The Genie was trapped inside a lamp in the Cave of Wonders until he was found by Aladdin (affectionately nicknamed "Al" by the Genie). The genie gave Aladdin three wishes, with the limitations of not killing anybody, not having anyone fall in love, and not raising the dead. After getting two wishes, Aladdin used the third one to free the Genie.
The Genie has a wacky sense of humor and likes to impersonate celebrities to paraphrase funny quotes.
- In the Aladdin film, Genie was voiced by the late Robin Williams, who also voiced him in the third installment, Aladdin and the King of Thieves. In the second film, The Return of Jafar, and the Aladdin TV series, he was voiced by Dan Castellaneta, who also voiced Homer Simpson and other characters on The Simpsons. In the live action remake of Aladdin, he is portrayed by Will Smith, who also portrayed Deadshot in the Suicide Squad movie.