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February 21, 1958
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, fitness specialist, entrepreneur|
|Relatives||Hailee Steinfeld (niece)|
Jeffrey "Jake" Steinfeld (born February 21, 1958) is an American actor, fitness specialist and fitness trainer. Steinfeld develops businesses through the "Body by Jake" brand, and founded Major League Lacrosse (MLL).
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Steinfeld develops brands and businesses as Chairman and CEO of Body by Jake and is the founder of FitOrbit a fitness and weight loss program. Previously, Steinfeld created FitTV, a 24-hour fitness lifestyle network, which he later sold to News Corp. Following the sale of FitTV, Jake launched ExerciseTV, a fitness on-demand television network, with partners Comcast, New Balance, and Time Warner.
Television and film
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Steinfeld started as a personal trainer with clients including Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford, whom he trained for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Later, he starred on a sitcom on the Family Channel called Big Brother Jake. Other television credits include King of the Hill, Movin' Mountains, Dream On, The Tracey Ullman Show, Shaping Up and Simon & Simon. In addition, Steinfeld appeared in the fourteenth season of Hell's Kitchen as a guest in episode 12's dinner service.
Steinfeld made his film debut in the 1979 film Americathon. He had the lead role of the killer in the early slasher film Home Sweet Home (1981). Other film roles include Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (1980), Into the Night (1985), The Money Pit (1986), and Coming to America (1988). He supplied the voice of Git, a lab rat in the Disney animated feature Ratatouille and as the Fish Teller in the 2011 English version of From Up On Poppy Hill.
Steinfeld has authored and co-authored books including Body by Jake (1984); Don't Quit; Get Strong! Body by Jake's Guide to Building Confidence, Muscles and a Great Future for Teenage Guys (2002); I've Seen a Lot of Famous People Naked and They've Got Nothing on You! (2005); and Take A Shot!, A Remarkable Story of Perseverance, Friendship, and a Really Crazy Adventure (2012).
Steinfeld and his wife have four children.
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