Jake joins the faculty of VADA Studios thrilled to be calling Vancouver his home. Jake was born and raised in Niagara Falls and is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program. Jake’s visionary approach to musical stories for the screen has led to numerous successes: ‘Kristine & Kirstine’ with the Second City Conservatory, ‘BEFORE THEY WERE THEM: a musical short film’ (Winner of Festigious International Film Festival Los Angeles & New York Movie Awards), which aired nationwide via the CBC, currently streams internationally via the CBC GEM, and features the music & lyrics of Kevin Wong, alongside whose work Jake is the creator of the upcoming musical-short-anthology-miniseries ’The Next BIG Thing!’
Jake’s direction for the stage has showcased at the University of British Columbia, the Highlands Summer Festival and Sheridan College, where he also returns as an alumnus guest lecturer. He has also worked alongside celebrated industry actors/coaches Dean Armstrong and Salvatore Antonio in his time with Armstrong Acting Studios in Toronto.
As an actor, notable credits include Star Trek Beyond (Paramount), Designated Survivor (Netflix), Eat, Drink & Be Married (ReelOne), REIGN (the CW), Love In Store (Hallmark), Murdoch Mysteries (Shafestbury), The Sunshine Boys (Highlands Summer Festival), Spring Awakening (Sheridan College) and CMTP/Original Workshop Casts of the Tony-Nominated, smash-hit Broadway musical Come From Away.
For updates on Jake & his upcoming work, visit www.jakefoy.com or IMDb.me/jakefoy.