The Goldy Boy
Born in Livingston, New Jersey, Jared has been performing since the age of 5. As a child, Jared had his start in commercials for Quaker Oats (2003), Wendy's (2004) and Charmin (2004). He then began a voice-over-career on the Nickelodeon TV series Blue's Clues and its spinoff series Blue's Room. Jared went onto voice characters in the Warner Bros. film The Ant Bully (2006) and also landed a minor spot in the film Spider-Man 3 (2007). Jared's voice-over career continues today as a regular recording artist for Recorded Books where he has earned the distinction of being "the first child to ever read for the world's largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks," Jared has recorded many book series' such as Roscoe Riley Rules, Dan Gutman's My Weird School and Timmy Failure, for which Jared received the EarPhones Award by AudioFile Magazine (2015).
In addition to his professional work on camera and behind the microphone, Jared has always been passionate about live theatre as well. Jared attended Stagedoor Manor: Performing Arts Training Center throughout his entire childhood where he earned the opportunity to perform in many musicals. After graduating from Livingston High School in 2014, Jared began training at Elon University's prestigious BFA Music Theatre program. Between school years Jared performed at Cortland Repertory Theatre in The Jungle Book, 1776, The Addams Family, and Sherlock Holmes & the West End Horror (2015). Jared also performed at Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre of North Carolina. There, he was seen in Chase Brock's production of The Music Man and 9 to 5, where he played Josh. At Flat Rock, Jared also originated the role of Gimme the Ax in Ethan Andersen's new musical Rootabaga Express! (2016).
Jared earned his BFA in Music Theatre from Elon University in May 2018. In August of that same year Jared began rehearsals for the First National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, which officially opened on October 5, 2018.
After playing Dear Evan Hansen to 25 cities, Jared took his final bow on the First National Tour September 22, 2019. Jared joined the Broadway company of Dear Evan Hansen on October 22, 2019 at the Music Box Theatre, where he is currently performing.
A young Jared in Wendy's commercial, 2004
Jared voices Red Teammate in The Ant Bully (2004)
Little Jared in a Quaker print ad
A tiny Jared on the set of
Spiderman 3, (2007)
Jared voices the Key on Blues Clues
Left: The Cast and Creative Team on Opening Night of the Dear Evan Hansen Tour, 2018
Right: Final Curtain Call of Jared's Broadway Debut, 2019