|Sebastian Roché as Jerry Jacks|
|Portrayed by|| Julian Stone (1998-99)|
Sebastian Roché (2007-present)
|Duration||1998-99, 2007-08, 2009, 2010, 2012|
|First appearance||April 10, 1998|
|Last appearance||December 18, 2012|
|Cause/reason||Holding Robin hostage|
|Created by||Robert Guza, Jr.|
|Introduced by|| Wendy Riche (1998)|
Jill Farren Phelps
(2007, 2009, 2010)
Frank Valentini (2012)
|Book appearances||The Secret Life|
|Alias(es)|| James Craig|
John Jacks, Jr.
Owner of a cable TV franchise
|Julian Stone as Jerry Jacks|
Jerard Aloysius "Jerry" Jacks is a fictional character on the popular ABC soap opera General Hospital. Jerry was first portrayed by actor Julian Stone from 1998 to 1999, then by Sebastian Roche from 2007 to 2010. Jerry returned to GH in August 2012, on a recurring status.
Jerry initially came to Port Charles to meet his brother Jasper Jacks' fiance Brenda Barrett. He was first seen in Jax's penthouse engaged in a fistfight with his brother; that's how they worked out their arguments. He had never really stayed in one place too long before coming to Port Charles, and he never really believed in love. But when he came to Port Charles and met Bobbie Spencer, he fell in love for the first time in his life and decided to stay in town.
In 1999, after Jerry nearly died in a car crash, he and Bobbie planned to marry. He promised her that his criminal activities were behind him. However, Sonny Corinthos and Jason Morgan found out that he was laundering money and Jax frantically tried to save his brother from being arrested. Jerry, however, was arrested in the middle of his wedding to Bobbie. Jax posted bail and Jerry skipped town.
Return and Metro Court crisisEdit
Jerry returned to Port Charles in 2007, but no one knew who he was at first. That is because he had plastic surgery to alter the appearance of his face. He was calling himself James Craig and he and a team of masked gunmen took the Metro Court Hotel hostage in an effort steal a briefcase from the vault. His plan went awry when Sam McCall activated the silent alarm, which put the vault on lock down with Maxie Jones and one of the gunmen, called Number 3 (later to be revealed as Cooper Barrett), locked inside for twelve hours. The alarm also notified the PCPD.
James Craig tormented his hostages during this time, especially Bobbie's daughter Carly Corinthos. He also shot Robin Scorpio to show that he was serious. He refused to allow Robin to be evacuated, and instead forced medical intern Emily Bowen-Quartermaine and nursing school dropout Carly to perform crude surgery on her to save her life with the assistance of Dr. Patrick Drake giving instructions over the phone. Dr. Alan Quartermaine also suffered multiple heart attacks during the hostage crisis, and Craig refused any help for him. Alan later died at the hospital from his heart attacks.
Craig had the lobby where he was keeping the hostages rigged with explosives. Sam was able to escape and tell the police about the explosives. In the end, Craig managed to escape.
Blackmailing Nikolas and Robin, and Alexis DavisEdit
Shortly later, he showed up at Wyndemere and injected Nikolas Cassadine with a neurotoxin that would kill him if a counter agent wasn't administered daily. He wanted Nikolas to create a new identity for him. He forced him to break up with Emily and pretend he was dating Robin. He had forced Robin to break up with Patrick. During this time, Jerry was using the alias James Brosnan, under which he had many encounters with Alexis Davis, who was unaware of his connection to the hostage crisis. Jerry's identity was revealed when he went to Jax and Carly's wedding and watched from afar. His mother, Jane Jacks, saw him and recognized him, even though his face had been completely altered.
Claudia Zacchara troublesEdit
Claudia Zacchara put a hit out on Sonny and initially asked Jerry to do the job. When Jerry refused, she got Dr. Ian Devlin to do it. The hit went wrong and Michael Corinthos ended up being the one shot, and subsequently put into a coma. After Claudia married Sonny, Jerry sent Claudia a DVD telling her that there were several other DVDs hidden throughout Sonny's house, detailing her hit on Sonny. Claudia scrambled to collect the DVDs before Sonny found them. Kate Howard, however, found one of the DVDs, thus finding out what Claudia had done.
In 2010, Jerry returned, this time working for The Balkan. Siobhan McKenna had been forced into working for The Balkan, as he had her sister Megan held hostage in Ireland. Siobhan had a meeting with Jerry on the docks. Jerry received a call from The Balkan, saying he was disappointed in him. A hitman then shot Jerry in front of Siobhan and he fell into the harbor. He was presumed dead because his body was never found.
2012 return: pathogen crisesEdit
In mid 2012, Jerry resurfaces when he met with Dr. Ewen Keenan. Although his full motivations are unknown, Jerry has manipulated Ewen with the threat that if he refuses to cooperate, Jerry will reveal his secret to Elizabeth Webber, whom Ewen is in love with. In exchange for keeping the secret, Ewen has agreed to work for Jerry, a job he clearly despises. During this time, it is also revealed that Jerry is ill and appears to be slowly dying. He also tricked Todd Manning into broadcasting about the pathogen crises. Therefore, interrupting their shows in Port Charles.
