|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 (Unique)
Womanizer (Unique, Tina, Quinn)
My Three-Nippled Ex-boyfriend, Puckerman (Kitty)
Mega Stud (superhero alter ego)
Half-Bro with the fro, Little Bro, Little Brother From a Different Color Mother (Puck)
Half-Baked Jake, Barack Obamastein, Oreo, Lightly Toasted Cracker, Kosher Cappuccino (Phil)
Little Puckerman (Mercedes)
Black John Lennon (Blaine)
Baby-faced mocha-teen boy, Jacob X. Puckerman (Mr. Figgins)
|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Mr. Puckerman (father)|
Tanisha Puckerman (mother)
Noah Puckerman (half-brother)
Beth Corcoran (half-niece)
|Relationships:|| Marley Rose (ex-girlfriend, still in love with)|
Kitty Wilde (ex-girlfriend)
Bree (sexual, makeout sessions, pregnancy scare, ended)
|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|
Picking up girls
|First appearance:||The New Rachel|
Jacob Puckerman, better known as Jake, is a main character on Glee. Jake is Noah Puckerman's younger half-brother. Jake is from Lima Heights. Jake briefly enters into a relationship with Kitty Wilde in Britney 2.0, but decides to break up with her in The Break-Up. He was in a relationship with Marley Rose, until he cheated on her with Bree, which she found out about in The End of Twerk where she broke up with him.
He is portrayed by actor and dancer, Jacob Artist.
BiographyNever Say Never. When Mr. Schuester stops the performance early, Jake is confused and lashes out, angry because he has been working on the song for several nights in preparation for his audition. He throws a music stand across the stage before departing. When Mr. Schuester posts the callback list on the bulletin board, Jake checks for his name, and when he doesn't see it, he angrily balls up the paper. Mr. Schuester calls Jake into his office to talk, and revealed that he has discovered that he is Noah Puckerman's half-brother. He tells Jake that Puck never mentioned having a brother, to which Jake responds that Puck doesn't know. Will tells Jake the reason why he cut his performance was because he knew the moment Jake finished the first verse that he was good that he wanted him in the Glee Club. Despite being briefly taken aback by Will's complement, Jake refuses to accept Will's offer of a spot in the club, believing Will is only offering him a second chance because he related to Puck. Jake is last shown looking on during the New Directions performance of Chasing Pavements, similar to how Puck watches New Directions perform Don't Stop Believin' in the Pilot episode.
Jake is seen chatting with Tina in the hallways of McKinley, exchanging stares with Marley as she passes by. When Marley expresses interest in Jake to Unique, Unique says that that he has already wrecked several girls' hearts at McKinley, despite only being at the school for two weeks. To further explain her point, Unique, Tina, and Marley launch into a performance of Womanizer, following Jake around as he bounces around from girl to girl throughout in school, quickly losing interest in one as another walks by. As the performance concludes in the gym, Jake tells Marley that they should "hang out sometime," to which she quickly accepts, much to the chagrin of Unique and Tina. Later, after a huge breakdown with Brittany in the hallway, Mr. Schuester catches Jake riding a scooter in the hallway. Mr Schuester pulls him into a room and tells him he has learned Jake is not attending his classes. Will states that it was his mistake not to accept Jake into Glee Club the first time and extends the offer yet again. Jake refuses, and Mr. Schuester compares him to Puck, stating how much he changed through his time in the Glee Club and saying it was because he had a community. Jake replies that he doesn't need friends and scooters off.
Later on, Jake meets Marley outside on the football field's bleachers. Marley states she can tell that Jake's guitar, leather jacket, and hair are all walls to keep people from seeing how hurt he is inside. Rebuffing her comments, he asks her what they are singing in Glee Club and scoffs when he finds out it's Britney Spears Week. Marley dismisses his apparent scorn for her music, stating he hasn't heard her version yet. They launch into a duet with each other, Crazy/'U Drive Me Crazy, and almost share a kiss once the song ends as the song ends, when Marley states that gotten colder out. Jake takes off his jacket and puts it around her, before exchanging shy smiles and leaving.
At lunch, two jocks, Phil and Bobby, start to tease Marley's mom, and Jake comes to her defense resulting in a physical altercation between the three boys. Mr. Schuester breaks up the escalating fight and pulls Jake into the choir room, where we find Puck waiting. The two Puckerman have a brief heart-to-heart conversation where Puck encourages Jake to join Glee Club, but as he leaves, states that regardless if Jake joins New Directions or not, he's still his brother.
