Jeff was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago, where he studied music from an early age. He is a proud alum of Ball State University, where he graduated with a BFA in musical theatre. After graduation, he moved back to Chicago, where he has since been working consistently as an actor at various theatres in the Chicagoland area and across the Midwest. Jeff has most recently been seen at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire in various shows including How to Succeed In Business…, She Loves Me, and Newsies. Other recent credits of his include Francis in Forever Plaid, Greg Madison in It Shoulda Been You, and Franklin Shepard in Merrily We Roll Along, as well as work with Chicago’s Kokandy Productions and Porchlight Music Theatre.
Jeff’s acting training has allowed him to work closely with musical theatre and cabaret artists such as Sutton Foster, Michael Rafter, and Liz Calloway. He has performed at cabaret venues from Chicago to Joe’s Pub in New York City. He also studied acting for the camera with Los Angeles’ Eric Emery and Billy Murphy.
When he isn’t performing, Jeff can be found in a pool re-living his competitive swimming days, or else spending time with his real and chosen families here in Chicago. He is incredibly thankful to be working alongside Gray Talent Group!