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I know that you're angry, but when I was here last year, you really showed me what a selfish jerk I was. You're the reason that all of this is happening.

―Roger Peralta

Captain Roger Peralta (portrayed by Bradley Whitford) is an airline pilot captain, who is also Jake Peralta's father. He walked out on the family when Jake was seven, and has since reappeared infrequently in Jake's life.

Throughout the Series[]

Season Two[]

Jake's mainly absentee father, Roger (guest star Bradley Whitford), comes to town hh to spend some time with his son. Jake can't wait to see him, but Charles is skeptical of Roger's intentions.

Season Three[]

In Karen Peralta, Roger arrives as the surprise guest at Karen Peralta's house for Jake's birthday. Karen announces then that she and Roger seeing each other again. Jake tries to break them up but later sees that Roger genuinely cares about Karen and agrees to let them be together.

Season Five[]

In Two Turkeys, Jake's parents and Amy's parents are meeting one another for the first time. Upon Victor and Camila Santiago arriving for Thanksgiving dinner, Roger is half-naked from the bottom down since he couldn't decide which pair of pants to wear. He is not self-conscious of how he appears as he asks how their trip was flying in. The conversations between the parents are off to a rough start before the Thanksgiving meal so Jake & Amy bring out the alcohol and get them drunk. Roger begins competing with Victor over showing their support toward Jake & Amy's relationship. The two fathers' competition in topping the other get greater when each carving a turkey, to the point where Roger ends up cutting off his thumb accidentally.

Jake rushes his dad to the hospital, where Roger reveals to Jake that he has three half-sisters. After his left thumb is reattached to his hand, Roger reveals to Jake that he has half-brothers too.

In Jake & Amy, after the bomb scare caused the wedding to be cancelled, Jake mentions to Amy that their parents ended up having dinner together, that it sounded like they had fun and their dads only got into one arms-wrestling match. Amy asks who won and Jake tells her that neither because they both threw out their shoulders. 

Season Seven[]

In Admiral Peralta, he meets up with Jake to talk about Jake's baby. Jake wants Roger to meet his father, Walter Peralta, and reconcile. Roger didn't want to see his father again. He goes to Jake's apartment and sees his father, who he insults about being a terrible father. After starting to bond, however, Walter throws Roger a can of beer and Roger misses, with the gender-reveal cake on the floor. After a disastrous clean job blindfolded since Jake didn't want to know the baby's gender, they call in Charles to help after they find out anyway to help clean up. However, during the restoration Roger puts Green Dye into the cake and later at the party accidentally cuts off his thumb which prompts Walter to walk out on him again. He tells Jake that he will be a great father since he already cares so much about this baby before he's even born.  


Roger is shown to be untrustworthy, and often uncaring towards other people's feelings, such as cheating on his partners and not being considerate about Jake. However, Karen claims that he does have a more sensitive side, as he cared for her and brought her soup when she was sick. He also reassured Jake that he would be a good dad as he is reading parenting books before the kid is born and having a sex reveal party. The fact that Jake cares, he says, is more than any other Peralta father has done before.


Jake Peralta[]

Jake is shown to be very distrustful of his father, and he is unwilling to accept his father back into his life after numerous betrayals. Jake tells Charles that it's not blood that matters, as Roger has never been there for him, and he doesn't view Roger as his father figure, instead seeking a father figure in Holt.

Karen Peralta[]

Roger and Karen broke up because he left them, and also due to the numerous times he cheated, including with her best friend. Despite this, Karen is willing to look past it, and the two start dating again later in life. Karen tells Jake that Roger really cares about her now, such as when he flew in on his day off and brought her soup when she had bronchitis.[1]

Kate Peralta[]

Not much is known about their relationship, other than the fact that he only visited her about 9 times throughout her childhood, one time sending his co-pilot, Steve, who taught her how to shave.


  • He coached Jake's little league baseball team.[2]
  • He played catch with his father, Walter once and it is their only happy memory together.[3]
  • He was in the hospital for three weeks when he was younger after crashing his dad's boat.[4]
    • Walter never visited him once which is the source of much resentment.
  • Flies internationally from Albany to Quebec for Tribute Airlines.
  • In Hostage Situation, he appeared on an app as a potential sperm donor for Charles and Genevieve.
  • He said he’s had sex with about 400 women.
    • Was caught making out with a female clown in a bounce house on Jake's sixth birthday. [5]
    • Learned Spanish from one of his mistresses. [5]
    • He went to a single parent-teacher-conference, at which he had sex with the teacher on top of Jake's diorama.
    • Once hooked up with the entirety of Kate's mother's book club.
  • He fathered children, Jake's half-siblings, in all the hubs of cities with international airports --Atlanta, Newark, Dallas–Fort Worth, etc.[5]
  • He pretended to like golf to get away with cheating on Karen.[5]
  • Used to fly with Sully Sullenberger.[5] (might be a lie)
  • He accidentally cut both of his thumbs off and had to have them reattached in two separate instances. (Two Turkeys and Admiral Peralta)