|Birth||Near the end of the Third Age |
|Death||Early Fourth Age |
- "Hi! Nob! ... Where are you, you wolly-footed slow-coach?"
- ― Barliman Butterbur, At the Sign of the Prancing Pony
Nob lived at the end of the Third Age and probably the beginning of the Fourth. He worked for Barliman Butterbur at The Prancing Pony, where he served food and tended to any other needs guests might have.
On September 29, T.A. 3019, four Shire-hobbits came to The Prancing Pony. When one of them, Meriadoc Brandybuck, went missing after a night stroll, Nob found him near the house of Bill Ferny. Realizing the danger, Nob helped the Hobbits to disguise their beds, and kept watch at night. Nonetheless, the Inn was attacked.
Portrayal in adaptations
Because of his minimal role, Nob is usually left out of adaptations. He had a better fate than his co-worker Bob, though, who has yet to make an appearance.
- Haydn Wood provided the voice for Nob.
- No voice actor is specified for this small part. His role in searching for Merry was taken over by Strider.