The kidnapping of Dr. Robin Scorpio-Drake was organized by Jerry under Cesar Faison's orders. Jerry ordered Dr. Ewen Keenan to have Robin placed in a special wing at Ferncliff where she was "treated" with electroshock therapy. Robin was first seen alive on March 26, 2012. Later, Jerry had Ewen move Robin to an institution in Switzerland. This nefarious plan is later explained in more detail after Jerry's disappearance on September 12th. The purpose for moving her there is because Robin's mother, Anna Devane, was close to finding her at Ferncliff. Faison is masquerading as Duke Lavery, and has Robin at the Switzerland institution because Faison believes that he can "reunite" Anna with Robin. This reuniting of mother and daughter will propel Anna to Faison (still as Duke though)
On August 12, 2012 Alexis Davis was lured to Wyndemere Castle by Jerry who posed as a gardener in a phone call saying that there had been an intruder. On August 13, Alexis was shown in the opening of the show being injected with an unknown substance before three escapees from Ferncliff came to Wyndemere right where Helena Cassadine was at.
Jerry's niece Josslyn was kidnapped from her home by Dr. Ewen Keenan on behalf of Jerry on August 12, 2012. Like Alexis, Josslyn was seen being injected with an unknown substance. This substance is said to be the anti-toxin to the hydrochemical disease that Jerry has instructed his men to put in the water.
Jerry is seen on television screens all across the city telling the residents of Port Charles that they have been infected with a disease that has been given to them via the city water supply. The most wealthy people in Port Charles agree to pay Jerry a ransom for the cure to the disease. The city is locked down and people cannot go out or into the city. After a shootout at the harbor on a boat, Jerry is presumed dead after an explosion of gasoline or some fuel tanks were shot at. The doctors at GH have synthesized the antidote and have spread the antidote to the general public. The scare is over. The infecting the city with an incurable disease plan is believed to be Jerry's doing with the help of Joe Scully, Jr. The faking of the death and subsequent kidnapping of Robin is Faison's doing with an unknown correlation between Faison and Jerry.
Jerry resurfaces in December 2012 when Dr. Lisa Obrecht whisks Robin Scorpio-Drake away from the Swiss mental institution where she had been held hostage by Cesar Faison. Not wanting Robin to be found, she leaves her with Jerry.
- Accepted money from the mob to start J and J Jacks of Alaska
- A series of illegal activities including bombing, stealing, and assault
- Money laundering for the mob
- Various espionage and criminal activity [1999-2007]
- Held hostages during Metro Court robbery [Feb 2007]
- Shot Robin Scorpio and critically injured her [Feb 2007]
- Shot Max Giambetti in the shoulder [Feb 2007]
- Posioned Nikolas Cassadine with a toxin that required a counter agent every 24 hours [Spring 2007]
- Blackmailed Emily Quartermaine into signing documents implicating her of Treason [Spring 2007]
- Blackmailed Sam McCall to sleep with Trevor Lansing for information [Summer 2007]
- Fabricated evidence to exonerate Jason Morgan of murder charges [Summer 2007]
- Ordered the murder of Stan Johnson [Jan 2008]
- Accomplice to the shooting of Michael Corinthos [Apr 2008]
- Stabbed Claudia Zacchara 
- Threatened Johnny Zacchara at gunpoint 
- Assaulted Matt Hunter [Sep 2008]
- Arson; set fire to the Emily Quartermaine Free Clinic [Sep 2008]
- Kidnapped and drugged Sam McCall 
- Kidnapped Sam McCall 
- Shot two men while in Mexico 
- Set Sam up to be raped 
- Tried to kill Jason Morgan 
- Was hired to kidnap Kristina Davis and Michael Corinthos 
- Left Jason for dead 
- Shot a morgue attendant 
- Caused an explosion in the hospital lab with help from Ewen Keenan [Feb 2012]
- Faked the death of Robin Scorpio with the help from Ewen Keenan [Feb 2012]
- Ordered Ewen Keenan to keep Robin Scorpio against her will at Ferncliff and then to send her off to a clinic in Switzerland [Feb-Jul 2012]
- Chloroformed Alexis Davis and injected her with an unknown substance which was later revealed to be an inoculation [Aug 2012]
- Ordered Ewen Keenan to kidnap Josslyn Jacks and then injected Josslyn with an unknown substance which was later revealed to be an inoculation [Aug 2012]
- Poisoned the Port Charles water supply with a deadly toxin with the help of Joe Scully Jr. and demanded money in exchange for the counter agent [Aug 2012]
- Knocked out Shawn Butler [Sep 2012]
- Kidnapped Alexis Davis and held her at gunpoint [Sep 2012]
- Shot Johnny Zacchara by accident during a struggle with a gun [Sep 2012]
- Rigged a briefcase containing the counter agent to the toxin with a bomb [Sep 2012]
- Fired gunshots at Sonny Corinthos [Sep 2012]
- Had Dr. Lisa Obrecht transport Robin Scorpio-Drake and is holding her captive [Dec 18, 2012]
|Bernie Abrahms · Brenda Barrett · Helena Cassadine · Nikolas Cassadine · Morgan Corinthos · Sonny Corinthos · Kristina Corinthos-Davis · Alexis Davis · Noah Drake · Patrick Drake · Dante Falconeri · Olivia Falconeri · Max Giambetti · Alice Gunderson · Kate Howard · Carly Jacks · Jasper Jacks · Jerry Jacks · Epiphany Johnson · Maxie Jones · Molly Lansing-Davis · Diane Miller · Jason Morgan · Sam Morgan · Alan Quartermaine · Edward Quartermaine · Monica Quartermaine · Tracy Quartermaine · Mac Scorpio · Robin Scorpio-Drake · Lucky Spencer · Luke Spencer · Lulu Spencer · Damian Spinelli · Elizabeth Webber · Johnny Zacchara|
|Carolyn Hennesy (real world) · Damian Spinelli and Diane Miller (General Hospital world)|
|Cross reference of character names · List of General Hospital cast members · History of General Hospital|
|Jane Jacks · Jasper Jacks · Jerry Jacks · John Jacks · Josslyn Jacks|