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Jake Spencer
James Nigbor as Jake Spencer
General Hospital
Portrayed by Landon and Trey (2007)
Amanda, Miranda, and Maryssa Jones (2007)
Edward and James Nigbor
James Nigbor
(2011; 2015-present)
Current status Recurring
Duration 2007-11, 2015-present
First appearance May 4, 2007
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Introduced by Jill Farren Phelps
Spin-off appearances GH: Night Shift
Alias(es) Jake Webber
Namesake(s) Martin (maternal great-grandfather)
Jason Morgan (initials)
Nickname(s) Jakey
Little Jake
Born May 4, 2007[1]
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 8
Residence 458 Lexington Ave
Queens Point
Port Charles, New York

Jacob Martin "Jake" Spencer is a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital and has appeared on its SOAPnet spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift. He is the son of former mob boss, Jason Morgan and Nurse Elizabeth Webber via one night stand and the legal son of Det. Lucky Spencer.


Twins Landon and Trey (last name??) portrayed Jake in 2007.

Triplets Amanda, Miranda, and Maryssa Jones portrayed Jake in 2007 on GH and GH: Night Shift.

Twins Edward and James Nigbor portrayed Jake from 2007-11.

James Nigbor returned to the role in 2015.



Jake's paternity test

Elizabeth finds out her husband, Lucky, is addicted to pain medication and is having an affair with Maxie Jones. After promising to get clean, Elizabeth again finds Lucky in bed with Maxie and is devastated. She ends up going to Jason for comfort, where she finds out that Jason walked in on his girlfriend, Sam McCall, in bed with Ric Lansing. The two of them sleep together to console each other. In the morning, they both decide to go their separate ways for the sake of the people they love.

Later, though, Elizabeth finds out she's pregnant and is not sure if Jason or Lucky is the father. Lucky, high on drugs, tries to make a fake bust and ends up nearly hitting Elizabeth. When he finds out she's pregnant, he promises to get clean for the sake of the baby.

Elizabeth later has a paternity test done on her baby and it shows that Jason is the father. She keeps this a secret, however, and lets everyone believe Lucky is the father. Elizabeth ends up telling Jason the truth during the Metro Court hostage crisis while stuck in an elevator with him. Jason and Elizabeth vowed to do whatever they have to do to keep their child safe, including having Jason give up his rights to his son in order to protect him from the mob.

It was believed that Jake died in a hit-in-run in 2011, but on July 6, 2015, Lucky tells Luke and Laura that Jake is alive and on July 9, Luke finds Jake on Cassadine Island with Helena. Jake also knows that both Lucky and Jason are his fathers.

On November 6, Jason tells Jake that no one will call him Little Jake anymore because his (Jason's) name isn't Jake it's Jason and he's his father.



Baby Jake

On May 4, 2007, Elizabeth goes into labor and passes out while trying to call for help. Jason, who stopped by to check on Elizabeth, takes her to General Hospital. Her son is delivered via emergency C-section, and wasn't breathing when he was born but luckily, both of them are saved. Jason spends some time with his son while waiting for Elizabeth to wake up before Lucky arrives. While the two bond as a family with Jake, Elizabeth goes into a coma. She doesn't wake up for awhile. Jason had a request from Elizabeth that if something happened to her, Jason would tell Lucky the truth. Lucky for Jason, just as he's about to tell Lucky that he himself is the father, Elizabeth wakes up. Elizabeth names her baby Jacob Martin. Both she and Lucky agree to name their friends, Nikolas Cassadine and Emily Quartermaine as godparents. She tells Lucky, Nikolas, and Emily that the reason she chose the name was because she always liked the name Jake, and Martin was to honor her late maternal grandfather. When Jason visits her and Jake, she tells him the other reason for the name—she gave her son Jason's initials as a part of his name. Jason is honored and happy that she and Jake are safe.

