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Stanley Wheelwright

Seasons: 4
Portrayed by: Robert Englund
Status: Incarcerated
Occupation: Volkoff Industries weapons designer
Appearances: Chuck Versus the Aisle of Terror

Dr. Stanley Wheelwright is a weapons designer for Volkoff Industries. He had once worked as a professor of endocrinology, biochemistry, psychology, a senior lab advisor, and as a manager of resources. For Volkoff, Wheelwright developed a nerve gas he called Atroxium, the airborne toxin can send people into permanent state of nightmarish visions.

After Wheelwright demonstrates Atroxium on a Volkoff Industries security guard, Mary Bartowski risks breaking her cover and arranges for him to sell it to a trusted buyer, Charles Carmichael, an identity Mary knows is a cover for her son, Chuck.

Mary uses the meet between Chuck and Wheelwright to 'eliminate' Carmichael. Since Volkoff was watching the security feed, she ascertained Chuck was wearing body armor, then exposed him as CIA to Wheelwright and shot him, removing him from Volkoff's radar. She later took Chuck to the shipping container that held both Wheelwright and his mobile lab, turning it all over to the CIA.

With the toxin and the creator in Castle, Sarah and Chuck attempt to disable the delivery device, only to have Wheelwright trigger it. Chuck is exposed, and isolates Sarah from contamination. Wheelwright forces the badly effected Chuck out of Castle and into the Buy More. When Wheelwright threatens to kill Frost, Chuck locks Wheelwright and himself in the Buy More to prevent his escape, despite the ongoing horrors he envisions. Wheelwright tries to terrorize Chuck into opening the doors by putting him in the "Aisle of Terror," a Halloween attraction created by Jeff and Lester based on experiments by a UCLA professor, Schofield, who made studies on that which terrifies the insane, and who it is discovered, Wheelwright resents. The plan backfires when Wheelwright, who confessed to giving in to his own insanity, is driven mad by the imagery.

Wheelwright hands over the antitoxin and is taken into custody.


Before being recruited by Volkoff, he had been terminated with cause from:

  • MFM BioLab in Brooklyn, NY where he was manager of resources
  • Miskatonic University in Arkham, MA were he was a professor of Psychology - a clear reference to classic horror, as the fictional school appeared in numerous Cthulhu stories by H.P. Lovecraft
  • Chemtech UniGlobal, Inc., New Milford, NJ where he worked as senior lab advisor
  • Springwood University, Springwood OH, where he served as a professor in biochemistry - another clear horror reference; Springwood, Ohio is the town in which the events of the A Nightmare on Elm Street films takes place.
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles , where he worked as a professor of endocrinology

Nerd Notes[]

Wheelwright makes reference in dialogue and action to the character Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise — a role made famous by Englund — and Scarecrow from the Batman series.

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Chuck BartowskiSarah WalkerMorgan GrimesJohn CaseyEllie BartowskiDevon WoodcombDiane BeckmanBig MikeLester PatelJeff Barnes


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