Jesse Putnam was a recurring character on Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. He was portrayed by Jason Beaudoin.

He resided in the town of Greendale, located on the opposite side of the Sweetwater River from Riverdale. He was the brother of Joe Putnam and uncle of Theo Putnam.

Early Life

As he was working in the Greendale Mines, he encountered the demon Apophis, and it possessed him. The demon eventually drove him insane which led to his brother to become his caretaker, with Jesse remaining in a bedridden, catatonic state.

Throughout Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Part 1

He's cared for by Susie and his brother until Sabrina Spellman does an exorcism to free him from his demon; however, he's murdered by Madame Satan. He is taken to Spellman Mortuary where his body is taken care of.[1]

Part 3

Sabrina, Harvey, Roz, and Theo go to Hell in search of Lilith. They arrive at the Field of Witness. Where souls have been strung up on crosses and tortured; eyes picked out by the crows. Theo discovers that his uncle Jesse is one of the tortured souls. She strays off the road to free him. Jesse reveals that Lilith sent him to Hell. Theo pleads with Sabrina to help him. Sabrina places a protection spell on Jesse and vows to free him. Later, Sabrina convinces Lilith to free Jesse's soul from Hell.[2]

Physical Appearance

Due to being bedridden for all of his appearances, Jesse was a gruffly looking man with a stumbled beard.


Due to him being a host for the demon, Apophis, none of his true personality had a chance to be revealed. Although Jesse brother believed that something snapped in him after one of his shifts at the mines, which suggests that Jesse was a mentally sane person prior to his possession. It's mentioned by his brother that Jesse used to dress up in his mother's dresses. The reason behind this remains unknown.



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See also: Category:Images of Jesse Putnam


  1. Conkel, Joshua & Kaufman, MJ (writers) & Talalay, Rachel (director) (October 26, 2018). "Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 1. Episode 6. Netflix.
  2. Aguirre-Sacasa, Roberto (writer) & Seidenglanz, Rob (director) (January 24, 2020). "Chapter Twenty-One: The Hellbound Heart". Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Part 3. Episode 1. Netflix.
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