Jakob Elias Poritzky was born on January 13, 1876, in Lomza, Poland. As a young child, he moved with his parents to Karlsruhe, Germany. He received an education in business, though his enthusiasm was reserved for acting. Therefore he began studying drama in Paris and Frankfurt am Main. Jakob Elias Poritzky moved to Berlin in 1894 and took up the study of philosophy in 1897.
From that time on, he devoted himself to writing. In 1915 and 1916, he was the head director and dramatic advisor of the Baden State Theater in Karlsruhe. Poritzky acted as the literary director of the Dreimasken Publishing House in Berlin. Jakob Elias Poritzky composed numerous literary and cultural-historical works, fantastical novels and dramas.
Jakob Elias Poritzky died on February 1, 1935, in Berlin.