- “You have any idea how much that stings?”
- —Jeebs, regrowing his head after it was blown off.
Jack Jeebs is an alien living on Earth in the disguise of a pawn shop owner who deals in stolen objects, both alien and human. Jeebs has always been a shady character but has proved useful for Agents Kay and Jay. He has watches and other such stuff for humans, but he also has highly illegal alien technology and guns for the aliens. Jeebs is played by Tony Shalhoub in the films and for a few episodes of the animated series, and is voiced by Billy West in the remainder of the animated series.
Jeebs is an alien known as a Skook. His head can be shot off, and it regrows immediately, but never looks exactly the same and stings immensely while regrowing. This has caused Jeebs getting his head shot off to become a running gag in the films and show (mostly when he either angers Jay or Kay, or he refuses to tell them when they need information that he has). It appears that it will grow back no matter what, and it can regrow an infinite amount of times. However, Kay when leaving implied there was at least one organ he possessed that can't grow back.
Men in Black
James Edwards seemed to know Jeebs very well as a cop, So Jeebs must have had several run-ins with the police. Jeebs was the owner of a pawn shop that dealt in questionably obtained objects (rolex watches). Jeebs claimed to be a huge crack (i.e. cocaine ) dealer but we don't know if he was joking or not Jeebs claimed to have not dealt in alien weaponry in five years, but in reality still sold arms to unlicensed aliens. After Kay blew off Jeebs' head, he admitted to selling a Reverberating Carbonizer with mutate capacity to an unlicensed cephalopoid. Jeebs response was "He looked alright to me." He was then interrogated by K as to who the target was that the cephalapoid was going to kill, although he denied any knowledge even under duress. K and J then left the store, although not before they warned that if he doesn't clear out the alien weaponry, he'll be shot "where it don't grow back" and J warned about touching up about his sale of stolen watches.
Men in Black: The Series
Jeebs appeared in a few episodes of the series, that is set after the first two movies and before the third film.
It is also revealed that he has a brother (and the two once became fused together when they were both shot and regenerated in close proximity of each other). It is also revealed that he can survive without oxygen to breathe, but he still needs oxygen to regrow limbs.
Men in Black II
Despite his shady dealings, Jeebs proves to be very helpful in the second movie (albeit reluctantly, as J implicitly threatened to blow his head off again to use it), restoring Kay's memory to an extent with an unlicensed (and outdated) deneuralizer. His pawn shop basement was largely destroyed during a fight with Serleena's henchmen, and it can be presumed Jeebs had it fixed.
- In televised airings of the first film, when first demonstrating his head regeneration ability, Jeebs' line of "You insensitive prick!" was toned down to "You insensitive jerk!".
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