You’ll surely remember him from the series, A.N.T Farm aired on Disney channel. Jake Short plays Fletcher Quimby in the Disney show and has also appeared in other shows like Lab Rats, Just Kidding, and others. The TV and film actor went into acting at a very young age and has continued to make his presence known in the industry. Since A.N.T Farm, Jake Short has featured in comedy movies and series as well. To find out more about the actor, we would lay emphasis on some of the frequently asked questions about him.
Who is Jake Short and How Old is He?
He was born on May 30, 1997, to his parents James Cramer Short and Dr. Kimberly Kennan in Indiana. Jake started from a very young age to exhibit his inclination towards performing arts and sports. He would participate in gymnastics, play soccer, play the guitar, and was also a martial artist in elementary and high school. After emerging as a child star, it is not always easy to conform to the mainstream world, but Short took the bold step and is gradually creating his own face in the industry. Find out how the actor surmounted all the challenges that came with his age and status.
Here’s Everything You Need to Know about the Actor
Jake’s versatility paid off when it earned him a TV commercial shortly after moving to Los Angeles to live with his grandmother. His performance in the campaign drew the attention of other brands and Short got several offers to do commercials for brands like Febreeze, Danimals, Florida Orange Juice, and many others. He continued featuring in commercials until he landed a role in the movie The Anna Nicole Smith Story. This was followed by another role in the film Shorts. In 2009, the actor featured in an episode of popular series Zeke and Luthor. His next movie stint was in Dexter, which gave him his first big break. Short started gaining more grounds on TV as he started to appear in several TV shows.
The actor who was already gaining popularity landed a role in the popular Disney kid’ series A.N.T. Farm. He played the character of Fletcher Quimby in the show which ran till 2014. Jake got another role to star in the show Lab Rats: Elite Force in 2016. He also played prominent roles in Kirby Buckets, Mighty Med, and other productions.
Jake short showed his directing and writing skills in the movie Unravelled, which was released in 2013. For his outstanding roles, Jake has earned the Kid’s Choice Award, Young Artists Award, as well as other recognition from stakeholders in the industry.
Family – Parents, Brother
Jake surely did not get acting traits from his father who is an internist nor his mother, a doctor. The second of four children, Jake has an older brother Justin, and two younger sisters Gillian and Jessilyn.
Jake’s brother, Justin was the major force behind his acting career. Seeing as his younger one exuded so much versatility, Justin pushed Jake to join acting classes which he also attended. However, Justin soon quit the acting classes after he found it boring, but Jake continued and gradually developed an interest for the art.
Jake Short has his net worth estimated at $1 million which he has his acting stints to thank for. The actor also makes money through TV commercials. Jake Short has come to stay in the movie industry and is taking more steps to boost his career status. According to reports, the actor earns about $110, 000 annually from his series, making him one of the highest paid child actors.
He may be young but Jake has got some stories to write down in his love diary. Short used to be in a relationship with China Anne McClain, his A.N.T Farm co-star. The two who were on-screen friends on the show started dating in 2012 but broke up the following year. Jake’s next relationship was with American actress, Piper Curda. it isn’t clear how their relationship ended but Jake moved on with Alexxis Lemire. Short and Alexxis, also an actress, started to make headlines in the early part of 2016 when they were spotted together by several media sources.
Jake Short like most of his counterparts who started out as child stars, experienced a growth spurt which moved him from looking like a child to a full grown adult. He stands at a height of 1.75m (5ft 9in) which is quite proportional to his weight of 66kg.