Jake Peder was born June 17, 2000, in Littleton, Colorado, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Wait For It(2022), The Progressive Lady(2022), 10 Things Not To Do In The Office Part 3(2021), and the Donut Near Miss(2021). He recently played Chebutykin in Chekhov's Three Sisters at the Warehouse Theater and Osgood in Noël Coward's Waiting in the Wings at the Wynn Amphitheater. It was during these two shows that Jake rediscovered his love for live theater.
Jake has been acting since he learned how to talk. His big sister Lacey used to put on shows at home and make him operate the "spotlight" until he eventually got tired of "working the show" and inserted himself into the plot mid-show. Jake's first big role came when he was 8 and cast as the Conjunction Junction Engineer in School House Rock: Live jr. which is when he realized that he really likes when people clap for him. To this day, that same passion and desire to perform has fueled Jake to pursue acting as a career. Jake studied acting at Azusa Pacific University where he earned a BFA in Acting for the Stage and Screen. He now lives in Hollywood with four of his friends where he pursues acting, writing, modeling, and bodybuilding.
While not scouring Casting Networks and Actor's Access for gigs, Jake can usually be found in the kitchen making his latest coffee drink or delicious macro-friendly meals. Though he lives in LA, he still loves his Colorado sports teams— Go Broncos, let's ride! His love of sports also includes partaking in board sports including Onewheeling, Surfing, Snowboarding, and Longboarding. Fun Fact: Jake loves telling everyone how he was hit by a bus in Haiti on his 16th Birthday and was dumped later that same day.
“Because if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you? I mean maybe some of you guys got something you never finished, something you really want to do, something you never said to someone, something… and you’re told no, even after you paid your dues? Who’s got the right to tell you that, who? Nobody! It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say no after you earned the right to be where you want to be and do what you want to do!” – Rocky Balboa