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"If anything happens, I'll deny I ever knew you."

The Commissioner is a supporting character in the Sam & Max universe.

Character Detail

The Commissioner is the mysterious figure who gives Sam & Max their assignments. In the original comics, he rarely goes beyond informing the Freelance Police that there is "bad trouble" in a particular location. In other media, however, he is usually more specific. Normally Sam is the one who speaks with The Commissioner, however on rare occasions Max manages to pick up the phone first. The Commissioner occasionally uses alternate methods of communicating with Sam and Max. Some examples include post cards, conch shells, and notes tied to bricks.

A photograph of his chest is seen in the cartoon episode The Final Episode. This is the only known picture of him. Considering the tasks he assigns them and the rather severe-sounding contact they have with him, the Commissioner's real intentions toward Sam & Max remain both cryptic and questionable. However, he claims to love them (Or Sam, at least) and has a high degree of trust in them.

Voiced By

Julian Kwasneski (in the Telltale Games)


  • He has a daughter.
  • He's British Columbian.