|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
New Directions Member
Basketball Team Member
|Aliases:|| Just Jake, Tough Guy (Will)|
Bad Seed, Pick-up Artist, Womanizer (Unique, Tina)
My Three-Nippled Ex-boyfriend (Kitty)
Mega Stud (superhero alter ego)
Half-Bro with the fro, Little Bro, Little Brother From a Different Color Mother (Puck)
Half-Baked Jake, Baruch Obama, Oreo, Lightly Toasted Cracker, Kosher Cappuccino (Phil)
Little Puckerman (Mercedes Jones)
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Mr. Puckerman (father)|
Tanisha Puckerman (mother)
Noah Puckerman (half-brother)
Beth Corcoran (half-niece)
|Relationships:|| Marley Rose (girlfriend, in love with)|
Kitty Wilde (ex-girlfriend)
|Friends:|| Ryder Lynn (Best Friend)|
Wade "Unique" Adams
|Enemies:|| Phil Lipoff|
|Interests:||Singing, playing guitar, dancing, Flirting,and girls (just like his half-brother)|
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
Singing Picking up girls
|First appearance:||The New Rachel|
Jacob Puckerman, commonly known as Jake, is a recurring character on Glee. Jake is Noah Puckerman's younger half-brother. Jake is taking his brother's place as the new bad boy in school, and is also from Lima Heights. Jake starts a relationship with Kitty Wilde in Britney 2.0, but he ends up dumping her in The Break-Up. He is currently in a relationship with Marley Rose.
Jake Puckerman is portrayed by Jacob Artist.
BiographyNever Say Never, Mr. Schuester stops the performance early. Jake gets angry and lashes out because he worked hard on the song. When Mr. Schuester posts the callback list on the bulletin board, Jake looks for his name, but unfortunately, he's not on the list. Becoming angry, he ends up balling up the paper. Towards the end of the episode, Mr. Schuester has a talk with Jake, and it is revealed that he is Puck's half-brother. Will tells Jake the reason why he cut his performance was because he knew the moment he finished the first verse that Jake was good and he should be in the Glee Club. Mr. Schuester persuades him to change his ways, but he refuses to, saying that he wouldn't change his ways for a Glee Club, and he's not like Puck. He says he won't get the chip off his back and he thinks that now Mr. Schuester knows he's Puck's half-brother, he wants Jake in the club. Jake is later shown watching the New Directions performance of Chasing Pavements, perhaps having second thoughts. This scene is similar to how Puck watches New Directions perform Don't Stop Believin' in the Pilot episode.
In this episode, Jake is seen chatting with Tina in the hallways of McKinley, and as Marley passes by, he looks at her. When Marley and Unique are talking about who Marley is interested in, Unique explains that he has left a wreckage of girls' hearts even though he has only been in the school for two weeks. To explain her point Unique, Tina, and Marley perform Womanizer, where he is seen helping other girls in the school, like helping a girl in the library, a girl with a science project, etc. Jake then tells Marley that they should "hang out sometime," and she quickly accepts. Meanwhile, after a huge breakdown with Brittany in the hallways, Mr. Schuester catches Jake riding a scooter in the hallway. Mr Schuester also sees that he is not attending any of his classes and that it's his fault that he didn't let him join Glee Club. However, once again, Jake refuses to, and Mr. Schuester compares him to Puck, saying how he changed throughout his years in Glee Club, because he had a community. Jake replies that he doesn't need friends and scooters off.
Later on, Jake talks to Marley outside of the bleachers. Marley says that she can tell that the guitar, jacket and the hair are all walls for how hurt he is inside. Rebuffing her comments he asks her what they are singing at Glee Club and scoffs when he finds out it's Britney Spears week. When Marley says he hasn't heard her version, they sing a duet with each other, Crazy/U Drive Me Crazy and as the song ends, they almost share a kiss, but Marley backs out, and Jake asks if she's okay, giving Marley his leather jacket, then grabbing his guitar and leaving.
