At least some content in this article is derived from information featured in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film). As such, spoilers will be present within the article.
Kowalski fought in the First World War in the 1910s. Returning to the United States, he found work in a cannery, but dreamt of becoming a baker. In 1926, shortly after breaking up with his girlfriend, he met Newt Scamander, a British wizard who stopped in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures, and through him was introduced to the wizarding world.
Behind the scenes
- Dan Fogler is set to play the role of Jacob in the upcoming film trilogy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In an interview, Fogler stated his character will speak with a historical Brooklyn accent, similar to that of early 20th-century comedian Lou Costello. He has likened the relationship between Jacob and Newt as being akin to that of Holmes and Watson, or Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Notes and references
- ↑ This calculation comes from the fact that Jacob fought in the First World War. The American government relied primarily on conscription, rather than voluntary enlistment, to raise military manpower for the World War. In 1917, all men between 21 and 31 years of age were selectively drafted (i.e. born 1896-1886), and later, in 1918, those aged 18 through 45 (i.e. born 1873-1900).
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 EW - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Character Posters
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Fantastic Beasts' Character Descriptions Revealed
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Everything we've learned about ‘Fantastic Beasts' this week" from Pottermore
- ↑ Behind-the-scenes video from the official Pottermore account on Twitter
- ↑ 'Fantastic Beasts' cast talk wands, creatures, Newt & his friends, Salem trials, more" from SnitchSeeker.com
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "‘Fantastic Beasts': ‘Secret and Lies’ Actor Dan Fogler Joins ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff" at Variety.com
- ↑ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (film) - Comic-Con 2016 Trailer
- ↑ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’: 43 Things to Know about the New Wizarding World Story
- ↑ Video: Dan Fogler talks 'Fantastic Beasts' casting, NY accent, film's era in early 1920s - SnitchSeeker.com
- ↑ THE FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM CAST ON JOINING THE WORLD OF HARRY POTTER at IGN.com