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"Just- What the hell is wrong with you?" - Jack Walten, during his second call, addressed to Felix Kranken after not answering.

Jack Walten is a major character in The Walten Files. He is the co-founder of Bon's Burgers and the father of Sophie Walten. His disappearance kicks off many of the events that happen in the series.

Description

Jack Walten was married to Rosemary Walten, with whom he had three children: Sophie, Ed, and Molly.

He is 42 years old, and 6'2. Although there is no a colorized image of him, it has been confirmed in the website that his hair color is brown and his eyes are black. His suit was said to be a dark red color by Martin Walls[1], and according to the website, he was last seen wearing it. (citation needed)

He was the founder (co-founder) of Bon´s Burgers, and went missing on the 11th of June, 1974, about 2 weeks before the opening of Bon´s Burgers.

He was born September 23rd, 1932. He is described as a hard working man and the happy father of 3. He had a seemingly happy life before the events of The Walten Files. He studied in Cleary University in Livingston County and graduated in 1959, on the same year he married Rosemary. He would later raise a family with her.

He was highly known in Brighton, Michigan for his company "Bunny Smiles Incorporated" and his restaurant franchise "Bon's Burgers" which he was in the process of opening with his close friend, Felix Kranken.

One day, on May 2nd, 1974, while Jack was busy at work and his wife was busy taking Sophie to the dentist, he called Felix to ask him to pick up his two younger children, Ed and Molly, and bring them to a school party, then get them back home at 9 pm. Felix refuses at first, as, unbeknownst to Jack, that same day, Linda, now Felix's ex-wife left him because of his alcoholism. But when Felix hears it's about Ed and Molly, he agrees.

During the school party, Felix left the children on their own, where he drank excessively in the adults-only area. Molly and Ed, after finding him, question his condition, but still had to go home, since it had already been over an hour since Felix was supposed to drive them home. On the way to the Walten’s house, Felix lost control of the car, killing both children in the crash immediately, and burying them in Saint Juana's Forest. Jack is heard near the end of the flashback sequence of BunnyFarm, frantically calling Felix dozens of times and berating him in voice messages, worried sick about his children who were supposed to be home hours ago.

It is unknown what happened between Jack and Felix after this night up until his disappearance, which was 40 days after the events of the killings of his 2 children.

After his disappearance and the opening, his wife would go to the restaurant everyday hoping he would come back, but he never did.

Personality

Jack's personality has not been revealed all that much, since we have not seen much of him. He is described by others as hard-working and a happy father. Martin Walls has said he is a good husband and father. Despite this, Jack has extreme anger issues, that he will get so angry that the only person who can calm him down is Rosemary. However, he is not abusive to either his wife or children.

Relationships

Felix Kranken

Felix Kranken and Jack Walten are close friends who met in Cleary University. They bonded over wanting to start an animatronic-themed restaurant, which eventually their shared dream became a reality. They were the owners and founders of Bon’s Burgers. Their relationship takes a sharp turn when Felix got into a car crash due to him being drunk enough to not pay attention to his own driving behavior, and accidentally killed Jack's two youngest children, Edd and Molly Walten. Soon after that, Jack went missing. Though he cares about Felix dearly, Martin has stated that Felix is often the one to cause him to lose his temper.

Rosemary Walten

Rosemary Walten is Jack Walten’s wife. She and Jack show no signs of having a struggling marriage before Jack goes missing and Rosemary dies. It is stated that their relationship is healthy.

Find Jack Walten (NEEDS INFO)

Before the change to Findjackwalten.com on January 1st, the link findjackwalten.com lead to a string of text relating to the dissaperence of Jack Walten. The website read as follows:

Name: Jack Walten

Age: 42 Years Old

Height: 6'2

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Black

Last Seen: June 11th, 1974

Last Seen Wearing: Dark Red Suit

Mr. Jack Walten, born September 23rd, 1932, was a hard working man and the happy father of 3. Walten studied in "Cleary University" in Livingston County and graduated in 1959, on the same year he married Rosemary Peony Walten. He would later raise a family with Rosemary.

Mr. Walten became highly known on Brighton, MI. for his company "Bunny Smiles Incorporated" and his restaurant franchise "Bon's Burgers". However, he would mysteriously disappear 2 weeks before the opening of Bon's. Little has been known about Jack's whereabouts for the past 4 decades, but there's still hope to get closure on this man's disappearance.

Most recent news about Walten's disappearance goes all the way back to the year 1979. Felix Kranken, company co-founder of Bunny Smiles would state the following in a radio interview.

