He works at a paper mill. He and Mrs. Turtle both first met each other when they were kids, and the Turtle family car was their wedding gift. He is known to fix things around the house. Franklin's father provides advice to Franklin and his sister Harriet. He and Franklin occasionally play sports, go on outings, and play golf, which Mr. Turtle is fairly good at, although Franklin finds the sport rather challenging. Richard Newman provides the voice for Mr. Turtle. In a flashback episode, Noah Reid (the original voice of Franklin) also performed young Mr. Turtle's voice.