Jackson Herveaux is a recurring character in the fifth season. He is played by guest star Robert Patrick and debuts in "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". He is the father of Alcide Herveaux and a werewolf. He was the former Packmaster of Jackson, Mississippi.
Alcide recalls Jackson teaching him and his peers about vampires, shape shifters and werewolves. when he was a teenager He talked about how werewolves survived for thousand of years by being in a pack and the difference between men and wolf. After the talk, Jackson tells the teens that they have 2 choices: Become a packmember or not. Alcide and a young Debbie chose Pack and he makes a sign on their foreheads.
Alcide visits his father who is living in a trailer. They both share a drink and Alcide says he failed to earn Packmaster and is a lone wolf. Jackson replies that Alcide is just like him now. ("Everybody Wants to Rule the World")
Alcide and Jackson receive an unexpected visit from Robert Rollins, a member of Jackson's old pack. He comes to Jackson's trailer to caution them that baby vamp packs are on the loose. Jackson tells him to get off his land and Robert retaliates by saying that he shouldn't have done what he did and could still be in the pack. Alcide confronts Jackson after Robert leaves and explains that he knows he stole money from the pack leading to his being forced out of the pack.
Alcide and Jackson defend their neighbors from a trio of young vampires, destroying two of them and driving away the third. ("Sunset")
Alcide is talking with his father when Martha brings Rikki to the trailer. She has been forced to drink an overdose of V. Jackson gives her a colloidal silver remedy to force the blood out. Alcide wants to fight JD again to oust him as pack master. His father suggests that they even the playing field by drinking his stash of high quality V.
The Shreveport werewolf pack torture a captured vampire and drain his blood. Alcide, Jackson and Martha confront them. JD tells Alcide that he is abjured but Alcide attacks and beats him to death while the pack looks on. With JD dead, Alcide pronounces himself pack master and lays down the law to his pack. ("Save Yourself")
|Season five appearances|
|"Turn! Turn! Turn!"||"Authority Always Wins"||"Whatever I Am, You Made Me"||"We’ll Meet Again"|
|"Let's Boot and Rally"||"Hopeless"||"In the Beginning"||"Somebody That I Used to Know"|
|"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"||"Gone, Gone, Gone"||"Sunset"||"Save Yourself"|