The benefit for my wife Kimbell Jackson 's brain cancer health fund; "Tumor Be Gone" on May 21st, was a great coming together of community for a memorable night of comedy and music. Thanks again to everyone that donated to the cause!
Jeffrey just wrapped working on the comedy feature "The Chateau Meroux"
directed by Bob Fugger, Jeffrey co-star with Marla Sokoloff, Amanda Righetti,
Barry Watson, Christopher Lloyd and Taylor Negron. Meroux is an indie
romantic comedy for Contradictions Films that follows Sokoloff's character as
she inherits a Northern California winery and all the problems that come with
Also in June, Jeffrey is co starring with Barry Williams (yes, Greg
Brady), Brian O’Halloran and Josef Cannon in the indie feature "Flea" directed
by Suza Bowser, who said Flea is based on an inspired short story
she once wrote. Flea examines themes of tribalism and redemption via
the journey of the title character. Found badly beaten, the mysteriously mute
12-year-old Flea runs away from his trailer park home and joins a group called
the Shadow Clan.
On going this summer, Jeffrey directs and acts as a "Patent Medicine Man"
in an "Old Sacramento Days" living history weekends depicting California life
circa 1870's. Every day will feature roaming entertainers, period
musicians, audience participation Melodramas, Make and Take craft
activities and the New Golden Melodeon Review at 1:00 in Waterfront Park,
where all performers and special guests from the audience will gather to
honor the city of Sacramento and the great California Gold
Heroes & Villains: Melodrama and Darling Damsels
in Distress, Independence Day (Picnic, Croquet, Military
Parade, Declaration Reading, Little Patriots Parades). Politicians,
Patent Medicine men, and other Purveyors of Pomposity, Horse Power:
When Horses Meant Power (horse auction, local teamsters honored, Stage
Coach Rides), Civil War In Sacramento (NCWA camps, Demos, Parades,
Drills), Founders of Sacramento - (featuring Sam Brannon and
Founding of Sacramento Pageant, Road Raising debates), Pioneer
Skills (Mountain Men camps, Demos, Contests of skill and
wits), Ballroom Dance & The Era of Romance
Jeffrey plays the c. 1930's movie director "Cecil B DeMillions" for the return
to service of the Sierra #3, 4th of July Weekend...the “Movie Star
Locomotive” returns after an extensive restoration at Railtown 1897 State
Historic Park. Ride, tour, and experience steam trains, authentic railroad
facilities, mechanical and engineering ingenuity, and Hollywood film and
television heritage—things uniquely American! Check online listing for special
schedule and pre-sold tickets for this weekend. http://railtown1897.org/railtown/doc.asp?id=551
Jeffrey will be a presenter and speaker on the "Business of Acting" at the Northern California Screewriters & Filmmakers Expo and Pitch Fest in Napa, the last weekend in March. Warner Brothers, HBO, Lionsgate, A Band Apart, SyFy, Lifetime, Dreamworks, literary agents, casting directors, acting coaches and more will be there.
For the third year in a row, Jeffrey had a very successful 49-show run as the Hobo character on the California Railroad Museum & Warner Brothers' "Polar Express" holiday train ride to the North Pole.
Also check in for screenings announcements of "Shadow Angel" - Jeffrey plays Franklin, a comic book guru, that fixes Richard Martin's life problems with some insight and comic books.
Watch for the indie features "American Disciples", "Two Mothers" and "The Stranger Among Us" - all premiering in 2010!
from American Disciples
Jeffrey has already been working in several great projects in 2010:
Bottle Caps, directed by Heather Donnell - Jeffrey does a very moving portrayal of Howard, a homeless man in search of redemption with his estranged daughter Sylvia. The project was made for the Doorpost Film Project, and will undoubtably be seen in festivals soon.
To view, you need to register, and then you can watch it free and comment and vote.
May You Not Rest - directed by Nina Lescher...Jeffrey plays fashion designer Marlon Bonnier in a story of how people who love us the most sometimes hold us back from pursuing our dreams.
Jeffrey also co-produced the trailer for future feature film "Pink Dress", directed by Ron Schilling. Shooting will take place in summer of 2010
Jeffrey continues spinning an eclectic mix of music, both recorded and with live in-studio musical guests on the 1st and 3rd Monday evenings of the month, from 10pm to 12 am on "Rare & Well-Done" on KRCB, Santa Rosa 91.1 FM, and streaming at www.krcb.org Also on Facebook.
