|Portrayer||John Hodgman (singing voice: John Linnell of They Might Be GIants)|
|Family||Mel Jones (spouse)Coraline Jones (daughter)|
The Real Father is, naturally, Coraline's real father. In the film, his first name is Charlie.
To Coraline, he and the Real Mother seem much too busy for her, as well as very boring. They spend most of their time typing up articles for a gardening catalogue. The Real Father seems to wish he could play with his daughter more often, but he's too wrapped up in the demands of his wife and job and the hiccups of his outdated computer (which sometimes happen due to Coraline curiously flipping an unknown switch and shutting down the computer) to find the time.
Like the Other Father, he's dominated by his wife; his little attempts to joke or play with Coraline are often squashed by the Real Mother's annoyance. The Other Father's songwriting "job" seems to be based on the little songs the Real Father sometimes makes up for his daughter.
After Coraline escapes the Other World, he and the Real Mother are trapped in a Snow Globe by the Beldam, and are rescued by Coraline in the end. They lose all memory of the incident, but after he and his wife Mel finish their gardening catalogue on which they have been endlessly working on, they host a gardening party and seemingly pay more attention to Coraline.
- "Hello Coraline and Coraline.... doll?"
- "I told you to count all the windows, not put your knee through them!"
- "What did the boss say?"
- "Can you get me some of that magic mud? Because I have a serious case of writer's rash, on my ---"
- Oh, my twitchy-witchy girl, i think you are so nice, i give you bowls of porrage and i give you bowls of ice-CREAM!"