Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States of America and the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence. As one of the most influential figures in American history, he has been featured in many pop culture, especially in the 1953 Disney animated short, Ben and Me, which he was voiced by Hans Conried. He plays as one of the main antagonists in the hit musical Hamilton. He was also mentioned in The Swap.
Jefferson appeared as one of the four heads on Mount Rushmore in The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (performed by Jerry Nelson), a National Wildlife Federation PSA ad, and in Muppets Tonight. Kermit appeared as Jefferson in I Love Liberty. In the premiere "Great Moments in Elvis History" segment from Muppets Tonight episode 101, an Elvis appears as Jefferson.
- “'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'...These are wise words, enterprising men quote 'em...Don't act surprised you guys, cuz I wrote 'em.”
- ―Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson is a major character in the hip-hop musical Hamilton, depicted as an African-American within context of the story. He is usually portrayed by the same actor who plays Marquis de Lafayette.