At lunch, two jocks, Phil and Bobby, start to tease Marley's mom again, and Jake comes to her defense leading to a physical altercation. Mr. Schuester breaks up the altercation and pulls Jake into the choir room. We get a visit from Puck and the two have a brief conversation one-on-one. Puck eventually leaves, not before saying that he's his brother.
Realizing that Puck might be right, Jake decides to join New Directions. Jake and Marley have a conversation with each other in the hallway, and it is revealed that Jake and Kitty are dating, which leaves Marley left in dismay. As Jake joins the club, he feels more overwhelmed by the looks of the members in the club, and sits down. Marley then asks Mr. Schue if she could perform one more Britney song and performs Everytime because she was upset about Jake and Kitty's new found relationship. Jake watches on with an upset face of regret and during the song, Jake serenades Kitty in the football fields as Marley watches them from the bleachers.
In this episode, Jake is seen briefly in the choir room first and he and the rest of New Directions talk about the setlist for Sectionals, as Will says he has an idea when he actually doesn't. Jake suggests they should be preparing for their upcoming competition. Jake is also seen sitting in the audience at the Senior Class Presidential Campaign where he is seen putting two arms around girls, again, indicating the fact that he's a ladies man.Marley signing for free lunch, which he has tickets for himself. He tells Marley that his mom works extra for his dance classes, and that his mom used to be a real estate agent, but now is the only black waitress at a Lima country club where rich snobby old white people go. Jake and Kitty talk Marley into going to her club at Breadstix for 'The Rapture'. At Breadstix he apologizes to Marley for making her go to the club. Marley asks that since he's half Jewish he'll probably go to heaven half speed. When Kitty has Dottie leave the room it's revealed that this is a prank for her and that it was Kitty's idea. Once Dottie's freaked, Jake tells Kitty that the prank was taken way to far, everyone leaves and Marley tells Jake she cannot believe he likes her. Later on Jake apologizes to Marley again about the prank, since she still doesn't get why he dates Kitty. He asks her what it's like to be on the outside because for him he was on the outside, since the black kids think he's "too white" and the white kids think he's "too black." He admits that Kitty is hot and she can be crazy but she likes him and when he's with her no one makes fun of him. When Kitty insults Marley and her mom, Jake tells her to quit or they're done, which he breaks up with her anyway. Kitty tells him Obama will lose and storms away only after giving him back his jacket. When Marley asks him to go with her to "Grease" auditions since she wants to be Sandy, he tells her he can't, but he'll see her at Glee club. Marley and Ryder, and gets teased by Kitty when he shows it. After that, he and Kitty performs Everybody Talks as an audition for the roles of Sandy Olsen and Danny Zuko. When the Marley, Ryder, Jake and Kitty compete to show who has the skills to be the leading roles of Grease, they all perform Born to Hand Jive with Mercedes and Mike, and it shows that Jake is jealous of seeing Marley and Ryder singing together, and when he and Marley does, it makes Kitty jealous. After, Finn, Mercedes, Artie and Mike confirm the roles for Grease, and Jake gets the role of Putzie. His facial expression, however, shows that he isn't fond of his role because he wanted to be the lead role to be with Marley who was the lead lady in the musical.
Although his role in this episode is brief, He is seen at the Auto Shop and says that he can't believe Ryder got the part over him. He performs Greased Lightning with Ryder, Sam, Joe, and Mike. Later on, he catches Marley and Ryder kissing backstage before their final performance for the Grease play, after seeing the kiss, he walks away looking disappointed. He then performs with the cast in You're the One That I Want, but is only seen briefly because Rachel imagines his role being Mike instead of him.
Jake asks Marley if she's doing the dressing up as superheros too, when she says no, he asks her to hang out on Friday. Before Marley can answer Ryder comes and tells him she already has plans with him, Jake and Ryder insult each other which leads them to almost get into a fight until Finn interferes with Tina and Becky.
