Jake Gyllenhaal



Place of birth:

Los Angeles, California, USA:


​Academy Award-nominated American actor Jake Gyllenhaal was born in Los Angeles, California, on December 19, 1980.  Jake has been involved with acting from an early age, which is no surprise considering his family history of directors and screenwriters.  Throughout his childhood Jake worked in several films directed by his father Stephen, but was discouraged from accepting extensive roles that would impact his studies. After finishing high school Jake's breakthrough acting role was October Sky (1999), where he played an amateur rocket scientist eager to break away from his destiny of working in a coal mine. Some of Jake's most popular and widely-acclaimed films include Donnie Darko (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Zodiac (2007), and Nightcrawler (2014).


The Son (2018)
as Sonny Lofthus
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Stronger (2017)
as Jeff Bauman
Okja (2017)
Life (2017)
as Dr. David Jordan
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
as Edward Sheffield / Tony Hastings
Demolition (2016)
as Davis Mitchell
Everest (2015)
as Scott Fischer
Southpaw (2015)
as Billy 'The Great' Hope
Accidental Love (2015)
as Howard Birdwell
Nightcrawler (2014)
as Louis Bloom
Enemy (2014)
as Adam Bell/ Anthony Claire
Prisoners (2013)
as Detective Loki
End of Watch (2012)
as Brian Taylor
The Shoes: Time to Dance (2012)
Source Code (2011)
as Colter Stevens
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
as Jamie Reidy
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
as Prince Dastan
Jake Gyllenhaal Challenges the Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (2010)
as Donnie Darko, Anthony Swafford
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler (2009)
as Frank O'Connor (archive footage)
Brothers (2009)
as Tommy Cahill
Rendition (2007)
as Douglas Freeman
Zodiac (2007)
as Robert Graysmith
Jarhead (2005)
as Anthony Swofford
Proof (2005)
as Hal
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
as Jack Twist
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers (2005)
as Narrator (voice)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
as Sam Hall
Moonlight Mile (2002)
as Joe Nast
The Good Girl (2002)
as Holden Worther
Highway (2002)
as Pilot Kelson
Lovely & Amazing (2001)
as Jordan
Bubble Boy (2001)
as Jimmy Livingston
Donnie Darko (2001)
as Donnie Darko
October Sky (1999)
as Homer Hickam
Homegrown (1998)
as Jake
Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
as Leon Coleman
A Dangerous Woman (1993)
as Edward
City Slickers (1991)
as Danny Robbins
The Man Who Made It Snow ()
The Division ()
Wildlife ()
as Jerry Brinson
The Son (2018)
Nightcrawler (2014)
End of Watch (2012)
Executive Producer
The Division ()
Wildlife ()