Born November 1, 1990 in Niagara Falls, Canada, Jake Foy is an actor, writer, producer and director for the stage and screen.
Having spent much of his youth drawing and painting, writing scripts and making videos, Foy always had a holistic passion for the arts. At 19, his first-ever professional contract in High School Musical: On Stage inspired him to audition for, and eventually attend, Sheridan College’s prestigious Music Theatre Performance Program just outside of Toronto. During his three years of study, he performed in more than six productions. Most notably, he starred as Melchior Gabor in Spring Awakening and workshopping the Broadway-bound smash hit Come From Away in its initial staging and recording!
Since graduating, Foy has appeared in numerous theatrical, film and television productions spanning from coast to coast. He appeared in the third season of “Designated Survivor” on Netflix alongside Anthony Edwards; as King James in “Reign” on The CW with Rachel Skarsten; “Eat, Drink & Be Married” opposite Jocelyn Hudon; and stars in the BravoFACT short film Ariel Unraveling.
As a director, Foy’s unique lens on musical storytelling for the screen has led to collaborations with a roster of internationally acclaimed artists. Foy worked with the Second City Toronto Conservatory on his earliest short film Kristine & Kirstine, and his subsequent musical short Before They Were Them debuted nationwide in Canada after being decorated with winning laurels in Los Angeles and New York. Foy’s newest collaboration and screenwriting debut is a 38-minute musical short film based on a true love story titled More Together with music & lyrics by Drew Gasparini.
Find out more about Jake Foy's character in Ride, Tuff McMurray.