Image of Charles Widmore
Person Type
Supporting Characters
Primary Actor
Alan Dale IMDB logo
Passed On


Charles Widmore is a former leader of the Others, a wealthy industrialist and the father of Penelope Widmore. He has a long-running and mysterious rivalry with Benjamin Linus(also a former leader of the Others) over control of the Island. The expedition of the freighter Kahana failed to return the Island to his possession. For unknown reasons, Ben cannot kill Widmore even when given the opportunity. However, Widmore is apparently plotting to kill Ben, a "common interest" he had with Sun-Hwa Kwon until Sun learned that Ben's actions on the Island had not resulted in her husband's death.