Born in Montclair, New Jersey, to an award-winning actress mother and an actor/director father, Jake Weary started following in their successful footsteps in his early teens. After booking a number of guest roles, he took a break from acting to focus on school, including time at the prestigious California Institute of the Arts.
Since then, Weary’s career has been an eclectic mix of memorable characters for prestigious and interesting filmmakers. Weary starred as the lead in Oscar nominated director Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red. His other notable film credits include Film Independent Spirit nominee David Robert Mitchell's thriller, It Follows, an official selection of the Cannes Film Festival; Jordan Rubin's horror spoof Zombeavers, an official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival; and Message From the King for Fabrice Du Welz, an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival; Smartass for Jena Serbu; Brett Simon's Assassination of a High School President, an official Sundance Film Festival selection; and Kaare Andrews's Altitude.
Weary can recently be seen in the highly anticipated sequel It: Chapter 2 as well as starring opposite Melissa Leo in the thriller Leave Not One Alive. His film Finding Steve McQueen, for Mark Steven Johnson, was released in March of 2018..
Currently, Weary stars in John Wells’s highly touted Animal Kingdom adaptation for TNT. Other recent television credits include multi-episode arcs on NBC's hit drama Chicago Fire and Freeform’s smash Pretty Little Liars, as well as notable turns in the Lifetime movies Escape from Polygamy and A Deadly Adoption with Will Ferrell and Kristin Wiig, both for Rachel Goldenberg.
Weary currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to pursue his other passion of writing and producing his own music.