Jacob Artist

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Jacob Artist
Jacob Artist (cropped).jpg
Artist in December 2013
Born (1992-10-17) October 17, 1992 (age 24)
Williamsville, New York, U.S.
  • Actor
  • singer
  • dancer
Years active 2011–present

Jacob Artist (born October 17, 1992[1]) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He joined the cast of the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee in the fourth season, portraying Jake Puckerman.[2] Recently, he starred in the role of Brandon Fletcher in the drama-thriller series Quantico on ABC.[3]

Early life[edit]

Artist was born in Williamsville, New York to Darrell and Judith Artist.[4][5] His father is African American, while his mother is of Polish descent.[6] He has a younger sister named Jenna. He took voice lessons through the Community Music School in Buffalo, New York.[4]

In 2010, Artist graduated from Williamsville South High School a semester early,[7] and was accepted into the Juilliard School for dance. However, he turned Juilliard down to pursue an acting career.[8]


After graduation, Artist moved to Los Angeles, where he appeared in an episode of Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures and in the television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.[7] In July 2012, he was cast in the Fox musical comedy-drama series Glee as Jake Puckerman, the younger half-brother of Noah "Puck" Puckerman. He began appearing in the fourth season premiere, and was upgraded to the main cast for the fifth season.[9] At the series' conclusion in 2015, he had featured in 36 episodes.

In 2015, Artist joined the ABC drama-thriller series Quantico, playing the role of Brandon Fletcher, an FBI recruit at the training academy in Quantico, Virginia.[10] Artist guest starred as Todd Connors in the ninth episode of the FX horror anthology series American Horror Story: Roanoke.[11] He will star alongside John Cusack in the thriller film Misfortune.[12]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 After the Dark Parker
2014 White Bird in a Blizzard Oliver
2015 Here and Now Cowboy Short film
2017 The Party Crasher Jason Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Jimmy Episode: "Epic Babysitters"
2012 How to Rock Dean Hollis Episodes: "How to Rock a Prank", "How to Rock a Part-Time Job"
2012 Blue Lagoon: The Awakening Stephen Sullivan Television film
2012 Melissa and Joey Cameron Episode: "Wherefore Art Thou Lennox"
2012–2015 Glee Jake Puckerman Recurring role (season 4); main role (season 5); 36 episodes
2015–2016 Quantico Brandon Fletcher Recurring role, 14 episodes
2016 American Horror Story: Roanoke Todd Connors Episode: "Chapter 9"


  1. ^ Levinson, Lauren (November 2, 2012). "Hot Topic: Jacob Artist". Elle. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Ausiello, Michael. "Glee Scoop: Meet the 'Freshman' Class (Including Love Interest For Rachel, Puck's Younger Bro)". TVLine. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mitovich, Matt (September 11, 2015). "ABC's Quantico Recruits Glee Grad Jacob Artist for Recurring Role". TVLine. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Neville, Anne (September 11, 2012). "Amherst's Jacob Artist joins 'Glee' cast". Buffalo News. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Q-and-A: Williamsville's Jacob Artist set to debut on 'Glee'". WNYPapers.com. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ Aquino, Tara (May 9, 2013). "Personality Complex: Jacob Artist Is Good At Being Bad (Because He's Good At Everything)". Complex. 
  7. ^ a b Slezak, Michael (September 1, 2012). "Glee Newcomer Jacob Artist on Dancing Dreams, Rap Nightmares and New-Girl Drama". TVLine. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Q&A with Jacob Artist". Network Ten. November 7, 2013. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 23, 2012). "Two Newcomers Join 'Glee' For Season Four". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 6, 2016. 
  10. ^ Mitovich, Matt (September 11, 2015). "ABC's Quantico Recruits Glee Grad Jacob Artist for Recurring Role". TVLine. Retrieved May 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (September 12, 2016). "'American Horror Story' Adds 'Glee' Alum Jacob Artist To Season 6 Cast". Deadline.com. Retrieved September 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 6, 2016). "'Glee's Jacob Artist Joins John Cusack In 'Misfortune'". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 7, 2016. 

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