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Jayk is an actor, producer, director, screenwriter… plus musician, band booker, comedian, host, talent manager, rapper, poet, teacher, radio personality, event coordinator, among other things.  

Jayk recently played the role of “John Corbin" on HBO’s Emmy award winning “Veep”, but he's best known for his role in the film "The Social Network”. He also appeared in the Coen Brothers’ “Hail Cesar!” as well as on CBS, TNT, MTV, ABC Family, Comedy Central, E!, The Disney Channel, and other networks in shows like CSI: NY, SouthLAnd, Crash and Bernstein and many others. He stars as Brandon Dedd in the feature "Dedd Brothers" now available on Amazon and Netflix. 2018 further saw him as “Handsome" in the upcoming feature “Western Wonderland” written and directed by Sundance alum Reza Safai, and in promos for Jack Reacher 2 directed by Head of Worldwide Creative Content at Paramount, Marcus Perry. Jayk has appeared in over 45 national commercials.  

Finalist for the 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and Sundance Sloan Commissioning Grant, Jayk Gallagher graduated Emerson College 2004 and moved to L.A. where he wrote, produced and directed episodic series for Fremantle Media, Current TV, and Sun Microsystems, plus music videos called "a kick to the gut" by SPIN Magazine, and "breathtaking" by The Huffington Post, among other national press praise.

Jayk wrote and directed a gritty sci fi LA noir short film “Chronopath”, praised by the folks at Sundance, currently in 2018 genre festival consideration. It stars Noree Victoria (True Crime: OJ Simpson) and Daz Crawford (Thor, 007, Agents of Shield) with work by VFX Supervisor and Sundance Alum George Loucas (Beatriz at Dinner, Burning Sands), VFX Artist Ian Blewitt (Titanic, Robocop, The Young Pope, Pirates of the Caribbean), and DP Ian Clampett (Baskets, Legion, Captain Marvel, Z Nation).

In June 2018, he wrote, produced, and directed same-sex Latina relationship drama “Idyll” for submission to Sundance Film Festival, starring Andrea Sixtos (Black Canary on The Flash, 3 Seasons East Los High Series Reg) and Vanessa Garcia (SWAT, MacGuyver, CSI, NCIS etc), again with DP Ian Clampett, and incredible crew including Sundance alum David Marks as Editing Consultant and Darin Wooldridge on Color (Captain America Civil War, Kicks, Split, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Amanda Jones on Score (Dear White People, Greenleaf, Nashville etc)

In 2016, Jayk wrote and produced the magical realism short film "Synching" which starred Milana Vayntrub (This Is Us, Silicon Valley, Love, AT&T's "Lily"), Lauren Flans (Wild N Out, Another Period), Laurie Kirkpatrick (Conan O'Brien), Adam Gifford (Longmire, Wristcutters: A Love Story), Dan Bell (Wayne's World I & II) etc.. Jayk also directed and produced a music video for the song "Precious Gold" by Beca, which dropped March 2017, and has been praised by such outlets as Stereogum, Flaunt Magazine, Lucky Magazine, and many others.

In 2017, Gallagher cast and associate produced "Hajji" in association with Snowfort Pictures (XX, Jodorowsky's Dune), starring Dayo Okeniyi  (The Hunger Games, Terminator: Genisys, NBC's Shades Of Blue) and Ross Marquand (The Walking Dead)

Jayk is a produced playwright, a published poet, and a prolific screenwriter. He workshopped several plays with Brimmer Street Theater Company in LA, that would later inspire the screenplays “Synching” and “The Apprehension Of Dr. Kaczysnki”, a finalist in last year’s lab. Gallagher writes reviews for multiple travel websites, press releases for the theater, film and music industries, and has 14 years experience tutoring SAT English and Grammar. As an actor, he trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, Boston University Theater Institute, and El Galliner in Girona, Spain. Jayk has performed stand-up comedy regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv Hollywood, The Ha Ha Comedy Club etc.


Gallagher's grunge band Hobart W Fink was called " "Imposing" by SPIN Magazine, and "Mosh-worthy" by CMJ. The band has debuted two singles on KROQ' s Rodney on the ROQ, and played on over 100 stations nationwide. Songs have been placed in such cult hits as "Sharknado 2" and "Three Headed Shark Attack". Hobart W Fink's last two releases were recorded by Chris Kasych (Wavves, Phantogram, Vampire Weekend, P!nk, Santigold) and mastered by Alex DeYoung (Macy Gray, NOFX, Pennywise). The most recent EP features guest vocals from Rachel Fox, former star of Desperate Housewives and current wunderkind futures trader. Hobart W Fink performed six shows at South By Southwest 2016, and has headlined festivals like Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena, Venice Music Crawl, Chinatown Nights, plus rocked every indie venue in LA and most states in the country. 

Before the band started in 2012, Jayk released four rap EPs over two years. He participated in national battle league Grind Time, garnering over 100,000 views on YouTube videos of his intense battles in front of thousands of live spectators. Jayk directed plays in Los Angeles with needtheater and Brimmer Street Theater Company, and in Boston with Circle Theater Group. 

Jayk is a show promoter, running a band booking company and record label called All Scene Eye. ASE artists have played in heavy rotation on KCRW, KPFK, KROQ, KEDG and more top stations. ASE is frequently contracted to book stages for major nationwide festivals, and consistently books talent at many LA venues. Until last year, you could hear Jayk every other Sunday on AM1630 KCHUNG playing local bands on All Scene Eye Radio, and in years past on Skidrow Radio and OG Huskey Radio.

© Jayk Gallagher 2018