|Born||Jacob Penn Cooper Hurwitz
August 5, 1985
Spring Glen, Connecticut, United States
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Alma mater||Moravian College
Southern Connecticut State University
|Occupation||Actor, writer, comedian|
|Known for||Jake and Amir, Hardly Working, If I Were You|
|Home town||New Haven, Connecticut, US|
|Awards||Webby People's Voice Award for Best Comedy Series for Jake and Amir (14th Webby Awards)|
Jacob Penn Cooper "Jake" Hurwitz (born August 5, 1985) is an American comedian, writer, and actor, who writes and acts as part of the cast of comedy website CollegeHumor. Hurwitz is also the co-creater and co-star of popular CollegeHumor web series "Jake and Amir", alongside coworker Amir Blumenfeld, with whom he also cohosts the video podcast If I Were You.
On December 18, 2013, it was announced that Jake and Amir will be adapted into a TBS sitcom, and that Hurwitz will star in the series, as well as serve as a writer and executive producer (alongside Blumenfeld and Ed Helms, among others).
Jake Hurwitz was born in Spring Glen, Connecticut, to parents Laura (née Krick) and Samuel Hurwitz, and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut with his five siblings, including triplet sisters Rachael, Eliza and Sarah Hurwitz, sister Hannah and brother Micah. His father is Jewish and his mother is Christian. He attended Hebrew school, had a Bar Mitzvah, and celebrated Passover, and he also celebrated Christmas and Easter.
Hurwitz made his comedic debut in 1992 in his elementary school talent show doing impressions of Beetlejuice, Steve Urkel and Bob Dylan. Hurwitz attended Hunter College, though he also dropped out of Moravian College in Pennsylvania and another school in Connecticut, before joining the CollegeHumor team in 2006.
- "Webby Nominees". Webbyawards.com. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
- "Jake and Amir Take Over Toronto". shalomlife.com. Retrieved February 4, 2013.