We’ve previously covered former summer camper Jake Gyllenhaal before here on the Everything Summer Camp Blog. We discussed his camp history with his sister, Maggie, at Camp Walt Whitman as well as her path that led her to the big screen. But that previous post only scratched the surface about this star! Let’s dig a bit deeper about Mr. Gyllenhaal right here on today’s post:
All in the Family
As we covered in his last post (as well as the posts we’ve published about his sister Maggie Gyllenhaal), Maggie and Jake are siblings who have acted in lots of movies—one that starred them together! Most people know that they’re brother and sister, but did you know that the whole family is in the biz? His mom produces and his dad directs. His godmother is Jamie Lee Curtis and his godfather is Paul Newman. Jake is close to Paul Newman who took Jake out for his first drive.
What Kind of Bird was That?
A self-proclaimed bookworm, Jake reads a lot! He’s shared with folks in the past that the classic novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee is his favorite book. It meant enough to him that he named his two adopted hound dogs after characters from the story: Atticus and Boo.
The Peeing Hero
Though he started acting as early as ten years old, Jake held a number of jobs before his acting career really took off. He was a lifeguard on a busy beach for one of his jobs. He never faced anything too dangerous, but on one of his more exciting days he had to rush over to a woman who’d been stung by a jellyfish and pee on her leg—which is exactly what you should do for someone in that situation. Well done, Jake!
Hopefully, you learned a little more about this cool actor and the life he leads. If you haven’t already read it, you can hop over to the first post I wrote about him by clicking right here and, as always, thanks for reading, Camp Fans!