James "Jamie" Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser (Sam Heughan)
In Season One, Jamie Fraser strikes up a passionate affair with Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. Armed with sheer grit and enduring strength, he is a strapping young Scottish clan lord with a complicated past and a disarming sense of humor. He is intelligent, principled, and, by 18th century standards, educated and worldly, with a tenderness and compassion that stands out in contrast to his contemporaries. A natural leader of men, he has no political ambitions or desire for battlefield glories. Instead, he wishes to remove the price on his head and return to his family’s ancestral farm. After being, captured by the English, Jamie is taken to Wentworth Prison where he is raped and tortured by Jack Randall. After his rescue, Jamie wants to die but Claire brings him out of his despair and the two flee to France.
In Season Two, haunted by a violent rape at Black Jack Randall's hands and outlawed in his native Scotland, Jamie Fraser establishes a new life in France with a mission: to stop Price Charles and the Jacobite uprising from happening. Along the way he brings Fergus into the family, challenges Jack Randall to a duel and is imprisoned after being caught dueling. He is separated from Claire not knowing if she and their child were alive of dead. After leaving France, the two are swept into the Jacobite Rising which not only is doomed to fail but separates Jamie and Claire across time.
Jamie's birthday is May 1. Sam's birthday is April 30.