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Born in Cleveland.

Cut teeth in Chicago.

Hustles in NYC.


You might have caught him on FBI, Gotham, Law & Order SVU, Shades of Blue, Boardwalk Empire and a number of other shows. Next up you'll be able to see him on Jonathan Nola and Lisa Joy's upcoming series for Amazon Studios.

As a SAG Award nominee and a fixture in the indie film scene, he starred in the critically-acclaimed horror feature An Unquiet Grave (SHUDDER) and can be seen in Anthony Arkin's sci-fi thriller Sender (Amazon).

If you treat yourself to podcasts, you can hear him on Playwrights Horizons/Soundstage episodic series, The MS Phoenix Rising, a satirical comedy that The New Yorker called "among the funniest to emerge from the pandemic." 


With his creative team Steel Drum In Space, Jacob co-wrote and starred in the surreal sci-fi comedy, You Wouldn't Understand, an Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival 2021. Currently in development on the next Steel Drum film, a horror western flick.

​Jacob has written series for HuffPo, HuffPo Live, AOL, RYOT Studio, and Xfinity.

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