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"We're taking Mr. Jacobson to a quieter place."
Hershel Greene to Lizzie Samuels regarding Mr. Jacobson.[src]

Mr. Jacobson (first name unknown) is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a former resident of Woodbury. Following the Governor's massacre, he moved to the Prison.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Mr. Jacobson's life prior to or as the outbreak began.


Season 3

"Killer Within"

Mr. Jacobson is seen walking with another man while Andrea and Merle Dixon are talking.

"Say the Word"

Mr. Jacobson attends the barbecue hosted by the Governor and thanks Mrs. Foster when she gives him a drink. He also listens to the Governor's speech. Later he runs past the Governor and Andrea, to get inside the Arena and he watches the gladiator fight between Merle and Martinez.


Mr. Jacobson is seen on a stroll with a fellow citizen.

"Made to Suffer"

After the first round of gunshots, Mr. Jacobson heads out in the street with a woman to investigate and is encouraged by the Governor to return home and stay indoors.

"The Suicide King"

After the town gates are shut and Richard Foster is killed, Mr. Jacobson listens to Andrea's speech about sticking together.


Mr. Jacobson and another resident hand over their guns to Martinez due to the Governor's orders to collect all firearms in the town.

"Welcome to the Tombs"

Mr. Jacobson stays behind in Woodbury due to his age while the rest of the town go to the prison. When the townspeople are informed of the massacre of their fellow citizens, they, along with Mr. Jacobson, are all brought to the prison to join Rick Grimes's group.

Season 4

"30 Days Without An Accident"

Mr. Jacobson is seen inspecting the Woodbury bus with Greg in the prison yard as Daryl and the others are preparing to go on a supply run to Big Spot.


Mr. Jacobson flees from the zombie attack in Cell Block D with other survivors. Later, Mr. Jacobson, armed with an axe, is seen with Henry and a woman in the cell block, observing the aftermath and removal of the deceased survivors.


Mr. Jacobson catches the flu and is quarantined in Cell Block A.


Mr. Jacobson was likely being attended to by Hershel Greene and Glenn Rhee before the events of this episode.

On one of their rounds to check on the sick, Hershel and Glenn find Mr. Jacobson dead from the flu. Anticipating reanimation, Glenn prepares to stab his head but is then stopped by Hershel, who advises to do it out of eyesight from the other sick prison members, for the sake of group morale. Lizzie Samuels comes and asks them what they're doing. Hershel replies that they're "taking Mr. Jacobson to a quieter place", and he and Glenn continue taking the body out of Cell Block A by using a gurney. Shortly after, Jacobson reanimates and is then stabbed in the head by Glenn.


Killed By
  • The Flu (Alive)

Mr. Jacobson succumbs to the flu and dies.

Later, Mr. Jacobson reanimates and is stabbed in the head by Glenn.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Mr. Jacobson has killed:


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  • In 2012, the episode summary for "Internment" on the AMC website incorrectly referred to this character as Mr. Jones.
  • The subtitles for "Say the Word" refers to this character as Man in cap.
  • While Mr. Jacobson made his debut appearance in Season 3's "Killer Within", this survivor was not named until his death scene in Season 4's "Internment".