Sam eventually finds out the truth about Jake and is devastated. She wanted to have Jason's child, but found out she was infertile due to a gunshot wound she sustained when someone tried to kill Jason. When Maureen Harper kidnaps Jake in the park while Elizabeth has her back turned, Sam watches the kidnapping and says nothing. Jason, under arrest for murdering Lorenzo Alcazar, quickly gets himself out of jail to go and find his son. He gets the help of Amelia Joffee, who made several calls to Maureen and heard a baby crying. She became suspicious, as Maureen's newborn daughter died a few months before in a house fire. Jason and Amelia track down Maureen and find Jake with her. Maureen hands the baby over, and reveals that Sam saw the kidnapping happen. This causes Sam and Jason to break up.


Jake with his father and brother

Lucky and Elizabeth end up divorcing when Jason reveals that he is Jake's father at the Black and White Ball. Later on, he agrees to let everyone believe he is Jake's father to keep him safe, to both Elizabeth and Jason's satisfaction. In December 2008, the Russian mob threatens Jason. This leads to him sending Elizabeth with Jake and her other son, Cameron, up to the mountains in a remote cabin with Sam to hide out. The Russian mob, however, finds them, and Sam and Liz hold them off, but Jake ends up getting kidnapped. Jason eventually shows up, and he and Sam give chase to the Russians to find Jake. They corner them in a warehouse, but it catches fire. Luckily, Sam gets out with Jake right before it blew up. They bring Jake back to Elizabeth and Lucky, and Jason decides to leave parenting Jake to Elizabeth and Lucky to keep him safe, breaking up with Liz in the process.

In September 2009, Port Charles hosts a carnival at GH. A reconciled Liz and Lucky bring Cameron and Jake along, while Jason and Sam are on a date, bringing them together again. Jake runs away from Elizabeth just before Jake's great-grandfather, Edward Quartermaine, drives his car through the carnival, unconscious at the wheel. His car collapses the tent Jake went into, and Jason, Elizabeth, Sam, and Lucky rummage through the debris and are able to find Jake, who is rushed into the hospital with a suspected concussion.[2] Luckily, the doctor gives a clean bill of health, and Jake goes home with his family in good condition.

On March 17-18, 2011, Jake is hit by a car in a hit and run. He is declared brain dead and is put on life support. After Carly Jacks learns of this, she goes to Jason and informs him that her daughter, Josslyn, has cancer and needs an organ transplant. She asks Jason for Jake's kidneys. Lucky and Elizabeth agree to donate Jake's organs, and the transplant saves Josslyn's life.

After a police investigation, it is revealed that Luke Spencer was the one who hit Jake. Most people agree that it was a horrible accident, but Lucky blames his father's drinking for the accident. Luke, stricken with grief over killing his son's son, spins out of control. He trashes the Haunted Star, tries to provoke Jason into killing him, and eventually leaves town. Luke eventually returns, and sobers up.

In Jake's honor, Luke later sets up a charity in Jake's name and Elizabeth and Jason thank him for honoring their son. He also has Coleman Ratcliffe change Jake's bar to The Floating Rib because Luke didn't want a big neon sign that said Jake on it.

[ On July 9, 2015, Luke went to Cassadine Island to find Jake after Lucky told him that Jake was alive. Lucky didn't say where Jake could be found, but Luke assumed Cassadine Island, so that's where they went. After talking to Helena, she finally told him it was true, and after four years, Jake was alive. Luke didn't believe it until Jake drove his remote control car into the living room, ironically hitting Luke in the foot. Helena left them alone to talk. Jake then tells Luke his name is Jake and asks Luke what his name is.


Jake meets his cousin, Michael

Jake is then reunited with Lucky, then Elizabeth and then meets big Jake (Jason). He is also given a clean bill of health by Patrick. After the appointment, Jake meets Sam again and Carly. He then meets his grandma, Monica and cousin, Michael. On August 14, he finally meets his little brother, Danny and they play together with motorcycles, while their mothers look on, Sam, with a smile on her face and Elizabeth, with a look of terror on hers. Right before Sam and Danny leave, Jake (Jason) comes back and sees them. Jake later watches his parents get engaged.

