Jeff was born in NYC and grew up in New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He got his BFA in theatre performance at Penn State and then went on to Wisconsin where he graduated with an MFA degree. It was while he was in Madison that he met Dick Chudnow, the founder of ComedySportz. Dick was in town to open a new ComedySportz location after a year of sold out shows in Milwaukee. Jeff became a founding member of CSz Madison and performed and taught workshops until his graduation from Wisconsin when he was offered a job at a the California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale. Dick wanted to expand ComedySportz to the West Coast and asked Jeff to get something going in San Jose. Jeff said he’d try and almost 24 years later he’s still trying.
In addition to playing and reffing, Jeff teaches the ComedySportz Level One Class, where he met his future wife Cyndi.
He also teaches improv and acting at Ohlone College in Fremont.
As an actor, he has performed with the New Jersey, Idaho, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals. His most recent role was Cyrano de Bergerac at City Lights Theatre Company.
Player since: September, 1985
Favorite Game(s): Story, Blind Line, Scantron, 185
Favorite CSz Moment: “Opening ceremonies for the ComedySportz World Championship, which San Jose hosted in 2006″
Insider Statz: “In the game 5 Things, Jeff has correctly guessed all 5 activities exactly once. ”