(Ira Gershwin, Words by Ira Gershwin
) co-wrote and originated the role of Louis Prima in Louis & Keely Live
at the Sahara, winning three Ovation Awards, LADCC, Garland, and LA
Weekly awards for Best Actor and Best Production. Originating at Sacred
Fools and directed by Jeremy Aldridge, the production transferred for a
9 month run at the Geffen, directed by Taylor Hackford.
As an actor, Jake’s other theatre credits include: Mozart
in Amadeus directed by Sir Peter Hall (Old Vic London, Broadway, L.A.), When Harry Met Sall
with Alyson Hannigan and Luke Perry (Theater Royal Haymarket, London),
Lord Buckley in His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley (Off Broadway, Off West
End, L.A.) and Ophelia & Juliet
in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s Complete Works of Shakespeare at the Criterion in London.
Film includes: Bad Milo!,
Kevin Spacey’s Beyond the Sea, Shadow Dancer, L’entente Cordiale, In A Day,
and The Barn
(for which he was awarded the 2004 BIFA award), The Chicago 8,
and the upcoming thriller Sleepwalker,
with Richard Armitage. Television Includes: a recurring role on Silicon Valley (HBO), Company Town (CW),
The Cleaner (A&E), How I Met Your Mother
(CBS), Keen Eddie
(FOX), Roman Mysteries
(BBC), Line of Beauty
(BBC), Broken News
(BBC), Auf Weidersein Pet
(BBC), and recurring role on The Eagle
(Denmark-Winner of a 33rd International Emmy).
His writing includes the produced plays Louis and Keely: Live at the Sahara
as well as His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley
, and the forthcoming Our American Hamlet
in development with the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and lived
and worked there for 15 years before coming back to the United States.
In NY, he studied saxophone with Lee Konitz and went to the New England
Conservatory & Tufts University. He is a citizen of the US and the
UK. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Lucy Davenport
Broder, and Ella (7) and Louis (6 Months).