Khalil (mistakenly called "Carlyle" by Jonah) is a recurring character from VeggieTales. He made his debut appearance as the deuteragonist in Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie.

Physical Appearance

Khalil is a half caterpillar and half worm. He has black hair, black eyes, and a black mustache. His body is blue-pale, and he wears a red vest.


Khalil is based after the worm who ate the plant God gave to Jonah when he watches over Nineveh. Phil's original concept of Khalil was to be just a worm like in the original story, but disliked it after seeing concept art as he looked too much like a snake. So they changed it to a caterpillar, though they kept the worm concept as he's a hybrid.

Voice Actors


See his filmography

Fun Facts

  • He is the first character to have colored irises.
  • He is the first recurring character to be introduced in the movies. 
  • He is the only character to have an Arabic name. 
  • According to the official Jonah website, if he weren't an actor, he'd be a rug salesman.
  • He says lots of things run very deep in his family.
  • He appears in The VeggieTales Show as a one-man band. 



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