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Gary is the secondary antagonist of the 2014 novel Bird Box and it's 2018 American post-apocalyptic drama thriller film of the same name. He is one of the infected people who try to force uninfected people to look at the creatures

He is portrayed by Tom Hollander, who also played Tabaqui in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle, Lord Cutler Beckett in the Pirates of the Caribbean films and Isaacs in Hanna.

Role in the Film

When he is uninfected, he lived in the city before the creatures came and he got the first train out with some colleagues of his. They thought they were safe. They went to his colleague Carl's house to lay low but later, uninfected people from Northwood, a mental institution, break into his home. They forced Gary and his colleagues to look at the creatures and it can be noted that Gary became one of the infected people at that moment. His friend Carl tackled one of them to the ground and made a run for it. 

Gary kept running when he came across a safe house and tries to get in. Olympia, a pregnant survivor, lets him in. Another survivor, Douglas, is against this because he does not trust him and protested. As punishment, the group locks Douglas up in the garage. 

Gary speaks of infected survivors who are psychotic and are forced to have unaffected humans to look at the creatures.

Later, when both Olympia and Malorie go into labor, Gary reveals himself to be one of the infected people he described earlier. He begins to attack the survivors in the safe house and proceeds to remove all the coverings from the windows so he can force them to look at the creatures.

Gary forces Olympia and another survivor to view the creatures, resulting in their immediate suicides. Douglas later shows up just in time before Gary tries to kill Malorie, but Gary ran into him and they both fall off the stairs. Gary kills Douglas and tries to grab the gun. He fights Tom, another survivor, over the gun. But Tom barely manages to kill Gary and save Malorie and the two newborns, leaving all the other dead survivors in the house.


Gary is first thought to be trusted, but it is revealed later that he is one of the infected people, trying to force people to look at the creatures. While infected, Gary is psychotic, murderous, and paranoid. 


  • Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle and Bird Box were released in 2018.
  • Despite being the secondary antagonist, Gary was more hostile and threatening and served as The Heavy since he was just as dangerous as the creatures.