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List of Jurassic Park characters

The following is a list of fictional characters from Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, its sequel The Lost World, and their film adaptations, Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Also included are characters from the films Jurassic Park III, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which are not adaptations and have no original source novels but contain characters and events based on the fictional universe of Crichton's novels.

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Cast tableEdit

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  • This table shows the characters and the actors who have portrayed them throughout the franchise.
  • A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film, or that the character's presence in the film has not yet been announced.
  • A P indicates an appearance through photographs and/or likeness.
  • A V indicates a voice-only role.
Characters Films
Jurassic Park The Lost World:
Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park III Jurassic World Jurassic World:
Fallen Kingdom
Untitled sixth film
1993 1997 2001 2015 2018 2021
Dr. Alan Grant Sam Neill Sam Neill
Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern Laura Dern
Dr. Ian Malcolm Jeff Goldblum Jeff GoldblumP Jeff Goldblum
Dr. Henry Wu BD Wong BD Wong
John Hammond Richard Attenborough Richard AttenboroughP
Lex Murphy Ariana Richards
Tim Murphy Joseph Mazzello
Mr. DNA Greg BursonV Colin TrevorrowV
Dennis Nedry Wayne Knight
Robert Muldoon Bob Peck
Ray Arnold Samuel L. Jackson
Donald Gennaro Martin Ferrero
Dodgson Cameron Thor
Dr. Harding Jerry Molen
Dr. Sarah Harding   Julianne Moore
Kelly Curtis Vanessa Lee Chester
Nick van Owen   Vince Vaughn
Roland Tembo   Pete Postlethwaite
Peter Ludlow   Arliss Howard
Ajay Sidhu   Harvey Jason
Dr. Robert Burke   Thomas F. Duffy
Dieter Stark   Peter Stormare
Eddie Carr   Richard Schiff
Paul Kirby   William H. Macy
Amanda Kirby   Téa Leoni
Billy Brennan   Alessandro Nivola
Eric Kirby   Trevor Morgan
Udesky   Michael Jeter
Nash   Bruce A. Young
Cooper   John Diehl
Ben Hildebrand   Mark Harelik
Owen Grady Chris Pratt[1]
Claire Dearing Bryce Dallas Howard[1]
Zach Mitchell Nick Robinson
Gray Mitchell Ty Simpkins
Hoskins Vincent D'Onofrio
Simon Masrani Irrfan Khan
Lowery Jake Johnson
Vivian Lauren Lapkus
Barry Omar Sy
Hamada Brian Tee
Karen Mitchell Judy Greer
Scott Mitchell Andy Buckley
Zara Katie McGrath
Sir Benjamin Lockwood James Cromwell
Ken Wheatley Ted Levine
Franklin Webb Justice Smith
Iris Geraldine Chaplin
Dr. Zia Rodriguez Daniella Pineda
Mr. Eversoll Toby Jones
Eli Mills Rafe Spall
Maisie Lockwood Isabella Sermon

Appearing in Jurassic ParkEdit

Jurassic Park is a 1990 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton, adapted into a feature film released in 1993.[2] As the novel opens, billionaire entrepreneur John Hammond founds a high-tech amusement park on the fictional Costa Rican island of Isla Nublar. It is filled with dinosaurs cloned with the help of DNA harvested from prehistoric insects found in amber. In order to open the park, he must first get investors and obtain insurance by gaining the approval of several experts in different fields. Hammond invites paleontologists Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler, mathematician Ian Malcolm, and his investors' attorney, Donald Gennaro, to tour the park. Upon arrival, the experts begin to discover errors in the system, such as dinosaurs in the wrong pens and evidence of dinosaurs breeding in the wild. These errors occur even though Jurassic Park is being run by expert computer engineers and well-established technical systems. Soon after, because of a tropical storm and industrial sabotage by a disgruntled technician, the park undergoes several technical failures and the dinosaurs escape their enclosures. A tyrannosaurus attacks the group, separating them. The staff then make a desperate attempt to regain control of the situation. As Ian Malcolm had predicted from the start, it becomes quite clear that they had never been in control. Often considered a cautionary tale on biological tinkering in the same spirit as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the book uses the mathematical concept of chaos theory and its philosophical implications to explain the inevitable collapse of the park.

The first two film sequels take place on Isla Sorna, a nearby island also known as "Site B," where the dinosaurs were engineered and nurtured for a few months, before being moved to Isla Nublar. Jurassic World, the third sequel, sees the story return to Isla Nublar. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the fourth sequel, also takes place on Isla Nublar.

Dr. Alan GrantEdit

 
Sam Neill as his character Alan Grant in the first Jurassic Park film.

Dr. Alan Grant is the main protagonist in the first novel, as well as the first and third films. In the novel, he is described as a barrel-chested, bearded man with a strong affinity for children, especially those interested in dinosaurs. Grant, based on paleontologists Philip J. Currie [4] and Jack Horner,[5] is said to be one of the world's most renowned paleontologists, specializing in hadrosaur and other duck-billed dinosaurs such as Maiasaura. His scientific achievements, including the first description of maiasaurs, are those of Robert R. Makela and Jack Horner. In the book, Grant tells the children that he once had a wife who died years before the story began.[6]

Before the events of the novel Dr. Grant was first approached by Donald Gennaro, chief counsel for InGen, to provide information on the requirements for the care of infant dinosaurs, claiming it to be for a museum exhibit. He is invited by John Hammond, the eccentric billionaire and creator of Jurassic Park, to take a tour of the park and endorse it so his investors will be more confident. Finding it hard to turn down a request from a major financial donor, Grant agrees, unaware that Hammond has managed to clone living dinosaurs. When the creatures escape, Grant becomes stranded in the park with Hammond's grandchildren. Throughout a large portion of the book, Dr. Grant and the two children explore the park trying to find their way back to the rest of the group. In the film, much of this period is omitted, with only a few key events occurring onscreen.

In the second novel, The Lost World, Dr. Grant is only mentioned. Richard Levine tells Ian Malcolm that he asked Grant about rumors that InGen was cloning dinosaurs; according to Levine, Grant said the rumors were "absurd". He is mentioned a second time when Levine criticizes Grant's theory that a Tyrannosaurus could not function in rainy climates.

The film portrays Dr. Grant as having a very different personality than that described in the novel. In the films, Dr. Grant has an introverted personality and a dislike of children. However, over the course of the first film he warms to Tim and Lex, the two children accompanying him. This was because Spielberg wanted to "provide a source of dramatic tension that did not exist in the novel."[7] In the film, Dr. Grant specializes in Velociraptors, and believes that birds are closely related to dinosaurs. By the end of the film, his experience on the island changes his view of children (and dinosaurs) and he decides not to endorse Jurassic Park.[8]

He is the central protagonist of Jurassic Park III. In the years since the incident on Isla Nublar, Grant has continued his research on fossils, shrugging off the notion that such endeavors are moot with living breathing dinosaurs on Isla Sorna by claiming that InGen's creatures are just "genetically engineered theme park monsters" and not real dinosaurs. As in the first film, his research is focused on velociraptors and he has proposed new theories regarding raptor intelligence. Grant reluctantly agrees to join an allegedly wealthy couple for an aerial tour of Isla Sorna, Jurassic Park's "Site B," in exchange for funding for his dig site. However, the plane crashes, and Dr. Grant and the others become stranded on the island. While navigating it, he realizes that his theories about raptors were correct. He discovers that the raptors have advanced intelligence and communication abilities. He manages to escape the island after a rescue operation.[9]

In the Jurassic Park universe, Grant is credited with having written at least two popular books on dinosaurs. In both Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, his works are referenced by Tim Murphy[jp 1] and Eric Kirby, respectively,[9] with Eric commenting that the first book was better as Grant actually liked dinosaurs when he wrote it as compared to the second written after his time in the park.

Dr. Ellie SattlerEdit

 
Laura Dern, as Dr. Ellie Sattler in the film Jurassic Park.
  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), Jurassic Park III
  • Portrayed by: Laura Dern

In the novel, Dr. Ellie Sattler is a graduate student studying under Dr. Alan Grant who specializes in paleobotany and is from Montana. She accompanies Dr. Grant on the tour of InGen's dinosaur preserve. Although she is initially thrilled to tour the park, she finds poisonous plants in public areas and near swimming pools, and is angered by how little attention the staff has given to reproducing prehistoric plant life. While the rest of the group tours the park by Toyota Land Cruiser, she stays with Dr. Harding, the park veterinarian, to help diagnose a sick Stegosaurus (Triceratops in the film). After the Tyrannosaurus attack, she helps Dr. Harding take care of Ian Malcolm's injuries. During the raptor assault on the visitor's center, Sattler uses herself as bait in an attempt to distract a pack of Velociraptors trying to get into the lodge. Although she survives the events of the novel, she is only briefly mentioned in its sequel, in which she is known as Ellie Sattler Reiman. It is stated that she married a Berkeley university physicist and has two children, and that she gives guest lectures at the university on prehistoric pollens.

Ellie has a more prominent role in the first film than in the novel. Because of alterations to the plot in the film, Ellie does many of the things done by Donald Gennaro in the novel. In the film, it is Ellie who ventures out of the bunker with Muldoon to bring the park's power systems back online. Additionally, in the film, Ellie is both a doctor of paleobotany and in a relationship with Dr. Grant. Spielberg did this not only to add tension to the film, but also because he felt that she did not get enough attention in the book.[7]

Ellie has a minor role in Jurassic Park III. According to the film, her relationship with Dr. Grant ended after the first film, but they remain close friends. She is married to Mark, an employee of the U.S. State Department. They have two young children and host Alan for dinner. Later, when Alan is stranded on Isla Sorna and being terrorized by a Spinosaurus, it is Ellie who Grant calls for help.

Dr. Ian MalcolmEdit

 
Jeff Goldblum, as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the first Jurassic Park film.
  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), The Lost World (novel and film), Jurassic World (book cameo), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: Jeff Goldblum

Dr. Ian Malcolm is a mathematician at the University of Texas at Austin who specializes in chaos theory. His character is based on both Ivar Ekeland and James Gleick.[jp 2] Malcolm's all-black clothing style reflects that of Heinz-Otto Peitgen, a mathematician who wrote a richly illustrated book on fractals. The character of Ian Malcolm functions as the "ironic commentator inside the story who talks about the action as it takes place."[11]

Throughout Jurassic Park, he makes several predictions based on chaos theory about the consequences and ultimate failure of attempting to control nature, which often turn out to be correct. During his time on the island, Malcolm is seriously injured during the initial Tyrannosaur attack. He survives and is brought back to the visitor's center, and spends the remainder of the novel bedridden, usually under the influence of high doses of morphine, continuing to comment on the park's inherent flaws and impending collapse. Although he is declared dead at the end of the novel, in the sequel, he explains that the declaration was premature. Thanks to timely intervention by surgeons from Costa Rica, he survives the ordeal, but ends up with a permanent leg injury, requiring a cane to walk. In the film adaptation, Malcolm does not use a cane but is traumatized by his ordeals. In the first film, it is referred that he is the father of three children, and one of them, Kelly, has appeared in the sequel.

