Jamie Nieto was born in Seattle, Washington and was raised as an only child in a single parent home in Sacramento, California. He’s a 2xOlympian, actor, writer and producer.
After high school, Nieto attended Sacramento City College, and Eastern Michigan University where he earned a full scholarship in athletics. Nieto is a 4- time National Champ, 3-time World Champ Team Member, 3-time Pan Am Team Member, 3-time All American, EMU indoor and outdoor school record holder, and was inducted into Sacramento City College and Eastern Michigan’s Hall Of Fame.
As a High Jumper, Nieto’s career has taken him to over 40 different countries around the world. After the Olympic Games in 2012 Nieto planned to retire, but instead, had a change of heart and decided to compete one more year to round out a 20 year career. Nieto is also a 2-time Olympic finalist and has been ranked top 10 in the World on numerous occasions.
In 2007 Nieto decided to pursue his childhood love for movies, acting, producing, and writing while still competing. 2009 marked the year of Nieto’s first feature film “The Encounter” which has been ranked top ten faith base film of all time. He’s been in numerous other films and TV shows. Most recently has had recurring roles on Bounce TV’s “Family Time” as the bartender and Netflix’s Sci-Fi called AWAY playing Travis Parker opposite of Josh Charles and Hillary Swank. Nieto also produced a gritty crime drama, pilot he wrote and starred in called Blood Brothers.
Nieto suffered serious injury resulting in paralysis while doing a back flip in April, 2016. He was told that he would never walk again, but he defied his doctor’s predictions to walk his wife-to-be 150 steps down the aisle at their emotional wedding ceremony.
Nieto’s passion and drive for success is uncanny. He has developed several original pilots and currently writes for one of the number one rated shows on Bounce TV called “Family Time” and another called “In The Cut.” He continues his road to recovery and living his dream of acting, writing, and producing.