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"Jesse Manes doesn't have friends, Kyle, he has soldiers."
Sheriff Valenti[src]

Jesse Manes is a character on The CW science fiction series Roswell, New Mexico. He is an US Air Force Chief Master Sergeant or E9 (the show wrongly calls him an E7/Master Sergeant), a military non-commissioned officer (NCO), and the father of Alex Manes(USAF Captain / commissioned officer). Manes is portrayed by Trevor St. John.



Manes has been aware of the existence of aliens in Roswell and continues to look for them. He is in charge of Project Shepard.

Powers and abilities[]

  • Military Training: Manes has gone through military training.



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"Our families have long been in the business of keeping people safe. And for the past 70 years, your ancestors and mine have led an operation to protect this town. This entire planet." — Manes to Kyle in Pilot.

"They are a violent race. They despise compassion. They despise freedom, love, and they thrive on our tragedy. They are, at their very core, killers." — Manes to Kyle in Pilot.



  1. Book 4, The Watcher, chapter 4.