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Jesse Walsh is the main protagonist of the 1985 film A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge. In the movie, Jesse is one of the rare male leading protagonist of the film whose had to face Freddy.

He moves into the house previously owned by Nancy Thompson and begins to have nightmares that involve Freddy Krueger. Every night, he would dream of the room he's in being burning hot.

Freddy would possess him and get him to kill for him.

Film Roles

Jesse Walsh is a High-school student who moves into Nancy Thompson's old house on Elm Street with his family and begins to experience nightmares about Freddy Krueger.

Freddy enacts a plan to possess Jesse, using his body to kill in the real world, slowly gaining the strength to manifest his form physically.

Freddy uses his powers to kill Jesse's abusive coach and attempts to kill Jesse's sister though Jesse is able to resist.

He confides his fear in his friend Ron and asks him to watch over him while he sleeps but as Ron himself passes out, Freddy manifests and murders Ron.

Jesse retreats to his girlfriend Lisa's house during a party but Freddy again takes control, trying to kill her.

Jesse fights back against his control and Freddy instead turns on the other teenagers present, murdering seven before disappearing.

Freddy travels to the boiler room where he would take his child victims while still alive. Lisa confronts Freddy and Jesse is able to finally regain control, exorcising Freddy.

After this incident while traveling on the school bus with Lisa, their friend Kerry is impaled through the chest by Freddy and the bus careers off the road, revealing Freddy is still alive and has again trapped Jesse.

His fate is left ambiguous.


  • His fate at the end of the film is ambiogious, but Mark Platton believes that Jessie is alive.
  • Jesse along with Maggie and Lori are only main protagonists who do not appear again.
  • Jesse is the only Elm Street protagonist.
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