Nico Tortorella, stars in Fox's "The Following" as Jacob Wells, got his first acting job at age 8 when he played a munchkin in "The Wizard of Oz" at a children's theater in his hometown of Wilmette. He graduated from New Trier High School, appearing in plays throughout the Chicago area where, he says, was a RedEye reader. He got the first of his "10 or 11" tattoos in Chicago and was driven to the tattoo parlor by his mother. Read my interview with Nico here. Update and spoiler: Tortorella's character has been killed off.