Gumboot is a cantankerous retired redneck and former US Marine. After the Vietnam War he opened his own business as gumboot maker, thus the name ‘Gumboot’ stuck. He has plenty of money from his business but he's cheap as a bad burrito. He thinks of himself as real educated like, reads tabloids furiously (Enquirer etc) and believes it all. His reason for living: Greasy food, television and his secret passion: army guys (toys) and Mexican Food.