Thursday / February 03 / 2022

Jake McDorman for PhotoBook

This year is off to a great start with a new photoshoot! Jake recently spoke with PhotoBook Magazine and discussed his career and his upcoming projects. You can read the interview below, and visit our gallery for outtakes!

What inspired you to break into the acting industry?
It was something I knew I wanted to do for a very long time, from a very young age. I didn’t have a name for it, I didn’t know where to go, or what to do, or exactly what shape it would take, but I eventually found acting to be the outlet I was looking for. A way to extend an immersive imagination with other actors on stage. Once I found that tribe, I knew I’d never want to leave.

What can you tell us about your roles in your two upcoming projects, FX’s new series Class of ’09 and the upcoming Paramount+ film Jerry and Marge Go Large?
Jerry and Marge Go Large is a movie I did last year with Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening directed by David Frankel. It’s a true story about a Michigander who, after retirement, discovered a flaw in the Winfall lottery, and exploited using the winnings to help rebuild his small, rural town. I play their son and we shot it over the course of five or six weeks in Atlanta. It was a great group of people. Class of ’09 is another great group of people, also in Atlanta. It follows a graduating class of FBI trainees from the time they spent together at Quantico, across their careers as agents over the course of three decades. It stars Brian Tyree Henry and Kate Mara, and we’re about halfway through filming.

If you could play any role what would it be?
I honestly don’t know what I’m right for until I read it. And even then, sometimes I’ll need convincing. So, it’s hard to pluck a dream role out of thin air. I’d have to read it in the context of a script. It has to crystalize in that part of the process or it never does.

Although you have been acting for many years, if you weren’t, what do you think you would pursue?
I started working on my house last year. Building and renovating. It’s a shift; working with my hands. I’ve enjoyed how tactile and practical it is. It’s relaxing, cathartic. I never thought I’d enjoy it as much as I have. So, if film is off the table, maybe I’d build one.

Describe your favorite moment of your career so far, or one of them?
My forever answer to this question is Taika (Waititi) and Jermaine (Clement) directing my O-Face via walkie talkie for What We Do in the Shadows. It can’t be beat. I think any time I’ve gotten to work with someone whose work I admire—it’s been a highlight. I’ve found there’s a real kinship among people who love the process. It’s never not educational. Always unmastered, ever changing. So, to get in the ring with someone who elevates you, whether that be a director, writer, actor, it’s always a highlight.

Who is someone you’d love to work with whom you haven’t yet?
I can’t tell you, what if they read this.

What is your favorite project you’ve worked on?
I can’t pick a favorite, what if they read this.

How has life during the pandemic affected your career?
You know, more than anything, it’s put my career in perspective. I’m grateful to be able to work, I’m even more grateful for the people I love. This was a hard year for everyone. It’s still hard. A lot of change, equal parts good and bad. We need each other. I’m very grateful for the people in my life.

What are you must haves to bring to set?
Portable fan, New York Time’s crossword, and a book I never end up reading past the first chapter.

Tuesday / October 05 / 2021

Dopesick Premiere

Jake attended his first event of the year and he definitely caught attention with that brown suit. Check out high-quality photos in our gallery! Thanks to my friend Emily at Starring Kristen Stewart for the help!

Saturday / August 07 / 2021

Dopesick Trailer

During this year’s TCA presentation, Hulu has released the first official trailer for the limited series, Dopesick! Jake isn’t in the trailer, but it looks great. The show will premiere on October 13th.

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Saturday / July 31 / 2021

Jake McDorman Joins Jerry and Marge Go Large

New project! Jake has joined the cast of Jerry and Marge Go Large for Paramount+, alongside Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening.

Jerry and Marge Go Large is inspired by the true story of Jerry (Cranston) and Marge Selbee (Bening), a retired Michigan couple who helped revitalize their community after playing—and winning—the Massachusetts lottery.

McDorman will play Ben, the son of the film’s title characters.

Production is currently underway in Georgia, with David Frankel directing from a script by Brad Copeland. Gil Netter is producing with Levantine Films. Amy Baer is also producing via MRC Film’s Landline Pictures. Jerry and Marge is the first film to emerge from the Landline label.

Kevin Halloran is serving as executive producer. Netter, Tory Metzger and Renee Witt from Levantine Films developed and packaged the film based on an original article by Jason Fagone for The Huffington Post.


Saturday / April 03 / 2021

Disney+ Cancels The Right Stuff

Contrary to earlier reports, Disney+ has officially cancelled The Right Stuff after one season. However, it’s currently being shopped to other platforms, so hopefully it can find a new home and continue.

Disney+ has opted not to order a second season of space race series The Right Stuff. The Mercury 7 period drama, starring Patrick J. Adams and Jake McDorman, originated at National Geographic before launching as a Disney+ original last October. It is Disney+’s first scripted series cancellation.

Warner Bros. Television, the studio behind The Right Stuff, is shopping it to other outlets, with WarnerMedia siblings TNT and HBO Max considered logical potential targets. I hear the options on the cast expire tomorrow, and WBTV has asked for a two-week extension while the efforts to find a new home continue.

Disney+’s decision not to proceed with a second season of The Right Stuff, adapted from Tom Wolfe’s bestselling nonfiction account of the early days of the U.S. space program, came after lengthy discussions with WBTV. I hear they examined different ideas for continuing the series, including a second season focused on a new mission from the 1980s, likely with a new cast. 


Saturday / February 06 / 2021

Gallery Update: The Right Stuff Season 1

Our gallery has finally been updated with high-quality stills and high-resolution screencaps from the first season of The Right Stuff! The show has been renewed for a second season, and will be moving production from Florida to California. No official plot yet, but assuming they pick up where they left off, it might focus on the space race to the moon!

Friday / February 05 / 2021

Happiest Season Screen Captures

Our gallery has finally been updated with high-resolution screencaps from Happiest Season! It was a Christmas-themed romantic-comedy film originally scheduled for a theatrical release. However, due to the pandemic, it was released digitally on Hulu last November.

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