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 (Official Selection at Nightstream 2020, winner for Best Actor at Hollywood Horrorfest 2020). With his creative team Steel Drum In Space (Trish Harnetiaux, Anthony Arkin), he co-wrote and stars in the new sci-fi comedy short, You Wouldn't Understand, which celebrated it's world premiere (in competition) at Fantasia Film Festival 2020. The film made it's US premiere at Screamfest LA in October 2020 and it's European premiere at Celluloid Screams the same month. Additionally, the film is a 2020 Official Selection at Telluride Horror Show, FilmQuest, Nightmares Film Festival, Berlin Sci-Fi, Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival, and Mórbdo Fest (Mexico).
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. Jacob stars in the upcoming dark comedy series Ripshit (dir. Maria McIndoo, writer Keith Foglesong).
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.