Jacob Berger was born and raised in the Bronx. He began performing on stage at a young age with the well respected childrens theater company, Tada. Once he got to college, Jacob shifted gears and began to pursue a life in the family business of working in mental health. After getting his masters in social work and working for a few years in the field, Jacob was between jobs in 2011 and in his free time, created a comedic rap video for fun which ended up going viral on youtube at the time. He had also begun getting back into the entertainment scene by working as a children's party MC and making other comedic Youtube content with his friends.
The industry really started to open up for Jacob in 2014 when he won 1st prize in a short film contest conducted by the network Showtime for the show Shameless. Jacob then began booking major tv/film roles in 2014 and as time went, began making comedic internet content.
While working in TV/Film and making online content, Jacob had a break out moment in January 2017 when he made a parody rap song to the Migos song Bad and Boujee He began to build a following on instagram and within a year, had an even bigger online hit with the For The P Challenge Freestyle as an NYPD Cop which made Jacob instantly known across the world. The video did several hundred million views across the world. Ever since then, Jacob has been on a non-stop journey to make great content and continue to develop and rise as an actor. He recently booked a recurring guest star role on In The Cut, airing in 2020, and recently appeared in shows such as Silicon Valley, Pearson, Power, and several other major episodics and films. You can follow him on Instagram at @JacobBergerActor.
People in the industry have compared his brand and type with actors such as Michael Rapaport, David Harbour, and Seth Rogen. He is an actor who is professional at all times, is easy to work with, knows how to take adjustments well, and always keeps his acting grounded, honest, and real.
Jacob has trained at William Esper Studio, Stella Adler Studio, McCaskill Studio, Tim Phillips Studio, and UCB. He currently lives in Manhattan, NY.