June 11, 1974
Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Lenny Jacobson was always a class clown, but never planned on becoming an actor. After graduating from high school, he attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, where he played Division III Basketball and, by his own account, did too much drinking and partying to find any real direction in his life. After a year, he gave up alcohol, moved back to his hometown, and enrolled at community college while he contemplated his next move. That next move finally came in 2000, when after a series of odd jobs, he was invited by a family friend to visit Los Angeles. Jacobson decided to move there and try his hand as an actor, and soon began waiting tables and taking improv classes. After appearing in several commercials, he eventually began booking appearances on TV shows like "Southland" (TNT, 2009-2013) and "NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ). Finally in 2009, Jacobson got his big break when he was cast in a starring role on the drama "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-2012). Soon later, he got the chance to put his comedic skills to the test, starring opposite series co-creator Alex Anfanger on the Ben Stiller-produced series "Big Time in Hollywood, FL" (Comedy Central, 2015).