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"Blue, Come with me. We'll take you to a safe place."
—Owen hesitating to keep Blue safe(src)

Owen Grady is the main protagonist of the Jurassic World Trilogy. He is an animal behaviorist who was employed by Jurassic World as a Velociraptor trainer. After the fall of Jurassic World in 2015, Grady briefly entered a relationship with Claire Dearing, the former business operations manager of Jurassic World.[1] However, this did not last and Owen would later go off to live on his own in Northern California. Dearing would later recruit him to help save Blue, a raptor he raised, from the eruption of Mt. Sibo. Owen would later participate in an incident at Lockwood Manor in which he witnessed dinosaurs being released into the wider world.

Owen is in a relationship with Claire and, alongside her, is also a guardian and the adoptive father of Maisie Lockwood. He works in collaboration with the Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Owen Grady is portrayed in the Jurassic World trilogy by American actor Chris Pratt and in expanded media by various actors.

History[]

Early Life[]

Little is known of Owen's life before being a member of the U.S. Navy and his later employment at Jurassic World is known. His background has never been mentioned in detail. At some point either before, during, or after joining the United States Navy, Owen met Barry who was also an animal behaviorist.[2]

IBRIS Project[]

After getting out of the Navy, Owen Grady was hired by the InGen Security Division to train and research the behaviors of the dinosaur species Velociraptor. As velociraptors in prior instances displayed extreme intelligence, the aim of the project was to see if raptors could follow orders and be implemented in the field for warfare. Although Owen disagreed with this goal and saw raptors as just wild animals, he went along with the project. As he worked for Jurassic World, he lived in a Sunrio bungalow in the outskirts of the park.[2]

In 2013, after discovering that the pack dynamic of Velociraptor was more complex than previously thought, he recommended his old friend Barry to Vic Hoskins to help in the training of the raptors.[3] Barry was eventually hired[2] as trainer and caretaker of the raptors.[4]

Owen would record his training sessions with the raptors in a small nursery. Several "versions" were created by Dr. Henry Wu's lab. Owen would interact with the raptors when young and display "weakness" by mock crying. Most of the tests saw the baby raptors (such as Delta) attack Owen. Eventually Owen came to test this out on the velociraptor Blue who was designed with traits of empathy. Rather than attack Owen, the baby Blue nuzzled her muzzle against him as a sign of comfort.

Later on, Owen would assemble all four raptors: Blue, Charlie, Delta, and Echo for more training as a cohesive pack. However, all the raptors except for Blue ran around the nursery not paying attention to him. As Blue noticed this, she called out commands to the others leading Charlie, Delta, and Echo to fall in line much to Owen's surprise.

Jurassic World[]

During the training of Blue's pack and just before the Jurassic World incident, a new worker to the paddock accidentally fell inside the enclosure of the Velociraptors when he was trying to rescue a stray pig. Owen quickly rushed inside the paddock despite his fellow trainer Barry not wanting him to as the raptors cornered the worker. After commanding the Raptor Paddock's security not to fire their taser rifles, Owen confronted his pack allowing Barry to drag Leon out of the enclosure and Owen calmed down his raptors.[2] Three weeks before the Indominus rex Paddock became open to the public, he was offered a job by Claire Dearing to check the paddock for any security breaches. He went to visit the paddock with Claire, only to find the Indominus rex not in her paddock, believing that the claw marks on the paddock's wall to be evidence that she seemingly escaped. So he, Nick Kilgore, and the paddock's supervisor, Nicholas Letting, went inside to investigate. Much to their horror, they discovered that the Indominus was still in her enclosure and had set a trap for them.[2]

He evaded the hybrid by hiding under a crane just outside the paddock and cutting the fuel tank to cover his scent, but the two men he was with were devoured by the I. rex. Afterward, he traveled to the Control Room in an embittered matter, where he watches the progress of two Asset Containment Unit teams called to capture the hybrid, only for nearly all of them to be slaughtered by the creature. Concerned for the whereabouts of her two nephews, Claire asked Owen to go with her to the Gyrosphere Valley to go and look for them.[2]

