After spending his childhood in Portland, Oregon, Jeff attended the University of Hawai'i where he graduated with a degree Mathematics and Theatre. He performed in local theatre productions, among them roles in LES MISERABLÉS, MAMMA MIA!, OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT, and THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, for which he won a 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. A year before university he worked as an organic farmer. Jeff lives and works in New York City. He has studied at Stella Adler Studio, and The Barrow Group with Lee Brock and Seth Barrish.