After Finn assigns Jake and Ryder partners to get over their differences, they try to compete to see whose more of a stud. They perform Superman, and mostly show their affections to Marley. Which leads to Jake punching Ryder, they get into a fight, and Finn and other New Direction members break it up. Finn takes them to the auditorium and gives them a new assignment to talk about there greatest fears.
In the gym working out Jake gives Ryder a note saying it's his kryptonite. Ryder tells Jake to be a man and tell him to his face. Jake says he never felt that he fit in, never has and is constantly reminded of it, since he's half black, half white, and half Jewish. Ryder admits he had Jake tell him his kryptonite cause he doesn't know how to read.
Later Jake tells Finn of Ryder's disability. Later at lunch Jake compliments something different about Ms. Rose. She admits she lost some weight, he says there's a difference. Ms. Rose admits to Jake that Marley talks about him all the time, he admits he blew his chance, but Ms. Rose says it's never too late. When Phil and Bobby make fun of Ms. Rose, Jake tell them to leave her alone. Phil and Bobby get a bunch of jocks together about to jump Jake, but Ryder and the rest of the superheroes come to help get the jocks to lay off him. Jake later calls Puck for advice on his situation with Marley and his new friendship with Ryder and how it might affect things if he goes after her. Puck tells him to play it cool, and play nice since he has the puckerman testosterone, and to not give up. Jake thanks him and smiles at Marley while she's walking to class.
Jake eyes Marley from his locker, after Ryder cancels his plans with Marley to study due to his dyslexia, and Kitty tells her he canceled cause he wasn't interested and that she should do cartio, she says she's a different Marley, she walks up to Jake and plan a date.
Jake is partnered up with Puck for practice for sectionals. He later tells Ryder that he went on a date with Marley last Friday, and that if Ryder's not ok with it he'll not bother her again. Ryder assures him it's ok, but not to take the dance spot.
When Mike tries to see who will be Brittany's dance partner Jake lets Ryder take it. Later Quinn see's him and Marley together, Kitty says he's trying to make her lose her virginity to him, which is a lie. Marley tells Jake she cant believe he isn't the one dancing, she tells him she's seen him dance and he's incredible. Jake tells her he can't due to his truce with Ryder, and begs her to let him take her to lunch but Marley says she can't, and that she has practice.
When Puck is talking to Jake, Quinn tells Jake to stay away from Marley and that Marley has to be her best and Jake is going to get in the way of that. Jake is later seen giving Ryder advice on dancing, he reveals he's been taking ballet which he tells Ryder it doesn't leave the room. Ryder tells Jake he should be the one dancing but Jake says he isn't gonna take everything away from Ryder, he pulls out a laptop tht said it belonged to the warblers but is now new directions and shows Ryder the dance he needs to learn.
After the warblers perform he sees Marley having a worried look, he grabs her hand to comfort her. Before going on, Jake sees that Marley doesn't look so good. He assumes that she's just nervous and assures her she'll be fine. Ryder tells Jake to take the dance, since he's better. After the performance Jake sees that Marley faints and runs to her side checking her pulse.
After Marley faints, Jake and Ryder help Marley to the choir room. After losing Sectionals, Jake and Ryder join the basketball team in the auditorium after Finn tells them he's upset they've moved on so quickly. Jake whispers something to Marley before leaving and she begs him not to go but he leaves. Jake is present during Don't Dream It's Over, and is seen hugging with Marley.
Jake is seen fighting Phil and Bobby, Puck comes out of no where and breaks it up. While Jake and Puck walk down the halls, Puck asks Jake to come with him to L.A. When they arrive they go to paramount studios and perform Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah, later they hang out at what Jake believed was Puck's mansion when it really belonged to the people's pool Puck cleans. He admits to Jake he didn't want him to see his apartment so brought him to the mansion.Jake tells him they should go back to Lima, after returning Jake's mom and Puck's mom meet again at BreadstiX, Jake and Noah get them to stop hating each other. Noah tells Jake he plans on staying in Lima to watch over him. He later sings in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with his brother, Brittany and Sam at BreadstiX. Tell Him with Brittany, she asks Jake and he says yes. Kitty then corners Jake and tells him to go with her. He says no, but Kitty ofters him something she is certain Marley would not give him.