He accepted her request and the two drove to the attraction in Mercedes 05 where they found a damaged Gyrosphere 07 as well as 6 Apatosaurus, 5 of which were dead and one they witnessed dying. Owen noticed that none of the Apatosaurs showed signs of having been eaten and concluded that the Indominus rex was killing for sport. They then went into Isla Nublar's Restricted Area to search for the Mitchell brothers after finding their footprints in the mud on top of a waterfall. They soon ran inside the abandoned Visitor Center made for Jurassic Park upon hearing the engine of an automobile nearby.[2]

Once he and Claire were inside, they discovered that the boys had repaired one of the old Jeep Wrangler Staff Vehicles that was being kept in the garage. But while they were in the old center, the Indominus rex discovered them and began to chase them. However, her hunt of the two humans ended when the hybrid became distracted by the approaching helicopter JW001 that was trying to kill her. Owen and Claire then witnessed the deaths of Simon Masrani and the passengers of JW001 as well as the fleeing pterosaurs that followed. As the two saw the pterosaurs flying through the breach in the dome, they fled to the trees for cover.[2]

Owen and Claire headed to Main Street and he started shooting the pterosaurs along with the Asset Containment Unit. Owen was attacked by a Dimorphodon that tried to kill him, leading Claire to grab his rifle and shoot the pterosaur to put it to sleep. Then afterwards, the two kissed each other in the street.[2]

Owen headed back to the Raptor Research Arena and revealed that Vic Hoskins planned to use Blue, Charlie, Echo, and Delta to attack the Indominus. Owen, at first, hated this idea but then decided it was the only way. After he lured the raptors with the tracker the I. rex clawed out and rode his Triumph Scrambler motorcycle along the raptors, where they found the Indominus. However, she communicated with the raptors and became the alpha of their pack as Owen realized the I. rex has Velociraptor DNA. As the leader of the pack, she commanded the raptors that were under her control to attack the humans that came with them and were in the area, to which they followed this order. After Charlie killed an InGen Security Division trooper, she saw Owen who refused to shoot her. Seconds later, one of the InGen troopers fired a missile launcher at her, killing Charlie, much to Owen's remorse. He then distracted Blue from attacking Barry who had run to a nearby log to evade her.[2]

Upon regrouping with Claire, Zach, and Gray at the Innovation Center, Owen, Claire and the boys made their way into Henry Wu's lab, only to find some InGen Security personnel taking all of Wu's hybrid embryos during the evacuation protocol. They eventually found and confronted Hoskins, who confessed his involvement with the incident and his plans to have some dinosaurs weaponized for the military with Wu's collaboration, including a planned, scaled-down version of the I. rex. Before he could continue, however, Delta, having stealthily followed Claire and her nephews, appeared. Owen, Claire and the Mitchell brothers were then forced to flee after the raptor killed Hoskins, who failed at trying to calm her down by copying Owen's hand gesture.[2]

Later, upon exiting the Innovation Center, Owen's group were cornered by Blue, Echo, and Delta at Main Street. Owen managed to calm Blue down long enough for him to remove the head-mounted camera from her head, thereby regaining the raptor's trust. When the I. rex suddenly appeared and ordered the raptors to kill the remaining humans, Blue, and her packmates had a change of heart and decided to protect Owen from the hybrid. The I. rex retaliated by hurling Blue into a concrete wall for her defiance, seemingly killing her. Having regained his position as their alpha, Owen commanded Echo and Delta to attack the I. rex, while he provided cover fire. Unfortunately, Echo and Delta were overpowered and defeated by the I. rex in the ensuing fight; with Delta being incinerated after being thrown into the steakhouse's grill, and Echo getting tossed away.[2]

With his raptors dead, Owen now shifted his focus on protecting Claire's nephews, while she, due to a realization from Gray, went to summon Rexy from her paddock to battle the I. rex. Owen and her nephews barely escaped the attack from the two gargantuan, and Rexy was also overpowered by the hybrid. However, before the I. rex could kill her, they witnessed the surprise return of Blue, having managed to survive her earlier attack, and both Blue and Rexy teamed up to attack the hybrid head on, while Owen, Claire and her nephews tried to evade the battle. After being flung to the edge of the park's lagoon where Rexy and Blue cornered her, the I. rex eventually met her demise when the park's resident Mosasaurus jumped out of the water and dragged her under the water. Rexy decided to spare Blue's life, and Owen decided to release her into the wilderness.[2]

