He is a minor character in The Swan Princess: A Royal Family Tale. He is Alise's biological father who dies in their burning house. He and Alise are safely brought out but Alise's father is slowly dying. With his last breath he asks Derek to take care of Alise, which Derek does promise to do. He then dies leaving Alise sad and alone. He's the only one who raised Alise as a fine young girl and the only that he had a relaitoinship with.
Take care of Alise.
Promise me you'll care for Alise.
(Derek: I promise.)