Jacob Artist

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Jacob Artist
Jacob Artist (cropped).jpg
Artist at TrevorLive LA in December 2013
Born (1992-10-17) October 17, 1992 (age 23)
Buffalo, New York[1]
Education Williamsville South High School
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer, artist
Years active 2011–present[2]
Parent(s) Darrell Artist, Judith Artist

Jacob Artist (born October 17, 1992)[3] is an American artist, 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.[4] He is starring in the role of Brandon Fletcher in the ABC thriller Quantico.[5]

Early life[edit]

Jacob was born to Darrell and Judith Artist[6] in Williamsville, New York. His father is African American; his mother is of Polish descent.[7] He has a younger sister named Jenna Artist. He added voice lessons through the Community Music School in Buffalo.[8]

He graduated from Williamsville South High School[9] a semester early, and was accepted into Juilliard for dance.[citation needed] However, he turned Juilliard down to pursue his acting career.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

After graduation from Williamsville South at the age of 17 in 2010, Artist moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in the TV movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening and later Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures in 2011. He auditioned for Glee in mid-July and was cast in 2012.[8] At the show's conclusion in 2015, he had been featured in 36 episodes. In 2015, Artist joined the thriller series Quantico, playing the role of Brandon Fletcher, a FBI recruit at the training academy.[10]

Filmography[edit]

List of television roles
Year Title Role Note
2011 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Jimmy 1 episode
2012–2015 Glee Jake Puckerman Season 4 – Recurring (22 episodes)
Season 5 – Main Cast (13 episodes)
Season 6 – Guest (1 episode)
2012 How to Rock Dean Hollis
2012 Melissa and Joey Cameron
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Stephen Sullivan
2013 After the Dark Parker
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard Oliver
2015 Here and Now Cowboy
2015–present Quantico Brandon Fletcher Recurring

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Q-and-A: Williamsville's Jacob Artist set to debut on 'Glee'". Wnypapers.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama". Tvline.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Levinson, Lauren (November 2, 2012). "Jacob Artist Interview - Jacob Artist as Jake Puckerman on Glee". Elle. Hachette Filipacchi Media. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Glee Scoop: Meet the 'Freshman' Class (Including Love Interest For Rachel, Puck's Younger Bro)". Tvline.com. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Mitovich, Matt (September 11, 2015). "ABC's Quantico Recruits Glee Grad Jacob Artist for Recurring Role". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Neville, Anne (September 11, 2012). "Amherst's Jacob Artist joins 'Glee' cast". Buffalo News. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.complexmag.ca/pop-culture/2013/05/personality-complex-jacob-artist-glee
  8. ^ a b Neville, Anne (September 11, 2012). "Amherst's Jacob Artist joins 'Glee' cast". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 5 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama". Tvline.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt (September 11, 2015). "ABC's Quantico Recruits Glee Grad Jacob Artist for Recurring Role". Tvline.com. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 

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