In the hanger on the Costa Rican mainland, Owen was tending to some of the survivors before turning to Claire. When Claire asked what should they do now, Owen insisted that they should probably stick together "for survival," before they leave together.[2]

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom[]

After the incident, Owen becomes a recluse and moves to the mountainside, where he is singlehandedly constructing a cabin. As a result, he and Claire broke up again, as she went on to create the Dinosaur Protection Group and knew Owen was trying to run away from what transpired three years prior. Sometime after their split, Claire tries to recruit Owen in relocating the last Velociraptor, Blue, with whom he shared a close relationship with, to a sanctuary for dinosaurs. However, Owen, wishing to sever his connections to Jurassic World, initially acts indifferently at the news of Blue’s survival and Claire’s warnings that Blue will perish, since the island was about to explode. Despite this, he ends up accompanying Claire out of concern for Blue and lingering feelings for Claire.[5]

Back on the island, Owen manages to find Blue but is betrayed by Eli Mills's men. They shoot Blue and sedate Owen, leaving him alone in the wild while they cart Blue back to the ship. Owen wakes up and finds Claire Dearing and Franklin Webb as the island explodes. The three of them sneak onto the ship carrying the dinosaurs as it's leaving the island. They learn that the dinosaurs are being taken back to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Together, Claire and Owen drive to the Lockwood Manor to stop the auction but are apprehended by Eli's men. They are locked up and fail to stop the auction. Owen comes up with the idea to have the Stygimoloch next to them knock the wall down and the two of them escape. They run into Maisie Lockwood and together they go to the auction room. Owen leaves the girls behind as he goes to stop the auction with the help of the Stygimoloch. He reunites with the girls, but they run into Eli. Owen learns that Maisie is a clone of Benjamin Lockwood's daughter. The Indoraptor, having escaped, attacks and chases them around the main floor of the manor.[5]

Maisie gets separated from Owen and Claire. Claire is injured, but tells Owen to go after Maisie. He takes the gun and runs after her. He finds Maisie in her room with the Indoraptor poised to attack. He fires at the dinosaur but it does nothing and just as the Indoraptor is going to attack Owen, Blue appears. The two dinosaurs have it out while Owen and Maisie escape out the window. The Indoraptor comes after them and corners Owen and Maisie on the edge of the roof. Claire comes up behind him and prompts the dinosaur to attack by pointing a laser at Owen. The Indoraptor goes after him but the rooftop breaks and it almost falls through. It pulls itself back up and goes for Owen again until Blue arrives and pushes the Indoraptor through the opening. The three of them go downstairs and learn that the dinosaurs are dying due to the ventilation being broken. Claire goes to set them free, but Owen is against it. Claire doesn't do it and is resolved to let them die but Maisie isn't and opens the doors anyway. Thereby releasing the dinosaurs out into the world.[5]

Later, Owen says goodbye to Blue before she ventures out into the wilderness. Through those events, Owen renew his relationship with Claire and decided to adopt Maisie as their daughter. Owen, Claire, and Maisie were later seen driving down a high way to an unknown destination.[5]

Off the Grid[]

Two years after Fallen Kingdom, Owen, Maisie, and Claire set up camp at Happy trails Campground in California. They have been on the road for two years at this point.

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The Yosemite Six[]

Owen, Maisie, and Claire stop at Yosemite park to aid six dinosaurs. At the end, they decide to settle down permanently and finish the cabin.

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Jurassic World: Dominion[]

For the next two years, they have been raising Maisie in secret at his finished isolated cabin in Sierra Nevada. Although they understand Maisie's frustration and wanting answers about her biological mother, Owen and Claire not only wanted to keep their daughter safe but also couldn't give her the answer she wanted because they don't know Charlotte well. One day, Owen reunited with Blue as he and Maisie find out that she had a baby, as his daughter named her Beta. Owen calmed an overprotective Blue down as she and her baby left the cabin. However, wanting to be sure no one was around, Owen decided to take a look in the area and told Maisie to stay at the cabin, but she disobeyed and left the area. Owen then witness Beta and Maisie getting kidnapped by Biosyn. After Blue found out about Beta's capture, Owen promised his old friend that he'll get her daughter back no matter what.[6]

