Originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jake is a recent graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). He left graduate school at UNI to move to New York City in June of 2008 to attend AMDA, and has fallen hard for this amazing metropolis. An avid traveler, amateur photographer, kettlebell enthusiast, and aspiring rock-climber, and a former national Taekwondo champion he is a very eclectic individual.
Jake recently appeared in the 2010 Broadway Rising Stars concert at Town Hall in New York. He has also appeared off-Broadway as Mike Mooney in Paint Your Wagon, and as Peter Boroff in Silk Stockings, both at the McGinn/Cazale Theater for Musicals Tonight!. Jake will be spending the next year in the National Tour of Spamalot as Sir Dennis Galahad. Check http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com for tickets and more information about the tour!