Jefferson "Seaplane" McDonough is one of the five selectable playable character in Jumanji's video game form that appears in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

He is the avatar of Alex Vreeke.


Seaplane is the pilot of the group of adventurers, even having his player select screen symbol being a plane to reflect this. When living alone in the Parrish Treehouse built by Alan Parrish, he lights multiple citronella candles to protect himself from Mosquito bites.


  • Pilot: He is an expert in piloting different types of aircrafts.
  • Margaritas: He is able to concoct margaritas.


  • Mosquitoes: Mosquito bites are instantly fatal to him.

Causes of Death

  • Shot-down: At the beginning of his life in Jumanji, after commandeering the Transportation Shed's Hot-Air Balloon, he crashed it.
  • Shot-down: After the Hot-Air Balloon failed, he commandeered a plane to fly past the gorge but his plane was shot-down by fighter jets piloted by Oranguatans.
  • Mosquito bite: After piloting the group out of the gorge, he was finally bitten by a Mosquito and faced permanent death, until Shelly (Bethany) voluntarily gave him the last of his spare lives through CPR.


  • Originally Tom Holland was cast as Seaplane McDonough, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so Nick Jonas was cast in his place.
  • His symbol on the closing credits next to his actor's credits fittingly is the evacuation chopper.


Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Alex Leads The Way Movie Clip

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle Alex Leads The Way Movie Clip