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Jacob Chambers is a stuntman who performed stunts in several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.

Chambers was born in California and is the son of stuntman Steven Chambers who worked in the stunt industry for over fourty years and doubled actors such as Paul Newman. [1] Between 1993 and 1996, Chambers attended the Douglas County High School and always wanted to become a stuntman, following his father. One of his first jobs was the sport drama D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994, with Lena Banks, Brian Avery, and Mickey Cassidy), followed by stunt and stunt acting parts in episodes of Melrose Place (1997, with Leslie Hoffman), V.I.P. (1999, with Rick Avery, Brian Avery, Jennifer Caputo, and coordinated by Joni Avery), 7th Heaven (1999, starring Stephen Collins and Catherine Hicks), The Pretender (1999), and Martial Law (1999, with Henry Kingi, Jr. and coordinated by Jeff Cadiente).

Chambers then performed stunts in the action thriller Enemy of the State (1998, coordinated by Chuck Picerni, Jr.), the drama Pleasantville (1998), the action thriller The Mod Squad (1999, coordinated by Shane Dixon), the television drama Pirates of Silicon Valley (1999), the drama Whatever It Takes (2000), the action drama The Perfect Storm (2000, coordinated by Dan Barringer), the war drama The Patriot (2000), the comedy Dude, Where's My Car? (2000, coordinated by Monty Cox), the science fiction comedy Evolution (2001, with Janet Brady, Keith Campbell, and Tim Trella), the action thriller The Fast and the Furious (2001, coordinated by Mic Rodgers), the comedy Rat Race (2001), the science fiction remake The Time Machine (2002, coordinated by Jeff Imada), the comic adaptation Spider-Man (2002, with Michael Papajohn, Mark Aaron Wagner, George Colucci, Paul Eliopoulos, Rosine "Ace" Hatem, Oliver Keller, Tom Morga, Spice Williams-Crosby, and Marcus Young), and the science fiction comedy Clockstoppers (2002, directed by Jonathan Frakes).

In 2002, Chambers received his first Taurus World Stunt Award nomination in the category Best Driving for his work on the crime comedy Bandits. He shared this nomination with Bruce Paul Barbour and Terry Jackson. The same year he won a Taurus Award in the category Best Fire Stunt for his work in the action thriller The Last Castle.

He worked on a number of episodes of the television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000, with Jennifer Caputo), Boston Public (2000), Black Scorpion (2001, with Joey Anaya and Edward Conna), V.I.P. (1999-2001), Charmed (2001, with Craig Baxley, Jr. and coordinated by Noon Orsatti), JAG (1999-2002), Firefly (2002), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1998-2003), Angel (1999-2004), and Will & Grace (2003).

In 2003, Chambers made his debut as Stunt Coordinator when he worked on the short comedy Party Foul. Further stunt work includes the action comedy Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003, coordinated by Mic Rodgers and Tim Trella), the action film S.W.A.T. (2003), the action drama Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003), the fantasy comedy The Haunted Mansion (2003, coordinated by Doug Coleman), the science fiction sequel Species III (2004, with Boni Yanagisawa, Carl Ciarfalio, Theo Kypri, and Jeff Wolfe), the comic adaptation Constantine (2005, coordinated by R.A. Rondell), and the action comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), as well as episodes of CSI: Miami (2004, with Gary Wayton), The O.C. (2003 and 2005, with Shawn Crowder and Michael Owen and coordinated by Joel Kramer), Alias (2005, coordinated by Shauna Duggins), ER (2005, with Jay Caputo and Tony Donno), and The Inside (2005).

Due to his height of 6'4", Chambers can be easily found when performing action scenes. In addition, he worked as stunt double for Jared Padalecki in Supernatural (2005, coordinated by Tony Donno) and Gilmore Girls (2003 and 2005), Josh Duhamel in Las Vegas (2003-2005), Steve Valentine in Crossing Jordan (2004-2005, with Stacey Carino), Lee Pace in Bryan Fuller's Pushing Daisies (2007-2008) and in the thriller The Resident (2011), James Cromwell in the science fiction thriller Surrogates (2009), Armie Hammer in the drama J. Edgar (2011), Colin Hanks in Dexter (2011, with Kevin Derr), Jonathan Cake in Desperate Housewives (2011), Will Arnett in Up All Night (2011-2012), and Cheyenne Jackson in Bryan Singer's television fantasy drama Mockingbird Lane (2012, with Laurie Creach and Jade Quon).

Further stunt work includes the action thriller Poseidon (2006), episodes of Criminal Minds (2007, with Alina Andrei), Numb3rs (2006-2007, coordinated by Peewee Piemonte), Ghost Whisperer (2005-2007), Cold Case (2006 and 2009), Days of Our Lives (2010), and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2009 and 2011, with Tom McComas and coordinated by Diamond Farnsworth), the comedy Yes Man (2008), the science fiction comedy Land of the Lost (2009), the drama Water for Elephants (2011, coordinated by Chris O'Hara), the crime drama Gangster Squad (2013, coordinated by Doug Coleman), and episodes of Chuck (2011, with Allan Graf), Longmire (2012), Southland (2013, with Max Daniels), Revolution (2013, coordinated by Jeff Wolfe), Suburgatory (2013 and 2014), and Grimm (2014, with Eliza Coleman).

In 2016, Chambers was part of the stunt cast which received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination in the category Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture for their work in the sequel Jurassic World which he shared with Gary Baxley, Jeff Cadiente, Tony Donno, Zero Kazama, Eddie Matthews, John Meier, Austin Priester, and R.A. Rondell.

More recently, Chambers performed stunts in the comedy Get Hard (2015), the science fiction sequel Terminator Genisys (2015, coordinated by Joel Kramer), the horror film Navy Seals vs. Zombies (2015), the science fiction film Fire Twister (2015), the science fiction sequel Allegiant (2016), and the television series Underground (2016) and worked as stunt coordinator on the short drama The Lot (2015).

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