"He did it Lianne. The man is a liar. Nothing changes. Nothing adds up. Not his alibi. Not the sequence of events. Nothing."
He didn't kill his daughter, Keith! Just look at that adorable face! Ahem.
Jake Kane is the resident software billionaire, a beloved member of the community, and a respected family man. Half the town owe their fortune to his streaming video software company. When Sheriff Mars accused Jake of being involved in Lilly's murder, the townspeople stood behind Jake, and threw Keith out of office.
Jake has a deep, abiding love for his son. All Jake wants is to see his son happy (preferably that happiness involves graduating from Stanford... Law School...summa cum laude.) We don't know much about how he felt about his wild child daughter, but he did cry at the press conference after his interrogation and at the dedication of Lilly's memorial fountain.
However, how much do we really know about him?
Was Jake involved with his daughter's death? Keith Mars seemed to think so. Keith was so convinced of Jake's guilt that risked his reputation, his job, and his marriage to prove Jake was guilty.
Veronica photographed him in a hotel room with Lianne Mars. Was Jake having an affair with his high school sweetheart? Is he really Veronica's father?
When Veronica confronted Jake about Weidman blackmailing Lianne with threatening surveillance photos, he claimed he knew nothing about them. He rushed out and grabbed his wife by the arm and said, "What did you do?" Was Jake really unaware of the blackmail scheme perpetrated by his own head of security?
What's a detective to think?
All bios: 3.20 2.01 1.22 1.16 1.10 1.01
Kyle Secor plays Jake Kane.