"Can I borrow your imagination?"
Jack Crawford
Age Late 40s
Occupation(s) FBI Special Agent
Head of Behavioral Sciences
Status Alive
Relatives Bella Crawford (wife; deceased)
Relationships Hannibal Lecter (enemy)
Will Graham (friend/agent)
Miriam Lass (trainee)
Other info
First appearance Apéritif
Last appearance The Wrath of the Lamb
Portrayed by Laurence Fishburne
Jack Crawford (TV) gallery

SPOILERS: Being smart spoils a lot of things, doesn't it? -Hannibal Lecter, The Silence of the Lambs
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Jack Crawford is a main character in NBC's Hannibal. He is a Special Agent at the FBI and the head of Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI, and Will Graham's boss. He is married to Bella Crawford.

Whilst attempting to apprehend Hannibal Lecter after learning he is the Chesapeake Ripper in the season 2 finale, he is stabbed in the neck by Lecter with a piece of glass and badly wounded, although he survives the ordeal.


  • Bella Crawford - Purposefully overdosed on her pain medication as a mercy killing.


  • Matthew Brown - A lawful act, shot Matthew to stop him from killing Hannibal. Later revealed Matthew survived and is now in custody. 
  • Hannibal Lecter - Attempted to kill in self-defense after the latter realized he knew he was the Chesapeake Ripper, attempted to shoot, stab and strangle Hannibal. Lecter, however, is able to overpower and seriously wound him. 


  • "Can I borrow your imagination?" (to Will)
  • "Come on, Will. I need my beauty sleep!"
  • "Are you beginning to appreciate my lack of sympathy?" (to Dr. Bloom)
  • "Don't worry, I won't leave you here." (to WiIl)
  • "So, is it me, or is it becoming easier for you to look?" (to Will)
  • "Well, not feeling like yourself is kind of what you do." (to Will)
  • "Well, clearly there's something you don't want to tell me." (to Will)
  • "My instincts tell me that Abigail Hobbs has answers that we have not heard." (to Dr. Bloom)
  • "In my house, in my bedroom, where my wife sleeps." A quote directly from Al Pacino's character Michael Corleone, from The Godfather.
  • "I'm here for Will Graham. I borrowed his imagination, and I broke it. I don't know how he managed to piece it back together again." (to Inspector Rinaldo Pazzi)


  • Laurence Fishburne and Gina Torres are married in real life.
  • Jack has shown himself to be a skilled fighter, as he was able to match Hannibal in a fist fight and even overpower him. In Florence he was later able to savagely beat Hannibal in a fight, though Hannibal was not fighting back at the time. His fighting skills may come from his training in the FBI.
  • Jack's suits are made by Garrison Bespoke.


Main Characters

Will GrahamHannibal LecterAlana BloomBeverly KatzJack Crawford

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    • Personally, I agree with you. I've only seen the TV series (not read the books) but he comes off as having many psychopathic traits to ...
    • A psychopath is someone who is detached in some manner, using The TV series as an example. Hannible is detached from the emtional aspects ...