He lives in an igloo carved out of a pile of snow not far from where Pingu lives.
Pingu visits Grandpa in some episodes; he often helps Pingu fly a kite & other small things. Grandpa sometimes plays the accordion in a few episodes.
Back in his younger days, he used to be a famous weight lifter. One day, he went mountaineering with his son.
In Music Lessons, Pingu arrives at Grandpa's igloo to find him playing his own accordion. Pingu is amazed at how well he does it. Grandpa greets Pingu with a welcoming tune and asks him to do like-wise. At the piercing noise that follows, Grandpa offers to give Pingu some music lessons and they soon become as good as each other and are playing perfectly together.
He is a wise penguin, enjoys reading and having Pingu round.
- Season 1 - Music Lessons (debut)
- Season 2 - Pingu's Birthday
- Season 3 - Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay, Pingu Takes Revenge, Pingu and the Toy, and Pingu's Discovery
- Season 4 - Pingu the Archer, Pingu's Dangerous Joke, and Pingu Helps Grandfather
- Season 5 - Pingu Finishes the Job, Pingu's Moon Adventure,Pingu and the Knitting Machine, Pingu and the Band, and Pingu Sticks Up
- Season 6 - Pingu and the Hose, Pottery Pingu, Pingu and the Litter, Pinga in a Box, Sore Tummy Pingu, Pingu Wraps Up, Pingu and the Fish Flute, Pingu and the Daily Igloo, and Pingu and the Braces,
He also appeared in Pingu At The Wedding Party
- When he returned in Pingu in the City, he gained a camera.