Jared was born and raised in Flin Flon, Manitoba. After a stint working in the mines and competing as a pro mixed martial arts fighter, he decided to pursue acting and moved to Vancouver to attend Vancouver Film School. Shortly after graduating, he went on to book the ABC pilot The Manzinis opposite Kirstie Alley and Rhea Pearlman; Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days with Bella Thorne; and a recurring role on the hit series Awkward. Recently, Jared wrapped filming Hello Destroyer; Gun; Veracruz; Never Steady, Never Still; and Hollow in the Land with Diana Agron; and a recurring role on AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead. He will next be seen in the feature film Detour opposite Tye Sheridan. Jared currently resides in Vancouver, BC and once beat Hulk Hogan in an arm wrestling match.