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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 played multiple film festivals and is streaming on Amazon Video & IndieFlix.  Jake most recently appeared on Conan on tbs in a musical comedy sketch as tap dancing Pope Benedict.  He is currently writing multiple screenplays including drama pilots and features.