Currently based in New York, Jeff is originally from Colorado, which is out west, but not quite as far west as California, despite what you may have been told. But he wasn't born there. Oh no. The mountain ranges of Colorado entered his life at the early age of three. Before that? Well, Jeff was born in the corn-fed state of Nebraska, in the city of Omaha. You know, Omaha, famous for steaks and insurance, and that Warren Buffett guy. Jeff had an active imagination while growing up, creating his own shows as part of his imaginary TV network. This process grew ever more refined and detailed, fueled in large part by the discovery of a certain quirky, imaginative British institution called Doctor Who. Jeff not only created original stories based on the show, but would often act them out as well. So when he reached high school and needed to get involved in something extracurricular, the drama club seemed to make the most sense. Upon joining he felt right at home and soon knew he wanted to pursue acting. Jeff proceeded to earn his B.A. in Theatre at the University of Colorado - Boulder, followed by his M.F.A. in Acting at Brooklyn College - CUNY. He's also studied with Christine Lavren and Jason Bennett, as well as learning on-camera commercial technique from Barry Shapiro. Most recently, Jeff has studied with Natalie Roy in her Activated Actor scene study class. Jeff wrote several sketches for the sketch comedy show Dysfunctional Sandwich, and the experience has led him to believe he can write as well as act. Crazy, I know. Regardless, he has written a short film comedy and several very short plays, five of which have been produced by Spare Change Theater for their In a New York Minute Play Festival.
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