A man with an eye for architecture, American-born Blake attended Harvard University where he earned a Master of Architecture degree.
Following university, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked with noted architect Frank Gehry.
He started working in film as an art director working on numerous commercials for companies like Coca-Cola, Reebok, Nike and Nissan. Television was soon to follow with a gig on In Living Color followed by the Academy Award-nominated short film Birch St. Gym (1991).
With his foot in the door, Blake started working as a production designer focusing much of his time on Adam Sandler films like Billy Madison (1995), Happy Gilmore (1996), The Wedding Singer (1998), The Waterboy (1998), Big Daddy (1999) and Mr. Deeds (2002).
In 2002, he was given the reins for the first time directing The Master of Disguise (2002) starring SNL's Dana Carvey.
The Master of Disguise(2002)
Filmography (production designer):
Joe Dirt (2001) (uncredited)
Head Over Heels(2001)
The Wedding Singer(1998)
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
Waitin for the Rocket (1994)
Birch Street Gym (1991)