Jem Characters

Relatives

Relatives of the main characters, Jem and the Holograms, the Misfits, and others.

Harvey Gabor

Father of Phyllis (Pizzazz). He was one of ten siblings. Born into a working-class family, but became a business tycoon and was a billionaire already at the age of 20. He married Pizzazz' mother Gail Nye at the age of 24, who soon ran off and left him and their daughter Phyllis. His main concern is business and making money, but he always gave Phyllis just about everything she asked for, except for love and attention.

This character meant a whole new direction for the Misfits. He would come along whenever Pizzazz needed something that costed money, which allowed for a new bunch of stories.

Episodes:
Starbright Part One: "Falling Star"
Starbright Part Three: "Rising Star"
The Rock Fashion Book
The Music Awards Part 1
Father's Day
The Middle Of Nowhere
The Stingers Hit Town Part One
The Day The Music Died

Invented by:
Christy Marx.

Released as a doll:
No.

Emmett Benton

He was an inventor and a famous recording engineer who invented new recording techniques for his record company Starlight Music, aswell as the father of Jerrica and Kimber and foster father of Aja, Shana and the Starlight Girls. He died in cancer, after his wife Jacqui who had died several years earlier. He left behind Starlight Music, and the foster home for girls, Starlight House, aswell as the Starlight Foundation to support the foster home. Before he died he was secretly building on a holographic computer called Synergy, which he had hidden in the drive in theater, Starlight Drive-in, and programmed to reveal herself, along with a roadster, lots of fashions and instruments for Jerrica, Kimber, Aja and Shana. He is the one who taught Rio what he knows about audio equipment, but he is also the one who once hired Eric Raymond as his assistant at Starlight Music. He kept a diary which Jerrica and the others find which reveals how it all came to be and how Emmett built Synergy.

While Michael Charles Hill and Roger Slifer wrote the episodes where we see Emmett Benton (aswell as Jacqui), much of the story came from Christy Marx. Infact she had already written an entire scene with him for one of the first episodes, which was never animated.

Episodes:
Scandal (Seen only from behind)
Father's Day
Out Of The Past
The Day The Music Died (pictured only)

Invented by:
Christy Marx.

Released as a doll:
No.

Jacqui Benton

Once a foster girl, she later became the mother of Jerrica and Kimber, and also togheter with her husband Emmett she decided to adopt girls for a foster home called Starlight House. She has also had a career as a singer in the 70's, which she put on hold when they were starting their family, but then she resumed her career when Jerrica was 11 years old, which is when Jacqui and Emmett lauched their music company Starlight Music. As a song writer she wrote hundreds of songs.

We actually get to hear her sing once in the cartoon, the song "Starlight", and the song "First Love" sung by Jem and the Holograms is said to be written by her, on top of that we get the titles of a bunch of other of her songs "My Heart", "Oh. Jo", and "Jerrica's".

There's actually a link between Jacqui and Synergy, since Synergy was intentionally modelled after Jacqui in many ways by Emmett.

Episodes:
Out Of The Past
The Day The Music Died (pictured only)

Invented by:
Christy Marx.

Released as a doll:
No.

Alonso family

Raya's family which are of Mexican heritage, is one of the few complete biological families on the show. Although none of them are really into music, they're all proud of Raya and happy that she won the talent search.

Miguel Alonso

The father of Raya and her three brothers. He grew up in Mexico, and today he owns a nursery for domestic and exotic plants, called Alonso's Nursery. He was the one who bought Raya her first drum set. He is very supportive of Raya's interest in playing drums and is the one who made sure she came to audition for the Holograms.

Episodes:
The Talent Search Part 1
The Talent Search Part 2
Aztec Enchantment

Rosa Alonso

Aswell as Miguel, she was born in Mexico, and had her first child with Miguel in America, Carmen (Raya). Although she is very proud of Raya, she doesn't at first really approve of Raya's drumming, and would rather see Raya behave like a young lady should and get married and have children.

Her husband has a nickname for her, "Rosita".

Episodes:
The Talent Search Part 1
The Talent Search Part 2
Aztec Enchantment

Aurelio Alonso

He is the middle brother at 14 years.

Episodes:
The Talent Search Part 1
The Talent Search Part 2

Roberto Alonso

He is 12 years old, and his nickname is "Berto".

Episodes:
The Talent Search Part 1
The Talent Search Part 2

Enrique Alonso

He is 19 and is attending lawschool. Nickname "Ricky".

Was originally meant to be 20 years old, and instead had a brother named Eduardo who was 19.

Episodes:
The Talent Search Part 1
The Talent Search Part 2

Jetta's parents

They live in an old run down flat in the working class town Kingston on Hull, England, which is where Jetta grew up. They call Jetta by her real name Sheila. Jetta doesn't seem to call them very often, and when she does, they fear the worst.

Bertie Burns

He is a bit lazy, doesn't like to work. He seems to like to bet money on horses.

Episodes:
Britrock

Flo Burns

She is the one who does all the household work at their home. She likes to play cards.

