Jake Short Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education
Born as Jacob Patrick Short on the 30th May 1997, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, he is the son of James Kramer Short, a doctor, and his wife Kimberly Kennan Hankins Short. He is the second child in the family of four siblings, with an older brother, Austin James Short, and younger sisters, Gillian Marie and Jessilyn Kimberly Short, the latter an actress as well. He went to Heritage Christian School, and from an early age, Jake started displayed an interest in the performing arts, especially acting, but also in music. As a result, he made a few appearances in commercials, before making his acting debut.
First Acting Roles
As a youngster, Jake made his debut portraying child Daniel in the biopic film “Anna Nicole” in 2007, about the life and the untimely death of the famous model and actress. Jake continued with minor roles, such as Kenny Coffey in the TV series “Zeke and Luther” (2009), though the same year he got lucky and was cast in one of the main roles in the fantasy comedy film “Shorts”, co-starring Jimmy Bennett, James Spader, and Kat Dennings.
Rise to Stardom
In 2011, Jake’s luck smiled upon him again, as he was selected for the role of Fletcher Quimby in the TV series “A.N.T. Farm”.
This would become one of his major roles, and the first one for which he received positive reviews, appearing in all 62 episodes of the award-winning series between 2011 and 2014, alongside other stars of the show, which includes China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, and Stefanie Scott. Jake earned a couple of nominations, such as for the Kid’s Choice Award in the category for Favorite TV Actor, but the award didn’t end up in his hands.
He continued his career quite successfully with the role of Oliver in the TV comedy sci-fi series “Mighty Med” (2013-2015), in which he starred with Bradly Steven Perry and Paris Berelc.
He repeated the role of Oliver in the spin-off series “Lab Rats: Elite Force” (2016), teaming up again with Bradly Steven Perry and Paris Berelc. However, the series only had one season.
In recent endeavors, Jake has had several noteworthy roles – in 2018 he portrayed Fig in the TV comedy series “All Night”, starring alongside Brec Bassinger, Tetona Jackson, and Jenn McAllister. Then he starred in the romantic comedy film “#Roxy” with Sarah Fisher and Booboo Stewart, while in 2019 he featured in the thriller film “Confessional”.
Jake is now working on several projects, including the films “This Is the Year”, in which he will play Mikey, and he’ll also portray Neil in the film “SuperCool”. Both films are in post-production and are still awaiting release dates.
To speak of his other enterprises, Jake has tried himself as a filmmaker; back in 2013 he wrote, directed and produced the short crime-drama film “Unraveled”, casting Ryan Chadwell, Cindy Gilpen, and Brooks Price as the main stars of the film. Unfortunately, the film didn’t receive any major acclaim, and for now it is Jake’s only effort diverged from acting.
Jake Short Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
Jake has made a number of successful appearances in his young career, which have all contributed to his wealth. According to reports, Jake Short’s net worth is as high as $3 million, as of early 2020.
Jake Short stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, while he weighs approximately 145lbs ~ 66kgs; his vital statistics are unknown but he has an athletic build. Jake is recognized for his short neat haircut – his hair is dark brown, and he has blue eyes.
Jake Short Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Is He Gay?
Jake has aroused some unsupported rumors of him being gay, however, those are just rumors and he has been seen with several females since emerging in show business. His first high-profile relationship was with his co-star from “A.N.T. Farm” China Anne McClain; their romance lasted from 2012 to 2013. After their break-up, he began a romance with another co-star from the same show, Sierra McCormick. However, this relationship lasted only from February to July 2014. Jake continued to search for happiness within the cast of “A.N.T. Farm”, as he started dating Piper Curda, but this was again a short flame as it lasted only from March to September 2015.
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In 2016 he dated Paris Berelc for a short time, before he started a relationship with actress Alexxis Lemire in June 2016, which is apparently still going strong – Alexxis also appeared in the series “Lab Rats: Elite Force” (2016), and since then in several television films, such as the horror mystery-thriller film “Truth or Dare” (2017) and the thriller film “The Art of Murder” (2018), among other projects.
Jake Short Facts, Trivia
In addition to acting, Jake has also taken and interest in martial arts, and is trained by Mike Chad. Furthermore, Jake has been a part of the musical group Counting Dayz.
He is known for his charity work, and has been involved with several fundraising campaigns. Jake is a dog lover, and has adopted a dog which he named Skipper from the Glendale Humane Society.
Jake Short is an American actor, who achieved stardom with the role of Fletcher Quimby in the TV comedy-drama series “A.N.T. Farm” (2011-2014), and also as Oliver in the TV series “Mighty Med” (2013-2015). Most recently he portrayed Fig in the TV series “All Night”, which is yet another memorable role.