He became a sensation at Central Washington University after getting a variety of congratulatory videos to stars noticed by the stars themselves. He began hosting an online radio show and a YouTube series with his friend Jess called Jess & Jakey.
He was a journalism student at CWU when he made a birthday video for Britney Spears on her 30th birthday. He got a bunch of students from the school to participate and it got Britney's attention. She retweeted it to the world. Later, he did a video for Lady Gaga, congratulating her on her fourth anniversary of her first number one song. She also retweeted it to all of her fans.
The tagline for his YouTube channel and series Jess & Jakey is "Two Queens, One Channel." The two friends vlog about their lives, do challenges, and more.
He was born and raised in California and has a younger sister.