Jake Short is an American actor and performer, probably best-known for his starring role in “A.N.T. Farm”, and his numerous appearances in such series as “Dexter” and “Lab Rats: Elite Force”. Let’s find out more about his current relationship status, net worth, family, age, etc.

Early life and family

Jacob Patrick ‘Jake’ Short was born on 30 May 1997, in Indianapolis, Indiana USA, so under the sign of Gemini, and holding American nationality. Growing up in a big family, he has always had his relatives by his side to get some support and appreciation. His mother, Kimberly Kennan Hankins Short, is a plastic surgeon, while his father, James Kramer Short, is an intensivist – specializing in intensive care.

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Jake has an older brother, Austin James Short, and two younger sisters, Gillian and Jessilyn Short. Jake remembers that he always had fun with his brother and father, playfully wrestling in their backyard; in one such game Jake hit his head on the floor, blacked out and was transported to the hospital with what turned out to be just concussion, but that was all. Jake was passionate about sports from an early age – while at school, he played soccer, attended gymnastics classes, and still managed to find the time to play the guitar, and become a martial artist. However, Austin, his older brother, noticed the acting talent in him, and pushed him to attending acting classes when Jake was only 10 years old. Austin even supported him by also taking acting classes, but soon dropped out, as he was not really interested in it; but he reached his goal, and Jake understood he was quite good at acting.

Educational background

Nothing in particular is known about the name of the school which Jake matriculated from in 2015, except that is was in Indianapolis. However, Jake didn’t enter any college or university after his matriculation, diving right into the acting profession.

Career

Starting acting career

Jake started his acting career with a small role in the movie “Anna Nicole” (2007), playing the young version of Daniel. The movie told the story of the model, Anna Nicole Smith, and was welcomed warmly by the critics, so Jake was really lucky to appear in the movie, as he soon got another invitation. In 2009 he landed the role in the movie entitled “Shorts”, playing Nose Noseworthy, also appearing in the TV film “Jack and Janet Save the Planet”, in the role of Mookie in the same year.

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Jake was full of energy, and landed two more roles before 2009 was over: he appeared in the episode “Bros Go Pro” in the popular TV show “Zeke and Luther” and then played the role of Scott Smith in the super popular series “Dexter”, appearing in such episodes as “Hello, Dexter Morgan”, “Lost Boys”, and “The Getaway”.

Further success

Jake’s appearance in “Dexter” made his name familiar to many producers and directors, and he began receiving offers even more often. He landed the role of Tyler in the episode called “The Other Side” in the TV show “Futurestates” (2010), and the next year played Timmy in the episode entitled “Goodson Goes Deep” in the TV film “$h*! My Dad Says” (2011), also appearing as Adam in the short movie “It Is Dark in Here” (2011).

However, the greatest twist of his career happened right after he landed his first main role in the TV show – Jake got the role of Fletcher Quimby in the series “A.N.T. Farm” (2011 – 2014), and woke-up famous. The Disney Production show attracted huge interest from the audience, and Jake proved his talent and acting skills, performing to a very high level. While filming in “A.N.T. Farm”, Jake also made his appearances in “Kirby Buckets”, the short film “A Son Like You”, and the “Mighty Med” (2013 – 2015) series, in which he played the role of Oliver. Among his Disney projects, Jake appeared in “Lab Rats: Elite Force” (2016) in the role of Oliver; “All Night” (2018), in which he got the main role of the guy named Fig; “#Roxy” (2018), in which Jake played Cyrus Nollen, and “Man of the House” (2018), the TV film in which Jake landed the role of Bradley.

Awards

Even though Jake is quite young, his talent has sparkled brightly, getting attention of the audience and the critics. He managed to jointly win in the category Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Young Ensemble Cast” at Young Artist Awards 2010, the movie “Shorts”. He also won “Kids’ Choice Award” in 2012 as “Favorite TV Actor”, being again nominated in the same category in 2014.

Other endeavors

Jake has always been fond of singing and performing, so he didn’t give up his hobby, and sang in the country band “Counting Dayz”. He also worked as a model, having commercial contracts with such companies and brands as Glad, Danimals, Febreeze, Florida Orange Juice, and many others.

