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Into the Wild | Characters

Character Description
Chris McCandless Chris McCandless is the subject of the book Into the Wild. Read More
Billie McCandless Billie McCandless is Chris's mother. Read More
Walt McCandless Walt McCandless is Chris's father. Read More
Jon Krakauer Jon Krakauer is the author and narrator of the book as well as a mountain climbing enthusiast. Read More
Anchorage couple Unnamed couple who recognize something is wrong in Bus 142.
Gail Borah Gail Borah is Wayne Westerberg's girlfriend.
John Bryant John Bryant is a chemical ecologist.
Jan Burres Jan Burres is a nomad and mother figure to McCandless.
Charlie Charlie manages a couple of mobile homes.
Tom Clausen Tom Clausen is a chemistry professor.
Gordy Cucullu Gordy is a member of the high school cross-country team.
Roman Dial Roman Dial travels to Bus 142 with Jon Krakauer.
George Dreeson George Dreeson is assistant manager of the Bullhead City McDonald's.
Roger Ellis Roger Ellis is an Alaska state trooper.
Chris Fish Chris Fish is married to Carine McCandless.
Ron Franz Ron Franz is an elderly man who wanted to adopt McCandless.
Jim Gallien Jim Gallien is an electrician in Alaska.
Kris Maxie Gilmer Kris Gilmer is one of McCandless's classmates.
Eric Hathaway Eric Hathaway is one of McCandless's classmates.
Andy Horowitz Andy Horowitz is one of McCandless's classmates.
Loren Johnson Loren Johnson is Billie's father and Chris and Carine McCandless's grandfather.
Carine McCandless Carine McCandless is Chris's sister.
Marcia McCandless Marcia McCandless is Walt's first wife.
Peter Kalitka Peter Kalitka is a private investigator.
Priscilla Russell Kari Priscilla Russell Kari is a writer.
Butch Killian Butch Killian is a hunter in Alaska.
Lewis Krakauer Lewis Krakauer is Jon Krakauer's father.
Andrew Liske Liske is a friend of Jon Krakauer.
Carl McCunn Carl McCunn goes to Alaska to live in the wild.
Mexican duck hunters The two Mexican duck hunters meet McCandless in the Mexican marshes.
Everett Ruess Everett Ruess disappears in the wilds of Utah.
Waldo Ruess Waldo Ruess is Everett Ruess's father.
Gene Rosellini Gene Rosellini is an adventurer who died in Alaska.
Gordon Samel Gordon Samel is an Alaskan hunter.
Dan Solie Dan Solie is a friend of Roman Dial's.
Gaylord Stuckey Gaylord Stuckey is a trucker delivering an RV to a dealership in Fairbanks.
Ferdie Swensen Ferdie Swenson is an Alaskan hunter.
Sam McCandless Sam McCandless is one of Walt's sons from his marriage to Marcia.
Thomas and Karin Thomas and Karin are a German couple who hiked the Grand Canyon.
Tracy Tracy is a girl McCandless met at the Slabs.
Ken Thompson Ken Thompson is an Alaskan hunter.
Bud Walsh Bud Walsh is a Nevada National Park ranger.
John Waterman John Waterman is a climber.
Wayne Westerberg Wayne Westerberg is a grain elevator owner in Carthage, South Dakota, who befriends and employs Chris.
Lori Zarzo Lori Zarzo is the McDonald's manager in Bullhead City.
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