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Characters: Jurassic Park III
For characters featured in the entire Jurassic Park series, the Jurassic Park novels, and the first Jurassic Park film, go here.

Characters featured in Jurassic Park III.

Paul Kirby

Played By: William H. Macy

  • Bumbling Dad: He stutters quite a bit, and he can be a little clumsy sometimes.
  • The Everyman: Like many of the characters William H. Macy plays.
  • First Father Wins: Took Amanda a long while before she realized that she should stick with Paul.
  • Papa Wolf: For his son, Eric, who he goes through hell to save.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Paul is just a schlubby, divorced small-business owner. By the end, he's taken on a spinosaurus.
  • Working with the Ex: He's actually divorced from Amanda, despite them putting up a pretence when meeting Alan.

Amanda Kirby

Played By: Tea Leoni

  • Working with the Ex: She's actually divorced from Paul, despite them putting up a pretence when meeting Alan.

Eric Kirby

Played By: Trevor Morgan

  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Very practical for a kid his age, understandable considering he had to dodge dinos for over eight weeks. This makes him the only useful member of the Kirby family for much of the film.

Billy Brennan

Played By: Alessandro Nivola

  • Alliterative Name: Billy Brennan.
  • Badass: He paraglided into a flock of Pteranodons and managed to hold his own just long enough to save Eric's butt. The best part? Even after being pecked repeatedly by the things, he survives!


Played By: Michael Jeter

  • Badass: In a deleted scene,just before his death, Udesky fends off the Velociraptors with nothing but a branch.
  • Nice Guy: Reveals he wasn't supposed to go along as he's more like the agent of the small mercenary outfit and was filling in for another unseen mercenary who called in sick.


Played By: John Diehl

  • Cool Shades: Sports these in his appearance, although notably lacks them after trying to escape the Spinosaurus
  • Jerkass: He's needlessly sarcastic and knocks out Grant.
  • Tears of Fear: When trying to escape the Spinosaurus, he jumps in the path of the plane, begging them to stop and weeping when it's clear they won't.


Played By: Bruce A. Young

  • Ace Pilot: His role in the mercenary group.
  • Dirty Coward: In his hurry to flee the island, Nash leaves Cooper to die.



  • All Flyers Are Birds: Possibly invoked.
  • Ambiguous Gender: We can assume that most of them are female, due to how Jurassic Park startednote . However, we don't get any real signal as to what gender they are. Even more confusing, all of them have huge crests on their heads, despite the fact that in in real life only male pteranodons had large crests.
  • Giant Flyer: About the only accurate thing about them is their massive wingspans.
  • Kidnapping Bird of Prey: Poor Eric.
  • Killer Rabbit: The babies. They're so cute! And oh so deadly...
  • Non-Malicious Monster: Much like T.Rex in the first film, the Pteranodons were only attacking the group because they were hungry and/or wanted to protect their turf.
  • Ptero Soarer: Probably justified because of the cloning process messing with their DNA. At least they're quadrupedal (unlike the Pteranodon from the previous movie).
  • Toothy Bird: While many pterosaurs had teeth, Pteranodon (who's name means "Wings Without Teeth") was not one of them.
  • Zerg Rush: The babies attack in this way.

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