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 has gone on to book numerous projects in TV/Film since then including a role in the next Woody Allen film in a scene opposite Kate Winslet coming out in 2017, Netflix Seven Seconds, VH1's The Breaks, CBS Bull, CBS Person of Interest, HBO Show Me a Hero and Amazon Prime Red Oaks.
2017 has been off to a very hot start for Jacob with his Trump Bad and Boujee/Soulja Boy comedic parodies going viral with over 15,000,000 views across all media platforms. He continued to make original content and had several other viral videos including the For The P**** Challenge Freestyle as an NYPD Cop which made Jacob known across the world overnight. The video easily did several hundred million views across the world. His original work in 2017 lead to working with 50 Cent on 50 Central Commercials, a role on Starz Power, and a guest spot in season 10 of MTV Wildn' Out as his Rapping Cop character. 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.