The Gloom Meister (now known as the Bloom Meister) is an evil citizen of Garden City who hates flowers.


The Gloom Meister is primarily purple. He wears a purple coat, a bowler hat, purple pants, black shoes, and black glasses. He also wears a metal glove on his right hand called the "Shadow Ray" that he uses to create big shadows.

The Gloom Meister has an evil laugh "Wua-ha-ha-ha-ha!". He explains to Uniqua that it is not his real laugh, he does that to sound scarier; his real laugh is a ridiculous combination of giggles and snorts.


Austin has played the Gloom Meister in one episode of The Backyardigans: "Flower Power" from season four.

Played by Austin
Season 1 roles
Captain AustinTarzan Who Doesn't Say Too MuchServant AustinKing AustinCastaway AustinCaptain HammerCowboy AustinMystery LifeguardRacer AustinCaveman AustinEmperor Austin
Season 2 roles
Lieutenant AustinApprentice AustinLab Assistant AustinMr. Austin FrothingsloshAustin the SmartAssistant AustinTourist AustinCommentator AustinSecret Contact AustinGenie AustinAustin the ClownCameraman Austin
Season 3 roles
AusticlesAustin the KidEnsign AustinGrabbing GoblinInspecteur AustinGod of LaughterCaveman AustinMayor StinkypantsAustin the WolfPirate Captain AustinPalace Guard AustinDon Austin
Season 4 roles
Robot Repairman AustinDragon Jock AustinGloom MeisterBloom MeisterBoogeymanMagic MirrorAbominable Brother AustinGoostinAustin-JiSkateboarder AustinAcorn Austin
Other roles
Baby AustinDrummer AustinSecurity Guard AustinPilot Austin