Jake was born and raised in the southern suburbs of Chicago. It was there that his passion for performing grew and eventually led him to Millikin University, where he obtained his BFA in Musical Theatre in 2014. Since graduating, Jake has been fortunate enough to work with many of the incredible theatres in the Chicagoland area, some of which include: Paramount Theatre, CPA Theatricals, Open Door Repertory Company, and Kokandy Productions. His regional work includes Tent Theatre, Little Theatre on the Square, and Capital City Theatre. In 2017, Jake served up awkward dance moves and nineties pop culture references as Leroy in the world premiere of Numbers Nerds at the New York Musical Theatre Festival.
When he's not performing, Jake can be found either binge-watching the latest Netflix show or contemplating spending way too much money at the nearest Lululemon. He is thrilled to join the exceptional group of artists at Gray Talent Group!