After growing up in Portland, Oregon, Jeff attended the University of Hawai'i where he graduated with a degree in Theatre and Mathematics. He performed in Hawai'i regional productions for seven years, among them major roles in LA CAGE aux FOLLES, MAMMA MIA!, OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT, and THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, for which he won a Hawai'i State Theatre Council Po'okela Award for Best Actor in a Play. He co-starred in "Hawai'i Five-0." He has performed in commercials, independent films, and has recorded numerous audio books, most recently Shakespeare's "Venus & Adonis." Jeff lives and works in New York City where he has performed in various productions including, LOVE/SICK, TDF's Young Playwright's Group annual showcase and this summer in THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE. He has trained at Stella Adler Studio and The Barrow Group with Lee Brock and Seth Barrish. He has also recently studied with Bob Krakower for his On Camera technique. Jeff has appeared in a wide variety of roles, from a troubled, possibly sociopathic urbanite (THE ZOO STORY) and heart-throb Hollywood star (TOMMY ON TOP) to a wide-eyed child who triumphs over fear and insecurity (25th PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE) and a glittering deity in a multi-cultural East Indian epic (RAMA'AVAN.) Along the way he has played a spiritual guru on a skateboard retelling of the classic tale, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull" (A SKATE PLAY), a lost country boy who finds himself (SPITFIRE GRILL), and most recently a murderously racist cowboy (THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE). Other roles have included a king, a general and a tragic romantic (Shakespeare's Prince Hal, Cassio, and Romeo) and a neurotic horse (EQUUS). Jeff is committed to an approach to acting that strives for keen authenticity, deep exploration of character and context, and the beguiling power of the imagination.