An identical carrot-eating tramp was seen in Bree 60 years earlier, during the time of the Quest for Erebor. His relation to Dreary - father, uncle, or otherwise - is unknown.
Real World Significance
In reality, Dreary was a cameo by director Peter Jackson in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
- the Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game