Jared is a Quileute teenager who can turn into a wolf. He is one of the five shapeshifters to imprint: he imprinted on a girl he sat next to in class, Kim, who had a massive crush on him even before he imprinted, although before he was a shapeshifter, he never paid any attention to her. After his transformation, he looked at her and imprinted. He was the first shapeshifter to phase after the pack's leader, Sam Uley.
Jared took part in the battle with Victoria’s army, but was not seriously hurt during the fight.
In Breaking Dawn, Jared is sent to try and get Jacob, Seth and Leah back into Sam's pack, Sam wanting Leah back so much that he ordered Jared to get on his knees and beg and call her 'Lee-Lee'. The renegade wolves decline the offer. Jared's object of imprinting is Kim Connweller.