After 20 years as a musician, Jerome made the transition to acting via modelling, TV commercials and the Actor’s Institute.
A speculative audition for Kennedy’s Children brought him to the attention of Emmy award winner, Charles Serio. After several years and numerous productions with The Serio Ensemble, he met and formed a continuing working relationship with director Craig McCall including award-winning projects for EMI Records and General Motors.
He broke into feature films with First Knight, appearing as a member of the royal guard to Sean Connery’s King Arthur. Next came The Fifth Element which heralded the start of a long involvement with creature-effects work which would later include all three of the Star Wars prequel trilogy (The Phantom Menace, Attack Of the Clones and Revenge Of The Sith) and the feature film version of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy.
His most recent theatre work was appearing as Chief Bromden opposite Christian Slater’s R.P. McMurphy.
His latest project is the interactive movie console game The Bunker.
Mr. Blake will be present Saturday and Sunday for the convention. He has not signed in our area in the last ten years!