Part of what makes Daniel Tiger‘s Neighborhood of Make-Believe so rich and lively are the voices that bring our character to life!
So, who are the voices?
Meet Jake Beale. He is an 11 year-old adorable boy with lots of spunk and enthusiasm for Daniel! He gets to sing, he gets to imagine, and he gets to be friends with millions of preschoolers!
This week, we’re giving you a never before sneak peek, behind the voices that make Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood so special.
Can you feel the love??
Hi Jake. You play a preschool tiger named Daniel but how old are you..really?
And you have a teensy bit of an accent, where are you from?
I’m from Toronto, Canada.
How are you like Daniel Tiger? Are your personalities similar?
I like to learn about new things and teach others new things.We’re both funny and we both love to sing. I love to sing in the shower and annoy my two older sisters.
If you had to pick one favorite episode, which would it be?
Good Morning, Daniel.
I love that one, too and not just because I wrote it! And you sing so beautifully in that episode!
If Daniel Tiger could do anything or go anywhere in the next episode, what would you want it to be?
Jamaica! Because I like to swim and I love the beach.
Maybe we should start a campaign so we could go to Jamaica and write and record an episode from there! I’m packed and ready to go!
What’s your favorite book?
The Hunger Games. I’ve read them..twice.
When you’re not in the studio recording, what’s your favorite activity?
Hockey. Hockey. Hockey. And tennis.
What was the funniest moment for you while working on the show?
One time I burped in the recording studio.
Jake has been acting since he was four years old. His adorable raspy voice has helped him land roles in a number of cartoons and currently most of his time acting is spent in voice studios. Jake works very hard at balancing his time on set with his school work and other passions. When he’s not in the studio or at school you can find him playing hockey, spending time with friends and family, or relaxing at sleep-away camp. Share some of your favorite Daniel episodes below with Jake!