Study Guide

Jurassic Park Characters

By Michael Crichton

Alan Grant

A "barrel-chested, bearded man of forty," Dr. Alan Grant is a professor of paleontology at the...

Ian Malcolm

Goldblum—sorry, Ian Malcolm—is a mathematician from Texas who wears all black, all...

John Hammond

Hammond may mean well—sort of—but he's pretty much your basic evil billionaire when...

Ellie Sattler

Ellie is a paleobotanist, which means she studies fossilized plants and assists Alan Grant with...

Robert Muldoon

Robert Muldoon, the park warden, drinks a lot and argues a lot, but he's the leader the park...

Donald Gennaro

Gennaro is the legal counsel for InGen. Don't get him confused with the character in the movie:...

John Arnold

Arnold is the chief engineer at the park, and he's Malcolm's foil. Arnold has his concerns about...

Dennis Nedry

The computer-system analyst at Jurassic Park, Dennis Nedry fills the role of disgruntled...

Lex and Tim

Hammond's granddaughter, Lex, likes baseball and dislikes dinosaurs. She really doesn't do much...

Ed Regis

Another disgruntled employee, Ed Regis is the head of Public Relations for the park. He's upset...

Henry Wu

Still a young man, Wu is the park's chief geneticist. Obviously brilliant in his field, Wu's...

Harding

Harding is the vet at Jurassic Park. Before coming to work for Hammond, he was the chief of...

Lewis Dodgson

Dodgson is one of the minor villains of the story. He persuades Dennis Nedry to steal dinosaur...