An elderly warehouseman was employed by the United States Federal government, stationed at Hangar 51 in Nevada, United States of America in 1936. It was the warehouseman who stored the crate containing the Ark of the Covenant under observation after it was found by American archaeologist Indiana Jones.
In 1936, after the Ark of the Covenant was found by American archaeologist Indiana Jones inside the Well of the Souls at Tanis, Egypt and captured from a group of Nazi soldiers led by Colonel Herman Dietrich and French archaeologist René Emile Belloq, the warehouseman was tasked with storing it at the mysterious Hangar 51 in Nevada, USA following a meeting concerning its fate between Jones, National Museum curator Marcus Brody, US Army Intelligence agents Major Eaton and Colonel Musgrove and a fifth man.
Under observation, the worker boxed up and carried the Ark, in a crate designated 9906753, through the warehouse for storage alongside many other similar containers. At one point, the older man thought he heard a ringing coming from the box he was transporting, but chalked it up to his hearing, and decided to get it checked later on, once he was finished with the Ark.
Behind the scenes
Auditions for the role of the warehouseman were held on July 13, 1980. Gambia ultimately won the part with two additional workers who were listed as "A.N. Others" during production, a standard nomenclature for unnamed extras.
In LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, the warehouseman's role is fulfilled by Major Eaton. In the game's sequel, LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, he is replaced by the Janitor, a game-exclusive character.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel
- Raiders of the Lost Ark storybook
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark junior novel