes 2x06 - Brannigan Begin Again
3x02 - War is the H-Word
4x12 - Where No Fan Has Gone Before

Zapp Brannigan is a character in Futurama, voiced by Billy West.

Brannigan is a decorated general in the military. As well as his duties in Earth's military, he is also the captain for the D.O.O.P. starship, The Nimbus. He is one of the most frequently recurring characters in the series along with his lieutenant, Kif Kroker.


Basic Information

Episode Appearances

  • Zapp Brannigan has appeared in 19 episodes of Futurama to date. Episodes where he has more than just a gag role are marked in bold.
  1. 1x04 - Love's Labors Lost in Space
  2. 2x01 - A Flight to Remember
  3. 2x03 - When Aliens Attack
  4. 2x06 - Brannigan Begin Again
  5. 2x10 - Put Your Head on My Shoulder
  6. 2x11 - The Lesser of Two Evils
  7. 2x12 - Raging Bender
  8. 2x18 - The Problem with Popplers
  9. 2x20 - Anthology of Interest I
  10. 3x02 - War is the H-Word
  11. 3x05 - Amazon Women in the Mood
  12. 3x15 - I Dated a Robot
  13. 4x06 - Where the Buggalo Roam
  14. 4x09 - Futurestock
  15. 4x12 - Where No Fan Has Gone Before
  16. 5x04 - A Taste of Freedom
  17. 5x05 - Kif Gets Knocked Up a Notch
  18. 5x11 - Three Hundred Big Boys
  19. 5x16 - The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings

Character History

Memorable Moments


  • Zapp Brannigan was originally to be voiced by Phil Hartman, but he was murdered before the series went into production. In order to let his spirit live on, Billy West assumed the role and does his best Phil Hartman impression.


Zapp: Invite her to my quarters. Oh, and have the boy lay out my formal shorts.
Kif: "The boy", sir?
Zapp: You. You lay out my formal shorts.
Zapp: We need rest. The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised.