Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock

Posted on January 3, 2012 by


Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock is most likely my favorite character on television. Performed to perfection by Alec Baldwin, Jack is in charge of television and microwave oven programming at General Electric and prides himself on his success, wealth, intellect, and good looks. In many ways, Jack embodies the stereotype of the all-American businessman and, not coincidentally, is a paragon of conservatism. In playing to this stereotype, Jack is often not in touch with his emotions, is stubborn, and has a strong dedication to economic justice. It’s all so hilariously hyperbolic yet despite the satire, Baldwin’s character is one we root for and sympathize with because he is caring and follows his heart, even if it is a bit misguided.

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