Portrayed by: Aaron Paul

Known aliases: Captain Cook, Jesse Jackson

Jesse Pinkman is Walter White's partner in his meth business under the nickname "Captain Cook." Walter taught his high school chemistry class, which he failed. He comes from an upper middle-class family but was kicked out of his home as a result of his drug use. Jesse originally lived in his late aunt's house, but was evicted from it in season two by his parents, who legally own the house, when they discovered that he was making drugs in the basement. He has a much younger over-achieving brother named Jake with whom he gets along, despite their age difference and Jesse's reputation in the family.