Later, Jake tells Puck about his problem with being Marley's date, and Kitty trying to seduce him. Puck promises to make Kitty leave him alone. After the performance, Jake and Marley dance with each other. Marley tells Jake she likes him, but that she wants to take things slow and have him only be with her, and that if Jake can't commit to it, she can't be with him. Marley walks off to give Jake time to make a decision. Jake is then seen grining at the sight of his brother and Kitty dancing together.
Centerfold/Hot In Herre. Marley calls Jake into the auditorium and they sing A Thousand Years while performing, Jake and Marley confess there feelings and love for each other but when Marley is about to say "I love you" she chokes and says she loves the song which Jake knew she was nervous. Jake and Ryder work out in the gym and try to see who has better muscles, Jake then tells Ryder he does love Marley but apologizes for talking about it with him, Ryder tells Jake that it's ok and that if he feels that way to tell her. Jake confesses that he loves Marley while performing Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself) in the choir room. While haning out and signing Men Of McKinley Calender Jake already signed one for her he hands it to her and is surprised to see that he wrote "I Love You - Jake" Marley says she loves him too and they kiss. Jake also gets a solo part in This Is the New Year.
While he is dancing with Marley to I Only Have Eyes For You, he tells her that he is ready to be with only her. He also expressed his pleasure that Marley choose to be with him, before they share a kiss.
His only speaking role is right before Diva performance, when Finn and Emma announce the Diva week and he says that the guys are screwed. He is seen during the Don't Stop Me Now, Nutbush City Limits and Hung Up performances.You’re All I Need To Get By.
Jake scores again with Marley by giving her peonies, her favorite flower, but Jake's successes are really fueled by Ryder's close attention to every detail about Marley.
Ryder slips Jake some jewelry to give to Marley but is put off when Jake suggests that he and Marley will be going "all the way" after his successful Valentine's courtship. Jake assures him Marley is special and reiterates his promise not to hurt her, but Ryder's having trouble putting his own feelings for Marley aside.
They duet on Bob Seger's We've Got Tonite, setting the mood for a series of romantic hotel hookups after the reception: Rachel and Finn, Kurt and Blaine, Jake and Marley, Artie and Betty, and Santana and Quinn.
Marley gives Ryder a Valentine, admitting that she knows he played Cyrano for Jake and that his thoughtfulness was romantic - it'll be wonderful for him when it's for real with another girl someday. Jake later sings in Anything Could Happen with New Directions.Shout. As the mash-up competition is held, he performs (along with New Directions Boys) Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone, wearing socks, a shirt and underwear only (Sam and Ryder wear the same, too). He is mentioned by Marley, when Kitty apologizes for what she's done with her. Marley confess, then, that she kissed Ryder but she still likes Jake. Shortly after, he invites Marley to an art classroom, where he confess that he didn't plan all the things he did in Valentine's Day, but Ryder did instead. As a way to say sorry, he sings to her Unchained Melody, while Marley thinks about the kiss and imagine that Ryder is singing that song to her. When Jake finishes the song, she tells Jake about the kiss, saying that "she let him do it," which makes Jake leave the room, angry and hurt. He later performs along with ND, Footloose, while he's seeing that Ryder and Marley share a hug.
