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Jacob Edward "Jake" Hoffman (born March 20, 1981)[1] is an American actor, writer and director.[2]

Jake Hoffman
Hoffman in 2015
Jacob Edward Hoffman

(1981-03-20) March 20, 1981 (age 38)
Alma materNYU Film School (2003)
OccupationActor, writer director
Years active1988–present


Life and careerEdit

Jake Hoffman was born in Los Angeles County, California, the son of actor Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman (née Gottsegen). He is of Jewish background. In 2003, he graduated from NYU Film School. Since then, he has directed music videos, and written and directed short films, and is most known for his work as an actor. In 2006, he played the adult version of Ben Newman in the comedy fantasy film Click, playing Adam Sandler's son.

Hoffman and his father Dustin were cast as grandson and grandfather in the HBO television series Luck (2012). Hoffman played shoe designer Steve Madden in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).[3]

Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Asthma (2014).[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Rain Man Boy at Pancake Counter
1991 Hook Little League Player
1999 Liberty Heights Turk
2001 Sugar & Spice Ted
2004 King of the Corner Ed Shifman
2004 I Heart Huckabees Valet
2005 National Lampoon's Adam and Eve Ferguson
2006 Click Ben Newman—22-30 Years old
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Julian Marsh
2010 10 Years Later Josh Hughes
2010 Barney's Version Michael Panofsky
2012 Random Acts of Violence Fleischer
2012 Reform Yosef Short film
2012 Generation Um... Rob
2013 Enter the Dangerous Mind Jim Whitman
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street Steve Madden
2014 Asthma Director Directorial debut
2014 She's Funny That Way Hotel Bellboy
2016 Goldbricks in Bloom Miles
2019 Otherhood Daniel Liberman
2019 The Irishman Allen Dorfman Post-production
2019 The Pleasure Of Your Presence Liam


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Undeclared Lee "Rush and Pledge", "Hell Week"
2005 Arrested Development Jeff "Switch Hitter"
2012 Californication Club Guy "Boys & Girls"
2012 Luck Brent Bernstein "1.9"
2013 Two Wrongs Zach TV film
2016 Ray Donovan Jake Raleigh

1550 Blue Jay Way in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood HillsEdit

On December 22, 2016, 1550 Blue Jay Way, LLC, entered into bankruptcy proceedings.[5][6] Located in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills, the modest single-family home at 1550 Blue Jay Way, which Jacob Hoffman and his friend at New York University Jeffrey Yohai were to develop into a luxurious $30 million mansion through Yohai's Marin West, was purchased on June 1, 2015, for $7.5 million with a $3 million investment from Dustin and Jacob Hoffman through DJ Blue Jay Way, LLC.[7][8][9] In late December 2016, 1550 Blue Jay Way's $4.85 million loan from Genesis Capital was apparently financially backed with Chicago-based Steve Calk's Federal Savings Bank through Summerbreeze, LLC.[10] The four properties at 1550 Blue Jay Way, 779 Stradella Road, 2401 Nottingham Avenue, and 2521 Nottingham Avenue were held under LLCs[a] with majority ownership by Baylor Holdings, LLC, which was a 50-50 ownership of Paul Manafort and Jeffrey Yohai, who was Manafort's daughter Jessica's husband at the time.[11][12] From March to mid-September 2016, numerous unusual transactions with a Banc of California account for Baylor Holdings, LLC, occurred resulting in the bank closing that account and subsequently filing one week before the 2016 elections a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Treasury.[5] The four properties had defaulted loans at nearly the same time that Manafort was obtaining loans from the Federal Savings Bank of Chicago.[7] The unusual financing and ownership structures involving Manafort attracted Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation which gained a plea deal from Jeffrey Yohai in May 2018.[13] During Manafort's Virginia Trial in 2018, prosecutors raised questions about Manafort's financing of four properties in California.[14][15][16]


  1. ^ The LLCs were 1550 Blue Jay Way, LLC, 779 Stradella, LLC, 2401 Nottingham, LLC, and Mt Yohai, LLC, which had as its only asset the 2521 Nottingham Avenue property.[5]


  1. ^ "Jacob Edward Hoffman, Born 03/20/1981". California Birth Index. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Dorris, Jesse (July 8, 2014). "Jake Hoffman profile". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jake Hoffman Joins 'Wolf Of Wall Street'". Deadline Hollywood. July 26, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  4. ^ Lodge, Guy (July 7, 2014). "Karlovy Vary Film Review: 'Asthma'". Variety. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c Geidner, Chris; Leopold, Jason (March 16, 2018). "A California Bank Closed Manafort-Linked Accounts In 2016 After Transactions Raised Suspicions: Months later, companies behind his real estate development efforts with his then son-in-law declared bankruptcy". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  6. ^ "Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy:1550 Blue Jay Way, LLC". United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California. December 22, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "The Newest Threat to Manafort Comes From Inside His Own Family: What it means for the feds to flip Paul Manafort's former son-in-law and business partner, Jeffrey Yohai". The Daily Beast. May 24, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Miller, Daniel (July 27, 2017). "Dustin Hoffman scores win in legal fight over $3-million deal with Paul Manafort's son-in-law". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Miller, Daniel (March 29, 2017). "$3-million real estate deal with Paul Manafort's son-in-law goes south for Dustin Hoffman and son". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Russo, Julian; Termine, Matthew (February 20, 2017). "Who is Steve Calk, and what does he have to gain from helping Paul Manafort?". Archived from the original on December 5, 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Chen, Cathaleen (December 23, 2016). "Paul Manafort's son-in-law files for bankruptcy protection for four LA properties: Jeff Yohai, a spec developer, is also accused of running a Ponzi scheme in New York". The Real Deal. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Layne, Nathan (February 26, 2018). "Manafort's LA bankruptcy fight may offer new avenue for Mueller probe". Reuters. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  13. ^ Gerstein, Josh (May 17, 2018). "Source: Manafort's ex-son-in-law in plea deal with feds: Such a deal requires Jeffrey Yohai to cooperate with investigators and testify in any cases federal prosecutors are pursuing". Politico. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  14. ^ Weiner, Rachel; Zapotosk, Matt; Bui, Lynh; Jackman, Tom (August 10, 2018). "Paul Manafort trial Day 9: Manafort got $16 million in loans from bank whose CEO wanted Trump administration post". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  15. ^ Sneed, Tierney; MacNeal, Caitlin (August 13, 2018). "Witness: Bank Prez Opposed Manafort Loan Approved By Bank CEO Trump Adviser". Talking Points Memo. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  16. ^ Day, Chad; Braun, Stephen (August 13, 2018). "Chicago bank official recalls red flags on Manafort loan application". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

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