Much of Jude's characteristics are similar to his original counterpart. Considered to be the oddball of the children, second only to Izzy, Jude is known for his eccentric behavior (such as attending class without clothes), lack of responsibility, overused of the word "dude", and love for skateboarding. Like his counterpart, Jude is an honest person but because of the way he views the world differently, he is often labeled as weird by the rest.
In Duck Duck Juice, Jude and Izzy dare each other to drink Chef's Rainbow Juice. The high sugar content gives both kids a sugar rush and the other kids have trouble keeping them under control. Jude ends up taking off all his clothes before riding on the slide naked, where he ends up getting a nasty case of friction burn on his butt.
In Cluckwork Orange, Jude befriends a chicken and takes it back to daycare. After the chicken causes chaos at the daycare, he is forced to part with it.
In The Bad Guy Busters, Jude takes on the identity of Dude Boy and joins his friends in stopping the villainous Smasher (actually Izzy).
- While Jude has five fingers on each hand in 6teen, he has four in Total Drama.
- In 6teen, Jude is a rather sloppy person and does not shower often to the point in the episode, Baby, You Stink, he mentioned he hadn't taken a bath for two weeks and doesn't give off a foul odor at all. In Know it All, he shows mild annoyance when Duncan wipes his dirty hand on him, indicating he isn't as sloppy as his 6teen counterpart.
- Jude is the first character from 6teen to make an appearance on Total Drama.
- Jude's appearance in Total DramaRama marks his first on television appearance in eight years since the finale of 6teen, and his second appearance overall after appearing in the 6teen webisode "Vote, Dude!"
- Christian Potenza, Jude's voice actor, has stated on multiple occasions that Jude is his favorite character to play.