Jake and Marley have a conversation with each other in the hallway where it is revealed Jake has decided to join New Directions. Kitty approaches and reveals that Jake and Kitty are dating, leaving Marley heartbroken. Later, as Jake enters the choir room, he is overwhelmed by the stares and greetings of some of New Directions' members, and quickly finds a seat. Marley then asks Mr. Schue if she could perform one more Britney song for the club. Still dismayed by Jake and Kitty's relationship, she performs Everytime. Jake watches the performance regretfully as we cut to Jake serenades Kitty on the football field as Marley sadly observes from the bleachers.
Jake is seen in the choir room as he and the rest of New Directions talk about the set list for Sectionals. When Will says he has an idea but actually doesn't, Jake suggests they start preparing for their upcoming competition. Jake is also briefly seen sitting in the audience at the Senior Class Presidential Campaign, putting his arms around two girls, furthering his ladies man reputation.Marley Rose trying to hide her free lunch tickets, and reveals he also has them. He tells Marley that his mom works extra to pay for his dance classes. He shares that she used to be a real estate agent and that they were "solid middle class" before the economic downturn, but now she is the only black waitress at the Lima Country Club. Kitty comes up and invites Marley to the Left Behind Club meeting at Breadstix in preparation for 'The Rapture'. At Breadstix, Jake apologizes to Marley for making her come, but Marley jokingly responds by asking if he'll go to heaven at half speed since he's half Jewish. Once Dottie leave the room, Kitty makes everyone hide in order to simulate The Rapture. When Dottie begins to freaks out, Jake tells Kitty that Kitty took things way too far. As everyone begins to leave, Marley tells Jake she doesn't like Kitty and can't believe Jake does. Later on, when Jake apologizes to Marley at school, she reiterates that she doesn't get why someone like Jake would be with someone like Kitty. She says that he tries to act like he doesn't care what anyone thinks but he must be desperate to fit in and be popular if he's willing to date Kitty. Jake states that Marley doesn't know what its like being on the outside since the black kids think he is "too white" and the white kids think he's "too black" and that Kitty can be crazy but she likes him, and when he stands next to her, no one makes fun of him. Kitty sees the two talking and approaches, hurling insults at Marley, to which Jake tells her to stop or he's breaking up with her. When Kitty presses the issue, Jake ends their brief relationship, to which Kitty holds Marley responsible. Once Kitty leaves, Marley tells Jake that he didn't need to do that, but Jake responds that he actually did have to. She invites Jake to go over “Grease” music with her, revealing that she wants to audition for the role of Sandy, but he politely declines and says that he’ll see her in Glee rehearsal. Ryder Lynn, flirting innocently. Kitty walks up to them and hurls an array of insults at Marley, causing her to run off. Jake decides to audition for the Grease musical to prevent Ryder from starring alongside Marley, but his plan backfires as Marley is hurt when she walks in and watches on jealously as Jake performs Everybody Talks with Kitty for their audition. Jake and Ryder are decided as the finalists for the role of Danny. As part of their final audition, Jake, Marley, Ryder, and Kitty perform Born to Hand Jive with Mercedes and Mike. During the performance, Jake nearly gets into a fight with Ryder and has to break from the choreography to intercept a jealous Kitty who appeared moments away from attacking Marley. Afterwards, 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 very fond of his role because he hoped to star opposite Marley in the musical.
Although his role in this episode is brief, he is seen at the Auto Shop where he expresses his disbelief that Ryder got the part over him. He performs Greased Lightning with Ryder, Sam, Joe, and Mike. During Grease, he sees Ryder kiss Marley backstage before the final performance, and walks away disappointed. He performs with the cast in You're the One That I Want, but is only seen briefly because Rachel imagines his role being performs by Mike instead of him.Finn intervenes.
After Finn partners Jake and Ryder together with the hopes that they get over their differences, the two boys perform Superman, both taking the opportunity to serenade Marley. What begins as shoving one another aside, escalates to Jake punching Ryder. As the two tussle on the ground, Finn and Sam separate them. Finn takes them to the auditorium and gives them a new assignment: each must reveal their kryptonite, their greatest weakness, to the other.