Here's Jeffrey as Charlie Chaplin at the opening of the Kardashian Sisters' "Famous Cupcakes" shop in Beverly Hills in November 2009
...and on April 23rd: "Corked" showed at Cannes - now it's coming to Niles, California! Jeffrey is known to Niles Film Museum guests as the Little Tramp at their Chaplin Days events, but he is perhaps best known for taking over the role of George McFly in Back to the Future II and III. He'll tell insider's anecdotes, share clips of some of his roles in films and TV, sneak a peek at deleted scenes from his private collection, and preview a few yet-to-be-released shorts - all followed by a screening of the hilarious "mockumentary" about life in the wine industry, "Corked".
October 2009 This is the trailer for my new feature film Night Fliers, which came out this summer.
Jeffrey with (back row) James Tolkan, Kevin Pike, Andrew Probert, Courtney Gains, Elsa Raven, Charles Fleischer, Marc McClure, Mary Ellen Trainor, Michael Klastorian...(front row) Christopher Lloyd, Claudia Wells, and Lea Thompson.
I also did Q & A's as well as introduced three Back to the Future marathons, one with Christopher Lloyd, two with Claudia Wells, and one with Kevin Pike and Rick Carter.
In front of the Beverly Cinema with Claudia Wells and Christopher Lloyd
Jeffrey on BTTF discussion panel, with moderator and Rick Carter (the production designer for BTTF II and, currently, Avatar) and Kevin Pike (special effects)
I have wrapped up a summer full of teaching at the Excel Program at SSU, Education Unlimited at UC Berkeley and the Writers, Directors and Actors Workout at SF Digi Film School, and I'm gearing up for another 2 classes there teaching Film Acting 3 and Writers, Directors and Actors Workout.
I host two radio shows, the 2nd and 4th Friday evenings of the month from 10pm-12am PST, and the soon-to-be-announced "What's Up Your Arts?" on KRCB (91.1 FM)Streaming at KRCB.ORG
I led a table -read of screenwriter Candice Taylor's incredible script "The Scenic Ward" which is shopping for representation. It is destined for great things and raising big $ for the Make A Wish Foundation.
I appeared as a 700-year-old man for the Buck Institute's "Crystal Ball" fund raiser.
I am continuing to teach an ongoing Theater Games & Improv Workshop at "Chops Teen Center" in Santa Rosa.
A quick update on the mocumentary feature film,
the film has an agent that is screening it for distributors at Cannes and other
film festivals in 2009! Stay tuned for updates on a release date of this
Photo from the film, "Don't Tell Me"
Jeffrey just finished principal photography of "Don't
Tell Me" a hilarious short film written by Michael Syrett and
from an idea and executive produced by Don Schwartz, directed by Jeffrey
Weissman, starring Sean Johnson and John Seeterlin.
Jeffrey has just been cast in the feature "Two
Mothers" which started principal photography March 16th. And a
co-star role in Anthony Pierce's film, "American Disciples".
The SF Digifilm School likes this class, so
they've asked me to do another 8 weeks!! WRITERS, DIRECTORS & ACTORS’
WORKOUT: An intensive yet fun workshop involving three filmmaking disciplines,
writing, directing and acting, that will encourage a crossover of teamwork,
networking, and the creative process.
Actors (intermediate to advanced level)
will work with film directors and writers on camera.
Directors (all levels)
will learn more about the acting process, develop the terms that actors
understand in order to deliver their best performances on a film-set.
(all levels) can bring in their pre-existing scripts and those in development
to hear their words come to life by the Actors’ performance in class. This will
help them develop their scripts further.
Directors and Writers will also have
the opportunity to act, to understand better what it feels like
being on camera. By working with the concepts and techniques of improvisation,
action choices, beats, scene arcs and colors, all participating Actors,
Directors and Writers will see their characters and stories come to life on
All class-work will be videotaped and the writers & directors will
retain a copy of it for their own records and further viewing.
Attention kids! Due to international demand, I am making available autographed publicity stills from various movies I've been in, including Back to the Future II & III, and Twilight Zone: The Movie. Click here for my new Store page.