In September, Jake wakes up from a dream that Jason was going leave him but he reassured him that he won't. In October, Jake comes home with a cut over his eye from fall while running home. His mom treats the cut and he goes upstairs but he just ends up sitting on the stairs listening to his mom and grandma talk about how Jake is really Jason and that Laura is worried about him (little Jake).


Jake with his parents

Jake is later seen standing outside his parents room and he tells them that grandma is there. Later on, Jake colors a picture for his grandma. Then Laura hears a scream and goes to what happened and sees Cameron, with a mask on his face, on the floor holding his head. Jake tells Laura that Cameron fell but Cameron said that Jake pushed him by accident because he didn't like his Halloween mask. Later, Jason and Elizabeth come home and while Elizabeth and Laura talk, Jake and Jason bond and Jake tells him that he's his real daddy. Later, Elizabeth tries to tell Jake that he misunderstood and that she just said that Jake will be his dad.


Jake, Cameron, Aiden and Liz

On Halloween, Jake is seen with his brothers and father about to go trick or treating in football costumes. He then asks where the candy comes from and Cameron tells him that they go door to door and Jake asks how they know that the people won't hurt them, to which Cameron responds "what?" but Jason tells him that no one is getting hurt because he will be with them the whole time. Just then Elizabeth walks in and they all go trick or treating. He is seen coming home from trick or treating with his family.After talking to Jason, Elizabeth asks Cameron and Jake if they would be okay with Jake adopting them after they get married. Cameron says yes and so does Jake but he again says that Jake doesn't have to adopt him because he's already his son. Elizabeth soon puts a stop to the conversation.


Jake gets a hug from his mom

In November, he is seen rehearsing what he is going to say at the wedding. Later on, he is seen getting ready with his brothers. Afterwards, Michael and Sabrina come to Elizabeth's house to pick up him and his brothers but before they go, Jake and Aiden ask their grandma Laura if she is coming to the wedding and she tells them no. When Jake and Aiden arrive at the church, Jake asks if they can go up to the choir loft with Cameron but Sabrina says no but they can wait for him at the bottom of the stairs, then Michael tells them not to mess anything up.


The Spencer boys at the wedding

At the church, he is seen with his brothers writing in the guest book, when Felix walks up and takes away the pen. The boys start getting impatient so Epiphany takes them out to the courtyard to play. They are then seen in the church at their seats when they hear music, which they think means the wedding is starting, so they go to the bridal room and drag their mom out. When they get out there, they wonder why Jake isn’t there yet. To keep the out of the way, Patrick sends them to their seats. They return a few minutes later ask their mom when the wedding is going to start and Elizabeth says not yet. Seeing that they are getting more impatient, Epiphany interjects and offers to take them to get ice cream with Felix and Sabrina.


Jake hugs his grandma Monica

The next morning, Jason tells Jake that no one will be calling him little Jake anymore because his (Jason's) name is Jason and he's his father, to which Jake hugs him and says I know. Jason then tries to get Jake to tell him what he means, he asks if he saw him or anything on Cassid but Liz injects and stops the conversation before Jake rats her out, by telling him to go get ready for school. Before Jake goes to school he gets a visit from his grandma Monica, who hugs him and tells him to learn a lot and to be nice to the other kids.

Crimes CommittedEdit

  • Pushed his brother, Cameron into a self, which caused him to hit his head [Oct 2015]

Health and VitalsEdit

  • Wasn't breathing when he was born [May 4, 2007]
  • Kidnapped by Maureen Harper [Jun 2007]
  • Had an ear infection [Jul 2007; GH:NS]
  • Terrorized by two armed goons, in the park, under the orders of Sam McCall [Aug 2007]
  • Suffered from smoke inhalation and stopped breathing after his brother, Cameron set fire to the house [Jan 2008]
  • Kidnapped by the Russian mob [Dec 2008]
  • Was in Sam's arms when she jumped out of a window right before an explosion [Dec 2008]
  • Trapped under a collapsed tent at the carnival; suffered a mild concussion [Sep 2009]
  • Presumed dead after being hit by a car driven by his legal grandfather, Luke Spencer [Mar 2011]
  • Held captive by Helena Cassadine [Mar 2011-Jul 2015]
  • Fell while running home from school (suffered a laceration right above his eye) [revealed Oct 9, 2015]

