Jesse Tendler launched his acting career as a toddler. Nearly four decades later, he’s an entertainment industry entrepreneur who wears multiple hats.
At age 3, Jesse walked into his first audition for a professional acting job. It was a triumphant beginning to a successful career. His resume includes more than 100 network commercials, regular roles in two sitcoms and appearances in several TV movies. One of his treasured memories is working as a child actor in the mid-80s on The Ellen Burstyn Show.
During his journey, Jesse quit professional acting while in high school. However, he rediscovered his passion for performing through a sketch comedy club at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied engineering and business.
In 2007, he co-founded Intimation Productions, a creative company that operates in several lanes: from producing films and commercials to creating web content. In addition to acting, Jesse is also a producer, director, and writer—doing whatever it takes to get the job done.
Jesse leveraged his voice-over acting experience to co-found a second business named Loop Group NYC. The company casts some of the best artists in the industry to work on commercials, TV, or film projects.
For his third enterprise, the Ivy League graduate tapped into his pool of talents to start a tutoring business.
“Because I was always good academically and did well in school, teaching became something I could do. Tutoring was a way that I supported myself as an actor. It was flexible and lucrative,” Jesse says.
The latest iteration of that business is Maximum Potential Education, a newly launched company with his business partners. Jesse’s role is “chief admissions counselor and test prep guru.”
It’s an understatement to say that Jesse has quite a bit on his plate. Co-host Kristen Nye asks him to offer some advice to entrepreneurs who want to juggle multiple businesses at the same time. Here’s Jesse’s secret: