Bilbo Baggins, also called the Hobbit, is a main character and the titular character/main protagonist of The Hobbit trilogy and a character on The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo is from the Shire who became one of the most well-known Hobbits in all of Middle-earth.

In The Hobbit, Bilbo became a member of Thorin's Company, tasked with taking down the dragon Smaug. Along the way, he became friends with the company's leader, Thorin Oakenshield.

He later retired to the Grey Havens to live with his nephew Frodo and departed Middle-Earth with Galadriel, Celeborn, and Gandalf. Bilbo is portrayed by Ian Holm and a younger version of Bilbo portrayed by Martin Freeman while his younger self is portrayed by Oscar Strik.


Early LifeEdit

Bilbo was born in the Shire on September 22, TA 2890 to Belladonna Took and Bungo Baggins in their family house of Bag End. Growing up, Bilbo was his mother's son. He would often wish to go on adventures like his mother had done before marrying his father and searched the woods in search of elves, often coming out late after dark past his curfew. As a child, he met Bella's friend, Gandalf by playfully hitting the grey wizard on the sides with his toy store. Gandalf and Bilbo later became close friends and regarded each other as family.third

Bilbo's adventurous times slip away from him after he takes responsibility as the Master of Bag End after his parents' death.

The Hobbit trilogy Edit

An Unexpected Journey Edit

In a flash-forward, Bilbo writes in his diary, remembering his younger days with Thorin Oakenshield and his group of dwarves. He later gives Frodo the task of putting his "no admittance" party sign and reminiscent on his younger days.

The Desolation of Smaug Edit

The Battle of the Five Armies Edit

Bilbo and the entire company and all of them witness Smaug destroying Lake-town. However, his other main concern is for Thorin and what the gold is doing to his friend. Bilbo later announces to the other dwarves that Smaug is indeed dead. Over the next few days Bilbo and the other dwarves worked to get Thorin to eat and sleep, but he didn't listen. He tells Bofur, Fili, Kili and Oin to flee but Fili is drawn to the gold, and notices what Thorin has become.

On the eve of battle, Thorin gives Bilbo a mithril shirt and confides that he knew who stole the Arkenstone.

Family/Relationships Edit

Status: alive; overseas

Gallery Edit


  • Bilbo is based on Bilbo Baggins from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, and briefly alludes to Roac the Raven.
  • Portrayed by Martin Freeman in all three films of The Hobbit and portrayed by Ian Holm.
  • Is right-handed when handling his sword and is left-handed when writing.
  • His hair was originally going to be dark brown before changed to light brown.

Appearances Edit

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

See also Edit