As the work out in the weight room, Jake gives Ryder a note stating it contains his kryptonite in it. Ryder tells Jake to be a man and tell him to his face, to which Jake tells him being half black, half white, and half Jewish, he never felt that he fit in anywhere and that he feels like he is constantly reminded of it. Hearing Jake's confession, Ryder admits that he had Jake tell him his kryptonite because he couldn't read it.Jake seeks out Finn to get Ryder help. Talking to Ms. Rose at lunch, Jake says that there is something different about her. She reveals she lost some weight, he says that she looks great. When Ms. Rose confides to Jake that Marley talks about him all the time, he states that he feels like he blew his chance, but Ms. Rose replies that it's never too late. When Phil and Bobby start insulting Ms. Rose yet again, Jake confronts them, recalling their past altercation. Phil and Bobby reveal that they aren't alone this time and several nearby jocks surround Jake, ready to attack, Fortunately, Ryder and several of the members of Superhero Club come to Jake's aid, running them off. In the hallway, Jake calls Puck for advice on what to do in regards to his situation with Marley, his new friendship with Ryder, and how it might affect things if he goes after her. Puck tells him to not to give up, but play it cool and don't be a dick. Jake thanks him and smiles at Marley as she walks to class. Ryder approaches Marley and tells her that they have to cancel their plans due to his plans with his dyslexia teacher, and asks to reschedule. Kitty tells her that it sound like Ryder was lying, but Marley rejects the notion, and empowered by the week, asks Jake out on a date. Marley and the rest of New Directions perform Some Nights, celebrating their anticipation of Sectionals.
Jake is partnered up with Puck as a mentor for Sectionals. He later tells Ryder that he and Marley went on a date last Friday, and wanted to make sure that it was fine with him and their new friendship, if he continued on, to which Ryder said it was, but asks Jake not to take the dance solo away from him.
When Mike auditions the guys to see who will be Brittany's dance partner during Gangnam Style, Jake throws the competition, hiding his true ability, in order for Ryder to win. Later, when Quinn sees him and Marley together in the hallways, Kitty lies and says that he's been pressuring Marley into losing her virginity to him. Marley tells Jake she can't believe he isn't the one dancing with Brittany as she's seen him dance and he's incredible and he loves it. Jake tells he wanted to Ryder a favor since he was cool about the two of them dating and that he'll make sure Ryder does a great job. He ask her to let him take her to lunch since she's been skipping all week, but Marley says she can't because she has to practice.Quinn interrupts a conversation between
Puck and Jake, telling him to stay away from Marley, comparing Jake and Marley's situation to Puck and Quinn's based off Kitty's false information before storming off. Jake is later seen giving a struggling Ryder dancing advice, revealing his ballet training in confidence. Ryder tells Jake he should be the one dancing, but Jake says he isn't going to take it away from Ryder, and offers to train him for the performance, pulling out the laptop the The Warblers left behind when they stole New Direction's Nationals trophy to show Ryder the original Gangnam Style video.
After watching The Warblers perform their set list, Jake tries to comfort a visibly shaken Marley and calm her nerves. Right before the New Directions are about to go out, Marley confesses to a worried Jake that she hasn't slept in days, and that she feels that she’s under an extreme amount of pressure and if they lose, it'll be her fault. Jake assures her that it's just nerves and that she’ll kill the performance. Eavesdropping on their conversation, Ryder gives Jake the dance solo and New Directions heads out to the stage, performing Gangnam Style. Towards the end of the performance, Marley passes out, ending New Direction’s performance prematurely.
Jake and Ryder carry Marley into the choir room, where the group tries to help her recuperate following her fall from “Thanksgiving.” Jake explains that Marley hasn't been eating, and Santana confronts Kitty, saying that she’s been trying to turn Marley into an anorexic. Because New Directions left the stage in the middle of the performance to check on Marley, they are disqualified from the competition, and the Warblers are declared the winners. After losing Sectionals, Jake and Ryder join the basketball team. When Finn tries to get the group to rehearse for an upcoming holiday concert In the auditorium, Marley seems to be the only one who shows up ready to rehearse, with Jake leaving with Ryder for basketball practice despite Marley asking him to stay. After Finn sends out a mass e-mail to the club. talking about the importance of the club, New Directions meets up and sings Don't Dream It's Over. He cuddles with Marley while singing.
When Jake gets into another fight with Phil and Bobby as a result of their taunts, Puck comes out of nowhere and breaks it up. As Jake and Puck walk down the hallway, Puck asks Jake to come with him to L.A. When they arrive, they go to Paramount Studios and perform Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah. Later, as they hang out at what Jake believes to be Puck's home, the actual homeowner returns and kicks them out. He admits to Jake he didn't want him to see his apartment so brought him to the home of one of his pool cleaning clients.Jake tells him they should go back to Lima for the holidays. After returning and setting up a "family dinner" at BreadstiX between Jake, Puck, Jake's mom and Puck's, Jake and Noah get them to stop hating each other once they bond over the awfulness of their dad. Noah tells Jake he plans on staying in Lima to watch over him and their moms. He later sings in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas with his brother, Brittany, and Sam at BreadstiX.
