By the age of fifteen, Jack was seen as a troublesome child having gotten into cocaine and stealing money from his mother to fund this habit. She struggled to deal with him and chose to send him to a school for ?difficult? teens in an effort to help him reform this behaviour. He spent a year and a half there, in addition to his education, at the school he saw a therapist. His class being of approximately twenty students in size. During this time, Jack was encouraged to channel his energy into acting which proved highly successful in helping him get back on track. After this, he was transferred to a new school called crossroads which was in Santa Monica. He also suffered from gallstones since age sixteen, resulting in his gallbladder being removed in 2003. From an early age, it had become extremely evident that jack had a talent for acting excelling in drama throughout his school life.