Ian Malcolm is the main protagonist of The Lost World. This time, he is asked by wealthy adventurer Richard Levine to join an expedition to Isla Sorna, Jurassic Park's secondary site. Malcolm declines initially, but decides to go when word comes back that Levine has gone alone and is trapped on the island. He takes charge of Levine's remaining expedition and mounts a rescue. By the time frame of The Lost World, Malcolm has become more proactive and vigorous and has enhanced his knowledge about dinosaurs. He is again injured in a dinosaur attack but survives. In the film adaptation, Malcolm's reputation is ruined after InGen's denial of the Jurassic Park incident to the media, and the public sees him insane for asserting that there are living dinosaurs. Despite his animosity towards the company, John Hammond hires Malcolm and others to visit the island in order to document the dinosaurs in their natural habitat. Malcolm agrees, but only to rescue his girlfriend, Dr. Sarah Harding, who had already set out for the island. Once there, the team must contend with a rival expedition intent on harvesting dinosaurs for a Jurassic Park-like attraction at San Diego. His experience with the other Tyrannosaur at Isla Nublar helped his survival against its species. After a male Tyrannosaur rampages throughout the city, this proves Malcolm's claims, and he and Sarah work to stop the dinosaur. After helping to subdue the male Tyrannosaur, Malcolm's reputation is restored, and he as well as other Jurassic Park survivors like Alan Grant became renowned for surviving its incident.

Malcolm does not appear in Jurassic Park III, but is mentioned once by Dr. Grant when he talks with Eric Kirby about a book Malcolm wrote.

In Jurassic World, Malcolm's name and image briefly appears on the cover of his book God Creates Dinosaurs, which is a reference to a line in the first film that has become iconic with his character. During the initial tour of Jurassic Park, Malcolm states, "God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs, God creates man, man destroys God, man creates dinosaurs."

Malcolm returns in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In the film, now an aged man, Malcolm remains averse over the issues of genetic-engineered dinosaurs' existences, and urges the U.S. Senate to allow the last surviving dinosaurs to die in an impending volcanic eruption on Isla Nublar. He was successful in persuading them by highlighting the threats the dinosaurs pose. However, at the end of the film because of Eli Mills' actions resulting in the global dispersing of the dinosaurs, Malcolm reluctantly states that humans must now coexist with them, declaring that the world has entered a neo-Jurassic age as he quotes "Welcome to Jurassic World."

John HammondEdit

 
Spielberg enlisted fellow director Richard Attenborough to play John Hammond, the park's creator.
  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), The Lost World (film), Jurassic World (statue), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (painting)
  • Portrayed by: Richard Attenborough

John Hammond is the owner of Jurassic Park and founder of InGen. According to the novel and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, his full name is John Alfred Hammond,[jp 3] but in the 1998 video game Trespasser and in a deleted scene from the second film, he is referred to as John Parker Hammond.[12][13]

Although he is not modeled after anyone in particular, Crichton explained in an interview that Hammond is like the "dark side of Walt Disney".[5]

Novel historyEdit

Hammond is one of the primary antagonists in the novel and is portrayed as a cold, eccentric CEO interested only in making a profit and succeeding in recreating dinosaurs. When explaining to Dr. Wu why he chose to spend his money on an amusement park rather than helping mankind, Hammond said, "That's a terrible idea. A very poor use of new technology...helping mankind (is) a very risky business. Personally, I would never help mankind."[jp 4]

The novel Hammond takes little responsibility for the park or its failures and instead blames others for anything that goes wrong. He concludes that the people he selected as the park's senior staff have character flaws that prevent his vision for the park from being realized. During the events of the novel, he remains in the relative safety of the visitor's center and his private bungalow, continuing to believe that he is in control, even as the surrounding situation grows exceedingly dire. When his grandchildren get lost in the park, he maintains his belief that order will soon be restored, and that the children are in no real danger. Near the end of the novel, when the staff regains control of the park, he goes outside for a walk. He rationalizes the disaster in the cold manner of a corporate systems' analyst, deciding that everything that has happened was merely a fluke, reflecting that everyone he hired had some personal flaw that prevented them from realizing what he was trying to achieve, and that next time he will do better. However, while he is out he is startled by the sound of a Tyrannosaurus roar, falls down a hill, and breaks his ankle. He is unable to climb up the hill and is subsequently killed by a pack of Procompsognathus.

Film historyEdit

Unlike his cold, greedy, irresponsible, uncaring novel counterpart, the film's Hammond is depicted as a kind, jovial, charismatic Scottish capitalist who takes responsibility for his actions, demonstrating real concern for his grandchildren and his employees, as well as visitors when they are in danger. He is, in fact, the opposite of the novel version in almost every way, having only eccentricity in common with him. Hammond is a sympathetic and loving grandfather and leader who means well and tries to keep everyone safe. He appears less interested in profit than his novel counterpart despite valuing money: whereas the novel Hammond enjoyed the idea that he could charge whatever he wanted for people to come to the park and nobody would care about the costs, he explicitly states that he does not want to create a park that caters to the extremely rich and is more concerned with sparking interest in others in the park. The film's Donald Gennaro instead possesses majority of the novel Hammond's negative and greedy aspects.

Hammond has a deeper, more emotional understanding of creating attractions for children and families, and wants to make this attraction a scientific reality, noting at one point that his first attraction was a motorized flea circus. For the park he wanted to show visitors something real, rather than an illusion. However, he is misguided in his steadfast belief that his creations are under control, as he underestimates the power of genetics and nature. He also has little regard for pure scientific research, being more interested in the applications of genetic engineering. When the security system breaks down, he and his staff work to restore power and rescue the experts and his grandchildren, while themselves remaining in a secure control room. Eventually, however, he and the other survivors ruefully leave the island, with a depressed Hammond agreeing with Dr. Grant that the park has failed and must never be endorsed.

In the second film, he is older and appears to be in failing health. He is relieved of his position as CEO, which the board of directors gives to his nephew, Peter Ludlow, after an accident on Isla Sorna, Jurassic Park's "Site B". He devotes what resources he has left to keeping the island's dinosaurs isolated from the rest of the world, as Ludlow plans to capture and take as many dinosaurs as possible from the island and rebuild Jurassic Park on the mainland. In an attempt to stop him, Hammond sends a small party, including a reluctant Ian Malcolm, to gather a complete photo record of the animals, alive and in their natural habitats, so he can garner enough public opinion to preserve the island and its dinosaurs from the world. Ultimately, the expedition is halted and Hammond is able to publicly advocate his idea to leave the dinosaurs in peace on the island, thinking of what Malcolm previously told him: "Life will find a way."

Hammond does not appear in the third film, but is mentioned once by Grant during his lecture to a group of people about Velociraptors, in which he states that "what John Hammond and InGen did at Jurassic Park is create genetically engineered theme park monsters".

Between July 2004 and March 2008, Attenborough said he would reprise his role for the fourth film,[14][15][16] although his character was eventually removed. In the fourth film, Jurassic World, Hammond has been deceased for some time. A memorial statue of him is present in the new theme park known as Jurassic World. In 2014, a viral marketing website for the fictional Masrani Global Corporation was launched to promote Jurassic World.[17] According to the website, Hammond died in 1997.[18] Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World, is stated to have been entrusted by Hammond to direct the new park and also honors Hammond's old beliefs.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Hammond was revealed to have been partners with Benjamin Lockwood in resurrecting dinosaurs, until Lockwood's plans to have a human cloned with the same technology led to them having a falling out. A painting of Hammond appears in the film.

Lex MurphyEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), The Lost World (film)
  • Portrayed by: Ariana Richards

Alexis (Lex) Murphy is Tim Murphy's sister and John Hammond's granddaughter.

In the novel, she is described as a seven- or eight-year-old girl, relatively outgoing, blonde and "a sporty young girl who loves baseball."[jp 5] She wears a baseball glove slung over her shoulder and a baseball cap just about everywhere. Lex is shown to have the traits of a stereotypical child that whines and complains. Her selfish and childish behavior often annoys the people around her and puts her and the group in danger. Throughout the novel, she shows characteristics of Hammond, such as being unkind, careless, and unappreciative of the events occurring around her.[19]

In Spielberg's 1993 film, Lex is the elder of the two siblings at the age of 12-14 and has a different personality, similar to that of her brother's from the novel. In the film, Lex has advanced computer skills, being a "computer geek", according to Tim, that help the survivors escape a pack of Velociraptors. While initially frightened by many of the dinosaurs, Lex eventually gains maturity and courage and is instrumental in rebooting the park's systems. Much like the character of Dr. Ellie Sattler, Lex's character is strengthened to add strong female roles to the film.[7]

She makes a cameo in the second film when Ian Malcolm comes to visit Hammond. She briefly listens to Malcolm as he argues with Ludlow regarding what happened on Isla Nublar.

Tim MurphyEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), The Lost World (film)
  • Portrayed by: Joseph Mazzello

Tim Murphy is Lex Murphy's brother and John Hammond's grandson. In the novel, he is described as a bespectacled boy of about eleven who has an interest in dinosaurs and computers.[jp 6] His quick thinking and encyclopedic knowledge of dinosaurs aid the group several times, and he is instrumental in discovering that dinosaurs have escaped the island, as well as regaining the means to warn the mainland in time. Later, Tim's ingenuity and technical knowledge allow him to navigate the park's computer systems and to reactivate the physical security systems before the Velociraptors gain access to the visitor's lodge. His expertise regarding dinosaurs rivals Dr. Grant's, and is superior to that of Dr. Henry Wu, the scientist who created the dinosaurs. Already familiar with his work before they meet, Tim almost immediately strikes up a friendship with Dr. Grant. According to Grant, "it's hard not to like someone so interested in dinosaurs."[jp 7] Tim's father does not share his interest in paleontology, so the dinosaur-loving Grant forms an instant bond with Tim during their time in the park.

In Spielberg's film, Tim and Lex's ages are swapped so that Lex is the older sibling and some aspects of his personality and story responsibilities are given to Lex. For example, he is still the child interested in dinosaurs, however all of his computer knowledge is given to Lex. This was done so that Spielberg could work specifically with actor Joseph Mazzello, who was younger than Ariana Richards and to make Lex into a stronger character.[7]

Like Lex, Tim also makes a cameo in the second film during Ian Malcolm's visit to John Hammond.

Dr. Marty GutierrezEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel), The Lost World (novel)

Dr. Marty Gutierrez is an American biologist who lives in Costa Rica. He plays an expository role in both novels. In the first novel, he identifies an unknown lizard that attacks a little girl as Basiliscus amoratus. He is initially unhappy with this identification because the lizard was more venomous than expected and had three toes. He searches the beach where she was attacked and finds the corpse of a similar lizard in the mouth of a howler monkey, which he promptly sends to the laboratory for tropical diseases at Columbia University in New York for further study.

