Finding the perfect young actor to play the lead role of Darrell proved to be an exciting journey. Now the production team behind A MONSTER IN THE ATTIC is proud to announce that they’ve found the perfect person.
Jake Johnson was born May 20th, 1997 in Valencia, CA. After standing out in several school productions, his parents began allowing him to audition for commercials. Not soon after, at the age of 7, he landed his first national commercial for Hallmark. Since then he has appeared in many national commercials, a guest-starring role on the CBS show “Cold Case”, and two feature films, including Fox Searchlight’s new independent drama, “Ball Don’t Lie.” This summer Jake will tackle his most challenging role yet as Darrell in the feature film, A Monster in the Attic. He is excited to do this period piece, and plans to bring a mature performance to the production despite his young age.
Jake Johnson is the most passionate and talented young actor I’ve ever met. Even better, the chemistry between him and Adair is perfection. I cannot wait to begin working with these two and hope they are ready for an incredible journey into the American West.