Owen and Claire leave their cabin to rescue Maisie and Beta. Through the help of their old friends, Owen and Claire tracked them in Malta where the dinosaur smuggling ring happens. He confronted Maisie's kidnapper Rainn Delacourt into where Maisie and Beta are, who only reveals that lead dinosaur smuggler Soyona Santos knows where they are before he was killed by loose dinosaurs. Through Claire's interrogation of Santos, they found out that Maisie and Beta were taken to the Biosyn Research Facility in Dolomites mountain range in Italy. Owen and Claire get a ride to Biosyn from Kayla Watts. However, upon arriving, Owen and Kayla get separated from Claire as she ejected from the plane after a Quetzalcoatlus attack. After dealing with some of Biosyn's dinosaurs, Owen and Kayla reunite with Claire. Then, Owen, Kayla and Claire see a car got turned upside down near a research outpost. Hearing and seeing Maisie, who escaped, was inside as she gets out to see them, Owen and Claire embraced their daughter as they were relived that she was safe. However, much to his surprise, Owen sees three people exiting the car but recognized them as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Alan Grant, and Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park. Hearing that Ellie, Alan and Ian were the ones who rescued and helped Maisie escape, Owen was extremely grateful to them for saving his daughter then asked the three if they were okay.[6]

However, the group were attacked by the Giganotosaurus from Biosyn, but managed to escape it. While regrouping, Owen gave some water to Ellie and Alan, then introduce himself to them. Also, Owen tells Alan that he's a fan of his book then became surprised that he and Ellie recognized him from Jurassic World. Wanting to keep his word to Blue, Owen, Alan, and Maisie went to go look for Beta, who escaped as well. After finding her and through the help of Maisie and Alan, Owen was able to knock Beta out and carries her on his back. Owen and the group encounter Henry Wu as he wants to leave with them and tells the group that he can fix what Biosyn has done. However, Owen and the group were skeptical of trusting Henry after everything he put them through but Maisie convinced them to give him a chance. After escaping Biosyn, Owen, Claire and Maisie bring Beta back to Blue.[6]

Owen took one last look at Blue alone as she came back to silently thank him for rescuing and bringing Beta back to her, then watched as his oldest friend leave for the wilderness once again. At their cabin, Owen and his family were at the campfire having s'mores together.[6]

Appearance[]

Owen Grady is a white man somewhere between his 30's and 40's standing 6'2" with light brown hair and green eyes. Owen's attire is essentially the same throughout much of the Jurassic World franchise - suitable to a safari, adventurous, and outdoors style. In his debut Jurassic World, he wore a brown leather vest, a blue long-sleeve shirt with rolled up sleeves, a brown leather belt with dark brown straight-fit pants, brown rug boots.

In Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Owen's Nublar outfit was almost the same as the previous film, but had a long sleeve dark navy blue shirt, dark jeans, and brown suede boots.

In Jurassic World: Dominion, Owen's attire was typical of an outdoor lifestyle; jackets, collared long sleeves, jeans, outdoor boots. When going to save Maisie, Owen wore a black Henley shirt, a long sleeve khaki shirt, straight fit denim jeans, and sand colored tactical boots.

Personality and Traits[]

Owen is openly confident and headstrong with a strong sense of justice for all life forms. He tends to be highly empathetic with the wildlife of Jurassic World, more so than other park staff, acknowledging and respecting that "they're alive". He sees his raptor pack as his family instead of just trained animals and knows how to handle them carefully. He comes off as very down to Earth and was openly confused as to why a genetically-engineered hybrid would be necessary to attract attention more than the existing dinosaurs in the park. Despite this, Owen demonstrates little regard or respect for authority, especially when he realizes they are acting in poor sense. This often put him at odds with both Claire Dearing, Simon Masrani, and Vic Hoskins, who refused to listen to him after the Indominus rex had escaped until the situation had reached critical levels.

Owen's weapon of choice was a scoped Marlin Model 1895SBL lever action rifle. He carried it during the Isla Nublar Incident of 2015, but never fired it until the fight between his Velociraptor pack and the Indominus.[2]

However, after the fall of Jurassic World and losing his raptor pack, except Blue, to the Indominus rex, Owen distance himself from others as he decided to build an isolated cabin away from society so he wouldn't be hurt again. Despite this, Owen still cared about those around him as his relationship with Blue and feelings for Claire convinced him to help save the remaining dinosaurs on Isla Nublar.