Jake has also shared that he had a dream to appear in the legendary series “The Big Bang Theory” (2007 – 2019), playing opposite Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco, but he would never manage to do so, as the series is closing this year, in 2019, having eight seasons launched in total. Another never-coming-true dream of Jake was to appear in another legendary series, “Friends”. However, the creators confirmed they would never reboot the series, so Jake’s dream to share the screen with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Matthew Perry will stay a dream forever.

Personal life, ex-girlfriend Alexxis Lemire

Previous affairs

Jake has always been popular among girls, so he rarely stayed alone for a long period of time. From 2012 to 2013 he dated China Anne McClain, a young actress he met on the set of “A.N.T. Farm”, but for less than a year before separating without announcing the reason. China Anne is now starring in such projects as “Black Lightning” (2018 – present), “The Paynes” (2018) and “Descendants 3” (2018).

Jake then had an affair with Piper Curda, another colleague from “A.N.T. Farm”, but again for just a short period of time.

Piper can now be seen in such movies and series as “Youth & Consequences” (2018), in which she plays Grace Ho, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999 – present), in the role of Ella Mendez; Piper is also a talented singer, and released her first single, “Losing You” in 2014.

Dating Alexxis Lemire

Jake’s longest relationship was with Alexxis Lemire, another colleague; the couple met on the set of the series “Lab Rats: Elite Force” (2016 – 2019), and fell in love with each other. They shared a lot of mutual photos on Instagram, until their split in 2018. Jake removed all the tags of Alexxis from his photos, but didn’t remove the pictures themselves. Alexxis is now dating another person named Luke Baines, who is also an actor.

Alexxis can now be seen in such TV films as “Truth or Dare” (2017) and “The Art of Murder” (2018); she is also assigned to “The Half of It” (2020), in which she is going to appear in the role of Aster Flores, and “Cerebrum”, in which she is going to play the role of Chloe McPherson. Alexxis is also a successful model, and has numerous commercial contracts with various brands and companies, such as Forever21, Chloe, etc.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Jake finds his inspiration in his colleagues’ performances, and admits that he gets inspired by Tom Cruise, while his favorite actresses are Scarlett Johansson and Emma Watson.

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His favorite TV show is “Glee”, while his favorite movies are “Star Wars” (reboot by Disney) and “Tarzan”. Whenever he has some spare time, for example, in the plane while he is travelling around the globe, especially to his beloved Italy and France, he likes reading books about Percy Jackson.

His hobbies are still having a lot to do with sports, as he prefers skating, snowboarding, basketball and soccer. He also likes spending time at the beach, swimming and playing beach volleyball. As to his favorite food, he enjoys sushi, burgers and French fries, while his favorite drink is green Fanta. His favorite color is blue. Jake’s favorite holiday time is Christmas.

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Jake has a big heart, as he adopted a dog from the Glendale Humane Society; the dog is named Skipper, and Jake often encourages his friends and fans to adopt pets from shelters rather than buying them.

Social media presence

Jake is very active and popular on social media; his Instagram has over 1.5 million subscribers; his Twitter account is read by more than 800,000 people;, while his Facebook page is ‘liked’ and followed by over 3.2 million fans. Jake used to be active on YouTube as well, uploading his real-talk videos onto his channel “RealJakeShort”; however, he lost interest for this activity, or at least he doesn’t have any spare time for YouTube now, so 42,000 subscribers are still waiting for new content from him.

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Appearance, clothing style

Jake has brown hair and blue eyes. He is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 154lbs (70kgs), while his vital statistics are not available. As to his clothing style, he prefers casual teenage looks, and often wears tank-tops, jeans, shorts, T-shirts, etc. He doesn’t have any tattoos.

Net worth and salary

According to authoritative sources, as of late 2019 Jake’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million, while he earns up to $26,000 per episode he appears in, if he stars in a series. As he is assigned to several future projects, such as Teppo Airaksinen’s “Supercool”, in which Jake is going to play Neil, and also “Confessional” and “This Is the Year”, his net worth is only going to grow.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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