The Religious Affiliation of
Jungle Boy

Religion: tabula rasa CBR Scale: M

Name: Jungle Boy

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): CBS

First Appearance: Gilligan's Island - Season 1, Episode 19 (6 Feb. 1965): "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy"

Creators: Alvin Schwartz, Howard Merrill, Howard Harris, Lawrence Dobkin, Kurt Russell (actor)

Number of Appearances: 1

Location: Gilligan's Island

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: inexplicably found living on GIlligan's Island

In the episode in which the castaways on Gilligan's Island discover a boy living there alone, no explanation is ever provided as to how the boy (apparently a white American) came to be living there. He apparently lived there since early childhood, as he spoke no language and wore only a loincloth.

At the end of the episode, the castaways send the Jungle Boy back to civilization (Hawaii) in a hot air balloon that they construct. Unfortunately, the boy departs before they have a chance to teach him enough English to communicate their plight to anybody.

The Jungle Boy in this episode was played by a young Kurt Russell, before he went on to become a prominent movie star.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Gilligan's Island - Season 1, Episode 19 (6 Feb. 1965): "Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy"

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