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Actor and model Jake Jensen opens up about his career and the digital age

Actor and model Jake Jensen opened up about his latest endeavors and being a part of the digital age.

Jake Jensen
Jake Jensen. Photo Credit: Maurizio Montani
Jake Jensen. Photo Credit: Maurizio Montani

Actor, model, and professor Jake Jensen opened up about his latest endeavors and being a part of the digital age.

He is an actor, producer, and professor of Sport Psychology in the Los Angeles area. He has booked films such as “King Richard” with Will Smith, “Challengers” with Zendaya, and recently wrapped shooting a lead role in the upcoming fantasy romantic dramedy “Believe.”

Jensen has also appeared in two seasons of “Pacific Breeze” as well as a number of other short films and web series. He also travels regularly to the Southeast and can work as a local hire throughout the Southeast region. In addition to his entertainment career he is also a talented pianist, tennis player, and speaks French fluently.

Inspirations as an actor and model

On his daily inspirations as an actor and model, he said, “I love growing my skillset as an actor.  I actually really enjoy auditioning, which I know is not the case for many actors.”

“When I get an audition, there is a natural high and I really enjoy embracing a new character, working on breaking down the scene, and then self taping the audition.  I enjoy the process it takes to be an actor and that keeps me inspired every day,” he said.

The digital age

On being a part of the digital age, he said, “I think we just have to embrace the fact that we are in a digital age and that has changed the industry. Instead of fighting against it I think we just have to embrace the fact that we can now reach such a broad audience.” 

“There is so much content and information out there right now, which I think also demands that we continually push ourselves as models and actors to stay relevant, and to be really good at what we do,” he added.

Samantha’s Friends benefit fundraiser

Jensen is excited to be a part of the “Samantha’s Friends” benefit fundraiser in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, next month, which benefits the Southeastern Guide Dogs and other charities. “There are many actors, directors, and industry professionals that I am really looking forward to meeting.  Samantha seems like one of the warmest and most caring people that I can imagine, and again I can’t wait to meet her in person,” he said.

Future plans

Regarding his plans for the future, he said, “It’s interesting because this year I’ve really focused on creating a vision plan for the next five years of my life.  I won’t go into too many details, but I definitely have different goals and visions for different aspects of my life.” 

“In terms of acting I really see myself as a series regular on a network TV show, as well as producing and creating some of my own content. I have a few screenplays in mind that I would like to write and produce,” he said.

Advice for hopefuls in acting and modeling

For young and aspiring actors and models, Jensen said, “I think my biggest advice to young and aspiring models and actors is to build a solid community and to get training.” 

“I would be lost, especially in LA without the support of my acting coach that I’ve had for about nine years as well as the acting community that I’ve built around me.  We really support each other, help each other with auditions, and keep each other motivated and inspired to keep working hard,” he said.

Power 98.5 Satellite Radio

Jensen opened up about being featured on “Live on Air with Steven Cuoco” on Power 98.5 Satellite Radio. “Steven has become a wonderful friend, publicist, and co-host over the past few months,” he said. “I really really appreciate his advice, energy, and opportunities that he is creating for me.” 

“I am really exited now to not only have been a guest on his show, but to be co-hosting a weekly show with him covering a wide range of topics related to helping actors and athletes which perfectly blends my education in sport and performance psychology and acting,” Jensen added.

Success

On his definition of success, Jensen said, “I believe that success means giving your whole heart, soul, and energy to your pursuits. If you do this then you will be successful.  This doesn’t mean that you won’t make mistakes and fall down, but through these failures we learn important lessons to get closer to success.”

Fans and supporters

For his fans and supporters, he concluded, “I would like to give a huge shoutout to my fans and supporters.  It means the world to me to know that people have my back, are supporting me, and rooting for me to have more success.  My supporters know who they are, and I would like to give them a huge virtual hug right now.  It’s also exciting to be building a new fan base and to be able to share my journey and experiences with them.”

To learn more about Jake Jensen, follow him on Instagram.

Markos Papadatos
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Markos Papadatos is Digital Journal's Editor-at-Large for Music News. Papadatos is a Greek-American journalist and educator that has authored over 20,000 original articles over the past 18 years. He has interviewed some of the biggest names in music, entertainment, lifestyle, magic, and sports. He is a 16-time "Best of Long Island" winner, where for three consecutive years (2020, 2021, and 2022), he was honored as the "Best Long Island Personality" in Arts & Entertainment, an honor that has gone to Billy Joel six times.

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