Jake Steinfeld

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Jake Steinfeld
Born (1958-02-21) February 21, 1958 (age 60)
OccupationActor, fitness specialist, entrepreneur
Years active1996–present
RelativesHailee Steinfeld (niece)

Jake Steinfeld[1] (born February 21, 1958) is an American actor, fitness specialist and fitness trainer. Steinfeld develops businesses through the "Body by Jake" brand,[2] and founded Major League Lacrosse (MLL).


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.

Steinfeld founded Major League Lacrosse (MLL), the first professional outdoor lacrosse league, in 2001. MLL has nine franchises in North America; the championship trophy, is named the Steinfeld Cup.

Television and film[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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).[3] 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 Seller 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).

Personal life[edit]

Steinfeld and his wife have four children.[citation needed]

Through his brother Peter, Steinfeld is the uncle of actress Hailee Steinfeld, who starred in the 2010 Coen brothers film True Grit.[4] He is of Jewish descent.

While born in Sea Gate in Brooklyn,[5] Jake was raised in Baldwin, Long Island,[6] and dropped out of SUNY-Cortland to move to Los Angeles.[7]


  1. ^ New York, Births, 1910-1965
  2. ^ Body By Jake
  3. ^ Sueyres, Thomas (2014-11-27). "Heinous for the Holidays: HOME SWEET HOME (1981)". Video Junkie. Retrieved 2014-11-28.
  4. ^ Riley, Jenelle (December 13, 2010). "A Girl With 'Grit'". BackStage.com. Retrieved December 20, 2010.
  5. ^ https://patch.com/new-york/parkslope/jake-steinfeld-personal-fitness-guru-gives-tips-to-kede3efb7129
  6. ^ https://www.newsday.com/sports/lacrosse-stop-on-li-is-special-for-steinfeld-1.463409
  7. ^ https://www.denverpost.com/2005/07/02/jake-steinfeld/

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Preceded by
Sugar Ray Leonard
Honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades, California