In the second novel, he finds and shows Richard Levine a dried up corpse of an unknown creature, oddly similar to the ones found prior to the Jurassic Park incident. He informs Levine that no one knows where these creatures are coming from.

Gutierrez is the only character to appear in both novels but none of the films.

Dr. Lewis DodgsonEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), The Lost World (novel)
  • Portrayed by: Cameron Thor

Dr. Lewis Dodgson[20] is the antagonist of the Jurassic Park novels.

In the Jurassic Park universe, Dodgson is an ambitious scientist who is unafraid to make aggressive moves, generally considered to be unethical, to get what he wants, saying that he "won't be held back by regulations made for lesser souls."[lw 1] Dodgson works for the Biosyn Corporation, a company that rivals Hammond's and has a far spottier scientific reputation. Dodgson is described in the novels as more of a salesman than a scientist, and someone who specializes in both reverse engineering and the stealing the work of others. He hopes to get his hands on Hammond's technology in order to create dinosaurs of his own. He and his company seek to clone dinosaurs not as an attraction, but as potential test subjects for laboratory applications. He is portrayed as cold, ruthless, and impatient. In the first novel, Dodgson hires Dennis Nedry to steal dinosaur embryos for Biosyn, but the plot fails when Nedry is killed by a Dilophosaurus on his way to deliver the embryos.

In the sequel novel, Dodgson is much more ambitious and takes a team to Isla Sorna in an attempt to collect fertilized dinosaur eggs. He is more antagonistic and more evil in this novel, as he attempts to murder Sarah Harding. Ignorant of the dangers of these animals, Dodgson and his team are quickly killed, with Dodgson being killed by the infant Tyrannosaurus after being captured by the adults.

Dodgson only makes a short appearance in the first film where he meets Dennis Nedry in San Jose, Costa Rica and gives him $750,000 and an embryo transfer device disguised as a shaving cream container. For the second film, his character's profit-driven actions and naivete regarding the dinosaurs are transferred to Peter Ludlow.

John Arnold/Ray ArnoldEdit

John Arnold is Jurassic Park's chief engineer, running the main control center from the visitor's center. He is described as a thin, chain-smoking man, and a chronic worrier. A gifted systems engineer, Arnold had designed weapons for the U.S. military, and later worked at several theme parks and zoos before joining the Jurassic Park team. He was a grudgingly optimistic man, who maintained total faith in the computer systems and continued to believe that despite the setbacks, things would work out in the end. When Dennis Nedry locks them out of the system, Arnold, after much persuasion by Donald Gennaro, shuts off all power to the park and resets the computer-control systems. After turning the power back on, he believes the problem has been solved, when it has actually been made worse. By shutting down the main power grid, he turned off several systems that were unaffected by Nedry's lockout, including the Velociraptor paddock. Arnold realizes his mistake many hours later and volunteers to go outside to restore power to the main generator. Before he can do this, he is killed by an escaped Velociraptor.

In Spielberg's 1993 film, Arnold is referred to as "Ray", rather than John to distinguish him from John Hammond.[22] However, in a deleted scene from the second film, he is mentioned as "John Arnold".[13] In the film, Arnold has a smaller role than in the novel but retains the same personality and outlook. Arnold's death is not shown on camera, but is confirmed when his severed arm falls onto Ellie Sattler's shoulder in the power shed. In the second film's deleted scene, Arnold's family is said to have received a $23 million settlement from InGen in a lawsuit over his death.[13]

Donald GennaroEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film)
  • Portrayed by: Martin Ferrero

Donald Gennaro is the attorney sent on behalf of Jurassic Park's investors to investigate the safety of the park after several reports of missing or dead workers. In the novel he is described as a short, muscular man and represents an "every-man" personality among the characters.[19] Although he is initially worried only about disappointing his supervisors, he soon drops this concern when his life is threatened, focusing on survival instead. When problems begin to occur, he consistently handles them appropriately, accompanying Robert Muldoon on a mission to subdue the Tyrannosaurus and successfully restoring power, despite being ambushed by a Velociraptor. Grant claims that his negative attitude comes from trying to avoid responsibility for his role in creating the park. Near the end of the novel, Gennaro realizes that he is partially responsible for everything occurring when Grant says, "You sold investors on an undertaking you didn't fully understand... You did not check on the activities of a man whom you knew from experience to be a liar, and you permitted that man to screw around with the most dangerous technology in human history." Gennaro then helps Grant in his attempt to wipe out the remaining Velociraptors and their eggs with nerve gas.[jp 8] Although he survives the events on the island, he dies of dysentery sometime after.[23]

For the film, Spielberg condenses the characters Ed Regis and Donald Gennaro and the negative aspects of the novel's Hammond into one character. The result is the creation of a character whose loyalty to his employers and seriousness toward the job they gave him is easily overtaken by his own personal greed, similar to Hammond in the novel, and whose cowardice causes him to abandon Lex and Tim after the T. rex escapes. When the other scientists criticize Hammond's park for various reasons, Gennaro is the only one left who supports the concept, seeing great profit opportunity in the live dinosaurs. When the electric fence around the Tyrannosaurus paddock fails, Gennaro is overcome by fear and abandons Tim and Lex. Hiding in a toilet stall, he is subsequently found and eaten by the Tyrannosaurus moments after it breaks out of its pen.

In a deleted scene from The Lost World: Jurassic Park, a statement reveals that Gennaro's family received $36.5 million from InGen as a settlement for his death.[13]

Dr. HardingEdit

Dr. Harding is Jurassic Park's chief veterinarian. In the novel, he had been the chief of veterinary medicine for the San Diego Zoo, and was the world's leading expert on avian care. He accepted the job at Jurassic Park because he wanted to become famous for being the first person to write a textbook on the care of dinosaurs. When the group first encounters him, he is looking after a sick Stegosaurus. With the help of Ellie Sattler, he finds the source of the animal's sickness and is able to treat it. Being the only doctor on the island, he is the one who treats Malcolm after he is attacked by the Tyrannosaurus. He is attacked by a Velociraptor during the assault on the visitor's center, but ultimately survives his time on the island. It is implied in the second novel that Sarah Harding is his daughter; she mentions that her father was a veterinarian and bird specialist at the San Diego Zoo.

He makes a brief appearance in the first film with a sick Triceratops. He also appears as one of the main characters in Jurassic Park: The Game, a 2011 film-inspired video game in which he has a daughter named Jess.[24] In the game, he is portrayed as being significantly younger than in the movie. While his first name is never mentioned in the novel or the film, he is referred to in Jurassic Park: The Game as Dr. Gerry Harding. In the game, Sarah Harding is mentioned as his daughter.[25]

Robert MuldoonEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film)
  • Portrayed by: Bob Peck

Robert Muldoon is Jurassic Park's game warden. Described in the novel as a burly man of about fifty years of age, with deep blue eyes, and a steel gray mustache, he is a former wildlife hunter who worked with Hammond at one of his previous parks in Kenya. He has experience working with dangerous predators and thus unlike most other characters, his attitude toward the dinosaurs is realistic and unromantic. He believes that the Velociraptors should be destroyed, describing them as smart and potentially dangerous.[jp 9] He also recommended that the park be equipped with more military grade weapons for use in emergencies, but was overruled. He reminds Hammond of this when it dawns on them that they have no way of stopping the escaped T. rex. Muldoon spends most of the novel riding around the park, drinking whiskey and attempting to restore order. He is later attacked by a pack of Velociraptors, but survives by wedging himself into a pipe. He manages to kill a few of them, and eventually escapes the island with the other survivors.

In the film's introduction, when a worker is attacked by a Velociraptor that the park staff are transporting, Muldoon gives the order to kill it. He notes that the raptors have tested the perimeter fence in different places, probing for an opening. He remains in the control room with Hammond and Arnold, commenting on the many safety and security failures of the park. After the power failure, he drives Sattler to the Tyrannosaurus escape site where they rescue Dr. Malcolm. In the jungle during an attempt to restore power, Muldoon prepares to shoot a Velociraptor in the distance. Instead, a second raptor ambushes him from the side while he is focused on the other raptor. Muldoon iconically remarks "Clever girl." as he discovers the trap, and is killed by the second raptor.

In a deleted scene from the second movie, Muldoon's family is said to have received $12.6 million in his death settlement.[13]

Dennis NedryEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film)
  • Portrayed by: Wayne Knight

Dennis Nedry is one of the main human antagonists in the novel and film. In the novel, he is described as an obese and messy computer scientist. Nedry works for Hammond as the system's programmer and is in charge of networking Jurassic Park's computers. Although he was not given any details about InGen's operation, Nedry was expected to fix numerous bugs and issues without understanding the ultimate goal. After InGen blackmails him to make changes to the system without further payment, he makes a deal with Dodgson of Biosyn to steal several dinosaur embryos for $1.5 million, and is provided an embryo transfer device disguised as a shaving cream container. In order to steal the embryos, he shuts down the park's security systems, including several electric fences surrounding select dinosaur paddocks. He intended to steal embryos from a secure lab, drive them through the park to a waiting agent at the dock, and return to his post before his absence would become suspicious to the others in the park's control room. On his way to deliver the embryos, he crashes his Jeep and is subsequently blinded and killed by a venomous Dilophosaurus because an unexpected storm causes him to miss crucial road signs. In the novel, his body is later found by Muldoon and Gennaro. Although Nedry's pride in his knowledge of complex computer systems made him feel more important than the other workers, Lex (film)/Tim (novel) is later able to navigate the system easily in order to restore power to the visitor's center.[jp 10]

In the second film Nedry's death is not mentioned, either in the general release nor in a deleted scene in which Ludlow mentions the names of deceased victims to InGen's board of directors.[13]

Nedry's role in the film is generally the same as that of the novel, although his body is not found by anyone. Instead, his Jeep is seen shaking with both the Dilophosaurus and him inside screaming. The shaving cream container is seen rolling down a hill, after previously falling out of Nedry's coat, and is buried by mud.

In Jurassic Park: The Game, which is set immediately after the events of the first film, Nedry's body is discovered by the video game characters of Nima Cruz and Miles Chadwick.

Dr. Henry WuEdit

 
BD Wong plays the geneticist Henry Wu.
  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel and film), Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: BD Wong

Dr. Henry Wu is a character in the first novel and film, and later returns in the fourth and fifth film, Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Dr. Wu is the biotechnologist, and chief geneticist in Jurassic Park and head of the team that created the dinosaurs. In the novel, he is a former child prodigy, gaining early attention for his undergraduate thesis at MIT, and was personally recruited by Hammond after finishing his doctorate. Although he is the instrumental figure behind the procedures used to bring the dinosaurs to life, he demonstrates little concern for the animals, to the extent that he is unable to even remember exactly what species he has created. He proposes genetically altering the dinosaurs to make them more manageable, noting that many of their early assumptions about the behavior and biology of the animals had been wrong, but did not get Hammond's approval.[jp 11] When he is later presented with the fact that the dinosaurs have been breeding, essentially proving that he had failed to engineer them properly, he mistook it as a "tremendous validation of his work."[jp 12] In the novel, he is killed during the assault on the visitor's center when a Velociraptor jumps down onto him from the center's roof. He is mentioned indirectly in the second novel when Malcolm discovers old InGen documents addressed to Dr. Henry Wu scattered throughout the abandoned manufacturing plant on Isla Sorna.

