Jem Cole is Trevor's and George's driver and is a good friend of Reverend Charles Laxey. He has his own yard at Killaban.
Jem, along with
Farmer Trotter and others, was a part of the rescue team which found Duke. He appears to be the "jack-of-all-trades" sort of man. He seems to be very knowledgeable about road steam traction, as he has also driven George. Jem Cole is a skilled mechanic, as shown when he restored Elizabeth. As of the eleventh season, he appears to be working as a farmer and has grown a grey beard. In the fifteenth season, he was seen fishing with a little boy in the Whistling Woods; this could possibly be his son or grandson. In Day of the Diesels, he helped to extinguish a fire at a barn. In the sixteenth season, he helped to put out another fire, this one at The Fat Controller's Shed.
He has previously worked as a railway ganger.
He has his own
yard at Killaban.
Thomas Saves the Day PC game, he owns a work shed at the bottom of Gordon's Hill, where Elizabeth rests.
He dresses in typical farmer clothing with a brown fedora, a red/orange vest, white button down shirt, brown trousers and black rubber boots.
Season 2 - Bertie's Chase ( cameo), Saved from Scrap, Thomas and Trevor ( cameo), Wrong Road ( cameo), Edward's Exploit ( cameo), Woolly Bear ( cameo), and Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree ( cameo)
Season 3 - Gordon and the Famous Visitor ( cameo), Henry's Forest ( cameo), Mavis ( cameo), Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party ( not named), Buzz, Buzz ( cameo), One Good Turn ( cameo), All at Sea ( cameo), Tender Engines ( cameo), Escape ( cameo), Bulgy ( cameo), and Heroes ( cameo)
Season 4 - Sleeping Beauty ( cameo), Passengers and Polish ( cameo), Gallant Old Engine ( not named), Rusty to the Rescue ( cameo), Train Stops Play ( cameo), Bulls Eyes ( cameo), Special Attraction ( cameo), and Mind that Bike ( cameo)
Season 5 - Horrid Lorry ( cameo), Lady Hatt's Birthday Party ( not named), Bye George! ( cameo), Toby and the Flood ( cameo), Baa! ( cameo), Toby's Discovery ( cameo), Thomas and the Rumours ( cameo), Sir Topham Hatt's Holiday ( cameo), and Make Someone Happy ( cameo)
Season 6 - Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry ( does not speak), Twin Trouble ( cameo), and James and the Red Balloon ( cameo)
Season 7 - Percy Gets it Right ( cameo), The Refreshment Lady's Tea Shop ( does not speak), Something Fishy ( cameo), Bulgy Rides Again ( cameo), The Grand Opening ( cameo), Harold and the Flying Horse ( cameo), Best Dressed Engine ( cameo), and Three Cheers for Thomas ( cameo)
Season 8 - Thomas and the Tuba ( cameo), Percy's New Whistle ( cameo), Thomas and the Firework Display ( cameo), and Emily's Adventure ( cameo)
Season 10 - Big Strong Henry ( cameo)
Season 11 - Toby's Triumph ( not named; does not speak) and Thomas and the Runaway Car ( cameo)
Season 14 - Jitters and Japes ( cameo)
Season 15 - Emily and Dash ( cameo), Stuck on You ( cameo), Big Belle ( cameo), and Wonky Whistle ( cameo)
Season 16 - Race to the Rescue ( cameo) and Muddy Matters ( cameo)
Season 19 - Very Important Sheep ( cameo) and Thomas the Babysitter ( cameo)
Season 20 - Three Steam Engines Gruff ( does not speak)
Jack and the Sodor Construction Company - Kelly's Windy Day ( cameo)
He also appeared in several
ninth season music videos.
Jem Cole also appeared in the magazine stories,
Double Attraction and Harvest.
From the ninth season to the eleventh season, Jem Cole used Old Bailey's face mask. His previous face was reused for Jeremiah Jobling in seasons 4-6.
Jem Cole's appearance changed slightly in the third season, most noticeably his eyes.