Born in Schenectady, NY and later moving to Southern CA, Jesse spent most of his life growing
up in the "OC". As a kid he had aspirations of becoming a Paleontologist, mostly in part because it gave him an excuse to
play with Dinosaurs and in the dirt.
Eventually, Jesse's life long dream of becoming "Ross Geller" took a dramatic turn
when he worked backstage on the musical Sunday in the Park with George at his high school. He was immediately taken in
by the life of the theatre and soon auditioned for the next show at his high school, Little Shop of Horrors. For the first
time in his life he got to sing, dance, and act in front of a live audience.
His first professional show was that of the role of The Artful Dodger in Oliver! at the critically acclaimed Laguna
Moulton Playhouse and from there Jesse's career began to grow. He would later attend California State University,
Fullerton where he would receive his BA in Musical Theatre as well as working on a new production of Hair produced by
original Broadway Producer Michael Butler for the 1996 Democratic Convention in the role of Woof.
Later he would spend a few years working at "The Happiest Place on Earth", Disneyland, in numerous stage shows and
events alongside such future Broadway stars as Eden Espinosa and Stephanie Block.