Jan Wentz was born in 1968 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 1991 he received his bachelor degree in Fine & Applied Arts (Film & TV Production) in the US. After attending various internships and taking classes at the media and art school in Germany, he built up his own production company producing documentaries, music videos and short films. An alluring job offer brought him back to the US where he worked as personal assistant to director Amin Q. Chaudri, working on various independent movies. During that time he shot his own short films and wrote different scripts for feature films.

In 1995, Jan returned to Germany and began directing commercials. Since then he has directed various spots for clients such as Smart, Mercedes, Siemens, Jeep, Seat, Audi and many more