Wu has a greatly reduced role in the first film, merely giving a tour of the research facility. He leaves the island on the last boat to the mainland before the tropical storm and the power failure.

Wong returned to portray Wu in the 2015 film Jurassic World.[26] In 2014, a viral marketing website for the fictional Masrani Global Corporation was launched to promote Jurassic World.[17] According to the website, Dr. Wu continued his work on DNA and even created a new plant called the Wu flower using the DNA of different plants. Masrani Global Corporation's CEO Simon Masrani took over InGen and promoted Wu. The website revealed in November 2014, that a new InGen facility named "Martel" opened in Siberia. The goal of Martel was to extract Pleistocene-dated organic materials from glacial ice. Wu showed excitement for the project, believing it will expand InGen's genome library.[27]

In Jurassic World, Dr. Wu is first seen with Claire Dearing trying to attract investors with the genetically modified hybrid Indominus rex, using the genetics of the Tyrannosaurus rex, pit viper, tree frog, cuttlefish, Velociraptor, Carnotaurus, Therizinosaur, Gigantosaurus, and other animals.[28] When Jurassic World park owner Simon Masrani talks with Wu following the Indominus' escape, Wu declines to specify the animal's genetic make-up, stating that he is not at liberty to reveal such information. When Masrani informs Wu of the Indominus' newly discovered abilities to camouflage and to regulate its body temperature, Wu reveals that the animal includes tree frog and cuttlefish DNA, allowing it to do such things. Outraged, Masrani orders Wu to shut down his operations, but Wu reminds him that the geneticists have always used the DNA of other animals to fill gaps in the dinosaurs' genomes. Wu further states that many of the dinosaurs would look "quite different" if their genetic code were pure. When InGen Security head Vic Hoskins takes command of the park, Wu is revealed to have been secretly working with Hoskins to create the Indominus rex as a weapon. Hoskins has Wu and his InGen Security team helicoptered off the island to an unknown location along with dinosaur embryos, thus protecting his research.

Wong reprised the role in the 2018 film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, in which he is working for Eli Mills. In the film, Wu has created the Indoraptor from the DNA of the Indominus rex and a Velociraptor. The Indoraptor is auctioned off despite Wu's protests that it is an early prototype. Later in the film, Wu plans to get blood from Blue, a Velociraptor, to make an improved Indoraptor. However, he is told by paleo-veterinarian Zia Rodriguez that she had performed a blood transfusion with the blood of T. rex to save the raptor's life, thereby making Blue's blood no longer pure. Franklin Webb then injects Wu with carfentanil to subdue him, and Wu is subsequently dragged away by one of Mills' mercenaries.

Ed RegisEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (novel)

Ed Regis is a publicist for InGen and the head of public relations for Jurassic Park. Regis is often given odd jobs by Hammond that are outside his area of expertise, such as escorting a wounded worker to a Costa Rican hospital, and acting as a babysitter for Lex and Tim during their visit to the park. Despite being overconfident about the park and almost negligent about the accidents that have been occurring, fear quickly overtakes him as things begin to go wrong, since he has seen the brutality of dinosaur attacks previously. When the Tyrannosaurus breaks free of its pen, he abandons the tour vehicle, leaving Tim and Lex behind. After hiding between some boulders, he tries to make his way back to the cars, but is killed by a juvenile Tyrannosaurus. His severed leg is later discovered by Gennaro and Muldoon as they investigate the attack and is brought back to the Visitor's Center.

Ed Regis's character is written out of the film, although certain aspects of his character such as his nervousness and cowardice are given to the film's version of Donald Gennaro. Gennaro's death sequence during the T. rex attack in the film is also reminiscent of Regis's death.

Mr. DNAEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park (film), Jurassic World
  • Voiced by: Greg Burson in Jurassic Park (1993), Colin Trevorrow in Jurassic World (2015)

Mr. DNA is a cartoon character that resembles an anthropomorphic DNA helix with a face and arms who was exclusive to the film franchise. He represents the mascot for Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.

In Jurassic Park, Mr. DNA was created to help visitors understand the processes involved in the creation of the dinosaurs at Jurassic Park (the character itself was created for the film for virtually the same reasons). A film starring him and InGen's founder John Hammond is played in a theater located in the park's Visitor Center before a tour. He became iconic with the franchise, even though he was given a small role in the original film. Animator Bob Kurtz developed its animation sequence.

In the Super NES version of the Jurassic Park video game, Mr. DNA appears onscreen when the player does not move after a fixed amount of time. He then offers the player dinosaur trivia.

In the 2011 video game, Jurassic Park: The Game, Mr. DNA is visible on the maintenance board of Jurassic Park's geothermal power plant and on a board indicating how tall a person must be to ride the upcoming Bone Shaker roller coaster.

In Jurassic World, Mr. DNA was brought back by the Masrani Global Corporation for their new dinosaur park, Jurassic World. He remained the same as his original counterpart, but two variations of him exist: one with only blue and white representing the colors of Jurassic World's logo and the other being red and white. Visitors encounter him in the Innovation Center where he explains the basics of genetics and how the dinosaurs were recreated.

In the 2015 video game Lego Jurassic World, Mr. DNA is a playable character and appears throughout the game to give hints to the player(s) on how to progress through the levels. As with the original Jurassic Park video game, he also offers the player(s) dinosaur trivia. He can be considered sentient as he is aware of InGen's political dealings and will inform the player of them. Yet, he will always offer a positive spin on it, portraying a true company mascot.

Appearing in The Lost WorldEdit

These characters first appear either in the novel, The Lost World (1995), or in the film adaptation, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).

Dr. Sarah HardingEdit

 
Julianne Moore as Sarah Harding in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel and film)
  • Portrayed by: Julianne Moore

In the novel, Dr. Sarah Harding is an ethologist (animal behaviorist) who specializes in African predators. She is intelligent, feisty, and rugged, and employs common sense and practicality in dangerous situations, putting the safety of her colleagues first. Her calm, skilled personality permits her to quickly take command of the group and devise ways for them to survive and escape the island. She and Ian Malcolm were in a relationship for a period, and at one point she claimed she was in love with him. The relationship did not work out, although they still remained close friends. She is idolized by Kelly Curtis who sees her as tough and smart. In the novel, she mentions that her father was a veterinarian and bird specialist at the San Diego Zoo, implying that Dr. Harding is her father.

In the movie, Sarah Harding's character is merged with that of Richard Levine's. She is still intelligent and feisty as well as kind and jolly, but impulsive and too eager to interact with the animals, often placing herself and others in danger. As well, her character is a behavioral paleontologist, rather than an animal behaviorist, who specializes in dinosaur parenting behavior. Her relationship with Ian Malcolm is far more in-depth, as they remain together for the duration of the film. She shows such heroism and nobility such as petting a baby Stegosaurus, freeing dinosaurs from InGen, healing a baby T. rex's leg, and shooting the male T. rex with a tranquilizer dart to protect him from the military and police forces in San Diego's port.

Kelly CurtisEdit

Kelly Curtis is a close friend of Arby in the novel, and is Ian Malcolm's daughter in the film. In the novel, Kelly is a 13-year-old who is fascinated by science and idolizes Dr. Sarah Harding. Aware that he is being followed by Ed James, Richard Levine hires Kelly and Arby as his assistants to run errands for him ahead of his expedition to Isla Sorna. When Kelly learned that Sarah would be on the trip, she decided to sneak aboard a trailer being transported to the island. While on the island, Kelly manages to overpower a Velociraptor by hitting one with a broken pipe and shooting one with an air rifle. In the film, she is skilled in gymnastics, which she uses to rescue her father from a Velociraptor. The film adaptation portrays her as African American, a trait shared by Arby, who does not appear in the film.

Nick Van OwenEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (film)
  • Portrayed by: Vince Vaughn

Nick Van Owen is a video documentarian and member of Malcolm's expedition to Isla Sorna. He is an experienced field photographer who has covered wildlife and combat situations. As a photographer for Nightline, he covered events in Bosnia, Chechnya, and Rwanda. He also began volunteering with Greenpeace to meet women, telling Malcolm that the organization was 80 percent female. His experience with Greenpeace later spurs him to act in defense of the dinosaurs. He is the only member of his team to be warned by Hammond about InGen's expedition, and sneaks into their camp to release captured animals and disrupt their harvesting operation. He also rescues the infant T. rex from Roland Tembo, leading to a confrontation with its parents which strands both teams on the island. As the teams merge and form an escape plan, Nick easily gains the tacit respect of the rugged InGen men, as in one scene he is shown to effortlessly motivate the men while Peter Ludlow fails. His activist nature conflicts with the hunter style of Tembo, and he later covertly switches the latter's ammunition to ensure the T. rex adults will not be killed. When the group reaches the island's InGen compound, it is Nick who uses the radio to call for rescue. He is last seen on the first evacuation helicopter departing Isla Sorna.

David Koepp, the film's writer, chose the surname Van Owen as a reference to one of his favorite songs, "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", by Warren Zevon.[29]

Richard LevineEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

Richard Levine is one of the world's most brilliant and richest paleontologists in the Jurassic Park universe. Dr. Marty Guitierrez seems to be his only real friend, although he eventually forms a delicate relationship with Ian Malcolm. Levine's egotism and spontaneous personality prove to be a source of constant irritation to the rest of his colleagues, mainly Malcolm. After being arrested for speeding, Levine is ordered by a judge to teach a junior high school class, where he meets students Arby Benton and Kelly Curtis. Aware that he is being followed by Ed James, Levine hires Arby and Kelly as his assistants to run errands for him ahead of the expedition. Unlike his colleagues, the two children look up to Levine, leading him to develop a paternal attitude towards them.

Levine originally intended to travel to Isla Sorna as part of Malcolm's team, but, instead, heads out on his own before the Costa Rican government has a chance to destroy the island. When the rest of his team arrives, they find themselves constantly running after him when he decides to continue his research regardless of what else is happening around him. Although he is bitten twice by compies, he ultimately escapes the island without major harm. While not appearing in the film, some aspects of him were merged with the character Sarah Harding.

Jack "Doc" ThorneEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

Jack "Doc" Thorne is a former university professor and materials engineer who specializes in building field equipment, vehicles, and weaponry for scientists all over the world. He is an eclectic mix of character traits, relying on both practical expertise and Eastern philosophy, claiming that one needs to know philosophy and history to succeed in engineering. His company, Mobile Field Systems, is hired by Richard Levine to outfit his expedition to study the dinosaur population on Isla Sorna. Thorne's contribution to Levine's mission includes a large research trailer, nicknamed "The Challenger", an electric SUV, a motor bike, a pair of air rifles, and a modified satellite phone. When Levine goes missing on the island, Thorne ends up heading to Isla Sorna with Ian Malcolm and Eddie Carr to retrieve him. On the island, Thorne ends up saving his friends multiple times, and survives his time on the island.

