Full Name

Cecil J. Fredericks


Cecil Fredericks, C.J. Fredericks, Cecil


To obtain the Tablet of Ahkmenrah


Tossed into jail and later becomes a museum janitor.

Oh, yes. He's the one.
~ Cecil Fredericks before giving out his Evil Grin

Cecil "C.J." Fredericks is the hidden primary antagonist in Night at the Museum, and a minor character in its threequel. He is portrayed by Dick van Dyke, and his two colleagues are Gus & Reginald.

Appearance Edit

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Personality Edit

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Biography Edit

Background Edit

The only thing known about his early life was that in Egypt, he was a participant in an archeological expedition where they discovered the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. Cecil discovered the tomb accidentally when he plunged into a hidden pit that was revealed to be the tomb entrance. His interests in the Tablet began there.

Night at the Museum Edit

By the time of the first film, Cecil is over 80 years old, and has served in a library, and then a museum.

In the first film, he is an elderly night security guard about to retire from the American Museum of Natural History. He hires Larry despite his unpromising resume. Because of recent financial troubles, the museum plans to replace Cecil and his cohorts, Gus & Reginald, with one night guard. They advise Larry with an advice to leave some of the lights on, and warn him not to let anything "in...or out".

Once night comes, Larry discovers that all of the exhibits come to life every night, which Cecil did not tell him since Larry won't believe him at first. After his instruction manual got ripped apart by Dexter, the film's tertiary antagonist, Cecil gives Larry an advice to study history on the Internet of Things and prepare himself better. The next night, Larry uses what he has learned to better control the exhibits. However, things go awry, and one of the exhibits, a Neanderthal Man, went outside when the sunrise came, and turned into dust. Dr. McPhee almost fired Larry during midday, but gives him one more night.

Larry brings his son, Nicky, to the museum to show him the exhibits come to life, but nothing happens. They investigate, and find out that Cecil, Gus, and Reginald, have been stealing the Tablet of Ahkmenrah and other valuable objects, as they reveal their true colors. Like the exhibits, the guards receive enhanced vitality from the artifact; wishing to retain their health and fund their retirements, the three plan to frame Larry for the real thefts, and disabled the Tablet to stop the exhibits from interfering with their plans. Nicky reactivates the tablet, but Cecil and his henchmen lock him and his father in the Egyptian room, and flees with the Tablet.

Larry releases Ahkmenrah's mummy from his sarcophagus. The pharaoh speaks English from many years as an exhibit at Cambridge University, and helps Larry and Nicky escape. The three then find all of the other exhibits fighting each other at the lobby, and Larry convinces them to work together. Although some of the exhibits capture Gus and Reginald with no difficulties, Cecil escapes by stagecoach with Larry, Nicky, Ahkmenrah, Jedediah, Octavian, and Attila the Hun in pursuit in Central Park, where they stop him and regain the Tablet of Ahkmenrah. At the end of the film, Cecil, Gus, and Reginald are forced to become museum janitors after being sent to jail.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Edit

Cecil, along with his colleagues, didn't return in the sequel; however, they did appear in the alternate ending included on the D.V.D. and Blu-ray releases.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Edit

Cecil, Gus, and Reginald return in the threequel, as they now reside in a retirement home.

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Trivia Edit

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Gallery Edit

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