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  • Jonas Blane
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  • Command Sergeant Major Jonas Blane is a highly accomplished special operations soldier who has helped save the United States from devastating national security threats on numerous occasions. Jonas was born in San Mateo California. His father, Charles Blane, was a deputy sheriff and former U.S. Army military policeman. His mother, Gladys Blane, was a homemaker and house cleaner. After Jonas graduated from high school, he married his girlfriend, Molly. Shortly afterwards, he enlisted in the United States Army. Jonas decided to become an Army Ranger.
  • Sergeant Major Jonas Blane (United States Army, callsign: Snake Doctor) is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Unit. He is portrayed by Dennis Haysbert, and in most cases, he is the main protagonist in the series. He is presumed to be in his 40's and has a daughter and a wife named Molly Blaine. Blane is a former Ranger and Green Beret, leading Alpha Team of the 1st Special Actions Group (official cover as the "303rd Logistical Studies Group"). He and his wife, Molly, have one daughter. He is competent in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Persian.
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  • U.S. Army Special Forces
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  • America
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  • Alive
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  • Dennis Haysbert
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  • Sergeant Major Jonas Blane
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  • Top, Snake Doc
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  • Sergeant Major Jonas Blane (United States Army, callsign: Snake Doctor) is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Unit. He is portrayed by Dennis Haysbert, and in most cases, he is the main protagonist in the series. He is presumed to be in his 40's and has a daughter and a wife named Molly Blaine. Blane is a former Ranger and Green Beret, leading Alpha Team of the 1st Special Actions Group (official cover as the "303rd Logistical Studies Group"). He and his wife, Molly, have one daughter. He is competent in Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Persian. Jonas is Alpha Team's Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge. He is frequently referred to as Top by his team, and many members of his team try to do what he would do in any given situation. During the series pilot of The Unit, Blane takes down a private jet with five terrorists on board, incurring the wrath of the FBI for violating the Posse Comitatus Act. However, Blane and his team are let off the hook. At the end of the 1st episode, when a mechanical speaking toy repeats an Arabic phrase, he pivots around and fires 2 rounds from his pistol into a bedroom mirror, a reaction presumably caused by stress. When the incident is uncovered, his wife states that she fired the rounds in an attempt to eliminate a rat. In other episodes, Blane and his team recover a radioactive component of a Chinese satellite, rescue American missionaries in Indonesia, rescue the drug minister of Mexico, assassinate a terrorist financier in Spain, bug an Iranian official's car at their embassy in Beirut, recover seven Stinger missiles from Brazilian arms dealers, and the apprehend a Serbian war criminal in the Balkans. Blane's wife, Molly, becomes the victim of con artists and loses the money of several other Army wives. She recovers some of the money and pays back the victims. She is unable to recover her own money though, and this causes tension between herself and Jonas. Molly urges Jonas to join a private military company in order to help their financial situation, but he states that he is not interested in a job as a mercenary. While in the Balkans, the war criminal that Blane's team apprehends gets a good look at Blane. When the criminal escapes from UN custody, he tracks Blane back to Fort Griffith, the 303rd's headquarters. When Alpha Team leaves post to celebrate the marriage of unit commander Colonel Tom Ryan, the war criminal kills a few workers and injures Mrs. Ryan and Blane. A few months later (during the second season), after being assigned to active duty once again, while in Pakistan, Blane and his team prevent the spread of weaponized smallpox by members of al-Qaeda. His team is also responsible for the downfall of the world's foremost illegal weapons dealer. In the Season 4 episode "Sex Trade", in the midst of an operation to recover weapons-grade plutonium and a Russian arms dealer in Kosovo, Jonas encounters a prostitute named Dava to whom he promises to deliver from her owner if she'll aid him and the team in gathering intel on Petrov the arms dealer. After one unsuccesful attempt to conduct the transaction, they're given another opportunity which results in the teams procurement of the plutonium and the elmination of Petrov, but the prostitute was offered to Petrov in order to complete the transaction and she was taken over the Kosovo border before Jonas could intercept her. Leaving him with a heavy conscience after failing to keep his end of the bargain. At the end of Season 4, Molly decides to live away from Jonas after he refuses to retire for her.
  • Command Sergeant Major Jonas Blane is a highly accomplished special operations soldier who has helped save the United States from devastating national security threats on numerous occasions. Jonas was born in San Mateo California. His father, Charles Blane, was a deputy sheriff and former U.S. Army military policeman. His mother, Gladys Blane, was a homemaker and house cleaner. After Jonas graduated from high school, he married his girlfriend, Molly. Shortly afterwards, he enlisted in the United States Army. Jonas decided to become an Army Ranger. After completing basic combat training and advanced individual training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, he went on to the U.S. Army Airborne School. Upon completing airborne training, Jonas went through Ranger indoctrination training and was then assigned to the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He later attended and passed the U.S. Army Ranger School, earning the Ranger Tab. Jonas eventually became a fire team leader. Soon after, he attended the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Course. Upon its successful completion, Jonas went through the Special Forces Qualification Course and then joined the United States Army Special Forces as a junior special forces weapons sergeant in the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group. He eventually rose to the position of a senior weapons sergeant. A little while after being promoted to Sergeant First Class, Jonas became an assistant operations and intelligence sergeant. Sometime later, his extraordinary work during counterinsurgency and anti-terrorism operations caught the attention of several officials in the Joint Special Operations Command. He was invited to apply to join an elite ultra-clandestine special operations unit. Designated "1st Special Actions Group", this black ops team is simply referred to as "The Unit" by its members. The Unit officially does not exist and its immediate chain of command goes to The Unit's commanding officer straight to the President of the United States; this bypasses the Secretary of Defense. It operates under the cover of being known as the 303rd Logistical Studies Group, and its operators are all under cover of being desk bound clerks and military logistics personnel. Jonas accepted the offer and applied to join the 1st Special Actions Group. After completing the selection and training process, he was assigned to the The Unit's Alpha Team. Jonas eventually rose to the position of an assistant team sergeant and then a team sergeant after his promotion to Master Sergeant. He became a team leader upon being promoted to Sergeant Major. In that capacity, Jonas leads Alpha Team in such missions as hostage rescue, the capture and elimination of terrorist forces and intelligence gathering on terrorist threats, as well as various other "projects" authorized by the U.S. government deemed unsuitable and too risky for standard military forces.