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A troop is only as good as its leader. Any troop that would let Frank Heffley be Assistant Troop Master is bound to be weak. There are two types of people in the world. Predators... and prey. Frank Heffley is a wounded gazelle.
Stan to his children in the Dog Days film

Stan Warren (known as Mr. Swann in the online book) is Frank Heffley's boss at work who makes appearances throughout the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. He is an antagonist in the Dog Days film.

Mr. Warren has three kids who are massive sports fanatics in the book series and a son named Dan Swann in the online book. He drives Frank to be tougher on his kids, as he is tired of looking bad in front of his boss.


Rodrick Rules[]

Mr. Warren greets Frank in the parking lot of the middle school as he arrives at the Winter talent show with Bill Walter in his son Rodrick's van. This is implied to embarrass him, as he doesn't like that he had to ride in the van in the first place.

The Last Straw[]

Mr. Warren sees Frank as his family leaves the church Manny started throwing a tantrum (caused by his brother Greg calling him a "ploopy"). Frank tries to cover his face with the church bulletin but is spotted and given a thumbs-up by him.

When Greg Heffley's soccer team loses a game after he becomes distracted blowing dandelions, Frank learns about it from Mr. Warren, who gives him a newspaper with an article covering the incident at work.

Dog Days (2012 film)[]

He appears in Dog Days as the tertiary antagonist. He is said by Greg to host big July the 4th parties every year and went to the same Wilderness Explorers troop as Frank and owns his own scouting troop. He later appears near the end, where Greg gets his back along with his friends after he insults Frank secretly to his troop by calling him a "wounded gazelle". Greg then finds out that his camp has more luxury than Mr. Barrett's camp after he tries to hide ants under his bed as part of the plan, but they go all over him causing him to damage many of the tents such as burning the tent's cover. After Frank finds out about his luxury, he gets very angry when he find out he insulted Greg and his friends. Greg and his friends are found innocent of all charges. Without apologizing for his hypocrisy and deception, Stan arrogantly threatens Frank, Greg, and his friends that he'll “report” them all to the Wilderness Committee and walks away.  As he does, he ends up falling into the honey trap and rolls down to a slope. And then, an animated scene shows that the web causes Mr. Warren to fall down a cliff and get chased by a swarm of bees and a bear.  He is then mentioned by Greg that his troop disbanded and he now hosts a badminton team for kindergartners so much to his dismay.


  • Though it's not revealed in the books, the film adaptation of Dog days gives Mr. Warren's first name as Stan.
  • In the film, Mr. Warren is not Frank's boss, but his next-door neighbor. He is played by Phillip Maurice Hayes in the movie adaptation of Dog Days.



  1. Mr. Warren has three sons, the oldest of whom are in their late teens.