Jake Burbage

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Jake Burbage
Jacob Daniel Burbage

(1992-09-27) September 27, 1992 (age 27)
OccupationActor, voice actor, writer
Years active1999–present

Jake Burbage (born September 27, 1992) is an American actor who is best known for his role on Grounded for Life as Henry Finnerty. Burbage attended Moorestown Friends School and graduated in 2011.[1]

Born in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, and Raised in Delran Township, New Jersey, Burbage attended The College of New Jersey where he majored in English.[2]


Burbage played the role of youngest child Henry Finnerty for the first four seasons of Grounded for Life, but left the show at the end of season 4 to move back home to New Jersey. He has also guest starred in Sex and the City and was the voice of Benny the Bull in the Nickelodeon series Dora the Explorer.


Year Title Role Notes
1999 On the Q.T. Jari at age 6
Year Title Role Network/Platform Notes
1999 Sex and the City Simon Cobb HBO 1 episode
2000–2007 Dora the Explorer Benny The Bull Nickelodeon 58 episodes
2001 Hollywood Squares Himself NBC 2 episodes
2001 Any Day Now Lifetime 1 episode
2001–2004 Grounded for Life Henry Finnerty FOX (later The WB) 78 episodes
2002 The Nightmare Room Adam Kids' WB 2 episodes
2017-present Nuke City Cade Amazon Prime 5 episodes (also writer)
2018-present Fake News @ Night Jack Garbage Facebook Video Co-host



Production Role Director Company
A Midsummer Night's Dream Bottom Fred Towson Friends of Shakespeare
Macbeth Malcolm Fred Towson Friends of Shakespeare
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Alfred Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
The Tempest Ferdinand Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Joseph Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
Six Characters in Search of an Author The Director Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
Guys and Dolls Sky Masterson Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
Our Town Stage Manager Mark Gornto Moorestown Friends School
Romeo & Juliet Mercutio Phil Margot Friends of Shakespeare
Cabaret (musical) Cliff Bradshaw Graham Mazie The College of New Jersey
Smitten Peter John Eldis The College of New Jersey
Proof (play) Robert Patrick Albanesius The College of New Jersey
Much Ado About Nothing Borachio Frank Erath Shakespeare '70 Inc.
Romeo & Juliet Romeo Curt Foxworth The College of New Jersey
Hamlet Laertes Frank Erath Shakespeare '70 Inc.
God of Carnage Michael Billy Nord Brooklyn, NY
Our Town Stage Manager Mark Gornto Millersburg, OH
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead Guildenstern Mikaela Kafka Circle Players
This Is Our Youth Dennis Christi White Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Clybourne Park Karl/Steve Curt Foxworth Shakespeare '70 Inc.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Judas Iscariot Jack Bathke ActorsNet of Bucks County
Richard III (play) Richard III Curt Foxworth Shakespeare '70 Inc.



Year Title Notes
2015 Dead American Writers Premiered at The College of New Jersey in 2015.
2016 Five Leaves Left
2017 Someone, a play on love & fucking
2019 Babyland


  1. ^ Fuhrer, Diane. "Take a Visit to 'Our Town'". Patch. Patch. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  2. ^ LoCascio, Chelsea. "Jake Burbage: Child Actor Returns to His New Jersey Roots", The College of New Jersey, October 14, 2014. Accessed November 25, 2018. "With a few acting gigs and an agent before middle school, Jake Burbage’s accomplishments surpassed those of many average ten-year-olds. While growing up in Delran, N.J., Burbage aspired to be like actor Harrison Ford.... After taking a few years off after graduating high school, Burbage, 22, is now a sophomore English major here at the College."
  3. ^ https://pro-labs.imdb.com/name/nm0120737?ref_=hm_nv_usr_prof
  4. ^ https://www.shakespeare70.org/members/10

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