Raja Fenske

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Raja Fenske
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Raja Fenske in 2008
Born Raja Jean Fenske
(1988-09-25) September 25, 1988 (age 25)
Rockville, Maryland, United States
Other names RJ Fenske
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Raja Jean Fenske (born September 25, 1988) is an American actor, probably best known for his role as Jake Behari in Nickelodeon's Unfabulous alongside Emma Roberts and Malese Jow. He is sometimes credited as RJ Fenske.

Biography[edit]

Fenske was born in Rockville, Maryland. His mother is originally from Chennai, India, while on his father's side, he has German and Norwegian ancestry. He had dreams of becoming a professional basketball player in the NBA. He is also an active player of competitive basketball as well as football within the Nike Entertainment Flag Football League.

Fenske attended Thousand Oaks High School in California. In September 2007 he began his freshman year at California State University, Northridge, where he studied BA - Cinema Television Arts - Emphasis Cinematography.

Career[edit]

From 2004 to 2007 Fenske played Jake Behari on the Nickelodeon show Unfabulous, including the made for TV movie accompaniment "The Best Trip Ever", in which he finally begins a relationship with the show's main star Addie Singer (Emma Roberts).

He has also appeared as a guest star on a number of popular shows such as including Lizzie McGuire, CSI: Miami and 24. His 2003 appearance on CSI: Miami earned him a nomination for the Young Artist Award for 'Best Performance in a TV Drama Series". In 2009, he produced and starred in a short, a thriller named "Injustice".

In 2013, Fenske will be playing the lead in a new comedy called Pendejo (Idiot). The story focuses on a college graduate who loves a life of partying until his father wants him to get a real job, and the antics that ensue. Fenske describes his character as someone "who gets to have a lot of fun" and has "a lot of crazy things that go on". It is scheduled for release in late November.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Character Notes
2013 Pendejo J Complete
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Young Executive (video)
2010 Peep World Rajeev
2009 Injustice Detective (short) (also producer)
2008 Mother Goose Parade Uncredited TV movie
2008 Mirror RJ (short)
2008 Days of Wrath Hugo
2004 Unfabulous Jake Behari 34 episodes and movie "The Best Trip Ever" Part one and two
2006 Dharini Abhay (short)
2004 Spelling Bee Sanjeep (short)
2003 Threat Matrix Young Boy "Doctor Germ"
2003 Boomtown Puppet "Execution" (as RJ Fenske)
2003 24 Asad Ali "Day 2: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m." (as RJ Fenske)
2002 CSI: Miami Cameron Medina "Ashes to Ashes" (as RJ Fenske)
2002 Lizzie McGuire Li Tarak "El Oro de Montezuma"
2001 Bubble Boy Indian Boy

External links[edit]

1.*Raja Fenske at the Internet Movie Database