Jakob Lehnsherr
Appeared in X-Men
X-Men: First Class
Status Deceased
Actor Kenneth McGregor
Georg Nikoloff

Jakob Lensherr was the father of Erik Lehnsherr and the husband of Edie Eisenhardt.


X-Men and X-Men: First Class

As a Jew, Jakob was brought along with his wife and his young son to a concentration camp by the Nazis. The very moment they cross the entrance gate, some SS soldiers try to take Erik away with them: Jakob and Edie struggle for having their son back, but they're overpowered by the soldiers and taken away, while their son uses his powers for the first time trying to reach them.

Though Edie is taken back to be killed by Sebastian Shaw, Jakob is taken to the concentration camp and later dies there.

Character traits

Almost nothing was known of Jakob, except that he loved his son enough to try to save him despite being surrounded by Nazi soldiers.



  • Canon (2 films)

Behind the scenes

To be added


  • In the comics, Jakob was a World War I veteran, and was shot by the Nazis prior to reaching the concentration camp, while he and his family tried to escape from Warsaw.
  • In the comics, Jakob had a daughter, Ruth, who is not mentioned in the movies.


X-Men: First Class


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