Jake Gyllenhaal

Biography

​American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 19, 1980.  Jake has been involved with acting from an early age, which is no surprise considering his family history of directors and screenwriters.  Throughout his childhood Jake worked in several films directed by his father Stephen, but was discouraged from accepting extensive roles that would impact his studies. After finishing high school Jake's breakthrough acting role was October Sky (1999), where he played an amateur rocket scientist eager to break away from his destiny of working in a coal mine.  Jake's most acclaimed performance to date was co-starring along side Heath Ledger in the popular 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.  Jake has starred in more recent films such as Love an Other Drugs (2010), and Source Code (2011).

​American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, CA on December 19, 1980.  Jake has been involved with acting from an early age, which is no surprise considering his family history of directors and screenwriters.  Throughout his childhood Jake worked in several films directed by his father Stephen, but was discouraged from accepting extensive roles that would impact his studies. After finishing high school Jake's breakthrough acting role was October Sky (1999), where he played an amateur rocket scientist eager to break away from his destiny of working in a coal mine.  Jake's most acclaimed performance to date was co-starring along side Heath Ledger in the popular 2005 film, Brokeback Mountain.  Jake has starred in more recent films such as Love an Other Drugs (2010), and Source Code (2011).

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Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1980-12-19

Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 The Son as Sonny Lofthus
2017 Stronger as Jeff Bauman
2017 Life as John McKay
2017 Okja
2016 Nocturnal Animals as Tony Hastings
2016 Demolition as Davis Mitchell
2015 Everest as Scott Fischer
2015 Southpaw as Billy Hope
2015 Accidental Love as Howard Birdwell
2014 Nightcrawler as Louis Bloom
2014 Enemy as Adam Bell/ Anthony Claire
2013 Prisoners as Detective Loki
2012 End of Watch as Brian Taylor
2012 The Shoes: Time To Dance
2011 Source Code as Colter Stevens
2010 Love & Other Drugs as Jamie Reidy
2010 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time as Prince Dastan
2009 Live from Studio Five(1 episode)
2009 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler as Frank O'Connor (archive footage)
2009 Brothers as Tommy Cahill
2007 Rendition as Douglas Freeman
2007 Zodiac as Robert Graysmith
2005 Jarhead as Anthony Swofford
2005 Proof as Hal
2005 Brokeback Mountain as Jack Twist
2005 The Man Who Walked Between the Towers as Narrator (voice)
2004 The Day After Tomorrow as Sam Hall
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(2 episodes)
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2002 Moonlight Mile as Joe Nast
2002 The Good Girl as Holden Worther
2002 Highway as Pilot Kelson
2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross(2 episodes)
2001 Lovely & Amazing as Jordan
2001 Bubble Boy as Jimmy Livingston
2001 Donnie Darko as Donnie Darko
1999 The Early Show(1 episode)
1999 October Sky as Homer Hickam
1998 Homegrown as Jake
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(5 episodes)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode) as Himself
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards(1 episode)
1993 Josh and S.A.M. as Leon Coleman
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Edward
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street(1 episode)
1993 GMTV(1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 City Slickers as Danny Robbins
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(3 episodes)
1975 Saturday Night Live(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode) as Jake Gyllenhaal
1900 The Man Who Made It Snow
1900 The Division
1900 Wildlife as Jerry Benson
1900 Wildlife as Jerry Brinson

Production

2018 The Son … Producer
2014 Nightcrawler … Producer
2012 End of Watch … Executive Producer
1900 Wildlife … Producer
1900 The Division … Producer

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