I come from
a theatrical family. My parents met while appearing together in a play, my
mother belongs to three actor’s unions (SAG, AFTRA, and Equity), and my
brother is a Director/Producer. (Also a writer/editor/actor – working in low
budget films he gets to be Munchkin-of-all-trades.) Some of my own credits
appear online at IMDB,
the Internet Movie Data Base, where I
am listed as Jake Jacobs II (we are up to VI), and improperly credited with Best
of the Best II.
On the Right Track 1980 – Starring Gary Coleman. I was an extra, briefly
visible in an airport scene.
American Dream 1980 – I was an extra, not visible, in this pilot for a
short lived TV series about a family moving to the city from the suburbs.
Dance or Die 1987 – As Hasbro the psychic I had a motorcycle chase scene that
culminated in my head exploding from the close range impact of a .45 slug.
Stunt rider, stunt head, but my then girlfriend loved it, and would rewind
the tape over and over to see my faceplate gouting blood.
Dance or Die 1987 – Gofer, every bit as glamorous as it sounds. My triumph was
tracking down a box of turtles, chocolate covered nut candies that were intended
to be an onscreen “clue.” Unfortunately, the star ate them, so we had to use
Ring of Fire 1991
– 2nd Assistant Director, a gofer with a better title and a
walkie-talkie. Both the male and the female leads had topless scenes, so even
if we had turtles their managers wouldn’t have let them eat any.
Scripts – Filmed
Scripts – Available for Option