Meathead Cat
Species Cat
Gender Male
Debut appearance Sufferin' Cats!
Voiced by William Hanna, Clarence Nash
Friends Tom, Butch, Topsy, Lightning
Enemies/Rivals Jerry, Tom (sometimes)
Relatives None
Skin Colour Brown/Red
Loses/Defeated in Sufferin' Cats!
Baby Puss
Scat Cats
Wins/Triumphs None

Not to be confused with Meathead Dog.

Meathead, also known as Frankie in Heavenly Puss, is a brown, mangy, generally dull-witted cat who first appeared in the Tom and Jerry 1943 short, Sufferin' Cats!, as Tom's rival. Meathead later reappeared in Baby Puss (in which he serves as one of three minor foes/a recurring villain) and additional shorts as one of Tom's alley cat buddies/foes.


Not much is known about Meathead's personality, thought he is more or less a mean, stubborn dim-witted alley cat.


Meathead Cat has brown fur with white paws and wears a red toupee (which is sometimes the same color as the rest of his fur). He also has his tail tied in a bandage.


Tom and Jerry

Spike and Tyke

The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3


  • Fans have occasionally confused Meathead with Lightning, though the two are not the same and have appeared side-by-side in three cartoons.
  • Oddly, in Heavenly Puss, his name is "Frankie"