Jacob is one of Australia’s premier puppeteers and puppetry director. He is a multi-award winning graduate of The Victorian College of the Arts from Melbourne, Victoria. Jacob began his career in Tasmania with Terrapin Puppet Theatre and has since gone on to perform and collaborate with some of Australia's leading theatre companies. He was Head Puppeteer on King Kong-Live on Stage for Global Creatures for which he won both a Helpman and Green Room award. This performing relationship with Global began in 2006 when he starred as 'T-Rex' in Global Creatures international success Walking with Dinosaurs-The Arena Spectacular. Jacob is the co-artistic director of the award-winning company Lemony S Puppet Theatre, whose work has toured nationally and internationally. For Lemony S Puppet Theatre, he has been commissioned by Arts Centre Melbourne to create a new children's work and collaborated with Chamber Made Opera in the creation of the operatic work Captives of the City. Other credits for Lemony S include Picasso and his Dog and Apples and Ladders. He has also worked with companies such as Arena Theatre, Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Black Hole Inc, Malthouse Theatre and is a core artist with Polyglot Theatre. Most recently Jacob was Puppetry Director for both Vass Production’s Australian premier of the Broadway hit Hand to God and Seaside Productions feature film Judy & Punch.  He collaborated La Mama Theatre to present the Melbourne Festival of Puppetry 2015 & 2017. Jacob has recently been invited to perform in the role of ‘Kong Captain’ for King Kong on Broadway, New York.