STARmeter
Top 500
Up 25 this week

Jake Gyllenhaal


Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, to producer/screenwriter Naomi Foner (née Achs) and director Stephen Gyllenhaal. He is the brother of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, who played his sister in Donnie Darko (2001). His godmother is actress Jamie Lee Curtis. His mother is from a Jewish family, and his father's ancestry ... See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

The Day After Tomorrow
Sat, Dec 01 8:00 PM EST on IFC (082)
The Day After Tomorrow
Sat, Dec 01 10:30 PM EST on IFC (082)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

a list of 11 images
updated 3 weeks ago
 
a list of 25 images
updated 2 months ago
 
a list of 137 people
updated 3 months ago
 
a list of 10 images
updated 5 months ago
 

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 people
created 08 Aug 2017
 
a list of 26 people
created 6 days ago
 
a list of 28 people
created 19 Mar 2011
 
a list of 24 people
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 23 people
created 2 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Jake Gyllenhaal's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 36 wins & 96 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Nightcrawler Louis Bloom
(2014)
Brokeback Mountain Jack Twist
(2005)
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko
(2001)
Prisoners Detective Loki
(2013)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (50 credits)
 2019 Velvet Buzzsaw (post-production)
Morf Vandewalt
 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home (post-production)
Quentin Beck / Mysterio
 2018 The Sisters Brothers
John Morris
 2018 Wildlife
Jerry Brinson
 2017/I Stronger
Jeff Bauman
 2017 Okja
Johnny Wilcox
 2017/I Life
David Jordan
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Tony Hastings / Edward Sheffield
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jake Gyllenhaal
- Fame (2016) ... Jake Gyllenhaal
 2015 Demolition
Davis
 2015 Everest
Scott Fischer
 2015 Southpaw
Billy Hope
 2015 Accidental Love
Howard Birdwell
 2014 Nightcrawler
Louis Bloom
 2013 Enemy
Adam + Anthony
 2013 Prisoners
Detective Loki
 2012 End of Watch
Brian Taylor
 2012 The Shoes: Time to Dance (Video short)
 2011 Source Code
Colter Stevens
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
Jamie Randall
 2010 Lego Prince of Persia Mini Movie (Video short)
Narrator
 2009 Jamie Foxx Ft. T-Pain: Blame It (Video short)
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2009/I Brothers
Tommy Cahill
 2007 Rendition
Douglas Freeman
 2007 Zodiac
Robert Graysmith
 2005 Jarhead
Anthony Swofford
 2005 Proof
Harold Dobbs - Hal
 2005 Brokeback Mountain
Jack Twist
 2005 Between the Towers (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Sam Hall
 2004 Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
Jake Gyllenhaal
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow
Sam Hall
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Joe Nast
 2002/I Highway
Pilot
 2002 The Good Girl
Holden Worther
 2001 Lovely & Amazing
Jordan
 2001 Bubble Boy
Jimmy Livingston
 2001 Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko
 1999 October Sky
Homer Hickam
 1998 Homegrown
Jake / Blue Kahan
 1994 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Matt Ellison
- Bop Gun (1994) ... Matt Ellison
 1993 Josh and S.A.M.
Leon Coleman
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Edward (as Jacob Gyllenhaal)
 1991 City Slickers
Danny Robbins
Show Show Producer (13 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (156 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

He played the role of "Roland" in Nick Payne's "Constellations" on Broadway, co-starring Ruth Wilson and directed by Michael Longhurst, for which he was nominated for a Drama League Award. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 20 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 16 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site

Alternate Names:

Jacob Gyllenhaal | Jake Gyllenhall

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

The biggest mistake that I've made is not really admitting to myself that filmmaking is a director's medium. We all get into situations where we're working with people, and we try to control that. But I realized once I'm gone it's going to be the director's vision from here on out. See more »

Trivia:

Has played a widower in four films (Spoilers): Moonlight Mile (2002), Southpaw (2015), Demolition (2015), and Nocturnal Animals (2016). Additionally, in Donnie Darko (2001), his character's girlfriend dies. See more »

Trademark:

Athletic and proportional body See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed