Jake’s theater roles have ranged from Our Town’s innocent Howie Newsome on Broadway to young Adolf Hitler in 5 O’Clock. For many years, Jake focused on New York independent theater playing varied leading characters: an Australian drug smuggler in Beautiful Souls, a soldier suffering from PTSD in At War and Home Front, a suicidal loner in The Chekhov Dreams. He has had leading roles in two A.R. Gurney plays, one directed by the playwright himself, and most recently starred as a charming but flawed politician in the Off-Broadway political drama, Promising, which is currently being developed into a film.

THEATER (selected)

Promising David (Lead) Terry Berliner, Dir; Beckett NYC
The Dining Room Man 2 Mark Lamos, Dir; Westport Playhouse
The Chekhov Dreams Jeremy (Lead) Leslie Burby, Dir; Workshop Theater, NYC
Ancestral Voices Eddie (lead) A.R. Gurney, Dir.;Various Theaters
Transit of Venus Guillaume (lead) im Glossman, Dir., Bickford Theater
At War Robbie E. Gould, Dir.; The Fire Dept.
Beautiful Souls David Cutler(lead) Jeremy Dobrish, Dir.; Beckett Theater, NYC
Speakeasy Mr. Smith Erica Gould, Dir. Fire Dept., NYC
5 O’Clock Young Hitler Mirra Bank, Dir.; Workshop Th, NYC
Our Town Howie James Naughton, Dir., Booth Theater, NYC
All’s Well That Ends Well Lord Dumain Andrew Grosso, Dir.; HERE, NYC