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.
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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.