*photo by Lorenzo Hodges
This week we’re crushing on Jake Allyn!
A native of Dallas, Texas, Jake is an actor, producer and writer. He attended Cornell University on a football scholarship, which helped prepare him for his latest role in The Quad, an all American college football drama airing on BET. The show follows students and administrators at Georgia A&M, a fictitious HBCU (Historically Black College or University). Jake plays BoJohn Folsom, the school’s first white starting quarterback.
Take a sneak peek at the show below! And if you like what you see, it’s been picked up for a second season.
Before landing this show, Jake had roles on notable television series such as The Middle, Blood Relatives, and Killer Kids. He starred as the male lead in the indie film Overexposed, the story of a teenage girl in small-town Oklahoma caught up in a sexting scandal that leads to panic, outrage, and murder. Jake also teamed up with his brother, director Conor Allyn, to co-write the indie thriller, Forsaken, which is available now on iTunes and VOD, as well as the espionage thriller Ex-Patriot.
Handsome, talented, and so very sweet. I don’t know about you guys but I’m seriously crushing on Jake Allyn! Join me below:
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
Smile. Whether I’m looking for it or not, a woman’s smile is always the first thing I notice. How someone smiles can usually tell a lot about them too. Does she smile real big or real small, does she laugh when she smiles? As much as I love getting to know someone, it’s a hard to lie with a smile. Especially to an actor!
What’s your instant deal breaker?
I probably have a few deal breakers but the first thing that came to mind is just being mean. It’s pretty easy to be nice to people, so if you can’t do something as simple as that, we have no shot together. Also, if you’re just a mean-spirited person, it’s a only a matter of time before that trickles into our relationship…and relationships are already hard as it is.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
If someone tells you who they are, believe them. My mom told me that after my first big break up and it always stuck with me. I think it can be used in good or bad situations. If someone continues to show you they care about you, believe them and cherish it. Meanwhile, if someone isn’t treating you right or constantly doesn’t tell you they care about you…they probably don’t. So accept it and move on. It’s best for both people.
Describe your love life in one word
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
I’m probably not the best to speak on this as I’m single, but my advice would to keep mixing it up. It could be as simple as going to a different restaurant for dinner or as drastic as going out of town to get away together after a rough patch. From my limited experience, getting into too much of a routine leads to thinking selfishly and that will definitely kill even the thought of romance. So, mix it up. Surprise your girl even if it’s just with some flowers or a dinner reservation.
Watch Jake in The Quad on Tuesdays at 10pm on BET.