Jake is seen walking the halls with the boys while being eyed by several girls as a result of the Sadie Hawkins dance. In the science class room where glee club practice is being help, Kitty makes clear that she plans on asking Jake to the dance, much to Marley's chagrin. Encouraged by Brittany to empower herself and ask Jake out, Marley and New Directions girls perform Tell Him, asking Jake out at the song's conclusion she asks Jake to which he happily accepts. In the hallways, Kitty corners Jake and tells him to go with her. He says no, but she offers him something she says she is certain Marley won't not give him: sex.Later, Jake tells Puck about Kitty seduction attempt. Puck promises to make Kitty leave him alone. As Jake and Marley dance with each other. Marley tells Jake she really likes him, but that she wants to take things slow and for them to be exclusive to each other, and that if Jake can't commit to those terms, she can't be with him. Marley walks in preparation of her upcoming performance, giving Jake time to make a decision. Jake is front and center as the New Directions girls sing Locked Out of Heaven. As they slow dance to I Only Have Eyes for You,, Jake tells Marley that she’s the most amazing person he’s ever met, and that he doesn't want to be with anyone but her, affirming their relationship. Centerfold/Hot In Herre. He is asked by Marley to meet her in the auditorium and asks for his help with planning possible songs for Regionals. The two perform A Thousand Years. After the song, the two share their first kiss. Jake tells her that he can feel that she wants to tell him something, and she almost tells him that she loves him, before chickening out and saying that she doesn’t think the song is right for Regionals even though she loves it. Jake admits that he's in love with Marley during a heart-to-heart with Ryder, who encourages him to be emotionally open, so Jake decides to sing an acoustic version of Let Me Love You (Until You Learn to Love Yourself) during glee club to Marley. Throughout the song, she’s visibly moved to the point of tears.
While Marley is waiting in line to get her calendar signed, Jake gives her one her already signed that says "I Love You." She tells him that she loves him back. At the end of the episode, she performs This is the New Year with the rest of New Directions.
When the Diva competition is announced, Jake replies that the guys of New Directions are screwed this week, to which Blaine replies guys can be divas too.You’re All I Need to Get By with the New Direction boys backing them. When Marley finds Peonies waiting for her to both her and Jake's surprise, Ryder credits Jake for remembering it was her favorite flower. Ryder question Jake not coming up with any of the gift ideas, to which Jake tells him that he's been trying but all his own ideas are stupid. Jake is handed a pendant that's "pretty but it's not too expensive so she won't think you stole it" to which Jake replies that "I'm going to ignore the subtly racist overtones of that comment because you are my hero." Jake suggests that he and Marley will be going "all the way" tonight, to which Ryder protests on the grounds of her recent eating disorders. Jake assures him Marley is special and he tells Ryder that he thinks he's in love with her and that she's finally ready to love him back. They are amidst the couples performing We've Got Tonite while heading off to hotel rooms, but unlike the other couples, they don’t have sex as Marley realizes she isn't quite ready yet. Marley apologizes for not being ready to which Jake earnestly tells her not worry about it. She is still distraught over the fact that he must have spent a lot of money on the room, to which Jake responds that he stole their hotel room key card from a maid's cart and tried all the doors until he found one that opened. Quickly revealing to the stunned Marley that he was only joking and receiving a playful punch to the arm, he suggests that they leave the room to go downstairs to have another dance to which she happily agrees. Shout. As the mash-up competition gets underway, he performs with the other New Directions guys Old Time Rock & Roll/Danger Zone, with he, Sam, and Ryder, wearing only shirt, socks, and underwear in homage to Risky Business.
Jake has Marley meet him in an art classroom, where he confesses that he didn't come up with all his impressive Valentine's Day touches on his own. To make up for using Ryder's ideas, Jake sets up a pottery wheel and plans to sings Marley's favorite song, Unchained Melody, recreating the iconic scene from Ghost. During the performance, a guilt-ridden Marley has an out-of-body experience, watching in anguish as Ryder replaces Jake at the pottery wheel, singing to and kissing her. At the end of the song, as Jake attempts to kiss her, she stops him and confesses that she let Ryder kiss her. Jake quietly storms out of the room as she pleads for him not to go, leaving her in tears.Finn and Will escalate. At their lockers, Marley clarifies and apologizes to Jake for her role in the kiss with Ryder. The two make up and kiss. Marley informs Jake know that she is going to forgive Ryder and not give him the cold shoulder as Jake suggest they do, explaining that it is Jake that she loves and that he doesn't have anything to worry about as far as Ryder or anybody else is concerned .
Jake is then seen in the choir room, sitting beside Marley enjoying Ryder's and Unique's performance. When Ryder refuses to accept Unique as a girl, Jake calls Ryder a douchebag and tells him the in the New Direction's choir rooms, the students are whatever they choose to be. Jake and Blaine perform with Mr Schue, while the other boys perform with Finn in the Bye Bye Bye/I Want It That Way mash-up.Ryder calls Jake, Marley and Unique for a talk. He apologized to Jake for betraying his trust and says it won't happen again. Jake says that it will take a while for regain to regain his trust and Ryder accepts that. 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.
