He has a younger brother called Anthony, who is also a fan of Glee and Harry Potter, he has 15 years old now. His family prefers "not being in the public eye" for reasons unknown.
Jacob, Melissa Benoist, Dean Geyer, and Becca Tobin were chosen as ambassadors for Coca Cola's new product, P10 300 ml Coke Mismo. In June 2013, they were flown to Manila, Philippines to endorse the product by visiting different malls and meeting with fans.
In July 2013, he was chosen as one of the eleven Abercrombie & Fitch's Stars on the Rise