Jake's background consists of many areas of the arts including acting, dancing, music, and filmmaking. He was a member of the traveling youth jazz dance company, the On Broadway Dancers, and has tap danced since the age of four. Jake has held lead roles in live musical productions, including Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, and Joe in Sugar, based on the classic film Some Like it Hot. For five years he lead a teen Classic Rock band playing the keyboard, guitar, and singing for live audiences. After studying Film and Broadcast, he moved from Chicago to Los Angeles where he continues to create. He produced a Short film entitled My Best Girl, which won Best Short Live-Action Narrative at the Lift-Off Film Festival, New York. My Best Girl is streaming on Amazon Video & IndieFlix. Jake is the lead actor in an upcoming short film called Detroit Cycles.