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Woof Casino
Age Mid 70s
Occupation Tribute, Mentor
Home Victors' Village in District 8
Gender Male
Height 5'2
Weapon Spear
Fate Deceased
Appearances Catching Fire
Portrayed by John Casino
"After lunch I do the edible-insect station with the District 8 tributes... Woof, a really old guy who’s hard of hearing and doesn’t seem to know what’s going on since he keeps trying to stuff poisonous bugs in his mouth."
Katniss Everdeen describing Woof.[src]

Woof Casino was the District 8 male tribute who participated in the 75th Hunger Games, as well as the victor of the 17th Hunger Games. He was a mentor for District 8 tributes who competed after him even though he is said to be senile due to his old age. He was also the second oldest tribute to participate in the Games, behind Mags.


Woof won the 17th Hunger Games. After being reaped to participate in the third Quarter Quell alongside many other past victors, including fellow District 8 tribute and victor Cecelia, Woof was brought to the Capitol.

The GamesEdit

Woof, training
Woof watching Beetee leave during the private training.
During training, Woof stayed close to Cecelia and early on, the pair invited Katniss to
Johanna, Blight, Woof, Cecelia, and the District 9 Female at the interviews.
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join them at the edible bug station. It seemed to Katniss that Woof was oblivious to what was happening, as he kept trying to eat poisonous bugs rather than safer ones. Katniss thought he was hard of hearing thus she decided he would be a bad choice for an ally. When the tributes are waiting for their private sessions he is seen talking to Cecelia and when Beetee is called you can see him look up and laugh.


He wore matching green and white suit and pants in the interviews. Woof joined hands with the other twenty-three tributes as a sign of rebellion in the interviews.


Woof was killed in the initial Cornucopia bloodbath. He was situated next to Katniss on the pedestals in the book, however not in the film, he was stationed next to Enobaria. When Katniss is running on the one of the spokes she looks to the left, when she does you can catch a glimpse of him falling off of his plate. He presumably fought for supplies, nonetheless he was brutally killed by Brutus, who threw a spear to his leg making him fall into the water and drown. In the film he survived for 1 minute 4 seconds and placed 23rd out of 24th.

After the Games, Katniss eventually found out that Woof was part of a secret alliance to keep her alive, along with 11 other victors.

Physical descriptionEdit

Woof was described by Katniss as being old, much like Seeder and Mags, who was hard of hearing and had started to lose his ability to focus. He was generally not seen as a threat, and was killed quite fast. It can also be assumed that he couldn't swim, due to the time it took for him to get to the Cornucopia.

Film portrayalEdit

John Casino portrayed Woof in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


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Look closely at the District 8 podium.
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  • In the film, neither Woof nor Cecelia are seen during the Fallen broadcast on the first night of the Games, as their faces are replaced by the saddened expressions of Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, and Mags' towards the deceased.
  • It was discovered from a leaked photograph from the Mockingjay set of names of victors from various districts. One of these reveals that Woof's last name is Casino, the same as his actor. The design of the podium as well as the use of the actor's last name as the character's match up with what the film makers did with Mags.
  • It is revealed in Mockingjay that Woof is the second victor from District 8.
  • A woof is the sound a dog makes, and dogs typically stand by their owners. This parallel's his behavior: always at Cecelia's side.
The Hunger Games trilogy
Novels The Hunger GamesCatching FireMockingjay
Main Characters Katniss EverdeenPeeta MellarkGale HawthorneHaymitch AbernathyEffie Trinket
Supporting Characters Primrose EverdeenPresident SnowCinnaMrs. EverdeenMr. EverdeenPresident CoinClaudius TemplesmithMadge UnderseePaylorPlutarch HeavensbeeSeneca Crane
Other Tributes MarvelGlimmerCatoCloveFoxfaceThreshRueMaysilee DonnerTitusGlossCashmereLymeBrutusEnobariaBeetee LatierWiressFinnick OdairMagsAnnie CrestaMorphlingsBlightJohanna MasonWoofCeceliaChaffSeeder
Groups RebellionGamemakersPrep teamTributesVictors
Locations PanemThe CapitolDistrict 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13
Behind the Scenes Suzanne CollinsGary RossFrancis Lawrence
Films The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games: Catching FireThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
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