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Real name Cole
Status Unknown (Either dead or injured while escaping the island)
Age Unknown

This individual was a sailor who worked as a radio operator on the SS Venture.


This man was hired by Carl Denham to sail to an expedition to Singapore (never telling him and the other crew that he was actually going to Skull Island). Before arriving at the island the operator got a message from the bank that there was a warrant for Denham's arrest, and gived the message to Captain Englehorn, causing the ship to go to a different course until arriving at the island.

He was one of the 5 rescue members along with Captain Engelhorn and Bruce Baxter, saving Jack, Carl, Jimmy and Preston from the Spider Pit Chasm. The Radio Operator was seen along with Venture Crewman 18 the Helsmann, Venture Crewman 22, and Venture Crewman 25 preparing to captured Kong. However Kong broke free and the remaining crew retreated back to the lifeboats.

The Radio Operator along with Jack, Carl, Jimmy and the remaining crew tried to escape Kong in a lifeboat. Jimmy started to fire against Kong, who became very angry and grabbed the boat and threw it against the rock wall, probably causing the deaths of a few sailors. The fate of the Radio Operator is unclear, whether he died or got injured on the impact.

Behind the Scenes[]

  • The Radio Operator was portrayed by Lee Hartley in Peter Jackson's King Kong.
  • Lee Hartley played several small roles as different kinds of orcs in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.