Episodes:
Britrock

Riot's (Rory's) parents

They used to be a happy family when Rory was very young, they used to take rides in the country and have picnics. According to Rory's father, everything was fine until Rory got interested in music. Rory's father didn't approve of his interest, and Rory didn't feel he was entitled to even have an opinion. Rory agreed to join the army, to get away from home. He then left the army without permission to play with the band Nirvana, and was arrested and given a dishonorable discharge. His father thought he was a disgrace to the family, and for five years his parents didn't see Rory. Meanwhile Rory was pursuing his music career with the Stingers in Europe.

Mr. Llewelyn

He is a brigadier-general in the army. He never approved of Rory's interest in music and playing instruments. He was pushing for Rory to join the army. He thinks his son is weak and that playing in a rockband is a crazy undisciplined life. He wasn't aware of how big the Stingers had become and how big their following was.

Episodes:
Riot's Hope
A Father Should Be...

Mildred Llewelyn

She has always been very supportive of Rory's interest in music. Apparently she can play piano herself. She is very proud of her son and has tried her best to keep the family togheter, but is overruled by her husband. Once it came to the point that her heart couldn't take any more arguing and fights between her husband and son, and she ended up in the hospital where she was struggling and had almost given up.

Episodes:
Riot's Hope

The Montgomerys

Video's and Clash's fathers are twin brothers, not identical. Although they have very different personalities and don't get along very well, they live next door to each other in the small town Mulberry.

John Montgomery

Video's father. He seems to be a very calm and nice father, and Video considers him her inspiration since he was always filming homemovies of the family. He and Video's mom bought Video her first camera when she was 10 years old. He seems to have gotten along just aswell with his brother Buzz, as Video and Clash get along with each other.

Episodes:
Father's Day

Mrs. Montgomery

Video's mother. Just as nice as her husband, and also very proud of her daughter. Apparently she's a very good cook, and she even agreed to have the Misfits come over for dinner.

Episodes:
Father's Day

Buzz Montgomery

Father of Clash. He adores his daughter, no matter how successful she is or not, and also no matter how much trouble she causes. Maybe because he seems to have caused a whole lot of trouble himself over the years, for his brother anyway. Clash had told him though that she was part of the Misfits.

Episodes:
Father's Day

Danse's parents and relatives Dvorak

Danse's family is from the former Yugoslavia, where Danse's living relatives on her father's side still live, although she has never met them before. They are farm people and have had their farm for 200 years outside the village of bled in the Julian alps in Yugoslavia (now Slovenia).

Peter Dvorak

A doctor who is Giselle's father, and the grandson of Johan Dvorak. He lives in the mountains in Yugoslavia, not far from Giselle's other relatives. And according to Johan Dvorak he has nothing to lose. That's because of Victor, who still runs the Zagreb ballet and is a very powerful man. He hated the fact that Nadia was seeing Peter, and forbid her to marry Peter, which she did anyway. But during a flu epidemic in Zagreb, Victor stole pencillin which was in short supply, from Peter's office at the hospital where he worked, and then framed Peter who was accused of selling to the black market. In prison Peter wrote dozen of letters to Nadia without ever getting an answer.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

Nadia Dvorak

She was a famous ballerina at the Zagreb ballet when she was young. She was controlled by Victor at the ballet who wanted her to think of nothing but the ballet. When Peter was put in prison, Victor told her that he was dead. When she learned she was pregnant, she left Yugoslavia in fear of the oppressive and corrupt government because she thought they had framed and killed her husband. In the USA she worked as a waitress, and on her freetime she helped Giselle with her dance training. Giselle lost track of her in a natural disaster when she was only 9 years old. Although Nadia is probably still alive, she suffers from amnesia and Giselle has no idea where she is today.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

Johan Dvorak

Giselle's great grandfather and grandfather to Giselle's father Peter. Although he is very old, he is still working hard at the farm. A very gentle man who is so moved into tears by seeing Giselle when she returns from the USA.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

She looks like she's old enough to be the mother of Anna, and she is apparently too afraid of Victor to even speak to Giselle about Nadia, but she did invite Giselle and and the rest of the company for dinner.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

Anna Dvorak

A nice young lady who tells Giselle she looks like Nadia.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

Probably the sister of Anna.

Episodes:
Homeland, Heartland

Ba Nee's parents

Martin O'Carolan

This is the person Ba Nee has been looking for as long as she can remember, her father. Jerrica and the others have always tried to calm her down, but she always seemed to sense that she would find him. All she has ever known about him is what her mother told her when she was very little, that he is an american with red hair and had the name Martin. He had lived in LA all the time, and runs his own portrait gallery where he displays his oil paintings. But his memory is respressed from the time, 9 years ago, when he was a soldier in Vietnam, where he met his wife, Ba Nee's mother. After they parted in Vietnam, he was captured and became a prisoner of war and was brought to the Veterans Administration Hospital to recuperate. One of his oil paintings, of a woman he apparently sees in his dreams, resembles Ba Nee.

This character is named after a famous blind Celtic musician of the 1800's, that Christy is a fan of, Turlogh O'Carolan.

Episodes:
A Father Should Be...

Kieu Chinh

Ba Nee's mother lived in Vietnam and met her soon to be husband in the middle of a battle when he was injured, and she took care of him. They got married in Vietnam, but he insisted she would leave for a safer place, and she somehow came to the USA.

Kieu Chinh is a real life actress whose life was portrayed in "The Children Of An Loc" a television movie that Christy worked on early in her career.

Episodes:
A Father Should Be...

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