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Characters / The Belko Experiment

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Mike Milch

Portrayed By: John Gallagher Jr.

An employee at Belko Industries.

  • Nice Guy: Mike gets along with pretty much everyone.
  • Thou Shall Not Kill: Tries all film to avoid killing. Only when Leandra is killed does he give up, and goes for Barry.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Originally against killing he goes from an average office worker to someone who beats his boss to death with a tape dispenser and massacres the heads of the experiments with their own bombs and an assault rifle.
  • Sole Survivor: The winner, as it were, as the last surviving employee.


Barry Norris

Portrayed By: Tony Goldwyn

The COO of Belko.



Leandra Florez

Portrayed By: Adria Arjona

Norris' assistant.

  • An Axe to Grind: Reduces Wendell's head to a pile of mush with a fire axe.
  • Final Girl: Outlasts all the other females, but doesn't survive the entire film.


Wendell Dukes

Portrayed By: John C. McGinley

A socially awkward top executive.

  • Asshole Victim: Being an Ax-Crazy, sexual harasser who ruthlessly starts murdering other employees with no remorse when the experiment really kicks off, no one mourns him.
  • Ax-Crazy: Wendell is the quickest to acclimate to the game, and clearly didn't have far to fall mentally.
  • The Brute: Serves as Barry's unstable muscle during stage 2.
  • No Social Skills: Wendell seems lacking in any social intelligence, and believes "Fuck off" counts as a "Mixed signal" from Leandra.
  • Stalker with a Crush: He stares incessantly at Leandra.


Dany Wilkins

Portrayed By: Melonie Diaz

A new hire at Belko.

  • Boom, Headshot!: Capped by Barry when the elevator doors open.
  • Genre Savvy: Dany spends most of the film hiding and running, which proves a smart choice.


Keith McLure

Portrayed By: Josh Brener


Roberto Jerez

Portrayed By: David Del Rio


Brian Vargas

Portrayed By: Stephen Blackehart

An interpreter.


Peggy Displasia

Portrayed By: Rusty Schwimmer

Melch's secretary.


Terry Winters

Portrayed By: Owain Yeoman


Bud Melks

Portrayed By: Michael Rooker

Belko's head of Maintenance.


Marty Espenscheid

Portrayed By: Sean Gunn


Chet Valincourt

Portrayed By: Abraham Benrubi


Alonso "Lonny" Crane

Portrayed By: David Dastmalchian

  • Sanity Slippage: The first employee who truly starts cracking under the pressure. And first to kill another employee, if accidentally.


Leota Hynek

Portrayed By: Gail Bean


Evan Smith

Portrayed By: James Earl

  • Black Dude Dies First: Averted. He lasts until near the end of stage 1 before he's killed.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Taunts the already unhinged Wendell by tossing the armory keys down the stairs. It gets him fatally stabbed.


Vince Agostino

Portrayed By: Brent Sexton


Raziya Memarian

Portrayed By: Mikaela Hoover

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The Voice

Portrayed By: Gregg Henry

The voice providing the instructions of the Deadly game to the workers.

  • Big Bad: The primary antagonist and the reason for all the hell breaking loose.
  • Entitled Bastard: Oh, so much!
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He forces Mike to give up his Thou Shalt Not Kill stance during the climax, which comes back to bite him in the ass when Mike has him cornered. He even has the gall to make a Call-Back to that trope in a pathetic attempt to save his own life. It doesn't work.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Dies a well-deserved death at the hands of Mike.
  • Smug Snake: Thinks he has complete control over everything, to the point of having Mike brought to him after all the other employees have been killed so he can interview him on how the killings affected Mike's psyche - without making sure that Mike was unarmed first! BIG mistake.
  • Villains Want Mercy: Has the nerve to beg for his life when Mike is holding him at gunpoint.

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