Jacob Tierney

Jacob Tierney

Highest Rated: 84% Laurence Anyways (2012)

Lowest Rated: 16% Twist (2003)

Birthday: Sep 26, 1979

Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

After achieving international child stardom, Jacob Tierney became an acclaimed adult writer-director-actor. Born Sept. 26, 1979 in Montréal, Québec, Canada, Jacob Daniel Tierney was the son of producer Kevin Tierney and became a successful child actor, starring in such kid-friendly Canadian/American favorites as "Dracula: The Series" (syndicated, 1990) and "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (YTV/Nickelodeon, 1991-2000). After landing the leading role of an older brother whose lie sparks a road trip with his younger brother in the dramedy "Josh and S.A.M." (1993), recurring on "Big Wolf on Campus" (YTV/Fox Family Channel, 1999-2002) and booking an episode of "Touched by an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003), Tierney successfully reinvented himself as an adult actor, writer and director. He appeared on the Shakespearean festival comedy series "Slings and Arrows" (Movie Central, 2003-06) and wrote and directed "Twist" (2003), a modern-day, gay-hustler-themed reimagining of the classic novel by Charles Dickens. Nominated for a Best Screenplay Genie, Tierney won instead for Best Original Song for writing the film's signature song, "Pantaloon in Black." He scored an even bigger success by writing and directing the smash hit "The Trotsky" (2009), an intelligent coming-of-age comedy blending activism, Marxist-based theory and high school. Winning a Best Original Screenplay Genie for his bitingly funny script, Tierney also nabbed a slew of additional international awards. The multi-hyphenate then wrote and directed the thriller "Good Neighbors" (2010), casting two of his favorite collaborators, Emily Hampshire and Jay Baruschel, in the leads.

Highest rated movies

Laurence Anyways
The Life Before This
This Is My Father
Another Kind of Wedding
Poor White Trash
The Neon Bible
Walk All Over Me




19% 54% The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Screenwriter - 2018
60% 50% Another Kind of Wedding Matthew (Character) - 2017
50% 27% Lovesick Dash (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
47% 37% Preggoland Director - 2014
No Score Yet 63% Camion Jacob (Character) - 2012
84% 79% Laurence Anyways Alexandre (Character) - 2012
67% 35% Good Neighbours Director,
$6.8K 2010
79% 70% The Trotsky Director,
- 2009
40% 35% Walk All Over Me Paul (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 60% Blood Chris Terry (Character) - 2004
16% 53% Twist Director $46.2K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Many Trials of One Jane Doe Eric Golden (Character) - 2002
60% 31% Poor White Trash Lennie Lake (Character) $3.5K 2000
80% 62% The Life Before This Justin (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 25% You Can Thank Me Later Simon Cooperberg (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet False Pretense Adam Compton (Character) - 1998
75% 81% This Is My Father Jack, Kieran Johnson's Nephew (Character) $1.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adam & Smoke Adam Compton (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% Whiskers Jed Martin (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rainbow Steven Bailey (Character) - 1996
55% 44% The Neon Bible David, aged 15 (Character) $5.0K 1995
No Score Yet 50% TekWar: Tekjustice Eugene Leopold (Character) - 1994
25% 48% Josh and S.A.M. Joshua "Josh" Whitney (Character) $1.5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Horses in Winter Ben Waxman (Age 9) (Character) - 1988


No Score Yet 88% Letterkenny Glen (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letterkenny: Ferda Edition Glenn (Character),
Executive Producer
39% 33% Working the Engels Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet St. Urbain's Horseman Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hey, Joel! Unknown (Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000