Jake Hess was born on December 24, 1927 in Mt. Pisgah, Alabama, USA as W.J. Hess. He was an actor, known for Reunion: A Gospel Homecoming Celebration (1992), Precious Memories (1994) and Turn Your Radio On (1993). He was married to Joyce McWaters. He died on January 4, 2004 in Opelika, Alabama.