During the Lockwood Manor incident, Owen found a new family in Claire as they both took Maisie in and adopted her as their daughter. Through his new family, Owen opened himself up again and would lay down his life for those he loves and cares about, especially Claire and Maisie.

Relationships[]


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Barry Sembène[]

Owen is known to have been friends with fellow Raptor trainer Barry.[4] They had known each other for before working together.[3] Despite never speaking the language, Owen is able to hold a conversation with Barry when the latter speaks in French.[2] How exactly they became friends and under what circumstances are unknown. In 2022, now working with the French intelligence agency, he reunites with Owen and Claire in the Malta operation to look for Maisie, who was kidnapped by Biosyn.

Claire Dearing[]

At some point while both were employed at Jurassic World, Owen and Claire once went on a date. As Owen states, she was too demanding and uptight and it was this reason why he never continued to date her. But he still seems to be interested in her as he attempted to flirt with her when she traveled to his bungalow to offer him a job. Despite this, Owen and Claire initially held little respect for one another; Claire felt Owen was all talk and did not truly understand the situation brought on by the Indominus' escape, while Owen felt Claire was a hopeless human being who gave more thought to her job than living creatures. However, the two of them bonded while searching for Gray and Zach together, allowing them to see past their negative impressions. During the pterosaurs' attack on Main Street, Claire saved him from a Dimorphodon that tried to kill him, and he thanked her with a passionate kiss. After all the visitors of Jurassic World are safely evacuated to the mainland, Owen and Claire decided that they should stay together "for survival." Their relationship restarted at the end of the Isla Nublar incident.[2]

Claire and Owen continued to date and even lived together, albeit in a van on the side of a road. The two's clashing personalities and unwillingness to let their respective partners be in control resulted in Claire telling Owen to leave. Owen was under the impression he ended the relationship which would later make Claire laugh. In spite of the time apart and their clashing views regarding the fate of the dinosaurs, both seemed to greatly care for one another and still hold some physical attraction. After working together to save the dinosaurs and Maisie Lockwood, Owen and Claire once again entered a relationship as they became joint guardians and adoptive parents of Maisie.

For the next four years, Owen and Claire maintain and strengthen their relationship. Although not married, according to Howard, Owen considers Claire his wife according to Pratt.

Gray and Zach[]

Owen seemed to respect Zach and Gray when he met them but was still somewhat stern in how he'd speak to the boys. He helped Claire search the island for the two and when finding how they evaded the Indominus rex remarked that they were smart. He also showed confusion but mild respect when he and Claire realized the boys somehow repaired and started an old 1993 Jeep Wrangler Sahara. The boys themselves respected Owen and seemed to look up to him with fascination due to his demeanor and skillset in addition to Owen being able to train Velociraptors.

When the mission to capture the Indominus rex went awry, Owen helped Claire keep the boys safe from danger. This included later on after escaping to Main Street sheltering the boys in a gift shop booth from harm by the I. rex. After Claire brought Rexy and the ensuing battle (in which Blue also participated) between the dinosaurs, Owen helped Claire reunite the boys with their parents.

Vic Hoskins[]

While Vic Hoskins believes that by controlling the raptors, they can use them as weapons, Owen held his belief that raptors are never to be controlled and forbids Vic to let the raptors out. But when Masrani was killed, their rivalry grew as Hoskins gains control and orders Owen to let the raptors loose. He was even more outraged when he learns that Hoskins plans to use the dinosaur embryos from Henry Wu's lab to make new dinosaurs for war and combat.[2] According to Hoskins' Lego profile, he secretly wants to steal Owen's research to make a profit.[7]

Maisie Lockwood[]

Owen first met Maisie after he and Claire escaped imprisonment in Lockwood Manor. However, Maisie was aware of Owen Grady from having seen his recorded videos from his time training the Velociraptors. She was fascinated with Owen's work as well as in his bond with Blue. The two shared this empathy for dinosaurs.

