|Family & Friends|
|Family:|| Unnamed Father|
|Education:||William McKinley High School|
|First appearance:||You're Invited|
Prior to A New DirectionEdit
Jake grew up in a fairly liberal household. His mother is an art teacher and his father works in a local construction industry. His family has lived in Lima since as long as they can remember, with his mother returning when she had completed her college education. Jake intends to be a scientist, studying geology. He can play piano, having had ten years of private instruction. He's lost many family members for medical reasons, and doesn't like to talk about it. (Included are an aunt and uncle, and his grandparents on both sides)
He doesn't like conflict, and tends to avoid larger groups of people. He initally thought Glee Club was a science group when he signed up. He tends to get frustrated with people that aren't focusing on the task at hand.