Who is Jake Short? Wiki

In October 2022, one of the most popular TikTok reaction memes was Fletcher Quimby’s interview meme video, and if you were a fan of the show “A. N. T. Farm”, you will recognize him as the character from this family comedy that aired from 2011 through 2014. The actor who played Fletcher, an artistic genius with a cheeky sense of humor, is Jake Short.

He has over 25 acting credits to his name, but the aforementioned role is his most notable to date. Jake’s performance in the show earned him the Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Actor in 2012, and he was nominated for the same award two years later.

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Early life, family, and education

Born Jacob Patrick Short under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 30 May 1997, Jake Short hails from Indianapolis, Indiana USA, and holds American nationality. When it comes to his ethnicity, Jake comes from a family of Irish, English, Scottish and German descent.

Jake was raised alongside his brother Austin James, by their parents James Kramer and Kimberly Kennan Hankins Short, whose occupations Jake hasn’t revealed since he respects their privacy. When Jake was nine years old, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, so he could pursue his acting career, even at that age.

Besides acting, Jake had an interest in sports, and played soccer and basketball when he was a young boy. Jake also practiced martial arts, however, acting was his dream job. He began by acting in commercials, before he landed his first movie role.

Speaking of his educational background, Jake attended Heritage Christian School, and upon matriculating from high school in 2015, he didn’t go to college but pursued his acting career.

Roles in movies

Jake made his acting debut portraying Daniel in the 2007 movie “The Anna Nicole Smith Story”, starring Willa Ford in the biographical drama about the tragic life of a famous Playmate who died from a drug overdose.

Jake followed with his role as Nose Noseworthy in “The Notebook II” (original title “Shorts”) in 2008, which brought him and the rest of the cast the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Young Ensemble Cast.

Next, he was seen in the 2009 TV movie “Jack and Janet Save the Planet”, followed by his roles in the short movies “It Is Dark in Here” (2011) and “A Son Like You” (2012).

Jake starred as Kirby Buckets in the 2012 eponymous TV movie, a family drama which although receiving no nominations, was highly-rated by the audience.

Two years later, Jake had an uncredited role as a Wedding Guest in the comedy “Muppets Most Wanted”, which was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award.

Jake’s first lead big-screen role came in the 2018 romantic comedy “#Roxy,. cast to play Cyrus Nollen opposite Sarah Fisher who portrayed Roxy. The plot revolved around Cyrus, who is secretly in love with Roxy but lacks the courage to confess his feelings to her. As a result, he teams up with his high school friend, who has something Cyrus lacks—a good look. The two were the ideal virtual dream boy for Roxy. The movie had nine award nominations and won two.

In the same year, Jake was seen as Bradley in the TV movie “Man of the House”, followed with his role as Sai in the 2019 mystery horror “Confessional”, also starring Lucas Adams and Annalisa Cochrane. In the following year, Jake portrayed Mikey in “This Is the Year”, written and directed by David Henrie, and an executive producer of this drama was Selena Gomez.

Next, Jake was seen in the 2021 comedy “Supercool”, and most recently, he starred as Larson in the 2022 romantic comedy “Sex Appeal”, about a teenage girl who tended to perfectionism so she needs help to prepare for her first sexual experience, also starring Fortune Feimster and Mika Abdalla. The movie premiered in January 2022 on Hulu, and the audience rated it as ‘a teen sex-comedy with something to say’.

Roles in series

Jake’s first television role was his portrayal of Kenny Coffey in an episode of the series “Zeke and Luther” in 2009, followed by his role as Scott Smith in “Dexter” in the same year.

In 2010, Jake was seen as Tyler in an episode of “Futurestates”, before he was cast to play his most significant role to date, as Fletcher Quimby in “A. N. T. Farm”, which as mentioned, brought him numerous accolades. The series followed the story of Chyna, a talented musician who gets into a local high school’s program called Advanced Natural Talents, where he meets new friends, including Fletcher. The stars of the series besides Jake were China Anne McClain and Sierra McCormick.

Concurrently, Jake made guest appearances in “$#*! My Dad Says” (2011), “Motorcity” (2012), and “Disney 365” (2013).

From 2013 through 2015, Jake portrayed Oliver in the series “Mighty Med”, in 44 episodes of this science-fiction family comedy, also starring Paris Berelc and Bradley Steven Perry. In 2016, he reprised his role as Oliver in the spin-off “Lab Rats: Elite Force”.

Jake’s next television series role came in the 2020 sports comedy “The First Team”, which was also his most recent TV appearance.

Love life and girlfriend

Although pretty young, Jake has had an interesting love life. His first known relationship was with his colleague from “A. N. T. Farm”, China Anne McClain – the two dated during 2012 and 2013.

In 2014, Jake was in a relationship with another fellow actress, Sierra McCormick, however, this love story was short-lived.

Jake next found love with Piper Curda, also an actress, and the two were a couple for a year during 2015 and ‘16.

Later in 2016, Jake dated Paris Berelc, his co-star from “Mighty Med”, and when they broke up, he began dating Alexxis Lemire. She’s also an actress, probably known best for her role as Chloe in the 2021 movie “Cerebrum”. Alexxxis was born in New Hampshire USA, and is of French and Puerto Rican descent.

Although many people think that the two are still in a relationship, the truth is that they broke up sometime in 2017, and Alexxis is currently dating a YouTuber, Alex Wassabi.

As of late 2022, many of his fans believe that Jake is dating Mika Abdalla, his co-star from “Sex Appeal”, whose photos he often shares on his Instagram; they appear to spend a lot of time together, however, neither Jake nor Mika have confirmed that they are a couple.

Age, height, and net worth

Jake’s age is 25, and when it comes to his appearance, the first thing that people notice are his piercing blue eyes, and light brown hair. He weighs around 150lbs (68kgs) and is 5ft 8ins (1.72m) tall.

If you have wondered how rich this aspiring young actor is, according to sources, as of December 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.

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