An always rambunctious trouble maker, he attended Buddy Cianci Junior High School with Chris Griffin where he got Chris in trouble by bringing alcohol to a dance in "North by North Quahog". He later is arrested for drug possession and sentenced to 200 hours of community service due to a setup plotted by Brian and Stewie Griffin with help from the Greased-up Deaf Guy. During a talk with Jake's father, Brian inadvertently mentions Jake's face but only Stewie notices it. Jake also never learned how to wipe because he does not have any buttocks. He once went to audition for Bill Cosby's Kids Say the Darnedest Things, but due to his appearance, he was skipped. This provoked Tom to promise Jake that they'd make their own TV show. He also can play the piano as he tried out for the organist in "Boys Do Cry". When the oil company dumped their waste into Lake Quahog, Jake's face became one of a normal human. In "Peter's Progress", when his ancestor/colonial counterpart was decapitated when King Stewart III's forces ravaged through Quahog, the head landed upside down, leaving his face to appear correctly.
- FG107 "Brian: Portrait of a Dog"
- FG204 "Brian in Love"
- FG207 "The King Is Dead"
- FG302 "Brian Does Hollywood"
- FG310 "A Fish out of Water"
- FG314 "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father...Brother?"
- FG401 "North by North Quahog"
- FG408 "8 Simple Rules for Buying My Teenage Daughter"
- FG502 "Mother Tucker"
- FG515 "Boys Do Cry"
- FG517 "It Takes a Village Idiot, and I Married One"
- FG601 "Blue Harvest"
- FG716 "Peter's Progress"
- FG805 "Hannah Banana"
- FG813 "Go, Stewie, Go!"
- FG1411 "The Peanut Butter Kid"