Jacob Jake Kasdan, who is popularly known as Jake Kasdan, was born on 28 October in the year 1974. He is an American, a famous film director, and a casual actor. He was born in Detroit in Michigan, USA. He is the son of Meg Goldman Kasdan who is a writer by profession; his mother, and
Lawrence Kasdan, who is a screenwriter, a film director and a film producer. Jake’s family is fully involved in the film industry. Jake is married to Inara George. Jon Kasdan is his brother who is a writer and an actor in the television industry. Jake used to spend time on his father studios. Jake also wanted to become a director. He dropped his higher studies and focused on his writing. Jake earned a badge of boy genius from the low-cost film 'Zero Effect' that came in 1998.
Jake appeared in many photoplays. In 1998, he appeared in 'The Big Chill' film. He played the role of an autograph seeker boy. Then in 1998, he came up acting in a movie named 'Silverado' where he played the role of a stable boy. In the next one, he appeared as an actor was the movie 'The Accidental Tourist'. In this, he played the role of Scott Canfield. Although, he played the role of an actor, but he always wanted to direct films. During his high school, Jake used to write plays. In that course of time, he worked with his father as a production assistant in his father’s movie named 'Grand Canyon'. It came up in 1991. In 1994, he also enclosed a book related to behind the scenes about the 'Wyatt Earp'. Later, the book was discarded by the box office, but it helped him to develop good relations with a cast member named Bill Pullman, as it would be helping in his career. Jake then started his directing career at Hollywood Play House with the work of stage production.
Coming to the list of his directing career, Jake came up with his first detective comedy film named as 'Zero Effect'. Bill Pullman played the lead role in his movie. It was applauded for entertaining and humorous performances. It was a great success for Jake. Jake also directed many other films like 'The TV Set', '
Sex Tape'. He has also worked on many television shows. Jake worked as a consulting producer with
Judd Apatow. He also directed the shows like 'Undeclared' and 'Freaks and Geeks'. Jake is presently directing the movie 'Jumanji' that is going to release in the year 2017.
Coming to receiving awards, Jake bagged many renowned awards. Jake bagged Sierra Award in the year 2007 for the movie 'Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story'.