Shawn Levy, the director of Cheaper By the Dozen stated that being on a sponsored skateboard team added to Jacob's appeal for the role of Jake Baker.
Fellow Cheaper By the Dozen co-star Piper Perabo said that Jacob was so lucky that he got to be in full skater gear for the Christmas picture scene.
Jacob Smith claims while filming Cheaper By the Dozen, he was the only one that got hurt in the movie.
He is a Baptist Christian.
He currently attends Monrovia High School.
He used to be on a sponsored skating team in Monrovia but he became more involved with music than skateboarding.
He is right-handed.
His height is 5'8".
His favorite animal is the panda.
He played the electric guitar for the band Althea, but they broke up.
He likes to drink chocolate shakes.
His favorite food is pizza.
His favorite color is blue.
He has an orange cat named Riley.
His parents are divorced and is currently living in Los Angeles with his dad.
He is good friends with the actor Christian Alan Boewe.
He has a brother Nathaniel and a sister named Natasha.
He is in a band called My September Story.
He's been acting since he was four, and his other hobbies are baseball, basketball, soccer, tumbling, skateboarding, and swimming.
As of 2006, Jacob resides with his family in Los Angeles, California.
Jacob's favorite type of music is punk, and his favorite bands include
Blink 182, He Is Legend, My American Heart, My Chemical Romance and The Used.
Jacob counts actor Blake Woodruff among his friends.
Jacob landed his first role at age four when he did an impression of Jim Carrey during his audition.
Jacob has one dog and one cat.
Shawn Levy, director of Cheaper by the Dozen, asked Jacob to wear a beanie in the movie because his hair was too long.
Jake Baker: (on his role in Cheaper by the dozen)Dude, two words: need new skates.