As Owen and Claire escaped, they ran into Maisie who herself had just escaped from Eli Mills. After calming the distressed Maisie down, she recognized Owen as the raptor man she saw in the training videos. When Claire asked about Sir Benjamin, Owen figured out that Maisie's distress was likely due to something happening to Sir Benjamin and acknowledged her bravery. Maisie cried and immediately hugged Owen and revealed Mills killed him. Both Owen and Claire offered to take Maisie with them to make sure she would be safe. The trio would then discover the auction held in the basement and witness the Indoraptor. After Owen sabotaged the auction, he, Claire, and Maisie were confronted by Mills, who demanded Maisie, but Owen and Claire refused to hand her over. They were stalked by the Indoraptor throughout the manor afterward, resulting in Claire being injured by the animal. Claire sends Owen off to rescue Maisie who finds her upstairs in her bedroom. Despite being unable to wound the Indoraptor, Owen still helped protect Maisie as Blue returned and fought it off. The two - with Claire and Blue's help - eventually defeated the Indoraptor by tricking it to fall to its death through the skylight. After these events - and the parting of Blue - Maisie would go on with Owen and Claire who became her guardians and adoptive parents.

Owen is very close with his adoptive daughter and would protect her no matter what. Also, Owen taught Maisie survival skills and was surprised that she picked up his skills in handling raptors. He did what he could to rescue her from Biosyn's facility.

Blue[]

Owen raised and trained Blue along with her sisters, Charlie, Delta, and Echo. Though Owen firmly believes Blue would not attack him, he still keeps in mind of her predatory nature, and as such, is always cautious around her, even when she seems none threatening. Additionally, given that Blue is a raptor and that raptors are among the smartest and most lethal dinosaurs know, Owen has a lot of respect for Blue's intelligence and physical prowess, on a few occasions describing their relationship as built around mutual respect. Even after the Indominus rex briefly turned her against him, Owen was able to reforge his bond with Blue to the point where she even defended him. Following the defeat of the I. rex, Blue parted ways with Owen and ran off. As shown in video clips in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Blue (even as an infant) recognizes Owen's position as leader, and greatly looks up to him. Even before agreeing to go with the group to rescue the dinosaurs, Owen was seen watching these video clips, implying he still thinks about Blue. However, Blue is not always calm. Due to her being a carnivorous animal, let alone, a theropod dinosaur, if she believed Owen would do anything to provoke her, she would kill him. When Owen and Blue reunited three years later on Isla Sorna before it was destroyed, Blue seemed threatening to Owen at first, but calmed down until captured by mercenaries. When Owen saved Blue's life from the gunshot wound she suffered, Blue seemed grateful to the point where she protects him from the Indoraptor, as she is present when he attempts to attack and kill him. Following the dinosaurs immediate release onto the main land, Owen offered to take Blue to a safe place. However, preferring to be free, Blue ran off into the woods and parted ways with Owen again. Four years later, in Jurassic World: Dominion, Blue made her nest close to Owen's home and often watched him from a distance, apparently keeping an eye on her old friend while also possibly learning from him and Claire in raising her asexually produced offspring Beta. Owen appears to be unaware that Blue is living so close to him until Beta wanders onto his property. Despite her friendship with Owen, Blue does not take kindly to his or Maisie Lockwood's interactions with her daughter, possibly out of protectiveness. However, she still responds to Owen's attempts to calm her down with his old commands for her. After Beta's abduction, Blue became so furious that Owen recognizes that she can and possibly will kill him and Claire. Blue doesn't respond well to Owen's attempts to calm her down at first, even slapping and scratching his outstretched hand down, but she retreats without doing anything more while Owen promises to get Beta back for her. When Owen keeps his promise and returns Beta, Blue at first runs off with her daughter without acknowledging Owen at all. However, she returns a moment later and exchanges a look with Owen to thank him for saving Beta and say goodbye to her old friend and trainer, parting ways with Owen for the last time.

Henry Wu[]

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Kayla Watts[]

Owen and Kayla about to face with danger

Owen first met Kayla after he entered her cargo plane as it was taking off in a Malta airfield. She took him and Claire to Biosyn's headquarters in the Dolomites Mountains to rescue Maisie, who was kidnapped by the organization. As they entered Biosyn's airspace, they were denied landing and the ADS was turned off, leading a Quetzalcoatlus to attack the plane and crash it. Claire ejected from the plane and ended up somewhere in the sanctuary. Owen and Kayla remained in the plane and crashed it in a dam, where they were attacked by a feathered Pyroraptor. They managed to escape the Pyro and went looking for Claire.

