(born in 1971, Essex
) is an English
television, film and theatre actor.
Jake's most notable role came in the BBC
television soap opera EastEnders
where he played ladies' man and bad boy Danny Moon
. His character first appeared on December 30
and was driven out of the show by gangster Johnny Allen
seven months later. He returned to EastEnders for a brief stint in March 2006 when the character was killed off by brother Jake Moon
(played by Joel Beckett
) after it was revealed he had killed Dennis Rickman
under Johnny Allen's orders.
Jake also guest starred in Casualty as Paul Vessey and Scobie in Murder City.
In theatre he played Andrew in Troop and in March 2006 toured across the UK in Kind Hearts and Coronets playing the lead character Louis Mazzini. Late 2006 saw Jake doing promotion for the department store chain Debenhams.
In Summer 2006 Jake starred alongside ex EastEnder, Michael Greco, in the independent thriller film Naked in London which is still awaiting an international release date. In November 2006 he starred as Mephistopheles in a modern adaptation of Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
In 2008 he will appear in the horror film Beyond the Rave.
He is very private about his life. However, in 2005 he came out to the public that he is gay and had been in a relationship with his boyfriend since 1993.