Jake Pavelka

TV personality, Pilot
Though he began his onscreen career as an actor, Jake Pavelka found greater fame as a bachelor looking for his bride on reality television. Born Jan. 27, 1978 in Dallas, TX, Pavelka developed an interest in flying at an ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1978 in Denton, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (10)

Rachael Vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Contestant

100 Sexiest Artists 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Famous Food 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

H8R 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bachelor Pad 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dancing With the Stars 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bachelor 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bachelor: After the Final Rose 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bachelorette 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Though he began his onscreen career as an actor, Jake Pavelka found greater fame as a bachelor looking for his bride on reality television. Born Jan. 27, 1978 in Dallas, TX, Pavelka developed an interest in flying at an early age, taking pilot lessons when he was just 12 years old. After attending the University of North Texas and Embry Engineering for Aerospace Science, he earned his pilot's license and became an airline captain at 23, then a flight instructor just a few years later. In 2000, he began flying for Atlantic Southeast Airlines. During this period, Pavelka briefly flirted with an acting career, taking turns in local commercials before a 1999 appearance on "Walker, Texas Ranger" (CBS, 1993-2001) as Chuck Norris' character in flashback. He repeated the favor for Norris in the television movie "The President's Man" (CBS, 2000). In both cases, he was billed under the stage name of Jake Landrum.

Relationships

Kristin Chenoweth Actor

Companion
Met October 2012 at Hallmark Channel's Hero Dog Awards

Vienna Girardi Actor

Companion
Became engaged on the the 14th season finale of ABC's "The Bachelor" couple announced split in June 2010

EDUCATION

Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University

Daytona Beach , Florida

University of North Texas

Denton , Texas

Milestones

2010

Choosen to star on ABC's 14th season of "The Bachelor"

2010

Joined the tenth season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" as a contestant

2009

Appeared as a contestant on the fifth season of ABC's "The Bachelorette"

Started taking flying lessons at age 12

Became an airline captain flight instructor at 23

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