Thorne is not a character in the film, although parts of his character are integrated into the roles of Eddie Carr and Roland Tembo.

Ajay SidhuEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (film)
  • Portrayed by: Harvey Jason

Ajay Sidhu is Roland Tembo's friend and hunting partner. He accompanies Tembo during his attempt to capture the T. rex. Fleeing from the T. rex, he warns the InGen team to avoid an elephant grass field, but they disobey this warning, after which he follows them in. The group is eventually killed by Velociraptors. Ajay's death is not shown on screen, but Tembo later confirms it, by stating that Ajay "didn't make it".

Eddie CarrEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel and film)
  • Portrayed by: Richard Schiff

Eddie Carr is the group's field equipment expert. He is added to the team sent to the island because the vehicles he designed have not been field-tested. Eddie is frightened by Isla Sorna and wants nothing more than to retrieve Richard Levine and get off the island as soon as possible. He has a slightly antagonistic relationship with Ian Malcolm, who does not like that Carr's world is so heavily influenced by unreliable electronics. He is eventually killed by a pack of raptors while fighting them off with an iron pipe. In the film, while he is attempting to rescue Ian, Sarah, and Nick, he is killed by the two adult T. rex before they push the trailers off the cliff. In the film, his relationship with Malcolm is apparently positive, for Malcolm leaves him to take care of his daughter. When he is eaten, Malcolm demands that he be given respect for trying to rescue them.

In the novel, he is described as a compact, strong, 25-year-old who prefers the city. In the film, he has black hair, is balding, and is at least ten years older than the description in the novel, taking on some characteristics of Doc Thorne.

R. B. "Arby" BentonEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

R. B. "Arby" Benton is an 11-year-old African American boy who is friends with Kelly. He tends to be quiet and shy, but is very intelligent and good with computers. He skipped two school grades and is in seventh grade with Kelly. When Kelly expressed interest in stowing away in the Challenger trailer with him, it was he who came up with a plan on how to do so. He does not appear in the film adaptation, although Kelly is portrayed in the film as an African American.

Howard KingEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

Howard King is an assistant to Lewis Dodgson. Once a successful biologist employed by Biosyn, he lost credibility when his research on blood-coagulation factors failed. Dodgson hired King as his assistant in the reverse engineering department. He is divorced and has one child, who he sees only on weekends. He accompanies Dodgson to the island, but they separate when they fail to retrieve eggs from a Tyrannosaurus nest. King eventually begins to disagree with Dodgson's dark desires, relieved when he sees his beaten body. Eventually, he flees from a pack of raptors in a field of tall grass, similar to the film's scene featuring a raptor attack on the InGen team. A raptor knocks him over and inserts its claws into his back – similar to the death of Udesky in Jurassic Park III – before biting into his neck and killing him.

George BaseltonEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

George Baselton is Stanford University's Regis Professor of Biology and assistant to Lewis Dodgson. As a well known authority and pundit, he is retained by Biosyn and Dodgson to spin any bad press that may arise. When he and Dodgson are trying to steal Tyrannosaurus eggs, the sonic device Dodgson is using to keep the parent Tyrannosaurs at bay becomes unplugged. Both men stand absolutely still, falsely believing that the dinosaur's vision is based on movement. The Tyrannosaurus subsequently kills him.

DiegoEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

Diego is Levine's guide on Isla Sorna. He is a young, enthusiastic Costa Rican who went to the island several times as a boy and knows it better than anyone else. He does not believe that the dinosaurs are there. Even when Levine warns him to be quiet, he simply says that they have nothing to fear. He seems to annoy Levine many times, not only with his insistence that only birds live on the island, but also by disobeying his orders to refrain from using items like cigarettes while on Isla Sorna. Diego is killed when he is ambushed by a Carnotaurus while he and Levine watch a Mussaurus in total awe.

Peter LudlowEdit

Peter Ludlow is the newly elected CEO of InGen. He is John Hammond's nephew, and the main antagonist of the second film. He attained the CEO's position after convincing InGen's board of directors to oust Hammond following an accident on Isla Sorna, in which compies attacked a girl who was visiting the island with her family. His character, based on Lewis Dodgson and the novel's John Hammond, is ruthless, selfish, greedy, and condescending toward those who work for him or those he dislikes. As a result, he is not very well respected by the members of his team who chose to follow Roland Tembo or Nick Van Owen instead of him. In an attempt to revitalize Hammond's original Jurassic Park attraction in San Diego, Ludlow assembles an InGen team to recover Isla Sorna's dinosaurs and move them to the new park. But Ludlow only manages to bring back the male T. rex and its infant, with disastrous results leading to his own demise, as the adult T. rex begins to wreak havoc on San Diego.

In addition to his character, Ludlow's death also mirrors that of Lewis Dodgson. While trying to recapture the infant in the hold of an InGen cargo ship, he is confronted and captured by the adult and then fed to the infant.

Roland TemboEdit

Roland Tembo is an animal hunter hired by InGen to lead the expedition. Although he is hired by InGen, his primary motivation for going to Isla Sorna with his hunting partner and friend Ajay Sidhu is to hunt the ultimate trophy, a male Tyrannosaurus. Although he gets his prize in the end, he is upset by the death of Ajay. When Ludlow offers him a job at the new Jurassic Park in San Diego, he declines by saying; "I've spent enough time in the company of death." Without hesitation, Tembo leaves the island by helicopter.

As with Van Owen, Koepp chose the name Roland as a reference to one of his favorite songs, "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner", by Warren Zevon.[29]

Dieter StarkEdit

Dieter Stark is Tembo's second-in-command during the InGen team's expedition on Isla Sorna. Dieter expresses dislike for Nick and gets into a scuffle with him following Nick's release of the InGen team's captured dinosaurs, who destroyed the team's base camp and communications equipment. After getting lost while trying to find a spot in the forest to urinate, he is attacked and killed by a group of compies; this is confirmed after Tembo and Ajay find him at night. As they return to the camp, Dr. Malcolm asks Tembo if he has found Stark. Tembo responds: "Just the parts they didn't like." Although his surname is not mentioned in the film itself, it is listed in the credits.

Dr. Robert BurkeEdit

Dr. Robert Burke is the InGen team's paleontologist who provides several pieces of incorrect information. During a conversation with Ian Malcolm, Sarah Harding states, "Robert Burke said that the T. rex was a rogue that would abandon its young at the earliest opportunity. I know I can prove otherwise." Burke's theory is disproved later in the film when adult Tyrannosaurs attack the trailer in which their infant is being held. Burke and others hide behind a waterfall when they are pursued by a Tyrannosaurus, but he is startled when a milk snake slithers down into his shirt. He panics and is subsequently caught and eaten by the T. rex.

CarterEdit

Carter is a member of the InGen team. Because of headphones, he fails to hear Dieter's cries for help as he is attacked by compies. Carter is killed when the female T. rex steps on him while he flees with the rest of the InGen team.

Ed JamesEdit

  • Appears in: The Lost World (novel)

Ed James is a private investigator hired by Lewis Dodgson shortly after the events in the first novel to get information about the survivors of the Isla Nublar incident. After following Richard Levine around for a while, he learns the location of Isla Sorna, which he then reports to Dodgson. He does not accompany either team to Isla Sorna.

Appearing in Jurassic Park IIIEdit

These characters only appear in the third film, Jurassic Park III (2001), as there was no third novel.

Paul KirbyEdit

Paul Kirby and his ex-wife Amanda pose as an adventurous and wealthy couple, with Paul claiming to be the head of Kirby Enterprises, to lure Alan Grant to Isla Sorna for an aerial tour of the island in exchange for funding his dig site. Grant agrees, and he and the Kirbys fly to the island with a mercenary team. They land on the island against Grant's orders and become stranded following an attack from a Spinosaurus. Grant then learns that the Kirbys are divorced and not wealthy, and that Paul is actually the owner of a hardware store in Enid, Oklahoma. The Kirbys reveal that their 12-year-old son, Eric, has been missing on the island for nearly eight weeks, and that the Costa Rican government and the U.S. embassy had declined to help search for him. The Kirbys persuaded Grant to come to the island because of his previous experience, following the advice of Udesky, a member of the mercenary team who stated that they should hire someone who had been on the island before. When the group is attacked by the Spinosaurus on a river, Paul uses himself as bait so the others can escape. This allows Grant an opportunity to divert the Spinosaurus using a flare gun. Paul survives the incident and is rescued from the island with the others.

Amanda KirbyEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park III
  • Portrayed by: Téa Leoni

Amanda Kirby is Paul's ex-wife who accompanies the search party to "Site B" to help look for their missing son, Eric, and her companion, Ben. Through most of the film, Amanda ignores Dr. Grant's warning that loud shouting attracts carnivores. Shortly after being stranded on Isla Sorna, the hired mercenaries are killed by predators. Grant later locates Amanda and Paul's son, Eric, and Amanda eventually reconciles with Paul. When the group is confronted by the raptor pack, Amanda, the lone female in the group, is ordered by Dr. Grant to return the stolen eggs to the raptors. She is rescued from the island, along with Paul, Eric, Grant, and his assistant, Billy.

Billy BrennanEdit

Billy Brennan is a young and overenthusiastic graduate student at Grant's dig site. He accompanies Grant to Isla Sorna where they are stranded with the Kirbys. He later collects Velociraptor eggs, intending to sell them to help fund Grant's dig site. Velociraptors stalk the group to retrieve their eggs. Grant is angry when he learns that Billy took the eggs. Billy redeems himself by saving Eric Kirby from Pteranodons. He survives but becomes separated from the others and is presumed dead. He is rescued by the Navy and Marines. He and Grant are reunited on a helicopter.

Eric KirbyEdit

Eric Kirby is the 12-year-old son of Paul and Amanda who ends up stranded for nearly eight weeks on "Site B", and must fend for himself. He finds a way to collect T. rex urine and to collect a raptor claw. Dr. Grant says he had a fossil one, from the first film, but Eric replies that his is a new one. After being saved from Velociraptors, Grant reunites him with his parents. After escaping from a Spinosaurus, a flock of Pteranodons and Velociraptors, he finally gets to leave the island with his parents, Grant, and Grant's assistant, Billy Brennan.

A series of books – Jurassic Park Adventures: Survivor, Jurassic Park Adventures: Prey, and Jurassic Park Adventures: Flyers – documented Eric's time on Isla Sorna (as well as other related stories) before Grant and the others arrive. This series is written by Scott Ciencin.

UdeskyEdit

Mr. Udesky is a meek but sardonic member of the mercenary team hired by Paul Kirby. He accompanies mercenaries Cooper and Nash on the Kirbys' trip to Isla Sorna. He has brown hair, but is balding and has a short mustache. He describes himself as a booking agent rather than a mercenary, and states that he is filling in for another man who got sick prior to the trip. Unlike Cooper and Nash, Udesky survives the Spinosaurus 's attack on the plane. After being chased by a raptor in an abandoned InGen compound, the other members of the raptor pack start a stampede, and Udesky is eventually separated from the other humans, who climb a tree. A raptor pins him down by stabbing his back with its toe claw. The raptors leave Udesky alive in an attempt to draw the others down from the tree. Their plan fails, and one Velociraptor kills Udesky by snapping his neck. His death is similar to Howard King's death in The Lost World novel and Oscar Morales' death in Jurassic Park: The Game.

CooperEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park III
  • Portrayed by: John Diehl

Cooper is one of the mercenaries hired by the Kirbys. Shortly after landing on Isla Sorna, Cooper and the other mercenaries encounter a Spinosaurus and flee back to the plane. With Cooper behind in the jungle, Udesky demands the others to get back on the plane, stating: "Cooper's a professional; he can handle himself." The plane begins to take off, and Cooper emerges onto the runway and tries to get the plane to stop for him, but pilot Nash refuses. The Spinosaurus snatches Cooper in its mouth, and the plane hits the animal and crashes through the forest.

NashEdit

Nash is the Kirbys' mercenary pilot who abandons Cooper and is subsequently eaten by a Spinosaurus, that drags him out of the plane's wreckage by the legs and then releases him. As he tries to crawl through the jungle to escape, the Spinosaurus pins him to the ground with its foot, and devours him. He is carrying a satellite phone given to him by Paul Kirby shortly before he is eaten. Later, when the others hear the phone ringing from within the dinosaur's abdomen, they know the Spinosaurus is nearby. The phone is later recovered in a pile of Spinosaurus dung.

MarkEdit

Mark is Ellie's husband. He works for the U.S. State Department, and specializes in international relations and treaty law. They have two young children, including Charlie.

Ben HildebrandEdit

Ben Hildebrand is Amanda's boyfriend. He takes Eric parasailing near Isla Sorna. When the boat crew is killed, Ben saves Eric and himself by disconnecting the para-sail from the vessel and gliding onto the island. However, they crash-land in a tree. Although his cause of death is left unexplained, his decomposing corpse is found by Grant and the others still tangled in his parachute.

Enrique CardosoEdit

Enrique Cardoso is the operator of the illegal para-sailing service called "Dino-Soar" which brings visitors to sight-see along the coast of Isla Sorna. He is hired by Ben Hildebrand and Eric Kirby to take them to the island; however, Enrique and his boat driver are killed offscreen when they enter a fog bank, causing the vessel to crash and the tourists to become stranded on "Site B". His cause of death is not explained in the film.

CharlieEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic Park III
  • Portrayed by: Blake Michael Bryan

Charlie is the young son of Ellie and Mark, who calls Grant "The Dinosaur Man". Grant phones Ellie while being attacked by the Spinosaurus, but it is Charlie who answers the phone. Grant tells Charlie to take the phone to Ellie, but he is soon distracted by an episode of Barney & Friends.

Appearing in Jurassic WorldEdit

These characters first appear in the fourth film, Jurassic World (2015).

Owen GradyEdit

 
Chris Pratt as Owen Grady with a Velociraptor as seen in Jurassic World.
  • Appears in: Jurassic World, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: Chris Pratt

Owen Grady is one of the main protagonists of Jurassic World and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Pratt and Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow described Owen as a combination of Alan Grant and Ian Malcolm, with Pratt stating, "He's got a little bit of the Goldblum cynicism but also the Sam Neill excitement at the wonder of the biology of it all, so it's a combination".[30][31] An on-site animal behaviorist at Jurassic World who was formerly in the United States Navy, Owen conducts behavioral research on the park's resident Velociraptors. It is acknowledged that Owen and Claire Dearing, the operations manager at Jurassic World, had a previous relationship consisting of one date, but not a second, because of their conflicting personalities. However, Owen remains harboring feelings for Claire and hopes for another chance with her. Owen opposes genetically modifying dinosaurs to increase the appeal factor for audiences.

Owen first appears in the film while with four raptors (Blue, Delta, Echo, and Charlie), that he has been rearing and training since they hatched (so they would imprint on him). He is approached by Vic Hoskins, head of security for the bio-engineering company, InGen. Hoskins proposes using raptors as military weapons. Owen objects, explaining that his relationship with the four raptors is a personal one and they only respond to him under controlled conditions. This is demonstrated when he risks his life saving an employee who falls into the raptor paddock. Later, Claire asks Owen to inspect the park's latest attraction, the Indominus rex. Owen criticizes the Indominus' paddock, saying that it provides no social interaction besides a feeding crane, while his raptors have each other and himself for companionship. At the paddock, it appears that the Indominus rex has escaped, since it is not seen, its heat signature is lost, and there are claw marks on the wall that reach the top. Once inside, however, Owen discovers it is still there, having camouflaged itself and masked its own heat signature. He barely survives, although two staff are killed. When the Indominus rex escapes, Owen demands it be hunted and killed, knowing that it is highly intelligent, and it tricked them into going into its cage. He also believes that the hybrid is insane resulted by being raised in isolation since birth and becomes bloodthirsty. However, Masrani, the park owner, considers it too valuable and wants it captured alive. Owen and Claire search for her nephews, Zach and Gray, who are exploring the park on their own. Owen is shocked by how little Claire knows about her nephews. While searching for the two boys, he and Claire come across dead and dying Apatosaurus, realizing that the Indominus kills not for food but for 'sport', therefore taking pleasure from the mayhem it causes and proving Owen is correct that the rampaging hybrid is unhinged.

Owen and Claire trail her nephews to the old Jurassic Park Visitor Center where it appears the boys repaired an old jeep and drove off. They barely survive the Indominus and follow Zach and Gray back to the main resort where escaped pterosaurs are attacking visitors. Owen kills several, but when a Dimorphodon attacks him, Claire shoots it, saving him. They reconnect romantically with a kiss, then are reunited with Zach and Gray. Zach and Gray idolize Owen after they witness his survival skills and bravery against dangers.

After Masrani's death, Owen learns that Hoskins, backed by his InGen team, has taken charge. Hoskins plans to use the raptors to track the Indominus. At the Velociraptor paddock, an enraged Owen slugs Hoskins for planning to weaponize his animals without his permission. With no other option, Owen reluctantly agrees to the plan with one condition: that he command the operation. The plan works initially, but backfires when the raptors locate the Indominus and begin communicating with it. Owen realizes that the Indominus has raptor DNA and becomes the new alpha. He is able to rekindle his bond with Charlie, but a soldier kills the raptor with a missile launcher.

Later, Owen, Claire, Zach, and Gray arrive at the laboratory and discover that InGen had cleared it, taking dinosaur embryos with them. Hoskins reveals his plan to use the Indominus rex as a weapon. Delta appears and kills Hoskins as Owen, Claire and the boys escape. Outside, they are confronted by the other raptors. Owen is able to establish his bond with the raptors. They attack the Indominus, aided by Owen, but two are killed. Claire releases the Tyrannosaurus from its paddock and lures it into a fight with the Indominus. Blue also attacks the Indominus, which is ultimately forced toward the park lagoon where the Mosasaurus grabs it and drags it underwater. Owen sees Blue one last time before Blue runs off. Owen and Claire decide they will remain together.

Pratt reprised his role as Owen Grady in 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. After the Jurassic World incident, he and Claire have ended their relationship and he is now building a cabin. He joins Claire and her people in her organization, Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), to try to save the Isla Nublar dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption, mainly coming to save Blue. But he and the others find out they have been double-crossed by Ken Wheatley and his contractor Eli Mills, the assistant of Benjamin Lockwood. Owen, along with Claire and the others, discover that Mills is illegally auctioning the dinosaurs to the highest bidder at Lockwood's estate in northern California. With help from Lockwood's nine year old granddaughter, Maisie (whom he and Claire bond with), Owen learns that Dr. Wu created the Indoraptor, made from a Velociraptor and the bone sample of the Indominus rex, and Wu needs Blue's DNA to create another Indoraptor prototype that is as obedient as her. Disrupting the auction, Owen takes down most of Mills's mercenaries to stop the Indoraptor from escaping the manor. Protecting Claire and Maisie (who was discovered to be a clone of Lockwood's deceased daughter) from the Indoraptor and Mills's mercenaries, Owen, with help from Claire and Blue, is able to take out the Indoraptor by causing it to become impaled on the horn of the fossil remains of the Triceratops. When a hydrogen cyanide leak threatens captive dinosaurs that were not sold in the auction, Owen advises Claire against releasing them, but Maisie lets them loose instead. Owen is later shown driving an old station wagon, accompanied by Claire and Maisie. Since the incident, Owen and Claire have reconciled their relationship. While not stated in the film, writer Colin Trevorrow said that Owen and Claire become adoptive parents to Maisie.[32]

Pratt will reprise his role as Owen Grady in the sixth film, scheduled for release in 2021.[1]

Claire DearingEdit

 
Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing in Jurassic World.

Claire Dearing is one of the main protagonists of Jurassic World and its sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. She is the work-centric park operations manager at Jurassic World, a dinosaur theme park owned by Masrani Global Corporation.[33] Claire is aunt to Zach and Gray Mitchell. The film acknowledges that Claire and Owen Grady once had one date, but never a second, because of her controlling corporate nature, and his lax personality.

Claire is first seen attempting to recruit corporate sponsors who want more exciting dinosaurs. She shows them Dr. Henry Wu's new genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus rex. When the Indominus escapes, Claire refuses Owen's claims that it is a highly intelligent animal and must be killed, and she orders its recapture. When the capture attempt fails and results in casualties, she rejects Owen's order to evacuate the park. Fearing the consequence of closing the park, she instead closes off park sectors and attempts to relocate the customers back to the center of the resort. She soon realizes that her nephews (whom she left with her assistant Zara) are missing. She enlists Owen's help in finding them, although he is surprised by how little she knows about them.

Despite Owen's objections, Claire accompanies him to search for the Indominus and her nephews. While following Zach and Gray's trail, they come across Apatosaurs that have been killed or wounded by the Indominus. While Owen comforts a dying Apatosaurus, Claire emotionally bonds with it, thus erasing her original view towards the park's dinosaurs as "assets". She also learns that the Indominus takes pleasure from the sufferings and deaths it causes, and later wants it killed. Another hunting attempt ends disastrously, resulting in the Indominus breaking into the park's aviary, freeing all the pterosaurs. As the escaped pterosaurs attack the customers, Owen and several park hunters attempt to shoot them. As a Dimorphodon attacks Owen, Claire rescues him, and they kiss. Their moment is cut short by Claire's reunion with Zach and Gray.

