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Biographical information




Alive (movie and game)

Physical information




1.87 m


  • Sniper Rifle
  • Pistol (game)





Chronological and political information


Carl Denham


Preston is Carl Denham's assistant, and he manages to survive all the dangers of Skull Island. He makes it back to New York. He almost fell to his death above the insect pit during the log scene, but grabbed a hanging vine while the log was falling, holding on there until Captain Englehorn and Bruce Baxter rescued the survivors. Preston appears also in the scene when Kong escapes from his chains, it is unknown what happened to Preston, although it is possible he also escaped from Kong's rage.


Preston was Carl Denham's young assistant, he was described as " a mess up kid who failed law school" feeling sorry about him, Denham took him in. Preston was sitting outside when Denham was telling the board about Skull Island. When Denham walk out, he ask him for the glass cup which Denham used to hear that the studio is pulling the plug. So he and Denham walk out, Denham tells him he wants the Cast and Crew on the Ship within the Hour, Preston begged Denham not to do this. However Denham order him to tell the crew the Studio is under pressure, but he told him its not everything.

As they hop in a Cab, the board chase after them, but managed to Drive off. While driving to the Docks, Preston reveal to Denham that Marian pulled out and talk about finding a new leading lady to fit Marian's clothes. Though Denham suggested Fay Wray, except Preston reveals she's doing a Picture at R.K.O., that was being directed by Merian C. Cooper. So Denham went to go find a lady while he head to the Docks. Preston survives all the dangers of the island and is shown when jack tries to get everyone out of the theater before Kong breaks out. his fate is unknown after this.

In The Game[]

In the video game version, Preston appears on a separate boat from Carl. The waves carry him and the other crew members away, not to be seen for quite some time. He reappears also in Necropolis chapter with Lumpy and Baxter. Although Jimmy is mentioned, he is not seen.

He reappears later on the V-Rex chapter, on a crossing Bridge. Preston and his crew were attacked by a V-Rex destroying the bridge and consumed Lumpy leaving Preston retreating alone as the other sailors fell in the chasm. It is unknown where or what happened to him after his last encounter with the V-Rex. When Jack, Carl and Hayes rescued Jimmy from the natives and dinosaurs, he explains how they're all dead, including Preston. Although this is clearly not true as Preston is seen again on one of the two boats when Kong has been gassed down during Kong Struck Down.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • Preston was portrayed by Colin Hanks in the Peter Jackson's 2005 version of King Kong and voiced by the same actor in the video game.
  • Preston in the Demo version seems to be very different. He wore different clothes, carrying bag, moustache, no glasses and a pistol. This model was replaced by the Preston model we got now. The old model only appears in the The Venture chapter when you look at Englehorn, you can see the demo version running to the seaplane along with another sailor. Strangely enough, his Luger is not seen during V-Rex but can still shoot regardless, likely a developer oversight.
  • In a deleted scene on the extended edition DVD, it's revealed Denham took him in because he failed law school and Denham felt sorry for him.


Game Levels Appearances[]

  • The Venture
  • Necropolis
  • V-rex