Who is Jake Epstein? Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah actor's career explored

Amber Peake December 4, 2021
Who is Jake Epstein? Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah actor's career explored
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Hallmark’s Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah follows the story of love during the holidays. The festive film premiered yesterday (3 December) and is set to air a few more times over the festive period.

As the festive movie makes its debut this weekend, some fans are curious to know more about Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah actor Jake Epstein who features in the new release. We take a look at his career and where you may know him from.

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Who is Jake Epstein?

Jake Epstein, born 16 January 1987, is a Canadian actor known for his roles across TV.

Epstein’s acting career began as a child first in theatre before featuring on TV shows Ricky’s Room and Real Kids, Real Adventures.

He went on to land his first recurring role in The Zach Files before later being cast as Craig Manning on Degrassi, a role which saw him win an award for best performance in a children’s or youth program or series in 2003.

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What else has he been in?

The actor may be familiar to audiences for his stints in notable TV shows, such as Suits, Designated Survivor and Star Trek: Discovery.

Elsewhere Epstein is also set to appear in the upcoming Lifetime TV movie Candy Cane Candidate and will feature in season three of Netflix’s Umbrella Acadamy, having announced the news to his 121,000 followers on Instagram in January:

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Jake Epstein stars in Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah

Hallmark’s new festive film Eight Gifts Of Hanukkah follows the story of optometrist Sara, who receives gifts from a secret admirer each night of Hanukkah.

Jake Epstein plays the role of Daniel, Sara’s childhood best friend and handyman, who has a secret crush on her.

Ahead of the movie’s release on Friday, Epstein took to Instagram as he joked about the fun he and co-star Inbar Lavi had working together on set:

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.