Jacob A. Ware is an actor, screenwriter, and a person who enjoys sewing and learning new languages. 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.
As a SAG Award nominee and a fixture in the indie film scene, he can currently be seen starring in the gritty horror feature An Unquiet Grave (winner for Best Actor at Hollywood HorrorFest 2020). He and his creative team Steel Drum In Space (Trish Harnetiaux, Anthony Arkin) have a new film, You Wouldn't Understand, a mind-bending, sci-fi comedy that celebrated it's world premiere (in competition) at Fantasia Film Festival 2020. The film makes it's US premiere at Screamfest LA in October 2020. Additionally, the film is an Official Selection at this year's Telluride Horror Show, FilmQuest, Nightmares Film Festival, et al. European premiere announcement is forthcoming.
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. He created and starred in the offbeat comedy series Driver Ed (dir. Amanda Cowper) which was an Official Selection at Tribeca Film Festival 2018.
Jacob grew up performing on stage and developed a love for Commedia dell'arte, Shakespeare, 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). Throughout quarantine, Jacob has been training with SoHo Shakespeare Company.
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.