Jacob Artist (born October 17, 1992) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He grew up dancing and at the end of high school he was accepted into Juilliard for dancing. However he turned it down to pursue his acting career. He joined the cast of the Fox television series Glee in the fourth season as Jake Puckerman, half-brother of regular character Noah "Puck" Puckerman. Jacob was born to Darrell and Judith Artist in Williamsville, New York.