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Jacob Grimm II
Fairy-tale detective
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Species: Human (formerly)
Gender: Male
Age: Born: April 20, 1978

31, until the epilogue, where he is 45

Basil Grimm (deceased, father)
Relda Grimm (deceased, mother)
Henry Grimm (brother)
Veronica Grimm (sister-in-law)
Sabrina Grimm (niece)
Daphne Grimm (niece)
Basil Grimm Jr. (nephew)
Puck (nephew-in-law)
Alison Grimm (grandniece)
Emma Grimm (grandniece)
Skin color: Fair
Hair color: Blond
Eye color: Blue
Aliases: Jake
Uncle Jake
Status: Alive
Appearances: "The Problem Child"
"Once Upon a Crime"
"Magic and Other Misdemeanors"
"Tales from the Hood"
"The Everafter War"
"The Inside Story"
"The Council of Mirrors"

"Jake Grimm" II is a member of the Grimm family, who was born in 1978. Named after his great-great-great-great-uncle Jacob Grimm, he is the younger brother of Henry Grimm, being the youngest son of Relda Grimm and Basil Grimm. He is a paternal uncle to the protagonists of the series, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm, who call him "Uncle Jake."  First introduced in The Problem Child, Jake appears to be a care-free man who collects; however, like his niece, he was touched or 'addicted' to magic until Sabrina wished (with the power of the Blue Fairy) that he always knew what the power his family and knowledge already gave him.


Born in 1978, Jake grew up with his older brother Henry who was two years his elder. Their father, Basil introduced the family business to them at a young age and so both Jake and Henry grew up surrounded by magical artifacts, often playing in the Hall of Wonders.

When he was sixteen, tragedy struck. Jake, wanting to do something for his elder brother, lowered the barrier surrounding Ferryport Landing to allow Goldilocks (Henry's then-girlfriend) to escape the town. Unwittingly, Jacob also shut down the barrier surrounding the asylum in Ferryport, which held very dangerous Everafters. This included the deadly Jabberwocky, which was unleashed from the asylum, going on to kill Jacob's father, Basil Grimm. The death of Basil deeply affected both of his sons, driving a wedge between the brothers and causing them both to leave Ferryport Landing. Jake left town and went on to travel the world, meeting up with various Everafters.

Physical Description

He was tall and wore a long overcoat. He was about her father's age, with milky blue eyes, shaggy blond hair, and a nose that had been broken in three places. Around his neck were a dozen necklaces and amulets. Every one of his fingers has a ring on it
~ Sabrina's assessment of Jacob, from The Problem Child


During the beginning of his appearances, Jacob was very irresponsible but also experienced a lot of guilt because of the thought of being responsible for letting his father die. Later he gained the Blue Fairy's power and tried to use it to destroy and take away the powers of the Everafters, but Sabrina made a wish that he could know how much he actually meant to everyone else, and he not only let go of his power but became considerably more responsible.

Before this Jake was "touched", which in other words means he was addicted to magic and the power that came with it, just like his niece Sabrina.

His personality differs greatly from his older brother Henry, though they were said to be more alike when they were younger. He has generally close relationships with his nieces, particularly Sabrina whom he can relate to.

Jake loved Briar Rose very much and was heartbroken at her death, looking for revenge and sleeping on her grave when he could. He was going to ask her to marry her, but she died before he could.

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