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go with the rest of New Directions, and later dances during Sam performance of 'Copacabana in the choir room, admitting his love of Barry Manilow to the others after the performance.
Marley angrily races towards Jake after hearing from Tina that his guilty pleasure is Chris Brown. Jake explains that he merely likes some of Chris Brown's songs, not him as a person, and argues you should be able to separate the art from the artist which the girls of New Direction do not agree with. Jake brings up the fact that the glee club has done songs by Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, and Rihanna, and he doesn't think that they are good role models either yet no one has a problem singing their songs.
Looking to avoid drama, Jake still performs a Brown song, But instead of Chris, it's Bobby. Jake sings My Prerogative. When the performance ends, Artie explains to Jake why the girls still aren't happy with his choice: Bobby Brown allegedly got Whitney Houston addicted to drugs, a fact of which Jake wasn't aware.
Jake later apologizes to the girls, and he and Marley go talk privately, Marley accepts his apology, She reveals her guilty pleasure: anything starring Jessica Simpson, but adds that he is one as well, and the two kiss. Later on, he sings in the New Directions' performance of Mamma Mia.
When Ryder tells Jake about Katie, Jake advises him to take it slow and come up with a plan to personally introduce himself to her.However, after Ryder realizes that he's being catfished, However, Jake and Marley are both accused and questioned. Jake tells him that he wouldn't do something like like that, as does Marley, and Ryder storms off confused. Afterwards, Jake performs with New Directions to Lord Tubbington in the auditorium, In the choir room, after two gunshots are heard, Jake hides in the dark choir room with the rest of New Directions, comforting Marley, who is worried about her mom. After the SWAT team indicates that the coast is clear, Jake hugs the Glee Club. Jake and Ryder question Kitty to see if she's the catfisher. He is seen performing Say with New Directions, and once Ryder arrives after a failed meeting with the catfisher, Jake is the first one to console his depressed friend. Outcast. Everybody Hurts, Jake and Marley flashback to getting slushied in the hallway by jocks. Later on, Jake performs We Will Rock You with New Directions, and does a dance while being cheered on by the group. At the end of the episode, Jake is seen performing Longest Time with New Directions.
Jake is first seen with the rest of New Directions in the choir room when the week's assignment revealed. He is next scene dancing back-up with Ryder during Kitty's performance of Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours. In the auditorium, he is seen dancing with the group as Mercedes, Blaine, and Marley perform Superstition.Later, Mercedes and Mike approach Jake, offering Jake the chance to be one of the featured dancers for Mercedes' music video. Mike tells him that he is a triple threat: 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 New Directions' secret weapon. Jake responds that he is just a sophomore, but they urge him to be a leader. Mercedes, quoting Jesus, tells him not to hide his light under a bushel, and asks him if he is going to argue with "our lord and savior," to which Jake replies that 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, Jake 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.
Jake was with New Directions when Will briefed them on Regionals. He was next seen entering the choir room in the midst of a disagreement with Marley, presumably over what to do what the information that Unique has been catfishing Ryder since he rushes to Marley's defense when she falsely claims that it was her who was the guilty party. When Brittany tells the club about her early acceptance to MIT, Jake is happy for her. Later, Jake performs at Regionals with the club, getting a solo during Hall of Fame.
Jake is seen in the choir room when Will announces that the Glee Club is doing a tribute to The Beatles, he is seen to be very excited about it. After Kitty questions if anyone can still relate to them, Jake tells the group how he relates to John Lennon by mentioning how Lennon's Dad walked out of his life when he was younger and that he can relate to it. Later, he is seen having fun with Marley and the rest of the club at the carnival during Drive My Car. While Blaine is telling the club about his master plan, he seems unenthusiastic about the idea but goes with Blaine and Sam to the different show choirs to get them to help him. During Help!, he is seen teaching one of the Vocal Adrenaline members how to perfect his backflip.While Kitty is talking about the failed relationships in the Glee club, Jake takes offense to that and smirks at Blaine when he says, “Kurt and I will have a happy ending.” He is then sitting with Sam and Ryder listening to Blaine coming up with an idea on how to help Tina, which leads them to dressing up as The Beatles’ and perform I Saw Her Standing There for her and the other girls. At the end of the episode, he is at Dalton Academy with the rest of New Directions, Haverbrook Choir, Vocal Adrenaline, The Warblers, Santana, Rachel, Mercedes, and Burt by providing backup during All You Need is Love. Something while staring at Penny through the blinds. He is later seen performing Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at prom with Ryder, Unique, and Marley. After Tina gets slushied, he is in the choir room with the rest of the group trying to get Tina to go back out there as well as providing backup during Hey Jude and cheering her on when they go back to the prom. At the end of the episode, he is performing Let It Be with the New Directions in the Auditorium.
