Jake Weary is an American actor, songwriter, music producer, and singer, perhaps known best for his portrayal of Luke Snyder in “As the World Turns” and “Animal Kingdom”.
Early life, family, educational background
Jacob Weary was born on 14 February 1990, in Trenton, New Jersey USA. His mother Kimberly Jo Zimmer is a famous actress, possibly known best for the role of Reva Shayne in the soap-opera show “Guiding Light” which led her to win four Daytime Emmy Awards. His father Allen Cudney (A.C.) Weary happens to be an actor and director famous for the portrayal of Charlie Andrews in the 1982 TV series “Q.E.D”. Jake has two siblings: Rachel Weary and Max Weary.
The details about the actor’s childhood and education are unknown, however, it’s been revealed that he’s been writing and producing music since he was 12.
Career in acting
Following in the footsteps of his parents, young Jake’s first appearance on TV was in 2002 when he guest-starred in “Guiding Light” in which his mother portrayed Reva Shayne. His acting career took a more serious turn when he appeared in single episodes of the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Listen Up!”, portraying Shane Madden and Slacker Kid, respectively.
In 2005, Jake landed his first big role when he was cast for the role of Luke Snyder in the soap opera “As the World Turns” which is the fourth longest-run show in the history of American television. During the same year, he starred in an episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in which he played the role of Tim Stenton. He also portrayed Harris in the made-for-television movie “Testing Bob” and appeared in the TV series “Party Planner with David Tutera”.
In 2008, Jake played the role of Hall Monitor in the movie “Assassination of a High School President” which was directed by Brett Simon and starred famous actors such as Reece Thompson, Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Michael Rapaport, and Emily Meade. In 2010, the young actor appeared in the film “Attitude” as Sal.
From 2010 through 2012, Weary portrayed Kevin in multiple sequels of “Fred: The Movie”, namely, “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred”, “Fred 3: Camp Fred”, and “Fred: The Show”. In 2013, he played the role of Micah in “Escape from Polygamy” and James in “Glove”. Later, the actor got a recurring role in the TV series “Pretty Little Liars” portraying Cyrus Petrillo in five episodes of the 4th season. In 2016, he landed one of the biggest roles in his career when he was cast for the television series “Animal Kingdom” to portray Deran Cody – a gay surfer who manages a bar in an attempt to steer away from the illegal activities of his family.
Jake’s notable appearances also include movies such as “It Follows”, “Tomato Red”, “Smartass”, “Finding Steve McQueen”, “It Chapter Two”, and “The Birthday Cake”. His most recent role was the portrayal of Curtis in the movie “Measure of Revenge” directed by Peyfa and starring Bella Thorne, Melissa Leo, Roma Maffia, and Adrian Martinez.
Career in music
Jake has always been passionate about music, turning his love into a career as he grew older. In 2011, he released his first EP/album “Agendas”, followed by the EPs “Tones”, “Untitled” and “Reflections of the Dead”. His latest singles include “Bloodlust”, “Glowworm”, and “Mist of the Pine”. He posts his songs on YouTube and SoundCloud – Jake’s pieces are usually accompanied by artistic videos, in which the actor uses his skills to express the emotions of the songs.
Jake Weary is married to Vera Bulder, a successful LA-based actor, director and model from Amsterdam. It’s unknown when the two met, but they made their relationship public in 2017, and after two years of dating, the couple tied the knot in 2019. According to Vera’s Instagram account, the couple is expecting a child.
Vera is an accomplished star herself, who started her career by appearing in short films. She’s been cast in multiple movies since then, including “Anouk: Dominique”, “Le Reste”, “As Things Go”, “Toon”, “Blue and You”, and “About That Life (De Libi)”. She established her own production company called “Deux Dames Entertainment” to create more opportunities for women in the industry and tell the stories from a female perspective. The actress is currently collaborating with other production companies and working on a movie with her best friends. Apart from being a feminist, Vera is also a dedicated environmentalist who cares deeply about veganism and sustainability in the fashion industry.
Jake and Vera keep the details of their personal life private. Weary didn’t reveal much information about his previous relationships either. It was rumored that he was gay since he was portraying homosexual men in movies and TV series, but judging by his current relationship, the actor seems to be straight.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
- Jake loves American Football and his favorite team is New York Jets;
- He had a dog named Pippa with his wife Vera but, unfortunately, it passed away in May 2022; he had a dog that he named Walter after his grandfather
- He likes making weird facial expressions in his pictures and posting them on his Instagram account;
- Jake has more than 100,000 followers on Instagram and 20,000 followers on Twitter;
Appearance, clothing style
Jake Weary has a light complexion with blonde hair and blue eyes. His height is 5ft 7ins (170cm) and his weight is around 143lbs (65kgs). He seems to prefer casual clothes, frequently appearing in t-shirts or casual shirts, but wears formal attire when he has to make an appearance at red-carpet events, sporting suits and classic trousers. He doesn’t seem to like ties as he isn’t wearing them in any pictures.
Net worth and salary
As of mid-2022, Jake’s net worth is estimated close to $1.6 million. Weary’s primary source of income is his acting career, in particular, his current role in “Animal Kingdom”. It’s unknown how much he earns from his songs and albums. The net worth of his wife Vera is estimated to be more than $1 million. She mainly earns money from her acting and modeling jobs. The couple hasn’t revealed information about their residence, or any real estate properties in their possession.