Jake Weary: A Biography of the Son of Soap Stars Who Made His Own Mark


Who is Jake Weary?

Jake is an American actor and musician, probably best known for his role as Kevin “Duke” Weeder in the 2010 TV series “As the World Turns”. Additionally, he is known for his roles in the MTV series “Awkward”, and the crime drama series “Animal Kingdom”, but he’s also pursued a career in music.

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Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Jacob Weary was born on 14 February 1990, in Trenton, New Jersey, USA, the son of Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress Kim Zimmer and actor and director Allen Cudney “A.C”. Weary. He has two siblings, a sister named Rachel and a brother named Max.

Regarding his education, Jake Weary attended the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) and participated in the Conservatory Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program for a semester and a half before quitting to pursue his career full-time.

Career Beginnings

Jake Weary made his acting debut in 2002 with a guest appearance in the long-running CBS soap opera “Guiding Light”, alongside his mother, Kim Zimmer, who portrayed the character Reva Shayne in the show.

Building on his initial success, Weary continued to pursue his acting career by taking on minor roles in popular television series. He appeared as Shane Madden in an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” entitled “Head”; additionally, he played the role of Slacker Kid in the episode of “Listen Up!” entitled “Grandmaster of the Wolfhunt”.

In 2005, Jake took on a significant role in the television series “As the World Turns” as Luke Snyder, remaining in the show for 58 episodes, showcasing his acting skills and becoming a notable part of the series, a long-running soap opera that aired on CBS for over 50 years. The show revolved around the lives, relationships, and dramas of the Hughes and Snyder families in the fictional town of Oakdale. Jake’s character was the son of Lily and Holden Snyder, two of the main stars in the series. The show explored various storylines involving romance, family conflicts, secrets, and numerous other plot twists that kept audiences engaged for decades.

Despite his successful run on the show, Jake Weary decided to step down from his role in “As the World Turns” to focus on his schoolwork.

In 2008, Jake Weary made his big screen debut in the film “Assassination of a High School President”. The movie starred Reece Thompson as Bobby Funke, a high school student who becomes a self-proclaimed detective investigating the theft of the SAT exam answers. Jake Weary played the role of a Hall Monitor in this dark comedy thriller.

In 2010, Weary was featured in the film “Altitude”. The movie is centered around a group of friends who encounter a supernatural force while piloting a small plane. The film’s main star was Jessica Lowndes as Sara, and Jake Weary portrayed Sal.

Rise to Stardom

In 2010, Weary appeared as Kevin Lebow in the made-for-television movie “Fred: The Movie“, alongside Lucas Cruikshank who played the titular character, Fred Figglehorn. The film revolves around Fred’s humorous and chaotic quest to find his long-time crush, Judy.

Jake reprised his role as Kevin Lebow in the sequel “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred” in 2011, as he once again starred alongside Lucas Cruikshank. In this movie, Fred encounters a new neighbor, a quirky musician named Talia, played by Ariel Winter, and must deal with the spooky adventures caused by an evil music teacher.

Continuing the comedic journey, Jake Weary returned in “Fred 3: Camp Fred” in 2012, again sharing the screen with Lucas Cruikshank, and Daniella Monet who played Bertha, a tough and mysterious camp counselor. The movie follows Fred’s mishaps and struggles as he attends a misfit summer camp.

Additionally, Jake Weary was part of the main cast in the TV show “Fred: The Show”, appearing in 17 episodes alongside Lucas Cruikshank. The series hilariously depicted Fred’s daily life, including his interactions with family and friends, and his attempts at various endeavors.

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Continued Success

From 2016 to 2022, Jake Weary continued his successful career with the main role of Deran Cody in the TV series “Animal Kingdom”, starring alongside a talented ensemble that included Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy and Ben Robson, in the crime drama television series based on the 2010 Australian film of the same name. The show follows the Cody family, a dysfunctional and dangerous crime family led by Smurf Cody, played by Ellen Barkin. Jake Weary portrayed Deran Cody, Smurf’s hot-headed and rebellious son, who is a former surfer grappling with his family’s criminal activities and his own personal conflicts.

The series received critical acclaim for its intense story. Weary’s portrayal of Deran Cody was particularly well-received, earning him high praise. The series proved to be a significant success for Jake and his career overall, propelling him to further stardom.

During the same period as his successful TV career, Jake Weary also made a notable impact in popular films, starring alongside some impressive main stars. In 2017, he took on the role of Sammy in the crime drama “Tomato Red”, sharing the screen with Julia Garner and Nick Roux. The film follows Sammy’s journey as a drifter who becomes entangled with a dysfunctional family in a small town, leading to a series of unfortunate events and conflicts.

In 2019, Jake Weary appeared in multiple films, starting with “Finding Steve McQueen”, in which he starred alongside Travis Fimmel, Rachael Taylor, and Forest Whitaker. The crime thriller is based on a true story and follows a group of thieves planning to rob a bank, only to discover that the bank’s president is involved in a scandal connected to President Richard Nixon.

The same year, he joined the cast of “It Chapter Two”, the highly anticipated horror sequel to “It”. In the movie, Jake played John “Webby” Garton alongside stars such as Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Skarsgård. The film picks up years after the first installment, with the adult members of the Losers’ Club returning to their hometown to confront the malevolent entity, Pennywise the Dancing Clown.

In 2022, Jake Weary continued to make waves in the film industry, starring in “How to Blow Up a Pipeline” alongside Jenna Coleman and Denise Gough. The gripping drama follows a group of environmental activists planning a pipeline sabotage as an act of protest, and the moral dilemmas they face.

Furthermore, he appeared in the thriller “Measure of Revenge”, sharing the screen with Madison Iseman and Dania Ramirez.

Net Worth

According to authoritative sources, Jake Weary’s net worth is estimated at $1.6 million, as of mid-2023.

Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Children

Jake Weary has been married to Vera Bulder since October 2019. Before marrying, the couple was together for a long time, and since the ceremony have welcomed one child.

Appearance and Body Measurements

Jake Weary has light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 10ins (1.78m), while he weighs approximately 165lbs (75kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure.

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