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Jamie De Curry, real name James De Curry is one of the members of Roland Deschain's original ka-tet and the best scout Roland had ever known. He trained with Roland under Cort as apprentice gunslingers.

Not much is revealed about Jamie in the seven main books in The Dark Tower Series. It is mentioned that his preferred weapons are the bow and arrow or the bah (crossbow) and bolt.

Much more is said about him in the Dark Tower Comics. He was born with a large birthmark on his face. Jamie's father, despite being one of the main doctors in Gilead, was unable to remove it and so was greatly mocked by his peers. It was this taunting that caused a residual anger to grow in him, causing him to want to prove his worth through physical prowess rather than through the study of human anatomy.

His prowess was noticed and he was recruited by Cort due to the lack of Gunslingers at that time and he soon became close friends with Thomas Whitman who joined at the same time as him.

It is also revealed that he sacrificed his life for Roland at Jericho Hill, by pushing him out of the way of the sniper's bullet shot by General Grissom's son Edovacar. Before his death he discovers the Cult of Amoco and helps to destroy it alongside Roland and others.

He always carries a leather pouch of medicinal herbs with him to treat the infections and flesh wounds of a Gunslinger's training.

Role in the Dark Tower Series[]

The Wind Through the Keyhole[]

During the events of The Wind Through the Keyhole, soon after Roland's mother's death Steven Deschain sends both Jamie and Roland to the town of Debaria, to investigate murders that have been occurring there; the deaths are rumored to be caused by a skin-man. With Jamie's aid, Roland is able to investigate and discern the true murderer from a collection of the town's miners. After the death of the skin-man, the two gunslingers are celebrated by the townsfolk.


There is a slight discrepancy with regards to his birthmark: it is not mentioned in the book as being on Jamie's face, but rather on his hand. At one point, Roland refers to him by the nickname "Jamie Red Hand," as it looks as though his hand had been dipped in blood. No mention of a facial birthmark is made in the books, but the comics portray him with a facial mark. It is unknown why this discrepancy is so.