Jake La Botz

About Jake La Botz

Who is it?: Soundtrack, Actor, Composer
Birth Day: November 23, 1968
Occupation: Singer, songwriter, actor
Years active: 1990s–present
Spouse(s): Abby Brammell (2006–2008)
Website: jakelabotz.com

Jake La Botz Net Worth

Jake La Botz was bornon November 23, 1968, is Soundtrack, Actor, Composer. After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the prewar era blues-men: David Honeyboy Edwards, "Homesick" James, and "Maxwell Street" Jimmy Davis. La Botz has become known for his "Tattoo Across America Tour," where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his original songs: Rambo Dir. Sylvester Stallone, Animal Factory Dir. Steve Buscemi, On the Road Dir. Walter SallesJake has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe and has opened for Ray Charles, Etta James, Dr. John, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Taj Mahal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Tony Joe White, John Hammond, The Blasters and a host of other greats. He recently starred as "Jake Haynes" in the feature film The Grace of Jake, and as "The Shape" in the new stage musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp with musical direction by T Bone Burnett.
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💰 Net worth: Under Review

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Biography/Timeline

1980

La Botz learned to play the blues from the last of the prewar bluesmen living in Chicago in the late 1980s and early 1990s: David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Homesick James, and Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis. He has been touring nationally and internationally for many years, and since 2006, has been known for his Tattoo Across America Tour, in which he performs at tattoo parlors across the country. His original compositions are featured in many films and TV shows.

2000

La Botz began his acting career after catching the attention of actor, Director, and independent filmmaker Steve Buscemi, who cast La Botz as a blues-singing convict in his 2000 film Animal Factory. La Botz performed two original songs in the film, "This Ain't the Way I Came Up" and "Lay Down the Bottle." In the next few years, La Botz appeared in Terry Zwigoff's arthouse film Ghost World as well as in Buscemi's Lonesome Jim. In 2008, La Botz starred in Sylvester Stallone's Rambo, in which he performed two songs from his album Graveyard Jones, "The Wishing Well" and "Tiny." Other notable film appearances include Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Walter Salles's film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road, in which he performs his song "Hard to Love What You Kill." La Botz's 2015 film credits include the lead role in The Grace of Jake, an independent film directed by Chris Hicky, and a starring role in Isaac Florentine's action movie Close Range.

2001

La Botz has been practicing and studying meditation since 2001 within the Tibetan Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and is a close student of Buddhist scholar, Teacher, and Dharma Ocean spiritual Director Reginald Ray.

2012

In the spring of 2012, La Botz starred as the satanic character The Shape in the original stage musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp with musical direction by T-Bone Burnett, which premiered at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the next couple of years, Ghost Brothers went on to do two national tours, with La Botz reprising his role as The Shape.