At the beginning of the episode, Jake is seen in the choir room, watching how the feud between Finn and Will grows. When Ryder sings a song and Will praises him in front of Finn, everyone claps except Jake.He then, has a scene with Marley in the corridor beside their lockers. Marley ends the silence between them saying she doesn't understand why he's so angry at her. She believes she didn't do anything. Jake is still angry about the kiss between her and Ryder. Marley then explains that she didn't know what else to do and that it's not like Ryder took a running start before kissing her. Jake thinks that she shouldn't have made Ryder think that there was a possibility between them. Marley agrees with Jake and she tells him that it wasn't fair on either of them. She questions Jake about him flirting with other girls but Jake quickly denies it. She doesn't believe that Jake would back away if a Cheerio wanted to kiss him. Marley asks if Jake believes that she would leave him for Ryder and Jake tells her that he doesn't know. He feels that with all those Valentine's Day presents that Ryder came up with and also Ryder being two inches taller, Marley might break up with him. Marley smiles and tells Jake that she wouldn't break up with him. She tells him she loves him and that it means a lot to her. Jake asks Marley if she's worried that he might leave her for someone. She says she's not anymore. Jake smiles and says: "Good. Because it's me and you against the world." They hug and Jake kisses her. He says that he thought Ryder was good friend. Marley says she wants to be more forgiving but she understands that Jake might still be angry at Ryder. She asks Jake if he trusts her because if he does he won't be bothered if she will be talking to Ryder. She also says that no matter where she is and what she's doing she's with him. They kiss and while Marley leaves for class, Jake smiles.
Jake is then seen in the choir room, sitting beside Marley enjoying Ryder's and Unique's performance. While listening to the feud between Ryder and Unique, Jake seems annoyed and he calls Ryder a douchebag.
Afterwards he is a back-up dancer along with Blaine. Both of them perform with Mr Schue, while the other boys perform with Finn to Bye Bye Bye/I Want It That Way.
Again he is seen in the choir room beside Marley listening to the feuding Blaine and Sue. He also votes for Sue to win.Ryder calls Jake, Marley and Unique for a talk. He apologized to Jake for stealing "his" Marley and Jake accepts his apology. Jake also says that it will take a while to regain Ryder's trust but Ryder is happy they can be friends again. Along with Kitty, they all agree that they will fight to win Regionals and that it will be up to them to take care of the glee club next year.
At the end of the episode, Jake along with Ryder and the other glee club members perform Closer in the Auditorium.
Jake first appears when Blaine and Sam assign the Glee Club guilty the theme of "guilty pleasures." He performs with the Glee Club Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go. After that he is dancing during the Copacabana performance and later admits his love of Manilow to the New Directions.Marley is racing angrily towards Jake after hearing from Tina about his guilty pleasure and asks him if it's true that he wants to do a Chris Brown song. Jake tries to explain to the girls in the choir room about why he was going to sing Chris Brown. His reason is that he feels guilty about liking his songs and argues you should be able to separate the art from the artist the girls do not agree with Jake, which leads him to bring up the fact that the glee club has done Whitney, Britney, and Rihanna and he doesn't think that they are good role models either yet they still sing their music.
Later, Jake still performs a Brown song. But instead of Chris, it's Bobby. With back-up from the New Directions Boys, Jake sings My Prerogative. When the performance ends, Artie tells Jake why the girls still aren't happy with him performing a Bobby Brown song, either. Jake later apologizes to the girls.
In this episode, Jake and Ryder converse with each other when Ryder tells him about his online affair with Katie, but Jake tries to tell him to take it slow and make up a plan to personally introduce himself to her.
However, Jake is then accused along with Marley by Ryder after he realizes that he's being catfished. Jake tries to tell him that he wouldn't do anything like that to Ryder, denying that he participated in the situation. Meanwhile, Jake is seen performing More Than Words with New Directions to Lord Tubbington, and when two gunshots are heard, Jake is seen afraid and scared as he hides in the dark choir room with the rest of New Directions, after the SWAT team indicates that the coast is clear, Jake hugs the rest of the Glee Club during the aftermath. Jake then tries to give Ryder guesses on who the catfisher may be, and is seen performing Say with the rest of New Directions. As Ryder goes into the stage, they are seen interacting with each other.Lillian Adler, the person who first directed McKinley Glee Club. At the end of the episode, he has a solo in Outcast, exchanging interactions with Marley and the rest of New Directions. Everybody Hurts, Jake and Marley are seen in the hallway getting slushied by jocks, and Jake looks back and seems to have disdain about it. Later on, Jake is seen performing We Will Rock You with all of New Directions, and does a dance with the group. At the end of the episode, Jake is seen performing For the Longest Time with New Directions.