Jake has a very minor role and is seen for the first time in the auditorium with the other underclassmen singing Seasons of Love for Finn Hudson and is then is joined by the seniors and the alumni. He later sings back-up vocals for Mercedes when she is singing her dedication song for Finn, I'll Stand by You. Jake also sings in the background during Artie and Sam's duet, Fire and Rain, Santana's If I Die Young, and later watches his half brother, Puck, sing, No Surrender for Finn. Once Puck is done singing, he goes to hug him with everyone else before Santana storms in asking him where Finn's jacket is. He is later shown putting a pair of drumsticks at Finn's memorial with several other New Direction members and is last seen when Rachel sings Make You Feel My Love for Finn while comforting Marley.Throat Explosion. He raises his hand when Mr. Schue asks the club who is a Gaga along with Kitty, Tina, and Unique, and are then told to perform a number by Katy Perry.
At Jake’s locker, Marley comes up to him and tells him what their plans are for their upcoming date. Jake is a little bored then tells her he loves her but wants to do new and exciting things on their date. Marley offers several other suggestions, which all get turned down by Jake and then says that she is "such a Katy and I don’t know how you’re going to pull off Lady Gaga." He kisses her on the cheek and then leaves saying he is excited to see her Gaga performance. Later on, they are walking down the hallway and Marley suggests they go see John Mayer live, at first Jake doesn’t like the idea but eventually says that he is looking forward to it.
Bree then walks up to them and asks Jake for some help with the Cheerios' hip hop/ballet choreography. He is hesitant at first because he isn’t a choreographer but Marley suggests he should do it.In the choir room with Kitty, Tina, and Unique, Jake is lying on top of the piano as the girls come up with ideas for their assignment. He is bored because they’ve been there for five hours. He then gets up and mentions that he is going to the dance studio to help the cheerleaders with a routine and is then dancing with Bree as Marley watches through the window. Later, Jake is seen sitting with the other "Katy's," Becky and Mr. Schue as the "Gaga's" are performing Applause. He looks rather intrigued at the performance and is slightly offended when Marley says that she won’t change for any guy. He then looks sad when Mr. Schue suspends her for the rest of the week. The next day, Jake (in a lion costume) is watching Kitty, Tina, and Unique freak out about what they are going to do for their performance. In the auditorium, Jake with Kitty, Tina, and Unique are performing a stripped down version of Katy Perry's Wide Awake. After the performance, Jake goes up to Marley and talks to her to help her feel better. He suggests that she come over after school so they can hang out and watch "Marry Poppins." He also tells her that he is really digging her Katy look and makes a suggestive comment to which Marley picks up on. In Jake’s room, they are making out and Jake starts to feel her up before Marley tells him to stop.
Jake moves to the other side of the bed and asks if they can have an honest conversation about doing other things. Jake tells Marley that he is upset that she won’t consider the idea of taking their relationship to the next level and that she doesn’t understand how hard it is for him at times. He mentions that he has been patient with her and he no longer stops talking to girls who wouldn't let him into their pants after six hours, this makes Marley gets upset and she tells him to go and be with one of those girls. She then starts crying and Jake comforts her. He is then seen walking down the hallway to the dance studio and asks Bree if she wants to go to a private place in the school with him, the two then walk out together.
He is last seen in the choir room sitting next to Ryder looking a bit lost as Tina bursts in telling them that Throat Explosion will be doing "Applause" at Nationals and Blaine suggests that they are mocking them. He turns to Ryder and asks him if Mr. Schue just made that up to which he responds with "no, Mr. Schue is a genius." Along with the rest of the club, he is suspended by Sue and performs Roar with the rest of the club. During the performance he is happy to see Marley watching him perform but is soon consumed with guilt as Bree walks into the auditorium and stands next to Marley.
At the start of the episode, Jake is in the choir room with the rest of New Directions, watching Blaine’s twerk video.After Mr. Schuester announces the assignment for the week, "twerking", he is picked, along with Kitty, as a coach to help the New Directions learn how to twerk in the auditorium. Bree walks into the boy’s bathroom and makes out with Jake, who was a bit surprised by this but then goes along with it. After "Sue's Corner," Jake is furious along with the rest of New Directions about what Sue said against "twerking". He then joins Mr. Schuester and the others in a rendition of Blurred Lines, which leads to an all out "twerkout" with many students that moves throughout the hallways, classrooms, and into the auditorium.
