Jacob Leinbach is an American actor who began acting at the age of six as “Theo” in a local theater production of “Pippin”. He went on to perform in a series of short films for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts including the award winning WWII short “Kilroy was Here”.

Jacob can be seen as the Vice President’s son in the sci-fi thriller “Eyeborgs” and as “Brad” in the award winning coming of age drama “The Wise Kids”. Jacob was cast as “Mick” in the film adaptation of the novel “Ender’s Game” and as “Tad” in the award winning television show “Homeland”.

In the summer of 2013 Jacob was cast as John Brinkman in the film “Locker 212″. According to author Josh Barkey “Locker 212 is an exploration of how making real, human connections with our most lost and hurting kids can help us alleviate the bullying and gun violence that have plagued our schools”. That summer Jacob also had the privilege of working with one of his favorite actresses, Loretta Devine, in “Teachers” aka “Saving Westbrook High”.

Jacob’s favorite school subjects are science, as well as, history, which made being cast as “Newt” in the new Revolutionary War series “Turn” an incredible experience.

Jacob’s favorite pastimes include drumming, cooking Italian food, and listening to Bach, Beethoven and the Beatles

Jacob was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Michael and Leigh Ann Leinbach. He has an older brother and sister-in-law, Garrett and Ariel Hatfield. He resides in North Carolina with his parents and beloved pets, Labrador Retriever Casey and rabbit Midnight.