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1.73 m


Thompson M1928





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SS Venture


Lumpy shooting a Brutornis mistakenly after losing his nerves.

Lumpy was the cook and chef of the participant in the 2005 film, King Kong. Lumpy is constantly seen with his friends, Hayes and Choy.


Lumpy tells Carl of a shipwrecked sailor who had gone to Skull Island

Lumpy originally did not go to the island and did not trust Carl only until word had spread that Ann was kidnapped that he headed to Skull Island with the rest of the crew; in one scene it can easily be told that Lumpy is violent. Lumpy loses his temper after the insects of Skull Island begin biting them and starts shooting at the dragonflies. Hayes tells him to conserve ammunition but he proceeds to shoot another dragonfly.

He also seems to have a sardonic nature; referring to Jack as "Shakespeare", and remarking that the "Abominable Snowman" could be responsible for one of Kong's huge tracks.

In the extended edition, the crew members are attacked by a Piranhadon while crossing the swamp. When Choy falls into the water, Lumpy dives in to save him. When they finally reach dry land, Carl catches the death of another crew member on film, to which Lumpy remarks to him in apparent disgust "did you get that did you?"

As they continued through the jungle, Lumpy shot toward something approaching unseen in the brush. Briefly fearing he had shot Ann, the group went to examine the victim, but instead found a felled brutornis. He put the creature out of its misery before continuing on. The group then began to cross a log bridging a deep chasm, and Hayes went ahead and was killed by Kong. The sailors began to shoot at the beast, and although Kong began to shake the log, Lumpy braced himself against a branch and was able to continue fighting. However, Choy was barely hanging onto the side and called for Lumpy's help. Lumpy threw down his weapon to help his friend, but he slipped from Lumpy's grasp as the ape shook the log again. Denham asked Lumpy to save his camera, but Lumpy spitefully kicked it off.

Lumpy gripped Choy's dead hand for a moment before allowing it to slip out of his grasp. Lumpy then began to notice the Carnictis awakening around him, and in his rage he began to strike at them with his fists until a Weta-rex sprang onto his back, and he began to flail desperately as he attempted to get it off. Jack was able to transfer the bug onto himself, and Lumpy began to attack the worm-like Carnictis with a machete. However, when one of them swallowed his arm, he was unable to reach it with his blade, and was unable to prevent another from consuming his head. He continued to flail his weapon and scream as the creatures overpowered him.

In The Game[]

In Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, he seems to look completely different, more like Choy did in the film. He can be seen on the second boat along Choy and Preston, in which a sailor with his proper avatar appears, but without his hat. Lumpy was also seen in the 'V-Rex' chapter, when the V-Rex appears and Lumpy emerges with a Thompson submachine gun, shouting at Jimmy to run. He can sometimes be seen shooting the creature, before it grabs him in its jaws and eats him, collapsing the wooden bridge that he, Preston, Jimmy and Baxter were standing on, and sending Jimmy and Baxter falling into the chasm beneath them. However, it is also possible that the second sailor is Lumpy with a pistol, rather than the fourth sailor on the bridge, because when returning to the same location after the V-Rex attack, Hayes calls Lumpy's name, indicating he had survived. But he then goes on to say: "Oh my God... It completely tore Lumpy apart.", which suggests that the sailor who was killed was actually him, but his model from the venture without a hat looks more like him in the film, but was possibly Choy. However in the PC and Xbox 360 version, his model looks more like Briggs' and Baxter's Appearance.

Game Levels Appearances[]

The Venture



Behind the Scenes[]

  • Lumpy is played by Andy Serkis, who also plays King Kong in the 2005 version of the movie as was voiced by the same actor in the video game.
  • When Andy Serkis filmed Lumpy's death scene, he did not know what the Carnictis creatures looked like until he saw the film at the premiere in New York. While the audience was disgusted, Serkis laughed uncontrollably. When his son, Sonny saw his character's death, he asked his father what was it like being inside the mouth of the Carnictis.
  • The scene where Lumpy appears falling in love with a cabbage was an idea came up by Andy Serkis. Despite Peter Jackson liking the scene he deleted it because he felt that it was undermining the tension of the moment when the SS Venture was about to hit the wall during the arrival of Skull Island.
  • He originates from Delos W. Lovelace's novelization of the original film, where the character of Lumpy the old sailor replaces Charlie the Chinese cook.