Ken Wheatley
Ken Wheatley
Background information
Feature films Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Actor Ted Levine
Performance model
Character information
Other names Wheatley
Personality Mean, evil, traitorous, smug, hurt, vengeful, murderous, grouchy, powerful, cowardly, cruel, greedy, friendly (temporarily), kind (temporarily), helpful (temporarily)
Occupation Mercenary
Affiliations Evil
Goal Round up the dinosaurs for Eli Mills to sell (failed).
Friends Eli Mills, Gunnar Eversol, Dr. Henry Wu, Owen Grady (temporarily), Claire Dearing (temporarily), Franklin Webb (temporarily), Zia Rodriguez (temporarily)
Enemies Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Franklin Webb, Zia Rodriguez, Benjamin Lockwood, Maisie Lockwood, Blue, Rexy, Indoraptor, other dinosaurs
Minions Other mercenaries
Likes Collecting the teeth of dinosaurs, bonus, serving Eli Mills
Powers and abilities Combat prowess
Weapons Tranquilizer Gun
Fate Gets killed by the Indoraptor after attempting to collect his teeth as a trophy.
Typical Saying "Hello. You should've stayed on the island. Better odds."

Ken Wheatley is a supporting antagonist in the 2018 movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. He is a mercenary employed by Eli Mills to capture the dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar for him so they can be sold off.

He is portrayed by Ted Levine, who played Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs.


Ken Wheatley and his team accompanied Claire and the Dinosaur Protection Group to Isla Nublar to round up the dinosaurs and deliver them to another island reserve, since a volcanic eruption is imminent and will kill all the dinosaurs. However, after Owen tracks down the last surviving Velociraptor (known as Blue), Wheatley and his men betray Owen by capturing Blue before leaving Owen, Claire and Frankin to die while keeping Zia to perform surgery on Blue since he needs her alive. As it turns out, Mills plans to capture all the dinosaurs and sell them off as sentient weapons for profit, and that Wheatley is involved with it as he intends to collect a 'significant bonus' for his assistance. To that end, Wheatley and his men managed to capture several more dinosaurs before transporting them into their ship through cages while collecting their teeth as trophies to make as a necklace.

After reaching to the mainland, Wheatley soon learns that Owen and his friends have evacuated. To that end, he gets several of his men to capture them at gunpoint before putting them in a cell per Mills' orders. With the dinosaurs delivered to the auction, the event is disrupted when Owen releases a Stygimoloch to cause havoc, sending several people to flee away from the scene. In the ensuing chaos, Wheatley looks for Mills demanding his bonus before he attempts to go inside the cage of the genetically engineered dinosaur (known as the Indoraptor) to retrieve one of his teeth as a trophy for his necklace, shooting him with a tranquilizer dart to keep him from attacking him. However, Wheatley soon discovers too late that the dinosaur was only pretending to be stunned, allowing the Indoraptor to bite off his arm, much to his distraught. The Indoraptor then proceeds to maul Wheatley to his death before escaping from his cage and killing more people (including Gunnar Eversol) along the way.


  • Ken Wheatley is one of the two human villains in the franchise (along with Dieter Stark) to physically mistreat dinosaurs.
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