Skipper is the leader of a band of penguins bent on a secret agenda of escaping the confines of the zoo and being free in Antarctica. He is the second shortest of the group and he has ice blue eyes. It is unknown if Skipper and the rest of his squad are warm climate penguins or cold climate penguins; however, it is possible that they are warm climate penguins, for they do not live in an air-conditioned habitat. This is supported in one episode, where the city was having one of the coldest days ever, and the penguins used heat lamps to warm up their habitat.
Not much is known about Skipper's early life, as he has not revealed matters related to it in the movies or on the TV show. However, he has revealed that- due to as-yet-unspecified circumstances involving explosions, a high-speed chase, and Hans the Puffin- he is unable to set foot in Denmark after being declared Public Enemy Number One. Another of Skipper's enigmas is the two former penguin agents Manfredi and Johnson. Skipper has mentioned them on many occasions. They died under unknown circumstances. The only reason for this is that Skipper changes the reason every time he talks about them, so they may exist only in Skipper's demented little mind. He is also arch-enemies with the mad dolphin super villain 'Doctor Blowhole', although the circumstances under which they formed this entity are unknown.
As leader, Skipper was the mastermind behind a plot to escape the confines of the zoo and leave for Antarctica with three other penguins as his accomplices. As it were, Skipper and his troupe of penguins dug and dug under their enclosure until they reached the enclosure of Marty the zebra, thinking it to be the South Pole. Skipper explained to Marty that they would escape the zoo on the grounds that penguins don't belong in captivity and with that, ordered his accomplices to continue tunneling. Late that night, Skipper and the other penguins were caught by a SWAT team, as were six other animals also found outside the zoo. The penguins were tranquilized and put into a crate to be transferred.
When they awoke, Skipper was confused at the lettering on the crate where they were held and ordered a nearby chimpanzee named Mason to read it, with Mason's companion Phil reading it: they were all bound for a wildlife preserve in Africa (this is not logical as African habitat is not for penguins, but some think that Africa was simply the first stop, and Antarctica was going to be a later stop). Skipper ordered Rico, another penguin to pick the lock on the crate where they were held, whereupon the four penguins knocked out the crew and took command of the ship, commandeering it to reach Antarctica. Skipper and his mates finally reached Antarctica and were sorely disappointed by the barren, desolate terrain.
Skipper had the ship return quickly from the South Pole where it crashed into the beaches of Madagascar and a much warmer climate. Upon arriving, he and the other three encountered Gloria and Melman, and saw that Alex and Marty (known as their "monochromatic friend") were gone. Skipper decided to help rescue Marty from the grim fate of being eaten by the native fossa. (Possibly as gratitude for his silence regarding the escape.) It was Skipper who helped to distract the fossa while Marty was recovered and then helped fight off a number of them.
Skipper noticed later on that Alex was still hungry, not being able to eat steak, and had Rico prepare fresh slices of fish in the form of sushi for Alex. Skipper then relinquished control of the ship to Alex, as he no longer needed it, and proceeded to sunbathe on the tropical beaches in comfort. Skipper was asked by Private, one of his accomplices, if they should tell Alex and his friends that the ship was out of gas. Skipper declined, telling his troupe to "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave."
In the sequel, Skipper leads the penguins in first salvaging a crashed air plane to fly back to New York and then fixing the plane when it crashes at Africa with the help of "more thumbs"(chimpanzees that also escaped the zoo). At the end of the movie, he marries a bobble head.
the Penguins of Madagascar (as they were famously called by their fans) were contacted by Dr. Blowhole, as Blowhole glouted that he is now a member of the villain leage and is now taking part of the leage's affairs, challnged by this, and fearing for the safety of the worlds, the shell louge squad, and the peanut butter wiki supply lines, they went to help the shell louge squad, after Blowhole and the other villains were defeated, the penguins joined them because they beleave Blowhole won't be kicked out dispite his failure, which ended up being right as Blowhole appeared in some moisodes. Skipper is like the strict but understandable uncle to the louge, and a looked up to leader to his penguin team
- "I'm gonna put that in my nieved question file, Private."
- "Looks like ice cold sushi for breakfast."
- "Sweet sky gravy!"
- "Monster trucks, men. Monster trucks."(On sad moments)
- "I've got something. It's a multi-stage plan. Phase One: RUN!"