He played in Amy Nigro’s Cain Rose Up Dollar Baby film as Ethan.
SKSM: Could you start with telling me a little bit about yourself? Who are you and what do you do?
Jacob Zelonky: I’m Jacob Zelonky, I’m an actor.
SKSM: When did you know you wanted to become an actor?
Jacob Zelonky: I’ve known I wanted to be an actor since I was very young. I have struggled with OCD for as long as I can remember, and when I was performing, I felt like all those struggles would melt away. As I grew up I just fell in love with the work, and how fascinating it was to study human nature in this way. There’s nothing else I’d rather do.
SKSM: How did you become involved in Cain rose up Dollar Baby film?
Jacob Zelonky: I got involved in this film by auditioning and was lucky enough to be cast!
SKSM: You worked with Amy Nigro on this film, how was that?
Jacob Zelonky: Amy was amazing to work with! She was so welcoming and professional. I learned a lot just from watching her, and I really hope to work with her again in the future.
SKSM: Do you still have any contact with the crew/cast from that time? If so with who?
Jacob Zelonky: I don’t use social media much, but I occasionally see some of the cast/crew on instagram. They were all really enjoyable to work with so I’m hoping our paths cross again.
SKSM: What are you working on nowadays?
Jacob Zelonky: Nowadays I’m acting, doing improv, and making music.
SKSM: Are you a fan of Stephen King’s work?
Jacob Zelonky: I’m definitely a Stephen King fan. I remember reading Carrie when I was younger and just being completely immersed. But also horrified in a very exciting way? He writes such compelling characters, and as a big fan of book to screen adaptations I always enjoy reading his works then seeing the filmed versions.
SKSM: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
Jacob Zelonky: One thing people tend to be surprised about me when they find out is that I was born on TV, on the show “A Baby Story” on TLC. Oh, and that Mary-Kate and Ashley used to be babysit me. Those are probably the biggest ones.
SKSM: Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions. Do you like to add anything else?
Jacob Zelonky: Thanks for the interview!