(An autobiography in third person)
Jared Hillman is a NY-raised, LA-based actor and filmmaker. He studied at NYU/Tisch and Ithaca College before being accepted to Brown University and earning a scholarship to USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he graduated magna cum laude from the Production program.
As an actor, he has guest-starred on television series like Psych, iCarly, NCIS: LA, Castle, Major Crimes, Without a Trace, and others, and has a supporting role in The Social Network.
Behind the camera, he has written and directed commercials, narrative short films, and digital series. As part of creative duo Hillman/Helfgott, he co-produced/directed the award-winning short films, Tandem, The Listing Agent, and The Fake (and co-wrote the first two). Jared’s other directing ventures include The Jennies, the pilot The Pick-Up Sticks for New Form Digital, and The Escort, starring Doris Roberts. He is also the co-creator and director of the AwesomenessTV series Teen Survival Guide, which was expanded into a longer format for Verizon, and the director of L.O.L Surprise Unboxed!, a branded series with over 180 million views. He also recently served as live-action director of the Amazon Originals holiday film, L.O.L. Surprise Winter Disco.
He currently lives in Los Angeles with his talented and hilarious wife (and frequent collaborator), Natalie Lander, and is developing his first feature. He still prefers double spacing after a period, despite its decline in popularity.