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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 31 March 1932Chicago, Illinois, USA

Mini Bio (1)

John Jakes was born on March 31, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Bastard (1978), The Seekers (1979) and The Rebels (1979).

Trivia (3)

Known as "the godfather of the historical novel."
When they appeared on the 1950s game show "Beat The Clock", John Jakes and his wife Rachel won the Jackpot prize, a Sylvania television set.
John Jake's real wife played President Lincoln's wife in North and South.

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