The only juror to raise his hand to the vote not guilty. Values the life of others who think its a joke to them. He is about forty or fifty during the 1950's so not that old yet. His occupation was maybe being a lawyer.
A kind fair man who values the kids life unlike the other jurors. "Not guilty" is what really started this play when he was brave enough to raise his hand to be the only one to vote not guilty. He really wanted to see this through he was confident about his choice. In hopes to change the thoughts of the other jurors.
Look, this boy's been kicked around all his life. You know - living in a slum, his mother dead since he was nine. He spent a year and a half in an orphanage while his father served a jail term for forgery. That's not a very good head start. He had a pretty terrible sixteen years. I think maybe we owe him a few words. That's all.
But supposing he really did hear it. This phrase, how many times has each of us used it? Probably hundreds, "I could kill you for doing that, darling." "If you do that once more, Junior, I'm going to kill you." "Come on, Rocky, kill him." We say it every day. It doesn't mean we're going to kill someone.
It was a day of being chosen to a murder case where a boy killed his father. At first everyone voted guilty but except for me I chose to vote not guilty. Being confident with my vote it was my job to fight through it till the end. In try to change there thought so we can all vote not guilty. For that the boy could live because he could have been framed. But at the very end I stuck through with my vote and all twelve of us voted not guilty and the boy lived.
He is the kick starter to this drama he turns everyone against his vote. In stick through his vote till the end of this case. Everyone's mind was blown when this being an a easy case because murder lead to death. But he believed that the boy did't do it and wanted to see this through. In what everyone had to say but at the end they all voted the same not guilty.