(written from a Production point of view)
Prior to his appearance on Star Trek, Jacobs lent his voice to the short-lived animated series The Mr. Potato Head Show (1998-1999, with Debra Wilson) and guest-starred in episodes of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1997, with Steve Larson), Married with Children, Sunset Beach (1999), Martial Law (1999, with Armin Shimerman, Barry Wiggins, Larry Hankin, Clayton J. Barber, Dennis Keiffer, Henry Kingi, Jr., and Hiro Koda), Will & Grace (1999), One World (2000, with Michelle Krusiec), Time of Your Life (2000, with Gina Ravera, Patrick Fabian, Derek Webster, and Scott Rinker), and The Nightmare Room (2001, with James Avery and directed by Anson Williams).
His first film role was a background part as a marauder in the science fiction film Amazon Warrior (1998, with Johnny Martin), followed by a supporting role in the drama Ghost World (2001, with Brian George, Pat Healy, Patrick Fischler, Jerry Rector, Alexander Fors, Diane Salinger, and Teri Garr).
Jacobs worked on over thirty national commercials with actors such as David Arquette, Marlon Wayans, and Catherine Zeta-Jones for brands such as Lexus, Pizza Hut, Honda, and Coca Cola. Following his portrayal of Athan, he appeared in the short projects American Icarus (2002, with J.C. Love and Jerry Rector), The Apocalypse: An Election Story (2007), and Behind the Terror: A Comedy (2008), the drama Woke (2008), and in episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (2002, directed by Anson Williams), LAX (2004, with Loren Lester), Futurama, The Tonight Show, and Lincoln Heights (2008, with Michael Reilly Burke, Robert Curtis Brown, and Natalija Nogulich).