Alan Grant[]

Owen is a big fan of Alan as he read his book on tape and was impressed that he survived Jurassic Park. Also, when he met Alan in person, Owen was surprised to meet him face to face but was grateful to him for saving his daughter from Biosyn. In addition, Owen was flatter to hear that Alan recognized his work in training Raptors in Jurassic World. Owen even accepted Alan's help in retrieving Beta and worked together in knocking the baby raptor out.

Ellie Sattler[]

Owen knew Ellie survived Jurassic Park as he's a fan of her's. When he meets her in person, Owen was stunned to meet her but appreciated her help in helping and rescuing his daughter. Owen was also surprised that Ellie knew him from his work in Jurassic World.

Ian Malcolm[]

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Behind the Scenes[]

Owen Grady was portrayed by American actor Chris Pratt in the Jurassic World films. In expanded media, Owen has been portrayed by voice actors A.J. Locascio and Ian Hanlin. Prior to Pratt, American actor Josh Brolin was cast in the role (announced alongside actors Bryce Dallas Howard and David Oyelowo) in 2013 before leaving the part for unknown reasons.

Pratt as an actor was primarily known for comedic roles such as that of Andy Dwyer in NBC's Parks and Recreation and not an action star. However, he starred in the Marvel superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy one year prior to Jurassic World's release which (as said by Spielberg and Trevorrow in BTS footage) was coincidentally what helped bolster confidence in Pratt as an action star.

The idea of his character - a Velociraptor trainer who was a military man - originated in earlier drafts of what was "Jurassic Park 4". In one of said drafts his original name was "Vance".[8] This idea was also favored by original director and the film's Executive Producer Steven Spielberg.

In a deleted scene from Jurassic World, Owen reveals he has little respect for humanity as a species, declaring humans as "overrated". He expresses his feelings that socializing with other humans only complicates one's life, seemingly sympathizing with the choices Claire had made leading up to her distancing herself from her family. This is seemingly incongruent with Owen's other interactions with Claire, in which he criticizes her for her coldness towards her nephews, and therefore, is not canon to his character.

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Trivia[]

  • Owen Grady's signature color in both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is blue. Owen wears primarily blue colors - blue shirts and gray blue pants -in both movies. This matches Blue the Velociraptor, whom he is closely bonded with.
    • Owen also shares his signature color with Alan Grant in the first Jurassic Park film.
  • Owen bares similarities to the character Frances White from the comic Jurassic Park: Dangerous Games. Both Owen and White are animal behaviorists hired by InGen to train and raise velociraptors. Both were also viewed as "alphas" by their respective raptor packs.
  • A popular fan theory is that Owen Grady is Eddie at the Dig Site in Jurassic Park whom Dr. Alan Grant scares after he calls a recently uncovered Velociraptor "a six-foot turkey". The actor of Eddie, however, jokingly, refutes this stating it is his role alone.
    • In Jurassic World: Dominion, it's confirmed that Eddie and Owen are not the same person with the two explicitly meeting for the very first time during the Biosyn Incident. However, Owen listened to one of Grant's books on tape while Grant knew of Owen having trained raptors.
  • Prior to starring in Jurassic World, actor Chris Pratt years earlier filmed an audition tape for Parks and Recreation in which he pretended receiving a call from Steven Spielberg about starring in "Jurassic Park 4". The tape was unknown to director Trevorrow and Executive Producer Spielberg when they casted Pratt and they would later remark on the humor of the coincidence.
  • The character of Owen Grady and the casting of American actor Chris Pratt has drawn many comparisons to the characters portrayed by classic American actor Steve McQueen. Owen bears a lot in common with classic action / adventure heroes and Chris Pratt after starring in Jurassic World would take on similar roles to that of McQueen
    • Similar to Steve McQueen in much of his film career, Chris Pratt rides a motorcycle throughout the first Jurassic World film.
  • Comparisons between Owen Grady and famous film character Indiana Jones have also been drawn even before the release of the first movie. Owen and Indy are both men of action and have many unique skill sets in specific disciplines - Owen in Animal Behavior, Indy in archaeology. Both are not superheroes but manage to handle situations and scenarios using their wits and clever ideas.
  • Owen is the second person who successfully trained dinosaurs (predated by Frances White and followed by Kate Walker), as well as the first canon character to do so.
  • Zack Stentz's original script proposal for Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous suggested Owen's possible appearance in the series, but it was cancelled.

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