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Jake Weissman

6'4'', 200 lbs.

Jake Weissman has planned on being an actor since he first started acting in high school. He studied at the Foothill Theatre Conservatory and received a Bachelor's in Theatre and Community from UC Santa Barbara. He has been in more than 50 plays over 14 years, and has recently moved to Atlanta in order to expand into the film industry. He has a passion for Shakespeare, Tarantino, and political activism through theatre/film such as Teatro Campesino. His favorite roles include Nick Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Jim O'Connor from The Glass Menagerie, and Kerry Davis from First Person Shooter.

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"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." - Lucio, Measure for Measure, Act 1, Scene 4

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Theatrical/Film Resume

  • Flirting with Violence (film) - Supporting - Austin Tong Productions - Dir. by Rob Driscol

  • PCSF Best Short Plays of 2019 - Assorted - Playwrights Center of San Francisco - Dir. by Bill Hyatt, Lana Palmer, Don Hardwick

  • The One Truthiness - Jake/White Guy - The Lower Bottom Playaz - Dir. by Ayodele Nzinga

  • Love vs. Fire (Play in a Day) - Jake - Playwrights Center of San Francisco - Dir. by Arcadia Conrad

  • The Glass Menagerie - Jim O'Connor - Santa Clara Players  - Dir. by Arcadia Conrad

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream - Bottom - UC Santa Barbara Theatre Department - Gerry Hansen

  • Caucasian Chalk Circle - Jessup - UC Santa Barbara Theatre Department - Dir. by Simon Williams

  • The Magic Tower - Jim - UC Santa Barbara Theatre Department - Dir. by Tyler Koontz

  • Cymbeline - Guiderius - Foothill Theatre Company - Dir. by Tom Gough

  • First Person Shooter - Kerry Davis - Foothill Theatre Company - Dir. by Tom Gough

  • Homer for Dummies - Assorted - Foothill Theatre Company - Dir. by Joshua Messick

  • South Pacific - O'Brien - Foothill Theatre Company - Dir. by Milissa Carey

  • Damn Yankees - Henry - Foothill Theatre Company - Dir. by Tom Gough

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Education - Skills - Awards


  • Movement - Tom Gough (Foothill Theatre Conservatory)

  • Dialects - Tom Gough (FTC), Anne Torsiglieri (UC Santa Barbara)

  • Make Up - Janis Bergmann (FTC)

  • Singing - Milissa Carey (FTC)

  • Stage Management - Bruce Mcleod (FTC)

  • Set Construction - Bruce Mcleod (FTC)

  • Improv - Tom Gough (FTC), Comedy Sportz San Jose

  • Directing - Janis Bergmann (FTC)

  • Shakespeare - Tom Gough, Janis Bergmann (FTC), Gerry Hansen, Heather Stanford, Marcus Giamatti (UCSB) 

  • Lighting - (UCSB)

  • Script Analysis - (FTC, UCSB)

  • Rapping, writing lyrics

  • Reading music

  • Basic salsa dancing

  • Conversational Spanish speaker, with minimal accent

  • Writing material for/leading skits, scenes, and workshops for K-12th grade centered around Shakespeare

  • Years of Shakespeare experience

  • Stage managing, operating lights/sounds, make up, and set construction

  • Improvisation

  • Best Supporting Actor '18-'19 - Santa Clara Players

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Do you have questions about any of my work? Would you like to collaborate together on a project? Please feel free to get in touch with me today.

(408) 390-7010

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