Born the youngest child in the third generation of Burbank, Californians, Jake knew fairly early on he was going to branch out to see where he would be able to discover his own identity.  Lo and behold, The Hartt School in Hartford, CT came a-callin’ where he earned his BFA in Music Theatre. Since then, he has performed in tours and regional contracts in 49 of the 50 United States (he’s got his eye on you, Hawaii) as well as Canada, Singapore, China and Macau.  He has learned many things about himself along the way, including that he enjoys a solid IPA or a fine boxed wine, and appreciates a restaurant that understands the importance of chips/bread baskets.