|Appearances||The Hunger Games|
|Mentioned||Catching Fire, Mockingjay|
As a young man he wished to marry Mrs. Everdeen, who instead chose Mr. Everdeen because of his beautiful singing voice. Their daughter, Katniss Everdeen, traded with Mr. Mellark, often bringing him squirrels. When she was about to leave to the Capitol for the 74th Hunger Games, Mr. Mellark came in to say goodbye to her (this is only mentioned in the books) which she found very surprising. He gave Katniss cookies, that she later threw away, and promised her that he would feed Katniss's sister, Primrose Everdeen in her absence.
It was believed that he and the rest of Peeta's family were unable to escape and were killed when District 12 was firebombed.
Mr. Mellark was included in the book Katniss, Peeta, and Haymitch made of the people who were important to them that died because of the Capitol.
As Katniss describes him, Mr. Mellark is a broad-shouldered man with burn scars from years at the oven. The book does not say anything about his height or weight.
Though not much is said in the book about his personality, he is thought to be kind-hearted, respectful, and maybe a little bit a of pushover as he lets his wife do whatever she wants. He might also still be upset that he never got to marry Mrs. Everdeen, however he takes care of her children (he promises Katniss he won't let Prim starve and always buys Katniss' squirrels although his wife would never approve). He also seems very positive, considering he gave Katniss cookies even though she and his son were about to fight to the death.