Jake's father is English and his mom is Danish.
As of 2007, Jake lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jake was part of Middlebury College's Dissipated Eight (D8), an an all-male cappela group whose repertoire consisted of covers of popular artists' songs.
Jake did the voice for a SAAB USA TV commercial in 2003.
Jake's other theatrical credits include Twelfth Night, The Tragedy of Richard III, The Big Funk, Maids of Honor, Othello, The Radical Mystique, and The Rivals among others.
Aside from attending Julliard, he also studied at Moscow Art Theatre, a famous Russian repertory company in Russia. He also attended the Circle Rep Lab.
In 1992, Jake won the Calloway Award for Best Performance in a Classical Play for his role in Shakespeare's As You Like It.
In 2005, Jake was nominated for a Satelite Award (Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama) for his role in Medium.
On March 24, 2006, Jake and his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Carey welcomed a son, Waylon.
In 1992, Jake was nominated for 1992 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Ensemble Performance for his work in Mad Forest.
From April 1992 through June 1992, Jake is credited as being in the play, A Small Family Business. He was listed for five different roles, using aliases for four of them.
Jake attended elementary school at Summerhill School in Leiston, England. Jake went to Cate High School in Carpenteria, California. He graduated with a major in English Literature and Political Science at Middlebury College in Vermont.
Jake is 6'2½".
He married Diane Weber in 1995. They have since divorced.
Jake: (on "Medium") You know, this show doesn't write itself. It's not like you can, you know, wheel in a patient or drag in a perp to the police station. So it really is writer-dependent.
Jake: (on the fourth season of "Medium") Chances are he will continue to explore the challenges that the family faces with being unemployed, having financial insecurity--real insecurity--like, real challenges, and continuing to deal with the challenges of raising three children in this unusual environment.
Jake: (what he's looking forward to in the fourth season of "Medium") From my perspective, the stuff that is interesting is familial relations. So the more conflict that exists in my relationship with Allison, the more there is to do and the more there is to grow. That's what I'm into.
Jake: (about on-screen marriages) I think there are other marriages that are real. Certainly The Sopranos had a lot of the same kind of domestic elements thrown into their real life and how they all interconnected.
Jake: (on making "Dawn of the Dead") I loved the idea of making a smart horror movie, a movie that was a lot of fun and is punk rock and fierce and wild but also is about real people.
Jake: I never have any qualms about working with first time directors because they are usually really creative and really collaborative. They are usually not megalomaniac.
Jake: The pace of television is such that it is very hard to keep innovating every week, week-and-a-half.
Jake: (on married life in "Medium") I think television has gotten a lot better in that regard and I think it is one of the strongest suits of the show. It portrays a marriage that is full of the problems and challenges that real marriages have to face.
Jake: Whenever you sign on to do a project, or someone signs you on to do a project, it's because there's a meeting of the minds and you feel like you can have a good time together for a few months, and that you can be proud of it at the end.
Jake: I never have any qualms about working with first-time directors because they are usually really creative and really collaborative.
Jake (On co-star Patricia Arquette): She's a big-hearted woman, and she's funny and smart and generous, and I've always had a little jones for her. I think the X factor here was Arquette, who had never done a TV show before. She is very appealing and has a fierce presence. I think a lot of people really responded to her. She carries the show on her back. She's a beautiful gal, but she's not your typical TV gal.