Gordie LaChance is the main protagonist of Stephen King's novella "The Body" and the 1986 drama film adaption Stand by Me. Although he is twelve for most of the film, he has a passion for writing. His parents didn't pay any more attention to him than his older brother Denny did. In fact, it was Denny who gave him a cap. But one day, Denny died in an automobile accident, causing the riff between Gordie and his parents. His three friends are Chris Chambers (who leads the group), Teddy Duchamp and Vern Tessio. He is portrayed by Wil Wheaton while Richard Dreyfuss portrayed and voiced his adult self doing the narration.