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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)
First appearance May 4, 2007 (on GH)
Last appearance August 1, 2011 (on GH)
Cause/reason Appeared in Lucky's hallucination
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
Born May 4, 2007
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Died March 22, 2011
General Hospital
Port Charles, New York
Age 3 (at death)
Cause of death Taken off life support after being hit in a hit-and-run car accident caused by Luke Spencer
Residence 458 Lexington
Queens Point
Port Charles, New York

Jacob Martin "Jake" Spencer was a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. He was the son of mob boss, Jason Morgan and Nurse Elizabeth Webber via one night stand.

His legal father was Det. Lucky Spencer, who acted as his father to keep him safe from the mob violence in Jason's life.

He died in March 2011 after being hit by a car driven by his legal grandfather, Luke Spencer.



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 in Jason's apartment, 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.

She tells Jason the truth during the Metro Court hostage crisis in February 2007 while stuck in an elevator with him. Jason and Elizabeth vow to do whatever they have to do to keep their child safe.


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.[1] 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, though Lucky, Lulu, and Ethan are not too accepting of him.

In Jake's honor, he later sets up a charity in Jake's name, and Elizabeth and Jason thank him for honoring their son.

Jason and Elizabeth also honor their son by throwing the leaves he collected off of his favorite bridge.

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 McCall'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]
  • Hit by a car driven by his legal grandfather, Luke Spencer [Mar 2011]
  • Taken off life support after being declared brain dead [Mar 22, 2011]

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
  • Liz has labor pains
  • Elizabeth during her pregnancy
  • Liz in labor
  • Jason finds Elizabeth passed out
  • Elizabeth before her C-section
  • C-section
  • Jake is born
  • 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
  • Jake and aunt Lulu
  • Elizabeth names her son Jake
  • Sam holds baby Jake for the first time
  • Jason, Elizabeth and baby Jake
  • Jake meets his brother, Cameron
  • Jake and his mother Elizabeth
  • Jake with his mom and Sam
  • Jake in the park before his kidnapping
  • Jake is found after he was kidnapped
  • Elizabeth, Jason, Cameron and baby Jake
  • Jake with Sam
  • Liz brings Jake to the hospital
  • Jake, Elizabeth and Lucky
  • Jake with his mother
  • Jason and his son, Jake
  • Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake
  • Jake and Lucky
  • Jake and Jason
  • 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
  • Jake meets Aiden
  • Jake with his family
  • Jake with his mother and brothers
  • Jason and his son Jake in a dream
  • Jake on Jason's motorcycle
  • Jake's ghost appears at the hospital


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