Jacob David Smith

Member since 2016

The Road

Directing: Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby– Assistant Director, A Delicate Ship – Assistant Director, Dry Bones The Word Reading- Director, At The Table The Word Reading – Director, Darkstar – SPF 8 – Director.

PlaywritingFive Minute Life – SPF 7

ActingAt The Table – Nate (understudy)

Regional Theater

Acting: The Tempest (Studio Stage), Tracing Sonny (The Sherry), The Woodsman (Underground Theatre), All in the Timing (The Sherry), All The Kings Men (El Portal Theatre,) 25 Plays Per Hour-Hollywood Fringe FestivalWhite Trash Wedding and a Funeral-Hollywood Fringe Festival , Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025-Hollywood Fringe Festival.

Directing- He was a member of 2018 Dirctors Lab West  and served as Artistic Director for Theatre Unleashed. TUNY Awards for BEST DIRECTOR in 2015, 2013, and 2012, and was nominated in the Best Ensemble category for the Stage Raw Award in 2019. 25 Plays Per Hour-Hollywood Fringe Festival,  Best of Albuquerque Fringe 2025 -Hollywood Fringe Festival,   Three Can Keep a Secret -Hollywood Fringe Festival-Nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE, and BEST COMEDY.

Producing-The Spidey ProjectA Very Die Hard Christmas– won BEST COMEDY at Hollywood Fringe/nominated for BEST ENSEMBLE.

Playwriting- Met Again (writer) was runner-up for the Fringe Award for BEST PLAY, FRINGE FIRST, and won an ENCORE PRODUCERS AWARD.


Film/TV Acting: The Living (2016), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mary: The Virgin Mary Documentary, MUSIC OFF!, Ron Scales: Werewolf Hunter

Film/TV Directing and Screenwriting:  Has directed or produced over 70 film, television, online content, web series, and reality television projects, and is on the development team for Hold for Plane Pictures, including Tubi’s “Prepare to Die,” starring Michael Madsen and Lorenzo Lamas.

Post Production: Discovery Channel, Original Productions, the Emmy Award-Winning Series The Deadliest Catch, Berring Sea Gold, Ax Men, Storage Wars, and Hell’s Dungeon.

Training: TV/Film production at The University of Iowa and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell College with a degree in writing. Upright Citizens Brigade, Riverside Shakespeare, Elizabeth Mestnick Acting Studio.

Screenwriting: Jacob has recently been awarded with the Best Screenwriting Award for his Film, Almost Lost, from the 100-Hour Film Race Festival. Currently, Jacob D. Smith is a represented Screenwriter/ Director with Emmy Award Winner Darla Marasco of Marasco Management. Jacob is currently writing and producing a TV pilot for the international hit book, The Disappearance of the Universe. Most recent script sales include Little Lion,  Commerce to Gem Media, and Shocktopus with WashAshore Productions, and includes coming features Prepare to Die (Tubi) and Slinky, directed by Amy Redford.