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Overview (2)

Birth NameJacob Patrick Gallagher
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jacob Gallagher is a Talent Manager and Senior Partner at E85 Artist Management. Under his creative moniker of Jayk Gallagher, he is a writer/director as well as a retired, former actor.

Director, Writer Producer Bio: Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Sloan Commissioning Grant Finalist, and 2019 Montana Film Commission Big Sky Grant for Feature Film Recipient Jayk Gallagher started out writing, producing and directing (WPD) episodic series for Fremantle Media, Current TV, and Sun Microsystems, plus music videos called "a kick to the gut" by SPIN Magazine, and "breathtaking" by Huffington Post, praised by Stereogum and Flaunt. Gallagher cast and Associate Produced "Hajji" with Snowfort Pictures (XX), starring Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games) and Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead), then WPDed LA noir sci fi short and episodic proof of concept "Chronopath", which won Directors' Choice Award at Sci-On! IFF and Best Actress in a Sci Fi at Official Latino FF, debuted at MCNIFF, and has played at Juggernaut FF, First Contact FF, Atlanta Horror FF, Tampa Bay Underground FF and WMMIFF among others, and is currently nominated for the "Out of this World Award" at the Official Latino FF. VFX by George Loucas (Beatriz at Dinner, Burning Sands), consultation by Effie Brown, Reza Safai. 2019, Jayk WPDed "Idyll", debuted NY Latino Film Festival presented by HBO, starring Sundance Alum Andrea Sixtos (Series Regular CW's Arrow, Hulu's East Los High) & Vanessa Garcia (SWAT, MacGuyver), just won 2019 Grand Jury Prize Best Narrative Short at Awareness FF and Best Actress in a Drama at Official Latino FF, and the film played at Philadelphia Latino FF, North Carolina Gay & Lesbian FF, Oaxaca FF, San Francisco Latino FF, Seattle Latino FF, Silver State FF, Marina Del Rey IFF, and many others. 2019, Jayk cast and pre-produced MLB Feature Film RAGE starring Marci Miller (Days of Our Lives Series Reg) and Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Series Regular Bold & The Beautiful) 2016, Jayk WPed short "Synching" starring ------- ------ (This Is Us, Love) and Sundance Alum Adam Gifford (Longmire, Wristcutters: A Love Story). Jayk is in pre-production for his feature film The Apprehension of Dr. Kaczysnki, for which he received the Big Sky Grant in 2019.

Acting, Music, Promotion Background: Jayk's final acting role was "John Corbin" on HBO's Emmy award winning "Veep", but he's best known for his role in the film "The Social Network". He also appeared in the Coen Brothers' "Hail Cesar!" as well as on CBS, TNT, MTV, ABC Family, Comedy Central, E!, The Disney Channel, and other networks in shows like CSI: NY, SouthLAnd, Crash and Bernstein and many others. He stars as Brandon Dedd in the feature "Dedd Brothers" now available on Amazon and Netflix. 2018 further saw him as "Handsome" in the upcoming feature "Western Wonderland" written and directed by Sundance alum Reza Safai, and in promos for Jack Reacher 2 directed by Head of Worldwide Creative Content at Paramount, Marcus Perry. Jayk has appeared in over 45 national commercials. imdb.me/jayk

Jayk is a produced playwright, a published poet, and a prolific screenwriter. He workshopped several plays with Brimmer Street Theater Company in LA, that would later inspire the screenplays "Synching" and "The Apprehension Of Dr. Kaczysnki", a finalist in last year's lab. Gallagher writes reviews for multiple travel websites, press releases for the theater, film and music industries, and has 14 years experience tutoring SAT English and Grammar. As an actor, he trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston University Theater Institute, and El Galliner in Girona, Spain. Jayk performed stand-up comedy regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv Hollywood, The Ha Ha Comedy Club etc.

Gallagher's grunge band Hobart W Fink was called " "Imposing" by SPIN Magazine, and "Mosh-worthy" by CMJ. The band has debuted two singles on KROQ' s Rodney on the ROQ, and played on over 100 stations nationwide. Songs have been placed in such cult hits as "Sharknado 2" and "Three Headed Shark Attack". Hobart W Fink's last two releases were recorded by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend, P!nk, Santigold) and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise). The most recent EP features guest vocals from Rachel Fox, former star of Desperate Housewives and current wunderkind futures trader. Hobart W Fink performed six shows at South By Southwest 2016, and has headlined festivals like Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena, Venice Music Crawl, Buzzbands.la Chinatown Nights, plus rocked every indie venue in LA and most states in the country.

Before the band started in 2012, Jayk released four rap EPs over two years. He participated in national battle league Grind Time, garnering over 100,000 views on YouTube videos of his intense battles in front of thousands of live spectators. Jayk directed plays in Los Angeles with needtheater and Brimmer Street Theater Company, and in Boston with Circle Theater Group.

Jayk is a show promoter, running a band booking company and record label called All Scene Eye. ASE artists have played in heavy rotation on KCRW, KPFK, KROQ, KEDG and more top stations. ASE is frequently contracted to book stages for major nationwide festivals, and consistently books talent at many LA venues. Until last year, you could hear Jayk every other Sunday on AM1630 KCHUNG playing local bands on All Scene Eye Radio, and in years past on Skidrow Radio and OG Huskey Radio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shane Carpenter

Trivia (5)

Has two cats: Sooty and Seiorse.
Acts, directs and writes plays with needtheater and Brimmer Street Theater Company.
Graduated Emerson College in Boston 2004 with a BA in Acting and Directing.
Has 3 EPs as a rapper and performs frequently in the Los Angeles hip hop scene. Is a seasoned Grind Time rap battler. Hosts a monthly underground hip hop, beat-making and indie music night called Galaga 2331.
Retired from acting and is now a Talent Manager, plus a Producer, Writer, Director.

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