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The Jackses are a fictional family on the ABC soap opera General Hospital.


The Jacks family first arrived in Port Charles in 1996, when former corporate raider, Jasper "Jax" Jacks came to town, to help Lois Cerullo reacquire her company from business tycoon, Edward Quartermaine. Shortly after the family was further expanded on the canvas with the arrival of Jax's parents, John Jacks and Jane Jacks. The Jacks family was originally from Australia, but relocated to Alaska when Jax and his older brother, Jerry were young.

In 1998, Jax's black sheep brother, Jerry, arrives in town. Jax and Jerry were shown to have a rocky relationship, often getting into fights to work out their issues. Nevertheless, they still cared for each other as brothers. Jerry became involved in numerous illegal activities, but hid that life from his mother. In 1999, Jerry left Port Charles.

In 2003, John was killed by Ewen Keenan out of revenge for stealing a pack of cards, the Dead Man's Hand, from Ewen's father. After John's death, Jane relocated to Australia, but would visit Port Charles often to see Jax.

In 2007, Jerry returned to town as a mercenary having had plastic surgery on his face. He then took the alias James Craig. Jerry and a team of masked gunmen took the Metro Court Hotel hostage in an effort steal a briefcase from the vault. At the conclusion of the hostage crisis, Jerry escaped prosecution for this misdeed.

Jerry has made subsequent visits to Port Charles, each visit filled with more mayhem. However, Jerry has always looked out for Jax and protected his brother and niece from whatever scheme he inflicts on the rest of the Port Charles residents.

Jax has one child, a daughter, Josslyn John Jacks, born in 2009 with his then-wife, Carly Jacks. Josslyn was named in honor of Jax's father, John, and Carly's father, John Durant.

In 2011, Jax and Carly began divorce proceedings and were involved in a nasty custody battle over Josslyn, which resulted in Jax losing custody and leaving town. Eventually, Jax and Carly reconciled and worked out a new custody arrangement. Jax now lives in Australia, close to his mother Jane and Josslyn makes frequent trips to visit her father there. Some of her visits are extended trips, lasting months at a time.

In 2017, Jax and Josslyn are heartbroken when Jane passes away.

In 2019, Jax moves back to town, buys a mansion on Shoreline Road near the Corinthos mansion and renovated it. During this time, he let an alive Nikolas Cassadine hide there until he was ready to reveal himself. He moves out and back to Australia in late 2021.

Jacks family tree


1. John Jacks (died 2003)
   Jane Jacks (died 2017)
   2. Jerry Jacks
   2. Jax Jacks
      Elizabeth Webber (1981-present)
      3. Baby Webber-Jacks (2006; miscarriage) (surrogate; donated egg)
      Carly Benson (1973-present)
      3. Josslyn Jacks (2002-present)
      3. Baby Benson-Jacks (2008; miscarriage)




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Main families
Alcazar · Baldwin · Brewer · Cassadine · Corinthos · Drake · Hardy · Jacks · Jerome · Jones · Quartermaine · Scorpio · Spencer · Taylor · Ward · Webber · Zacchara
Minor families
Ashford · Barrett · Barrington · Bauer · Benson · Campbell · Chase · Cerullo · Clay · Collins · Davis · Devane · Eckert · Faison · Falconeri · Giambetti · Juarez · Lansing · McCall · Moore · Morgan · Ramirez · Rivera/Santiago · Romanov · Westbourne
Mob families
Five Families
Alcazar · Balkan · Corinthos · Jerome · Lavery/McKay · Novak · Rosco · Ruiz · Scully · Smith · Trujillo · Wu · Zacchara
Outside Port Charles
Chandler · Cramer · Lord · Manning
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Jacks family

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John Jacks (married to Jane Jacks)
Jerry Jacks Jasper Jacks
Josslyn Jacks