• Bio

    Jake Lesh is a New York based artist and member of the Actors' Equity Association. He will be making his film debut later this year in Volte-Face, an independent feature produced by 3CK Media Entertainment. Volte-Face was recently selected as a finalist for the 2021 Paris International Short Film Festival!


    In 2018, Jake made his Off-Broadway debut at the Artist's Co-Op, and returned Off-Broadway in 2019 at the American Theatre of Actors. He also has numerous stage credits on the regional circuit, working is such venues as Texas Shakespeare Festival, The Pabst/Turner Hall, and The Hippodrome State Theatre, just to name a few.  


    Jake has a strong background in vocal technique and has trained under the Skinner, Linklater, and Lessac disciplines (yet he does not adhere to any one system). He continues to remain active as a period styles coach, and has had the honor of teaching English Restoration comportment style to students on the international level. Jake also had the pleasure of making his directorial debut with Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers" in conjunction with The Hippodrome Theatre's Summer SPEC youth program.


    Jake is also a fight choreographer and is associated with such organizations as The Society of American Fight Directors, Dueling Arts International, and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat. His weapon experience includes Rapier/Dagger, Broadsword, Quarterstaff, Hand-To-Hand combat, and Karmabit knife tricks.


    Jake has been published as originating the role of Suit in the Off-Broadway production of "Crossroads of the World." The production took place from November 29th - December 8th 2019 and was produced by The Alternative Theatre Company in part with the "Altered Minds" play festival. "Crossroads of the World" was selected for publication in early 2020.


  • Upcoming Projects

    Jake will be making his film debut in Volte-Face, a gritty horror/thriller questioning the role of science when it comes to curing madness and hatred. Volte-Face was recently selected as a finalist in the 2021 Paris International Short Festival, and will be available for streaming devices in May. Click the button below to reserve your free online tickets today!


  • Resume

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    Featuring Select Roles

  • Period Style Workshops

    Educating on the International Level

    Jake has extensive knowledge in regard to Elizabethan, Neo-Classical, and English Restoration comportment style, and has lead various dance/movement workshops throughout the United States. Please feel free to message with serious inquires on developing a workshop with your school or community!


    Pictured is Jake leading Team China through Texas Shakespeare Festival's international immersion program.

  • Demo Reel

    Video Footage of My Work

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