About Me

Award winning, versatile, showrunner, writer and director, responsible for over 150 hours of top quality unscripted TV. Docu-reality, car build,, wilderness survival, comedy, law enforcement, celeb-driven, sports, paranormal, science, historical doc, real estate and more!

My Philosophy

Story comes first. No problem is unsolvable. Communicate and collaborate. Dig deep. Put people in position to succeed. Get your hands dirty, lead from the front.


Networks: Discovery, History, A&E, Esquire, truTV, H2, Velocity, FYI, MSNBC, BBC America, Travel, PBS, Animal Planet, Court TV

Companies: All3Media America, Love Productions, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Studios, Warm Springs Productions, October Films,, ITV, Sirens Media, 441 Productions, Go Go Luckey Productions, Paper Route Productions, Asylum Entertainment, North South Productions, NHNZ, Gurney Productions, Storyhouse, Hoggard Films, Tiger Tigress, WETA

On the Air

Bad Chad Customs: Tuesdays at 10PM on Discovery


Voice: 424-259-2619
Email: jake at jake-laufer.com
Rep: Alan Moore, APA 310.888.4294