Gene is the main protagonist of the film The Emoji Movie. He is voiced by T.J. Miller.


Gene is an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter.


Gene is determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak. Together, they embark on an epic "app-venture" through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it's deleted forever.


Gene has been full of emotions ever since he can remember. The reason for this is unknown, however his dad also has the same condition. His goal is to be re-programmed by Jailbreak so he can only feel one emotion: meh.


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