Spitelout Jorgenson is a Viking in the film adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon. He is not named in the movie, only during the credits. He is Snotlout's father and appears to be second-in-command of the tribe. He is often seen with the Chief in battle and at Viking meetings.
He seems to only have 4 lines, the first and second during the dragon raid, the third during the meeting before setting sail for their first mission and the fourth when Stoick tells him to lead the Vikings to the far side of the island.
- "Get inside!"
- "Hoist the torches!"
- "I'm with you, Stoick."
- "Right, everybody to the far side of the island."
In the Series
Spitelout has appeared in episode 12-"Thawfest" in the DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk TV series. It was revealed that Spitelout is Snotlout's father. Spitelout displays a highly conditional and narcissistic form of parental love towards Snotlout, taking great pride in his son's accomplishments, but turning on him in a very fearsome and unforgiving way when confronted with the possibility of him failing, as well as a general lack of empathy towards his son's emotional state in times of stress. This attitude goes a long way in explaining Snotlout's own lack of empathy, as well as his posturing, vanglorious bragging, and persistent denial of his flaws.
Spitelout is seen putting a lot of pressure on his son, making Snotlout absolutely terrified of losing the Thawfest games and face his father. Spitelout is also revealed to be in the Jorgenson clan, (this means that if he is Stoick's brother, he is likely his half brother) and he says that his family had never lost a Thawfest game before, suggesting that maybe he used to win every year in the Thawfest games when he was young.
Spitelout then appeared briefly in "Tunnel Vision", when he and the other villagers were forming a defensive line in the village against the invading Whispering Deaths. Later, Spitelout was cornered by a Whispering Death, but Gobber managed to come to his aid impeccably.
His latest appearance is in "Race to Fireworm Island", where he callously suggests Snotlout get a new dragon to replace the ailing Hookfang. His motto is also said to be "Rest is for the weak." However, it is established later in the episode that he did not know a thing about dragons.
In How To Train Your Dragon 2
- David Tennant, who provided Spitelout's voice, had previously narrated a series of Hiccup's adventures on audio book.
- David Tennant is well known to have played the main character of BBC tv show, Doctor Who. He was the 10th incarnation of the Doctor.
- Unlike most of the male adult Vikings, Spitelout lacks a beard and instead sports stubble.
- Spitelout is a reference to Baggybum the Beerbelly from the books.