George Juergens, portrayed by Mark Derwin, is a fictional character from ABC Family original series, The Secret Life of the American Teenager. He is the estranged husband of Anne Juergens, the father of Amy and Ashley Juergens, and the grandfather of John Juergens.

Character BackgroundEdit

George is a comically blunt, somewhat immature, and often oblivious man, but one who loves his family and tries hard to protect them and keep them together. His first wife was Kathleen Bowman, a woman who married him for sex. The two divorced after she cheated on him, but because George never reveals this, people assume that it was George who cheated on Kathleen.


George, a furniture salesman, met Anne while she was in college. He and Anne eloped shortly after discovering Anne was pregnant with Amy, and they had Ashley two years later. George has since had a vasectomy and can no longer have children. When Anne discovered George was having an affair with Cindy Lee, she ordered George to move out. George moved first to his furniture shop, then renovated the Juergens' garage into a bedroom with a urinal, and finally moved next door with Ashley - a situation Anne is pleased with. Although Anne wants to file for divorce, George realizes he is still in love with her and attempts to prevent a divorce by hiding the household money from her. He is crushed when he learns Anne had once cheated on him with an old college friend and when he sees the architect flirting with her. George employs Donovan and is becoming friends with Leo Boykewich.

George believed that Amy was the "good girl" of the house and was shocked after learning she had become pregnant, but, like his wife, recovered and supports his daughter. Unlike Anne, George hoped that Amy would keep the baby. He tried to sabotage the interviews Anne held for potential adoptive parents and conspired with Ashley to convince Amy to keep her son, but agreed to allow Donovan and Leon to adopt. When the couple backed out, George reminded Amy that she could keep her son, which she did.

In "Ciao", we find out that George lied about having a vasectomy and he may possibly be the father of Anne's third child. He tells Grace this information when he catches her skipping class. George finally admits to Anne that he lied about his vasectomy and that the child was most likely his. Anne says that she already knew that the baby is his. George is now trying to win back his estranged wife.