Jake is first seen in the choir room when the assignment of the week is revealed. Later in the week, she danced back-up with Ryder during Kitty's performance of Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours. At the auditorium, he is seen dancing with the group as Mercedes performs Superstition.Later, Mercedes and Mike approached Jake. They offered Jake to be one of the featured dancers for Mercedes' music video. Mike tells him that he is a triple threat because he is an amazing singer, he got some sick dance moves and—as Mercedes completes the list—he is sexy as hell. They think Jake is glee club's secret weapon. Jake then responds that he is just a sophomore. Mike urged him to be a leader. Mercedes tells him not to hide his light under a bushel, quoting Jesus. Jake states he is Jewish. Mercedes responded, "So is he."
Later in the glee club. Mike and Jake shows off their moves in I Wish. When Mercedes asks the glee members what they're gonna do at Regionals as a review, he answered, "Step up to the plate and embrace your talent." At the end of the episode, Jake is seen performing For Once in My Life with New Directions.
- Main article: Jake-Marley Relationship (Jarley)
- Main article: Jake-Kitty Relationship (Jitty)
- Main article: Puck-Jake Relationship (Puckermen/Puckerbros)
Puck and Jake never met each other before, even though Jake knew he was his brother he never met him in person. Until Will calls Puck and has him come to Lima to talk with Jake. They've been keeping in touch as of (Dynamic Duets), and Finn chose Puck to be Jake's mentor in Thanksgiving. Puck gives Jake advice. They spend Hanukkah in L.A. together but goes back to Lima, where Puck tells him he plans on staying there to look after Jake and their moms.
- Main article: Jake-Ryder Relationship (Jyder)
The relationship between Jake and Ryder was more of a rivalry at first for the affections of Marley. But after they get into a fight in Dynamic Duets, Jake and Ryder get to know each other more and are now pals. They are currently on the basketball team together as well.
Solos (In A Duet)
Solos (In A Group Number)
|Born to Hand Jive||The Role You Were Born to Play||Mercedes, Marley and Ryder|
|Some Nights||Dynamic Duets||Blaine, Ryder, Sam, Tina, Marley, Joe and Kitty|
|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Glee, Actually||Marley, Puck, Brittany, Sam, Blaine and Kurt|
|Centerfold/Hot In Herre||Naked||Ryder and Sam|
|This Is the New Year||Blaine, Marley, Artie, Sam, Unique, Ryder, Tina and Brittany|
|We've Got Tonite||I Do||Rachel, Finn, Kurt, Blaine, Marley, Quinn, Santana, Artie and Betty|
|Anything Could Happen||Marley and Artie|
|Outcast||Sweet Dreams||Kitty, Marley, Unique and Ryder|
|We Will Rock You||Lights Out||Artie, Blaine and Ryder|
|Longest Time||Kitty, Marley, Ryder, Sam and Artie|
|Hall of Fame||All or Nothing||Artie, Ryder, Joe and Sam|
- He prefers music that uses "actual instruments" (Britney 2.0).
- Jacob Artist shares the same first name as his character, Jacob Puckerman.
- Jake's mother was a real estate agent, but became the only black waitress at the Lima Country Club after the job-recession.
- He wears a leather jacket, plays guitar, and chases after girls, just like Puck, his half-brother.
- Jake is the first confirmed bi-racial character to join New Directions (His mother is black, his father is white).
- His phone number is 419-555-0176 (Dynamic Duets).
- Jake states he's half the things Puck isn't (Thanksgiving).
- Got a tattoo of the Star of David with Puck (Glee, Actually).
- His guilty pleasure is Chris Brown (Guilty Pleasures).
- Main article: Jake's Quotations
Will Schuester • Finn Hudson