Jake Pavelka Biography

Jake Pavelka

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Birth Name: Jake Pavelka
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age:   39 Years
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Jake Pavelka was born as Jacob Lynn Pavelka to Salle Lanell and James Lynn Pavelka in Dallas, Texas. He is a pilot by profession and has appeared in six reality television show so far mainly The Bachelorette. His alma mater is University of North Texas and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a degree in aerospace engineering. His first appearance in television was in the year 2009 in ABC's competitive dating reality show The Bachelorette.

He is currently 38 years of age and appeared as a surprise guest in The Bachelorette with Joelle ‘JoJo’ Fletcher as the bachelorette. He dated Nikki Ferrell, a contestant and finalist from The Bachelor and people expected she would be his wife but called off their relationship after 7 months of dating. He is currently not married so to speak.

His nationality and ethnicity is American.

His career change from the airline industry as a pilot to reality TV actor has paid off after appearing in shows such as "Dancing with The Stars". His net worth is estimated at $500,000.

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Born in Dallas, Texas

1978 27th of January

Jake Pavelka was born as Jacob Lynn Pavelka to Salle Lanell and James Lynn Pavelka in Dallas, Texas. He is a commercial airlines pilot turned reality TV star appearing in shows such as The Bachelorette and Dancing with The Stars.


Appeared in Walker, Texas Ranger


He appeared in television shows as early as a decade ago in 1999 in Walker, Texas Ranger as Young Cordell Ranger. 

The show revolves around Cordell Walker, a former marine captain and current day Texas Ranger.


Appeared in The President's Man


In 2000, he appeared in TV action movie titled The President's Man as Young Joshua McCord.

The actors included Chuck Norris and Dylan Seal. 

The movie is about a retired secret service agent assigned to protect the president



Starred in The Bachelorette


He starred as a contestant in the popular competitive dating television series The Bachelorette in Season 5.

He was eliminated in Week 6.

Canadian Jillian Harris, an interior designer from Peace River, Alberta was the bachelorette in the season.


Starred in The Bachelor


The 14th Season of The Bachelor was the defining turn in his career as he was given the starring role. 
He chose Vienna Girardi, a marketing representative from Geneva, Florida as his partner but they split in June later that year.


Starred in Dancing With The Stars


Jake starred in Season 10 of dance competition show Dancing With The Stars and his partner was ballroom dancer and regular choreographer of the show Chelsea Hightower.

He was the 5th contestant to be eliminated in the season on 27th April, 2010.


Guest Starred in Drop Dead Diva


Produced by Sony Pictures, Drop Dead Diva is a fantasy legal comedy television series which revolves around Brooke Elliot as Jane who is plus size but her soul is that of a fashionista.

Jake Pavelka guest starred on the show.



Starred in Bachelor Pad


Jake Pavelka starred in Season 2 Episode 3 of Bachelor Pad.

The television series is an elimination game show that features contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette competing for prize money of $250,000.

It was aired on ABC.



Appeared in Famous Food


Following the same year, Pavelka appeared in another reality show VH1's Famous Food where contestants compete against each other on given challenges. 

The winner will be given a contract deal to open up a restaurant.


Guest Starred in The Bold and The Beautiful


On 2011 to 2014, Jake Pavelka had a recurring guest role on soap /drama The Bold and The Beautiful.

He portrayed the role of Kyle the Pilot on the show created by William J Bell and Lee Philip Bell.


Starred in Rachel Vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off


Pavelka participated in a celebrity featuring competitive cooking series titled Rachel vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off that had Rachel Ray a celebrity cook and Guy Fieri captain two teams to see which one is the best. 

He secured 7th place on the show.


Starred in The Bachelorette


Jake had started out his television career through reality shows mostly and has not stopped. 

In 2016, he starred in Season 12 of The Bachelorette with Joanne Jojo Fletcher as the Bachelorette, He appears in the season premiere of the season right before the rose ceremony and it is revealed that he is JoJo's longtime friend and advises her regarding relationships.

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