This article is a stub. Please help Gojipedia by adding proper information on this subject.

We use explosives to shake the earth, helping us to map the surface of the island. „ 

— Houston to James Conrad


Houston Brooks


Biological Information






Hair color




Affiliation Information

San Lin (Wife)
Aaron Brooks (Son)

Current occupation

Monarch seismologist (retired)

Production Information
Portrayed by

Corey Hawkins

First appearance

Kong: Skull Island

Last appearance

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

Houston Brooks is a character created by Legendary Pictures who made his first appearance in the 2017 MonsterVerse film, Kong: Skull Island.



During Kong: Skull Island, he seems to behave in a typical, reckless and aggressive manner, having no problems using bombs to map out Skull Island, and pointing a shotgun at a group of Iwi natives when surrounded.

Years later, after joining Monarch and becoming a father, Brooks' personality has (as stated by his son in a flashback in Skull Island: The Birth of Kong) become similar to that of his monarch co-worker, Dr. Serizawa, primarily in his adamant insistance that "nature strikes its own balance".



Kong: Skull Island

Houston, alongside William Randa were able to coerce and convince James Conrad to join their expedition to Skull Island. Houston also informed James about their plan to use explosives to map the surface of the island. In a post-credits scene, Brooks, along with Conrad, San Lin and Mason Weaver are recruited into Monarch.

In-between Kong: Skull Island and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

During his time with Monarch, Brooks would go on to marry Lin, and father one son, Aaron; sometime around the year 1995, Aaron joined Monarch, but soon came to a heated disagreement with his father over the latter's decision to leave Skull Island under Kong's supervision.

Skull Island: The Birth of Kong

Years later (during the year 2012, to be exact), Brooks was preparing to retire, and received a "retirement present" of sorts: a military grade recorder that was in the possession of his son during a supposed mission to Antarctica. Upon correctly guessing the password to the recorder (which was "Gjallarhorn", due to the fact that he would constantly read Norse mythology to Aaron during his childhood, and thus it became a shared password between the father and son) Brooks learned, much to his dismay, that his son did not go to Antarctica; instead, he defied his father and mounted an off-the-books mission to Skull Island, which resulted in the loss of the entire crew (sans Aaron) but did shed more light on Kong, himself, and how Skull Island has evolved since Houston last "visited" it.

List of appearances

Kong: Skull Island
Film Kong: Skull Island (GalleryVideosSoundtrack)
Marketing Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con 2016 TrailerKong: Skull Island Trailer 2Kong: Skull Island: Rise of the King Trailer

BreathCalvaryReignThe IslandShutterUncharted

Kaiju KongMire SquidMother LonglegsPsychovultureSker BuffaloSkullcrawlerSirenjawSpore MantisDeath JackalUnidentified antUnidentified deerUnidentified snakeUnidentified turtleVinestrangler
Cast and Characters James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) • Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) • William Randa (John Goodman) • Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) • San Lin (Jing Tian) • Jack Chapman (Toby Kebbell) • Victor Nieves (John Ortiz) • Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) • Glenn Mills (Jason Mitchell) • Earl Cole (Shea Whigham) • Reg Slivko (Thomas Mann) • Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly)
Organizations Monarch
Locations Skull Island
Books Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie NovelizationThe Art and Making of Kong: Skull IslandSkull Island: The Birth of Kong
Toys and games Lanard's Kong: Skull Island toy line