After Unique performs If I Were a Boy, Jake, Ryder, and Sam stand up and ask for the names of the boys who made fun of her. Mr. Schuester says that isn’t the way to handle things and Unique says that it wouldn’t do anything. Next, Mr. Schuester is in the auditorium in front of the school board to try and get their permission to "twerk" by showing the evolution of dances that were deemed "inappropriate" for their time. Jake and Marley dance the "lambada", an ‘80s style Brazilian dance, then twerks along with everyone else.
Jake is then in the choir room with the rest of New Directions staring quizzically at a purple porta potty with question marks on it that Sue installed as a "gender confused bathroom". Marley confronts Jake in the hallways to ask him to show her his right hip because Bree told her that she and Jake got it on and she hoped Bree was lying. Jake then apologizes for his actions and Marley leaves crying. Jake is last seen in the choir room looking upset after his falling out with Marley and then performs On Our Way in the auditorium. As Marley is singing the final line of the song, Jake has a really sad look on his face.
Jake is first seen in the choir room when Mr. Schue announces the weekly assignment, Billy Joel, stating that looking "too Jewish" was one of the obstacles the artist had to face, before sharing an awkward look with Marley. He provides back up in the performance of Movin' Out (Anthony's Song).
Marley opens her locker and several roses fall out, but she kicks them away. Jake walks up to her holding another rose and apologizes, but she walks away after saying that he will never change.
While Jake is working out in the locker room, Ryder confronts him about messing up his relationship with Marley. Agitated, Jake claims that is who he is and that his friend can either accept that or leave him alone. He performs My Life for the rest of the club, during which he is seen flirting with several girls, including Bree.
He is seen upset when Ryder performs An Innocent Man to Marley and asks her out on a date, but later congratulates them, before leaving after a couple of girls.
After Will and the New Directions confront Sue in the hallway, he participates in their performance of You May Be Right.
Jake is first seen in the choir room, playing guitar while everyone else is jamming out before the club starts. After Blaine walks in telling them that they need to work on ideas for Nationals, Jake and Sam are talking silently to each other to come up with some ideas until Blaine tells them to be quiet. While everyone else disagrees with Blaine’s ideas, Jake gets up and says that "Acapella is worth a shot" while everyone else is reluctant.In Blaine’s fantasy, Jake and the rest of New Directions are puppets and dance along with him as Blaine sings You're My Best Friend. During the performance, Jake is playing the piano with Mr. Schue until Blaine slaps him away. Jake is then shown instructing the Cheerios, minus Kitty, on their routine until he tells them to stop because they aren't getting it. As the girls are walking out of the room, he checks each one of them out. As Jake is checking out one of the cheerleaders Bree walks up to him looking hurt and asks if he’s been doing her too and Jake responds saying that he has been doing all of them. In the hallway, Blaine walks up to him and thanks him for sticking up for him. He then tells Jake to sit in the back corner of the choir room because it is "crazy". As he walks into the choir room, Mr. Schuester tells the New Directions that dancing has been their weak spot and maybe with Jake, they can kick it up a notch by having him choreograph something. Jake walks to the chair, that Blaine told him to sit in, and he shoots down Mr. Schue’s idea by saying that he could choreograph a sick dance but no one would be able to keep up and he doesn’t want to waste his time to come up with an easy dance. The whole club looks really offended and Marley calls him out by saying that his dance "moves are fine, not epic", and Sam looks at her like she is crazy. As the gas is starting to really affect his mind, Jake asks them if they want to see an epic routine and Nasty/Rhythm Nation starts playing. The Cheerios, minus Kitty, with a new look, join him in the number as well Marley. When Marley walks out of the room, Jake and the Cheerios go to follow her into the hallway. Bree then starts singing towards Jake, and to his surprise, she slaps him. The number then becomes black and white, looking like Janet Jackson’s music video for Rhythm Nation and Jake wears a male version of what she wore in the video, while the rest of New Directions as well as Bree watch from behind a cage. When the song ends, Jake is woken up by Figgins and he tells him that everyone has left the room uttering hateful things about Jake’s behavior.
As Bree drags Jake down the hallway, he tells her that he doesn’t want a girlfriend, but she says that she doesn’t want to be his girlfriend either, which confuses Jake. She then tells him that she is pregnant with his baby. Jake asks her what her parents are going to say, but Bree tells him “no parents” and that it is going to stay between them forever. Jake is then shown with Blaine and Becky in detention, which Figgins calls the "Beck-fast club" named after Becky. Jake is in detention for being caught red-handed starting another exciting yet forbidden fistfight in the hallways. He then asks him, "Why are you such a mysterious musical bad boy?" to which Jake responds with a shrug. Jake then looks over at Becky, puts his head down, and then looks up at Blaine with a confused look on his face when Blaine says they could use this time to get to know each other.
