About Jacob Kemp
Actor of the stage and television who landed a starring role as Davey in Disney’s first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning musical NEWSIES. He also has a recurring role as Kris on the ABC comedy Black-ish.
He is an alumnus of Stagedoor Manor and graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2010 where he was the recipient of the Louis S. Gimbel Jr. Scholarship and the Glenn de Chabert Prize. He was also a Yale Trust of Boston Scholar.
He earned the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award in Theater. For his portrayal of Jeff in Boston Theatre Works’ production of Kimberly Akimbo, he was nominated for an Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He is a dual citizen between Canada and the USA. His father was born in London, England and raised in Montreal, Quebec while his mother is from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania.