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Jak Knight

Jak Knight was an actor, comedian, and writer from the United States. Moreover, Jak Knight was best known for his roles as DeVon in the animated Netflix sitcom Big Mouth and Jak in the Peacock comedy series Bust Down.

Early Life

Jakim Maulana best known as Jak Knight was born on the 6th of November, 1993 in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America. At the time of his death, he was 30 years old and held American.

He believed in Christianity and belonged to the African-American nationality. Moreover, he has not shared much information regarding his family, parents, siblings, and childhood life. Looking at his career success, we might assume that he was well raised as a child by his parents.

Jak Knight – Education

Talking about his academic career, Jak has not yet shared any information regarding his academic qualifications. It seems that he is well-educated and might have completed his graduation from a well-known university in America.

Jak Knight – Death

At the age of 28, he died in Los Angeles on the 14th of 2022. However, the cause of Jak Knight’s untimely demise has yet to be revealed. According to Wikipedia, his cause of death was determined to be suicide by gunshot. Peacock, where he worked on the comedy series Bust Down, paid their respects to Jak.

Jak Knight – Professional Career

Talking about his professional, Jak Knight began as a stand-up comedian. He used to play open mics at Hollywood Improv when he was younger. Moreover, he was selected as a Comedy Central Comic to Watch in 2014 and a Montreal Just For Laugh Festival New Face in 2015.

He was a great writer as well as a hilarious comedian. From 2017 until 2021, he was best known for creating the Netflix sitcom Big Mouth. He contributed to multiple episodes of Big Mouth. He also appeared in 27 episodes of Big Mouth as DeVon. In 2018, his 30-minute Netflix stand-up show debuted as part of the “The Comedy Lineup” series.

Jak Knight

Caption: Jak Knight in Netflix series, Big Mouth (Source: Bubbleblabber)

In addition, he later wrote an episode of the sitcom Black-ish and served as executive story editor on numerous more. Moreover, he is well recognized for his work on the television show Pause with Sam Jay.

He not only writes multiple episodes of the series, but he also stars in it. Moreover, he was most recently recognized as the writer of Peacock’s television series, Bust Down. He wrote and created multiple episodes of the program. In the program, he also plays Jak. The show is a comedy about four friends who work in dead-end jobs in a casino.


In his career, Jak Knight was nominated for the 2022 WGA Award (TV) for the comedy/Variety Sketch Series, Pause with Sam Jay (2021). TimeOut named him the L.A. Comic to Watch in 2018. However, not much is known about his further recognition and honors. 

Net Worth 2024

As an American actor, writer, and comedian, he has earned a decent sum of money in his career. Moreover, his net worth was estimated at around $850,000 at the time of his death.

Relationship Status

Talking about his relationship status, there was no news or rumors regarding his relationship. However, we might presume that he might be single and was not dating anyone. And, this late actor was not a part of controversy or rumors till the time of his death.

Body Measurements

This late American actor stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 78 kg. Moreover, he has black hair and black eyes color and there are no other details regarding his other body stats.

Jak Knight

Caption: Jak Knight posing for a photo (Source: Time Out)

Social Media

This film star is no longer in this world. That way, this late actor is not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.