Born in 1980, Jacob Underwood is a member of the pop group O-Town, of the 2000 TV show Making the Band. He was raised in the Granite Hills area of El Cajon, before moving to Orlando, Florida. His later band was called Jacob’s Loc.
O-Town went on a ten-year hiatus from 2003 through 2013. During the band break, Underwood got a degree in business management and spent time in New York City, Florida, and Nashville. While in Music City, he worked on making customized microphones for artists.
In 2011, he returned to San Diego, after spending a few years working at the Nashville Guitar Center, and two years later he and O-Town were planning a reunion, minus one member, Ashley Parker-Angel. By 2016, O-Town was back on the road.