Vic Hoskins and his InGen team take control of the park after Masrani is killed, and Claire accuses Hoskins of hoping for such a disaster. Later, to stop the Indominus, Claire lures the park's Tyrannosaurus into a fight with it. The Indominus is ultimately killed, and the survivors are evacuated from the island, and Claire and her sister Karen reunite. Claire and Owen decide they will stay together.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Claire and Owen have ended their relationship and she is leading the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), an organization dedicating to save the Isla Nublar dinosaurs from a volcanic eruption. Her experience from the Jurassic World incident changes her; she becomes more compassionate about the dinosaurs and is hardened by her ordeal. She also meets Maisie Lockwood, the nine year old alleged granddaughter of Benjamin Lockwood, and bonds with the girl. Claire, her team, and Owen later discover that Lockwood's aide, Eli Mills, is illegally auctioning the dinosaurs, and they work to stop him from shipping out Dr. Henry Wu's new deadly hybrid prototype the Indoraptor. She and Owen also learn that Maisie is actually a clone of Lockwood's deceased daughter. After she and Owen succeed in killing the Indoraptor (with Blue's help), they are shown driving in a station wagon with Maisie. Since the incident, Claire and Owen have reconciled their relationship. Writer Colin Trevorrow stated that Owen and Claire become adoptive parents to Maisie.[32]

Howard will reprise her role as Claire Dearing in the sixth film, scheduled for release in 2021.[1]

Zach MitchellEdit

Zach Mitchell is Claire's nephew and Gray's older brother. He and Gray are from Madison, Wisconsin, and visiting their aunt Claire at Jurassic World. When Zach and Gray first arrive, Zach is annoyed by Gray's enthusiasm for the dinosaur exhibits, and mostly ignores him. When Gray becomes upset over their parents' impending divorce, Zach remains unsympathetic, ordering his little brother to grow up. The two boys soon abandon Claire's assistant Zara to explore the park on their own. Zach becomes a little more amused by the park. He is easily embarrassed by Gray throughout the film. He has a girlfriend back home, although he constantly checks out other girls at the park much to the annoyance of Gray who merely wishes to see and enjoy the park.

The boys board the gyrosphere ride, but when Claire closes the park's northern section in response to an emergency, and orders all guests to return to the resort, Zach convinces Gray to stay out in the field and even drives the vehicle into a restricted area, where they encounter the Indominus. When it attacks the vehicle, Zach and Gray barely survive and jump off a waterfall to escape. They come upon the decaying original Jurassic Park visitor center. Zach repairs an old jeep and drives it back to the resort area, where they reunite with Claire. Zach is impressed by Owen Grady, referring to him as a "badass." He and Gray also restore their bond during the crisis. Zach survives his experience at Jurassic World and is reunited with his relieved parents.

Gray MitchellEdit

Gray Mitchell is Claire's nephew, Zach's younger brother, and a visitor to Jurassic World. He is known for his enthusiastic behavior and his obsession with the park, much to the annoyance of Zach. He is also concerned and upset by his parents' impending divorce. He and his family live in Madison, Wisconsin.

Gray's hyperactivity and obsession with the park grows as he and Zach arrive there. Zach later has them abandon Claire's assistant Zara to explore the park on their own.

They later board the Gyrosphere ride, but when Claire closes the park's northern section and orders all visitors to return to the resort, Zach encourages Gray to stay out a while longer. He drives them into a restricted area where they encounter the Indominus. He and Zach escape, then jump off a waterfall to safety. They eventually find the decaying original Jurassic Park visitor center. Working together the brothers restart an old Jeep and drive back to the resort. As the resort is under attack by pterosaurs, the boys find Claire and Owen Grady. Later, during the final confrontation between Owen's raptors and the Indominus, it is Gray who convinces Claire to have Lowery release the Tyrannosaurus by claiming that they need "more teeth" to defeat the Indominus. Gray and his brother survive their ordeal at Jurassic World, and at the end of the film, they are reunited with their parents.

Vic HoskinsEdit

Vic Hoskins[34] is the main human antagonist. He is the head of InGen Security, a division of the genetics company, InGen.

In 2014, a viral marketing website for the fictional Masrani Global Corporation was launched to promote Jurassic World.[17] According to the website, Hoskins attained the head position at InGen Security after overseeing the elimination of Pteranodons that escaped to Canada following the events of Jurassic Park III.[27] Over time, he redeveloped and improved InGen Security.[35]

In Jurassic World, Hoskins has been involved for two years with a research program at the theme park meant to test the velociraptors' intelligence. After observing the raptors obey commands by their trainer and researcher Owen Grady, Hoskins wants to use them as military animals and put them through a field test. Owen objects, saying only he can communicate with them, and Velociraptors cannot be tamed to be used as weapons due to their high intelligence and volatility. He later proves this when he is barely able to prevent the raptors from attacking an employee who accidentally falls into their paddock. He barely escapes himself. Hoskins, however, ignores this incident and continues to pursue his agenda. Park owner Simon Masrani rejects his idea to use raptors to hunt the Indominus.

When the Indominus escapes its paddock and Masrani is killed, Hoskins takes command and puts his raptor plan into effect to kill the Indominus. Owen reluctantly agrees to his plan, but only if he commands the mission. However, the plan fails when the Indominus, which has raptor DNA, becomes the four raptors' new alpha, turning them against the humans. Hoskins and the InGen team evacuate the lab, taking the dinosaur embryos.

Hoskins reveals to Owen and Claire that he intends to create miniature versions of the Indominus as weapons to keep InGen Security viable. Before he can leave, the raptor Delta appears and corners him. Hoskins attempts to mimic Owen's hand signals to assuage Delta; although it works briefly, the raptor fatally mauls him. Earlier in the movie, Delta had stared at Hoskins in a menacing way while he inspected her. Barry explained that she only did that when she was hungry. Even before this, when he inspected her on a previous occasion, she hissed and growled at him, taking an immediate dislike to him.

Simon MasraniEdit

Simon Masrani is the CEO of the Masrani Global Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World. In the film, it is stated that Masrani is the eighth richest man in the world, and that John Hammond entrusted Masrani with his dying wish to open the theme park.

In 2014, a viral marketing website for the fictional Masrani Global Corporation was launched to promote Jurassic World.[17] According to the website, Masrani's father, Sanjay Masrani, started the company as a telecommunications business before eventually passing leadership to his son. The business then expanded into the oil industry and bought InGen after the death of John Hammond in 1997.[18] The website also states that Masrani promoted Dr. Henry Wu within InGen's ranks,[36] and that the company set up a lab in Siberia to search for Cenozoic DNA from old glaciers.[27] The website further states that in 2002, Masrani set out to construct the Jurassic World theme park, which opened on Isla Nublar in 2005.[37]

In the film, Masrani is first seen piloting a helicopter with his co-pilot, and it is stated that he will get his license in two more days. While flying, he discusses Jurassic World with park manager Claire Dearing. When she recites statistics about the park, he makes it clear that he believes that happiness is most important for humans and dinosaurs; she just reads another statistic. He tells her lessons about how one cannot be in control, but she ignores them. When the Indominus rex escapes, Owen wants it killed, but Masrani orders it be captured alive since he has $26 million invested in it. When most of the ACU team is wiped out, Masrani confronts the hybrid's creator Dr. Henry Wu, who claims that he engineered it under Masrani's orders, stating that Masrani asked for "cooler" animals. Masrani later pilots a helicopter to track the Indominus, and he takes two ACU soldiers with him to shoot and kill the animal. The Indominus, fleeing from the helicopter gunfire, breaks open the park's aviary letting loose Pteranodons and Dimorphodons. Masrani tries to evade the pterosaurs, but they collide with the helicopter and he loses control, crashing into the aviary. Masrani is killed in the helicopter explosion. The Masrani website states that the company experienced its worst financial crisis ever following the events of Jurassic World.[38]

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it is revealed that the Masrani Corporation has paid more than 800 million in damages to settle the class action lawsuits filed by the survivors of the Jurassic World disaster.

LoweryEdit

Lowery is the park's tech-savvy operations overseer and serves as the film's comic relief.

He was a fan of the first Jurassic Park and has even bought an original Jurassic Park T-shirt on eBay. This causes Claire Dearing to scold him saying it is in bad taste owing to the tragic events that took place there. Lowery opposes the idea of genetically modified dinosaurs, believing it goes too far and that the regular dinosaurs from Jurassic Park will always be better. He keeps a collection of toy dinosaurs on his desk, which Owen Grady knocks off after becoming frustrated by the operations team, much to Lowery's dismay.

When Masrani is killed and Hoskins assumes command, Lowery remains on duty in the control room, but warns Claire about Hoskins' plan to use the raptors to hunt the Indominus, an idea that Lowery believes is insane. After the plan fails, Lowery opts to stay to continue his support on Claire while others are evacuated. Lowery tries to kiss his co-worker, Vivian, before she leaves, but she embarrassingly deflects him, saying she has a boyfriend. Instead, he awkwardly hugs her. Claire later orders Lowery to release the Tyrannosaurus from its paddock to attack the Indominus. After the Indominus is killed, Lowery shuts down the control room for good and takes one toy sauropod with him.

HamadaEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World
  • Portrayed by: Brian Tee

Hamada is commander of the Asset Containment Unit (ACU), a security team for Jurassic World. After the Indominus rex escapes its paddock, Simon Masrani activates the ACU. The team finds the Indominus' internal tracking device, ripped out by the dinosaur. As Hamada picks it up, he notices blood dripping from above and realizes the beast can disguise itself with camouflage. The Indominus emerges from the trees and grabs him. The ACU discharges their weapons, causing the Indominus to drop Hamada. Before he can crawl away, the Indominus fatally crushes him with its foot. Hamada is the first ACU team member to be killed by the Indominus.

According to the Jurassic World special edition junior novelization, Hamada was a former SWAT team leader for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.[39]

BarryEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World
  • Portrayed by: Omar Sy

Barry is Owen Grady's assistant and friend who cares for the four Velociraptors Owen is training. When Delta stares intently at InGen's security head, Hoskins, Barry explains to him that it is how she looks at prey when she is hungry. Like Owen, Barry argues with Hoskins that Velociraptors cannot be used for military use. When Barry is alerted that an "asset" is out of containment, he apparently realizes it is the Indominus rex and states, "They'll never learn."

Barry drives an ATV during the raptor hunt for the Indominus, and he is the first to realize that the raptors are communicating with it. He is later pursued by the raptor Blue and takes cover inside a hollow log for protection. She attempts to break it open, causing him to draw his pistol in defense. Unable to bring himself to shoot Blue, he instead calls out her name. This briefly rekindles their bond, but she resumes the attack. Owen is able to distract Blue, allowing Barry to escape. He later makes it off the island with the other survivors.

ZaraEdit

Zara is a British national and Claire Dearing's personal assistant. She is assigned to escort Zach and Gray during their visit to Jurassic World, although she is unenthusiastic. While she is preoccupied talking about her upcoming wedding to someone on her cell phone, the two boys slip away to explore the park on their own. When the Pteranodons and Dimorphodons escape the aviary and attack park visitors, Zara locates the boys, but is grabbed by a Pteranodon and falls into the Mosasaurus lagoon. She is then captured by another Pteranodon, which attempts to fly off with her, but the Mosasaurus emerges from the water and grabs the Pteranodon, swallowing Zara in the process.

