About Me

Award winning, versatile, Showrunner/Writer/Director responsible for over 100 hours of top quality unscripted TV. Docu-reality, wilderness survival, comedy, law enforcement, celeb-driven, sports, paranormal, cars, 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: History, Discovery, A&E, Esquire, truTV, H2, Velocity, FYI, MSNBC, BBC America, Travel, PBS, Animal Planet, Court TV

Companies: 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


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

On the Air

Wheeler Dealers
Wednesday at 9PM on Velocity