|“||End of the line, Portman!||”|
–Golan, under the alias of Barron the bus driver
Golan was in Jacob's life long before the start of the series, including as Jacob's middle school bus driver Mr. Barron (where he was greatly despised to the point where the students defaced his yearbook pictures with staples), and the man who maintained the Portman family's lawn and cleaned their pool.
He is searching for Miss Peregrine's loop for a long time, and sees his chance to find it with Jacob as his bait. The night Abe Portman dies, Jacob saw him as a neighbouring old man watering a lawn. Later, he pretends to be a psychiatrist. Eventually, Jacob unknowingly leads him straight to Miss Peregrine's loop on the island of Cairnholm, Wales. There, he acts as an ornithologist.
- In the books, he played 5 total known roles in Jacob's life.
- Despite the fact that it was an impersonation, Golan was actually a licensed therapist due to the minds of common people having always interested him.