He was also part of the Soviet expedition to the Amazon. During Indiana Jones' escape from custody, Jones accidentally swung back into the cab of a truck carrying Jefferson and Grant, surprising them. Jones threw Jefferson out first, then Grant. In Brazil, he was second of the four soldiers to enter the Temple of Akator and get sucked into the vortex.
Behind the scenesEdit
"Jefferson" was played by Venya Manzyuk in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Manzyuk was credited as one of the four credited Russian Soldiers. Like many of the Soviet Special Forces who infiltrated Hangar 51, Jefferson shares his name with a US president, in his case Thomas Jefferson.
According to the insignia on his shirt, Jefferson was pretending to be a Private First Class in the U.S. Army.
While he and his companions are sucked into the vortex in the film, Jefferson and his companions receive a very different fate in the film's comic book adaptation. Instead of their movie fate, he and his comrades are burned up by the piercing gaze of the crystal skeletons of the Temple of Akator.