Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Last Updated on: June 12th, 2024

Who is Jack Skellington?

Jack Skellington is the main protagonist of the 1993 stop-motion animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was directed by Tim Burton. He is the “Pumpkin King” of Halloween Town, a fantasy world based entirely on the Halloween holiday.

Jack Skellington is known for his distinctive skull-like head, his spindly limbs, and his tattered suit. He is a being of great intelligence and imagination, but he becomes bored with the monotony of the annual Halloween celebrations and yearns for something more. He decides to take over Christmas and ends up learning valuable lessons about the true meaning of holidays. He is also known for his iconic song “This is Halloween” and his catchphrase “What’s this?”

He was voiced by actor Chris Sarandon and his singing voice was provided by musician Danny Elfman.Jack Skellington (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

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Movie Appearances




Song Appearances

What’s This (Song)

“What’s This?” is a song from the 1993 stop-motion animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” produced by Tim Burton and directed by Henry Selick. The…


This is Halloween (Song)

“This is Halloween” is a song from the 1993 stop-motion animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas, which was produced by Tim Burton and directed by…


Jack’s Lament (Song)

“Jack’s Lament” is a song from the 1993 stop-motion animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas“, directed by Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton. The…


Poor Jack (Song)

“Poor Jack” is a song from the Disney animated film “The Nightmare Before Christmas“. The song is sung by the film’s main character, Jack Skellington,…




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