After Becky shuts him down, Blaine turns around, and both Jake and Becky turn into puppets. Jake thanks Becky for sharing a personal story about herself then asks Blaine, what is going on with him. He helps lift up Blaine’s spirits for missing Kurt’s show because he "goes to New York all the time" and the he was just there last week. He goes on to tell Blaine that they all need him because he is awesome, and that everyone should wise up and start doing whatever Blaine says because he is "right" every time. He then asks Blaine if he noticed that he is having puppet fantasies outside of the choir room, and tells him to get a CAT scan. When Blaine’s fantasy ends, Jake asks Blaine if he will cover for him because he has to go meet up with Bree. When he gets to Bree’s locker to ask if she is ready to go, she tells him that there is no need to because she had her period. Jake tells Bree that he is so relieved by this news she then gives him some tough love. She tells him that he is a douchey playboy who’s gonna spend the rest of his life dealing with one mess after another. She tells him that she feels sorry for whomever he will actually knock up next. Jake responds saying he will be a great one, and Bree says, "To who? Your seven kids by seven different women? Not unless you change." Jake tries to calm her down but Bree tells him to stay away from him because he is toxic.Jake goes to confront Marley in the hallway and tells her that he misses her and that he knows he screwed up really badly and that he is sorry. He tells her he can’t be without her because he doesn’t want to be a jerk anymore and that she was the only one who can make him a better person. Jake is hurt when Marley tells him that they gave it shot and it didn’t work. He asks her if she has any feelings for him and she tells him that she doesn’t feel the same way about him as he does. Jake looks really down when Marley leaves for class. He is then shown in the choir room looking uninterested and is the last one to get up when Blaine brings out a box of puppets. He is shown playing with his then performs The Fox in the auditorium dressed as an elephant and then dances with his puppet.
As this episode is set before the events of Season Five, it is known that Jake is still dating Marley in this Christmas occasion. In the choir room, Jake can be seen, along with the New Directions, talking about the new living Nativity play they are preparing for. In a classroom, where everyone who takes part in the play, Jake curiously asks if manger scenes are permitted on school grounds; however, he doesn't get an answer recieved.
Meanwhile, Jake performs Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with New Directions in the choir room, as he shares moments with Marley and decorates the Christmas tree witht he rest of the glee club. Jake is later seen cheering Marley, Tina, and Unique as they audition for the role of Virgin Mary. Later on, Jake performs in a very controversial reenactment of the living Nativity story, including performing in Love Child, to immediately push Kitty to get the part as the Virgin Mary. n the end of the episode, Jake performs in Away in a Manger with the rest of New Directions during the play.
- Main article: Jake-Marley Relationship (Jarley)
- Main article: Jake-Kitty Relationship (Jitty)
- Main article: Bree-Jake Relationship (Brake)
This relationship begins in A Katy or A Gaga when Bree decides to seduce Jake and consequently break Marley's heart because she's attacking Glee Club under Sue's orders. First she dresses up as Lady Gaga to "throw some Gaga on his way and see what happens" and asks for his help to choreograph a Cheerios number. He initially declines so Marley wouldn't be jealous, but when Marley seems enthusiastic about the idea, Jake agrees and Bree decides to text him rehearsal dates. Unique takes Marley to spy on the rehearsals of the number and they see Jake performing a sexy choreography with Bree, making Marley feel concerned. Later, when Marley stops Jake from touching her and they argue, he asks Bree to go to a private part of the school, to which Bree responds "I like private parts," picks up her coat and asks if Jake's girlfriend [Marley] will be there. He doesn't answer and they leave. By the end of the episode, Bree watches Jake perform Roar in the auditorium, arriving slightly after Marley and making him feel guilty. In The End of Twerk, Bree tells Marley about her hookup with Jake, and at first she doesn't believe, but when Bree makes a reference a mole in Jake's hip, she demands Jake either admit or deny the cheating and he doesn't answer, leading Marley to notice that Jake had really cheated. they also make out in the girls bathroom and perform Blurred Lines, both getting solo lines and sharing a lot of stares.
- 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)
Solos (In a Group Number)
- 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)
- Got a tattoo of the Star of David with Puck. (Glee, Actually)
- His guilty pleasure is Chris Brown. (Guilty Pleasures)
- He took ballet classes when he was younger.
- Jacob Artist has said that if he could have a conversation with Jake, he would tell him to stop throwing music stands.
- Main article: Jake's Quotations