Jacob Lofland

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Jacob Lofland
Born Jacob Seth Lofland[1]
(1996-07-30) July 30, 1996 (age 20)
Briggsville, Arkansas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present

Jacob Seth Lofland (born July 30, 1996)[2] is an American actor best known for his role as Neckbone in the film Mud and for his role as Aris in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

Life and career[edit]

Lofland was born in Briggsville, Arkansas, the son of Billy and Debra Lofland.

He began his film career playing Neckbone in Jeff Nichols' Mud, with Matthew McConaughey and Tye Sheridan. The director wanted to find a young actor locally for the part of "Neckbone" in Mud, and had casting notices placed in regional newspapers. Coming across one of them, Lofland's mother recognized that her son fit every adjective of Neck's personality description, as well as bringing the boating and cycle riding experience for which Jeff was looking. Loftland sent in an application, and was called in to read for the casting director in Little Rock. Less than three weeks after his mother saw the open casting call in the paper, Lofland took his first plane ride to Austin to audition for Jeff Nichols and producer Sarah Green. He was offered the role and within a month found himself on location with a full movie crew.[3]

In 2013, he joined the cast of Little Accidents, presented at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.[4]

In 2014, he joined the cast of the new season of Justified,[5] and in 2015, he co-starred in the film Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.[6]

When Lofland is not acting he enjoys fishing, boating, hunting, and riding dirt bikes, which he began at the age of six.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Mud Neckbone
2014 Little Accidents Owen Briggs
2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Aris Jones
2016 Free State of Jones Daniel
2017 Go North Josh
2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure Aris Jones Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Justified Kendal Crowe 10 episodes
2015 Texas Rising Colby Pitt Miniseries; 5 episodes
2017 The Son Young Eli McCullough Recurring role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Robert Altman Award At Independent Spirit Awards[7][8] Best Ensemble (shared with cast) Mud Won
Leonardo's Horse at Milan International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Little Accidents Nominated
2016 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor (14–21) Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Nominated


  1. ^ "Jacob Lofland Omnilexica". omnilexica.com. 
  2. ^ "Arkansas star in Mud comes to Russellville theater". thv11.com. April 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Jacob Lofland Subtitlebox". subtitlebox.org. 
  4. ^ "Sundance Film Festifal - Little Accidents". sundance.org. 
  5. ^ Glover, Jeremy (November 14, 2013). "Jacob Lofland is On His Way". Arkansas Times. 
  6. ^ "'Mud' Actor Joins 'Maze Runner' Sequel (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. October 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2014 Spirit Awards: '12 Years A Slave', 'All Is Lost', 'Frances Ha', 'Inside Llewyn Davis' & 'Nebraska' Nab Best Feature Noms". Deadline.com. November 26, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jeff Nichols, 'Mud' cast win Independent Spirit Altman Award". Arktimes.com. November 27, 2013. Retrieved November 28, 2013. 

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