VivianEdit

Vivian works in the Jurassic World control room. She appears to be close to her co-worker Lowery and they are shown having personal conversations. She witnesses the Indominus rex escaping its paddock. When Masrani's helicopter crashes into the Jurassic World aviary, she is grieved by his death. After witnessing Hoskins' failed plan to hunt the Indominus with Velociraptors, Vivian, along with the rest of the staff, is evacuated. Before she leaves, Lowery, who apparently has been secretly attracted to her, attempts to kiss her but she awkwardly stops him saying she has a boyfriend.

Scott MitchellEdit

Scott Mitchell is Zach and Gray's father, and husband to Karen. He and Karen are in the process of getting a divorce. He is relieved to be reunited with his sons after they are evacuated.

Karen MitchellEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World
  • Portrayed by: Judy Greer

Karen Mitchell is Claire Dearing's sister, Scott's wife, and mother of Zach and Gray. She is proud of her youngest son Gray's intellect and frustrated by Zach's occasional meanness to him. Karen begins to break down in tears when talking to Claire after discovering that her sister prefers working to spending quality family time with her nephews, the intention behind their trip to Isla Nublar. Karen and Scott are going through a stressful divorce. Despite her impending separation from her husband, Karen does not regret her motherhood, and tries to persuade Claire to start a family of her own. She is later relieved to be reunited with her boys and her sister.

Hal OsterlyEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World
  • Portrayed by: James DuMont

Hal Osterly is the vice-president of Verizon Wireless who wanted to sponsor an attraction at Jurassic World.

Appearing in Fallen KingdomEdit

These characters only appear in the fifth film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018).

Sir Benjamin LockwoodEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: James Cromwell

Sir Benjamin Lockwood is John Hammond's partner in developing the technology to clone dinosaurs,[40] until the two had a falling out over a disagreement on human cloning. Lockwood had a daughter who died in a traffic collision, and he chose to use his genetic technology to clone her. His intentions to clone her led to his falling out with Hammond. His cloned daughter, Maisie, was born nine years before the events of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and she was born twelve years after Hammond's death.[41] He raises the clone to believe that she was his orphaned granddaughter named Maisie, and that his daughter was Maisie's late-mother.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Lockwood has a large estate in northern California, located five miles from Orick.[42] In the film, it is stated that prior to starting their Jurassic Park project on Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, Hammond and Lockwood built a custom laboratory in the subbasement of Lockwood Estate where they extracted the first dinosaur DNA from amber. Lockwood is not mentioned in prior films or in the novels. Lockwood and Maisie reside at Lockwood Estate. He is in poor health and dying, and uses a wheelchair and medications. It is stated that he has a foundation, operated by his assistant Eli Mills.

Lockwood and Mills request Claire Dearing's help in a mission to rescue Isla Nublar's dinosaurs from an impending volcanic eruption and move them to a new island sanctuary. Lockwood learns from Maisie that Mills intends to auction the rescued dinosaurs rather than move them to a sanctuary. When Lockwood protests the idea, Mills defends his plan, stating that Lockwood entrusted him to guide his fortune into the future and that he has done so. When Lockwood tells Mills to turn himself in to the police, he is killed by Mills through pillow-smothering. Before he dies, Mills tells Lockwood with regard to his cloned daughter, "John Hammond was right. It was an unholy thing that you did. I'm not the only guilty one here, am I, sir?" Mills then covered up Lockwood's murder by stating that he died in his sleep.

Maisie LockwoodEdit

 
Isabella Sermon as Maisie Lockwood in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Maisie Lockwood is initially portrayed as the nine year old[41] granddaughter of Benjamin Lockwood, adopted by him after her mother died in a car accident. She lives in Lockwood's estate and is cared for by her family housekeeper Iris. Maisie has a passion for dinosaurs and likes to imitate them for leisure. Maisie is curious of her deceased mother. Benjamin tells Maisie that she looks like her mother and has her sense of humor, but he does not let Maisie see photographs of her mother. Benjamin also reveals to Maisie that her mother once visited Jurassic Park.

Later in the film, Maisie finds a video file of Owen training his Velociraptors, including Blue. She then discovers Eli Mills' scheme to auction Isla Nublar's surviving dinosaurs, and he kills her grandfather so the auction can proceed. Maisie is distraught when she learns of his death. She grabs her grandfather's photo album, and discovers that his daughter was identical to her in appearance during childhood. With Lockwood dead, Mills becomes Maisie's guardian and dismisses Iris, who raised Lockwood's daughter as well as Maisie. Iris is reluctant to leave, and tells Mills that he does not understand Maisie the way she does, to which he replies that he understands her value. When Maisie meets Owen and Claire, she recognizes Owen from the video. She also recognizes Claire from a meeting that Claire had earlier with Lockwood. Owen and Claire form a bond with Maisie and comfort her following her grandfather's death, which allowed her to put her trust in them. As her guardian, Mills confronts Owen and Claire, and demands that Maisie stay with him when he suspects that they want to take care of her now. He tells Owen and Claire that they have no idea what she is, revealing to the three of them that Lockwood never had a granddaughter and that Maisie is actually a clone of his dead daughter. She is then pursued throughout Lockwood's mansion by Dr. Henry Wu's latest hybrid prototype, the Indoraptor, after it escapes. Owen and Claire work to protect Maisie from the Indoraptor. With Blue's help, they manage to kill the hybrid. When the unsold captive dinosaurs are threatened by a hydrogen cyanide leak, Maisie releases them into the wild. Being a clone, she shares sympathy with the dinosaurs as cloned beings and believes they should be free like her. By the end of the film, she accompanies Owen and Claire in a station wagon following their ordeals. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom writer Colin Trevorrow stated that Owen and Claire adopt Maisie.[32]

Eli MillsEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by Rafe Spall

Eli Mills is Lockwood's ambitious aide and the main antagonist of the film. Mills operates Lockwood's foundation and is aware that Lockwood cloned his own daughter, whom Lockwood named Maisie. Mills had Lockwood Estate's laboratory facilities reactivated and updated, and has imported skilled geneticists from around the world to conduct genetic research, an operation that has been years in the planning. Mills goes against Lockwood's plan to transport the Isla Nublar dinosaurs to a new island sanctuary so he can instead auction them at Lockwood's estate. Mills intends to use the auction money to fund further genetic research at Lockwood Estate. When Lockwood discovers Mills' plan to auction the dinosaurs, he smothers Lockwood to death so the plan can proceed. Since Lockwood is already dying prior to his murder, Mills makes it appears that he died in his sleep to cover up his crime. He becomes Maisie's guardian following Lockwood's death, and tells her, Owen, and Claire that she is actually a clone of Lockwood's dead daughter. After the auction is disrupted and the dinosaurs are released, Mills attempts to flee with a bone sample of the Indominus rex only to be caught and ripped apart by the Tyrannosaurus, which crushes the bone sample.

Franklin WebbEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: Justice Smith

Franklin Webb is a former IT technician for Jurassic World who is now the Dinosaur Protection Group's systems analyst.[43] According to a website for the Dinosaur Protection Group, Franklin is a Los Angeles native and initially began working at Jurassic World's off-site tech complex in Irvine, California.[44] He is not an active kind of person, but is forced into circumstances far outside his comfort zone through the course of the film's events. Near the end of the film, Franklin overcomes his fears and stabs Henry Wu with a hypodermic needle filled with carfentanil when he threatens Zia.

Dr. Zia RodriguezEdit

Dr. Zia Rodriguez is the paleo-veterinarian of the Dinosaur Protection Group. According to the DPG website, she is from Seattle and studied veterinary medicine at UC Berkeley, hoped to work in Jurassic World in animal health-care and was accepted for internship from them before the disaster.[44] In the film, Claire Dearing has recruited Zia to the DPG to help secure funds and find a natural habitat for Isla Nublar's surviving dinosaurs. When Ken Wheatley double-crossed her team, she saved Owen's life by removing Wheatley's dart off him in time before he dies from a lethal dose of carfentanil, allowing him to recover and regroup with Claire and Franklin Webb. After Blue is shot, she operates on the Velociraptor and saves her life with a transfusion of Tyrannosaurus blood. That foils Henry Wu's plans to harvest Blue's DNA to make a better Indoraptor. A scene showing that Zia is lesbian was cut from the film for runtime reasons.[45] While not stated in the film, a production document refers to Zia as a former Marine.[46]

Mr. EversollEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by Toby Jones

Mr. Eversoll is the auctioneer host at Lockwood Estate who sells the dinosaurs rescued from Isla Nublar. He is unconcerned with the moral dubiousness of what he is selling or who he is selling to (including arms dealers), but merely with making the biggest profit. He auctions off several species, including an Ankylosaurus and a young Allosaurus, to buyers, before introducing the prototype Indoraptor. Despite objections from Dr. Henry Wu, Eli Mills allows Eversoll to sell the creature to a Russian arms dealer. After the auction is thrown into chaos by an escaped Stygimoloch, Eversoll retreats into an elevator where three auction attendees have taken refuge. Before the elevator can lift, the Indoraptor breaks the door mechanism, unlocking them. It then proceeds to kill Eversoll and the others.

Ken WheatleyEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by: Ted Levine

Ken Wheatley is a seasoned mercenary who is in command of the dinosaur rescue operation on Isla Nublar. Also a hunter, he plucks a tooth from each captured dinosaur as a trophy and plans to make a necklace with the teeth. When Blue is found, Wheatley shoots both her and Owen with a tranquilizer dart loaded with potentially fatal dose of carfentanil and leaves the latter to perish in the jungle. Later, on the mainland, Owen and Claire pose as truck drivers and learn the dinosaurs are being transported to Lockwood's estate. They are caught by Wheatley before they can drive to the nearest town to contact the authorities. Later, after the auction is disrupted, Wheatley finds the Indoraptor in its cage and shoots it with two tranquilizer darts, causing it to fall. He then enters its cage to retrieve one of its teeth as a centerpiece for his necklace, only to find that the creature was in fact feigning sedation. It proceeds to bite his right arm off before consuming him.

IrisEdit

Iris is the Lockwood Estate housekeeper and Maisie Lockwood's nanny. She raised Benjamin Lockwood's now-deceased daughter and has also been raising Maisie, aware that she is a clone. When Mills becomes Maisie's guardian following Benjamin Lockwood's death, he dismisses Iris, who is upset about having to leave Maisie.

Senator SherwoodEdit

  • Appears in: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Portrayed by Peter Jason

Senator Sherwood is a U.S. Senator who debated on whether or not the dinosaurs on Isla Nublar should be saved when the island's volcano begins to erupt. He hears what Ian Malcolm has to say.

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Jurassic 93[10]
  2. ^ Jurassic 400[10]
  3. ^ Jurassic 60[10]
  4. ^ Jurassic 200[10]
  5. ^ Jurassic 92[10]
  6. ^ Jurassic 92[10]
  7. ^ Jurassic 94[10]
  8. ^ Jurassic 384[10]
  9. ^ Jurassic 290[10]
  10. ^ Jurassic 343[10]
  11. ^ Jurassic 121[10]
  12. ^ Jurassic 334[10]
  1. ^ Lost World 105[21]

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