Jake Steinfeld (born February 21, 1958) is an American actor and fitness personality. He has a line of fitness equipment called "Body by Jake" and also once hosted a Body by Jake TV show. He also starred on a sitcom on the Family Channel called Big Brother Jake. In 1986, he played a small role as a construction worker in the Tom Hanks comedy The Money Pit. In 1988, he played a cab driver in Coming to America, and "Sparky" in You Can't Hurry Love. In 1999, he co-founded the Major League Lacrosse professional lacrosse league. He supplied the voice of Git, a lab rat in the Disney animated feature Ratatouille. His catch phrase is "Don't quit!"
He helped Harrison Ford gain more muscular tone for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
Mentions in Other Media
- In The Sopranos episode "Pie-O-My", Adriana La Cerva was shown watching a Body by Jake infomercial while watching television at home.
- Jake Steinfeld at the Internet Movie Database
- "About Jake" at the Body by Jake website
- Hause, Irene [L.]. (1981, July). Jake Steinfeld: Movie-Makin’ Muscleman. Muscle & Bodybuilder, 3(11), pp. 14–18, 54. (Retrieved November 16, 2008.)
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