Jake Hoffman was born in Los Angeles County, California, the son of actor Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman (née Gottsegen). He is of Jewish background. In 2003, he graduated from NYU Film School. Since then, he has directed music videos, and written and directed short films, and is most known for his work as an actor. In 2006, he played the adult version of Ben Newman in the comedy fantasy film Click, playing Adam Sandler's son.