What if you had a time machine and could travel to the future - to cure Parkinson's disease? In 2009, my friendsTerry and Oliver Holler will be driving a DeLorean Time Machine (that they built!) one year into the future, through all 50 states of America to promote awareness and raise funds for Parkinson’s Research. Their mission is called, ‘To The Future’ and they ’d like you to come with them. 100% of the donations collected will benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, through Team Fox.
Coming up on July 28, 2008, I do a hilarious turn as a henpecked Jewish Father in the short, "Good Luck In Her Eye" which will screen during the 10 pm Block at the AOF Film Festival at the beautiful Laemmle Theater, located at
One Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, CA.
Did you miss seeing my new, hilarious wine country mock-umentary "Corked" the first time around? If so, good news! - there's going to be another special screening on July 31st at the Rafael Film Center! Don't miss it -- I'll be making an appearance at the Q and A session afterwards...hope to see you there!
Update, 9-11-08: the test screenings at the California Film Institute and at The Raven Theater proved wildly successful, and the film is in talks with distributors for a release!
July finds me teaching a variety of acting and practical career management classes - get more information on my Current Classes page.
Here I am at the "Make A Wish Exotic Car Celebration" fundraiser in Florida with Bob Gale, Claudia Wells and Christopher Lloyd, where we helped raise about a quarter of a million dollars that will go to help about 40 terminally ill children actualize their dreams. Not only did they display and have a rally with over 200 million dollars worth of exotic cars (including the DeLorean), but for the very first time anywhere, a digital print of the original Back to the Future movie was projected with Q & A from "the celebs" to an ecstatic audience.
...And in Gettysburg in June, I appeared at the DeLorean (& Brickman) Owners & Back to the Future Fans' Convention.
Flash! I've got a new version of my reel! Click on the player below to watch it.
star as a compulsive obsessive wine maker in this hilarious Christopher Guest-style mock-u-mentary, "Corked"
which has been accepted and is having its world premiere
at the Sonoma
Valley Film Festival April 11th at 3:30 pm (with a
second screening on the 12th at 3:30) Click here for more details and tickets.
I'm set to appear at the Make A Wish Foundation's "Celebration
Exotic Car Festival" with fellow Back to the Future film alumni Christopher Lloyd and Claudia Wells (and many other special guests)on April 19th in Orlando.
have a pivotal plotline cameo in the feature comedy "Car
Babes", set to come out on DVD in the winter of
A few months ago, I did a short
comedy/horror film called "We Missed You Pete"(click here to watch),written
and directed by up and coming talent, Ryan McDuffie. The heartwarming story of two pets that take over Peter's
parents' bodies - with deadly results - when he isn't paying
them enough attention...it's a very dark comedy.
December 2007 I have a brand-new demo reel! Click on the viewer below
to watch it.
September 2007 I recently made my directorial debut while playing
the role of "Crazy Cliff" in the teaser for the
western film: "The Outlaw Billy West", AKA "The Legend of
Billy West"! Complete with gunfighters, saloon girls,
animals and children, the film was shot on location at historic
Georgetown in Graton, California and is now in post-production.
Click on the pictures for larger versions.
From the Billy
West Productions website:
"Billy is a reluctant gunfighter who is working undercover
to bring in a notorious outlaw gang of cut throat thieves.
Billy gets mean, nasty, and out of control, when his beautifull
wife "Angie" gets murdered, and his son "Little
Bill" gets kidnapped by a gunfighter who calls himself
"The Oklahoma Champ" who wants to gunfight Billy
and make a "killing" betting on the fight.
Along the way, Billy has several "run ins"
with Angry Bob and Crazy Cliff The moronic father and son
team of the "Hole in the Head bunch".
With the help of his lifelong friends "The Powell Brothers"
they track down the no good dirty dog who killed Angie. The
final episode has a surprise ending and a spectacular gunfight."
In the Spring of 2007, the short films; Good
Luck In Her Eye and Edible
appeared in the Shorts Corner at Cannes International Film
Festival and the full length feature, Our Feature Presentation"
was shopped at Cannes as well. "Edible"
Luck In Her Eye" are screening at many other festivals
around the country (click their titles to go their home sites
with the latest information on where they are appearing).
During the 2007 All Star Game Week, I entertained at
Fan Fest at the Moscone Center and at AT&T Park, playing
both an Apple Pie and a Hot Dog for Chevrolet. An interview
of me as the giant Hot Dog will be posted on Chevrolet's
website (link to come).
Monolith Works continues developing its slate for film, television and commercial
production. After three years of development, the recently
completed script for Enemy's Prayer is now in the budgeting
stage and on its way to find financing and distribution for
In September I am directing the Patent Medicine Men,
Miracle Healing Machine and Phrenology Shows at the pilot
program for the Ghosts of Olompali, a historical recreation
of 19th century early California. To find out how to attend
this living history event go to: http://www.timegames.org
Soon: In October, I'll be teaching improv to teens
in San Rafael. Dates and a show TBA.
In the Spring of 2007 I consulted on the casting and
coached the talent on the "Every
15" PSA (public service announcement) project at
Petaluma High School. It's an anti-teen drinking and driving
program that was directed by Don Bies, the former archivist
and operator of R2D2 (among others) for Lucasfilm and one
of the top model makers for the film industry. The project
was well received and is now being submitted for film festivals
that have a PSA category.
For the fourth year, I led "Teenprov" workshops
at Bay Area libraries in Corte Madera, South San Francisco, Novato and, coming up in October, San Rafael.
These workshops have been a huge success, bringing 12-18 year
olds up to a performance level of theater games and improv
and then presenting a show for friends, family and the public. Marin County Free Library blog.
A very talented group of my on-camera technique students
impressed an audience of film industry professionals at a
showcase in June at the Cinnabar Theater Studio.
I was picked as one of nine actors to take part in the
April 21st Director's
Guild of America's first seminar in "how to run a
casting session" at Oakland's Bellevue Club for DGA members
in the bay area. Participants followed the simulated casting
session led by features and television directors Jeffrey D.
Brown, Stefen Fangmeier, Robert Dalva and casting director
Nancy Hayes. We used sides from up and coming writer/director
Gino Caputi's script; "Showstopper!".
547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa (formerly UA5 Theatre)
Tantalizing Tapas by International Chef Mateo Granados
Local Wines & Scrumptious Desserts
World Music of the Andes performed by CUYUY
/ tel: 707-829-3696
For the past 20 years, Kristi
Moya, an award-winning Art Director and Graphic Designer,
has devoted her talents to expressing beauty and energy in
unexpected fusions of color, texture, image and balance. Now,
she is turning her extraordinary vision to the medium of film
with the evolution of Born of Woman Films, Inc. Her
passion to establish the role of food as a source of nourishment
for both body and soul inspired her to write, produce and
direct her debut film, Edible.
- "The X Files...from inside the conspiracy"
the trailer for Corked
- a mock-umentary about life in the wine country.
Corked is a hilarious tale
told by documentary filmmakers of four distinctly different
wineries and their distinctly different wineries and their
intertwined fate in the Northern California wine country.
A prestigious celebrity wine critic is coming to the area
and everyone is trying to make sure the sure their wine ends
up on his golden palate. A diverse group of characters inhabits
this region, ranging from a fiercely independent one
man show to an established Italian family
winery attempting to clean up its unsavory reputation.
An eccentric rich kid attempts
to make his mark in his father's newly-acquired vineyard and
two marketing executives
are determined to tap into market demographics with an edgy
new high-concept label. We follow this group through the toils
of harvest and their quest for recognition through the prestigious
Golden Harvest Gala and the much-coveted Golden Cluster Award."
30 (Sunday) 7:00 PM at ILWU Local 6 Free
Music, Musicians & the San Francisco Earthquake
Presentation with AFM 6 Musicians Jack Chernos, Earl Watkins,
musicologist Jeffrey Weissman on Black minstrel musician
Bert Williams as well as other musicians and the original
music of the period. Some info on Bert Williams
and Bon Bon Walker
ILWU Local 6 Hall
255 9th St. near Howard, San Francisco
I've been involved
in some exciting events recently! One of these was my appearance
at the 2006
DeLorean Car Show in Chicago. Since its role as a time machine
in the Back
To the Future series, the DeLorean has come to be permanently
associated with the films in the minds of fans.
Here I am above at the DeLorean Car
Show 2006 (Chicago); in the studio with Snoop Dog from the film
The Unprofessional, and recording voices for the upcoming
futuristic film, Cogs.