Family treeEdit


Photo galleryEdit

  • Liz takes a pregnancy test
  • Liz finds out she's pregnant
  • Liz tells Jason and Lucky that she is pregnant
  • Elizabeth talks to Jake
  • Elizabeth in the hospital while pregnant with Jake
  • Liz has cramps during the hostage crisis
  • Jake kicks in the elevator
  • Elizabeth tells Jason that he is Jake's father
  • Jake kicks
  • Jason feels Jake kick
  • Jason with an ultrasound picture of baby Jake
  • Jake kicking
  • Elizabeth goes into preterm labor
  • Elizabeth in preterm labor
  • Elizabeth during her pregnancy
  • Elizabeth is bleeding
  • Elizabeth in labor
  • Jason finds Elizabeth passed out
  • Elizabeth before her C-section
  • C-section
  • Jake is born
  • Baby Jake isn't crying
  • Jake's birth
  • Jake cries for the first time
  • Baby Jake shortly after birth
  • Baby Jake meets his daddy
  • Jason holds baby Jake for the first time
  • Elizabeth holds baby Jake for the first time
  • Lucky holds baby Jake for the first time
  • Elizabeth names her son Jake
  • Sam holds baby Jake for the first time
  • Jason, Elizabeth and baby Jake
  • Jake meets his brother, Cameron
  • Jake in the park before his kidnapping
  • Jake is found after he was kidnapped
  • Elizabeth, Jason, Cameron and baby Jake
  • Liz brings Jake to the hospital
  • Jake, Elizabeth and Lucky
  • Jake and Jason
  • Jake and Elizabeth
  • Jake and Lucky
  • Jake and Jason
  • Jake and Sam
  • Jake with his mother and brother at the cabin
  • Jake kidnapped
  • Sam saves Jake
  • Jake and Sam
  • Jason, Jake and Elizabeth
  • Jake with Lucky and Sam
  • Lucky and Elizabeth find Jake after the carnival tragedy
  • Jake is loaded on to a stretcher
  • Jake in the hospital
  • Jake spends time with his dad and Sam
  • Jake talks to Jason and Sam
  • Jake meets Aiden
  • Jake with his family
  • Jake with his mother and brothers
  • Jake on Jason's motorcycle
  • Jake is alive
  • "My names Jake, what yours"
  • Jake is reunited with his father, Lucky
  • Lucky and Luke take Jake home
  • Jake is reunited with his mother, Elizabeth
  • Motorcycles are still Jake's favorite
  • Jake meets Jake (aka Jason, his father)
  • Jake and his parents
  • Patrick gives Jake a clean bill of health
  • Jake meets his step-mother, Sam again
  • Jake and Jason playing cars on a gurney (Like they did in 2011)
  • Jake meets Carly again
  • Jake and his grandma Monica
  • Jake meets his little brother, Danny
  • Jake and Danny play
  • Jake with Danny, his parents and Sam
  • Jake had dream that Jason left him but Jason reassures him he isn't leaving
  • Elizabeth tend to Jake's cut
  • Little Jake finds out big Jake's his real daddy
  • Jake and grandma Laura
  • Jake, Cameron and grandma Laura
  • Little Jake tells big Jake that he's his real daddy
  • Jake, Cameron, Aiden and Jason dressed as football players for Halloween
  • "Happy family"
  • Jake, Cam and Liz
  • Jake and his brothers, Cameron and Aiden
  • Jake with his brothers and mom
  • Jake and Aiden
  • Getting their mom for the wedding
  • "My name is Jason, and I'm your father"
  • Jake hugs Jason
  • Jake and grandma Monica


  1. He hasn't been aged since he came back, as stated by Lucky, he is 8 years old.

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