Butler to Anthony Stark and the Avengers, Former Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot
Place of Birth
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Mrs. Jarvis (mother)
Jarvis is a former boxing champion.
Edwin Jarvis was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. During World War II, he ran away to join the Canadian Royal Air Force to fight for Britain against the Nazis as an underage pilot. This might be the time that he acquired his accent. Returning to the United States, he found a position as butler for Howard Stark and Maria Stark. He watched their mansion even after their death. (Click on the Starks' names above to learn more about them.)
The Starks' son, Tony, called the first meeting of the Avengers as Iron Man and donated the house as headquarters; therefore, it became the Avengers Mansion. Jarvis served the Avengers for many years on, acting as a father figure to some newcomers. He is the only person who has been with the Avengers for their entire existence, a distinction not even Captain America can claim. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about them.)
On occasion, Jarvis even shared various adventures with the Avengers. Once, early in his association with the team, Jarvis became desperate for money due to his mother's extreme illness. He accepted the money from the original Crimson Cowl (soon revealed to be the robot Ultron) in exchange for providing blueprints to the Avengers' mansion. Ultron captured the Avengers and hypnotized Jarvis to believe he was the Crimson Cowl. The Avengers soon turned the tables on Ultron and helped Jarvis regain his identity and restore his mother to health. Another time, Jarvis helped rescue the Judy Parks from Graviton. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about them. Note: Beware of a two pictures of women in very revealing outfits on Ultron's bio page.)
On time, Jarvis stood up to and fought the Bruiser (a neighborhood bully who robbed his mother). Furthermore, he inspired his mother's neighbors to join him in driving Bruiser out of the neighborhood. (To learn more about the the bully above, just click on his name.)
During an attack by the Masters of Evil on the mansion, Jarvis was severely beaten and almost lost an eye. However, Jarvis was rescued by the Avengers and took a leave of absence to recuperate. After he had healed from his injuries, Jarvis returned once again. However, soon after, the Avengers temporarily disbanded from active duty, and Jarvis was temporarily relieved. During this time, Jarvis met and began dating Glory Garsen. (Click on the highlighted names above to learn more about those characters. Note: Beware of a woman in a revealing outfit on the Masters of Evil's bio page.)
However, the Avengers reassembled and they expanded their "Ground Crew" to include other non-superhuman job duties, of which Jarvis enjoyed a senior position as "Chief of Staff." At one point, the Ground Crew was brainwashed by the Skeleton Crew into attacking the Avengers, although they were easily defeated and freed from the Skeleton Crew's control. When Crystal took up residence in the mansion with her daughter Luna, she brought with her a nanny, Marilla. Jarvis and Marilla became rivals over various domestic duties; however, over time they became fond of each other. Eventually, the Avengers' Ground Crew was dismissed and Jarvis remained the sole domestic worker for the mansion once again. (To learn more about the characters and crew above, just click on their highlighted names. Note: Beware of the very form-fitting outfit on Crystal's bio page.)
Later on, Jarvis was once again relieved of duty when the Avengers disbanded another time (this time presumably permanently due to the perceived death of many members by the entity known as Onslaught). During this time, Jarvis felt extremely displaced and sank into a depression, living off his pension from the Stark Foundation. However, once again, the Avengers returned and reassembled. And as always, Jarvis also returned to service, this time with a renewed sense of duty.
Recently, Jarvis revealed that he had been sponsoring a foreign child, Maria de Guadalupe "Lupe" Santiago, and had the opportunity to meet her in person as she came to New York for college. The Avengers soon discovered Lupe was the superhuman adventurer Silverclaw and was placed in Jarvis' sponsorship precisely because of his connection to the Avengers. Silverclaw aided the Avengers against the arms dealer Moses Magnum, and was later offered provisional membership in the group. (To learn more about the characters above, just click on their names.)
To learn more about Jarvis, click on the following link, http://marvel.com/universe/Jarvis,_Edwin.
Jarvis in the Iron Man movies, is an Artificial Intelligence instead of an actual butler to Tony Stark. In the movies, J.A.R.V.I.S. stands for "Just A Really Very Intelligent System." The voice of J.A.R.V.I.S. is by Paul Bettany (he is shown in the second picture along side a picture of part of the computer system that is J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Iron Man movies.)