"I still wonder about what happened to my best friend, to this day I get people asking how I've handled the situation, how I've managed to keep on with this company knowing that he's been gone for years. It's hard to look back at Jack, because... I know that those happy memories and experiences I had with Walten and his Family will never happen again. And he'll never get to see what our dream company turned out to be. But there's still hope, I guess"

-Felix A. Kranken, MLBQ FM Radio, March 29th, 1979

Please contact us in case of any sighting or clues as to what could've possibly happened to Mr. Walten

Trivia

  • Jack Walten's appearance was based off of one of the founders of Atari, Nolan Bushnell. Bushnell was also a founder of Chuck E. Cheese, a popular children's restaurant chain that also featured singing animatronics.
    • Other appearances are edited pictures of Rodney Alcala, otherwise known as the Dating Game Killer, and Martin Walls himself.
  • Jack is voiced by Martin Walls.
  • According to Martin, he is a very bad cook.[2]
  • He and Rosemary enjoyed slow-dancing together.[3][4]
  • He is a clumsy dancer.[5]
  • His favorite artist is Rosemary.[6]
  • He and Rosemary's favorite holiday is Christmas.[7]
  • In college, Jack enjoyed planning pranks.
  • The name "Jack" is a common diminutive for "John," which originates from the Hebrew names Yohanan ("Graced by God") and Yehohanan ("God is gracious"). Of note is that "Juana" originates from these names as well. The German word "walten" can be translated as "reign," "prevail," "rule," and "at work (as a force or principle)."
  • His favorite color is red.[8]
  • If Felix and Jack were to go for a "guys night out," it would likely be to a bar.[9]
  • Would likely have hated history as a school subject.[10]
  • Going out for a night with Rosemary, they would likely go to the theatre often, but spend time lightheartedly arguing over which movie to actually watch.[11]
  • Jack speaks Spanish and Martin likes to think that he has a Chilean accent, as he voices him.[12]
  • Jack is Latino (Chilean.)[13]
  • Jack would lose his mind knowing about Chuck E Cheese.[14]
  • He would win in a fight against Felix.[15]
  • He keeps his look fancy and old-timey, almost as if he was straight from the 1930s.[16]
  • Jack really hates anything with funky patterns.[17]
  • His major in college was business.[18]
  • His favorite song is Fool For a Blonde, possibly from Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which came out after his disappearance.[19]
  • He would have despised YouTube.[20]
  • Would type like an old man on a computer.[21]
  • He is terrible at cooking.[22]
  • Garfield would have been the only cartoon Jack would not have hated had he been around to see it.[23]
  • He likes songs from the 20s-40s / classical music.[24][25]
  • As of the series' timeline, he is more of an extrovert.[26]
  • The old Find Jack Walten page listed his hair color as brown, while Martin has said that his hair is dark brown.[1]

Theories

Note: these are not confirmed/canon nor are the creators of the wikis claiming them to be so, these are just some possible theories made by the fandom.

  • Exactly how and why Jack disappeared is unknown at the moment, but some theorize that Felix could have killed Jack for knowing too much about the car crash in which Edd and Molly died.
  • Another train of thought is due to the grief of losing two children from the hands of his friend, he may have committed suicide.
  • Jack may have somehow been trapped in the tapes-- his face appears repeatedly and seemingly anomalously in Little Bon's Neighborhood. His face is on the "really funny movie" that Little Bon had bought, and the only thing seen on the TV while Little Bon and his friends are watching the movie is the words "Let me out of here."
  • There is also a theory floating around that Jack may be alive and well in Florida. Someone under the alias frightnitez on twitter ran several file names of the images from findjackwalten.com through a decryption process, and found interesting results when plugging the resulting text in Google Search.
  • A popular theory amongst fans is that Jack Walten possesses Bon, as he is the only one who went missing who isn't confirmed to possess anything yet, and it's not confirmed who possesses Bon. Another thing fans like to point out in support to this theory is that the only animatronic Jack ever appears with so far is Bon.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1373473138332348416
  2. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415538134431981573
  3. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415538932134129664
  4. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415538369946431488
  5. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428053176310194183
  6. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415534727365283847
  7. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415540786377150466
  8. https://twitter.com/pythoneon_/status/1428034249358254087
  9. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428042142862221312
  10. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415565369620811776
  11. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415565369620811776
  12. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428132246398058497
  13. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428786564834938882
  14. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428135002957656067
  15. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428055099725733888
  16. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415534300716584964
  17. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428131173541289987
  18. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428131731853520897
  19. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415535623478390787
  20. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415541671186636803
  21. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415564190337716229
  22. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415538134431981573
  23. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428136630175637506
  24. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428038691356909575
  25. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1415604115779035138
  26. https://twitter.com/smiles_bunny/status/1428054139641241608
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