Who is Jacob Pitts?
Jacob Rives Pitts was born in Weston, Connecticut USA, on 20 November 1979 – his zodiac sign is Scorpio and he holds American nationality. He is an actor who might be known best for his portrayal of US Marshal Tim Gutterson, one of the lead characters in the action crime series “Justified”, created by Graham Yost and which starred Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy and Joelle Carter. It aired from 2010 to 2015, and follows Raylan Givens, a US Marshal as he moves back to his hometown of Miami – the series won 10 awards including two Primetime Emmys, and was nominated for 65 other awards.
Early life and education
Jacob was raised in Weston by his father Joseph River Pitts and his mother Arlene, and while he hasn’t talked about their professions, it is believed that both were involved in the film industry.
Jacob was a very energetic child who wanted to explore and try out new things. After enrolling at a local Weston high school he became interested in acting, and eventually joined a theatre production company – one of his first stage roles was in the musical “Into the Woods”, in which he played The Mysterious Man.
Upon matriculating in 1997, Jacob began attending auditions for roles in both movies and TV series, while he eventually made his debut TV series appearance in the 1999 episode “Dreams on the Rocks” of the comedy “Strangers with Candy”.
Roles in TV series
At the beginning of his career, Jacob was only invited to appear in single episodes of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Law & Order”, the romantic comedy “Sex and the City”, and the comedy drama “Ed”.
His first notable performance in a series was in 2010, when he portrayed Private First Class Bill ‘Hoosier’ Smith in five episodes of the critically acclaimed action adventure mini-series “The Pacific”, which starred James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello and Jon Seda, and follows World War II events as seen by a couple of young Marines – the mini-series was a hit winning 35 awards while it was nominated for 32 others, including a Golden Globe.
Jacob’s next important performance was in the 2016 crime comedy “Limitless”, then in 2017 he portrayed J. D., one of the supporting characters in six episodes of the mystery crime drama “The Sinner”, created by Derek Simonds and which stars Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood and Adam LeFevre – the critically acclaimed series is about the people who are able to commit brutal crimes, and has been nominated for 13 awards, including two Golden Globes.
From 2017 to 2019, Jacob portrayed Lance Lord in the crime series “Sneaky Pete”, created by Bryan Cranston and David Shore, and which starred Giovanni Ribisi, Marin Ireland and Shane McRae – it follows a convict who takes on the identity of his friend to escape from a gangster who is chasing him. Jacob’s most recent role in a TV series has been in the 2020 episode “Prison Break” of the crime comedy “Bull”, in which he portrayed Roland Terrell.
Roles in movies
Jacob made his debut film appearance when he portrayed Andy in the 2001 short romantic comedy “Zen and the Art of Landscaping”, and the same year saw him appear in the romantic crime drama “Tart”, and the short drama “Eight”, written and directed by Sarah Bassine.
He played supporting characters in three 2002 films: the romantic comedy “Pipe Dream”, the drama “We Were the Mulvaneys”, and the historical thriller drama “K-19: The Widowmaker” – “K-19”, starring Harrison Ford, and which follows the malfunction of a Russian nuclear submarine, and the attempt to prevent a nuclear catastrophe.
Jacob became famous in 2004, after he played one of three lead characters in the critically acclaimed comedy “EuroTrip”, written and directed by Alec Berg, and which also starred Scott Mechlowicz and Michelle Traschtenberg – it’s about three friends going on a tour around Europe. For this role, Jacob was paid $100,000.
A couple of his following appearances were in the 2004 war drama “A Separate Peace”, the 2005 drama “1/4 Life”, and the 2006 drama “The Novice”, while his next notable performance was in the 2008 historical crime drama “21”, in which he starred as Fisher alongside Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth – the movie follows the true story of six students who were trained to count cards, and then won millions of dollars at various casinos in Las Vegas. For Jacob’s and his colleagues’ performance, they won a Special Award for Best Ensemble at the ShoWest Convention, USA.
In 2012, Jacob played Walter in the short horror comedy “True Dead”, and was in 2013 cast to play Jackson in the critically acclaimed comedy drama “That Thing with the Cat”. As Jacob has mostly been focused on appearing in TV series in the past couple of years, his most recent role in a film has been in the 2015 short comedy “Try Hard: The Rex Derby Story”.
Love life and wife
Jacob is quite secretive when it comes to his love life, and hasn’t talked about any girls he might have dated in the past, however, it is known that he is today a married man.
Jacob and the Slovakian actress and film director Tereza Nvotova exchanged vows in June 2020, in front of their closest friends and family – the two haven’t talked about how and when they met, but it’s believed that they dated for around two years before marrying.
Tereza has been credited with appearing in 11 movies and TV series, directing eight and writing seven – she has won five awards and has been nominated for six for her acting and directing skills. She might be known best for having written and directed the drama movie “Spina” (“Filthy”), which has been screened at festivals all around the world.
As of January 2021, Jacob is married to Tereza Nvotova and they don’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Jacob is very passionate about travelling, which is why his role in “EuroTrip” was perfect for him – he has been to many US states, and has also travelled around Europe, visiting countries such as England, Slovakia and Bulgaria.
Jacob likes to play sports such as golf and tennis, and occasionally plays squash with his colleagues – during his time at high school, he played soccer for the school’s team.
He likes to drink alcohol and attend parties – his favorite drink is vodka.
In his spare time which is usually late at night, Jacob likes to watch movies, and his favorite actor and actress are Jim Carrey and Emma Watson, while his favorite movies include “Bruce Almighty”, “The Number 23” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Age, height and net worth
Jacob’s age is 41. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and he weighs around 150lbs (68kgs).
As of January 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.