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The brand isn't something you earn, it's something you live up to.
John Dutton the 3rd

Rip Wheeler is an employee at Yellowstone. He is the "fixer" and sometimes the bruiser for the Dutton Family. He is also the husband of Bethany Dutton and John's son-in-law.


Early Life

Rip is the long time ranch foreman for the Dutton family ranch. He became an orphan as a teenager when he killed his abusive father while failing to defend his mother and brother from being brutally murdered. Rip was later found by John Dutton hiding in a barn covered in cuts and blood and John decided to take him in as a farmhand. Rip has since considered the Duttons his family, regardless of their feelings towards him, and is willing to do anything they ask of him. He even severed ties to his past by disregarding his own birthday. After Rip killed Rowdy in a fight, John and Lloyd helped cover it up by delivering Rowdy to the Train Station. That night, Rip was given the choice to commit to the Ranch as his home forever and take the brand, and he accepted.

Throughout the series




There's sharks and minnows in this world, Jimmy, and if you don't know which one you are, then you ain't a fuckin' shark

Rip Wheeler lecturing Jimmy.

When we get back to the ranch, I'm gonna kill you with my bare fuckin' hands, Jimmy. I'm-a kill you for this.

Rip infuriated with Jimmy after having to tolerate his girl, Mia, on the drive to the ranch.

I'd rather kill a thousand men than shoot another horse.

Rip as he put down a badly wounded horse.


Q: What is Rip’s rule on fighting on the ranch?

  • A: You wanna fight someone, you fight him!