Jeff Kober, a native of Billings, Montana, was born on December 18, 1953. Not satisfied with being a rancher, Kober relocated to the L.A. area in his twenties with the desire to become an actor.
His theatre credits include LA Times Critic’s Choice productions of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance at the Rubicon Theatre, On the Money at the Victory Theatre and Where the Great Ones Run at Rogue Machine Theatre; J for J, with Jenny Sullivan and John Ritter in LA, NY and The Rubicon Theatre, Flags at the Odyssey, Defying Gravity and The Rainmaker at The Rubicon Theatre.
Films include the Clint Eastwood directed Sully, Lost Cat Corona with Ralph Macchio, The Guilt Trip with Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, The River Guard, A Man Apart, Enough, Defining Maggie, Hidalgo, The First Power, Tank Girl, Lost Voyage, The Hills Have Eyes II and Out of Bounds, and others, and the award winning short films Lucid, Underdogs and Session Man, which won the Academy Award for Best Short Film.
Regular roles in the highly acclaimed Vietnam War drama, China Beach and the now-cult horror series, Kindred: The Embraced.
Recurring roles on Showtime’s Shameless, AMC’s The Walking Dead, the Fox series The New Girl, the FX series Sons of Anarchy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dr. Vegas, Nothing Sacred and Poltergeist: The Legacy.
TV guest stars: NCIS: New Orleans, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Breakout Kings, Lost, Law and Order: LA, Law and Order: SVU, The Cleaner, Reaper, CSI, CSI: Miami, ER, 24, Reaper, Burn Notice, The Closer, The Cleaner and Criminal Minds as well as many others; and has appeared in the TV movies Aces ‘N’ Eights, 1%, Mending Fences, Love’s Long Journey and Elmore Leonard’s Gold Coast, directed by Peter Weller.
Jeff also is a teacher of Vedic Meditation, conducting classes from his center in Studio City as well as in New York, Chicago, Montana, India and in Mexico City and Chihuahua. Recently he was featured teaching meditation on an episode of The Dog Whisperer. www.jeffkobermeditation.com.
As a writer, he co-authored, with Adele Slaughter, Art That Pays: The Emerging Artist's Guide to Making a Living. A screenplay by Jeff, Exposure, based upon his full-length play, Pornography.