Dana Matherson is the biggest "bully next door" in the novel hoot. He picks on Roy many of times throughout this novel. Mostly, at school, but two occasions, he fought Roy at his home.

He loves cigarettes, especially Golden Gladiators.

He is described as a bulky and big and has two other brothers, just as mean and big as him. He also has a lot of other friends as well.

Currently, he is at juvenile camp.