JT Nealas Jacob
Born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, JT Neal grew up with parents who embraced both film and music, so it was no surprise when at 12 years old he booked a role in a one-act play at school. Neal quickly fell in love with acting, and his mom began to research acting schools and training programs so that he could have the best training possible to pursue his dreams. He was accepted at Dallas' prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; he drove over 100 miles each day to attend. Neal booked his first job in Disney XD's Lab Rats where he loved being on set so much that he didn't want to use his dressing room.
Neal moved to Los Angeles in 2014 where he booked roles in several TV series. He has gone on to book a supporting role in the Netflix film Sierra Burgess Is a Loser and a starring role in the Sony romantic drama Life in a Year, opposite Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith. In 2019, Neal can be seen starring as the handsome farm boy Jacob in ABC's upcoming single-camera comedy Bless This Mess with Lake Bell and Dax Shepard.
When not filming, Neal loves to volunteer with Share A Meal, a charity that makes and delivers food to the hungry via food trucks in the Los Angeles area. He has volunteered every week for two years with the charity and is passionate about donating his time to help those in need. He plays the guitar, enjoys collecting antiques and vintage clothing, and has an impressive collection of vintage band/concert tees. He credits his parents for helping him succeed and telling him anything was possible, which has instilled belief in himself and the idea that with hard work he can make anything happen.