Is Jake Epstein Related To Jeffrey Epstein? Meet 'The Umbrella Academy' Actor Wife

Jake Epstein aka 'Craig' of Degrassi: The Next Generation ( Source : Theglobeandmail )

Jake Epstein and Jeffrey Epstein have the same last names, but they are not related to each other. 

While Jake is a widely renowned actor from Canada, who got fame after his character of Alphonso in The Umbrella Academy was loved by people.

The actor made his television debut in 1999 as Bradley in Ricky's Room. Epstein rose to fame after his incredible performance in The Zack Files.

Jake has worked on 53 film projects. He has screen credits in Paradise Falls(2008), Degrassi: The Next Generation(2009), and Suits(2019).

Jake Epstein is not related to Jeffrey Epstein except for the last names. Although the rumors suggest otherwise, the two Epstein have no connections with each other.

One is a Canadian, and another is an American. Jeffrey was a financer from the United States. He took his life on August 10, 2019, at 66 years old, in NYC by hanging.

Jake Epstein as Taylor in “A Storybook Christmas”
Jake Epstein as Taylor in “A Storybook Christmas” ( Source : Instagram )

Likewise, Jake is a massive name in the cinema industry. He stepped into the world on January 16, 1987, in his hometown in Toronto. The 35-year-old's full name is Jacob Lee Epstein.

The famed actor won the Best Performance in a Series at the Gemini Awards for his performance in Degrassi: The Next Generation. On top of being a film star, he is a singer and writer too. His favorite movie is the 1994 Forrest Gump.

Meet Jake Epstein Wife Vanessa Smythe

Jake Epstein tied knots with his wife Vanessa Smythe on July 7, 2018. The adorable couple has been together for nearly seven years and currently shares a house in Ontario.

Vanessa celebrates her birthday on December 2. Jake wished her with a lovely message in 2021 that read Happy Birthday to my favourite person on the planet.

Jake Epstein with his wife, Vanessa
Jake Epstein with his wife, Vanessa ( Source : Instagram )

He stated that his partner Vanessa got him to understand that there is nothing like someone with a microphone; telling a real story, funny or horrific or whatever; there's so much power in that.

Epstein loves sharing pictures with his wife on social media pages. His Instagram @officialjakeepstein bio is captioned, "Married Carole King". The actor has amassed 140k followers with 62 posts.

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Jake Epstein Parents & Family Details

Jake Epstein grew up with his parents, Ian Epstein and Kathy Kacer. Jake's mom, Kathy, is a Norma Fleck Award-winning children's stories author and his dad, Ian, is a lawyer.

The television celebrity has an elder sister, Gab. She is a famed jazz singer and actress. Epstein hails from an Ashkenazi Jewish family background with Russian and Slovakian roots. As a child, he was a fan of superhero shows like X-Men and Spider-Man.

He did his schooling at Earl Haig Secondary School and Claude Watson School. In his teenage, he loved playing drums and athletics. Jake has a brown belt in karate.

The Toronto native attended the National Theatre School of Canada in Montreal to learn about cinemas. Jake was a guitarist and lead singer in Mind the Gap music band.

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