Jake Wood was born on July 12, 1972, in Westminster, England as Jake Dylan Wood. He is of British-French descent. His parents are John and Joelle Wood-Girard. His father is of British descent, and his mother is French.
In terms of education, he is a graduate of the City of London Academy Highbury Grove. Later, he studied acting at the Anna Scher Drama School in Islington.
Jake Wood debuted on television in 1984 with his first series, The Gentle Touch. However, his character, Duncan, was only featured in a few episodes. As a child, he appeared in the series Think about the same year. The following year, he made his film debut as Little John in Flesh+Blood. Following that, he appeared in minor roles in shows such as Dramarama, A Little Princess, London's Bruning, Inspector Morse, Tygo Road, and Press Gang.
Later, in 1990, he was cast as Max Branning in EastEnders. The show is the longest-running series on British television. He has appeared in approximately 1,313 episodes of the series to date. In 1999, he played Kill Crazy, a prison inmate, in the comedy-adventure series Red Dwarf.
In addition to TV soaps, he is well-known for his films. Movies like The Aryan Couple, Vera Drake, The Illusionist, and Crimetime fall into this category. In addition, he has contributed his voice to the GEICO Gecko advertisement campaign. The advertising campaign is centered on the sale of its reptilian mascot.
In 2014, she competed as a contestant on the dancing reality show Strictly Come Dancing, partnering with Janette Manrara. He was eliminated from the semi-finals of the series. Aside from acting, he is also a podcaster. In January 2018, he and professional boxer Spencer Oliver co-hosted the podcast Pound for Pound.
He is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million as of 2022. His earnings as an actor range from $21k to $215k. Aside from that, he earns between $29k and $585k as a voice artist. He also makes a living through his podcast and advertisements.
Alison Murray is Jake Wood's wife. The couple began dating in 1995. They married each other on August 11, 2001, after dating for six years. The couple has two children: a daughter, Amber Bo Wood (born March 3, 2005), and a son, Buster Wood (b. January 31, 2008).
Jake Wood has blue eyes and a shaved head. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 70 kg. In terms of appearance, he has a sharp appearance with an oval-shaped facial structure. He also prefers slightly grown facial hair.
Jake has over 439.7k Twitter followers and 95.8k Instagram followers. He does not use Facebook.