ABOUT

Jacob A. Ware is an actor, screenwriter, and a person who uses Twitter. He was born in Cleveland, cut his teeth in Chicago, and now keeps his nose to the grindstone in NYC. He always splits Aces and 8s in Blackjack.


Jacob is a SAG Award nominee. As a fixture in the indie film scene, he can be seen starring in the upcoming 2020 releases, An Unquiet Grave, a gritty horror feature, as well as the psychological thriller Refraction, a film by Dan McBride. Currently he stars in the quirky comedy Tumble Dry for which he was awarded Best Actor at the 2019 Elba Film Festival and nominated at 2019 Nice International Film Festival.​

​TV credits include: Gotham, Law Order SVU, Shades of Blue, Blue Bloods, One Bad Choice, Woman of a Certain Age, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Boardwalk Empire.

As co-creator of numerous sketch and web series, his work has been featured on JASH, CollegeHumor, VH1's Best Week Ever, CH2, Nitehawk Cinema and more. His offbeat comedy series Driver Ed (dir. Amanda Cowper) was an Official Selection at ​Tribeca Film Festival 2018. He and his creative team Steel Drum In Space (Anthony Arkin, Trish Harnetiaux) have completed their newest film, You Wouldn't Understand (2020 release), a mind-bending, sci-fi comedy.

 

​Jacob grew up performing on stage and developed a love for Commedia dell'arte and Meisner. As a regular performer at NJ Rep, he has appeared in their world premieres: And Juliet, Nobody's Girl , and Mercy (alongside Soprano's Dan Grimaldi). 

​He is the writer of the 10 episode HuffPost/AOL show, Sustainable Self, as well as season two of AOL Originals' Why Didn't I Learn This In School. Along with being head writer and host of the RYOT Studio series Screen Time presented by Comcast/Xfinity, Jacob created and hosted the talk show Unpacking/Unboxing on HuffPost Live.