Jacob was born in the small town of Big Timber, Montana. He graduated with a degree in Music Education from Montana State University. After working regionally as an actor and music director, Jacob decided to make the move to Chicago in August of 2015.
Jacob has been extremely lucky to find a home at Lincoln Park High School as an Instrumental Music and Music Theory teacher. Luckier still, he has found a home within the wonderful acting community in Chicago.
His Chicago credits include the Jeff winning production of High Fidelity (Ensemble/Rob U.S. with Refuge Theatre Project), Jeff nominated, Story Of A Story (Henchman/Nerd with Underscore Theatre and the Emmy Winning writer, Peter Gwinn), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Hero with Citadel Theatre).
Jacob is currently enrolled in the Second City Conservatory program. He is a graduate of the Improv for Actors program and improvises regularly with Casual Anxiety.
Regionally, Jacob has worked at the Tony Nominated Grandstreet Theater in Ordinary Days (Jason) and Big River (Duke). He also toured with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks educational program. Other regional credits include Urinetown, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop Of Horrors, Boeing Boeing, Oklahoma, and Shrek.
Outside of acting, Jacob also works as a musical director. He was most recently the MD for Fame at The Miracle Center. Other recent projects include Choice The Musical at MCL Chicago, Law of the Landat The Second City. He also served as the MD for productions of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, A Christmas Carol, and White Christmas.
Jacob has an awesome dog named Lola, and is currently training for the Chicago Marathon as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.