In the first part of the film, he and his wife Martha died in a car accident while they were going to Canada for a holiday. Also in this part of the film, their two children. Judy and Peter were legally entrusted to his sister Nora. Because of his death and that of his wife, their eldest daughter Judy, became cold and impertinent. While his younger son Peter, has become dumb with other people. After Peter and Judy have played and won Jumanji, the life of his entire family changes. In fact, him and Martha are not dead, and this has completely changed the personalities of Judy and Peter.