Jacob Artist (born October 17, 1992) is an American actor, singer and dancer. He joined the cast of the Fox television series Glee in the fourth season as Jake Puckerman, half-brother of regular character Noah "Puck" Puckerman.
Jacob was born to Darrell and Judith Artist in Williamsville, New York. His father is African American; his mother is of Polish descent. He has a younger sister named Jenna. He grew up dancing at the David DeMarie dance studio in Clarence, NY. He graduated high school a semester early, and was accepted into Juilliard for dance. However, he turned it down to pursue his acting career. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 17, and was cast for Glee in 2012 at age 19.
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Actor, Dancer, Singer
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How To Rock
Agency for the Performing Arts L.A.
Ryan Murphy Productions