The son of an actress and a director, Jace Alexander was seemingly destined for a career in show business. He began his professional life as a stage manager on Broadway, soon transitioning into performance. He starred in Broadway productions of plays like Assassins and I'm Not Rappaport, before embarking on a simultaneous career onscreen. He appeared in Eight Men Out and Clueless before returning to school to study direction at the American Film Institute. He went on to direct episodes of many TV series such as Law & Order, Rescue Me, Xena: Warrior Princess, Canterbury's Law, and Warehouse 13.