Jake Thomas
Jake Thomas


Jake Thomas
January 30, 1990
Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.



Jake Thomas (born January 30, 1990) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as Matt McGuire, the titular character's younger brother, in the Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. He was also seen in Cory in the House, playing the role of Jason Stickler.

Early Life

Thomas was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Simms Thomas, a television reporter and writer, and Bob Thomas, a radio personality, actor and writer. The youngest of three children, he has two older siblings, Chad and Brooke. Thomas attended Farragut High School. Thomas is a photographer and an avid cyclist.


Thomas played Eric Miller in the Without a Trace episode "Wannabe" and a young Hugh Hefner in the television movie Hefner: Unauthorized. He made a guest appearance on 3rd Rock from the Sun and guest starred in Cory in the House as Jason Stickler.

Thomas travels between Los Angeles, California and Knoxville, Tennessee. He released an album, Now and Then, marketed by Big Stick Music. He recently played Finn Avery in the YouTube web series Storytellers directed by YouTube star Joey Graceffa.


Year Title Role
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Kid
Touched by an Angel Thomas
Hefner: Unauthorized Young Hef (Age 9)
The Man Show Jake
2000 If Tomorrow Comes Young Adam
The Cell Young Carl Stargher
2001-2004 Lizzie McGuire Matt McGuire
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Martin Swinton
2002 Body & Soul Raymond White
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie Matt McGuire
Sixteen to Life Mike
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure Clark "Third" Johnson
2003-2007 The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy Nigel Planter
2004 Without a Trace Eric Miller
DinoCroc Michael Banning
Soccer Dog: European Cup Zach Connolly
2005 Center of the Universe Waylon

Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer

2006 Trick or Treat Isaac Ackerman
2007-2008 Cory in the House Jason Strickler
2008 Aces 'N' Eights Noah
ER Nick
Cold Case Hugh Mastersen '78
2009 Lie to Me James Cole
Eleventh Hour Brian Dahl
House M.D. Ryan
Trust Me Steve
CSI: Miami Lucas Galinetti
Rules of Engagement Toby
Ghost Whisperer Andrew Carlin
2010 Criminal Minds Scott Kagan
Maternal Obsession Kevin
2011 Secret Life of the American Teenager Boy Dancing
Betrayed at 17 Shane Ross
2012 NCIS Alec Dell
CSI: NY Steve Davis
2013-2014 Storytellers Finn Avery

Awards and Nominations

  • Young Artist Award
    • 2001- Supporting Actor (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) (Won)