Born on January 16, 1987, Jacob Lee Epstein is a Canadian actor and singer. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
His mother Kathy Kacer is a Norma Fleck Award-winning writer of children’s stories about the Holocaust; and his father Ian Epstein (born 1955) is a lawyer.
He has an older sister, Gabi, an actress and jazz singer. Epstein is Jewish and was raised in Conservative Judaism. Epstein stated in 2019, “I would consider myself spiritually Jewish rather than religiously Jewish. It was certainly a big part of my upbringing and certainly a big part of my identity.
Epstein attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal, graduating in 2008.
Born in 1987, Jake is 34 years old.
Jake is a Capricorn.
$13 MILLION (2021)
Wife and Relationship
Jake Epstein exchanged wedding vows with his long-term girlfriend, now wife Vanessa Smythe, over three years ago.
Vanessa Smythe is a Canadian actress widely known for her roles in Mrs. America, The Expanse, and Designated Survivor.
On top of that, she is also a commendable writer and poet. Recently, she collaborated with Olympic gold medalist Simon Whitfield for a poem.
He is known best for portraying Craig Manning, a bipolar musician, on Degrassi: The Next Generation.
He joined the cast in 2002 and continued to star as a regular through Season 5. Absent from the show for the last half of Season 5, he returned in Season 6 in a guest appearance for two episodes and also made guest appearances in Seasons 7 and 8.
Prior to joining Degrassi, Epstein portrayed the role of Cam Dunleavey on the TV show The Zack Files in which he and Michael Seater co-starred with Daniel Clark’s brother Robert Clark.
Also, Epstein had a role in the Disney Channel Original Movie, Quints in 2000.