|“||Kickball's a lot easier when your ankles aren't shackled.||”|
—Griff in Griff is in the House!
Griffin "Griff" Jones-McCormick is a recurring character in Bunk'd. Griff is a reformed juvenile delinquent who got in trouble with the law. His parents abandoned him and he was forced to steal some stuff like food, a motorcycle, or anything else necessary to survive, which got him arrested and landed him in Juvenile Hall.
He was in and out of foster homes before he was in jail. He had an early release and pulled some strings to attend Camp Kikiwaka to help him to keep him out of trouble and help him reform. He made friends with Emma, Xander, Zuri, Ravi, Lou, Jorge and Tiffany. He‘s now Xander's adoptive younger brother.
Griff is kind of brooding and he has a habit of taking things that are not his. But they are small time, he just borrows it for a minute and returns it. On the whole though, Griff is not a bad kid. He is a nice guy, caring and sticks up for the little guys. He isn't used to life outside of Juvenile Hall. It is shown that he is working on his "people skills".
Griff is a 13-year-old caucasian boy with brown hair and brown eyes. He is relatively skinny and has an average build.
Griff is described as a 12-year-old junior delinquent sent to Camp Kikiwaka by the nature rehabilitation program. He is first seen with an officer by his side entering the Grizzly cabin. He found a key which the officer missed when he frisked him, and he escaped the handcuffs himself. He then introduced himself and got ready for a pat down, only then Ravi told him there was no pat down in summer camp.
He is later seen playing kickball with his fellow Grizzly cabin mates. He scored many home runs and as well as three watches. Xander described him as being "in and out of foster homes, bounced around the system." While gone, Xander, Ravi, and Jorge accuse him of stealing Xander's guitar, Gabby. He then entered the cabin and was stopped by Xander, who interrogates him. He then revealed that he took Xander's guitar pick to get the bugs out of his teeth after they went zip lining. Griff then is called to a "Trial by Fire", which he originally thought that they were going to burn him.
Soon he is alone in the Grizzly cabin and Ravi comes in to talk to him. He tells Ravi he used to steal food to survive which lead him to steal other things that he didn't actually need. Ravi makes a comment and Griff fired back at him explaining that he has no idea how hard his life has been, him never really having anything. Later in the trial by the campfire, he didn't want to defend himself, as everyone believes that he is guilty since he has a criminal record. Ravi then steps in and tries to defend him, and Griff recalls that he was worse than his last public speaker, which he found on a bus bench. After Ravi finishes his statement, Griff says that no one ever stood up to him like that before. He was found innocent since it was Hazel who took Gabby and framed Griff. Xander apologizes to him, and he forgives him and was invited to a Grizzly hug.
Close Friends/ Adoptive Brother
Griff is a reformed delinquent who was in juvenile hall for stealing. He used to steal food to survive when he was younger but eventually started stealing other things like skateboards televisions and motorcycles among other things. Griff and Xander got off on the wrong foot, they become fast friends. Mostly Xander is a little bit annoyed when Griff takes his stuff, but Griff gives it back when he borrows it. They both are bunkmates. He was accused of stealing Xander's guitar which he didn't do. Xander believed him when Ravi defended him to other campers. It was Hazel who stole Xander's guitar. After that Griff and Xander become fast friends. In Dreams Come True, Xander saves Griff from Juvie, and gets his parents to adopt him.
To say that Ravi was scared of Griff is an understatement. Ravi was terrified because he went to Juvenile Hall. Griff was accused of stealing Xander's guitar which he didn't do. Ravi believed him when Griff told him his story why he was in juvenile hall and why he steals to survive. Both of them bonded when they realize they are both orphans and Ravi defended him to the campers. They became fast friends, though this doesn't prevent Griff from manipulating him.
Jorge and Griff became fast friends when he came to camp and they became bunkmates. Mostly Jorge didn't like Griff using his comb, but they put that behind them and became fast good friends.
Zuri is Griff's close friend, although she was shown having a crush on him and they grew very much closer throughout the season. For example, they were both worried about each other in episode Luke Out Below when they were on the ledge.
Lou is Griff's friend as seen in many episodes. Lou, and sometimes Ravi, try to help him fit in and make him feel better.
Emma is Griff's friend, as Emma gave Griff a watch as a "Christmas in Summer" present he was very pleased.
Tiffany is Griff's friend. It is shown that she has a crush on him in Dance in My Pants, as complimenting his looks and fighting with Zuri over him. It is unknown if she still has a crush on him due to her liking Grant from Badger cabin in Zuri Has a Little Lamb.
- Griff is in the House! (first appearance)
- Dance in My Pants
- Zuri Has a Little Lamb
- Zuri Weasels Out
- Luke Out Below
- Tidal Wave
- How the Griff Stole Christmas
- Mother May I?
- Bad Dog!
- Camp Stinky Waka
- Dreams Come True
- We Didn't Start the Fire
- The Great Escape (last appearance)
- He is similar to Jughead Jones from the CW series Riverdale as not just their surnames are the same, but for example, they were in foster care for a time, been to juvie, 'brothers' with an artist/athlete, know how to survive alone, accused of a crime they didn't commit based on their past, and throughout both series, they can be seen in one place doing an activity that involves literacy.
- He is also similar to Luke Ross from Jessie.
- He met Luke for the first time in Luke Out Below.
- He used to hate Christmas, as it reminded him of what he doesn't have, but later learned to love Christmas in "How the Griff Stole Christmas".
- Griff has always thought of Xander as his older brother.
- Griff is revealed to be ticklish in Griff is in the House!
- Griff is incredible at the bean-bag toss game, as seen in Bad Dog!, having played the game a lot while in Juvie.
The image gallery for Griff Jones may be viewed here.