Jake Epstein

Writer and Performer

For TIFT: Open the Window, Dani Girl

Elsewhere: Theatre: Boy Falls From the Sky (Mirvish—Dora Award nominations for Outstanding Performance, Outstanding New Musical and Outstanding Production); Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Broadway–original cast); Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway); Spring Awakening, American Idiot (First US National Tours); Straight (Off-Broadway); Dear Jack, Dear Louise (Arena Stage—World Premiere); Billy Elliot: The Musical (Mirvish); Uncovered: Carole King/James Taylor, Elton John/Billy Joel, Bob Dylan/Bruce Springsteen (Musical Stage Company), Therefore Choose Life (Harold Green, co-writer, BroadwayWorld Award—Best Performance in a Play); Dog Sees God (Michael Rubinoff); Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast (Ross Petty Productions); Dangerous Liaisons (Segal Centre); Oliver! (Mirvish); Our Town (Mirvish). Selected film/TV: Degrassi (Gemini Award—Best Youth Performance); Umbrella Academy, Suits, Designated Survivor (Netflix); Hardy Boys (Disney+); Star Trek: Discovery (Paramount+); Mouthpiece (TIFF Opening Night Selection); The Wedding Contract, Eight Gifts of Hanukkah, Good Witch (Hallmark); Candy Cane Candidate, Mistletoes and Menorahs (Lifetime); Hudson and Rex (CityTV); Private Eyes (Global); Murdoch Mysteries, Frankie Drake, Being Erica (CBC); Charlie Bartlett (Opposite Robert Downey Jr.); The Zack Files (YTV).

Other: Graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada. Lover of live music, Japanese food and Vanessa Smythe. Favourite role to date: being a dad to Miles, even though it means performing on no sleep.