Jack Forbes is a lawyer turned professional actor, most recently seen in Cameron Crowe's newest film, Elizabethtown, cast in a supporting role opposite Orlando Bloom. Jack also had a supporting role opposite Jeff Bridges and Noah Wiley in the feature film, Scenes of the Crime, currently airing on the Starz cable network.

Jack recently starred in the independent feature film mockumentary Interviewing Norman, where Jack played a documentary filmmaker striving to make a documentary on a man who claimed to be the devil. In 1997 Jack Forbes was the lead in the short film Reflexus which among other awards won the Audience Choice Best of Festival award in the first internet film festival in history, the 1st Annual Toshiba/Warner Bros. Reel Time Film Festival. Jack played a physically abusive father in a guest star role on Judging Amy, and was the lead detective on the pilot episode of Dick Wolf's acclaimed series Arrest & Trial. In the role of a police captain, Jack was the recurring father of a series regular in the Spelling pilot, Deep.

Jack has had guest star and co-starring roles in many other television series', including X-Files, Gideon's Crossing, The District, The Practice, Profiler, Michael Hayes, Guns of Paradise, Beauty and the Beast, FBI: The Untold Stories, America's Most Wanted, U.S. Customs Classified, Peepers, City Guys, Grace Under Fire, and multiple episodes of Unsolved Mysteries, Totally Hidden Video, Divorce Court and various soap operas such as General Hospital.

Recently, Jack had the 3rd lead in the play Agnes at the Falcon Theatre under the direction of Scott Marshall (son of Gary Marshall). Jack has been a principal actor in numerous National commercials, including, notably, Chevrolet, CitiBank, Nike, AT&T World-Net, Tru-Value Hardware and many others. Currently he is seen as the Dad hitting balls to his son in the youth smoking prevention PSA running nation-wide.

Jack Forbes is an all-around athlete who performs his own stunts in "The Gun," and in other productions. Recreationally Jack drives his own race car, and is an expert rock climber, martial artist, surfer, off-road motorcyclist, horse back rider and snow skier, among other skills. As a trial lawyer, Jack has handled both criminal defense as a Deputy Public Defender and complex business litigation in private practice.

Jack introduced many of his own ideas in the development of his character in "The Gun," including, notably, the broken glasses.

Jack studies acting with the acclaimed acting coach Bobbie Shaw Chance, at Expressions Unlimited in Sherman Oaks, California.

Jack is represented theatrically by Ted Maier (310) 251-4842 and commercially by Commercials Unlimited (310) 278-5123.



THE GUN (from 6 to 7:30 p.m.) 2003 Front Line Films